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    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

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    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

  • Sports

    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

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History Notes, Nov. 11: Remembering local Civil War veterans

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, November 11, 2013 08:12 am

Photo courtesy of the William Patterson family. Local Civil War veterans gather in front of Aaron Smith's house on Jeffers Landing Road in the Scullville section of the Egg Harbor Township in the year 1910 Photo courtesy of the William Patterson family. Local Civil War veterans gather in front of Aaron Smith's house on Jeffers Landing Road in the Scullville section of the Egg Harbor Township in the year 1910

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.

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Leeds descendant debunks legend of the Jersey Devil

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 06, 2013 03:37 pm

Submitted/An iconic image of the Jersey Devil Submitted/An iconic image of the Jersey Devil

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For generations, stories about the Jersey Devil have been passed down and passed around by people living and visiting South Jersey. One former resident decided to dig deeper into the lore and try to find out not only the truth, but why the tales have persisted through the years.

“I used to think it was kind of cute and harmless,” Bill Sprouse said of the myth. “But now I’ve met too many people who have been influenced by stories like that, which are dressed up as journalism, and they think the Jersey Devil is real.”

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EHT Nature Reserve is no longer the pits

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Written by Chuck Eberson Wednesday, October 30, 2013 09:42 am

Chuck Eberson/EHT resident Paul Quick and his two best friends are regulars on the trails. Chuck Eberson/EHT resident Paul Quick and his two best friends are regulars on the trails.

Former soil mining site is now features 45-acre lake populated with bass and wooded trails

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve was officially dedicated Saturday, Oct. 26 with a ribbon cutting by Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough.  With the assistance of volunteers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the township began the process of reclaiming the land and turning it into a resource than can be enjoyed for generations to come. 

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With the help of technology, EHT students learn from peers in Atlantic City

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 30, 2013 06:36 am

Submitted/Slaybaugh Teacher Malinda Brita’s second grade class participated in the event Submitted/Slaybaugh Teacher Malinda Brita’s second grade class participated in the event

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Through a special distance learning event staged between a second grade class at Slaybaugh Elementary School and Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City on Oct. 18, children were able to discuss a book they read as well as discuss its theme of overcoming hardships. The lesson, scheduled to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, was based on the book “A Chair for My Mother” by Vera B. Williams.

The story follows a girl, Rosa, whose family has to save their money to replace their possessions after a fire destroys their home.

Each class showed the chairs they decorated to each other via television and asked each other questions, which helped produce a dialog between the two schools of overcoming hardships. 

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History Notes, Oct. 27: Somers Point/Longport Boulevard

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:00 pm

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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.

Read more: History Notes, Oct. 27: Somers Point/Longport Boulevard

 

Egg Harbor Township High School is full of pep before its homecoming (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 25, 2013 03:50 pm

Laura Stetser/Cheerleaders launch tshirts into the student crowd during Friday, Oct. 25 pep rally at Egg Harbor Township High School Laura Stetser/Cheerleaders launch tshirts into the student crowd during Friday, Oct. 25 pep rally at Egg Harbor Township High School

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township High School celebrated its athletic and academic successes during its fall pep rally held Friday, Oct. 25 outside at the school's stadium. 

The event featured skits by fall sports teams and student organizations as well as some other activities, like a contest to see which teacher earned a pie to the face. 

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Friends of Chuck Donovan gather at Hidden Creek for wine fundraiser (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chuck Eberson Wednesday, October 23, 2013 02:20 pm

Submitted/The Donovan family, from left, Brendan Meyer, Jennifer Donovan Meyer, Lynda Meyer, Chip Donovan and Meghan Donovan stand together and enjoy the moment. Submitted/The Donovan family, from left, Brendan Meyer, Jennifer Donovan Meyer, Lynda Meyer, Chip Donovan and Meghan Donovan stand together and enjoy the moment.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ­– The Fourth Annual Friends of Chuck Donovan Gourmet Wine Dinner and Auction was held Friday, Oct. 18 at the Hidden Creek Golf Club.

The event was hosted by the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools. Donovan, former vice president of the group, passed away in 2009. (See full slideshow below)

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Mey House wants to scare away breast cancer with fundraising evening

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 22, 2013 08:08 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - October is National Breast Cancer Month and in an effort to raise funds, the Mey House, a senior living community, is sponsoring a night filled with shopping, sweets, treats and massages on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

For a $5 donation, guests can shop with brands like Beauti Control, Anatolia's Crafts, 31 Handbags, Party Light Candles, Rose's Handmade Pillows, Herbal Life, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Premier Designs, Lolla Chiropractic and Tranquil Touch Day Spa. 

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Clean up your community during EHT's Fall Pride Day

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 22, 2013 01:46 pm

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Fall Community Pride Day in Egg Harbor Township will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. The goal is to bring residents together to show pride in the community by removing litter from public lands. All residents and other volunteers are encouraged to participate by spending the day cleaning up along roadways, on public property and on vacant lots in neighborhoods.

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History Notes, Oct. 20: Millinery Shop

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, October 20, 2013 08:37 pm

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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.

Read more: History Notes, Oct. 20: Millinery Shop

   

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