• 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.

  • Columns

     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…

  • 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

    Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor TownshipGrand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

    The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building…

  • Mainland Current

    Halloween parade and funfest set in Linwood 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 Egg Harbor Township

EHT volunteers get busy on Green Apple Day of Service

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:25 am

Submitted/Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers worked together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27. Submitted/Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers worked together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27.

 Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers worked together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27. The raised garden bed will allow the elementary students to grow and harvest vegetables. It also contains a milkweed and flower border to attract and nurture monarch butterflies.

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Invictus Club seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 01, 2014 03:19 pm

Laura Stetser/Invictus Club at Fernwood Middle School seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed Laura Stetser/Invictus Club at Fernwood Middle School seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “The first student who received a permission slip cried, and then I cried. The next two girls high-fived each other, and I knew this group would make a difference,” Fernwood Avenue Middle School teacher Jacqueline McAlister said about a new club she created to help at-risk girls. “Maybe it will only make a difference in the life of one young girl, but that’s enough to make every effort worthwhile.”

Called The Invictus Club after the Latin word for “unconquered,” the club’s purpose is ensure that academically and economically struggling girls understand the value of and education.

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Egg Harbor Township officers to be honored with Award of Valor

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 01, 2014 08:43 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Joseph Coady, John Dowd (retired) and Joseph Griffiths are being honored for professionalism during a stressful call. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Joseph Coady, John Dowd (retired) and Joseph Griffiths are being honored for professionalism during a stressful call. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – As three Egg Harbor Township Police Department officers raced to an emergency call last summer, each thought there had to be a mix-up of some sort. But as they arrived on the scene within seconds of each other, they found the situation to be all too real.

“The call came in that there was a mother beating a baby. Then they said the mother was nude. Another call said it was a doll,” said Officer Joseph Coady. “So as we raced there, I was thinking the call was exaggerated.”

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Our Local Coast Guard: Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito

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Written by By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Photos by Cynthia Oldham /Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito stands outside Air Station Atlantic City Sept. 12. Photos by Cynthia Oldham /Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito stands outside Air Station Atlantic City Sept. 12.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito, a crewmember of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, was a freshman at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island, New York, during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

“Even as a freshman in high school I knew I wanted to join the service,” said DeVito. “I would often see the Coast Guard patrolling around Staten Island but didn’t know a lot about who they were. After seeing how quickly and passionately the Coast Guard responded during 9/11, and then learning more about their missions, I knew it was the branch of service I had to join.”

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EHT Dog Park marks its territory

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 02:38 pm

Submitted by Nick Ameen/Members of the Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park gather for a photo in front of the newly installed sign at the Swift Avenue site. Submitted by Nick Ameen/Members of the Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park gather for a photo in front of the newly installed sign at the Swift Avenue site. Members of the non-profit organization Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park got together for a group photograph Sept. 27, at the proposed park's site.

The future park will be the township's first official off-leash dog park, which is being funded solely through private donations. 

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 16-24

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 12:59 pm

EHT police arrest log EHT police arrest log

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

 Ian P. Kennedy, 18, of Tuckahoe was arrested Sept. 16 by Officer Christopher Leary and charged with shoplifting.

 Zaquan S. Pittman, 23, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 17 by Officer Scott Nell and charged with fraudulent use of credit cards.

 Frank J. Bonanata III, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 18 by Officers Brian McKenney, Michael Keeping and Joseph Coady and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 16-24

   

Mother, two children injured in Egg Harbor Township car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:28 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Pleasantville mother and her two young children were sent to the hospital with moderate injuries sustained in acar accident that occurred around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Farmington section of the township in which police said the mother and one of her children were wearing seatbelts.

According to police, Brittany Morgan was driving a 2012 Chevy Sonic east on Tilton Road near Uibel Avenue when a Honda Accord driven by John Orelien, 21, of Egg Harbor Township turned into her path and was struck by Morgan’s vehicle.

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EHTPAL marks 25th Anniversary with BBQ, fireworks

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:03 pm

EHT PAL winter fest starts this weekend EHT PAL winter fest starts this weekend EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League hosts a 25th Anniversary BBQ and Hoedown to celebrate its service to the community’s youth 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2590 Ridge Ave.. Fireworks, barbeque, music, giant bouncers, paintball, hayrides, laser tag and more. Cost is $25 per adult and $15 per child. Admission includes all activities and food. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Organization is asking for all volunteers, board members or kids to share how they have been involved with PAL throughout the years through stories and photos.

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Police searching for two men seen stealing televisions from EHT Shoprite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:11 am

First suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 8 inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall, about 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, full thick beard with some grey and appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. . The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-foot, 1-inch tall, 175 – 200 pounds, thin build, thin mustache, short cropped hair and also appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. Submitted/The first suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 8 inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall, about 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, full thick beard with some grey and appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. . The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-foot, 1-inch tall, 175 – 200 pounds, thin build, thin mustache, short cropped hair and also appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a shoplifting incident that took place on Sept. 17 at the Shoprite store in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

The unidentified suspects entered the store separately after being dropped off by the same vehicle. They each circled the store before each placed a 39 -inch flat screen TVs in their cart. Each suspect left the store separately without paying for the TVs and got back into the same vehicle.

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Miller School safety patrol inducts 60 members

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Department Sgt. Fred Spano congratulates fifth-grader Scott Handson as he receives his official School Safety Patrol belt and badge Sept. 23. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Department Sgt. Fred Spano congratulates fifth-grader Scott Handson as he receives his official School Safety Patrol belt and badge Sept. 23.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Now in its second year, the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School Safety Patrol inducted 60 new members Tuesday, Sept. 23. The fifth-graders, who were nominated by their teachers to become peer leaders, took a pledge and received their official orange Sam Browne belts and silver badges.  

Principal Latifah Potter started the program last year, her first year as principal. She said the inaugural class did such a great job, the staff increased the ranks from 54 to 60 students this year.

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