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    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

    If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

    The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that obligation.

  • Columns

    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

  • Mainland Current

    Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge.SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT police find heroin and crack in car that contained infant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:58 pm

Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville

Warrant issued for Hallie Thompson of Williamstown for the drug offenses as well as possible child abuse charges

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  A robbery investigation led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from a car that also contained an infant.

According to police, Hallie Thompson, 21, of Williamstown and Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a prescription legend drug after police came across them standing outside of a 1999 Lexus during a robbery call at the Budget Motel in the West Atlantic City section of the township on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Miller school schedule, staffing changed to meet new educational rigors

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:54 pm

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Recess time also increased by 50 percent

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The fourth and fifth grade students and teachers at Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School will be dedicating more time to math and language arts this year, thanks to the first schedule change in the school’s 11-year history.

 Principal Latifah Potter, who took the over the job in 2013, said she hopes the schedule changes and semi-departmentalization of teachers that also took place over the summer will allow the students to receive better instruction as well as inch up standardized test scores.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 15-18

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:42 am

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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 E. Torres, 33, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 15 by Dectective Scott Hiltner and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing and distributing heroin.

 Michael Deptula, 25, of Egg Harbor Township and Emilie Loughrey, 20, of Hamilton Township were arrested Aug. 16 by Detective Richard Vogt. Deptula was charged with burglary and theft. Loughrey was charged with receiving stolen property.

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EHT to host a job search and training information session for displaced casino workers

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 08:54 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Township residents facing unemployment because of the closing of Atlantic City casinos and the economic effect on related businesses will be able to learn what job training and support services are available during the Wednesday, Sept. 3 Township Committee meeting.

The information session, which will start at 5:30 p.m., will be held at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave.

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EHT school board meetings to be held earlier

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 08:50 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - After decades of being one of the latest meetings held by a local governing body, the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meetings have been changed to an hour earlier.

 The board’s regular public meetings were traditionally held beginning at 8 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9, all future meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

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Egg Harbor Township therapeutic riding center to host open house

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Horse 'Longos Changos' was gifted to the Hearts program by the Gypsy Rose Ranch in California. He will be part of its open house event. Submitted/Horse 'Longos Changos' was gifted to the Hearts program by the Gypsy Rose Ranch in California. He will be part of its open house event.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  A therapeutic horseback riding center in Egg Harbor Township is hosting an open house as part of the “100 Days, 100 People” competition to introduce as many new people to horses as possible.

 Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, LLC will be holding an open house on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at its center, 214 Asbury Road, Egg Harbor Township. The event is free and open to the public.

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Former Egg Harbor Township man charged by DEP for illegal dumping on state lands

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 04:20 pm

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection’s initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and lands has yielded six more enforcement actions, all related to illegal dumping at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in Pemberton Township, 4-Mile Run Preserve in Winslow Township and the Duck Island section of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Hamilton Township.

 William J. Larkin Jr., 38, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, has been charged with illegal dumping after discovery of a boat registered to him was found in the White’s Bog portion of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. A warrant has been issued for Larkin for failing to appear in Pemberton Township Court. He faces a maximum fine of $25,000.

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EHT Education Association opening ‘crisis center’ in advance of Sept. 3 contract mediation meeting

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, August 26, 2014 03:59 pm

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Union leader: Work stoppage still on table as option

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association announced in a press release that it has opened a “crisis center” to coordinate future union activities from a non-school location. The center is located in the Harbor Square shopping center at the corner of Zion Road and Ocean Heights Avenue.

Both the union, which represents 1,100 teachers and support personnel, and the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education rejected the June 3 proposal by a state-appointed fact-finder for the contract dispute. Both sides are scheduled to meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 with Martin Scheinman, a “super-conciliatory” mediator and arbitrator, who has been appointed by the state to work through the negotiations impasse.

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Participation fee still in place for EHT high school and middle school students

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 03:41 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – All high school and middle school students in Egg Harbor Township School District will be required to pay a participation fee again for activities and sports during the 2014-2015 school year.

 The existing Egg Harbor Township Board of Education policy calls for high school students pay a one-time $100 fee and middle school students to pay a one-time $50 fee. This fee includes all sports and activities for the school year.

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EHT school lunch costs to remain stable for 2014-2015 year

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, August 25, 2014 03:22 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The costs of students a school lunch at the cafeteria will remain the same for the sixth year, according to Dining Services Director Thomas Beck.

The elementary school lunch cost for the 2014-2015 will again be $3. Middle school lunches will remain the same at $3.25. High school lunches will cost the same as last year at $3.50.

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