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S. Toms River Wants To Hear From You

By Chris Lundy SOUTH TOMS RIVER – There is a lot happening in the small borough of South Toms River, and the governing body wants the public’s input. That’s why, around Feb. 19, the borough will launch a new system for residents to communicate with officials in ways they haven’t before. They are asking residents to go to to register and be part of the conversation. PlanetCivic is a new online platform launched recently by a New Jersey resident. The municipality can ask questions of the residents and get immediate feedback. “We have limited attendance at our council meetings,” Council President Sandford Ross said in a press release. “We need feedback, so we are essentially bringing the council to the residents. Families don’t have to choose between a council meeting and family time. Use this platform from your couch and have your voice heard.” Asking questions are similar to having a non-binding referendum, business administrator Joseph Kostecki said. The governing body will ask for feedback on issues from time to time. But unlike a referendum, it won’t cost money to hold an election. The borough might ask about any of these topics: • Beautification and environmental projects: Councilman (Hear - See Page 4)

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–Photo courtesy GoFundMe Paul Matos, Amy Romano, and their daughter, Stella.

–Photo by Chris Lundy The Bayville Elks honored the winners of their 7th Annual Youth Soccer Shoot at the Township Council meeting. By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – The Bayville Elks honored the winner of their 7th Annual Youth Soccer Shoot at the most recent Township Council meeting.

The skills contest was held recently and had different age categor ies. Elks leaders said the contest helped promote “ wholesome com mu n it y activities” in town.

By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – A fundraiser has been started for the family of a fisherman who was reported lost at sea. Paul Matos left behind Amy Romano and their daughter, Stella. A friend of Romano’s started this fundraiser to help her out during this trying time: money-for-stella. Money would go toward his memorial service and to help take care of their child. Matos was the owner of the (Fundraiser - See Page 4)

Prosecutor Coronato: Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – It’s the governor’s prerogative to appoint county prosecutors. Can petitions to a Democrat governor sway him to reappoint a Republican appointee? Ocean County officials hope so. It’s not only the county freeholders who want prosecutor Joseph Coronato to keep his job, an appointment he’s had since 2013 under former Gover nor Chris Christie. The county’s Police Chiefs Association and Association of School Board


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Administrators, and a county-wide initiative headed by police chaplain James Occhipinti, is asking Gov. Phil Murphy to let the prosecutor finish what he’s started. “This really represents an extraordinary outpouring of support from law enforcement, community itself, and from community organizations, that reflect the prosecutor’s distinguished service to Ocean County,” Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little said at the Feb. 7 freeholder meeting. “This board is

requesting Gov. Murphy to consider Joe Coronato for reappointment as Ocean County Prosecutor.” Coronato has a long career in law, stretching back 43 years. He’s served as the state’s deputy attorney general, assistant prosecutor in Atlantic County, and a private-practice attorney in Toms River. He was sworn in as Ocean County prosecutor March 22, 2013. “It’s a privilege and honor to be the prosecutor. It’s really the best (Prosecutor - See Page 5)

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Continued From Page 1 Greg Handshy, chair of the Environmental Commission, said in a release that he wants to see residents give input on how to beautify the borough, such as Crabbe Road. “There are many ways of beautifying our borough, and this is another effort to get everyone involved in the process,” he said. Community Development Block Grants: These provide state money for special projects. The public could be asked what projects they want to see done, Kostecki said. • Marijuana legalization: Gov. Phil Murphy had said that he would like to legalize recreational marijuana use in New Jersey,

which caused several towns to change their ordinances to ban shops from selling the drug. South Toms River might reach out to its residents to determine how they feel, he said. • Summer garbage: Some residents might want twice a week pick-up during the summer months. When a situation like this comes along, the town could send a letter out to residents. It would cost $300 to do this and there’s a very small amount of people that send letters back, Kostecki said. The borough is paying $499 a year for PlanetCivic. “If we can use this digital platform, if we do more than one (question), we’re already saving money and getting a better response from residents,” he said. They also reach

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out to residents using texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, robo calls and the borough web site. “There are many voices in this borough, with many fine ideas,” Mayor Oscar Cradle said. “We live in different times and people no longer have as much free time as in the past. We owe it to ourselves to go over and above the norms to hear their ideas.” PlanetCivic was founded by Javier Guardo, with the sole purpose of fostering discussion. It would be a constructive dialogue, unlike some social media which degenerates into negativity. “People want to get involved, but it’s difficult for them,” he said. PlanetCivic has different modules that a town can install. The most important one is the voting module, he said. An official can put out an idea for people to discuss and vote on it. Another important module is for volunteers. People can work on ideas and contribute time. “People want to help, but don’t know how,” he said. When a resident signs up, they need to prove that they are residents or business

owners in town, he said. Otherwise, there would be concerns that people would take over the conversation who don’t have the community’s best interest in mind. Voting data can be confidential, he said. The amount of information public officials get can sometimes be limited when it comes to meetings, he said. They only receive input from people who show up to meetings and who have a specific issue. Sometimes, an issue can get hijacked by a vocal minority. To an official, they react to a small group coming out to a meeting because that’s all they see. With this online connection, they can get a broader cross section of the populace and fi nd out what the majority really wants. “Information, in the end, is what we need to make better decisions,” he said. The Borough has several large-scale projects transforming the municipality, and believe PlanetCivic will greatly assist throughout the planning phases and beyond. “As we move into redevelopment planning, we will engage this new platform for resident and business feedback, to get it right the first time”, stated Councilman and Redevelopment Liaison, Tom Rolzhausen.


