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Rain Dampens Berkeley Day By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – Veterans Park was a little damp, keeping a lot of families away during Berkeley Community Pride Day, a celebration that lasts throughout the day into the night. Although the afternoon was clear and dry, the morning was wet. It delayed the start of setup. Only a few groups decided to set up tents, when usually there’s a ring of them around the ballfield. Most of the ones that did, like Team Trevor, or the Boy Scouts, were raising funds or awareness. The Recreation Department was still doing face painting and other activities for the kids, and rides were set up.

–Photos by Chris Lundy Left, Annalise Dimone, 2, of Forked River, gets her face painted by the town’s Recreation Department. Many of the stands that were set up were raising funds or awareness, right.

Left, The Central Regional Band played a variety of songs. When this picture was taken, they were playing “Uptown Funk.” (Right) Jon Henbest makes funnel cake at the fundraising booth for Boy Scout Troop 76.

Testimony Heard On Whether South Seaside Park Should Leave Berkeley By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – Public testimony was taken, but no decision was made, in reference to whether South Seaside Park should leave Berkeley Township. South Seaside Park residents have often argued that they are paying an inordinate amount –Photo by Chris Lundy of taxes and said that they South Seaside Park resident Jim Fulcomer don’t receive as many services presented information about when the Townas people on the mainland. ship Council meetings are, stating they are (Testimony - See Page 4) held an inconvenient times for SSP residents.

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By Jennifer Peacock TOMS RIVER – In a little more than t wo hou rs, Gar y Quin n will accept the nomination and appointment to r un alongside Freeholder Gerry P. Little on the Republican ticket in the November midterm elections. Little is in his office at 101 Hooper Ave., having just presided over maybe the shortest Freeholder meeting in Ocean County history. (About six minutes, from start to finish.) He sat in on the interviews for candidates the evening before, though not as a voting committee member. He knows who, out of the

10 contenders, the committee is going to recommend at the Ocean County Republican Organization later that evening. He does not know if one of the other nine will contest it. What he also knows is that no one thought the man who is the longest serving Freeholder in the state, who has battled illness before, would drop out of the campaign. Little’s son is a lieutenant is the U.S. Navy, stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State. It was during this cross-country journey, probably (Ballot - See Page 5)

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Continued From Page 1 For years, the Planning Board has hosted a lengthy hearing over whether the section of the township should be allowed to de-annex, or secede, from Berkeley Township. The issue had been brought up by the South Seaside Park Homeowners and Voters Association. Years of testimony have been heard already. Now, finally, it was time for comments from the public. South Seaside Park (SSP) resident Jim Fulcomer argued for secession for a number of reasons. Berkeley Township Council meetings are at 6 p.m. on Mondays, and some budget hearings are held at times like 10 a.m., making it very difficult for working people from that area to partake in the business of running the town. Additionally, he showed pictures of such things like signs that were in disrepair when the hearings began four years ago that were the same or worse now. If the township would just allow the area to leave, it would save money in defending against de-annexation efforts that would likely happen for years from now, he said. Sam Cammarato, who lives on the shore area, but in mainland Berkeley, was concerned with financial hardships if SSP left. Cammarato, who lives in the Glen Cove area, had started a taxpayers association not too long ago after the town was revaluated. He said that SSP residents’ amenities are not less than the mainland, but are just different. They have the beaches, that the township maintains at considerable cost. Those beaches are more convenient to the SSP residents than the mainland. And the influx of police with the summer crowd, shows that township employees are active over there. When living in Berkeley, one shares the values of living in Berkeley, namely low taxes and a responsive government and police department, he said. The average income level in Berkeley will go down if they leave, making the town less desirable to live in, he said. “It will be a substantial financial hardship,” he said, for mainland residents. He estimated that he would pay $1,100 more a year in taxes if SSP left.

While SSP residents complain that they have a small voice in Berkeley business, the same could be said of a mainland neighborhood like Holly Park compared to the large senior population, he said. Sharon Resniak has owned a SSP property for 22 years. There are serious drainage issues in her neighborhood that she says are not attended to by town. “We’ve only seen an added presence of police since the de-annexation hearings began,” she said. Lisa Musci talked about an incident in 2013, when two people tried to break into a family’s house in SSP while the owners were home. Within minutes, Seaside Park Police were there, and handled the call, and were done by the time Berkeley Police arrived. Carol Luciano said she recently moved to South Seaside Park. She didn’t know until the title search was performed that she was actually moving to Berkeley Township. She thought she was moving to Seaside Park. She complained about the length of time it takes to get to town hall, at least 40 minutes. Another SSP resident, Mary Ann Meneghin, said there was a letter sent out with a tax bill advertising senior bus trips. They leave from clubhouses, but there are none in SSP. One South Seaside Park resident, John Budish, talked about how he was against de-annexation. He’s lived in the area for 74 years, full time since 1999. The attorney for South Seaside Park association, Joseph Michelini, cross-examined him, though, about how Budish, in a previous meeting, was seen speaking with Planning Board member Brian Gingrich. Budish said they grew up together in another town. Budish is a neighbor of Planning Board alternate Richard Callahan, and Michelini argued that since they have a sign on the border of their property that’s against the de-annexation, that Callahan is against it. Don Merker, also of SSP, stated that SSP has a beach culture and would be more suited to join other beach towns. “I don’t admire the elected officials the job they have to do,” he said. Everyone has special needs and there are only so many pieces of the pie. Public testimony will continue at the board’s Oct. 4 meeting.

