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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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    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…

  • Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    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.

  • Mainland Current

    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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    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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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.

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

 

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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Police: Pot found in car suspected in EHT drive-by egging

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, September 08, 2014 12:31 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 17-year-old boy from Egg Harbor Township was charged with possession of marijuana and other offenses Saturday, Sept. 6, after a resident complained of eggs being thrown at his Scullville-area home.

The driver was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous motor vehicle offenses during a traffic stop on Mill Road in which police allegedly found 100 grams of marijuana.

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Letter: Expansion is good, but why take out more woods?

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 11:07 am

Expansion is good, but why take out more woods? Expansion is good, but why take out more woods? To the editor:

With recent impending layoffs, it is good to know some businesses are expanding and relocating. For example, Mercedes Benz of Atlantic City has recently purchased three properties, Fenton Brothers, Driftwood RV Center and H.I. Rib, 20 acres in all on the Black Horse Pike and Spruce Street (back to Franklin Avenue) in Egg Harbor Township.

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UPDATE: Home health aide wanted again for allegedly stealing from elderly EHT client

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Lisa Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville and Justin Brown, 26, of Galloway Submitted/Lisa Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville and Justin Brown, 26, of Galloway

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Sept. 5, Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Lisa Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville, who is wanted for allegedly using a stolen ATM card to withdraw money from the account of her elderly patient. She was previously charged with stealing items from the same man.

According to police, an investigation by Detective Robert Harte uncovered there had been an unauthorized withdraw of $2,000 from the victim’s Bank of America bank account using his ATM card. The withdrawals took place in four transactions between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4.  

Read more: UPDATE: Home health aide wanted again for allegedly stealing from elderly EHT client

 

Motorcyclist injured after losing control of bike on Black Horse Pike

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 02:27 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Williamstown man was moderately injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of the township around 7:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

According to police, Kelly Caulk, 51, was driving a 2013 Honda motorcycle east on the Black Horse Pike in the area of Bennett Chevrolet when he came upon stopped traffic. He attempted to stop, lost control was separated from the bike, according to reports.

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Free support workshops for parents of older children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:54 pm

Free support workshops for parents of older children with intellectual and developmental disabilities Free support workshops for parents of older children with intellectual and developmental disabilities EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Arc of Atlantic County is hosting four workshops for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 16 to 21. Parents will be able to learn what resources and support are available for their child now and as they begin to age out of school entitlement programs.

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Egg Harbor Township Police warn of increase in vehicle burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:27 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Reporting an increase in vehicle burglaries, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department is encouraging residents to secure their cars and to report stolen items.

 In 2013, there were 161 vehicle burglaries reported to the police and in 2014 there have been 83 vehicle burglaries to date. “There may be significantly more that have not been reported,” the department stated in the release.

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Alleged EHT church burglars arrested

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Mary Hennedy, 23, and Richard Bowen, 23, both of Barnegat and Shantal White, 19, of Jersey City Submitted/Mary Hennedy, 23, and Richard Bowen, 23, both of Barnegat and Shantal White, 19, of Jersey City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three people were arrested and charged with burglarizing and stealing a safe and cash from the St. Paul’s Coptic Orthodox Church in July.

 Egg Harbor Township Police allege that Mary Hennedy, 23, and Richard Bowen, 23, both of Barnegat and Shantal White, 19, of Jersey City stole a large safe from the Tremont Avenue church and an undetermined amount of cash from the parishioner collection boxes on July 17. The safe contained valuables and bank information of the church and its members.

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Cabot's Gratitude Grill serves up lunch to those who fight against hunger

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 04, 2014 02:17 pm

Laura Stetser/ Cabot Creamery brought its Gratitude Grill food truck to the Egg Harbor Township location to serve grilled cheese sandwiches, garden salad and chocolate chip cookies as a thank you to volunteers for helping those in need. Laura Stetser/ Cabot Creamery brought its Gratitude Grill food truck to the Egg Harbor Township location to serve grilled cheese sandwiches, garden salad and chocolate chip cookies as a thank you to volunteers for helping those in need. Community FoodBank marks national hunger awareness day with treat for volunteers

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community FoodBank of New Jersey marked National Hunger Action Day Thursday, Sept. 4 by providing free lunch for the volunteers who help the local food pantry distribute an average of 150,000 pounds of groceries each week.

The awareness event kicked off Hunger Action Month, which is observed each September as part of a campaign to get the public involved in fighting hunger in America.

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