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Police Step Up Patrols As Thousands Come For St. Patrick’s Parade

Budget Being Crafted After State Aid Cuts By Bob Vosseller JACKSON – The School District will introduce its budget this week. This will be the first spending plan to be crafted under the school funding law of S2 which has reduced state aid in the district this year by $1.35 million. During a recent school board meeting department heads and administrators presented their PowerPoint presentations to the board outlining where they would make reasonable cuts to their departments to help balance this year’s budget. “This is the starting point tonight,” Superintendent Stephen Genco said.

By Bob Vosseller SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Just a few weeks ago Borough Police Chief Thomas Boyd noted, during the annual NJ Polar Bear Plunge to the community’s boardwalk, that the area was safe and well patrolled. The same went for the annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in the borough which drew even more revelers to the –Photos by Bob Vosseller green parade line on Grand CenJackson Liberty High School Band perform during this year’s Ocean County St. tral Avenue. Patrick’s Day Parade in Seaside Heights. Bottom: Members of the Ocean County While the plunge drew around Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums Band marches along the parade route.

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Law Enforcement Address “Culture Of Fear” By Patricia A. Miller LAKEWOOD – A new state directive aimed at strengthening tr ust bet ween i m m ig r a nt s a nd law enforcement officers will go into effect in mid - March, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said at a seminar here Tuesday night. “There exists today a cult ure of fear,” Grewal said at the meeting, which detailed how the new “I m m ig r a nt Tr u st Di rective” will i mpact ( Fear - See Page 8)

–Photo by Patricia A. Miller Residents and law enforcement officials discussed bias attacks.

Annual Chef’s Night Celebrates Food & The OCVTS Foundation

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – The sugary treats a nd savor y sa mples abounded and t he d r i n k never stopped f lowing at this year’s Chef’s Night & Gift Auct ion . I n it s 23rd ye a r, t he a n nu a l event is hosted by the Ocean Coun-

ty Foundation for Vocational Technical Education in support of OCVTS students. T he RWJ Ba r nabas Health Arena, on the campus of H ig h School North, was f illed with hundreds of foodies and members of the community on March

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Continued From Page 1 5,000 attendees, Boyd estimated around 25,000 people turned out for the parade celebrating Irish heritage and the coming of spring. Various law enforcement agencies wanted to make sure that the celebration remained safe. “We are working with state police, Ocean County Prosecutor’s DWI officers and undercover officers, Ocean County Sheriff’s officers and we have our own undercover officers out there. We remain diligent to events that have large crowds and that is also why we have bomb sniffing dogs from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Dept. and cleared all vehicles off the road along the parade route,” Boyd said. Boyd noted prior to the parade’s start that the crowd count would increase. “The crowd will pick up and they come to celebrate into the night.” Police in 11 towns surrounding the event conducted extra drunk driving patrols on major roads leading to Seaside Heights. Two days prior to the parade, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office warned parade

attendees that a traffic enforcement detail would run from 5 to 11 p.m. in communities along Route 37 and Route 35. Along with officers of the 11 local police departments, the checkpoints included personnel from the State Police, state Department of Transportation and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The day of green featured mild temperatures and plenty of sun which was a welcome relief from what has been a long gray and cold winter. Borough Mayor Anthony Vaz couldn’t have been happier. “The weather is with us and the county and our police department are stepping up DWI stops which we fully support. This is the kick off to the summer and weather is key for all our events,” Vaz said. Little 5-year-old Liam Mulligan, draped in green had a bit of a parade of his own going as he joined his 17-month-old brother Colin who was taking a pre-parade snooze, and his parents Keith and Stephanie Mulligan. Liam insisted on bringing along several toy cars that he positioned on the bench where his parents were camped out for the event. “Green is my favorite color,” Liam said. “We’ve been to the parade many times

but this is the first time we all came out as a family,” Stephanie Mulligan said. “We love the music and the atmosphere and we’re also glad to get out of the house,” her husband sporting short pants and a green jacket said. “I’m ready for spring.” Richard Getts of Toms River wore a borrowed wide brimmed white hat adorned with green shamrocks as he sat beside his cousin Vince Robinson of Manchester. The two were among nine members of their family who always set up the parade spot in the same location. Getts said his family could be traced back to the founders of Toms River. “My children and grandchildren will be here today.” Getts said that his favorite part of the parade was seeing all the police, fire department and emergency service units that participate in the event. “They help us all and they put their life on the line.” Robinson added that “I’m on CERT team in Manchester and it’s important that we remember what they do. We also like to see the soldiers and members of the ROTC that march in the parade.” As usual, Ryan’s Boulevard Deli & Grill on Lincoln Avenue and the Boulevard was

doing a brisk business selling hot dogs, corn beef and cabbage and other food before the main event even started. Owner Jimmy Smith has owned the popular deli for 20 years and said “we plan for this, weeks in advance and bring in 2,000 pounds of corn beef. Corn beef is our big seller.” “We have some extra staff on today all dressed in green and we get thousands of customers so we need to be ready to go. Everybody’s Irish today,” Smith said. Among the staff were borough resident Mike Masi, Judy Bissey of Toms River and Devina Schopka of Bayville. The trio were busy outside the deli selling hot dogs and cooking up and serving corn beef meals to hungry parade goers. “It’s a very busy day for us today but fun,” Schopka said. The parade featured floats, various Irish American organizations like the Michael Davitt Division #11, Jackson, of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, pipe bands such as the Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums Band of Ocean County who are celebrating their 45th anniversary and high school bands from Toms River, Jackson and Central Regional.

Ocean County Historical Society’s Second Annual Spring Flea Market

TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Historical Society is hosting its Second Annual Spring Flea Market on May 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held in the Ocean County Parking Garage, rain or shine!

The garage is located across the street from OCHS. You may park your car at your space. You must provide your own tables & chairs. Please note that space location will be assigned in order of payment &

receipt of contract. Besides vendors, our Victorian style home & museum will be open for tours. There will also be baked goods, used books for only $1 each, and local history books for purchase. 50-50 tickets will

be on sale. Vendor 23’ X 16’ spaces are $10 for members & $20 for non-members per space. Registration: For a contract or information, please call Jeff at 609-339-9134.

