Memorial Day Events To Include Parades, Ceremonies

Many well-attended Memorial Day weekend events return to Ocean County. More »

Manchester Residents Raise Stink About Landfill

Residents of the Oak Knoll section of town are not happy. More »

Allen Road Beach Slated For Repairs, Replenishment

Plans are underway to replenish a beach and boardwalk damaged by Sandy. More »

Fitness Fits Into Park Stations In Brick

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Exit 82 Raises Curtain On Summer Season

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Officials: Market For Theater Shows Howell’s Growth

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Stafford EMS Receives $5,000 Donation From Urgent Care Now

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STAFFORD – EMS Chief Jorge Salazar accepted a $5,000 donation from James Jones on behalf of Urgent Care Now in recognition of National EMS Week (May 15-21). Salazar said the contribution will be used for new equipment and training for

Dining For A Cause – CASA Of Ocean County


OCEAN COUNTY – CASA of Ocean County will celebrate their 10 year anniversary advocating for Ocean County children in foster care on June 1st at Crystal Point Yacht Club, Point Pleasant, NJ. The fundraising anniversary celebration, Dining for a Cause and

From The Desk Of The Township Council


Council Vice-President Al Manforti The weather is finally starting to heat up and so is the activity in Ward 4. Saturday, May 21st is the date of the 27th annual NJ State chili cook-off and festival. This is the largest

Making Toms River Safer: Addressing Concerns At Brown’s Woods

Mayor Kelaher stands next to one of the new signs on Cedar Drive. (Photo courtesy Toms River Township)

TOMS RIVER – The township governing body and the Toms River Police Department have pledged to continue to work to make the Township a safer place for residents to live, work and play. With that in mind, over the last

Overall School Budget Shrinks $2.5M

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By Catherine Galioto HOWELL – The Howell Schools budget will shrink by $2.5 million, to $111.3 million, but the tax levy is growing over last budget by about $2 million, creating an increase of $71 more in school taxes for

Officials: Market For Theater Shows Howell’s Growth

Xscape cinema opened in Howell, the newest tenant to open in Greenleaf Plaza. (Photo by Shawn Smith)

By Shawn Smith HOWELL – A year ago, the side entrance to the Greenleaf shopping center on Route 9 in Howell was mostly trees and dirt. Today, it is home to one of the newest additions in the township, a

After Biking 300 Miles, Police Feed Homeless

Howell’s officers on the Police Unity Tour did not rest on their laurels after arriving in Washington, D.C. after a 300-mile bike ride, and instead fed the local homeless. (Photo courtesy Howell Police)

By Catherine Galioto In a ride that took them from Howell to Washington, D.C. by bicycle, the Howell Police Officers who participated in the 300-mile Police Unity Tour set up shop in the nation’s capital with an impromptu barbecue, giving

NRC: Oyster Creek Hose Failed During Inspection

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant in Lacey Township. (Courtesy of Exelon)

By Daniel Nee LACEY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a “white” finding to the Oyster Creek Generating Station after a hose failed during an inspection earlier this year. The finding, considered to be of “low to moderate safety

For Now, Inlet Issues Will Remain In Southern Ocean County

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By Daniel Nee Solutions are on the horizon, but for the near future, at least, boaters will still have to contend with a longer haul and shallow water at Barnegat and Little Egg inlets, respectively. For Stafford Township and Long

Seaport Cleans Up After Sprinkler Damage, Funds Needed

The Tuckerton Seaport requires extensive repairs after damage from a fire suppression sprinkler system that turned on May 3. In the meantime, operations are taking place out of the Hunting Shanty. (Photo courtesy Tuckerton Seaport)

By Catherine Galioto TUCKERTON – The Tuckerton Seaport has launched a fundraising campaign after a fire suppression sprinkler went off in its visitor center, creating widespread damage. All three floors of the visitor center saw a significant amount of water

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Jackson Landlords To Answer To Stronger Regulations

