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Your FREE Weekly Hometown Newspaper For Bayville, Berkeley, Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean Gate and South Toms River | February 18, 2017

Girl Scouts Collect For Homeless Families

Berkeley Condo Complex Pitched To Neighbors

100th Day Celebrations In Berkeley Schools

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Community News! Don’t miss what’s happening in your town. Pages 8-13.

–Photo by Chris Lundy Project engineer Stuart Challoner shows plans for a 74-unit condo complex on Route 9 to aneighbors outside the Berkeley Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Letters To The Editor Page 6.

From Your Government Officials Page 7.

Doctor Izzy “Tinnitus 101” Page 16.

Dear Pharmacist “Pharmacists Are

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By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – Applicants for a 74-unit c ond o c om plex on Route 9 had their hearing scheduled before the Zoning Board of Adjustment February 8. But, they did not present it to the board. They pitched it to their potential future neighbors in the hall outside the meeting.

BERKELEY – Hundreds of raisins, marshmallows and chocolate chips, counted out slowly by children’s hands. Hundreds of balloons floating around classroom ceilings. Dressing up as though you were a 100 years old. The Berkeley school district celebrated its 100 th day of school, complete with a variety of fun and games all

–Photos courtesy Berkeley School District

(100th Day - See Page 5)

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


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The development is proposed to be built just to the south of the shopping center that houses Diesel’s Subs and Wraps. The plan changed since the developer originally applied. Therefore, they asked for the hearing to be postponed until the zoning board’s March 8 meeting. This would (Condo - See Page 5)

How Is Southern Ocean County’s Tourism Faring?

By Chris Lundy OCEAN COUNTY – A New Jersey tourism official pledged support for local businesses, and informed them of state efforts to determine the status of the tourism industry. Jake Buganski, acting executive director of the state Division of Travel and Tourism, said tourism is a $43 billion industry, and he is working to have the industry taken seriously. He was speaking at the State of the Chamber 2017 breakfast at the Holiday Inn on Route 72 in Stafford. (Tourism - See Page 20)

Michael T. Sutton, Manager • N.J. Lic. No. 4128 Benjamin “Matt” Wade, Advance Planning Director • N.J. Lic. No. 5028 David Kalinowski, Director • N.J. Lic. No. 3925 Steven J. Andrews, Director • N.J. Lic. No. 4435 “We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and delivering a standard of service that is 100% guaranteed.”

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“Did you know that 30 million Americans suffer from back pain every day? We are the doctors of Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine, and if you suffer with lower back or leg pain, we invite you to try Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. This pain affects everything that you do, from work to play, and ultimately your quality of life. We are here to tell you that there is hope. You can get rid of your back pain and get your life back. At Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine, we have helped thousands of back pain sufferers just like you. We only offer the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments. We are confident that we can help eliminate your back pain and have opened our schedule to accept the first 30 callers. The only thing you have to lose is your pain.” - The Doctors at Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine

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It’s not always “what we provide” that makes us different, as it is “how we provide it” that sets us apart from the rest. Our doctors and staff have the technology and experience to help you feel better. We have over 15 years of experience in helping thousands of patients find lasting relief. From the moment you walk in, you will notice the comfortable setting along with the warm greeting from our staff at the front desk. We can already assume that you don’t feel well and going to a new office for help can sometimes be uncomfortable. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and welcome as possible.

Vax-D Spinal Decompression Allows Back Pain to Heal…NATURALLY Many back pain conditions that we see can be helped by our state of the art Vax-D decompression table. Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The task of relieving pain comes about as a result of drawing the leaking gel of a herniated disc back into place. Decompression achieves this by creating negative pressure within the disc, referred to as negative intra-discal pressure. This creates essentially a vacuum to draw the bulging and herniated disc material back into the disc space and relieves pressure. This process of non-surgical decompression allows the body to heal itself naturally. Vax-D decompression tables have been successfully operating for over 15 years throughout the world and more than 3,000 patients a day receive this treatment in the U.S. alone. Vax-D is one of the FDAcleared technologies available at Northeast Spine and

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Girl Scouts Collect For Homeless Families

BERKELEY - After one Girl Scout saw a homeless person during a family trip to Philadelphia, her troop decided to make helping local homeless people a mission this year. They reached out to an organization called Haven: Beat the Streets, which helps homeless people in Ocean County as well as Atlantic County. This group said an age-appropriate thing the 9-year-olds could do was collect items for the homeless from their school. Since Troop 247 has girls in Beachwood, Pine Beach, H&M Potter, and Clara B. Worth elementary schools, boxes for donations were set up at each one. The girls and the principals worked together to advertise the donation drives. Letters or e-mails were sent home to parents.

The girls spoke about their mission on the morning announcements, and in one case even went classroom to classroom to pitch their project. At the end of a several-week donation period, four overflowing boxes of donations were collected. The girls had specifically asked for socks and gloves for the homeless, since they go through a lot of them. They were also collecting coloring books and crayons, for the homeless children to have something to do when they are placed in temporary housing. The girls received all that and more. Families donated all those items in addition to non-perishable food, winter coats in good condition, bedding, and toys. Troop 247 thanks everyone who contributed.

–Photo courtesy Troop 247 Girl Scout Troop 247 collected a variety of items for the homeless.

