• Downbeach Current

    Jewish War Veterans gather at Bloom Pavilion for 8th annual Veterans Day luncheon.MARGATE – Veterans and their spouses turned out for the eighth annual Veterans Day luncheon held at the Bloom Pavilion Monday, Nov. 10. Third grade students from the William H. Ross School made cards, mingled and helped serve lunch to the veterans during the event.

  • Sports

    ehtfootballEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township High School football team's turnaround season has hit a rough patch of late.

    But despite a loss to Millville on Friday, Nov. 7 that derailed the Eagles’ NJSIAA South Jersey Group V playoff hopes, the program has clearly taken a turn toward a brighter future.

    “We have great kids,” said first-year coach Kevin Stetser after the 42-35 loss to Millville, the…

  • Mainland Current

    Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday.NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we…

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Township Administrator Peter Miller gives is testimony to the Planning Board during a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5Township presents its case over 2 meetings, with more to come

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Township Administrator Peter Miller showed up to the special Planning Board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 pushing a cart filled with four bankers boxes, displays and a fully-loaded three-ring binder, it was evident the tug of…

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: Birthdays don’t have be about big parties

     In the weeks leading up to our first child’s second birthday, my husband posed a simple but unexpected question.

    “Why do we need to throw a birthday party every year?”

     On our daughter’s first birthday, we had thrown the big, traditional house party with all of our friends and family invited. We were first-time parents, so as she was about to turn 2, the answer to…

  • Regional

    Hoilday Events

    Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club's elaborate model trains are now on display on the upper level Hamilton Mall by Sears. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 609-646-6392 or see www.shophamilton.com.

    Meet Santa at the Hamilton Mall in the mall's center court now through Christmas Eve.  Santa photo hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa feeds his reindeer from 1…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT students earn honors for PSAT scores

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School Principal Terry Charlton stands with seniors James Tracy and Melina Luu and Director of Guidance Samantha Elko. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School Principal Terry Charlton stands with seniors James Tracy and Melina Luu and Director of Guidance Samantha Elko. Egg Harbor Township High School students James Tracy and Melina Luu were named “Commended Students” in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 commended students across the country are recognized in this program for academic promise. Tracy and Luu, who took the test during their junior year, placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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EHT couple works to bring cheer to sick children through Build-a-Bear collection drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013 Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One township couple is asking for the public’s help in bringing holiday cheer to sick children by organizing a Build-a-Bear collection drive.

Andrea and Dominic Pugliese are now in their third year in the charity effort, which allows them to deliver new stuffed animals to the children who are staying at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and similar providers.

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EHT man arrested for alleged assault of woman, child

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:09 am

Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23 Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested for various offenses after he allegedly assaulted a woman and her child and threatened police with a machete on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Robert C. Ewing, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and weapons offenses after he was arrested outside of a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Park on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section of the township.

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Home fire displaces Alder Avenue family

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:47 am

Dennis C. Sharpe /Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Oct. 14 on Alder Avenue. Dennis C. Sharpe /Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Oct. 14 on Alder Avenue.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A family of four was displaced temporarily after an early morning fire Tuesday, Oct. 14 at their two-story home on Alder Avenue.

The American Red Cross provided food, transportation and temporary lodging for the family after the Cardiff and Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Companies responded at 1:30 a.m. Fire was evident in an attached garage, and smoke was showing from the entire structure, according to reports.

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EHT opens its strategic planning series by itemizing ‘points of pride’

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 22, 2014 03:08 pm

Laura Stetser/Residents, parents, teachers and school officials shared their small group discussions with the larger group at the end of the 90-minute meeting. Laura Stetser/Residents, parents, teachers and school officials shared their small group discussions with the larger group at the end of the 90-minute meeting.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township School District held the first of three public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

 The meeting, facilitated by consultantCharles Ivory of the Educational Information and Resource Center, featured small group discussions focused on uncovering “points of pride” within the district.

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EHT voters to select 3 out of 5 candidates for school board

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five residents are running for three open seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education this November. The candidates are: Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, Thor Himley, Christopher Moran, Justin Riggs and Barbara Szilagyi.

 Each seat is for a three-year term. Szilagyi has served previously. Himley is a current board member seeking reelection to his seat.

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EHT school officials to take financial concerns to Gov. Christie's office

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:23 am

EHT school district news EHT school district news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School officials from Egg Harbor Township are scheduled to meet with Michael Carucci from Gov. Chris Christie’s counsel team this week in Trenton, a discussion they are hoping opens the administration’s eyes and ears to the financial woes it is facing from a variety of factors.

Their message, previewed in the following letter, outlines the effect of Atlantic City casino closings on the district and the rapid growth that was mandated on Egg Harbor Township over the years, as well as addresses their concerns over state debt assessments and school funding.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-15

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 11:27 am

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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.

Colby Deck, 20, of Warren Grove was arrested Oct. 6 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 Amy B. Shaud, 44, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 7 by Officer Matthew Hann and charged with making terroristic threats and simple assault.

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EHTHS Silver Eagles Marching Band plays host for band competition

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18 The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18

The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18 at the school.

The competition begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. 

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A special hayride ride

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi.
Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi. The Scullville Volunteer Fire Department provided a sensory-friendly hayride Sunday, Oct. 19 for people with autism and other special needs along with their families.

The hayride volunteers opened an hour early, refused to accept any money, and provided a toned-down version of the junkyard hayride, according to mother Cindy Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township.

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