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Death By Beauty: Why Our Manicured Lawns And Landscaping Is Killing Us
| August 17, 2019
VA Clinic Busiest In NJ
By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK - With an estimated 40,000 veterans living in Ocean County, the Veterans Administration’s Out patient Clinic on Route 70 in Brick is “by far” the busiest of 10 community-based VA clinics in New Jersey, said director of the VA New Jersey Health Care System Vincent F. Immiti. There are 10,000 veterans enrolled to receive their primary care at the Brick clinic, and with an estimated 85,000 to 90,000 visits a year, the facility is one of the 27 U.S. clinics that will be expanded after Congress approved a $1.5 billion spending
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—Photo by Jennifer Peacock Pamela Almeida’s dining area is turned into a monarch butterﬂy nursery for a good part of each year. By Jennifer Peacock TOMS RIVER – The neighborhood looks like a typical, middle class one, with mostly manicured lawns that, in mid-July, are blooming with tiger lilies and hostas in yards, hanging baskets filled with a riot of petunias or impatiens probably purchased from a local big-box chain or grocery store - lining front porches. Shrubbery creates fences and privacy walls, while many properties are otherwise treeless. The yards typify the
post-World War II ideal of success. And they are killing us. But then there’s Pamela Almeida’s yard, which like a moth to a flame drew the attention of code enforcement for a while. To the untrained eye, it would appear that Almeida doesn’t own a lawnmower or weed whacker and doesn’t care. Her front yard (and backyard), however, is a haven for insects and birds whose habitats are choked out by non-native plants, invasive species and yard-beautifying
poisons. She eventually won over code enforcement and is spreading her conservation message to the public about the importance of pollinators in general and their impact on the environment. How does she do this? Through monarch butterflies. Almeida, a Toms River resident for 15 years, has been involved with The Native Plant Society of New Jersey for the last 8 years. She just joined Save Barnegat Bay, where Eagle Scouts are building a butterfly
waystation. She’s also worked in animal control, including in Toms River. “When you bring up bees, or certain pollinators, people are completely turned off. So, learning how to approach people about native plants or pesticides in their yard, the gateway, I found, was butterflies, because everyone loves butterf lies,” Almeida said. “They are a threatened species, because of lack of food source, lack of habitat, pesticides, insecticides. (Butterﬂy - See Page 4)
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County Officials Looking To Expand Open Space Fund
By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – In the last 20 years, the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund has successfully preserved
close to 30,000 acres of open space. In an effort to continue this progress, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freehold-
ers will ask voters to amend the program in order to expand its purpose allowing the trust fund to be used for costs of acquisi-
County Remembers Tim Ryan
tion, development and maintenance for recreational and historic preservation purposes. Residents will be
—Photo courtesy Ryan family By Chris Lundy LAVALLETTE – When writing an obituary, staff at the Timothy E. Ryan Home For Funerals would talk to family members about their loved one. It can be hard to sum up a life like that. It’s even harder when it hits so close to home. (Memoriam - See Page 16)
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Continued From Page 1 Their decline is an indicator for what’s going on in the environment. People are starting to become more aware.” She created Endangered Wings, a charitable educational program that teaches participants about the butterflies and how pest control and landscaping practices are decimating pollinator populations. She also accepts donations to bring pollinator centers to schools, retirement communities, and garden centers. “When I bring programs to schools, I ask the kids, ‘What do you find when you go outside?’ And they say mosquitoes and ticks. And that’s heartbreaking, because there is so much beauty out there and it’s becoming less and less, our children are losing that compassion, losing that knowledge, because they’re being conditioned to not enjoy [the outdoors], because of what past generations have done, and what the government is still doing, and that makes a huge impact,” Almeida said. Some studies have indicated 90 percent of the monarch butterfly population has died over the last 10 years, 80 percent in California last year alone. Raising Monarchs She also raises monarch butterflies, an intensive labor of love that consumes hours of her summer days. Her dining area is transformed into a butterfly nursery for part of the year. “I’ve always been around animals. I was taught very young to have compassion and awareness of things around us,” Almeida said. Female monarch butterflies in New Jersey spend their adult lives eating milkweed and laying eggs. Those that are born in September and October will
