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| February 18, 2017

SETTLEMENT Great Adventure Readies New Ride For 2017 WOULD BUILD 400 HOMES ON RT. 571

By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – A new themed area and ride will debut at Six Flags Great Adventure for the 2017 park season. Ground broke late last year and crews are currently working on the roof of the building for the park’s 4D dark ride/interactive gaming adventure in 2017 called Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. “Progress is moving steadily on our newly themed area, Metropolis, as well as the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride. Our team has been working hard through the winter weather, and we are nearing completion on the building that houses the ride,” Neal Thurman, president of Six Flags Great Adventure, Safari and Hurricane Harbor, told The Jackson Times. “Next, we will focus on all of the

–Photos courtesy Six Flags The progress of building Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Great Adventure since mid-December through this month. mechanical and theming elements inside the new Hall of Justice.” Justice League: Battle for Metropolis will create a virtual world in which riders can fight alongside favorite DC Comics heroes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Women to defeat arch villains Lex

Luthor and The Joker. “This is an extremely complex and hightech attraction that will combine the excitement of a roller coaster with 3D imagery, 4D special effects plus interactive gaming elements. This ride will be perfect for kids and thrill seekers alike,” Thurman said.

“The competitive gaming aspect will pull riders back again and again, trying to reach a higher score and outperform their friends.” Guests can check out the progress on social media. “We have videos of construction posted on

By Chris Lundy MANCHESTER After a settlement was reached with a developer, 400 homes will be built in a development on Route 571, near the border with Jackson. An official said this was mandated by the state to meet their affordable housing quota. The property, over 93 acres, is located between the mobile home park and Cedar Glen

West on Route 571. The township and the developer, Manchester Development Group, reached a settlement agreement in the beginning of February, Manchester Councilman Sam Fusaro said. This agreement had to be voted on during a special meeting held February 7 so that it could be delivered to a state judge by February 11. (Homes - See Page 5)

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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 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 (Addicts - See Page 4)

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Addicts:

Continued From Page 1 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. 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 ae 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.”

Ride:

Continued From Page 1 our YouTube channel and have been keeping guests posted on construction via Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Currently, they are working on the roof of the building. Once the building is complete, they can begin to work on the ride inside,” GA communications director Kristin Siebeneicher said. Thurman added that it’s the perfect time to open the attraction, with the Wonder Woman movie releasing this summer and the first Justice League

movie following in autumn. “It’s truly the Summer of Super Heroes, and Six Flags Great Adventure will offer a series of f un events all season long that celebrate these iconic characters,” Thur man said. “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is free with park admission, Season Pass and active Membership. Innovation is in our DNA, and we can’t wait for guests to exper ience th is u n ique, i ntense, cutting edge thrill ride this summer.” Videos of the constr uction can be v iewe d on GA’s YouTub e ch a n nel, youtube.com/user/SixFlagsGr Adventure.

Borden Applegate To Present Jackson Mills Memories At Library Program

JACKSON – Ocean County Library will help celebrate Jackson Township’s 173rd anniversary with a presentation by Borden Applegate 6:30 p.m. on March 6. The library’s Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, will host Applegate who will present his newly-released book, “Jackson Mills: A Personal Ref lection.” He will follow it up with a Q&A session and book signing. The book gives readers a brief glimpse of life during the 1940s and 50s in Jackson Mills, one of several villages that compose the township. Jackson Mills is located in the northern portion

of the township. The book is filled with photographs and copies of newspaper clippings. Applegate’s text connects the area’s residents with the events that made local life seem so idyllic at the time. Applegate, a life-long resident, joined the Jackson Police Department as a patrol officer in 1961. He retired from the department as Deputy Chief of Police, with the rank of Major, in 1999. The program is free but registration is required. To register call the branch 732-928-4400 or visit the library’s website at theocean countylibrary.org.


