• EHT Current

    Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead

    “The state of New Jersey is our enemy. They have brutalized the school system.” - Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The developer of a proposed affordable housing project slated for the Farmington section of the township was given the green light to proceed with its application for financing after the Township Committee voted 3-1 to moves the project forward despite opposition from members…

  • Sports

    EHTACFH7ATLANTIC CITY – Rebecca Richman’s energy and enthusiasm for field hockey are contagious. Combined with the unyielding tenacity of the team’s defense, it can be an unbeatable combination for the Egg Harbor Township High School field hockey team.

    Richman, a junior, scored one goal and assisted on another by Juliana Catania as the streaking Eagles shut out Atlantic City, 2-0, on Sept. 22 at Atlantic City High School for their fifth straight victory.

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: What I have learned from being a room mom

    Well, it happened again. I was selected to be room mom by default for one of my children’s classrooms. While I am always happy to help out where needed, I did not sign up for the task because I know I cannot make all of the parties.

    But because I did the job last year, also by default, and seemingly made it…

  • EHT Current

    4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists are advised to drive with caution at the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue as Atlantic County begins converting the intersection into a four-way stop in early October.

    Currently the intersection is controlled by a stop sign on the Ridge Avenue approaches only.

  • Ocean City Gazette

    “He loved old horror movies, especially Frankenstein,” Priscilla Presley said to curator Ron MacCloskey of her husband, Elvis, when she autographed this drawing by English artist Paul Garner.

    Ron MacCloskey announces his second Frankenstein art exhibit “From Frightening to Funny Part II” beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 1 at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Catawba Bridge replacement delayed until Fall 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 11:46 am

Original plans called for bridge work to be completed by June 2015

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The replacement of Catawba Bridge, EH-17, over Miry Run on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road (Rt. 559) in Egg Harbor Township will go out to bid early next spring several months later than originally planned, Atlantic County officials announced Monday, Aug. 25.

The bidding process will delayed to prevent motorists from having to deal with two detours on the same roadway at the same time, according to the press release.

Read more: Catawba Bridge replacement delayed until Fall 2015

 

EHT Talks! Speaker Series at library continues in September

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 11:04 am

Library events Library events
The Atlantic County Library’s Egg Harbor Township branch will host the EHT Talk! speakers series featuring six two-hour programs spotlighting local speakers on local history, health and wellness, spirituality, legends and lore. The series is open to adults and teens and is 6 p.m. Mondays. All are welcome to ask questions and participate in the discussions.

 

The schedule is below:

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Atlantic Christian School preps for new school year

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, August 25, 2014 10:54 am

Atlantic Christian School 2014-15 school year info Atlantic Christian School 2014-15 school year info

Orientations begin tonight, Monday, Aug. 25.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Christian School has scheduled several orientation nights to help welcome students for the 2014-15 school year.

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Mill Road and Ridge Avenue intersection to become four-way stop

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 07:35 pm

New stop sign at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT New stop sign at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT

New stop signs are first step toward eventual traffic light 

Motorists are advised that on or before Monday, Sept. 1, the Atlantic County Division of Planning and Engineering will install a signage making the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue a four-way stop. All lanes of traffic at this intersection will be required to stop and take turns crossing. 

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EHT Dog Park finally gets its footing

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

EHT Dog park EHT Dog park EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Donna Burns, organizer of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park committee, said she can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 Five years ago the avid dog owner came up with the idea to open an off-leash dog park in the township. There were several near-misses on land deals and proposed leases that did not pan out. She admits she was afraid the park would not open in her dogs’ lifetimes, but as of last week, the committee has a executed lease with Egg Harbor Township that will enable the all volunteer organization to start the actual work of making the park, slated for Swift Drive across from the Atlantic County Library branch.

Read more: EHT Dog Park finally gets its footing

 

Egg Harbor Township hotel fined over alleged Hurricane Sandy price gouging

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that Amy Hotels, LLC, which operates the Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township, has agreed to pay $64,543.96 to resolve the state’s allegations that the hotel engaged in 545 instances of unlawful price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“New Jersey’s laws specifically prohibit price gouging for needed commodities during a declared state of emergency,” Hoffman said.  “This settlement, and the many other victories we have obtained against alleged Superstorm Sandy price-gougers, should deter other businesses from violating this law in the future.”

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Edward Jones investments sponsoring EHT school supply drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:41 pm

School supply donation drive School supply donation drive

The Egg Harbor Township-location of investment firm Edward Jones is hosting a school supply donation drive to support the Egg Harbor Township School District.

 Residents and business owners of Egg Harbor Township and surrounding areas are asked to donate school supplies, which add value to the school system as students will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development.

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History Notes, Bargaintown Class of 1920

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920. Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920.

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.

BARGAINTOWN CLASS 1920

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Coach bag bingo in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 18, 2014 04:51 pm

Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Ten designer Coach bags were among the prizes up for grabs Saturday night, Aug. 16 at Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563. Friends and family members packed the lodge for Coach Bag Bingo, with a $25 donation reserving a spot for ten rounds of the game. Drinks and snacks were available at the bar as participants also joined in on a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug.1-14

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:48 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police Egg Harbor Township Police

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

Brianna N. Ross, 25, of Galloway Township was arrested Aug. 8 by Officers Alekhine Pahang and James Naylor and charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic syringe and endangering the welfare of a child.

 Lisa M. Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville was arrested Aug. 9 by Detective Robert Harte and Officers James Donaldon and Brian McKenney and charged with theft and theft of moveable property.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug.1-14

   

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