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Green Team Gets Silver

Don’t miss what’s happening in your town. Pages 8-11.

Fun Page Page 20.

Wolfgang Puck The Ultimate Chocolate Pudding Page 23.

Dear Pharmacist Pharmacists Are Never Sure If We Should Say It Out Loud. Page 15.

Inside The Law Seeking Customers Who’ve Bought From These Websites Page 22.

Letters To The Editor Medicare Must Be Protected Page 6.

From Your Government Officials Page 7.

Dr. Izzy’s Sound News Tinnitus 101 Page 14.

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–Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – Sustainable Brick, or the “Green Team.” was recognized by Sustainable Jersey for winning the Silver Award, an honor that has only been earned by 45 municipalities in the state. There are two levels of certification, bronze and silver. The silver award means a municipality has made significant progress in a number of categories towards sustainability and is a statewide and national leader. L to R: Council President Art Halloran; Brian Mirsky; Councilwoman Heather deJong; Township Planner Michael Fowler; Mayor John G. Ducey; Township Assistant Planner/Grant Writer Tara Paxton; DPW Director Glenn Campbell; Councilwoman Marianna Pontoriero; Roebert Czekaj. Mayor Ducey recognize all of the 2016 and 2017 Sustainable Brick committee members with a proclamation and certificates. Most of them were on the committee last year and were reappointed. Committee members that were not present for this photo are: Stephen Specht from the MUA; Dennis Filippone from the BOE; Leah Thiel; Sharon Ercoliani, longtime Sustainable Brick Chairman John Hyfantis; Susan Lydecker; Gary Szymanski; Paul Kurtz; Joseph Lamb and Kelly Romanowski.

Brick On Track Toward Bike, Pedestrian Master Plan

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – The township has taken the first step to become part of the State’s Complete Streets Program, that could result in interconnected bike paths and sidewalks - from Cape May and up through the Jersey Shore area - becoming a reality.


$940K Radio Tower Goes Up On Mantoloking Rd.

The NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Office of Local Planning Services is providing free planning services to municipalities to develop a pedestrian and bicycle master plan, explained Councilwoman Heather deJong at the February (Bike - See Page 5)

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By Chris Lundy BRICK - A 150-foot communications tower is being built on the Ocean County Utilities Authority’s Mantoloking Road property to upgrade radio communications for law enforcement and emergency responders throughout the county. Construction of this tower started in February and should be completed in about six months, said Donna Flynn, public information officer for Ocean County. As a result of this upgrade project, radio interference experienced by emergency responders will be eliminated, she said. (Tower - See Page 4)

| February 18, 2017

Program Helps Addicts Come Forward Despite Fear Of Arrest

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – A new program in place in Brick and Manchester that allows drug abusers to go to police headquarters to seek help for their addiction without the fear of being arrested has had 30 addicts come through Brick in the first two weeks. Brick and Manchester are the only two townships in New Jersey that are participating in the Heroin Addiction Response Program (HARP), where addicts are urged to turn their drugs over to the police and complete a rehabilitation program. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Brick Police Chief James Riccio and Manchester Police Chief Lisa Parker announced the program in January, which is the latest initiative to offer recovery options for those who suffer from addiction and who are seeking help. The two police depar t ments are par tnering with Preferred Behavioral Health in Lakewood and Integrity House in Toms River for the pilot program. Brick Mayor John G. Ducey described the fi rst weeks of the program, in a discus-


sion at the February 8 council meeting. In Brick, anyone who is addicted to heroin can go to the police station at Town Hall on Thursdays to say that they want help, Ducey said. Addicts can go to the Manchester Police Depar t ment on Wednesdays. The program is available to anyone, not just those from Brick or Manchester. “So that’s hopefully 30 lives that we saved. We saved them this far and hopefully they’ll get themselves better and healthy and get back to being productive citizens,” Ducey said. “We want to get the word out there that it is available and will be available.” The mayor called the HARP rehabilitative prog ram the “ thi rd (Addict - See Page 4)

Heroin Addiction Response Program Aims to put addicts in to rehab instead of jail. ∙ Can go to Brick Police HD on Thursdays, ∙ Manchester PD on Wednesdays. ∙ Open to anyone seeking treatment ∙ Partners with. Preferred Behavioral Health & Integrity House.

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Continued From Page 1 prong” in the fight against opioid abuse. The other two prongs are education and enforcement. “It’s for those that want help, and those that need help. No criminal charges would be filed, and a screening is made by our police department,” the mayor said. “Then the addict is brought to Preferred Behavioral, who are professionals, and a bed is found for the addict where he or she is hopefully on the road to recovery.” Brick Councilwoman Marianna Pontoriero


Continued From Page 1 Emergency responders have experienced interference to radios and communications from DTV for some time. Since 2002, Ocean County began a series of actions to work with the Federal Communications Commission to remedy the problem.

said many residents have asked how the program works and what the program does. She said she recently accompanied her friend and her friend’s son, who is suffering from a heroin addiction to police headquarters and who wanted to partake in the HARP program. “I am flabbergasted by the level of dedication of our officers who did the intake for this young man who was really on his last legs, who really just asked for mercy and said please just help me,” Pontoriero said. Her friend tried to get inpatient help for her son at least four times, but he would only be approved for a two-week stay in rehab, she said. In the HARP program, he was approved for a

30-day stay, she added. “He really feels that this is a chance at a full recovery,” Pontoriero said. “The officers who conducted the intake were compassionate, sympathetic and you could tell that they really wanted this young man to succeed.” After he was assessed, Brick police officers transported her friend’s son to Preferred Behavorial Health in Lakewood, and within a few hours he was placed at another facility, and he’s doing “extraordinarily well” she said. “So if anyone is thinking how to utilize the program, what do you do? You would simply walk in, tell them that you need help and they’ll start with an assessment and you will have a bed

and a place to be within hours,” Pontoriero said. While the officers were doing the intake on her friend’s son, another walk-in came in to seek help, she said. HARP is primarily designed for those who seek help at the police station, but if an officer encounters a person outside the police station who they believe would benefit from the program, they have the discretion to bring the individual to the police station if the person consents to the voluntary screening process. Ducey said there are beds available for anyone who is addicted to opioids or heroin. “If you want help, the help is here for you,” he said. “We want to get you better.”

