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By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Ocean County College recently held a ribbon cutting for its newest addition to the campus, the H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building. The new building is named for The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, the generous donor of $3.75 million to the Ocean County College Foundation. The grant will be dedicated to supporting OCC’s health science programs. According to Kenneth Malagiere, Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation, $2.5 million of that has been given as an endowment to grant scholarships to attendees of the College’s health sciences programs. The –Photos by Kimberly Bosco remaining $1.25 million has Left: One of the Nursing Skills Labs in the new building; they been approved for healthcare resemble an ER. Right: The H. Hovnanian Health Science (OCC - See Page 5) Building is building 102 on OCC’s campus.

Toms River Ordered To Revaluate Properties

By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – The count y has ordered Toms River to revaluate properties to be more in line with what they should be. Ever y proper ty is currently assessed at a certain number. Your taxes are based off of that number. But, as years go by, the real estate market fluctuates while your assessment stays the same. Then, you are either paying too little or too much in taxes. When too many of the properties in a town are too far away from the fair market values, a revaluation is ordered to bring them back into line.

By Bob Vosseller TOMS RIVER – Motorcyclists came f rom as far as Trenton and Egg Harbor Township to have their Harley-Davidson and other motorbike models blessed by Pastor Anthony Storino of the Abundant Grace Church on Indian Head Road. W h ile t he t rad it ion of motorcycles bei ng blessed for safe travel began some 100 years ago, according to event coordinator and parish member William Bintliff, this marked the first –Photo by Bob Vosseller time for it to be held at Volunteers of the Blessing of the Bikes gather in the parking lot of the Abundant the township church. Grace Church on Indian Hill Road, Toms River. (Bikes - See Page 4)

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Chelsea Skuby, the county’s tax administrator, said the values will go on the books for tax year 2020. Council President Brian Kubiel said that the township is waiting for their plan to be approved by the county before going forward. A town has the choice of either doing a re-assessment in-house or hiring an outside firm to perform a revaluation. Generally, larger towns do revaluations and smaller towns do re-assessments. Toms River will need to hire an outside firm, Kubiel said. The rule of thumb is that some of the properties

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Older Americans Share The Secret To A Long, Happy Life By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live to see 101 years? Well, you can ask Dominica Manto, one of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey’s (CVCJ) care receivers who plans to celebrate her 101st birthday on June 1, 2018. When asked what her plans were for the big day she said “I already celebrated last year,” (Happy - See Page 2)

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Happy: Continued From Page 1 when she reached the incredible milestone of turning 100 years old. So, it seems 101 is no big deal to Dominica. However, CVCJ, RWJBarnabas Health, and Community Medical Center think otherwise. To the hosts of the luncheon for Older Americans Month, the large senior citizen population of Ocean County is important and deserves to be celebrated. The luncheon, held at Community Medical Center on May 14, had nearly 40 Ocean County residents ages 95 to 102 in attendance to celebrate their lives and support Community Medical Center’s commitment to keeping people healthy and active through every stage of life. “It was reported that people over the age of 95 represent only .1 percent of the population,” said Jean Flaherty of Community Medical Center. “You’re a member of a very exclusive club and we’re really happy that you came today,” she said to the attendees. “Older Americans Month is a fairly new month of recognition established by a presidential proclamation in 2015, to celebrate the accomplishments and sacrifices of our elders,” said Michael Mimoso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Medical Center. “Among our special guests, there are more than 2,000 years of life experiences in this room; you’ve been a part of historic moments and seen the world change and accomplished incredible things.” Mimoso also emphasized that it is Community Medical Center’s mission to keep seniors healthy and out of the hospital.

Lynette Whiteman, MS, Executive Director of Caregivers said, “All of us at (Caregivers) consider it such an honor to be a part of your life…you have inspired us and shared with your volunteers your wisdom and your advice.” Caregivers is “an interfaith nonprofit agency dedicated to providing free supportive services to the frail elderly and the homebound, enabling them to live independently and with dignity in

connected to others. She said that she finds this to be true in many of Caregivers’ senior members. So, what is the secret to a long life? For Dominica, it is keeping active and busy, according to her Caregivers volunteer Joann. Dominica said she loves to bake, cook, and clean. Joann takes her to her doctor’s appointments, to the store, and even accompanies her to family events.

For Art Edler, the secret is keeping himself surrounded with people. Art used to be a volunteer for Caregivers, where he volunteered to drive care receivers where they needed to go. He is now a Caregivers care receiver. “I run the whole gamut,” he joked. Art is a lively 95-year old who is active in church and is also a member of an “OB” group, short for “Old Bachelor’s.” Art loves people and is a friend to everybody, which has been a contributing factor to his wonderfully long life thus far, according to his volunteer. Also continuing to stay active is 96-year old Anita Maynard, who has been volunteering at Community Medical Center since 1988. She has provided over 7,300 hours of service and still drives herself to and from the hospital. Anita still volunteers every once and a while at the hospital gift shop, noting that it keeps her busy and she meets some interesting people there. She also swims every day, doing exercise water aerobics that helps to keep her young. “I don’t feel pain,” she said. Anita is from Poland with a slight Polish accent, and still feels very strongly about her heritage after all these years. She noted that she comes from the eastern part of Poland that is now considered the Ukraine but still thinks of it as home. Anita lived through World War II before she came over –Photo by Kimberly Bosco to the states nearly 70 years ago. Ocean County seniors ages 95 to 102 came out to Community Medical Center for a The room was full of not just senior citizens celebratory lunch in their honor. but also deep and varied histories. According to Community Medical Center, our senior citizen their own homes,” according to their website. Dominica is native to New Jersey, born in Eliz- population in Ocean County is the largest in the Whiteman remarked that some research led her abeth. Her parents came over to the States from state of NJ. to discover that three particular factors contribute Italy. Dominica said that she also speaks Italian. “We hope to see all of you back next year,” said to a long life: good nutrition, exercise, and staying “I had to, my parents didn’t speak English.” Flaherty to attendees.

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–Photo courtesy Abundant Grace Church People came from all over the community for the Blessing of the Bikes.

Bikes: Continued From Page 1 Bintliff said that more than 30 motorcycles and around 40 visitors came out to the church during the blessing event which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event featured some live music, food and other vendors. “This is our first blessing event but we’ll def initely be doing this as an annual event,” Bintliff said. Bintliff added that due to the unwelcome rain of the morning “we had a cancellation of our kettle corn dealer,” noting that the event also featured vendors to make it more of a community event. Toms River resident Annie Willets, one of around 30 volunteers, said the event featured a dozen craft vendors and some booths aimed at the needs of motorcyclists. “We were expecting about 100 motorcycles,” Blintliff said. T he rain, however, put a speedbump in the road for some travelers. “If we had 70-degree weather the parking lot would be filled.” Despite the weather, those present were enjoying a good time. Bintliff said that cyclists across the count y and beyond came out for the event. “It was a good event and a good cause,” he added. “We had one group come out early this morning from Trenton on their way to another activity in Rahway. It makes for a nice ride day,” Bintliff said. “This is more of a Christian outreach. We’re more concer ned about saving souls than raising funds. The Blessing of Bikes began at a Catholic Church about 100 years ago. This event also shows how motorcycles riders come

from all walks of life,” said Blintiliff, who is a Harley-Davidson rider himself. “ T he mot orcycle s a ct u al ly c ome into the church in many cases but our church just got new f loors,” Bintliff said with a laugh. “Usually, the blessing of bikes happen s du r i ng t he mont h of Apr il at different churches but we felt we’d be safe with war mer weather in May,” Bintliff said. “It made for a good outreach,” Pastor Storino said. “We will def initely be doing this again.” “We’d like to see some slow steady growth and it will make for a good community project. People see motorcyclists in a certain way. They are often stereotyped but I’ve found that your average biker is char itable, God-loving and devoted to our country,” Bintliff said. Bintliff noted the many motorcycle clubs who offer up their time for veteran funeral escorts, support Ronald McDonald House and other good causes such as Habitat for Humanity. “It isn’t just the money they donate but the time they give to help people,” Bintliff said. Bintliff recalled a former annual charity event that utilized the parking lot of the Freehold Mall as a staging area by hundreds of cyclists. “It filled the parking lot but after a while, it couldn’t accommodate the number of cyclists who came out. That is the kind of people they are and we’re happy to have them come by here and for the pastor to bless their bikes for a safe journey on their many travels ahead.” For infor mation about next year’s event and other community events at the church e-mail blessingthebikes@

