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    The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

    In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

    But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or…

  • Galloway Current

     GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

    As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

  • EHT Current

    Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night OutEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  This year when the community comes together to mark National Night Out, the evening of fun will conclude with a fireworks display.

    The nationwide event, now in its 31st year, is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park. It is organized to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

  • Downbeach Current

    Beach bagEveryone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

    Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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Do you know Joe? Longtime EHT bus driver retires

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/Joe Massaro of Hamilton Township is honored on his last day as a bus driver for Egg Harbor Township School District. Submitted/Joe Massaro of Hamilton Township is honored on his last day as a bus driver for Egg Harbor Township School District.

Longtime bus driver Joe Massaro, 80, of Hamilton Township took his last ride around Egg Harbor Township on Friday, June 20 after 29 years as a daily familiar face for countless families. His first route was in 1985. Most of the first kids who climbed aboard his Egg Harbor Township School District bus now would likely be parents themselves, with their children on his roster.

See more pictures below.

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What is your favorite July 4 tradition?

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:55 am

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Write to us and tell us what you and your family enjoy doing on Independence Day. Remember to send your favorite Independence Day photo also. Be sure to include your full name and hometown. The deadline is Monday, July 23.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 11-15

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 23, 2014 03:11 pm

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

Robert Handy, 53, of Pleasantville was arrested June 11 by Officer John Beattes and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and shoplifting.

 Patrick D. Murphy, 43, of Auburn, Ala. was arrested June 12 by Officer Brian Santoro and charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.

 William H. Smith Jr., 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 12 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

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UPDATE: 6-year-old missing from Atlantic City beach has been found safe

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, June 23, 2014 02:25 pm

A 6 year-old boy who was reported as missing from the beach at Chelsea Avenue as of 1 p.m. today, Monday, June 23 has reportedly been found safe. 

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EHT Project Graduation shows grads there’s no place like home (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, June 21, 2014 08:13 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – There was a moment just before 11 p.m. on Friday, June 20 when the nerves settled in. What if no one comes?

“I haven’t eaten all day because of my nerves,” said Lauren Schlam, one of the many dedicated steering committee members of Egg Harbor Township Home and School Association’s Project Graduation, who spent months planning and creating the theme and then hours setting up the decorations and game stations that make the all-night event a special memory for the graduates.

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Egg Harbor Township High School honors its Class of 2014 (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 20, 2014 10:18 pm

Laura Stetser/The graduates in EHTHS Class of 2014 are welcomed into the stadium Laura Stetser/The graduates in EHTHS Class of 2014 are welcomed into the stadium

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Some cheered and some cried, but all of the students honored during Egg Harbor Township High School’s Class of 2014 graduation turned a page in their own life stories on Friday, June 20 as they shifted from students to alumni of Atlantic County’s largest high school.

The 638-member class was dressed in black, grey and white robes as they were greeted by a stadium fully packed with supportive friends and family, some of whom had arrived two hours in advance to get the choice seats.

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Plan ahead to attend Egg Harbor Township High School graduation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 05:00 pm

Laura Stetser/Steven Morgan catches the key of family and friends as the graduates walk into commencement Thursday, June 20 Laura Stetser/Steven Morgan catches the key of family and friends as the graduates walk into commencement Thursday, June 20

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School has very specific parking instructions for its Class of 2014 graduation. Both graduates and attendees advised to arrive well in advance of the 6 p.m. start time to provide enough time to be transported or to manage traffic patterns around the schools.

Details are below:

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Egg Harbor Township students celebrate last day of school

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Submitted/Mikey Stapelton jumps for joy in front of the Miller School. Submitted/Mikey Stapelton jumps for joy in front of the Miller School.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Friday, June 20 is a great day to be a kid- it's the last school day of the 2014 school year. The kids are smiling from ear-to-ear as they get ready for their well-earned summer break. 

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Miller School students conclude year of D.A.R.E. education

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, June 20, 2014 12:17 pm

Jordan Montgomery/ The mock police pursuit at the Miller school’s D.A.R.E Day Jordan Montgomery/ The mock police pursuit at the Miller school’s D.A.R.E Day

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Fifth-grade students of the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School marked completion of the D.A.R.E program with a D.A.R.E Day celebration Thursday, June 19. 

The students wrapped around the parking lot to watch a demonstration by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department. As officers were announced, cheers would erupt from different students as they cheered for their particular D.A.R.E officer.

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Future (forecast) looks bright for EHT's Class of 2014

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 20, 2014 08:03 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - After a stormy midweek, the graduates of Egg Harbor Township High School's Class of 2014 and their families will get to enjoy a beautiful evening outdoors at the school's Bruce Wolrab Athletic Complex tonight, Friday, June 20.

 The weather report calls for a slight wind of 6 to 7 miles per hour around the 6:10 p.m. graduation start time and comfortable temperatures in the mid-70s. 

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