• EHT Current

    Egg hunt Egg Harbor Township

    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

  • EHT Current

    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

    We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

  • Regional

    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Martirone named EHTHS teacher of year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:43 pm

Michael C. Martirone Michael C. Martirone EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Michael C. Martirone, now in his sixth year of teaching freshman world cultures, was named Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2014 teacher of the year.

Martirone, 30, a 2002 graduate of the school, said he was grateful and humbled to receive the recognition.

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With testing to begin next week in EHT, PARCC questions remain unanswered

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:37 pm

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by the state in 2010.

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Letter: English Creek’s forgotten bridge

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: English Creek’s forgotten bridge Letter: English Creek’s forgotten bridge To the editor:

Does anyone know what is really going on at English Creek’s forgotten bridge?

As a resident of the area I have watched bridge projects come and go and yet this little bridge is still under construction. Why? What manner of government bureaucracy or environmental nonsense is causing this ridiculous delay?

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Egg Harbor Township man indicted for home invasion, stabbing

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:44 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was indicted last week for attempted murder and nine additional criminal counts in connection with a home invasion robbery committed against a 92-year-old Egg Harbor Township man in 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 10-12

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 02:52 pm

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

Thomas M. Stallard, 52, of Sewell was arrested Feb. 10 by Detective Patricia DiMarco and Officers Shawn Owen and Scott Hiltner and charged with trespassing, criminal mischief, burglary and theft.

 Frank S. Tobin, 32, of Hamilton Township was arrested Feb. 12 by Officers Jonathan Nieves and David Heritage and charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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South Jersey firefighters train for icy water rescues

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 21, 2015 03:28 pm

Laura Stetser/South Jersey firefighters take turns acting as the victim during the training at Lake Lenape. Laura Stetser/South Jersey firefighters take turns acting as the victim during the training at Lake Lenape. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Because responders cannot choose when or where someone may need to be rescued, several South Jersey fire departments joined forces Saturday, Feb. 21 to train for these unexpected calls for service.

Volunteer and paid firefighters bundled up and took turns rescuing their peers from the icy waters of Lake Lenape in Hamilton Township just before a new coat of snow was expected to fall on the area later that afternoon. 

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EHT man arrested after second drug raid at home near Fernwood Avenue Middle School

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 20, 2015 11:29 am

Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man who had been previously charged on drug distribution charges, was arrested again on Thursday, Feb. 19 after police raided the same Cardiff-area home for the second time in less than a year.

Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 and charged with possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of over a half pound of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of the Fernwood Avenue Middle School and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

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UPDATE: EHT doctor charged with additional sex offenses

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 10:28 am

Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township doctor who was first arrested Dec. 23 at his office and charged with sexually assaulting three patients was charged with additional offenses on Friday, Feb. 20. 

Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with several new offenses related to criminal sexual conduct after he turned himself in on Friday, posted bail and was released pending a court date, according to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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Officer Colella named EHT employee of the year

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 20, 2015 08:58 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Timothy Colella is named 2014 employee of the year. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Timothy Colella is named 2014 employee of the year.

Finalists for the award, longtime police officers also honored

EGG HABROR TOWNSHIP – In keeping with awards season, Township Committee was in the honoring mood during its Wednesday, Feb. 18 meeting when it announced the 2014 employee of the year winner and finalists, as well as honoring two longtime employees.

Police Officer Timothy Colella was named 2014 employee of the year. Finalists Michele Kirtsos, who works in the tax office, and Norman Splatt, who works in maintenance, were also honored as finalists for the annual award.

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Farmington Volunteer Fire Company looking for new members

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 19, 2015 02:13 pm

EHT volunteer fire company looking for new members EHT volunteer fire company looking for new members EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Farmington Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks. It currently has 30 members on its roster, but can have up to 50, a benchmark it hopes to reach its new recruitment campaign.

 Farmington firefighters are charged with protecting property and life from fire within approximately five square miles of the township. The fire district is comprised of 90 percent commercial properties, according to Assistant Chief Dennis Sharpe, but it borders four other municipalities and has more residential housing in the works.

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