OCC: Continued From Page 1 programs at Ocean County College. The total cost of constructing the Health Sciences Building was approximately $18,550,000. The majority of the project was funded by Chapter 12 which is supported 50 percent by the state and 50 percent by the county. “The College is grateful to the County of Ocean for its unwavering support of OCC’s campus,” said Sara Winchester, Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. “It has been underwritten by not only our [Ocean County] freeholders and our college [OCC] but also the H. Hovnanian Foundation,” said Malagiere. The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to “provide funding for charitable, educational, religious, scientific, literary, or testing for public safety purposes,” according to a press release by OCC. Present at the ribbon cutting was “guest of honor” Edele Hovnanian, daughter of Hirair and Anna Hovnanian and president of the foundation, who said a few words on her family’s behalf. “Ocean County College has always been a part of our family’s life…I was raised on North Maple Avenue in Toms River so a good part of my memories and childhood is tied to Ocean County,” said Edele. “This gift from my parents is just the beginning.” “He [Hirair Hovnanian] had great memories with all the men whose names are now on all the buildings in the campus and it was about time that I had dad’s name here too,” she added. Edele remarked that she was proud to have her father’s name on such a beautiful building. The new H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building is a 47,000 square foot, three-story building that was constructed for the nursing and health sciences programs, some of the largest programs in the college. It will provide anywhere from 600 to 800 students per day with various upgraded facilities, new resources and equipment, and more room, to facilitate a much more conducive and accessible learning environment. “We needed a building that justified what we are doing here,” said Malagiere. Some of the unique features in the building include Nursing Skills Labs with 30 hospital beds and training equipment, Simulation Labs with programmable mannequins that react to students’ actions, a CPR Training Room, a Phlebotomy Lab and Medical Coding Computer Lab, Continuing and Professional Education Lab with Exam Rooms, a Fitness Room, and a Public Wellness Center/ Clinic with Reception/Waiting Area and Exam Rooms. A particularly cool feature of the new building is the Simulation Labs. These are four rooms set up like patient rooms with a control center in the middle, where students “can practice their skills in a safe environment,” according to Teresa Walsh, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, while being observed by faculty through a two-way mirror. “Faculty can become the voice of the patient, they can change the scenario to see if

The Toms River Times, May 19, 2018, Page 5 they [the students] are meeting all the skills,” she added. The simulation labs encompass ER, Pediatrics/OB, ICU, and other areas of medicine for a more well-rounded skill level. Whereas the program only has one sim lab and one control room in the current building, according to Walsh, they will now have four. Another beneficial aspect of the new sim labs is a conference room located right next door where students can go to see a video recording of how they handled the patient situation in the simulation for better feedback. The new area provides students with more space and better equipment to work with so that they are better prepared when it comes time to work on real patients. Not only this, but the expanded facilities allow OCC to expand its student population within the nursing program. “We’re going to be able to open up courses that were closed down because of space; lack of classrooms, lack of faculty, so we’re excited about that,” said Malagiere. Walsh called the ribbon cutting a wonderful day for the nursing program. “We kind of outgrew our building…it was built in the 70s,

it’s very small,” said Walsh. She noted that the new building provides the students with more collaborative space so that nursing students, who she said tend to gravitate towards each other, can work together comfortably for studying. “We’re also going to have continuing education related to health sciences in the building too,” she said. “That involves point of care technicians, medical technicians, that work with nurses in the hospitals,” to create an interaction between the career side and the continuing education side of the program. Walsh added that in addition to these titles, they will also have Phlebotomists and EKG technicians available. “Generations of students will benefit from this beautiful building,” said Dr. Jon Larson, President of Ocean County College, in his opening remarks. Among many thanks, Larson thanked the Ocean County Freeholders who “together with the state of New Jersey, bonded this project to the tune of $13.6 million.” Present at the ribbon cutting were Freeholder John C. Bartlett, liaison to OCC, and Freeholder Virginia Haines, the honoree of

the OCC Foundation’s upcoming Fellowship Gala on June 15. Bartlett joked that “it’s only through the miracles of modern medicine that I’m standing here today, and so it is entirely appropriate and a great honor for me, to be in this health science building.” Bartlett deeply thanked the Hovnanian Foundation for contributing to this project to further health science education, remarking that in the time he knew Hirair Hovnanian, he knew him as “a great man.” “Here at OCC, our student body and our education ambitions both continue to grow, and our college campus follows suit. We regularly undertake capital projects knowing full well, the quality of our surroundings is directly proportional to the quality of the daily lives of our students and is also a tribute to the citizen taxpayers of Ocean County,” said Larson. Malagiere remarked that anyone can become a “Major Donor” by dedicating one of the classrooms or labs in the new building. Donor opportunities range from the first to the third floor and from $25-200,000. All donations will go towards supporting scholarships and health science programs.

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Revaluate: Continued From Page 1 will have increases in their assessments, some will go down, and some will stay the same. Those who have assessments that are lower than similar homes might expect to pay more. Those who have assessments that are higher than similar homes might expect to pay less. There is

an appeal process if you’re not happy with the end result. There are elaborate calculations that go into determining whether a town needs to undergo a revaluation. If they are more than 15 percent off in either direction for a few years, than it is usually time to have a revaluation. According to the county’s 2018 Equalization Table, Toms River as a whole was valued at 83.42 percent of mar-

ket value. Last year, it was 83.7 percent. In 2016, it was 86.78 percent. During a revaluation, inspectors come out to the property and look at the outside and inside. These workers will have identification showing that they are legitimately with the company. They will record information so that the assessment can be calculated later. Residents are urged to write down any pertinent information

about the value of the property and give it to the inspectors. They will be noting such things as size, condition, number of bedrooms, and other amenities that people look for in buying a house.

Berries & You: Perfect Together TOMS RIVER – New Jersey berries come in all shapes, size and a range of incredible colors. Learn the history, processing and preparation facts about strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. All three beautiful berries are loaded with nutrients that should be part of your healthy diet and are available by NJ growers for more than half of each year. Raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries and huckleberries will all be addressed Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584. The class will be given on Tuesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, 1623 Whitesville Road, Toms River. Please register by June 1 by contacting 732349-1247. There is a program fee of $5. Please make checks payable to Ocean County Board of Agriculture (OCBA) – RCE of Ocean County, 1623 Whitesville Road, Toms River, NJ 08755.

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LAVALLETTE – The Food Pantry at Faith Lutheran Church is open Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The pantry is in need of: stew, Chef Boyardee (any), chili, soup, oatmeal, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, jelly, pancake mix, broth, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna or chicken. Many clients are in special need of toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper. Monetary donations are always accepted. The church is located at 1801 Grand Central Ave. For more information, email faith or call 732-793-8138.


