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    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

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    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

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    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

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    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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History Notes, Feb. 17: Farmington Fire Company

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 17, 2014 10:52 am

Photo courtesy of Donna Nelson/Emma Hewitt Eccles sits on a Farmington Volunteer Fire Company truck. Photo courtesy of Donna Nelson/Emma Hewitt Eccles sits on a Farmington Volunteer Fire Company truck.

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.

Farmington Fire Company

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Egg Harbor Township Police opens applications for new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 09:05 am

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The Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be conducting an entrance examination on March 26, 2014. An application package may be downloaded at the Egg Harbor Township Police Department website www.ehtpd.com starting Feb. 18. They must be returned no later than March 19 by 4:30 p.m.

All prior applications are null and void. Applicants must be a resident of New Jersey, have an associate degree or is currently matriculating at a four-year college offering a baccalaureate degree and has earned 64 academic credits toward a degree.

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Stockton students working to raise awareness of national debt

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 15, 2014 06:10 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A group of students from Richard Stockton College are nearing the finish line of a nationwide contest that could land them a chance to attend a Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in March and an opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton himself.

 Egg Harbor Township residents Angelo Bechara and Tarek Gad and Mico Lucide of Galloway are on Stockton’s five-person team with Jessica Carey of Chatham and Katerina Childs of Lacey. The undergrads are currently in second place in the “Up To Us” nationwide campus contest.

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First responders receive training on ice rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 15, 2014 02:32 pm

Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1

The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team and several other Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 to hone their skills and take advantage of the cold weather for an ice rescue drill.

The Atlantic County Park Rangers requested the drill to as a training exercise for its staff. Atlantic County has parks along both sides of the Great Egg Harbor River, its tributaries and lakes throughout Atlantic County. The park rangers will be the first responders on scene for anyone who venture onto the ice and fall through.

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UPDATE: Egg Harbor Township man taken into custody for beating death of dog

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 14, 2014 01:54 pm

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Wednesday Feb.12, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department took Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township, into custody on animal cruelty charges for his alleged involvement in the death of a dog found Jan. 29.

Bail on this charge was set by Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer at $10,000 full and Geisel was lodged in Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Police charged Geisel on Feb. 4 for his alleged role in the beating death of a young female dog found behind Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park, but he was not taken into custody until Feb. 12.

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Letter: EHT Arboretum experiences ignore by township

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 01:10 pm

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To the editor:

During the 10 years the Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission spent building the Arboretum and Nature Center, I picked up thousands of heroin baggies and liquor bottles from the parking lot.

Vodka was the liquor of choice. Vandalism was so prevalent I called the police only for the most egregious of acts. ATV riding seemed to be accepted because of who was doing the riding.

I soon was able to pinpoint when the vandalism was most frequent, when the ATV riders were out in force, when the drinking took place. Of course, I shared this with the police. I even contacted Stockton because I could tell from the trash I picked up that the area was well used by Stockton students.

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Letter: Bridge repair taking too long

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 01:10 pm

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 To the editor:

Approximately three years ago the bridge on the Mays Landing/Somers Point Road, a main route to Ocean City, was damaged by a storm and traffic has been detoured.

Enter the Army Corps of Engineers.  They want to raise the bridge to allow kayaks to pass under.

I have resided less than two miles from this bridge for more than 50 years and have never seen a kayak there. Many cedar stumps protruding from the water, but no kayaks.

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Driving safety video remembers Jamie Crescenzo in advance of annual memorial dinner

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 13, 2014 07:42 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Remembering Jamie Foundation, which gives scholarships to students from schools and programs attended by Jamie Crescenzo, has found a new recipient starting this year – the media club at Egg Harbor Township High School.

The club has produced a public service message on safe driving in Crescenzo’s name.

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The question is why?

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 04:06 am

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To the editor:

We are informed daily through TV commercials of several harmful threats to our health, some life threatening, posed by taking pharmaceuticals for various types of illnesses.

Why are these types of advertisements allowed to go on, and why are these products allowed to remain on the market?

If we learned of a fresh head of lettuce containing e-coli, the entire state would be notified and advised to remove all lettuce from the produce shelves.

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Egg Harbor Township man found guilty of assaulting five women, more charges pending

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 12, 2014 09:06 pm

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was found guilty of the sexual assault or attempted sexual assault of five women in Atlantic City throughout the summer of 2012, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, an Atlantic County jury convicted Hiten Patel, 35, of Ridge Avenue, of sexually assaulting five women. Some of the incidents occurred while he was impersonating an undercover police officer and using an imitation gun to threaten them.

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