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–Photos by Judy Smestad-Nunn Seeds Of Service Executive Director Christie Winters, left, and Moira Edge, who runs the Bay store are in a room that will temporarily house volunteers who come to help with their mission.

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – Seeds of Service is the new name for the former Visitation Relief Center on Mantoloking Road, but it has the same core group of 12 staff members and volunteers who came together in the aftermath of Superstor m Sandy who are now offering expanded services. Executive Director Christie Winters said that the Visitation Relief Center was a ministry of the Visitation Parish, but they separated from the church because “We got too big. We have a new name and a new mission.” The mission statement for SOS is to assist and advocate for the sick, poor and needy while collaborating with other community partners. The rebuilt center ( Seeds - See Page 8)

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Filippone Retires After 4 Decades In Brick

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – On Jan. 31, Dennis M. Filippone, 62, will turn off the lights and walk out of his office, marking the end of a 41-year career in the Brick School District. Not only has his entire professional career taken place in the district, but he also attended Midstreams Elementary School, Lake Riviera Middle School and Brick High School as a student after his family - which includes an identical twin brother, Steven - moved to Brick from North Bergen when they were four years old. After Filippone’s 89-year-old mother recently broke her arm in a fall at her Princeton Commons home, Filippone and his wife of 36 years, Christine, invited her to convalesce in their Little Egg Harbor home, and then she broke her hip in a second fall. “That sealed the deal for me to retire,” he said in a recent interview from his office at the Professional Development Center, where he is the director of planning, research and evaluation for the school district. “She had to live with us, so that made the (Filippone - See Page 2)

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Freeholders Reconvene For 2019, Remember Freeholder Bartlett

By Jennifer Peacock TOMS RIVER – If you weren’t there before 3 p.m., you weren’t getting a seat. The meeting room in the Ocean County administration building was beyond packed for the county freeholder’s reorganization Jan. 2, and recognized by most as a bittersweet time. While the guests—which included senior Congressman Chris Smith and former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, among others—celebrated the reelection of Gerry P. Little, welcomed newcomer Gary Quinn, and erupted in applause as Virginia Haines was named first woman freeholder director in 40 years, a somberness settled

–Photos by Jennifer Peacock (Left) Gary Quinn at the dais. (Right) Virginia Haines after being named freeholder director. in when remembering that for the first time in four decades, the longest serving freeholder in the state’s history,

John C. Bartlett Jr., was not there. After battling cancer, Bartlett died (Freeholders - See Page 4)

Congressman MacArthur: My Legacy Will Be Serving The People By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – At a town hall at the Waretown Fire House in early 2017, Congressman Tom MacArthur opened it up with “I am not Donald Trump. I am not Paul Ryan. You might have guessed I am not Hillary Clinton.” What followed was a long night speaking with residents who had very emotional concerns about health care, education, and the fitness of the president. (MacArthur - See Page 8)

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Continued From Page 1 decision a lot easier. She needed somebody there, and I owe that to her.” Filippone graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1978 where he played football for four years, and was a political science major with plans to become a lawyer. That changed after one of his courses required him to have a volunteer experience, so he worked at a YMCA where he developed a love for severely handicapped children, and changed his major to special education. “The rest is history,” he said. After college, Filippone came back to Brick and interviewed for a job with the then-deputy superintendent of schools Warren H. Wolf, and started his career as a special education teacher and coach at Lake Riviera Middle School. During his teaching years, Filippone went back to school to earn his administrative certification, and interviewed to be principal at Osbornville Elementary School, a position he held from 1995-1997. Filippone might best be known in the district

for the 14-year span when he served as principal at his alma mater, Brick High School, a job he said he always wanted. His father, who was a foreman at a large construction company, had undergone a heart transplant and was in failing health. He was in hospice care on the night Filippone was approved as the new high school principal, and Filippone said he is grateful that his father learned about his son’s new position before he passed away the next morning. While serving as principal at the high school, Filippone said he probably knew about 75 percent of the students on a first-name basis. “I was out in the hallways and out in the community, so I knew a lot about them,” he said. In 1997, enrollment at the high school was around 1,700 students, and were mostly white, middle-class kids, he said. “Now it is more diverse, and that’s a good thing. There are all different types of kids who are all engaged with each other. Our staff and kids have always been very accepting of kids with differences,” he said. He said he tried to influence the personal side of student development by saying “good morning” in the hallways - and expecting a “good morning” in return; and he always

made his high school graduates stand up, turn towards the audience, and clap for their parents during graduation. Filippone said student substance abuse was the biggest problem during his tenure as principal. “I was trying to protect kids from forces that came from the outside,” he said. “I had my own two kids at night, but I had 1,700 kids during the day.” The high school students who died were usually the result of drug- or alcohol-related car crashes, and Filippone said it was hard to watch kids who had tremendous promise lose everything. “It’s like pushing a boulder up a hill, so I felt an obligation to help,” he said. Filippone has been involved in the war against drug and alcohol abuse, serving as chair of the Municipal Alliance (Brick’s anti-drug coalition), and on the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. He was also the founder of Relay for Life at Brick High School, which has raised over $1 million for cancer research since 2007. Filippone is quick to give credit to others. “I’m not great in curriculum, I couldn’t do what [Director of Curriculum] Susan McNamara does; she’s brilliant and hardwork-

ing,” said Filippone. He said he would have stayed on as principal at Brick High School “until the day I died, but there comes a time when you need to step aside - so the people you counted on for support and who worked for you - can move forward,” he said. “They were wonderful years, but it was time for a change.” He was referring to current Brick High School Principal William Kleissler, who served as vice principal under Filippone. While he was working in his new position at the Professional Development Center, Filippone was tapped by then-acting superintendent of schools Thomas Gialanella to fill the gap as the interim superintendent of schools until a permanent replacement could be found. Brick has had 10 superintendents in 10 years, and Filippone said that while he was not interested in taking on the job permanently, he agreed to take it on temporarily. “It was better that a new superintendent start at the beginning of the year. I only wanted to fill the gap until they could fill the position,” said Filippone. “I knew I wasn’t going to be here for five more years, so it wouldn’t have been right for me to fill the position [on a permanent basis].” The district has hired Gerard Dalton as its superintendent, whom Filippone called a “right fit” for the district. “He has a compassionate approach to the students. He is a caring guy,” Filippone said. Filippone said he has been surrounded by great people all of his life, ranging from his father, who he called “a quiet leader,” to the 20 years he coached with Warren Wolf. “Other than my parents, he had the biggest impact on who I wanted to be,” said Filippone, who still sees the 91-year old Wolf monthly. Wolf told Filippone to “always look for the best in people, because the worst in them will find you.” Filippone said he has always been influenced by strong women in his life, including his mother and his wife Christine, a nurse who has earned two PhDs and who will continue working for St. Barnabas after her husband retires. He also has two daughters, Marie, 33 and Angela, 31, and a 2-year-old granddaughter, Kaia. His brother lives in Connecticut, is also a special education teacher and decorated football coach, and has two sons. Two Brick High School teachers of Italian descent nominated Filippone to be the Grand Marshal at the 2018 Ocean County Columbus Day Parade, which Filippone - who is 100 percent Italian - called “a great experience.” He walked in the parade with his wife and granddaughter, whom he had to carry nearly the whole route. “I struggle with retirement, but I’ve been very fortunate. God gives me great guidance,” he said. School administrators are not allowed to coach sports, which is “a silly rule,” Filippone said. He hopes to return to the high school as a volunteer football coach after he retires. “I miss that a lot. It’s unlike any other relationship,” he said. Filippone coached Brick High School’s current football coach, Len Zdanowicz, as a youth. (Filippone - See Page 8)

