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Downtown Toms River Thriving

Have you been to Downtown Toms River lately? The addition of new restaurants and businesses is attracting lots of foot traffic, according to Bill Golkiewicz, Executive Director of the Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District (BID)

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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Taste Testing Toms River’s Newest Eatery

 

Downtown Toms River has a new lunch spot, and it's now open. So I took the opportunity to walk over to Meanbean Burritos & Beyond for lunch and check out what they have to offer.

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Toms River to Study Flooding and Traffic Issues

Three separate studies are expected to kick off this month in Toms River aimed at improving flooding and traffic issues on the Barrier Island and Downtown, according to officials with the Township Planning Department.

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Toms River Police
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Developing – House Fire Blazes in Toms River [Video]

UPDATE - Toms River Police have confirmed a house fire on Gold Street. Several sources confirm that it's the home of former Toms River Mayor Roden Lightbody and his wife Novella "Pugs" Lightbody. They were not injured in the fire but a relative said they lost one of their two dogs. Local nonprofit Hometown Heroes is reaching out the assist the couple.

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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Work Continues in Fire Damaged Toms River Downtown

Last week we shared with you a video of the demolition work that was being done on the fire damaged buildings on Robbins Street in downtown Toms River. If you've been in the area this week, you've probably noticed the new gaping hole at the corner of Robbins Street and Washington Street.

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Watch – Fire Damaged Toms River Building Demolished Today [Video]

Following this past spring's devastating fire on Robbins Street in downtown Toms River, a number of businesses have been shuttered and deemed unsafe to occupy. Work has continued since then, and took a new step today with heavy demolition of some of the structures. Watch our video below:

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photo by Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media
photo by Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media
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Toms River Firefighters Remember 9/11 Victims

Thirteen years later, Toms River Fire Company Number One paid homage to fellow first responders and civilians killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an Anniversary Remembrance downtown, at the corner of Washington and Robbin's Streets. 

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Bill Golkiewicz, interim Executive Director, TR Business Improvement District, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
Bill Golkiewicz, interim Executive Director, TR Business Improvement District, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
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New Plans in the Works to Revitalize Downtown Toms River

The Toms River Business Improvement District, known as Downtown Toms River, moves forward with plans to help revitalize the district with the help of new leadership.

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Fire at 121 Washington Street in Toms River (Toms River Police)
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Fire at a Downtown Toms River Office Building

An office building at 121 Washington Street in Downtown Toms River caught fire early Friday. 

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27 Washington Street the Robbins St side, ( by Tom Mongelli Townsquare media)
27 Washington Street the Robbins St side, ( by Tom Mongelli Townsquare media)
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Demolition Planned in Toms River

The Washington Street building in downtown Toms River that was gutted by fire in May, leaving 14 small businesses and a charity without offices, will have to come down. The real estate group, 27 Washington Street Associates that owns the building, was recently notified following inspections by engineers, township construction and fire officials

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