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Freehold Township Wins County Competition, Moves On To Regionals By Kimberly Bosco FREEHOLD – Freehold Township High School was recently crowned the winner of the 2018 Monmouth County Consumer Bowl, moving on to the regional competition to be held at the Monmouth County Fire Academy on April 12. The Monmouth County Consumer Bowl is a game-show type competition for high school students, where they answer consumer-related questions on relevant topics such as internet fraud or

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Howell Council Calls For Re-Districting Of Fire Districts

By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – At a recent council meeting, Deputy Mayor Robert Nicastro mentioned concern over the recent resolution to terminate Fire District #1’s emergency first responder program, and suggested a possible re-districting solution. Recently, the Howell Fire District 1 Board of Fire Commissioners passed a resolution that put an end to the first responder assistance program that allowed firefighters from District #1 to help in emergency situations until an ambulance arrived on the scene. The program was implemented in the first place due to difficulties with ambulance response times. This resolution went into effect on Jan. 1. (Howell - See Page 4)

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Freeholder Board Chooses New Member

By Kimberly Bosco MONMOUTH COUNTY – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has received a new member. Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D., will be filling the spot left vacant by former Freeholder, Serena DiMaso. Freeholder since 2012, DiMaso was recently elected as assemblywoman for District 13, leaving her spot on the board empty. According to Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, there is a period of about 30 days, by statute, in which the board has to fill the vacancy. Arnone noted that since DiMaso’s resignation on Jan. 9, the board has chosen Scharfenberger as the most fitting candidate. Scharfenberger was sworn in at a convention this past week by Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon. “I am extremely looking forward to working with him,” said Arnone. Scharfenberger is coming to the board after 14 years with the Township

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–Photo courtesy Monmouth County Gerry Scharfenberger is the newest Monmouth County Freeholder. Committee in Middletown. He said that throughout those 14 years, he spent six terms as mayor and he has done a lot of work with the county for (New Member - See Page 7)

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–Photos courtesy Ben Wurst, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ By Jennifer Peacock NEW JERSEY – The state’s osprey population added 75 new nests over a four-year period, a newly-released report said. The 2017 Osprey Project in New Jersey, released in January, reported that 668 active nests were recorded, a number well above what the study calls “the historic pre-DDT estimate of 500 pairs.” (Osprey - See Page 5)

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Continued From Page 1 leasing a car, according to a Monmouth County Government press release. The questions are both multiple choice and open-ended. The event was held at the Monmouth County Fire Academy on Feb. 5, where students from Colts Neck High School, Freehold High School, Freehold Town-

ship High School, Howell High School, Manalapan High School, Marlboro High School, Raritan High School and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School all came together to test their knowledge. As the competition progressed, Freehold High School and Freehold Township High School were the last two standing for the “Battle of Freehold,” according to the release. Despite great efforts, Freehold HS lost to newly crowned victors, Mi-

chael Galanaugh, Raiyan Hossain, Amit Bachani, Karim Lakhani and Christopher Galiano of Freehold Township HS. “I am extremely proud of the members of the FTHS Consumer Bowl team and their fi rst place fi nish,” said FTHS Principal Elizabeth Higley. “Consumer Bowl has been a strong academic fi xture at FTHS winning many state titles. I look forward to seeing our team compete at the Regionals and wish them nothing but the best.”

The ultimate winner of the regional competition will move on to compete the state level competition, the 2018 New Jersey State Consumer Bowl, expected to take place in May. “All of our participating young adults gained some k nowledge about what it takes to help them be smarter consumers and possibly future consumer advocates,” said Freeholder Deput y Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County’s Division of Consumer Affairs, in the release. “It is also a great way to promote the County’s Consumer Affairs office, which enforces consumer laws and helps people who suspect they might be victims of unscr upulous business practices.” The New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl is just one of the programs developed by the state Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs. Established in 1997, the competition helps students learn about consumer issues.

