The Toms River Halloween Parade, one of New Jersey's largest, steps off tonight at 6:30 on Main Street at Route 37, heads straight along Main to Washington Street, then travels to the reviewing stand on Washington near Town Hall. The Ocean County Library nearby closes at 5 PM.


The house-burglary allegation total in Monmouth County reaches 10, against a suspect from Little Egg Harbor. Christopher Kingsbury is accused of break-ins in Aberdeen, and is a person of interest for cases in three other towns.

A decision for, or against, Jersey Central Power and Light's proposed Monmouth County Reliability Project might arrive by the end of 2017. Meanwhile Residents Against Giant Electric have disclosed a plan that they believe will accomplish the same goal of electrical service reinforecement, without a chain of giant high-tension-wire poles from Red Bank to Abdereen. JCP&L considers it unfeasible. Shore Senator Jennifer Beck, suspicious of the company's rationales, wants the Board of Public Utilities to investigate its claims.

Post-disaster price gouging would be a federal offense, if legislation by shore Congressman Frank Pallone becomes law. The Democrat discloses details today in Long Branch. Gasoline, water and food are among the items included in the bill that responds to widespread exorbitant price hikes in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy.

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