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    Senate President Steve Sweeney’s surprise announcement about gambling in North Jersey creates even more difficulties for our region, already experiencing tremendous economic challenges. It is particularly troubling now as Revel goes through another bankruptcy and as Showboat prepares to close in August, putting more than 2,000 people out of work.

    Attracting investment and creating jobs are difficult under any circumstances. With the proliferation of casinos up and down the coast and now talk about North Jersey casinos, it will be that much harder to find a buyer for Revel or…

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    Four key things to know about taking maternity leave in New Jersey

    Writing this week’s column brought me right back. As I tried to refresh my knowledge on the laws regarding maternity leave in New Jersey to offer a primer for local expectant moms, I remembered how I felt when I was in their place; it seemed no one could give me a straight answer about how much time I could take off and…

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    Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

    Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count…

  • EHT Current

    EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

     “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

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    Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year.

    ATLANTIC CITY – Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer and founder of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, will be honored as the 2014 Person of the Year by the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

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Ball drop is an entertaining fundraiser for EHT resident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green. Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Sunday, June 22, Emerald Links Golf Course was host to a fund-raising event for Egg Harbor Township resident Jeff Wood, who has an LVAD heart pump and on infusion antibiotics after a major heart attack two years ago.

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Kosko is 2014 Current Scholarship recipient

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Each year, the Current Newspapers awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Egg Harbor Township High School who has declared journalism as his or her course of study at college.

This year Nicholas Kosko is the recipient of the $500 scholarship. Kosko, who maintained a 92.6 grade-point average while at the high school, will attend Rutgers University in the fall to major in journalism with a specialization in sports.

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State report rejected by both EHT school board and teachers union

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:59 pm

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The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and Egg Harbor Township Education Association have rejected the proposal put forward from the state’s Public Employee Relations Commission’s appointed fact finder, according to board member Thor Himely during the board's meeting Tuesday, June 24. The fact finder was appointed to assist the parties in the ongoing contract negotiations.

 The report was released to the parties on June 3 and is now available as public document.   Himley said the next stage will be super conciliation.

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Board approves EHT superintendent contract

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:39 pm

Submitted/Scott McCartney Submitted/Scott McCartney

 The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously approved a 5-year contract for current Superintendent Scott McCartney for $177,500 during its meeting Tuesday, June 24. McCartney, who has been in the position for nine years, thanked the board and said he was proud to be at the helm of the Atlantic County’s largest district.

 Board President James Galvin said McCartney’s contract is less than he has received in previous years. "He did not get a raise," Galvin said. McCartney is eligible for a merit payment if he meets certain benchmarks and goals set by the board.  That payment would bring his salary to previous year’s levels if it is attained, he said.

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Traffic light installed at intersection notorious for accidents

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 06:09 pm

Laura Stetser/New traffic light is being installed at Zion and Old Zion Roads in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/New traffic light is being installed at Zion and Old Zion Roads in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Old Zion and Zion Roads in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Tuesday, June 24. 

Multiple accidents have occurred at this intersection. There are currently a stop sign at both sides of Old Zion Road. The right-of-way is for the Zion Road motorists.

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History Notes, June 24: Steelmanville School

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, June 24, 2014 02:41 pm

Submitted/Photo courtesy~ Catherine Green Photo courtesy~ Catherine Green

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Steelmanville School

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Do you know Joe? Longtime EHT bus driver retires

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/Joe Massaro of Hamilton Township is honored on his last day as a bus driver for Egg Harbor Township School District. Submitted/Joe Massaro of Hamilton Township is honored on his last day as a bus driver for Egg Harbor Township School District.

Longtime bus driver Joe Massaro, 80, of Hamilton Township took his last ride around Egg Harbor Township on Friday, June 20 after 29 years as a daily familiar face for countless families. His first route was in 1985. Most of the first kids who climbed aboard his Egg Harbor Township School District bus now would likely be parents themselves, with their children on his roster.

See more pictures below.

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What is your favorite July 4 tradition?

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:55 am

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Write to us and tell us what you and your family enjoy doing on Independence Day. Remember to send your favorite Independence Day photo also. Be sure to include your full name and hometown. The deadline is Monday, July 23.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 11-15

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 23, 2014 03:11 pm

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Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Robert Handy, 53, of Pleasantville was arrested June 11 by Officer John Beattes and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and shoplifting.

 Patrick D. Murphy, 43, of Auburn, Ala. was arrested June 12 by Officer Brian Santoro and charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.

 William H. Smith Jr., 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 12 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

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UPDATE: 6-year-old missing from Atlantic City beach has been found safe

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, June 23, 2014 02:25 pm

A 6 year-old boy who was reported as missing from the beach at Chelsea Avenue as of 1 p.m. today, Monday, June 23 has reportedly been found safe. 

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