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Continued From Page 1 The issue began in 2004, when a retirement community was slotted for that property, Fusaro said. At the time, it would have been the site of 355 age-restricted homes. However, with the decline in the housing market, even the demand for senior housing reduced, partially because of how much is already in the area. So, the developer switched it to housing that would not have age restrictions. A good number of them will be either townhouses or apartments. Statistically, these don’t produce as many school-age children as single family homes, but it might still be a burden on the school district, he said. Affordable Housing The settlement should allow Manchester to meet its quota for affordable housing in the township, Fusaro said. After an issue in the town of Mount Laurel, that town was accused of zoning poor people out of the area. The courts responded by making sure that every town in New Jersey put aside a certain portion of its housing for people of low-to-moderate income. The planning board usually has some control over what gets built in a town. However, the Mount Laurel decision changed some of that. Affordable hous-

The Jackson Times, February 18, 2017, Page 5 ing advocates applauded the decision for preventing exclusionary zoning. Town officials hated it because it took away some control, and opened doors to development. Many towns can meet their affordable housing obligations through senior communities. However, Manchester has so many that they’ve met their quota for how many affordable homes can come from senior housing, Fusaro said. The state only allows 25 percent of the total number of affordable homes to come from age-restricted housing. “We could never meet our number without doing non-age restricted,” he said. The number of units is set by the settlement, he said. There’s little the town can do about that number. When Will They Be Built? “There is absolutely no timeline,” he said. A lot of things would have to change before the construction would begin. First, the town would have to change the zoning of that parcel. Currently, it is zoned for age-restricted housing. After that, the developer will have to go through the Pinelands Commission for approval of its plan. Then, they would need to bring it before the planning board. Water and sewer lines also have to be run to the property. “It will be at least a couple of years before they put shovel to the ground,” he said.

–Photos by Chris Lundy A settlement between the township and developer agreed the parcel between Ridgeway and Cedar Glen West on Route 571 can have 400 affordable housing units.


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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

New Jersey Supreme Court’s Denial To Re-Open W� W������ L������ T� T�� E�����! Abbott V. Burke The Jackson Times welcomes all points of view for publication and provides this page as an open forum for residents to express themselves regarding politics, government, current events and local concerns. All letters are printed as space allows unless deemed offensive by the editorial staff, and provided they are signed and include address & phone number for veri�ication. Letters may not be printed if we cannot verify them. Names will not be

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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. house.gov/contact/. 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

Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer 12th Legislative District

Dancer & Handlin Bill Slamming Unscrupulous Electricity Providers Earns Assembly Approval

TRENTON – The Assembly today passed legislation by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin doubl i ng pe nalt ie s for changing a customer’s energy provider without their knowledge by a 69-0 vote. “With the dramatic increase of competition in

the electric market, too many rate-payers are discover ing that they had been ‘sla m med’ i nto a c ont r a ct w it hout t hei r knowledge,” said Dancer (R—Ocean). “People can be paying a new company for electricity for many months without realizing it. There are some slam-

ming victims who never catch on to the scam because their electrical ser vice doesn’t change, only their monthly bill skyrockets. ” The bill (A3130) increases the penalties for slamming an energy customer’s account to $20,000 for the first offense, and $50,000

for all subsequent violations. Slamming has been a common practice since de-regulation in the 1980s and 1990s. “ Some u n sc r upu lou s companies used this tactic after the shake-up of the long-distance telephone industry, and now that the electric market has been

opened up to competition, slamming has once again become a threat to consumers,” said Handlin (R—Mon mouth). “This bill increases penalties to a level that will make electric marketers think twice about ripping off the public.” In 2014, the state attorney

Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer

general and the Board of Public Utilities filed complaints against three power suppliers for deceptive business practices including slamming. The companies settled for almost $8 million in restitution.