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Continued From Page 1 somewhere in Wyoming, where he got the call. It was John Bartlett, his running mate. He was dropping out. He had to. “He explained that he needed this additional treatment, that he was feeling weak, and he just didn’t have the energy. He didn’t think it was fair to me. He didn’t think it was fair to the people of Ocean County. He felt it was his honorable responsibility to step aside,” Little said. This was to be their sixth election together. They knew each other for years, before Little became a Freeholder, with his work as chief of staff for the Ninth Legislative District. But, they really got to know each other with Bartlett’s proposal for the natural lands trust fund. Little was a councilman in Surf City back in 1989 when Bartlett was pushing for this fund. At the time, Ocean County had three daily newspapers and numerous weekly newspapers. Little wrote to the papers a letter of support for Bartlett and his proposal. The idea became law, of course, with overwhelming support from all voting districts in the county. Bartlett tapped Little to serve on the Natural Lands Advisory Committee, which he accepted. Little joined the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2003 to fill the unexpired term left by the late James J. Mancini. Bartlett and Little have run together since. “First of all, he’s a gentleman. He’s a true gentleman. He’s old school. He does not speak ill of anyone. He can play politics just like all of us can on the one hand. On the other hand, he does it straightforward, and face to face,” Little said. “He doesn’t talk ill about people. He talks about issues. He talks about his service to the county. He’s been a fantastic running mate. Everybody knows John. “Not only to me, but to all the Freeholders, John is not only the longest serving Freeholder, but also our longest serving friend. That’s the way I feel about John,” Little said. Bartlett, a former teacher who taught at Toms River North, has served in public office continuously for nearly five decades. The Lakewood native moved to Pine Beach in 1947, where he was elected to council in 1974 and elected mayor four years later. He was elected Freeholder in 1979. Bartlett first announced he had cancer back in 2016, and was seeking treatment outside

The Berkeley Times, September 15, 2018, Page 5 the state. Wracked with fatigue and pain in recent months, he and his family discovered he again had cancer. So at the special convention of the Republican Committee Sept. 13, George R. Gilmore, Chairman of Ocean County Republican Organization, said all 10 contenders would make great Freeholders. “But I think we all know that we suffered a serious loss on the ballot when John Bartlett withdrew his name,” Gilmore told the packed house that night. “John Bartlett has been a great Freeholder for this county. He’s been a great Freeholder for the people. I don’t think we can think of a person better to manage the finances of this county the way he has during his term. He’s a great individual…” After vetting the candidates, the Republican screening committee decided on Lacey Committeeman Gary Quinn to take Bartlett’s place on ballot. He’s a local developer, owner and president of Eastport Builders Inc. of Lacey. He and his wife have been married for 39 years. They have a son and daughter. He is currently the senior member of the Lacey Township Committee, and had previously been on the Lacey Township Board of Education. He had been appointed to the Pinelands Commission by Gov. Chris Christie. “John has had an such an impact on anything and everything that has happened throughout this county in the last 30 years, and he have to truly remember to thank him for his service,” Quinn said during his acceptance speech. He had aspired for years to become a Freeholder, something Bartlett encouraged him in. “But I had always dreamed of working with John because of all the knowledge he has. …John is somebody that is going to be truly, truly missed. There’s no question they are very large shoes to fill. I promise you I’m going to do my best to continue John’s work and continue with John’s legacy, because he truly has made this county what it is.” The other contenders included Jackson Councilman Rob Nixon, attorney Sean Gertner, Plumsted Mayor Jack Trotta, Pine Beach Mayor Lawrence Cuneo, South Toms River Mayor Oscar L. Cradle, Barnegat Councilman John Novak, Toms River’s Gus Kakavas, Berkeley Councilman James Byrnes, and the only woman, Stafford Councilwoman Sharon McKenna. “Nothing lasts forever,” Bartlett said at Aug. 29 workshop meeting. “And there does [come] a time to say, ‘Your time is now finished. Your time is now up.”