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Continued From Page 1 The District’s curriculum and instruction budget features a decrease for the second year in a row going from $1,106,604 during the 2017-18 school year to $1,089,591 last year and $1,064,290 for 2019-20, a difference of $25,301. The curriculum adoption for next year includes textbooks for English grades 9-12, classroom libraries for English grades 6-12, Promethean Boards for Social Studies grades 6-8, and Chromebook carts for grades 6-12 (13 carts for English and 16 for Social Studies). The programmatic per pupil allocations included $167 for elementary school students, $171 for middle school students and $211 per high school students. Self-contained special education for elementary school students is $282, $352 for middle school students and $440 per high school student. Looking at school enrollment changes at each of the district’s 10 schools, the Crawford Rodriguez School currently has 635 students which is projected to increase to

683 next year. The Elms elementary school is projected to decrease from 646 to 616 students while the Holman School will grow from 551 to 561. The Johnson School will see a rise in pupils from 463 to 472 while the Rosenauer school will see a decrease going from 313 to 299. Students at the Switlik School will see an increase from 750 to 769 and the Goetz School will see a decrease from 1,135 to 1,096. The McAuliffe School is expected to remain at its current 851 students while both high schools will see a decrease in their pupil population. Jackson Liberty High School currently has 1,180 students and is projected to have 1,128 next year while Memorial High School will see a decrease from 1,621 to 1,593. The budgets by school account will see a $82,088 increase of $1,506,409 to $1,588,497. Assistant superintendent Daniel Baginski noted a decrease in the district’s technology budget of $231,825. That budget totaled $1,227,778 during the 2017-18 school year rising to $1,444,462 during the 2018-19 school year and dropping to $1,212,637 next year. The decrease primarily came from purchased professional services/data processing

which dropped from $1,175,242 to $826,418. Susan Spence, the district’s director of transportation was also among those who provided a report during the evening. “Our mechanics are very well trained and our assistants are able to do more than what is required for them to do,” Spence said. School Board member Thomas Colucci asked if the department could utilize any of the township garages noting the department’s current problem of space at its facility. The district has been exploring a satellite facility project to address that problem. “On paper that looks like it would work but it is not really a viable option,” Spence said. Another problem plaguing the department is the need for additional bus drivers. It is a problem not unique to Jackson. Spence said that “we are getting more drivers but they have to be trained. That takes time.” She added that the department is looking at each of its buses and making necessary repairs and recommendations for any needed bus replacements. “I’ve never seen a bus last for 20 years,” Spence said. The department has 115 54-pas-

senger vehicles. That figure would rise by one next year. Her presentation noted that the department has 42 vans and one car. The number of vans would increase to 46 next year. Mileage has increased from 1,327,561 during the 2016-17 school year to 1,750,864 in 2017-18. Fuel used during the 2017-18 school year totaled 265,561 gallons which saw a projected increase next year to 362,500. The estimated miles for 2019-20 is 363,000. “What do you attribute the higher mileage to,” Colucci asked Spence. Spence said the district has seen an increase of special needs students who are requiring transportation in and out of district. “We previously had six or seven on a van and now we have 17.” Spence added that drivers are also learning the best routes for those outside Jackson. “It is growing pains and a learning curve. The furthest travel is six miles into Lakewood in a very congested area.” “Safety is still our number one priority. We want our children on a safe bus,” Spence said.

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Chris Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th), Ranking Member of the House global human rights subcommittee, along with Rep. Thomas Suozzi (DNY) introduced legislation (HR 1542) to bolster efforts to combat the opioid epidemic by cracking down on the production and import of deadly fentanyl made in China. “Chinese-made fentanyl

is ending up on our streets and the human cost is real over 29,000 overdose deaths in 2017 were fentanyl-related,” said Smith, who chaired a subcommittee hearing in September on the threat of Chinese-produced fentanyl. “China is not doing enough to prevent its production and export to the U.S. My legislation sets up mechanisms by which the U.S. can enforce sanctions

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Governor Phil Murphy TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced state school aid funding for his Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal that provides record levels of support for New Jersey schools. The Governor also used a news conference in the West Orange School District to showcase New Jersey’s most recent high school graduation rate, which advanced to 90.9 percent last year – the highest level since states began using a federally mandated methodology to calculate graduation rates in 2011. “We’ve made a commitment to education, and that is reflected in the historic levels of state aid to schools in our proposed spending plan,” said Governor Murphy, noting that his proposed budget will increase direct K-12 school aid, or “formula aid,” by $206 million. “When you make that kind of commitment to education, you see the results. The results we celebrate today are the graduation rates, which are improving to even higher levels.” Budget Plan a ‘Blueprint for Success’

The Governor’s proposed budget would provide $15.4 billion to support schools, a record level for New Jersey education funding. Supporting quality preschool continues to be a key component of the spending plan. Districts that currently receive preschool education aid will see an increase in per-pupil funding, while the preschool programs in 64 communities that expanded this school year will be made permanent. In addition to the $206 million in additional K-12 school aid, the Governor proposes a total increase of more than $68 million to support existing preschools and expand new programs. STEM, technology, and career and technical education also are important elements of Governor Murphy’s budget. His proposal includes $2 million to continue the Computer Science for All initiative, $400,000 to support innovative early college programs, and $1.35 million to continue to provide science education to students through the Liber-

New Legislation Would Make Chinese Officials Responsible For Fentanyl Distribution

against Chinese officials and anyone there involved in this drug trade.” “Synthetic fentanyl, a clear majority of which is produced in China and then exported to the U.S., is killing Americans from all walks of life,” said Congressman Suozzi, lead Democratic cosponsor of the legislation. “Our law enforcement agencies are doing all they can, but the Chinese Government seems to have little interest in stopping the f low of this deadly substance across

our borders. This bipartisan bill will help hold China accountable for its contribution to the opioid epidemic in our country.” The Smith-Suozzi bill m a nd at e s t he c r e at ion of a joint effor t by the State and Treasur y Depar t ments to identif y all Chinese government of f i c i a l s a n d p e r s o n s involved in fentanyl production and traff icking into the U.S. T he U.S. gover n ment could then u s e s a n c t io n s t o h ol d these individuals accountable who would be

identif ied th rough this joint effort, such as under the Global Magnitsky Act which Smith helped shepherd into law in the 114th Congress. I n September, Sm it h chai red a hea r i ng of the Subcom mit tee on id e nt i f y i ng a nd c ou n tering the threat of Chinese-produced fentanyl impor ted into the U.S. Officials from the State Department and Drug Enforcement Agency testified, along with a panel of private witnesses which included Joseph Coronato, who was

the Ocean County Prosecutor at the time. “What my hearing found, through the witness testimony, was that China was not doing enough to end this drug trade,” Smith said. “Although President Xi Jinping promised to President Trump at the G-20 Summit to crack down on the production of fentanyl, we have seen little tangible progress. We cannot allow this matter to become another Chinese empty promise - anyone involved in the production and trafficking of fentanyl must be held accountable.”

Historic Levels Of School Funding As High School Graduation Rate Reaches Record High ty Science Center. “When we prioritize education, we set out a blueprint for educational success,” the Governor said. The budget proposal also continues the seven-year phase -i n to f ully f u nd schools, which began last year and was further solidified with the passage of a law (S2) designed to eliminate years of inequities in funding that saw some school districts being overfunded while aid never kept pace in rapidly growing districts. Across the state, 368 districts will see increases in aid when compared with last year. In West Orange, schools will see an additional $1.6 million in state aid - a 13 percent increase. District allocations of state aid are available on the Department of Education’s School Finance webpage. Graduation Rate Advances Governor Murphy used his visit to the West Orange School District to spotlight the improved state graduation rate of 90.9 percent for 2018 - an all-time high. The rate which has steadily advanced since 2011, when it was 83 percent.

