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Oakcrest and Cedar Creek top students attend Academic Excellence event

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Written by Julie Hazard Saturday, June 14, 2014 05:00 pm

Cedar Creek High School Principal James Reina, center, at the Academic Excellence Brunch with Valedictorian Leah Filardi, at right, and Salutatorian Brooke Chretien, at left.  In the fall, Filardi will attend Rowan University to study chemical cngineering, and Chretien will attend American University to study pre-law. Cedar Creek High School Principal James Reina, center, at the Academic Excellence Brunch with Valedictorian Leah Filardi, at right, and Salutatorian Brooke Chretien, at left. In the fall, Filardi will attend Rowan University to study chemical cngineering, and Chretien will attend American University to study pre-law. Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District students were honored for their hard work, dedication and success at the 2014 Atlantic County Academic Excellence Recognition Brunch held at the Carriage House in Galloway Township on June 3.  The event recognizes local grade school, middle school and high school students.

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Meeting with vendors offers hope for reopening of Mercato Market

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 14, 2014 02:00 pm

Michael Gibbons, the track’s Director of Special Events, left, bookended a row of vendors with market partners Dina Guzzardo and Dirk DaCosta on the far end. Michael Gibbons, the track’s Director of Special Events, left, bookended a row of vendors with market partners Dina Guzzardo and Dirk DaCosta on the far end. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Normally, Sunday evenings are times of peace and quiet in the innards of the Atlantic City Race Course. That was not the case on the evening of June 8 when a group of loyal vendors who had been a part of Mercato Market’s brief tenure met with the market’s owners and racetrack officials with hopes of restarting the venture.

Owners of the market that opened on May 3 announced on Thursday, June 5 that the market would not reopen that weekend.

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Egg Harbor City receives award from NJ Clean Communities Council

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00 am

EHC receives award from NJ Clean Communities Council EHC receives award from NJ Clean Communities Council LAMBERTVILLE – Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti accepted an award from Patrick L, Ryan, president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, at its 11th annual conference on May 22 in Lambertville. The award was presented in recognition of the city’s annual citywide cleanup event that took place this year on Saturday, May 3 in which more than 400 volunteers participated.

 

Atlantic County Special Services School Spring Fair draws large crowd

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, June 13, 2014 07:00 pm

Paige Sturts of Dorothy, an occupational therapy assistant at the school, painted the face of Adam Deeney, 7, of Hammonton. Paige Sturts of Dorothy, an occupational therapy assistant at the school, painted the face of Adam Deeney, 7, of Hammonton. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Special Services School District held its first ever Spring Fair on Saturday, June 7 on the school grounds in the Hamilton Township Business Park. Tania Diodoardo, a vocational teacher at the school, said that the proceeds would go to the student activity fund to cover the costs of field trips, equipment and technology.

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Successful 2013 Hometown Celebration to be repeated this year

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, June 13, 2014 03:12 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The 200th anniversary of the birth of the Township of Hamilton ended months ago, but the memory will remain alive at the annual Hometown Celebration slated for the weekend of June 28 and 29 at Lake Lenape Park.

Last year’s event that drew thousands to the park to celebrate the township’s birthday included entertainment, food, craft vendors, games, movies and fireworks. A similar event is planned this year, minus the fireworks display.

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Mays Landing Library to host Maps, Myth and Music presentation

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, June 13, 2014 12:20 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Gabe Coia has a passion for history and music. On Friday, June 13 he will meld his two passions into an enlightening presentation called Maps, Myth and Music at 7 p.m. in the Mays Landing Library.

The event, sponsored by Friends of the Parks, will feature Coia performing original music from his upcoming folk album that celebrates the Pine Barrens. His presentation will include four segments, three relating to Pinelands folklore, including the Jersey Devil, and one on a historical overview of the Mullica River.

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Hamilton school board drops plan to seek state’s opinions on member conduct

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Region Honors Ensemble Students from the Hess Education Complex and William Davies Middle School bands and choirs were honored by the board for their achievements this school year at the meeting on Tuesday, June 3. Members of the Region Honors Ensemble Students from the Hess Education Complex and William Davies Middle School bands and choirs were honored by the board for their achievements this school year at the meeting on Tuesday, June 3. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – After months of discussion, and countless hours spent by the members of the Hamilton Township Board of Education as well as the administration, a close 5-to-4 vote ended a plan to seek advisory opinions on potential conflict of interest issues on three board members at its meeting on Tuesday, June 3.

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Hamilton MUA proposes slight water rate increase

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities Authority voted Wednesday, June 11 to pass resolutions approving the submittal of the proposed 2014-15 water and sewer budgets to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The $6,580,675 total budget includes operating expenses and debt service of $6,355,675, capital improvements of $25,000 and an annual payment to the township of $200,000.

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Building One New Jersey to host community forum at ACIT

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 12:00 pm

David Rusk David Rusk HAMILTON TOWNSHIP–Building One New Jersey, a coalition of municipal, school, business, labor and faith-based leaders, will host a regional forum June 13 at Atlantic County Institute of Technology, 5080 Atlantic Ave. in Mays Landing. The forum will focus on transportation, water infrastructure, education and housing.

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Atlantic Cape Honors Diane T. McKoy

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 09:00 am

Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president, left, and Diane T. McKoy, recipient of the President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award, at the 47th annual Atlantic Cape commencement May 22 Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president, left, and Diane T. McKoy, recipient of the President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award, at the 47th annual Atlantic Cape commencement May 22 MAYS LANDING–Atlantic Cape Community College conferred the fourth President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Diane T. McKoy, CPA, of Mays Landing, at the college’s 47th annual commencement May 22.  

McKoy has been a member of the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation Board since 2002.

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