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at home Dec. 12 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 71. The scene looked quite different just a year ago, outgoing Freeholder Director Little said before Haines was officially voted in as director. He and Bartlett, who served as deputy director last year, planned to run for reelection together in 2018. “We had talked, and were going to run. Everything’s great, and we’re going to have a great year. I always like to use sports metaphors when we’re talking, and John was not a sports fan. If I said something about football, he said, ‘Is that where you hit a home run?’ Now John knew the truth but he always liked to joke with me about sports,” Little said. “And so, we were all ready to go last year at this time. And then, our pastors and monsignor and rabbi…our “Head Coach,” if you will, had different plans for John, and our season didn’t go quite the way we would have liked it. But I wanted to mention that because our party came up together…and we selected together…a fine gentleman.” Quinn was a long-time committeeman in Lacey Township. He was one of 10 contenders considered as Bartlett’s replacement, and officially chosen as Little’s running mate Sept. 5, a mere two months before the November general election. He was sworn in with his family surrounding him. “This is the first time in 39 years that John Bartlett isn’t sitting up here,” Quinn said after being sworn in. “I have to tell you, it’s such an honor to take and fill John’s seat. I know when John first got sick, it was something that he and I had talked about, I got the nomination. And knowing that he was behind me, he was supporting me to take and move into his seat when he left, truly meant the world to me. And I told John I would do everything in my power to continue building on his legacy and bring my new ideas to the board.” Bartlett was called the architect of the county’s multimillion dollar budget, which in 2018 was $416.1 million. The county has maintained a AAA bond rating, even after Superstorm Sandy ravaged its coast back in 2012, something every-

one who knew Bartlett said he was extremely proud of. Freeholder John Kelly, who was chosen to be deputy freeholder director for 2019, will be the county’s new director of finance, a position held by Bartlett for years. “In losing John Bartlett, we all had to take new assignments. The new assignment I got was as chairman of budget and management, which I thought was pretty good. I like that. But you know what I’ve come to find out? I made a whole lot of new friends,” Kelly quipped. “Every department head now calls me Mr. Kelly. They didn’t even know who the hell I was just six months ago, now all know who I am, which is nice to see.” But the centerpiece of the day was the choosing of Haines as freeholder director. (See the Dec. 29 print editions of Micromedia Publications for the story.) She is only the second woman ever to hold the position, and the first in 40 years to do so. Her term as freeholder expires at the end of this year. “Thank you to my fellow freeholders for their confidence in me to be director in 2019. I look forward to working with you and leading you to continue to make the county as wonderful as it is,” Haines said. She will serve as chairwoman of the Natural Lands and Parks and Recreation departments. Little will serve as chair of the Roads and Bridges, and Veterans departments. Kelly will serve as chair of Law and Public Safety, and Finance departments. Freeholder Joseph Vicari will serve as chair or Senior Services, Tourism and Business Development, Buildings and Grounds, and Library departments. Quinn will serve as chair of Human Services, Planning, Recycling and Solid Waste, and Transportation/Ocean Ride departments. The Board of Chosen Freeholders meets at 4 p.m. in the county administration building, 101 Hooper Ave. in Toms River. Their regular meeting dates are: Jan. 16, Feb. 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15, June 5 and 19, July 3 and 17, Aug. 7 and 21, Sept. 4 and 18, Oct. 2 and 16, Nov. 6 and 20, Dec. 4 and 18.

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Andy Kim WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Andy Kim released the following statement after being sworn in to the 116th Congress: “I’m deeply honored and humbled to be serving my hometown and the people o f N e w J e r s e y ’s T h i r d District as Congressman,” Kim said. “I ran for Congress to listen and give voice to the needs of South Jersey families and to

challenge the status quo by demanding a government that works for the people instead of corporations and the wealthy. I intend for that change to start with me. “I still won’t take a dime of corporate PAC money and I’m committed to being a Congressman that is open, honest, transparent a n d , m o s t i m p o r t a n t l y, that listens. I will keep my promise to hold at least

Capitol Comments Senator Robert W. Singer 30th Legislative District, Serving Howell

TRENTON - In an effort to prevent NJ Transit customers from being forced to cope with fare hikes, Senator Robert Singer has sponsored legislation to find alterna-

tive ways to fund climbing expenses at the troubled agency. The legislation, which would establish the “New Jersey Transit Alternative

Congressman Kim Sworn In, Promises To Be Receptive To Residents

one public town hall event in the district each month, with the first one to take place later this month. I’ll also put my national security expertise to immediate work as a strong and vocal proponent of South Jersey’s largest emp l o y e r, J o i n t B a s e M c Guire-Dix-Lakehurst, which provides more than 100,000 local jobs and has an economic impact of more than $7 billion in our region,” Kim continued. “My top priority as a Congressman is to be responsive to the needs of

Sheila Oliver TRENTON – Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation to establish the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force, which will evaluate support services that are available to caregivers. The Task Force will also recommend improvements and expansion of such services and is required to provide an initial report within a year of its organization. “Caregivers throughout our state work long hours for often little to no compensation, supporting the elderly and those with disabilities, including mental illnesses,” Acting Governor Sheila

Oliver said. “I am proud to sign a bill creating the New Jersey Caregiver Taskforce, which will explore ways to improve conditions and support these selfless individuals and the people they care for.” “Caregivers are vital to the quality of life for many New Jerseyans, especially individuals with disabilities and older adults, but caregiving is also difficult work that can take its toll,” said Commissioner Carole Johnson, member of the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force. “Caregivers devote their lives to their loved ones, often miss-

willing to help. “I will also vote later today to re-open government,” he said on Jan. 3. “It’s disappointing that the government shutdown has extended as long as it has and simply unacceptable to require hundreds of thousands of federal law enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and Transportation Security Administration agents to work without pay, especially over the holidays. I hope the Senate will pass and President Trump will swiftly sign the bill to mitigate any

further economic losses as a result of this unnecessary government shutdown.” Constituents can now reach his office for questions, comments or assistance with government agencies at gov or (202) 225-4765. His office address is 1516 Longworth House Office B u i l d i n g , Wa s h i n g t o n , D.C. 20515 and he will have offices in both Burlington and Ocean counties open shortly. He can be reached on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ RepAndyKimNJ.

NJ Transit Needs To Make Money From Something Other Than Fare Hikes Revenue Task Force” was later advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee. “Commuters have sacrificed enough. They shouldn’t have to pay more,” Senator Singer (R-30th) said. “Fare hikes are not the answer. We know that there are other ways to save money and get NJ

Transit back on track. This legislation will pave the way for cost-saving solutions at the agency, such as better advertising or selling off real estate holdings.” Forty-five percent of NJ Transit’s operating and maintenance costs are currently funded through farebox

revenues. Only 4 percent of operation funding is derived from commercial revenues. Senator Singer’s SJR-54 establishes a task force that would be charged with finding all potential opportunities for NJ Transit to generate new revenue, without increasing fares.

“I am confident that this task force can help us find alternative funding sources for NJ Transit, such business-to-business programs, real estate development, and public-private partnerships,” Senator Singer added. “I hope to see this legislation advance quickly. NJ Transit customers need our help now.”

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constituents. Today’s openi n g o f m y Wa s h i n g t o n , D.C. office and launch of my congressional website and social media accounts are just the first step toward honoring that commitment,” Kim said. “I intend for my website to serve as a one-stop shop for constituent services. Whether it’s a flag request, a problem with a government agency or a nomination to one of our service academies, I hope every resident of New Jersey’s Third District will know that our office is ready and

ing work and missing out on wages, and this is going to become more of a concern in the coming years with an aging population. The Murphy Administration is committed to supporting caregivers and improving programs that can help. I look forward to working with the task force and supporting caregivers throughout our state.” The Task Force will consist of 11 members from public and private sectors. Three public members will be appointed by the Governor, including one person who is a caregiver for a person with a disability, one person who is a caregiver for a person with mental illness, and one person who is a caregiver for an elderly person. Prime sponsors of the bill

include Senators Joseph Vitale and Linda Greenstein; Assembly members Pamela Lampitt, Gabriela Mosquera, and Valerie Vainieri Huttle. “This legislation will allow us to study and design the kind of relief and support needed by uncompensated relatives, friends or community members who take care of the elderly, disabled or mentally ill,” said Senator Vitale. “We need to formulate the right kind of support for caregivers now so that when the number of adults needing assistance with daily activities doubles by 2020, we will be prepared to help.” “Caregiving can take serious emotional and physical tolls that often leads to consequences in the caregivers’ own lives, ranging from

health issues to the loss of wages and health benefits,” said Senator Greenstein. “Getting a better understanding of the needs of caregivers will allow us to provide assistance to them in areas of their lives where they need it the most.” “Caregivers face an untold number of challenges in today’s society,” said Assemblywoman Lampitt. “Many family caregivers are fulfilling these duties out of a sense of love and devotion, which can often make them feel anxious and overwhelmed. We must make sure we are doing all we can to provide them with the resources and support they need to fill this critical role.” “Anyone who’s ever found themselves in a caregiver

role understands the toll it can take,” said Assemblywoman Mosquera. “Lack of sleep, privacy and the time to fulfill one’s own needs can increase the risk for depression and anxiety. I hope this task force will take to heart the real-life experiences of caregivers so we can create a greater support network statewide.” “Studies show that the emotional and physical health of caregivers often suffers as a result of the stress and physical demands they encounter, particularly when it comes to caring for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s,” said Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle. “This task force will take an honest look at how we can better address these needs.”

