Egg Harbor Township
Police announce DWI checkpoint results
On Sept. 7, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department conducted a driving while intoxicated checkpoint as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
The checkpoint took place on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of the township and ran from 10 p.m. Sept. 7 to 3 a.m. Sept. 8; 582 motorists passed through and received a "You Drink You Drive You Lose" informational pamphlet explaining DWI laws and penalties. Three drivers were arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, three vehicles were towed under John's Law, one driver was arrested and charged with possession of less than grams of marijuana, and one passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant, police said. Officers issued 51 motor vehicle tickets during the detail, police said.
The checkpoint was staffed with 14 officers from Egg Harbor Township and supplemented with officers from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office and the Ventnor, Longport, Linwood and Mullica Township police departments, police said.
Children's Museum reopening
The Jersey Shore Children's Museum will host its Grand Reopening Celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Opening day special admission is $5 per person. The satellite museum is located inside the Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, on the upper level near Sears while funds are raised for the bigger location.
GEHR schools holding magnet open houses
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District will soon host open houses for its magnet programs, which will be available for students entering high school in September 2014. The goal of these magnet programs is to prepare students for college and the workforce, and they offer students the opportunity to obtain college credit through Richard Stockton College.
Oakcrest High School will offer incoming freshmen a Project Lead the Way Program in Biomedical Sciences, where they will explore the concept of human medicine and will be introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Courses in this magnet will include Principles of Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Intervention. Absegami High School will offer a Homeland Security and Public Safety Magnet, in which students will study security, planning, logistics, and operational details related to homeland security and public safety. Cedar Creek will offer magnets in engineering and environmental science.
Students residing in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School are eligible to apply for admission to any district magnet program.
Cedar Creek will hold its open house on Oct. 17, Oakcrest on Oct. 23 and Absegami on Oct. 29. All open houses start at 6:30 p.m. Interested eighth-graders and their parents are encouraged to attend these information sessions.