Space-Dancer-Phoebus Bill Creating New County-Grown Farm Label Wins Assembly Approval

TRENTON – Legislation (A3055) sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Ron Dancer and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus allowing counties to create their own label for food grown or processed in that county was advanced by the Gen-

eral Assembly. “Many people today are health conscious, especially about the foods they eat. They want to know that their food is locally grown and is high in nutrients,” said Space (R-Sussex). “A local county label incurs no additional

cost to consumers, and is of great benefit to the state’s farming community. It lets people know that products are Jersey Fresh and g row n at the far m down the road.” “Special labeling allows fa r me r s t o e st abl ish a recognizable local brand.

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It empha si zes t hat t he food is locally sourced, shipped from across town, not from across the continent,” said Dancer ( R- Ocea n). “It assu res consumers that their produce is freshly harvested a nd f u l l of f lavor a nd nutrition.”

“People today want to k now where their food comes from,” said Phoebus (R—Sussex). “Some food on store shelves has been harvested before it was ripe, and transported in box cars and t r ucks across the country or from outside of the count r y.

There’s nothing like the freshness of locally harvested fruit and vegetables. It’s delicious and healthy.” Monmouth County has received an $80,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop such a label.

Assemblyman Rob Clifton 12th Legislative District

Clifton Bill Protects Invisible Victims Of Opioid Crisis

TRENTON – Assemblyman Rob Clifton renewed calls for legislative action on his bill to protect the lives and well-being of

police officers and emergency medical personnel. Clifton’s legislation (A3104), introduced last February, requires drug

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officer or first responder was exposed to bodily f luid. “Every day, our police a nd EMS workers r isk their health responding to drug-related emergencies,” said Clifton (R— Monmouth). “Narcan has been administered more than 18,000 times in this state since 2014. W hen the drug is administered, and during the resuscitation of the endangered user, contact with blood or digestive liquids is a

common occurrence.” Clifton introduced the bill after a police officer was potentially contaminated when he administered Narcan to save an overdose victim. Assemblymen Dave Rible (R— Mon mouth) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer) have joined Clifton as spons o r s of t h e bip a r t i s a n measure. “Emergency worker s who may be exposed deserve to know if their patient is car r ying a

Assemblyman Rob Clifton blood borne illness. Why should a responder who saved a life have to live with u ncer taint y about their own health?” asked Clifton. “It is time to pass this bill and give our police and ambulance workers the peace of mind and certainty they earn.”

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–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.

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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

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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 centrastate. com and click on Classes and Events. There will be a light dinner served.

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JACKSON – Join the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Country Western Dance and Silent Auction from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on April 1 at the Jackson Firehouse No. 55, 113 North New Prospect Road. Guests will have a fun evening with friends, music, dance and desserts. Music and instruction provided by Billy and Lisa, BTK Entertainment. Couples, singles, no experience or partner needed. Adults 18 and older welcome. Tickets are $18 in advance before March 24 or $25 at the door, if available. All proceeds from the dance and silent auction will benefit the Jackson Friends of the Library. To order tickets, email Jacksonfriendsdance@gmail.com or call/text 732-5230150. To order tickets online visit, tinyurl.com/ danceevent. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 18. Don’t know how to dance? A free begin-

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Race For Life Benefit

JACKSON – The Knights of Columbus Council 6201 of Jackson & Howell will be holding their 17th Annual Race for Life Benefit. The event, to be held at the Council home on Bartley Road in Jackson on February 26 is run to benefit local victims of cancer and their families. Every year, this fundraiser is held during the broadcast of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. On race day, the council sets up scores of televisions in order for those attending to watch the race. We even set up a “Pit Area” for kids where they can race each other on video games for prizes, or build model

racecars. Several local track drivers even display their race cars for all to see. The last “Race for Life” raised over $16,000 to help local families. Just as important, the goal is to raise money – money that will be donated to needy local families that have been, in some way, stricken by cancer. Over the past 14 “Race for Life” events, the KOC has distributed more than $79,000 to families suffering the staggering effects and expenses of this dreaded disease. In order to raise as much as possible from this benefit, they are asking for the help once again. They are looking for any donation or contribution the public can make.