Councilman Robert Nixon talks with residents about solicitors ignoring the no-knock decals and knocking at all hours. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – The township is to tighten its regulations on landlord registrations around town, after fielding complaints from residents about possible code violations on rental properties whose landlords or owners are hard-to-find LLCs with post office boxes as

Jackson Addresses Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch Patrols

Jackson Town Hall (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

By Jennifer Peacock Jackson Township sent a strong message to any would-be outside patrol forces: stay out. Council unanimously passed a resolution that “restricts cooperation” of the township’s police department with any neighborhood watch group outside the township’s jurisdiction. The

Coach, Former Football Standout, Leaves For Business World

Corey Lavin has entered the business world after playing for the Jaguars and King's College. Though he said the transition is a good one, he says “Once a Jaguar, always a Jaquar.” (Photo courtesy of Corey Lavin)

By Chris Christopher JACKSON – There is no more need for his coach’s whistle. There are no more lesson plans. Jackson Memorial Coach and History Teacher Corey Lavin, a former Jaguars’ quarterback, has entered the business world. The Jackson Township

Brush With Kindness Volunteers Help Rehab Berkeley Home

Brush With Kindness Volunteers Help Rehab Berkeley Home (Photo courtesy Northern Ocean Habitat For Humanity)

BERKELEY – Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program was in Berkeley rehabbing a home in need. Volunteers from NOHFH took to lending a hand with the program, which focuses on smaller projects that could lead to

Brick School Board Narrowly Passes $150M Budget

Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn   BRICK – In a vote of 4 to 3, members of the Board of Education passed a $150 million school budget for 2016-2017 that raises the tax levy by 3.51 percent to $103.5 million. The additional

Fitness Fits Into Park Stations

Enjoying some of the exercise equipment at Drum Point Sports Complex is, on the recumbent bike, Dawson Lipke, 8; Emily Loza, 9, on the walker; and E.J. Kennelly, 9, and Jacob Loza, 9, on the elliptical. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – The mile-long track at the Drum Point Sports Complex is more for just walking or jogging, now that a trio of fitness stations has been installed and opened to the public. There’s about a third

Berkeley’s Credit Rating Affirmed

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By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – The township council meeting included congratulations to administrators, who pat themselves on the back for the announcement that Standard and Poor’s had affirmed its credit rating. The township was affirmed with an A+ credit rating,

Allen Road Beach Slated For Repairs, Replenishment

Current conditions at Allen Road Beach show erosion from Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – A mainland, bayfront beach that saw Superstorm Sandy damage should be replenished and its boardwalk repaired in a project that is estimated at about $215,000. The township council authorized going out to bid for the

Residents To Pay About $7 More In Annual Taxes

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By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – Residents will see a slight municipal tax increase this year. The average homeowner, whose home is valued at $157,700, will see an increase of $6.93 in their municipal taxes, paying a total of $1,031.20. School

Residents Raise Stink About Landfill

Landfill president Lawrence Hesse addresses residents’ concerns about landfill operations. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – Residents of the Oak Knoll section of town are tired of the birds, noise, and odors coming from the Ocean County Landfill, and they want the landfill owners, government, or both, to do something about

Toms River’s Early History

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By J. Mark Mutter At the end of the Revolutionary War, Toms River was left in ruins. But, within a generation, it was named the seat of a new county. Test your knowledge of the years of Toms River’s re-building

Exit 82 Raises Curtain On Summer Season

“Heathers,” based on the 1980s dark comedy, was the recent production of Exit 82 Theater. (Photo courtesy Exit 82)

By Bob Vosseller TOMS RIVER – “Life is better with a little drama in it.” If that is true then Exit 82’s adopted slogan is making area lives a whole lot better. Fresh from their musical “Heathers” at the Strand Theater,

Memorial Day Events To Include Parades, Ceremonies

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OCEAN COUNTY – The holiday was once known as “Decoration Day,” a day dedicated to honoring the war dead of WWI, to decorate the graves. Now known as Memorial Day, the national holiday is a day of patriotism, spent with