Suspect Caught In String Of Residential Burglaries

By Chris Lundy LACEY – After a string of burglaries in the Bay Way neighborhood of Lanoka Harbor, police trailed and arrested a suspect attempting to break into a Toms River home. Michael L. Dautorio, 30, of Lacey, was arrested and charged. The burglaries started on February 5, Lacey police said. Someone was burglarizing homes throughout the Bay Way neighborhood, including but not limited to the 300, 400 and

700 block of Sinclair Avenue; the 400 block of Barramore Avenue and Chestnut Drive. After inspecting the scene and watching numerous video surveillance systems, they had a suspect, police said. On February 9, detectives monitored Dautorio’s home. They followed him to a Toms River neighborhood. He was seen running from a home wearing latex gloves and a ski mask. He was then captured by Lacey Police Detectives Keith Pearce, Brian Flynn and Kymberly Gudgeon.

Police said he was found with a shoulder bag containing various tools, flashlights, and gloves. An amount of cash was recovered from him. Detectives confirmed with a local homeowner that Dautorio had entered her home and stolen cash. Toms River charged him in that burglary. Lacey obtained search warrants for his home and two vehicles. Property was found there that allegedly linked him to several Lanoka Harbor burglaries. Additional property

that might link him to further burglaries in Lacey and Toms River was also recovered, police said. Criminal charges for six additional burglaries are being prepared. At the time of his arrest, Dautorio was on bail for charges of robbing homes in Berkeley. The investigation was a joint effort with Lacey, Toms River, and Berkeley police, as well as the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit.

100th Day:

Continued From Page 1 based around the three-digit number. Festivities were synonymous with Valentine’s Day this year, February 14, after a snow day reconfigured when the 100th day of school fell this year.


Continued From Page 1 give neighbors and board members more time to review it before the hearing, said the applicant’s attorney, Stephen Leone. The applicant said that they would answer any questions that neighbors had in the hallway outside the courtroom, where the meetings are held. About a dozen neighbors followed them out. The development proposes 74 two-bedroom condominiums in seven buildings,said plan engineer Stuart Challoner. The plan had changed in a few ways. Most notably, there used to be 78 units and eight buildings, he said. Also, the buildings were moved around the property to be farther away from neighbors’ property lines. In one case, a condo complex was within 70 feet of a neighbor. The new plan has it more than 150 feet away. The new layout will keep more of the existing trees. The details of the placement of buildings is not under the purview of the zoning board. Those considerations are brought before the planning board. However, the application had to go before the zoning board because the land is zoned for a mixed use: residential with some commercial component. Since they have a very small frontage on Route 9, which will be used as the only driveway into the development, the applicant did not want to have any commercial unit as part of the project. Therefore, they are seeking zoning board approval to only have residential on the site. There would be a condo association taking care of the property, and the clubhouse, said Robert Stone, the developer. This association would be responsible for things like plowing their roads. The buildings would be two or three stories high. There are no plans for a traffic light at this time, he said. However, since Route 9 is a state road, the development will have to be approved by the Department of Transportation. Since the area is also wetlands, it will have to go through a permit process as per the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act. The roads would be 24 feet wide, which is within state guidelines, Challoner said. The township ordinance would require 45 feet. However, since this property is in environmentally sensitive areas, the Department of Environmental Protection wants minimal impervious coverage - anything that rain water can’t get through. So, they opted for the skinnier streets and will have signs preventing on-street parking. One neighbor, Mike Ricciardella, worried that a fi re truck would have trouble turning around on those streets. He also

The Berkeley Times, February 18, 2017, Page 5 The celebrations were led as classroom activities by teachers. At H & M Potter, Kindergarten students were surprised with 100 balloons as they came in to their classrooms this morning. Students in all grade levels dressed up as if they were 100 and others wore clothing with 100 items attached.

wanted a guarantee that the condos would not be for rent. The engineer said fi re trucks would be able to turn around in the property. The condos would be for sale, not rent, Stone said. There might be a portion of the housing set aside for people of low-to-moderate income. Most of them would go for about $250,000 each. They have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a garage. With two bedrooms, they would not be a heavy burden on the school district. They might not even have schoolaged children.With two bedroom, Stone said he hopes to meet the need of affordable starting homes for new families. The neighbors balked a bit at the idea of new families buying $250,000 homes. The neighborhood that they come from is a few dirt roads. There used to be some paving, years ago, but that paving is cracked and covered by dirt now anyway. They are still on septic systems and well water. There are no gas lines or street lights. “It’s going to be lit up and we live in the woods where nothing is lit up,” said Chris Tucker, who lives in property adjacent to the proposed development. “The best part about our neighborhood is the seclusion” The woods there are sparse. Tucker said he can see Route 9 through 1,000 feet of trees. He said he would be able to see the three story buildings and all the lighting there. He and other neighbors were concerned that their quiet way of life would be disrupted by 74 new families. There is already some foot traffic in the area, as young people go to a gravel pit nearby for late night parties. They did not want this development to make that problem any worse. The March 8 meeting already has at least one other hearing, board members said. So, there was a chance that the hearing would be delayed further.


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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. Letters To game The Editor the system for their parents – the plaintiffs in HG 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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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials

Capitol Comments 9th Legislative District Senator Christopher J. Connors • Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf • Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove

NEW JERSEY – As policy discussions currently focus on addiction treatment, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove say it’s time to bring the fight directly to heroin dealers th rough longer prison sentences. In direct response to the heroin epidemic sweeping across the state, the Ninth District delegation has, for several legislative sessions, been the prime sponsors of companion legislation (S-272 and A-1175) which would

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Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf