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In a previous interview, Howell Township Uniformed Fire Fighters IAFF Local 5015 noted that, according to the attorney for the Board of Commissioners of District #1, the program was shut down because the district receives none of the approximately $1.1 million dollars that Howell Police EMS earns for their services. At the council meeting, Nicastro mentioned that a meeting might be in order to discuss the potential re-districting of Howell’s five fire districts to provide fair and equal services to the residents of Howell. “There must be real conversation and solutions with all the stakeholders and fire district commissioners to make the fire district tax levy in district one more fair and equitable for those residents,” said Nicastro after the meeting. The 2018 budget for Fire District #1 could be increasing by $168,223 from 2017. The tax rate for residents in this district would also be increasing from 27.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2017 to 28.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2018. Compared to the other districts, this tax rate is extremely high. The 2018 tax rate in Fire District #2 would be 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation; in Fire District #3, 9.2 cents per $100 of assessed valuation; and Fire District #4, 8.2 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. While the tax rate for district #1 is only increasing slightly, it still remains at a significantly higher rate than all other fire districts. “I believe redistricting five districts into four would be a step in the right direction,” said Nicastro. “This would not hamper or cut any services.” According to Nicastro, Township Manager Brian Geoghegan has already been given direction to begin the dialogue about possible re-districting within the township “This has been an ongoing issue for as long as I’ve been on the council and I’m glad the majority of the fire districts are willing to address and help with this issue,” he said. There is no date set yet for a meeting or public hearing discussion on the re-districting.


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Continued From Page 1 DDT, a pesticide used for insect control, was banned for agricultural use in 1972. The report showed findings from 1984-2017, with the biggest gains happening between the reporting dates of 2013 and 2017 in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Starting in the 1980s and continuing through 2009, manned aircraft were used to study osprey populations. However, for the 2013 census, the project used volunteers on the ground—on foot and boat—to record the activity of known nests. Research starts in the spring; the surveys are timed with the nesting period, or when the young are nest-bound. Surveys record the number of young, their ages, and the condition of the nesting platform. Volunteers remove garbage from the nest to prevent suffocation or life-threatening entanglements. The young osprey, those less than three-weeks old, are banded for future tracking. In 2017, 892 young were recorded and 408 branded. That same year, 19 branded birds from New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Aruba, Antilles and Venezuela were encountered. Volunteers found a 16-year-old male, who is the oldest reported osprey found in the state. Despite being the nation’s most densely populated state, New Jersey’s marshes, coastline and open space make it an ideal home for the osprey. The state is home to 86 percent of the recorded osprey population along the Atlantic Coast and Delaware Bayshore. Nests are found from Cape May to Sandy Hook, from the Maurice River to Salem. The Environmental Defense Fund reported that DDT was widely used after World War Two. The pesticide caused birds to lay thin-shelled eggs, which broke during incubation. It didn’t affect just osprey; peregrine falcons, brown pelicans and bald eagles all saw their populations plummet. With the banning on DDT and measures to protect open space and remaining bird populations, those populations have increased. The full report can be found at conservewildlifenj.org/downloads/cwnj_802.pdf. A list of all known osprey nests can be found at Osprey-Watch.org.


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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY Letters To The Editor

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 seyShoreOnline.com 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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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials

Smith Speaks Out Against Offshore Drilling From The Desk Of

Congressman Chris Smith ASBURY PARK - Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th) issued the following statement at a Feb. 7 rally in Monmouth County

opposing off-shore drilling along the Jersey Shore: “I am pleased to join you today in strongly opposing offshore

drilling and exploration for oil and gas off the coast of New Jersey. “As a long-time opponent of drilling off the New Jersey coastline, I have serious concerns about this newest attempt and believe that New Jersey should be exempt. That is why on January 9th I wrote and led a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, signed by all members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation, stating “strong opposition” to

the proposal. Like you, I believe the potential consequences of offshore drilling and exploration outweigh the possible benefit. In short, New Jersey’s pristine beaches, marine ecosystem and economy are far too important to take a chance on drilling. Economically, this proposal could impact 1.4 million jobs and over $95 billion in gross domestic product that rely on a healthy Atlantic Ocean - not

to mention New Jersey’s $8 billion commercial and recreational fishing industry and our beach tourism, which contributes significantly to our over $40 billion tourism industry. An oil spill off the coast of New Jersey, even a minor one, could wash ashore and wreak havoc on our beaches, wildlife, local residents and businesses which rely upon beach tourism. Asserting our energy independence and protecting our

environment do not have to be mutually exclusive, and I believe we must accomplish this in a way that does not compromise our coastal waters and beaches. Therefore, I have been - and remain - unalterably opposed to the offshore drilling proposal, and I will continue fighting to protect New Jersey’s beaches and coastal waters from efforts to expand oil and gas drilling and exploration.”