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY E DITORIAL A Letter To The Editor Is One Person’s Opinion For 23 years, Micromedia Publications has been a source for news in the community. Ever since the first edition of The Manchester Times, dated April 18, 1995, we’ve published letters to the editor on a variety of topics ranging from local issues to international affairs. For clarification purposes, Wikipedia defines a letter to the editor as “a letter written to a newspaper, magazine or other periodical about issues of concern to readers, usually intended to be published in the paper/ periodical.” Everything from nose hair to politics - no subject is off limits and we get a wide array of submissions. Sometimes we make the decision not to run a letter that may be riddled with hate speech, racist, homophobic or blasphemous ramblings. But the company has always run letters as a common practice. In fact, our whole mission statement is based on the importance of the community and serving as a voice to our readers. Part of that service is to allow for opinions to be expressed and then discussed either through additional letters or online social media posts. You can imagine my surprise when I saw some of the colorful comments posted on our social media pages after we ran a letter in which the AUTHOR called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Did we agree with the letter? Maybe, maybe not. We are journalists first and don’t take sides (despite many major media outlets today doing so). Was the letter the opinion of the writer? Yes. Was there a disclaimer stating that the letter was the opinion of the writer? Absolutely. Did people read that disclaimer? Obviously not. Do we run positive letters regarding President Trump? Yes, yes we do. Do we get a lot of submissions? Frankly, no, we don’t. That is certainly surprising to us in the newsroom as we do live in

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Letters To The Editor MacArthur A Leader For NJ During the last midterm election, four years ago, the nation was experiencing a wave of voter discontent. It was at this time that Congressman MacArthur was elected to the New Jersey 3rd Congressional seat. It was also when Republicans expanded their majority in the House, gained control of the Senate for the first time in eight years, and total control of Congress. With the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, Congressman MacArthur and the Republicans finally had the opportunity to make a real difference for our country. During Congressman MacArthur’s time in office, his years of previous experience in the business world, his unquestioned support and dedication to the men and women in the military and our national defense and his commitment to tackling the Opioid epidemic, have made him a valued member in the House. One need only look at his record of reforming FEMA in wake of Superstorm Sandy and his efforts to save Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, to see how valuable his leadership has been. This is what I like most about Congressman MacArthur. He is a trailblazer and a leader, not a follower. Under the leadership of Congressman MacArthur and the Republican-led Government, you can see for yourself that

Letters To The Editor the economic engine of the United States is booming, and the unemployment rate among all Americans stands at record lows. Companies and jobs are coming back to America, like never before. Thank you Tom MacArthur, for your important contributions to the improving of conditions in our country. After years of defeatist Democratic policies, in which we were told that America’s best days are behind us, it is refreshing to see people being positive and optimistic about the future. Lloyd Mullikin Bayville

When A Politician Lies When considering candidates this November, it’s important to look past disinformation and fear mongering pushed forth by some candidates and their surrogates. When a candidate uses lies to stoke the fears of voters, it should make one question why that candidate resorts to disinformation instead of outlining their ideas for the community they will represent. The tired, old tactic of lying about your opponent does not speak to today’s voters because today’s voters are very savvy. Many of my friends and I prefer candidates like Andy Kim, candidate for Representative of NJ-03, who have a positive message, who look to the future with a well-

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thought-out plan for success, and will look to unite us. We look for candidates who have strong ethics, who care about all of the members of our community, and want to lift up all of our citizens. We need a Representative who will protect our healthcare. Most importantly, we want to know we can trust those we elected. If a candidate lies about their opponent, they lie to us as well. Carol Heppner Marlton

Free Will, And Government Oppression What is the meaning of life? Like our DNA, it is different for each of us as we utilize our talents, we leave our fingerprints on the future. God bestowed us with the gift of free will and the dominion over all other living things. This free will is unconditional, including whether to believe or not. Many believe man has evolved beyond the belief in God. The truth is, in all of recorded history we have not evolved at all, being of the same flesh easily swayed by evil. Men have chosen to have dominion over other men, denying them their right to free will and choice. This is the greatest evil of all. In the 20th century alone at least 160 million people were murdered by their own governments ruled by evil men. Free will is meant to be used within the realm of the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule. Believers living by the Golden Rule know their first obligation is to sustain oneself. Once accomplished, you should be fruitful and multiply within your ability to support a family and participate in a community. Your fi nal obligation is charity for those unable to support themselves. Forced charity through government taxation is not charity at all. It is

the usurpation of free will. We’ve a long way to go. James M. Spickard Little Egg Harbor

Welle Insulted Local Residents Democrat Josh Welle is running for a seat in the House of Representatives against Republican Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District. The election is on Nov. 6. Mr. Welle is a veteran and I thank him for his military service. Can’t thank him enough. Now his comments mentioned online on Aug. 2 regarding residents of the 4th District are insulting and misleading. He says he wants to end racism and discrimination in the district. “But as you go to Howell and Jackson and Allentown and Millstone, and people who voted for Chris Smith for 37 years,” he said. “They’re not there.” Mr. Welle sure has a funny way of trying to get votes. I lived and served in Howell and now live in Jackson. And just because a good many of us in the 4th District are conservatives or lean Republican does not make us racist. Mr. Welle’s “progressive” ways have failed everywhere they’ve been applied and will only place more of a burden on people and businesses already fleeing our state in droves. Nino Borrelli Jackson Ed note: the full quote was: “I want to move this district forward. I want to fight against discrimination in this district. I want to fight against racism in this district. I want to bring new jobs to this district in the green economy. But as you go to Howell and Jackson and Allentown and Millstone, and people who voted for Chris Smith for 37 years. They’re not there yet.”


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

School is Back in Session – Please Drive Carefully and Plan Accordingly and all school personnel. Let’s have a wonderful and safe school year!

