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EHT man gets one year in jail, two years probation for beating death of dog

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 10:50 pm

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

Sentencing includes community service at SPCA

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced today (Friday, Sept. 19) for animal cruelty in connection with the killing of a dog, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Steven D. Geisel, 51, of the 2000 block of Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, was arrested on Feb.12, 2014 for the bludgeoning death of a female pit bull in a wooded area adjacent to Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, on or about Jan. 29,

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Egg Harbor Township man charged with impersonating police officer

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:30 pm

Frank Bonanata Frank Bonanata EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Frank Bonanata, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested today (Sept. 18) on the charge of impersonating a police officer, police said Thursday.

According to a news release from the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, the arrest stems from an Aug. 16 incident in which Bonanata allegedly brandished a badge in order to pull over a vehicle in Egg Harbor Township.  

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Sheairs named new director of Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Submitted/Joseph M. Sheairs Sr Submitted/Joseph M. Sheairs Sr

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Joseph M. Sheairs Sr., a veteran executive with more than 35 years of experience in aviation, engineering, technology and business, today was named the new executive director of the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park by the board of trustees of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Sheairs is a graduate of West Point and the New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds degrees in engineering and computer sciences. In 2009-2010, he served as interim executive director and then deputy executive director of the Next Generation Aviation and Technology Park, a precursor to the Stockton ARTP.

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Zombies are coming to Terror in the Junkyard

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 16, 2014 03:27 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October.  

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns and air canisters.

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EHT police allege woman stole from her grandmother, filed false report

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, September 12, 2014 10:41 am

Submitted/ Shelby Hutchins, 22, was charged with theft and filing a false police report, Submitted/ Shelby Hutchins, 22, was charged with theft and filing a false police report,

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Shelby Hutchins, 22, was arrested and charged with theft and filing a false police report Tuesday, Sept. 11 after she called police and told them someone had broken into the house she shares with her grandmother in the Norms Dale Mobile Park here and stole televisions and other property.

Police said Hutchins called police Aug. 26 and reported that an unknown person had broken into the home she shares with her 64-year-old grandmother and taken various items including two flat-screen televisions.

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EHT committee poised to OK new affordable housing project

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:39 pm

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 obligation.

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The man behind all the fun in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Bob Lincoln greets residents during registration for fall recreation programs Tuesday, Sept. 9. Laura Stetser/Bob Lincoln greets residents during registration for fall recreation programs Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Longtime recreation director Bob Lincoln is retiring Friday after more than 30 years on the job

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A lot has changed during Bob Lincoln’s tenure as the director of recreation for this burgeoning community, a fact that was not lost on him as he sat presiding over his last free concert in the park Friday, Sept. 5.

It was a beautiful night, and a Beatles tribute band played crowd favorites as friends stopped by Lincoln’s picnic table to wish him well on his retirement, which is effective Friday, Sept. 12.

When he was hired in October 1983, he lived in Cape May County and didn’t know the difference between Egg Harbor Township and Egg Harbor City.

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EHT dedicates World Trade Center memorial

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Tucked behind the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company station on Mill Road sits a piece of debris that was created on Sept. 11, 2001 when America was attacked by terrorists. A portion of a steel I-beam recovered from the south tower of the World Trade Center, officially labeled Artifact I-0003S, has been given a place of honor atop the 9/11 monument.

“To some this is a just a piece of steel,” fire company President Dennis Hofmann said at the township’s 9/11 memorial service and monument dedication. “Shame on them. This beam has been baptized by fire, blood and tears. It comes to life when you touch it and reminds us that evil exists in this world.

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NYC man pleads guilty to aggravated sexual assault of 12-year-old Atlantic County girl

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:55 pm

Caracciolo must serve 17 years before becoming eligible for parole

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A New York City man who is a registered sex offender in the state of California pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 10 to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl from Atlantic County, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, 48, of New York City, pled guilty today to aggravated sexual assault of the victim, a 12-year-old Atlantic County female.

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Egg Harbor Township woman indicted for 2006 murder of boyfriend

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:04 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was indicted and arrested Tuesday, Sept. 9 in connection with the 2006 murder of her boyfriend, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

 An 8-year investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit led to the arrest yesterday of Eileen Leone, 43, who now lives of the 8000 block of Atlantic Avenue in Margate. She was charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of her boyfriend, Darius Smith, then 32, in the Egg Harbor Township home they shared with their 4-year-old child.

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