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    New light at Zion and Old Zion roads will be operational July 24

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Beginning Wednesday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 30, a lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect in the southbound lane of Fire Road at the intersection of Route 322/40 in Egg Harbor Township on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for work by a private developer.  Lanes in both directions will remain open to traffic. Police will be onsite to assist. Work is contingent on weather conditions. 

     The county is also…

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    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. 

  • 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:

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    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.

  • 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.”

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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)

 

History Notes, Sept. 22: The mystery of Bargaintown's name

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, September 22, 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.

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EHTHS musicians compose own music with help from pros

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 19, 2013 02:00 pm

Laura Stetser/Pictured from left are Egg Harbor Township Fine and Performing Arts Department Supervisor Thomas Weber, Egg Harbor Township High School seniors Darla Cook, Casey Curtis, famed violinist Tracy Silverman and Ocean City Pops project leader and violinist Sarah Geller during intermission at the show Sunday, Sept. 15 in Ocean City. Laura Stetser/Pictured from left are Egg Harbor Township Fine and Performing Arts Department Supervisor Thomas Weber, Egg Harbor Township High School seniors Darla Cook, Casey Curtis, famed violinist Tracy Silverman and Ocean City Pops project leader and violinist Sarah Geller during intermission at the show Sunday, Sept. 15 in Ocean City.

Through partnership with Ocean City Pops and famed musician Tracy Silverman

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The culmination of months of work by Egg Harbor Township High School musicians was revealed in a big way over the final summer weeks, as members of the Ocean City Pops performed the student-written compositions in a chamber music series.

 The Pops, in partnership with the Orchestra Engagement Lab of Vermont, has been forging new ties with the surrounding Ocean City community and schools since August 2012.  

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Three Pleasantville men arrested in Egg Harbor Township on drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:44 am

Submitted/Marcus Franklin, 23, Gregory Medley, 26, and Tackeem Molley Jr., 18, were arrested on drug charges Submitted/Marcus Franklin, 23, Gregory Medley, 26, and Tackeem Molley Jr., 18, were arrested on drug charges

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three Pleasantville men were arrested at the Super Wawa in the Cardiff section of the township after Egg Harbor Township police officers found heroin, cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop.

 Marcus Franklin, 23, Gregory Medley, 26, and Tackeem Molley Jr., 18, were arrested after Officer Christopher Berry conducted a stop at approximately 5:58 p.m. and called in Officers Tim Colella, Charles Davenport and Patrick Daly to assist.

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Swift Parents Club unveils new website

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 19, 2013 08:53 am

Submitted/A newly redesigned Swift Parents Club webpage is ready for parents to use Submitted/A newly redesigned Swift Parents Club webpage is ready for parents to use

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Swift Elementary School Parents Club debuted its newly designed website today, Thursday, Sept. 19. The colorful site contains easy access to school calendars, a photo gallery and more.

According to a statement by club President Shana Merl the new site allows them to keep parents more updated.

Read more: Swift Parents Club unveils new website

 

‘Fly Like an Eagle’ during this foot race and fun walk

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 19, 2013 08:47 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation is hosting its first-ever Fly Like an Eagle 5k and fun run this Sunday, Sept. 22 as a new way to raise money for the scholarships and grants it hands out each year to the Egg Harbor Township school community.

“The EHT Education Foundation wanted to create an event to bring our students, staff members, and community together.  A 5k promotes lifelong fitness and wellbeing, and we thought it would be a great way to involve the community in this athletic event to support our children in schools,” said foundation member and event chairperson Erin Lichtenwalner.

Read more: ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ during this foot race and fun walk

   

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