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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER The Right To Die With Dignity Empathy is a feeling. Different than sympathy. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experiences. “The right to die with dignity” is a choice. If your religion forbids it, then do not do it. However, I choose to die with dignity, to die without pain and suffering or the loss of all my hard earned assets. At the end of life all is lost to doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and more.

We put our pets down when they are terminal and suffering, why should we deny humans the same right and choice? Please vote in your state for this bill to pass “the right to die with dignity.” You do not have to choose this for yourself but please vote for it for those like me who do need and choose this right at the time when it is necessary. Barbara Broderick Manahawkin

E DITORIAL Make Yourself Heard The people of Toms River face an array of issues – taxes, traffic, the environment, education. Issues that will impact Toms River 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

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Letters To The Editor Emotional Ties At The Albert Music Hall

The seasons change, and with each, come many new visitors to Albert Music Hall. Upon witnessing a program, most newcomers will take it at face value as being just another music show. The general ambiance of the building and stage may also give a misleading first impression that this is a professional production. They may wonder at the low admission price, after seeing an almost four hour live concert performed by typically 30 or more talented musicians. Most do not even remotely consider the possibility that this is a 100 percent volunteer preservation organization. However, the novices may notice an uncommon degree of friendliness, familiarity, and interaction between musicians, staff and audience members. They may be intrigued by the impromptu musical gatherings in the Pickin’ Shed, on the porch, and occasionally in the parking lot. They may also be somewhat annoyed at the multiplicity of discussions abounding in the lobby, snack and gift booth areas. It seems that chatter and music is everywhere. Sadly, many may fail to comprehend one of the most unique and traditional characteristics of the Saturday night shows. This is the deep emotional tie that runs between the audience, the staff, and the performers. Professional music shows that I have seen, invariably offer well-trained performers, executing a carefully planned, technically excellent, well-rehearsed presentation in a very quiet theatre. At the same time, such professional shows always leave some (usually a lot) of emotional distance between those who perform and the audience. Spontaneity and basic sincerity are also often found lacking. They do their job, they do it well, they earn their pay, and then leave. At Albert Music Hall, the musicians form bands with friends, and arrange their own programs. While the groups often play together and always rehearse in the practice rooms before their set, the end result is often fairly spontaneous, reflecting the mood at the time. There are no formal stage rehearsals. The

Letters The musicians constantly To travel does occur atEditor younger ages newspapers and magazines, through and mingle with audience members going to and from the stage. Indeed, a large percentage of the audience consists of friends, fellow musicians, relatives and family. Consequently, there are many inherently strong intermingled emotional ties. At Albert Music Hall, the newcomer has certainly stumbled upon something unexpected and unique. Some will dislike it and never come again. Others will be intrigued, visit again and again and, in doing so, find they too have become emotionally involved. It can be a very strong bond, with new kindred friends listening, playing and learning together. People care about each other, and it shows. There is a sense that there is something here indicative of another, less complicated time. Something that is worth saving for others, something for them to discover for themselves. I know. I was a newcomer in 1985. Roy Everett In Memoriam 1936-2018

Signs Of Dementia And Alzheimer’s Here I am sitting in front of my computer, wondering, “Why am I at my computer? Oh, yeah… an EMS article! What was I going to write?” Sometimes I just have those days. You too? I decided to look up some questions on dementia and Alzheimer’s. The following quoted is plagiarized from reliable sources on the Internet. I don’t get graded, or paid, and I admit the plagiarism up front so I think that makes it okay. “Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer ’s? Dementia is a syndrome, not a disease. ... Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. Dementia is an umbrella term that Alzheimer’s disease can fall under. It can occur due to a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Who usually gets dementia? It is rare for someone under 65 to have dementia, but it

and we call this ‘younger onset dementia’. People often wonder whether dementia is inherited. The answer for most of us is, no. The common forms of dementia are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Can dementia be brought on by stress? Too much stress in your life can ultimately lead to depression and dementia, scientists have warned. A major review of published research suggests that chronic stress and anxiety can damage areas of the brain involved in emotional responses, thinking and memory, leading to depression and even Alzheimer’s disease. Common early symptoms of dementia include: memory problems, particularly remembering recent events, increasing confusion, reduced concentration, personality or behavior changes, apathy and withdrawal or depression, or a loss of ability to do everyday tasks. How do you test for dementia? Diagnosis of dementia: There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-today function and behavior associated with each type. Can you reverse dementia? It was thought ‘no’ for quite a while. We now know otherwise. Similarly, dementia can be reversed if caught early enough and by attending to all the factors that affect brain function – including diet, exercise, stress, nutritional defi ciencies, toxins, hormonal imbalances, and inflammation. To do this is, in fact, quite simple.” There’s a lot more specific information online. Just type your question in your browser and it will pop up. HCBEMS is the busiest squad in Ocean County. There is no free EMS without volunteers. Consider joining our EMS squad for a year or 2, maybe 5. No experience necessary! You’ll be CPR certified, get regular training, a uniform, experience, and new friends. We need you! Don’t forget to recycle

phone books and aluminum cans at the recycling center behind HCBEMS building. Stay Well! Phyllis Brown Holiday City at Berkeley EMS

A Sarcastic Suggestion For Death Penalty Death penalty proponents are becoming increasingly concerned (especially in Texas), that because lethal injections have proved unreliable in dispatching the condemned, it will be used as an excuse by some for doing away with capital punishment. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, an ardent death penalty supporter and “Pro-Life” advocate, feels executions are necessary if we are to weed out society’s misfits and keep the folks safe. Ever since “old sparky” was replaced by pharmaceuticals, things just haven’t been the same. To relieve the good people’s anxiety from the Lone Star state over this potential problem, permit me to offer a “modest proposal”: Bring back public hangings, or at least the firing squad. Better yet, how about beheadings! I think re-establishing these tried and true forms of punishment would go a long way in restoring people’s confidence in this conservative state make ‘em feel right at home. And I’d go one step further. To ensure the folks the job was done right, I recommend televising all executions in between NASCAR pit-stop races. In addition, I urge capital punishment events be viewed complete with slow-motion, stop-action and instant replay coverage, along with in-depth color commentary analysis. All of which I’m sure would exponentially add to the day’s festivities. Just think of the T.V. ratings! I sincerely hope death penalty backers will assiduously consider these most reasonable and constructive proposals that I believe will effectively end the lethal injection controversy once and for all. Borden Applegate Jackson

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

MacArthur Legislation To Help Veterans Passes Out Of Committee From The Desk Of

Congressman Tom MacArthur WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman MacArthur, whose father served during the Korean War, announced that bipartisan

TRENTON - Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (all R-10th) joined Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari in calling on Governor Phil Murphy to restore full funding to Homestead Benefit property tax credits for Ocean County’s seniors. Vicari sent a letter to the Gover-

legislation he introduced to help veterans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions

has passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act (H.R.3605) expands the time frame of eligibility for disability compensation for veterans who served at or near the Korean DMZ and are suffering from herbicide-related conditions. Currently, that time frame is between April 1, 1968 and August 3rd, 1971. This legislation will change the eligibility date to September 1,

1967 for these veterans, allowing them to receive the health care they have earned. This bill received bipartisan support from 39 members of Congress and was endorsed by both the VFW and the American Legion. The text of this legislation was included in an amendment to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act that was offered by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D., of Tennessee. “The inclusion of the Fairness

for Korean DMZ Veterans Act in the bill which passed committee today, is a major victory for our Korean War veterans. I started working on this issue thanks to a meeting with Garfield Harper, a Korean War Veteran who lives in Burlington County. This is a major step in righting a wrong that far too many veterans have lived with for too long,” said Congressman Tom MacArthur. “I’m grateful for the commit-

Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Call For Restoration Of Homestead Rebates Cut By Gov. Murphy

nor explaining the harm this cut would have on Ocean County’s large senior population. “Governor Murphy’s budget proposal would cut property tax credits under the Homestead Benefit program by $250,” said Holzapfel. “Our fixed income seniors don’t have the flexibility in their budgets to absorb such a big cut. The Governor’s plan

will really hurt them. That’s why we’re joining Freeholder Vicari to call on Governor Murphy to fully fund the rebates like he promised to do.” According to the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget in Brief provided by the Murphy Administration (see page 18), the governor has chosen to perpetuate a 50 percent cut to the Homestead Benefit Program

in the current year’s budget that was to be fully restored in 2019. Holzapfel, Wolfe, and McGuckin said the approximately $150 million that’s being cut from property tax rebates could be paid for by shelving approximately $150 million of pay raises Gov. Murphy has agreed to provide to a public employee union in a new contract, which includes 20

percent pay raises going forward. Under the terms contract, Governor Murphy has also agreed to give three years of retroactive pay raises at the expense of Ocean County seniors. Many union members will receive checks for back pay ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, while some higher paid workers could receive retroactive payments

tee’s work on this important package of bills and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to see this bill approved by the full House of Representatives. Our district is home to over 50,000 veterans and I believe we have an absolute obligation to provide quality care for them. They have sacrificed so much for our freedoms and now it’s up to us to fight for them.”

approaching $40,000. “While he’s cutting rebates for our seniors by $250, Governor Murphy is shifting funds from property tax relief to pay his union supporters tens of thousands of dollars each,” Holzapfel added. “The Governor should do the right thing and fully fund the property tax rebates that Ocean County seniors deserve.”

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Toms River Seaport Society Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Seaport Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay. Founded in 1976, the organization focuses on the unique history of those bygone days when schooners, catboats and special purpose small craft sailed

8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival LAKEWOOD – Join us for the 8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at FirstEnergy Park on June 9 and 10. On Saturday, June 9 through Sunday, June 10, festival goers can look forward to sampling wines from a nice variety of award-winning Garden State wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors and food vendors. The festival will be held each day from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a friend and a chair and plan on enjoying the afternoon relaxing. The purchase of a ticket entitles you to attend either Saturday, June 9 or Sunday, June 10! Whatever date works best for your family! Early bird ticket price is $20, while purchase at the gate on the date of the event is $25. Two day ticket is $25 (early bird) and $30 at the gate. For more information or for vendors, visit

Grounds For Sculpture Van Tour TOMS RIVER – Travel to Mercer County for this Grounds for Sculpture Van Tour on June 22. The Grounds for Sculpture is a 42-acre feast for the senses. It features 270 sculptures by various artists positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland. Join us for a self-guided tour! There will be an additional $18 admission cost for adults and $15 cost for seniors (65+). Outside food is not permitted, so please bring money to dine at one of the on-site eateries. We will leave from the Parking lot at Cattus Island County Park, Toms River at 9 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. For ages 9 and up.

Charity Baseball Game

TOMS RIVER – Join us for a Charity Baseball Game featuring the staff of Hooper Ave. Elementary and Silver Bay Elementary on May 23, 2018 at Toms River East High School from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $5. Children under five are free. All proceeds from the evening will benefit and support the Toms River Field of Dreams, a sports complex dedicated to children with special needs.

New Jersey’s coastal waters. The Barnegat Bay area and the intercoastal waters of New Jersey have produced a number of significant boat types indigenous to the shallow estuaries and bays that provide haven for the blue crab, the f lat face f lounder, the elusive bay scallop and the sweet

cherrystone clam. New Jersey craft such as the Class “A” catboat, Barnegat Bay sneakbox, g u n ni ng sk iff, and the Egg Harbor Melon Seed are part of the evolution of watercraft which include the Jersey sea skiff, numerous garveys, hay scows, and sneakboxes, all of which are part of the

history the Seaport Society focuses on. The seaport’s museum is at 78 East Water St. in downtown Toms River, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information, call 732-3499209 or email

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OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County residents interested in starting a new business can file the Trade Name with the Ocean County Clerk’s office. “As part of National Small Business Week which runs from April 29 to May 5 we want to encourage Ocean County residents who are starting a business to visit either our Toms River or Stafford Township locations,” said Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella. “We see people daily filing for Trade Names. I applaud them for wanting to invest in their future here in Ocean County.” Last year more than 500 individuals from Ocean County had their trade name certificate recorded at the County Clerk’s Office as they joined thousands of Americans across the nation in starting a new business. Individuals conducting or transacting business under any assumed name or designation are required to file a business trade name certificate with the County Clerk’s Office.

Applicants simply complete a registration form, which states the name, nature, address of the business and the names/residence addresses of the business owners. The registration form must be notarized and the fee is $50. Banks or financial institutions require a Trade Name Certificate when opening business accounts. “The staff at the County Clerk’s Office can help you with this process,” said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Clerk. If you are thinking about starting a new business, go to the County Clerk website at or visit the Clerk’s Toms River Office at 118 Washington St., or the Manahawkin office at 179 South Main St. You can also call the offices at 732-506-5198 or 609-597-1500 for further information. “So much goes into starting a new business,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. “The Ocean County Clerk and his staff are there to help with this important step.”

Registration For OCC Spring & Summer Classes Now Open

TOMS RIVER – Register today for spring and summer classes at Ocean County College! If you’ve been thinking about attending college, don’t put it off a moment longer. Register early for the best selection of classes. Apply today and take that first step to getting a college education. 7.5 week spring and summer accelerated terms: • First Summer Accelerated Term: Register now through May 20 (classes run May 21-July 12) • Second Summer Accelerated Term: Register now through July 12 (classes run July 13-Septemeber 2) Summer terms: • First Five Week Term: Register now through May 20 (classes run May 21-June 26) • Ten Week Term: Register now through May 20 (classes run May 21-August 1) • Second Five Week Term: Register now

through June 26 (classes run June 27-August 1) • Post Session: Register now through August 5 (classes run August 6-29) Evening and weekend classes are held on the OCC Main Campus in Toms River, at the OCC Southern Education Center in Manahawkin, and at off-campus locations throughout Ocean County. Online classes are also available. Applications are being accepted. Course schedules can be viewed online at New students must register in person. For some courses, students may be required to take the College Placement Test. New full-time students must complete orientation prior to registering. For information, visit the Registration & Records Office, Administration Building, (Bldg. #1), Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, or call 732-255-0304. (Call the Southern Education Center in Manahawkin at 609-978-2077.)