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Continued From Page 1 job,” Coronato said. “I’ve instituted programs—as hard as it is to believe five years have gone by as quickly as they have—and I’d like to finish out some of the programs I’ve instituted. It’s not that easy to get them started, and it would be great to be reappointed and have another five years to finish out a lot of the work that I’ve done. So, the answer is if given the opportunity, I’d like to continue to serve, but that’s a little bit out of my hands.” Although it’s been reported that his term ends in March—and it might—he will stay on until the governor appoints and senate approves either him or another candidate, however long that takes. “He’s provided education to kids to avoid drugs…he’s done prosecutions and strict liability, the highest in the state in terms strict liability prosecutions. He’s tried to do whatever he can in terms of treatment,” prosecutor’s office public affairs director Al Della Fave said. Strict liability can mean charging a dealer with the death of someone they sold drugs to. The freeholders showed a united front (John Kelly was absent from the Feb. 7 meeting) in support for Coronato’s reappointment. “When the governor changes, he changes everyone else, which is true. There’s no question about it,” Freeholder Joseph Vicari said. “Every several months I get a report from the medical examiner’s office, and every time I get it, I can’t believe what’s taking place in Ocean County.” He said he came to Ocean County from North Jersey to escape the drug problems plaguing that area. “Joe Coronato had done not only so much, and is respected by local law enforcement, he’s made a name for himself throughout the State of New Jersey,” Vicari said. “…Let’s put politics aside: who is the best person for the job?” Freeholder John Bartlett Jr. called Coronato “passionate” and “proud” in his role as prosecutor. The county should have some say in who is prosecutor, he echoed Vicari, because the county does foot the office’s bills. “We do pay the freight. Therefore, I think it is altogether reasonable that we have a voice, and again, not only a voice because we’re paying for that office, our taxpayers, but that we are also responding to all of these organizations and groups which have asked and requested of the governor that this reappointment be made,” Bartlett added. Freeholder Virginia Haines spoke last on her support of Coronato’s reappointment, focusing on his work to combat the opioid crisis destroying families across the state. “[Coronato] is recognized as the top prosecutor in the State of New Jersey,” Haines said. “There has been a reduction in the opioid deaths because of what he has done, and the one thing I think the governor needs to look at is to look at those statistics of what he has done. You have fellow prosecutors that call upon our prosecutor to go there and talk to them about what he has done, programs he has put in place to fight the opioid epidemic that is here.” Ocean County saw 53 overdose deaths in

The Berkeley Times, February 17, 2018, Page 5 2012, the year before Coronato took office. There were 112 reported overdose deaths the following year. During his tenure, such deaths peaked in 2016 at 216, a number slashed to 163 in 2017. There have been seven reported overdose deaths thus far in 2018. “Fentanyl became a factor in the end of 2015 into 2016. We believe that is why we saw the increase in the OD deaths for those two years,” Della Fave said. Nearly 70 percent of overdose deaths now involve fentanyl. The same year overdose deaths peaked, OD reversals saw their highest numbers, with 502 reported. Ocean County was the first county in the state to equip its officers with Narcan, a nasal naloxone spray for emergency treatment of suspected opioid overdose. In addition, Coronato’s office has many other firsts to combat opioid use: the emergency room overdose recovery program; Blue HART program, used by seven county police departments to assist drug users for recovery; pawn shop registry database, which tracks known users to stop them from selling goods to feed their habit; K-9s in school to assure Drug Free School Zones; and training for school nurses in how to use Narcan.

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F EATURED L ETTER Murphy’s Law On Marijuana A new governor always brings in new changes. But none of them, it seems, has caused more discussion than Gov. Phil Murphy’s promise to legalize recreational marijuana. Environmentalists focus on his commitment to the environment. Economists are scrutinizing his economic platform. But everyone seems to have an opinion about his campaign promise to legalize. Toms River, Berkeley, and Point Pleasant Beach have taken steps toward banning the use of recreational marijuana. Officials in other towns, like Manchester, have mentioned it. South Toms

River would like to hear residents’ opinion before they make a decision. Ban ning something that is already illegal is strange. I suppose we should be saying that the town “continues to outlaw” the use of recreational marijuana. Even in a town where the drug is banned, the law’s language specif ically bans the recreational use, not the medicinal use. All this will be nothing but talk if the state never legalizes it. What are your thoughts on the matter? Make sure your politicians hear your voice. Chris Lundy News Editor

