• 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.

  • 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:

  • Columns

    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…

  • 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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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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Egg Harbor Township High School Class of 2014 graduate list

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 05:15 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Class of 2014 contains 638-members. They are:

Joseph A. Abbate

Rawan Yehya Abdallah

Regina E. Accardi

Brian M. Adams

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Modifications to EHT's accelerated math program don’t compute with everyone

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:28 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School district administrators and several board members are still at odds over modifications proposed to the district’s accelerated math program, despite nearly three hours of discussion on the matter during the Board of Education work session meeting Tuesday, June 17.

Greg Ryan, supervisor of the mathematics department, presented a lengthy report to the board and the public in attendance on the rationale and details of the proposed changes, explaining that the administration is trying to meet the more rigorous standards set by New Jersey’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards, and the new standardized test called  PARCC, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

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Storm knocks out power to Atlantic County customers

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 19, 2014 07:02 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A strong thunderstorm that rolled through the area around 3 a.m. on Thursday, June 19 knocked out the power to many of Atlantic City Electric's customers in Atlantic County.

As of 7 a.m., approximately 3,445 customers were still affected by outage. The highest concentration of homes and businesses without power is located in Egg Harbor Township, Linwood and Northfield, according to company information.

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EHT man accused of beating pit bull dog to death indicted by grand jury

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 18, 2014 07:59 pm

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

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man has been indicted for animal cruelty in connection with the killing of a dog, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Wednesday, June 18.

On Wednesday, June 11, Steven D. Geisel, 50, of the 2000 block of Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, was indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury on one count of animal cruelty – a third-degree crime – for the bludgeoning death of a female pit bull canine in a wooded area adjacent to Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, on or about Jan. 29, 2014.

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Egg Harbor Township High School's top five students

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 18, 2014 04:48 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Class of 2014 Top 5 students Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Class of 2014 Top 5 students EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School graduated its 638-member Class of 2014 on Friday, June 20. The grades have been tallied and the courses weighted, and the school's top five students have been announced. They are:

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Class of 2014 Quick Facts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township High School will send its Class of 2014 into the world on Friday, June 20. Here are a few quick facts about the 638-member class.

Class of 2014 Post-Secondary Plans:

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 5-10

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 17, 2014 04:49 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.

Joyce D. Proctor, 59, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 5 by Officer Katrina Cantell and charged with harassment, obstruction and resisting arrest.

 Michael T. Murphy, 41, of Mays Landing was arrested June 5 by Officer Anthony Venuto and charged with obstruction.

 Enoc Feliciano, 36, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 6 by Officer Robert Sheppard and charged with obstruction and resisting arrest.

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Gov. Christie authorizes expansion of Narcan program for heroin overdoses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:19 am

Christie Rotondo/Two different types of Narcan are displayed. It can come as a nasal spray or injected with a needle to stop an overdose. Christie Rotondo/Two different types of Narcan are displayed. It can come as a nasal spray or injected with a needle to stop an overdose. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  As expected, Gov. Chris Christie today (Tuesday, June 17) announced the expansion of a program authorizing first responders across the state to use Narcan to stop a heroin or opiate drug overdose.

 “The heroin epidemic in this country is real. In New Jersey we are taking steps to address this issue and hopefully save a life,” Christie said during his announcement.

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History Notes, June 17: Wesley House

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:42 am

Photo courtesy Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Photo courtesy Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society

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.

Wesley House

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