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Heritage Development Faces Opposition At Public Hearing

By Chris Lundy MANCHESTER – The State Department of Environmental Protection heard from residents about what they thought of Hovsons’ proposed development that could build 4,000 new homes, and many were not happy with the plan. This is the latest chapter in a saga that began many years ago. At one point, in 2004, Hovsons, the Pinelands Commission, the DEP and Manchester agreed to a set tlement for 2,200 homes. This plan would have lead to the development of 995.4 acres, w it h 6,179.7 acres in the property to be preserved. However, the developer made a not her application for 4,000 homes with recreation, a clubhouse, and 40,000 square feet of commer-

–Photos by Chris Lundy (Above) Karen Argenti of Whiting speaks against the development of the Heritage Minerals property at the Feb. 8 public hearing. (Right) Patrick Dombroski tells the DEP that the Barnegat Bay is “dead” because of overdevelopment. cial space. The entrances to the development would come from Route 70 and Colonial Drive. Since it is a new plan,

it has to go through the same steps as the last one. One of these steps is a DEP hearing. A majority of the

speakers seemed not to like this plan. They were asked to sign in to give their public comments. (Hearing - See Page 21)

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Surf & Stream Neighbor May Also Be Redeveloped

By Chris Lundy MANCHESTER – Another plot of land on Ridgeway Road might be redeveloped as well: a former farm near the Surf & Stream Campground. Recently, the Township Council approved the investigation of a redevelopment plan by the Planning Board for Surf & Stream. The owner had decided to convert it into something else, possibly a mix of permanent residential and commercial. A redevelopment plan becomes a contract between the town, the owner of the property, and any other relevant parties, if there are any. It allows the town more control over what can be placed there, as opposed to the owner making an application to the planning board. However, there are state guidelines that determine whether a project can be a candidate for redevelopment. The Township Council had already sent Surf & Stream to the planning board to investigate this possibility. At the most recent meeting, they also sent a nearby property to the planning board to see if that property could be redeveloped as well. (Redeveloped - See Page 5)

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 Governor Chris Christie. The

county’s Police Chiefs Association and Association of School Board 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 (Prosecutor - See Page 5)

County Wants Marijuana To Stay Illegal

By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – When it comes to recreational pot, the freeholders are going to side with the Feds, not the new governor. The freeholders passed a resolution at their Feb. 7 meeting opposing any state law which might allow for the use and sale of recreational marijuana. Berkeley Township and Point Pleasant Beach have proactively banned such sales, with other towns considering such bans. Eight states—Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, Maine

and Massachusetts—and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana. However, the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 is still the law of the land, and bans the possession, use, purchase, sale or cultivation of cannabis for recreational use. Freeholder Virginia Haines found it ironic that a government that has spent billions on anti-smoking campaigns over the decades, with a health-care system burdened by smoking-related illnesses (Marijuana - See Page 4)


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Continued From Page 1 and deaths, would even consider legalizing recreational marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse ( does report that marijuana has short- and long-term consequences, both physical and mental, especially with sustained use and high doses. Some problems, such as breathing issues and increased heart rate, mimic the effects of cigarette smoke. Marijuana, along with alcohol and tobacco, are considered gateway drugs. “Now the governor of the State of New Jersey wants to allow people to smoke marijuana. If this isn’t the complete opposite of what we’ve been talking about for 30-35 years, especially to young people not to smoke. My father died from smoking, so I know exactly what that disease can do to the lungs,” Haines said. “It’s just very ironic that all [Murphy] has cared about is the money it is going to bring in.” The Economy Of Legalization The Medical Marijuana Program Directory ( pointed to Colorado’s economic growth since legalizing pot in 2014. According to MMP, which has a page dedicated to five reasons why New Jersey should legalize marijuana, “the total revenue from taxes, licenses, and fees increased 77% from calendar year 2014 to 2015, going from $76,152,468 up to $135,100,465.” Different reports say legalizing marijuana could add $1.3 billion to NJ’s economy, although Murphy has not said how that additional revenue would be spent. The General’s

But not so fast, Freeholder John Bartlett Jr. said. Besides questioning how law enforcement can determine an impaired state, he asked how Murphy thinks the state will see revenue. “What makes even less sense is the proposition that the state may gain $300 million in tax revenues from taxing it. That’s preposterous. Do you know why,” Bartlett asked. “Because this has to be a cash economy, because it is federally illegal. A business selling marijuana in New Jersey cannot deposit that money in a bank. So, if you can’t deposit it in a bank, you can’t write a check. And if it’s cash, it never sees the books. “So how in the heck is the State going to collect tax revenues on a cash economy, which no one knows exactly what it is,” Bartlett said. A New York Times Magazine feature from Jan. 4, 2018, “Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No,” showed how one Denver marijuana business owner solved this problem: Safe Harbor Private Banking, a division of Partner Colorado Credit Union in the Denver suburb of Arvada, provides checking accounts to marijuana businesses. They are operating in clear violation of federal law, the article makes clear. According to NYT Magazine writer Robb Mandelbaum, clients deposited $931 million in 2017, the most of any bank or credit union willing to defy federal law and provide accounts to marijuana businesses. The article did not touch upon how revenues were or could be collected from such businesses.

