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    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

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    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

    If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

    The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that obligation.

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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.

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

   

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

   

Egg Harbor Township students take top prize at St. Augustine quiz bowl

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 28, 2013 09:29 pm

Submitted/Pictured from left are advisor Jeff Warner, in back, Patty Miraglilo, Rachel Roesch, Sheikh Mahmud, Femi Agabalogun, Aidan Himley, Maurice Rosenbleeth, Jabryl Guy, Christian Kline and Stephen Cappuccio, Quiz Bowl coordinator. Submitted/Pictured from left are advisor Jeff Warner, in back, Patty Miraglilo, Rachel Roesch, Sheikh Mahmud, Femi Agabalogun, Aidan Himley, Maurice Rosenbleeth, Jabryl Guy, Christian Kline and Stephen Cappuccio, Quiz Bowl coordinator.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A team of eight students from Alder Avenue Middle School took top prize in the St. Augustine Preparatory School’s 6th Annual Quiz Bowl on Oct. 22, the school's second win in the past three years.

The school sent a total of 15 students to the competition. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade students competed among the 36 teams from across South Jersey.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township students take top prize at St. Augustine quiz bowl

 

New Jersey's second medical marijuana center opens today in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 08:16 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The states second-ever medical marijuana dispensary is set to open its doors today in Egg Harbor Township.

 Compassionate Care Foundation Inc. is an nonprofit appointment-only facility. It received its final approval earlier this month and is now ready to accept registered patients.

Read more: New Jersey's second medical marijuana center opens today in Egg Harbor Township

   

Opinion: Christie-Obama greeting after Hurricane Sandy was just a warm handshake, not a hug

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 07:39 am

Laura Stetser/Gov. Chris Christie waits at the bottom of the stairs for President Barack Obama to descend Air Force One in 2012. Laura Stetser/Gov. Chris Christie waits at the bottom of the stairs for President Barack Obama to descend Air Force One in 2012.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Was it a hug between the two political powerhouses?

As New Jersey marks its one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on Oct. 29 and the state gears up for the gubernatorial election on Nov. 5, the friendly greeting that occurred between Republican Party darling Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic President Barack Obama has been brought back into focus.

A Sunday interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer, that was also picked up by Time Magazine, addressed the greeting that happened in Egg Harbor Township last year.

Read more: Opinion: Christie-Obama greeting after Hurricane Sandy was just a warm handshake, not a hug

 

History Notes, Oct. 27: Somers Point/Longport Boulevard

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 am

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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. 27: Somers Point/Longport Boulevard

   

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