Flynn said Ocean County’s pursuit to resolve the problem brought together members of the FCC staff, Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications, Senate, Congressional and Legislative staff to review the issues affecting Ocean and surrounding counties with the hopes of formulating a plan to provide relief. The cost of the tower, the generator powering

it, and all associated items will cost approximately $940,000, Flynn said. The Mantoloking Road tower is one part of a multi-site upgrade to the system. It was funded as part of a $22.8 million upgrade to the county’s communications system. It will upgrade the entire network from 500 to 700 megahertz, purchase equipment and software, construct five other towers, and improve six

existing towers. “These changes will provide a better and safer means of communications for all of the county’s emergency responders and law enforcement agencies,” said Freeholder John P. Kelly, director of law and public safety. “It’s a significant project that will provide considerable benefits to our citizens and those individuals charged with keeping them safe.”

Financial Aid Workshops “O.P.E.N. Pathways To Education”

OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County College is offering O.P.E.N. Workshops (Opening Pathways to Education Now). Workshops are held on selected Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 203 and Room 205, Technology Building (Bldg. 25), Main Campus.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required. OCC’s O.P.E.N. program is an initiative that seeks to increase awareness of the affordability of obtaining a post-secondary education. Sessions are designed to assist parents and students in completing the

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Continued From Page 1 7 council meeting. The governing body passed a resolution that would retain planning services from the DCA and that confirms the scope of those services for the development of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, she said. “Basically, what this is, is helping the township become part of the Complete Streets Program; ideally we want to make our roads safer for bicycles and for our pedestrians,” deJong said. She said the administration would like to see sidewalks installed on Route 70, where there are always pedestrians, and on Mantoloking Road. “There’s a lot of people that go from Drum Point to the beach, and to the different bike trails that we have,” she said. “It’s something we do not have and it’s something we cannot do internally due to financial cost, but this is a free program that the state is helping us with to help make our pedestrians and our bicyclists more safe on the roads,” said deJong. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New Jersey was one of the first 10 states in the nation to make Complete Streets an official internal policy in 2009. The policy was established because of the increasing number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in the State. The Complete Streets Program includes more and improved sidewalks,

The Brick Times, February 18, 2017, Page 5 better markings at crosswalks, bike paths where needed, and intersection improvements, such as countdown signals and better accessibility for the mobility impaired. The policy requires that future roadway improvement projects include safe accommodations for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and the mobility impaired. Future roadway improvement projects must include the implementation of the program though the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of new or rehabilitated transportation facilities within public rights of way that are federally or state funded. Brick Township is an eligible municipality and Mayor John G. Ducey submitted an application for the planning services in March 2016. While the township would provide access to appropriate municipal staff, consultants and officials, and meeting space, there would be no budgetar y impact on the township for the services being provided by the DCA, deJong said. “So this is very much a win/win for the town,” she said. “Ideally what they want to do is, all the towns that have the Complete Streets is connect the different bicycle paths that they have so you could go all the way from Cape May as far north as you can, up the shore - that’s really ideally what New Jersey is trying to do,” she said. “It’s a great program and I’m glad that we’re now part of it,” deJong said.

Ocean County Students Recognized For Academic Achievement At Berkeley College OCEAN COUNTY – Students from Ocean County have been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists at Berkeley College for the fall 2016 semester. “I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.” The following students from Ocean County have been recognized. President’s List: Alisha Dixon of Manahawkin; Holly Haren of Seaside Heights; Kaylan Healy of Toms River; Angelica Rapolla of Toms River; and

Devorah Spiegel of Lakewood. Dean’s List: Jessica Farah of Manchester; Ariel Jimenez of Toms River; Nicholas Molina of Brick; Jose Rafael of Toms River; Jowanna Reeves of Toms River; Miguel Saldumbide of Jackson; and Ali Yildirim of Lakehurst. B e r k e l e y C ol l e g e s t u d e n t s w h o achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the President’s List. Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the Dean’s List.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held at noon on March 11 down the Boulevard in Seaside Heights. This year’s theme will honor “American

Heroes,” the military, police, fire and EMTs. The grand marshal of the parade is Timothy E. Ryan. For more information, visit ocstpatricks

Interview And Resume Assistance TOMS RIVER – Get career assistance at the Ocean County Family Success Center. Come to get tips on preparing for an interview and how to make a more effective resume. Contact Christina China at 732-557-5037

ext. 206 or Marcia Slekitis ext. 216 for more information. The Ocean County Family Success Center is located at The Children’s Home Society of NJ, 1433 Hooper Avenue, Suite 121.