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Carmen F. Amato, Jr. BERKELEY – I would like to remind all residents that Berkeley Township school children are back to school. Motorists should plan extra time to get to and f rom desti nations. Nearly 3,300 children are at bus stops waiting for

over 60 school buses to transport them to and from school. Don’t forget the hundreds of children who will be walking to and from our schools. Please be extra careful when driving. Thank you to our bus drivers, crossing guards, police

Farmers Market Still Open As a reminder, the market will be held every Tuesday through October. This year, we have also extended the market one hour. The market will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our Recreation Center, located on Route 9 in Bayville. Local vendors from around the area, including our own Moore’s Farm Market, will be on

hand selling Jersey Fresh produce and other items of interest. Your support is critical in making this a success. Please come on out and support your local vendors. Again this year, the Berkeley Township Historical Society museum will also be open du r ing market hours. Interested in fi nding out the history of our town? Stop by and check it out you won’t be disappointed. Save the Bayville Dinosaur shirts will also be on sale at the museum.

Prescription Drop Off Box I am urging Berkeley residents, once again, to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of their u nu sed , u nwa nted a nd expired prescription medications at our drop-off box located at our the Berkeley Township Police Department, 631 Pinewald-Keswick Road, next to our Municipal Building. For the last few years, our township has participated in “Project Medicine Drop” where we collected

Grants Awarded To Combat Opioid Addiction From The Desk Of

Congressman Tom MacArthur TRENTON – Congressman Tom MacArthur announced two grants, totaling $250,000, for local organizations combating opioid

abuse. The Riverfront Coalition in Burlington County and the DART Coalition of Ocean County were each awarded $125,000 to assist

them in their efforts to prevent drug abuse. “As co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force in Congress, I am always looking for ways to bring more resources to our community to combat the opioid epidemic. I have been a staunch supporter of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and stood up to leaders in my own party who worked

to cut its funding. These grants are going to help local organizations who are doing incredible work to save lives every day,” said Congressman Tom MacArthur. “These grants – awarded th rough the Drug-Free Communities Support Program – will help towns invest in furthering youth education on the dangers of dr ug abuse, and introduce new

programs to help those battling addiction. This issue is bigger than one of us, but it’s not bigger than all of us working together.” The DFC Support Program is designed with the belief that local problems need local solutions by leveraging local, community centered resources. Money allocated through this program will be dedicated to data-driven efforts

unused, unwanted and expired medications at a convenient drop off location twice a year. Now we have a prescription drug drop box installed at our police station which will allow our citizens to dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications safely and securely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For additional information, you can call the Ocean County Board of Health at: 732-341-9700, ext. 7224

to address this complex social issue. The ONDCP, which oversees DFC Support Program, was slated to be defunded under the President’s budget. As cochair of the bipartisan Heroin Task Force in Congress, Congressman MacArthur led a bipartisan group of members who successfully fought the President to keep the ONDCP and its related programs funded.

CORRECTION OCEAN COUNTY – The September 8 edition’s article entitled “False Forecasts Hurt Jersey Shore Area Businesses” mentioned “Aunt Clara of the 1960s Bewitched TV show and the late psychic, Kreskin not to mention a character from the cartoon SpongeBob Square Pants.” Kreskin should not be referred to as “the late.” Kreskin has not passed away. We regret the error.

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–Photo courtesy Berkeley Township BERKELEY – Mayor Carmen Amato would like to thank the community for their support of the Mayor’s School Supply Drive. This year, the event was incredibly successful. Mayor Amato stated, “Thank you for supporting our School Supply Drive. We have needy families who can use your support so I want to thank all of the donors for being so generous this year.” In addition, Mayor Amato wanted to point out some specific retail donors such as Keller Williams, The MAX Challenge of Berkeley Township, Pat Donoghue from the People’s Pantry and ShopRite.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Val

BAYVILLE – Bayville Elks Lodge #2394 will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on September 21 at 5:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit a handicap bathroom for their special needs ambassador Val. The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, and soda. A cash bar will be available. The cost is $10 per person. For extra tickets, contact Jill Stauffer at 732684-9798 or Kathy Rosa at 732-232-2997.

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COMMUNITY NEWS C LUB N EWS , A CTIVITIES , E VENTS & A NNOUNCEMENTS

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South Toms River EMS Gets New Members

SOUTH TOMS RIVER – Three more EMTs have been added to the ranks! We are proud to announce that three or our Cadet members have successfully passed their EMT exam! These young adults are high school students

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–Photos courtesy South Toms River EMS SOUTH TOMS RIVER – South Toms River EMS would like to take a moment and congratulate South Toms River Police Patrolman Frank Polozzo on his completion of 25 years with STRPD, and on his retirement. Patrolman Polozzo was a great Officer and was a huge supporter of STREMS. We are thankful to have worked with you over the last 25 years and wish you a happy and healthy retirement!

