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Hamilton man, 78, struck by vehicle at Walmart

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:20 pm

The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded at 12:56 p.m. The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded at 12:56 p.m. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A 78-year-old local man was injured Tuesday, Jan. 21, when he was struck by a motor vehicle in the parking lot of the Mays Landing Walmart.

Rocco Policarpo was walking out to the parking lot of Walmart when he was struck by a 2012 Lexus driven by Andrea Fogg, 41, of Egg Harbor Township, police said.

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ACIT students wowed by Jersey Shore Pops

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Sunday, January 19, 2014 01:00 am

Charlie Pritchard /  ACIT performing arts academy freshmen Laura Higbee, 15 of Egg Harbor Township, Natalie Caprio, 15 of Brigantine, Dariel Santos, 14 from Pleasantville, Erin Gados, 14 of Estell Manor and Tessa Carty, 14 from Buena Vista Township performed with the orchestra in front of their fellow students. Charlie Pritchard / ACIT performing arts academy freshmen Laura Higbee, 15 of Egg Harbor Township, Natalie Caprio, 15 of Brigantine, Dariel Santos, 14 from Pleasantville, Erin Gados, 14 of Estell Manor and Tessa Carty, 14 from Buena Vista Township performed with the orchestra in front of their fellow students. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – It is unlikely that five students who enrolled at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) this year expected to be performing on stage with the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra in front of their classmates.

But that is exactly what happened at the school’s performing arts center Thursday, Jan. 9 when they played various percussion instruments with the group as they performed the classic “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” in front of the enthusiastic student body that clapped along.

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Egg Harbor City Council agrees to labor contracts with unions

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, January 18, 2014 12:55 pm

 Charlie Prichard / Mayor Lisa Jiampetti swears in Deputy Emergency Management Coordinators Kristin DeClementi and Jeremy Adams and Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Ade. Charlie Prichard / Mayor Lisa Jiampetti swears in Deputy Emergency Management Coordinators Kristin DeClementi and Jeremy Adams and Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Ade. EGG HARBOR CITY – Following an executive session to discuss contract negotiations, the Egg Harbor City Council Thursday, Jan. 9 unanimously agreed to ratify contracts with both the police union and city workers represented by Teamsters Local 331.

Members of both unions will receive the same increases, 2 percent in year one, 1 percent in the second year and 1.5 percent in the third year. However, the way the funds are disbursed differs between the two groups.

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Couple sought in assault at Hamilton Mall

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 18, 2014 09:58 am

The case is under investigation by Officer Curtis Tribbitt of the Township of Hamilton Police Department. The case is under investigation by Officer Curtis Tribbitt of the Township of Hamilton Police Department. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - The Township of Hamilton Police Department is looking for a man and a woman in connection with an assault that occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 in the parking lot of the Hamilton Mall.

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Cocaine, guns seized in Egg Harbor City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 05:01 pm

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Offices Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit in conjunction with the Egg Harbor City Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Police K-9 Unit executed the search warrant. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Offices Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit in conjunction with the Egg Harbor City Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Police K-9 Unit executed the search warrant. EGG HARBOR CITY – Two people were arrested and cocaine and guns were seized Thursday, Jan. 16, following the execution of a search warrant at the Philadelphia Village Apartments.

Daril Jackson, 27, of Egg Harbor City, and a 17-year-old juvenile, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

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Hamilton Mall store not affected by J.C. Penney closure announcement

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 10:02 am

As part of its turnaround efforts, the company will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the country. As part of its turnaround efforts, the company will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the country. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – J.C. Penney in the Hamilton Mall has been spared from the list of stores the company intends to close in 2014, according to an announcement from the firm.

"As part of its turnaround efforts, the company will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the country in order to focus its resources on the company's highest potential growth opportunities," the company announced in a news release Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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Oakcrest Senior Superlatives get the red carpet treatment (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Julie Hazard Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:01 pm

Arriving on the red carpet from left are nominees Summer Conover, winner of female best eyes; Alejandra Londono, winner of female most school spirit; Isaiah Johnson, nominated for best Instagram photographer; Kimberly Yap, winner of female most changed, and Juliana Martinez, nominated for best smile. Julie Hazard photo Arriving on the red carpet from left are nominees Summer Conover, winner of female best eyes; Alejandra Londono, winner of female most school spirit; Isaiah Johnson, nominated for best Instagram photographer; Kimberly Yap, winner of female most changed, and Juliana Martinez, nominated for best smile. Julie Hazard photo As Hollywood stargazers waited for the weekend Golden Globe Awards ceremony, Oakcrest High School's Yearbook and Teen Center hosted its annual Senior Superlatives Awards Show Friday, Jan. 10.  The event honored the skills and talents of the Class of 2014, as voted on by their peers.

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Historical Society kicks off 2014 speaker series

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, January 11, 2014 01:00 am

Charlie Pritchard / Mark Demitroff discusses “Our Forest Heritage: Pine Belt Employments” before the Township of Hamilton Historical Society Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Mays Landing Presbyterian Church. Charlie Pritchard / Mark Demitroff discusses “Our Forest Heritage: Pine Belt Employments” before the Township of Hamilton Historical Society Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Mays Landing Presbyterian Church. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Mark Demitroff, a Pinelands geographer and historian, presented a program titled “Our Forest Heritage: Pine Belt Employments” Wednesday evening, Jan. 8 to members and guests of the Township of Hamilton Historical Society.

His presentation detailed the opportunities that were available due to the natural resources in this area dating back to Colonial days. This was the first in a four-part speaker series.

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