Senate Passes Singer’s Bill to Help High School Students Understand Paying for College TRENTON - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer (R30) to help high school students to better understand how they can pay for college and minimize debt has passed the New Jersey Senate unanimously. The measure is part of a bipartisan package of bills to improve college affordability in New Jersey and address the

student loan debt crisis. “Many students dive into college without knowing how long it will take or how much they’re going to owe when they graduate,” said Sen. Singer. “Six months after they get their diploma, they’re suddenly slammed with sky-high monthly loan payments that they can’t afford. We can stop this

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his municipality in that time. “It is a great opportunity and it doesn’t come along very often,” he said about his new position. He hopes to bring a “stabilizing influence” to the board. “I like the idea of working alongside all levels of the government.” He also already has some items on his to-do list as a Monmouth County Freeholder, including redevelopment projects, expanding commercial ratables, expanding the economy, and renovating existing properties to make more revenue for the county. On top of these projects, he also noted that he wants to focus on veterans’ issues, as he has done in the past in Middletown. In recent years, a Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center opened its doors in Middletown. Scharfenberger noted this as one of his and the committee’s biggest accomplishments because it filled a vacant property, once a Lucent Technologies building, with a new, beneficial enterprise for the township. “It’s not only a world class facility, but it filled a vacant property and created around 600

By Jennifer Peacock

OCEAN AND MONMOUTH COUNTIES – 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 Merid-

from happening by giving our high school students a better understanding of how student loans work, explaining the benefits of applying for grants and scholarships, and highlighting the importance of finishing a degree as quickly as possible.” Singer’s bill, S-762, directs high school guidance counselors to

high-paying jobs,” he said. This accomplishment was just one of many that Scharfenberger mentioned he is proud of during his time on the Middletown Committee, and he is looking forward to the work he will be doing as part of the board. “I’m joining a great team,” he said. The process of filling a seat on the board begins with an application submitted to the County Chairman, explained Arnone, and Scharfenberger happened to be the only applicant for DiMaso’s empty seat. Arnone believes that the new addition to the board will be another great voice for the county, one with a great knowledge of government. “I am a big fan of moving up from the municipal level,” he said, explaining that it increases the knowledge of how to assist other municipalities. State Positions On Feb. 12, Scharfenberger was let go from his positions with the state after missing Gov. Phil Murphy’s press conference in Marlboro last week, he said. He noted that previously when he met with the new governor, it “looked like I was going to stay,” in his state positions, calling the

meet with students to discuss state and federal tuition assistance programs, which includes grants, scholarships, and student loans. This legislation also expands the financial literacy class curriculum to include discussion of the various college payment options available. The typical New Jersey col-

lege student graduates with over $28,000 in student loans, which is higher than the national average. Costs for in-state students who attend New Jersey’s state colleges and universities are the fourth highest in the country. The price of New Jersey state loan debt is over $1.9 billion and climbing. “Our college students are being

turn of events “abrupt.” “Naturally, I am disappointed,” he said. Scharfenberger is a Republican in a new Democratic administration under Governor Murphy. Murphy’s press conference was meant to demonstrate bi-partisan support for his changes to property taxes. In a press release dated Feb. 12, Sheriff Shaun Golden of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office noted his disapproval of the tax scheme. “Governor Murphy’s scheme to classify property taxes as voluntary charitable contributions is a shell game that, in the unlikely event it is ruled legal, will further complicate a tax system that badly needs to be simplified. Governor Murphy’s scheme will not solve New Jersey’s tax burden,” Golden stated in the release. Scharfenberger noted that he felt uneasy about Murphy’s proposal and this factor played into his decision not to attend the press conference. “I felt it was best if I didn’t attend,” he said. “I was just unsure about the legality of the proposal.” Feeling he didn’t know enough about it, he opted to stay out of the spotlight on the matter. Scharfenberger received the news on Feb. 12 from Jay Boone, the Chief of Staff to the Sec-

Area Hospitals Restrict, Instruct Visitors

ian 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 released its restrictions in a press release

crushed by billions of dollars of debt, and we need to do something about it,” added Singer. “Learning the college student loan process and how to apply for scholarships and grants will be an invaluable lesson for college-bound students. This is common sense legislation that strikes at the core of New Jersey’s college affordability issue.”

retary of State, that he was being let go from his positions as Executive Director of NJ’s Business Action Center and Director of the State Office for Planning Advocacy. “It’s a shock, but not a surprise,” he said. He noted that he was only told that the reason for his termination was due to missing the press conference, and is not aware of any other factors in the decision. A representative from Gov. Murphy’s office noted, however, that Scharfenberger was let go due to personnel changes typical in the undertaking of a new administration. It was also noted that he was an at will employee on a one month holdover from the Christie administration that has since expired. After nearly eight years with the state, Scharfenberger will continue on now in his position as Monmouth County Freeholder. “I did a lot of good work, and I’m proud of that,” he said. Although he noted his love for his staff and the companies he worked with along the way, he noted that it’s never easy when something like this happens. Despite this turn of events, Scharfenberger said that he intends to remain positive and look on the bright side.

banning anyone younger than 14 from hospital visits without permission from a floor manager. Anyone with a respiratory illness is being asked to refrain from visiting, but if they must travel through the hospital, to use a mask. 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.


