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EHC continues its two-day celebration of Peace Pilgrim (VIDEO)

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 09:56 am

Peace activists from left, Swami Sankarananda, Peace Walker John Francis, and Rev. Donna Christine Park of Walk a Mile in My Shoes on the Path to Peace. Peace activists from left, Swami Sankarananda, Peace Walker John Francis, and Rev. DonnaChristine Park of Walk a Mile in My Shoes on the Path to Peace. EGG HARBOR CITY – Designated an International City of Peace, Egg Harbor City celebrated the life and work of Peace Pilgrim, an American icon of peace. More than 200 people attended events during the Saturday portion of the two-day celebration, which included a yoga session, a 2-mile walk from Peace Pilgrim Park to Peace Pilgrim’s childhood home, a community picnic and a drum circle that sent sound waves of compassion to the world.

Peace Pilgrim’s sister Helene Young, 99, of Galloway Township led the 2-mile walk, which visited the two Peace Pilgrim Poles that have been planted at the Egg Harbor City Community School garden and at her birthplace on Baltimore Avenue.

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Dix questions employee comp time policy

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, September 19, 2014 11:19 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Citing an article that appeared in the April 10 issue of The Press of Atlantic City that outlined employee comp time abuses in 14 municipalities, Hamilton Township Committeewoman Aline Dix questioned the policy in place for township employees.

Speaking at the Monday, Sept. 15 meeting of the governing body, Dix recalled a dinner meeting for which two exempt (nonhourly) employees received comp time for their attendance.

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Hamilton school board spars over board attendance, ethics

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Afterschool tutoring discussed and tabled

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township Board of Education Vice President Margaret “Peg” Capone said at the Tuesday, Sept. 16 meeting that school board members dedicate a tremendous amount of time and effort to fulfill their duties, but that one board member has not been taking her responsibilities seriously.

Although she did not name the board member, it was obvious that she was referring to Kim Melton, who was the only member missing at the meeting. According to Capone, Melton has missed nine board meetings this year and showed up 45 minutes late for a 50-minute committee meeting for which she as chair had set the meeting time.

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Hamilton police seek owner of ash-filled urn labeled ‘Mom’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 02:56 pm

Submitted/The Township of Hamilton Police Department recovered an urn in July 2013. Submitted/The Township of Hamilton Police Department recovered an urn in July 2013. The Township of Hamilton Police Department recovered an urn containing ashes partially buried along the Great Egg Harbor River in July 2013.

The urn has the word "Mom" on the side.

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Hundreds gather to observe Mays Landing 9/11 ceremony (Slideshow)

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, September 15, 2014 09:40 am

Part of the large crowd gathered behind the monument that was dedicated at last year’s ceremony. Part of the large crowd gathered behind the monument that was dedicated at last year’s ceremony. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hundreds of onlookers gathered in Memorial Park in Mays Landing on Thursday, September 11 to participate in the township’s annual 9/11 commemoration. The event included the lighting of candles on the monument unveiled at last year’s ceremony, reflections by four residents on where they were when the attacks occurred and performances by the Community Choir and Hamilton Brass.

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WTC artifact donated at Egg Harbor City 9/11 ceremony

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, September 15, 2014 09:12 am

Commander Thomas Messina of the American Legion Rudolph Elmer Post 158 dedicated a piece of steel that he acquired from the World Trade Center to the city, represented by Mayor Lisa Jiampetti. Commander Thomas Messina of the American Legion Rudolph Elmer Post 158 dedicated a piece of steel that he acquired from the World Trade Center to the city, represented by Mayor Lisa Jiampetti. EGG HARBOR CITY – Egg Harbor City commemorated the tragedies that occurred on September 11, 2001 at a ceremony held on the grounds of city hall on Thursday, September 11. Commander Thomas Messina of the American Legion Rudolph Elmer Post 158 served as master of ceremonies and also dedicated a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to Egg Harbor City, which will be installed on the Campe Street side of City Hall.  

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UPDATED: Suspect charged in bomb threat that causes college evacuation

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 12, 2014 02:42 pm

Campus cleared, classes to resume Saturday

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A Vineland man has been charged with causing a false public alarm, 3rd degree, after a tweet police said he posted to Twitter caused Atlantic Cape Community College to evacuate all three of its campuses on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Mays Landing man is biking cross-country for charity

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, September 11, 2014 09:17 am

Mays Landing resident Curt Wunder,; second from left, joins Keith O'Neal of Denver Colorado, Rick Friesen of Kansas City, Missouri and Jason McAllister of Parker, Colorado as they head out on their cross-country journey from Oceanside, California. Mays Landing resident Curt Wunder,; second from left, joins Keith O'Neal of Denver Colorado, Rick Friesen of Kansas City, Missouri and Jason McAllister of Parker, Colorado as they head out on their cross-country journey from Oceanside, California. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Mays Landing resident Curt Wunder left Oceanside, California, Sunday, Sept. 7 to return home to New Jersey. His planned return date is Oct. 22 – which might sound like a long time if you didn't know he is making the trek by bicycle.

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Township of Hamilton Historical Society to again host Art in the Park

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Written by CHARLIE PRITCHARD Wednesday, September 10, 2014 09:32 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Art in the Park, sponsored by the Township of Hamilton Historical Society, is an annual tradition that will take place this year on Saturday, September 20. The event takes place in Memorial Park in Mays Landing from 9 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine.

The occasion will feature artists, crafters and food vendors, as well as children’s games.

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Crash closes Cologne Ave. in Hamilton

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:17 pm

Charlie Pritchard / A woman and a child were taken to the hospital this afternoon (Tuesday, Sept. 9) following a motor vehicle car crash in Cologne Avenue in Hamilton. Charlie Pritchard / A woman and a child were taken to the hospital this afternoon (Tuesday, Sept. 9) following a motor vehicle car crash in Cologne Avenue in Hamilton. A woman and a child were taken to the hospital this afternoon (Tuesday, Sept. 9) following a motor vehicle car crash in Cologne Avenue in Hamilton.

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