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Ongoing Phone Scams

Never give your name, address or social security number over the phone. That warning comes from Toms River police in the wake of several ongoing phone scams.

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Foodbank Celebrate’s 30th Anniversary with an Open House

The Foodbank Of Monmouth And Ocean Counties celebrates its 30th Anniversary by hosting a free Community Open House next week. Visitors will get to see what it takes to distribute food to over 130,000 residents in the bi-county region.

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Monmouth County Law Enforcement Enhances Patrols Ahead of the Jewish Holidays

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office is enhancing patrols ahead of the Jewish holiday and the United Nation's General Assembly. Sheriff Shaun Golden said they're working with local police to conduct routine security checks at critical infrastructures and maintaining the security of area residents

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Unsecured Firearms Measure Passes in the State Senate

 

The State Senate passes a bill to toughen penalties against reckless gun owners if a child gains access to their loaded firearm and injures or kills another person. The bill (S-516), sponsored by shore State Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10), would change the law from a disorderly persons offense to a third or fourth degree crime.

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Poverty on Rise in N.J.

Poverty rates in most states have stabilized, but New Jersey was one of three states that saw a jump in both the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013.

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Meniere’s Disease Sufferers Wanted for Clinical Study Trials

Monmouth County Dr. Mary Mitskavich with Coastal Ear Nose and Throat in Neptune is conducting clinical study trials of a potentially more effective treatment delivery system for people suffering from Meniere's Disease and other inner ear disorders, such as Vertigo. 

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Former Manalapan Mayor Found Guilty on Federal Fraud Charges

Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was found guilty following a two-week federal fraud trial. He was convicted Thursday of falsifying documents and setting up a sham company to gain a loan and investment money, to buy a local farm in 2009 that earned him over a million dollars in farmland preservation funds

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Free Support and Custody Seminar in Toms River

The Ocean County Court System is continuing its series of free seminars on legal issues and procedures with a clinic on the child/spousal support and custody process.

Ombudsman for the Superior Court of NJ, Ocean Vicinage Ann Marie Fleury says anyone can benefit from the i

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Beware of Phone Scam

If some calls saying you owe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) money or that you're getting a refund--it's a scam warns Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Debate set on bill to freeze individual college tuition rates

On Thursday, an Assembly committee is scheduled to consider legislation that has been called the cornerstone of a 20-bill higher education reform package.

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