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    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.

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    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…

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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…

  • 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…

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    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.

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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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Catawba Bridge replacement delayed until Fall 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 11:46 am

Original plans called for bridge work to be completed by June 2015

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The replacement of Catawba Bridge, EH-17, over Miry Run on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road (Rt. 559) in Egg Harbor Township will go out to bid early next spring several months later than originally planned, Atlantic County officials announced Monday, Aug. 25.

The bidding process will delayed to prevent motorists from having to deal with two detours on the same roadway at the same time, according to the press release.

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EHT Talks! Speaker Series at library continues in September

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 11:04 am

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The Atlantic County Library’s Egg Harbor Township branch will host the EHT Talk! speakers series featuring six two-hour programs spotlighting local speakers on local history, health and wellness, spirituality, legends and lore. The series is open to adults and teens and is 6 p.m. Mondays. All are welcome to ask questions and participate in the discussions.

 

The schedule is below:

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Atlantic Christian School preps for new school year

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, August 25, 2014 10:54 am

Atlantic Christian School 2014-15 school year info Atlantic Christian School 2014-15 school year info

Orientations begin tonight, Monday, Aug. 25.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Christian School has scheduled several orientation nights to help welcome students for the 2014-15 school year.

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Mill Road and Ridge Avenue intersection to become four-way stop

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 07:35 pm

New stop sign at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT New stop sign at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT

New stop signs are first step toward eventual traffic light 

Motorists are advised that on or before Monday, Sept. 1, the Atlantic County Division of Planning and Engineering will install a signage making the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue a four-way stop. All lanes of traffic at this intersection will be required to stop and take turns crossing. 

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EHT Dog Park finally gets its footing

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

EHT Dog park EHT Dog park EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Donna Burns, organizer of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park committee, said she can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 Five years ago the avid dog owner came up with the idea to open an off-leash dog park in the township. There were several near-misses on land deals and proposed leases that did not pan out. She admits she was afraid the park would not open in her dogs’ lifetimes, but as of last week, the committee has a executed lease with Egg Harbor Township that will enable the all volunteer organization to start the actual work of making the park, slated for Swift Drive across from the Atlantic County Library branch.

Read more: EHT Dog Park finally gets its footing

 

Egg Harbor Township hotel fined over alleged Hurricane Sandy price gouging

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that Amy Hotels, LLC, which operates the Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township, has agreed to pay $64,543.96 to resolve the state’s allegations that the hotel engaged in 545 instances of unlawful price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“New Jersey’s laws specifically prohibit price gouging for needed commodities during a declared state of emergency,” Hoffman said.  “This settlement, and the many other victories we have obtained against alleged Superstorm Sandy price-gougers, should deter other businesses from violating this law in the future.”

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Edward Jones investments sponsoring EHT school supply drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:41 pm

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The Egg Harbor Township-location of investment firm Edward Jones is hosting a school supply donation drive to support the Egg Harbor Township School District.

 Residents and business owners of Egg Harbor Township and surrounding areas are asked to donate school supplies, which add value to the school system as students will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development.

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History Notes, Bargaintown Class of 1920

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920. Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920.

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.

BARGAINTOWN CLASS 1920

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