“New Jersey’s school system has long been regarded as among the best in the nation, so it follows that earning a high-school diploma is a crucial step to prepare students for success in life,” said Gover nor Mur phy. “Success in education goes to the very heart of building a stronger and fairer New Jersey.” “This continual improvement in our graduation rate translates to a tangible impact on real lives,” said Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet. “Each year, hundreds upon hundreds of additional young people are earning their high school diploma, which is a passport that offers a greater opportunity for postsecondary success. We applaud the educators who remain steadfast in their commitment to continually increasing the graduation rate for students of all backgrounds.” “Educators, parents, students, and all stakeholders involved in the education of children should be proud of the improvement we’re seeing in the graduation rate,” said Arcelio Aponte, President of the State Board of Education. “New Jersey

has established rigorous academic standards, and our schools are providing a world-class education that helps students meet that challenge.” The following is a summary of 2018 graduation rates by subgroups of students: • African-American students graduated at a rate of 84.22 percent in 2018, an increase of more than 15 percentage points from 2011, when it was 69 percent. • 84.79 percent of Hispanic students graduated in 2018; in 2011 it was 73 percent. • 94.96 percent of white students graduated in 2018, an increase from 90 percent in 2011. • 97.14 percent of Asian students graduated last year, an increase from 93 percent in 2011. • Economically disadvantaged students graduated at a rate of 84.6 percent in 2018, an increase from 71 percent in 2011. • 75.82 percent of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students graduated in 2018, an increase from 68 percent in 2011. • Students with disabilities graduated at a rate of

80.14 percent last year, an increase from 73 percent in 2011. • New to the Department’s 2018 graduation data are rates of subgroups of students by gender, homeless students, and students in foster care. The graduation rate last year for males was 88.65 percent and for females it was 93.28 percent. The graduation rate for students in foster care was 62.61 percent and for homeless students it was 72.61 percent. New Jersey has consistently held among the highest graduation rates in the nation; in 2017, New Jersey’s rate of 90.5 percent was second only to Iowa’s rate of 91.0 percent. The graduation rate is defined as the cohort of ninth-graders who graduate four years later. The Department also calculates the five-year graduation rate. The 2018 graduation rate for students who graduated within five years was 92.4 percent, an increase from 91.8 percent in the previous year. Additional information and district-by-district graduation rates can be found on the Department’s Graduation Rates webpage.

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY E ditorial What Teacher Inspired You? “Monsieur Bonehead. Monsieur Conehead.” That was how Jack Kolmansberger introduced himself to his class, with a French accent, getting us kids engaged right from the first day of school. It was like he was telling us: “Education is important, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun.” I ran into him years ago. I was walking with my daughter on the Island Heights boardwalk. He seemed to remember me, too. I’m not sure if it was because my father was an administrator or if Jack was just the type of person who remembered everyone. He told me he had “cancer of the everything” and cheerfully joked about his treatment. Officials and surviving relatives remembered him at a ceremony not too long ago at Shelter

Cove in Toms River. They were honor ing him for his work in the recreation department. But I remember him as one of my French teachers. It’s nice to see he had an impact on other people as well. Apparently, he touched a lot of lives and his legacy is clear to see. I’m sure you have a teacher – or teachers – who you remember fondly. Take a minute away from the hectic world and just think about them. Write out a thank you to them. It doesn’t mat te r if they ever get to see it. Remember what they wanted for you. With all the negative things being spread on social media, post something positive instead. Let their legacy live on. Chris Lundy News Editor

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Letters To The Editor Funding Cuts Will Hurt Kids’ Emotional Education I am a teacher in the Toms River School District. I have nieces and nephews who attend the s cho ol s , a t e a ch le vel (elementary, middle and h ig h s cho ol). T he i m pending implementation of S2 (which is reducing state aid to the districts) will not only put my job at risk, along with hundreds of other teachers in the district, but will also severely impact the education and growth of each and ever y student in attendance at our 18 schools. We are living through scary times in this country and now, more than e ve r, c h i l d r e n n e e d a quality education that not only teaches them how to read and write and solve math problems, etc., but also teaches them right from wrong and how to work with and get along with others and how to deal with their emotions. Believe it or not, many students don’t learn these life skills at home. M a ny a r e not g r owing up with loving and nurturing environments that many of us grew up with. Instead, they learn skills and values at school because of teachers who work hard to make sure they’re not only teaching a c a d e m ic le s s on s , but also life lessons. However, I can’t give my st udent s a qu alit y, well-rounded education if my class size balloons t o 4 0 s t u d e nt s . I a l s o wouldn’t be able to afford the cost of supplying that many students with what they need (teachers spend their own money to suf f iciently provide for their st udents). My nieces and nephews can’t get a quality education if each of their classes hold 39 other students. T h is is one of ma ny negative effects that S2

Letters To The Editor will have on our district. Toms River needs real with the marching band I grew up as a student in the Toms River District. Being able to teach in the district I attended as a child has given me a great sense of pride. As a Toms River student, I was provided with textbooks and supplies. I par ticipated in clubs and sports at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Teachers had manageable class sizes, so I always felt like I was well cared for and well taught. I have fond memories of growing up i n t h is d ist r ict. Sa d ly, this will not be the case for thousands of students who will soon be forced t o g row t h roug h la rge class sizes, lack of sports and clubs, lack of technology and curriculum, and a district struggling to stay af loat. Toms R iver suf fered greatly in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. We ha d t he most proper t y damage of any town in the state and, thus, our township’s ratable base is millions less than it was before Sandy. Instead of helping a town in need, S2 will decimate us. The children of Toms River deserve better! Please understand that Toms River Schools are t h e fo u n d a t io n of o u r community. The proposal of S2 will do ir reversible damage to not only our dist rict, but to our town as well. Our schools have some of the lowest per-pupil spending in the state. Our tax levy currently increases each year to attempt to maintain the qualit y of ou r dist r ict. The initial $2.3 million funding cut will hurt our children. The seven year phased in cut of over $20 million will eviscerate our district. Forced 2 percent annual property tax increases will not even come close to replacing the lost funding. If taxes are raised but the quality of education plummets, people will move out of district or out of state.

school f unding refor m. SFRA is a f lawed policy! It takes money to run a h ig h - q u a l it y s c h o ol district. Toms River Reg ion al Schools is cu rrently operating over $40 million below adequacy according to the NJ Depar tment of Education. They say we should be s p e nd i ng $2 ,966 more per child. We spend less. What is our reward for e d u c at i ng ch i ld r e n on a shoestring budget? A budget cut! S2 will cut o u r s t a t e a i d b y ove r $1,300 per child a total of over $20 million annually over the next few years. This will, without a doubt, force our district to cut programs and staff. Toms River’s per pupil costs are already among the lowest in the state. We cannot absorb the scheduled decrease in funding under S2 without doing irreparable harm to our children. It will cause severe cuts in staff, cuts in programs and significant proper t y t a x i ncreases just to maintain a reduced quality of education. Plea se t h i n k about whether you would want a child or relative of yours to attend a district that has been forced to cut hundreds of teachers and programs (among other things), which cont ribu t e t o a h ig h q u a l it y, well-rounded education. Thin k about whether you’d want that child to be one student in a class of 40. Do you think he/ she would get the supp or t a nd at t e nt ion he/ she needs from the sole teacher in the classroom? Would he/she learn all of the state standards when, every day, the teacher has to deal with 40 different personalities of students who come from different backgrounds and different ci rcu mst ances? Do you want that same child to never experience the joy of playing on a team and beating your crosstown rival? Or playing

before an exciting game? Think about some of the t h i ngs you loved most about being a student in the district you attended. Now think about how you would’ve felt if all of the t h i ngs you loved most were taken away by the state. That is what Toms River Students are on the verge of facing. I implore you to rethink this budget cut. Allison Fritz Toms River

