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| July 14, 2018
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–Photo courtesy Ben Wurst This pair of ospreys sits atop a manmade pole. Ben Wurst, habitat program manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, took this selﬁe with a pair of ospreys.
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By Judy Smestad-Nunn OCEAN COUNTY – Preserved open space areas in the salt marshes and wetlands of Barnegat Bay have provided a huge role in the recovery of the
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osprey population, and despite dense development along the New Jersey coastline, nests can be found from Sandy Hook to Cape May. (Osprey - See Page 4)
Brick Faces Loss In School Aid
By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – The township could be forced to raise school taxes after the Murphy administration agreed to a $37.4 billion budget that would cut adjustment aid to about 100 districts that are considered to be over-funded,
which includes Brick. The S-2 bill would re-appropriate the adjustment aid to other districts that Senate President Stephen Sweeney said were underfunded. Brick stands to lose some $21 million over seven years. When New Jersey adopted its
current school funding formula in 2008, some districts received adjustment aid to shield them from a sudden decline in state aid. Adjustment aid was supposed to be phased out, but it never was. During the recent Board of Education meeting, school
business administrator James Edwards explained how the new funding formula works. Brick is a district that is considered “below adequacy” which means the NJ State Department of Education (DOE) determines what a district should spend in a given year
to provide a “thorough and efﬁcient education” to its students, he said. “They call that an adequacy budget. We are $12 million below that adequacy budget so we don’t spend enough money - according to the DOE - to (School Aid - See Page 2)
How Would The Shore Handle Sandy Today?
By Jennifer Peacock ATLANTIC CITY – There were delays due to weather and litigation, but the dune projects in Mantoloking are complete, or near complete, and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be in Ortley Beach by August, ofﬁcials said. It’s part of a 14-mile project, stretching from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, one of the largest beach-ﬁll projects of dune and berm systems. While
that work won’t completely eliminate potential hurricane damage, it will reduce it greatly, as far as direct ocean damage. Mitigating back bay ﬂooding is a challenge that still needs addressing. If Superstorm Sandy hit today, exactly how it hit in 2012, the outcome where the work is complete would be different. Mantoloking had the ocean attacking its homes directly, causing those homes to col-
lapse. The back-bay ﬂooding, which occurred in surrounding areas, ﬂooded homes but didn’t knock them down. “In the areas that it’s complete, like Mantoloking where that breach occurred, that was one of the ﬁrst jobs we did…that [breach] won’t occur in those areas,” USACE Project Manager, Philadelphia, Keith Watson said. “Again, these are storm damage reduction projects. So, I can conﬁdently say the
damages in Mantoloking would be greatly reduced from what occurred during Sandy if the same storm hit there again…Our projects take care of more energetic damages from the ocean side. There’s other studies going on –Photo by Kimberly Bosco now on a regional basis Beaches, like this one in Long about what can be done Beach Island, are more likely to to reduce bay ﬂooding.” resist erosion than in previous (Shore - See Page 10) years, ofﬁcials said.
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- Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn The lanes in the track that was built at Brick High School last year were 40 inches wide instead of 41 inches wide and had to be ripped up at no cost to the district. Acting Superintendent Denis Filippone said the mistake was realized early on, but the track was completed so the students could use it for the 2017-2018 school year. The $587,400 contract for the track was designed by Netta Architects and built by All Surface Asphalt Paving. The paving company has been rebuilding it to the correct dimensions, and they even threw in some free hurdles, Filippone said. The plan is that the work will be completed by the end of summer.
School Aid: Continued From Page 1 provide the children of Brick with a thorough and efﬁcient education,” Edwards said. “That’s problem number one.” The DOE runs a formula to determine how much money Brick should be spending on its students and what the township should be generating from local taxpayers to support the education of its children, he said. In Brick, that number is $120 million, but Edwards said only $107 million is being raised through taxes, so according to the DOE, the township is not raising its fair share, Edwards explained. As part of the formula, the DOE does a wealth calculation to determine how wealthy a community is, and Brick was deemed a “very wealthy community,” based on its property values, he said. “If you are a district that’s below adequacy, which we are, and you’re a district which is below your local fair share, which we are, and you’re a district that has considerable wealth, which we do according to all the calculations, you will be required to raise your local tax levy to get to the adequacy budget over seven years,” Edwards said. “It’s hard for me to believe that the state is going to put into place anything that’s going to last seven years, because year-to-year, everything changes,” he added The school district would not be permitted to cut the school budget or cut expenses to make up for the budget shortfall, but would force a state-mandated tax increase for every year there is a loss in state aid. In Brick, the approximate amount over the next seven years in the loss of adjustment aid is: for school year 2018-2019, $1,274,844; for 2019-2020, $2,039,750; for 2020-2021, $2,549,687; for 20212022, $3,569,562; for 2022-2023, $4,589,437; for 2023-2024, $5,354,343; and for the ﬁnal seventh
school year 2024-2025, $6,119,249. “The taxes will go up by that same amount,” Edwards said. “They’re not going to tell us to reduce expenditures. They’re telling us we don’t spend enough, that we should be spending $129 million, but we’re only spending $107 million.” Edwards said that the school administration invited all of the school districts who are losing their adjustment aid to a meeting here and representatives from 42 districts attended. “We signed off on coalition letters sent to the governor’s ofﬁce, a press release was done, and basically the request of the coalition is that prior to redistributing adjustment aid, they should really take a look at the wealth calculations put into the funding formula itself to determine whether or not the wealth calculations are correct. It’s our strong belief that they are not,” he said. Acting Superintendent of Schools Denis Filippone said all the districts who attended the meeting are in the same boat. “This legislation is bad, and the bottom line is we are not going to have a choice. The state is going to tell us how much tax we have to raise,” he said. “And they are not going to allow us to cut our budget, so it’s a Catch-22. Even with a decrease in student population we are $12 million below adequacy.” Filippone said the administration asked the state to take into consideration that Brick is one of the communities hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy. “The money is not going away. They’re taking the money from us and giving it to other districts that the DOE feels is underfunded.” Board of Education President Stephanie Wohlrab called the new funding formula “infuriating because not only are they crippling us as a school district, they’re crippling Brick as a community.” In late June, State Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen David Wolfe and Gregory P. McGuckin proposed legislation that would prevent reductions in state aid to districts that experienced an erosion of their tax base following Superstorm Sandy.