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Snakes of New Jersey at 12 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, February 3 & 4 at the Manasquan Reservoir Env i ron ment al Center, Howell. D i s c ove r w h e r e s n a ke s i n o u r state live and what they eat. Then meet one of our resident snakes up close. Free! Coffee Club Mahjong from 9:3011:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, February 6-March 20 at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Shuff le your tiles and build your walls as we play this ancient, fastpaced Asian game. Both American and Chinese rules will be followed. All levels welcome. Pre-registration and fee required. Essential Oil Roller-Ball from 10-

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MANASQUAN – In today’s argumentative and indignant world, the Quaker faith and testimonies offer much good counsel and support. For four Friday nights in March, come and share your experiences of peace, equality, community, integrity and simplicity. The event is open to the public. Refreshments and child care provided. Mark your calendar for March 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Spread the word and bring a friend!

Author Talk: Harlem’s Rattlers And The Great War By Jeff rey Sammons

M A NA LA PA N – Celebrate Black History Month at the Manalapan Branch Library on Feb. 23 from2-4 p.m. with Author Talk. Author Dr. Jeffrey Sammons and co-author John H. Morrow, Jr. have written the book that is the defi nitive study of the 369th. Though discussed in numerous histories and featured in popular culture (most famously the film Stormy Weather and the novel Jazz), the 369th has become more a matter of mythology than accurate history. Their book tells the full story of the self-proclaimed Harlem Rat tlers also popular known as the Harlem Hellfighters. Combining the “fighting focus” of military history with the insights of social commentary, Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War reveals the centrality

of military service and war to the quest for equality as it details the origins, evolution, combat exploits, and postwar struggles of the 369th. Jeffrey T. Sammons is professor in the Department of History at New York University and the author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society. Dr. Sammons earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Rutgers College in 1971. He received his Master’s degree in history from Tufts University with his Master’s degree in history and earned his Ph.D. in American History from the University of North Carolina. Professor Sammons’ books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call 732-431-7220 ext. 7222.

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Bartley Healthcare Announces Award Winners at Annual Recognition Dinner

JACKSON – Bartley Healthcare announced their award recipients at their 32nd an nual Employee Recog nition Dinner. The honored employees were recognized for making a difference in the lives of their residents by their dedicated service, accomplishments, and their commitment to the company’s mission, “To enrich the lives of our residents and patients by understanding and meeting their needs in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.” Employees were recognized for their years of ser vice ranging f rom 1-32 years. In addition, awards for the Manager of the Year and Employees of the Year were also announced.

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3rd Annual Spring Flea Market

HOWELL – Join us for Taunton PTA’s 3rd Annual Spring Flea Market on April 14, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taunton School, 41 Taunton Dr. The PTA is currently accepting applications for yard sale, vendors and crafter tables. Email Mags2877@gmail.com for more information or an application.


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LBPD R eceives Its First Police Chief In Over 50 Years By Kim Bosco LONG BR A NCH – L ong Br a nch Police Department has received their f i rst police chief i n over 50 years. Jason Roebuck, former Public Safety Director, has led the department for the last f ive years and has recently been promoted from a civilian position to the chief of police. The mayor and council recognized a need in the department for a more def ined chain of command, according to a Facebook post by the Howell Township Police Department. C h ief Kud r ick of t he H T PD a nd Chief Roebuck have been close friends since their earlier years on the County SWAT team. The HTPD noted in the post that they continue a strong friendship and the dedication to serve the community with the utmost professionalism