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER Medicare Must Be Protected It is hard to believe t h at ou r n at ion c ele brated Medicare’s 50th a n n iversa r y just over a year ago, yet there is now a move in Congress t o d r a st ical ly cha nge t he prog r a m t hat ha s achieved so much. Don’t be fooled: The p u s h fo r a M e d i c a r e voucher system, sometimes called premium s u p p o r t , i s a n ef fo r t to shift costs onto 1.3 million individuals in Medicare in NJ, a number that is rising fast. In other words, you will have to pay more to get the care you need – if you can even afford it u nde r a vouche r system. More people will be forced to choose between health care and other necessities. Getting sick will become riskier than ever. When he was running for president, Donald

Trump pledged to protect Medicare, and recognized its importance to older Americans who depend on it. We are now depending on Congress to stand by President Trump’s promise to protect Medicare. R i si ng h e a lt h c a r e costs are a problem for Americans of all ages and political views. It needs to be tackled by b ot h p a r t ie s , but r e sponsibly. Our nation has been well served by a strong Medicare prog ram that keeps care affordable for seniors. A p r o p o s e d vo u c h e r system would dramatically increase costs for older A mer icans at a time of life when they can least afford it. Jeff Abramo Director of Communications and Engagement AARP NJ

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Letters To The Editor Time To Hurt Animals As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump got around to hurting animals, already the most oppressed sentient beings on earth. The animals’ turn came by taking down the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) site that reports on gove r n me nt r eg u lat ion of roughly 9,000 animal handling facilities. These are laboratories, dog breeders, fur farms, circuses, zoos and aquariums. The site is used every day by animal protection activists to monitor government enforcement of the 1966 Animal Welfare Act, the only effective fede r al law prot e ct i ng animals. Taking down the APHIS inspection site is a huge setback for animal prot e ct ion. It w il l al most certainly lead to reduced government inspection of animal facilities and more animal suffering – a virtual repeal of the Animal Welfare Act. Ironically, this oppressive act was launched by the same dark- of-night process as that of pulling more than 100,000 visas from thoroughly vetted Muslim immigrants one week earlier – no notice, no hearings, no due process, no public announcement. The oppressive mindset doesn’t really care who

the victims are. the system for their parents – the plaintiffs in HG Letters To game The Editor Hopefully, the cour ts will. Hal Tubbs Toms River Editor’s note: A message on the APHIS site states that the process for taking down that site began in 2016, before the Trump administ rat ion , due to legal aspects of putting personal information on the site, and lawsuits because of doing so.

You Have A Right To Pay For Your Own Care I notice on the news today that Governor Coumo of New York said that “it is a human right to have health care” – really? When I was growing up, my parents paid for my health care. And then when I was old enough and had a job, my health care was paid for by my employer and me. Who says anyone is entitled to free health care at my expense. Who paid all my life for my own insurance? l think not – if I had to pay for my own insurance, why shouldn’t you? Bette Kooreman Whiting

Smith Hands REINS To Corporations Smith Hands REINS To Corporations Congressman Smith recently voted to compromise our health and safety by voting yes on REINS. REINS gives unprecedented power to big corporations that want to evade safety standards, pollute the environment and

benefit as well as make it impossible for watchdogs to keep corporations accountable. Supporters of REINS say that REINS will make the rule making process more democratic and Congress more accountable. The opposite is true. REINS subordinates the agency rule making process, which is governed by expertise and transparency from Congress whims and their self-serving lobbyists. For example, any EPA action to weaken clean air protection or block climate change would trigger a mandatory congressional review. In 2015 the EPA, finalized the Clean Water Plan, which set the first-ever carbon pollution limits for the nation’s power plants as well as curbing emissions of other air pollutants that cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, and premature death. By passing REINS, Congress has the ability to dismiss scientific evidence and give the electric power sector control on whether the public would enjoy clean air. Trump and his industry-friendly Cabinet have promised to attack EPA protections and safeguards. Congressman Smith did America a disservice by playing partisan politics and compromising our water, air and health. We should be watching Congressman Smith and remind him regularly he works for us. Robin Nowicki Manalapan

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This ruling is a big win for New Jersey parents and schoolchildren. The Supreme Court has echoed the position of a group of Newark parents, who argued to this court that the state’s unjust quality-blind teacher layoff law must be evaluated on its own, and not in connection with a decades-old school funding lawsuit. Concerned about looming school budget cuts, these same

v. Harrington – will continue their fight in the state’s trial court to invalidate the “last in, first out” law that prevents the retention of Newark’s best teachers during funding crises. These brave parents are leading the charge for students’ rights in New Jersey, and they will not back down until the harmful impact of this law is revealed and deemed unconstitutional.” Ralia Polechronis Executive Director Partnership for Educational Justice

Smith: Schedule A Town Hall Meeting Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or independents, we all share one thing in common – we pay taxes. We have the right to expect elected officials to fulfill the duties of their office. February 18 through 26 is the first District Work Period of the new Congress—meaning all members of Congress are being paid to return home to hold public events and meet with constituents. Or, at least they’re supposed to return to their districts. If they aren’t willing to meet constituents, they’re not doing their jobs. Congressman Chris Smith, 4th District NJ, has not yet scheduled an open meeting with NJ voters. He owns a home in Herndon, Va., where he and his wife raised their children and where he continues to live. We can admire him as a husband and father, but the NJ taxpayers have some rights, too. Whether you want to shake his hand to say thanks, or raise your concerns about issues, you have the right to see him, hear him speak, and make your own voice heard. It’s easy to call or email his office and respectfully ask that he schedule town hall meetings during the District Work Period, chrissmith. Taxpayers have rights. Rosemary O. Wright Ocean Grove

