• 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.

  • Mainland Current

    Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge.SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of…

  • Regional

    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…

  • 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…

  • Columns

    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.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT Dog Park finally gets its footing

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

EHT Dog park EHT Dog park EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Donna Burns, organizer of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park committee, said she can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 Five years ago the avid dog owner came up with the idea to open an off-leash dog park in the township. There were several near-misses on land deals and proposed leases that did not pan out. She admits she was afraid the park would not open in her dogs’ lifetimes, but as of last week, the committee has a executed lease with Egg Harbor Township that will enable the all volunteer organization to start the actual work of making the park, slated for Swift Drive across from the Atlantic County Library branch.

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Egg Harbor Township hotel fined over alleged Hurricane Sandy price gouging

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that Amy Hotels, LLC, which operates the Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township, has agreed to pay $64,543.96 to resolve the state’s allegations that the hotel engaged in 545 instances of unlawful price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“New Jersey’s laws specifically prohibit price gouging for needed commodities during a declared state of emergency,” Hoffman said.  “This settlement, and the many other victories we have obtained against alleged Superstorm Sandy price-gougers, should deter other businesses from violating this law in the future.”

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Edward Jones investments sponsoring EHT school supply drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:41 pm

School supply donation drive School supply donation drive

The Egg Harbor Township-location of investment firm Edward Jones is hosting a school supply donation drive to support the Egg Harbor Township School District.

 Residents and business owners of Egg Harbor Township and surrounding areas are asked to donate school supplies, which add value to the school system as students will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development.

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History Notes, Bargaintown Class of 1920

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920. Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920.

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.

BARGAINTOWN CLASS 1920

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Coach bag bingo in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 18, 2014 04:51 pm

Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Ten designer Coach bags were among the prizes up for grabs Saturday night, Aug. 16 at Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563. Friends and family members packed the lodge for Coach Bag Bingo, with a $25 donation reserving a spot for ten rounds of the game. Drinks and snacks were available at the bar as participants also joined in on a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug.1-14

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:48 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police Egg Harbor Township Police

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Brianna N. Ross, 25, of Galloway Township was arrested Aug. 8 by Officers Alekhine Pahang and James Naylor and charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic syringe and endangering the welfare of a child.

 Lisa M. Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville was arrested Aug. 9 by Detective Robert Harte and Officers James Donaldon and Brian McKenney and charged with theft and theft of moveable property.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Jennifer Paulson

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Written by By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Monday, August 18, 2014 12:21 pm

 

Submitted/ Lt. Jennifer Paulson is a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Submitted/ Lt. Jennifer Paulson is a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

 Lt. Jennifer Paulson, who was born and raised in Richmond, R.I., is an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot serving at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

 Paulson did not grow up wanting to fly. She said the idea did not even cross her mind until the summer after her first year of college at the Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn.

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EHT school district receives award for energy savings

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Schools District Energy Manager Shawn P. Braue, John Kenny, maintenance mechanic at Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Barry Ersek, senior executive consultant for Cenergistic Inc., James Galvin, president of the Board of Education and Scott McCartney, superintendent, stand with the check representing the savings. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Schools District Energy Manager Shawn P. Braue, John Kenny, maintenance mechanic at Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Barry Ersek, senior executive consultant for Cenergistic Inc., James Galvin, president of the Board of Education and Scott McCartney, superintendent, stand with the check representing the savings.

The Egg Harbor Township School District received an award from Cenergistic Inc., the district’s energy conservation consultant, on June 24 for saving $3.6 million in energy costs. The district’s conservation efforts have resulted in a 34.4 percent savings this year.

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Alleged heroin dealer arrested after EHT police execute search warrant

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 02:45 pm

Submitted/Robert Torres, 33,  of EHT Submitted/Robert Torres, 33, of EHT

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An alleged heroin dealer from Egg Harbor Township arrested after police executed a narcotics search warrant on a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Park off of Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section on Friday, Aug. 15.

Robert Torres, 33, was arrested at charged with possession of prescription legend drug, distribution of heroin and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia after members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit, Atlantic County SWAT and Egg Harbor Township Patrol Division executed a narcotics search warrant early in the morning at the home. The search yielded drug paraphernalia and prescription legend drugs.   

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist sent to hospital with serious injuries after Fire Road crash in EHT

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:15 pm

Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A 22 year-old Egg Harbor Township motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash along Fire Road in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

Justin Levenson was driving a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he and and another cyclist exited the Garden State Parkway and traveled south on Fire Road around 3:43 p.m. near the Bonton Plaza, police said.

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