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F EATURED L ETTER Crestwood Exercise Room A Life Saver Surreal is the word that comes to mind whenever I think back to that night in late November of 2014. I vaguely remember angrily and incoherently screaming at my wife Marge, which was so out of character for me, that she dialed 911. Emergency techs asked me simple, routine questions like what was my name, address, names and birth dates of my children. I could not answer these questions and it was decided to get me to a hospital. By the time I arrived at the hospital, I was semi-comatose and was put in ICU where I remained for the better part of a week. To make a long and traumatic story short, I was released from the hospital some three weeks later, 40 pounds lighter and considerably weaker than when I arrived. I had suffered a severe case of bacterial and viral pneumonia and at one point my children were called into the hospital from their homes in Florida and Toms River as doctors did not think I would make it. With the grace of God I did make it but emerged weak and emaciated. I have always been an exercise enthusiast and after needed home therapy enabled me to walk and function albeit slowly and marginally, I decided to get back to working out. I put together a makeshift gym in the garage of my home with a small space heater for winter and a fan for summer workouts. I had a

Government Shutdowns Hurt Our Workers As president of Chapter 60 of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), I see firsthand, every day, how IRS employees work hard to serve the American taxpayer. Now, for the third time in a year, federal

few dumbbells and a work out bench but I longed for the full workout a professional gym would give me and to which I had grown accustomed to over the years. My neighbor, Mary Grunwald, past Crestwood 2 President, advised me that at Crestwood 2, a full service gym was being worked on and that in the near future I could expect it to be up and running. On March 6, 2017, that gym became a reality and I began attending regularly over at Harmony Hall. The gym is open 6 days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. Not only has the gym gotten be back to my former self, but I have established lasting friendships with folks of like mind and spirit like Ed, Carol, Paul, Nick, Marlene, Marge, Lynn, Alice, Joanne and Gerry all of whom I work out with regularly. I am grateful for this important Crestwood 2 amenity and as my good friend and fellow gym attendee Ed Brennan likes to say, we attend “for the health of it.” I strongly urge all Crestwood 2 residents to get on over to our professionally equipped exercise room and check it out. Your health and vitality could very well depend on it. Joe Ferentino Manchester

employees were furloughed and were not getting paid due to a government shutdown. This is unacceptable. Locally, more than 700 IRS employees represented by (NTEU) will suffer pay cuts from these unpaid furlough days. Contrary to various membe r s of Cong re ss who caused this mess, these

employees are hard-working individuals who are dedicated to assisting taxpayers and collecting the revenue that funds all government programs. They are committed public servants. It is counterproductive to hamstring the agency that collects 93 percent of the revenue that keeps our country running. Any unpaid furlough day will be very difficult for my members. Like many Americans, many of my members live paycheck to paycheck. Most of these employees earn far less than what can reasonably be considered a middle-class salary. This unwelcome pay cut will make it even more difficult for workers to make ends meet. Being an IRS employee is a challenging job. These workers have signed on to serve the public and are dedicated to that mission. Forcing them to take unpaid days off is no way to attract and retain the best workers. In closing, I want to reinforce that the role of federal agencies and federal employees are far too important to be curtailed by another shutdown. Federal employees deserve better. John Kelshaw Beachwood

From the Assembly: Remember The Move Over Law You see it every day: a police officer pulling over a driver on the side of the road; a maintenance crew setting up cones; an ambulance responding to the scene of a crash. How do you respond when you happen upon one of these sights? Do you continue driving in your lane, not giving it another thought? For far too many drivers, this is the case. These sights have become so commonplace in our daily commute that we don’t realize the dangers that these professionals face when drivers

Letters To The Editor cently advanced out of the speed by. But the harsh reality remains: when you don’t move over or slow down, lives are at stake. The Move Over Law is a simple and common sense means of reducing the dangers that police officers, emergency responders, and maintenance workers face while out on the job. When you see a professional working on the side of the road, slow down and move over. If you are unable to safely move over, then reduce your speed below the posted speed limit and drive carefully past the scene. This is a simple traffic law that should be second nature to any driver passing an emergency response or maintenance vehicle on the side of the road. Unfortunately, far too many drivers are either unaware of this law or simply do not adhere to it. We became vocal supporters of the Move Over Law after meeting local advocate Donna Setaro. Ms. Setaro’s son, New Jersey State Trooper Marc Castellano, was struck and killed while standing on the shoulder of Route 195 in 2010. His tragic death inspired the Move Over Law and has spared countless innocent lives. Ms. Setaro has since brought her “Move over AwaReness Campaign,” or MARC, to thousands of people all over the state, and recently reached her personal goal of spreading her message to 100,000 people. Working with Ms. Setaro, we have made it our mission to increase awareness for this vital traffic law. Our police officers, emergency responders, and maintenance workers deserve to feel safe when they are deployed on the side of the road. They should not have to worry about a distracted or speeding driver losing control of their vehicle. Recently, in an effort to increase awareness and encourage compliance, we worked to introduce a bill to revise the penalties associated with violations of New Jersey’s Move Over Law. The bill, which re-

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee, would require two motor vehicle points to be assessed when a driver fails to abide by the Move Over Law. Currently, violators of the Move Over Law are subject to a fine between $100 and $500. We want to do everything we can to protect our state’s law enforcement officers. By penalizing individuals who violate the state’s Move Over Law with points, they will understand that this is not an issue we in New Jersey take lightly. We need to send a clear message to motorists about the importance of the law and serve as a better deterrent against distracted driving, which is the main cause of crashes in the state. So, as you take to the roads this holiday season, and face the inevitable traffic that comes along with the Christmas commute, please remember the Move Over Law. You may just save a life. Office of Senator Vin Gopal, and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey

Who To Call About Robocalls This letter is addressed to Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th) Congressman, I thank you for your form letter in response to my call about the persistent robocalls that your constituents receive each and every day. They start before 9 a.m., and peak about the dinner hour. Three today alone before noon, and the medical device offer was from a number that changes every time, so the electronic block on my phone is overloaded, and can’t keep up with their changed number. You spoke about the Anti-Spoofing Act of 2017 that was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (HR 1625). Well this isn’t a form letter, and I will copy several of the

papers in your district, and hope that they publish my response. As now “Dean, New Jersey Delegation,” who survived the purge of 2018 because of a very safe gerrymandered district, and the congressman’s forethought to support the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), you should not have voted for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (HR 1625), as it paid for the budget of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Their job is to enforce violations of the National Do Not Call Registry. My number, and probably most of your constituents, has long been listed on that directory, and we all get multiple calls every day. They do not deserve a budget as they do nothing to correct this problem What can constituents do in the time waiting to correct this problem? Simply call the local number for Congressman Smith, (732) 780-3035, and a nice young man or woman will take your name, and number. If you live, and vote, in the district your will get a nice form letter, and continued robocalls for a little while. If everyone calls after every robocall, or at least once a day for all calls received, the congressman’s phone will get totally jammed with junk calls, as do ours. I’m sure a few days of jammed phones will start the effort to correct the problem, especially if our friends in other districts start to call, and jam the phones in their congressional offices. It’s easy, set their number up on speed dial like, (732) 780-3035, and don’t forget to give the nice young man or woman who answers your address, so you get your form letter. Don’t worry Congressman Smith doesn’t pay postage, so it won’t cost the government much, and it will give the nice young people something else to do, as they are not busy setting up townhall meetings for the Congressman. Charles Brandt Manchester