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Osprey: Continued From Page 1 On Barnegat Bay, virtually every existing osprey nest is occupied, said Ben Wurst, habitat program manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. In general, the ospreys on Barnegat Bay are doing very well, Wurst said, who along with Kathleen Clark of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife produce the Osprey Project report in New Jersey, a publication that reports on the osprey population count. According to the 2017 Osprey Project report, there are 112 known osprey nests on Barnegat Bay and 115 young, up from 76 nests and 94 young, according to the 2013 report. “We’re ﬁnding that the ospreys are building more nests on natural structures where there are large deciduous trees that are dead, especially on Sedge Island off Island Beach State Park, where there are about 30 occupied nests,” Wurst said from the ﬁeld. Wurst helps manage and protect ospreys as part of the NJ Osprey Project, which raises private funding to help ospreys in New Jersey. Since 2004 they have installed over 100 nesting platforms throughout New Jersey, mostly in areas of Barnegat Bay, Little Egg Harbor and Great Bay where suitable habitat exists with few nesting structures. According to the 2017 report, 72 percent of all ospreys nesting in New Jersey rely on man made nesting platforms. Osprey, also called sea hawk, river hawk and ﬁsh hawk, have made a remarkable recovery since 1973 when they were listed as endangered by the NJ Division of Fish Game and Wildlife. Due to the effects of DDT (which caused osprey reproduction to fail) and a loss of habitat when trees were cut down for development, their population dropped from some 500 nesting pairs to only 53 in the state. With the banning of DDT in New Jersey in 1968, the efforts of state biologists who moved eggs and ﬂedglings to nests where DDT was not used, and coordinated efforts to construct nesting platforms, the osprey status was upgraded to threatened in 1986 when their population had reached some 100 nesting pairs. Another threat to adult ospreys is electrocution, where the utility infrastructure not designed to
be bird-friendly, Wurst said. Good Luck Point in Berkeley is the site of a former telecommunications facility where hundreds of telephone poles were taken down last year as part of a US Fish and Wildlife project in the Edwin B. Forsythe Refuge. Osprey had built some 16 nests atop some of the poles, and when they removed the poles contractors left about 14 of the poles that they trimmed down and built nesting boxes atop for returning ospreys, Wurst said. Ospreys are highly migratory and they spend their winters in South America, with the largest concentration in Columbia, Ecuador and Brazil, which biologists have learned through a federal USGS bird banding program and aerial studies. The females migrate south ﬁrst, usually sometime in August, and in September the males and juveniles leave New Jersey, Wurst said. Ospreys have a high level of ﬁdelity and pairs mate for life, although they do not spend their winters together. The male returns to New Jersey ﬁrst - usually in mid- to late- March, and when the female returns the male performs a “sky dance,” or a mating ritual where he ﬂies above their nest in a courtship display, Wurst said. “He might carry a ﬁsh, which shows a successful hunt, or he might be holding onto nesting material. It’s interesting to observe this behavior. It’s unique to see,” he said. The male also emits a high whistle-like call during mating season when the ospreys spruce up their existing nests, making them larger and thicker. The female gestates from late April to early May, and she does about 70 percent of the incubation during the average 36-day brooding period, Wurst said. From April until August the female hardly leaves the nest at all. The female osprey can produce three to four eggs a year with an average of two surviving per nest, he said. Once the young ospreys learn to ﬂy, usually in August, the females ﬁnally get to leave the nest to forage for food. The juveniles learn to forage on their own before migrating south in September. After the birds migrate, Wurst and a group of volunteers clean up the decomposing nests - which can weigh up to 200 pounds - so they don’t get blown off in the winter and they are still intact when the birds return in the early spring.
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Capitol Comments Senator Robert W. Singer 30th Legislative District, Serving Howell
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean and Senator Robert Singer that would provide a streamlined reciprocity process for out-of-state professional and occupational
licensing for individuals displaced from a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Maria. “After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, our families saw the horrors of trying to rebuild or relocate their lives,” Kean (R-21st)
From The Desk Of
Chris Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the sideline of a four-day meeting of more than 300 lawmakers from 57 countries, Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th) led a meeting with lawmakers from the Russian Duma (parliament) to discuss what Smith called “highly contested human rights issues.” Smith, who heads the 13-member U.S. delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and is the co-chair of the U.S.
Helsinki Commission, said the Americans “reached out and sought dialogue” with the Russians in the “hope of changing, or at least beginning to mitigate a totally unacceptable status quo.” Pyotr Tolstoy, head of the Russian delegation, stated that the “Russian Federation is open to dialogue that is open and candid, just like in the 1980/90s” and highlighted the fact that a direct communication channel is needed between the two legislative bodies. Smith agreed and recalled past
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Governor Phil Murphy TRENTON - Ten thousand patients have joined the Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana program since the Murphy Administration began in January - for a total of 25,000 patients and 1,000 caregivers participating. “By changing the restrictive culture of the State’s Medical Marijuana program, we are now providing greater access to treatment for those who truly need to be helped,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The addition of 10,000 new patients since January demonstrates this administration’s commitment to making the program more responsive to the needs of patients, physicians and dispensaries.” Of the 10,000 patients who
have signed up since January, 6,300 have one of the six new medical conditions added at the end of March: anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic visceral pain. A sixth dispensary opened in Secaucus June 18 and several satellite Alternative Treatment Center locations are also in the works. “These numbers reﬂect that we are building a compassionate, consumer-friendly program,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. The Department is also continuing its public awareness campaign to let residents know that the program has expanded. “Talk to
Families Need A Second Chance After A Natural Disaster stated. “Now, months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, New Jersey has opened its arms to families from places like Puerto Rico who are in search of a new life. By streamlining the reciprocity process for skilled workers, from the hardworking electrician to a compassionate doctor, we can help people to continue their careers for which they trained
for in New Jersey.” The bipartisan legislation, S-522/A-1531, would allow individuals with an out-of-state professional or occupational licensing, which matches New Jersey’s standards, the ability to apply for a new license in New Jersey. This bill removes difﬁculties that a person may encounter when attempting to provide the New Jersey licensing
board records that have been affected by a natural disaster. “There are many hurdles that families displaced by Hurricane Maria or other natural disasters have to overcome, but government red tape that prevents them from working should not be one of them,” Singer (R-30th) added. “We can create opportunity and a renewed start by implementing an easy process for natural disaster
victims to apply for new professional or occupational licenses in New Jersey. When fleeing tragedy, grabbing paperwork should not be a requirement for our doctors or teachers.” S-255/A-1531, also clariﬁes that out-of-state includes the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other territories of possessions of the United States
Smith Leads Human Rights Dialogue With Russian Lawmakers meetings he attended in Moscow including during the time of perestroika before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Smith-led bilateral meeting comes eight days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and some of the issues discussed today were likely to be on the table at the Presidential summit. The lawmakers agreed on the importance of the presidential meeting and that the many problems and differences between the two countries cannot be solved solely by presidents in one meeting but that it is the beginning of all important dialogue between
the two super powers. A number of issues were discussed at the bilateral including Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, election interference, fake news, visas, adoption, trafﬁcking, cyber attacks, terrorism, social media, and the shooting death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Smith said he pressed the Russians “for peace in Syria, unfettered safe access for humanitarian aid workers and accountability - prosecution of those who have committed war crimes.” On Ukraine, Smith said the “unlawful annexation of Crimea coupled with Russian military
expansion into other parts of Ukraine had led to enormous suffering and death. A durable cease-ﬁre - agreed in the Minsk Agreement - and deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the region will save lives.” Smith, as the OSCE PA’s Special Representative for Trafﬁcking Issues, raised the issue of sex trafficking in Russia - which received a Tier 3 rating, the lowest grade, in the latest U.S. annual Trafﬁcking in Persons Report - commenting that “Russian women are suffering across the globe, including in the U.S.,” and that the U.S. Congress “wants to work with you in a transparent way to help Russian
women.” Smith authored the ﬁrst resolution on combating human trafﬁcking passed by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1999 and in 2000 wrote America’s landmark law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The successful meeting concluded with the two leaders of the delegations agreeing on the importance of dialogue. Smith stated “This was a fruitful conversation and dialogue” and Tolstoy concurred, “We’re convinced that democracy is dialogue and trust is the result of this dialogue despite the fake news and clichés, let’s keep moving forward.”
Medicinal Marijuana Program Grows By 10,000 Patients This Year
your doctor to see if you qualify,’’ a promoted Facebook ad states. The ad started Friday and will run through the summer. In addition, patients, caregivers and physicians can now access the program across mobile platforms so they can register, upload documents and make payments on tablets, iPhones and other devices. “But our work is far from done,” added Elnahal. “With the inﬂux of new patients, New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana market needs more competition, choice and greater value - goals that we look forward to working with all our stakeholders to accomplish.” On June 18, the Department proposed Medicinal Marijuana rules changes to implement Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 6 that will expand access to marijuana therapy responsibly, and to thousands more patients who need it.