How The Feds See Pot Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I drug, along with heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methaqualone and peyote. Despite petitions brought to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify cannabis, in 2016 the Administration refused to move it from Schedule I. “A substance is placed in Schedule I if it has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse. These criteria are set by statute,” Chuck Rosenberg, then DEA acting administrator, wrote in an Aug. 11, 2016 letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo of Rhode Island, Gov. Jay R. Inslee of Washington State, and Bryan A. Krumm, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Sage Neuroscience Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Schedule I includes some substances that are exceptionally dangerous and some that are less dangerous (including marijuana, which is less dangerous than some substances in other schedules). That strikes some people as odd, but the criteria for inclusion in Schedule I is not relative danger.” Rosenberg further stated that legitimate or “meritorious” research into any benefits derived from cannabis has been supported by government agencies. Freeholder Gerry Little noted that it is a Schedule 1 drug during his Feb. 7 comments, which were widely mocked by other media outlets, misinterpreting his statement that cocaine was less addictive than marijuana. Cocaine is a Schedule II substance.

“My Feb. 7 comment comparing cocaine (an FDA Schedule II Drug) as less addictive than marijuana (An FDA Schedule I Drug) was inaccurate,” Little said in a clarification to the media Feb. 9. “The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (FDEA) define both Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances as drugs that have a high potential for abuse and potential for psychological and/or physical dependence. However, the FDA and the FDEA make no specific reference about the addiction potential between Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances. “My comment was unclear and I regret the confusion,” Little concluded. Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy spoke on the campaign trail of legalizing recreational pot use. A bill sponsored by state senator Nicholas Scutari (D-22) would allow for the “taxing, controlling and legalizing marijuana like alcohol for adults.” The bill is currently in review for the 2018 session, but few politicians on either side of the state’s political aisle have expressed support for pot legalization. For Medicinal Use No freeholder spoke against marijuana for medicinal use. Murphy signed an executive order Jan. 23 “directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s existing medical marijuana program. The goal of the review is to eliminate barriers to access for patients who suffer from illnesses that could be treated with medical marijuana,” press secretary Daniel Bryan wrote.

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Continued From Page 1 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 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

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Heading toward Route 9 on Ridgeway/ Route 571 from Surf & Stream, the next property is the United Church of Christ, which would be unaffected. After that is the property that would also be considered for redevelopment. This property was historically a farm, although it is a single family home now, Councilman Sam Fusaro said. This property is not owned by the same person who owns Surf & Stream. The properties are listed as Block 1, Lots 1, 3 and 4.

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The Manchester Times, February 17, 2018, Page 5 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 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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E DITORIAL 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

EDITORIAL Make Yourself Heard

The people of Manchester face an array of issues – taxes, traffic, the environment, education. Issues that will impact Manchester for years to come. And no doubt you have something to say about them. So what can you do to ensure that your voice gets heard? First and foremost, town cou ncil meetings. Let

your officials know you’re watching. You can also write letters to the editor to papers like ours. People follow their local papers and by writing about important issues, you spark vital discussion on topics that affect your life. Don’t allow yours to be a lone voice in the wilderness. Make yourself heard.

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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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Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer Discusses Goals For 2018 From The Desk Of

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Kenneth T. Palmer I hope this message fi nds each of you happy and healthy in the New Year. With each turning of the calendar, I like to write dow n my goals for the coming year. This year, my goals for Manchester Township are to continue investing in and improving our aging infrastructure, finding ways to improve upon the services we provide our residents and explore ways to increase our tax base without imposing on our residents. Infrastructure In each year, 2016 and 2017, the township saw approximately $1 million worth of street paving. The funds were from a combination of state DOT grants and from your local tax dollars. This coming year, we have been approved for additional state DOT grant monies to repave Green Acres Road in Holly Oaks. We anticipate the paving to take place during the summer months. With your local tax dollars, we will pave several roads within the township in the worst condition. Consider ing

pavement lasts approximately 20-25 years, the plan is to systematically repave a portion of our roads each year to spread out the costs. We have started with the roads in the worst condition across town. As most of you can see, the water tower refurbishing project is near completion. The actual refurbishing and repainting to both the inside and outside of the tank is complete. When the weather allows, the contractor will complete the project by painting “Manchester Township” and the sunbeam emblem. I would like to thank you for cooperating with the water restrictions while the tank was not operational. Please note, refurbishing the water tower was the fi rst step in improving the east side of the township’s water system. The next step is to develop and implement a plan to construct a second water tower. Our current ability to store water is limited to the current tower’s capacity of approximately one million gallons. During the summer months, when

