• Mainland Current

    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

  • Sports

    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

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    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

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Accident at Zion and Old Zion Roads sends two drivers to hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 06:42 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Bargaintown and Scullville volunteer firefighters work to free the entrapped driver. Dennis C. Sharpe/Bargaintown and Scullville volunteer firefighters work to free the entrapped driver.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two motorists had to be extricated from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life rescue tools after a crash at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Thursday, April 17.

 According to police, Howard Thompson, 67, and Marleen Prouty, 74, of Northfield were sent to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries after Prouty’s 1999 Chevy S10 pulled into the path of Thompson’s 2011 Ford Escape around 4:25 p.m.

 Thompson was travelling west on Zion Road when Prouty allegedly failed to yield to traffic and turned left onto Zion road from the southbound lane of Old Zion Road and into the path of Thompson’s car.

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Letter: Back bill to allow more funding for volunteer fire companies

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Written by Opinion Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:45 pm

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To the editor:

As an active member of the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department, I am writing in hopes to gaining support for Assembly Bill 3048, sponsored by Assemblyman Chris A. Brown.

The bill would amend NJ 40A:14-34, which limits funding by municipalities to volunteer fire companies. The limits would increase from $90,000 a year to $125,000 a year and from $30,000 to $70,000 a year for municipalities with more than three fire companies.

Egg Harbor Township would directly benefit from this amendment as we have five companies in our township, limited to receiving only $30,000 a year.

The amendment has gained the unanimous support of Egg Harbor Township Committee as well as the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders.

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Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company begins its spring fundraising

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am

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The Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company started its spring 2014 fund drive Monday, April 14.

Egg Harbor Township Fire Department Chief Bill Danz said he hopes residents will take the time to open the envelopes.

“It will have the nonprofit postage, but it’s not junk mail,” he said, explaining that the nonprofit bulk postage was used by the fire company to save money. “Please don’t throw it away.  We need people to open the envelopes and give what they can.”

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Letter: EHTHS prom policy is an abuse of power

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:37 pm

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To the editor:

This letter is concerning Egg Harbor Township High School’s mandatory breathalyzer and property/person search for every prom attendee.  Not only is the policy insulting, I believe it is unconstitutional.

Our Fourth Amendment right protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures. It states that “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  

There is some gray area regarding unwarranted searches of public school students; nonetheless, based on previous Supreme Court cases, the invasion of the students’ privacy is more severe than the nature and immediacy of the government’s concern.  

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Breathalyzers to be used for EHTHS prom

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:31 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Attendees of this year’s Egg Harbor Township High School prom will have to take one more step before being allowed to attend the biggest dance of the year.

 All students and guests will be screened for alcohol at check-in as part of a set of new policies for the 2014 prom.

 The use of breathalyzers was introduced in the prom packet that was sent home to parents and discussed briefly during a parent meeting to discuss mandatory changes held Tuesday, April 8. The meeting was set to provide the administration with a chance to inform parents on the rules and requirements for students who wish to attend the event as well as to allow the Egg Harbor Township Police Department to share information on drug trends among teens and inform parents on the ways to detect use.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, April 3-7

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:50 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.

 Anthony J. Martino, 22, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 3 by Officer Joseph Colella and charged with possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and improper behavior.

 Sensation M. Blackwell, 34, of Atlantic City was arrested April 4 by Officer Christopher Leary and charged with hindering apprehension.

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18-year-old arrested in second EHT drug raid

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:09 pm

Kyle Zachodylo, 18, of Egg Harbor Township, Kyle Zachodylo, 18, of Egg Harbor Township,

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A second 18-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested Thursday, April 10 on drug distribution charges and other offenses after the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit executed search warrants from ongoing investigations.

 According to police, Kyle Zachodylo was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia after township police and members of the Atlantic County SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence in the Pleasant Woods neighborhood in the Farmington section of the township. Police said a quantity of marijuana, controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of cash were recovered.

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Atlantic County Pops to perform annual HERO concert Friday (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:27 pm

Laura Stetser/Laura Stetser/The Cygnus dancers rehearse their routines Tuesday, April 8. Laura Stetser/Laura Stetser/The Cygnus dancers rehearse their routines Tuesday, April 8.

"The love of music brings everyone together. It’s passing the musical experience from one generation to another.”

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Pops Community Band will present its seventh annual HERO concert 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5035 English Creek Ave.

Admission is $5, with the proceeds going to the HERO Campaign.

The 85-member band will be accompanied by the Cygnus Contemporary Dance Ensemble as they perform American Cameos, a medley of familiar tunes by composer Aaron Copland.

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First-ever mandatory prom meeting for parents held at EHTHS (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:35 pm

Laura Stetser/Sgt. Cherie Burgan explains drug trends to Egg Harbor Township High School parents on Wednesday, April 9. Laura Stetser/Sgt. Cherie Burgan explains drug trends to Egg Harbor Township High School parents on Wednesday, April 9.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The grumbling started in the parking lot of Egg Harbor Township High School as the line of parents entering the first-ever mandatory pre-prom information session began to grow longer on Wednesday, April 9.

“This is ridiculous,” one mother was overheard saying.

“This better not take long,” said another.

Both parents refused to be quoted about their discontent over the meeting, which was called by the school’s administration as a prerequisite for prom ticket sales.

But, as the parents filtered out from the hour-long meeting that focused mostly on drug trends among teens, the reviews were a little kinder.

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Egg Harbor Township police arrest 18-year-old in early morning drug raid

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Submitted/Randy Canela-Reyna, 18, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Randy Canela-Reyna, 18, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An 18-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested on drug charges early on Thursday, April 10 after police executed a narcotics search warrant on a Swan Drive residence in the Cardiff section of the township.

 Randy Canela-Reyna was charged with possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of two and half pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school (Fernwood Avenue Middle School) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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