About 700 of the 28,000 licensed physicians are registered to participate in the program. But, Dr. Elnahal is encouraging the medical community to embrace medicinal marijuana as yet another therapeutic tool - not an independent or alternative therapy. As a result, the commissioner is traveling around the state to medical schools and hospitals this summer giving special Grand Rounds lectures to medical students, faculty, physicians and clinicians to explain the Murphy Administration’s expansion of the program, as well as research on use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The ﬁrst grand rounds lecture was held May 29 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the series continued at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson and Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack Uni-
versity Medical Center. Then in mid-September, lectures are scheduled at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Jersey City Medical Center, Virtua Health and the New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Although research is limited, studies have shown the marijuana has benefited patients with chronic pain, cancer, HIV, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, IBD and Rheumatoid Arthritis, among many other conditions. “More physicians should look to medicinal marijuana as a safe, effective treatment - and one that can help not only improve patients’wellbeing but also combat the opioid crisis,” Commissioner Elnahal said. That’s why Commissioner Elnahal is exploring adding opioid use disorder - in concert with Medication Assisted Treatment - to the list of conditions that would allow patients to partici-
pate in the program. The opioid epidemic is the most critical public health challenge facing our state. Opioids are highly toxic, addictive and caused 2,200 overdose deaths in our state in 2016. Studies have demonstrated a strong correlation between the availability of medical marijuana and the reduction of opioid prescriptions. Medical marijuana can help reduce reliance on opioid prescriptions, saving many from a lifetime of addiction and possible overdose death. Two studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed a 6 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions in states with strong medicinal marijuana laws. Another study showed that access to medical marijuana reduced opioid-related deaths by 24 percent compared to states without medicinal marijuana laws.
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY Letters To The Editor Remembering Different Good Old Days Gosh, the good old days sound nice. Leaving doors unlocked 24/7, having polite people hold the door, or apologizing when they bumped you. Of course, being only 72, I don’t remember leaving doors unlocked. Here’s what I do remember: I remember when a man who worked a forty-hour week had enough money that his wife could stay at home and raise the children. His union made sure that he got overtime pay for working more than a forty-hour week, health care (for himself and his family), healthy and safe working conditions, a two-week vacation every year, paid holidays, and a pension, even in a minimum wage job. I remember when a high school diploma was a guarantee of a job. I remember when those who went to college could work all summer to pay their tuition and have a part time job to pay living expenses. I remember when teenagers got jobs to buy luxuries like cars, instead of working to supplement the family income. I remember when men stayed with their families instead abandoning families. I remember when divorce was a rarity, instead of being 50 percent of all marriages. I remember when a Pres-
ident of the United States was elected by the majority of the people, instead of the electoral college. I remember when his wife was a lady, and the president’s children were not part of the administration. I remember when people would not vote for a man who has a record of groping women, or considered it his right, as sponsor, to walk into dressing rooms of unclad beauty contestants without knocking. I remember when no one would vote for a man who had dodged the draft, ﬁve times, in a time of war. I remember when a president did not spend 20 percent of his time playing golf and did not make a proﬁt off those golfing trips by charging hotel fees, in his own hotels, for staffers and security people. I remember when infants were not ripped from their mothers’ arms and given up for adoption when their mothers were convicted for the “crime” of asking to be given refuge from criminal gangs in their country of origin. I remember when we gave political asylum to people, especially women and children, fleeing corr upt governments, dr ug lords, and rebels. I remember beer sales at the ball park stopped until the anthem ﬁ nished. I remember when people, especially the president, knew the words. I remember when people had enough respect for the ﬂag that they
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did not wear it as bikinis, tee shirts, caps, or pants. I remember when it was not ﬂown on the wrong side of the pickup truck, or ragged, or dragging the ground, or used as a picnic blanket, beach towel, or advertising campaign. I remember when civics teachers were allowed to teach more of the Constitution than just the 2nd amendment, and only half of that. I remember when kids were allowed to know what their rights were. I remember when white supremacists were not allowed to spew their lies and hate. I remember when they held their rallies in the dark, with their faces covered, because decent people were ashamed of them. I remember when political correctness was just good manners, and name calling was bad manners. I remember when Congress members and Senators represented the people, not just rich donors, foreign interests, and the NRA. I remember when presidents gave up their own business interests to avoid conﬂict of interests. I remember when a Speaker of the House did not stall bills in committee but allowed them to come to the ﬂoor for a vote. I remember when congress did not start interminable wars. I remember when a Supreme Court nominee was allowed a hearing, even when he was not a right-wing republican. I remember when no politician ever proposed cuts to Social Security and VA. I remember when a president (Richard Nixon) tried to protect clean air and water. I remember when the Congress spent nearly $80 million on an investigation of whether the president had sex with a legal, consenting adult, unlike the groperin-chief, and members of his family and staff, who are being investigated for treason, ﬁve of whom have already pled guilty, while sixteen others have been indicted. I can remember when the smartest kid in Sky-
Letters To ofThe Editor pre-existing conditions. line School, Solana Beach California, was an illegal immigrant, who went on to become a math teacher. Today, she would have been deported, and all that talent would have been wasted. That same school and time went on to produce two nurses, one Marine KIA in Vietnam, three Vietnam veterans, one priest, a cop, and a plumbing contractor - all of whom came here illegally, but all of whom were decent, productive citizens. Not one of them became involved with drugs or gangs. In fact, there are more gang members who were born here, of American parents, than there are members who are immigrants, and even the that biggest of bogeymen, MS-13, was actually born in the USA (San Francisco). I remember when presidents did what was best for the country, not just what was best for the corporations that bought them. I remember when they sent young men off to war knowing what those young men were facing, because they had been there, not fivetime draft dodgers who hid behind daddy’s money. I remember presidents who had dignity, not buffoonery. I remember presidents who had strength instead of bluster, spoke truth instead of stupid lies, and made us proud before our allies and strong before our enemies. They relied on integrity, not useless walls. I remember when I was proud to be an American and proud to wear the uniform of the U.S. Army, a uniform that the present occupant of the White House was too chicken to wear. Myrna F. Arnold Whiting
First, They Came For The Health Care Before ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or nicknamed Obamacare) 52 million people were uninsurable because
Calling On Conservative Voters In November
62 percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. were medically related. The Trump Administration continues to unravel the ACA piece by piece. Next to go is protection for pre-existing conditions. Unable to repeal ACA, Trump utilized another tactic. Tucked inside his tax bill, the individual mandate was repealed. People had protested the mandate feeling they were paying for something they didn’t need. We should base our laws on facts, not feelings. The fact that the individual mandate was eradicated results in deconstructing ﬁnancial support needed to keep ACA viable. In June, Trump began his attack on the pre-existing clause in the ACA. The Department of Justice followed by declaring it is now unconstitutional because the individual mandate has been removed. Have we so soon forgotten how expensive and how many fatalities ensued for Americans who had no health insurance? The ACA is popular because it provides protection for those who have pre-existing conditions. It provides essential health benefits which require insurers to cover; annual physicals, doctor services, in-patient and out-patient hospital care, prescription drugs, pregnancy, child birth, mental health and dental coverage for children. In place of ACA, Trump has proposed cheap, junk plans allowing companies to offer the insured virtually no coverage. Trump’s admitted line is that if you say a lie often enough people will soon believe it as truth. Stand up America! Protest! Trump and his cronies are working to remove another ACA beneﬁt. They’ll stop at nothing.
