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Hamilton residents keeping an eye on rising waters

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, March 31, 2014 02:32 pm

 Residents of Gale Avenue in Hamilton Township, waters of the Great Egg Harbor River Charlie Pritchard / Residents of Gale Avenue near Weymouth Furnace in Hamilton Township will be keeping a close eye on the rising waters of the Great Egg Harbor River for the next couple of days. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Township officials are warning Hamilton residents to be wary of rising river and lake waters.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, March 31 the Great Egg Harbor River was slowly approaching minor flood stage in Folsom, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department, which noted that water levels will be affected in Lake Lenape today through Wednesday afternoon.

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Oakcrest Social Studies Club honors outstanding women

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, March 31, 2014 11:04 am

Honorees from left are New Jersey Superior Court Judge Susan Maven, who also served as keynote speaker; Jean McAlister, associate dean of continuing education and business development at Atlantic Cape Community College; Julie Hazard, Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District public relations coordinator; Julie Dods, vice president/general manager of Tilton Fitness; Diana Easterday, frontline manager for air traffic controllers; Kristine Demark, Oakcrest teacher of the year in 2014; Charisse Fizer, vice president for clinical services at AtlantiCare; and Ann Stringer, Atlantic County Clerk's Office. Honorees from left are New Jersey Superior Court Judge Susan Maven, who also served as keynote speaker; Jean McAlister, associate dean of continuing education and business development at Atlantic Cape Community College; Julie Hazard, Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District public relations coordinator; Julie Dods, vice president/general manager of Tilton Fitness; Diana Easterday, frontline manager for air traffic controllers; Kristine Demark, Oakcrest teacher of the year in 2014; Charisse Fizer, vice president for clinical services at AtlantiCare; and Ann Stringer, Atlantic County Clerk's Office. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Oakcrest High School Social Studies Club on March 28 honored several area women in recognition and appreciation of their achievements as professionals and for their contributions to their community. 

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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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