Jackson Mills: A Personal Reflection

JACKSON – On March 6, 1844, the House of Assembly announced the new Township of Jackson. Celebrate the township’s 173rd anniversary and meet author Borden Applegate on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. as he walks you through his beautifully illustrated historical book on Jackson Mills. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A

and book signing. Books are available for purchase. This program is free however advanced registration is required. Registration is open. For more information or to register call 732-928-4400 or visit the library’s website at theoceancounty library.org.

Movie Viewings At Library

JACKSON – The Jackson branch of the Ocean County Library has several free movie viewings scheduled in the coming weeks. Make it a movie afternoon at the Jackson Branch Library. Watch a newly released film at the library on March 10 at 2:30 pm. Due to film licensing guidelines film titles cannot be released to the media. This

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Lakehurst Man Launches Crusade Against Heroin With Community Rallies

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEHURST – He was at work when he got the call. Borough Resident Jermaine Jackson heard his brother’s voice on the other end. A childhood friend was dead. It was heroin. Jackson was a high school athlete, a transplant from Jersey City to Lakehurst in his elementary school years. He never touched drugs, but drugs were touching his life in tragic ways, through friends, classmates, coworkers, and members of the Jackson side of the family, still in Jersey City. A righteous indignation filled him; as a follower of Jesus Christ, he knew there was hope. He knew the answer was to love his neighbors as he loved himself. He knew he had to shine light on the darkness of addiction, to let those in bondage know they truly were not alone, not hopeless. He has seen people trying to fix their brokenness with drugs. “There are other ways to get over the sadness. There is this brokenness that is in families, and affects generations,” Jackson said. ‘We want to prevent that, so people don’t feel like they’re alone.” The Lakehurst Community Center on Center Street was bursting to capacity, filled with people from infants to grandmothers. They came on February 4 to hear hope. This was Jackson’s first rally. His message, emblazoned on T-shirts distributed to his audience, was a simple one: A Positive Heart Makes A Positive World. We Are All One. “He is a proactive young man who has a good heart. He wants to do so much for this community,” Dennis Adams, Manchester Township High School principal said. But today, he was there as assistant pastor of Harmony Ministries in Lakehurst. Adams preached from Ephesians, an epistle of the Apostle Paul, who spoke of persons “darkened in their understanding” (Eph. 4:18) and wrestling against spiritual forces that keep people in the dark (Eph. 6:12). There is a spiritual element to addiction, Adams said, one that must be prayed against. “Love people, that’s what it comes down to. We’re not better than others,” Adams said. “If you are full of God’s love, you want to find ways to love people.” People matter, and their inner demons can be conquered by the love of Jesus Christ, Adams said.

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Just the night before, Narcan revived a girl who had almost overdosed, Manchester Patrolman Joseph Fastige said. He, along with School Resource Officer Chris Cerullo, Detective Adam Emmons and Ptl. Keith Craig, developed an opiate awareness program they named #NotEvenOnce. The program, the first of its kind in the state, targets 12th graders for opiate-awareness education. The students learn statistics, recovery, and first-hand account of a Manchester graduate now in jail for heroin use. According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the number of overdose deaths rose, as did the number of overdose reversals from Narcan. The statistics include: 2012, 53 overdoses; 2013, 112 overdoses and in 2014, 101 overdoses. The county began using Narcan in April, and had 129 reversals. In 2015, there were 118 overdoses and 272 Narcan reversals in Ocean County. 2016: 197 overdoses and 502 Narcan reversals. The prosecutor’s office noted that the number of overdoses will likely increase to more than 200 as toxicology reports come in. Fastige said lifestyle choices – using gateway drugs such as marijuana and alcohol, or abusing prescription drugs – are the two biggest influences to becoming an addict. And it’s not an inner-city problem alone. Twelve of those fatal overdoses in 2016 happened in Manchester. “There are dealers in Manchester selling drugs,” Fastige said. Addiction destroys more than the addict. Another speaker, who referred to herself as “Sister Shante,” works in Cooper University Hospital in Camden. An addict herself, she buried four children and has worked with children as young as 9 years old battling drugs and alcohol. One patient she works with, a 22-year-old woman who was infected with HIV from drug use, has full-blown AIDS and would likely not make the weekend. “The first one is free,” Sister Shante told the audience. But sometimes, the first hit is their last. “Mothers and fathers, talk to your children before the police do.” She encouraged the audience to report known drug dealers and users to their police department’s non-emergency line. Jackson plans to hold another rally in Manchester in March.

