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    CALFallWrap2The swimmers are in the pools and, starting next week, jump shots and takedowns will replace third-down conversions and extra points.

    But first, one final look at the 2014 Cape-Atlantic League football season and a couple of other fall sports.

    It was another fall season filled with success.

    St. Joseph won another NJSIAA championship, keeping the CAL’s streak alive – at least one NJSIAA…

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    The Mom’s Beat: The power of the elf network

    Even Santa’s magic needs a boost sometimes

    Last year a little girl from New Jersey put an item on her wish list to Santa that came seemingly out of the blue.

    “I would like the Sweetshine Glow Happy Clubhouse,” she announced.

    Her parents were stumped. Neither had ever heard of the toy.

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    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

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    EHTMainswim1LINWOOD - Athletes from Mainland Regional and Egg Harbor Township high schools took to the water on Friday, Dec. 6 in a competitive early-season Cape-Atlantic League swim meet at Mainland's pool.

    The EHT girls beat their Mainland rivals 110-60 as sophomore Camryn Greenleaf took victories in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, and joined her teammates for wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

    Kirstin…

  • Mainland Current

    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

  • Downbeach Current

    Mary Platt of Egg Harbor Township chats with her father, William Delgesso, who turns 100 years old Friday, Dec. 12VENTNOR – Dancing through life keeps William Delgesso young, the soon-to-be centenarian said.

    “I’m 100, going on 50,” he said in his Somerset Avenue home last week. His 100th birthday is Friday, Dec. 12.

    Delgesso danced his way out of tribulation and into the arms…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Driving safety video remembers Jamie Crescenzo in advance of annual memorial dinner

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 13, 2014 07:42 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Remembering Jamie Foundation, which gives scholarships to students from schools and programs attended by Jamie Crescenzo, has found a new recipient starting this year – the media club at Egg Harbor Township High School.

The club has produced a public service message on safe driving in Crescenzo’s name.

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The question is why?

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 04:06 am

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To the editor:

We are informed daily through TV commercials of several harmful threats to our health, some life threatening, posed by taking pharmaceuticals for various types of illnesses.

Why are these types of advertisements allowed to go on, and why are these products allowed to remain on the market?

If we learned of a fresh head of lettuce containing e-coli, the entire state would be notified and advised to remove all lettuce from the produce shelves.

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Egg Harbor Township man found guilty of assaulting five women, more charges pending

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 12, 2014 09:06 pm

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was found guilty of the sexual assault or attempted sexual assault of five women in Atlantic City throughout the summer of 2012, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, an Atlantic County jury convicted Hiten Patel, 35, of Ridge Avenue, of sexually assaulting five women. Some of the incidents occurred while he was impersonating an undercover police officer and using an imitation gun to threaten them.

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Bad case scenario plays out on the runway (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 12, 2014 03:25 pm

Laura Stetser/Members of the Atlantic City International Airport Fire Department respond to the hypothetical scenario in which multiple injuries and a fatality are reported from aircraft collisions. Laura Stetser/Members of the Atlantic City International Airport Fire Department respond to the hypothetical scenario in which multiple injuries and a fatality are reported from aircraft collisions.

Coast Guard, FAA and 177th Fighter Wing unit run coordinated training exercise

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It was a bad case scenario right from the jump. An F16 pilot from the Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing needed rescuing from the Atlantic Ocean by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City on a blustery, bitter cold winter day.

But then the situation took an even worse turn as the Coast Guard rescue helicopter collided with a Federal Aviation Administration research plane that was taxiing out on the runway just as helicopter was returning with the injured pilot.

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The mural is the message at Alder (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 12, 2014 03:00 pm

Alder Middle School wall fights bullying with words of love, kindness and inspiration – and every student leaves their mark

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The barren white cinderblock hallway leading to the Alder Avenue Middle School cafeteria was forever altered this week when the school put the finishing touches on a colorful anti-bullying mural conceptualized by Delaware artist John Donato.

The hallway has come to life with the mural, which depicts an anti-bullying “library” in which each book spine carries a positive message illustrating the theme.

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Egg Harbor Township Police looking for alleged armed robbers

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 12, 2014 07:56 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –Egg Harbor Township police are searching for three individuals in connection with an armed robbery at the Country Farms Store on Tilton Road in the Farmington section of the township on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

 According to police, three masked individuals entered the store at around 1:46 a.m. The clerk who reported the incident said they showed a handgun, went behind the counter and took an undetermined amount of cash and other merchandise. They fled on foot north of Van Mar Avenue. The victim was not injured in the incident.

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History Notes, Feb. 9: Capt. Daniel Lee's House

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 10, 2014 09:08 pm

Submitted/Capt. Daniel Lee's house which is still located on Grand Street (now known as Zion Road).  Submitted/Capt. Daniel Lee's house which is still located on Grand Street (now known as Zion Road).

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.

Capt. Daniel Lee's House

Here's a early photo of Capt. Daniel Lee's house which is still located on Grand Street (now known as Zion Road).  That is probably his wife standing in front. He married Ann Albertson, daughter of Samuel Albertson. During the Civil War, Capt. Daniel Lee carried supplies to the troops in the South on his ship.

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Fire damages Egg Harbor Township home

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, February 10, 2014 08:48 pm

Carl Crossman/Smoke billowed out of the Discovery Lane home after firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze Monday, Feb.11 Carl Crossman/Smoke billowed out of the Discovery Lane home after firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze Monday, Feb.11

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A two-alarm fire seriously damaged a house on Discovery Lane  Monday, Feb. 10. The cause is under investigation.

Portions of Zion Road were closed for a few hours while multiple fire companies worked to extinguish the fire and clear the scene. Township fire investigators were on the scene as well as Egg Harbor Township Police and Ambulance Squad. 

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Fernwood Middle School is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 10, 2014 03:01 pm

Soles4Souls provides gently used footwear to those living in poverty around the globe. Soles4Souls provides gently used footwear to those living in poverty around the globe.

Egg Harbor Township residents are asked to donate their shoes to help millions worldwide

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ­- Soles4Souls, the global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty, is ramping up efforts to help individuals in need this year, and Fernwood Middle School is getting on board to help the shoeless. 

Individuals can help by donating some of the 700 million pairs of shoes thrown away by Americans each year. Donations will be accepted from Feb. 10 to Feb. 28 at the main lobby of the school. The donation drive is being organized as part of the Believe In U character education program.

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Egg Harbor Township experiencing startling increase in heroin use

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 05, 2014 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of DEA/Heroin is a powdery opiate that can be injected with needles, snorted up the nose or taken in suppositories. Photo courtesy of DEA/Heroin is a powdery opiate that can be injected with needles, snorted up the nose or taken in suppositories.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The high-profile death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman this week from a suspected heroin overdose placed a spotlight on a dangerous problem that Egg Harbor Township authorities have been dealing with the past year. 

Heroin arrests and reports of addiction to the powdery opiate drug have skyrocketed along the East Coast since 2012, and Egg Harbor Township’s incidents place it among the highest in New Jersey’s already inflated region.

In 2011 and 2012, police here seized a total of 595 packets of heroin. In 2013 the number jumped to 3,835.

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