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OBVTA residents protest at the OCUA meeting for a public park. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
OBVTA residents protest at the OCUA meeting for a public park. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Members of Ortley Beach voters and taxpayers assc. continue to fight for a public park

It's been a fight of more than two years for the members of the Ortley Beach voters and taxpayers association (OBVTA) seeking a piece of a 6.5 acre tract of land currently owned by the Ocean County Utility Authority (OCUA) to turn into a public park for residents, and that fight continues this past week into another month.

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NJ author, teacher wants to take the ‘bull’ out of bullying

A book written "many, many years ago" by a New Jersey author and finally, recently illustrated and published is getting attention for its multilayered, anti-bullying message.

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Search and rescue crews at Lake Shenendoah in Lakewood search for a missing swimmer (Lakewood Scoop)
Search and rescue crews at Lake Shenendoah in Lakewood search for a missing swimmer (Lakewood Scoop)
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Police recover body of man missing after walking into Lake Shenandoah

Police are confirming they have recovered a body from Lake Shenandoah in the Sunday morning hours. This follows a search for a man who went missing Friday night in the same body of water. The name of the victim recovered Sunday is pending the release of his identity to his family as the investigation continues.

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Mathis Bridge between Toms River and Seaside Heights (NJDOT)
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Rt. 37 drawbridge stuck, causing major delays at the Jersey Shore

A heavily-traveled bridge that carries visitors to the Jersey Shore area was closed Saturday due to a malfunction

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James P. Gnatowsky (Ocean Co. Corrections Dept.)
James P. Gnatowsky (Ocean Co. Corrections Dept.)
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Father and son among four heroin suspects arrested in Manchester

An Ocean County father and son, and two more suspects, are arrested in a probe of suspected heroin ring in Manchester Township.

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Animal attack spurs coyote alert in Manchester

A feral animal rips into a man walking his dog in Manchester, and police suspect that it's a coyote.

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Missing in Manchester, found three hours later

A 25-year-old who hadn't been seen since mid-morning in Manchester's Leisure Knoll enclave is found, safe, three hours later, according to township police.

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Jack Kennedy (Ocean Co. Dept. of Corrections)
Jack Kennedy (Ocean Co. Dept. of Corrections)
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Surviving driver of fatal Toms River crash charged with manslaughter

A driver from Jackson who survived a fatal three-way crash on July 14 in Toms River faces a charge of aggravated manslaughter.

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Brick Children’s Community Theatre’s “The Little Mermaid”

The Brick Children's Community Theatre presents Disney's The Little Mermaid! The show dates are this weekend -  Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 at the historic Strand Theatre...

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Pedestrian’s leg severed in Howell accident

An 82-year-old man in Howell Township loses a leg after being hit by a garbage truck - but he has quick-thinking police to thank for saving his life.

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