• 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township’s major projects are still in approval process, legal limbo

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 17, 2013 03:57 pm

Submitted/A plan for a Walmart in Egg Harbor Township will likely be mired in a legal struggle for months Submitted/A plan for a Walmart in Egg Harbor Township will likely be mired in a legal struggle for months

Affordable housing project, a hospice center and Walmart are all still pending

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Three of the more notable development projects slated in the township are still in a holding pattern of one sort or another. Here is an update of each:

Super Walmart

Plans to bring a Super Walmart the abandoned Atlantic City Electric office complex along the Black Horse Pike and Fire Road have been in the works for more than eight years. The national retailer wants to build a shopping center of 244,599 square feet with an approximately 188,463-square-foot Walmart anchor store that will feature a full-sized grocery store.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township’s major projects are still in approval process, legal limbo

 

Egg Harbor Township sponsors a movie night in the park (SLIDESHOW)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:04 am

Chuck Eberson/Kevin Corcoran and his sons Sean and Tommy, all of Egg Harbor Township settle in for an evening at the movies. Chuck Eberson/Kevin Corcoran and his sons Sean and Tommy, all of Egg Harbor Township settle in for an evening at the movies.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township’s Recreation Department presented its Under the Stars movie, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on Saturday, July 13 at the Tony Canale Amphitheater. (Slideshow is below)

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Egg Harbor Twp. dentist receives national award

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am

Submitted/Dentist Marc Pukenas, left, receives the award Submitted/Dentist Marc Pukenas, left, receives the award

Marc Pukenas of Egg Harbor Township, received the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award during its 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibits, held from June 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tenn.

The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Pukenas completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.

Read more: Egg Harbor Twp. dentist receives national award

 

Gunzenhauser of Egg Harbor Twp. graduates from Art Institute

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Monday, July 15, 2013 05:30 pm

Submitted/Eric Gunzenhauser Submitted/Eric Gunzenhauser

Eric Gunzenhauser, a 2003 graduate of Egg Harbor Township High School, has graduated with honors from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in visual effects and motion graphics. He is the recipient of numerous "Best of Quarter" awards and a Presidential Scholarship. He is currently employed by Lockheed Martin in Moorestown. 

   

Atlantic City juvenile charged in string of church robberies in Egg Harbor Twp.

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 15, 2013 01:28 pm

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Suspect allegedly assaulted a staff member, stole collection money and defecated on church bus

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 17 year-old Atlantic City juvenile was arrested in connection with a series of thefts at Egg Harbor Township churches among other charges Saturday, July 13, police said.

According to police, the youth was found inside the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday by a church member who tried to detain him as he called police and was allegedly assaulted by the subject.

Read more: Atlantic City juvenile charged in string of church robberies in Egg Harbor Twp.

 

(UPDATE) Police seek Mays Landing man who allegedly attemped to run down officer

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 15, 2013 01:13 pm

Danny Roberts of Mays Landing is wanted by police Danny Roberts of Mays Landing is wanted by police

Suspect in custody

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A man who police were searching for since July 4 after he allegedly attempted to run over an Egg Harbor Township Police Department officer was taken into custody without incident on Sunday, July 14, police said.

Read more: (UPDATE) Police seek Mays Landing man who allegedly attemped to run down officer

   

Egg Harbor Twp. student nominated for young scholar program

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 15, 2013 12:00 am

Submitted/Ethan Evangelista Submitted/Ethan Evangelista

Davenport Elementary School third grader Ethan Evangelista has been selected to participate in the National Young Scholars Program this summer. Evangelista was nominated by his teacher Kerri Pratt and will represent Davenport and the Egg Harbor Township community in the program held locally in Lawrenceville.

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Allstate donates to Community Quest in Egg Harbor Twp.

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 14, 2013 05:27 pm

Submitted /Pictured are Elizabeth Denham, senior vice president of program operations at Community Quest, and Ken Kelly, a personal financial representative with Allstate Insurance. Submitted /Pictured are Elizabeth Denham, senior vice president of program operations at Community Quest, and Ken Kelly, a personal financial representative with Allstate Insurance.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  – Community Quest, Inc. of Egg Harbor Township was recently awarded the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Grant with the help of Ken Kelly, an Allstate personal financial representative.

Kelly has been a loyal volunteer with Community Quest for more than eight years, being most recently involved with Community Quest’s annual Good Neighbor Bowling Fundraiser, this past winter.

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History Notes, July 14: Summer fun in 1800s

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:49 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each Sunday, 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.

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Service with a Smile > July 13

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 09:09 am

Nikki Djokovich/Employees at Pet Pros in Mays Landing hold an adoptable puppy Nikki Djokovich/Employees at Pet Pros in Mays Landing hold a adoptable puppy

Service with a Smile is a online summer feature that highlights some of the familiar faces at local businesses.

Pets Plus, Mays Landing

Jose Maltez, 21, left, of Egg Harbor Township has worked at the pet shop for 3 months. Heidi Lao, 20, of Mays Landing, has been working there for 4 years.

   

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