League of Women Voters Lotte Scharfman is credited with coining the phrase, “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Scharfman, a refugee of Nazi Germany, was the League’s president until her death in 1970. She stated that in order for Democracy to “work” you have to participate, you cannot simply be an observer. As the saying goes Americans will cross an ocean to ﬁght a war, but not cross the street to vote, a right that so many have shed their blood and tears. A low voter turnout is again predicted for this year’s November’s midterm elections. Being a no show at the polls is the same as surrendering your vote to a neighbor who may not share your values. If you are concerned with the direction of our government now is the time to vote for candidates that defend the police, law and order and family values and reject those that advocate to legalize recreational marijuana, open borders, sanctuary cities, drivers licenses for illegal aliens, taxpayer-funded tuition for undocumented immigrants, higher gas and sales tax, abortion on demand, disrespecting our ﬂag and removing religion from our public discourse. Voter turnout decides elections. Go to the polls in November and vote for the lawmakers that will exercise ﬁscal discipline by lowering our highest in the nation property taxes and fully restore the Homestead credit, a beneﬁt that the disabled and seniors on ﬁxed income need to maintain and keep them in their homes.
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Ortley Beach, which had no dunes and “was probably one of the most vulnerable beaches,” also devastated by Sandy, will be in a similarly more-protected state as is Mantoloking now. The project should be completed there by the end of the year, Watson said. (The work would likely have been completed before the summer shore season if not for the lawsuits, Watson had to add.) Watson was one of three guests to speak at Stockton University’s “Jersey Shore Beach Report” down in Atlantic City recently. Dr. Stewart Farrell, exe c ut ive d i r e c t o r of t h e C o a s t a l Research Center at Stockton University, and David Rosenblatt, assistant com m issioner of con st r uct ion a nd engineering for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, also spoke during a moderated talk by Dr. Michael Klein, the interim executive director of Stockton’s Hughes Center. “The challenge now is to meet expectations for the future,” Rosenblatt said. “We will also be focused more on the back bay and how to address concerns there.” The goal is to plan regionally and get away from “spot to spot” projects. T he New Je r sey Bea ches by t he
Numbers, provided by USACE, Stockton Coastal Research Center, and N.J. Division of Tourism and Travel: • 162,589,905 cubic yards of sand that have been placed on New Jersey beaches. (Based on available data) • $1,239,668,278: the estimated cost of beach replenish ment i n New Jersey to date. All but about $53 million has been spent since Hurricane Gloria in 1985. • 106: the number of beach locations that are surveyed twice a year as part of the New Jersey Beach Profile Network. • 97: the number of miles of developed coastline in New Jersey. • 30: miles of natural shoreline remaining in New Jersey. • 8.75 percent of federal beach restoration project costs paid by local municipal governments. • 65 percent of federal beach restoration project costs paid by the federal government. • 100 percent of Superstor m Sandy-specific beach restoration paid by the federal government following passage of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act on Jan. 29, 2013. • $20.6 billion: the amount generated by tourism in the four shore counties (Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth) in 2017, 48 percent of the total $43 billion in the state.
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Annual Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Lions Club and The Society for Creative Anachronism will host their 37th Annual Charity Renaissance Faire on September 15 and 16 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Lakewood Pine Park. It features Shane Adams, host of History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting and The Knights of Valour whose jousters will compete in full combat armor. The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will present Knights in combat, sword ﬁghting, archery competition, sorcerers, magicians, and many more.
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Brick Police: Cars Are Too Hot For Dogs
BRICK – Many people don’t realize how quickly the interior of a car can heat up, even when a window is cracked or the car is parked in the shade. On a 70-degree day, a car’s interior temperature can climb to 90 degrees. On an 85-degree day, it takes less than 10 minutes for a car’s interior to top 100 degrees; in 30 minutes, the temperature can jump to 120 degrees.
Dogs don’t perspire like humans, so being trapped in extreme heat can quickly cause difﬁculty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rates, seizures, and severe harm to vital organs that may result in permanent injury or death. As time passes and temperatures rise, a trapped animal’s chances for survival decline exponentially. Don’t leave your animals in the car this summer!
Brick Field Hockey Clinic
BRICK – Brick Recreation presents a Field Hockey Clinic for girls in grades 2-8, August 6-10. This program is designed to introduce girls to the sport of ﬁeld hockey. Participants will be taught the rules of the game and basic skills like passing and shooting. Instructors are the coaches of the Brick Township High School Field
Hockey team. Participants will need a mouth piece, shin guards, stick and eye gear. The cost is $50. The program will be held at the Drum Point Sports Complex from 6-7:30 p.m. Register online at parksandrecreation.bricktownship.net or in the Recreation ofﬁce.
Documentary Film: “A Plastic Ocean”
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Join the St. Mary’s Environmental Stewardship Ministries on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. for a screening of the documentary “A Plas-
tic Ocean.” The ﬁlm will be shown at the Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Building, 416 New Jersey Ave. This event is free and open to the public.
Paint Party BRICK – The First Baptist Church of Laurelton will have a Paint Party beneﬁt Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can purchased at Ivy Hall, 1832 Hwy. 88 E., Brick every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. or by calling the Church at 732-840-1505. Seating
is limited so buy tickets ASAP. A $20 ticket includes canvas, brushes, paints, instruction by Jill Herrmann, Art Teacher. Refreshments will also be available. Come join the fun!
See It, Say It, Report It POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Point Pleasant Beach has launched a new application to give our community another way to reach out to us. You can report infor-
mation anonymously or leave your contact information. It’s your choice. Download the reportit.com app to your smartphone or report via their website at reportit.com.
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Local EMS & First Aid Participate In Training Course
OCEAN COUNTY – Members of South Toms River EMS, Lavallette First Aid, Holiday Heights First Aid, & Plumsted Fire District recently attended a course called EMS Operations on a Fire Scene. This course educated students on preparation for
–Photo courtesy South Toms River EMS working with ﬁre departments, Emergency Incident Rehab, Fireﬁghter CPR, and how to document it all. This class was provided thanks to Director Robert Contreras of Brick Township Police Emergency Medical Services.
41st Annual Festival of the Sea POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Join in for the 41st Annual Festival of the Sea on September 15, 2018 at Arnold & Bay Aves. In Point Pleasant Beach. Visitors can sample dishes by the area’s ﬁnest restaurants, from clam chowder to
lobster to steak, even desserts! Arts and crafts, pony rides, hundreds of vendors attend this festival. Kids’ games, live entertainment and more. Voted Best Seafood Festival in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Readers.
Beach Badges On Sale POINT PLEASANT – Beach Badges for Maxson Avenue and River Avenue can now be purchased in the Tax Ofﬁce at Borough Hall, Monday-Thursday 8:30-4 p.m. and
Fridays from 9-3:30 p.m. Season Badges are $20 for those over 5 and $10 for seniors. Active or retired military are free, just bring your ID!
