Today's rally at Toms River High School South presages tomorrow's anticipated rally at the State House in Trenton, protesting revised plans for state aid to schools that threaten to deplete the regional district's budget by $3,300,000 every year. Organizers hope to hire up to 100 buses to ferry teachers, students, parents, taxpayers, school board members, staffers and administrators to the demonstration. If Governor Christie approves the legislative plan, it would begin this fall.

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Time marches on, and leaves the Circus Drive-In in Wall Township behind. Employees and longtime customers snapped photos in the parking lot Tuesday, the final day of operation for the iconic restaurant. Owners have not issued a date on which it would be razed, or whether the familiar neon clown sign fronting Route 35 would meet the wrecking ball as well.

Monday rain looms as the likely culprit for high bacteria counts in the waters of 16 ocean and bay swim spots in Monmouth and Ocean. Re-testing takes place today in Toms River, Brick, Asbury Park, Neptune, Deal, Highlands, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Avon and Long Branch. Beaches registering a second day of escalated bacteria will be closed to swimmers.

In Monmouth's Ocean Township, Ice Cream With A Cop adds a tasty, frosty coda to the first day of summer. The treat's on local police at Joe Palaia Park, 5:30 'til 8:30 PM.

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