The event kicks off the town semiquincentennial celebration.
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A special preventorium was recently held in the township.
By Daniel Nee HOWELL – On Route 9, a revived plan to construct an age-restricted community has been formally proposed to the planning board. MGD Holdings originally proposed a mix of single-family homes and age-restricted properties for a plot
By Charles Daye HOWELL – They came from poorer households, hoping to survive an outbreak. A place to monitor and prevent tuberculosis, Howell’s preventorium housed hundreds of children throughout its five decades of operation. On December 1, The Heritage Group
By Chris Lundy STAFFORD – A December 2 ribbon cutting officially opened the Bay Avenue Community Center in Stafford Township. The original community center closed for four years after Superstorm Sandy. Originally, the community center was located on Mill Creek
By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – It snaps, crackles, pops and sometimes zaps. It’s the sound and recording system in Jackson Township’s main meeting room. Officials realize the system is outdated, and one meeting is lacking an audio recording, while residents
JACKSON – The annual tradition of lighting up the holidays was switched on at the township’s tree lighting December 3 at the municipal building. Mayor Michael Reina said it was standing room only inside during the music program portion of
By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – Only three out of the 12 township schools have central air conditioning, which is one of “many, many projects” that need to be addressed for the aging facilities, said Board of Education member George White,
By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – The township’s annual tree lighting ceremony had a strong turnout December 3, keeping families jolly with a visit from Santa, some delicious treats, and a flip of the holiday lights in Veterans Park. “It was
MANCHESTER – One Lieutenant and three Sergeants, as well as the hiring of a Patrolman and Class II Special Officer, were all welcomed during a ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center recently. Mayor Kenneth Palmer administered the Lieutenant oath
By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – They said they didn’t want to be in the energy business, yet only one of the two voted against awarding the energy aggregation contract. Councilman Craig Wallis was the first to speak out against awarding
By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – It’s Christmas in Toms River, but it’s made special by the township’s 250th anniversary. The evening tree lighting featured much fanfare with caroling, magic and Santa’s arrival by firetruck, which carried over from earlier
TOMS RIVER – Tis the season. On December 3, The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River had its annual Breakfast with Santa. The children were so excited. They loved getting their pictures taken. They all told Santa everything
NEW JERSEY – Each year, Wreaths Across America embarks on a six-day journey to remember and honor military service members. Beginning in Harrington, Maine, a parade of trucks travels down the East Coast on a mission to lay remembrance wreaths at
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MANCHESTER – A suspicious package investigation at Manchester Plaza led to the evacuation and closure of the shopping center Monday morning as the Manchester Township Police and New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad investigated a suitcase left in the parking
By Catherine Galioto SURF CITY – With decades of service in multiple levels of government, Leonard T. Connors Jr. was remembered as a tireless advocate and public servant. Connors, who was a former Ninth District Senator and longtime Surf City
OCEAN COUNTY – “The holiday season has arrived before we finished eating the Thanksgiving leftovers,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “Don’t let the holiday season heat up too
BARNEGAT – Local radio station 91.9 WBNJ-FM and the Little Egg Theater Company recently presented a production of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” on stage as radio drama. The shows took place December 3rd and 4th. The audience was
Sirens to sound for three minutes at noon FORKED RIVER – Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the emergency warning sirens on Tuesday, December 6, at approximately noon. This is one of two semi-annual tests scheduled
By Chris Lundy BARNEGAT – The Township Committee purchased approximately $270,000 worth of equipment to improve parks via Project Playground. In response to residents complaining about the poor condition of parks and playgrounds in town, Barnegat instituted Project Playground, a
By Daniel Nee STAFFORD – The newly-constructed Bay Avenue Community Center was expected to open in conjunction with the township’s annual Christmas tree lighting December 2, officials said. Though the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was set for the December.