migrate to warmer climes in California or Mexico. Almeida can easily spot monarch eggs, which are smaller than a grain of rice and stuck to milkweed leaves. She gently removes the leaf from its plant and brings it inside, where she keeps the insects in containers in various stages of development - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult. She spends hours each morning changing and bleaching leaves, moving caterpillars, and checking for diseases. Monarchs specifically can suffer from Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, a fatal protozoan parasite that is spread from infected adults onto eggs or milkweed leaves, then ingested by caterpillars. Almeida raises each egg she finds, but can’t confirm an O.E. infection until the monarch is an adult. O.E. is confirmed or ruled out by pressing the monarch’s abdomen against the sticky side of transparent tape and examining the tape under a microscope to check for O.E. spores. Almeida will release healthy adults into her yard. Monarchs found with O.E. have to be euthanized, or they’ll spread the fatal disease to other monarchs. Return Of The Native Eight years ago, Almeida simply considered herself an avid gardener. She brought seeds to a swap at Jake’s Branch county park - she was the only one who brought seeds - and was approached about co-leading the local chapter of The Native Plant Society. “I was terrified because I’m just an avid gardener. I really at the time did not understand or know about native plants or the impact they had. Most of my yard, at that point, was invasive species, thinking I was doing the best thing for pollinators by having all of these flowers. And as my education grew, finding out things like big box stores, their plants
are from seeds soaked in systemic (insecticides). So, the whole purpose of what I was doing was actually harming the environment more than helping,” Almeida said. “Maybe let’s think about how native plants will bring back those insects, which are not only necessary for our soil, but our bird population. It goes up the entire food chain.” For example, she said she recently attended a bird-watching event at Georgian Court University. At one point, dozens upon dozens of species would be seen around campus. They counted 11. That pesticide that keeps pests away also gets ingested by the birds that eat the worms. They all die. “So I transformed my yard into native species, and the abundance…if you were here [in early July], the abundance of pollinators just on my milkweed is astronomical. It’s a beautiful thing to see birds that are in my yard and different species. Many, many types of insects.” Insects have specific host plants. Monarchs, for instance, only eat milkweed, only lay their eggs on milkweed. No native insects eat hostas or burning bush, both native to Asia, for example. So people are not only starving native insects and plants, but inviting invasive insects to the area. Stinkbugs. No native birds eat those, so they reproduce with abandon. Black-spotted mosquitoes, another invasive species. They attack all day. Native mosquitoes only came out at dusk. “Even having a small habitat on your property can make a huge impact on the things around you. So when people feel like it’s not just depressing and hopeless, but when they’re empowered and they can make a difference, and there is a way they can make a change, I think that bring a lot of hope,” Almeida said. According to The Native Plant Society of New
Jersey, butterfly host flowers include asters, beardtongue, golden alexander, indigo (blue false), milkweeds, white turtlehead, and violets. A full list of butterfly host plants can be found at npsnj.org/PDFs/ articles/Native_Butterfly_Plants_NJNPS_list2.pdf. Save The Money Planting native plants not only saves habitats, it saves money. Native plants thrive in native soil and don’t need fertilizer. They hold soil better, thereby preventing erosion. “How can we fix the land? You’re hurting your economy. You’re hurting your homeowners. Simple changes at a local level can save millions of dollars. Let’s save taxpayer money by not mowing these certain areas and installing native plants instead,” Almeida said. “When it comes to the political standpoint, [politicians] don’t necessarily care about the butterflies, but they do care about their wallet. So when you talk about what we do and how it can save our municipalities and county money, well then people might listen.” One recent report out of Ohio stated that the state saved more than $2 million on mowing costs by installing native plants - specifically, wildflowers - along state highways. Almeida’s work can be seen at endangeredwings. com. How You Can Help Besides ditching the nonnative plant species and poisons, Almeida says locals can help by volunteering with her, learning how to raise monarchs and release healthy specimens into nature. She’s looking for interns who want hands-on training on how to raise the butterflies from egg to adult. More information can be found at facebook.com/ pg/endangeredwings/jobs/.
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Continued From Page 1 plan in 2014 to improve health care to veterans. Immiti was at Brick’s James J. Howard Outpatient Clinic on Wednesday Aug. 7 to tour the facility along with Congressman Andy Kim (D-3 rd ), Veterans Integrated Service Network 2 Director Dr. Joan McInerney, Chief of VA Outpatient Clinics in NJ Melba West, and veteran leaders from Ocean County. Not only is the Brick facility the busiest in New Jersey, it is also the largest and offers more services than the other clinics. With a growing population of younger veterans, not having enough space or parking has been a problem for years. At 34,335 square feet, the Brick clinic offers ser vices including primar y care, mental health, dental, audiology, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, and much more. Tele-Health is a new service for veterans who can’t leave their homes, said Public Information Officer for the VA Jason Kaneshiro. “Veterans can be seen remotely by a VA doctor using technology like smart phones and computers to improve services to vets,” said Kaneshiro, who served 10 years in the Army. The square footage for the proposed facility is about 60,000 square feet, and with 450 parking spaces would offer all the existing services and more, he said.