Outdated State Drug Laws Let Heroin Dealers Off With Lighter Sentences

empower prosecutors to charge drug dealers based on the dosage units rather t ha n t he weig ht of t he drug. The legislation, which was drafted in close collabor at ion w it h Ocea n County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, specifically targets heroin dealers who, under current law, don’t receive sentences equivalent to the severity of their drug crimes. The “units” reflect how many people might have been injured by the drug dealer’s illicit conduct. Under t he delegat ion’s

legislation, the charge by “units” would apply only to persons who distribute or possess illicit dr ugs with the intent to distribute. It would not be used to determine the seriousness of “simple possession” drug offenses. The delegation issued the following statement regarding the lack of action on their legislation, despite the escalating scope of the heroin epidemic: “Worsening an already horrendous situation that has reached epidemic proportions is the fact that a glaring defect exists in

the law that allows heroin dealers to get off with lighter sentences than their family-destroying crimes war rant. If we want to get serious about combating the heroin epidemic, prosecutors need the legal tools to go after the very criminals who are at the center of it all. “A renewed focus on addiction treatment doesn’t mean we can sit back and allow the very dealers who prey upon addicts, including children, to be back out on the street quicker due to a legal technicality. Our legislation was drafted on

consultation with law enforcement officers on the front lines who personally witness the destr uction that heroin dealers can bring to a community and unsuspecting families. “Trenton has already taken too long to act. Every day that goes by without updating our drug laws to reflect the standing reality means that those dealers directly responsible for causing so much suffering will continue to get shorter prison sentences than they would otherwise receive for dealing cocaine.” The delegation’s legisla-

Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove

tion also calls for revising the narcotic drug provisions of the state’s distribution law to a fi rst degree crime for distributing one or more ounces or 500 or more units, a second degree crime for distributing one-half to less than one ounce or 100 to less than 500 or more units, a third degree crime for less than one-half ounces or less than 100 units. Presently, S-272 is awaiti ng action by the Senate Judiciary Committee while A-1175 awaits action by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

From The Desk Of Congressman Tom MacArthur: MacArthur’s Statement On Travel Ban Executive Order

NEW JERSEY – “Our process for vetting refugees has been dangerously f lawed and must be fixed. We must be right every time because our enemies only need for us to be wrong once. The President’s first responsibility is to keep Americans safe, and while I believe this could have been implemented better, I applaud him for acting. Our new president deserves the chance to make our country safer and I will work in Congress to help the Administration settle on a long-term fix that protects our people and our values,” Congressman Tom MacArthur said.

TOMS R IVER – The O ce a n Cou nt y Cle rk’s Office saw a substantial increase, more than 18 percent, in recording revenue during 2016. “The Recording Division of the Ocean County Clerk’s Office collected $51,865,991 in revenue fo r d o c u m e nt s pl a c e d on record during the 12 mont h s of 2016,” s a id Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella. “This represents an increase of $8 million or 18.4 percent

Ocean County Clerk Sees Increase In Recording Volume And Revenue During 2016 increase from 2015.” Of the amount taken in, Colabella said the state received $37.1 million and the county realized a revenue total of $14.8 million from realty transfer fees. Of that amount, $12.7 million was returned to the county while $2,076,558 was used to operate the County Clerk’s office. “This revenue is part of the county’s anticipated revenue and is used to help balance the county’s annual budget,” said Ocean

County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the county Clerk’s office. “Scott and his staff do an outstanding job in making certain documents are recorded properly and the public is served professionally.” The Ocean Count y Clerk’s Office is tasked with recording documents affecting real estate titles. In 2016, the Ocean County Clerk’s Office recorded 25,300 deeds and 24,665 mortgages. In addition,

the Ocean County Clerk’s Off ice processed and placed on record 85,653 other documents including assignment of mortgages, cancelled mortgages, discharges of mortgages, notice of settlements and other documents for a total of 135,618 documents recorded. “The off ice recorded almost 4,000 more documents last year compared to 2015,” Colabella said. “The amount of revenue ret u r ne d t o t he Cou n-

ty represents a return of $6.11 for every tax dollar spent.” Colabella attributes the increase to a steady stream of ref inancing of existing mortgages due to low mortgage interest rates. “It is also a reflection of the continuing rebuilding and recovery from Superstor m Sandy, which hit the area in late October of 2012,” Colabella said. “Many residents are still recovering from the storm and the progress is seen

in the documents we are recording.” He added that the recording numbers increased because of a slight improvement i n exist i ng home sales. “Ocean County continues to be an attractive place to live,” said Ocean Count y Freeholder Di rector Joseph H. Vicari. “New mortgages for home building and rebuilding are an indication that the County is a popular area to raise a family and retire.”

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BAYVILLE – The Central Regional Alumni Association will host its eighth annual All Alumni Night on March 31 at Spicy’s Cantina in Seaside Heights. This annual event brings alumnus and retired teachers from all graduating classes together for a night of food, fun, dancing and a chance to relive old memories. This event is $28 per person and includes a hot and cold buffet, including pizza, wings, pasta, salad and cheese board. Two DJs, photo booth, souvenir mug and prizes are included. Tickets can be purchased by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: CRAA, Box 150, Bayville, NJ 08721. Tickets can also be purchased at Roots Hair Salon (across from the dinosaur in Bayville), at Altieri’s Chiropractic

Center, Route 9. or by using the Pay Pal account, CRAA will also host its 10th annual Golf Outing on May 25 at Cedar Creek Golf Course. Sponsors for this annual event are being sought at this time. Please contact Eileen at emgiffoniello@ to donate or go to our website to download forms. There will be a big cash 50-50 drawing on May 25. Tickets are $100 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. The winner will receive half of total proceeds with maximum of $5,000. All of the above events fund our scholarship given to a graduating senior in June. Since 2004, the Central Regional Alumni Association has awarded over $25,000 in scholarship awards.