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Hearts to Hospitals/Day of Service: Kids Helping Kids

TOMS RIVER – Our Hearts to Hospitals, Day of Service campaign was rolled out to our students and faculty at St. Joseph Grade School on Monday, March 26 three days before our Easter recess. We kicked it off with a Jellybean Contest. A large jar of jellybeans was brought to every classroom by Student Council members who explained our mission to raise money for sick children and their families in our area hospitals. For a donation of 25 cents they could take a chance and guess how many jellybeans were in the jar. The jar was on display outside our Main Office for all to see and students could purchase entries in their classrooms or during their lunch period. The excitement of the contest spread like wildfire. In less than 48 hours we sold 1,500 entry tickets and raised $389. On Wednesday, March 28 one lucky sixth grader went home with 1,173 jellybeans and we were able to purchase 16, $25 Visa cards to start our drive. As we returned from Easter break our daily Hearts to Hospitals announcement began each morning and we adopted the song “Hands Up” to be our theme. “Hearts to Lead, Hands to Help” was part of our message every day. Each morning the song was played throughout the school with kids dancing anxiously waiting to hear our progress. We started announcing the number of items we had collected and our next project. In each of our buildings posters and containers were placed for collection. Our first activity was to have each student cut out a Helping Hand and include a message or picture to those children we were praying for. Every child from PreK3 to 8th grade created a Helping Hand. While the activity was being worked on teachers in each classroom were talking to their students about our call to serve those who need our thoughts, prayers, and support. A few days later a St. Joseph Grade School Hearts to Lead family tree was put on display in our hallway and all 641 hands were hung surrounding it after school by student clubs. These hands held messages of care and love for all to see. We placed the Hearts to Hospitals message and logo everywhere possible. Throughout the school, on our website, teacher pages, our Parish bulletin, school newspaper and weekly family circulations. As a result, the gifts and donations started pouring in beyond our greatest expectations. Students stayed after school to sort and organize the donations by age to prepare for April 27, Our Day of Service. A large Helping Hand poster was created to keep tally of the number of items col-

lected. Each finger represented another 200 items. As the count grew, our slogan of “Let’s Send 1,000” became our mission. Could we possibly gather 1,000 items to send to our area hospitals? Our Helping Hand sat on an easel outside our Main Office and each finger was filling up with Hearts! In the mean time we were preparing the details for Our Day of Service. Our PreK3 through 4th grade students each made a Heart card with Get Well wishes and Blessings. These cards would accompany the gifts for each child and would be the last item placed in each gift bag on our assembly line of bagging during our Day of Service. On Thursday April 26 we reached 1,008 items. The outpouring of love and support from our community was incredible. When we announced the results that afternoon you could hear the cheers throughout the school! Every student had been touched and now we would celebrate together Our Day of Service. Early on the morning of April 27 we transformed our gym into an assembly line. With gift bags bearing the Hearts to Hospitals logo, three stations were set up by age. Tables were full of gifts and throughout the day students came through to take a bag, fill it with three items and finally place a Heart shape card inside before taking each bag to a designated area in our gym until our afternoon Prayer Service and Blessing. On Friday afternoon, April 27, the entire St Joseph Grade school student body and Father Scott assembled in our gym. With a very large table of beautifully packaged gifts to the right and our “Let’s Send 1,000” hand of hearts on the left, Father led us in prayer. As several students did readings and Father shared his own personal story of serving the sick, every student listened attentively. When it was time to bless the gifts, the whole school put their hands up as Father gave the Blessing. The spirit of serving the Lord and our community for those less fortunate, was clearly evident on Our Day of Service. Each child had a sense of joy in the knowledge of Kids were Helping Kids. Our students left our gym dancing to our theme song, “Hands Up” celebrating our amazing accomplishments! Together with the efforts of our faculty, staff and student body, we proudly sent over 1,200 items and $600 in gift cards to our area hospitals. Hearts to Hospitals, Our Day of Service 2018 was an unforgettable, wonderful experience of community and teamwork for all of us at St Joseph Grade School.

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plications that reinforce concepts already being taught in students’ classrooms. From landforms to viruses to DaVinci machines, students explored learning in new ways. Students from the Arts Academy at High School North also visited Pine Beach Elementary to participate in the program and led arts integration activities with second graders.

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–Photo by Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – The Township Council brought out several families to thank them for their participation in the Spring 6 challenge – visiting parks in town. Pictured here are members of the governing body, the township’s Green Team, and a local family.

Toms River Church Provides Used Clothes

TOMS RIVER - St. Joseph’s Church will hold a free gently used spring/summer clothing give away. The event will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on June 2, at the Terrace Avenue

entrance of the Donovan Catholic High School cafeteria. Anyone wishing to make a clothing donation for this event may do so at that same location on Friday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Toms River Groups Held Recycled Art Contest for Earth Day

TOMS R I V ER – The Toms R iver Green Team and the Toms River Community Arts Project invited professional and aspiring artists to celebrate Earth Day by creating artwork from recycled and reclaimed materials for the First Annual Recycled Art Work (RAW) Competition. Residents used materials that were donated by other residents at the Shops at 53 Main Street in downtown, Toms River.

The theme of the fi rst annual Recycled Art Work competition was “interpretations of the Toms River.” Prizes included family beach passes to Toms River Beaches and gift cards valued at over $600. Prizes were awarded at the Recycled Art Work Award Ceremony held on April 22, 2018 at the Downtown Shops at 53 Main Street.

STEAM Academy Students Become Algae Farm Engineers TOMS RIVER – Students at High School East’s STEAM Academy studied the engineering of an algae farm comprised of its three units: carbon capture unit, transport unit and farm unit.

Students were required to determine a way to measure the algae growth, and they did so collaboratively and with success! The lesson and activities were led by HSE biology teacher Amanda Gregorek.

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Tinnitus — that buzzing, ringing, whistling, or clicking in the ear that no one else seems to hear — might not yet be curable, but science isn’t taking that lying down! With some 50 million Americans alone and others worldwide experiencing this sometimes-debilitating condition, researchers are determined to uncover its secrets and create new ways of fighting back. Check out these three exciting developments: The Hearing Health Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit that aims in part “to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research,” awarded a 2017 Emerging Research Grant to Timothy Balmer, Ph.D., for a closer look at potential causes and approaches to tinnitus. Balmer aims “to investigate whether chronic transmitter exposure in nerve cells of the cochlear nucleus may be a cause of tinnitus, which eventually may lead to clinical tinnitus treatments.” The American Tinnitus Foundation, supporting its “decades-long dedication to funding innovative research and initiatives toward finding cures for tinnitus,” approved more than $156,000 last fall for four research projects. One of the projects, led by Sarah Theodoroff, Ph.D., of the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the Portland VA Medical Center in Oregon, involves a new approach to diagnosing hyperacusis, or sound sensitivity, in tinnitus patients. Horizon 2020, a European Union program dedicated to funding research and innovations, has awarded $12 million to a trio of training networks whose collective projects — Tinnitus Assessment Causes and Treatments, the European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research, and Liaison in Scientific Training for European Auditory Neuroscience — will engage tens of Ph.D.

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

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Hopefully you realize that in order to look, feel, and function your best as you age, it’s imperative that you take good care of your thyroid gland because it plays a role in many plaguing symptoms from head to toe including hair loss, chronic fatigue, skin problems, insomnia and weight gain. The trouble is that lab tests lie, and don’t usually confirm what you’re feeling. I had to find that out myself the hard way, and that’s why I wrote, Thyroid Healthy. Ever since I dealt with a bout of hypothyroidism years ago, and healed myself completely, I’ve been a big advocate of supplements for thyroid support. One quick thing, your T4 has to lose one iodine atom to form T3, that’s what the numbers stand for. It’s the T3 that works, and helps energize you, burn off fat, grow pretty hair beautiful and improve memory. Converting that T4 to T3 is a big deal. All the T4 in the world won’t cure hypothyroidism if you don’t activate it to T3 and to do that, you need certain cofactors and nutrients like the following: Probiotics: You need probiotics to convert the T4 hormone you make (or take in the form of medication). As much as 20% of your inactive T4 is converted to T3 in your gut, if your digestion is working well. Unfortunately, many of us have woefully inadequate gut health because we are lacking friendly bacteria. Zinc: Zinc is critical for activating T4 to T3 in the liver and kidneys and it improves the function of specific enzymes

