Vol. 15 - No. 38
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–Photo courtesy New York Mets Media Relations Department. Todd Frazier poses at iconic Citi Field. By Chris Christopher LAKEWOOD - The New York Mets play their home games at Citi Field. On Saturday, Pine Belt Chevrolet was Citi Field South. Hundreds of fans - many wearing Mets hats, T-shirts and sporting other items - turned out
for a Meet and Greet session that starred third baseman Todd Frazier, the former Toms River East American Little League and Toms River High School South standout who recently signed a two-year, $17 million contract with the team. Also on hand to sign autographs were Carl (Frazier - See Page 4)
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 and deaths, would even consider legalizing recreational marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (drugabuse. gov) does report that marijuana has short- and longterm 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 (Marijuana - See Page 5)
By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER - Citing a need for more information, and questions of the legality of the ordinance, the Toms River Township Council unanimously voted to table an ordinance that would have banned recreational marijuana sales in town. Toms River was one of several local towns that had made movements toward banning the sale of recreational marijuana after Gov. Phil Murphy was elected, since legalizing the drug was one of his campaign promises. The ordinance would have prohibited the sale, dispensation, and cultivation of marijuana within the township. Councilwoman Laurie Huryk gave a brief (Ban - See Page 7)
Seaside Bomber Gets Life Sentence
By Jennifer Peacock NEW YORK – He said he doesn’t “harbor hate for anyone.” Yet his actions that would indicate otherwise landed him a life sentence in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan for his 2016 convictions for planting bombs in a Chelsea neighborhood that injured 30. A pipe bomb he planted in Seaside Park also exploded, though no injuries were reported. The bomb went off during a Marine Corps charity race. (Bomber - See Page 5)
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Frazier: Continued From Page 7 Banks of New York Giants fame, Frankie Edgar, who starred in wrestling at Toms River High School East and excels on the mixed martial arts circuit, and Alana, the agency’s model who has appeared in numerous television commercials promoting the dealership with Frazier. Each celebrity signed autographs for free. Admission was free. The session took place in the showroom. Frazier, who signed for every fan who desired his signature, led East American to the Little League World Series title in 1998. The team gained instant celebrity status and wound up on a Wheaties box. Frazier signed a Wheaties box. He obliged a mother and her young daughter and smiled while posing for pictures with the duo and the box. “I have good memories of playing Little League,” Frazier said. “Signing those types of things means that much more to me.” Frazier, who turned 32 on Feb. 12, inked bats, baseballs, Pine Belt Chevrolet baseball caps and posed for numerous photos with fans. He signed a New York Yankees poster of him batting last season when he was traded to the team from the Chicago White Sox. Frazier signed a Yankees backpack. He posed for pictures with fans and signed their Yankees batting helmets. He signed a ticket for a game last year between the Yankees and the White Sox. The two-time major league All-Star signed pictures of himself in a Mets uniform, exchanging pleasantries with fans, smiling and tapping them on their shoulders while sitting at a table.
Frazier began his professional career with the Cincinnati Reds. He was eager to sign for one of the club’s fans. The fan wore a Cincinnati T-shirt and red hat and carried a Mets cap. Frazier signed for the fan. “C’mon up,” he told the fan as the fan approached the table. Frazier told a young female fan who wore a Mets cap, “I love that hat.” He signed for fans who wore a David Wright jersey. Wright’s Mets career has been slowed by injuries and the Mets signed Frazier to take his place. Frazier told one crying little boy, “Hey, don’t be crying.” “How are you?” Frazier asked one middle aged female fan while shaking her hand. “Have a good season,” one male fan told Frazier. The celebrities signed one item per fan and posed for one picture per fan. One male fan asked Frazier to go the extra mile, asking him to sign a baseball with more than a signature. “I can’t put an inscription on it,” Frazier smiled as he told the fan. “I apologize.” One male fan said to Frazier, “Let’s go Mets.” Frazier thanked the fan. Frazier posed for pictures and signed autographs for each member of a family of Yankees fans. He exchanged fist bumps with fans. The former Rutgers University standout signed an autograph for a male fan who wore a Rutgers crew team shirt. Frazier signed for a fan who sported a Frazier No. 29 Yankees jersey. Frazier frequently told fans after signing, “Have a good night.” He stood from the table and posed for a picture with a fan who wore a Mets shirt and walked with the aid of a cane.