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Soccer Shots

BEACHWOOD – The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting a “Soccer Shots” program for children of ages 2-5. Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot. The clinic will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, from 1:00-1:45 pm. at Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood. The fee is $5 per child. Program #333021-1A To register, send a check made payable to

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The Berkeley Times, September 15, 2018, Page 11

AROUND THE JERSEY SHORE

Jersey Shore

Island Beach State Park Will Remain Open On Weekends

By Kimberly Bosco BERKELEY – Summer isn’t over yet! Island Beach State Park will still have lifeguards on duty during weekends in September, according to the State Park Service. For those who wish to get the most out of the final days of summer, IBSP will keep lifeguards on duty only in Swimming Area 1 each weekend, September 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30. Beach hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Other beaches will be accessible; however swimming is restricted to beaches with a lifeguard on duty. Keep in mind: rip currents remain a danger to swimmers.

The State Park Service provides these safety tips: • Read the signs at the beaches about the dangers of rip currents. • If you are caught in a rip current, stay calm and swim parallel to the beach until you are out of the current, then swim to shore. • If you can’t make it to the shore, wave and call for help. • If you see someone in trouble in a rip current, get help from a lifeguard and/or call 9-1-1. For more information, visit nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html.

Alcoeur Gardens Celebrates 100th Birthday By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Mae Trustman, resident at Alcoeur Gardens Residential Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Community, celebrated a remarkable milestone recently. She celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by friends and family on September 7 at Alcoeur Gardens. Mae Trustman, born on September 9, 1918, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. It was there that she later met the love of her life, William Trustman, a machinist by trade. Mae and William married and moved to the countryside in High Falls, NY. As a waitress in a tea room, Mae worked often and took care of her husband.

The pair never had children, but they did travel the US and visit wonderful places. Later on in life, the pair settled down in Toms River. Mae then moved into Alcoeur Gardens, her most recent home. The staff at Alcoeur Gardens describes Mae as a “social butterfly” and a happy, loving trivia buff with a penchant for shows like Animal Planet and Jeopardy. Mae showed her love for fashion by wearing skirts, high heels, lipstick and red nail polish. While she may not dress in these anymore, she continues to follow the same philosophy: “cleanliness is next to godliness.”

AMI Foundation Donates 270 Backpacks To Local Schools

By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – The Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) Foundation recently lent a helping hand to those local students who might not have school supplies for the start of the new school year. AMI’s 10th Annual Tools for Schools Drive donated 260 backpacks fi lled with school supplies to 10 local elementary schools and organizations. This year’s drive brought AMI’s total donations up to 2,700 backpacks. “Many New Jersey children face the prospect of arriving for their first day of school

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Seaside Boardwalk Different, Still Rebuilding, 5 Years After Fire

By Jennifer Peacock SEASIDE PARK – Even The New York Times wrote about it. It was also on national TV news. Less than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, the hard-hit neighboring boroughs of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park faced another disaster, a boardwalk fi re that destroyed nearly 50 businesses, and had the winds not shifted when and how they did, possibly the boroughs themselves. Investigators would eventually conclude it was faulty wiring, corroded by Sandy, that sparked the fi re that originated at Kohr’s Frozen Custard, a building that sat on the boardwalk near Porter Avenue, the dividing line between the Park and the Heights. Thirty-mile-an-hour winds pushed the fi re from south to north, with everything in its path destroyed. The blaze broke out around 2 p.m. It took hundreds of fi refighters from across the state several hours to bring it under control. Heights lifer Nick Dionisio spoke with The Times Sept. 13, 2013, just a day after that “all-call” fi re tore through three blocks of boardwalk businesses. Dionisio rented two stands that he ran with his father, just south in the Park from the Kohr’s building. He is a third-generation “Boardwalk guy,” as The Times described him. Dioinisio peeled shrimp as a young boy in his grandfather’s clam bar,

and opened two fried-fish places with his father after a career in banking left him missing the boards. The businesses went under water, literally: Sandy drove nearly 10 feet of water onto the boardwalk, destroying equipment and leaving those who came back scrambling to open something for Memorial Day the following May. The water didn’t wipe them out. But 10 days after Labor Day that year, the fire did. It’s now a dreary post-Labor Day afternoon in 2018. Dionisio was standing outside Park Seafood, the sign boasting that tasters will be treated to award-winning crab cakes. This was Park Seafood’s fi rst season open. Dionisio has another stand that sells tacos, up on the Heights side, which opened earlier. He pointed south to where his original two businesses stood, not far from the original Kohr’s stand. An outdoor wedding venue now occupies that space. A lot of properties changed hands, whether owners were selling or tenants not renewing. His father died not long after Sandy hit, so he didn’t see the rebuilding efforts. “I owed it to him,” Dionisio said. “He would be so excited.” But it’s not what it was, he added. A lot of properties have changed hands, owners having sold or tenants deciding against

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renewing, rebuilding. “In fact, many of them have left or wouldn’t rebuild,” Bob Matthies, mayor of Seaside Park, told The Berkeley Times. “You need to realize too, many of the businesses had leases from the major property owners.” The old fare of stuffed animal prizes and funnel cakes has been replaced with upper-scale juice bars and coffee kiosks. If anyone dares to fi nd a silver lining, it’s that the boardwalk has gotten a 21st Century facelift. Very little looks like

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OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

2018 SEASONAL INFLUENZA AND PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATION SITES

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Influenza and Pneumonia vaccinations are FREE if enrolled in Medicare Part B. If not enrolled in Medicare Part B, or you have a Medicare Managed Care Plan, the cost will be $20.00 (cash or check).

