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    The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

    In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

    But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or…

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    Beach bagEveryone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

    Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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     GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

    As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

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    Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night OutEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  This year when the community comes together to mark National Night Out, the evening of fun will conclude with a fireworks display.

    The nationwide event, now in its 31st year, is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park. It is organized to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

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New character education program started at Egg Harbor Township schools

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 09, 2013 03:26 pm

Submitted/The Egg Harbor Township High School theme for the 2013-2014 school year through the 'Believe in U' character education program Submitted/The Egg Harbor Township High School theme for the 2013-2014 school year through the 'Believe in U' character education program

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township School District unveiled its new character education program to the public during the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8.

 “Believe in U” replaces the previous program by Jostens Renaissance, a move that Assistant Superintendent Kim Gruccio said allows the program to be shared at all levels of the district. Jostens Renaissance was more geared toward middle school and high school students.

Read more: New character education program started at Egg Harbor Township schools

 

Lexus helps drive Toys for Tots with Egg Harbor Township building donation

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:13 am

Lexus of Atlantic City General Manager Scott T. Harvey turns over keys to the firm’s building to members of the Cape-Atlantic Marine Corps League Detachment for use as their Toys for Tots center. From left are Harvey, Robert Fudala, Joseph Patrick and Charles Fields. (Steve Prisament) Lexus of Atlantic City General Manager Scott T. Harvey turns over keys to the firm’s building to members of the Cape-Atlantic Marine Corps League Detachment for use as their Toys for Tots center. From left are Harvey, Robert Fudala, Joseph Patrick and Charles Fields. (Steve Prisament)

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Lexus of Atlantic City has made an in-kind donation of about $35,000 to Toys for Tots – allowing them use through December of a former used car showroom on the Black Horse Pike across from Shore Mall.

Read more: Lexus helps drive Toys for Tots with Egg Harbor Township building donation

   

Egg Harbor Township man charged with murder of Pleasantville man

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 09, 2013 09:14 am

 An Egg Harbor Township man was charged with the murder of a Pleasantville man found shot dead inside of a motel room early on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Egg Harbor Township Police responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired at the Courtesy Inn motel located at 2580 Tilton Road. 

Read more: Egg Harbor Township man charged with murder of Pleasantville man

 

Miller School in Egg Harbor Township gets new safety patrol

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:26 pm

Laura Stetser / Pictured from left are Capt. R.J. Matthews, 11; Sgt. Christine Castellano, 10; and Sgt. Ariyana Davis, 10, all fifth-graders at the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School in Egg Harbor Township. The students are part of a new School Safety Patrol, sponsored by AAA Mid-Atlantic. Laura Stetser / Pictured from left are Capt. R.J. Matthews, 11; Sgt. Christine Castellano, 10; and Sgt. Ariyana Davis, 10, all fifth-graders at the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School in Egg Harbor Township. The students are part of a new School Safety Patrol, sponsored by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School official hope the student body that fills the halls of the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School will be a little safer this year than in years past thanks to the efforts of the newly formed School Safety Patrol members.

Read more: Miller School in Egg Harbor Township gets new safety patrol

   

Tuckerton man arrested for series of shoplifting incidents across South Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 07, 2013 04:50 pm

Submitted/Christopher Hayek, 42, of Tuckerton Submitted/Christopher Hayek, 42, of Tuckerton

Wanted by Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Sea Isle City, Lower Township and Cherry Hill

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- A Tuckerton man was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for an alleged series of thefts from stores across South Jersey, Egg Harbor Township Police stated.

Read more: Tuckerton man arrested for series of shoplifting incidents across South Jersey

 

Crews add finishing touches to busy Fire Road intersection

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 07, 2013 03:50 pm

Suzanne Marino / Crews from Traffic Lines Inc. use torches heat up the surface of Fire Road as they get ready to lay down the thermo-plastic markings for the turning lane. Suzanne Marino / Crews from Traffic Lines Inc. use torches heat up the surface of Fire Road as they get ready to lay down the thermo-plastic markings for the turning lane.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Crews from Traffic Lines Inc. out of Flemington, Hunterdon County are busy finishing up on the Fire Road resurfacing project.

On Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, they were striping the road surface at the intersection of Fire Road and the entrance to the Garden State Parkway and from Hingston Avenue north toward the parkway intersection.

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Work progressing on Egg Harbor Township bridge reconstruction

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 07, 2013 12:23 pm

Laura Stetser/The bridge along Route 559 is in phase one of its reconstruction Laura Stetser/The bridge along Route 559 is in phase one of its reconstruction

Once finished, the $3.5 million project will allow heavily traveled Somers Point-Mays Landing Road to connect again

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Construction crews have been working since late June on Atlantic County's $3.5 million reconstruction of the English Creek Bridge at milepost 5.35 of Route 559 (Somers Point- Mays Landing Road) in Egg Harbor Township between English Lane and English Creek Avenue.

Read more: Work progressing on Egg Harbor Township bridge reconstruction

 

Atlantic County Sheriff's Report for Egg Harbor Township, Aug-Sept.2013

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 07, 2013 07:53 am

Atlantic County Sheriff Report Atlantic County Sheriff Report Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles has announced the following arrests made by members of his department:

 Kristoffer M. Young, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 7 in Mays Landing by Sheriff’s Officer Victor Gano on municipal warrants issued by Hamilton Township and Egg Harbor Township.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff's Report for Egg Harbor Township, Aug-Sept.2013

   

History Notes, Oct. 6: West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, October 06, 2013 08:49 pm

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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.

Read more: History Notes, Oct. 6: West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 24- Oct.2

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 06, 2013 08:05 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.

Adam C. Selzer, 34, of Wellington, Ohio was arrested Sept. 24 by Officer Brian Dickson and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 Donald J. Magdon, 72, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 25 by Officer Kenneth Winkel and charged with driving while intoxicated.

 Luis A. Castilloveitia, 23, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 25 by Officer Richard Vogt and charged with obstruction.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 24- Oct.2

   

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