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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 tree-killing gypsy moth caterpillar. The NJDA’s aggressive spray program in 2016 resulted in a more than 75 percent 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 moths. 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), Warren (4,185 acres), Morris (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: nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/ gypsymoth.html. Also, for national gypsy moth material, visit na.fs.fed.us/fhp/gm/.

Laughing For The Health Of It

JACKSON – Ron Owens will present a program on March 21 at 2 p.m. that proves “Laughter Is the Best Medicine.” Owens will share a renewable prescription for a lifestyle that will endure. Learn how a healthy sense of humor prevents contracting T.S. (Ter minal Seriousness). This program is free however advanced registration is required. Registration is open. For more information or to register call 732-928-4400 or visit the library’s website at theoceancountylibrary.org.

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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

Pharmacists Are Never Sure If We Should Say It Out Loud By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

Thursday February 23rd, 4:00PM

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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.

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St. Aloysius Offers Different Support Group Each Wednesday

JACKSON – St. Aloysius Parish is offering monthly support groups that take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the parish office. For each, come to the front door of the parish office. All groups are confidential. On the fi rst Wednesday of the month, the divorced and separated support group meets. On the second week is drug and alcohol recovery. The third week is be-

reavement. Well Spouses is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This support group is for those caring for a spouse who is ill or disabled. For more information, or to register for the group you would like to attend, please contact Jen at 732-370-0500 ext. 205 or jperry@saintaloysiusonline.org.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings

JACKSON – The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia will meet at 10

a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Dr. For details, call 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/nj.


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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dr. Izzy’s Sound News Presented By: Isidore Kirsh, Ph.D., F.A.A.A. (N.J. Lic. #678)

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Tinnitus 101 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 gardenstatehearing.com.

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OCC Foundation To Honor D’onofrios And The D’onofrio Foundation As 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 first 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 financial 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 ocean.edu.

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.

ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES

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.

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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

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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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Dog Licenses Now Due

JACKSON – Dogs must have their licenses renewed each January in Jackson. All dogs of licensing age which are 7 months and older must be licensed every year in January. Completed forms must be sent to the Division of Animal Control with the proper fee. Checks should be made payable to Jackson Township. Licenses can also be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Community Annex building, 65 Don Connor Blvd. Licenses purchased after March 31 are subject to an increased fee of $5 as per Chapter 98

of the Jackson Township Code. Failure to obtain a license within the time prescribed by ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50, in the discretion of the Judge. Each day’s failure to obtain a license will be considered a separate violation. Renewals are $13.70 for spayed/neutered dogs, $16.70 for non-spayed/non-neutered dogs. Forms can be downloaded at jacksontwpnj. net/documents/forms/animalcontrol/ alicense.pdf. For more information, call 732-928-5780.

Save Barnegat Bay

OCEAN COUNTY – Save Barnegat Bay’s mission is to restore and protect Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem. It advances its mission by being a strong and independent voice for the bay throughout the watershed, including all of Ocean and part of Monmouth counties. The group does this through effective educational programs and targeted advocacy campaigns that engage over 2,500 Save Barnegat Bay members who cherish the Bay as a natural, recreational, and economical resource for the community and all of NJ.

The success of its educational programs and advocacy campaigns are the result of its strong connection to the bay, environmental expertise, ability to collaborate with other organizations, and credibility as a 45 year community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a record of accomplishment. The members and donors generously support the work of Save Barnegat Bay, giving it flexibility and a strong foundation from which to grow. For more information, visit savebarnegatbay .org.