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Mayor John Ducey BRICK – Throughout my service as Mayor of Brick Township, I have worked to make the municipal government more open and accessible for residents. Meeting and speaking with residents has helped the Council and I serve you better. Your input is the most valuable resource we have. To that end, I have hosted regular Mayor In Nights where residents can come and meet me

as well as township officials to discuss their concerns. I hosted an online show where I discussed issues and took calls from residents. I created a Twitter profile – @MayorDucey – which I use to share information and communicate with residents. All of these have been started to increase communication between Town Hall and the citizens of Brick Township. In December, I began our newest initiative in open government when I hosted our first Facebook Live Town Hall. For those of you unfamiliar, Facebook

Mayor Works Toward Transparency Live allows users to stream live video. People can watch the stream and join the conversation by posting their thoughts, suggestions and questions in the comments. I can read the comments in real time and answer them during the stream. The response to the Facebook Live meetings has been extremely positive. Every stream we have posted has been watched more than 2,000 times. On our last stream prior to this article, we had nearly 70 questions and comments during the live event. As Mayor, it is incredibly important to

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hear from residents and this stream facilitates that conversation. While there are many questions about issues such as the future of Foodtown and other vacant storefronts, I have also received questions about issues that we were not aware of that we were able to look in to. Due to the positive response, I am going to host regular Facebook Live sessions. I plan on holding two a month – one in the afternoon and one in the evening. We will create an event page for all future meetings on the Township’s Facebook

page. Join the meeting and you will receive reminders so you don’t miss the event. You can also subscribe during one of our live streams. If you can’t watch the livestreams, the videos are all archived on our Facebook page and can be watched anytime. If you have a Facebook profile and don’t already follow the Township, I urge you to do so. If you don’t have a Facebook Page, you can still watch the videos; however you may not have the ability to leave comments or questions. You can also always email me your thoughts,

suggestions or concerns to or reach out to me on Twitter. Again, since I joined the municipal government as a Councilman in 2012 and th roughout my time as Mayor, the Council and I have worked to make your government more open and accessible. I want to thank all of the citizens who have reached out to us. Your input has helped us served you better and I encourage all of you to continue sharing what’s on your mind. Hopefully you will tune in to one of our Facebook Live events in the future.

- By Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari

Ocean Freeholders Want Voice On Turnpike Authority

TOMS RIVER – Ocean County officials say they want a voice on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. “Ocean County is home to the longest stretch of Garden State Parkway – more than 40 miles – and a vast majority of the 90,000 commuters living in the County use that road,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “Ocean County deserves a seat at the table of the New Jersey Turnpike Au-

thority.” The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is scheduled to approve a Board resolution requesting the current vacancy on the Authority’s Board of Commissioners be filled by an Ocean County representative. “For ma ny yea r s we worked hand in hand with the then Parkway Authority,” said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to

the Ocean County Engineering Department. “With the support of then Commissioner Joe Buckelew, a former Ocean County Freeholder, we successfully worked in partnership upgrading many areas of the parkway providing for a better and safer road for the many motorists that use it.” State legislation also has been introduced by Ninth District Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Senator Jeff Van Drew of the 1st Legis-

lative District that would provide Ocean County with a greater voice and South Jersey representation on New Jersey Turnpike Authority matters. “We appreciate the efforts of our state legislators,” Vicari said. In addition, Freeholder Vicari also penned a letter to Gov. Chris Christie requesting representation on the Authority. “I would respectfully request that you consid-

er appointing an Ocean County resident to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority,” Vicari stated in the letter. “I understand there is a current opening on the Board of Commissioners and this would be a perfect time to afford Ocean County the representation that it merits.” Vicari noted that he and his colleagues on the Board strongly feel that an Ocean C ou nt y r e pr e se nt at ive would better convey the

Freeholder Joseph Vicari needs and concerns of the County’s motorists, especially when it comes time to discuss any future improvements and upgrades within the County’s borders. “I urge you to give strong consideration to our request,” he said.

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10th Legislative District - Serving Toms River Senator Jim Holzapfel

Senate Panel Passes Holzapfel Bill Combating Animal Cruelty

NEW JERSEY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) to prevent the cruel treatment of animals was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “This legislation aims to prevent the inhumane teth-

ering of animals for long periods of time, making them defenseless and unable to care for themselves,” Holzapfel said. “This cruel and hear tless treatment is horrifying and must be stopped.” Holzapfel’s bill, S-1640/S-

1642/S-1013, makes it unlawful to tether a dog in a way that poses a risk of entanglement, strangulation, drowning or other harm to the health or safety of the dog. The legislation also requires the provision of proper shelter for a dog during

severe weather conditions, and allows dogs found to be at risk of imminent harm to be taken into custody. In addition, the bill provides that when state or local officials issue an order of evacuation due to weather or other emergency

conditions, the owner must make every effort to evacuate with the animal, and not leave the animal indoors or outdoors while unattended and tethered. “This will help prevent the suffering of dogs that are left outside during extreme

weather without access to proper shelter or that live in other unhealthy or unsafe conditions,” said Holzapfel. “We’re sending a strong message to abusive pet owners and others who mistreat dogs that their behavior will not be tolerated.”