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Have you ever woken up with a sensation of pins and needles in your fingers? Do you find that you are dropping objects more frequently? If you answered yes to those questions, then you may be experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) often starts as a general sensation of aching or weakness throughout the wrist and hand and can lead to numbness and tingling into your fingers. An increase in symptoms can be experienced as the condition progresses and may start to have an impact on your daily activities. Evidence suggests that 3% of women and 2% of men will experience carpal tunnel symptoms in their lifetime and the average age of onset is 55 or older. To begin, let’s discuss the anatomy of the carpal tunnel. There is a small, internal space on the palm side of the wrist and this space is called the carpal tunnel. The top or roof of the carpal tunnel is formed by a ligament that runs across the wrist. The median nerve and several flexor tendons run through this tunnel. The median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excess pressure being applied to the median nerve at the wrist level. The extra pressure on the nerve can decrease the nerve’s ability to send its signal to the fingers causing a sensation of pins and needles. You can think of the median nerve as a garden hose; when you step on a hose the flow of water is decreased and when the pressure is taken off, the water can flow freely. This is the same concept with the median nerve and the extra pressure that can occur in the carpal tunnel. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

• Pain that radiates from the wrist down into the hand or travels up the forearm toward the shoulder. CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS: The exact cause of CTS is typically unknown. Compression or pressure on the median nerve can happen in several ways including: • Repetitive use of hand and fingers • Keeping the wrist in a bent position for a prolonged period of time • Inflammation of the tendons that run through the carpal tunnel • Water retention • Pregnancy Research has shown that conditions such as arthritis, wrist fractures, or dislocations may cause the carpal tunnel to narrow. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, individuals with metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, are at higher risk for CTS. Women are three times more likely to experience carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms than men and it rarely affects children. According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, in severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness can be permanent and there may be a loss in the muscle mass at the base of the thumb. TREATMENT OPTIONS: There are several treatment options for CTS including occupational therapy. An occupational therapist is a skilled health professional who will evaluate your condition and how the symptoms are impacting your ability to complete your daily activities. Some treatment options include:

• Tingling/Numbness in the palm side of your thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. You will not feel these symptoms in the small finger with carpal tunnel syndrome. This often occurs during prolonged gripping activities such as holding a phone or newspaper or can occur at night. Many people often wake up with the sensation of numbness in their hand and find themselves ‘shaking out’ their hand for relief.

• Wrist splinting to provide support and keep the wrist straight to reduce pressure being applied to the median nerve. Wrist splints are typically worn at night to bed to reduce symptoms that may interfere with sleep.

• Weakness throughout the hand and fingers. People often report feeling clumsy or will frequently drop objects.

• Stretching and strengthening exercises to help reduce pain and improve grip strength and function of the hand. An occupational therapist will be able to design and implement a

• Activity modification techniques to continue to participate in daily and recreational activities without increasing CTS symptoms.

treatment program to assist in alleviating your symptoms. Corticosteroid injections, non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and use of vitamins such as B6, may also be used in conjunction with therapy to help reduce symptoms. If conservative treatment is not successful in alleviating symptoms, carpal tunnel surgery has proven successful in alleviating CTS symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome can have a significant impact on all aspects of your daily routine. Early diagnosis is important to prevent irreversible damage to the median nerve and prevent you from participating in your daily activities. At All-Care Physical Therapy, our Hand Therapist specializes in the treatment of carpal tunnel and other hand disorders. Contact your physician if you are experiencing these symptoms and ask if an Occupational Therapist at All-Care can help. OT Hand Therapy is practiced in Toms River, Jackson, and Whiting locations!

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

Biotin And Probiotics Increase Thyroid Hormone By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

There was a medical conference held in San Diego California recently and a physician presented a case study about a woman who took a large amount of B vitamin called biotin. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, it’s the B vitamin that everyone takes to try to get thick hair and strong nails. Anyway, the 55 year old woman’s level of thyroid hormone spiked so high she experienced thyrotoxicosis (extremely high levels of thyroid hormone), yet she had no history of Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or thyroid disease of any sort. The problem arose from the woman taking a high dose of biotin which she was using for multiple sclerosis (MS). Biotin is found naturally in meats, fish, beans, egg yolks and nuts. If you’re deficient, you might look older than you should, your cuts don’t heal as fast, your heart rhythm might be irregular, your hair might be falling out and you’re probably exhausted. She was diagnosed with pseudohyperthyroidism because her thyroid levels went up, but she did not exhibit classic symptoms of elevated thyroid. She was on other medications as well. Her doctors stopped the high-dose biotin supplements for three days and retested her thyroid levels and they got closer to normal. Could this be a coincidence? Doctors wondered that too, so they re-challenged her with high-dose biotin and sure enough, the TSH and Free T4 levels changed, but then normalized again (after stopping biotin).

