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    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to childrenEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

     Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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    You can give your Thanksgiving toast in a dozen different languages and liquids and addressed, whatever your faith, to “the livin’ Gawd that made you,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. But the heartfelt reasons we raise our glasses each year with such profound gratitude differs a bit with each of us. In the main we publicly give thanks for common reasons; our family, our friends, our good luck. The part that’s different we often keep to ourselves.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Be thankful for the mundane as well as the grand

    From taco night to our health, there's always something to be thankful for

    As a mother, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There are no gifts involved, so the focus is all on family and friends. We get a moment to take stock of what it is we are thankful to have in our lives, a great practice to…

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    tgivingfootballartIt’s not true that the Pilgrims and Indians played a lively game of touch football just before the original Thanksgiving buffet. But somewhere, somehow, football became entwined with the traditions of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    Football games on Thanksgiving are nearly as old as the game itself. The first Thanksgiving Day game took place in Philadelphia in 1869 between the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club.

    On the local front, the feast is…

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    This is a week devoted to giving thanks. Here are some people you might know describing what makes them thankful. Some are humorous, some serious. Some are personal, others general.

    Walt Tucker, NASCAR historian

    I am thankful for family, friends and, most of all, my health. Also for living in a great country where freedom exists and for regular luncheons with friends.

    Tom Park, educator

    I am thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful loving wife and daughter.

    Michael Gill, attorney

    Life has…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Light installed at English Creek and Dogwood avenues

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, November 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light. Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -Motorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

Construction crews were at work installing the traffic light at the intersection of English Creek and Dogwood avenues on Monday, Nov. 24.  Weather dependent, the work is expected to be complete by Dec. 10.

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Donate your food during Operation Help Nov. 22-26

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:53 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  For the sixth time, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be participating in Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of Matt Murray and Tess Taylor. Operation Help benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.

 The radio personalities will be camping out for the duration of the event outside of the Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant, which will serve as the collection location, is located in the English Creek Shopping Center.

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Police: Ace Hardware in Egg Harbor Township burglarized

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:01 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in a commercial burglary investigation that occurred on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Ace Hardware store on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Bargaintown section of the township.

 According to police, an individual had disabled the building’s alarm system, forced entry into the building, damaged several items inside and stole equipment and cash from a safe.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:59 pm

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

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Cafero Announces candidacy for Atlantic County Surrogate

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:17 am

Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on. Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Joe Cafero announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Atlantic County Surrogate on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

"I'm running to bring new energy and leadership to the Atlantic County Surrogate's office," Cafero stated in a press release. "I believe I have the managerial skills, work ethic, and compassion necessary to revitalize and modernize this important county office."

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When someone you love overdoses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies. Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies.

Training session shows attendees how to administer first aid and Narcan to drug overdose victims

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – His breath will be slow and labored, possibly with gurgling sounds, and he doesn’t respond to attempts to rouse him.

Her skin will feel cold and clammy, and her fingertips and lips may be blue. If you open her eyelids, you’ll see that her pupils are as small as pinpoints. 

You suspect a history of opioid drug use like heroin or abuse of prescription pills, so you know there is a chance your loved one could have overdosed. What do you do when it looks like it may be too late?

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 01:06 pm

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

Joseph R. Johnson, 44, of Ventnor was arrested Oct. 22 by Officers Brian McKenney, Kyle Macpherson, Sean O’Donoghue, William Burns and Benjamin Wilson and charged with criminal trespass and defiant trespass.

 Kevin Finney, 56, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 23 by Officer Shawn Mensch and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (oxycontin and roxicet).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 5

 

Egg Harbor Township pedestrian injured in hit-and-run car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:52 pm

Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries after she was struck by a car as she was walking along Delilah Road in the area of Delilah Terrace Mobile Park in the Farmington section of the township on Friday, Nov. 14.

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UPDATE: Police arrest two women for allegedly stealing baby formula from EHT ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:16 pm

  Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The public is being credited with identifying two female shoplifting suspects who were arrested after police received tips about an investigation into the theft of baby formula from the English Creek ShopRite.

On Nov. 14, Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos after the photos were posted to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Facebook page and shared in local media.

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Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, November 17, 2014 11:28 am

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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