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UPDATE: Two bodies found in EHC fire, prosecutor confirms

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:03 pm

EGG HARBOR CITY – A fire at a house at 214 Washington Ave. has been deemed suspicious, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

According to Spokesman Jay McKeen, there were two bodies discovered in the home.

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Egg Harbor City fire under investigation

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:02 am

Police and firefighters gather in front of the house at 214 Washington Ave., Egg Harbor City. Police and firefighters gather in front of the house at 214 Washington Ave., Egg Harbor City. EGG HARBOR CITY – Smoke was still pouring from the top floor of a house at 214 Washington Ave. at 8:30 a.m. this morning after a fire broke out, causing heavy damage.

Police would not confirm if anyone was still inside.

“I cannot talk, but this will be a mess,” Egg Harbor City Police Office Mike Luko said.

When asked if anyone was inside, Egg Harbor Police Chief Walter “Butch” Kienzle Jr. said, “That’s still under investigation.”

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Hamilton business owner to participate in Covenant House event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, November 12, 2014 09:05 am

Anytime Fitness proprietor Myke Collazo plans to sleep on the sidewalk in Atlantic City to help promote the problem of homeless youth as part of the nationwide Sleep Out project. Anytime Fitness proprietor Myke Collazo plans to sleep on the sidewalk in Atlantic City to help promote the problem of homeless youth as part of the nationwide Sleep Out project. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -  On the night of Thursday, November 20, Myke Collazo, owner of Anytime Fitness in the Festival Mall, will join hundreds of other business leaders in cities across the United States and Canada in participating in a Sleep Out to promote awareness of the plight of homeless young people.

The event is intended to be a fundraiser to support the Covenant House, the largest service provider to homeless young people in North America. Their outreach and residential programs are working 24/7 in 21 cities to help thousands of teenagers and young adults find safety from the streets and hope for a better life.

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ACIT staff and students step up to help school junior

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, November 11, 2014 01:54 pm

Adam Bengis and his father Mike receive the proceeds from the fundraising effort from guidance counselors Michael Anthony and Victoria Ragone. Adam Bengis and his father Mike receive the proceeds from the fundraising effort from guidance counselors Michael Anthony and Victoria Ragone. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Adam Bengis is a 16 year-old junior enrolled in the Academy of Information Technology at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing. This summer, the honors student who resides in Absecon was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia referred to as T-ALL.

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UPDATE: 13-year-old girl struck by vehicle in Hamilton dies

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:56 am

The Township of Hamilton Police Department, Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad and AtlantiCare Medics responded to the call, which came in at 5:47 p.m. The Township of Hamilton Police Department, Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad and AtlantiCare Medics responded to the call, which came in at 5:47 p.m. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A 13-year-old girl who was injured Monday evening, Nov. 10, when she was struck by an SUV at the Black Horse Pike and Leipzig Avenue has succumbed to her injuries, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department..

Police said the pedestrian from Mays Landing was crossing the westbound lanes of the Black Horse Pike when she was struck by a white Nissan Murano driven by Ann M. Meyers, 43, of Mays Landing. The vehicle was westbound on the Black Horse Pike when the accident occurred. 

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Oakcrest teacher brings history to life

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 07, 2014 03:04 pm

Oakcrest History Teacher Patrick Weisback teaching. Oakcrest History Teacher Patrick Weisback teaching. Oakcrest History Teacher Patrick Weisback took history one step further in his classroom recently when he portrayed George Mason, writer of the Virginia Declaration of Rights (May 1776).  Thomas Jefferson used many of Mason's ideas from that document when writing the Declaration of Independence.  Weisback’s lesson shed a human light on a historical figure for his students and energized his classroom.

   

October Dragons know how to spell r-e-s-p-e-c-t

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 02:19 pm

October Dragons know how to spell r-e-s-p-e-c-t October Dragons know how to spell r-e-s-p-e-c-t William Davies Middle School recently announced its October Dragons of the Month. Students were nominated for being respectful. They are, from left, Alexi Elwood, sixth grade; Marcus Ausborn, seventh grade; Olivia Becker and Michael Guenther, eighth grade; Alec Murdock and Lisandra Torres, sixth grade; Michael Liberty and Shelby Cressman, seventh grade; and Sebastian Chiaramonte, eighth grade.

 

Cedar Creek gets lesson from AQUA regional controller

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 07, 2014 02:17 pm

From left, AQUA America, Inc. Pa./NJ Regional Controller William Packer, Cedar Creek environmental students Megan Atkinson, Alex Bronsky, and Neil Oberdick.  Students hold examples of old and new water lines. From left, AQUA America, Inc. Pa./NJ Regional Controller William Packer, Cedar Creek environmental students Megan Atkinson, Alex Bronsky, and Neil Oberdick. Students hold examples of old and new water lines. William Packer, regional controller for Pennsylvania and New Jersey for AQUA America, Inc., visited Cedar Creek High School Oct. 21 to meet with juniors and seniors enrolled in the school's environmental magnet program.  He spoke about the economics of water and showed the materials AQUA America uses for water lines.

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Scouts, volunteers place flags on graves of veterans

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, November 07, 2014 01:16 pm

Joey Tepper, 12 and Danny Tepper, 15, of Egg Harbor Township Boy Scout Troop 94 place flags on the graves of veterans. Joey Tepper, 12 and Danny Tepper, 15, of Egg Harbor Township Boy Scout Troop 94 place flags on the graves of veterans. Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and numerous volunteers came out Wednesday, Nov. 5 to plant American flags at the gravesites of more than 3,000 veterans buried in the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor in commemoration of Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Oakcrest students clean the Great Egg Harbor River

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 07, 2014 12:38 pm

Oakcrest students clean the Great Egg Harbor River Oakcrest students clean the Great Egg Harbor River On Oct. 9, the Oakcrest High School Student Environmental Association cleaned up the wild and scenic Great Egg Harbor River. Thirteen students and four teachers canoed and kayaked down the river, picking up trash and debris along the way. Students found chairs, table, bottles, cans, four gallons of motor oil, along with hundreds of shoes, which were disposed of properly.

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