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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…

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    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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

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Revised plan for EHT’s accelerated math program now in place

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:06 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After several meetings in which parents and the members of the Board of Education voiced concerns over proposed changes to the Egg Harbor Township School District’s accelerated math program, the administration presented a revised plan for the program’s curriculum.

 The revised content outline was presented during the board’s meeting Tuesday, July 22 by Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones.

 Bretones said any student currently in the accelerated math program will be allowed to progress as before.

Read more: Revised plan for EHT’s accelerated math program now in place

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 7-16

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:03 am

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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.

 Dassius D. Smith, 23, of Hamilton Township was arrested July 7 by Officers James Donaldson and Steven McKenney and charged with attempting to obtain a prescription legend drug by forgery or deception.

 Justin T. Tamanini, 20, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 7 by Officer Steven McKenney and charged with criminal mischief.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 7-16

   

Atlantic City International receives $1.7 million in federal funding

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:59 pm

airport Announcement follows $1.6 million previously awarded in June for airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, today announced $1,778,976 in new federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for taxiway rehabilitation and reconstruction projects at the Atlantic City International Airport.

Read more: Atlantic City International receives $1.7 million in federal funding

 

Federal racial discrimination case against Egg Harbor Township dismissed

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:44 pm

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. 

Read more: Federal racial discrimination case against Egg Harbor Township dismissed

   

Toms River man arrested again for stealing televisions from EHT grocery store

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:41 pm

Submitted/Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store Submitted/Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Toms River man was arrested for stealing at least five televisions from the ShopRite in the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section.

According to police, Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store by placing them in a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying on four separate incidents.

Read more: Toms River man arrested again for stealing televisions from EHT grocery store

 

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.

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

   

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.

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

 

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.

Read more: Alternate route program available for Atlantic County residents seeking police training

   

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.

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

 

Egg Harbor Township tax bills coming out week of July 28

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 21, 2014 02:15 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Property owners will receive the preliminary 2014-2015 tax bills beginning Monday, July 28.

 The grace period has been extended until Aug. 22 for the third quarter 2014 payment.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township tax bills coming out week of July 28

   

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