What’s New with Seasonal Flu?

• All people 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against seasonal Flu every year • Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead • Vaccination is especially important for pregnant women and people with chronic diseases • The flu vaccines offered at the OCHD Flu Clinics protect you against four different flu viruses (strains) • Two (2) Choices of Flu vaccine are available from OCHD: 1. “Regular” dose injection in the muscle for all people 6 months of age and older • 2. “High-dose” injection in the muscle for people 65 years of age and older

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10/3/18 Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brighton at Barnegat – Clubhouse 35 Brighton Road 11/9/18 Friday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Barnegat Library – 112 Burr Street

BAY HEAD

9/29/18 Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bay Head Fire Department – 81 Bridge Avenue*

BEACHWOOD

10/19/18 Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Beachwood Community Center – 147 Compass Ave*

BERKELEY

10/2/18 Tuesday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Berkeley Library – 30 Station Road

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9/26/18 Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Holiday City Carefree – Clubhouse 98 Bananier Dr.* 10/2/18 Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Holiday City South – Clubhouse South 139 Santiago Dr. 10/3/18 Wednesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Holiday City West – Clubhouse 45 Cabrillo Blvd.* 10/26/18 Tuesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Silver Ridge Park West – Clubhouse West 145 Westbrook Dr.

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10/4/18 Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Church of Saint Pius X 300 Lacey Road*

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

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Healthy Hearing With Folic Acid In a world where the word “healthy” is tossed around like a salad, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by information about your well-being. To make things simpler for you, we’ve served up some easy-to-digest facts about diet and hearing health. Folate is naturally found in food, whereas folic acid is manmade from folate. This B vitamin is proven to help prevent high-frequency hearing loss, which is the varying inability to perceive high-pitched sounds and consonants. Folic acid decreases the amount of the amino acid homocysteine in your blood by increasing the creation of red blood cells. Too much homocysteine causes hearing difficulty by reducing blood flow to the inner ear. Folic acid is also useful in preventing heart disease, stroke, and dementia. Older adults need 400 micrograms of

folic acid every day for good health. It is easy to increase your daily intake of the nutrient by eating more of foods like beans, citrus fruits, enriched grains, and dark leafy vegetables. To make it easier, in January 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring manufacturers to add folic acid to food that is labeled as “enriched.” Increasing your intake can be as simple as rolling out of bed and grabbing a quick breakfast. Just a cup of enriched breakfast cereal with one cup of 1 percent milk, plus three-quarters of a cup of OJ on the side, will put you at 32 percent of your daily requirement of folic acid in one meal. Talk about starting your day off right! Folic acid-rich foods like spinach, avocado, strawberries, broccoli, and cantaloupe are hearing helpful foods.

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

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Bugs are not my favorite thing. Even after living in Florida for 35 years, I never grew accustomed to them. If you’re like me and would rather not admit defeat in the summer by staying indoors, then go ahead and enjoy the outdoors. You can always soothe your bug bites with my tips below. Just FYI, the B vitamin trick doesn’t really work. Some people assume that taking B vitamins repels mosquitos and prevents bug bites, but that’s simply not true. You’re still going to get attacked because mosquitoes are more attracted by carbon dioxide and heat, which all of us put off. So forget the B vitamin trick. Here are 6 soothing ways to deal with bug bites: 1. Ice Cubes - Ice is a foolproof method for relieving irritation from insect bites on contact. Not only does ice temporarily numb the pain, it also reduces swelling and inf lammation so that your injury heals faster. 2. Tea Bags - While you might typically turn to tea to soothe your emotional state, this potent brew can aid sensitive skin as well. The tannins in green and black tea are natural astringents, working quickly to ease discomfort. 3. Garlic - Eating garlic the day before you go for a hike is a good idea. As you sweat, you waft a sulfur compound, and bugs hate it. Alternatively, cut a clove in half and apply it to your skin. Be careful though, it occasionally

exacerbates your irritation, especially if it’s not diluted with coconut or olive oil. 4. Essential Oils - Tea tree oil and lavender are stellar options for bug bites. Put a wad of lotion in your palm and then 1 drop of Tea Tree, and 5 drops of Lavender essential oil. Dab this onto your wound and it’s instantly soothing. 5. Aloe Vera - Just slice open a fresh aloe leaf and apply the succulent’s gooey gel to the sting. Allow it to dry in place on your skin. The aloe plant’s anti-inf lammatory properties make it valuable for healing minor wounds and reducing risk of infection. 6. Basil - Basil isn’t just for pesto! for basil. This fragrant herb contains a chemical compound called eugenol, which relieves itchy, irritated skin. You can steep a tablespoon of dried herb (or 6 fresh leaves) in about 2 cups of water. Let it cool, then apply the basil-infused water to your skin with a compress. 7. Meat Tenderizer - Mix it with water to make a paste, then apply to the sting. It works on contact. Now you know the best ways to take care of yourself if you happen to get bit. Of course, it’s ideal to stay out of bug infested areas. Antihistamines and analgesics can be used for relief if necessary too. It’s smart to avoid wearing yellow in bee territory. Also, lighting a citronella candle (or using citronella bug spray) will keep insects away from your patio space.

