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Mullica man charged with setting at least a dozen wildfires

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 02:04 pm

TRENTON – A 38-year-old Mullica Township man was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with allegedly setting at least a dozen small wildfires in Mullica during July and August, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Michael Evangelista was charged by the Mullica Township Police Department with multiple counts of arson in connection with fires that occurred over a six-week period in the Nesco section of the township. The arrest came after an investigation by the DEP, Mullica police and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.

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Spragg students ready to start the new school year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 01:06 pm

Craig Ashley escorts his daughter Nevaeh, 5, right, for her first day of kindergarten. Joining them are her sisters Nadia, 1, and Neah, 4. Craig Ashley escorts his daughter Nevaeh, 5, right, for her first day of kindergarten. Joining them are her sisters Nadia, 1, and Neah, 4. EGG HARBOR CITY–Teachers and administrators welcomed newcomers and returning students to the Charles L. Spragg School in Egg Harbor City Thursday, Sept. 4. Students gathered in the playground to meet up with their teachers and classmates before going to their classrooms.

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Woman, man charged in purse snatching at Festival Plaza

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 10:22 am

Misty Riddle Misty Riddle Joshua McFarland Joshua McFarland MAYS LANDING – A purse snatching at Festival Plaza at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 resulted in the arrest of a man and a woman from Newfield, according to police.

Police said Misty Riddle, 32, grabbed the purse off the shoulder of a female who was walking near JoAnn Fabrics. After a brief struggle, she allegedly fled with the purse to a waiting car driven by Joshua McFarland, 36. The vehicle took off and was followed by a witness, who contacted police.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ sends Mays Landing contestant home, Galloway girl to finals

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:19 pm

MAYS LANDING – America has voted. Kelly Glover, a local woman who sang her heart out on “America’s Got Talent” was sent home last night after the results show named the top six acts in round two of the semifinal talent competition.

According to the show website, Glover, 31, originally of Cranford, started her singing career at the Appolo Theater when she was 7 years old. She lives in Mays Landing now and is a food server at Applebee’s.

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Egg Harbor City honors resident, hires new officer and promotes three to sergeant

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, September 04, 2014 08:29 am

New Egg Harbor City Police Sergeants Dylan Hutton, Marcella Aylwin and Matthew landicini posed with Mayor Lisa Jiampetti and Police Chief John McColgan following the swearing-in ceremony. New Egg Harbor City Police Sergeants Dylan Hutton, Marcella Aylwin and Matthew landicini posed with Mayor Lisa Jiampetti and Police Chief John McColgan following the swearing-in ceremony. EGG HARBOR CITY – Mark Kienzle is a lifelong resident of Egg Harbor City. At the city council meeting on Thursday, August 28, he was sworn in by Mayor Lisa Jiampetti to serve and protect the city that he calls home as the city’s newest patrol officer.

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Township receives Post Sandy Planning Assistance $96,200 grant

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, September 04, 2014 08:05 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township is the recipient of a $96,200 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Mayor Roger Silva announced at the Tuesday, September 2 township committee meeting. The funds are from the Phase 2 “Post Sandy Planning Assistance Grant” for which the township had recently applied.

There are two components that will be prepared as a result of the funding made available through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program. One is to prepare a preliminary investigation and redevelopment plan for historic Mays Landing. The second is the preparation of a historic Mays Landing neighborhood plan.

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Hamilton Committee honors Roger Laney for his service to the country

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, September 03, 2014 08:03 am

Hamilton Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard reads the accomplishments of U.S. Army veteran Roger C. Laney, standing to his left, as Laney’s wife Darleen, New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown, Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairperson Nicole Scribner and Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva look on Hamilton Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard reads the accomplishments of U.S. Army veteran Roger C. Laney, standing to his left, as Laney’s wife Darleen, New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown, Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairperson Nicole Scribner and Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva look on HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Committee held its monthly Honor and Remember Ceremony at its Tuesday, September 2 meeting. This month the governing body recognized United States Army veteran Roger C. Laney.

Laney, originally from Buffalo, New York, joined the army in January, 1966 during the Vietnam War era. He served in the military police and in operations in locations including Laos and Cambodia.

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Two men sentenced in 2010 murder of Egg Harbor City woman

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:39 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were sentenced today (Thursday, Aug. 29) for their roles in the 2010 murder of an Egg Harbor City mother of two, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Rafael J, Olmo, 31, of the 400 block of Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years, and Mario J. Adams, 32, of the 1100 block of Applefield Loop, Hammonton, received 29 years in prison for the murder of Deanna Downs, 29.

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New flag repository dedicated at Hamilton Township VFW

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, August 28, 2014 09:01 am

Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva hands an American flag to Kathleen Battschinger for her to place in the new flag retirement container. Also pictured are Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairperson Nicole Scribner, Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard, Veterans Advisory Board member and former mayor Robert Campbell, Committeewoman Judy Link and Daniel Jackson, an officer in VFW Post 220. Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva hands an American flag to Kathleen Battschinger for her to place in the new flag retirement container. Also pictured are Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairperson Nicole Scribner, Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard, Veterans Advisory Board member and former mayor Robert Campbell, Committeewoman Judy Link and Daniel Jackson, an officer in VFW Post 220. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Kathleen Battschinger was not pleased when she recently went to drop off an old flag at the VFW Post 220 building on Route 50. When she drove to the back of the building where she was directed to deposit the flag, she found many strewn around on the ground.

Battschinger’s son Major Glenn Battschinger, is currently serving in Somalia.

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Sink hole closes 13th Street in Hamilton

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:23 pm

This sink hole on 13th Street in Hamilton Township between Route 50 and Park Road will keep the Street closed indefinitely while crews make repairs. This sink hole on 13th Street in Hamilton Township between Route 50 and Park Road will keep the Street closed indefinitely while crews make repairs. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - This sink hole on 13th Street in Hamilton Township between Route 50 and Park Road will keep the Street closed indefinitely while crews make repairs.

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