The Toms River Times, August 17, 2019, Page 5 The lease on the Brick clinic expires in September 2020, but there would be a bridge lease until a new facility is completed, said Kaneshiro. The larger facility might be new construction, or it could be a rehabilitated existing structure, but it is still in the planning stages. There was no word on where in Ocean County it would be located, he said. Meanwhile, the Brick clinic has hired four doctors to replace doctors who left, and they are adding a nurse practitioner, which would give the clinic increased capacity, Immiti said. The two VA medical centers in New Jersey - one located in East Orange, and the other in Lyons in Somerset County - are “very, very short-staffed” of phy sicia n s , I m m it i s a id , wh ich could be caused by physician salary limits and /or by marketing towards physicians. The hospitals’ affiliation with New Jersey medical schools has helped a great deal, he added. Beginning on June 6, 2019, under the Mission Act, veterans have more ways to access health care by making it easier for them to seek medical care by using a network of providers in the community, Kaneshiro said. The White House has a VA hotline where veterans can report or make a complaint about their medical care. The number is 1-855-948-2311. “The calls get filtered down to individual networks, and they get to us
eventually so we can try to set things right, but it takes time,” Kaneshiro said. After Congressman Kim toured the facility and spoke to several veterans he said he had a dual purpose for his visit to the James J. Howard Outpatient Clinic. “I’m trying to make sure the VA stays on track with the dates for the new clinic to open in 2021,” he said. Kim said he calls and meets with the VA on a regular basis. “I have been told that that target will be met,” said Kim, who serves on the Armed Services Committee. His second reason for coming to Brick was to make sure that veterans are getting quality care until the new clinic is opened, he said.
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By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY — According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, over a third of US households are also home to a furry companion. In Ocean County, many local families have dogs or cats they consider part of the family. In an effort to service both humans and animals in the event of an emergency, Ocean County has become the newest member of the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program. AKC Reunite is the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States. Their national program, AKC Pet Disaster Relief, is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in response to natural or civil disasters. In collaboration with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and dog lovers, AKC Reunite presented an emergency trailer to the Ocean County Sheriff ’s Office. The AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer will be available to dispatch to any disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets. “We are beyond grateful to AKC Reunite and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia for providing us with this life-saving tool for our community,” said Kevin Cooney of the Ocean County Sheriff ’s Office. “Our department is now better equipped to help pets and pet owners in the case of a disaster.” In the event of an emergency, the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers create a safe, temporary home for at least 65 pets during the first 72 hours after a disaster is declared. Inside the trailers you will find es-
sential animal care items including crates and carriers, AKC Reunite microchips, an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner, bowls, collars, leashes, fans, lighting and a generator, cleaning supplies and maintenance items. These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals. “This is the 76th trailer donated through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program. The trailer will provide critical resources to help the Ocean County Sheriff ’s Office quickly assist its community when responding to natural disasters,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions are important following a disaster, and we are pleased that an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer will be available to the Ocean County Sheriff ’s Office as a vital tool.” A generous donation of $100,000, courtesy of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, funded the purchase of the OCSD’s new trailer. While Ocean County was the first, the donations funds will continue to provide trailers to eight other counties throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Our association is thrilled to be able to bring such an important resource like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Ocean County Sheriff ’s Office,” said Wayne Ferguson, President of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. “The trailer will help the organization assist their community in times of disaster”. For more information about AKC Pet Disaster Relief, visit akcreunite.org/relief.
Seaside Heights Offering Weekday Beach Badge Early-Bird Special SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Seaside Heights is offering an end-of-summer “Get To The Beach” early bird special now through August 29. Beach goers can purchase an adult wristband (12 years-of-age and older) from any beach cashier booth 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for only $4.00. That’s 50 percent off the regular price of $8.00 per wristband. The discount is on cash purchases only and is not available through the Viply smartphone app. According to Seaside Heights Mayor Anthony Vaz, “Fortunately, our beach attendance has been very good this summer, so we have the ability to partner with local businesses to offer this “Get To The Beach” beach discount. As the summer winds down and families prepare for school, we want to encourage people to visit the Seaside Heights beach one more time!” Mayor Vaz said. The borough has partnered with parking lots and other businesses to offer early birds even more discounts during the same 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. time. Parking is one-half price at 1400 Ocean Terrace, 16 Hamilton Ave, and 9 Ocean Terrace. Pay $5 to park at 715 Boulevard. In addition, early birds will pay one-half price
for beach chair and umbrella rentals at the Hancock Ave, Blaine Ave, Sumner Ave, and Franklin Ave beach accessories rental booths on the beach. When beach goers receive their half-price wristband, they should ask the cashier for a discount brochure containing even more savings at participating restaurants, amusements and retail stores. Details of the Get To The Beach early bird specials may be found at exit82.com/earlybird. Military service men and women, veterans, and their spouses and children are free every day on the Seaside Heights beach. And there are also special discount days: Aug. 13, for Dad & Me Day, and Aug. 20 for Bring a Friend Day. The Seaside Heights beach has been voted Ocean County’s Favorite Beach for four consecutive years in the NJ Sea Grant annual ratings. Enjoyment in Seaside Heights doesn’t end with Labor Day, either. There is a full schedule of weekend fall events ranging from a country music and barbecue festival, to other weekend-long music events, to Wine on the Beach, to the Italian festival and parade. Details may be found at exit82.com.