the residents turn on their sprinklers, the one million gallons is quickly consumed. As such, the need for summertime watering restrictions will not be eliminated until we install a second water tower to increase our ability to store more water. In addition to planning for a new water tower, we will continue to rehabilitate our wells and pump stations on both sides of town. In 2017, the Township Council and I were thrilled to complete the rehabilitation of the Sixth Avenue Park. Each time I ride by the park, I enjoy seeing kids of all ages playing basketball, having a tennis lesson or romping around the playground equipment. While we cannot prevent all mischief, the security cameras were extremely useful in detecting the minor instances of vandalism that did occur. Our goal is to renovate and improve one park each year. In 2018, we intend to refurbish Summit Park. The plan is to install new playground equipment, resurface the basketball and tennis courts, put up new fencing and security cameras. Our hope is for the residents of Summit Park, families involved in LMSA and all other residents to be able to enjoy this park, as well. In 2019, we will set our sights on a park on the


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Services Each year, we try and find ways to improve the manner in which we provide services. This past fall season, Mother Nature threw us a curve ball with the abnormally warm temperatures. As a result, the leaves on the trees did not fall when expected and our leaf vacuum service was affected. While our DPW employees did a great job in trying to double back to residences when the leaves did actually fall, we simply did not have enough time to get all the leaves before the first snow. Before the next fall, we will look to develop a plan to adjust our normal schedule and be able to advertise it better to you. Another area I am always trying to improve is our means of conveying information. Recognizing not everyone can make the Township Council meetings, this calendar year I will continue to hold “Neighborhood Meetings” in each of our senior and non-senior communities. Last year, I conducted 25 meetings across town. I enjoy these meetings because I get to hear your concerns and inform our residents about what’s going on in town. In 2017, we revamped the township webpage to make it more informative and user-friendly. We have also pushed out information on

NIXLE and Facebook, via Manchester Township’s page, Manchester Police’s page, Manchester Recreation’s page or the Mayor’s page. If you have not already signed up for any of these methods to receive information, please take a moment to do so.

Tax Base At 82 square miles, Manchester Township is a huge community. Despite our size, more than half of our land is environmentally protected by two regulatory agencies from ever being developed. As a result, finding locations to attract commercial development is a challenge. One area that has potential for commercial development is along Route 37, from the Toms River border to the Lakehurst Circle. This stretch of land is located within the jurisdiction of CAFRA, the state DEP’s regulatory authority. Per CAFRA’s regulations, in order for a developer to build on this stretch, the developer is only permitted to cover 30 percent of the property with an actual building and/ or parking lot and leave 70 percent of the proper ty uncovered. This regulation makes development in this stretch very burdensome and cost-prohibitive. As a means to lessen the reg ulation, Manchester Township is seeking a Plan

Endorsement from CAFRA to designate this stretch a “Town Center.” Should the Plan Endorsement be accepted, the regulatory numbers are reversed. A developer can cover 70 percent of the property and leave 30 percent uncovered. The goal is to attract more commercial development as a way to broaden our tax base and relieve our residents of some tax obligations. To prepare the Plan Endorsement application and complete the review process with the State will likely take a year. At a more local level, I intend to create The Mayor’s Business Advisory Committee this spring. The goal of the committee is to gather our local business owners and hear their suggestions about creating a more vibrant business environment in Manchester. My goal is to continue to grow and keep those businesses in town, and also attract new businesses. I have spoken with some business owners and received a good response. If there is anyone in Manchester Township that would like to participate, please send me a letter of interest via email to or to my attention via regular mail to Manchester Town Hall, 1 Colonial Dr., Manchester, NJ 08759. I am looking forward to a great 2018 and hope to speak with you soon.

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Crestwood Village III Women’s Club News

WHITING – We hope you will join us March 6 at 1:30 p.m. for our meeting. Following the meeting we will be entertained with Irish music by Tara Feely! We are also looking forward to April when we will have our annual flea market on April 21 and our meeting will include dusting off your best Easter hat! Our Mini Mart will be open on Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Unity Hall. For those not familiar with the Mini Mart, it is a large selection of gently used and new items, such as greeting cards, jewelry, books, many white elephant items and gently used cloths. There is also a table with flower arrangements and wreaths made by our crafty ladies. All monies collected are donated to national and local charities. The selection is constantly changing, so come often. When you are

finished with your shopping, you can enjoy a free cup of coffee and a cookie! Not only can you shop at the Mini Mart, but you can bring items you no longer need to donate. Please note that Mini Mart donations are accepted on Monday mornings only. Mass cards are not collected, please do not donate them. Absolutely no deliveries for the Mini Mart are to be dropped off at any other time. The Mini Mart is open year-round with the exception of holidays. Come join us! Our Sunshine Lady, Edith Goldstein, is always ready to send cards to women who are ill, shut-in or who have lost a loved one. Just give Edith a call at 732-350-5675. Be sure to join us at our next meeting on February 6. If you have any questions, call Carol Pavone, President, at 732-716-1222.