Toms River Could – And Should Bring In New Businesses This letter is in response to the article in the February 9, 2019 issue related to lack of exciting retail establishments in Toms River. Toms River Township business administrator, planner, municipal elected officials, and Downtown Improvement District executive director should stop sitting on their hands and need look no further than one town nor th of Toms River: Brick Township! Their retail industry is growing and thriving… constantly adding quality retail businesses in a welcoming environment. Yes, they do have some ‘big box’ stores too, but they also have remodeled their walk-able malls between Chambers Bridge, Cedar Bridge, and Route 70. They consistently partner with their local Chamber of Commerce to ensure a healthy mix of new businesses including restaurants, lifestyle establishments, and medical arts facilities. Come on Toms River, get with the program and TR Chamber, you should get moving too! Mary O. Malagiere Toms River

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Continued From Page 1 both immigrants and police. “Crimes go u n repor ted and justice goes u nserved. We don’t want people to fear the badge.” But anyone found guilty of a crime in the state will pay the price, he said. “If you commit a crime in New Jersey, regardless of your immigration status, you will still go to jail,” Grewal said. “We will still work with ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” The seminar organized by Grewal and Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, was held in the auditorium of Lakewood High School. It was sparsely attended, with about one hundred audience members. No one will be stopped by law enforcement officers based on their race or immigration status, Grewal said. “It’s going to take a long time to build trust,” he said. “But we are committed to do this.” The directive also limits t y pes of voluntar y assistance that the state’s law enforcement officers can provide to federal immigration authorities. It applies to police officers, correctional officers and prosecutors. “This is a really important subject here in Lakewood,” a man who identified himself as a member of the Lakewood NAACP. “If you get stopped by police....the fear is there already.”

Grewal told the story of two young men prosecuted in Bergen County who will now spend much of their adult lives in state prison because of their involvement in bias crimes, including pelting a Lodi synagogue with f irebombs back in 2012. The rabbi and his family escaped without harm. One of the men’s goals was “to burn that synagogue down,” Grewal said. Each of the men will spend decades in jail for their crimes. The Facebook page “Rise Up Ocean C ou nt y ” wa s a l so me nt ione d by a number of audience speakers during the public session. One man told Grewal that the Rise Up Ocean County preaches a “cauldron of hatred” and “tiptoes up to the line of blatant anti-Semitism.” He proceeded to read a number of posts he said he found of the site. Grewal said he could not add ress specific incidents. But he did say there are plenty of ways concer ns can be addressed. Bias incidents and hate crimes can be reported to local police, the count y prosecutor’s off ice, the off ice of Homeland Secur it y or the At tor ney General’s office. Reports can be made anonymously. New Jersey has nine protected classes. They include race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin and ethnicity.

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Continued From Page 1 11, sampling the local fair and unique treats whipped up by OCVTS culinary students. Nancy Weber-Loeffert, OCVTS Assistant Super intendent, was cer tain that this year’s turnout matched, if not exceeded, last year’s. The 2018 Chef’s Night raised more than $40,000 for the Foundation, and she had high hopes of exceeding that number. “Every year it goes up…our sponsors get more, and bigger and better, our raff le outside gets bigger and better,” said Weber-Loeffert. “We raise all the money for equipment for the school beyond the school budget and for programs and scholarships, so all of the money goes back to the students.” This year featured around 40 vendors ranging from the local ShopRite to popular chain restaurants to up-and-coming brewers. All of the vendors supply their time and effort for the cause while also vying for that coveted spot as People’s Choice winner. Local restaurants, such as Bill’s BBQ Shack, served up barbeque pork belly and homemade potato salad. Local bakery JG Desserts set up a “make your own parfait” station stacked with chocolate goodies and a variety of toppings. Last year’s first place winner, Breeze’s Bar & Grill of New Gretna, served up mini helpings of tuna poke. Attendees could have a taste of anything from pasta, to seafood, to cake, and more. T here was also a big showi ng i n beverage vendors including, Allagash Brewery, River Horse Brewery, Dogfish Head Brewery, and last year’s beverage

favorite, Senor Sangria. The big winner of the evening was Mulberry Street of Brick, coming out on top as the People’s Choice for 2019. The other big winners of the night included: • 2nd Place: Bill’s BBQ Shack, Bayville • 3rd Place: Of f ice Rest au rant & Lounge, Toms River • Sweet Treat: JG Desserts, Toms River • Beverage Favorite: Allagash Brewery, Portland, MA • Best Presentation: Patrizia’s, Red Bank While the OCVTS culinary students were not in the running for these titles, they were still the star of the night. Student Jerry DeNico told Jersey Shore Online that the prep time is weeks for all of the treats made specifically for Chef’s Night. Fellow student Chelsea noted that for the approximately 300 baked goods they prepare, only about 40 can fit on a pan at a time. “We’ve got to space them out good so they can grow in the oven, so probably less than 40 in a pan,” she explained. “It takes a lot; we did it for almost two weeks.” All of the hard work that these students put in paid off, however. Their table was one of the busiest of the night. The students said they were extremely happy with the outcome. The evening wasn’t only about food either. Lining the halls of Toms River North High School were tables overf lowing with gift auction items. At the entrance into the arena stood the Super 50/50 Raff le, valued up to $10,000. The lucky winners of the gift auction might have made out with a basket of wine or a brand new paddle board, while OCVTS students made out with funds for a brighter future.

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Jackson Police Graduate Academy JAC K SON – O n Wednesday March 6, 2019, Chief of Police Mat thew Ku n z and multiple officers attended the graduation ceremony for the 106th Basic Police Recr uit Class of the Ocean County Police Academy. Jack son Police Off icers Mat thew J a m i s o n #3 0 3 a n d Ryan Gladysz #304 were among the class of recr uits who graduated this mor ning after 23 w e e k s of t r a i n i n g at the academy. The off icers began their jou r ney t o t o d ay’s graduation well over 2 years ago by f irst t a k i ng t he law enforcement examinat ion g iven by t he New Jersey Civil Service Commission a nd get t i ng a h ig h enough score to be ran ked as eligible for employment. They were then required to attend a physical testing session, subjected to a backg rou nd investigation, oral board inter view, and then psychological and medical testing prior to being hired to attend the police academy. At the ceremony, Off icer Jamison wa s pre se nt e d w it h t he a ca de my’s James J. Tracey Leadership Award and High Physical Fitness Award, scoring a 434 out of a possible 500 on the academy’s PT test. Off icer Gladysz was

-Photo courtesy Jackson Police presented with the academy’s High Marksmanship Award for scor ing a Disting uished Exper t Perfect Score of 100 during firearms qualifications. The members of the Jackson Police Department proudly congratulate both officers on their accomplishments and wish them the best as they begin their careers with the agency. T hey will now be preparing for assignments with department Field Training Officers for the next several months and upon successful completion of FTO training, they will be assigned to patrol squads.

