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Toms River Considers Anti-Tethering Ordinance

Animal rights activists have asked the Toms River Council to consider adopting an ordinance that would set out clear rules for how dogs can be restrained outside.

Louise O'Brien says the current laws on the books in most New Jersey towns just don't get the job done

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Offshore Drilling Hearing Set

Shore lawmakers and environmental activists are getting their wish when it comes to the controversial plan to allow offshore oil drilling off the Atlantic coast.

Well, part of it, anyway.

Federal officials have announced a public hearing on the plan to be held i

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Route 530, Berkeley Township, March 5, 2015 (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
Route 530, Berkeley Township, March 5, 2015 (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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There’s “Snow” More Money

If winter weather takes another swipe at Berkeley Township in 2015, there's "snow" more money to clean it up.

Mayor Carmen Amato, Jr., says the township is already over its snow removal budget by $7,000 for the year

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Domestic Violence: Committing to Caring

As we told you on Monday, domestic violence experts say anyone can help a victim, often with a simple phone call to your local police.  But some people go the extra mile, and make a bigger commitment.

Susan Levine is a Victim Support Program Coordinator with the 180 Turning L

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Raccoon Rescue in Tuckerton

Just because you live in the woods, doesn't mean you can't get stuck in a tree.

Tuckerton Fire Department crews and a retired state Conservation Officer jumped to the rescue on Monday after a raccoon got its head caught in a knot on a tree trunk

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Facebook Flaps for Local Leaders

Social media is at the center of controversies for three local government leaders this week.

Stafford Township Council members are meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss a police investigation that allegedly targeted a man for being an outspoken critic of Mayor John Spodofora

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Domestic Violence: What Can You Do?

From the statehouse to your neighbor's house, New Jersey is taking a stand against domestic violence.  But what can the average citizen really do to help?

Senior Assistant Prosecutor Terry Cunningham with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office says the best place to start is with a call to your l

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Rite Aid on Route 70 in Manchester after being hit by a car
Rite Aid on Route 70 in Manchester after being hit by a car (Manchester Police)
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Woman Crashes Car into Manchester Rite Aid

Only minor damage after a woman crashed her car into a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Manchester Township on Sunday.

Police say 93-year-old Helen Matthews accidentally drove into the side of the building on State Highway 70 just before 3:00pm

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Point Pleasant House Fire March 7, 2015
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Fundraiser for Family Displaced by Fire

Friends of the Point Pleasant family whose house was ravaged by fire this weekend have set up an online fundraiser to help.

Stacey and Ted Vadurro and their 2 daughters, aged 6 and 2, were not home when their Sunset Avenue home went up in flames Saturday evening

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Berkeley Township Historian-Author Al Stokely (Townsquare Media)
Berkeley Township Historian-Author Al Stokely (Townsquare Media)
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Local Author Brings History to Life

Ocean County's past comes to life with a new book on the history of Berkeley Township.

Author Al Stokley is a past president of the Berkeley Township Historical Society, and he says that provided a treasure trove of material for the latest installment in Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series.
"We get a lot of donations from people, don

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