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    Senate President Steve Sweeney’s surprise announcement about gambling in North Jersey creates even more difficulties for our region, already experiencing tremendous economic challenges. It is particularly troubling now as Revel goes through another bankruptcy and as Showboat prepares to close in August, putting more than 2,000 people out of work.

    Attracting investment and creating jobs are difficult under any circumstances. With the proliferation of casinos up and down the coast and now talk about North Jersey casinos, it will be that much harder to find a buyer for Revel or…

  • Mainland Current

    Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

    Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count…

  • EHT Current

    EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

     “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

  • Columns

    Four key things to know about taking maternity leave in New Jersey

    Writing this week’s column brought me right back. As I tried to refresh my knowledge on the laws regarding maternity leave in New Jersey to offer a primer for local expectant moms, I remembered how I felt when I was in their place; it seemed no one could give me a straight answer about how much time I could take off and…

  • Downbeach Current

    Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year.

    ATLANTIC CITY – Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer and founder of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, will be honored as the 2014 Person of the Year by the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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History Notes, Sept. 8: Revolutionary War soldiers

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Sunday, September 08, 2013 08:26 am

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Bargaintown School in Egg Harbor Township turns 100

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 06, 2013 01:17 pm

Pictured here are teachers Howard Truland, Lulu Hagerthey and Mary Visceglia supervise students at a 1944 Thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria.  The students pictured are: Bobby Ackerly, Joseph and Barbara Hasselberger, Harold Gray, David and Eleanor Schloss, Frank Pagano, Vernon Wright, Thomas Price, Joseph Lubonski, John Dilworth, Audrey Cullen, Mabel Sutton, Mae Carman, Bertha Ireland, Helen Price, Lorraine Horton, Adrianna Sutton, Claire and Myrtle Mason, Marie grasso, Ruth Buckley, Eleanor Carty, Ruth Stretch, Mary Rockelman, Katherine Brockett, Betty Ireland, June Gray, Bruce Hopewell, Ronnie Strickland, Matthew Hasselberger, Virginia Detwiler, Alice Buckley, Janis and Franz Boehly, John and Alvina Capille, Evelyn and Doris Carty, Edith Stretch, Alva Wright, Robert Capille, John Rockelman, Kenneth and Larry Strong, Patsy and Marie Hackett and Dukie Scholer. Pictured here are teachers Howard Truland, Lulu Hagerthey and Mary Visceglia supervise students at a 1944 Thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria. The students pictured are: Bobby Ackerly, Joseph and Barbara Hasselberger, Harold Gray, David and Eleanor Schloss, Frank Pagano, Vernon Wright, Thomas Price, Joseph Lubonski, John Dilworth, Audrey Cullen, Mabel Sutton, Mae Carman, Bertha Ireland, Helen Price, Lorraine Horton, Adrianna Sutton, Claire and Myrtle Mason, Marie grasso, Ruth Buckley, Eleanor Carty, Ruth Stretch, Mary Rockelman, Katherine Brockett, Betty Ireland, June Gray, Bruce Hopewell, Ronnie Strickland, Matthew Hasselberger, Virginia Detwiler, Alice Buckley, Janis and Franz Boehly, John and Alvina Capille, Evelyn and Doris Carty, Edith Stretch, Alva Wright, Robert Capille, John Rockelman, Kenneth and Larry Strong, Patsy and Marie Hackett and Dukie Scholer.

For the 100th time, the Bargaintown School, the current home of Egg Harbor Township School District's Eagle Academy, will open its doors to welcome students this fall. Built in 1914 at a cost of $14,500, it is the only one of the old “outlying schools” still fulfilling its original purpose.

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Egg Harbor Township fire fighters assist in historic fire in Burlington County

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 06, 2013 09:50 am

Submitted by Dennis Sharpe/Fire fighters battle a multi-alarm fire at the Dietz & Watson distribution facility in Delanco. Submitted by Dennis Sharpe/Fire fighters battle a multi-alarm fire at the Dietz & Watson distribution facility in Delanco.

Reportedly largest property loss to fire in New Jersey history and largest assemblage of emergency responders since 9-11

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - More than 60 firefighters from Atlantic County were dispatched at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.1 to respond to a fire in Burlington County,  to assist with fighting a multi alarm fire at the Dietz & Watson distribution facility in Delanco.

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Students head back to school in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 05, 2013 11:25 am

Chuck Eberson/Fernwood Avenue students arrive for their first day of school. Chuck Eberson/Fernwood Avenue students arrive for their first day of school.

Egg Harbor Township students began their first day of school yesterday, Wednesday Sept. 4. Have a great school year! 

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