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Pregnancy should be a time of joy, but sadly for some women it brings unexpected health challenges. Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy where blood pressure spikes very high and excess protein spills into the urine. It limits the amount of blood flowing through the placenta which put both mother and child at risk for harm, and miscar r iages and fat alities do occu r. Some women are more prone to preeclampsia than others, especially if they come into their pregnancy with hypertension, excessive weight or obesity, or a pre-existing condition of diabetes, kidney disease, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Getting pregnant after age 40 may increase risk, as does in vitro fertilization, donor insemination, or carrying twins or triplets. There are several ways to take care of yourself and reduce complications. Lying on your left side (to take the baby’s weight off major blood vessels) is a wise thing to do. Also, it’s good to consume less processed foods which contain a lot of salt (sodium chloride) which increases blood pressure. Low dose aspirin is another idea that you can talk to our doctor about. A brand new study published in January 2019, in the respected French journal, Presse Medicale found that taking aspirin at bedtime may be helpful in high-risk patients. This is not the first

study to suggest aspirin is useful. Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor that means it works to thin the blood which in turn, helps regulate blood pressure. A low-dose of aspirin blocks Thromboxane A2 (TXA2) from forming in the platelets. Think of thromboxane as glue. When you block the glue formation that makes the platelets less sticky. So one effect from aspirin is to keep the blood thinner and less sticky so then, there is less pressure on the blood vessels. Too much aspirin will cause excessive thinning of the blood and easy bruising and bleeding. Probiotics may help with preeclampsia too. There is a protective effect of Lactobacillus probiotics, and this is interesting because a person’s gut microbiome directly impacts their thyroid hormone levels. Healthy gut status improves thyroid hormone conversion, and that in turn improves fertility. But more importantly, there is an anti-inflammatory effect from probiotics and a new study found that lactobacillus could help the improve odds of carrying full term if you have preeclampsia. Cortisol to cortisone levels matter too. If this topic interests you, please sign up for my free newsletter at suzycohen. com and I’ll email you the information. In the meantime, reduce your stress as much as possible because high cortisol is harmful if you have preeclampsia. For more information visit preeclampsia. org

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Yo u r s o n sounds like he is on the right path in life, and that is something to be optimistic about. We hear so many horror stories nowadays about people who are just not on the right path in life, so it is nice to hear that your son is married with children and has a stable job. As for your husband not wanting to fly have you asked him why? Flying is a real fear among many people out there. Have you thought that maybe your husband is afraid of flying but does not want to admit it? Have you flown anywhere else recently? I highly doubt that he just flat out does not want to see his grandchildren – so there has to be a bigger issue. You can also consider taking a train. While it does take much longer, there are routes that Amtrak provides that could get you to Washington. I hope this helps. Joel

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for the cervical spine can be weakness, and or numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, as well as local pain in the neck. In lumbar stenosis, the spinal nerves become compressed and can produce symptoms of sciatica, such as numbness and tingling, and or pain radiating into the buttock and legs.

condition, but it can be treated. If you suffer from neck or low back pain, you should talk to your physician or make an appointment with an orthopedist to be properly evaluated. You and your physician should come up with a treatment plan that is safe and suitable for you.

CAN SPINAL STENOSIS BE TREATED? The answer is, yes, spinal stenosis can be treated with several different methods, most of which do not require surgery. Courses of treatment include Physical Therapy, activity modification, epidural injections, and medication. Physical Therapy – A physical therapy program consisting of strengthening, stretching, modalities, and manual work from a licensed therapist is a great course of treatment to decrease or eliminate pain. Activity Modification - Patients are usually counseled to avoid activities that worsen their spinal stenosis symptoms. For lumbar stenosis patients, certain positions are more comfortable such as flexed positions. Example would be getting relief when leaning over onto a shopping cart at the grocery store. Epidural Injections – An epidural injection is a shot of cortisone into epidural space which can temporarily relieve symptoms of spinal stenosis. This procedure would be performed by a licensed physician. Medications – There are several medications that can help alleviate some of the pain that is caused by spinal stenosis, however it is always recommended that you consult with your physician prior to taking any medications. Unfortunately not all cases of spinal stenosis are cured or managed with non-invasive treatments. In some cases an orthopedic surgeon will have to perform surgery to decrease the compression of the nerves that exit the vertebrae. This course of treatment is usually done as a last resort if the non-invasive courses of treatment have failed. Spinal stenosis can be a very painful and debilitating


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Various Programs Coming to Jackson Library

JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various events throughout April. • “AARP Tax Assistance” 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Apr. 4 and 11. Receive free tax assistance by members of AARP. Participants must bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, social security or I-Tin card, and all

relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. Call the branch at 732-928-4400, ext. 3808 to make an appointment. “Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 12. See a film on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch or visit the website for film information.

“Evening Film” 6 p.m. Monday, Apr. 22. See a film on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch or visit the website for film information. “How to Launch a Successful Small Business” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 24. Glenn Harris of Ocean County SCORE will share important knowledge for those looking to

start a business. This includes doing a financial plan, marketing plan, and business plan. This knowledge will help save money and ensure the success of new businesses. This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County. • “Mindfulness Meditation: On Conscious Relationships” 11 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 25. Learn the art of creating healthy relationships, recognize barriers, and allow yourself to heal the bond in this gentle practice. This program is open to novice and advanced practitioners. Comfortable clothes required. • “National Poetry Month Film” 2 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 27. See a film on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch or visit the website for film information. The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive. Registration is required for these free programs. To register, call the branch at 732-928-4400 or visit

An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion: A Sensory Friendly Performance

TOMS RIVER – An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion features Kevin Spencer, an extraordinary magician, in a fun-filled show that combines storytelling, stage magic, and audience participation. This sensory-friendly, relaxed performance is designed to create an experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or with other developmental or intellectual disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. The performance was specifically designed to be baff ling and entertaining for all! An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion: A Sensory Friendly Performance will be held at the Grunin Center on April 6, 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children. For information or tickets, visit magic-illusion/.

Water Gilding Workshop

JACKSON – Join St. Aloysius Church for a Water Gilding Workshop May 31-June 1, 2019. During this two day workshop, students will learn all the stages of water gilding using 23 carat gold leaf. Water gilding is a traditional and highly skilled technique used for the gilding of icons. Those students who participate in the water gilding workshop will practice the water gilding on the halo of the Archangel Michael icon. The course fee is $270 or $220 for those that participate in the Icon Painting Workshop. For more information, visit theodoreicons. com/Jackson or contact Fr. John Bambrick at 732-370-0500 ext. 218.

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OHI Hosts Screenings For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) is hosting a series of educational events and screenings thoug h Ma rch, Nat ional Colorect al Cancer Awareness Month. These programs will be held: • March 18: Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Rd., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. • March 20: Little Egg Harbor Health Center, 798 Route 539, Building 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; • March 22: Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. In honor of March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, OHI will be offer i ng special screeni ngs and providing important information regarding this disease. These include the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), a noninvasive test that screens for hidden blood in the stool which can be an early sign for cancer. The events will also provide Lung Cancer Screenings,

11th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour

MANAHAWKIN – Register for 11th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Pa r t y Pla n n i ng Tou r for a compl imentar y day for all g uests who are preparing for a one of a kind celebration filled with samples, tastings and giveaways! The event will be held on April 28, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (9 a.m. tour) at The Mainland Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. Meet directly with experts that can provide services for your customized day. Venues will be open with wedding professional showcases in addition to dozens of prize drawings at each location. Tour stops include food and fun. Road Show attendees are encouraged to pre-register to make check in quicker on April 28. This event is free! Go to for more information.