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Continued From Page 1 These issues likely followed to this year’s election, where he barely lost to Democrat Andy Kim. Their vote totals were within a few thousand – close enough that he didn’t concede until more than a week after the election day. Election turnout was in record numbers for a midterm election, and many people said that a lot had to do with whether people approved of what was happening D.C. A month after the election, he said in an interview that he agrees with the president on some things. “I want America to be strong on the world stage. I want its people to be safe and prosperous.” After a life in business (he was Chairman and CEO of York Risk Services Group, Inc.) he said he knows what conditions would make businesses prosper, and saw where public policy and business success intersect. Government has the ability help or hurt business based on the laws that are passed. It was a very close victory, and “the President helped me measurably in Ocean County,” he said. Burlington County, where Kim got the majority of his votes, might have been voting against Trump. But partisanship didn’t start with Trump, MacArthur said. When he started as a Congressman, it was a Republican-controlled House with a Democrat president. Partisanship is nothing new. “I don’t believe there’s not a middle ground,” he said. No matter what side of gun control you are on, school safety is still a good idea. There’s a way to handle immigration with compassion while still upholding the rule of law. There are ways to find common ground “if you want to solve the problem and not just fight for political reasons.” He hopes that in the future, cooler heads prevail. At that Waretown event, the first person he called on during the Q&A was the head of the Barnegat Democrats. He said he knew who she was. “I never run away from conflict, ever.” He touted his ranking in the top 10 percent of House members in terms of being bipartisan, as ranked by the Lugar Center., the political site, ranks him as having voted along with Trump’s position 94.6 percent of the time. He entered Congress on the Democrats’ side, and finds Democrats to co-sign bills when he introduces them. While the opioid epidemic, for example, is a priority for all people, voters tend to split when it comes to certain key issues, such as abortion and gun control. “I’m concerned society has become more polarized,” he said. “People only want to elect someone in the far right or far left.” However, real politics requires compromise. “You have to do things you don’t like in order to get things done.” He said that where he falls on the political spectrum didn’t dictate his choices. “I did what I thought was right,” he said. “Some people go to Congress and only work to get re-elected.”

As part of the Bipartisan Heroin and Opioids Task Force, he worked to address the opioid epidemic that has struck the nation and has hit particularly hard in Ocean County. There were 50 bills passed and signed, 30 of them authored by task force members. These measures have seen real changes in the war on drugs. He was one of the politicians who helped get the county designated as a U.S. Drug Enforcement High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. This led to one of the biggest drug busts in the area, spreading across multiple counties, racking up about 30 arrests and 90,000 dosage units of heroin in nine illegal facilities. “Whether we agreed or disagreed, I conducted myself honestly. I told people what I was going to do and I did what I said,” he said. “And I was straightforward with my colleagues in Washington.” That forthrightness, he said, is what allowed him to get done more than most freshman and sophomore representatives can accomplish. For example, he is proud of his work to keep the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst open. It had been eyed for closure, but he said he worked with Democrats to fend off the Base Realignment and Closure from coming here during the Obama administration. Then, working to get the KC-46 tankers there will give the base a mission in airborne fueling for decades. Healthcare was a “provocative” area of his tenure, he said. “While I trust the American people, I believe America was deceived by negative ads regarding healthcare.” Kim’s ads got a lot of mileage from “the MacArthur Amendment” to the American Health Care Act, which Republicans wanted to replace the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It fell short in the Senate, though. MacArthur had said his amendment was designed to make care more affordable by allowing states more flexibility in what was covered. Those with pre-existing conditions could still have coverage. Critics of the amendment, including those in the medical field, said that the waivers it would have created would let states define what was essential benefits based on saving money, and cause those with pre-existing conditions to be priced out of the market. Another health care item he was proud of was more local: Deborah Heart and Lung Center. He said he introduced legislation to bring Medicaid money to Deborah and shepherded it through the House to get it signed. Specifically, Deborah was losing out because of a loophole in the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program. “Long after me and Andy Kim will be forgotten, Deborah will (still) be the recipient of $5 million.” But these are the big policies that are very public. There are many issues that the world may never learn about, because they may only affect one person. But to that one person, it’s the most important topic in the world. That’s the realm of constituent services, where an individual contacts his office for help. And it’s probably more important to him than any of the previously mentioned successes. Whether it’s someone struggling with the Veterans Administration or Social

Security, he is proud of fighting for the little guy in his district. He said he returned $11 million in four years for residents in the 3rd District. There was an immigration case where a woman’s deportation was stopped 36 hours before her plane was scheduled for take-off. He credits his staff for this above all. He set the tone that individuals matter, and hired people who had compassion and would work

like bulldogs to get things done. These are projects he would have liked to continue. “It’s disappointing to lose. I have had bigger losses in my life and I have learned that good things can come of it,” he said. “I wish him success,” he said of his successor, offering advice: “Be impactful, even early on. Make life better for the people of the 3rd district.”


“I’m not worried. It’s a resilient community. We’ve responded to difficulties before. As long as there’s support for the administration it will work itself out,” he said. In addition to volunteer coaching, Filippone said retirement plans include playing golf, spending time with his granddaughter and his mother, and cooking dinner for his wife. The couple is planning a 13-day trip to Italy in September, which will be their first visit there. “I owe more to the district than it owes to me. It has given me everything, except for my family, and I’ll always be willing to help,” he said. Filippone’s last Board of Education meeting will be on Jan. 17.

Continued From Page 2 The school district is facing some major obstacles as Filippone departs, including the loss of some $23 million in state funding over seven years, which could be “catastrophic,” he said. “The backdrop is, the infrastructure still needs work, the security referendum failed by 39 votes, the teachers don’t have a contract, and we have declining enrollment. We’re losing 300 kids a year. Do we need the facilities we have? Can we restructure so it works? Can we repurpose buildings? I don’t envy [Superintendent Gerard Dalton] one bit, but he’s the kind of person that can do it,” Flippone said.


Continued From Page 1 has several “Family Needs” rooms downstairs where individuals - who are mostly Brick residents - can help themselves to clothing and household goods that have been donated. Sustainability Manager Lidia Kelly is in charge of the food pantry, a majority of which comes from Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties). The pantry is also replenished by grant funding, plus donations of food and money, and they partner with several St. Vincent De Paul parishes, Catholic Charities and others, she said. Each month, some 300 families (representing 1,000 individuals), come to SOS open choice food pantry and receive four to five days worth of groceries. The center even has food available for pets. “There has always been more of a need than we can supply, but we get daily intakes,” Kelly said. “We never refuse anyone.” Clothing not given away in a Family Needs room is brought upstairs into the “Ebay Center.” Run by Moira Edge, the Ebay store sold $82,000 worth of clothing in 2018, nearly half of the center’s $200,000 annual operating budget. Part of the store’s success is due to 26 special needs Brick High School students who, depending on their skill level, learn to photograph the items for Ebay, write them up, stock, label and ship items. “They learn job skills and it has been very successful,” Winters said. “We find jobs for them to do here, no matter what.” Sixteen have graduated from high school

and have gotten employment, she added. About 85 percent of the labor force at SOS are volunteers, who restock the pantry, check families in, process donations, and much more, Winters said. There are 14 members on the Board of Trustees, led by Bob Casale, who arrived at the center with his car, full of donations from the Manchester Walmart. He also runs an employee/resume workshop on Wednesdays. “Instead of being part of the church we are waiting for our 501(c)(3) and are looking to be under the larger umbrella of the Trenton diocese,” Winters said. The Visitation Relief Center opened its doors in February 2013 to help victims of the storm and operated until October 2016 when it was suddenly closed by a construction official from the Trenton Diocese when it was discovered the center did not have a Certificate of Occupancy and had outstanding violations dating back to 2013. The center relocated to two storefronts in the Laurelton Square Shopping Center for about a year and a half while the Mantoloking Road location underwent a complete overhaul. “The building had a lot of issues. We got all new HVAC systems, new electrical work, drywall, we had to remove a 60’ x 40’ hoop house from the back of the property, and in July 2018 we moved back in and became SOS,” Winters explained. She said the township administration and building officials were “phenomenal” during the rebuild who “helped us get through a long, complicated project with little funding.” For more information, to volunteer, donate or find out about other services offered by SOS, call 732-746-3456 or visit

