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By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – Sitting on dilapidated seats in a very cold auditorium at High School North, residents listened to school officials explain why a referendum is needed to repair schools. This was one of three public sessions held in different areas of town. The referendum will be on Jan. 22. The referendum will fund i mprovements at all 18 schools, as well as five auxiliary facilities. The district has made public lists of what projects will be done at every school, and these are available at trschools. com/community/referendum. Security improvements, new roofs, HVAC, windows, and ﬂoors are among the needed construction. Some of the (Repairs- See Page 11)
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By Chris Lundy TOMS R I V ER – Dozens of people were helped throughout the last two months at a Toms River recreation building for Code Blue, when the building is opened up after temperatures drop. The Code Blue law opens up shelters when the temperature goes below freezing. For (Shelter- See Page 8)
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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 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 at
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–Photos by Jennifer Peacock (Left) Gary Quinn at the dais. (Right) Virginia Haines after being named freeholder director. 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
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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. These issues likely followed to this year’s election, where he barely lost to Democrat Andy Kim. Their vote totals (MacArthur - See Page 2)
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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 everyone 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.
Continued From Page 1 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-con-
“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.
trolled 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 fi nd 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. Fivethirtyeight.com, 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 (MacArthur - See Page 5)
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Continued From Page 2 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 KC46 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
The Toms River Times, January 12, 2019, Page 5 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.”
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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 of New Jersey’s Third 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 and, most importantly, that listens. I will keep my promise to hold at least
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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 employer, Joint Base McGuire-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 constituents.
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 kim. house.gov or (202) 225-4765. His office address is 1516 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, 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.
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Today’s opening of my Washington, 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 onestop 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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Shelter: Continued From Page 1 the first time, Toms River has designated a piece of municipal property for this purpose. It’s located in a recreation building off Riverwood Drive. Paul Hulse, director of operations for Haven Beat the Streets, said that working with the town is a “good partnership.” The larger area allows them to provide more services. He said having a shelter – even a temporary one such as this – provides a place for volunteers to spend one-on-one time with clients and build trust. They learn more about their individual circumstances and how best to help them. Having a location like this also brings more volunteers. There were 57 volunteers last winter. This winter, it’s doubled to 104. The ultimate goal, of course, is to get the people a more stable solution. Hulse reported that 35 people were served 143 nights, split between just nine days. Of those: • 13 were linked into a housing program • 3 went to rehabilitation or detox programs • 3 received temporary housing through Social Services • 4 were permanently housed • 1 housed through adult protective services • 3 linked to P.A.T.H. at Ocean Mental Health There were no incidents to report, Hulse said. It was a great undertaking, with 30 different organizations helping out. These figures were reported on Dec. 27. Toms River business administrator Don Guardian said there were a number of
faith-based buildings that provided the service last winter. However, there were times, during services for example, that they could not be used for this purpose. Township employees looked at all of the municipally-owned property to see where they could house them. The recreation center is less busy during the winter months. The few activities planned for there were able to be relocated. He complimented Hulse and the Haven team for their work during this. He said there haven’t been any issues, or safety problems requiring police. Haven pays for the utilities for the building for the time they are there. The Code Blue shelters provide a place for their needs to be evaluated. The referrals, as listed above, provide ongoing help – not just one night in from the cold. “The problems of homelessness are much larger than just not having a home,” Guardian said. Councilman Terrance Turnbach said at a recent Township Council meeting that he wants the town to reach out to state lawmakers to change the law on when the shelter can open. The current Code Blue law opens up shelters when the temperature reaches 32 degrees with precipitation, or 25 degrees without precipitation. His point was that below freezing is still below freezing regardless of precipitation. For example, the temperature had necessitated that the shelter be opened on Christmas Eve. However, the temperature was warmer than 25 degrees on Christmas day. With no precipitation, the shelter did not open. “The 14 people who were there on Christmas Eve probably needed to be there on Christmas day,” he said. For more information, call 386-3150168 or visit HavenStreets.Org.
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Film Festival Accepting 2019 Submissions
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Lighthouse International Film Festival is calling for 2019 film entries! Submit your film through FilmFreeway! Regular Deadline: February 4, 2019 Late Deadline: March 4, 2019 Extended Deadline: April 4, 2019 We invite you to join us in the 11th edition of LIFF and submit your narrative features, docs, shorts and TV/web episodic. The selected films will participate in the festival’s competition. The winners will be decided by the festival jury. Lighthouse International Film Festival accepts submissions in the following categories: • US narrative features • International narrative features • US documentaries • International documentaries • US shorts - narrative and docs • International shorts - narrative and docs • TV and Web series (between 3-20 minutes an episode) • High School shorts • Surf films • LIFF also accepts VR submission to be
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Repairs: Continued From Page 1 schools were built half a century ago. The total price tag would be $147,148,269. However, the state has already agreed upon paying $47,281,593 of this. This leaves $99,866,676 that would be bonded, and paid off over years. The way a referendum works is that the state pays a portion if the referendum is approved. If it’s not, the district has to fund the improvements on their own. That’s why a lot of districts use referendums to gain access to the state money. The improvements must be made anyway, they might as well get state funding for them. It will bring the overall tax impact down substantially. The district has a calculator on its website trschools.com/community/referendum. Residents can enter their town and the assessment on their property to determine what the change in their taxes would be. The following averages were given: Toms River: Residents with the average home assessment of $272,400, would see an increase of $141.65 per year. South Toms River: Residents with the average home assessment of $165,200, would see an increase of $72.52 per year. Beachwood: Residents with the average home assessment of $203,600, would see an increase of $96.75 per year. Pine Beach: Residents with the average home assessment of $267,900, would see an increase of $132.72 per year. The final cost could be less than this, business administrator William Doering explained. These figures were estimated based on a worse case scenario of 3.85 percent interest over 20 years. If the district is allowed to take out smaller bonds when work is ready to be done, they can shop for better percentages. So, the tax impact might not be as bad. Another point in the plus column is that the district is going to pay off $4.7 million in debt in 2025-2026, so that should soften the blow for that year and after, he said. “This district has so much to be proud of...but the buildings definitely need work,” Superintendent David Healy said. One resident asked if the district has been making any cuts to make things more affordable. Healy said that 70 positions have been lost through attrition over four years. The
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TOMS RIVER – Join the Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company as they present a rousing collection of musical favorites spanning decades and styles. You’ll enjoy a delightful show featuring well-known hits (and some misses), the up-tempo, the ballad, and the rock’n’roll
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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 ocvts.org.
NOHFH Offering Home Repair Assistance OCEAN COUNTY – Are you or someone you know in need of home repairs? Habitat for Humanity may be able to help! Northern Ocean Habitat’s variety of home repair programs help low-income homeowners in northern Ocean County restore and maintain their homes. Habitat will partner with homeowners to alleviate critical health and safety issues and complete needed home improvement projects. The pre-approval selection of homeowners and
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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 SWEET POTATO RAVIOLI WITH HAZELNUT BROWN BUTTER SAUCE Serves 6 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 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.
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