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Paul Jeffrey
Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association President Paul Jeffrey (Photo Credit: Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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A Protection Proposal for Ortley Beach

As more and more towns question or even opt out of the state's dune replenishment plan, one Toms River community is proposing a storm protection alternative.

Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association President Paul Jeffrey says his com

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Toms River Police Headquarters
Toms River Police Headquarters (Courtesy: Toms River Police Dept.)
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Toms River Police React to NYPD Shooting

Police departments across the country are paying their respects to the two NYPD officers who were gunned down in their car this weekend, and the Toms River Police Department is no exception.

Police Chief Mitch Little says he's spoken to his officers about the need for increased vigilance, but he says he also reminded them of s

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Townsquare Digital
Townsquare Digital
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Two Ocean County Bias Charge Cases Head for Resolutions

A bias-intimidation suspect from one end of Ocean County appears headed for trial, and one from the opposite end waits for sentencing following proceedings in county courtrooms.

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Telephone (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
Telephone (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Phone Scammers Increasing Pressure, Ocean County Prosecutor Warns

Phone scammers masquerading as law enforcement representatives enter their busiest time of the year, and Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato is advising you not to fall for it.

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Fire Engine (Townsquare Digital)
Fire Engine (Townsquare Digital)
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Baby Pulled from Burning Van by Lanoka Firefighter

A volunteer firefighter from Lanoka Harbor is a hero this afternoon, having saved a baby caught in a burning vehicle on the Garden State Parkway.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
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Ocean County Officials Prioritize Long-Range Health Matters

Ocean County's five most critical health concerns will be tackled over the next four years.  It's part of the 2014 - 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), recently approved by the County Board of Health.

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Police Identify Suspect in Threat to TR High East

 

Toms River Police release the identity of the suspect connected to the afternoon lockdown of Toms River High School East. 18-year-old township resident Frank Smentkowski, a Jackson Votech student, has been charged with Creating a False Public Alarm for posting a photograph of a weapon to a student on social media with the caption alluding to the school being "Shot up".

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Toms River High School East
Toms River High School East (Toms River Schools)
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Web Threat Disrupts Toms River HS East

An Internet-based threat that sent Toms River High School East into lockdown this afternoon is under sharp scrutiny by township police.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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T.R. Schools New Super Proceeds with Student Focused Agenda

Listen to the Full Program:

Student success and achievement continues to drive the agenda of the new superintendent of the Toms River Regional School District after being at the helm for a half term.

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Two Shore Hospitals Can Perform Angioplasties

Two shore area hospitals get the green light to perform angioplasties today. According to NJ.com, Community Medical Center in Toms River and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank are two of 11 hospitals in New Jersey that will be allowed to p

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