Biotin would not increase utilization of thyroid hormone, or cellular entry. It would only crank up levels of T4 hormone (which is inactive), it would not increase levels of T3 (the active form), nor would it it drive the thyroid hormone into the cell, which explains why she had high levels in her blood, but did not have associated hyperthyroid symptoms, hence pseudohyperthyroidism, as opposed to hyperthyroidism. If this doesn’t make sense, refer to my book Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine. One more reason biotin causes apparent ‘hyperthyroidism’ activity may be due to interference with lab assays. Regardless of how or why…physicians should be informed that it can happen so they can distinguish between this phenomenon versus a true endocrine thyroid disorder. Patients should be aware as well. After all, you want to be diagnosed properly and not pinned with a disorder you don’t really have. You also don’t want your medication altered unnecessarily. If you take a biotin supplement in high doses, stop it 3 to 5 days before you go in for your test so it doesn’t throw off your test results and make it look like you have high levels of thyroid (when you are clinically hypothyroid or normal). If you would like to read more details, I’ve written a more comprehensive version of this article, and it can be emailed to you after you sign up for my free newsletter at suzycohen.com.

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

CentraState Creates Recovery Care Unit For Elderly Patients

FREEHOLD – CentraState Medical Center has created an ACE (acute care for elders) unit to help senior patients recover from an injury or illness while also helping them to maintain or improve their health and well-being during their stay in the hospital. The new unit is specially designed to meet the complex needs of seniors. Throughout the unit there are small but important features, including walkers in every room, bedside lamps and nightlights, lowshine, wood-look flooring to prevent trips and falls, and distance markers to encourage ambulation, along with a patient and family lounge for social interaction, activity and education. The gerontologic care that patients admitted to the ACE unit receive will be overseen by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical and

occupational therapists, dieticians, palliative care, social workers, care coordinators, and pastoral support. Their goal is to help senior patients stay strong, mobile, mentally sharp, and independent so they heal faster, avoid additional health problems, return home sooner and prevent future hospital visits. For more information about the ACE Unit at CentraState Medical Center, call 866-CENTRA7 or visit centrastate.com/ace. CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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By Marc S. Galella, Esq., of R.C. Shea and Associates During the process of purchasing a home, many buyers are concerned with the bottom line and look for ways to cut costs. One of the first items they may choose to forego to save money is to opt out of ordering a survey. This article is intended to provide information which will assist the purchaser in making a well informed decision whether to obtain or forego a survey. Many purchasers are not aware of all the various important components that a survey can disclose. A survey is not just a simple drawing showing boundary lines and location of the dwelling, but it also delineates right of ways, easements, encroachments, and/or gaps between property lines. The survey can also confirm the location of a water way, an existing improvement and determine whether all the structures on the property you are looking to purchase are within the property boundary lines such as sheds, pools, retaining walls and fences. Perhaps the most important pieces of information a survey will provide are the property’s zoning classification, dimension and size, which will allow you to determine if the property conforms to the local lot size requirements. Once the survey is obtained your attorney will forward it to the title company, who will also research the information contained therein. If the survey accurately shows that there are no property line encroachments then the title company will not require any exceptions in its policy, which will allow the title company to provide coverage and defend against anyone who, in the future, challenges the accuracy of the property lines. If you do not have an accurate and

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FARMINGDALE – Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast presents Baskets N’ Bags Bingo, featuring Longaberger Baskets & Pottery, Vera Bradley Bags and genuine COACH, Michael Kors & Kate Spade Bags! Come out on March 11, 2018 to the Girl Scouts

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Charities. Tickets are $15 advance, $25 door, and this includes 10 regular games. Also for sale are cards for 5 Special Bingo games, Extra Regular Bingo game boards, daubers, and a Wild Cards Game. Tickets can be purchased at the

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“Have A Heart” Rally FREEHOLD – On February 14, 2018, concerned constituents will rally outside the office of Rep. Chris Smith who serves the 4th New Jersey Congressional District. This public gathering will be the latest in a series of continuing protests outside the Congressman’s office since

the beginning of the Trump administration. For nearly 25 years, Smith has refused to meet publicly at a town hall meeting with his constituents, many of whom convene on a weekly basis in protest. “On this Valentine’s Day, we want to demonstrate our love of country and

democracy,” says Wendy Sabin, a local organizer from NJ Congressional District 4. “We urge Rep. Smith to show compassion by voting in favor of a clean DACA bill. In addition, we hope that he chooses integrity over partisan politics by supporting a resolution to protect the Mueller investigation.”

