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Settlement imminent in Hamilton teacher contract dispute

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:28 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – For nearly a year and a half teachers in the Hamilton Township School District have been working without a contract. Finally, it appears that a settlement has been reached.

An item on the Board of Education’s meeting agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 17 indicates a vote on a memorandum of agreement to approve a settlement with the Hamilton Township Education Association (HTEA).

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Bystanders pull man from burning car

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:10 am

A Barnegat Light man is lucky to be alive this morning after he was pulled from his burning pickup truck while flames burned through the floor, according to Mullica Township police./Mullica Township police A Barnegat Light man is lucky to be alive this morning after he was pulled from his burning pickup truck while flames burned through the floor, according to Mullica Township police./Mullica Township police MULLICA TOWNSHIP _ A Barnegat Light man is lucky to be alive this morning after he was pulled from his burning pickup truck while flames burned through the floor, according to Mullica Township police.

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PAL gives area kids a holiday shopping spree (VIDEO)

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:04 am

Charlie Pritchard / Hamilton Township Police Sgt. Greg Ciambrone helps Tajmere Coleman, 9, of Mays Landing select items to be purchased with his gift card. Charlie Pritchard / Hamilton Township Police Sgt. Greg Ciambrone helps Tajmere Coleman, 9, of Mays Landing select items to be purchased with his gift card. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – It is not common for pre-teen children to be handed $100 gift cards and told to spend them however they want.

But that is exactly what happened Saturday, Dec. 7 when 113 area children not only received cards, but were served breakfast, as well as given a police and fire department convoy from the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League building to the Walmart here to participate in the third annual Shop with a Cop.

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Students get to compare ‘Hunger Games’ book to film

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, December 13, 2013 05:19 pm

Students in Cedar Creek teachers Mandy Franklin-Kelley's and Nicole Rose's senior and honors sophomore classes saw the blockbuster movie, ‘The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire’ at Franks Theatre Complex in Egg Harbor Township on Dec. 3. Students in Cedar Creek teachers Mandy Franklin-Kelley's and Nicole Rose's senior and honors sophomore classes saw the blockbuster movie, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ at Franks Theatre Complex in Egg Harbor Township on Dec. 3. After reading the book version, students in Cedar Creek teachers Mandy Franklin-Kelley's and Nicole Rose's senior and honors sophomore classes took advantage of a warm winter temperature trend and saw the blockbuster movie, "The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire" at Franks Tilton 9 in Northfield on Dec. 3. 

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Egg Harbor City kicks off holiday season with tree-lighting ceremony

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, December 09, 2013 12:03 pm

Charlie Pritchard / The crowd circulates while awaiting Santa’s visit following the lighting of the tree. Charlie Pritchard / The crowd circulates while awaiting Santa’s visit following the lighting of the tree. A large crowd gathered in front of the Egg Harbor City Library on Philadelphia Avenue on Saturday evening, Dec. 7, for the annual tree-lighting ceremony sponsored by the Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce.

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Egg Harbor City residents object to planned home for recovering addicts in their neighborhood

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 06, 2013 11:46 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – A routine City Council meeting took a 180-degree turn on Thursday, Dec. 5 when resident Debbie Gehringer Ardenbright approached the microphone during the public comment portion.

Ardenbright, along with numerous neighbors, was there to protest a home being rented to Oxford House, Inc. at 511 Buffalo Ave., which happens to be next door to her home. Oxford House is a non-profit agency that places recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in residential settings.

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Woman rescued from burning vehicle following Bears Head Road crash in Hamilton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 10:49 pm

The crash is being investigated by Officer Cheryl McCarthy of  the Township of Hamilton Police Department. The crash is being investigated by Officer Cheryl McCarthy of the Township of Hamilton Police Department. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Mays Landing woman was rescued from a burning vehicle by several good Samaritans Thursday afternoon, Dec. 5, after she fell asleep at the wheel and crashed at Bears Head Road (County Route 552) and Harley Avenue, police said.

Maria Spear of Mays Landing was traveling east on Bears Head Road when she fell asleep, causing her vehicle to leave the road and strike several trees and a utility pole, police said. The vehicle caught fire and Spear was trapped inside.

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Former Hamilton Police Chief Ronald Martin dies at 83

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 06:47 pm

Ronald Martin served as Hamilton chief of police from 1980 until his retirement in 1995. Ronald Martin served as Hamilton chief of police from 1980 until his retirement in 1995. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Township of Hamilton Police Department is mourning the loss of retired Police Chief Ronald Martin, who died Friday, Nov. 29 at age 83.

Martin was a member of the Township of Hamilton Police Department for 31 years reaching the rank of chief in 1980, a post he held until his retirement in 1995, according to an announcement on the department’s Facebook page.

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Hamilton vows to remove illegal signs; repeat violators to be fined

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:14 am

Charlie Pritchard / Signs like these may soon become a thing of the past as Hamilton Township Committee vows to have them removed from local roadsides. Charlie Pritchard / Signs like these may soon become a thing of the past as Hamilton Township Committee vows to have them removed from local roadsides. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township resident and former Mayor Bruce Strigh is getting frustrated by the increasing number of signs littering the roads by area businesses. A call to Township Administrator Mike Jacobs led to action by the governing body Monday evening, Dec. 2.

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Distinguished veteran honored posthumously in Hamilton

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:24 pm

Charlie Pritchard / Taking part in the ceremony for John Benjamin Jones Sr. are from left: Committeewoman Judy Link; Michael Francis, retired New Jersey state command chief master sergeant representing Congressman Frank LoBiondo; Willa Stockton, sister of the honoree; niece Karen Roesch; son Jerry Jones; granddaughter Megan Williams; daughter Jeanne Williams; grandson Jacob Williams; Mayor Amy Gatto; nephew Joseph Gigliotti, and Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairman Russ Bongiovanni. Charlie Pritchard / Taking part in the ceremony for John Benjamin Jones Sr. are from left: Committeewoman Judy Link; Michael Francis, retired New Jersey state command chief master sergeant representing Congressman Frank LoBiondo; Willa Stockton, sister of the honoree; niece Karen Roesch; son Jerry Jones; granddaughter Megan Williams; daughter Jeanne Williams; grandson Jacob Williams; Mayor Amy Gatto; nephew Joseph Gigliotti, and Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairman Russ Bongiovanni. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – John Benjamin Jones, Sr., a Marine Corps combat veteran of World War II, was honored posthumously by Hamilton Township Committee during its monthly “Hamilton Township Honors and Remembers Its Veterans” program at the Monday, Dec. 2 township meeting.

Born in Homestead, Pa., on July 15, 1923, Jones moved to the township’s Laureldale section with his family at the age of 15.

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