• 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.

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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

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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:

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township School District open for corporate sponsors

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:50 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The local school district is hoping corporate sponsors see value in space on its properties. The Egg Harbor Township School District is seeking national and local corporate sponsors, higher education institutions and employers to splash their names, logos and age-appropriate messages on the Egg Harbor Township High School’s vast array of athletic fields, cafeterias, gymnasiums, meeting rooms, parking areas - and even its website- to reach students, parents, staff, community members and other visitors to the school according to a release.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township School District open for corporate sponsors

 

Egg Harbor Township Boy Scout Troop 389 Scoutmaster Schmitz retiring after 64 years (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, September 26, 2013 07:46 am

Steve Prisament/Troop 389 Committee Chairman Peter Karabashian, left, tells how Schmitz kept a fledgling troop together. Steve Prisament/Troop 389 Committee Chairman Peter Karabashian, left, tells how Schmitz kept a fledgling troop together.

GALLOWAY – How to sum up 64 years of Scouting in less than an hour?

Retiring Troop 389 Scoutmaster William Schmitz did a good job of it in minutes near the end of a ceremony honoring, praising and thanking him.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Boy Scout Troop 389 Scoutmaster Schmitz retiring after 64 years (SLIDESHOW)

   

EHT committee postpones changes to signage zoning

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

The Egg Harbor Township Committee removed an ordinance from the agenda of the Wednesday, Sept. 25 meeting that would have amended the township’s zoning code to address issued raised through a lawsuit over an electronic billboard along the Margate Causeway.

 Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough said there were specific reasons that the item was pulled from the agenda but the delay will also allow them to address some other concerns that were raised by concerned parties during the meeting. 

Read more: EHT committee postpones changes to signage zoning

 

Stockton seals the deal with NextGen park in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 25, 2013 06:53 pm

Photo by Susan Allen, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey/ Edward H. Salmon, president of the Aviation Research Technology Park Board of Trustees, and Stockton President Herman Saatkamp shake hands after signing an agreement making the park an auxiliary organization of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  Photo by Susan Allen, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey/ Edward H. Salmon, president of the Aviation Research Technology Park Board of Trustees, and Stockton President Herman Saatkamp shake hands after signing an agreement making the park an auxiliary organization of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

GALLOWAY - Richard Stockton College trustees authorized making the Aviation Research and Technology Park in Egg Harbor Township an auxiliary organization Wednesday, Sept. 18 - an important step in developing a facility expected to generate research and more than 2,000 high-paying jobs related to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System.

The research park is a non-profit charged with developing 58 acres owned by the FAA.

Read more: Stockton seals the deal with NextGen park in Egg Harbor Township

   

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 12-16

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:25 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.

 Michael P. Egan, 35, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 12 by Officer Anthony Canale and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

 Charles P. Fantuzzo, 46, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 14 by Officer Joseph Griffiths and charged with simple assault.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 12-16

 

DUI checkpoint in Egg Harbor Township nets arrests and awareness

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:03 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township police report a successful DUI checkpoint. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township police report a successful DUI checkpoint.

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Ventnor, Longport, Linwood and Mullica Township officers assisted

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three drivers were arrested during the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s driving while intoxicated checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 7 as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

 In addition to the DUI arrests, three vehicles were towed for John’s Law, one driver was arrested for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and one was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A total of 51 tickets for motor vehicle violations were issued.

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Atlantic City Expressway crash sends three to hospital, closes roadway

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 24, 2013 02:45 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A two-car accident along the Atlantic City Expressway in Egg Harbor Township closed the roadway for 35 minutes and sent three people to the hospital, according to New Jersey State Police.

The accident occurred around 12:35 p.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 24) near mile marker 10 on the eastbound side of the roadway.

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EHT judge approves delay in case against Rutgers football player Tejay Johnson

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:25 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The case against Rutgers University football player Tejay Johnson was pushed back two weeks by Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court Judge H. Robert Switzer today (Tuesday, Sept. 24) so additional evidence and the alleged victim could be subpoenaed.

Dressed in a Rutgers warm-up jacket, Johnson appeared in court and was represented by an attorney from the Atlantic City law firm of Jacobs and Barbone, who spoke on his behalf during the brief proceedings.

Read more: EHT judge approves delay in case against Rutgers football player Tejay Johnson

   

Letter: Egg Harbor Township mayor explains why he's moving

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 23, 2013 03:01 pm

Mayor James 'Sonny' McCullough Mayor James 'Sonny' McCullough

To the editor:

 Recently there have been a number of articles written about the selling of my home.

 My response was that it does not make a lot of sense to have a six bedroom home on the bay when my four sons and eight grandchildren have moved away. It is just my wife and I, so why pay $31,500 in taxes when you don’t need a large house anymore?

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Competiton soars during 'Fly Like An Eagle' 5k in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDEHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:40 pm

Laura Stetser/Gavin Marcasciano, 3, takes a look back for his dad during the last few meters of his one-mile fun run. Laura Stetser/Gavin Marcasciano, 3, takes a look back for his dad during the last few meters of his one-mile fun run.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The "Fly Like An Eagle" 5K and Fun Run, sponsored by the Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation was a big success on Sunday, Sept. 22, according to participants and event organizers alike.

Nearly 200 runners signed up to participate in advance in the foundation's first-ever fundraiser of its kind. Both children and adults participated, enjoying the nearly perfect weather as they ran around the school in the 5k race or jogged around the track for a mile during the fun run.

Read more: Competiton soars during 'Fly Like An Eagle' 5k in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDEHOW)

   

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