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KNEE PAIN? Grinding, popping, difficulty walking or going up and down the stairs, bone-on-bone pain… Does any of this sound familiar?
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER NJ Needs To Stop Funding Needy States On July 17, 2019 Kent uck y Se nat or R a nd Paul, blocked a bipartisan bill to make sure our September 11 Victims’ Fund never runs out of money. Senator Paul had no problem voting for tax cuts for the wealthy, which has created a huge deficit, but when it came to ensuring our heroes had funding he said “It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country.” Aside from the unpat r iotic disgrace of the Senator’s lack of empathy and respect fo r o u r h e r o e s a n d neighbors, there is a hu ge i r ony i n R a nd Paul denying the funding for our heroes and neighbors. New Jersey (WE) literally fund his “welfare state” of Kentucky. New Jersey is a donor state that pays
way more in federal dollars than it gets in return: $0.61 for every dollar paid in to the federal gover n ment. On the other hand, Kentucky gets $1.51. If New Jersey got our fair share of tax dollars paid back, we would have plent y of money to fund our roads, schools, local heroes, etc. It’s time our leaders demand we get our fair share and stop funding greedy “welfare states’ like Kentucky. We can easily take care of our own! We must urge our leaders, Senators Booker and Mendendez as well as our Congressional Representatives to demand New Jersey gets a fair share of our tax money back from the feds. Robin Nowicki Manalapan
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Letters To The Editor Why I’m Running For Mayor of Berkeley First, let me introduce myself. My name is Laura Shaw. I am a lifelong resident of Berkeley Township. I grew up in the Belaire Park section of Bayville. As newlyweds in the 1980s my husband Jim and I bought our first house in the Cedar Beach section. In the 1990s, we bought our present home in the Holly Park section. I love my hometown. I could live anywhere, but I choose to live here. I’m proud and excited to be running for mayor of Berkeley Township. When I tell people I’m running for office, the reaction is usually one of the two following questions: “Can you get me a job?” or “Why would you want to do that?” This is my response to those two questions. The first one is easy. No, I can’t get you a job. If I am elected mayor, I am not going to hire any friends and family. I have worked for several local governments for the last 18 years and I have seen up close the negative effects of nepotism. In addition to competency issues, it is destructive to the morale of the other employees. We want productive, motivated employees who are qualified to do their jobs and will provide excellent service to the residents. Radical, I know, but I’m confident I can keep this promise. The second question, the “why” is a little more complicated. As a government employee, I have had a front row seat to how towns work and how they are supposed to work, good, bad and ugly. I enjoy working with the public and helping to solve problems. People tell me the mayor is a “thankless” job. I disagree. If your motivation is to improve the quality of life in your hometown, how can that be thankless? I don’t buy into the cynicism that pervades our politics today. You can make things
Letters To The Editor better if you go into public with any questions, sugges- much better. service for the right reasons. I am so lucky to have this opportunity and have three terrific running mates who feel, as I do, that as great as Berkeley is, we can do better. Years of one-party control and the resulting patronage have not produced any significant progress. We have gone door to door and spoken with hundreds of residents and the same issues keep coming up. Taxes have risen steadily. There are two ways to provide tax relief: bring new businesses to town and cut expenses. We need to do both. We need to focus on commercial development on the Route 9 corridor. More restaurants, more stores, things for people to do. When I grew up in Bayville, we had a movie theater and a bowling alley. Now we have neither. We need to focus on beautification as well. If we want to attract new businesses, we need to make Route 9 look more appealing. Current and future expenses need to be examined. Can we share services on some items with neighboring towns and still provide excellent service? We must go out to bid for every professional service contract, including attorneys, engineers and other professionals. Builders need to be held accountable for any construction flaws and issues with f looding and land grading. Paving projects need to be better coordinated with state and county road departments. Purchase orders need to be carefully examined. When I can’t afford to buy something, I don’t buy it. I don’t ask my neighbors to pay for it. If elected, I will bring this fiscally conservative mindset to our hometown. In closing I would like to thank the voters and residents of Berkeley Township for all the positive feedback and suggestions I have received since becoming a candidate. Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail at email@example.com
tions or concerns you may have. I am humbled and grateful for the chance to participate in the electoral process. I hope you will consider voting for me and my running mates in November to bring fresh ideas, expertise and perspective to our beautiful hometown. Laura Shaw Berkeley
Barnegat Mayor Abuses His Position At the Barnegat Township Committee meeting, Mayor Al Cirulli took over the meeting to espouse his homophobic, fear-mongering beliefs that the inclusion of the political, economic and social contributions of the disabled and LGBTQ communities in school curricula would “indoctrinate” the students of Barnegat. There is much evidence that demonstrates that information is valuable, not detrimental, to creating an inclusive, open and caring community. More importantly, this is a clear abuse of his elected position as a Committee member and as Mayor. The scripture quotes and statements such as, “God would hold politicians accountable for passing such laws,” are also a violation of the separation of church and state and have no business in a township meeting. Equally disturbing was the silence that ensued from most of the other Committee members sitting there on the dais with Cirulli. John Novak spoke in support of Cirulli’s comments while Linda Kropf, Pat Pipi and incumbent Al Bille, up for re-election in November, sat there silently. Silence means consent. You all had a chance to do the right thing and you chose to sit there. I can only hope that the people of Barnegat recognize that the current Township Committee is not inclusive, does not value all equally and that the residents deserve better,