(deiodinase) which activate thyroid hormone. Remember, you want to activate it by converting the T4 your gland spits out, into T3. Selenium: Like zinc, this mineral is also needed for certain deiodinase enzymes which convert T4 to T3. Selenium is also needed to balance excess thyroid activity that may be caused by internal or external stressors. Catalase: Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes high in people with thyroid disorders, so neutralizing it is important, especially if you have Hashimoto’s. Catalase is as an antioxidant to reduce hydrogen peroxide that you make in your liver. It’s extremely beneficial to your blood stream, to your thyroid and to all your organs. By the way catalase helps break down alcohol, that’s why some people take it for hangovers, lol! Hydrogen peroxide is a free radical that can take your body over. Hydrogen peroxide has been studied and it’s implicated in oxidative stress disorders and many chronic illnesses. Ashwagandha: This incredible herb stimulates production of both T4 and T3 in your body. It also nourishes your adrenal glands, so if you feel like you can’t cope with stress, this is a wonderful botanical to consider. There’s a longer version of this article waiting for you, after you sign up for my free newsletter at suzycohen. com You can heal yourself. Truth is, I used to be a human doing, and I had to train myself to become a human being.

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TOMS RIVER – On May 3, the HSS Lady Indians lacrosse team beat Brick Township 14-6 to seal the deal on a third consecutive A-South title. Brick may have scored the f irst goal, but Senior Emily Donzanti scored the first goal for the Indians to notch her 200th career point less than two minutes into the game. Emily finished the day with f ive goals and an assist. Senior Jen Toal scored six goals in the game and reached her 300th career point.

STRE Students Participate In County Ceremony

TOMS RIVER – Fifth grade students from South Toms River Elementary School were invited by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Ocean County Historian Tim Hart to take part in the ceremonial planting of a Tulip Poplar tree in front of the Ocean County Courthouse. The ceremony was planned to commemorate the county’s participation in World War I and to celebrate Arbor Day. The planting of the Tulip Poplar tree was in partnership with a nation-wide memorial tree program by the Saving Hallowed Ground organization. The planting serves as a lasting memorial that honors veterans on the 100th anniversary of WWI. The students also participated in a ceremonial unfurling of the Garrison flag. The event was sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Ocean County Shade Tree Commission, Ocean County Parks & Recreation, and Saving Hallowed Ground.

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River Police Department will be there with a car seat check station at the main entrance of the mall. Discover all the great activities going on for your children in our area this summer. Enjoy family activities, entertainment, games, face painting, character appearances and more.

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OCEAN COUNTY – Our 6th Annual Beach Ball–A-Palooza is rapidly approaching. The party is a huge sensation, doubling the crowd from the previous year. This event is a celebration for all ages to enjoy games, sports demonstrations, music, crafts, nature walks and limited boat tours. Jimmy and the Parrots will highlight the evening, named the best “Trop-Rock” band in the country. Non-profit groups are invited, free of charge,

to use this event as a fundraiser by providing various activities, information or food for this exciting evening. We are also accepting food and craft vendors for this special event for a small fee. This year’s Beach Ball-A-Palooza will take place on Friday, August 3. The party runs from 5-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa at 732-506-9090 ext. 5951 or

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–Photo by Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – In honor of Older Americans month, the Township Council gave thanks to its Senior Center staff. Pictured are many of the senior citizens who came out in support of the crew at the senior center, located at 652 Garfield Ave. For more information about what goes on at the senior center, including a calendar of events, visit tomsrivertownship. com/senior-services.

Sign Reminding Drivers To “Move Over” Installed at HS TOMS RIVER – The mother of a New Jersey state trooper struck and killed by a car while on duty is educating the public about New Jersey’s Move Over Law. On May 7, Donna Setaro visited High School South as part of her quest to educate the public about the law. She believes that her son, NJ State Trooper Marc Castellano, would still be alive if more people were aware of the law. This is because Trooper Castellano was struck and killed by a car while working a case along the side of Interstate 195 in Howell

on June 6, 2010. The law was enacted in January 2009, yet only 15 percent of the population says they are aware. The law requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle. Donna says her mission is to educate New Jersey drivers about the law so that a similar tragedy does not happen again. During her visit to HSS, she presented a sign that will be installed on the cement wall located in the parking lot of the tennis court and auxiliary field.


Individuals who suffer from diabetes in combination with “obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA) have a greater risk of losing their vision to “diabetic retinopathy.” For those unfamiliar with OSA, it is a condition in which the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep. As a result, OSA sufferers snore and experience interrupted breathing, which jeopardizes their health. Many people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are unaware that they do. If so, it is important to treat a condition that not only could eventually lead to heart problems, but that also threatens their vision. With this in mind, those with type 2 diabetes who have not been evaluated for OSA should do so. Just as it’s important for ophthalmologists to be alert to hypertension or mild diabetic retinopathy, it’s also important to recognize visual conditions that might be associated with sleep apnea. To schedule an eye exam, please call SUSSKIND & ALMALLAH EYE ASSOCIATES, P.A. at 732-349-5622. Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations by providing friendly service, professional care, and quality products at affordable prices.

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1st Saturday of Each Month at Noon (Call for details) In a Safe, Comfortable Setting Like the Home They’ve Always Known! TOMS RIVER – Members of the High School East Safety Team and Military Support Club recently toured the Toms River Police Department and Municipal Court. School Resource Off icer, Ptl. Tom Herbst, guided the students through the police department, displayed many pieces of equipment, and answered numerous

–Photos courtesy TRRS questions. Students observed the many responsibilities of the police department’s Records Bureau, Communications Center, indoor range, K-9 training facility, Watch Commander’s Office, and they rode in the department’s armored vehicle. The students had a fi rst-hand look into how many people it takes to protect and serve the community of Toms River!

TRSTV Honored With $2k Donation From AWWA of NJ TOMS RIVER – Representatives from the New Jersey section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA NJ) visited the Toms River Schools TV studio at High School East to present a $2,000 scholarship check to media program. The award was the result of the student-driven Living History Project, where retired

industry professionals are interviewed about their career experiences and shared words of wisdom to the young people while introducing them to the science and technology terminology used in the water industry. TRSTV is directed by Chip Phillips. His program was awarded an AWWA scholarship award last year as well.

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Community Medical Center Hosts Women’s Leadership Conference

TOMS RIVER – More than 60 people attended the Women’s Leadership Conference on May 7 at Community Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. The event, sponsored by Community Medical Center and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, focused on women building their careers. The organizations partnered with RWJBarnabas Health’s Women’s Leadership Alliance to discuss leadership, mentoring, women empowerment, as well as work-life balance and self-care. Reverend Barbara Miles provided the invocation, and Michael Mimoso, MHSA, FACHE, President & CEO, Community Medical Center, gave opening remarks, discussing the partnership between Community Medical Center and Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. As part of RWJBarnabas Health’s goal to keep people healthy, ensuring they have a safe place to live and access to quality healthcare is important; working with Habitat for Humanity, is helping Community Medical Center achieve this goal in Ocean County. Teri Kubiel, DNP, MSN, NE-BC, Vice President, Patient Experience & Community Affairs, Community Medical Center, emceed the event. Opening speakers included Suzan Fichtner, Executive Director, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, and Emily Siciliano, Human Resources Director, Lowe’s Home Improvement. The program’s keynote speakers were Michel-

lene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health, and Deanna Sperling, MAS, RN, NE-BC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, who shared personal work and life experiences, as well as advice for women advancing their careers. Ms. Davis discussed RWJBarnabas Health’s commitment to improving social determinants of health in NJ, and how those elements factor into chances of success. Ms. Spearling shared the importance of networking, supporting colleagues, and work/ life balance. During the panel discussion, Ms. Davis and Ms. Sperling were joined by Maria Romano, a longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer, and her daughter, a recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home, Maria Lawson. The event coincided with National Women Build Week, a Habitat for Humanity event that invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. Community Medical Center has worked on several projects with Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity as they seek to help qualifying low-income families purchase or repair homes in northern Ocean County, including building portions of a home in the Ocean County Mall parking lot during the organization’s first “Building Homes from the Heart” event, and building and repairing several homes in Northern Ocean County