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Congress Should Repeal Limit On Therapy Strokes, surgeries, and trauma from falls or other injuries sometimes result in patients needing extensive care by physical, occupational or speech therapists. But because of inaction by Congress, many seniors on Medicare are facing expensive out-of-pocket costs for treatments they need to remain independent. A failure by Congress to repeal a harsh limit on therapy treatments poses ver y real f inancial and medical threats to seniors already struggling from st rokes or debilit at i ng conditions like Alzheimer’s and Park i nson’s. Some could be forced to ration care. Others may si m ply n o t b e a ble t o afford as many therapy session s a s t hey need , putting them in danger of new injuries. T h is yea r, t he a n nual limits are $2,010 for b o t h p hy sic a l t h e r a py and speech-language pathology (SLP) combined, and a separate $2,010 for occupational therapy. AARP is urging Congress to promptly repeal the limit on therapy services so that millions of vulnerable older America n s a nd p e ople w it h d isabil it ies get v it al ly needed rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation services are critical for seniors to maintain their independence so they can remain in their homes. Therapy also helps to avoid costly nu rsing home care or hospitalizations that can bankrupt those who are

Letters already str ugglingTo with The Editorissue, so voters can make Climate Change high health care costs. Sen iors have worked hard and paid into Medicare thei r whole lives. Congress needs to immediately fix this harmful policy so seniors can get the rehabilitation services they need. Stephanie Hunsinger State Director AARP New Jersey

Go Forth And Multiply This is in response to t he feat u red let ter i n T he Manchester Times on Feb. 3, 2018, about blaming the popes and church for over-populat ion i n t he world. T he Bible tells us about Abrah a m , t he fat he r of a l l religions. Abraham was promised that his descendants would number more than “the sands on the shore.” If God is comfortable with a multitude of peoples, then we have no right to obstruct His covenant, even today. Statistics tell us that wo m e n h ave 2 .8 ch i l dren. The fraction is for women who cannot have children. Look around at your own family. What female has more than 2 or 3 children; it is only a very small percentage. The author accuses the c h u r c h of a d vo c a t i n g i r responsible parenthood a nd cont r ibut i ng to poverty. Statistics also tell us that when people are freed from poverty, the birthrate drops signif icantly. The author’s accusations are preposterous. Marie Pellicano Whiting

Articles Needed I’m writing to urge this publ icat ion t o prov ide meaningful coverage of cli mate cha nge du r i ng the upcoming Congressional election i n NJ District 2. This election is impor tant because voters will choose a successor to our long-time Congressman Frank LoBiondo, who has chosen not to run. Climate change is already impacti ng South Je r sey. A s a st at e, we have poured more than $1 billion and 120 million cubic yards of sand into beach replenishment projects alone. According to NOAA, high tides i n Atla nt ic Cit y re a ch more than a foot higher than they did last cent u r y. A t l e a s t 8 0 , 0 0 0 people and $47 billion of property value in South Jersey are at increased f lood risk due to climate c h a n g e . Wa r m e r t e m peratures also fuel more p owe r f u l s t o r m s , a n d u np r e d ic t able we at he r patter ns threaten South Jer sey ag r icu lt u re a nd fisheries. Looking ahead, the impact to South Jersey will be even greater, as ocean levels are predicted to rise by another 3-6 feet by 2100. There ARE bipartisan solutions to the climate crisis. But we need our elected off icials to act now, both to avoid worse climate problems and to make sure South Jersey h a s a r ole i n t h e n e w clean energy economy. We need news organizations like The Southern O ce a n Time s a nd Je r to help cover this important

informed choices during t he upcom i ng pr i ma r y and general elections in District 2. Please ask all candidates if they will join Congress’ Climate Solut ion s Caucu s, a nd support taking comprehe n sive a c t ion on cl imate change, including solutions such as a carb o n -f e e - a n d - d i v i d e n d approach. Bill Harclerode Co-Chair, CCL South Jersey Chapter Little Egg Harbor

Military Parade Is Madness I am urging my Representative Thomas MacArthur to use whateve r i n f lu e n c e he h a s to conv i nce t he W h ite House to abandon plans for a military parade. Consider how the Unite d S t a t e s’ i m a g e h a s s u f fe r e d o n t he wo rld st age i n t he past few months and then consider what sort of image this will project to the world. W h at t he P r e sid e nt i s calling for is reminiscent of what was seen during the Cold War and what is currently seen in dictatorial regimes - North Korea comes to mind. I have asked Representative MacArthur to encourage the White House to spend the money on o u r ve t e r a n s w h o a r e s u f fe r i n g f r o m u n e m ployment and healthcare concerns. If the President does that and for once shows some empathy for others, there might be a small glimmer of positive light shone on this administration. Re p. Ma cA r t hu r ha s claimed to work for his constituents and veterans in the numerous mailings he has sent. I urge him to work for them now and stop this madness. Kimberly A. LoGiudice Brick

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Barnegat Bay Must Remain State Environmental Priority CAPITOL COMMENTS 9th Legislative District Senator Christopher J. Connors • Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf • Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove

NEW JERSEY – Protecting Barnegat Bay was elevated to a top state environmental priority several years ago, and rightfully so. Notwithstanding the tremendous progress already made, especially in

terms of raising awareness of key factors impacting the Bay, a continual commitment is necessary to improve water qualit y, safeguard wildlife habitats and reduce pollution. While the enactment of

protective laws and regulations as well as funding have been critical, it has been the efforts of volunteers, largely comprised of local residents including students, who’ve laid the foundation on how best to protect Barnegat Bay moving forward. Mass clean-up efforts led by the Department of Environ mental Protection known as ‘blitzes’ mobilized thousands of people and were highly successful in cleaning up trash in and around the

Bay. Equally important, they afforded civic-minded persons a hands-on opportunity to participate in a large-scale environmental protective effort. Bar negat Bay holds a special place in many persons’ hearts, which is why the effort to protect it elicited such an immediate and overwhelming public response. This is why we remain committed to protecting the traditional uses of the Bay embraced by clammers, waterfowl hunt-

ers and recreational fi shermen and fi rmly oppose establishing conservation zones to cutoff access to designated areas of the Bay, as was once proposed. Since their activities necessarily depend on ecologically viable resources, these individuals have proven themselves great stewards of the Bay. Excluding clam mers, waterfowl hunters and recreational fi sherman from their activities, in any way, would be detrimental to

Deborah Hospital Funding To Be Reinstated From The Desk Of

Congressman Tom MacArthur WASH I NGTON, DC – Rep. Tom MacAr thur (R-3rd) announced his bipartisan legislation the Fairness for Our Hospitals Act was included in the budget deal that passed the House and Senate, and is now on its way to become law. This will provide Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Burlington County with millions of dollars each year and will allow the hospital to continue its mission of providing patients with access to high-quality care, including the many senior citizens and veterans that Deborah serves. The Fairness for Our Hospitals Act closes an unfair loophole in federal law that prevents rural hospitals in states like New Jersey from participating in the Medi-

care Dependent Hospital Program (MDH), which helps support small rural hospitals that serve Medicare patients. New Jersey is designated as one of only three “all-urban” states, along with Delaware and Rhode Island. As a result, local hospitals that would otherwise qualify, like Deborah, are denied additional Medicare reimbursements; this inequality is unfair and against the intent and goals of the Medicare program. MacArthur has worked tirelessly on this issue since coming to Congress, and has advocated directly with the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Kevin Brady, about the im-

portance of this fix for his constituents in South Jersey. This is not the fi rst time that MacArthur has helped Sout h Jer sey hospit als better serve his constituents. In 2017, he led a successful bipartisan effort urging the extension of a key Medicare policy—the imputed rural f loor—to provide New Jersey hospitals with fair and equitable payments to support physicians and other health care professionals providing care to NJ residents. Congressman MacArthur advocated directly for this extension with HHS Secretary Tom Price, which provided $36.4 million in federal funding for 17 New Jersey hospitals. He was joined by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ02) in this effort. “This is great news for Deborah Hospital and for the seniors and veterans that receive care from the hospital,” MacArthur said.

“Many of my constituents depend on Deborah for state-of-the-art health care, which is why I’ve worked tirelessly with the hospital and House leadership to fix this unfair loophole. South Jersey is proud of the quality care we provide to seniors, veterans, and others in our communities and I’ll continue to stand up for them in Congress.” “We are thankful for the multi-year effort by Congressman Tom MacArthur and Bill Pascrell, Jr. that resulted in bipartisan legislation allowing Deborah Hear t and Lung Center to participate in the Rural Medicare Dependent Hospital program,” said Joseph Chirichella, Deborah President and CEO.

“The additional payments, which we believe Deborah was always entitled to, will help Deborah continue to be one of the nation’s leaders in cardiovascular care. There is a lot of cynicism about the political process, but this is an example of congressmen working across the aisle to right a wrong. Without the persistence and passion of the congressmen, this legislation would not have happened.” Congressman MacArthur and Senator Menendez introduced the Fairness for Our Hospitals Act in their respective Chambers in 2017. It is cosponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Jr. and Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-Del.) in the House of Representatives and Sens. Booker,

any overall Bay protection strategy, given their expertise and vested interest in such an effort. Not surprisingly, the state effort over the past several years to protect Barnegat Bay has been decidedly bipartisan. We anticipate that continuing to be the case and, therefore, look forward to working with the Murphy Administration on Barnegat Bay, open space and other environmental initiatives important to our constituency.

Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) in the Senate. To qualify for rural MDH payments, the hospital must be in a rural area; have 100 or fewer beds during the cost reporting period; cannot already be classified as Sole Community Hospital (another rural-only hospital designation); and at least 60% of its patients must use Medicare. Deborah is a not-for-profit specialty hospital dedicated to cardiac and pulmonary care located in the heart of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. It accepts Medicare and other insurance, but has traditionally provided its patients with high-quality care at zero out-of-pocket expense.