“Let’s go Mets,” the fan said. “It’s go time,” Frazier said, smiling. Frazier posed with a young male fan who wore a Mets jersey that contained Frazier’s name. The fan also wore a Mets hat. One fan wore a jersey honoring former Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson. Another fan wore a jersey that honored ex-Mets catcher Mike Piazza. An employee had announced Frazier’s entrance into the showroom. He entered the room to cheers and smiles and waved to fans as he led Mr. Met (the team’s mascot) into the room. “The fans were great, unbelievable,” Frazier said after the program, which lasted for approximately 90 minutes. “I knew there would be a couple of people here. There must be a lot of undercover Mets fans around. It only means good things for me as there will be a lot of fans at our games.” Frazier said he enjoys hitting at Citi Field. “I like it,” the Toms River resident said. “It’s good there. It’s a comfortable stadium to play in. I have hit a good number of home runs there. It’s close to home. It’s a beautiful place. It’s one of those things. When you step into the batter’s box, it has the comforts of home.” Frazier will report to spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fl., on Saturday, Feb. 17. The date of the first full squad workout is Monday, Feb. 19. The Mets’ manager is Mickey Callaway, who is in his first season with the team. “I will use spring training to get acclimated with everyone,” Frazier said. “I want to understand the philosophy of Mickey and start to develop that winning way so that we can get back into the playoffs and start dominating.” Frazier said he has spoken to Mets right fielder-first baseman Jay Bruce, Wright, Mets reliever
Anthony Swarzak and each member of the coaching staff. Swarzak was signed as a free agent. “Everyone is pumped and ready to go,” Frazier said. “There is a whole new regime. We are anxious to get this thing going and get it kick started in Queens.” Frazier, who emerged as the Yankees’ spiritual leader, said he enjoys playing a prominent role. “A leader is what I am,” he said. “I like leading the younger kids. I show it on the field. I just believe in what I do. I will give the Mets energy and enthusiasm. I play with the will to win - 100 percent every day. I am just a guy who hustles and plays his heart out and tries to be the best player he can be.” Frazier has taken a pay cut in a slow free-agent market. He earned $20.25 million over the past two seasons, according to Sports Illustrated. He will receive $8 million this year and $9 million next season. Asked why numerous free agents have yet to be signed, Frazier said with a bit of a snarl, “Good question. You have to ask a lot of general managers and team presidents. I feel for the players who have not been signed. It was not fun for me. It was tough on my family. I feel very relieved to have signed. I am glad it is over. “The game is starting to change. The players have to look out for themselves a little bit more. Let’s not sugarcoat it. It was frustrating. It has been a crazy offseason, but I could not have asked for a better outcome.” Frazier is the fifth former Ocean County high school player to compete for the Mets. He joins Al Leiter (Central Regional), Jeff Musselman (Central), Jerry Dipoto (Toms River North) and (Frazier - See Page 7)
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Marijuana: Continued From Page 1 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 (mmpdirectory.com) 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. 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
Bomber: Continued From Page 1 Rahimi is an Afghan-born, U.S. naturalized citizen who lived in Elizabeth. Jersey Shore Online reached out to Seaside Park mayor Robert Matthies for comment. He sent a statement Feb. 14. “Whether one lives in Seaside Park or any other small community in New Jersey, the fact that a terrorist act planned to disrupt your way of life, harm and kill innocent people, could even take place shocks you into the reality that the world is becoming smaller and we are becoming more venerable to radical ideologies and the crazy people who are attached to them,” Matthies said. He continued: “What could have been one of the most tragic days in Seaside Park history was thankfully averted by sheer luck and the skilled and professional actions of law enforcement responders, and that our system of justice has responded and passed judgement to protect us all.”
