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Camp Albocondo Proposal Captures Public Attention

It won't officially be on the agenda until next month, but the Toms River Township Council's proposed plan to purchase the abandoned Camp Albocondo property drew plenty of comments at this week's Council meeting.

The Township wants to buy the Whitesville Road site from its current owner,

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Admiral John Richardson, Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, presents Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Kirckof theNavy and Marine Corps Medal at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C.
Admiral John Richardson, Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, presents Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Kirckof theNavy and Marine Corps Medal at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)
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Toms River Hero Shares His Story

A Toms River native who was awarded one of the Navy's highest honors shared his heroic story with WOBM.

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Kirckof received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal after he saved the lives of at least two of his shipmates when their ship ran aground in the Pacific Ocean.  The U.S.S. Guardian struck a reef in the Sulu Sea while the vessel was traveling from the Philippin

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(Clockwise Top)Dennis Hubert, Anthony Racanelli, Michael Garon and Antonio Hidrogo (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
(Clockwise Top)Dennis Hubert, Anthony Racanelli, Michael Garon and Antonio Hidrogo (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Four Arrested in Ocean County Child Porn Investigation

Four men from Toms River, Brick Township, Manchester and Lakewood - one a Peruvian national - varoiusly face child porn, weapons and drug possession counts in the aftermath of an intensive probe by local and Ocean County investigators.

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Red Bull Theft Suspect (Toms River PD)
Red Bull Theft Suspect (Toms River PD)
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Hunt Launched for Red Bull Thieves in Toms River

Two suspects believed to have pilfered cases of Red Bull out of Wawas on Route 37 in Toms River - twice in as many days this past weekend - are sought by township police.

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Admiral John Richardson, Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, presents Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Kirckof theNavy and Marine Corps Medal at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C.
Admiral John Richardson, Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, presents Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Kirckof theNavy and Marine Corps Medal at Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)
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Toms River Sailor Honored by Navy

A sailor from Toms River has been awarded one of the Navy's highest honors for saving at least two of his fellow shipmates aboard the USS Guardian after the vessel struck a reef in the Pacific Ocean. 

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Photo courtesy of ochungerrelief.org
Photo courtesy of ochungerrelief.org
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Ocean County Hunger Relief’s Food Bank and Thrift Shop Fate Uncertain

Ocean County Hunger Relief is unsure what impact the sale of a warehouse it leases on Germania Station Road in Toms River will have on the non-profit agency's mission after learning the property has been sold.

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Toms River Town Hall
Toms River Town Hall (Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Toms River Approves Purchase Plan for Camp Albocondo

Toms River Council members have approved a proposed plan to purchase the former Camp Albocondo campground property from the Trust for Public Land.

That's after previous plans from the Toms River Superint

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Toms River Monument
Atty. Jay Grunin shows off plans for a new sculpture in Toms River
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New Sculpture Coming to Toms River

This summer will see a brand new welcome for visitors to the Jersey Shore.

Toms River attorney and philanthropist Jay Grunin is funding a monument by Master Sculptor Brian Hanlon to be placed at the corner of Routes 37 and 166

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Garden State Parkway Construction
Photo by Justin Louis
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How is the Parkway Construction Impacting Your Commute?

Being an Ocean County commuter is always challenging. In particular, the last few months have been more of a challenge than usual because of the major construction work going on.

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Remnants of a car fire in Toms River (Toms River PD)
Remnants of a car fire in Toms River (Toms River PD)
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Car Fire Ties Up Hooper Avenue in Toms River

Tense moments unfolded near Ocean County College in Toms River this morning, when an SUV erupted in flames.

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