Beefsteak Dinner Dance

BERKELEY – Holiday City at Berkeley dance committee will have an all you can eat beefsteak (filet mignon) Dinner Dance on April 22 in Clubhouse II, on Port Royal Drive from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. The menu includes salad, steak, French fries

and an ice cream sundae; also included are set ups, beer, wine and soda, coffee, and tea. Music by “Pipers Alley” and catered by Nightingale Caterers. Tickets will be sold on the first and third Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse I or call Lynn at 732-557-5573.

$3,000 Bingo

BERKELEY – Holiday City at Berkeley Welfare & Recreation Fund Thursday Night bingo will hold a $3,000 bingo on April 29 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Clubhouse II on Port Royal Drive, with quick and special games. There will be two 50/50 games, a maximum of six sheets per person for each 50/50.

Door prizes and advanced sales only. The tickets cost $30 and 230 tickets will be sold. Ticket sales are on the first and third Tuesday in Clubhouse I from 11 am to noon or at bingo on Thursdays after 4:30 p.m. For information, call Charlie at 732-2812996.

Flea Market

BAYVILLE – A flea market will be held at Faith Community UMC from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 27. The church is located at 526 Route 9.

Outside spaces are available for $25 each. The kitchen will be open at 8 a.m. To reserve a spot, call Arlene at 609-2079044.

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Free Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets Being Offered By The Ocean County Health Department OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Health Department is providing free potassium iodide (KI) pills to people who live or work within a 10-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. The free pills are being offered at four convenient locations throughout the county or at the Ocean County Health Department. KI is being offered as a preparedness measure and not in response to any imminent danger or threat. “The tablets are being offered to those living or working in these areas: Barnegat Light, Barnegat Township, Beachwood, Beach Haven, Berkeley Township, Toms River, Harvey Cedars, Island Heights, Lacey Township, Long Beach Township, Pine Beach, Ocean Township (Waretown), Ocean Gate, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, South Toms River, Stafford, and Surf City,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. Health Department offi cials are asking residents to check their current supply to identify if their pills are due to expire in March 2017. Residents with pills expected to expire may bring their old pills and trade them in for new ones. Daniel E. Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator, said, “Potassium iodide, an ingredient found in table salt, can provide protection for the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine and can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after a nuclear emergency. If this should occur, public health officials would tell you when to take the KI tablet. Only one dose is recommended, more could increase the risk of side effects.”

Cabin Fever Shopping Spree

BAYVILLE – The Bayville Elks Lodge 2394 is hosting a Cabin Fever Shopping Spree from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 25. Antiques, crafts, old and new items will be sold. Vendors are still needed. An inside spot costs $25, an outdoor spot $20. Bring a table or rent one for $10. The Elks Lodge is located at 247 Route 9. For more information, call Arlene at 609207-9044.

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HamCram At Bayville First Aid Squad

BAYVILLE – U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-01 along with will be hosting a “HamCram” on February 25 at 9 a.m. to be held at Bayville First Aid Squad, 660 Route 9. HamCram is a class where you will be instructed on the particulars to pass the Technician Class Amateur Radio License test. You will go over the entire question pool (Element 2). From that pool, you will be given 35 questions on the test. Morse code is no longer required or part of the test. The test will be given immediately after the course at 1 p.m. The test costs $15. There is no age limit. Bring a pencil, pen, paper and photo ID. Lunch is not included.

Holiday City South Women’s Club Trip And Event Schedule

BERKELEY – The Holiday City South Women’s Club will have these events and trips. On March 12, they will have a Bonco Party & Fun Sunday, lunch, coffee & cake. The cost is $13 per person. On March 15, the will visit Doolan’s St. Patrick’s “Ireland to America.” It’s a complete lunch, one-hour open bar, choice of three entrees, dessert, coffee and tea. On April 12, they will visit the Resorts Casino with entertainment by Marcus Terell and the

BERKELEY – Holiday Heights day trip tickets are sold Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium at the club house at 96 Prince Charles Drive. For information, prices and schedule of events, call Linda at 732-341-4072. “Stompin’ At The Algonquin” on April 30, a big band tribute to swing era, music of greats like Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. Tickets are $55 per person that includes bus,

MANCHESTER – The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will have its next meeting at 1 p.m. on February 27 at Manchester municipal building basement civic center, 1 Colo-

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Serenades. There is $10 slot play. The cost is $24 per person. On April 19, they will visit the Tropicana Casino for four hours of slot play. There is $25 back in slot play. The cost is $23 per person. On April 26, they will visit the Hunterdon Hill Playhouse to see “Born Yesterday.” The cost includes bus, show, and luncheon and dessert buffet. The cost is $83 per person. For more information, call Alice Patrizio at 732-286-2751.

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Dodgeball Tournament

BAYVILLE –Central Regional PTA is hosting a community dodge ball tournament on March 10. Teams consist of high school and middle school students, faculty and staff, alumni and members of community organizations within the district. There is a $30 entry fee for a team of six players. Prizes will be awarded to the two top winning teams and for team costume creativity and themes. Entry forms and fees are to be sub-

mitted to the CRPTA at school offices in the CR Middle School and the CR High School. The deadline for entry with a photo and bio has passed. Late registration without photo and bio is March 3. The CRPTA Dodge Ball Tournament is a fundraiser that supports students in the form of scholarships, library materials and special needs summer programs. For more information, contact Allison Kobus, PTA president, at

Preschool Open House

BERKELEY – Berkeley Township School District will hold a preschool open house on February 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bayville School, 356 Atlantic City Blvd. This will be an informative evening where parents will be able to tour the preschool classes and meet the preschool staff as well as register their child for the 2017-2018 school year. The district will be offering a 2.5 hour pre-

school tuition program for 3 and 4 year olds as well as a free full day preschool program for 4 year olds from qualifying low income families. For the low income preschool program, parents must bring proof of income documentation (2016 1040, W-2, pay stubs, SSI, TANF or unemployment documentation). For more details, visit the district website at

