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    The Mom’s Beat: Play it safe and check your child’s device

    This week, there are headlines in nearly every news outlet about leaked nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. What happens to adult celebrities is not really a concern of mine, but the startling uptick in the nude photos that pre-teens and teens are sharing willingly with their peers should be a concern for all of us.

    Surely most of these situations uncovered have…

  • Downbeach Current

    Lt. Eric Grimley guards the beach in Longport.Shore protection takes on an alternate meaning as Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, came a bit early this year. Although many out-of-towners have left their summer retreats, locals and those vacationing in the off season can still enjoy the last few weeks of summer without the crowds.

    The official last day of summer is Sept. 21, and as the locals and many others know, September is a good time…

  • Mainland Current

    MRHS Principal Mark Marrone leads the soccer team at the end of a candlelight vigil in honor of incoming Mainland freshman Aisling Cooke who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries sustained in a three-car accident Saturday morning.

    LINWOOD – The stadium was filled, and the overflow crowd gathered…

  • Sports

    newphillipiDanny Phillipi of Egg Harbor Township, a Special Olympics gold medalist golfer, recently received a special recognition of his achievements from the state Senate and Assembly.

    Danny was accompanied by his parents Dan and Mary Ann as well as representatives from the Arc of Atlantic County for the official presentation at the office of Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo.

    “Danny is a great reminder to us all that there are no limits to success, only the ones we place on…

  • EHT Current

    EHT schools

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township School District officials and the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. have issued a challenge for residents to “Take the 3-Day Challenge to Support Egg Harbor Township Schools.”

     The challenge call on community members to attend three school-related functions planned between Friday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 21:

    -  Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Egg Harbor Township High School stadium: Help kick-off the Egg Harbor Township High School football season by attending the team’s…

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UPDATE: 81-year-old crashes into pole, closing Bargaintown Road in EHT for 8 hours

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:50 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An 81-year-old Egg Harbor Township man, who possibly was having a medical emergency, crashed his car into a pole along Bargaintown Road Wednesday, Oct. 30, temporarily knocking out nearby power and closing the roadway for eight hours, police said.

Robert Glaymon was driving a 2012 Volvo S60 south on the road between Mill and Zion Roads at approximately 1:31 p.m. when his vehicle left the roadway and hit the utility pole. The impact caused a 30- to 45-minute outage in the area.

Read more: UPDATE: 81-year-old crashes into pole, closing Bargaintown Road in EHT for 8 hours

 

Egg Harbor Township man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after morning car crash

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:38 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man had to be extricated and airlifted to the hospital after he lost control of his car while driving along Robert Best Road in the Scullville section of the township today, Thursday, Oct. 31.

According to police at approximately 8:50 a.m., James Ford, 20, was accelerating and turning his 2003 Honda sports model vehicle left on to Robert Best Road from Hunter Court when lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree on the driver’s side. He was entrapped from the impact and was extricated by the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company utilizing the “Jaws of Life” rescue tool. 

Read more: Egg Harbor Township man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after morning car crash

   

Four compete for three seats on Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:20 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three incumbents and one challenger are vying for three open seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education during the Tuesday, Nov. 5 election. Each seat is for a three-year term.

The candidates are:

Lou Della Barca, incumbent

A member of the board for the last three and a half years, Lou Della Barca is a retired educator who spent 40 years in Egg Harbor Township schools. He lived here since 1974. Since retiring in 2009, he has worked as an adjunct instructor and supervisor of student teachers at Stockton College.

Read more: Four compete for three seats on Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

 

EHT Nature Reserve is no longer the pits

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Written by Chuck Eberson Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:42 am

Chuck Eberson/EHT resident Paul Quick and his two best friends are regulars on the trails. Chuck Eberson/EHT resident Paul Quick and his two best friends are regulars on the trails.

Former soil mining site is now features 45-acre lake populated with bass and wooded trails

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve was officially dedicated Saturday, Oct. 26 with a ribbon cutting by Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough.  With the assistance of volunteers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the township began the process of reclaiming the land and turning it into a resource than can be enjoyed for generations to come. 

Read more: EHT Nature Reserve is no longer the pits

   

Visitors welcome to spooky Egg Harbor Township Halloween displays

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 30, 2013 08:53 am

Submitted/Spooky things lurk behind the displays at 2 Village Lane in Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Spooky things lurk behind the displays at 2 Village Lane in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – If you’re still looking for a great place to go for trick or treating on Halloween night, two residents in Egg Harbor Township have extended a public invitation to their extensive spooky displays.

Denise Somers, who lives at 33 Ravenwood Drive, said she has installed nearly $6,000 worth of Halloween decorations outside her home, and Craig Middleton, who lives at 2 Village Lane, has stepped up his annual display as well.

Read more: Visitors welcome to spooky Egg Harbor Township Halloween displays

 

With the help of technology, EHT students learn from peers in Atlantic City

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 30, 2013 07:36 am

Submitted/Slaybaugh Teacher Malinda Brita’s second grade class participated in the event Submitted/Slaybaugh Teacher Malinda Brita’s second grade class participated in the event

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Through a special distance learning event staged between a second grade class at Slaybaugh Elementary School and Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City on Oct. 18, children were able to discuss a book they read as well as discuss its theme of overcoming hardships. The lesson, scheduled to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, was based on the book “A Chair for My Mother” by Vera B. Williams.

The story follows a girl, Rosa, whose family has to save their money to replace their possessions after a fire destroys their home.

Each class showed the chairs they decorated to each other via television and asked each other questions, which helped produce a dialog between the two schools of overcoming hardships. 

Read more: With the help of technology, EHT students learn from peers in Atlantic City

   

Alder students remind younger kids how to be safe on Halloween (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 29, 2013 02:22 pm

  Laura Stetser/The Alder Avenue Middle School Junior Honor Society presents its annual Halloween safety skit to students at Davenport Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 28. Laura Stetser/The Alder Avenue Middle School Junior Honor Society presents its annual Halloween safety skit to students at Davenport Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 28.

Annual skit is performed in memory of classmate who died on Halloween night in 2011

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The members of the Alder Avenue Middle School Junior Honor Society presented its annual Halloween safety skit to students at Davenport Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 28, in memory of their classmate Bart Menjivar, who died on Halloween night in 2011 while out for trick or treat.

Read more: Alder students remind younger kids how to be safe on Halloween (VIDEO)

 

Daily activities at Coast Guard Air Station shown in time lapse video

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A time-lapse multimedia production depicting a typical day at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township.

The video is comprised of approximately 10,000 photos showing the many people assigned to the air station performing various jobs.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 15-23

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 am

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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.

 Luis E. Rios-Ortiz, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 15 by Officer Katrina Cantell and charged with simple assault.

 Reyna D. Galeano, 43, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 16 by Officer Robert Sheppard and charged with possession of fake identification (fake social security card and driver’s license).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 15-23

 

New Jersey American Water completes new water tower in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 09:54 pm

Submitted/View from inside the new water tank in Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/View from inside the new water tank in Egg Harbor Township.

Want to know what it takes to build a 1.5 million-gallon water tower?

As part of its announcement of the completion of its new hyrdo pillar water tank in Egg Harbor Township, the New Jersey American Water Company has released step-by-step photos of its construction.

The photo slideshow, available on the company’s Facebook page, shows how the structure was build from the ground up, including images from the inside.

Read more: New Jersey American Water completes new water tower in EHT

   

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