25th Anniversary Of Vest A Cop

The annual fundraiser helps to provide bullet-proof vests for Toms River Police. More »

Elementary Program Focuses On Anti-Bullying

Ridgeway Elementary students learn about bullying and how to combat it. More »

Western Boulevard Extension Possible With County Land Buy

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New Ordinance Hopes To Address Empty Storefronts

Brick officials respond to a number of vacant shops in town. More »

Double Creek Bridge Replacement Underway

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Program Targeting ‘Ghost Pots’ To Expand To Southern Ocean

An example of the sunken crab traps causing issues along Barnegat Bay (Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

By Daniel Nee OCEAN COUNTY – An effort that has resulted in the removal of nearly eight metric tons of debris from waterways in South Jersey is expanding to southern Ocean County, the organizations involved in the program have announced.

Lacey BOE To Begin Search For New Superintendent

The school board has begun a search for a superintendent. Sandra Anthony, current superintendent of Lacey Schools, has a contract that ends this school year. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee LACEY – With few comments from its members, the Lacey Township Board of Education has formally begun to search for a superintendent to replace Sandra Anthony by approving a measure to hire outside organizations to help conduct

Fundraiser For Veterans Memorial Garden

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JACKSON – An evening of food, music, prizes and dancing will help raise money to complete a veterans memorial. The second annual dinner dance and gift auction for Veterans Memorial Garden Inc will take place 7 to 11 p.m. October

Annual Wounded Warrior Event Scheduled For October


  JACKSON – The Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club, located on South Stump Tavern Road in Jackson, will host their eighth annual Wounded Warrior event on October 10. Starting at approximately 9 a.m., wounded veterans of the Iraq and

Super Spells Out Agenda For School Year

Jackson Schools Superintendent, Dr. Stephen Genco (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Catherine Galioto JACKSON – The school district is marking several new initiatives as it heads into the second month of the school year, also the second year with Dr. Stephen Genco as superintendent of schools. For one, the first

1,500 Canines Bring Humans To Dog Fest

Samantha Maiorino, 11 of Baywood pets 12-year-old Basset Hounds Amy on left and Jelly Bean on right, owned by Brian Jennings at the annual Dog Fest event. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

Windward Beach Opens To Pets For The Day By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – An estimated 1,500 dogs brought their humans to the sixth annual Dog Fest, hosted by the Rotary Club of Brick Township at Windward Beach Park on a

Comments Requested For Brick Police Assessors

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  BRICK – Brick Police will meet a team of assessors from the state association of police chiefs, and open itself to public comment on how the department is doing. The assessors, from the new Jersey State Association of Chiefs

Buhler Mansion Remodel Unveiled

The Buhler Mansion is the oldest standing building in Pine Beach. Helping in its restoration and unveiling are, from left to right, Brenda Zygmund, Ken Fredericks, Larry Midrano and Joseph Ferentino. (Photo courtesy Re/Max New Beginnings)

PINE BEACH – The oldest standing building in Pine Beach has been restored, and the unveiling of the elegant Buhler Mansion corresponded with a gala to celebrate the project and the mansion history. Joseph Ferentino and Brenda Zygmund of Re/Max

Event Helps Explain Heroin Epidemic

The crowd at Whiting Assembly of God church listens to a presentation on the local heroin epidemic. (Photo courtesy Mancester Township Police)

MANCHESTER – A crowd of more than 100 community members gathered at the Whiting Assembly of God this past weekend to learn about the heroin epidemic as it specifically relates to Manchester Township and what is being done by Manchester

$140K Planned For Lake Street Upgrades

The street marker for Lake Street and Route 70 East, where road and curb improvements will soon take place. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEHURST – Lake Street is getting a face lift. Lakehurst Borough hasn’t received N.J. Department of Transportation grant money for road improvements since 2011 due to funding shortages, Borough Clerk Bernadette Dugan said. But this year the

Church Vandalized In Evening Burglary After Pope Service

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By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – A donation box was robbed of cash and a memorial candle stand was smashed at St. Joseph’s Church after 8 p.m. September 27, police said. Toms River Police are looking for help with tips

Opa! Thousands Attend Greek Festival

The lines were deep both inside and outside as patrons awaited homemade food, part of the Greek Festival at Saint Barbara’s. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – Three days of “Opa!” came to Saint Barbara’s Church for the annual Greek Festival, in what organizers said is one of the most successful events for the congregation, focusing on Greek culture, food, music

Innovation, Creativity To Come To Schools’ “Makerfest”


TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Regional School District is hosting a groundbreaking educational and community event, Makerfest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 17 at the Pine Belt Arena and Toms River High School North. The Makerfest will

Hurricane Joaquin Cancellations As Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Storm

Sand berms built in Ortley Beach (Credit: Toms River Township)

Officials have urged residents to be prepared in the event Hurricane Joaquin hits New Jersey. Emergency Management officials urge the following ahead of a storm forecast: Please do your part to clear storm drains in your area of any debris. This

Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer Releases Joaquin Warning


From Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer With reports of the approach of Hurricane Joaquin to this region, I urge residents to take precautions and be prepared for possible power outages and storm related issues. Assemble disaster supplies and arrange for someone to check

Lakehurst Mayor Harry Robbins Releases Joaquin Warning

Lakehurst Boro Hall (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

From Lakehurst Mayor Harry Robbins In spite of all the predicted paths showing Hurricane Joaquin hitting land south of New Jersey, the potential of wide spread flooding, high winds, downed trees and power outages still exist. If there was anything positive

Berkeley Mayor Carmen Amato Releases Joaquin Warning

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From Mayor Carmen Amato – Berkeley Township As you know, starting TONIGHT (Thursday 10-1) through Saturday, our area will be hit by a NOR’EASTER. We expect rain, wind and flooding. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly New Jersey has issued a

Mayor Michael Reina Issues A Joaquin Warning

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An Important Message from Mayor Michael Reina’s Office And the Department of Public Works October 1, 2015 Based on the National Weather Service reports, a severe weather pattern is developing for our region. Latest reports reflect very heavy rainfall starting

Toms River Officials Hold Meeting To Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin

Secondary line of dunes created in Ortley Beach ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. (Credit: Toms River Township)

TOMS RIVER – Toms River officials convened a meeting of essential Township officials from the Police Department, Emergency Management, Engineering Department, the Department of Public Works, the Mayor’s Office and Township Council to solidify our storm preparation plans for Hurricane Joaquin.

Monmouth County Urges All Residents To Prepare For Joaquin


Hurricane Joaquin’s path is uncertain; make your plans now MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Joaquin and its predicted path that could impact New Jersey with high winds and rain. “The storm is