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    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

    If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

    The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that…

  • Regional

    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

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Egg Harbor Township teachers, school board await report from state's mediator

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 02:19 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - In the ongoing negotiations between the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education, both parties are waiting to hear whether either side accepted the latest proposal by the state-appointed mediator.

Superconciliator Martin Scheinman met with committees representing the groups Wednesday, Sept. 3 and left them with his suggestion for a settlement. Both parties reviewed it with their members and have responded to him with their decision.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township teachers, school board await report from state's mediator

 

Two men arrested for series of Egg Harbor Township vehicle burglaries

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 09:41 am

Submitted/Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles. Submitted/Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles.

Mays Landing resident also allegedly stole three vehicles and used stolen credit cards around Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Two men were arrested Friday, Sept. 5 in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township.

 Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles.

Read more: Two men arrested for series of Egg Harbor Township vehicle burglaries

   

EHT school board going back to drawing board on student-teacher communication policy

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 08:54 am

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All New Jersey public schools are required by law to have similar policies in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A proposed policy restricting the ways in which Egg Harbor Township students and teachers are permitted to communicate failed for a lack of support from the Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

 The measure, which the board approved on its first reading last month, died after no one made a motion for the policy to face a vote.

 President James Galvin said he was relieved the measure died on the floor.

Read more: EHT school board going back to drawing board on student-teacher communication policy

 

EHT school board sets rules for public commentary at meetings

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:07 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Residents who attend the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meetings will start to see some changes in the way in which the board handles the public comment portion, starting at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting. 

 On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the board voted in favor of changing the bylaw which governs public participation at its meetings. Among the changes, each speaker will be allotted three minutes to address the board, the policy reads.

“Upon the expiration of the speaker’s three minutes, the speaker must stop speaking and the speaker may not utilize any additional time by ‘borrowing’ another member of the public’s three minutes," it reads.

Read more: EHT school board sets rules for public commentary at meetings

   

Our Local Coast Guard: Sean Seabrooks

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Written by By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Seabrooks has served in the Coast Guard for five years, and he’s an IT at Electronics Support Detachment Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Seabrooks has served in the Coast Guard for five years, and he’s an IT at Electronics Support Detachment Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

Computers have become more and more prevalent over the years, and like so many other things in this world they need to be maintained and sometimes fixed.

The U.S. Coast Guard relies on its information systems technicians for establishing and maintaining computer systems, analog and digital voice systems and installing and maintaining the physical network infrastructure that ties the systems together.

Read more: Our Local Coast Guard: Sean Seabrooks

 

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.

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

   

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

   

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