• 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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     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.

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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Egg Harbor Township marks 9/11 anniversary

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:41 pm

Laura Stetser/Psychologist Cori Feiner-Escoto shares her experiences from Sept. 11 with the crowd gathered at the Egg Harbor Township 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11 as Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough listens. Laura Stetser/Psychologist Cori Feiner-Escoto shares her experiences from Sept. 11 with the crowd gathered at the Egg Harbor Township 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11 as Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough listens.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Psychologist Cori Feiner-Escoto said when she arrived at Ground Zero a few days after the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11 she took notice one sobering detail that affected her profoundly.

 “There were so many shoes in the rubble,” she said. “I saw a little girl’s sneaker, and at that point it became very real that there had been children in the buildings. Families had been destroyed,” she said, seemingly reliving the memory as her hands shook and her eyes filled with tears during her speech at the Egg Harbor Township 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the veterans memorial outside the Eagle Academy.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township marks 9/11 anniversary

 

UPDATE: Northfield motorcyclist dies from serious injuries in Longport Blvd. crash in Egg Harbor Twp.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:45 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Northfield motorcyclist died on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle crash along the Longport Boulevard near the JFK Bridge construction Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to the Atlantic County Medical Examiners Office.  

Thomas J. Dipasquale Jr. was 57. 

Read more: UPDATE: Northfield motorcyclist dies from serious injuries in Longport Blvd. crash in Egg Harbor Twp.

   

Traffic stop in Egg Harbor Township leads to drug arrest of Hamilton Twp. man

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 11, 2013 02:46 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Hamilton Township man was arrested after police allegedly found him to be possession of a 300 packs of heroin, a half ounce of cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop Tuesday, Sept. 10 along Pine Avenue in the Scullville section of the township.

Read more: Traffic stop in Egg Harbor Township leads to drug arrest of Hamilton Twp. man

 

HGTV's 'House Hunters' to feature Atlantic City locale tonight

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, September 09, 2013 09:16 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Tune in tonight, Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. to HGTV to see some familiar sights on the channel’s “House Hunters” show.

 Matt, a pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard, and his wife Amber recently relocated from San Francisco to Atlantic City area for his job, according to the show’s description.

Read more: HGTV's 'House Hunters' to feature Atlantic City locale tonight

   

Assembly approves making medical marijuana program more accessible for children

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, September 09, 2013 04:08 pm

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The New Jersey Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill today, Monday, Sept. 9 that lowers the restrictions to the state’s medical marijuana program and creates greater access for sick children who qualify.

The bill amends the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, drafted to promote access to medical marijuana by severely ill children who need specific strains of marijuana to help alleviate symptoms. Gov. Chris Christie must still sign the legislation.

Read more: Assembly approves making medical marijuana program more accessible for children

 

World Trade Center steel installed in 9/11 memorial at Atlantic City International Airport (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, September 09, 2013 03:28 pm

Laura Stetser/Bill Baroni, deputy director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, speaks about the significance of the World Trade Center steel memorial, at right, during the dedication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Bill Baroni, deputy director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, speaks about the significance of the World Trade Center steel memorial, at right, during the dedication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Coordinated with the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, Sept. 11, officials from the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township gathered to install and dedicate a mounted piece of steel from the World Trade Center on Monday, as a reminder of what transpired that day when the two twin towers fell from a terrorist attack.

Read more: World Trade Center steel installed in 9/11 memorial at Atlantic City International Airport (VIDEO)

   

History Notes, Sept. 8: Revolutionary War soldiers

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Sunday, September 08, 2013 08:26 am

Submitted/Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in Egg Harbor Township cemetery Submitted/Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in Egg Harbor Township cemetery

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each Sunday, 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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Stir It Up > This meal is the perfect company on cool fall evenings (SLIDESHOW)

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Saturday, September 07, 2013 09:18 am

Kale with Sweet Italian Sausage cassarole Kale with Sweet Italian Sausage cassarole

Kale with Sweet Italian Sausage cassarole

This is a great fall dish that will make 12 servings.

If you don't eat meat, just omit the sausage. It is delicious nonetheless!

Read more: Stir It Up > This meal is the perfect company on cool fall evenings (SLIDESHOW)

   

Egg Harbor Township fire hall nearly back together after Hurricane Sandy

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, September 07, 2013 08:50 am

Submitted/A new concrete walkway is poured outside the Scullville VFC. Submitted/A new concrete walkway is poured outside the Scullville VFC.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It took almost a full year, but the final touches are being completed on the repair of the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company’s hall on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township.

“This year we have been through a lot mentally, physically and financially. I am very proud of the members of this organization for their strength, courage and resolve over the past eleven months working as a team and rebuilding what was lost,” said Joshua Wilson, the company’s president, who also went on to thank the community for its support in a written statement issued Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township fire hall nearly back together after Hurricane Sandy

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 06, 2013 02:46 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.

 Todd Gallagher, 22, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 30 by Officer Jon D’Augustine and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

   

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