• Mainland Current

    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.

  • EHT Current

    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.

  • Sports

    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.

  • EHT Current

    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…

  • Columns

    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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In your town, Edition of Feb. 26, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 26, 2015 02:29 pm

EHT events EHT events Common Core/PARCC discussion

The second Common Core/PARCC – Why All the Backlash? information session will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 in the small conference room at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 1 Swift Drive.  Join other parents in finding answers to questions regarding the standardized tests (PARCC) the students will be taking in March and May. Entry is free.  Although not required, preregistration is requested by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check out Facebook SJ Common Core/PARCC Facts.

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Egg Harbor Township buses running 'extremely late' due to snow

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 26, 2015 09:10 am

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The snowy roads this morning are causing Egg Harbor Township School District buses to run "extremely late" in getting the elementary school children to school, according to staff at the transportation department.

No estimates on actual delays were provided, but staff at the transportation department asked for patience as the bus drivers take their time on the roads.

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Ventnor couple injured in EHT car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 26, 2015 07:31 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Ventnor couple was sent to the hospital after their car flipped over and hit a tree along Fernwood Avenue in the Bargaintown section of the township on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

According to police, Kenneth Cutugno and his wife Susan were driving west on Mill Road in a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe around 5:30 p.m. when a 2001 Ford Thunderbird driven by Kristian Kliffmueller of Egg Harbor Township pulled into their lane of travel near the stop sign at the northbound side of the intersection of Fernwood Avenue.

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Artists Alike Film festival expands students’ horizons

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:48 pm

Artists Alike Studios Film Festival Artists Alike Studios Film Festival EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Seeing how talented her student filmmakers were for the past decade, Egg Harbor Township High School television station manager Kristen Dirato said she wanted to extend their opportunities.

“I always love seeing the talent that students produce, so when I saw how creative students were at EHT, I wanted to expand on the idea,” Dirato said.

With several graduates from the school, she launched a production company called Artists Alike Studios, which is the host of the Artists Alike Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing.

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Martirone named EHTHS teacher of year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:43 pm

Michael C. Martirone Michael C. Martirone EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Michael C. Martirone, now in his sixth year of teaching freshman world cultures, was named Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2014 teacher of the year.

Martirone, 30, a 2002 graduate of the school, said he was grateful and humbled to receive the recognition.

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With testing to begin next week in EHT, PARCC questions remain unanswered

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:37 pm

EHT school news EHT school news EGG 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 the state in 2010.

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Letter: English Creek’s forgotten bridge

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: English Creek’s forgotten bridge Letter: English Creek’s forgotten bridge To the editor:

Does anyone know what is really going on at English Creek’s forgotten bridge?

As a resident of the area I have watched bridge projects come and go and yet this little bridge is still under construction. Why? What manner of government bureaucracy or environmental nonsense is causing this ridiculous delay?

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Egg Harbor Township man indicted for home invasion, stabbing

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:44 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was indicted last week for attempted murder and nine additional criminal counts in connection with a home invasion robbery committed against a 92-year-old Egg Harbor Township man in 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 10-12

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 02:52 pm

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

Thomas M. Stallard, 52, of Sewell was arrested Feb. 10 by Detective Patricia DiMarco and Officers Shawn Owen and Scott Hiltner and charged with trespassing, criminal mischief, burglary and theft.

 Frank S. Tobin, 32, of Hamilton Township was arrested Feb. 12 by Officers Jonathan Nieves and David Heritage and charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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South Jersey firefighters train for icy water rescues

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 21, 2015 03:28 pm

Laura Stetser/South Jersey firefighters take turns acting as the victim during the training at Lake Lenape. Laura Stetser/South Jersey firefighters take turns acting as the victim during the training at Lake Lenape. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Because responders cannot choose when or where someone may need to be rescued, several South Jersey fire departments joined forces Saturday, Feb. 21 to train for these unexpected calls for service.

Volunteer and paid firefighters bundled up and took turns rescuing their peers from the icy waters of Lake Lenape in Hamilton Township just before a new coat of snow was expected to fall on the area later that afternoon. 

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