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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BERKELEY – More than 130 members of the Berkeley Township Republican Organization met at the Berkeley Township Elementary School auditorium to nominate and endorse candidates for the upcoming June 6 primary election, said Republican Municipal Chairman and Mayor Carmen Amato. The endorsed candidates are: Councilman James Byrnes (Ward 1), Councilman Angelo Guadagno (Ward 2), Councilwoman Judy Noonan (Ward 3) and Councilwoman Sophia Gingrich (Ward 4). Byrnes, who served as a medic in the 82nd Airborne during Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, was appointed to the council in 2012 after the retirement of Councilwoman Karen Davis. He won the unexpired term in November of that year and was elected in 2013 to a full four-year term. Byrnes is a 33-year resident of Bayville and a former two-term member and president of the Berkeley Township Board of Education. He also served as chairman of the Berkeley Township Planning Board and member of the Berkeley Township Board of Adjustment. Councilman Byrnes currently serves on the Ocean County Construction Board of Appeals and the Ocean County Board of Social Services. He’s a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 9503, St. Barnabas Knights of Columbus 8603, former Vice President for the International Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 2018, and a volunteer for Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. Guadagno was elected in 2013, after Councilman Kevin Askew chose not to seek re-election. Councilman Guadagno is a 14year resident of Bayville and prior to his service on the Township Council, Councilman Guadagno served on the Berkeley Township Recreation Advisory Council and the Open Space Acquisition and Advisory Committee. Guadagno coached in Berkeley Boys and Girls Basketball, Berkeley Little League and Girls Softball, and is an educator in the Berkeley Township school system. Councilman Guadagno is chairman of the Townships’ Parks and Recreation Committee, member of the St. Barnabas Knights of Columbus 8603, Holiday City Silver Ridge Park Italian American Club and the Berkeley Township Elementary School PTA. He has four children all attending

Berkeley Schools. Noonan is currently the longest serving Council member, having been elected in 2009 and then re-elected in 2013, and served as council president in 2015. Councilwoman Noonan currently serves as President of the Holiday City/Silver Ridge Park Coalition and is a commissioner on the Berkeley Township Housing Authority. She is a former president of the Silver Ridge Park East Homeowners Association and volunteers as a member of the Berkeley Township (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team and the Ocean County Board of Health Medical Reserve Corps. Gingrich was first elected in 2013, served as council vice-president in 2016 and was unanimously selected to serve as Council President for 2017. Councilwoman Gingrich served for three and a half years as a member of the Berkeley Township Board of Education, including as board vice president in 2013 prior to being elected to council. She has served in many capacities in her homeowner association, Holiday City at Berkeley. Councilwoman Gingrich also volunteers, directs and organized the monthly food truck visit by the Food Bank of Monmouth/Ocean Counties in Holiday City. “Councilmembers Byrnes, Guadagno, Noonan and Gingrich are all exceptionally qualified representatives for our town and tireless advocates for the citizens and taxpayers of Berkeley,” said Mayor Amato. “I’m extremely pleased that they will be running for re-election and look forward to continuing the progress we’ve made on so many fronts.” Amato cited demolition of Beachwood mall and infrastructure improvements that have begun to spark long-awaited revitalization along the Route 9 corridor; an increased bond rating and the second lowest average overall property taxes in Ocean County; key services like additional police officers, including in the public schools, and top notch recreation programs; as well as free summer concerts and events in Veteran’s Park. “We are proud of what has been accomplished, but there is always more work to do,” added Mayor Amato. “Together, we want to continue to establish Berkeley Township as one of the best places to live, work and retire in all of New Jersey.”

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Fire Department Chili Cook Off

TOMS RIVER – The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Fire Department Chili Cook Off. The competition is open to all fire departments. Registration is free and can be completed by going to the events page on Fire departments are eligible to enter two chilies each, and are encouraged to bring a crowd to the event as judging will be audience choice. The Fire Department Chili Cook Off tasting and judging is open to the public. This is a great opportunity to meet the local firefighters. General admission is $7 and includes a chili sampling kit, two voting tokens, and two

drinks. Beer, soda, and water are available at the event. The Cook Off will be held indoors at the Pleasant Plains Fire Department on March 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department is located at 40 Clayton Ave. The all-volunteer department hosts many events throughout the year to raise funds for general operating expenses. Other annual events include two Flapjack Breakfasts, a Wine, Whiskey, and Beer Tasting, and a Chicken Barbeque. The Department can be reached through its website,

Julia Scotti At Whiting Station

WHITING – Whiting Station presents Julia Scotti at 7:30 p.m. on March 18 at Station Hall Clubhouse. Scotti is a nationally headlining comedian, former teacher, author, speaker, and woman of transgendered experience. She was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on season 11 of America’s Got Talent on NBC in 2016. Scotti was a quarter-finalist on season 11 of America’s Got Talent in 2016. She was a judge’s favorite with Simon Cowell say-

ing “you genuinely made me laugh,” and Howie Mandel quoted as saying “you have so much to offer, you are a joy.” Scotti performs at comedy clubs and theaters around the country. When she isn’t making people laugh, Julia often speaks at teacher in-services on the subject of bullying and transgendered youth issues. Tickets will be available for sale at Station Hall on March 8 and 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission is $12 per person. Pastries, coffee and tea will be served.