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FLU: Area Hospitals Restrict, Instruct Visitors

By Jennifer Peacock JERSEY SHORE – To protect patients from contracting the flu during the height of the season, area hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors, or at the very least asking them to wash their hands. Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune are all owned by Hackensack Meridian Health. Visitor guidelines have changed because of the flu season; all visitors must be at least 12 years old or older, even if they’ve had the flu shot. Anyone with a fever and cough is being asked to stay home. Healthy visitors are reminded to wash their hands, cover any coughs, and ask for a mask if they are ill but must visit.

Community Medical Center in Toms River and Monmouth Medical Center, with campuses in Long Branch and Lakewood, are owned by RWJBarnabas Health. They are asking that anyone who is sick with a cough or respiratory illness to refrain from visiting the hospital. They suggest calling or using social media applications to visit. Healthy visitors are reminded to wash their hands before and after their visits. CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold has no listed restrictions at press time. The Centers for Disease Control has reported that those seeking medical attention for influenza has increased from a baseline of 2.2 percent to 6.6 percent at January’s end and is the highest reported since the 2009 pandemic.

Holiday City South Women’s Club Trips & Events

BERKELEY – On March 13 come out for Doolan’s “Ireland to America”. This event includes lunch and a one hour open bar. The cost is $77 per person. On April 18 we will take a trip to the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre in PA to see “Jesus”. Trip includes bus transportation and Shady Maple Smorgasbord and show tickets. We will leave at 8 a.m. The cost is $118 per person. On June 20 we will take a trip to see the award

winning Broadway show “Come From Away.” The trip includes bus and lunch on your own at Harold’s New York Deli. The cost is $125 per person. On June 27 we will take a trip to Longwood Gardens. This trip includes transportation, lunch at Mendenhall Inn, and a garden tour. The cost is $77 per person. For more information, call Alice Patrizio at 732-286-2751.

Monthly All You Can Eat Breakfast

BAYVILLE – VFW Post 9503 and Boy Scout Troop 9503 invite you to attend their monthly breakfast at the VFW Post located at 383 Veterans Blvd, Bayville from 8:30-11 a.m. on Sunday, February 25. This month’s special is blueberry pancakes

with assorted eggs/omelets, sausage/hash, potatoes, toast/biscuits, tea/coffee, and tomato/ orange juices also on the menu. Adults are $8 and kids under 12 are $4. Military eat free! Join us and meet our Boy Scouts serving the breakfast.

Save The Dino Fundraiser Planned

By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – A fundraiser for the restoration of the Bayville dinosaur will be held on Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the storefront where the dinosaur is located, Heritage Square Unit 2 at 510 Route 9. The iconic dinosaur has looked out over

Route 9 for decades, and is in need of repair. A $10 suggested donation to the Berkeley Township Historical Society is recommended, with “Save the Dino Fund” written on the check. There will be wine, soft drinks, hot appetizers, cheese, coffee and desert.


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By Jennifer Peacock BERKELEY – A Berkeley Township couple was arrested and charged with possession of pot plants with the intent to distribute marijuana. Harlequin Glade residents Linda Maciunski, 52, and William Maciunski, 55, were arrested at their home, where officers Timothy Pizzella,

Scott Rudolph, Brian Flanagan, Daniel Williams, and Sgts. John Fosbre and Jason Malley responded Jan. 31 about a disturbance. Officers found “numerous items to include plants and associated paraphernalia,” the police reported. The couple was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. They were released afterward.

VFW Post 10185 News

BERKELEY – The next meeting of Silver/ Holiday VFW Post 10185 will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at the Silver Ridge Park West Clubhouse, 145 Westbrook Drive, Silver Ridge Park West. We hold our meetings on the first Thursday of every month. We meet in the daytime, so you do not have to drive at night. To join our post, just bring a copy of your Discharge (DD-214) to our meeting and you will be signed up right away. You’ll receive a hardy welcome and refreshments before the meeting. You will also have a chance to talk with fellow Veterans and make new friends. If you need a ride to the meeting or want more information without any obligation, call Past Commander Raymond Opland at 732505-0644. On Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. VWF Post 10185’s Officers will attend VFW. District 12’s meeting at VFW Post 6063, Toms River, New Jersey, where the latest VFW Programs and

events will be discussed. On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Honor Flight will have a free bus trip to Washington, D.C. for Southern New Jersey WWII and Korean War Veterans to see their memorials. This trip is sponsored by the students and faculty of Williamstown High School and VFW Post 1616 with the help from local veteran and community groups. For more information, call Pam and Ron at 856-589-5072 or visit Remember, if you hear of any Post member passing away or being in the hospital, call Chaplin Thomas Kraszewski at 717-215-1991 and let him know. VFW Post 10185 would like your old and faded Flags. Please remove the sticks from the small Flags first and drop the Flags off at either Holiday City South Clubhouse (Main Building) or Silver Ridge Park West Clubhouse and they will be disposed of properly.

