• Downbeach Current

    Jewish War Veterans gather at Bloom Pavilion for 8th annual Veterans Day luncheon.MARGATE – Veterans and their spouses turned out for the eighth annual Veterans Day luncheon held at the Bloom Pavilion Monday, Nov. 10. Third grade students from the William H. Ross School made cards, mingled and helped serve lunch to the veterans during the event.

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Township Administrator Peter Miller gives is testimony to the Planning Board during a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5Township presents its case over 2 meetings, with more to come

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Township Administrator Peter Miller showed up to the special Planning Board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 pushing a cart filled with four bankers boxes, displays and a fully-loaded three-ring binder, it was evident the tug of…

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: Birthdays don’t have be about big parties

     In the weeks leading up to our first child’s second birthday, my husband posed a simple but unexpected question.

    “Why do we need to throw a birthday party every year?”

     On our daughter’s first birthday, we had thrown the big, traditional house party with all of our friends and family invited. We were first-time parents, so as she was about to turn 2, the answer to…

  • Mainland Current

    Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday.NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we…

  • Sports

    ehtfootballEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township High School football team's turnaround season has hit a rough patch of late.

    But despite a loss to Millville on Friday, Nov. 7 that derailed the Eagles’ NJSIAA South Jersey Group V playoff hopes, the program has clearly taken a turn toward a brighter future.

    “We have great kids,” said first-year coach Kevin Stetser after the 42-35 loss to Millville, the…

  • Regional

    Hoilday Events

    Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club's elaborate model trains are now on display on the upper level Hamilton Mall by Sears. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 609-646-6392 or see www.shophamilton.com.

    Meet Santa at the Hamilton Mall in the mall's center court now through Christmas Eve.  Santa photo hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa feeds his reindeer from 1…

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Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 04:41 pm

Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

 Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

 “These families are barely keeping the lights on at their homes. What kind of neighbors would we be if we didn’t try to help?” said Scullville Chief Michael Feidor, who received the names through the Family Service Association.

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Fernwood up to the challenge of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:06 pm

 

Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play. Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 20-22, complete with all of the big musical numbers such as “Be Our Guest” that fans of the story have come to expect.

Director Doug Winkelstein said it was the most difficult play the students have undertaken. There were 120 cast members.

“This is a very challenging show. There are lots of kids with different abilities, and we had to try to find a space for all. There were lots of costumes and set issues, but kids did great with it,” he said.

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Miller School technology gets a boost with donated computer lab

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:01 pm

Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period. Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Joyanne D. Miller School is home to the district’s second largest student population in what is already the most populated school district in the county.

 With approximately 1,200 students within its walls, the school has had limited computer labs, an “inequity” that a recent donation aims to address, according to Kevin Urtubey, district information technology services director.

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Atlantic City woman arrested for shoplifting from TJ Maxx

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 02:12 pm

Submitted/Tyyona White, 25, of Atlantic City Submitted/Tyyona White, 25, of Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Atlantic City resident was charged with shoplifting on Friday, Nov. 21.

 Tyyona White, 25, was arrested around 1:20 p.m. at the TJ Maxx store on the Black Horse Pike, in the Farmington section of the township, after the store’s loss prevention officer called police, alleging that White had attempted to leave the store with $277.95 in merchandise without paying for the items. The merchandise was recovered.

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Light installed at English Creek and Dogwood avenues

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, November 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light. Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -Motorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

Construction crews were at work installing the traffic light at the intersection of English Creek and Dogwood avenues on Monday, Nov. 24.  Weather dependent, the work is expected to be complete by Dec. 10.

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Donate your food during Operation Help Nov. 22-26

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:53 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  For the sixth time, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be participating in Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of Matt Murray and Tess Taylor. Operation Help benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.

 The radio personalities will be camping out for the duration of the event outside of the Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant, which will serve as the collection location, is located in the English Creek Shopping Center.

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Police: Ace Hardware in Egg Harbor Township burglarized

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:01 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in a commercial burglary investigation that occurred on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Ace Hardware store on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Bargaintown section of the township.

 According to police, an individual had disabled the building’s alarm system, forced entry into the building, damaged several items inside and stole equipment and cash from a safe.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:59 pm

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

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Cafero Announces candidacy for Atlantic County Surrogate

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:17 am

Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on. Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Joe Cafero announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Atlantic County Surrogate on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

"I'm running to bring new energy and leadership to the Atlantic County Surrogate's office," Cafero stated in a press release. "I believe I have the managerial skills, work ethic, and compassion necessary to revitalize and modernize this important county office."

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When someone you love overdoses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies. Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies.

Training session shows attendees how to administer first aid and Narcan to drug overdose victims

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – His breath will be slow and labored, possibly with gurgling sounds, and he doesn’t respond to attempts to rouse him.

Her skin will feel cold and clammy, and her fingertips and lips may be blue. If you open her eyelids, you’ll see that her pupils are as small as pinpoints. 

You suspect a history of opioid drug use like heroin or abuse of prescription pills, so you know there is a chance your loved one could have overdosed. What do you do when it looks like it may be too late?

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