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Statewide Servant Leadership Summit Hosted by Georgian Court University LAKEWOOD — Georgian Court University will host its inaugural statewide Servant Leadership Summit Friday, January 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Casino Auditorium on its Lakewood campus. The gathering is the fi rst in a planned series of annual events tied to the national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. College students from throughout New Jersey will converge on GCU’s campus for the servant leadership event and participate in community service projects. Attendees will also receive ethical leadership guidance from noted scholar, minister, activist, poet and artist, Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Ph.D., an associate professor of women’s and gender studies at New Jersey City University. Beyond her role at the university, she is the author of Black Gardenias: A Collection of Poems, Stories and Sayings from a Woman’s Heart. Dr. Ellis, a frequent public speaker, also shared her views on the pursuit of a diverse democracy were captured in the 2015 TEDx talk, Finding Justice in the Land of the Free, Beyond Baltimore. She was also a featured guest on NJCU’s Inside the Faculty. Anchored by the university’s Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, service, and justice, this year’s conference offers a signature leadership experience that is specific to GCU. It is an adaptation of GCU Servant Leadership Day, which has been held just prior to MLK Day in the past. “Mercy core values are a rallying point for us. At GCU, leadership is an integral part of our institution,” said Amani S. Jennings, GCU dean of students. His office works

with student groups and others across campus to better understand and embody servant leadership. The late Robert K. Greenleaf, who popularized the term in the 1970s, defi ned it as “a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.” “The core values are also aligned with MLK’s commitment to bettering humanity and society,” Dean Jennings said. “That’s why we are shifting to a broader conference focus to include more student leaders in an effort to serve and meet the needs of others.” In previous years, about 70 Georgian Court student leaders have participated in GCU’s Servant Leadership Day. This year organizers hope to attract at least 100 students to the event. Summit participants will have the opportunity to attend two concurrent workshops titled “Servant Leadership 101” and “Beyond Student Leadership: Purpose Driven Leadership as a Lifestyle.” Lunch will provide a networking and knowledge sharing opportunity among students from different schools and colleges. In addition, service projects will include a Teddy Bears for Tykes event, in partnership with the Lakewood Police Department. In previous years, GCU students have stuffed small, plush toys for police officers to use during domestic abuse calls. Several local organizations will also be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities during a community service fair. For more information about the inaugural GCU Servant Leadership Summit, contact the Office of Student Life at 732-987-2311. Registration can be completed online.

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Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Begins Ninth Year Of Helping Nurses POINT PLEASANT – The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund begins its ninth year of helping the nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center in 2019 providing formal nursing educational scholarships to eligible applicants. The scholarship fund was established on January 15, 2011 to honor the memory of long-time Point Pleasant Boro resident Barbara Konopka Forfar or “Foof” as she was called by her colleagues in the operating room, and her forty-four years of dedication to the nursing profession with all but three years of her service associated with the Ocean Medical Center or its predecessor hospitals. The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, which is a member of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation family of funds, provides monetary assistance to qualified nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center who desire to continue their formal education in nursing profession in the form of scholarships. The scholarship fund awards one (or more) nursing scholarship during September of each year to eligible applicants. During its eight year history (2011-2018), The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund has helped thirty nurses and nursing students of Ocean Medical Center continue their formal nursing education. “Looking back to 2011, we were really unsure on how all of this was exactly going to turn out. We talked initially with representatives from The Ocean Medical Center Foundation in January that year and decided to move forward to establish a nursing scholarship fund. Barbara was a strong advocate for the continuing education of nurses so we thought lets try to help some nurses with their formal education in Barbara’s memory,” stated Walt Konopka, Chairperson of The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee. “Since then, the public awareness and support just grew and grew. We knew we had something very special going on when our fi rst fundraiser in 2012 at the Point Pleasant Beach Elks was filled to capacity. “What is really incredible is hearing all the stories during the past eight years from our scholarship recipients on just how Barbara touched them in some way. Some recipients knew of her, some just heard about her and some worked alongside her. All of them had something really special to say about her. All of the recipients are very passionate about the nursing profession and about helping others just like Barbara was. Hearing all of their comments about Barbara just makes it all worth the effort

as we continue into our ninth year and beyond,” Konopka added. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be an employee or nursing student at Ocean Medical Center and must be enrolled in a RN program, an upper division program (RN to BSN) or advanced degree program (MSN, PhD) in nursing. All Ocean Medical Center nurses and nursing students from all OMC practice areas are eligible to apply. The scholarship must be used to supplement tuition, fees, lab costs, books or educational supply expenses. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has held multiple “Rock for the Nurses” fundraisers at various locations including the Elks Lodge and Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach as well as The Idle Hour in Point Pleasant Boro. At their 2013 nursing scholarship fundraiser “Rock for the Nurses-Rock for the Shore”, The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship fund teamed-up with the United Way of both Monmouth and Ocean County to help provide some help to Hurricane Sandy victims at the Jersey Shore. In 2015, the scholarship fund’s “Rock for the Nurses” fundraiser, which featured the return of country rockers Kinderhook to Point Pleasant for the fi rst time in more than thirty years, set all-time financial and attendance records. Plans are already in the works for the scholarship fund’s “Rock for the Nurses 10 Year Anniversary Fundraiser” which will be held in the spring of 2020, the details of which will be announced in the future. “On behalf of the entire scholarship committee, I would like to extend a very sincere thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout our eight year history, including everyone who attended any of our fundraisers, all of our passionate donors, all of our fundraiser volunteers, all of our fundraiser partners, all the outstanding musicians, some of the best the Jersey Shore has to offer, who donated their time to help us and of course The Ocean Medical Center Foundation and Hackensack Meridian Health. We could not have accomplished our level of success without all of them. We are planning some exciting things for 2019 and beyond so stay tuned,” Konopka stated. For more information about The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund, including how to make a donation to the fund, log on to the official website at forfarscholarship. org or connect with The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund on Facebook or Twitter.

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More than 36 million American adults report that they have hearing loss. Although many people assume hearing loss only affects those around retirement age, about two-thirds of all cases of hearing loss occur in people under the age of 65. So how can hearing aids benefit the entire age spectrum, children, teens, the American workforce, and retirees? Let’s take a look at some rather revealing data regarding hearing loss and hearing aids. In children and teens: At least 1.8 million U.S. children have trouble hearing. Nearly 1.5 million are school age. Nine of every 10 children born deaf are born to parents who can hear normally. In-utero ear infections can lead to deafness. Three continuous months of ear infections can lead to deafness. Children exposed to secondhand smoke have twice the risk of hearing loss. One in five teens now suffers from at least a mild hearing loss due to excessive volume when using iPods and other listening devices. In the American workforce: About 26 million Americans between the prime employment ages of 20 and 69 have high-frequency hearing loss. One in four workers exposed to high levels of noise experience hearing loss later in life. Those with untreated hearing loss lose