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BERKELEY – Holiday City South presents a lunch with John Pizzi! This ventriloquist magician comic has been featured on Americas Got Talent, “Late Night” With David Lettermen, and Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network.” He has even been featured at Carolines, Las Vegas, and the Borgata, Atlantic City!

Purchase a ticket to attend this lunch event held on April 22, from 1-4 p.m. Tickets for the show and lunch are $29. There will be an assorted sandwich platter, a toss salad, and assorted desserts. Tickets are available Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at the Clubhouse or you can call Veronica at 732995-4415 or Lois at 732-330-3421.

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Friends of Island Beach State Park Receive “Casual Friday” Contribution

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ANATOMY AND FUNCTION OF THE MENISCUS: Within the knee, there are two C-shaped cartilage structures called the medial and the lateral meniscus, which lie on the top of the bone of the lower leg called the tibia. This cartilage provides many aspects of knee function such as cushioning, stability, shock absorption, load transmission, nutrition, lubrication and joint stress reduction. If the medial or lateral meniscus are torn, the knee would lose that support and protection, causing changes within the joint space and on the bony surfaces, eventually leading to possible knee osteoarthritis (OA).

HOW CAN A TEAR OCCUR? A tear in the medial or lateral meniscus can occur by either sudden trauma or gradual degeneration. Traumatic meniscus injuries usually occur when the foot is planted on the ground while the knee is bent, rotated, and compressed all at once. This type of injury to the meniscus is more common to occur in a younger population. Degenerative tears tend to occur in individuals older than 40 years of age. If the cartilage has weakened or worn thin over time, the meniscus can be injured very easily. All it takes is an awkward twist of the knee by any type of insignificant activity such as squatting, getting out of a car or up from a chair, and results in pain, swelling and locking of the knee.

RISK FACTORS FOR DEGENERATIVE TEARS: • Age (> 60 years of age) • Gender (male) • Work-related kneeling, squatting and climbing stairs (> 30 flights)

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WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK I HAVE A MENISCAL TEAR? If you suspect you have a tear in the meniscus of your knee, it is encouraged to see your primary physician or an orthopaedic doctor. The doctor will then perform a manual test to see if there is a possible tear. One of the manual tests done is the McMurray test where the doctor will bend the knee, then straighten and rotate it, putting tension on the torn meniscus, and eliciting a clicking sound or sensation. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may request diagnostic testing, including an X-ray and/or MRI. Depending on the extent of the injury to the meniscus, as well as the location of the tear, recovery could include either surgery or a non-operative approach, which includes physical therapy. Types of surgeries involving the meniscus include total meniscectomy, partial meniscectomy, and meniscal repair or transplant. In the U.S., arthroscopic partial meniscectomy after meniscal tear is the most frequent orthopaedic surgical procedure.

HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP A MENISCAL TEAR? At your first visit, your physical therapist will perform an Initial Evaluation to determine an appropriate treatment plan, addressing your symptoms, to help you return to your prior level of function. At the beginning stages of your injury, you may experience swelling and pain, which your physical therapist can help ease with use of modalities, including ice, electric stimulation and ultrasound, as well as manual therapy techniques such as retrograde massage, passive range of motion and light stretching. After acute symptoms have subsided, the physical therapist will prescribe the appropriate therapeutic exercises to improve strength and endurance in isolated muscle groups, progressing you towards a safe return to performing functional activities, including driving, walking and stair negotiation, as well as recreational and work-related activities.


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Items Wanted 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) $$$ WANTED TO BUY $$$ 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) WE BUY USED CARS - Any condition, any make, any year. We also specialize in buying Classic Porshe, Mercedes and Jaguar running or not, DEAD OR ALIVE. 609-598-3622. (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-abrac. Call Jason at 609-970-4806. (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) 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) Buying - Jewelry collections and jewelry boxes; costume/estate/antique. Rhinestones, pins, bracelets, all types (watches too). Cash Paid Today! Call “THE JEWELRY GAL.” Brick Area. 732-513-2139. (8)

Items For Sale 14’ Pace Craft Fiberglass Boat & Yacht Club Trailer - Two Minn Kota electric trolling motors, two fish finders, four pole holders, two cushions, one battery, life vests. $1750 or B/O. 732-849-5028. (t/n) 2004 Four Winds Hurricane 32-0 RV - 71,245 miles. Asking $19,500. 848-241-5048. (9) Contents Of Condo - Sofas, love seat, chairs, beds, TVs, etc. $2,500 all or piece meal or B/O. Call 732-983-2569. (10) Advertise in the main sections of Micromedia’s weekly newspapers. Your ad will be seen by thousands. Our skilled team of account executives can work with any budget. Call 732-657-7344 ext. 206 for more information.