Senior Citizen Club Movie Night

WHITING – The Senior Citizen Club of Crestwood Village IV is showing the movie Wonder on March 23, 2018. This movie tells the incredible and heartwarming story of August Pullman; born with facial differences that, until now, have prevented him from going to a school. The stars of this movie are Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblag.

As most of you know, dinner will be served when ready. Our doors open at 4 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served after dinner is done. The price is still only $6 for the dinner and movie, or $2 for the movie only which starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available on Mondays from 10-11a.m. and 5-6 p.m. If you have any questions call Jerry at 732350-0230 ext. 15.

Woodloch Pines Trip

MANCHESTER – A group from Leisure Knoll is planning a trip to Woodloch Pines in Hawley, PA from March 5-9, 2018. The cost is $512 per person, double occupancy in the Main Lodge. It is $512 per person, double occupancy in a two-room suite. Included are luxury accommodations, three meals a day, a full schedule of daily activities, fabulous evening shows, and all

the amenities of the sports complex, plus an indoor heated pool. Join us for a fabulous trip for 5 days and 4 nights and experience what everyone calls a “cruise on land.” All are welcome. For more information call Cookie Cervino at 732-657-3144 or 732-657-4925 to add your name to the list with a deposit and additional information.

Manchester Senior Softball League Seeking Players

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Senior Softball League is always seeking new Manchester and Whiting residents to play Senior Slow Pitch Softball Monday and

Wednesday mornings, late April through early August. If interested, or to obtain additional information, call Fred Bohinski at 352-397-6160.


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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.

Crestwood Village IV Upcoming Trips

WHITING – Crestwood Village IV Shuffle Board has upcoming trips to Harris, Pa. Casino and Racetrack on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. They will pick us up at 10 a.m. and we will return by 6:30 p.m. The price is $33, the casino bonus is TBD. On December 3, 2018, we will visit the Tropicana Christmas Show and lunch at Carmines. Tickets are on sale Mondays 10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. For information please call Goody at 732-350-4737 or Sandy 848-227-3948. More information for these events will follow next month.

Crestwood Village Three St. Patrick’s Day Celebration





WHITING – Crestwood Village Three, 250 Schoolhouse Road, is having a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite dessert and your favorite CDs. All CDs must be labeled. We will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner with roasted potatoes. The cost is $10. Tickets will be available 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Unity Hall lobby on Monday, February 26, March 5 and March 12. Call Bill Fullem at 732-569-8042 for more information. Also on April 21 we are having an Earth Day flower sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs and soda will be on sale at food stand. Call Regina Silva at 848-227-3516 for more information. This Saint Patrick’s Luncheon is open to everyone. Come and enjoy our luncheon with us. Thank you.

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Manchester Prom

By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – Community members are being asked to make this year’s prom special for two lucky couples. Manchester Township PTA president Sarita Dodd is looking for community members and businesses to donate items for the high school prom basket giveaway. The PTA gives away two baskets each year, one for the school’s junior prom and the other for senior prom, both which include prom bids. “The basket includes everything they will

need to make the event magical!” Dodd said. “The PTA welcomes cash gifts.” The PTA is asking for gift certifi cates for: girl’s prom dress (2) girl’s manicure/ pedicure (1); girl’s updo hair style (2); girl’s fashion jewelry (2 sets); girl’s shoes (2 gift cards); guy’s tuxedo (2); guy’s hair cut (2); guy’s dress shoes (2 gift cards or gift certifi cates for rental); and car wash and oil change. Contact Dodd at president@manchesterpta. org.

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3rd Annual Beauty, Fashion And Prom Expo

LAKEHURST – On March 9, 2018 Dimensional Designs Salon & Spa is spearheading the 3rd Annual Beauty, Fashion and Prom Expo to be held at La Bove Grande, from 5-9 p.m. The Prom Expo is going to mirror a bridal event where outside vendors are invited to participate in a vendor fair atmosphere followed by a full on fashion show and many surprises. The Prom Expo Committee will select a diverse modeling entourage from the local area schools and will outfit the students in the current tuxedo and gown fashion for this prom season. Dimensional Designs Salon & Spa will showcase their expertise in hair styles, nail and makeup artistry. Colonial Bouquet, Chazmataz, Antoinette Rose Boutique, Mon-

ica Karen, and other selected local businesses and specialty shops have joined the team to ensure this event is exciting and worthwhile. Rose Kaiser is excited to host this event again, this year giving parents and teens the opportunity to attend together. Last year was such fun and this year hopes to be more robust and more exciting. The vendor application for the event is due on March 1. Contact Rose Kaiser, Dimensional Designs Salon & Spa, at 732-657-5727 to receive the registration form. Any vendor with related services to teens, beauty and fashion are invited to apply. For up to date information please like and follow our Facebook page lakehurstpromexpo/.