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

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By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Lemon essential oil is in my refrigerator or purse at all times. It is just great to have around the house for various uses. I sprinkle it in water for an uplifting lemon zing f lavor, and put a few drops on top of the wet clothes in my dryer to make the clothes fresh. If you have a test to study for, or a blog to write, you can simply diffuse it next to you and take note how it stimulates your brain to think faster and with more clarity. Lemon makes you more alert. What’s most fascinating is that there are studies proving how it can spur lymphatic drainage, which is very important if you have the f lu. Look at these four important findings next. 1. Alleviate nausea - In studies, lemon essential oil proved to effectively ease nausea, when inhaled. A 2014 double blind study revealed that when feeling nauseous, if pregnant women inhaled lemon essential oil, they immediately felt some relief from nausea. 2. Freshens Breath - Lemon essential oil, especially when combined with two other oils, tea tree oil and peppermint, was able to significantly reduce bad breath. You can put a drop onto your toothbrush or you can put it in salt water and gargle with it. 3. Promotes Weight Loss - A recent animal study found that when mice were supplied with polyphenols from lemon essential oil, they were able to drastically reduce abdominal fat, reduce elevated blood sugar, and reverse insulin resistance. Furthermore, a 2013 study found that lemon essential oil, when combined

with grapefruit increased fat-burning potential. 4. Fights Cancer - Scientists have only begun to unearth the many cancer-fighting powers of lemon and other citrus essential oils including grapefruit and orange oil. For example, A 2010 study found that lemon essential oil can stop cervical cancer cells from growing and induce apoptosis (cell death) in surrounding cells. The terpenes activate olfactory receptors which then trigger a signal to your immune system, to prompt the attack and destruction of certain cancer cells. It’s rather sophisticated, if you think about it, considering this effect comes from a lip-smacking fruit! Lemon essential oil is one of the most potent and most affordable essential oils on the market today. Certainly, if lemon is not your cup of tea (and yes you can put it into tea), then try another citrus-based oil such as wild orange, tangerine, clementine or grapefruit. Here are 8 fantastic ways to use lemon essential oil: 1. A drop in ice water or tea 2. In a spray bottle with water and/ or other oils to freshen the laundry in your dryer 3. In your cleanser, just add a few drops 4. A few drops in lotion to your abdomen 5. Sniff it straight out of the bottle 6. Diffuse it in your room 7. A few drops to your shower f loor, then get in 8. Soak your dirty dishes in hot sudsy water with a few drops of lemon oil

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The Monmouth University women’s soccer team enjoyed a stellar season, receiving contributions from five former local high school players. The Hawks captured their third straight Metropolitan Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament crown and their sixth consecutive MAAC regular-season championship. The latter is a MAAC record. On the Hawks’ roster were freshman forward A’Liah Moore (Manchester Township), freshman midfielder Jill Conklin (Toms River East), midfielder-defender Jessica Johnson (a Howell Township resident out of The Hun School), sophomore midfielder Ashley Dellapietro (Central Regional) and goalkeeper Laura Dramis (a graduate student from Farmingdale, St. John Vianney and Seton Hall University). Moore made the MAAC All-Rookie team after scoring four goals, including one match-winner, and adding one assist for nine points through her first 18 matches of the season. Moore was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week after erupting for five points on two goals and one assist in 44 minutes in a 9-0 dismantling of St. Peter’s University. They were her first career points for the Hawks. She netted her first goal on a bicycle kick on a bouncing ball in the box in the 41st minute and scored her second goal in the 86th minute on a left-footed blast from outside the penalty area to push the score to 9-0. Moore assisted on a second-half goal in the win over the Peacocks. Conklin scored 13 points on four goals including one match-winner, and five assists through her first 20 games. She started in each game. Johnson scored one goal and added four assists for six points, appearing in and starting 20 games. Dellapietro was scoreless through her first six games as a reserve. Dramis allowed one goal through her first four matches, starting in one outing. Monmouth fell 2-0 to the 11th-ranked University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesvilla, Va. With the Hawks down 2-0, Conklin cleared a ball off the line in the 72nd minute of the match in front of 363 fans. The Hawks finished their season at 16-4-1

overall, their most wins since 2013. They were 9-0-1 in the MAAC during the regular season. Bush among the best: Junior goalkeeper Emily Bush (Central) earned All-Penn State University Athletic Conference honorable mention honors, starring at Penn State Brandywine in women’s soccer. She allowed 24 goals through her first 12 games - each of which she started - for a 2.12 goals against average. She made 64 saves for a .727 save percentage. She played 1020:09 minutes in goal and won eight of her first 12 matches. She put home two of three shots on goal. She appeared in 13 games and started 12 overall. Stockton player cited: A Stockton University player from the local area earned All-New Jersey Athletic Conference postseason field hockey honors. Senior back Victoria Caiazzo (Southern Regional) was cited. Caiazzo led the Ospreys in points (18), goals (seven), match-winning goals (four) and added three defensive saves. She was fourth in the NJAC in match-winning goals and tied for seventh in defensive saves. She started in each of the team’s 17 matches. Caiazzo finished her career tied for second alltime in defensive saves (nine), tied for seventh all-time in goals (14), ninth all-time in points (36) and tied for 10th all-time in assists (eight) in the Ospreys’ uniform. Duo at Felician: Local members of the Felician University women’s soccer team were sophomore goalkeeper Jamie Kazenmayer (Lacey Township) and senior midfielder Sami Lederle (Brick Memorial). Kazenmayer was named the Central Atlantic College Conference Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week for her play in a 2-0 win over Dominican College and a 1-0 loss to Georgian Court University. She made 14 saves against Dominican and five stops in 70 minutes against the Lions. Kazenmayer allowed 29 goals for a 2.03 goals against average. She finished with 113 saves for a .796 save percentage. She appeared in and started 15 games. She played 1284:29 minutes. Lederle netted one goal, a match-winner, and added one assist for three points. She appeared in 15 games and started 14. Lions tumble: The top-seeded Georgian Court University women’s soccer team fell 2-1 (Champs - See Page 16)

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During the process of purchasing a home, many buyers are concerned with the bottom line and look for ways to cut costs. One of the first items they may choose to forego to save money is to opt out of ordering a survey. This article is intended to provide information which will assist the purchaser in making a well informed decision whether to obtain or forego a survey. Many purchasers are not aware of all the various important components that a survey can disclose. A survey is not just a simple drawing showing boundary lines and location of the dwelling, but it also delineates right of ways, easements, encroachments, and/or gaps between property lines. The survey can also confirm the location of a water way, an existing improvement and determine whether all the structures on the property you are looking to purchase are within the property boundary lines such as sheds, pools, retaining walls and fences. Perhaps the most important pieces of information a survey will provide are the property’s zoning classification, dimension and size, which will allow you to determine if the property conforms to the local lot size requirements. Once the survey is obtained your attorney will forward it to the title company, who will also research the information contained therein. If the survey accurately shows that there are no property line encroachments then the title company will not require any exceptions in its policy, which will allow the title company to provide coverage and defend against anyone who, in the future, challenges the accuracy of the property lines. If you do not have an accurate and current survey prior to clos-

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Continued From Page 14 to Caldwell University in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinals. Junior forward Meghan Grundhauser, the daughter of former Toms River South baseball standout Tony Grundhauser and the niece of ex-South football and baseball star Ed Grundhauser, netted the winning goal with 57:23 gone by. The former Easton Area High School, Easton, Pa., player was a first-team All-CACC selection. Grundhauser led the Cougars in goals (14) and points (32) while handing out four assists through her first 19 games. She started in each game. Grundhauser put home a team-high six match-winning goals. The Lions bested eighth-seeded Dominican College 10-0 in the quarterfinals. Senior forward Heather Arbachesky (Wall Township, Brookdale Community College) netted three goals. Junior midfielder Anissia Fucci (Manchester Township) added two goals. Freshman forward Krystal Hund (Toms River North) added one goal and three assists. Scoring one goal apiece for the CACC regular-season champion Lions were junior midfielder Michaella Paradiso (Triton Regional), junior defender Kristen Lister (Toms River East), sophomore midfielder Nora Stapleton (Donovan Catholic) and freshman midfielder-forward Emma Carney (Brick Memorial). Junior keeper Natalie Axelsson (Absegami) made one save for the Lions. Hund led the club in points (40) and assists (12) and was second in goals (14). Hund, who played in 16 games and started 14, netted two match-winning goals. Arbachesky was second on the Lions in points (39) and first in goals (16). She added seven assists and was second on the team in match-winning goals with four. She appeared in 17 games and started 16. Fucci was third on the team in points (25), scoring 11 goals and handing out three assists. She paced the club in match-winning goals with five. She appeared in 17 games and started 11. Junior midfielder Kaitlin Lister (East) scored 15 points on four goals and seven assists. She played in 17 matches and started four. The Lions ended their season at 13-4-1 overall, including 11-0-1 in the CACC. More about Caldwell: With Grundhauser scoring one goal, the Cougars bested third-seeded Holy Family University 2-0 in the CACC Tournament championship match and qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament. Grundhauser, named the Most Valuable Player of the CACC Tournament, scored unassisted at 63:05 for a 2-0 lead. Caldwell sophomore midfielder Teaghan