The Toms River Times, February, 17 2018, Page 5 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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Deborah Hospital Funding To Be Reinstated From The Desk Of
Congressman Tom MacArthur WASH I NGTON, DC – Rep. Tom MacAr thur (R-3rd) announced his bipartisan legislation the Fairness for Our Hospitals Act was included in the budget deal that passed the House and Senate, and is now on its way to become law. This will provide Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Burlington County with millions of dollars each year and will allow the hospital to continue its mission of providing patients with access to high-quality care, including the many senior citizens and veterans that Deborah serves. The Fairness for Our Hos-
pitals Act closes an unfair loophole in federal law that prevents rural hospitals in states like New Jersey from participating in the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH), which helps support small rural hospitals that serve Medicare patients. New Jersey is designated as one of only three “all-urban” states, along with Delaware and Rhode Island. As a result, local hospitals that would otherwise qualify, like Deborah, are denied additional Medicare reimbursements; this inequality is unfair and against the intent and goals of the Medi-
Ban: Continued From Page 1 statement that it would be prudent for the council to wait until the state legislature officially makes it legal before the town makes it illegal. The Council would likely have to rework the ordinance after the state lawmakers made their decision anyway. In the meantime, the council should do more research on the subject so that they can have a more informed vote on the issue, she said. She made the motion to table the ordinance, which means that the vote to make the ordinance into law was pushed off indefinitely. The rest
Frazier: Continued From Page 4 Bob Macdonald (Point Pleasant Beach). Dipoto is the Seattle Mariners’ general manager. “I am in pretty good company,” Frazier said. “I always have good conversations with Al about life, Toms River and baseball.” Fans enjoyed meeting Frazier. “Todd is a good player and I guess he makes the Mets better,” said Bryan Samuel, 32, of Jackson Township, and a member of the United States Army Reserve. “He hits a lot of home runs. Todd and I were in Little League at the same time. I competed in the Lakewood
care program. MacArthur has worked tirelessly on this issue since coming to Congress, and has advocated directly with the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Kevin Brady, about the importance of this fix for his constituents in South Jersey. This is not the first time that MacArthur has helped South Jersey hospitals better serve his constituents. In 2017, he led a successful bipartisan effort urging the extension of a key Medicare policy—the imputed rural floor—to provide New Jersey hospitals with fair and equitable payments to support physicians and other health care professionals providing care to NJ residents. Congressman MacArthur advocated directly for this extension with HHS Secretary Tom
Price, which provided $36.4 million in federal funding for 17 New Jersey hospitals. He was joined by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) in this effort. “This is great news for Deborah Hospital and for the seniors and veterans that receive care from the hospital,” MacArthur said. “Many of my constituents depend on Deborah for state-of-the-art health care, which is why I’ve worked tirelessly with the hospital and House leadership to fix this unfair loophole. South Jersey is proud of the quality care we provide to seniors, veterans, and others in our communities and I’ll continue to stand up for them in Congress.” “We are thankful for the multi-year effort by Congressman Tom MacArthur
and Bill Pascrell, Jr. that resulted in bipartisan legislation allowing Deborah Hear t and Lung Center to participate in the Rural Medicare Dependent Hospital program,” said Joseph Chirichella, Deborah President and CEO. “The additional payments, which we believe Deborah was always entitled to, will help Deborah conti nue to be one of the nation’s leaders in cardiovascular care. There is a lot of cynicism about the political process, but t h is is a n example of congressmen working across the aisle to right a wrong. Without the persistence and passion of the congressmen, this legislation would not have happened.” Congressman MacArthur a nd Senator Menendez introduced the Fairness for Our Hospitals Act in their respective Chambers in
2017. It is cosponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Jr. and Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-Del.) in the House of Representatives and Sens. Booker, Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ch ristopher Coons (D-Del.) in the Senate. To qualify for rural MDH payments, the hospital must be in a rural area; have 100 or fewer beds during the cost reporting period; cannot already be classified as Sole Community Hospital (another rural-only hospital designation); and at least 60% of its patients must use Medicare. Deborah is a not-for-profit specialty hospital dedicated to cardiac and pulmonary care located in the heart of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. It accepts Medicare and other insurance, but has traditionally provided its patients with high-quality care at zero out-of-pocket expense.