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TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Police Department is hiring! Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 police test. The Toms River Police Department strives to recruit and employ candidates who meet strict educational, physical and ethical standards. While the recruiting process is ongoing, testing occurs once every 3 years. Applications are only accepted during specific times, immediately prior to a scheduled entrance exam. The current application process will be open from May 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018. Please note the Township will not be accepting applications. Please apply directly to the Toms River Police Department. If you meet the following criteria you are eligible to apply to the Toms River Police Department for the position of Probationary Police Officer: • Are you a United States citizen? • Are you between the ages of 18 and 34? • Have you earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university? If not, do you have 64 credits from an accredited college or university and 2 years of active duty in the military? Or do you have 64 credits from an accredited college or university and 2 years as a full time regular police officer? If you answered yes to these questions and you have read the Toms River Police Department Tattoo Policy you can apply. The application must be received by the Toms River Police department no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2018. In order for the application to be accepted, it must have only the following documents attached, no other documents will be accepted (i.e.Resume, certificates not requested, etc.): • $75 Money order payable to “Township of Toms River”

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senior at Howell High School. Misyak was honored with the Violet Richardson Award, Honoring Young Women for Volunteer Action, for those ages 14-17. Misyak has demonstrated her great volunteer work capabilities through her time with the Girl Scouts. She has earned Bronze and Silver Awards, volunteered countless hours to the Rescue Ridge animal shelter, and most impressively, has established the “4 Paws Sake Family Fun Fest.” This is a charity event that benefits rescue animals, which is also helping her pursue her Girl Scout Gold Award. “When she goes to apply to college, they will look favorably on that,” said Weingroff about Misyak. Misyak’s “4 Paws Sake Family Fun Fest” will take place on April 21 from 11-4 a.m. at Allaire State Park. This program will benefit homeless animals and raise awareness about what it means to own a pet. Both staff members at The HOPE Center in Toms River, VanBezooijen and Santora, were the honorable recipients of the Ruby Award, Women Helping Women. This award is meant for women who have dedicated time to improving the lives of other women through professional endeavors. The HOPE Center is a non-profit organization that aims “to provide support, resources, referrals, food to clients as they work to overcome a current life crisis,” according to their website. The work that VanBezooijen and Santora perform here helps to empower other women in their everyday lives. Weingroff said that the Soroptimist organization chooses the candidates for each of the three awards. They submit a list of names of those who might be good candidates and they choose from there. As the spotlight continues to shine on women’s issues, Weingroff noted that “it’s nice to know that there are women out there empowering other women.”

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Three Shore Grads Headed Toward NFL pects of winding up as NFL players soar Saturday, April 28 when they were called and informed of their destinations by the executives of their prospective new teams. Brick’s Mike Basile “It’s a great op–Photo courtesy Monmouth –Photo courtesy Stony Brook portunity for me,” University Athletics University Athletics said Basile, a seCommunications Department Communications Department nior and a busiMike Basile Tyrice Beverette ness administration major. “I was going into the day not By Chris Christopher Cheers, cheers and more cheers for Ocean expecting much. You obviously want to get drafted, but everything will work out and County high school football. Three former standouts - that’s right, an I am just grateful for the opportunity. The amazing three - have earned chances at Colts were one of the teams that showed a landing berths on National Football League lot of interest in me right from the start. I feel with the safety position I play Indiateams. Cheer loudest for Mike Gesicki, the former napolis is one of the better chances for me Southern Regional and Penn State Univer- to go in and make a team.” Basile, one of the Hawks’ captains, worked sity standout selected 42nd overall - and 10th in the second round - by the Miami out in front of 21 NFL scouts from 18 league teams at Monmouth Football’s Pro Day at Dolphins as a tight end. Gesicki should have no trouble learning the Compete Academy in Neptune prior the Dolphins’ blocking scheme. He was to the 2018 NFL Draft. He was joined by an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the four Monmouth seniors and one ex-Hawk. Scouts from all 32 teams attended the second time as a junior. Gesicki will command NFL millions. Hawks’ practices and games last fall. They went through traditional NFL His agent is Patrick Collins of the Creative Artists Agency out of the Greater Nashville, Combine metric tests along with positional drills. Basile earned a 5,04 prospect grade Tn., area. Cheer also for Mike Basile and Tyrice and flashed 4.69 speed in the 40-yard dash. “I think I had a good day out there,” Beverette. Basile, who starred at Brick Memorial Basile said. “I talked to a bunch of teams and Monmouth University, wound up with afterwards and got a lot of positive feedback the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free so I was pretty happy with the way things went.” Basile, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder, put up some agent after ravaging offenses as a defensive back with the Hawks. He is on the Colts’ of the best times for his position at a number of speed drills. premises as a mini camp invitee. “The scouts were pretty impressed with the Beverette, who excelled at Lakewood and Stony Brook University, will participate in numbers I put up in those three-cone and shutthe New York Jets’ post draft rookie mini tle,” he said. Not much got past the former Mustang. camp. He is in camp as an undrafted free agent as a defensive back. The camp will Basile will graduate as the most decorated player in Monmouth history, earning consensus take place the weekend of May 4-7. Basile and Beverette saw their pros(NFL - See Page 33)


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By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Toms River Township’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) will now allow residents a bigger reduction in flood insurance premiums. Federal Emergency Management Agency recognized that Toms River Township has exceeded the minimum standards of the NFIP, through its community outreach and high regulatory standards, and has met the criteria for a Class 7 rating. This ranking will take effect in October. Toms River has been recognized for Moving from a Class 8 to a Class 7 rating, nearly 10,000 properties will receive an additional 5 percent off their flood insurance premiums. Class 8 allowed residents a 10 percent savings on flood insurance premiums and Class 7 will now allow a 15 percent savings, equaling a yearly savings of about $1.2 million. The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program for NFIP participating com-

munities. The intended goals of the program are to reduce flood losses; facilitate accurate insurance ratings; and to promote the awareness of flood insurance. “The Township’s Engineering staff has worked hard to ensure that Toms River’s participation in the program pays off. In addition to the reduction in insurance premiums, our staff are more knowledgeable about floodplain management and our residents are more informed about mitigation and flood insurance,” said Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher. “The CRS program helps to make Toms River a safer place to live, reduces the economic impact of flood hazards and means more money in the pockets of our citizens.” “Due to the efforts under Mayor Kelaher’s administration, property owners have an annual savings of $1.2 million, an $800,000 increase from eight years ago,” said Robert Chankalian, Township Engineer. “The Township plans to do more work and hopes to secure even bigger insurance discounts for residents in the future.”

