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Toms River Applies for $1M Arts Grant

The Township of Toms River is in the running for a $1 million grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge... but that's not all.

Mayor Tom Kelaher says the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation has also made an offer:  If Toms River wins, the

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Storm wall won’t exclude Bay Head from beach replenishment

A group of Bay Head residents chipped in to pay for a protective storm wall currently being built along the northern end, but could be forced into giving up some of their property anyway for a federal beach replenishment project planned for the entire Jersey coast.

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Pet Buyers Would Get More Background Information Under NJ Bill

If you just bought a dog or cat for your family over the holidays, you may not know all you need to know about your new pet.

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NJ bill would strengthen domestic violence laws

First-time domestic violence offenders would no longer get a "free pass" in New Jersey, under new legislation introduced by a group of Assembly Democrats.

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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 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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Tips on Keeping a Real Christmas Tree Fresh

If you're worried about your Christmas tree wilting before making it to New Year's Day, there are some simple things you can do to keep it fresh. 

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Toms River Police remember officers slain in Brooklyn
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New Jersey police react to NYPD shooting

 

The president of the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association has called the execution-style murder of two New York police officers on Saturday "an act of domestic terrorism."

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Icahn to keep Trump Taj Mahal open

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn pledged $20 million on Thursday to keep Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely, eliminating a plan to shut it down early Saturday.

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Is US Trade Deficit with China Hurting NJ jobs?

New Jersey is losing jobs. Since 2001, 92,000 New Jersey jobs were either displaced or have been completely eliminated because of the growing U.S. trade deficit with China, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.

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