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Neighborshelping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group SHREWSBURY – Visit the Eastern Branch Library for this career transition support and networking opportunity on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend. Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position. Additional resources are available in the library’s Career Information Center. Fore more information call 1-866-9418188.

The Bishop Of Jazz: Rio Clemente And Friends At Manalapan Library MANALAPAN – Come out to the Manalapan Branch Library to see the Bishop of Jazz: Rio Clemente and Friends on Feb. 18 from 2-4 p.m. A consummate jazz musician who has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and NJPAC, Rio Clemente, aka the Bishop of Jazz, holds his audiences spellbound with the sheer brilliance of his improvisations, and his unique fusions of classical passagework with jazz. Groove with the Bishop of Jazz and his Abbots, as they captivate the audience with their own special blend of jazz standards and original tunes Entrance doors open at 12:30 pm. Seats are available on a f irst-come, f irst-ser ved basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Librar y staff reser ves a number of seats for a limited time before performance. Thanks to the Friends of Monmouth County Library for underwriting for maintenance of the Library’s Concert Grand Piano. For more information call 732-4317220 ext. 7222.

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Presidents’ Day Observance: Library Closed NO PAIN, NO GAIN

There is no way to sugarcoat the fact that foot or ankle surgery can be painful. After surgery, podiatrists prescribe pain-relief medications in order to make patients more comfortable. Once patients have been released from the hospital, normal activities are often restricted. Sometimes patients are required to defer all weight-bearing activities for 4-6 weeks. Depending upon the type of surgery performed, patients may need to wear a cast and/or use crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair. Full recovery from some procedures can take 4-9 months. Once casts, braces, and bandages have been removed, physical therapy may be needed to regain muscle strength and joint range of motion. Despite the discomfort, surgery can relieve constant pain and make daily activities easier. We sincerely hope you are not suffering with painful, nagging foot problems because you think treatment might involve surgery. Many foot surgeries are now performed right in the podiatrist’s office, and today’s advanced, conservative techniques can save you discomfort, recovery time, and cost. If this sounds like something that might encourage you to seek professional care for your aching feet, please give FAMILY FOOT HEALTH CENTER a call to see how our services can benefit you. We’re located at 4527 US Highway 9. You can reach us at (732) 370-1100 for an appointment. HINT: Many new podiatric treatments are available that are minimally invasive and can be performed in the doctor’s office.

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County Library Headquarters and all branches will be closed on President’s Day, Feb. 19. Your library is always available to you through our website, and our free app. All free with your card; just visit monmouthcountylib.org

Black History Month Events In Monmouth County MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County is hosting various events in recognition of Black History Month. Join us for some of these fun and interesting events! February 11: Black History Month Film Screening, 2-3 p.m. Eastern Branch-Shrewsbury Library, 1001 Hwy 35, Shrewsbury. For information call 1-866-941-8188. February 17: Black History Month Celebration, 12:30-3 p.m. Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center, 55 Neptune Blvd, Neptune.

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February 17: Black History Month Film Screening, 3-6 p.m. Stephen Crane House, 508 4th Avenue, Asbury Park. RSVP to cranehousereservations@gmail.com. Reservations required, limited seating. No admission charge, donations accepted for T. Thomas Fortune Foundation or Asbury Park Little League. February 17: Solomon Northup Day, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Long Branch Library, 328 Broadway, Long Branch. February 17: Black History Month Art Exhibit & Discussion, 4-7 p.m. Court Street School Education Community Center (CSSECC), 140 Court Street, Freehold. For information call 732841-4712. Tickets are $20/Adults $10/Seniors and Students February 21: 2018 AARI-Reading Fortune: A Vice for the Ages, 7-8:30 p.m. Red Bank Library, 84 West Front Street, Red Bank. RSVP to 732842-0690. February 23: Author Talk, 2-4 p.m. Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. February 24: Black History Program, 1-3 p.m. Reformed Church of Freehold, 67 West Main Street, Freehold. February 24: 2018 AARI-Reading Fortune: A Vice for the Ages, 3-4:30 p.m. Long Branch Library, 328 Broadway, Long Branch. RSVP to 732-759-0485. February 24: A Soldier’s Play, 8-10 p.m. Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, Manasquan. RSVP to 732-528-9211. Premium tickets are $40 (Adults), $37 (Seniors), $31 (Students 4 & up). Regular tickets are $32 (Adults), $29 (Seniors), $23 (Students 4 & up). Also on Sunday, February 25, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 8-10 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, 3-5 p.m. February 25: Virtual Concert, 1-2:15 p.m. Matawan-Aberdeen Library, 165 Main Street, Matawan. Nina Simone Live at Montreux 1976. February 25: Race Relations Forum, 3-5 p.m. United Methodist Church, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank. February 25: Author Discussion & Book Signing, 3-5 p.m. Freehold Art Gallery, 7A West Main Street, Freehold. Further information on these events can be found on BizEturtle’s Community Calendar at eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=BIZETURTLE. Along with February being Black History Month it is also African-American Read In Month For questions, write to aari@ncte.org, Jenna Fournel at jfournel@ncte.org, or visit www2. ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/. If you are having a Read In, email at turtlelynn@gmail.com