Shamrock Shuffle

WHITING – A Shamrock Shuffle, hosted by Audobon Social Club at Lakeshore Lodge, will take place on March 18 at 4 p.m. The shuffle will be held at Pine Ridge at Crestwood, 48A Beaver Ave. The corned beef and cabbage dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. Music and dancing will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.

Seating is limited. Ticket sales are now through March 5 on Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. at the lodge. Tickets are $10 for residents, $12 for nonresidents. For more information or tickets, call Christina at 848-227-5501 or Laura at 732941-4583.

Spring Fling Gift Auction

TOMS RIVER – The Rotary Club of Toms River is hosting their third annual Spring Fling Gift Auction on March 4. The event will be held in The View at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Lakewood. There will

be a hot dinner buffet, door prizes, cash bar, music and a 50/50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Tim at 732-674-6898.

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Tinnitus sounds different to everyone, so it makes sense that there are four different types: subjective, objective, neurological, and somatic. Tinnitus is a fairly common medical malady that presents in a variety of ways. Simply defined, it is a phantom ringing, whooshing, or buzzing noise in your ear that only you can hear. Hearing Things? No, You’re Not Crazy. People experience tinnitus in a variety of ways: in some, a simple head shake will make the annoyance vanish; others, however, describe the condition as debilitating. Though research is ongoing, currently there is no cure. But relief can comes from a variety of treatments. What Causes Tinnitus? Typically, the cause of tinnitus is uncertain. If there is no damage to the auditory system, your provider will look into these possible causes: jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ); chronic neck muscle strain; excessive noise exposure; certain medications; wax buildup; cardiovascular disease; a (generally benign) tumor that creates a strain on the arteries in the neck and head. The Four Different Types of Tinnitus Subjective tinnitus: The most common form of tinnitus. Subjective symptoms can only be heard by the affected individual are usually caused by exposure to excessive noise. This type of tinnitus can appear and disappear suddenly, and may last 3–12 months at a time. In some severe cases, it may never stop. Neurological tinnitus: Usually caused by a disorder, such as Meniere’s disease, that primarily affects the brain’s auditory functions. Somatic tinnitus: Related to the sensory system. This form is caused, worsened, or otherwise related to the sensory system. Objective tinnitus: A rare form of tinnitus that may be caused by involuntary muscle contractions or vascular deformities. When the cause is treated, the tinnitus usually stops entirely. This is the only form of tinnitus that can be heard by an outside observer, and the only type that has the potential for a permanent fix. Some Subtypes Musical tinnitus: Also called musical hallucinations or auditory imagery, this type is less common. Simple tones or layers of tones come together to recreate a

melody or composition. Musical tinnitus tends to occur in people who have had hearing loss and tinnitus for some time, though people with normal hearing or increased sensitivity to sound can also have musical hallucinations. Pulsatile tinnitus: A rhythmic tinnitus that aligns with the beat of the heart. It usually indicates a change of blood flow to the vessels near the ear or an increase in awareness of the blood flow to the ear. Low-frequency tinnitus: Perhaps the most confusing type of tinnitus because sufferers aren’t sure whether the sound is being produced internally or externally. Often, the tones correspond to the two lowest octaves on a piano and are described as a humming, murmuring, rumbling, or deep droning. This type of noise seems to affect people most strongly. Tinnitus can be managed through strategies that make it less bothersome. No single approach works for everyone, and there is no FDA-approved drug treatment, supplement, or herb proven to be any more effective than a placebo. Behavioral strategies and sound-generating devices often offer the best treatment results — this is partially why distracting the individual’s attention from these sounds can prevent a chronic manifestation. Some of the most effective methods are: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); tinnitus retraining therapy; masking; biofeedback. There are countless treatment options, but they vary in effectiveness depending upon the type of tinnitus. More than 50 percent of those who experience tinnitus have an inner-ear hearing impairment, meaning that a connection between tinnitus and hearing loss is likely. Though wearing hearing aids helps ease tinnitus (they amplify the sounds outside, making the “inside” sounds less frequent), they are not the only method: careful diagnosis by a professional with years of experience creating solutions for tinnitus sufferers is essential. The Next Step If you or a loved one experiences tinnitus, call Dr. Izzy’s office today. We’ll be able to help you determine the next steps toward relief. Dr. Izzy has offices in Toms River, Manahawkin, and Whiting and can be reached at 732-818-3610 or visit our website at

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When I worked in retail stores, one of the most common questions I had was, “What side effects will this drug cause?” I remember some of my customers, especially the funny ones or those who gifted me with tokens like flowers, hand-made jewelry or pickled herring which I craved during my pregnancy in 1993. I had a good relationship with all of my patients. I used to work 14-hour shifts, day after day back in the 90s and 2000s. I ‘floated’ all around central Florida whenever a pharmacist called off. The pharmacy would be closed, and I was the pharmacist called upon to go open it, hence “float.” I thrived in this position, basically walking into a mess, and catching the store up, making all the customers suddenly happy. But there’s a ton of mental chatter to reconcile in our brain when we are not sure that you need what the doctor prescribed, or if there’s a natural vitamin for that, or we realize the side effects will be far worse for you than your condition itself. We are never sure if we should say it out loud. People trust us. Americans have deemed us to be among the most honest professions, maintaining the highest ethical standards. That’s why pharmacists have been rated in the top two “most trusted professionals in the United States” yet again. (Gallup Survey). Pharmacists can: 1. Keep you safe. As medication experts, we reduce risk of miserable side effects. Occasionally, one drug is intended, but another drug is prescribed by accident. Maybe Zyrtec for Zantac, Actos for Actonel or Neurontin for Noroxin. Your pharmacist should catch