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POINT PLEASANT – Point Pleasant Elks Lodge is sponsoring its 24th Annual Fluke Tournament on Saturday, July 21. This is considered to be a family oriented tournament and we encourage the entire family to get involved for a fun day of ﬁshing and a wonderful picnic. Over the past 23 years, this tournament has received outstanding recognition from anglers throughout the Tri-State area being called the #1 single port Fluke Tournament in the State of New Jersey. This year John Veprek will once again be chairing the event, and he and his committee have been hard at work since January hoping to make this year’s event the biggest and best ever. Entries have been coming in at a record pace, and the committee hopes to have another successful Tournament followed by a fun-ﬁ lled Awards Picnic on the Lodge grounds for the anglers and their families. This year, we will again have two divisions to the Tournament. The Kayak Division will have product for prizes. The entry fee is $50 per kayak, if registered by July 18 and $65 after that date which will also include one ticket to the awards picnic. It is the 11th year for our Kayak Division and we are optimistic that a more diversiﬁed group of anglers will enjoy the tournament. Last year we had anglers from 4 other states that participated in this division. We are very excited with the events, prizes and camaraderie the kayakers bring to our tournament. The Power Boat Division, which last year attracted 250 boat entries with over 1500 participants, who will be hoping to win a share of the $10,000 in prize money that is awarded based on 250 entries, $4,500 for ﬁ rst place with the largest ﬂuke by weight. There is a boat registration fee of $145 for 4 anglers if registered by July 18 and $19 after that date; $25 for each additional angler. There will also be a prize for the largest ﬂuke caught by a child 12 years old or younger and a prize for the largest ﬂuke caught by an Elk member, in good standing in his or her Lodge, membership card must be presented at the tournament. The events will start the night before the
ﬁshing begins, July 20, with a captain’s meeting that must be attended by at least one member of each crew to receive the ﬁ nal rules and regulations and other information. Picnic dinner will be available beginning at 5 p.m. for a nominal fee and cold beverages will be available for purchase. On Saturday the action starts at 6 a.m. when the start notice will be announced giving the anglers the okay to head out to open waters and begin ﬁshing. Watching the boats sail out of the Inlet in the morning mist is a sight to see! The ﬁshing winds down about mid-afternoon. In the power boat division the last ﬁsh must be weighed in at one the three weighing stations by 3:30 p.m. and in the Kayak division the photos must be turned in back at the Lodge by 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile back at the Lodge members will be busy preparing a fabulous picnic for the anglers and their families which will begin at 4 p.m. Food is served to all registered ﬁshermen as part of their Tournament entry fee, and families and friends are welcome to participate for a minimal charge. Soda, cold beer and other drinks are available at the outdoor bar. Come and enjoy some burgers, sausage and peppers, hotdogs, fries and more. Sit back and relax while you socialize with your fellow ﬁshermen and their families and enjoy the music while waiting for the prizes to be posted on the Winner’s Board and the prizes to be awarded. The Elks will be selling commemorative tee shirts and mugs at the Captain’s Meeting and Awards Picnic. Rafﬂe tickets for a wide variety of valuable prizes will also be sold. The business community in Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach and the surrounding area has been very generous every year in its support of the Tournament, and the Elks would welcome any Corporations or Businesses that would like to become new sponsors by donating prizes or services to this worthwhile project to raise funds to support our Lodge so that we can continue carrying on with our Elks Programs. For further information or to download an application call 732-899-7638 or log on to the Elk website pointpleasantelks.org.
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The Arc, Ocean County Chapter Hosts Community Yard & Vendor Sale LAKEWOOD – The Arc, Ocean County Chapter will host a Community Yard & Vendor Sale at their main ofﬁce at 815 Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood, NJ, across from FirstEnergy Park, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9 to 1 p.m. Members of the community are invited to come shop or sell personal items by purchasing a table for $10. Vendors, selling items for a business, are invited to purchase a table for $25 with 20 percent of proceeds being donated back to the local Arc chapter. Items for sale include computer equipment, laptops, scanners, clothing, household
items, decorative pieces, shoes, baby furniture, toys, books, and more. In addition to the yard and vendor sale, The Arc will have Human Resources on site to discuss career opportunities and tickets will be on sale for the Lakewood BlueClaws game that evening for $11.00 each ticket with a portion of sales beneﬁting The Arc Ocean County Chapter. For more information please visit our website at arcocean.org and click on Events or call 732-363-3335 ext. 176 to reserve a table. Tables must be reserved by Thursday, July 12.
Fire Hydrant Safety BRICK – The Brick Bureau of Fire Safety needs your help to ensure the Brick Township ﬁ re hydrants are kept visible and accessible. Finding and accessing these hydrants in the event of an emergency is critical and can mean the difference between a little or a lot of property loss. There needs to be a three (3) foot clearance around the hydrant of any debris and obstructions. Keep grass, bushes, fencing, tree branches, weeds or other obstacles away from the hydrant to allow for rapid
location and easy access for ﬁ reﬁghters. Don’t block a ﬁ re hydrant by parking a vehicle next to it. Vehicles cannot be parked any closer than 15 feet to a ﬁ re hydrant from any direction. This distance may be larger depending on the ﬁ re zone markings. If you ﬁ nd a ﬁ re hydrant that is leaking, broken, or malfunctioning you should report it to the Brick Bureau of Fire safety immediately at 732-458-4100 or the Brick Township Municipal Authority at 732-458-7000.
Walk With The Mayor
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Rise and shine and Walk with the Mayor! Meet Mayor Reid every Friday morning at 6:30am on the Boardwalk at New Jersey Avenue and walk to the Inlet and back. It
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Sudden hearing loss occurs so quickly literally overnight or in an instant - that the change in hearing is dramatic and can be very upsetting. A sudden hearing loss can involve any part of the hearing system and something as straight forward as earwax can cause a sudden hearing loss. However, the term usually refers to a sudden “nerve” or sensorineural hearing loss. The loss is almost always in one ear and may be accompanied by dizziness, tinnitus (ear noises), and/or aural fullness/pressure. Suspected causes of sudden sensorineural hearing loss include viral infection, ototoxic medications, acoustic trauma and meningitis. In most cases, the specific cause is never found (idiopathic). In cases with no known cause, viral infections or vascular blockage is suspected. There may be a history of a recent ﬂu or cold, but in most cases, there are no other complaints. Partial or complete recovery occurs in
about 60-65 percent of the cases. Recovery can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Those who seek immediate medical attention (within a week) have a higher recovery rate than those who wait. The recovery rate is also higher for those with milder hearing losses. Patients who present with a severe and/or profound hearing loss with accompanying symptoms such as dizziness and/or tinnitus are less likely to recover their hearing. Someone who experiences sudden hearing loss should seek medical attention immediately so that medical treatment can be provided. The medical evaluation usually involves a thorough history, otologic and audiologic examination. Remember, a sudden loss of hearing is not normal. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact your primary care physician or ear, nose and throat physician for immediate medical treatment.
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County & Health Dept. Making Sure Swimming Water Is Clean
By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County ofﬁcials announced that the Ocean County Health Department’s water sampling program has ofﬁcially begun. “Each year the Ocean County Health Department has a full team of water samplers who visit 72 recreational swimming beaches on the ocean, bay and rivers and lakes throughout the county to take samples of water for testing to the lab located at the Ocean County Utilities Authority facility in Bayville,” according to Freeholder Director Gerry Little. Individual testing results are compiled and then sent to the State lab for review and publication. You can ﬁnd results at ochd.org. “The residents of Ocean County and all our visitors should be aware that we are vigorous in ensuring that our swimming beaches are clean and safe,” stated Free-
holder Director Little. “Reports of beach closures elsewhere in the State naturally raise concern but Ocean County has for many years tested our swimming areas throughout the County continuously from before Memorial Day weekend to after Labor Day weekend so our residents and visitors can feel safe going into the water.” Public Health Coordinator Daniel Regenye also noted that excessive rainfall can impact water quality due to runoff into local lakes and rivers. If testing results ever show less than acceptable results, that swimming area would be temporarily closed and tested daily until results demonstrate safer water quality, according to Regenye. “Last year over 450 inspections were conducted throughout Ocean County to insure safe swimming can be enjoyed by all residents and visitors,” added Regenye.
Support Group For Survivors Of Suicide Loss
BEACHWOOD – Forever In Our Hearts, an organization to support those who have lost ones to suicide, is holding monthly meetings the second Saturday of each month at St. Paul
Lutheran Church, 130 Cable Ave, Beachwood. Meeting time is 1 p.m. For complete information visit our page at facebook.com/ ForeverNRHearts or call 732-269-3236.
