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Oakcrest High School spring concert

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Written by Julie Hazard Saturday, May 17, 2014 08:00 am

Oakcrest Jazz Band members begin their day rehearsing for the upcoming Band Concert on May 22. From left: Christopher Monteiro, Logan Findeison, and Nicholas Signorello. Oakcrest Jazz Band members begin their day rehearsing for the upcoming Band Concert on May 22. From left: Christopher Monteiro, Logan Findeison, and Nicholas Signorello. Oakcrest High School Band will present its Spring Concert 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22 in the school auditorium. The concert features the Oakcrest Concert Band and the Oakcrest Jazz Ambassadors under the direction of Band Director Rick Schwartz. The new jazz band class will be performing original compositions and arrangements by the students, but also performing songs by Tower of Power, Maynard Ferguson and Pharrell Williams. 

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Oakcrest participates in ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, May 16, 2014 11:00 pm

Dance teacher Rachel Gaskill with her daughers, Hannah and Grace, as dance team class members watch from the back. Dance teacher Rachel Gaskill with her daughers, Hannah and Grace, as dance team class members watch from the back. MAYS LANDING - Children of several Oakcrest High School faculty members accompanied them to work Thursday, April 24, officially designated by the U. S. Congress and Senate as "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."

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Egg Harbor City developer Brad Haber killed in car crash

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, May 16, 2014 01:57 pm

Brad Haber Brad Haber EGG HARBOR CITY – Brad Haber, developer of Neighborhoods at Cedar Creek, was killed in an early morning car crash today (Friday, May 16) in Mullica Township.

Haber, 60 of Medford, touched the lives of many city residents, including children who play sports for the Crusaders Youth Athletic Organization, and students at Cedar Creek High School. Haber donated money and materials to build dugouts at the Key-Rec field and an equipment shed for the Cedar Creek baseball team. Many of the adults in the community called him “friend.”

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Settlement reached in Hamilton lawsuit

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, May 16, 2014 09:24 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed by Township Committeewoman Aline Dix against fellow Republican committee members Mayor Roger Silva and Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto, township administrator Michael Jacobs, human resources director Mary Kelly and 50 unnamed defendants.

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Oakcrest and Cedar Creek high schools celebrate Earth Day

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Written by Julie Hazard Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Students at Oakcrest and Cedar Creek high schools conducted environmental protection campaigns on Earth Day 2014, April 22. Members of Oakcrest's Student Environmental Association planned a day of activities for fellow students on Earth Day.  The club is headed by science teachers Joy Haddock, front row second from left, and Kristine Demark, front row fourth from left. Members of Oakcrest's Student Environmental Association planned a day of activities for fellow students on Earth Day. The club is headed by science teachers Joy Haddock, front row second from left, and Kristine Demark, front row fourth from left.

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Absegami and Cedar Creek high schools reach fundraising goals

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Written by Julie Hazard Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Cedar Creek High School's logo is prominently placed at Sport Clips Haircuts at Hamilton Commons, Mays Landing.  Present for the unveiling was Cedar Creek teacher and basketball coach Phil Schaffer, at left, and Vice Principal/Athletic Director Mike McGhee, at right. Cedar Creek High School's logo is prominently placed at Sport Clips Haircuts at Hamilton Commons, Mays Landing. Present for the unveiling was Cedar Creek teacher and basketball coach Phil Schaffer, at left, and Vice Principal/Athletic Director Mike McGhee, at right. MAYS LANDING – Sport Clips Haircuts at Hamilton Commons held a logo unveiling Friday, May 9 to add Absegami and Cedar Creek high schools to its campaign to help United States veterans. Both schools achieved a fundraising goal benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, qualifying them to have a 6 by 4-foot custom school logo placed on the walls of the shop.

   

Ceremony kicks off development of senior housing

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Written by CHARLIE PRITCHARD Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:00 pm

 Even though some work has already been done on the site, officials held a groundbreaking at the Conifer Village at Rittenberg site on Monday, May 12. Participating were Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce President Jim Schroeder, Dominick Buffa from First Sterling Financial, Inc., Bill Moen, who represented United States Senator Cory Booker, Anthony Marchetta, executive director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti, Conifer Realty Senior Vice President Charles Lewis, Councilwoman Ina Duran, Council President Ed Dennis, Councilman Doug Dickinson, Councilwoman Hazel Mueller and Matthew A. Reilly, president and CEO of Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc., a partner in the project. Even though some work has already been done on the site, officials held a groundbreaking at the Conifer Village at Rittenberg site on Monday, May 12. Participating were Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce President Jim Schroeder, Dominick Buffa from First Sterling Financial, Inc., Bill Moen, who represented United States Senator Cory Booker, Anthony Marchetta, executive director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti, Conifer Realty Senior Vice President Charles Lewis, Councilwoman Ina Duran, Council President Ed Dennis, Councilman Doug Dickinson, Councilwoman Hazel Mueller and Matthew A. Reilly, president and CEO of Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc., a partner in the project. EGG HARBOR CITY – It has taken a number of years, but construction has finally begun on the Conifer Village at Rittenberg, a community of 100 senior citizen apartments located at the site of the former Fanny D. Rittenberg School.

A host of city, state and federal officials and Conifer representatives were on hand Monday, May 12 to break ground on the project. Mayor Lisa Jiampetti outlined the four-year process that got the project off the ground.

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Sale of ambulance building to lessen tax increase

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Written by CHARLIE PRITCHARD Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:00 pm

 Mayor Lisa Jiampetti presents a plaque to retiring public works mechanic Joseph Lugg for 28 years of service.  Mayor Lisa Jiampetti presents a plaque to retiring public works mechanic Joseph Lugg for 28 years of service. EGG HARBOR CITY – A last-minute sale of the former ambulance squad building at 700 Philadelphia Ave. has given the Egg Harbor City Council the opportunity to lessen or possibly even eliminate a proposed 12 cent tax increase, officials said at the council meeting Thursday, May 8.

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Davies students get ‘Happy’ (VIDEO)

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:38 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Need a nice break from your hectic day? Then check out the lip dub of Pharrell's "Happy," as performed by students and staff at the William Davies Middle School.

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UPDATE: Hamilton plane crash victims identified

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 12, 2014 04:00 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Township of Hamilton police have released the names of the victims of Friday evening’s airplane crash that left one person dead.

Killed in the crash was Morgan Smith, 28, of Lexington Park, Md. He was one of the passengers.

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