• EHT Current

    EHT schools

    Meetings set for Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township School District is hosting a series of public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district. Employees, parents, students, residents, business owners and governmental officials are invited to attend and participate in the three meetings, each concentrating on a different topic.

     Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district occasionally realigns its goals with the public as needed. In…

  • Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

    “When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

  • Mainland Current

    Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where…

  • Sports

    cannuscioEgg Harbor Township figure skater Anastasia Cannuscio and partner Colin McManus of Saugus, Mass., won the bronze medal last week at 2004 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland, as part of the of the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series.

    Cannuscio represents the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club while McManus represents The Skating Club of Boston. The duo, who were the 2011 U.S. junior bronze medalists, train in Newark, Delaware, and are coached by Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov and…

  • Columns

    Feel a cuss coming on? Sugared-up swear words are sweet enough for children’s ears

    My son sat on the floor, quietly pulling apart those little plastic bricks he loves so much and reassembling them into his latest newfangled creation, when it popped out without warning.

     “Dagnabbit,” he said under his breath as one wrong move brought the whole thing crashing down to the floor.

     It’s not the first time my son has…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township man charged with impersonating police officer

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:30 pm

Frank Bonanata Frank Bonanata EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Frank Bonanata, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested today (Sept. 18) on the charge of impersonating a police officer, police said Thursday.

According to a news release from the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, the arrest stems from an Aug. 16 incident in which Bonanata allegedly brandished a badge in order to pull over a vehicle in Egg Harbor Township.  

Read more: Egg Harbor Township man charged with impersonating police officer

 

Sheairs named new director of Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Submitted/Joseph M. Sheairs Sr Submitted/Joseph M. Sheairs Sr

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Joseph M. Sheairs Sr., a veteran executive with more than 35 years of experience in aviation, engineering, technology and business, today was named the new executive director of the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park by the board of trustees of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Sheairs is a graduate of West Point and the New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds degrees in engineering and computer sciences. In 2009-2010, he served as interim executive director and then deputy executive director of the Next Generation Aviation and Technology Park, a precursor to the Stockton ARTP.

Read more: Sheairs named new director of Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park

   

EHT company a finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:45 am

Submitted/Tiffanie Holt of Egg Harbor Township and Maggie Doyle of Solomons, Md., Submitted/Tiffanie Holt of Egg Harbor Township and Maggie Doyle of Solomons, Md.,

R2R Designs of Egg Harbor Township has been selected by Martha Stewart and her panel of judges as a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards in the crafts category. Martha Stewart’s American Made is a nationally-recognized awards program that celebrates new rising stars of the growing nationwide maker community who have turned their passions for handcrafted, well-designed goods into small businesses, and proudly make their products in America. 

Read more: EHT company a finalist in Martha Stewart contest

 

McCartney named regional superintendent of year

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:43 am

Submitted/Superintendent Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Superintendent Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township

Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township was named South Jersey Regional Superintendent of the Year.  As the county superintendent of the year, he was nominated for the next level and will now be in the running against the northern and central New Jersey regional superintendent selections for the title of New Jersey Superintendent of the Year. 

Read more: McCartney named regional superintendent of year

   

Zombies are coming to Terror in the Junkyard

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 16, 2014 03:27 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October.  

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns and air canisters.

Read more: Zombies are coming to Terror in the Junkyard

 

History Notes: Historic Home at English Creek

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:44 pm

 

Courtesy of Leah Drobel/This historic home on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in the English Creek section of the township once belonged to the English family. Courtesy of Leah Drobel/This historic home on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in the English Creek section of the township once belonged to the English family.

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.

Historic Home at English Creek

Read more: History Notes: Historic Home at English Creek

   

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 18-Sept. 10

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 02:09 pm

EHTPD blotter EHTPD blotter

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

Shantal E. White, 19, of Jersey City was arrested Sept. 5 by Officer Michael Palmentieri and charged with burglary and theft.

 Thomas R. Bonanni, 51, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 4 by Officers Christopher Berry and Paul Janetta and charged with simple assault.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 18-Sept. 10

 

EHT police allege woman stole from her grandmother, filed false report

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Laura Stetser Friday, September 12, 2014 10:41 am

Submitted/ Shelby Hutchins, 22, was charged with theft and filing a false police report, Submitted/ Shelby Hutchins, 22, was charged with theft and filing a false police report,

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Shelby Hutchins, 22, was arrested and charged with theft and filing a false police report Tuesday, Sept. 11 after she called police and told them someone had broken into the house she shares with her grandmother in the Norms Dale Mobile Park here and stole televisions and other property.

Police said Hutchins called police Aug. 26 and reported that an unknown person had broken into the home she shares with her 64-year-old grandmother and taken various items including two flat-screen televisions.

Read more: EHT police allege woman stole from her grandmother, filed false report

   

EHT committee poised to OK new affordable housing project

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:39 pm

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.

Read more: EHT committee poised to OK new affordable housing project

 

The man behind all the fun in Egg Harbor Township

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Bob Lincoln greets residents during registration for fall recreation programs Tuesday, Sept. 9. Laura Stetser/Bob Lincoln greets residents during registration for fall recreation programs Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Longtime recreation director Bob Lincoln is retiring Friday after more than 30 years on the job

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A lot has changed during Bob Lincoln’s tenure as the director of recreation for this burgeoning community, a fact that was not lost on him as he sat presiding over his last free concert in the park Friday, Sept. 5.

It was a beautiful night, and a Beatles tribute band played crowd favorites as friends stopped by Lincoln’s picnic table to wish him well on his retirement, which is effective Friday, Sept. 12.

When he was hired in October 1983, he lived in Cape May County and didn’t know the difference between Egg Harbor Township and Egg Harbor City.

Read more: The man behind all the fun in Egg Harbor Township

   

Page 6 of 75