Support Mia

JACKSON – Support Mia, Race for Life in memory of Chuck Washington, will take place on February 26 at Knights of Columbus Council 6201, 401 Bartley Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. Mia is a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 15 months. After intense and maintenance chemotherapy, a relapse, and

a transplant, Mia is doing well. The event will have full Daytona coverage on seven flat screen TVs; a gift auction; food and beverages; door prizes; children’s games; and free T-shirts to the fi rst 150 paying adults. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 12 to 18, and free admission for children younger than 12.

Healthcare Job Fair Seeks Employees

LAKEWOOD – Ocean County Library’s Lakewood branch, 301 Lexington Ave., will host a job fair for healthcare workers 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 30. Healthcare employers are invited to send representatives to the fair and participate. The job fair is free and open to the public. There is no charge for employers to participate. Tables and chairs will be provided

by the library. Registration by employers is required before March 8. To register or for more information, contact Kristin Cancellieri at the branch, 732-3631435, ext. 2120. The job fair is funded by a New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Connections grant and the Ocean County Library.

Preschool Registration

PLUMSTED – The Plumsted Township School District will have preschool registration packets available to be picked up at the New Egypt Primary School now. The packets can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Packets can be accessed online at newegypt.us. The classes are open to children ages 3 to 5. For more information, call 609-758-6800, prompt 111.

Free Tax Prep

FREEHOLD – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean counties is offering free tax preparation at its Financial Success Center in the Freehold Raceway Mall through April 18. Monmouth and Ocean county households

with an annual income of $54,000 or less may qualify for free personalized tax preparation. To make an appointment, call 2-1-1 or 877652-1148, or schedule online at foodbankmoc. org/free-tax-preparation.

Roath Named To Dean’s List

JACKSON – Brianna Roath of Jackson has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England University for the Fall semester of 2016. Roath is working toward a degree in health sciences. Students are named to the Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

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

NEW JERSEY – The NJ Department of Health today 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 c o ord i n at i ng ca r e w it h Oa k s I nteg rated Care, Legacy Treat ment Services and InSight Telepsychiatry, Virtua will offer primary and behavioral health visits conducted via online technology starting February 1. Stigma, negative ideas about seek-

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limited,” Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett said. “Telehealth can ease the burden by offering long-distance vi r t ual 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

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Help Wanted Consignment Shop Operator Wanted - If you have been thinking of owning your own consignment/ thrift shop and you have experience we have the location, location, locatoin. Interior mall has excellent space available for lease right in the middle of Holiday City. Flea markets on Wednesday and Friday enhance the built-in customer traffic. Great lease rates for the right operator. Contact Kate 732-922-3000. (11) Job Fair - February 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Immediate Interviews. Food Service: PT waitstaff, dietary aides, and utility aides(day and evening shifts), cooks PT and per diem healthcare: CNA’s, and CHHA’s.Light refreshments will be served. Stop in and see what a great place this is to work. The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530 Whiting, NJ 08759. 732-849-2047. (9)

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Furnished Home - To share in Holiday City. $650/month plus 1/2 all utilities. Private bedroom and bathroom. Female preferred. 732-977-7321. (10)

Certified Home Health Aides Needed for Ocean County area. Hourly and live-in positions avail. P/T and F/T. Call CCC at 732-206-1047. (t/n)

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Items Wanted $$$ WANTED TO BUY $$$ Jewelry and watches, costume jewelry, sterling silver, silverplate, medals, military items, antiques, musical instruments, pottery, fine art, photographs, paintings, statues, old coins, vintage toys and dolls, rugs, old pens and postcards, clocks, furniture, bric-a-brac, select china and crystal patterns. Cash paid. Over 35 years experience. Call Gary Struncius. 732-364-7580. (t/n) CASH, CASH, CASH! - Instant cash paid for junk cars, trucks, vans. Free removal of any metal items. Discount towing. Call Dano 732-239-3949. (t/n) COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, flatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n) U s e d G u n s Wa n t e d - A l l types: collectibles, military, etc. Call 917-681-6809. (t/n) Entire Estates Bought - Bedroom/dining sets, dressers, cedar chests, wardrobes, secretaries, pre-1950 wooden furniture, older glassware, oriental rugs, paintings, bronzes, silver, bric-a-brac. Call Jason at 609-970-4806. (t/n)

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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,

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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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OC Hunger Relief Needs Donations

OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Hunger Relief is in need of donations. Ocean County Hunger Relief is a nonprofit company providing emergency feeding for needy families. It is mostly run by volunteers and relies on the public’s inkind donations.

