Earlier today, a press conference was held in the Silverton section of Toms River to announce the teaming up of Jon Bon Jovi's "JBJ Soul Foundation", The Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, and The Peoples Pantry to announce "The B.E.A.T. Center".
A showdown is on the horizon as Toms River officials refuse to accept the state's map designating three areas in the Township for likely affordable housing construction to meet third-round obligations.
A Toms River woman suffered a head injury and had to be flown to the hospital after police said she ran a stop sign and struck another motorist in the Silverton section of the Township Wednesday afternoon.
Hurricane Sandy blew through Ocean County 16 months ago. While our stories may not be in the news as much as they were before, those of us who are here every day know that there are still raw, open wounds from the disaster.
There are a couple sure signs of a new year - gyms packed with resolution makers, cold & flu season, and naked Christmas trees waiting for pickup day on the curb. But this year, your Christmas tree could truly help restore the shore.