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Council introduces budget with 12-cent tax increase

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:49 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – The City Council March 27 introduced its 2014 municipal budget with a proposed 12-cent tax increase, and adopted ordinances for salaries and bonds.

With the absence of City Council President and Finance Committee Chairman Edward Dennis, President Pro-tempore Hazel Mueller, who is also a member of the finance committee, took the gavel to move the agenda along.

The $5,581,939 budget was introduced without comment from the dais. A public hearing on the budget will be held at 7 p.m. April 10, but might not be adopted until summer, Mueller said. The amount to be raised by taxation is $4,305,560.

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Developer satisfied with progress in Egg Harbor North

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, March 30, 2014 09:49 am

Model home at Neighborhoods of Cedar Creek. Model home at Neighborhoods of Cedar Creek. EGG HARBOR CITY – Real estate developer Brad Haberof Brad Haber Homes said he is satisfied with sales in the Neighborhoods of Cedar Creek housing development currently under construction in the Egg Harbor North Redevelopment Zone. Haber provided City Council with a project update at its March 27 meeting.

Haber purchased 46 lots from the city for $690,000 in May 2012. He immediately started building roads and installing curbs and utilities, and had a model home built and furnished by November. The first family moved in by May 2013.

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Newkirk named Hamilton district’s teacher of the year

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, March 28, 2014 12:53 pm

 Jessica Newkirk, Hamilton Township School District’s teacher of the year, prepares a lesson for her class Charlie Pritchard / Jessica Newkirk, Hamilton Township School District’s teacher of the year, prepares a lesson for her class. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Jessica Newkirk, a kindergarten and first-grade English as a second language teacher at the Joseph C. Shaner Elementary School, has been selected as the township school district’s teacher of the year. As such, she is in the running to be named Atlantic County teacher of the year by the New Jersey Department of Education.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Route 40

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 27, 2014 04:58 pm

Woman struck while waiting to cross Route 40 Woman struck while waiting to cross Route 40 HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A 39-year-old Mays Landing woman was struck by a motor vehicle while standing on the roadside on Route 40 this morning (Thursday, March 27) in what police have termed a serious incident.

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Pre-k, kindergarten registration announced in Egg Harbor City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 25, 2014 09:52 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – The Egg Harbor City School District will hold pre-school and kindergarten registration from 9 to 11:30 a.m. the week of April 7-11 at the Charles L. Spragg School, 601 Buffalo Ave.

Parents can pick up a registration packet from the Spragg School office, sign up for a screening time and make an appointment with the central registrar to complete the registration packet.

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Inspiration is in the tea leaves at Davies Middle School

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 23, 2014 10:31 am

The school library will be transformed into a charming setting for the tea social. The school library will be transformed into a charming setting for the tea social. HAMILTON – “Live the life you love, love the life you live” is the theme of the ninth annual ladies tea slated for Friday, March 28 at the William Davies Middle School.

March is Women’s History Month, and the annual program aims to provide an opportunity for approximately 65 selected female students to learn from women who have excelled in various professions. The goal of the tea is to inspire young women to achieve their dreams as they continue their education. 

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Veterans be cautious of Democrats

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Written by Russell Bongiovanni Sr. Saturday, March 22, 2014 09:04 am

Letter to the editor Letter to the editor To the editor:

Veterans vote, vote, vote to stop the changes this president and the Democratic Party are doing and planning.

Some of these changes include cutting the pay and benefits of our military and veterans; the DOD proposed Tricare overhaul which includes increases in enrollment fees, annual fees and co-pays; or offering one health care plan combining Tricare prime, extra and standard into one program for our military and veterans.

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EHC community forum includes allegations of police bias

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:53 am

Charlie Pritchard / Bishop John Gandy of the Abundant Life Worship Center said he welcomes the use of community policing so that youth won’t see the police as the enemy. Charlie Pritchard / Bishop John Gandy of the Abundant Life Worship Center said he welcomes the use of community policing so that youth won’t see the police as the enemy. EGG HARBOR CITY – Twenty-one-year-old Darice Collier will graduate in May from Atlantic Cape Community College, and has already been accepted as a criminal justice major at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. However, near the end of a special Egg Harbor City Council Safety Committee meeting on Thursday, March 20, she began to doubt her career choice.

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