• Downbeach Current

    Mary Platt of Egg Harbor Township chats with her father, William Delgesso, who turns 100 years old Friday, Dec. 12VENTNOR – Dancing through life keeps William Delgesso young, the soon-to-be centenarian said.

    “I’m 100, going on 50,” he said in his Somerset Avenue home last week. His 100th birthday is Friday, Dec. 12.

    Delgesso danced his way out of tribulation and into the arms…

  • Sports

    CALFallWrap2The swimmers are in the pools and, starting next week, jump shots and takedowns will replace third-down conversions and extra points.

    But first, one final look at the 2014 Cape-Atlantic League football season and a couple of other fall sports.

    It was another fall season filled with success.

    St. Joseph won another NJSIAA championship, keeping the CAL’s streak alive – at least one NJSIAA…

  • EHT Current

     Atlantic County citizen of year

    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It…

  • Mainland Current

    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

  • Sports

    EHTMainswim1LINWOOD - Athletes from Mainland Regional and Egg Harbor Township high schools took to the water on Friday, Dec. 6 in a competitive early-season Cape-Atlantic League swim meet at Mainland's pool.

    The EHT girls beat their Mainland rivals 110-60 as sophomore Camryn Greenleaf took victories in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, and joined her teammates for wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

    Kirstin…

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: The power of the elf network

    Even Santa’s magic needs a boost sometimes

    Last year a little girl from New Jersey put an item on her wish list to Santa that came seemingly out of the blue.

    “I would like the Sweetshine Glow Happy Clubhouse,” she announced.

    Her parents were stumped. Neither had ever heard of the toy.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHTHS dance steps off homecoming queen campaigns

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 03:18 pm

Matt Strabuk/Egg Harbor Township High School classmates enjoy the dance on Saturday, Oct. 25. Matt Strabuk/Egg Harbor Township High School classmates enjoy the dance on Saturday, Oct. 25.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -The Egg Harbor Township High School 2014 Homecoming Queen nominees were announced during the school’s homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Leading up to the homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 31, students cast their votes for the nominees during the school day.

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UPDATED: South Jersey residents report feeling tremors

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:24 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP-  Residents around South Jersey are turning to social media to report two incidents of the earth or their homes shaking around noon and again just before 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 29).

 Reports about the sensation are coming from as far south as Avalon and as far west as Estell Manor.

 Rick Henderson of Egg Harbor Township reported feeling it twice. 

 "My whole house rattled, shook and rumbled. 2nd time was longer 3-4 seconds. Doors and dishes rattling," he said.

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Egg Harbor Township teacher, staff contract approved

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:09 pm

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Shift in healthcare plan and additional work hours among changes approved

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After more than two years of negotiating, the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education have reached an agreement on a teacher and staff contract for 2013 through 2016.

 The three-year agreement was passed by 83 percent of the union membership during a daytime vote Monday, Oct. 27, and by a unanimous vote among the school board members at a special evening meeting. Board member John “Jack” Haines was absent.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-22

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 01:10 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.

Kelly P. Griffin, 51, of Pleasantville was arrested Oct. 6 by Officers Benjamin Wilson, Michael Santoro and Edward Stearns and charged with resisting arrest, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

 Lefty Jorge Jr., 21, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 7 by Officer Michael Keeping and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-22

   

Pleasantville man wanted in thefts from parked cars turns himself in to police

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 11:53 am

Submitted/Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville Submitted/Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 23-year-old Pleasantville man turned himself in to police Oct. 16 after a warrant was issued for his arrest for his alleged involvement with a series of thefts from parked cars around Egg Harbor Township in September.

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Township Committee members unchallenged in bids for reelection

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 27, 2014 11:27 am

Submitted/Paul Hodson, left, and Laura Pfrommer are seeking reelection to their seats on Egg Harbor Township Committee. Submitted/Paul Hodson, left, and Laura Pfrommer are seeking reelection to their seats on Egg Harbor Township Committee.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Township Committee has two three-year terms open in the Nov. 4 general election, and incumbents Paul Hodson and Laura Pfrommer are running unchallenged for their seats.

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Paul Hodson, 62, has been married to his wife Patricia since 1981 and has lived in the township for 31 years. Together they have two married children, daughter Maria and her husband Chris and son William and his wife Rachel. They have two grandchildren.

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Wawa’s new Egg Harbor Township location is open for business (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 24, 2014 11:01 am

  Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Mayor James Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Mayor James EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The coffee was as free flowing as the cheers during Wawa’s grand opening of its newest location in Egg Harbor Township on Friday, Oct. 24.

  The event resembled a pep rally more than a corporate event, with company and local officials joined by customers as they took advantage of the 10 days of free coffee promotion that is running now through Sunday, Nov. 2 and gas at $2.75 per gallon.

 Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said he appreciated the development of the site.  

Read more: Wawa’s new Egg Harbor Township location is open for business (SLIDESHOW)

 

Fair for all at Egg Harbor Township elementary schools

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Laura Stetser/Lynn Pellegini’s second grade students at Slaybaugh Elementary School get ready to dive into their book fair purchases on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Laura Stetser/Lynn Pellegini’s second grade students at Slaybaugh Elementary School get ready to dive into their book fair purchases on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Egg Harbor Township elementary schools hosted the Scholastic Book Fair this week, Oct. 20-24. Students were able to visit the library to purchase books and other items or to make a wish list for their parents, who were invited to attend family night midweek.

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EHT students earn honors for PSAT scores

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School Principal Terry Charlton stands with seniors James Tracy and Melina Luu and Director of Guidance Samantha Elko. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School Principal Terry Charlton stands with seniors James Tracy and Melina Luu and Director of Guidance Samantha Elko. Egg Harbor Township High School students James Tracy and Melina Luu were named “Commended Students” in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 commended students across the country are recognized in this program for academic promise. Tracy and Luu, who took the test during their junior year, placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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EHT couple works to bring cheer to sick children through Build-a-Bear collection drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013 Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One township couple is asking for the public’s help in bringing holiday cheer to sick children by organizing a Build-a-Bear collection drive.

Andrea and Dominic Pugliese are now in their third year in the charity effort, which allows them to deliver new stuffed animals to the children who are staying at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and similar providers.

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