Editor’s note: This letter writer is running for election against Cirulli and Bille. Peg Houle Barnegat
Mueller’s Report A Scam Although Molinari’s letter re. the Mueller report is very descriptive its composition, number of pages, and even the color of its cover, he misses the point. Unfortunately for people of his mindset, we DID read the Mueller report, so the b.s. emanating from its believers of its fiction has not taken hold. It is also so far out of the loop, knowing what we now have seen about the issue. Mueller’s investigation was not made to “exonerate” Trump, nor fi nd him guilty or not guilty. It was to find out if he had broken any laws or committed any crimes. He didn’t. Mueller’s duty was to report that and not make a political statement. As we have learned now, and will learn even more in the future, this entire exercise was a politically instigated, criminal fraud perpetrated upon Trump and the American people, by a weaponized DOJ, CIA, FBI, and other government agencies. They will be held to account for their criminality as we also shall see. After spending over 20 million on a scam that they all knew was false, and had no evidence of, Mueller couldn’t even be honest enough to accurately and truthfully report his negative findings. Being the consummate, DC political hack, he left “questions” open and created doubtful controversy so as to prevent the closure of his folly. He left that “grenade with the pin pulled” in the room because he is apparently as corrupt as those who hired him. Fun times are ahead as “The Reckoning” looms. Dennis O’Brien Jackson
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of an ongoing effort to bring new resources to help military families and veterans access good-paying jobs, Congressman Andy Kim (D-3rd) led a listening session on how Congress can expand opportunities for small businesses in militar y communities. The event followed a military family and veteran employment roundtable in Ocean County. “Our Joint Base doesn’t just directly employ tens of thousands in our community, it’s an economic engine that drives entrepreneurs to create jobs,” said Congressman Kim. “I want to thank
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the small business leaders and military advocates who testified today for sharing their expertise and experience. The best ideas in Congress often don’t come from Washington, but right here at home. I look forward to bring these ideas back to my colleagues and turn them into results for Burlington and Ocean Counties.” The meeting was an official hearing by the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, chaired by Congressman Kim. Members of the business and military community testified on how they believe
economic opportunities can be improved. They included John Wittington, Business Representative at Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 27; Paul Costello, President of Del Ran Business Association and Vice President of Sciacca’s Upholstery; Raul Mercado, Director of New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. Army Colonel Jeff Cantor (Retired), Founder and CEO of the NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce. “There are hundreds of business in the Burlington County area that can provide their services to mil-
itary bases,” said Costello, Vice President at Sciacca’s Upholstery & Design Center, a 75-year-old establishment with 3rd generation ownership. “The key is that they need to know how to connect and become properly registered. The action of cultivating the relationship between a small businessowner and the military base is a tremendous growth potential for that private business owner. In the past year, we have seen only a handful of bidding opportunities related to our services and most have been outside of our immediate service area.” Making it easier for vet-
erans and military families to find work and afford to live comfortably is a top priority for Congressman Kim. Earlier this year, he introduced H.R. 3191, the bipartisan Spouse Employment Reciprocity and Vocational Instruction for Career Enhancement (SERVICE) Act, which would address the active duty military spouse unemployment rate, which stands at 24 percent, more than six times the current national unemployment rate. Significant elements of the bill were included and passed through the National Defense Authorization Act. In addition, Congressman Kim introduced H.R. 3661,
the bipar tisan Patriotic Employer Protection Act, which would strengthen programs intended to protect small business owners whose employees are military Reservists deployed on active duty. The bill has been endorsed by the American Legion. In addition to being a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Congressman Kim is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Readiness and as a Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
Lawmakers Want Tax Breaks For Shore Homeowners Renting To Tourists TRENTON - Legislation t h at wou ld rel ieve t he costly consequences of a tax on short-term rentals that was imposed by Gover nor Phil Mur phy last year continues to sit on the governor’s desk while evidence of the tax’s damage to the Jersey Shore economy mounts. Senator Ji m Hol zap fel a n d A s s e m bl y m e n Greg McGuckin and Dave Wolfe (R-10th) say they are frustrated by the delay and are calling on the Murphy administration to enact the bill before it’s
too late for the summer season. “ T he leg islat u re ha s done our job to rework portions of the tax that are unfair to shore homeowners,” said Holzapfel. “The governor’s inaction is troubling and irresponsible. While he vacations at his villa in Italy, rentals are going unoccupied and busi ness is feeli ng the impact. We need this bill signed now.” The measure ( S -315 8 /A - 4 814 ) w a s passed unanimously by the Senate and Assembly
and has been parked on the governor’s desk since June 27. It exempts homeowners who rent directly to vacationers from last year’s so-called Airbnb tax which extended the 6.625 percent sales tax and the 5 percent hotel and motel occupancy fee to private rentals of less than 90 days. A newspaper report published confirms the law’s severe impact on the shore season. According to the Inquirer, homeowners are having a diff icult time finding renters and rev-
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NJ Awards Funding For “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown
By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – We all know the phrase by now: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” In an effort to crack down on drunk and impaired drivers with the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety awarded grants totaling more than $540,000 to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state. One hundred and ten law enforcement agencies in NJ received funds to staff saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints during the campaign, which runs from August 16 through September 3. In Ocean County, three $5,500 grants were awarded to Berkeley Township, Jackson Township and Seaside Heights. In Monmouth County, five $5,500 grants were awarded to Allentown, Brielle, Eatontown, Middletown, and Howell. More than 300 additional agencies, including the New Jersey State Police, are expected to join the annual statewide traffic safety effort aimed at reducing highway crashes. “The risks of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are enormous and the consequences are tragic,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “With rideshare apps and
other forms of public transportation readily available, there’s no excuse for anyone to get behind the wheel impaired.” Statistics show that in 2017, driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor in more than 25 percent of the 591 fatal crashes that occurred on New Jersey roadways. Those 158 alcohol/ drug-related crashes killed 174 people. During a five-year period between 2013 and 2017, 678 individuals were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the state. “Impaired driving remains one of the biggest traffic safety threats in New Jersey and combatting it is a year-round priority in our state,” said Eric Heitmann, Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “As we head into the final weeks of summer and the busy Labor Day driving weekend, our officers will be stepping up those efforts, working longer hours and increasing sobriety checks to keep intoxicated drivers off the road. If you’re out there driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the odds are we’re going to stop you and arrest you.” Last year, the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign yielded over 1,196 impaired driving arrests, 4,764 speeding summonses, and 3,194 seat belt citations.
Caregiver Volunteers Needs YOU! TOMS RIVER – If you have as little as few minutes a week or a few hours a month, please consider becoming a Caregiver Volunteer! Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) is holding a special orientation session for new volunteers –or anyone interested in learning more about the free services CVCJ provides, on Wednesday, August 28, 10 a.m. at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish Hall, 130 St. Maximillian Lane, Toms River. This is a perfect opportunity for both newer residents to our area and longtime residents too, to learn about the
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TOMS RIVER – Join TR United for a day of celebrating our diversity at Around the World in Toms River on Sept. 2, 12-4 p.m., at Huddy Park. There will be games, prizes, music, activities, food trucks and more. Explore the festival with your international passport!
2nd Annual Giant Art Show and Liquidation Sale TOMS RIVER – The 2nd Annual Giant Art Show and Liquidation Sale will be held on Sept. 7, 2-6 p.m. at Holiday City Berkeley Clubhouse 1, 631 Jamaica Blvd. in Toms River. There will be seven artists and over 100 paintings. There will also be a free raffle to win an oil painting!
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TOMS RIVER – Save the date! The Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 will be hosting their Special Children’s Ball on September 7. Can you guess what the theme is this year? More details to come!
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The Arc, Ocean County Chapter Community Partner Games with the BlueClaws LAKEWOOD – The Arc, Ocean County Chapter partnered with the Lakewood BlueClaws on four Community Partner Games which raised over $2,000. The Arc, Ocean County sold over 600 tickets to four separate BlueClaws games during the months of May, June and July. With every ticket sold, a portion of the profit directly went to the programs and services The Arc, Ocean County provides, which supports 1,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The June 8 game in particular was a big hit because the seats were filled with 100 Arc clients, staff, family and friends all cheering on two Arc of Ocean County representatives throwing the first pitch and interviewing with the stadium radio station. —Photo courtesy The Arc, Ocean County
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Italian Night Dinner TOMS RIVER – The Holiday City South Men’s Club is pleased to announce they are holding their annual Italian Night Dinner on September 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will be located at the Holiday City South club house on Mule Road. The dinner is being catered by Midtown Pizzeria/Restaurant in South Toms River. The music will be provided by DJ Lewis and his wife. The Menu includes Chicken
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Health Dept. Reminds Residents To Vaccinate Their Pets
OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) wants to remind residents that vaccinating their precious furry friends can save their pets lives from many deadly diseases such as canine distemper and rabies. “We have recently seen an increase in canine distemper cases in raccoons here in Ocean County so now is a good time to urge all cat and dog owners to vaccinate their pets with age appropriate vaccines as recommended by their veterinarian,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. Pet vaccines exist to prevent your pet from falling ill. They provide immunity from a range of infectious diseases that can affect both humans and animals. Daniel Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator reminds us, “Living in Ocean County, many of us share our surroundings with wildlife. Sometimes animals such as raccoons, skunks and opossum may have an unexpected encounter with a family pet so it’s best to be protected from any of the diseases those animals may potentially be carrying. And you can never forget that rabies can be passed
on from animals to humans so keeping vaccinations up-to-date is crucial in maintaining not only your pet’s health, but your own.” Tips to keep your pets safe from wildlife: • Keep your dogs on a leash while on walks or at the park • Keep your cats indoors • Do not catch or remove wildlife form their homes • Don’t feed wildlife on your property and don’t feed your pets outside • Keep garbage can lids secure • Enjoy wildlife from a distance Regenye added, “Pet owners should schedule annual wellness appointments with their veterinarian to discuss their health and vaccination schedule. However, if you suspect your cat or dog had contact with a sick animal you should call your veterinarian right away.” If you have any questions regarding vaccinations please call the Ocean County Animal Facilities at 732-657-8086 or 609-978-0127 or your veterinarian. You can also visit the Health Department’s website at ochd.org or follow the Health Department on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like us on Facebook.