Help Wanted Micromedia Publications is looking for a high-energy account rep to sell print and online advertising in Ocean County. Competitive base, bonuses & company benefits. Successful applicant should possess good communication skills & a desire to grow with the company. E-Mail resumes to jallentoff@jerseyshoreonline. com. EO E. (t/n) The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River - Is hiring for multiple full time and part time positions! We provide a warm, loving environment for children ages from 6 weeks to 6 years. We are looking for fun, energetic teachers. Must be available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30am-6pm. Looking to hire immediately. Salary based on experience. Benefits include Paid time off, 401K, and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about our available positions or to set up an interview call 732363-5530 or email your resume to 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) Secretary Hiring Now - Seeking responsible individual with good phone skills. Exp a plus-willing to train. Great work environment. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F/OT. Paid holidays. Call 732-349-1448 or Fax resume 732-349-6448. (9) We Need CNA’s, CHHA’s and LPN’s - Full time, part time. Call now 732-288-1600. Training available days or nights, start now. (11) Toms River Printing Company Seeking PART TIME/ON CALL help. Duties include deliveries. Call Rachel at 732-240-5330 for additional information. (11) Registered Nurse – 30 Hours a week The Pines at Whiting is looking for two compassionate RN’s to provide care to residents in our skilled nursing/rehab community. Minimum 1-2 years experience required as well as experience with EMR. One RN 7-3 (30 hours a week e/o Competitive starting rate and excellent benefits package including health, dental, life, vision, PTO time, and 401(K). Part Time or Per Diem RN positions available on 3-11 shift, For immediate consideration apply to: The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759, 732-8492047 or email resume to rscully@ EOE. (11) Part Time Food Service - We have an immediate need for Part Time Waitstaff/Servers AM and PM shifts available, Dietary Aides, PT Dishwashers. We are a well established retirement/ healthcare community located in Whiting. We offer competitive pay. Under the direction of great Food Service leadership team, you will be working in an environment where you get the support and training needed to grow in your culinary career. The Pines offers an open door policy and Senior Leadership is always available and visible to our employees every day. Rate of pay starts at $9/hr. Apply in Person to: The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759 or email resume to (11) HVAC-Service Techs/Installers Hiring Now - Experience necessary. Great work environment. Company vehicle. Year round/paid holidays/OT. Call 732-349-1448 or Fax resume 732-349-6448 (9)

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We Unclog All Drains - Including main sewer lines. Toilets repaired and replaced and more. Lic #13VH05930800. 732678-7584, Tony. (11)

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Services PQ Painting & Home Improvement Services - Over 5 decades of service in NJ. Visit us online at See our 2018 specials on our website. Winner of Angie’s List Super Service Award. Free estimates, reasonable rates, fully licensed and insured NJ Lic #13VH06752800. Call 732500-3063 or 609-356-2444. (t/n) Bobs Waterproofing - Basement and crawlspace waterproofing. Mold testing, removal and prevention. Family owned. Fully licensed and insured. Call Bob 732-616-5007. (t/n) Nor’easter Painting and Staining, LLC - Interior and exterior. Decks, powerwashing. Affordable. Senior discounts. References. No job too small. Fully insured. 732691-0123. Lic #13VH09460600. (6) Handyman – All masonry work, repairs, sidewalks, paving, stone, decorative stone, mulch. Call Jerry 848-229-7412. Free estimates. NJ reg #13VH08709600. (12) BUY DIRECT FLOORING - 26oz. commercial and DuPont stainmaster carpet $12 yd.installed. RITZ Luxury Vinyl $2.75ft.installed. Quality remnants. Free no pressure estimates 732-504-9286. (10) Painting - By neat, meticulous craftsman who will beat any written estimate. Interior/exterior. Free estimate. Fully insured. 732-5067787, 646-643-7678. (11) Need A Ride - Airports, cruise, A.C., doctors. Save $$$. Senior discounts. Tom. Save ad. 551-427-0227. (20) Accounting and Tax Services LLC Tax preparation and small business accounting. Reasonable rates. 732-506-9272. 1201 Rt. 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753. (15) Caregiver - I’m a loving, compassionate caregiver with over 20 years experience to include Alzheimers. Will take excellent care of your elderly/sick loved one at home or facility. Willing to travel. Available 24/7, live-in or live-out. Reasonable rates. Phone 201-589-7269. (11) All Around Yard And Home Maintenance – Outdoor, indoor work done to your satisfaction. Spring thru Winter. Cleaning, home repairs, yard upgrades, etc. References upon request. Very diligent. Fair estimates. Eddie Zsoka 732-608-4781. (50)

Roofing Etc. - Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Repairs and discounted new installations. Prompt service. Insured. NJ license #13HV01888400. Special spring discounts. Call Joe Wingate 551-804-7391. (10) Custom Shelving – Organize your walk-in closets, kitchen, living room, basement, garage. Solid wood shelving made and installed. Builds bookcases. Strong, beautiful, affordable. Call Gus’s Woodwork 732-363-6292. (40)


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HAMCRA M Class And Test For Amateur Radio Operators

BAYVILLE – On Feb. 24, the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-01 along with will be hosting a “HAMCRAM” at 8 a.m., at Bayville First Aid Squad. Doors will be open by 7:30 a.m. What is a “HAMCRAM?” Well, it’s a class where you will be instructed on the particulars to pass the Technician Class Amateur Radio License test. We will go over the entire question and answer 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. The cost is $15. There is no age limit to take the class. Lunch is not included. Bring a pencil, pen, paper, and a photo ID. Be sure to use the back entrance on the north side of the building when you arrive.