of the council voted unanimously to table the ordinance. The legality of the measure was not really touched upon during a lengthy public forum leading up to the vote. They brought up the loss in revenue that the township could lose by having a dispensary in town. One resident asked to put it to voters as a referendum. They talked about the hypocrisy of having dozens of local bars and liquor stores, which they said is more harmful than marijuana. “More people will die from alcohol today than will die from marijuana in a decade,” resident Bryce Morgan said. People came from other towns, such as Asbury
Park and Eatontown, to show their support for recreational marijuana. There was even a union representative from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152. Hugh Giordano said that dispensary workers are protected by his union. He said they are hard-working people who are earning a living wage, and are making dispensaries safe places for their neighborhoods. This area is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, and if people had access to a safer drug, there would be less overdoses, said a younger resident, Jacob Novak. “My graduating class was not as big as it should have been,” he said emotionally. Although the township’s ordinance would have
allowed medicinal marijuana, there were still several advocates of medicinal use who spoke. They said that the laws are so strict governing medical use that it would be better for people who need it to get it another legal way. A few speakers were in favor of the ban. Rory Wells, a pastor and a former assistant prosecutor, said that a state like Colorado did it wrong. “Nobody talks about Denver’s restaurants,” he said. They only talk about pot. “Your brand can be destroyed very quickly,” he said, reminding people what happened to summer tourism after needles washed up on the beach. Families would see the area as a drug area and stay away.
Little League. Todd is quite popular in the local community. He is down to earth and a real fan favorite. He is a hometown boy and he is loyal. Even when he was with the Reds, the White Sox and the Yankees he was always true to where he came from. “Todd is a team player who elevates everyone else who is with him on the team. He makes them better. This is the first time I will meet him. Let’s go Mets.” Rene Ashman of Laurence Harbor said she is a fan of Frazier’s and the Mets. “He puts in hard work and plays the game hard,” she said. “He gives to his community and has never forgotten where he has come
from. That is the best thing.” John Mazurick, 67, of Toms River, said he has followed Frazier since his Little League days. “He is a real nice guy and an all-around good athlete,” Mazurick said. “He is a great player. He won the Home Run Derby championship and the Little League World Series championship. Plus, he is from New Jersey and my hometown now, Toms River.” Mazurick said he recently saw Frazier at Sub Doctors in Toms River. “I said, ‘Hello, how are you doing?’ “ Mazurick recalled. “I saw his picture plastered all over the wall. Buffalo wings are his favorite. He is a real nice guy, a family guy.”
One of the youngest fans at the event was six-year-old Joey Ortenzi of Jackson. “I like Todd more than the Mets,” he said. “I liked him when he was on the Yankees. He hits a lot of home runs. I want to be just like him when I grow up.” “It is exciting that he is here,” said Ortenzi’s mother, Autumn Ortenzi. “The kids are excited and everyone is happy. He is local and is always seen around town.” A member of the Mets’ front office is former Toms River High School East baseball player Charles Mule, who works in the team’s community relations department. He attended Seton Hall University.
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F EATURED L ETTER Murphy’s Law On Marijuana A new governor always brings in new changes. But none of them, it seems, has caused more discussion than Gov. Phil Murphy’s promise to legalize recreational marijuana. Environmentalists focus on his commitment to the environment. Economists are scrutinizing his economic platform. But everyone seems to have an opinion about his campaign promise to legalize. 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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Guilty Plea In Child Pornography Case By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – A Toms River man pled guilty to child pornography distribution. Mark Camlin, 61, of Toms R iver, pled guilty to second-degree distribution of child pornography charges Feb. 7 before Judge James M. Blaney. Camlin must serve a five-year term in state prison. He must register as a sex offender and be under parole supervision for life. He will be sentenced March 23. Camlin was arrested July 6, 2017 after various agencies obtained a search war rant of his Citta Street home. It was found that he had received and distributed child pornography images from his home.
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Gospel Extravaganza At OCC Celebrates Black History Month
TOMS RIVER – In celebration of Black History Month, Ocean County College’s Organization for Black Unity and Office of Student Life will present the 17th Annual Gospel Extravaganza on Saturday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grunin Center on OCC’s Main Campus. Special guests include the Howard Gospel Choir, Brother Hahz, and the OCC Jazz Band, along with community performers. Proceeds
will benefit OCC’s Organization for Black Unity Scholarship Fund and Cultural Awareness Trips. Space is limited and tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children under 12, and college students. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 5:00 p.m. or may be purchased in advanced by calling Ocean County College’s Office of Student Life at 732-255-0348.