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Brick Morning Rotary Comedy Night To Benefit Area Charities

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–Photo Courtesy Brick Morning Rotary BRICK – A Comedy Night and Chocolate Tasting will be hosted by the Brick Morning Rotary Club at the Brick VFW at 373 Adamston Road on February 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Comedians Mick Thomas and KP Burke will entertain, while fi nger foods and chocolates will be provided by local chocolate and food retailers. This fun and packed house event has become winter’s staple in Brick for the last eight years. Local chocolate and baked goods vendors, as well as area restaurants, are invited to share and promote their goods, while attendees are asked to laugh and have fun. Advanced tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. There will be a gift basket raffle, and a 50/50 drawing. For info or tickets contact Maria Campelo, 732-598-4039, Betty Lou Cox, 732-6002989, or Rich Lau at 732-267-0960.

New Fire District Website

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Board of Fire Commissioners has a new website at njfire \ The site is officially online and is compliant with N.J.S.A.40A:14-70.2. It is important to note the web address will redirect traffic to the new site. The Board of Fire Commissioners works diligently to maintain full transparency as per New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regulations. As a result, postings on the Fire District website include but are not limited to: the District’s mission statement, budgets, audits, meeting notices, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, etc. In addition, there are

links to the Township of Lakewood website as well as a link to Sparky’s Firehouse which provides a wealth of Fire Safety information for children, adults and educators. Through the “Join the Lakewood Fire Department” link on the website, the Fire District has been receiving an increase in inquiries from individuals interested in becoming Firefighters. Recruitment of Firefighters is ongoing and the Lakewood Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners, along with Lakewood Fire Chief of Department Mike D’Elia, continue to seek individuals who have a desire to serve the Lakewood Community as Volunteer Firefighters.

Romero Named To Dean’s List

LAKEWOOD – Cruz Romero, a freshman studying within the College of the Arts, was named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Kent State University. Romero is among more than 8,700 undergraduate students who have earned and received this recent academic recognition. To qualify

for this honor, undergraduate students must obtain a 3.400 GPA or higher while maintaining 12 or more credit hours in a semester. Part-time undergraduate students must obtain a 3.400 or higher GPA while maintaining 12 or more credit hours over the course of the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Marching Dragons Flea Market

BRICK – The Brick Township High School Marching Dragon Caravan Town-Wide Flea Market will take place on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 346 Chambers Bridge Road.

The cost is $10 a space, $12 on the day of the show. Food trucks cost $200. Vendors are welcome. To reserve a spot, call Susan 848-333-4026.

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Incident Response Training

–Photo courtesy Lakewood Fire Department Lakewood Fire Department members pictured left to right: Captain Mark Rios, 1st Lieutenant Mike Gomez, Captain Joe Sandstrom, 2nd Assistant Chief Steve Mulholland, Captain Cameron McNeal and Captain Jason Wallace. LAKEWOOD – The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Lakewood Fire District, along with Lakewood Fire Chief of Department Mike D’Elia, congratulated the members of the Lakewood Fire Department who recently completed Incident Response Training at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This was a very intense, week long course, sponsored and funded by the Department of Homeland Security. It is designed specifically for the many and varied incidents encountered by First Responders. Training included classroom presentations, case studies, field laboratories as well as practical exercises.

These dedicated members of the Lakewood Fire Department took time away from their jobs and their families to attend this valuable and informative training. The knowledge they acquired will be disseminated to benefit the entire Fire Department and ultimately, positively impact the safety of the Township of Lakewood community. Responders from several Public Safety Agencies throughout the United States also attended and included: Fire and Police Departments from the States of California, Chicago, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, etc. as well as representatives from the NYPD, FDNY, NJ State Police, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Secret Service.

Tricky Tray Auction

BRICK – The American Association of University Women, Northern Ocean County Branch is holding its bi-annual Tricky Tray Gift Auction on March 4, at the VFW Post 8867, 373 Adamston Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and include refreshments and one sheet of tickets. AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The proceeds of the auction will benefit the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund and their local scholarships, community service projects and essay awards. The Educational Opportunities Fund provides money to advance education, research, and self-development for women and girls. Locally they provide three $1,000 scholar-

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New Department Of Public Works Website Now Provides 24-Hour Communication

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood citizens now have a site to communicate nonemergency requests and concerns directly with the Department of Public Works (DPW) via a computer, phone, or tablet at Residents should save the site as an icon to make it an app. To start, this application should be used for pothole requests only and not for leaf collection or snow removal issues. Patrick Donnelly, director of Lakewood’s DPW, said, “We expect to add more options at a later date.” Should an emergency arise, call 911 and do not use this application. After the public creates an account and logs

in, they can report issues, which will automatically be converted to work requests for the DPW. Residents and Lakewood Township employees can also attach photos and notes to their requests, track the status of requests, and view comments entered by the Department of Public Works in response to requests. Donnelly said, “Even though the application is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the DPW is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays. All requests will be viewed the next DPW business day.” For more information, contact Lakewood Township DPW at 732-905-3405.

E-Waste No Longer Accepted At Recycling Center

BRICK – Due to changing market conditions, the Township of Brick is joining surrounding municipalities in no longer offering curbside collection of E-Waste or accepting E-Waste at the Township Recycling Center. E-Waste is made up of electronic devices such as televisions, radios, computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices. The elimination


of E-Waste collection was necessitated by the rising costs to dispose of electronic items. At one time, the Township generated revenue through E-Waste collection, however, over recent years the service began costing the Township money. Residents may still dispose of E-Waste at the Ocean County Recycling Center, 601 New Hampshire Ave. in Lakewood Township.


