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(L-R) South Toms River Administrator Joseph Kostecki, Councilman-Elect Sandy Ross, Councilman Greg Handshy, Mayor-Elect Oscar Cradle, Councilman Bill Gleason (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
(L-R) South Toms River Administrator Joseph Kostecki, Councilman-Elect Sandy Ross, Councilman Greg Handshy, Mayor-Elect Oscar Cradle, Councilman Bill Gleason (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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South Toms River Sharpens Priorities for 2015

Modest in size - a little over a square mile, population less than 4,000 - and relatively young age - on the maps since 1927 -  South Toms River has evolved into a center for marine commerce and light industry while keeping its small-town closeness intact. The borough's leaders are now engineering the most ambitious transformation in its brief but active history.

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(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
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Extra Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled in Ocean County

Weeks and weeks of flu vaccination clinics have all been prep, say Ocean County health officials. Prime time starts now, as temperatures drop, indoor activity increases, and with it the risk of exposure to viruses.

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Free Legal Help in Ocean County on FEMA Recoupment Notices

Sandy victims in Ocean County have an opportunity to get free help on how to respond to FEMA Recoupment notices at a clinic Saturday in Berkeley Township, 10 a.m. to Noon.

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People protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case march through the streets in New York City.
People protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case march through the streets in New York City.(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Lakewood Hosts Unity Rally

From Ferguson to Staten Island and all across the country, communities are coming together to share their concerns over race relations, especially when it comes to interactions between minorities and members of law enforcement

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Free Clinic in Berkeley Township to Offer Legal Advice for Sandy Victims

Sandy victims and recipients of FEMA recoupment letters are invited to receive free legal advise in Berkeley Township this Saturday.

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Santander Bank Robbery Suspect 11-22-14 (Manchester PD)
Santander Bank Robbery Suspect 11-22-14 (Manchester PD)
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Search for Manchester Bank Thief Heats Up

The probe of a November 22 bank robbery in Manchester accelerates with the release of surveillance stills captured during the holdup.

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3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur
3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur (R) (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Congressman-Elect Tom MacArthur Named to HASC

It wasn't easy but Congressman-Elect Tom Macarthur secured one of six open seats on the powerful House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the incoming 114th Congress.

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water street crash 1, photo credit Toms River Police Department
water street crash 1, photo credit Toms River Police Department
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An Intoxicated Driver Causes a Power Outage in T.R.

Toms River Police said 57-year-old Victoria Ventura of Rome Pennsylvania was

determined to have a blood alcohol level of .21 or three times the legal limit when she struck a utility pole near the intersection of Water Street and Hooper Avenue Tuesday night

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Motor Vehicle vs Utility Poll in Toms River, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
Motor Vehicle vs Utility Poll in Toms River, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
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(Update) Power Restored in Downtown T.R. After Car vs. Pole Accident

The lights are back on in Downtown Toms River after a motor vehicle crash took down a utility pole Tuesday evening. WOBM News Bureau Chief Tom Mongelli said the vehicle struck the utility pole near the intersection of Water Street and Caldwell Lane and emergency crews are at the scene

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Brick Township WaWa surveillance image (Brick Township PD)
Brick Township WaWa surveillance image (Brick Township PD)
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Suspect Identified in Stolen Debit Card Probe

Brick Township Police credit the public with helping them identify a suspect using a stolen debit card. Police said numerous tips led them to 34-year-old Mike Mathioudakis of Toms River in less than 24-hours after releasing his image on social media

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