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    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

  • Sports

    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

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    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

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Remembering The Log in better days

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, January 27, 2015 01:50 pm

Courtesy of Joyce Hampton Pullan/The Log in its early days, circa 1930s.Lawrence M. Hampton Sr. painted the bottom to look like the log was sitting on a 'bed of fire' according to his daughter Joyce Hampton Pullan. Courtesy of Joyce Hampton Pullan/The Log in its early days, circa 1930s.Lawrence M. Hampton Sr. painted the bottom to look like the log was sitting on a 'bed of fire' according to his daughter Joyce Hampton Pullan. The West Atlantic City restaurant slated for demolition was 'famous' for its burgers, barbecue and clams. 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Just as Atlantic City once thrived in the distance, the Hickory Log Inn was a vibrant establishment in its heyday.
Its customers long gone, the once-popular West Atlantic City restaurant sits vacant along a dilapidated strip of seedy motels on the Black Horse Pike – its windows broken, doors boarded up and walls collapsing.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Dec. 24-Jan.20

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 02:56 pm

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

 Jason Wagner, 22, of Atlantic City was arrested Jan. 15 by Detectives Robert Harte and Shawn Owen and Officer Katrina Cantell and charged with burglary and theft.

  Jessica L. Flaherty, 26, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Jan. 16 by Officer Gary Johnson and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin and alprazolam pills) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Greek Feast delicacies delight in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 12:22 pm

Chelsea White/Terri Dib, right, of Mays Landing adds some potatoes to her husband George’s plate. Lidia Nassar, center, of Port Republic also serves food at the festival as a volunteer. Chelsea White/Terri Dib, right, of Mays Landing adds some potatoes to her husband George’s plate. Lidia Nassar, center, of Port Republic also serves food at the festival as a volunteer. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church offered local residents a taste of the Mediterranean at their annual Greek Winter Feast on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Baking started during the week to prepare for the feast that was held Friday through Sunday in the church’s community center in Egg Harbor Township.  

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Egg Harbor Township woman arrested for allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 10:48 am

Submitted/Jenny Dalton , 28, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Jenny Dalton , 28, of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 28 year-old Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22 and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose after police responded to a call that she allegedly beat a man with a baseball bat in the street.

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West Atlantic City's Hickory Log Inn is first eyesore on the chopping block

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, January 22, 2015 05:25 pm

Laura Stetser/The vacant Hickory Log Inn restaurant is the first of five buildings slated for firefighter training exercises. Laura Stetser/The vacant Hickory Log Inn restaurant is the first of five buildings slated for firefighter training exercises. “There is no better project to address the issues facing Atlantic City than to clean up the entrance to it,” -Egg Harbor Township Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It won’t be the big demolition that so many township residents have been waiting to see, but firefighters will get a crack at dismantling one of the township’s worst eyesores when the Fire Department conducts a training session Saturday, Jan. 31 at the former Hickory Log Inn restaurant in West Atlantic City.

“We are going to be doing some roof training,” said Chief William Danz. “Lots of chain-sawing and chopping holes in the roof, stuff like that.”

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Television stolen from ShopRite in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 22, 2015 02:30 pm

Submitted/Surveillance footage shows the suspect wanted for stealing a television from ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center. Submitted/Surveillance footage shows the suspect wanted for stealing a television from ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they said stole a television from the ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center on Saturday, Jan. 17.

The man, described as a black male, approximately 6-foot, 3-inches tall, weighing approximately 210 pounds, has a bald or shaved head. He was last seen wearing a blue Polo jacket, dark pants and tan work boots. Police said he entered the store, placed a television into a shopping card and left the store without paying.

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Winter's first moderate snowfall enjoyed in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:37 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Wednesday, Jan. 21 snowfall wasn't a blockbuster storm, but the approximately 3 inches of snow that did fall was the perfect for rolling up snowballs or for crafting snowmen.

Kids from around the township slid into their snow gear and got to work. Here are some of the submitted pictures we received from our readers. 

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Davis welcomed as new Egg Harbor Township police chief

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 21, 2015 07:48 pm

Laura Stetser/Ray Davis smiles as he receives a standing ovation by the crowd gathered during the Township Committee's vote making him the new police chief. Laura Stetser/Ray Davis smiles as he receives a standing ovation by the crowd gathered during the Township Committee's vote making him the new police chief. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - By unanimous vote among Township Committee members, Capt. Ray Davis was officially approved as the new chief of Egg Harbor Township Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 21. 

 After Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough shared Davis' 27-year history with the department, Davis thanked those who had gathered to support him and said the job of chief was something he had been preparing for since he joined its ranks when he was 19 years old.

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Egg Harbor Township opts to share affordable housing revenue with school district

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 21, 2015 04:23 pm

Egg Harbor Township news Egg Harbor Township news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – In what is described as an uncommon move among municipalities in New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township took a step toward giving the lion’s share of revenue from affordable housing projects to the Egg Harbor Township School District to help offset the impact of new students such development could generate.

 This verbal offer from Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough was confirmed in his Dec. 23 letter to Superintendent Scott McCartney that was accepted by the Board of Education Tuesday, Jan. 14. McCullough said the Township Committee will take an official vote on it once the payments begin to materialize.

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Two Egg Harbor Township boys charged in dispute involving handgun

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:49 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two teenage boys from Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, theft, drug charges and other related offenses for their involvement in a dispute on Monday, Jan. 19 during which one of the suspects showed a handgun.

According to police, two Egg Harbor Township males, ages 17 and 16, were taken into custody Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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