these errors. 2. They’re accessible and fast. Pharmacists are always on duty if a pharmacy is open. You don’t have to make appointments weeks in advance to get advice. 3. They’re intelligent. If you have a skin rash from poison ivy or a bee sting, your pharmacist can suggest an over-the-counter remedy, if you are constipated or have the flu, we got your back. 3. They’re not paid off. Pharmacists work for YOU, not the pharmaceutical companies that probably sent a drug rep over with delicious meals, trinkets and trips. This colors the decision-making process of some (not all) physicians. Capiche? 5. You save money. The ‘Pharmacy Tech’ expertly runs your prescription through your insurance company online; they’ll check the cash price against your insurance co-pay in case it’s lower. Some will phone your insurance company to authorize cheaper alternatives. 6. Pharmacists know about food too. They’ll suggest you avoid grapefruit if you take statins, or avoid MSG with sedatives. Bananas are constipating, you should avoid those with hydrocodone, but eat them with some diuretics like HCTZ. Tips like this are worth their weight in gold. Your pharmacist may be high up and partially hidden behind glass (that’s for security reasons… you do realize they are in charge of millions of dollars of drugs right?!) but I highly recommend that you develop a relationship with your local pharmacist. We are on your side.

(This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of “The 24-Hour Pharmacist” and “Real Solutions.” For more information, visit ©2017 SUZY COHEN, RPH. DISTRIBUTED BY DEAR PHARMACIST, INC.

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–Photo courtesy Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will honor seven of outstanding role models at its annual Women of Distinction & Community Partners Gala, sponsored by Investors Bank, on Friday, March 3, at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale. Pictured from left to right are Patricia Howard, Woman of Distinction; Jeremy Grunin, Community Partner honoree; Hannah Morgan, Junior Woman of Distinction; Dr. Stephanie Reynolds, Hackensack Meridian Health, and Regina Foley, Hackensack Meridian Health. Not pictured are Victoria Magliacane, Woman of Distinction, and Thomas Hayes, Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout Member of the Year. FARMINGDALE – While men and women equally share low-to-mid management roles in the United States, upper management positions remain dominated by men with fewer than a quarter of Fortune 500 companies led by women and only approximately 15 percent of executive and board positions at those same companies filled by women. This generation of future female leaders is expected to improve those statistics, leading the way for greater gender equality for senior management positions. For that to occur, young girls must have strong, successful role models with persistence and dedication to show them what’s possible. The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will honor seven of these outstanding role models who are leading the way at its annual Women of Distinction & Community Partners Gala, sponsored by Investors Bank, on March 3, at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale. In addition to honoring four outstanding Women of Distinction, the Girl Scouts will continue to honor additional role models, including a Junior Woman of Distinction, a

community partner and a Man Enough to be a Girl Scout member of the year. The 2017 honorees are as follows. Full biographies and photographs of all honorees are available upon request. Women of Distinction: Regina Foley, Hackensack Meridian Health; Patricia Howard, United Healthcare – Optum360; Victoria Magliacane, Investors Bank; Dr. Stephanie Reynolds, Hackensack Meridian Health. Community Partner: Jeremy Grunin, The Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation; Junior Woman of Distinction; Hannah Morgan, Troop 50171. Man Enough to be a Girl Scout Member of the Year: Thomas Hayes, New Jersey Natural Gas. Tickets are still available for the event. Proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and are used locally to support important Girl Scout activities such as S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, environmental awareness activities and travel opportunities. For more information please email Tara Novak or call 732-349-4499.

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 offerings there will be a 50/50 raffle, themedgift basket raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. For more information, call Sharon Noble at 732-473-3100, ex. 3177, or Marcelle Turano at 732-779-9925. To purchase tickets go to ocvtschefsnightout. org. All proceeds benefit the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education.

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Continued From Page 1 initiative to offer recovery options for those who suffer from addiction and who are seeking help. The two police departments are partnering with Preferred Behavioral Health in Lakewood and Integrity House in Toms River for the pilot program. Brick Mayor John G. Ducey described the first weeks of the program, in a discussion 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 Department on Wednesdays. The program is available to anyone, not just those from Brick or Manchester. “So that’s hopefully 30 lives that we saved.


Continued From Page 1 “It’s hard to find any business in Ocean County that cannot be affected by tourism,” he said. He said that Superstorm Sandy is a “fading memory,” at least in terms of tourism, that is “not really on anybody’s mind.” Tourism is rebounding since the storm, he said, but officials needed to know where people are spending their money and if advertising is effective. To do this, the state is paying for some services to gather information about tourism. One is a software called Arrivalist, to determine what advertising is working and what isn’t. Another is DestinationNext,

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

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 program the “third 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 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.”

which provides a marketing road map. There is also a public relations program underway where an outside company will be generating story pitches to media outlets. They would then look for businesses to host the writers and give them the experience that a tourist would. There would also be a study to determine if New Jersey is gaining or losing market share to other states, he said. Business owners were able to ask questions of Buganski, but only two did. One asked if there will be an increase in funding to destination marketing organizations. Buganski said he is an advocate of increasing it, but it would likely be the same amount as the previous year. David Taylor, owner of Taylor Made

Cabinets and a Stafford councilman, asked about the 3.5 percent sales tax for businesses in the urban enterprise zones. These were areas that the government wanted to help financially -- by allowing them to charge less in sales tax, the theory is that it would bring more business to places with bad economies. Taylor said that the urbran enterprise zones hurt local businesses that are outside of the zone, and said he has lost a log to businesses in Lakewood, which has also been added to this program years ago. On a $10,000 kitchen, that could be a lot. He said it is not fair to take business out of other locations with this program. Buganski said he would take that back to the governor. Buganski was one of several speakers expected that day. Lieutenant Governor Kim

Guadagno was also scheduled to speak, but had to cancel that morning. Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari, who attended the meeting with Stephen Scaturro, director of the county department of consumer affairs, pledged the county’s support to business owners. However, since there was a state representative present, he called for improvement of Route 9 to help residents get around, and to help all business owners that rely on that important road. “Route 9 is the same as it was in 1929,” he said. For all the transportation costs Ocean County residents pay - including Garden State Parkway tolls and the 23 cent gas tax – they should be getting a return on their investment, he said. “They’re taking a lot of money out of Ocean County.”