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By Jennifer Peacock TOMS RIVER – People who were scammed out of money over a 13-year period may be able to recoup it. For years, scammers have used Western Union to defraud people. Anyone who has lost money that way may be entitled to file a claim. Those who lost money through a Western Union payment between Jan. 1, 2004 through Jan. 19, 2017 may file. The Toms River Police Department shared that a $586 million settlement was reached with the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s office. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. The police department shared that information to assist local residents, but cannot assist anyone in filing a claim.
“For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront,” Ralph Stocco, Toms River Police Department Community Affairs Officer. “They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send money through Western Union. No one received the cash, prizes or services they were promised.” Residents who think they may qualify should visit ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs
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The New Jersey Organizing Project Unites And Fights By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – If you’re looking for a way to take action this year, look no further! Join the New Jersey Organizing Project on March 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Toms River Branch Library to unite and fight for the community. The NJOP is working to make Superstorm Sandy recovery work for our NJ families. They are also standing up against cuts to healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid as well as urging the preparation for sea level rises, extreme weather conditions and working disaster recovery systems. Since its founding in 2014, the NJOP
has passed two state laws; one on transparency in Sandy recovery spending, and another to provide mortgage relief and foreclosure prevention to Sandy families. They have also successfully gotten legislation through New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate to assist families facing clawbacks, and even won the creation of a Rental Assistance Program for Sandy families. The group is now working on expanding foreclosure protections for families affected by Sandy as well as protections for quality, affordable health care this year. Come out to join the fight on March 3. For more information, contact Priscilla@ newjerseyop.org or call 609-312-3899.
Winning Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot Ticket From Toms River By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Two lucky individuals will be splitting the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot after each of them matched all five numbers drawn for a winning ticket! The tickets were purchased at two different NJ locations, one at TS II LLC in Toms River. The other ticket was purchased at the Wilson Avenue Deli in Port Monmouth. The total jackpot for the Jersey Cash 5 drawing was $384,334, which the winners will be splitting down the middle, each receiving $192,167. The winning numbers were 19, 20, 31, 32 and 38; the XTRA number was 03. “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot tickets were sold at Wilson Avenue Deli and TS II LLC. The retailers will receive
a bonus check for $2,000 for each winning ticket sold. Overnight, they have become two more ‘lucky locations’ for the very fortunate lottery winners,” said Acting Executive Director John M. White. White also noted that there were a total of 447,476 tickets purchased for that drawing. In addition to the two big winners, 81 individuals won $507 each and six people won $1,521 each, with the addition on an XTRA number, after matching four of the five numbers drawn. Also, 2,419 ticketholders won $17 each and 351 others won $51 each with the addition of XTRA, for matching three of the five numbers drawn. And 4,642 ticketholders won $2 each after matching two of the five numbers drawn, with the addition of XTRA.
Kids & Teens Summer Camps Open House TOMS RIVER – Are you a parent interested in learning more about Kids & Teens programs including summer camp? Visit us and learn more! The Department of Continuing & Professional Education at Ocean County College is hosting a Kids & Teens Summer Camps Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ground Floor, College Library (Building #3), Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River. Visitors should park in Parking Lot #1. Admission is free and open to the public. Come learn about fun and educational programs for kids and teens including summer camps and programs in art, building, engineering, dance, film, music, robotics, science, sports, theatre, and so much more! If your child is looking for an excit-
ing adventure, then sign up for Harry Potter’s Mystery Tour or check out the new full-day adventure camp for the curious kid who likes to try new things! Get your teen in the swim of things with STEM aligned water sports camps like surfing, S-U-P, and bodyboarding! For the student who likes to combine science and fun, STEM for Girls, APP. IO, Roblox, and Hovercraft are great choices! Help your kids and teens improve their sports play with co-ed V-Ball or Yogi Circus Camp, among other sports options! For more information, call the Ocean County College Department of Continuing & Professional Education at 732-255-0409 or email cpeinfo@ocean. edu. To view the latest camp brochure, visit ocean.edu/cpe.htm.