Darling (Lacey Township) made the All-CACC second team. She scored two goals and added four assists for eight points, appearing in and starting 18 matches. Other local players on the Cougars’ roster are junior defender Emily Osborn (Central) and senior defender Haley Kopf (Jackson Liberty). Kopf has appeared in and started 11 matches, going scoreless. Osborn has appeared in and started three games, going scoreless. Jacoby sparkles: Former Jackson Memorial player Emily Jacoby was an All-Centennial Conference honorable mention selection in women’s soccer, starring at Washington College. The freshman forward led Washington in points (20) and assists (eight) and tied for second in goals (six). She set the program’s single-season assists record. She scored two match-winning goals and appeared in 15 games, starting 14. Washington’s head coach was former Brick Township High School and University of South Carolina standout Tom Reilly, who guided the club to an 8-6-1 record, including 4-6 in conference play. DiElmo, Reszkowski honored: Sophomore outside back Dasey DiElmo (Pinelands Regional) and sophomore Kiersten Reszkowski (Freehold Township) earned All-New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s soccer honors at Stockton University. DiElmo made the first team. Reszkowski was an honorable mention selection. DiElmo helped the Ospreys to 10 shutouts. She tied for 10th in the NJAC in assists with four. She appeared in and started 19 matches. Reszkowski scored one goal and added two assists, appearing in 21 matches and starting 19. Senior teammate Nicole Pallante (Brick Township) was 13-3-4 as a goalkeeper, allowing 16 goals for a 0.76 goals against average. She made 54 saves en route to a .771 save percentage. She faced 120 shots. She appeared in 20 matches and started 19. Stadelberger explosive: Freshman Kendall Stadelberger (Brick Township) paced the Ocean County College women’s soccer team in points (26) on 12 goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Kristyn Adams, an Island Heights resident out of Bordentown Regional, added 20 points on 10 goals and five assists, appearing in and starting 14 matches. Freshman forward Megan Covert (Brick Memorial) added six goals and five assists for 17 points, appearing in and starting 14 matches. Sophomore midfielder Alexis Novotny (Jackson Liberty) added five goals and three assists for 13 points. She appeared in and started 14 games. Freshman offensive player Grace Guthorn (Brick Memorial) contributed five goals and two assists for 12 points, appearing in and starting 14 matches. (Champs - See Page 18)

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Continued From Page 16 Former Point Pleasant Boro coach Jennifer Ritter piloted the Vikings to a 4-11 overall record. Branz on target: Freshman midfielder-forward Cory Branz (Barnegat) paced the OCC men’s soccer team in points (26), goals (nine) and assists (eight). He appeared in 18 games and started 16. Freshman midfielder-forward Justin Alves (Donovan Catholic) added seven goals for 14 points, appearing in 18 games and starting seven. Freshman defender-midfielder Nick Moreno (Toms River North) scored four goals, including one match-winner, and added four assists for 12 points, appearing in and starting 18 games. Coach Sal Colino (North) guided the Vikings to an 8-10-1 overall record. Maltese cited: Junior back Michael Maltese (Freehold Township) earned All-NJAC honorable mention honors for The College of New

Jersey Lions in men’s soccer. Maltese netted one goal, a match-winner, and handed out six assists for eight points. He was second on the Lions in assists. He appeared in and started 17 matches, playing 1,397 minutes. The team allowed 25 goals, an average of 1.39 scores per match Lions ousted: The third-seeded Georgian Court men’s soccer team fell to second-seeded Post University 3-1 in the CACC Tournament semifinals. Senior midfielder Vinicius Monteiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) staked the Lions (13-5, 8-3) to a 1-0 lead with a goal. GCU downed sixth-seeded Holy Family 2-1 with 44 seconds expired in the second overtime on a goal by freshman defender-midfielder Francisco Corral (St. Benedict’s Prep of Newark). A local player on the Lions’ roster was junior midfi elder Robert Biele (Lacey). He netted one goal and added two assists for four points, appearing in 16 games and

starting one. OCC captures title: The OCC men’s cross country team sped to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Region 19 championship at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, Del. The Vikings placed four runners among the top 14 finishers in the eight-kilometer race. Freshman Paul Spence (East), led the pack, placing fourth in 29:29.89. Following were freshmen Kevin Knoetig (Toms River South, sixth, 29:44.56), Thomas Dalessio (East, 13th, 30:50.85) and Joseph Bombardiere (East, 14th, 31:11.13). Spence and Knoetig raced to all-region honors in the eight-team meet. OCC coach Jennifer Nelson-Siciliano, the former Barnegat and Monmouth distance standout, earned all-region Coach of the Year honors. In the women’s Region XIX championship race at White Clay, the Vikings placed fourth. Sophomore Jessica Reis (Toms River North) led OCC, placing sixth in 23:32 for

all-region honors. She was followed by freshmen Gabriella Alexander (South, 20th, 27:01), Maria Rojas (Jackson Memorial, 24th, 28:56) and Amy Galasso (South, 28th, 32:00). Delaware Tech Community College hosted both races. Steinberg leads Vikings: Former North player Megan Steinberg coached the OCC women’s tennis team to a 5-5 overall record in her first season at the helm. Novak a winner: Rowan University junior goalie Morgan Novak (Jackson Memorial) made seven saves for the Profs in their 2-0 win over The College of New Jersey in the championship game of the NJAC Tournament in field hockey. It was her sixth shutout of the season. In the semifinals, Novak turned back one shot in a 3-0 win over Stockton. Novak, through her first 20 games, all starts, made 70 saves and allowed 14 goals for a 0.73 goals against average. She posted an .833 save percentage and a 20-0 record. She faced 121 shots.


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OCVTS Students Win Big At Robotics Competition By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Vocational Technical School engineering students took home a big win at the annual Tech Prep Robotics Competition. Going up against teams of students from six other Ocean County high schools, OCVTS Pre-Engineering Technology students came out on top with the First Place Championship. The annual Tech Prep Robotics Competition brings students together to design robotic vehicles with materials from standard kits adhering to competition guidelines. Students must construct, program, and control robots to battle in a one-on-one wrestling match. The Tech Prep (Technical Preparation Initiative) combines academics and handson learning with educational opportunity at the high school level.

OCVTS’s Pre-Engineering Technology class entered three teams into the double elimination-style competition. All teams battled their opponents resulting in two OCVTS teams meeting head to head in the semifinals. OCVTS team Mudflap and the Rod Supports was the first place winner. This team consisted on OCVTS students Matt Posemato, Billy Powers and John Tirpak-Winters. The OCVTS Pre-Engineering Program focuses on the development of mechanical engineering production skills. Through the program, students are exposed to potential career pathways in industrial, mechanical, and electronic engineering, as well as furthering their education beyond the classroom. For more information on this and other programs, visit

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BlueClaws To Host Job Fair

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEWOOD – It’s that time of year again. The Lakewood BlueClaws are looking for their 2019 ushers, security, parking attendants, food service workers, bat boys, merchandisers, kids zone workers, cleaning team, ticket takers, productions and promotion members. The team will host its annual job fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way. Everyone who attends will be interviewed. Those who want a job this season must attend the job fair to be considered. The jobs are part time and run April

through the team’s last home game. Each position pays minimum wage, $8.85 per hour. Applicants must be 16 years old or older by April 1. Applications can be downloaded and filled out before the event. “The BlueClaws gameday staff is the backbone of our operation,” BlueClaws Assistant General Manager Kevin Fenstermacher said. “We have been fortunate to have had a tremendous group of gameday staff members over the years and we look forward to expanding that with another outstanding job fair this year.” For more information, call Steve Woloshin at 732-901-7000, ext. 120.

