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     The Mom's Beat blog by Laura Stetser

    The good news and the bad news is that my family is in the market for a new minivan. I wish it could be a different style of car, but it truly is the only mode of transportation that works for us.

     After driving the same one for seven years, I am looking forward to a clean slate. I can’t wait for that new car smell, unfaded upholstery and corners without hidden…

  • Mainland Current

    Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point SOMERS POINT – Sister Judy Loschiavo found music as a remedy to deal with grief after the loss of her parents. Now her hope is that her music will allow others feeling a sense of loss to find a chord that rings true to them.

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Sgt. Cherie Burgan explains drug trends to Egg Harbor Township High School parents on Wednesday, April 9.

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The grumbling started in the parking lot of Egg Harbor Township High School as the line of parents entering the first-ever mandatory pre-prom information session began to grow longer on Wednesday, April 9.

    “This is ridiculous,” one mother was overheard saying.

    “This better not take long,”…

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    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were…

  • EHT Current

    Yogathon benefits Relay for Life team

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One local Relay for Life team is looking for supporters who want to stretch themselves for a good cause.

     The Slim’s Butterscotchers are hosting a daylong yogathon in Egg Harbor Township Saturday, May 3 to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

     The event, called “Are you Down to Fight Cancer?” will feature a variety of yoga classes taught by instructors representing many local yoga studios. The more challenging power…

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Egg Harbor Township house fire displaces 6

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Written by Dennis Sharpe Sunday, March 16, 2014 09:11 am

Dennis C. Sharpe photos/Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Stafford Avenue on Saturday, March 15 Dennis C. Sharpe photos/Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Stafford Avenue on Saturday, March 15

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Six people were displaced by a house fire Saturday morning, March 15 at 320 Stafford Avenue in the township’s Farmington section.

Six fire companies and other agencies were called to battle the blaze, which took an hour to extinguish. Firefighters faced heavy smoke coming from the one-story wood frame home, and had to maneuver around large debris that was scattered around the dwelling. 

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Egg Harbor Township High School seniors vie for Olympic championship (SLIDESHOW/VIDEO)

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Written by Chuck Eberson Thursday, March 13, 2014 02:18 pm

Seniors at Egg Harbor Township High School enjoyed three days of stiff competition at their Senior Olympics Tuesday, March 4 through Thursday, March 6.  Teams sported war paint and their own unique T-shirts with colorful names such as, No Fear, Katz  Scratch Fever, Finding Finn, Innuminati and Salvataurus Rex. 

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Alder students help set new record in coast-to-coast reading challenge

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 13, 2014 09:39 am

 

Submitted/More than 30 students received gift cards to Books-A-Million funded by a mini-grant from the Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation. Here are some of the winners. Submitted/More than 30 students received gift cards to Books-A-Million funded by a mini-grant from the Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation. Here are some of the winners.

Students at Alder Avenue Middle School took part in a nationwide effort called Read the Most Coast to Coast Friday, Feb. 28. Students joined Renaissance Learning’s challenge to break the record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. The new record is 4,987,949 quizzes nationwide.

Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program that helps educators generate excitement for reading and monitor student practice.

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Egg Harbor Township High School program hones native language skills of Spanish-speaking students

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 13, 2014 08:34 am

Laura Stetser/From left in bottom row are seniors Luis Sibaja, Alondra Gamarra, Wendy Moya. In top row from left are teacher Yamilei Socorro, senior Nicole Melo, junior Alondra Martínez, junior Nathaly Grisales and teacher Obed J. Pérez. Laura Stetser/From left in bottom row are seniors Luis Sibaja, Alondra Gamarra, Wendy Moya. In top row from left are teacher Yamilei Socorro, senior Nicole Melo, junior Alondra Martínez, junior Nathaly Grisales and teacher Obed J. Pérez.

Could become a state model for similar programs

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Michelle Schreiner realized in 1998 that the Spanish-speaking students in Egg Harbor Township High School weren’t having their educational needs met, she decided to initiate a change of course.

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EHT’s proposed $36.4 million budget carries a 1.7-cent tax increase

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 13, 2014 08:16 am

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Officials once again put pressure on the state to release tax revenue

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Committee introduced its 2014 budget that calls for a 1.7-cent increase over last year’s municipal tax rate.

 The $36.4 million budget is 2 percent higher than last year, Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough said during the introduction on Wednesday, March 12. 

Read more: EHT’s proposed $36.4 million budget carries a 1.7-cent tax increase

 

House subcommittee hears testimony on FAA center’s readiness for NextGen

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 12, 2014 02:45 pm

Laura Stetser/From left, Michael Whitaker, deputy administrator and chief NextGen officer, and Dennis Filler, director of the William J. Hughes Technical Center present their testimonies in front of the U.S. Congressional Aviation Subcommittee members. Laura Stetser/From left, Michael Whitaker, deputy administrator and chief NextGen officer, and Dennis Filler, director of the William J. Hughes Technical Center present their testimonies in front of the U.S. Congressional Aviation Subcommittee members.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Aviation officials and representatives from the private industry gave testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation during a field hearing on Tuesday, March 11 at the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center.

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EHT school board approves shorter spring break, longer school year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:38 pm

Laura Stetser/EHT Board of Education news Laura Stetser/EHT Board of Education news

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Board of Education Tuesday, March 11 approved the administration’s plan to recoup six snow days by adding days to the end of the school year as well as recalling three from the weeklong spring break.

The board approved by a vote of 5-3 Superintendent Scott McCartney’s proposal to use three days of the previously scheduled weeklong spring break to recapture days missed due to the winter weather. The plan adds three days to the end of the school year.

Board members Pete Castellano, Jack Haines and James Galvin were the dissenting votes. Board member Ray Ellis was absent.

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EHT police seek 2 in Burlington Coat Factory theft

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects allegedly involved in shoplifting from the Burlington Coat Factory in Harbor Square Shopping Center on Feb. 22. Submitted/The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects allegedly involved in shoplifting from the Burlington Coat Factory in Harbor Square Shopping Center on Feb. 22.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two females who are suspected of shoplifting from Burlington Coat Factory in Harbor Square Shopping Center Feb. 22.

According to police, the females entered the store, removed boxes of merchandise and left the store before the theft was discovered. They got in a red minivan that was waiting for them, police said. 

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