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By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – An open house May 7 and a summer youth camp later this year are two efforts to involve the community and educate them on police operations amid a fun, family setting. The Toms
LITTLE EGG HARBOR — Proclamations, party hats, birthday cake, music and magic were all part of the twentieth anniversary celebration of the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library held April 27. The anniversary began with NJ 9th District
May is Asthma Awareness Month OCEAN COUNTY – “Over 22 million people living in the United States have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs,” stated Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean
TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County Library and the Ocean Health Department are teaming up to provide a special family event called “Chalk It Up” on Saturday May 7. The free family event that is sure to draw a crowd,
NEW JERSEY — Expectant and new military mothers may register now to be the guest of honor at a special baby shower. Operation Homefront will hold a Star-Spangled BabiesTM shower here from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8,
TOMS RIVER – For the 30th straight year, Toms River has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the program.
By Jennifer Peacock HOWELL – A familiar and long-missed face finally returned. Councilwoman Pauline Smith was back on the dais April 18 after a long absence due to illness. “I would like to welcome back Mrs. Smith,” Mayor William Gotto
By Daniel Nee BEACH HAVEN – Smoking on the beach will become illegal in Beach Haven this summer, and the owners of abandoned properties in town will be put on notice to improve their properties under two initiatives favored by
By Daniel Nee MANAHAWKIN – State highway officials have opened up the newly-constructed bridge over Manahawkin Bay to traffic, marking the first time vehicles have traversed two spans carrying Route 72 between Stafford Township and Long Beach Island. The shift
By Daniel Nee LACEY – The Oyster Creek Generating Station will shut down in November 2019, officials with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a recently released report. While the year of the negotiated closure of the Lacey Township
By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – “No knock” is not a technical term. If you are on your property, and you are on the no-knock registry in Jackson, you may not be approached by solicitors. “It is for the entire property.
By Catherine Galioto and Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – Though no longer walking its halls, Bud McCormick is by name at least gracing Jackson Memorial High School’s streets. The Jackson School Board recently agreed to rename an access road as “Bud’s
By Jennifer Peacock What’s 60 feet tall and can help build a house? A sand castle. At least that’s what world-renowned sculptor Ed Jarrett and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity hope (NOHFH). Jarrett and representatives from NOHFH joined with Laurita
By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – The first home scheduled for demolition under an abandoned properties ordinance hit a snag when the anticipated cost was about five times higher than anticipated. “We started the Property Maintenance Board here in Brick for
By Catherine Galioto BAYVILLE – An in-person example of the benefits of eating right and moving more came to Clara B. Worth Elementary School recently. New York Jets linebackers Julian Howsare and Taiwan Jones visited the school to honor students
By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – An ordinance that would allow commissioners on the township water and sewer authorities to double their salaries was adopted, but one resident hopes efforts in opposition could reverse the compensation. Township council approved the
By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – With local youth wondering if the township could have a skate park again, the mayor said it is more a question of when and where, but also how to pay for it. Mayor Carmen Amato
By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – Less than a month after the registry went live, 75 households have signed up for Manchester’s no-knock registry. The township council adopted its establishment back in March. “The ordinance is pretty tight. It still allows