A protest planned at the Statehouse in Trenton this morning by the Toms River Regional School Board of Education has been postponed this morning, according to school officials.

The “Rally Trip to Trenton” was postponed by the Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education in an announcement Thursday morning.

No makeup date for the protest was announced.

Toms River Regional School District advocates, teachers, taxpayers and parents had planned to head to the statehouse in Trenton Thursday morning on buses to protest school funding revision which threaten to crush the district by draining them of over $3,000,000.00 a year starting in September.

The five-stages of this post-announcement grief skips right to the anger stage over proposed school aid redistribution.

State Senators Jen Beck, Jim Holzapfel and Joe Kyrillos were to take front-row seats in the protest of a deal that aims to pull millions of dollars each year away from Toms River, Brick, Middletown and a number of other spots across the state.

That text or phone call can wait, but many drivers in New Jersey probably don't seem to have the power to ignore their phone until they get pulled over.

Now you have a place to check the message without causing an accident or yourself a ticket or injury.

With the official first day of summer on Wednesday, New Jersey has now launced a program designating 14 spots across the state as "Safe Phone Zones".





Who is Joshua Huddy and why is there park named after him? 

In the first part of our two-part series into Toms RIver’s impact on the Revolutionary War, we learn about its hero.

Joshua Huddy was an American Patriot commissioned by the continental congress and was sent to the village of Toms River to defend its blockhouse (on present day Robbins Street in Toms River approximately between our studios and Town Hall), in February of 1782.

Toms River historian Mark Mutter adds that people in the village of Toms River fearful of an attack by the British troops asked New Jersey’s first governor William Livingston to send Huddy down from where he was in the northern part of Monmouth County to lead the troops here and defend the blockhouse at all costs.

“The residents of Toms River were afraid that there would be another attack,” said Mutter. “The British had come here twice in the 1770’s but unsuccessfully. The fear was that they might come a third time”

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