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Residents of Ortley Beach, NJ watch their home get demolished (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Superstorm Sandy Still Fills the Agenda of Toms River’s Mayor

Superstorm Sandy may have occurred two and a half years ago but it continues to dominate the efforts of local shore area officials. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Superstorm Sandy directly impacted everything Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher spoke about.

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Oyster Creek nuclear plant
Oyster Creek nuclear plant (Excelon)
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Oyster Creek Cited for Two Safety Issues by the NRC

Malfunctions at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey draws the attention of federal regulators. In newly-issued findings, the NRC cites safety issues connected to breakdowns of two Electromatic Relief Valves (EMRV) and an Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG)

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Yolanda Richardson (L) and Robert Sanders
Yolanda Richardson (L) and Robert Sanders (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Berkeley Township Pair Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid

A multi-tiered drug probe leads to a house on a quiet Berkeley Township street - and the arrest of the man and woman inside it.

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Former Tent City Homeless Facing Eviction Again After Year of Free Housing

Eviction notices are going out to some of the former Tent City homeless residents who were provided with one-year of free housing rent by Lakewood Township when the encampment was shut-down in June, 2014. 

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Ortley Beach Residents Concerned about Changing Landscape

Some Ortley Beach residents are concerned about the way the community is reshaping in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, following recent variance approvals by the Toms River Township Zoning Board of Adjustment for larger and two-family homes. 

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Island Beach State Park, Facebook
Island Beach State Park, Facebook
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The State is Seeking High Quality Food Vendors for Island Beach State Park

The State of New Jersey considers Island Beach State Park one of the crown jewels of the state park system, so they're looking for food service providers who can provide menu items at the state park that are worthy of its grandeur.

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Scale & Gavel, Peter Dazeley, Getty Images
Scale & Gavel, Peter Dazeley, Getty Images
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Former Barnegat BOE Treasurer Indicted on Theft Charges

The former treasurer of the Barnegat Education Association heads to trial for allegedly stealing money from the association. 42-year-old Wayne Wedderman Jr. of Forked River was indicted by an Ocean County Grand Jury on two counts of Theft and one count of Theft from teacher's union accounts for allegedly writing checks to himself from the association's account

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Manchester Blvd Crash Feb 10, Photo credit: Manchester Police Department
Manchester Blvd Crash Feb 10, Photo credit: Manchester Police Department
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Manchester Crash Sends Keansburg Woman to Trauma Center

Manchester Police are investigating a one vehicle crash that leaves the driver shaken and passenger badly injured and airlifted to a local trauma center.

Township police said they responded to the accident on Manchester Boulevard at 1:17 pm

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Measles Vaccine
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Don’t Evacuate … Vaccinate. Reports of Chicken Pox Sparks Outbreak Fear

The Ocean County Health Department confirms that two cases of chicken pox have turned up within its borders.

The cases were reported in the Brick Township School District. But Ocean County Health Dep

Shore Meadows nursing home in Tome River
Shore Meadows nursing home in Tome River (Google Street View)
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Woman seriously burned in fire at Toms River nursing home

TOMS RIVER (AP) — A woman was seriously burned when a fire broke out in her room at a Jersey Shore nursing home.

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