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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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    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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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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Epic light show in Egg Harbor Township is a labor of love

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, December 20, 2014 08:53 am

Laura Stetser/Landscaper Tim McGowan decorates his and two of his neighbors’ houses, creating an elaborate drive-through display at the corner of Second and Walnut avenues in Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Landscaper Tim McGowan decorates his and two of his neighbors’ houses, creating an elaborate drive-through display at the corner of Second and Walnut avenues in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  It’s not often that folks start decorating for Christmas before Halloween, but when you have nearly a hundred thousand lights to install, such a lead time is a necessity.

Tim McGowan, a landscaper from Egg Harbor Township who puts out an epic display each year, said he always has loved Christmas lights.

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UPDATE: 11-year-old student arrested for bomb threat at Egg Harbor Township middle school

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, December 19, 2014 12:39 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police block off Alder Avenue from motorists while the bomb threat is investigated on Dec. 18. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police block off Alder Avenue from motorists while the bomb threat is investigated on Dec. 18.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Alder Avenue Middle School student, 11, was arrested Friday, Dec. 19 and charged with creating false public alarm for his alleged role in a bomb threat at the school that led to its evacuation and significant police response on Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Egg Harbor Township parents, educators present strategic planning wish list

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, December 17, 2014 01:47 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The final session in a series of strategic planning meetings for the school district was held Tuesday, Dec. 16 in the Egg Harbor Township High School cafeteria.

The approximately 100 parents, teachers, staff, administration and community members who attended were asked to take the suggestions compiled from the two previous meetings, prioritize them and cite steps they would like to see the Board of Education take to bring them to fruition.

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Brown announces Atlantic City recovery plan

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 01:42 pm

Assemblyman Chris Brown Assemblyman Chris Brown

Assemblyman calls for investment in nongaming attractions, job protection, tax fairness throughout the county, and no North Jersey casinos

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Assemblyman Chris Brown announced a plan to help Atlantic City recover while providing tax relief for all Atlantic County taxpayers at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center.

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