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By Kimberly Bosco LAKEWOOD – A Master Composter Training Program will be held this fall, hosted by the Ocean County’s Department of Solid Waste Management and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “This program provides attendees with the tools to be master composters and gives them the opportunity to teach others in their communities about the importance of composting,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn. “We want to encourage our residents to sign up and take advantage of what this program has to offer.” The program will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recycling Education Center at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center. The program is free to Ocean County residents and taxpayers. There is a $75 fee for non-residents. Each applicant is encouraged to be sponsored by a group or organization as this ensures the opportunity to establish an outreach network for the program. Many types of groups can sponsor an applicant including garden clubs, municipalities, environmental commissions, recycling committees, retirement communities or service clubs. The course is limited to 20 participants and the registration deadline is Aug. 26. For more information and to register, contact Sandra
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28th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic
OCEAN COUNTY – On August 29, 2019, the Ocean County Mayor’s Association presents the 28th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic. This event enables Ocean County mayors, corporations, and friends to renew and strengthen relationships vital to our Ocean County high schools and communities, and provides an opportunity to help students who need financial assistance. Proceeds from this golf outing fund the scholarship program. The golf outing over the past 27 years has awarded over $690,000 in scholarships. The Ocean County Mayor’s Association awards 20 $1,000 scholarships to one high school senior from each Ocean County high school. Four additional $500 scholarships are awarded to stu-
dents attending Ocean County Vocational Technical schools. The association also awards $5,000 to the Trustees of the Ocean County College for a scholarship fund distributed to incoming OCC freshmen. In addition, the William T. Hornidge Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 to the person who achieved the highest academic record achieved during four years attending high school, the David M. Simmons Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000, the Russell K. Corby Scholarship, and Arthur P. Petracco memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 each to students entering various fields. Rain date: Sept. 19, 2019. For more information, contact April D. Elley, OCMA Administrator at 732644-0657.
Back To School Extravaganza
SOUTH TOMS RIVER – South Toms River Recreation is hosting a Back To School Extravaganza on August 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the STR Recreation Center, 1 Drake Lane. Enjoy refreshments, meet STR’s civic orga-
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JCP&L Tips To Beat The Summer Heat
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Continued From Page 1 Timothy E. Ryan passed away at the age of 68, surrounded by his loving family. What do you include when telling readers about his life? There are the professional designations and honors from his career as a funeral director. The civic groups. The political history. The faith and heritage groups. Those are the facts of his life, but those facts only tell a fraction of who he really was. “He was the best person,” his daughter Erin Ryan said. “He was the funniest guy. He would hold court and he would just tell story after story after story.” He was genuine, and went above and beyond for other people. “He treated every family like they were his own. He was just an amazing man.” Looking at all of his accomplishments, it’s clear to see that he left big shoes to f ill. She promised that she would uphold his legacy, making it bigger and better, and make him proud. Born in Orange, New Jersey, he had been splitting his time between Lavallette and Siesta Key, Florida. In his youth, he served an internship with his Uncle Jack at the John J. Ryan Home for Funerals in Keansburg. He became manager of the Colonial Funeral Home in Lavallette. Eventually, he purchased that business and spread out to six locations in the county.
