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    Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta.MARGATE – The sixth annual Milton and Betty Katz JCC Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta held in the Katz JCC indoor pool Friday, Aug. 15 was a success with more than 200 in attendance rooting for their duck to win one of three prizes.

    Although thunderstorms and poor weather conditions forced event organizers to…

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    ehtbball1EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – If the turnout for Danielle Brady’s inaugural Egg Harbor Township girls basketball camp is any indication, the high school program has the support – and the numbers – to be healthy and competitive for a long, long time.

    The camp drew about 60 girls ranging from fifth grade to the underclass high school level. And, as Brady noted, with less than three weeks to…

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    Dr. Oz ShowLINWOOD—Tracey Staab, the principal of the Cape Educational Compact in Cape…

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    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

    The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Car fire backs up traffic at Garden State Parkway exit in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:42 pm

R.J. Liberatore Jr./The car sits at the exit of the Garden State Parkway entrance off of Fire Road on Tuesday, July 22. R.J. Liberatore Jr./The car sits at the exit of the Garden State Parkway entrance off of Fire Road on Tuesday, July 22. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A Dodge Intrepid caught fire as it as it was pulling off of the Garden State Parkway exit 36 onto Fire Road around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22. The was no immediate information as the condition of the occupants or the cause of the fire which destroyed the car.

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Three heroin bricks seized, two arrested in early morning SWAT search at Rex Motel in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:09 pm

Submitted/Sammantha Kinney, 22, and Christoffa Davila, 24, were arrested Submitted/Sammantha Kinney, 22, and Christoffa Davila, 24, were arrested EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three bricks of heroin were taken off of the street and two Egg Harbor Township residents were arrested related charges after police executed a narcotics search warrant at the Rex Motel in the Cardiff section of the township early on Tuesday, July 22.

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Alternate route program available for Atlantic County residents seeking police training

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 04:54 pm

Applications available at Tony Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township

The Atlantic County Police Training Center is now accepting applications for the next Alternate Route Program that allows eligible residents to enroll in a 23-week basic police training course without first being hired by a police agency. Graduates of the Alternate Route Program will qualify for a State of New Jersey Police Training Commission certificate upon employment.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 with a minimum of 60 college credits prior to the start of training. Two years active military duty or a combination of college and military may be substituted. They must also possess a valid New Jersey drivers license and pass a drug test.

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Update on EHT's accelerated math program expected at July 22 meeting

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 21, 2014 02:53 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education is expected to hear an updated report from Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones regarding proposed changes to the district's accelerated math program during its meeting on Tuesday, July 22.

 The program, which has been in place for four years, currently offers accelerated curriculum for high-achieving math students starting in the third grade and concluding with advanced courses in high school. The administration, which proposed several modifications the the program this spring, has faced opposition from board members as well as parents and teachers.

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Man avoids attempted armed robbery at drive-through of EHT Burger King restaurant

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 21, 2014 10:21 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to rob a man while he was in the drive-through window at the Burger King on Tilton Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Sunday, July 20.

According to police, a light-skinned black male in his late teens or early 20s approached the passenger side window of the victim’s car while he was in the drive through lane of the fast food restaurant around 7 p.m. He victim told police the man showed a handgun and demanded his property from inside the car. Instead of handing it over, the 59-year old victim pulled forward and began honking the horn, a decision that caused the alleged armed robber to flee on foot south on Hingston Avenue.

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Egg Harbor Township Education Association's movie night (Slideshow)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, July 21, 2014 09:13 am

Viewers bring chairs and blankets to stake out their lawn seats. Viewers bring chairs and blankets to stake out their lawn seats. After the threat of rain all day, the Egg Harbor Township Education Association was able to hold its first ever outdoor movie night with a free screening of Despicable Me 2 at Tony Canale Park in Egg Harbor Township Saturday, July 19.

The movie started just after sunset, with plenty of room in the park’s amphitheater to give kids the chance to run around and others the opportunity to relax on a blanket.

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Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City

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Written by Daniel Fedeli Saturday, July 19, 2014 04:04 pm

Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City To the editor:

There has been discussion since two Atlantic City hotels announced they will close of them becoming boutique hotels, implying that smaller hotels could become destination hotels.

In theory that’s correct. The question is can you locate the quality management required to make it happen.

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Police searching for woman who used stolen credit card in Egg Harbor Township drug stores

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 10:04 am

According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township. According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in credit card theft and fraud that took place at drug stores in the Cardiff section of the township June 28-29.

 According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township.

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Atlantic County Pops to incorporate visual arts in summer concert

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser /Alec Alleva, 16, of Egg Harbor Township is a cello player for the band Laura Stetser /Alec Alleva, 16, of Egg Harbor Township is a cello player for the band

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  When the Atlantic County Pops Community Band presents its free summer concert on Wednesday, July 23, the musicians will be joined by a visual artist for the first time since its inception in 2010.

The “Celebrating Mother Earth” concert will feature Cygnus Creative Arts Centre’s resident artist Stephen Gibson who will do a live sketching as the band performs Aaron Copland’s bold and familiar "Appalachian Spring" under the direction of Emily Threinen, a conductor and educator from Temple University.

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West Atlantic City motel now serving a new clientele (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Photos by Chuck Eberson Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Chuck Eberson/ Bargaintown firefigher Kalli Herouvis is geared up and ready. Chuck Eberson/ Bargaintown firefigher Kalli Herouvis is geared up and ready.

Members of the various Egg Harbor Township fire departments had the rare opportunity to train together in the abandoned Sea Breeze Motel in West Atlantic City on Wednesday, July 9.  Firefighters from the Cardiff, Scullville, West Atlantic City, Bargaintown and Farmington fire departments were able to practice their skills in a relatively safe and controlled environment. While the use of real fire in the drill is not permitted, firefighters were able to simulate actual scenarios of breaching walls, gaining access to the second story and maximizing teamwork in the course of a fire emergency.

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