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UPDATE: Police arrest two women for allegedly stealing baby formula from EHT ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:16 pm

  Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The public is being credited with identifying two female shoplifting suspects who were arrested after police received tips about an investigation into the theft of baby formula from the English Creek ShopRite.

On Nov. 14, Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos after the photos were posted to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Facebook page and shared in local media.

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Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, November 17, 2014 11:28 am

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane To the editor:

I was recently on Twitter and saw a lot of activity surrounding the hashtag #SignS998. I looked it up, and bill S998 would outlaw the use of "gestation crates" for mother pigs. These crates are small metal cages that are barely bigger than the pig's own body; they are terribly inhumane, and as a pet owner, I'm against inhumane treatment of animals.

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Atlantic City, EHT among top 11 towns statewide in heroin treatment cases

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, November 14, 2014 12:10 am

Laura Stetser/A narcan nasal spray is assembled for demonstration during a free training session held in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, Nov. 13. Laura Stetser/A narcan nasal spray is assembled for demonstration during a free training session held in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Opiate and prescription pill abuse summit provides the tools and know-how to prevent overdose deaths

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The purpose of an open forum Thursday night on the growing substance abuse epidemic in Atlantic County was to propose solutions, but one panelist’s question seemed to resonate most strongly with the audience.

“The real question is, ‘Where is everyone?’” Alan Oberman, chief executive officer of the John Brooks Recovery Center, asked the crowd of about 50 people gathered in the auditorium of Egg Harbor Township High School.

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EHTHS hopes adding breakfast opportunities will improve student learning

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School has introduced two new “grab-and-go” breakfast kiosks as a way of encouraging more students to eat breakfast.

The district is the largest in Atlantic County, serving approximately 7,700 students overall and approximately 2,400 at the high school. According to school data, about 35 high school students were purchasing breakfast meals from the cafeteria in June of last year.

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Atlantic County's second substance abuse summit focuses on solutions

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:11 pm

 Free event set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Egg Harbor Township High School Free event set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Egg Harbor Township High School

Thursday night event includes free training on how to use Narcan 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  In JuneAtlantic County agencies came together to host the first-ever countywide drug summit, an event that was organized to open the dialogue on the growing problem of prescription pill, heroin and opiate abuse in the county.

Participants shared their experiences with addiction and raised many questions and concerns on how to deal with the still-rising trend that is reportedly affecting every demographic and economic level within the local community.

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Father-Daughter Dance

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

The Press of Atlantic City is presenting a Father Daughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at Trinity Learning Center, 7004 Ridge Ave.

The semi-formal event will feature a dance party, raffles, vendors, contests and prizes and a special guest appearance by “your favorite snow queen” and complimentary father-daughter photos with her.

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Winter robotics classes

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Registration is open for the Lego Robotics programs offered through Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League. The Lego WeDo is for first through third graders. Lego Mindstorms is for fourth through eighth graders. Both start Jan. 6. Call 609-645-8413 or go to www.ehtpal.org .

   

Community Partnership renames award in memory of DeScioli

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – In memory and honor of its former president and longtime board of trustees member, the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. will name its annual community award after Lou DeScioli. 

The award, one of three that will be given at its fund-raising dinner in February, will be awarded to a regional business or community person who has made a significant, positive impact on the Egg Harbor Township School District in 2014, and who exhibits DeScioli’s selflessness, community pride and civic-mindedness.

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Egg Harbor Township Committee News in Brief, Nov. 12, 2014

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 12, 2014 03:36 pm

Laura Stetser/ Fernwood Avenue sixth-grader Jacob Valenzuela reads his winning essay titled, “The Guardians of America” during the Township Committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Laura Stetser/ Fernwood Avenue sixth-grader Jacob Valenzuela reads his winning essay titled, “The Guardians of America” during the Township Committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5. New Mexican restaurant gets liquor license, Fernwood student honored and new police officer sworn in

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Township Committee handled the following matters during its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5:

Deputy Mayor Paul Hodson presented a certificate of recognition to Fernwood Avenue sixth-grader Jacob Valenzuela for his winning essay titled, “The Guardians of America,” which he wrote for the township Veterans Advisory Board’s annual contest, “What Veterans Day Means to America.”

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