Health Care Site Proposed On Residential Street

The Lakehurst Road application is now before the Zoning Board. More »

First Annual Chili Cook-Off And Bonfire

The inaugural event takes place in Manchester. More »

Splash Pad Coming To Ocean Gate

Construction work has started on the site. More »

Brick Twp To Connect Trail From Cherry Quay To Hooper

Funding will come from a special NJ DOT program. More »

Testimony Continues On Great Adventure’s Solar Array Impact

The legality of the project is also being questioned. More »

Well Known Tiger At Popcorn Park Zoo Dies

Dante, a 19-year-old tiger at the Popcorn Park Zoo, has died. More »

Farmingdale Resident Among Veterans In Honors Ceremonies

87-year-old Bill Parker is a veteran of the Korean War. More »

Superstorm Sandy: Three Years Later

Our series on the three year anniversary of the Superstorm. More »

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Dinner Benefit To Help Local Child

Ashton Mitchell

LAKEHURST – A special benefit dinner is planned for January 17 to benefit the family of a six-year old child suffering from several rare conditions. The dinner will be held at the LaBove Grande Restaurant in Lakehurst, and will feature

Toms River Christmas Tree Lighting


TOMS RIVER – The annual township Christmas Tree Lighting event will again feature live music, activities for the kids and a visit from Santa on the fire truck. The free event is on December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Troop 192 Helps Build Shelter’s Dog Obstacle Course

Girl Scout Troop 192 was commended by the mayor and council for the scouts’ work with the township animal shelter. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – Girl Scout Troop 192 helped to build a dog obstacle course at the Toms River Animal Shelter on Oak Avenue. Shelter workers said the course is helping to give the dogs a chance for

Toms River Council Applauds Eagle Scout Projects

Photo by Catherine Galioto

TOMS RIVER – The mayor and council thanked two Eagle Scouts, Zachary Ahren Doberentz and Teodorico Appignani for their work on respective projects in town. The volunteerism helped each scout to earn their Eagle Scout designation. Appignani replaced damaged portions

Ocean Integrated Wellness: Upcoming Seminars


TOMS RIVER – Ocean Integrated Wellness is having a free seminar, COOKING WITH HEALTHY INGREDIENTS, on December 3 at 5:30 p.m. at their office located at 864 Route 37 West (at Mule Road). Learn how you can replace unhealthy ingredients with healthy choices

Howell Township Plans For Spring Road Improvements


HOWELL – The Township Engineering Department reports several projects are tentatively scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2016. Those projects include the S-curve along Kent Road – north and south of Brown Road; improvements to Larrabee Boulevard in the

Chief Rick Bergquist Day November 30

Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn

BRICK – Retiring Police Chief, Nils R. Bergquist II, center, was given the key to the town by Mayor John G. Ducey (left), who also proclaimed November 30, 2015 to be Chief Rick Bergquist Day. The chief is retiring that

Holiday At Allaire To Recapture Revolution-Era Traditions

Photo courtesy Allaire Historic Village

By Caitlin Brown ALLAIRE – The early American celebration known as Evacuation Day, which was popular in the northeast and was celebrated until the mid 1800’s, will come to Allaire November 22. For the first year, the Allaire Historic Village

New Jackson BOE Members Look Forward To Serving


By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – The Township’s Board of Education will have three new faces come January. In a contest of eight candidates for three seats, voters ushered in John Burnetsky, Scott Sargent and Vicki Grasso, unseating incumbents Marvin Krakower

Another Call For Equal Funding For Manchester Schools

Councilman Craig Wallis wants fairer funding for all N.J. school students. (Photo courtesy of Manchester Township)

By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – The gesture is mostly symbolic, but the message is clear: children are children, and they should get equal funding. Councilman Craig Wallis wants a resolution sent to state leaders, and wants other towns to follow

The History Of H.S. Football Rivalries Served On Thanksgiving

Barnegat senior wide receiver-safety Nick Camarato hopes to lead the Bengals past Pinelands Regional on November 25. Photo credit: Rob Davis

By Chris Christopher OCEAN COUNTY –  There was a time when high school football was the main course on the Thanksgiving menu in Ocean County. There was Brick Memorial-Brick. There was Toms River East-Toms River North. There was Lacey-Central. There

Stafford PBA Toy Drive

Stafford PBA

STAFFORD – The Stafford Township PBA Local 297 and the Stafford Township Recreation Department conducts their annual Holiday Toy Drive now through December 11. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls, newborn through age 18 (toys and age-appropriate

Buy In Ocean County This Holiday Season

The Lakehurst Christmas Tree lit up at the Community Center for the first time this season. (Photo By Catherine Galioto)

OCEAN COUNTY – With the holiday season fast approaching and holiday shopping seeming to get underway earlier this year, Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari is urging residents to buy locally. Launching his annual “Buy in Ocean County” campaign, Vicari is

Brick Christmas Tree Lighting


BRICK – All residents are invited to help welcome the season to Brick Township at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Featuring music, treats and a visit from Santa Claus. Free event is December 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the

Board To Hear Chabad Application For Church Road

Toms River High School North (Courtesy of The Toms River Township School District)

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – The application for the Chabad Jewish Center of Toms River, 2001 Church Road is rescheduled to a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. December 17 in the Auditorium at Toms River High School North, 1245

List Of Charitable Thanksgiving Dinners


A host of churches, hunger relief associations and other nonprofit groups have announced that this year they are opening their doors and offering a free meal or food in time for Thanksgiving. Here is a list of events and their

No-Shave November Fundraiser And Custom Police Car Signing


HOWELL – The Howell Township Police Department is participating in “No-Shave November” to raise awareness and funds for cancer treatment and research, specifically prostate cancer, at CentraState Medical Center. The concept is to arrest cancer and throw away the key

Housing Village Opens For Disabled Persons Impacted By Sandy

Local officials and Freedom Village clients cut the ribbon on the Toms River facility, a 72-unit apartment complex. (Photo courtesy Office of Tom MacArthur)

TOMS RIVER – Freedom Village at Toms River, a 72-unit apartment complex celebrated its grand opening on the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy at a October 30 press conference at the community center. Freedom Village at Toms River gives priority

33rd Annual Kevin’s Kids Christmas Drive Underway In Manchester


MANCHESTER – Some 33 years ago a first-grade teacher unknowingly started a Christmas tradition in the township. Realizing the excitement of the students only days before Christmas, the teacher asked her class, “What is Santa Claus going to bring you

Angel Tree Tradition Brightens Barnegat

Barnegat sign (Courtesy of Micromedia Publications News Archives)

BARNEGAT – This Christmas, more families could use an ”angel” to insure that there will be a holiday meal and gifts for the children. Caring people in the community can brighten the holidays through the Angel Tree project of the Barnegat