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WALL – Join us in celebrating the marriage of James P. Allaire’s daughter Maria to Thomas Andrews in 1836 at the Allaire Chapel. The wedding reenactment will take place at 1 p.m. on June 10. Join the villagers in celebrating

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NFL: Continued From Page 31 All-American honors as a junior and senior. He set the Monmouth record for career tackles with 433 last fall and finished as a four-time fi rst-team All-Big South Conference selection, setting the conference record for solo stops with 285. The 2017 Big South Co-Defensive Player of the Year was named to the FCS ADA All-America Team earning the distinction of the top defensive back in the FCS. He also became the fi rst Hawk to earn First-Team All-American honors from the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The safety added 22 passes defended, eight interceptions, seven sacks and six blocked kicks for coach Kevin Callahan. Basile played safety and running back at Brick Memorial under coach Walt Currie. Basile helped the Mustangs to the NJSIAA playoffs in each of his three varsity seasons, including 2013 when they were 6-4. He made 18 tackles in their Central Jersey Group IV playoff game against Manalapan. Basile notched 88 tackles, broke up 10 passes, forced one fumble and recovered three fumbles as a Brick Memorial senior. He added 540 rushing yards and 184 receiving yards as a senior with the Mustangs. He also starred as a junior, putting 82 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks and four forced fumbles into the book. He added 612 yards on 54 carries and 510 receiving yards. He scored 15 total touchdowns. Basile won three varsity letters in boys basketball for the Mustangs. Lakewood’s Tyrice Beverette Beverette competed at Monmouth Football’s Pro Day. He sped to two 4.58 clockings in the 40-yard dash. He put up a 2.60 in the 20 dash and a 1.56 in the 10 dash. His vertical jump was 36 1/2. He went 10-2 in the broad jump. Beverette, a senior, fi nished his fouryear career with 262 stops, including 27 1/2 tackles for yards lost. He paced the Seawolves in total tackles with 96 last fall and was named Stony Brook’s Most

Valuable Defensive Player. He was one of four players chosen by teammates to captain the team in 2017. He was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection. The Seawolves were named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Football Championship Subdivision Team of the Year in 2017. They were honored at the 82nd Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at MetLife Stadium, the home of the Jets and the New York Giants, in East Rutherford. They tied their single-season wins record at 10-3. They were 7-1 in the CAA for their best conference record in history. They fi nished second to James Madison University. As a junior, the former Piner started all 11 games at rover. He notched a teamhigh 98 tackles, including nine tackles for yards lost, 4 1/2 sacks, four interceptions and four forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-CAA selection. As a sophomore, Beverette played in and started eight games and was named third-team All-CAA. His 47 tackles tied for third on the team and his 28 solo stops were second on the club. He had 3 1/2 tackles for yards lost, 1 1/2 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. As a freshman, he notched 21 tackles, including 4 1/2 tackles for yards lost, and three sacks. He added one interception and forced one fumble. He is a 6-foot, 210-pounder. Beverette was an all-timer’s all-timer at Lakewood where he starred at defensive back and quarterback for coach L.J. Clark and in basketball under coach Randy Holmes. Beverette notched 71 tackles, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles during his senior season. He totaled 1,532 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, helping the Piners to their first playoff berth in 10 years. He scored more than 1,000 career varsity points in basketball for the Piners. Beverette could not be reached for comment. Editor’s Note: and contributed to this report.

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TOMS RIVER – The evening of Wednesday May 2, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office hosted a Student Recognition Awards event at Frog Pond Elementary School in Little Egg Harbor Township. The event, which was also sponsored by the Ocean County Association of School Administrators, recognized exceptional “Unsung Hero” students from 33 schools across the county. The students, their families, school administrators and guidance counselors attended the ceremony, which was presented by Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato; Ocean County Association of School Administrators President Loren Fuhring; and Ocean County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Judith Destefano-Anen.

Students were recognized for a variety of reasons, from impressive personal accomplishments to overcoming extraordinary adversity. In his message to recipients, Coronato said, “This is a good day-- this is your day-- a day you will always remember. An award represents recognition for something very special that you alone were able to accomplish ... Always remember, life is what you make it-- and as recipients of these awards you have already shown us that whatever you put your mind to, you can accomplish.” Among the recipients were individual students representing Toms River High School East, High School North, and High School South.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of May 19 - May 25

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): The first half of the week is a poor time to launch crucial projects as there could be unexpected changes to your plans. It might be best to consider your future financial needs and lay the groundwork for stability. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Develop an archive of accurate assumptions. You and a special someone share the same tastes and passions. You can take this to a logical conclusion in the week ahead when there is time for private, intimate moments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You deserve to only have the best and highest. Maybe you will need to be patient or to economize to gratify your desires as the week unfolds, but you will find it worth every penny and the wait in the long run. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be in a negative frame of mind about job or career prospects. Rather than making impulsive changes in the week ahead, in the hopes that they will change your luck, focus on being reliable and steady. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It is wise to be discreet about a financial matter or career objective. Office politics can be tricky to handle as this week unfolds, so remain inconspicuous. Use good business sense to handle unexpected changes in plan. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Remember that good fences make good neighbors. In the week to come you may be challenged to defend your territory so it is wise to offer well-defined limits. Being too inquisitive or intrusive could stir up animosity.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the week to come you may find it difficult to predict how others may react to your ideas. Wait a few days before you exert persuasive tactics. Your energies could easily get scattered if you are subjected to repeated interruptions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The week ahead can offer you opportunities to explore your creative side. Use your vision and foresight to plan a better financial future. You might even recognize money making potential in a hobby or sideline. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Temper friendliness with common sense. Not everyone who gives you advice will be reliable in the week ahead. You must remain respectful of the rights of others especially if personal possessions are involved. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Push and shove” tactics can cause you to lose traction in the week ahead. Be considerate and gentle with people who are unpredictable. You may be too greedy for your own good or succumb to wishful thinking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can’t ignore any doubts and concerns that haunt you. Although you might not have the funds to buy your heart’s desire, or may find there are strings attached, you could receive a boost in pay later in the week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You could be torn two ways. As this week begins you may be suspicion and distrustful about a financial matter on one hand. On the other hand, your generous nature is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt.


wolfgang puck’s kitchen Take Mom On A Healthy Trip To Italy Without Leaving The House By Wolfgang Puck ITALIAN STRATA WITH TOMATOES, BELL PEPPER, AND SWISS CHEESE Serves 8 1/2 pound (250 g) stale country-style whole wheat or multigrain bread 1 garlic clove, halved Olive oil-flavored nonstick cooking spray 1 cup (250 mL) fi nely shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese 1 large red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seed -ed and torn into thin strips (or the equivalent water-packed bottled roasted red bell pepper) 2 large ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced 3 large eggs 3 large egg whites 2 cups (500 mL) buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin julienne strips, for garnish Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into slices 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick. Rub one or both

sides of each bread slice with the cut sides of the garlic clove halves, using more or less depending on how garlicky you want the strata to be. Then, cut the bread into 3/4-inch (2-cm) cubes. Lightly coat the inside of a 12-by-10-inch (30-by-25-cm) baking dish, gratin dish, or a heavy nonstick 10-inch (25-cm) skillet with the nonstick cooking spray. Spread the bread cubes in the dish in a single, even layer. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese over the bread. Evenly layer the bell pepper strips and tomato slices on top, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the peppers and tomatoes. Put the eggs and egg whites in a mixing bowl, and beat them lightly with a fork. Add the buttermilk, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste, and beat until thoroughly combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the ingredients in the baking dish. Bake the strata until it looks slightly puffed up and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to an hour. Remove the dish from the oven, and let it set at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before using a large serving spoon to scoop it onto individual serving plates. Garnish with fresh basil, if you like.

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