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Photo courtesy of the Toms River Police Department
Photo courtesy of the Toms River Police Department
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Crashes Jam Two Busy Toms River Roads

One-car crashes on Todd Road and Vaughn Avenue in Toms River this morning left both roads snarled, two drivers hurt, a traffic signal dark, and about 350 JCP&L customers without power.

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The boardwalk in Seaside Heights
The boardwalk in Seaside Heights (Matthew White, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Seaside Boardwalk Shop Owner Charged in Counterfeit Goods Probe

The owner and two clerks of In The Cut on the Seaside Heights boardwalk are accused of selling counterfeit designer-brand items in an investigation by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

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Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
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Armed Robbery and Stabbing in Lakewood within Minutes Apart

 

A man was stabbed and another was held at gunpoint in Lakewood reportedly in two separate incidents just moments apart Thursday night. 

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Ready for Some Good Old Fashioned Summer Fun!

The Good Old Summertime, that's the theme of Jackson Day 2014 taking place at Johnson Park this Saturday, September 6th.

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Brick Tax Preparer has Reservations with a Federal Pen

An Ocean County tax preparer admitted to preparing fraudulent tax returns for clients and keeping over a million dollars of the inflated tax refunds for himself.

49-year-old Sharif Mahfouz of Brick, owner of Expat Focus Consulting or EFC, pleaded guilty to one-count information that charges him with aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns for clients who were primarily foreign nationals from 2007 through 2012 this Thursday

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New Gunfire in Lakewood, Police Seek Witnesses

Gunshots that rang out in Lakewood for the second straight night leaves police with telling evidence and tentative witness accounts.

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Toms River Students, Ready For Classes (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
Toms River Students, Ready For Classes (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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Back To School Toms River: Excited Kids, Relieved Parents

One by one, enthusiastic children tumble out of roaring buses, backpacks loaded, for the next steps in their educational adventures as new school terms begin. Here in Toms River, opening day of classes found kids mostly sated with summer and ready to return.

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South Jersey U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2)
South Jersey U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2)
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South Jersey Congressman Discusses the World Wide Terrorism Threat

On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, South Jersey Congressman Frank Lobiondo (R-NJ2), returned from a recent fact-finding trip to Africa do determine the threat of terrorism to the U.S.

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Brick Memorial Marching Band, Photo Credit www.marchingmustangs.org
Brick Memorial Marching Band, Photo Credit www.marchingmustangs.org
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Brick Memorial Marching Band Noise Complaints Resolved

A conflict that led Brick Township Police to end band practice early at Brick Memorial High School Tuesday night is now resolved. Brick Schools Superintendent Walter Uszenski said they worked out an agreement with parents and Alexander Avenue residents that insures the quality of life of residents and preserves the need for band practice

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Governor Christie in the “Stronger than the storm” commercial
Governor Christie in the “Stronger than the storm” commercial (YouTube)
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US: New Jersey made errors in post-Sandy contract

The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted the shore in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state.

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