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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.
Amazing Facts About Nightmares and Dreaming By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Sleeping is one of the great pleasures in life, unless you have bad dreams or nightmares. Then it’s pure misery. Most of us do dream while sleeping, we just don’t remember it. Luckily, a man named Larry Page remembered his dream. He was a computer scientists and he woke up from a dream when he was 23 wondering if there was a way to ‘download the web’ and rank webpages by inbound links. He went on to become a co-founder of Google! Page’s net worth according to Forbes is 52 billion dollars. Talk about making money when you sleep! So why can’t you remember your dreams? Our brains are trained to forget non-essential facts and the truth is, most of our dreams aren’t that unique. But I bet you do wake up and recall the bizarre scary dreams, don’t you? This is because your brain ﬁnds it more “essential” to remember these strange or scary images. They stand out. Here are some other little known facts about dreaming that you may be interested in. By the way, if you’d like a longer version of this article, it’s at my website. If you lost sight later in life, you can like still see images in your dreams and dream visually like when you had your eyesight. Those folks who were born with blindness may not see in pictures but can still dream and experience sounds, touch sensations and emotions during their dream state. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), several brain regions are involved including the amygdala where dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play a role. PTSD nightmares may occur with or without REM sleep.
If you have asthma, for some reason, you are also more prone to nightmares. The bad dreams can intensify with many treatments, including montelukast. Heartburn medications such as ranitidine and famotidine used to treat heartburn can sometimes induce vivid dreams and nightmares. So can allergy drugs like diphenhydramine. Blood pressure pills interfere with sleep. This category has well-documented evidence to show how they trigger nightmares and this side effect alone often causes people to seek other treatments. If you grew up with black and white TVs, most of your dreams occur in black and white. Anxiety is the most common emotion during dreams. You might experience it as falling, ﬂying or feeling unprepared or humiliated in your dream. Dogs dream. You will often hear them whimper or see their paws twitching. More than likely they are running in their dreams. Sleeping pills can and often due induce vivid dreaming and nightmares. Withdrawal from these medications can also induce higher dreaming and/or nightmares for a period of time. Antidepressants such as ﬂuoxetine and paroxetine increase serotonin and may trigger intense or disturbing dreams that seem to go on all night. Some sleep supplements containing melatonin might trigger unpleasant or bizarre dreams. If that happens, take a break from the melatonin because the dose might be too high. Remember, you make this sleep hormone yourself so supplementing has an additive effect.
(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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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Join Breakwater Beach Waterpark for the JDRF/FARE Crab Race on August 25 at 62 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights. At 5 p.m., artiﬁcial plastic crabs will be released from Patriot’s Plunge into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach in a race to beneﬁt Juvenile Diabetes and Food Allergy Research Education. You can purchase your “crab” for only $5 in the waterpark any day we are open! Each donation purchased before August 17 receives a Twilight Admission for the day of the crab race. If you purchase your
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TOMS RIVER – Visit us and learn more! The Department of Continuing & Professional Education at Ocean County College is hosting a variety of Summer Career Infor mation Sessions in August and September on the Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Admission is free and open to the public. Bookkeeping & QuickBooks Information Session: Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., Ground Floor, College Library (Building #3). Visitors should park in Parking Lot #1.
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Nothing’s better than a local favorite! Our Family Farm Market is open! Come and enjoy fresh, sweet corn and tomatoes, as well as fresh summer fruits and vegetables, local honey, fresh baked goods, farm fresh eggs & so much more! Our Garden Center is continuously filled with beautiful Flowers, Trees & Shrubs for Summertime plantings.
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BAYVILLE – Come out to the VFW on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville for the Cpl. William H. Smith Detachment 667 Picnic on August 18 from 12-5:30 p.m. There will be hot dogs, burgers, sausage and peppers, potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad, beer, soda, wine,
watermelon, coffee and tea. The cost is a $12 donation. Children under 12 are free. Open to the public! For more information, call Bob Meola at 732-674-7504, Bill Pivarnick at 848-240-3515, or Chuck Swiers at 973864-0964.
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Stinging, Clinging Jellyfish Discovered In Barnegat Bay By Kimberly Bosco BRICK – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a bay advisory after a species of clinging jellyﬁsh with an “excruciating” sting was discovered by bathers in parts of the Barnegat Bay. The non-native jellyﬁsh originates from
coastal rivers and apparently spread into the Barnegat Bay due to summer boating trafﬁc, ofﬁcials said. The boats were carrying with them a type of algae that the clinging jellyﬁsh feed on. Bathers and boaters noticed the tiny, coin-sized species in the Metedeconk River, Shrewsbury River, and Manasquan
River, where it had reportedly traveled from the Paciﬁc Ocean. The Metedeconk River connects to the northern end of the Barnegat Bay; this is where the NJDEP found clinging jellyﬁsh located at F Cove and Wardells Neck. NJDEP ofﬁcials described the species as being tiny, with stringy tentacles and
colorful markings in red, orange or violet. It is also known to have a harsh sting, one victim calling it “excruciating.” “The ‘clinging jellyﬁsh,’ a tiny species native to the Paciﬁc Ocean, does not inhabit sandy areas and should not be a concern to beachgoers,” according to the NJDEP. A Lacey Township man who was possibly stung by the jellyﬁsh on the bay side of Island Beach State Park described the feeling of the sting as “being stabbed with a thousand ice picks at once.” Ofﬁcials noted that wearing rash guards and using petroleum jelly on exposed skin can help to protect from stings.
