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    Egg Harbor Township newsEGG 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…

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    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…

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    Test your luck at ‘Dine and Dine’ Community Partnership ‘FUNraiser’ Feb. 28

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. is betting it will have a “full house” at its eighth annual February FUNraiser.

    Presented by Shore Medical Center for the eighth year in a row, the Dice and Dine event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, with live casino games…

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New Egg Harbor Township police chief named

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, December 26, 2014 10:36 am

Submitted/Capt. Ray Davis is chosen as the new Egg Harbor Township Chief of Police. Submitted/Capt. Ray Davis is chosen as the new Egg Harbor Township Chief of Police.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ray Davis, a 27-year veteran of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, has been selected to replace outgoing Chief of Police Michael Morris. Davis was selected during a special Township Committee meeting on Monday, Dec. 22.

“I consider it an honor and a privilege to lead the officers and civilian support staff of such a professional organization,” Davis said of his new position. Morris announced his resignation on Dec. 1. “We are all committed to providing quality policing services to our outstanding community.”

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Santa caught in the act in Egg Harbor Township home

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, December 25, 2014 12:00 am

A-PIX Imagery/Hidden camera catches Santa in the act on Christmas Eve. A-PIX Imagery/Hidden camera catches Santa in the act on Christmas Eve.

The Ameen family’s hidden camera inside their Egg Harbor Township home caught Santa in the act on Christmas Eve.

“He enjoyed the cookies and even gave Bessie a doggy biscuit. We're grateful for another beautiful Christmas,” Nick Ameen reported.

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History Notes, Dec. 24: Santa arrives at Shore Mall in style

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

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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.

Santa at the Shore Mall

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Eagle Greenery enjoying a blooming holiday business

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Junior Shania Borden, 18, prepares spider chrysanthemum blooms for an arrangement. Laura Stetser/Junior Shania Borden, 18, prepares spider chrysanthemum blooms for an arrangement. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagle Greenery floral shop was bustling with activity in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Staff members were stopping into order holiday arrangements and poinsettias Tuesday, Dec. 9 as the student workers prepped the flowers.

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Egg Harbor Township doctor charged with criminal sexual conduct

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 04:28 pm

Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township doctor was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 23 at his office and charged with sexually assaulting three separate patients.

 According to Egg Harbor Township Police, Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault after township police detectives, patrol officers and investigators from the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office served him with an arrest warrant at his office, located at 3069 English Creek Avenue, Suite 203 in Egg Harbor Township. Each count involves a separate victim.

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Committee recognizes retirees, promotes officer

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough recognizes retiring police Detective Mark Wagner for 20 years in the department. Laura Stetser/Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough recognizes retiring police Detective Mark Wagner for 20 years in the department.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Township Committee recognized two longtime employees upon their retirement and promoted a police officer to the rank of sergeant at a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Police Detective Mark Wagner received a crystal Eagle plaque for 20 years of service to the department.

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Hidden Creek gingerbread house is a colossal confection

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/The shingles are Rice Krispies Treats drizzled in milk chocolate. Laura Stetser/The shingles are Rice Krispies Treats drizzled in milk chocolate.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The two artisans had not even completed the tall order before them, but here they were, already scheming about what they were going to do next year to top it.

“We’re going to do a lot more next year,” Hidden Creek Country Club executive chef John Manzione said Friday, Dec. 5 as he squeezed royal icing onto the colossal gingerbread house he and his cook and baker, Taina Matos, were making for the club’s breakfast with Santa the next morning.

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Let Us Eat food program fills a void in Atlantic County

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Jim Cooper unloads a box of food. Submitted/Jim Cooper unloads a box of food.

 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Community FoodBank of New Jersey truck pulled up outside the C.J. Davenport Elementary School Complex Wednesday, Dec. 17 to deliver 181 boxes of food for Egg Harbor Township families in need. The truck was greeted by school district personnel and Jim Cooper, founder of the nonprofit program Let Us Eat Please.

According to a school district press release, Cooper is a retired attorney and founding partner of Cooper Levenson Law Firm who earned a reputation as a fierce and intimidating litigator who took no prisoners in the courtroom – but is an “old softy” when it comes to kids.

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EHT raccoon confirmed as 10th case of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 22, 2014 12:09 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A dead raccoon found on a property in the 7100 block of English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township has tested positive for rabies, Atlantic County authorities reported.

This is the township’s sixth confirmed case of the viral disease, but the first since May. There have been 10 cases of rabies in the county this year, six have involved raccoons.

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EHT teachers union donates to Community FoodBank

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 am

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The Egg Harbor Township Education Association donated $500 to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch in Egg Harbor Township Monday, Dec. 8.

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