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Stalled Army Corps Beach Replenishment Project costing Toms River

Toms River is being forced to spend $500,000 to replenish protective sand dunes that washed away during the January 26 Nor’easter as a temporary fix while the federal Army Corps of Engineers Project remains stalled due to easement holdouts, according to Township Engineer Robert Chankalian. The dunes that were swept out to sea cost $400,000 to build.

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Suspension of Central Regional’s Athletic Director Remains a Mystery

Shock and mystery continues to surround the suspension of Central Regional High School Athletic Director Vincent Casale. Various media outlets report that Casale was suspended with pay on Friday, January 30th, for a matter unrelated to students and a matter that did not involve criminal activity

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Two Suspected OD Victims Revived in Lakewood Saturday

A male and female in a Lakewood home were successfully revived by township police with Narcan. Police say the 27-year-old Douglass Weber of Point Pleasant was discovered unresponsive in a kitchen and 43-year-old Jane Bowen of Toms River was found in the living room of an East County Line Road home Saturday, January 31 at 10:30 pm

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Manchester-suspect, photo credit Manchester Police Department
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Manchester Bank Robbery Suspect Being Sought

Manchester Police release a new image of a bank robbery suspect. The Santander Branch in Whiting on County Road 530 was struck on November 22nd at 10 am. Police believe the image captures the same suspect that showed up the previous night

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Warrant Fugitives Face Drug Counts in Manchester

Warrants issued in Camden City catch up with a south Jersey pair in Manchester Township, where they now face drug-related charges.

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Brick Township Lead And Seed Volunteers (Brick Township PD)
Brick Township Lead And Seed Volunteers (Brick Township PD)
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Brick Township “Lead And Seed” Combats Prescription Drug Abuse

The crusade against prescription drug addiction advances on each end of Ocean County.

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Shore Leaders Say “Kill the Drill”

New Jersey's delegation in Washington, DC, is joining forces in asking the Obama Administration to "kill the drill."

The #KillTheDrill campaign refers to the Department of the Interior's newly-released Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed

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Void Remains more than a Year after Popcorn Park Zoo’s Prognosticating Football Camel Dies

Football fans may be feeling a little lost predicting this year's Super Bowl Champion without help from the late prognosticating camel "Princess" more than a year after her death at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township. 

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(L) Reverend Edward Harper; (R) South Toms River Mayor Oscar Cradle (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
(L) Reverend Edward Harper; (R) South Toms River Mayor Oscar Cradle (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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Local Black Leaders Give Their Take on Race Relations

 

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Is racism still an issue in 2015? Local Ocean County veterans of the civil rights movement believe it is. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, South Toms River Mayor Oscar Cradle contended that complacency can easily dismantle all the advances of the civil rights movement. Cradle was one of a distinguished panel of local leaders whose experiences with racism changed their lives.

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Darian Barnes
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Former Pro Footballer Takes Over as Colts Neck’s Head Coach

Retired pro-football player Darian Barnes is back with the Shore Conference in a big way. 34-year-old Barnes, who played 7 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a fullback during a Super Bowl victory year in 2002, will be head coach at Colts Neck High Sch

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