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How Sweet It Is…Or Isn’t

JACKSON – Bartley Healthcare is partnering with CentraState Medical Center to host an educational seminar to inform the community on the many ways sugar can affect the body. Guests will never guess how many dietary items they consume on a daily basis that contain sugar, and the actual amount that they include is jaw dropping. Bartley is hosting the seminar at 175 Bartley Road in Jackson. The seminar will be held on March 1 at 6 p.m. Blood pressure and glucose screenings will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., before the seminar. The presenter will be Caryn Alter, MS, RD of the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center. Alter is a registered Dietitian at CentraState Medical Center. Americans love their sweets. Eating foods

and drinking beverages that contain a great amount of sugar has likely contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States. Americans consume, on average, 765 grams of sugar every five days, and 130 pounds of sugar every year. One hundred thirty pounds of sugar equals about 1,767,900 Skittles. One can of Coke, 12 ounces, contains 10 teaspoons of sugary goodness, and the average American consumes 53 gallons of soda a year. If sugar were taken away from the average American diet, 500 calories would be saved every day. Seating is limited, so anyone interested in attending the “How Sweet It Is…Or Isn’t” educational seminar, call CentraState Medical Center at 732-308-0570, or visit and click on Classes and Events. There will be a light dinner served.

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Chef’s Night Out Tickets Available

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education will host the 21st Annual International Chef’s Night Out on March 6 at the Pine Belt Arena, Toms River from 6 to 9 p.m. Dozens of area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and beverage distributors are expected to participate. For the $60 admission fee (advance ticket price) attendees may sample an extensive variety of sweet and savory delicacies as well as some of the area’s fine wines and beverages. Chef’s Night Out is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation. In addition to the magnificent food and beverage

Brick PD Gets New Website

BRICK – The Brick Township Police Department now has a new updated website. The public can visit to view. Visitors can use this website to keep informed on upcoming events, including the Neighborhood Watch program, the HARP program and Project Medicine Drop. Browse the website to see the different divisions within the Police Department. The Brick Police Department thanked Thomas Forgione of Web Alliance International and retired Brick Police Captain Vincent Pacitti for heading this project.

VFW Post 9503 Bayville Monthly Sunday Breakfast

BAYVILLE – The VFW Post 9503, located at 383 Veterans Blvd., is hosting an “All You Can Eat” breakfast on February 26 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The monthly special is blueberry pancakes, with also eggs to order, breakfast sausage/hash, home fries, tomato/orange juices, coffee/tea, wheat/rye breads and biscuits. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children. Active military members eat free. Orders to go for pick up are available by calling 732-269-2265. The next breakfast will be on March 30.


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2017 Gypsy Moth Spray Program Announced

TRENTON – The NJ Department of Agriculture has proposed spraying approximately 4,500 acres of residential and county owned properties in Cape May, Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties this year to combat the t ree-killing gy psy moth cater pillar. The NJDA’s aggressive spray program in 2016 resulted in a more than 75 per-

cent decrease in the number of acres proposed for spraying this year. “We are pleased to announce that last spring’s sprayings helped decrease the gypsy moth caterpillar populations in many areas across the State,” said NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “We will continue to act by spraying the most impacted areas to

minimize tree damage and nuisance to homeowners in the coming years.” The NJDA held an informational session in Trenton to outline its 2017 Aerial Gypsy Moth Suppression program. Egg mass surveys were conducted from August to December and treatment is proposed for areas of: Upper Township in Cape May County; Jefferson and

Rockaway townships in Morris County; Manchester Township in Ocean County; Wanaque Borough and West Milford Township in Passaic County; Stillwater and Vernon townships in Sussex County; and Liberty, Lopatcong and White townships in Warren County. Participation in the program is voluntary. If the towns agree, spraying would take place in May and June. To qualify for the spray program, a residential or recreational forest must have an average of more than 500 egg masses per acre and be at least 50 acres in size. A single egg mass contains up to 1,000 eggs. In 2016, the NJDA’s spray program included 20,355 acres in 27 municipalities and one county park system in Cape May, Salem, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties to combat the tree-killing gypsy moth caterpillar. Both treatments and defoliation are down due to a combination of effective treatments in 2016 and sporadic E. maimaiga (gypsy moth fungus), reducing the populations especially in the northern counties of the state. The NJDA and Department of Environmental Protection use Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) to combat gypsy moth. It is a biological insecticide that kills the gypsy moth caterpillar when ingested. Last summer’s defoliation survey included 13,449 acres in 15 counties and 57 municipalities. The majority of the damage was in Sussex (4,841 acres), War ren (4,185 acres), Mor ris (1,340 acres) and Passaic (759 acres) counties. Two to three consecutive years of significant defoliation (defined as 75 percent or more) can kill an otherwise healthy tree. However, any gypsy moth defoliation can make trees more susceptible to other damage that can lead to the death of the tree. Oak trees are the preferred host for gypsy moths, but the caterpillars can be found feeding on almost any tree in the vicinity. For more information on New Jersey’s gypsy moth suppression program, visit: gypsymoth.html. Also, for national gypsy moth material, visit hp/gm/.