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Dear Joel

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My Husband Is Addicted To Football!

Dear Joel, My husband and I had a really great summer. We took a nice vacation at the beach and made the most out of every weekend but now that the summer sun is fading away, I have to face a lonely life. See my wonderful husband is an extreme football fan. Once September arrives it’s nothing but JETS, JETS, JETS. I don’t like football, what can I do? Answer: I know you don’t like football, but you do like your husband so why not let him have his time in front of the TV. I know it cuts into your weekend time, but that can be a plus. Football season is a great time

to try out new recipes, catch up some of your favorite shows, slip out for some holiday shopping, clean out the garage, and lots more activities, like crafts. Why not make a scrap book of your wonderful summer together? He gave you lots of his time and focus in the summer. Let him take some time for himself and you may just find a great gift in your stocking. Write to joel@preferredcares.com. His radio show, “Preferred Company” airs on Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. on preferredradio. com and 1160 & 1310 WOBM-AM

If you or anyone else is in need of home health care, call Preferred at 732-840-5566. “Home health care with feeling. Joel Markel is President of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing services inc. serving all of New Jersey in adult, senior and pediatric home health care.”

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Boardwalk:

Continued From Page 12 between two boroughs with two different codes and two different sets of players. Funtown Pier, in the Park, is owned by William Major. He could not be reached by press time, but the last reports from 2016 stated he’s decided against rebuilding. The Park reexamined and updated its master plan, and doubled the size of allowable amusement rides from 50 to 100 feet. But that stretch isn’t enough to make rebuilding worthwhile, with Major wanting 200- and 300-foot amusements to draw thrill-seeking spenders. “We support our property owners and businesses, if there’s something that can be done within code, we encourage that,” Matthies said. The borough and Funtown Pier representatives went back and forth for 18 months, but ultimately, residents

weren’t interested in large amusement rides in their quiet, family town. “Whether or not one of the owners or entities wants to come in and build something like that, they would have to submit a site plan, which would be considered with public hearings. As a mayor, you always like to get input from public. You want to generate income, but this is a neighborhood here.” Seaside Park took the brunt of the damage in the fi re, but about a block of Seaside Heights boardwalk was consumed. North of Porter, construction has stopped on vendor kiosks; phase one of a two-part project approved by the Heights. Adjacent properties are owned by Belle Freeman and Richard and Mary Peterson, according to public records. The project’s fi rst phase, which was to have been completed in 2018, included temporary outdoor seating and bars and

pointed. We were made great promises, and those promises have not been kept.” The Berkeley Times was directed by the borough to Peter Pascarella for information on the pier progress. He told the newspaper that “Only Belle Freeman Property Owner, The Peterson family or SS Park “Funtown Assoc.” should conduct any such interview. I, however, continue, decline any such statement at this time.” They could not be reached as of press time. Seaside Heights lost more than $200 million in tax ratables between Sandy and the fi re, Vaz said. The borough is part of a transitional aid program, but was hoping the boardwalk would have been fully redeveloped by now. Despite that, they are meeting budget forecasts. “The future is bright,” Vaz said. “There is only one way to go,” Dionisio, back at his seafood place, said. “Think positive.”

the vendor kiosks. Christopher Vaz, Seaside Heights business administrator, said the borough has to stop the construction of the half-fi nished kiosks due to problems. Those now sit, without siding and vacant, on the boardwalk. The second phase, most of which would have been completed in 2019, included an oceanfront wedding venue, pool club, beach cabanas, and “future building” that would have been constructed after 2019. Those plans were drawn up by Mode Architecture and presented back in February. “The Seaside Heights section is still kind of floundering on the part of the owners,” Vaz said. The planning board approved the presented plans. “They were supposed to move into phase 2 about now, building permanent structures, but the only thing we’ve seen built are the kiosks. …Construction has stopped, and we are very disappointed. We are extremely disap-

OCVTS Performing Arts Receives $400,000 Donation

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) Performing Arts Academy has received a $400,000 donation in support of performing arts education from the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, Inc. The donation will benefit the construction

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Ocean County Remembers September 11, 2001

–Photo courtesy Ocean County A wreath is placed at the Ocean County Sept. 11 Memorial located at the Ocean County Administration Complex, Hooper Avenue, Toms River. Pictured from left to right are Ocean County Surrogate Jeffrey W. Moran, Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, Congressman Tom MacArthur and Freeholder Virginia E. Haines.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of sept 15 - sept 21 By Jeraldine Saunders

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The more you see the more you want. Don’t spend money on things that won’t stand up to scrutiny once your feeding frenzy passes. Loved ones may be unpredictable or try your patience as this week unfolds. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the week ahead, you may need to offer encouragement and advice to a companion who is penny wise and pound foolish. You know that those who make decisions based on fear are sure to fail. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When it rains it pours. To enjoy financial security, it might be necessary to find temporary shelter when the winds blow against you. Remain steady in the week ahead when tempted to try a different direction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Persevere despite obstacles. You might enjoy taking a walk on the wild side in the week ahead. Something daring might break up the monotony, but don’t take risks with your money or your business relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Dig deep. Investigating the secrets of life may rivet your attention this week. Experimenting with something new is good for the soul. But you may unleash complications by following through on an impulsive desire. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Spend your pennies wisely. You may be up-to-date with the latest gadgets and trends but your desire to be in the swim can sink your bank account. Use your pleasant personality to win people over to your side..

