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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.”

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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.

  • Downbeach Current

    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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    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…

  • EHT Current

    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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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.

Read more: State report rejected by both EHT school board and teachers union

 

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

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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

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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.

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.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 11-15

 

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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EHT Project Graduation shows grads there’s no place like home (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, June 21, 2014 08:13 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – There was a moment just before 11 p.m. on Friday, June 20 when the nerves settled in. What if no one comes?

“I haven’t eaten all day because of my nerves,” said Lauren Schlam, one of the many dedicated steering committee members of Egg Harbor Township Home and School Association’s Project Graduation, who spent months planning and creating the theme and then hours setting up the decorations and game stations that make the all-night event a special memory for the graduates.

Read more: EHT Project Graduation shows grads there’s no place like home (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

 

Egg Harbor Township High School honors its Class of 2014 (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 20, 2014 10:18 pm

Laura Stetser/The graduates in EHTHS Class of 2014 are welcomed into the stadium Laura Stetser/The graduates in EHTHS Class of 2014 are welcomed into the stadium

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Some cheered and some cried, but all of the students honored during Egg Harbor Township High School’s Class of 2014 graduation turned a page in their own life stories on Friday, June 20 as they shifted from students to alumni of Atlantic County’s largest high school.

The 638-member class was dressed in black, grey and white robes as they were greeted by a stadium fully packed with supportive friends and family, some of whom had arrived two hours in advance to get the choice seats.

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