Spring Tee-Off

OCEAN COUNTY – United Way of Monmouth and Ocean counties will have a 2017 Spring Tee-Off on May 22 at Hollywood Golf Club, 510 Roseld Ave. in Deal. Shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m. Slots fill up quickly, so reservations should be made at 848-206-2048. For more infor mation or reser vations, contact Tamer Gouda at tgouda@


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Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint, behind neck and back pain, seen in medical practices each year. The cause of shoulder pain can range from uncomplicated sprains to massive rotator cuff tears. During a 6 year span, there were over 5 million physician visits for shoulder pain attributed to rotator cuff problems. Research has indicated that the incidence of rotator cuff damage increases with age due to degeneration of the tendon. This suggests that as the current population ages, rotator cuff repair will also increase. Although the majority of these conditions are responsive to conservative treatment, some may require surgery. Let’s go over some anatomy: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that work together to stabilize the shoulder. The four muscles of the shoulder are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. The supraspinatus muscle is responsible for abduction (moving away from the body), the infraspinatus and teres minor provide external rotation (rotating away from the body), and the subscapularis provides internal rotation (rotating in towards the body). These muscles and tendons connect the humerus (upper arm), with your shoulder blade, or scapula. They also help hold the head of you upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. This combination allows your shoulder to have the greatest range of motion (ROM) in the body.


A rotator cuff injury includes any type of irritation or damage to your rotator cuff muscles or tendons. These injuries can range from Impingement Syndrome to Partial- and FullThickness rotator cuff tears. Impingement Syndrome is a chronic process that presents itself as shoulder pain. If left untreated, it can progress to permanent changes and eventual tearing of the rotator cuff. External impingement is the most common form of impingement syndrome and is caused by compression of the rotator cuff tendons as they pass through the coracoacromial arch. As this type of compression happens repetitively, it can cause inflammation of the bursa lining the joint and can narrow the space further. Other factors can contribute to the narrowing of this space as well, such as bone spurs and arthritic changes. These changes and the progressive degeneration of the tendons can eventually lead to partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Common causes and risk factors of rotator cuff injuries may include: • Trauma: Falling on the shoulder or outstretched arm,

especially in the elderly, when attempting to break a fall. • Normal wear and tear: After age 40, normal wear and tear on your rotator cuff can cause breakdown of collagen in the cuff’s tendon and muscles, which makes them more prone to degeneration and injury. You can also develop calcium deposits within the cuff or arthritic bone spurs that can pinch or irritate the rotator cuff. • Lifting heavy objects • Repetitive overhead activities (e.g. throwing a baseball, basketball, freestyle swimming, tennis) • Occupational overuse (painting, carpentry, grocery clerking), • Abnormally shaped acromion, which can make impingement of the rotator cuff tendons more likely. • Poor Posture: Slouching causes your neck and shoulders take a forward position, which causes the space where the rotator cuff muscles are located in to narrow further and can impinge on the tendons. Signs and symptoms may include: • Pain and tenderness in your shoulder, especially when reaching overhead, reaching behind your back, reaching across your body, lifting/pulling or sleeping on the affected side. • Shoulder weakness, especially in abduction or flexion. Many people frequently describe having significant difficulties combing hair, holding a hair dryer and removing. Immediate onset of weakness, especially associated with sudden trauma, can indicate an acute tear. • Loss of range of motion. • Inclination to keep your shoulder inactive. A visit to your doctor is your next step. They’re likely to ask you several questions. • Where is your pain located? • Does your job or hobby aggravate your shoulder pain? • When did the pain first occur? • How severe is your pain? • What specific movements aggravate or alleviate your pain? • Do you have any weakness or numbness in your arm? In the days before your doctor’s appointment, you can decrease your discomfort by trying some of the following: • Rest your shoulder. Avoid movements that aggravate your shoulder and give you more pain. • Apply cold packs. This can help reduce pain and inflammation. • Taking over-the-counter pain medications, with the approval from your doctor. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve), to help reduce pain.


After the doctor examines you, and if your injury appears to be severe or if they cannot determine the cause of your pain through physical examination, they will most likely order one or more diagnostic tests. These may include: • X-rays • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan • An ultrasound scan


The main goal of any therapeutic intervention for shoulder pain is the return to pain-free function. A number of different factors can help determine the course of action that is taken when trying to reach this goal, such as age, pre-injury functional level and general health. • Steroid Injections: Your doctor may use a corticosteroid injection to relieve inflammation and pain. • Physical Therapy: This is the most conservative of all of the options. After modifying your activity and controlling pain, physical therapy can be begun. In the first active phase of therapy, gentle ROM exercises are started to prevent adhesions or scar tissue from forming followed by a strengthening program of the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizer muscles. Various modalities can used concurrently to aide in decreasing pain and inflammation such as ultrasound and electric stimulation. • Surgery: If a large tear is present in your rotator cuff, you may need surgery to repair it. The surgery may be performed as an open repair with a 2 ½ to 4 inch incision or as an arthroscopicrepair, which is less invasive. • Arthroplasty: Severe, chronic rotator cuff tears may contribute to severe arthritis. Your doctor may want to perform a total shoulder replacement or arthroplasty.


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Christie Administration Awards Virtua $290,000 To Serve Veterans Via Telehealth

NEW JERSEY – The NJ Department of Health announced a $290,000 telehealth grant to Virtua Health that will assist veterans who need access to primary and behavioral healthcare services but may face mobility or transportation challenges. By coordinating care with Oaks Integrated Care, Legacy Treatment Services and InSight Telepsychiatry, Virtua will offer primary and behavioral health visits conducted via online technology starting February 1. Stigma, negative ideas about seeking

help, perceptions of the Veterans Administration and a lack of access due to geography and transportation issues make it difficult for veterans to visit a doctor in person. Some medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injury, spinal cord injury and other psychiatric disorders further complicate the ability for travel. “For many veterans, travel to see a healthcare provider can be complicated and overwhelming, particularly in areas where transportation options might be

limited,” Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett said. “Telehealth can ease the burden by offering long-distance virtual care to veterans while they remain in a comfortable environment.” Telehealth includes telepsychology, telepsychiatry, telebehavioral health, e-counseling, e-therapy, online therapy and cybercounseling. If veterans have other needs such as housing, employment or transportation, Virtua will seek to connect them to appropriate services. One in five homeless Americans are

veterans. One in three homeless men are veterans, and about 60 percent of homeless veterans are minorities. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have an unemployment rate approximately 40 percent greater than the general population. Veterans have disproportionate rates of mental illness, particularly PTSD, substance abuse disorders, depression and anxiety. Nearly half of combat veterans from Iraq report that they have suffered from PTSD, and about 40 percent of these veterans report problems with alcohol use.