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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 roll-off. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month Celebrated With The Toms River Area NAACP
TOMS RIVER – Celebrate Black History Month with a food tasting event prepared by members of the Toms River Area NAACP at noon Saturday, Feb. 17. The annual event will take place at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St. and includes “The Legendry Ladies of Jazz” performed by Veronica Menyweather and YES Entertainment. This free event is sponsored by the Toms
River Area NAACP and Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River. Registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Free parking is available in the top and middle levels of the Toms River parking garage behind the library on weekends and all levels, anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.
Everything’s Coming Up Roses 2018 Quilt Show and Sale TOMS RIVER – Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore present Everything’s Coming Up Roses 2018 Quilt Show and Sale. Come out on April 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or April 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for the event, held at the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875, 600 Washington Street. This event showcases expertly created member quilts, wall hangings, and clothing pieces. A National Quilting Association certified judge will place ribbons for Best in Show, First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention in various categories of quilted art pieces. The general public is invited to share expertise
and see quilting demonstrations, vendors, and a quilt appraiser. There will be basket auctions, a mini quilt auction, and a queen size pieced/ appliqued quilt to be raffled on April 29 at the Mancuso Quilt Show inEdison. Raffle tickets are $1 and can be purchased from guild members ahead of the show or from Pat at patricia. email@example.com. Admission is $8. There will be free parking and a handicap accessible ramp. The café will be open for lunch. For more information, visit beachplumquilters. org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MANAHAWKIN – The Knights of Columbus of Manahawkin is hosting trips in the coming months of 2018, including: Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA – Feb. 26: Includes transportation, driver gratuity, $30 casino credit and $5 food coupon. Cost is $39 per person. Philadelphia Flower Show – Mar. 6: Includes
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Area Hospitals Restrict, Instruct Visitors
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 Meridian Health. Visitor guidelines have changed because of the flu season; all visitors must be at least 12 years old or older, even if they’ve had the flu shot. Anyone with a fever and cough is being asked to stay home. Healthy visitors are reminded to wash their hands, cover any coughs, and ask for a mask if they are ill but must visit. Community Medical Center in Toms River and Monmouth Medical Center, with cam-
puses 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 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.
VFW Post 8352 Meetings TOMS RIVER – The VFW Post 8352 meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., 39 Millbrook Drive. Lunch is served. New members and members who transfer to the post will be given a $25 Walmart gift card.
f you are between the ages of 35 and 79 your doctor suspects you may have lung cancer, consider participating in a clinical research study to help in the advancement of diagnostic testing and cancer detection. This study requires only a single visit where a blood sample will be taken. To participate, you must have CT suspicion of lung cancer or have a recent CT showing a pulmonary nodule > 4mm. Financial compensation will be provided to qualified participants. Learn more today about how you can participate in this study and help shape the future of cancer research.
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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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ment of health is located at 175 Sunset Ave. in Toms River. The phone number is 732-341-9700, ext. 7201. Visit ochd. org for more information. The Long Beach Island Health Department serves Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach, Ship Bottom and Surf City. It is located at 2119 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. The phone number is 609-492-1212. Visit lbihealth.com for more information.
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TOMS RIVER – Families Anonymous Toms River is an international 12 step, self-help program for parents, grandparents, other family and friends concerned about a loved one’s use of mind-altering substances or behavior problems. Families Anonymous meetings are open to all. No dues or fees are required. The group
uses first names only at these meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Visitors are welcome. The group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1528 Church Road, Toms River. For further information, contact the group at 732-864-0548 or via email at FamAnonTR@Comcast.net.
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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.
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Holiday City Silverton Fundraiser
TOMS RIVER – The Women’s Club of Holiday City Silverton is having a fundraiser with proceeds donated to a deserving Toms River high school senior to use towards his/her education. The fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018
from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Holiday City Phase II Clubhouse, 1846 Yorktown Blvd. Performing will be Joanne Rizzo Entertainment. Tickets are $20 and the deadline is Feb. 17, 2018. Call Jo Ann at 973-568-5821 for tickets.
