Sunshine's muted by high sclouds, and the chance of showers increases through the day. Blame part of it on Tropical Storm Gert, about 700 miles off the southern New Jersey coast. The storm is moving away, but leaving swimmers to contend with a high risk of riptides through midweek.

Tropical Storm Gert forecast update, as of 5 a.m. Monday. (NOAA / NHC)
Tropical Storm Gert forecast update, as of 5 a.m. Monday. (NOAA / NHC)

He was not averse to the presence of Ciba Geigy in Toms River, but when toxins were discovered entering the groundwater from a leaky conduit, he spearheaded actions that eventually forced the company to move out. Former New Jersey State Senate President John Russo died Saturday, a victim of cancer from which his actions largely helped spare ensuing generations. He was 84.

Hate Has No Home Here. That's the theme for a vigil tonight in front of Toms River Town Hall, as Ocean Countyans from all walks of life show solidarity against the chaos that scarred Charlotteville, Virginia during the weekend. Start time is scheduled at 6:30 PM.

On Wednesday, neighbors of Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township, and drivers passing by, will see a massive turnout of police and emergency responders. The sprawling campus is the site of an active shooter drill, the first of what local officials hope will be an ongoing series to remain vigilant against the threat of terror.

Jackson's Holbrook Little Leaguers, Mid-Atlantic Championship in hand, open their quest for World Series glory in Williamsport PA, the first New Jersey team since 2010 to reach the finals. Their schedule begins Thursday.

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