Crestwood Village II Travel Club Events

WHITING – On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 join us on the first day of spring for a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and lunch at the Historic Renault Winery. Lunch will be Italian family style which includes fresh tossed garden salad with homemade Italian dressing, pickled beets, pasta in marinara sauce, Italian meatballs, baked sesame chicken, fresh Italian bread, dessert and beverage plus wine tasting tour. Tickets are $65 and include bus transportation, driver gratuity, lunch, wine tour, and a $25 casino bonus. Bus boards Harmony Hall at 10:15 a.m., and leaves at 10:30 a.m. Bus boards Resorts at 7:15 p.m., and leaves at 7:30 p.m. to arrive back in Whiting by 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Harmony Hall Activity

Room Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The last day to purchase tickets is March 6. For more information contact Linda at 732-7161928 or Fran at 732-581-2290. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 we travel to Pennsylvania for lunch at The Cracker Barrel. (Lunch will be on your own since there are too many delicious choices). There will be time for browsing in the gift shop. After, it’s on to QVC for a studio tour and shopping in the outlet. The price is $53 and includes bus transportation, driver gratuity, stop for lunch (not included in price), and the QVC Studio Tour and Outlet. Bus boards Harmony Hall at 9:15 a.m., and leaves at 9:30 a.m. Bus boards QVC at 4:30 p.m., and leaves at 4:45 p.m.

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WHITING – Join the Whiting United Methodist Church on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5 p.m. for a fun and inspirational pot luck dinner and music. Bring a main or side dish to share. Dessert and beverage will be provided. Santos will perform. Santos’ musical style swings from 50’s Doo Wop to timeless hymns and everything in between. His testimony is one of a life set free from many years of drug addiction through the power of Jesus Christ. Two words sum up Santos – gratitude and joy.

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WHITING – On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Residents Club will hold their annual Soup Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. in Harmony Hall. Ticket price is $6 and includes all the soup, salad, rolls, coffee, tea, soda/water and dessert you can eat until it’s all gone. Tickets will be on sale in the Harmony Hall

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OCEAN COUNTY – Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups may be able to help you. Call their 24-hour hotline for local meeting locations at 856-547-0855. NEED AN EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR? WE’RE HERE TO HELP AT NO CHARGE




Activity Room until March 9. Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 7 to 11 p.m. to celebrate the end of tax season with our first Doo Dah Dance with Don Pesce as host. Dress wacky and dance with your favorite tax cheats, Leone Helmsley, Bernie Madoff, Martha Stewart plus many more. Soft drinks, munchies, coffee and cake will be offered. This event is BYOB. Feel free to bring your own food. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and will be on sale in the Harmony Hall Activity Room on Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information contact Linda at 732716-1928 or Fran at 732-581-229.

MANCHESTER – Join the Oliverie Funeral Home for a Blood Drive on Feb. 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2925 Ridgeway Road, Manchester. For more information or to schedule your donation, contact Geri Oliverie at 732-657-4900. Make a life-saving difference and donate!

Celebrating Our 9 Year Anniversary! BOAR'S HEAD SPECIAL

So grab your friends and family and come out for a wonderful evening. But, if you would like to skip dinner and come only for the music, the time is 6 p.m. in the Church sanctuary. A free will offering will be collected. For more information call the Church office at 732-350-6878. The Whiting United Methodist Church is located at 55 Lacey Road (directly across from Crestwood Manor). The Church has Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and is handicap-accessible. Everyone is welcome.


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Crestwood Village IV Residents Clubhouse Events

WHITING – On March 15, our Residents Clubhouse is having a Saint Patrick’s Luncheon. The delicious luncheon includes a corned beef sandwich on rye, cole slaw, potato salad and all the fixings for your sandwich. Jerry our Bingo President and Movie Director will provide us with Irish music. Of course you can BYOB. Some of our ladies will also be making Irish bread and cakes. The price is only $12 per person. Come and enjoy a happy Irish luncheon with your friends! Tickets are being sold on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. Remember: no ticket, no lunch. If you have any questions, call the clubhouse at 732-350-0230 ext. 14. Someone

will return your call within a day or so. On April 25, we are having a trip to Atlantic City with a Comedy Show of Steve Solomon, presenting a new show named Cannoli Latkes Guilt. This new show is about his parents moving to a retirement home in Florida. If you have seen any of his shows you know you will be laughing with his stories and jokes. This trip includes a deluxe round trip by Trolley Tours, a $25 slot play and the show ticket. The price is $65 per person. Tickets are on sale Mondays from 10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. If you are looking for fun and laughter, join us! If you have any questions, leave a message at 732-350-0230 ext. 14.

