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Site of O.C.E.A.N. Inc. Rental Homes, Berkeley Township, August 26, 2015
Site of O.C.E.A.N. Inc. Rental Homes, Berkeley Township, August 26, 2015 (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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O.C.E.A.N. Inc. Helps Sandy Victims Find Their Way Home

Earlier this month, we told you about O.C.E.A.N. Inc.'s plan to build a dozen rental homes in Berkeley Township to house families who had been displaced by Superstorm Sandy.

A ribbon-cutting on Thursday celebrated the completion of the first six of tho

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Damage in Point Pleasant from Superstorm Sandy
Damage in Point Pleasant from Superstorm Sandy (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Filing with FEMA? Help Is at Hand

A local law firm is offering help for homeowners hoping to reopen their Sandy-related flood insurance claims with FEMA.

The agency agreed to reopen thousands of disputed Sandy claims after a review showed many homeowners had been underpaid or improperly denied

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Manchester K-9 Officer Lynk
Manchester K-9 Officer Lynk (Courtesy: Manchester Police Department)
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Manchester Police Welcome Second K-9 Team

A second police K-9 team is joining the ranks of the Manchester Police Department.

K-9 Officer Lynk is a 14-month old German Shepherd who arrived at police headquarters on August 7, 2015.  He and his handler, K-9 Officer Steven Wendruff, will attend a 16-week K-9 Patrol Class beginning on August 10, 2015

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Manchester Township Youth Police Academy Class of 2015
Manchester Township Youth Police Academy Class of 2015 (Courtesy: Manchester Township Police Department)
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Manchester Graduates First Youth Police Academy

The Manchester Township Police Department is celebrating the graduation of the 2015 Youth Police Academy.

The week-long event from August 3-7, 2015 was the first of its kind for the township.  School Resource Officer and Academy leader Christopher Cerullo says students in grades 6, 7 and 8 learned the history of the police department, took a tour of the Ocean County Police Academy, attended SWAT demonstrations, and learned about physical fitness, traffic safety, and first aid

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Lakewood Accident Scene
Lakewood Accident Scene (Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)
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Chimney Crashes into Lakewood Home

A Lakewood family escaped unharmed when a neighbor's chimney crashed into their home.

The Lakewood Scoop reports it happened while the other house was being demolished.  The family says one person was actually in bed only about 10 feet away when the chimney fell.

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Lakewood Crash Scene, August 2, 2015
Lakewood Crash Scene, August 2, 2015 (Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)
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Seven Hurt in Lakewood Crash

A two-car crash in Lakewood sent seven people to the hospital early Sunday morning.

The Lakewood Scoop reports it happened around 2:00am at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Pine Street.  At least one

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Credit: iStock
Credit: iStock
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What Do You Want from Route 9?

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will hold public meetings in Toms River and Lakewood in August to discuss the ongoing study into ways to improve Route 9 and reduce traffic congestion through the two towns.

Ocean County Engineer Frank Scarantino says the meetings are a preliminary part of the process designed to get input from the public.  He says every town's needs are dif

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Lakewood Crash Scene, July 19, 2015
Lakewood Crash Scene, July 19, 2015 (Courtesy, The Lakewood Scoop)
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Car Crash Helps Crack Case in Lakewood Robberies

Three men are facing charges in connection to several robberies in Lakewood over the past few months.

The Lakewood Scoop reports Jasheir Powell, 19, Quadirah Booker, 22, and Toraya Evans, 20, all of Lakewood, were arrested yesterday following an investigation that began on July 19, 2015.

That's when a

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Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site
Detective Loading Pills for Transportation to Burn Site (Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Thousands of Pounds of Prescription Pills Destroyed

Ocean County's prescription drug drop-off program has taken thousands of pounds of pills out of circulation so far this year.

The Prosecutor's Office says Project Medicine Drop has collected and destroyed 5,400 lbs

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Narcan Kit
Narcan Kit (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Free Narcan Training for Families in Ocean & Monmouth Counties

JSAS Healthcare is continuing its Opioid Overdose Prevention Project with free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training for families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.

The training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose themselves or to people whose family membe

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