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    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

  • Mainland Current

    Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge.SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of…

  • Regional

    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

    If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

    The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that obligation.

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

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Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township named HERO of the year

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year Submitted/Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year

 Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year. Nagbe is in his senior year studying pre-med. He was selected as HERO of the Year from nominations by classmates based on his service as a HERO designated driver.

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EHT man gets one year in jail, two years probation for beating death of dog

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 10:50 pm

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

Sentencing includes community service at SPCA

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced today (Friday, Sept. 19) for animal cruelty in connection with the killing of a dog, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Steven D. Geisel, 51, of the 2000 block of Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, was arrested on Feb.12, 2014 for the bludgeoning death of a female pit bull in a wooded area adjacent to Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, on or about Jan. 29,

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Egg Harbor Township man charged with impersonating police officer

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:30 pm

Frank Bonanata Frank Bonanata EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Frank Bonanata, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested today (Sept. 18) on the charge of impersonating a police officer, police said Thursday.

According to a news release from the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, the arrest stems from an Aug. 16 incident in which Bonanata allegedly brandished a badge in order to pull over a vehicle in Egg Harbor Township.  

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Sheairs named new director of Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Submitted/Joseph M. Sheairs Sr Submitted/Joseph M. Sheairs Sr

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Joseph M. Sheairs Sr., a veteran executive with more than 35 years of experience in aviation, engineering, technology and business, today was named the new executive director of the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park by the board of trustees of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Sheairs is a graduate of West Point and the New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds degrees in engineering and computer sciences. In 2009-2010, he served as interim executive director and then deputy executive director of the Next Generation Aviation and Technology Park, a precursor to the Stockton ARTP.

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EHT company a finalist in Martha Stewart contest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:45 am

Submitted/Tiffanie Holt of Egg Harbor Township and Maggie Doyle of Solomons, Md., Submitted/Tiffanie Holt of Egg Harbor Township and Maggie Doyle of Solomons, Md.,

R2R Designs of Egg Harbor Township has been selected by Martha Stewart and her panel of judges as a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards in the crafts category. Martha Stewart’s American Made is a nationally-recognized awards program that celebrates new rising stars of the growing nationwide maker community who have turned their passions for handcrafted, well-designed goods into small businesses, and proudly make their products in America. 

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McCartney named regional superintendent of year

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:43 am

Submitted/Superintendent Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Superintendent Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township

Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township was named South Jersey Regional Superintendent of the Year.  As the county superintendent of the year, he was nominated for the next level and will now be in the running against the northern and central New Jersey regional superintendent selections for the title of New Jersey Superintendent of the Year. 

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2nd Annual 'Fly Like An Eagle 5K and Fun Run' set for Sept. 21

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Fly Like An Eagle 5k and Fun Run Submitted/Fly Like An Eagle 5k and Fun Run

The Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation is hosting its 2 nd Annual Fly Like an Eagle 5K and Fun Run at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Egg Harbor Township High School. Students, staff and community member are invited to participate in this fundraiser for the organization, which awards grants and funds to school programs.

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Grapes and Greens Garden Party Fundraiser set for Sept. 20 at Hidden Creek Golf Club

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. will host the Friends of Chuck Donovan Grapes and Greens Garden Party, Wine Tasting and Auction at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, on the grounds and clubhouse of the Hidden Creek Golf Club here.

While past Community Partnership wine tasting fundraisers have been formal sit-down affairs, this year’s event will take the shape of an endless cocktail party, featuring a variety of buffet-style small plates and wine pairings.

The fun, friendly and informal format will allow guests to experience the club’s indoor and outdoor charms.

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Zombies are coming to Terror in the Junkyard

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 16, 2014 03:27 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October.  

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns and air canisters.

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History Notes: Historic Home at English Creek

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:44 pm

 

Courtesy of Leah Drobel/This historic home on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in the English Creek section of the township once belonged to the English family. Courtesy of Leah Drobel/This historic home on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in the English Creek section of the township once belonged to the English family.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Historic Home at English Creek

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