2nd Annual Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament

TOMS RIVER – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Whiting and Solar Source of Brick will host the second annual Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament on April 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Playdrome Lanes in Toms River. A maximum of 36 doubles teams, consisting of one bowler over and one bowler under the age of 50 can compete. This is a USBC sanctioned event. Both bowlers must have an established average from one of the past two seasons or and established average from this season for 45 games as of April 1, 2018. Participants will bowl a 5-game qualifying block with six teams advancing to a step-ladder format, one-game single elimination rolloff. The top qualifying team is automatically seeded to the final match. Handicap is 100 percent of the difference of the individual’s highest sanctioned average and a scratch

figure of 230. The entry fee is $100 per doubles team or $50 per bowler. Prize fund will be returned 100 percent. A portion of the entry fee will benefit St. Stephen’s. Optional high game brackets and eliminator side action will be available. The top prize is $1000 based on 36 paid team entries. Total entries limited to 36 teams and close on April 15, 2018 or when 36 teams have entered and paid. To enter, make checks payable to: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and mail directly to the Parish Office, to William Bodine – Tournament Director: 180 Route 539, Whiting, NJ 08759. For more information call William Bodine at 732-814-6683, Playdrome Lanes at 732349-5345, or St. Stephen’ sat 732-350-2121, or email

Resident Club Village 5 Dance

WHITING – Resident Club Village 5 will host a dance on March 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be music by “DJ” Mare Haze. We will supply snacks, set up drinks, coffee and dessert. We will also have

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church All Saints Chapel & Columbarium

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complimentary corn beef sandwiches for a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance or cost $10 at the door. Call Debbie to reserve your tickets.

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

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Walking Can Be A Real Balancing Act: Identifying And Managing Falls

Falls are prevalent, dangerous and costly. Every year, one-third to onehalf of the population age 65 and over experience falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults and the leading cause of death in those over age 85. Five percent of falls lead to a fracture. Falls can cause more than 200,000 hip fractures yearly. The cost of direct care for hip fracture patients alone is over $7 billion a year. Are falls a normal part of aging? No. Current research indicates that elderly falls are different than their healthy, age-matched counterparts. Can you predict who will fall and who won’t? No, not with certainty. But it is possible to identify many of the individual risk factors that contribute to falls. Contrary to popular belief, aging is not necessarily the culprit of imbalance, though it can be a factor. At any age, certain diseases, impairments or medications can adversely affect our ability to control our balance and lead to falls. The following are some

of those: Diseases and impairments which may contribute to falls include dizziness, head injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, diabetes, visual deficits and muscular injuries. Medications can also affect our ability to control our balance. Blood pressure drugs, diuretics, anti-depressants, sedatives, tranquilizers and sleeping pills may contribute to your complaint of unsteadiness. Can people who fall, or are at risk of falling, be helped? The good news is yes. Many risk factors are quite amenable to rehabilitative treatment. The use of available sensory inputs can be enhanced, control of position and movement in space can be learned, limits of stability can be increased, ankle, hip and stepping strategies can be trained, range-of-motion, strength and endurance can be increased, etc. The risk factor that is reduced or eliminated reduces the risk for falls. Treatment plans should be based on individual problems identified by comprehensive evaluation.

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Cut Salt From Your Diet

NEW JERSEY – Prevention and treatment of high blood pressure can help lower your risk for heart disease and stroke, the number one and four killers of all Americans. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association estimate that 33 percent of the U.S. adult population have high blood pressure, and nearly half (47 percent) of those with high blood pressure do not have it under control. One of the easiest ways to help prevent and manage high blood pressure is by reducing the amount of sodium that you consume each day. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recommend consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily. On average, Americans consume about 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day–more than double the recommended amount. The first step in lowering your sodium intake is to recognize the source of the salt. The majority of sodium found in American diets is linked back to processed and packaged foods. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized six foods, called “The Salty Six,” that most people don’t realize are contributing to their

salt habit. The Salty Six are breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups and sandwiches. The American Heart Association notes that by taking control of your diet, you can help prevent and manage high blood pressure, therefore lowering your risk for heart disease and stroke. Excess sodium affects not only your heart health, but your physical appearance as well. Consuming too much sodium can lead to bloating in your face and body. You can change your salty ways in just three weeks by following these simple steps: Week one: Look for lower sodium breads and cold cuts. Track your consumption of sodium and see how much you can shake from your diet. Week two: Order pizza with less cheese and meats and add lots of veggies as toppings. When eating chicken, aim for fresh boneless and skinless pieces instead of fried or canned. Week three: Check labels on canned soup and grab the lower-sodium varieties. When making sandwiches, look for low-sodium cold cuts and condiments and add lots of fresh veggies. For more tips on how to shake the salt habit, visit