Free Rabies Clinic

JACKSON – A free rabies clinic will be held on April 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Public Works Garage, 10 Don Connor Blvd. Rain or shine. For three year rabies shot, bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. If no proof is available, vaccination will be valid for one year. Dogs must be on leashes. Cats must be in carriers. For more information, call Division of Animal Control at 732-9281200 ext. 1296.

Cervical Cancer and Nutrition. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American Cancer Society recommend that men and women over 45 years of age get regular screenings for this common yet preventable cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US. “It is ver y impor tant to make our patients and the community aware of what screening resources are available to them,” said Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, Chief Medical Officer at OHI, “Knowing when to get checked for a disease can go a long way towards helping prevent complications down the road and maintain a healthy life style.” For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at 732-719-1570 or visit

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WALL – Providing a new, easy-to-use way for its customers to achieve their energy saving goals, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) today announced the launch of the online NJNG Marketplace, under its energy-efficiency program, The SAVEGREEN Project. This innovative e-commerce channel provides customers with significant price savings on smart thermostats by ecobee and Nest that are available exclusively to NJNG customers through the site, In the

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coming months, the site will be broadened to offer customers access to an array of low- to moderate-priced energy-saving products at up to a 50 percent discount, including energy conservation kits, smart power strips and water-saving and weatherization products. “The NJNG Marketplace is an important tool in our efforts to promote energy efficiency among our customers. The site makes it easier for our customers to access the financial savings and environmental benefits of these

energy-saving products at meaningful discounts,” said Anne-Marie Peracchio, director of conservation and clean energy at New Jersey Natural Gas. The site has been launched with a headline instant rebate offer of up to $150 on smart thermostats – a proven tool to manage residential energy usage and lower consumption. The marketplace features stylish smart thermostats from Nest and ecobee that can help customers save energy without sacrificing comfort in

their home. All products sold will include information on additional NJNG programs that help make energy-efficiency upgrades more affordable and accessible. Only NJNG customers may access the incentives and complete purchases on the site by visiting or by visiting NJNG’s homepage Customers should have their account number ready to expedite the check-out process.

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CLASSIFIEDS Real Estate Rental or Purchase 1 & 2 BR Homes – Adult 55+ Community Homestead Run – Toms River. Call 732-370-2300. (17)

For Rent Seaside Park Beautiful (Yearly) Oceanfront - Home with yard, porch, deck, parking, cabana hot/cold shower, super clean 2 or 3 bedroom with spectacular sunrises. From $1800 monthly or rent the entire summer season. 908-278-5491. (13)

Items Wanted COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, flatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n) $$$ WANTED TO BUY $$$ Jewelry and watches, costume jewelry, sterling silver, silverplate, medals, military items, antiques, musical instruments, pottery, fine art, photographs, paintings, statues, old coins, vintage toys and dolls, rugs, old pens and postcards, clocks, furniture, bric-a-brac, select china and crystal patterns. Cash paid. Over 35 years experience. Call Gary Struncius. 732-364-7580. (t/n) Vinyl Records Wanted - Rock, Blues, Reggae, Metal, Punk, Jazz, Psychedelic, soul. Very good condition only. Call Rick 908-616-7104. (15) Entire Estates Bought - Bedroom/ dining sets, dressers, cedar chests, wardrobes, secretaries, pre-1950 wooden furniture, older glassware, oriental rugs, paintings, bronzes, silver, bric-a-brac. Call Jason at 609-970-4806. (t/n) U s e d G u n s Wa n t e d - A l l types: collectibles, military, etc. Call 917-681-6809. (t/n) CASH, CASH, CASH! - Instant cash paid for junk cars, trucks, vans. Free removal of any metal items. Discount towing. Call Dano 732-239-3949. (t/n) C a s h - To p d o l l a r, p a i d f o r junk, cars running and nonrunning, late model salvage, cars and trucks, etc. 732-928-3713. (11)

Misc. Gift Auction - Project Graduation 2019 Sunday April 7, 1-5 p.m. $15 per person. Brick Memorial High School gold cafeteria, 2001 Lanes Mill Road, Brick. For ticket sales and information contact bmprojectgraduations@ (14) Comic Festival - March 24 Toms River Elks, 600 Washington Street. Spider-Man artists Keith Williams, Bob Sharen Toys, cards, crafts, cars, costumes. 609-2427756. (14)

Personals Single Senior Males 65+ - Need friend, companion or partner. Must have good standards and qualities. Enjoy life, not alone. Please leave message, phone number for return call 732-678-6786. (16)

Help Wanted HOME DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED - Must have valid drivers license. Must have reliable transportation. Must be available Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. Must be familiar with Jackson area Heavy lifting required. Serious inquiries only! Call Laura Hoban at 732-657-7344, ext. 611. Certified Home Health Aides Needed for Ocean County area. Hourly and live-in positions avail. P/T and F/T. Call CCC at 732-206-1047. (t/n) Now Hiring Property Inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@comcast. net. 732-766-4425, ask for Mel. (15) General Maintenance - Browns Mills, NJ. Looking for maintenance person for 55+ Manufactured Housing Community. General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, sewer, electrical and snow plowing. Must be neat and organized. Full time 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $17-$20 per hour depending on experience. Health benefits available after 90 days. Must have valid drivers license and clean criminal background. Call 609893-3388 to set up an interview. (13) Home Health Care Company Now Hiring RN’s, LPN’s and CHHA in Ocean & Monmouth Counties! Flexible scheduling. Work in your community. Weekly pay. Career advancement. Comprehensive benefits. Call 732-505-8000 today. (t/n) Laundromat Attendant - For PT/FT Good communication skills, math and min computer knowledge. Transportation needed. Long term commitment only. 732-286-1863. (9) Leisure Park - A Five Star Senior Living community has career opportunities available. Apply today at (15) Community Resource Center - Driver wanted for mental health agency in Brick. Monday – Friday 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.; 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Candidate must have valid NJ driver’s license with a clean driving record. Please Call 732-255-9102, Ext. 5. (14) Now Hiring – The Goddard School on Route 70 is seeking full time Teacher’s Assistant and leads for the upcoming school year. We provide a warm, loving environment for children up to six years. Must have a flexible schedule, available Mon-Fri. Benefits include paid time off, 401k and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about these positions, email your resume to

Services Handyman Service - Carpentry, masonary, painting repairs large and small. 40 years experience. Call Jim 732-674-3346. (13) Accounting & Tax Services LLC. 1201 RT. 37 East. Toms River. 732506-9272. Tax Preparation & Small Business Accounting. 30 Years Experience. $20 OFF Tax Return. (16) Cheap Painting Done Rite Over 35 years experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. 732506-7787 or 646-643-7678. (15)