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I always think of early September as the start of the sit-down dinner season. The kids are back in school, and autumn is coming fast. So it’s the perfect time for everyone to gather around the table for a great meal, whether you’re dining with your partner and the children or you’re inviting friends over for a casual meal. One of the most popular main dishes for any meal like this is roast chicken. Whole roast poultry makes a beautiful presentation, and chicken is so widely popular that just about everyone will be happy with the menu. (Of course, you’ll also want to serve plenty of delicious side dishes like roasted or sauteed vegetables, a grain pilaf or some pasta, and a salad, not only to round out the meal but also to satisfy any non-meat-eaters at the table.) What’s the best way to roast a chicken? Do a quick search through your favorite cookbooks, magazines or websites and you’ll find many different sets of guidelines for achieving perfection, suggesting various temperatures, techniques, seasonings and all sorts of other tricks. So, rather than attempting to covering them all here, I thought it might be fun to suggest a time-honored alternative approach that will not only yield deliciously flavorful, juicy results but is also delightfully different: roasting the chicken in a salt crust. If you’ve heard at all about salt-crust roasting, it was probably in association with Chinese cuisine. Cooking whole poultry or fish completely enclosed in a mixture of equal parts coarse salt and flour, combined with enough water to make a stiff but pliable dough, traces back centuries to Asian kitchens in regions where salt was plentiful and acted as an effective preservative. Molded around a chicken or another large piece of food, the crust seals in all its juice and flavors while it cooks; and just enough of the crust’s key ingredient mingles with the food inside to yield perfectly seasoned - but, surprisingly, not too salty - results. It’s simple to adapt that technique to other cuisines by using different aromatic seasonings than the ginger, scallions and garlic you might find in Asia. In the following recipe, I include sprigs of fresh tarragon, a favorite French companion to roast chicken; and, to add even more flavor, I also prepare a vinaigrette seasoned with Dijon mustard and more fresh tarragon to use as a simple sauce for each serving. Once you’ve tried the recipe my way, feel free to substitute your own favorite seasonings and sauces. I hope you’ll try salt-crust roasting soon, whether for family or friends. It’s surprisingly easy, and it is certain to inspire the admiration of everyone gathered around your dinner table. ROAST TA R R AGON- SCENTED CHICKEN IN A SALT CRUST WITH MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE Serves 6 to 8 2 whole chickens, each about 3 pounds (1.5 kg) 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 sprigs fresh tarragon 3 pounds (1.5 kg) coarse sea salt or kosher salt 3 pounds (1.5 kg) all-purpose flour About 3 cups (750 mL) water 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, for egg wash Mustard vinaigrette (recipe follows) Season the insides of the chickens with pepper. Gently inserting your clean fingers through the neck opening of each bird, gently loosen the skin covering the breast meat, taking care not to tear the skin. Carefully insert a fresh tarragon sprig between the skin and meat of each breast half. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). In a large mixing bowl, stir together the salt and flour. Stir in enough of the water to form a stiff dough. Divide the dough into two equal pieces. For each chicken, divide the dough half into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. With a rolling pin, roll out the smaller piece of dough to form a circle slightly larger than the chicken and about 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick. Place the dough on one half of a large roasting pan and set a chicken on top. Roll out the larger piece of dough to a circle large enough to generously cover the chicken and about 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick, and drape it over the chicken. Brush the edges of the dough with some water and pinch the edges together to seal them well so no air can escape. Repeat with the other chicken and remaining dough. With the egg wash, evenly brush the tops of the dough-covered chickens. Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and roast until the crust is deep golden brown, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove the chickens from the oven and, with large, sturdy spatulas, carefully transfer them to a large serving platter or two smaller platters. At the table, use a meat mallet and tongs to break and remove the crusts, taking care to avoid the hot steam. Transfer the chickens to a cutting board, and cut into quarters. Spoon some of the vinaigrette onto serving plates and place the chicken on top. Serve immediately, passing the remaining vinaigrette for guests to help themselves. MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE Makes about 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar or other good-quality wine vinegar 2 large egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 large pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 cups (500 mL) safflower oil Put the mustard, tarragon, vinegar, egg yolks, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. With a wire whisk, briskly stir together the ingredients until thoroughly blended. While whisking briskly and continuously, slowly drizzle in the oil until it is fully incorporated and the dressing has formed a thick, smooth emulsion. Set aside until serving.

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