• EHT Current

    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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    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…

  • EHT Current

    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.

  • 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:

  • 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” 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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EHT school board backs delaying impact of PARCC and Common Core

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 24 to support state legislation that places a moratorium on the use of student growth percentiles in teacher’s evaluations until there is further study of the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness test, called PARCC, and Common Core State Standards.

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Accelerated math program changes to be decided July 22

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:01 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Superintendent Scott McCartney said the administration tabled making a decision on proposed changes to the district’s accelerated math program until the school year could be wrapped up. “We listened and respect all of the comments that we have heard,” he said during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 24.

The administration will be meeting again on the matter and will bring its final recommendation to the board at the next meeting, set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.  He said such changes do not require a board vote.

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Ball drop is an entertaining fundraiser for EHT resident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green. Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Sunday, June 22, Emerald Links Golf Course was host to a fund-raising event for Egg Harbor Township resident Jeff Wood, who has an LVAD heart pump and on infusion antibiotics after a major heart attack two years ago.

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Kosko is 2014 Current Scholarship recipient

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Each year, the Current Newspapers awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Egg Harbor Township High School who has declared journalism as his or her course of study at college.

This year Nicholas Kosko is the recipient of the $500 scholarship. Kosko, who maintained a 92.6 grade-point average while at the high school, will attend Rutgers University in the fall to major in journalism with a specialization in sports.

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State report rejected by both EHT school board and teachers union

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:59 pm

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The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and Egg Harbor Township Education Association have rejected the proposal put forward from the state’s Public Employee Relations Commission’s appointed fact finder, according to board member Thor Himely during the board's meeting Tuesday, June 24. The fact finder was appointed to assist the parties in the ongoing contract negotiations.

 The report was released to the parties on June 3 and is now available as public document.   Himley said the next stage will be super conciliation.

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Board approves EHT superintendent contract

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:39 pm

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 The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously approved a 5-year contract for current Superintendent Scott McCartney for $177,500 during its meeting Tuesday, June 24. McCartney, who has been in the position for nine years, thanked the board and said he was proud to be at the helm of the Atlantic County’s largest district.

 Board President James Galvin said McCartney’s contract is less than he has received in previous years. "He did not get a raise," Galvin said. McCartney is eligible for a merit payment if he meets certain benchmarks and goals set by the board.  That payment would bring his salary to previous year’s levels if it is attained, he said.

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Traffic light installed at intersection notorious for accidents

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 06:09 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Old Zion and Zion Roads in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Tuesday, June 24. 

Multiple accidents have occurred at this intersection. There are currently a stop sign at both sides of Old Zion Road. The right-of-way is for the Zion Road motorists.

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History Notes, June 24: Steelmanville School

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, June 24, 2014 02:41 pm

Submitted/Photo courtesy~ Catherine Green Photo courtesy~ Catherine Green

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.

Steelmanville School

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Do you know Joe? Longtime EHT bus driver retires

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/Joe Massaro of Hamilton Township is honored on his last day as a bus driver for Egg Harbor Township School District. Submitted/Joe Massaro of Hamilton Township is honored on his last day as a bus driver for Egg Harbor Township School District.

Longtime bus driver Joe Massaro, 80, of Hamilton Township took his last ride around Egg Harbor Township on Friday, June 20 after 29 years as a daily familiar face for countless families. His first route was in 1985. Most of the first kids who climbed aboard his Egg Harbor Township School District bus now would likely be parents themselves, with their children on his roster.

See more pictures below.

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What is your favorite July 4 tradition?

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:55 am

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Write to us and tell us what you and your family enjoy doing on Independence Day. Remember to send your favorite Independence Day photo also. Be sure to include your full name and hometown. The deadline is Monday, July 23.

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