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CLASSIFIEDS For Rent 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. (32)
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Items For Sale Make up - Eye liner, eye shadow, perfume, lipstick, lip line, etc. Avon products. Call 732-788-7986. (30) Alum. Ladder - 4ft, excellent condition, $20. Q-Art pots and pans-lids, excellent condition, $2 to $5. 732-8491216 or leave message. (Whiting). (30)
Help Wanted Now Hiring! - Assistant needed for a weekly newspaper distributor. Must be available the full day EVERY THURSDAY!! Must have a CLEAN driving record! Please call Laura Hoban at 732-657-7344, ext. 611. EOE (t/n) Sell Avon - Be own boss. Set your own hours. Call 732-788-7986. (30) Help Wanted - Cocinero/Cook Long time positions. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Cook - Experience only). Salary based on experience, very busy location in Whiting/Manchester, New Jersey. References required. Call 908-930-8960. (30) Receptionist - Send resumes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 732-557-6501. Apply online at Magnoliaal.com or in person at Magnolia Gardens 1935 Route 9, Toms River. 732-557-6500. (31) Certified Home Health Aides Needed for Ocean County area. Hourly and live-in positions avail. P/T and F/T. Call CCC at 732-206-1047. (t/n) Activities Assistant - Help with recreational activities like BINGO, trips, etc. Apply online at Magnoliaal.com or in person at Magnolia Gardens 1935 Route 9, Toms River. 732-557-6500 or email email@example.com. (31) Now Hiring Nursing Assistants Apply online at Magnoliaal.com or in person at Magnolia Gardens 1935 Route 9, Toms River. 732-557-6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (31)
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Adult Community Services - Affordable senior help from people living in Adult Community. Flexible, reliable, trustworthy and reasonable. $15/hr. 848-480-2013. (29)
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PRIVATE/CNA-HHA (Active or non active license) - Experienced person needed for part time adult care coverage Toms River. (Mon Tues Wed) OR (Fri Sat Sun) morn 7a.m. to 9a.m. and eves 7p.m. to 8:30p.m. $14-$15 hr. pay range. Calls only 941-726-4360. (31) Part-Time Custodian/Janitor For adult community in Whiting, NJ. $11 Per/hr start immediately. Approx. 19-21 Hrs/wk. Call m-f 9 am-4 pm. Call for application & interview. 732-350-0230. (31)
Help Wanted Kitchen/Wait Staff Needed - Apply online at Magnoliaal.com or in person at Magnolia Gardens 1935 Route 9, Toms River. For more info call 732-557-6500 or email email@example.com. (31) Home Health Care Company Now Hiring RN’s, LPN’s and CHHA in Ocean & Monmouth Counties! Flexible scheduling. Work in your community. Weekly pay. Career advancement. Comprehensive beneﬁts. Call 732-505-8000 today. (t/n) Aluminum Installer to build Sunrooms - and screenrooms in Ocean County. 5 years experience minimum. Will not train. Call Porch King 609-607-0008. (t/n) The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River - Is hiring for multiple full time and part time positions! We provide a warm, loving environment for children ages from 6 weeks to 6 years. We are looking for fun, energetic teachers. Must be available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30am-6pm. Looking to hire immediately. Salary based on experience. Beneﬁts include Paid time off, 401K, and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about our available positions or to set up an interview call 732-363-5530 or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ocean County Child Assault Prevention Project - Is looking for people to help empower children to be safe from abuse, bullying and violence. Work part-time presenting workshops to children and adults in schools throughout our county. Training starts soon! Call the Ocean County CAP coordinator for an interview @ 732-270-0056. visit njcap. org for additional information. (32) CHHA/CMA Clinical Services - The Pines is currently looking for a Full Time Certiﬁed Home Health Aide (w CMA license) to work in our in-house clinic. This individual will be responsible for providing care to independent living residents including assisting with bathing, dressing, and getting meals. In addition, this position will assist the clinical nurse with general administrative responsibilities. Hours of the position are 3-11, including every other weekend. 2 years of CHHA experience required. Certified Medication Aide license preferred. Full Time positions offer competitive rate (based on experience), and excellent beneﬁts including health, dental, life, Paid Time Off and 401(K) with generous match after 1 year. Apply in Person to: The Pines, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759 or email resume to email@example.com (30
Landscape Services - Clean ups, dethatching, mulch & stone beds trimming, planting, & tearouts & more Call with needs 732-678-8681. (19)
COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, ﬂatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n)
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CASH PAID!! - LP records, stereos, turntables, musical instruments, guitar, saxophone, cassettes, reel tapes, music related items. Come to you. 732-804-8115. (35)
Experienced Landscaper - Who has experience in all areas of residential landscaping. 30-40 hours a week. No lawn cutting. Own transportation. Brick 732-678-7584. (t/n)
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All Around Yard And Home Maintenance – Outdoor, indoor work done to your satisfaction. Cleaning, home repairs, yard upgrades, etc. References upon request. Very diligent. Fair estimates. Eddie Zsoka 732-608-4781. (31)
Car Service - 24/7. Doctors, shopping, airports, hospitals, cruise, shops, Atlantic City, family functions, NYC accomodations for large groups. Call for reasonable rates. Kerry 732-606-2725. (32)
Electrician - Licensed/Insured. Will do the jobs the big guys don’t want. Free estimates, senior discount. Call Bob 732608-7702. LIC #12170. (40) Joan’s Dog Training - Certiﬁed trainer, insured, experienced. References available. Private in home sessions, behavior issues addressed. Gentle methods. Call 908-759-1196. (31) Nor’easter Painting and Staining, LLC - Interior and exterior. Decks, powerwashing. Affordable. Senior discounts. References. No job too small. Fully insured. 732-691-0123. Lic #13VH09460600. (29) Masonry - 38+yrs experience, small to medium size jobs. Brick replacement, brick pointing, concrete repair and refacing stucco, block, concrete repair and refacing. All kinds of home improvement. Leah Masonry Lic#13VH10059500. (33)
The Original Family Fence A fully licensed and insured company in Ocean County has specialized in unique fence repairs and installations around the Garden State for over 35 years. We want your gate repairs, sectional repairs, and new installation inquiries! No job is too small for us to tend to in a day’s time. Call us today for your free estimate You might just be surprised with what is possible. NJ LIC: 13VH09125800. Phone 732773-3933, 732-674-6644. (37) Super Natural Painting - Interior, exterior, custom painting, powerwashing. 20 years experience. Free estimates. Honest, dependable. D.P. 848992-4108. References available. (32) Need A Ride - Airports, cruise, A.C., doctors. Save $$$. Senior discounts. Tom. Save ad. 551-427-0227. (40) Clean-Outs - Rooms, attics and garages. Call Dominick at 732-3505605 or 732-642-0211. (31)
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for some, the downfall comes. Not everyone makes it to the redemption part. The restoration part. This is Lapinski’s story. He grew up with his brother, sister and parents in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was deputy chief of the Jersey City Fire Department, and coached football and baseball. His mother was a stay-at-home mom and ran the youth cheerleading squad. “She made sure I never went without and all my needs were met. I went to CCD, played sports every season, had many friends. I loved growing up in Bayonne. I pretty much had a perfect childhood,” Lapinski said. His family moved from Bayonne to Manasquan, which had an excellent secondary school sports program. Lapinski’s older brother played, but his grades didn’t attract the big-name schools. Lapinski learned from that, and made sure his grades and game were top notch. He was an all-state football star and all-county baseball player with 12 varsity letters and four state championships. He was vice president of his high school class, a member of several prestigious high school clubs as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Even with an ACL injury his last football game senior year, Harvard, Princeton, Bucknell and other schools courted him. He won a football scholarship to Lehigh University. “Up until this point in my life most things came easy to me. I was a happy and successful person,” Lapinski said. But he partied. When he wasn’t in sports, Lapinski indulged in alcohol and pills. But he always cleaned up for sports. When he tore his ACL again his sophomore year at Lehigh, his college sports career was over. Now there was no reason not to party. He remembered the numbness he got from the painkillers he took for his ACL injury. Now he needed to numb life. It’s not that Lapinski had NFL dreams. But sports ﬁlled his time while he wondered what career path he should take. Should he be a ﬁreﬁghter like his dad? What about a teacher and coach, all things that had such a positive impact on his own young life? Lapinski easily slid from pain killers to heroin. It’s cheap, readily available, and provides
the brain a dopamine rush that provides a sense of pleasure and well-being. For a little while. He supported his own habit by selling drugs and stealing from his family. And it eventually all caught up with him. At 22, Lapinski was arrested, convicted, and spent three years in state prison. “Now I can never be a teacher, a coach, a ﬁreﬁghter. I sold drugs, I stole from my family, I would take money from parents’ bank accounts. That’s why I ended up in prison. I gloriﬁed the things in life that I know aren’t important now,” Lapinski said. Most addiction recovery programs agree that if a user wants to change, they can’t go back. To anything. But that’s exactly where Lapinski ended up – back - when he was released from prison. He went back to selling drugs and hanging around the same people he did before. He wanted quick money, and got it, and lost it all. His life shipwrecked before he was even 30, Lapinski ﬁnally realized he needed to ﬁnd shore. “I was ﬁnally tired. I was tired of being burden to my family. I was tired of feeling like a loser. I didn’t want to live. I truly didn’t want to live. I was so tired of being in so much pain,” Lapinski said. “After 10 years, I was willing to take suggestions from people who got sober.” Lapinski ended up in Florida. He went through a “safe detox” - a medically supervised detoxiﬁcation from drugs - and entered treatment. He not only had to dump drugs, but “friends, places and things” that were part of his drugdrenched past. He joined AA, got a sponsor, and still attends 4-5 meeting each week. “I started my life completely over,” Lapinski said. He traded his get-rich-quick-by-sellingdrugs ambitions and instead moved furniture all day, and then took an overnight tech job at a rehab center. “I had no car, no license, no cell phone, and just one bag of clothes. I worked 90 hours a week, got my license, got a car, got a phone.” He progressed at the treatment center, and is now the outreach coordinator for Foundations Wellness Center. He’s at the Port St. Lucie location. “I truly believe in our program and the people that work there. Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure clients are given the tools to get sober and live a happy and successful life. Our staff is like a family,” Lapinski said. He’s 34 now. He’s walked his 12 steps over and over, making amends with those he’s hurt over the years. He goes to work. He supports himself. He still thinks his childhood was the greatest. He had the greatest mom and dad. But at his young age, he’s lost so many friends to addiction. He knows what it’s like to rely on drugs. Escaping feels better than dealing with the pain and problems, until it doesn’t, and that escape is now the cause of pain and problems. Lapinski lives his life with willingness, patience, and labor. With those three things, anyone can get their life back. “Today I spend my life telling my story and spreading the message that there is a solution to this terrible problem that is affecting so many families and especially young people. I am able to help people get the help they need. I have a purpose today and I wake up excited and motivated to help my fellow addict and alcoholic that is still suffering. I am living proof that recovery is possible,” Lapinski said.
