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Invictus Club seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 01, 2014 03:19 pm

Laura Stetser/Invictus Club at Fernwood Middle School seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed Laura Stetser/Invictus Club at Fernwood Middle School seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “The first student who received a permission slip cried, and then I cried. The next two girls high-fived each other, and I knew this group would make a difference,” Fernwood Avenue Middle School teacher Jacqueline McAlister said about a new club she created to help at-risk girls. “Maybe it will only make a difference in the life of one young girl, but that’s enough to make every effort worthwhile.”

Called The Invictus Club after the Latin word for “unconquered,” the club’s purpose is ensure that academically and economically struggling girls understand the value of and education.

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Egg Harbor Township officers to be honored with Award of Valor

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 01, 2014 08:43 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Joseph Coady, John Dowd (retired) and Joseph Griffiths are being honored for professionalism during a stressful call. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Joseph Coady, John Dowd (retired) and Joseph Griffiths are being honored for professionalism during a stressful call. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – As three Egg Harbor Township Police Department officers raced to an emergency call last summer, each thought there had to be a mix-up of some sort. But as they arrived on the scene within seconds of each other, they found the situation to be all too real.

“The call came in that there was a mother beating a baby. Then they said the mother was nude. Another call said it was a doll,” said Officer Joseph Coady. “So as we raced there, I was thinking the call was exaggerated.”

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EHT Dog Park marks its territory

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 02:38 pm

Submitted by Nick Ameen/Members of the Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park gather for a photo in front of the newly installed sign at the Swift Avenue site. Submitted by Nick Ameen/Members of the Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park gather for a photo in front of the newly installed sign at the Swift Avenue site. Members of the non-profit organization Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park got together for a group photograph Sept. 27, at the proposed park's site.

The future park will be the township's first official off-leash dog park, which is being funded solely through private donations. 

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Mother, two children injured in Egg Harbor Township car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:28 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Pleasantville mother and her two young children were sent to the hospital with moderate injuries sustained in acar accident that occurred around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Farmington section of the township in which police said the mother and one of her children were wearing seatbelts.

According to police, Brittany Morgan was driving a 2012 Chevy Sonic east on Tilton Road near Uibel Avenue when a Honda Accord driven by John Orelien, 21, of Egg Harbor Township turned into her path and was struck by Morgan’s vehicle.

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Police searching for two men seen stealing televisions from EHT Shoprite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:11 am

First suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 8 inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall, about 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, full thick beard with some grey and appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. . The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-foot, 1-inch tall, 175 – 200 pounds, thin build, thin mustache, short cropped hair and also appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. Submitted/The first suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 8 inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall, about 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, full thick beard with some grey and appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. . The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-foot, 1-inch tall, 175 – 200 pounds, thin build, thin mustache, short cropped hair and also appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a shoplifting incident that took place on Sept. 17 at the Shoprite store in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

The unidentified suspects entered the store separately after being dropped off by the same vehicle. They each circled the store before each placed a 39 -inch flat screen TVs in their cart. Each suspect left the store separately without paying for the TVs and got back into the same vehicle.

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Miller School safety patrol inducts 60 members

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Department Sgt. Fred Spano congratulates fifth-grader Scott Handson as he receives his official School Safety Patrol belt and badge Sept. 23. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Department Sgt. Fred Spano congratulates fifth-grader Scott Handson as he receives his official School Safety Patrol belt and badge Sept. 23.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Now in its second year, the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School Safety Patrol inducted 60 new members Tuesday, Sept. 23. The fifth-graders, who were nominated by their teachers to become peer leaders, took a pledge and received their official orange Sam Browne belts and silver badges.  

Principal Latifah Potter started the program last year, her first year as principal. She said the inaugural class did such a great job, the staff increased the ranks from 54 to 60 students this year.

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EHT committee moves affordable housing project forward, despite school board opposition

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:34 pm

Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead

“The state of New Jersey is our enemy. They have brutalized the school system.” - Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The developer of a proposed affordable housing project slated for the Farmington section of the township was given the green light to proceed with its application for financing after the Township Committee voted 3-1 to moves the project forward despite opposition from members of the Board of Education who attended the Sept. 17 meeting.

The approval allows the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company to construct up to 137 units of affordable housing at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

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Truck overturns, dumps load of concrete on Egg Harbor Township lawn: UPDATE

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:22 pm

The overturned concrete truck is leaking hydraulic fluid and oil but no gasoline, according to reports./Laura Stetser The overturned concrete truck is leaking hydraulic fluid and oil but no gasoline, according to reports./Laura Stetser

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  A 35-ton tractor trailer filled with broken concrete reportedly hit a utility pole, overturned and dumped its contents on the front lawn of a home near the intersection of Steelmanville Road and South Mount Airy Road at about noon today (Tuesday, Sept. 28), according to reports.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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Egg Harbor Township man arrested for alleged child pornography distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:10 am

Submitted/Thomas Ballard , 37, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Thomas Ballard , 37, of Egg Harbor Township

It is alleged that he had distributed more than 3,000 files depicting sexual exploitation of children. 

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a 37-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested yesterday by detectives from the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography over the Internet.

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Busy EHT intersection to become a four-way stop in October

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, September 22, 2014 11:29 am

4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October 4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists are advised to drive with caution at the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue as Atlantic County begins converting the intersection into a four-way stop in early October.

Currently the intersection is controlled by a stop sign on the Ridge Avenue approaches only.

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