Services Don Carnivale Painting - Specializing interiors. Quality always. Very neat. Prompt courteous service. Reasonable-affordable. Senior discounts. Honest-reliable. Low rates. 732-8994470 or 732-915-4075. (15) Private Instrumental Music Lessons - In your home by state-certified teacher of music. School students and adults are welcome! 732-350-4427. (13) Cleaning Service! - I'm offering house cleaning services. I'll make your house shine best cleaning. Call or text me for free estimate. Ciniram 305-833-2151. (16) Clean Outs, Clean Ups - Hauling, small moves, minor interior and exterior repairs. Honest and dependable. LIC 13VH05930800. Tony/ Owner 732-678-7584. (t/n) Roofing Etc., Winter Emergency Repairs - Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Repairs and discounted new installations. Prompt service. Insured. NJ license #13HV01888400. Gutters cleaned. Call Joe Wingate 551-804-7391. (15) Nor’easter Painting and Staining, LLC - Interior and exterior. Decks, powerwashing. Affordable. Senior discounts. References. No job too small. Fully insured. 732-6910123. Lic #13VH09460600. (19) Computer Tutoring for Seniors – Retired, “Microsoft Certified” instructor. Very Reasonable rates. Very patient with slow learners. I’ll teach you in the comfort of your home on your computer. I can trouble shoot your slow computer! I also teach iPhone and iPad. I set up new computers at less than half the price the retailers charge. Windows 10 specialist. I can also build a beautiful small business website at a fraction of the going rates. Special Projects always welcome! Tony 732-997-8192. (t/n) Need A Ride - Airports, cruise, A.C., doctors. Save $$$. Senior discounts. Tom. Save ad. 551-427-0227. (20) Bobs Waterproofing - Basement and crawlspace waterproofing. Mold testing, removal and prevention. Family owned. Fully licensed and insured. Call Bob 732-616-5007. (t/n) A Full Body Sweedish Massage $100 for the hour by American attendant. Treat yourself, your're worth it! Call 732-351-5430. (14) All In 1 General Contracting-Handyman Services - All phases of Interior and Exterior Repair, Improvements, Renovations, Construction for Home or Business. Carpentry, Painting, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Lighting, Windows/Doors, Kitchens, Baths, Finish Basements, Flooring, Decks, Handicap ramps, Sheds installed/ repaired, etc.#1 Contractor for Banks, Real Estate Agency’s, Real Estate Investors, Home Inspection report repairs. From A-Z, big or small, we do it all. Skip the rest, come to the best! Senior and Veteran Discount. $ave Call Clark 732-850-5060. Insured. License # 13VH06203500. (16) Car Service - 24/7. Doctors, shopping, airports, hospitals, cruise, shops, Atlantic City, family functions, NYC accomodations for large groups. Call for reasonable rates. Kerry 732-606-2725. (13)

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Preferred Home Health Care To Be Honored By LADACIN

EATONTOWN – Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC) Inc., with headquarters in Eatontown, will honored by LADACIN Network at its 2019 Rosebud Gala, Saturday, March 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, Eatontown. Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, an Annual Corporate Gold Guardian Sponsor, is being honored for its continuous support of LADACIN Network. In addition to generous donations, PHHC has also provided staff trainings for LADACIN and has supported LADACIN’s events, including representation on the Rosebud Committee since 2014 and its participation on “Team LADACIN” in the N.J. Marathon in 2014 and 2017. Since 1993, PHHC has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in 14 locations through-

out New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Joel Markel, founder and president of PHHC, prides himself on the fact that his agency gives the “highest degree of custodial and medical nursing care, along with giving guidance on the emotional issues families may face.” Other honorees include Humanitarian Honorees, Rosebud Legacy Volunteers: Marlene Bell, Jean Catlin, Rosemary and William P. Collopy, Marian Hartnett, Thomas F. Hayes, Bonnie Hogan, Donna Macaluso, and Kathleen Vivona. Brick Memorial High School National Honor Society will receive the Young Leaders Award. For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares. com or 732-547-9886, or visit

Plumsted Fire: Beware of Scam Calls

PLUMSTED – Plumsted Township Fire District announced that residents are reporting that they are still receiving phone calls soliciting money for the Fire Company or Fire District. Plumsted Fire wants everyone to know that this is NOT the fire company. Neither the New Egypt Volunteer Fire Com-

pany nor the Plumsted Township Fire District solicits donations via phone. If you receive one of these phone calls please notify the Plumsted Twp. Police Department immediately. More information from the AARP: a a r p . o r g /… /s c a m s - f r a u d /… /s c a m _ alert_ _ phony0.html.

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By: Michael J. Deem, Esq. and Robert C. Shea, Esq. of R.C. Shea & Associates

Michael J. Deem

Michael J. Deem, Esq, of R.C. Shea & Associates is a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice Board of Governors. NJAJ and R.C. Shea & Associates strongly support A-4293, a bill which protects insurance consumers from unreasonable delays in the payment or denials of legitimate claims. When someone buys an insurance policy, that person has a simple expectation - which is that the insurance provider will be there in their customer’s time of need. Too often, however, insurers seek to avoid paying claims in order to protect their bottom lines. We are very concerned about the rising trend of insurance companies acting in bad faith by unreasonably delaying or denying payment that is justly due. This is practice is unfair and wrong. Insurers should have their customers, not their shareholders be their highest priority. A-4293 recognizes this obvious injustice and remedies it by allowing those filing claims the first-party right to sue their insurance companies for bad faith if and when those companies fail to properly settle claims. Insurance companies have civil and criminal remedies available to hold people accountable if they commit insurance fraud. They have the Office of Insurance Fraud as an arm of state government to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud when the companies are victim. But, the honest consumer does not now have a remedy against an insurance company when a valid claim is denied or delayed. This bill levels the playing field so consumers are protected when they are the victim of insurance fraud. Whether it is for claims relating to declared disasters or automobile coverage that they are required by the State of New Jersey to purchase, the first-party right to sue levels the proverbial playing field. It allows consumers to hold powerful insurance companies accountable for delaying or denying just payment to their customers. Automobile insurance is perhaps the only

product that people are required to purchase but are then forced to seek permission in order to use it. Additionally, the provider of that insurance product is then permitted to tell the consumer that he or she cannot use a product that they have already purchased. A-4293 corrects this situation. This bill seeks recognition of that fact that insurance companies should be held to account when the fail to act in good faith. This is a simple expectation that every consumer has when they choose to do business with any company. The fact that auto insurance consumers are required by law to purchase this service and that they are putting the wellbeing of themselves and their loved one in the hands of the insurance companies only increases the stakes. In far too many cases, insurance companies delay, deny and defend claims. This dishonest practice forces their customers to fight for needed medical care, treatment for injuries or funds to repair damaged property. When an insurance company unjustly delays or denies the payment of legitimate claims, consumers must have the right to go to court. Presently, consumers in this state have no practical remedy if their insurance company unreasonably delays or refuses payment on a claim. Insurance customers are entitled to have their claims resolved in a fair and equitable manner without unreasonable delay; this is why they need the ability to seek redress when an insurance company acts in bad faith. We strongly encourage our readers to contact their Legislature and ask him/her to pass A-4293 which would provide much needed insurance consumer protection. R.C. Shea & Associates has form letters and e-mail available should you require assistance with your effort to contact your Legislature. Please do not hesitate to call us 732-505-1212.

