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     The Mom’s Beat: Confessions of a school paper hoarder It stays out of sight and out of mind, right up until the moment when I pop open the cabinet and remember why it has remained closed for weeks. I have no choice but to slam the door closed in self-defense, happy to move on to other, more manageable activities.    

    Inside that seemingly innocent armoire in our study lurks a sleeping giant: a stack of art and schoolwork…

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – The Linwood Board of Recreation Halloween happenings are a little different this year, but organizers are aiming to provide a full night of family-friendly fun Saturday, Oct. 25.
    The day begins with a few kicks in the grass during the MUSA annual Soccer-ween Tournament. The hay bale maze opens 4:30, and there will be a bounce house for the kids, pumpkin painting, a photographer and refreshments.

  • Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.PLEASANTVILLE – A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.

  • EHT Current

    Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Get the costumes and candy bags ready: Egg Harbor Township has set its trick or treat times for Halloween night.

  • Galloway Current

    Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

    MAYS LANDING – A former Egg Harbor City police detective pled guilty Tuesday, Oct. 21 to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 09:25 am

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter

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

 Jessie J. Patten, 33, of Galloway was arrested Oct. 30 by Detectives Heath Per, John Heim and Detective Sgt. Michael Hughes and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

 Scot David Jones, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 5 by Officer James Macpherson and charged with possession of a weapon (knife).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

 

Fernwood actors take audience on magic carpet ride in ‘Aladdin’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 03:09 pm

Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu. Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu.

Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club performed ‘Aladdin’ from Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16. Lead roles were split cast to allow several actors the chance to shine: Aladdin was played by Andrew Bechara and Paul DeDios; Jasmine was played by Flor Rosales and Lauren Gimbor; Jafar was played by Annah Thomas and Kristina Kenny; the Genie was played by Alex Dembin and Emily McAndrews; Iago was played by Marta Crimi and Amie Martin; Narrators were Katie Ormond, Delaney Gould, Skyler Smith, Brianna DeJean, Faith Deicion, Amanda Stafford, Dakota Bell and Madelyn Rawls; and the Sultan was played by Hannah Maples and Jordan Santana.

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EHT PAL team finds success at tech challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:49 pm

Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey. Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 9, a nine-member team comprised of six students and three mentors, traveled to North Brunswick for the First Tech Challenge at Brunswick Eruption 12th Annual Robotics Competition.  

The five boys and one girl that represented the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s Enforcers are students from Cedar Creek High School and the Egg Harbor Township School district.  

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EHT and Somers Point police officers of the year honored at Elks/AMVETS event

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 04:43 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Elks Lodge No. 2563 and AMVETS Post No. 911 are hosting a roasted pork dinner with all of the trimmings 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the lodge, 1815 Somers Point Road. Eat in or take out. A DJ will provide entertainment. Proceeds to benefit veterans programs. The groups will also be honoring police officers of the year from Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point police departments.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:10 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.

Allison K. Mite Mercado, 22, and Miguel A. Camargo, 36, both of Atlantic City were arrested Oct. 30 by Officers Ernest Dunson and Curtis Ware and charged shoplifting. Mercado was charged with four counts. Camargo was charged with three counts.

 Micheline L. Kirkland, 50, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 30 by Officer John DeFazio and charged with shoplifting.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

 

Veterans honored at Atlantic Christian School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 11, 2013 04:19 pm

Submitted/Atlantic Christian School preschoolers present their gifts to the veterans. Submitted/Atlantic Christian School preschoolers present their gifts to the veterans.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10 of Atlantic City shared their experiences during the Vietnam War with students at Atlantic Christian School during a Nov. 8 Veterans Day chapel assembly and encouraged them do their best in school and be ready to serve America in the future.

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History Notes, Nov. 11: Remembering local Civil War veterans

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, November 11, 2013 09:12 am

Photo courtesy of the William Patterson family. Local Civil War veterans gather in front of Aaron Smith's house on Jeffers Landing Road in the Scullville section of the Egg Harbor Township in the year 1910 Photo courtesy of the William Patterson family. Local Civil War veterans gather in front of Aaron Smith's house on Jeffers Landing Road in the Scullville section of the Egg Harbor Township in the year 1910

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.

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Leeds descendant debunks legend of the Jersey Devil

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 06, 2013 04:37 pm

Submitted/An iconic image of the Jersey Devil Submitted/An iconic image of the Jersey Devil

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For generations, stories about the Jersey Devil have been passed down and passed around by people living and visiting South Jersey. One former resident decided to dig deeper into the lore and try to find out not only the truth, but why the tales have persisted through the years.

“I used to think it was kind of cute and harmless,” Bill Sprouse said of the myth. “But now I’ve met too many people who have been influenced by stories like that, which are dressed up as journalism, and they think the Jersey Devil is real.”

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 24-29

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 04, 2013 01:15 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.

John P. Herring, 37, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 24 by Officer Kenneth Winkel and charged with making terroristic threats and shoplifting.

 Aquia Perez, 30, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 24 by Officers Jonathan Niceta, James Naylor and Kenneth Marchelle and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon (a pair of scissors) and obstruction.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 24-29

 

EHT Nature Reserve is no longer the pits

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Written by Chuck Eberson Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:42 am

Chuck Eberson/EHT resident Paul Quick and his two best friends are regulars on the trails. Chuck Eberson/EHT resident Paul Quick and his two best friends are regulars on the trails.

Former soil mining site is now features 45-acre lake populated with bass and wooded trails

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve was officially dedicated Saturday, Oct. 26 with a ribbon cutting by Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough.  With the assistance of volunteers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the township began the process of reclaiming the land and turning it into a resource than can be enjoyed for generations to come. 

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