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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

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Ocean County Library Seeks Student Film Submissions

TOMS R I V ER – Roll out the red carpet and break out the popcorn, the 12th an nual Ocean Cou nt y Librar y Student Film Festival is approaching and submissions are needed! The Ocean County Library is looking for the next Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. Ent r ies by high school filmmakers are now being ac-

cepted for a chance to see their film viewed on the big screen on Saturday, April 28. The submission deadline is Friday, March 16. There is no entry fee. Submissions are being accepted in the following categories: • Animation: An illustrated or computer-animated film featuring a story or a plot. The visual technique provides

the illusion of motion by displaying a collection of images in sequence. Limit three minutes. • Commercial: An advertisement for a company, local business or product. The object is to create an interest in the promotion of the advertisement and should be targeted to the public. Limit 90 seconds.

• Documentar y: Pr imar ily for the pur pose of education, instr uction or historical record, documentaries cover a broad category of subjects intended to highlight some aspect of realit y surrounding an issue, topic, or person of impor tance. The f ilm should add value and promote discussion by bringing in new infor mation, identifying unrecognized problems, providing or suggesting new solutions, or offering a unique perspective. Limit five minutes. • Experimental: The film should be characterized by abstract or avant-garde techniques, a poetic approach to a film’s construction, or the absence of a linear narrative. Limit five minutes. • Music Video: A film integrating a song and imagery created for artistic purposes. The film should represent the artist’s original work and emphasize the relationship bet ween audio and video. Limit five minutes. News Coverage: A segment that brings attention to an important issue ranging from local to global. Limit three minutes. • OCL Promo – Make us a social media video: Create a piece that features why the library is important to you and the community! The winning video will be pinned on the library’s Facebook and You Tube pages. Limit two minutes. • (PSA) Public Service Announcement: Create a message, with the objective of raising awareness or changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue. Limit two minutes. • School Coverage: An informational segment about something happening at your school, such as academics, a sporting event, a play, etc. Limit three minutes. • Short Film: It should be an original film that emphasizes a story. It should include character development, conf lict and resolution with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged for the full length of the film. Subcategories include but are not limited to action, adventure, comedy, drama and horror. Limit five minutes. • Silent Film: A film that contains no synch ronized soundt rack and no spoken dialogue. It should emphasize a story. It should include character development, conf lict and resolution with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged for the full length of the film. Subcategories include but are not limited to action, adventure, comedy, drama and horror. Limit five minutes. Stop Motion / Claymation: Limit three minutes. The film festival will take place at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. on the big screen in Mancini Hall, from 6 to 9 p.m. Entrance and attendance to the festival are free! Entr y requirements, FAQs and the link to the application can be found on the Ocean County Library website ( and at all 21 library locations.


Continued From Page 1 The DEP was not making a decision at the hearing, just receiving input. Marilyn Miller, from Toms River, was the first person called up to speak. She told the DEP how she had lost a friend in a collision on Route 70. The development would cause more traffic on this road. “Route 70 is a killer,” she said. “This area does not need more vehicles on this road. This is a mega city that is being proposed.” While this was technically a DEP hearing about how the development would impact the wetlands on the site, residents sounded off about the impact to the school system, overtaxed hospitals, volunteer squads and the police department. They also questioned what kind of businesses would go into the 40,000 square feet of commercial, when there are empty storefronts already existing. Leisure Village West resident Adele Shulman asked why the town had to go through more hearings. “It’s the same property. The same contamination. Has it ever been cleaned up?”

The Manchester Times, February 17, 2018, Page 21 she asked. Manchester will sometimes have water restrictions in summer months when the homes are drawing a lot of water. She wondered what 4,000 more homes would do to this situation. “I’ve been an activist for 45 years, longer than some of you have been alive” resident Laurie Errington said. She compared it to the contamination wrought by Ciba-Geigy in Toms River. “If I have 10 years left, I will fight it for 10 years.” Peggy Middaugh, of Manchester, said that these tributaries on the property feed the Barnegat Bay. Runoff from the impervious coverage of the development would pollute the already precarious bay. Barbara Steele, former public affairs director for Ocean County, lives in Manchester and said people moved there to get away from it all. They don’t want a big development. She also stated that the way these developments go, is that they ask for 4,000 units, and then settle for 3,000, which is still a win for them. It was not clear if anyone from Hovsons was attending, but several environmental

