• EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

    If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

    The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that obligation.

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

  • Mainland Current

    Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge.SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of…

  • Regional

    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

  • Columns

    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

UPDATE: Motorcyclist sent to hospital with serious injuries after Fire Road crash in EHT

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:15 pm

Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A 22 year-old Egg Harbor Township motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash along Fire Road in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

Justin Levenson was driving a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he and and another cyclist exited the Garden State Parkway and traveled south on Fire Road around 3:43 p.m. near the Bonton Plaza, police said.

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Drones soon to be tested over New Jersey skies

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:13 pm

USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. Each test site will have specific regulations to protect the privacy of surrounding residents and businesses

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Drones will soon be tested in New Jersey’s airspace as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aerial systems test site program, U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, announced on Monday, Aug. 11.

 Earlier in the day, the FAA announced that the joint New Jersey-Virginia-Maryland test site for integrating commercial unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace has become operational.

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Egg Harbor Township Police trying to find owner of tombstone

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.  Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.

The department is seeking the public’s assistance to get this item returned to where it belongs and give the family some peace.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are trying to locate the proper owner of a tombstone and are asking for the public’s help in sharing the image.

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EHT man, woman face marijuana charges after police check on elderly resident at home

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Raymond Peaschek, 42, and Kimberly Gifford, 50, of Egg Harbor Township Raymond Peaschek, 42, and Kimberly Gifford, 50, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A local man and woman who police said were running a marijuana growing facility inside a home on Fisher Avenue in the township's Scullville section were arrested on drug charges after police responded to a call regarding the well-being of an elderly resident at the home Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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History Notes, 1940s fishing friends

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am

 Photo courtesy of June Sheridan Photo courtesy of June Sheridan

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.

1940s Fishing Friends

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Thunder Over Boardwalk Air Show participants practice routes in advance of Atlantic City show

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:39 am

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Amber Powell/Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights black demonstration team, jump over Atlantic City, N.J. on Aug. 12, 2014. The Golden Knights are participating in Atlantic City's U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Amber Powell/Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights black demonstration team, jump over Atlantic City, N.J. on Aug. 12, 2014. The Golden Knights are participating in Atlantic City's

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing was the staging area for the The U.S. Army Golden Knights’ pre-show practice routes for today’s Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City.

See more photos below.

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Egg Harbor Township Police searching for information on alleged robber

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 07:23 pm

Submitted/Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an person wanted in connection to an attempted burglary at the Joe Canal’s Liquor store on Saturday, July 19. Submitted/Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an person wanted in connection to an attempted burglary at the Joe Canal’s Liquor store on Saturday, July 19.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an person wanted in connection to an attempted burglary at the Joe Canal’s Liquor store on Saturday, July 19.

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Letters: Egg Harbor Township teachers find grants and children benefit

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Written by Amber Umphlett Tuesday, August 12, 2014 02:35 pm

Besides writing grants, teachers and staff of our district spend their “extra” time fundraising for a variety of charities. Besides writing grants, teachers and staff of our district spend their “extra” time fundraising for a variety of charities. To the editor:

This past school year my youngest daughter had the opportunity to attend the Wet Project at Alder Middle School. She talked about her experience for days and couldn’t wait to go again. I recently learned that this project, and many more like it, is funded by grants that our Egg Harbor Township teachers write outside of their “contracted time.”

Mr. Thoms, a seventh-grade science teacher, received this year a $22,600 Disney grant to expand his marine science program at Fernwood Middle, allowing double the amount of students to participate. He, Mr. Puggi and Mrs. Oster also received 10 Sea Perch underwater robot kits that will enhance their STEM program at the Middle School.

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Letter: Distracted driving fine justified

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Written by Jewel Copper Tuesday, August 12, 2014 02:06 pm

I see anywhere – from 20 to 50 people daily – with either a handheld phone and one hand on the wheel. I see anywhere – from 20 to 50 people daily – with either a handheld phone and one hand on the wheel. To the editor:

There has been much discussion recently regarding New Jersey’s penalties for using a cell phone while driving, with some individuals complaining that the penalties are excessive.

Perhaps those people complaining have never stood over a loved one on life support, have never attended a funeral of a friend or family member, or experienced the harsh reality of permanent physical disability because some person was looking down at his or her phone or texting, rather than paying attention to what was in front, back or alongside of them.

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80 bags of heroin found in Egg Harbor Township traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:15 pm

Submitted/Gregory May, 33, of Pleasantville and Joshua Painter, 37, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Gregory May, 33, of Pleasantville and Joshua Painter, 37, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two men were arrested after police found 80 bags of heroin in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the Country Place Condominiums in the Cardiff section of the township on Monday, Aug. 11.

Gregory May, 33, of Pleasantville and Joshua Painter, 37, of Egg Harbor Township were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and other related drug charges after Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Tim Colella found drugs in the vehicle driven by May around 9:43 a.m.  

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