• Downbeach Current

    Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year.

    ATLANTIC CITY – Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer and founder of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, will be honored as the 2014 Person of the Year by the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

  • Columns

    Senate President Steve Sweeney’s surprise announcement about gambling in North Jersey creates even more difficulties for our region, already experiencing tremendous economic challenges. It is particularly troubling now as Revel goes through another bankruptcy and as Showboat prepares to close in August, putting more than 2,000 people out of work.

    Attracting investment and creating jobs are difficult under any circumstances. With the proliferation of casinos up and down the coast and now talk about North Jersey casinos, it will be that much harder to find a buyer for Revel or…

  • Columns

    Four key things to know about taking maternity leave in New Jersey

    Writing this week’s column brought me right back. As I tried to refresh my knowledge on the laws regarding maternity leave in New Jersey to offer a primer for local expectant moms, I remembered how I felt when I was in their place; it seemed no one could give me a straight answer about how much time I could take off and…

  • Mainland Current

    Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

    Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count…

  • EHT Current

    EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

     “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Red carpet event lets students strut their stuff before EHTHS prom

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Written by Chuck Eberson Tuesday, June 10, 2014 03:31 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Receiving the celebrity treatment, Egg Harbor Township High School prom attendees walked the red carpet to their adoring fans on Saturday, June 7. Each couple was introduced and strutted their stuff while others mingled along the school's walkways and waited to depart to the Wildwood Convention Center.

See our full slideshow by Chuck Eberson below:

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Miller School in EHT to get new $30,000 computer lab

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 02:36 pm

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Funding provided by the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc.’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously May 12 to allocate $30,000 to provide a new computer lab for Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School students.  Miller serves all of the district’s 1,100-plus fourth- and fifth-grade students.  Nearly half of students at Miller are economically disadvantaged.

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Atlantic County expected to authorize use of Narcan for heroin, pill overdoses

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, June 09, 2014 10:45 pm

Christie Rotondo/Two different types of Narcan are displayed. It can come as a nasal spray or injected with a needle to stop an overdose. Christie Rotondo/Two different types of Narcan are displayed. It can come as a nasal spray or injected with a needle to stop an overdose.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – By next week, Atlantic County could be rolling out a policy authorizing its first responders to carry Naloxone, a drug which can stop narcotic drug overdoses.

 According to Atlantic County Acting Prosecutor James McClain, the state’s Attorney General and Gov. Chris Christie are expected to announce the success and expansion of a pilot program which trained and equipped police officers in Ocean and Monmouth counties to administer the antidote Narcan to people suffering from heroin and prescription narcotic overdoses.

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Mock crash scenario at EHTHS aims to prevent real-life crashes

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, June 09, 2014 03:55 pm

Laura Stetser/Senior Sierra Fox is placed on a stretcher after being extracted from the car with the use of Jaws of Life rescue tools. Laura Stetser/Senior Sierra Fox is placed on a stretcher after being extracted from the car with the use of Jaws of Life rescue tools.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The impact of on person making the wrong decision was laid bare in front of nearly 700 Egg Harbor Township High School seniors as they were witness to a realistic mock car crash Friday, June 6, just one day before they would celebrate their prom.

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Dog walk raises money for future EHT Dog Park

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:58 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park hosted its third annual Bark for Your Park Dog Walk 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Bargaintown Park, corner of Delaware and Ridge avenues. Proceeds from the $10 registration fee benefited the organization's effort to build a dog park in the township along Swift Drive.

Video by Michael Carroll

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Egg Harbor Township students head to 'Enchanted Garden' prom (SLIDESHOW,VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, June 07, 2014 06:51 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township High School students made their way to their 2014 "Enchanted Garden" themed prom at the Wildwood Convention Center via the red carpet on Saturday, June 7. 

 The students were personally introduced in front of a packed crowd of family members and friends who took the opportunity to fill their cameras with more pictures. The students then were loaded onto a dozen coach buses to be transported to the prom. 

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Pleasantville man arrested after EHT police break up alleged drug deal

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:26 am

Submitted/Jimmy Blake, 26, of Pleasantville Submitted/Jimmy Blake, 26, of Pleasantville

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 26-year-old Pleasantville man was arrested on drug and assault charges after police interrupted an alleged drug deal in the Heathercroft Condominium complex in the Bargaintown section of the township Thursday, June 5.

Jimmy Blake was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana less than 50 grams, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and criminal mischief after a short foot chase and struggle with Egg Harbor Township police around 7:51 p.m.

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Expanded deck means more dining space at McCullough's Emerald Golf Links

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 06, 2014 04:52 pm

Laura Stetser/The newly expanded deck at McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links and the Library III Restaurant is open for the summer season. Laura Stetser/The newly expanded deck at McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links and the Library III Restaurant is open for the summer season. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When the Library III Restaurant relocated its full restaurant operations inside McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links clubhouse last April, part of the deal was that the owners expand the outdoor dining deck to give the course more space for golfers.

 That end of the bargain was kept, and the new deck was debuted during the spring golf season.

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Discount summer amusement tickets available for EHT residents

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 05, 2014 02:41 pm

Discount tickets to local attractions Discount tickets to local attractions The Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department offers discounted tickets to popular summer amusement attractions.

The following tickets may be purchased in person with cash or a money order at the department, 5045 English Creek Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are limited. Call first to verify availability at 609-272-8120. All tickets must be purchased by Sept. 1.

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Ocean City bicyclist hit by car on Tilton Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:44 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  An Ocean City bicyclist was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car as he crossed Tilton Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Wednesday, June 4, according to Egg Harbor Township Police.

 Ventzeslav Matuski, 45, of Ocean City was crossing Tilton Road in the area of the Heathercroft Square shopping center entrance around 2:20 p.m. when he veered into the southbound lane where Christopher Mazzoni, 38, of Seaville, was driving a 2005 Audi A5. Mazzoni struck the bike with his vehicle, police said.

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