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JACKSON – Looking for a job? Look no further! Six Flags Great Adventure is hosting job fairs to gear up for the 2019 season! Looking for a job where you can have fun, make friends and get great perks like free tickets for friends? Then you have come to the right place! The World’s Ultimate Thrill Park has opportunities in Accounting, Culinary Se r v ice s , G a me s , R ide s , Se cu r it y,

Park Services, Marketing and more! Visit sixf to apply before attending one of the job fairs listed below. Job Fairs: • April 13 & 14 • May 4 • June 22 & 23 Job Fairs take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Employment Center.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of Mar 16 - Mar 22 By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may realize that you need to be more organized. A strict budget might be the only way to keep money in your pocket in the week to come. Be gracious if someone you talk to does not come across as logical. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Spartan ideals might spar with your love of luxury. Don’t buy something that doesn’t make fiscal sense. Handle your finances with efficiency this week but manage your relationships with tender loving care. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Harness your energies and make headway in the week ahead. If you display your willingness to be a team player your work will go faster, and co-workers may become friends. Someone may even find you fascinating. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A minor change can boost your earning power. By focusing on minor tasks, you may end up with large achievements. Your partner’s passion for success may inspire you to try harder and to perform at your peak. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Ride high in the sky. Share something of yourself and people will learn that you are trustworthy. Discuss your views and improve the quality of your life by widening your circle of friends in the upcoming week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Work better and smarter in the week ahead. Once you get up to speed there won’t be time to worry about what you don’t have and will only be able to focus on making your plans a reality and your dreams come true.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Play fair with the other players on your playground. What appears to be an opportunity for advancement at the workplace could be inflated. Focus on being kind, forgiving and tolerant as this week unfolds. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Implement people-pleasing strategies. As this week unfolds you might meet a business contact who becomes a lifelong ally, or you could become involved with a group of people with similar ideals and aims. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Fair weather friends may offer assurances and promise to help you achieve them but might offer excuses when the going gets tough. In the week ahead push up your shirtsleeves and focus on making money. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Go from surviving to thriving. Your passions might motivate you to excel and your desires can be used for a higher purpose in the week ahead. Put your most crucial plans into motion and make dreams come true. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It is better to take the lead then to wait for someone else to lead the way. You may spend too much time socializing when you should be working. In the upcoming week you may be prompted to donate to charities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Pass by the seat of your pants. Too much self-confidence might lead to a costly mistake in the week ahead. You might take someone’s approval for granted or ask for a favor from an inappropriate person.



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Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen

A Chicken Dish For All Seasons By Wolfgang Puck Some recipes deserve to become standards; dishes you find yourself cooking and serving again and again, no matter the time of year or the occasion. To achieve that kind of status takes a rare combination of characteristics. The ingredients have to be easy to find. The cooking process has to be fairly uncomplicated. And the finished dish has to be so out-of-the-ordinary delicious that you’d be happy to serve it to special guests and family members alike. You probably have such recipes in your own repertoire already. But anyone who loves good food will always be ready to welcome another. That’s why I’m happy to share a classic I’ve been serving to guests regularly in my restaurants for more than 30 years: pan-roasted chicken with garlic and herbs, two-mustards sauce and caramelized cipollini onions. I have discussed this dish before, but, like all standards, it definitely deserves a revival. This time with some key changes that dramatically enhance its ease of preparation, versatility, flavor and appearance to make it a new recipe all its own. Chief among those changes is that, instead of calling for a whole chicken you have to butterfly at home, it starts with chicken pieces, which means you have to do far less knife work for both prepping and serving. Be sure to buy an assortment of legs, thighs and breasts if some of the people you’ll be serving like dark meat and others white meat. Next comes the sauce itself. In my restaurants, I usually begin by deglazing the pan with sweet and fruity port wine. But I know that not all home cooks keep a bottle of port in their kitchens. So, instead, you have the option here of using any red wine you like that has enough fruitiness and body to complement the warm spiciness of the mustards in the sauce. If you use red wine, it’s a good idea to drink the same varietal with the finished dish. Finally, I’ve added a new garnish that elevates the results above all previous versions: caramelized cipollini onions. I know that you might wonder how these bite-sized, slightly flattened, sweet Italian onions count as an everyday item; but you’d actually be surprised to see how many well-stocked produce sections sell them today year round. And you can also substitute any other small varieties you might find, or use medium-sized shallots. If you’ve made and enjoyed this recipe before, I hope you’ll find this new version even better. If you’re coming to it for the first time, you can look forward many delicious homemade chicken dinners ahead. PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GARLIC AND HERBS, TWO-MUSTARD SAUCE, AND CARAMELIZED CIPOLLINI ONIONS Serves 4 to 6 For the chicken with garlic and herbs: 4 pounds (2 kg) bone-in chicken pieces Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dusting 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 2 sprigs fresh thyme 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves For the two-mustard sauce: Mustard Sauce 1/2 cup port wine or fruity red wine such as Zinfandel or Merlot 1/2 cup cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Meanwhile, start preparing the chicken for the first stage of the cooking on the stovetop. Season the chicken pieces all over with salt and pepper, and dust them all over with flour. Set aside. In an ovenproof saute pan large enough to hold all the pieces in a single layer, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add the chicken pieces skin side down and tuck in 1 rosemary sprig, 1 thyme sprig and 4 garlic cloves among them. Cook undisturbed until the skin has turned deep golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. With tongs, turn the chicken pieces over. Tuck in the remaining rosemary, thyme and garlic. Continue cooking until the other side has browned, another 5 to 7 minutes. Carefully transfer the pan to the preheated oven. Continue cooking until the juices run clear when the thickest part of a thick is pierced with a skewer, about 15 minutes longer. Transfer the chicken pieces to a heated platter and cover with foil to keep warm while you prepare the sauce. For the sauce, remove and discard the herbs and garlic cloves and carefully pour off excess oil from the pan. Place the pan over medium-high heat and carefully add the port wine or red wine, stirring and scraping with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan deposits. Continue boiling the wine until it has reduced in volume by half, about 5 minutes. While stirring continuously with a wire whisk, pour in the cream and bring the liquid back to a boil. Turn off the heat and whisk in the two mustards. Season to taste with salt and pepper. To serve, leave the chicken on the platter or transfer to individual serving plates. Spoon the mustard sauce over the chicken, and distribute the caramelized cipollini onions (recipe follows) around the pieces. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and tarragon, and serve immediately. CARAMELIZED CIPOLLINI ONIONS Serves 4 to 6 3/4 pound cipollini onions, peeled 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons sugar Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Cut each onion in half by standing it on its side and slicing it through its widest point. With 1 tablespoon of the butter, coat the bottom of a stainless-steel saute pan large enough to hold all the onion halves cut sides down. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar evenly over the butter and place all the onion halves cut sides down in a single layer. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Put the pan over high heat and dot the remaining butter evenly around the onions. Cook until the undersides of the onions are a light to medium caramel brown color, 5 to 7 minutes. With a narrow spatula, turn the onions over and continue cooking until their other sides are lightly browned, about 5 minutes longer.

(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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