• Downbeach Current

    Beach bagEveryone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

  • Galloway Current

     GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

    As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

    In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

    But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or…

  • EHT Current

    Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night OutEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  This year when the community comes together to mark National Night Out, the evening of fun will conclude with a fireworks display.

    The nationwide event, now in its 31st year, is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park. It is organized to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

    Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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Tuckerton man arrested for series of shoplifting incidents across South Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 07, 2013 04:50 pm

Submitted/Christopher Hayek, 42, of Tuckerton Submitted/Christopher Hayek, 42, of Tuckerton

Wanted by Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Sea Isle City, Lower Township and Cherry Hill

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- A Tuckerton man was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for an alleged series of thefts from stores across South Jersey, Egg Harbor Township Police stated.

Read more: Tuckerton man arrested for series of shoplifting incidents across South Jersey

 

Crews add finishing touches to busy Fire Road intersection

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 07, 2013 03:50 pm

Suzanne Marino / Crews from Traffic Lines Inc. use torches heat up the surface of Fire Road as they get ready to lay down the thermo-plastic markings for the turning lane. Suzanne Marino / Crews from Traffic Lines Inc. use torches heat up the surface of Fire Road as they get ready to lay down the thermo-plastic markings for the turning lane.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Crews from Traffic Lines Inc. out of Flemington, Hunterdon County are busy finishing up on the Fire Road resurfacing project.

On Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, they were striping the road surface at the intersection of Fire Road and the entrance to the Garden State Parkway and from Hingston Avenue north toward the parkway intersection.

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Work progressing on Egg Harbor Township bridge reconstruction

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 07, 2013 12:23 pm

Laura Stetser/The bridge along Route 559 is in phase one of its reconstruction Laura Stetser/The bridge along Route 559 is in phase one of its reconstruction

Once finished, the $3.5 million project will allow heavily traveled Somers Point-Mays Landing Road to connect again

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Construction crews have been working since late June on Atlantic County's $3.5 million reconstruction of the English Creek Bridge at milepost 5.35 of Route 559 (Somers Point- Mays Landing Road) in Egg Harbor Township between English Lane and English Creek Avenue.

Read more: Work progressing on Egg Harbor Township bridge reconstruction

 

Atlantic County Sheriff's Report for Egg Harbor Township, Aug-Sept.2013

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 07, 2013 07:53 am

Atlantic County Sheriff Report Atlantic County Sheriff Report Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles has announced the following arrests made by members of his department:

 Kristoffer M. Young, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 7 in Mays Landing by Sheriff’s Officer Victor Gano on municipal warrants issued by Hamilton Township and Egg Harbor Township.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff's Report for Egg Harbor Township, Aug-Sept.2013

   

History Notes, Oct. 6: West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, October 06, 2013 08:49 pm

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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.

Read more: History Notes, Oct. 6: West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 24- Oct.2

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 06, 2013 08:05 pm

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

Adam C. Selzer, 34, of Wellington, Ohio was arrested Sept. 24 by Officer Brian Dickson and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 Donald J. Magdon, 72, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 25 by Officer Kenneth Winkel and charged with driving while intoxicated.

 Luis A. Castilloveitia, 23, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 25 by Officer Richard Vogt and charged with obstruction.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 24- Oct.2

   

VFW donates to Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 04, 2013 10:40 pm

Laura Stetser / Pictured from left are VFW Senior Vice Commander Chris Schelin, VFW member Michael Duffy, Freeholder Frank Sutton, VFW Commander John Humphreys, Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company President Mark Jacoby, VFW Chaplain Gary Warrelmann and VFW Judge Advocate Gary Harris. Laura Stetser / Pictured from left are VFW Senior Vice Commander Chris Schelin, VFW member Michael Duffy, Freeholder Frank Sutton, VFW Commander John Humphreys, Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company President Mark Jacoby, VFW Chaplain Gary Warrelmann and VFW Judge Advocate Gary Harris.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  After hearing about the financial woes of the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company over the summer, the members of the VFW Cardiff Memorial Post 8098 wanted to help their fellow community organization.

 On Thursday, Oct. 3, Commander John Humphreys presented the company with a $1,000 check, which Cardiff Fire Chief Rob Winkler said would help the company offset its expenses in rebuilding its station after it sustained serious damage following an arson fire in August.

Read more: VFW donates to Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company

 

Medical marijuana center in Egg Harbor Township receives final permit to operate

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 04, 2013 04:30 pm

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Registered patients can now designate Compassionate Care Foundation as their assigned location

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Compassionate Care Foundation, Inc. of Egg Harbor Township was issued a permit today (Friday, Oct. 4) by the New Jersey Department of Health to operate as an Alternative Treatment Center. The permit was issued after a final department inspection of its cultivation and dispensing facility. 

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Cooking lessons available at Egg Harbor Township Community Center

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 02, 2013 04:54 pm

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The Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department is hosting a series of cooking demonstrations with chef Ray Klein. Held in the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave., the series requires registration and costs $30 per class. Participants will be able to eat the prepared food, but need to bring their own nonalcoholic beverage.

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Mayor says he had nothing to do with billboard application

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 02, 2013 04:22 pm

Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

A story in a local daily newspaper tried to indicate that I accepted a political donation from the firm of Cooper Levinson to approve a billboard on the Margate causeway.

In fact, I advised the writer that I did not serve on the Planning Board when the billboard was approved. The writer knew I had no role whatsoever with the approval of the billboard.

Read more: Mayor says he had nothing to do with billboard application

   

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