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    Meetings set for Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township School District is hosting a series of public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district. Employees, parents, students, residents, business owners and governmental officials are invited to attend and participate in the three meetings, each concentrating on a different topic.

     Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district occasionally realigns its goals with the public as needed. In…

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    PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

    “When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

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    Feel a cuss coming on? Sugared-up swear words are sweet enough for children’s ears

    My son sat on the floor, quietly pulling apart those little plastic bricks he loves so much and reassembling them into his latest newfangled creation, when it popped out without warning.

     “Dagnabbit,” he said under his breath as one wrong move brought the whole thing crashing down to the floor.

     It’s not the first time my son has…

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    cannuscioEgg Harbor Township figure skater Anastasia Cannuscio and partner Colin McManus of Saugus, Mass., won the bronze medal last week at 2004 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland, as part of the of the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series.

    Cannuscio represents the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club while McManus represents The Skating Club of Boston. The duo, who were the 2011 U.S. junior bronze medalists, train in Newark, Delaware, and are coached by Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov and…

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    Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where…

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EHT dedicates World Trade Center memorial

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Tucked behind the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company station on Mill Road sits a piece of debris that was created on Sept. 11, 2001 when America was attacked by terrorists. A portion of a steel I-beam recovered from the south tower of the World Trade Center, officially labeled Artifact I-0003S, has been given a place of honor atop the 9/11 monument.

“To some this is a just a piece of steel,” fire company President Dennis Hofmann said at the township’s 9/11 memorial service and monument dedication. “Shame on them. This beam has been baptized by fire, blood and tears. It comes to life when you touch it and reminds us that evil exists in this world.

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NYC man pleads guilty to aggravated sexual assault of 12-year-old Atlantic County girl

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:55 pm

Caracciolo must serve 17 years before becoming eligible for parole

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A New York City man who is a registered sex offender in the state of California pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 10 to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl from Atlantic County, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, 48, of New York City, pled guilty today to aggravated sexual assault of the victim, a 12-year-old Atlantic County female.

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Egg Harbor Township woman indicted for 2006 murder of boyfriend

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:04 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was indicted and arrested Tuesday, Sept. 9 in connection with the 2006 murder of her boyfriend, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

 An 8-year investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit led to the arrest yesterday of Eileen Leone, 43, who now lives of the 8000 block of Atlantic Avenue in Margate. She was charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of her boyfriend, Darius Smith, then 32, in the Egg Harbor Township home they shared with their 4-year-old child.

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Egg Harbor Township teachers, school board await report from state's mediator

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 02:19 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - In the ongoing negotiations between the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education, both parties are waiting to hear whether either side accepted the latest proposal by the state-appointed mediator.

Superconciliator Martin Scheinman met with committees representing the groups Wednesday, Sept. 3 and left them with his suggestion for a settlement. Both parties reviewed it with their members and have responded to him with their decision.

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Two men arrested for series of Egg Harbor Township vehicle burglaries

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 09:41 am

Submitted/Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles. Submitted/Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles.

Mays Landing resident also allegedly stole three vehicles and used stolen credit cards around Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Two men were arrested Friday, Sept. 5 in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township.

 Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles.

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EHT school board going back to drawing board on student-teacher communication policy

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 08:54 am

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All New Jersey public schools are required by law to have similar policies in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A proposed policy restricting the ways in which Egg Harbor Township students and teachers are permitted to communicate failed for a lack of support from the Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

 The measure, which the board approved on its first reading last month, died after no one made a motion for the policy to face a vote.

 President James Galvin said he was relieved the measure died on the floor.

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EHT school board sets rules for public commentary at meetings

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:07 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Residents who attend the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meetings will start to see some changes in the way in which the board handles the public comment portion, starting at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting. 

 On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the board voted in favor of changing the bylaw which governs public participation at its meetings. Among the changes, each speaker will be allotted three minutes to address the board, the policy reads.

“Upon the expiration of the speaker’s three minutes, the speaker must stop speaking and the speaker may not utilize any additional time by ‘borrowing’ another member of the public’s three minutes," it reads.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Sean Seabrooks

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Written by By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Seabrooks has served in the Coast Guard for five years, and he’s an IT at Electronics Support Detachment Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Seabrooks has served in the Coast Guard for five years, and he’s an IT at Electronics Support Detachment Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

Computers have become more and more prevalent over the years, and like so many other things in this world they need to be maintained and sometimes fixed.

The U.S. Coast Guard relies on its information systems technicians for establishing and maintaining computer systems, analog and digital voice systems and installing and maintaining the physical network infrastructure that ties the systems together.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 08:44 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.

Richard A. Clark, 26, and Azizuddin B. Clark, 22, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested Aug. 27 by Officer Louis Poletis and charged with possession of marijuana.

 Kelly L. Smith, 31, of Hamilton Township was arrested Aug. 28 by Officer Kyle Macpherson and Kenneth Winkel and charged with shoplifting.

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Letter: Teachers are underappreciated, underpaid

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 01:35 pm

Letter: Teachers are underappreciated, underpaid Letter: Teachers are underappreciated, underpaid To the editor:

In a 2014 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the only career path cited with a decline in starting salaries was education. College graduates who major in business, communications, engineering, computer science, humanities and social sciences and math and the sciences all showed an average increase in starting salary of 7.5 percent over the previous year. Ironically, the education “industry” was the No. 1 recruiter, hiring 161,400 new graduates.

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