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Mayor Urges Governor To Veto Bill
BRICK – Mayor John G. Ducey is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to veto Senate Bill 2, which was passed by the Senate and Assembly. The bill strips adjustment school aid from over 100 districts, including Brick Township and redistributes it to other districts around the state. Under the plan, Brick will lose approximately $22.5 million in adjustment aid. “This bill is an affront to our community, our schools and our taxpayers. Eliminating aid from our schools will have a severe impact on Brick Township in terms of higher taxes and poorer education for our schoolchildren,” said Mayor Ducey. “I implore Governor Murphy to do the right thing and veto this bill.” Senate Bill 2, which was sponsored by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (3rd District) will eliminate adjustment aid from the Brick Township public schools over the next seven years. That money would then be redistributed to districts that are said to by underfunded. According to the state’s formula, Brick Township is considered a ‘wealthy’ district. “Our schools are trying to provide our students with a great education in as af-
fordable way as possible and this bill is going to make that task even harder,” said Mayor Ducey. Brick Township is also still dealing with the ﬁ nancial impact of Superstorm Sandy. “Our ratable base is still down over $309 million dollars from before the storm which is still impacting the taxpayers of our town. To add this to their burden is quite frankly unacceptable,” said Mayor Ducey. The increases caused by this bill will hit older residents particularly hard. According to the last census, here in Brick Township there are 18,067 residents ages 60 and over – nearly 25% of the entire community. “A signiﬁcant number of our older residents are retired or are on ﬁ xed incomes. The massive school tax increases that will be caused by this legislation will have a severe impact on their quality of life,” said Mayor Ducey. Mayor Ducey encourages residents to share their views on this legislation with Governor Murphy by calling the Governor’s Ofﬁce or reaching out via social media including Facebook and Twitter.
Olde Time Antique, Crafts, And Collectible Faire
TOMS RIVER – Don’t miss the 32nd Antique, Crafts, and Collectible Faire sponsored by the Ocean County Historical Society and held in and around the Ocean County Parking Garage, Madison & Hadley Avenues, and the grounds around the OCHS museum. Enjoy antique appraisals, 50/50 raff le, Civil War reenactors, new and used
books, baked goods, antiques, crafts, classic cars, antique engines, music, museum tours, and more. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be available from food trucks. The fair is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine on September 1, 2018. Vendors can call Jeff at 609-339-9134 to reserve a space for $50.
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of july 7 - JUly 13 By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may begin the week with extra energy and a willingness to explore uncharted waters and new relationships. Outside inﬂuences can’t rock a rock-solid relationship based on mutual trust. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Love ﬁts you like a glove. Your interest in the world around may attract people from diverse backgrounds, but you may attract that special someone you have been looking for as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you perform a job well, you expect to enjoy recognition and adequate compensation. Your efforts might be rewarded with more responsibilities and more tasks this week. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Whether it is a pat on the back or a foot in the door use warmth and assertiveness to your advantage this week. Get plenty of exercise and stay ﬁt especially if you work at a desk all day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nobody remembers people who just go through the motions. The person who goes the extra mile for perfection wins praise. Don’t be shy about showing off your abilities and skills this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Welcome exciting new ideas and talented people into your life in the week ahead. A chance meeting may bring you face-to-face with an ex-
tremely attractive or highly popular person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Loyalty as well as patriotism may be tested in the week ahead. An exciting schedule of social activities may extend your network of contacts and friends. You may face the unexpected. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use your social skills to put others at ease. Share your enthusiasms, hopes, and wishes with those you hold near and dear. This could be a good week to solidify key relationships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change of plans is not necessarily an obstacle to achieving your ambitions this week. There could be something going on behind the scenes that help you come out ahead ﬁnancially. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your ambitious work ethic may win the notice of those in charge as this week unfolds. At the same time, your newfound success may spark a touch of envy in some colleagues. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t give up too soon. Success may follow a series of failures. The faster you get preliminary mistakes and errors out of the way this week, the sooner you can enjoy the rewards. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may not need to look far to receive the encouragement and support to get ahead. An adventure could await you if you stray from the beaten path in the upcoming week.
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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Bunless Burgers: A Healthy Twist On A Summertime Favorite By Wolfgang Puck TURKEY BURGERS IN GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM “BUNS” Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds (750 g) coarsely ground turkey 4 to 8 cloves Roasted Garlic (recipe follows), mashed with a fork 2 tablespoons ﬁ nely chopped Italian parsley 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8 large similarly sized portobello mushrooms, stems removed 4 thin slices provolone cheese 2 ﬁ rm but ripe medium-sized tomatoes, cut crosswise to yield 4 slices about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick Good-quality dill pickle chips Preheat an outdoor grill, an indoor grill or a broiler. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, roasted garlic to taste, parsley, 4 teaspoons olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into four equal burger patties, each about a 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick. When the grill or broiler is hot, brush the burger patties and mushroom caps on both sides with olive oil. Season the mushroom caps with salt and pepper. Grill or broil the burgers and mushroom caps until the burgers are nicely browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side, and the mushrooms are golden, turning everything only once. About halfway through cooking the burgers on the second side, top
each one with a slice of provolone. When the mushrooms are done, place half of them rounded side down on a platter or individual serving plates. Nestle a burger patty inside each of the mushroom caps and top them with tomato slices and pickle chips to taste. Top with the remaining mushrooms, rounded sides up. Secure each burger with a wooden sandwich pick and serve immediately. ROASTED GARLIC Makes about 1/2 cup (125 mL) 2 garlic heads Kosher salt Extra-virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp (preferably serrated) knife, cut off enough of the top of each garlic head to expose the cloves. Place the heads in the center of a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Season with salt. Drizzle well with oil and turn the garlic heads to coat them evenly. Securely close up the foil around the garlic. Place the foil package in the oven and roast the garlic until the heads feel very tender when the package is carefully squeezed, protecting your hand with a folder kitchen towel or oven glove, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven. Set the package aside until it is cool enough to handle but still warm; or, if not using immediately, set aside to cool completely. Squeeze out the roasted garlic pulp by hand; or use a small spoon or table knife to scoop it out. Use immediately, or transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until needed.
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