• 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…

  • Sports

    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…

  • Columns

    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…

  • EHT Current

    EHT schools

    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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Project Graduation raffle tickets now on sale with $5,000 up for grabs

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:11 pm

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Egg Harbor Township High School Project Graduation raffle tickets are for sale for $100 each. Up to 200 will be sold.

First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000, and third prize is $2,000. The raffle is the main fundraiser for the annual event.

Read more: Project Graduation raffle tickets now on sale with $5,000 up for grabs

 

Egg Harbor Township police seeking car used in alleged robbery

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:04 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle used in connection with a burglary at a Scullville area home on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

 According to police, witnesses described seeing an older model Ford Taurus, green or blue in color, with a black or primer colored driver's side fender leaving the Bevis Mill Road home around the time of the reported burglary.

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Letter: Patch and paint won’t DO for AC

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:40 pm

To the editor:

Over several decades there been suggestions that our hotels need to be rebuilt or remodeled. In most cases that's a serious truth. My experience leads me to the management of the property. The Sands and Playboy probably did not need to be torn down, just redone from wear. The Trump Plaza property utilized the former Holiday Inn built in the late ’60s, which had major problem 10 years after it was built.

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EHT parents revive Home School Association

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:59 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Home and School Association is waking up from a decade-long nap, thanks to a group of involved parents who are rebuilding the organization and preparing themselves for a very busy month.

 The organization was established 27 years ago, but for the past 10 years has been inactive with the exception of supporting the district’s Summer Enrichment Program and Project Graduation.

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Five Atlantic County residents charged in alleged vehicle burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:24 pm

Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville. Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five Atlantic County residents were charged with various offenses in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township in September.

Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:32 am

EHT police EHT police Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Sergio J. Santiago, 29, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Benjamin Kollman and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needle).

 Stephen W. McCormick Jr., 32, of Ventnor was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Alekhine Pahang and charged with hindering apprehension.

 Jessie D. Suksri, 18, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Edward Bertino and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

   

Egg Harbor Township teachers, board have a tentative contract agreement

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:56 pm

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Representatives from the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education signed a memorandum of agreement for teacher and support staff contracts on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

 No details were released, but representatives from the negotiating committees of the association and the board both confirmed the agreement was signed just before the school board meeting began.

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Egg Harbor Township police investigating robbery at Wings To Go

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 02:19 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person wanted in connection with a robbery at Wings To Go location in the Harbortown Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 12. 

 According to police, a thin black male in his 30s to early 40s entered the Black Horse Pike business, jumped the counter, grabbed an employee and demanded money.

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Egg Harbor Township garage fire displaces 8

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 13, 2014 03:57 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned. Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eight people were displaced by a fire at a two-story home on Glenn Avenue in the township’s McKee City section Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11. The fire severely damaged the garage and two vehicles parked inside, while other areas of the house sustained smoke damage.

According to Laura Steinmetz, communications officer for the American Red Cross South Jersey Region, five adults and three children were living in the home. No one was injured.

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Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 03:37 pm

Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Sheriff Frank Balles has announced that the following arrests were made recently by members of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.  If you have information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by the agency, call 609-909-7200.

 Marina Williams, 22, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 18 in Egg Harbor Township by Detectives Timothy Brown and Dustin Widas on a Superior Court bench warrant.

 Dennis Booth, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 20 in Egg Harbor Township by Detectives Dustin Widas and Timothy Brown on a nonsupport warrant.

 Danielle C. Foreman, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 20 in Egg Harbor Township by Detective Christen Mulholland and Officers Eric Francis and Joseph May on a Superior Court bench warrant and a municipal warrant issued by Middle Township.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

   

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