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Fair for all at Egg Harbor Township elementary schools

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Lynn Pellegini’s second grade students at Slaybaugh Elementary School get ready to dive into their book fair purchases on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Laura Stetser/Lynn Pellegini’s second grade students at Slaybaugh Elementary School get ready to dive into their book fair purchases on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Egg Harbor Township elementary schools hosted the Scholastic Book Fair this week, Oct. 20-24. Students were able to visit the library to purchase books and other items or to make a wish list for their parents, who were invited to attend family night midweek.

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EHT couple works to bring cheer to sick children through Build-a-Bear collection drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013 Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One township couple is asking for the public’s help in bringing holiday cheer to sick children by organizing a Build-a-Bear collection drive.

Andrea and Dominic Pugliese are now in their third year in the charity effort, which allows them to deliver new stuffed animals to the children who are staying at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and similar providers.

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EHT man arrested for alleged assault of woman, child

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:09 pm

Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23 Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested for various offenses after he allegedly assaulted a woman and her child and briefly threatened police with a machete on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Robert C. Ewing, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and weapons offenses after he was arrested outside of a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Park on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section of the township.

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Home fire displaces Alder Avenue family

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:47 am

Dennis C. Sharpe /Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Oct. 14 on Alder Avenue. Dennis C. Sharpe /Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Oct. 14 on Alder Avenue.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A family of four was displaced temporarily after an early morning fire Tuesday, Oct. 14 at their two-story home on Alder Avenue.

The American Red Cross provided food, transportation and temporary lodging for the family after the Cardiff and Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Companies responded at 1:30 a.m. Fire was evident in an attached garage, and smoke was showing from the entire structure, according to reports.

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EHT opens its strategic planning series by itemizing ‘points of pride’

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:08 pm

Laura Stetser/Residents, parents, teachers and school officials shared their small group discussions with the larger group at the end of the 90-minute meeting. Laura Stetser/Residents, parents, teachers and school officials shared their small group discussions with the larger group at the end of the 90-minute meeting.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township School District held the first of three public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

 The meeting, facilitated by consultantCharles Ivory of the Educational Information and Resource Center, featured small group discussions focused on uncovering “points of pride” within the district.

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EHT voters to select 3 out of 5 candidates for school board

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five residents are running for three open seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education this November. The candidates are: Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, Thor Himley, Christopher Moran, Justin Riggs and Barbara Szilagyi.

 Each seat is for a three-year term. Szilagyi has served previously. Himley is a current board member seeking reelection to his seat.

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EHT school officials to take financial concerns to Gov. Christie's office

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:23 am

EHT school district news EHT school district news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School officials from Egg Harbor Township are scheduled to meet with Michael Carucci from Gov. Chris Christie’s counsel team this week in Trenton, a discussion they are hoping opens the administration’s eyes and ears to the financial woes it is facing from a variety of factors.

Their message, previewed in the following letter, outlines the effect of Atlantic City casino closings on the district and the rapid growth that was mandated on Egg Harbor Township over the years, as well as addresses their concerns over state debt assessments and school funding.

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A special hayride ride

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi.
Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi. The Scullville Volunteer Fire Department provided a sensory-friendly hayride Sunday, Oct. 19 for people with autism and other special needs along with their families.

The hayride volunteers opened an hour early, refused to accept any money, and provided a toned-down version of the junkyard hayride, according to mother Cindy Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township.

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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.

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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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