Smoking Ban Starts On Beaches, Parks By Chris Lundy TRENTON - Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief as the smoking ban on beaches goes into effect this year. The prohibition also affects public parks, since smoking is a lead cause of forest fires. “This new law will protect us from second hand smoke and our communities, clean water, and the environment,” said Jeff Tittel,

Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “Now we will no longer be turning our beaches into ashtrays.” Cigarettes are an environmental problem and safety problem, he explained. They can be eaten by animals, marine life or even children. Furthermore, the cigarettes leave behind nicotine and pesticides in plastic fibers that will linger long after they are smoked.


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Jersey Shore Resident To Appear On Wheel Of Fortune

By Jennifer Peacock BAYVILLE – Bayville resident Gina Maslen will appear on the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 episode of Wheel of Fortune. Maslen, a member of “the Wheel Club,” was chosen out of 70 applicants to appear on the show. She auditioned in Philadelphia in October when the show was looking for contestants from the area. “It has been on my bucket list to be on so when I saw they were coming to Philadelphia for try outs, I just had to apply,” Maslen said. She found out two weeks after her audition that she would be flying out to Los Angeles to tape the show over a November weekend. She had to meet with a lawyer while out there, who explained the rules of what she could discuss before the show airs, which isn’t very much. Maslen is a receptionist at The Pines at Whiting, a senior living community. She said it was difficult not being able to immediately share her experience with the residents there. “The hard part is keeping it all a secret from the residents at The Pines. My family and friends understand that I cannot discuss the outcome, but many of the residents will come up and ask me questions that I cannot answer due to legal reasons,” Maslen said. One resident even asked Maslen for an

–Photo courtesy Sony Pictures autograph. Maslen, like all Wheel of Fortune contestants, will get a picture of herself spinning the wheel. She’s not allowed to say if or what she won, or if she made it to the final puzzle. “The wheel is over 2000 pounds and very heavy,” Maslen said. The Pines at Whiting plans to have a viewing party with her.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of jan 12 - jan 18

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pleasure comes before business. Social interactions might come more naturally than trying to make headway with work or career matters in the week to come. A close companion knows how to make you smile. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Keep it to yourself. Be friendly and courteous with those you encounter but avoid giving away too much personal information. Passion and conviction can rally others to join your cause in the week ahead. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick with what works. This is not the week to test radical new ideas because if you rock the boat you may create headaches. Focus your attention on activities that inspire and bring enjoyment in the week ahead. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do your own thing. You will be at your best when you think and act independently, so you may want to choose your own path in the week ahead. This could be an ideal time to make changes or upgrades. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep it simple. Overanalyzing a situation could make things more difficult than they need to be. Stick with tried and true methods in the week ahead as you may find the latest time saving technique to be confusing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Say it like you mean it. Being too subtle about your intentions may leave those around you confused about what you want. Get right to the point, without being contentious, and you’ll avoid unnecessary mistakes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Romance goes into full bloom. Favorable circumstances may help a relationship reach a whole new level of understanding. Your personal charm and magnetism make it easy to have your way this week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Logic falls to the wayside. You may find the going easier if you go with your gut instinct rather than trying to compute all the facts. Be sure to give a romantic partner all the time he or she deserves this week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t beat a dead horse. Agree to disagree as constantly trying to change someone’s mind will just have you running in endless circles. Put the needs of family and friends above all else this week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Seize the opportunity. Stay alert in the week ahead as you may have a chance to make the big move you desire. Buying a new outfit or trying a different hairstyle could provide some much-needed confidence. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The sky belongs to the stars. You’ll feel like a star this week as your popularity will put you in high demand in both business and romantic venues. If you have need of a favor, you’ll likely get it with ease. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Have it your way. Your personality and charm will have others eating out of the palm of your hand and make you the center of attention as the week unfolds. Meeting new people may be worth your while.


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wolfgang puck’s kitchen This Gourmet Pasta Recipe Won’t Break The Bank

By Wolfgang Puck

Did you make a resolution this year to cook more meals at home? There are so many good reasons to do so. Cooking can be such a satisfying activity. It promotes learning and creativity, while delivering delicious results. If you allow yourself plenty of time to get the job done, tasks like cutting, chopping, stirring and kneading can become relaxing; almost meditative. And then there’s the money you’ll save. Of course, I’m the last person to dissuade you from enjoying the many pleasures of eating out at a great restaurant with amazing food and attentive service. But with a little bit of time and the right recipe, you can serve gourmet-quality food at home too. My recipe for sweet potato ravioli is a perfect way to get you started toward that goal, for several good reasons. It’s fun to make, and the result is as beautiful as it is flavorful. And more and more people seem to be seeking out sweet potatoes these days, because they’re lower in carbohydrates and calories than regular potatoes; they’re also good sources of vitamins A and C. Though several stages of preparation are involved - making the filling, mixing the fresh pasta dough, assembling the ravioli, preparing the sauce, cooking the ravioli, and finally putting it all together - all the steps are fairly simple. And the reward for your efforts is a dish that becomes the star of a casual meal you can share with family and friends. Once you’ve mastered the recipe, you can also use it as the basis for all sorts of other great dishes. If you like, seek out purple sweet potatoes, which have beautiful flesh; or look for ruby sweet potatoes, whose red skins conceal very deep-hued reddish-orange interiors. Feel free to substitute firm, heavy-feeling kabocha squash for the sweet potato. You can also make the filling with regular baking potatoes for a less sweet, more savory-tasting result, while replacing the sage and rosemary with some roasted garlic and minced fresh basil and chives - or any other seasonings that strike your fancy. Try almonds or walnuts in place of the toasted hazelnuts in the sauce. As you can see, one recipe can become many. I hope you enjoy them all as your ravioli-making skills grow. SWEET POTATO RAVIOLI WITH HAZELNUT BROWN BUTTER SAUCE Serves 6

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For the sweet potato filling: 1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 2 ounces (60 g) fresh goat cheese 1 1/2 ounces (45 g) pine nuts, lightly toasted 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated Parmesan 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage leaves 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon honey 1 large egg, lightly beaten

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For the pasta dough and ravioli: 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 8 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 tablespoons water 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water For the hazelnut brown butter and herb sauce: 1 cup (250 mL) hazelnuts 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 1/4 cups good-quality canned chicken stock, heated 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan To serve: Kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper Freshly grated Parmesan For the sweet potato filling, in a medium saucepan, cover the sweet potatoes with cold water. Bring to a boil, and cook until fork-tender. Drain well. Press through a potato ricer into a medium bowl. Stir in the goat cheese, pine nuts, Parmesan, sage, rosemary, salt and honey. Cool to room temperature. Stir in the egg. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Meanwhile, make the pasta dough. Put the flour, yolks, salt, oil and 2 tablespoons water in a food processor. Process until the dough begins to hold together. Pinch the dough: If it feels too dry, continue to pulse and add up to 1 more tablespoon water until a moist ball forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth. Wrap loosely in plastic wrap, and leave at room temperature for 1 hour. Cut the dough into four portions and work with one at a time, keeping the rest covered. On a flour-dusted work surface, use a rolling pin to roll out a piece of dough into a strip 20 inches (50 cm) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Brush with the egg-water mixture. Equally spaced lengthwise across the bottom half, spoon out 7 heaping tablespoons of filling. Fold the top half over to cover the filling, pushing the mounds toward the folded edge and pressing down around each to seal it in. With a 3-inch (7.5-cm) cookie cutter, cut out half-moon-shaped ravioli along the folded edge. Transfer the ravioli to a flour-dusted tray, and dust with more flour. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Gather, knead and roll out dough scraps, and make more ravioli with any remaining filling. Cover and refrigerate. For the sauce, toast the hazelnuts in a 350 F (175 C) oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Fold inside a clean towel and rub to remove as much skin as possible. Coarsely chop in a food processor, and set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Swirl the butter in the pan until it browns and smells nutty, watching carefully not to burn it. Add the stock, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until reduced by half. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the ravioli and cook until al dente, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to the sauce with the chopped hazelnuts and Parmesan. Simmer for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Divide among six heated serving plates or pasta bowls, garnish with Parmesan, and serve immediately.

(Chef Wolfgang Puck’s TV series,“Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class,” airs Sundays on the Food Network. Also, his latest cookbook, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy,” is now available in bookstores. Write Wolfgang Puck in care of Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207) © 2019 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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