How Sweet It Is…Or Isn’t

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

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Academy Of Law And Public Safety To Hold Admission Information Sessions

OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Vocational Technical School is holding admission information sessions for the2017-2018 school year for the Academy of Law and Public Safety (ALPS.). The 2015-16 school year celebrated the opening of the OCVTS Academy of Law & Public Safety as a full-time educational program for high school juniors and seniors. The mission of ALPS is to provide a rigorous college-prep, theme-based curriculum in conjunction with community and higher education partnerships. Ocean County students acquire knowledge, skills and professional ethics while utilizing the latest technology related to criminal justice. OCVTS is now expanding ALPS and offering admission to incoming sophomores, as well as incoming juniors, for classes that begin September 2017. Current high school freshman and sophomores, who are considering future studies and/or a career in public safety or criminal justice, and their parents, are encouraged to

attend an admissions information session. The sessions outline the admission process, as well as provide insight into the career-themed based learning environments. Admission paperwork will be distributed at the information session. ALPS will hold admission information session on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. The information sessions will be held at the Academy of Law and Public Safety, located at the Ocean County Fire and First Aid Training Center in Waretown. Call 732-473-3122 to register for a session. Students are selected from applications through a competitive admissions process. Applicants must reside in Ocean County to be eligible for admission. Application deadline is March 1. For more information about the OCVTS Academy of Law & Public Safety or the admission information sessions go to ocvts. org or call OCVTS Academy Admissions at 732-473-3100, ext. 3065.

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OCC Foundation To Honor Humanitarians Of The Year

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County College Foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholarship Celebration will be held on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River. Mr. & Mrs. Dan D’Onofrio and The D’Onofrio Foundation will be honored as Humanitarians of the Year. Scholarship Celebration proceeds will benefit the mission of the Ocean County College Foundation. Donato D’Onofrio, known to his friends and colleagues as Dan, has resided in Ocean County, NJ since 1946. He is married to his wonderful wife, Mary, for 66 years. Together Dan and Mary raised two sons, DJ and Steven, and have six grandchildren. Dan established his fi rst bar, The Eisenhower Circle Inn, more than 65 years ago. In the decades since, Dan has become a major force in the local community. He has developed prime real estate, operated some of Ocean County’s most recognizable restaurants, and created the Spirits Unlimited brand. More importantly, Dan is a friend to many, due in large part to his loyalty, quick wit, and great charm. He has helped countless friends and associates become successful entrepreneurs, which is perhaps why he is one of the most liked and respected personalities in all of Ocean County.

Dan and Mary are true philanthropists at heart and have established their own private foundation that provides fi nancial assistance to many local and national charities. Some of their charitable undertakings include local student scholarships, St. Joseph’s Church, Community Medical Center, and Ocean County food banks. They are wholeheartedly committed to giving back to the community that they believe made their success possible. The Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship Celebration is held annually to assist the foundation in its mission to make higher education accessible to Ocean County residents through scholarships and awards. The event will feature a sumptuous gourmet buffet, live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction. Individuals and businesses may lend support by purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or donating an auction item. The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the college through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects. For information on how to purchase tickets ($200 pp), become a sponsor, or donate an auction item for the 2017 Annual Scholarship Celebration, call the Ocean County College Foundation at 732-255-0492 or visit

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Rotator Cuff Injuries Aren’t Just For Athletes By Frank Ranuro, PTA, Toms River Facility Manager

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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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

In recent years, many fans of fine restaurants have become familiar with the French-style dessert known as a pot de crème - literally a little “pot of cream.” You may sometimes hear this sweet treat described as a kind of chocolate pudding, but to me there is no comparison. An egg yolk-thickened pot de creme, which is very gently cooked in a hot water bath in the oven rather than stirred in a pot on top of the stove, is much smoother and more intense than any pudding you could imagine, almost like a cousin to a custard although not as eggy-tasting. To me, it’s the perfect combination of richness, silky smoothness, and intensity of flavor. You’ll find pots de creme in all kinds of popular flavors, including vanilla, butterscotch, salted caramel, coffee and lemon. The most popular flavor of all, of course, is chocolate, and it’s at its best when you start with a good-quality bittersweet variety. Take special care to melt the chocolate gently over simmering water, as described in the following recipe, so it doesn’t scorch or seize up, turning stiff and unmanageable. You’ll need six individual 3/4-cup (approximately 185mL) ramekins or souffle dishes and, to hold these “pots” while cooking them in the oven, you’ll also need a baking pan with sides. Allow about an hour total for mixing and cooking the mixture, and at least another three hours or so for cooling and chilling them. I find the pot de creme will keep well in the refrigerator for up to two days. Serving the pot de creme is simple, as it is typically eaten right out of the ramekin. I always like to place the ramekins on small plate and, just before presenting them, top them with dollops of freshly whipped cream and some chocolate shavings or a light dusting of cocoa powder. Of course, for your loved one, you could feel free to get even more creative, topping the cream with a single candied rose petal - or even a conversation heart. 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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