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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of february 17 - february 23

By Jeraldine Saunders

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. RASPBERRY COMPOTE Makes about 2 cups (500 mL) 4 pints (2 L) fresh or frozen raspberries 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar Grated zest of 1 medium lemon In a medium nonreactive saucepan, combine the berries, sugar and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat until the berries exude their juices. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool to room temperature, and refrigerate in an airtight nonreactive container until needed, up to one week.

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Starting At 7 Days: Sun. - Thurs. 12:00 - 6:00 • Fri. - Sat. 12:00 - 4:30

800 Route 70 • Lakehurst, NJ 08733

for reservations: (732) 657-8377 • Visit us on the internet for more information:

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706 Grand Central Ave. Lavallette, NJ 08735 732-793-9000 809 Central Ave. Seaside Park, NJ 08752 732-793-9000

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732-929-0044

Victoria Plaza Unit #7, 1594 Route 9, Toms River


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Dr. Jennifer Elfert NJ Hearing Aid Disp Lic #904

OUR SERVICES: LOCATIONS Howell: 4691 Route 9 North • (732) 942-7220 Monroe Township: 350 Forsgate Drive • (609) 409-9327 Freehold: 55 Schanck Road, Suite B-9 • (732) 414-6728

Hearing Aid Sales Hearing Aid Repairs Balance Testing Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatments Hearing Testing Hearing Aid Evaluations Occupational Hearing Testing Central Auditory Processing Evaluations

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Route 9 North

HOWELL TIMES

Senator Singer’s Office NJ Hearing & Tinnitus Check Cashing Station Stop & Shop Maxsam Tile of Howell Municipal Building Santander Bank Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins/Togo’s Stewart’s (outdoor stand) K Food Store (stand by bus stop) Ivy League Wawa (2485 Rte 9 North)

Aldrich Plaza

Coldwell Banker Realty Spirits Unlimited Smile For Me Dentist Subway Landmark Dry Cleaners

Big City Bagels

Route 9 & Strickland

Aldrich Road

Park & Ride (outside stand)

Regal Plaza

Acme Vinnie’s Pizza/Restaurant Dunkin Donuts

Howell Library (Old Tavern Road) Senior Center China 1 Vietnam Bistro

Corner of Casino Drive Solo Tu Pizzeria Dry Cleaners Not Just Bagels Future Pharmacy The Villages (Clubhouse)

15 Union Ave. P.O. Box 521 Lakehurst, NJ 08733 P: 732-657-7344 F: 732-657-7388

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Adelphia Plaza (by Acme)

Farmingdale

Shop & Bag Woody’s Tavern Surry Downs (Clubhouse)

Atlantic Physical Therapy Jeena Jay Ent Lottery & Convenience Store King of Bagels Niri Barber Shop Shore Laundromat Wine Land Liquors

Roseland Shopping Center Zebulun Barber Shop Tanfastic

ShopRite Plaza

Freehold Orthodontics NJ Hearing & Tinnitus

Emilio’s Pizza ShopRite Youngs Appliance Wawa (4690 Rte 9 S)

Route 9 South

Kent Plaza (behind Pizza Hut)

In Freehold

Park Nine Diner The Crossroads at Howell Assisted Living Howell Lanes Chapter House Restaurant Dunkin Donuts (by Home Depot) Howell Chamber of Commerce Freewood Acres Convenience Store Soma Pharmacy

Howell Center The Pretzel Factory

Howell/Jackson Medical Center ER Walk-In Howell Pediatric Dentist Dunkin Donuts (right after Wawa) Golden Farmer’s Market

Ramtown Area

Ramtown Liquors Cathy’s Bagels Cammarreri’s Bakery Wawa (157 Newton’s Corner Road)

2018-02-17 - The Howell Times  
2018-02-17 - The Howell Times