Two Rivers Exhibition Of Sporting Collectible Art RUMSON – Bird lovers, duck lovers, nature lovers – mark your calendars! The 5th annual Two Rivers Exhibition of Sporting Collectible Art arrives at the Forrestdale School in Rumson on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop in for many one-of-a-kind items. If you are a collector of old decoys, we will have a room full of classics available for you to admire and purchase. If songbirds, shorebirds, or birds of prey interest you, come see the life-like wooden creations presented by our exhibitors and competitors. Art fans can marvel at outstanding canvas originals painted by our talented artists in watercolor, oil and acrylic mediums. If you love jewelry or can’t pass up a chance to purchase some unique children’s clothing, this show is for you! Bring the kids! For a nominal fee let them paint a shorebird or miniature duck. We will have Native American instruments and handmade sea glass, pearl and leather jewelry. There is something for everyone here no matter what your age. Admission is $5. All proceeds from
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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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Ocean County Library Foundation To Host 2nd Annual “Links With The Masters” Fundraiser TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., will be transformed once again into a miniature golf course during a two-day fundraiser by the Ocean County Library Foundation. The 2nd annual “Links with the Masters” will be held Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24. Golf attire is suggested to add to the fun atmosphere of the event but is not required. Friday’s adult-only (21+) event will start at 7 p.m. with cocktails and light fare. Tournament play will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 per player or $50 per spectator. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. Saturday’s event starts at 10 a.m. and will run to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to play a round of mini golf with a suggested donation of $3 per child and
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CLASSIFIEDS For Rent Townhouse For Rent - 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Saratoga section of Toms River. $1,650 per month plus utilities. 1 1/2 month security. Non-smoker. Available immediately. Call 732-270-1750 after 6. (9) Furnished Home - To share in Holiday City. $750/month - utilities, cable/internet included. You get private bedroom and bathroom. Security required. Female preferred. 732-977-7321. (10)
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Toms River Students To Showcase Their Artwork At The Ocean County Library
TOMS RIVER –Amazing works of art created by students from across the Toms River Regional School District will be displayed during the month of March at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. The Toms River Regional School System, in partnership with the Ocean County Library, will hold a free reception at 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5. Join us to browse the artwork, enjoy live music from the Intermediate South Orchestra, and meet the artists and their teachers. Teen volunteers will be on hand to greet and assist visitors. All 18 schools in the district will provide artwork to be displayed in areas of the
library. Thousands of students, parents, teachers and library patrons will review the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art created by talented students. Youth Art Month started nationwide about 50 years ago in order to share student art with the public. The Ocean County Library is an ideal forum for this exhibit and has shown the student work during Youth Art Month for the past decade. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the top and middle levels of the Toms River parking garage behind the library after 5 p.m. and on weekends and all levels, anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.
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Presentation On Double Trouble Village TOMS RIVER – Historic Resource Interpretive Specialist Andrew Anderson will present a program about the State Histor ic Site, Double Trouble Village: A Window Into Pine Barrens Industries on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Starting as a company town with a once-thriving sawmills operation and cranberry farm, Double Trouble Company was one of the largest cranberry
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“Soul Sounds: A Hip Trip Through the Evolution of Black Music” UPPER SHORES – The Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette, will host the program “Soul Sounds: A Hip Trip Through the Evolution of Black Music” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Join Key Arts Productions for this live, multimedia performance and get your groove on. Listen to the music
of soul legends James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Motown hits and more. Top notch vocalists and enter tain ment will be performed during this Black History Month event. This program is free but registration is requested. To register, call 732-7933996 or visit theoceancountylibrary. org.
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Police: Lakewood Man Downloaded Child Pornography By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COU NTY – A Lakewood man has been charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. Gershon Biegeleisen, 28, of Lakewood, was arrested Feb. 8 and charged w it h second- deg ree d ist r ibut ion of child por nography and third-degree possession of child pornography. He was caught as part of what the OC Prosecutor’s office calls a “proactive operation” conducted by the prosecutor’s office High Tech Crime Unit, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and Lakewood Police Department. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, tipped Ocean County officials that someone in Lakewood had downloaded and shared images of prepubescent children engaging in sex acts. An investigation led authorities to 186A Columbus Ave. in Lakewood, where evidence was found.
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast
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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.
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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
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