If you are involved with radio communications at any level, we strongly recommend this class, as it will help you understand many facets of radio and open a whole new world of radio communications. This entry level license will allow you to work portions of many bands available to amateur radio operators. To register, send an email with your full name, email address and phone number saying that you plan to attend to Seating will be limited to 25 people. If you would like to skip the class and come and take the test only, be sure to arrive no later than 1 p.m. We will allow an additional 10 people to attend who wish to take the test only. For more test information visit getting-your-technician-license. For practice tests visit, exams/ or

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TOMS RIVER – The OCL Puppet Show Players will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library in January and February. They will present a show based on “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt. Performances will be at the following braches and dates: Island Heights – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, NEED AN EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR? WE’RE HERE TO HELP AT NO CHARGE

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Roy Rogers Employee Facing Sexual Harassment Charges

By Jennifer Peacock PINE BEACH – A Beachwood man who was employed at the Pine Beach Roy Rogers has been arrested and charged with harassment and criminal sexual contact. Michael Arellano, 25, of Beachwood was arrested by Pine Beach Police and county’s Special Victim’s Unit and charged with three counts of harassment (offensive touching) and one count of criminal sexual contact. “The subsequent investigation alleges Arellano inappropriately touched the girl’s bodies numerous times over their clothing out of the view of others. The victims physically and verbally objected, however the inappropriate touching continued. All the victims stated that the acts occurred soon after they were hired. They have each since ended their employment at the restaurant,” the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a Feb. 9 press release.

Police processed and released Arellano. The prosecutor’s office is asking any other victims to contact Det. Alex Dasti of the Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at 732929-2027.

Murder For Hire Arrest In Ocean County

By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY - A Beachwood man has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Michael Nocera, 43, was arrested Feb. 8 after an investigation that began in December revealed the inmate of Ocean County Jail had conversations expressing his wish that his attorney be killed. Nocera’s conversations were intercepted by the county prosecutor’s High Tech Crimes Unit. “During the conversations, Nocera stat-

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of february 17 - february 23

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might prefer to be a trail blazer and doer of daring deeds but in the week ahead you are more likely to earn disapproval for your efforts. Maintain a low profile and steer clear of disputes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Speak calmly and clearly and then people will listen to what you say. During the week ahead you can improve your reputation and engender good will by encouraging teamwork. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t hide the truth or obscure the facts. Overcome obstacles and objections by holding honest discussions. Emphasize the mutual benefits rather than pointing out the weaknesses this week. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might take pride in good heart-keeping rather than good housekeeping in the week ahead. Put your best efforts into mending fences and head off misunderstandings in advance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t fall prey to wishful thinking as this week unfolds. Don’t ignore the people who support and appreciate you even if you think you can do better elsewhere. Be romantic, not gullible. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your artistic and creative side might begin to bloom during the week ahead. Your job might entail some handicrafts or using your imagination. Learn to do something that is inspiring.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Friends and co-workers can be a great resource for financial advice in the week ahead. Make purchases that require good taste in the next two days. Avoid disagreements later in the week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The upcoming week provides numerous opportunities to be creative or create lasting relationships. Make major purchases and sign agreements as early in the week as possible. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use every opportunity to clear the air and put relationships on track in the first part of the week. By the end of the week people may easily misunderstand your motives or intentions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be honest with yourself as well as others in the week to come. Don’t beat around the bush or cover up financial expenditures. Make key decisions as soon as possible or next week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sweet dreams are made of this. You may become more romantic and preoccupied by your inner fantasies as this week unfolds. Use your imagination when purchasing tasteful household decor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Embrace what is offered. Someone could offer you an incentive to begin a new study, to join a team sports program or to travel early this week. Every opportunity contains a hidden benefit.



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and very thick. Scrape in the melted chocolate and beat until incorporated, forming a stiff mixture. Still beating at medium to high speed, gradually pour in the cream until smoothly incorporated, stopping as needed to scrape down the sides of the bowl and under the beaters with a rubber spatula. Beat in the Chambord or vanilla. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl, cover, and freeze just until solid enough to shape, 3 to 4 hours. Line a tray with waxed paper. To form the tartufos, use a pair of tablespoons, scooping up the mixture generously with one and shaping it with the other to create a smooth oval larger than an egg. Dip the spoons occasionally into warm water to make it easier to scoop. As each oval is formed, roll it in the grated chocolate to coat completely; then, transfer to a freezer-proof tray lined with parchment paper or foil. (If the remaining mixture softens too much, return it to the freezer and then continue shaping when it’s firm enough.) Loosely cover the tartufos and free until just before serving time. To serve, spoon some raspberry compote atop individual chilled dessert plates and place two tartufos on each plate. Serve immediately.


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