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C lassifieds Help Wanted

Secretary - seeking responsible individual with good phone skills. Experience a plus, will train. Good work environment. 401K/Benefits available. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Paid holidays. Call 732-349-1448 or Fax resume 732-349-6448. (10)

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JSAC Animals For Adoption

BRICK – The Jersey Shore Animal Center is happy to update that Junior, a dog, was adopted. Here are two more animals who need homes. Jasper: J a s p e r is a n act ive boy looking for a dog savvy owner who w ill be com m itted to obedience training and lots of exercise. This boy is super smart and would excel in training. He needs an active family to adopt him. This Southern boy is 2 years old, 40 lbs., and lived brief ly in a foster home in Tennessee with kids. Mookie: Mookie was adopted out from the Center as a kitten. He is now 2 years old and ret ur ned because he had a urinary t ract infection and the owner did not want to treat it. He had one in the past and was on prescription cat food and was doing great. Then another cat was brought into the home and he started having accidents – stress causes UTIs – so Mookie was returned. Mookie is happier being the only pet in the home and does get along with kids. He will need to be on C/D stress dry cat food for life

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of February 18 - February 24

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you had a nickel for every step you took you would be rich. In the week to come your active lifestyle could put you at the head of the class. Money making activities might be at the top of your to-do list. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The hardest steel is created by the hottest fire. In the week to come your energy levels may be higher than usual so you can get an incredible amount accomplished. You can be as tough as nails when occasions call for strength. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Watch and learn. Someone close may set a sterling example of cautious planning. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can achieve something without hard work this week. You can attain your dreams by paying attention. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A partner may keep you in line in the week to come. Charming new friends could put pressure on you to do more than your fair share. Someone may fire up your enthusiasm so much that you forget to put on the brakes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put your dreams to the test this week. If a little experience is useful then just imagine how far you can go with a lot of experience. You may be surprised to find that you have a creative talent if you try something new. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What you see isn’t always what you get. You may be disappointed if you follow through on a family member’s idea in the week to come. However, if you work hard and study you can accomplish a great deal.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stay on an even keel. Find a life preserver just in case you go overboard this week. In your enthusiasm to keep up with new acquaintances or to try something new you may spend more money than you should. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Some competition makes you complete. Your energies should be funneled into areas where you can show off imagination and vision. For the best success stick to conservative financial strategies as this week unfolds. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The more you have the more you want. This week you can enjoy what you have and avoid obsessing about what you don’t have. Protect your nest egg by avoiding unnecessary speculations or tweaking. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Fire on all cylinders. Work hard to make all your dreams come true this week. If the bills get paid there is plenty of time left to partake of the joys of life. Don’t let ambitions blind you to things of real value. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Balance between caution and exuberance in the week ahead. The thrill derived from gambling might outweigh common sense. You should restrain yourself from too quickly becoming involved in a relationship. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Perform a reality check. “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” may not mean much to the jet set. Accept anything that given freely in the week ahead but be cautious about investments and major purchases.


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Impress Your Sweetheart With The Ultimate Chocolate ‘Pudding’ By Wolfgang Puck

DARK CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME Makes 6 3 ounces (90 g) bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces 2 cups (500 mL) heavy cream 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk 5 large cage-free egg yolks 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar Pinch of kosher salt Freshly whipped cream, for serving Position the rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 F (165 C). In a medium-sized heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, heat the chocolate. When the chocolate is almost melted, turn off the heat and let stand until completely melted, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cream and milk. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture almost to the boil. Remove from the heat. In another medium-sized heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and salt until the sugar has dissolved completely. While whisking continuously,

slowly pour in the hot cream mixture. Remove the melted chocolate from the stove. Hold a fine-meshed strainer over the bowl of chocolate and pour the hot cream-yolk mixture through the strainer into the chocolate. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Ladle the mixture into six individual 3/4-cup (approximately 185 mL) ramekins, and arrange the ramekins in a baking pan with sides. Pour enough warm water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the entire baking pan with aluminum foil and carefully place the pan in the oven. Bake until the mixture around the edges of each ramekin looks firm when lightly, carefully shaken, about 35 minutes. (The baking time will vary depending on the depth and width of the ramekins.) The center may still move a bit, but will firm up as the mixture chills. Carefully remove the ramekins from the baking pan, wipe them dry, and leave them to cool at room temperature. Then, place them on a flat baking tray cover with foil, and refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours. To serve, spoon some whipped cream in the center of each ramekin and decorate further if you wish. Transfer to a dessert plate and serve immediately.

(Chef Wolfgang Puck’s TV series,“Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class,” airs Sundays on the Food Network. Also, his latest cookbook, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy,” is now available in bookstores. Write Wolfgang Puck in care of Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207) © 2017 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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