They are asking for curtains, towel, sheet sets, comforters, dishes sets, coffee pots and electronics. Donations can be dropped off at 21 Germania Station Road in Toms River. For more information, call Carol at 732505-4357.

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Submissions Sought For 11th Annual Ocean County Library Film Festival

TOMS RIVER – Roll out the red carpet and break out the popcorn, the 11th annual Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is coming up and submissions are needed. The Ocean County Library is looking for the next Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. Ent r ies by high school filmmakers are now being accepted for a chance to see their film viewed on the big screen at 6 p.m. on Sat urday, April 22. The submission deadline is Friday, March 24. There is no entry fee. Submissions are being accepted in the following categories: Animation: An illustrated or computer-animated film featuring a story or a plot. The visual technique provides the illusion of motion by displaying a collection of images in sequence. Limit 3 minutes. Commercial: An advertisement for a company, local business or product. The object is to create an interest in the promotion of the advertisement and should be targeted to the public. Limit 90 seconds. Documentary: Primarily for the purpose of education, instruction or historical record,

documentaries cover a broad category of subjects intended to highlight some aspect of reality surrounding an issue, topic, or person of importance. The film should add value and promote discussion by bringing in new information, identif ying un recognized problems, providing or suggesting new solutions, or offering a unique perspective. Limit 5 minutes. Experimental: The film should be characterized by abstract or avant-garde techniques, a poetic approach to a film’s construction, and or the absence of a linear narrative. Limit 5. Music Video: A film integrating a song and imagery created for artistic purposes. The film should represent the artist’s original work and emphasize the relationship between audio and video. Limit 5 minutes. News Coverage: A segment that brings attention to an important issue ranging from local to global. Limit 3 minutes. OCL Promo – Life without the library: Create a piece , either serious or silly, showing what life would be like without the Ocean County Library. Limit 2 minutes.

Public Service Announcement: Create a message, with the objective of raising awareness, or changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue. Limit 2 minutes. School Coverage: A n i n for m at ion al seg me nt about something happening at school, such as academics, a sporting event, or a play, etc. Limit 3 minutes. Short Film Comedy: The f ilm must be an original that emphasizes a story. It should include character development, conf lict and resolution with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged during the entire film. The drama can include action and Adventure. Limit 5 minutes Short Film Drama: The f ilm must be an original that emphasizes a story. It should include character development, conf lict and resolut ion w it h c reat ive stor yl i nes that strive to keep the viewer engaged during the entire film. The comedy can include action and adventure. Limit 5 minutes. Short Film Horror: The film must be an original that emphasizes a story. It should include character development, conf lict and resolu-

tion with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged during the entire film. The Horror should include a scare factor. Limit 5 minutes Silent Film: A film that contains no synchronized soundtrack and no spoken dialogue. It should emphasize a story. It should include character development, conf lict and resolution with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged for the full length of the film. Subcategories include but are not limited to action, adventure, comedy, drama, and horror. Limit 5 minutes. Stop Motion Claymation: Cinematographic technique in which successive positions of objects (as clay models) are photographed to produce the appearance of movement. Limit 3 minutes Entr y requirements, FAQs, and an application can be found on the Ocean County Library website, theoceancounty library.org/filmfest and at all 21 library locations. The film festival is free and open to the public and will take place at the Toms River branch, 101 Washington St. It will feature a red carpet, awards, and refreshments.

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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.

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