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TOMS RIVER: POWER OUTAGES

Route 37 Eastbound apparently has no power from Route 166/Main Street to Vaughn Avenue, with traffic lights out at Peter Avenue, Washington Street, and Vaughn Avenue. Wawas at River Avenue and Hooper Avenue have both gone dark and are closed. Electric crews and police are scattered down the stretch of Route 37 experiencing the blackout, working diligently to restore power. If you must travel this area, please do so with caution. And let us know in the comments if you have power in your area!
TOMS RIVER, NJ
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NJ beach memorial for young Point Pleasant couple after tragic deaths

Family and friends of a young Ocean County couple killed in a crash will be remembering them with a special beach memorial a year after their death. Cole Young, 19, and 20-year-old Marsada “Sadi” Connors were traveling home with their dog, Maezy, in a 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan in August 2021 when it was wrecked in a three-vehicle crash after a tractor-trailer veered into oncoming traffic, Illinois state police previously said.
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Meet the most pleasant town on the shore

Point Pleasant Beach, referred to locally as “Point Beach,” is located at the northern tip of Ocean County and has a year-round population of just under 5,000 residents. The town has been a hot spot for summer tourism since its founding in the late 1800s. Thousands flock to the town each year to enjoy the white sand, hot sun and boardwalk attractions.

Best 3 farms in NJ to get your local meats

I had a pork crisis this week. Bought a pork shoulder for my pulled pork recipe because the local supermarket didn't have my preferred cut, a bone-in pork butt. Not a perfect substitute but after 10 hours in the slow cooker, it promised to be delicious. Thirty minutes before our...
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Murphy taps Ocean Township mayor for top Monmouth election post

Monmouth County could be getting a new Superintendent of Elections after Gov. Phil Murphy nominated Christopher Siciliano, the mayor of Ocean Township, on Monday. He would replace Mary DeSarno, a Republican who has held the post since 2016. He had been a registered Democrat until earlier this year, when he switched to unaffiliated.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ

Little League: Toms River East wins, 3-1; one win away from World Series return

BRISTOL, Conn – The dream of returning to the Little League World Series for the second straight year is now just one win away for Toms River East. The drive to reach Williamsport, Pa. for New Jersey’s champion 12-year-olds continued Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over Fairfield (Conn.) American in a Metro Region semifinal at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center. ...
TOMS RIVER, NJ
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Neptune Man Charged in Murder

A Neptune man has been charged with murder as a result of a stabbing incident that took place Sun., Aug. 7 in a residential area in the township, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. Derrick Simms, 32, of Neptune, was charged with first-degree murder, third-degree unlawful possession of a...
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