• Ocean City Gazette

    “He loved old horror movies, especially Frankenstein,” Priscilla Presley said to curator Ron MacCloskey of her husband, Elvis, when she autographed this drawing by English artist Paul Garner.

    Ron MacCloskey announces his second Frankenstein art exhibit “From Frightening to Funny Part II” beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 1 at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

  • Sports

    EHTACFH7ATLANTIC CITY – Rebecca Richman’s energy and enthusiasm for field hockey are contagious. Combined with the unyielding tenacity of the team’s defense, it can be an unbeatable combination for the Egg Harbor Township High School field hockey team.

    Richman, a junior, scored one goal and assisted on another by Juliana Catania as the streaking Eagles shut out Atlantic City, 2-0, on Sept. 22 at Atlantic City High School for their fifth straight victory.

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: What I have learned from being a room mom

    Well, it happened again. I was selected to be room mom by default for one of my children’s classrooms. While I am always happy to help out where needed, I did not sign up for the task because I know I cannot make all of the parties.

    But because I did the job last year, also by default, and seemingly made it…

  • EHT Current

    4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists are advised to drive with caution at the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue as Atlantic County begins converting the intersection into a four-way stop in early October.

    Currently the intersection is controlled by a stop sign on the Ridge Avenue approaches only.

  • EHT Current

    Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead

    “The state of New Jersey is our enemy. They have brutalized the school system.” - Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The developer of a proposed affordable housing project slated for the Farmington section of the township was given the green light to proceed with its application for financing after the Township Committee voted 3-1 to moves the project forward despite opposition from members…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 09:25 am

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter

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

 Jessie J. Patten, 33, of Galloway was arrested Oct. 30 by Detectives Heath Per, John Heim and Detective Sgt. Michael Hughes and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

 Scot David Jones, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 5 by Officer James Macpherson and charged with possession of a weapon (knife).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

 

Fernwood actors take audience on magic carpet ride in ‘Aladdin’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 03:09 pm

Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu. Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu.

Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club performed ‘Aladdin’ from Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16. Lead roles were split cast to allow several actors the chance to shine: Aladdin was played by Andrew Bechara and Paul DeDios; Jasmine was played by Flor Rosales and Lauren Gimbor; Jafar was played by Annah Thomas and Kristina Kenny; the Genie was played by Alex Dembin and Emily McAndrews; Iago was played by Marta Crimi and Amie Martin; Narrators were Katie Ormond, Delaney Gould, Skyler Smith, Brianna DeJean, Faith Deicion, Amanda Stafford, Dakota Bell and Madelyn Rawls; and the Sultan was played by Hannah Maples and Jordan Santana.

Read more: Fernwood actors take audience on magic carpet ride in ‘Aladdin’

   

EHT PAL team finds success at tech challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:49 pm

Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey. Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 9, a nine-member team comprised of six students and three mentors, traveled to North Brunswick for the First Tech Challenge at Brunswick Eruption 12th Annual Robotics Competition.  

The five boys and one girl that represented the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s Enforcers are students from Cedar Creek High School and the Egg Harbor Township School district.  

Read more: EHT PAL team finds success at tech challenge

 

Pair nabbed by Egg Harbor Township Police on shoplifting and drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 18, 2013 10:18 pm

Submitted/Brittany Somers, 28, left, and Shawn Higgins, 50 Submitted/Brittany Somers, 28, left, and Shawn Higgins, 50

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Atlantic City man and an Ocean City woman were arrested in connection with a merchandise theft from Boscovs department store on Tuesday, Nov. 12, Egg Harbor Township police said.

Shawn Higgins, 50, and Brittany Somers, 28, were arrested on Friday, Nov. 15 following an investigation into a reported theft from the store.

Read more: Pair nabbed by Egg Harbor Township Police on shoplifting and drug charges

   

Local Filipinos receive blessing for their families who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 09:38 am

Alan M. Dumoff/The members of the parish wave their right hands in unison to pray with their fellow parishioners. Alan M. Dumoff/The members of the parish wave their right hands in unison to pray with their fellow parishioners.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Rev. Jerry Gomez and Rev. John Viginone pastor of St. Katherine Drexel Parish of Egg Harbor Township blessed parishioners of Filipino descent whose families were affected by the super typhoon that hit the Philippine Islands on Nov. 10. Typhoon Haiyan was the one of most powerful storms of its kind ever recorded, affecting a reported 13 million people in that region.

Read more: Local Filipinos receive blessing for their families who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan

 

Vendors wanted for Slaybaugh shopping event

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 16, 2013 01:00 am

Slaybaugh Parents Club to host holiday shopping event Slaybaugh Parents Club to host holiday shopping event

Vendors and crafters are wanted for the Slaybaugh School Complex Parents Club holiday shopping and activity fundraiser 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the school, 11 Swift Drive. A $25 donation reserves a 10- by 10-foot space that includes a table and chair. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an application. Setup starts 7:30 a.m. there will be refreshments available from the Parents Club, crafts and secret shopping for the kids, pictures with Santa and more.

Read more: Vendors wanted for Slaybaugh shopping event

   

Egg Harbor Township man charged with shooting at brother

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 11:27 am

Submitted/Nicholas Olivier of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Nicholas Olivier of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 38-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested and charged with gun offenses after his brother said he shot at him during an argument at a home in the Bargaintown section of the township Thursday, Nov. 14.

According to police, Nicholas Olivier was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after he allegedly shot a gun at his younger brother, with whom he had a physical and verbal dispute around 8:49 p.m.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township man charged with shooting at brother

 

Egg Harbor Township enters agreement to purchase two West Atlantic City motels

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 14, 2013 06:28 pm

Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Committee unanimously took the first step needed to purchase two of West Atlantic City’s dilapidated motels on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

“This has been a long and tedious process,” said Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough as the committee introduced an ordinances that would enable the township to purchase the Golden Key and the Star motels on the Black Horse Pike using funding from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township enters agreement to purchase two West Atlantic City motels

   

EHT and Somers Point police officers of the year honored at Elks/AMVETS event

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 04:43 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Elks Lodge No. 2563 and AMVETS Post No. 911 are hosting a roasted pork dinner with all of the trimmings 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the lodge, 1815 Somers Point Road. Eat in or take out. A DJ will provide entertainment. Proceeds to benefit veterans programs. The groups will also be honoring police officers of the year from Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point police departments.

Read more: EHT and Somers Point police officers of the year honored at Elks/AMVETS event

 

Egg Harbor Township School News in Brief, Nov. 6, 2013

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 13, 2013 05:30 pm

Egg Harbor Township school district news Egg Harbor Township school district news

Update on EHTHS field house and other news from Board of Education meeting

Concession stand and field house ready for use

The renovations to Egg Harbor Township High School field house and concession stand are completed, and the revamped facility will be ready for the annual Thanksgiving Day football game, according to school board member Pete Castellano, who gave an update during the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12. The football booster club will be given access this Friday as a dry run, he said. Read more HERE.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township School News in Brief, Nov. 6, 2013

   

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