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groups were represented. Taylor McFarland of the Sierra Club had a prepared statement. Willie deCamp Jr. and Britta Wenzel of Save Barnegat Bay also spoke. Members of the governing body were in attendance. “Developments like this defi ne water quality. They defi ne whether it’s getting better or worse,” deCamp said. “Barnegat Bay’s dramatic decline has been because of developments like this.” He said that Gov. Phil Murphy will hopefully set a different tone when it comes to development and saving open space than his predecessor. DeCamp said that it is a democracy issue, showing how many people were opposed to it. There was at least one person in atten-

dance that was for the development. Resident Glen Ward said he raised his family in Manchester, and would like his children to raise their own families in Manchester. “They can’t buy in the senior communities,” he said. There needs to be a place for them to buy homes and continue to live in the town that they love. “Fifty years ago, people would be here saying ‘don’t build Leisure Village,’” he said. Comments Still Accepted The DEP is still accepting written comments by Feb. 23. They could be sent to or to NJDEP, Division of Land Use Regulation, P.O. Box 420, Code 501-02A, Trenton, NJ.

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OCEAN COUNTY – The National Alliance on Mental Illness Ocean County offers a free, six session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. The NAMI Family–to–Family Class is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. The NAMI Family-to-Family Class not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you will also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of the NAMI Family-to-Family Class provides mutual support and shared positive impact; you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own

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Understanding Meniscal Tears: How Can Physical Therapy Help You? By: Kimberly Lotito, PTA, Manchester Location

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)

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MENISCAL TEARS: If you have a history of some sort of twisting injury, followed by pain, swelling, locking or catching, you

could possibly have a torn meniscus. You may also have pain along the joint line with forced hyperextension (straightening the knee fully) or maximum flexion (bending the knee fully). One of the main symptoms that would stand out as a possible meniscal tear involve locking and/ or catching. You may also experience increased pain with weight-bearing activities such as walking or standing, or experience your leg “giving way”, causing safety problems.

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.


The answer is Yes! If deemed appropriate for your recovery, your surgeon will recommend to start physical therapy along with protocol guidelines to follow as your knee heals week to week. Your physical therapist will guide you through the appropriate steps of each recovery phase, with the use of therapeutic exercise, modalities, manual therapy techniques and a home exercise program, including any precautions or specific care instructions after your surgery. At All-Care Physical Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of meniscal tears and post-operative meniscal recovery. Our skilled physical therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan, specific to your injury, in order to make your recovery as comfortable and painfree as possible. To schedule an appointment at our Manchester facility, please call 732-657-7900.

KIMBERLY LOTITO, PTA Kim earned her Associates degree in Applied Science for the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Union County College, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Rutgers University. Her professional focus has been in outpatient orthopedic care and sports medicine since being licensed. Her areas of interest include geriatrics, pre, post, and non-operative care, as well as return to play care for recreational and scholastic athletes. As a student, her clinical affiliations included acute/inpatient experience in a hospital setting, balance and gait training utilizing the Solo Step harness, and soft tissue mobilization and manual therapy in treating a variety of orthopedic dysfunctions in outpatient settings. She uses a variety of techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise and kinesiotape application methods to treat various pathologies. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and plans to continue her education each year to expand and enhance her treatment approach and skills. Continuing education includes: Kinesio Fundamentals & Advanced (KT1 & KT2)


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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.


wolfgang puck’s kitchen That’s Amore: Plan Ahead To Treat Your Sweetheart To The Sweet Taste Of Italy By Wolfgang Puck CHOCOLATE TARTUFO Makes 5 to 10 servings 9 ounces (255 g) bittersweet chocolate 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (125 mL) water 1 cup (250 mL) heavy cream 2 tablespoons Chambord or other raspberry liqueur, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Raspberry compote (recipe follows) Cut 6 ounces (170 g) of the chocolate into small chunks. Put the chunks in a medium heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water; when the chocolate is almost melted, remove the pan from the heat, stir the chocolate, and leave it to continue melting. Keep warm. Over another bowl, grate the remaining chocolate. Set aside at cool room temperature. In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a wire whip or beaters, whip the egg yolks until thick. Alternatively, put the yolks in a large heatproof mixing bowl and beat them with a hand-held electric mixer. Meanwhile, clip a candy thermometer to the side of a small saucepan, Put the sugar and water in the pan and, over high heat, bring the sugar and water to a boil, watching carefully, until the mixture reaches 230 F to 234 F (110 C to 112 C). Large, shiny bubbles will form and the syrup will thicken. Instantly remove the syrup from the heat and, with the mixer running at the lowest speed, carefully pour the syrup into the yolks. (Be careful to avoid pouring the syrup directly onto the beaters or the sides of the bowl.) Once all the syrup is poured, increase the speed to medium and continue beating until the mixture is cooled

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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