In addition to his education regarding his chosen industry, he also attended St. Joseph Seminar y for Franciscan Friars, O.F.M Pulaski, Wisconsin. Ultimately, his obituary had an impressive list of organizations where he wa s eit he r a me mb e r or held a lea de r sh ip posit ion. T hey we re all groups dedicated to making peoples’ lives better. Despite having all this on his plate, he always made time for his family, his daughter said. That came first. He and had been battling leukemia for 11 years. When he passed away, condolences came from all directions, since he touched a lot of lives. Some people came to know him from politics. He had been a councilman in Seaside Park, and he was a candidate for U.S Congress in the Third Congressional District of New Jersey and for an Ocean County Freeholder. Ben Giovine, who is involved in local politics, spoke instead about how Ryan inf luenced his faith. “Tim and I developed a friendship through his dedication to the Roman Catholic Church,” he said. “Several years ago, I had made the decision to convert to Catholicism at St. Barnabas. During this time, Tim was a constant source of suppor t and guidance. He had an infectious sense of humor and grit but if you wanted to discuss deeper topics about faith or the church - there was no one better than Tim.” Robyn Paciulli-Griff ith’s f irst im-
pression of him was when a you ng f r iend ha d been k illed by a d r u n k driver. Ryan had grief counselors at the viewing to talk to people. “When my father passed away two years ago, that’s where I went. He was one of the good ones, taken way too early.” Later, when she ran for council in Beachwood, she came to learn how his sense of humor lit up a room. “When Ti m my wa s t h e r e , e ve r y b o d y wa s smiling,” she said. After his passing, people spoke of the various ways he had impacted them. The warmth and professionalism of his staff. The various community efforts he helped. Or even the way he filled up the front lawn of his funeral home with little American f lags on patriotic holidays. But ultimately, he got the last word. When looking through his papers to write his obituary, Erin found a note from him: “I feel sorry for the poor son of a bitch that has to write this obituary, keep your smile on your face.” Surviving is his beloved wife Denise (Putlock) Ryan; his loving daughter Erin C. Ryan of Seaside Park, NJ; his sisters Mary E. Ryan of Seaside Park, NJ and Alice M. Santangelo of Brick, NJ; his many loving nieces, nephews and good friends and his faithful dog Brody. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation at foundation.f lcancer.com or New Jersey Golden Retriever Rescue at grrinj. org. Condolences may be sent by visiting ryanfuneralhome.com.
Continued From Page 1 asked to vote for this question on the ballot in November. “This proposal will not increase the open space tax that is currently in place,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines, who serves as liaison to the county’s Natural Lands program. “But what it does provide is more flexibility within the program…It would assist in our efforts to develop further some of our parks like the Barnegat Branch Trail, for example,” she said. “Also it would help in our efforts of historic preservation for such important buildings like the Cox House in Barnegat Township.” According to Haines, the program’s fi rst priority will always be acquisition of open space in Ocean County. At the August 7 meeting, the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved placing the question on the ballot. The ballot question will read: “Shall the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust, which was approved and established by referendum in 1997, be expanded to permit use of the Trust Fund not only for open space preservation purposes and farmland preservation purposes, but also allow for the acquisition, development and maintenance for recreational and historic preservation purposes?” According to Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Kelly, the Natural Lands Trust currently only allows for (Space - See Page 17)
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Continued From Page 16 Trust Fund money to be used to acquire and maintain land for the purpose of open space preservation or for the preservation of farmland. “This is a very successful program,” Kelly said. “This proposed change builds on its success by allowing additional uses for the money specifically for recreational and historic preservation.” In the past, the program has been useful in saving environmentally sensitive areas, in providing buffers for Joint Base McGuire, Dix Lakehurst and for curbing some development. Anthony Agliata, Ocean County Planning Director, noted that many counties and municipalities that have open space programs allow for the funds to be used for recreational and historic preservation purposes including almost all 15 municipalities in Ocean County that have an open space program. “The Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund currently allocates 1.2 cents per $100 of assessed land for the open
space tax,” Agliata said. “There will be no increase to taxpayers. The question only expands the use of the existing Trust Fund.” The Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee was formally established in 1998 at which time general guidelines were developed for considering properties to be preserved. In order to be considered, a property must be formally nominated, purchased only from willing sellers, and the sale must have the approval of the local governing body. In this way, the program was able to preserve the Forked River Mountains in Lacey Township, allowing it to remain in the public domain and as open space into perpetuity. “This property totaling almost 8,000 acres is surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved land and was the largest property in single private ownership left in the county,” Haines said. “By expanding the scope of the open space program we can use some of the money to better maintain these properties and provide additional recreational opportunities to our citizens and visitors.”
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Registration Open for Toms River Youth Services After-School Program
By Jennifer Peacock TOMS RIVER – Registration is open for the Toms River Youth Services after-school
program. To be eligible: • Both parents, or a single parent, must work
Take notice that an application for a CAFRA individual permit has been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Land Use Regulation for the development described below: APPLICANT: Patrick G. Nocera and Barbara S. Nocera PROJECT NAME: Single family home PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construction of 2793 sqft single family home, 4ft x 105 ft dock with boat slip, boat lift and a bulk head landward of mean high water level. PROJECT STREET ADDRESS: 21 Antiqua Avenue BLOCK: LOT: 1500.07, Lot 68 MUNICIPALITY: COUNTY: Ocean County
week program. • The program is open to 80 children, firstcome, first-served. • To register online, create an account at register.communitypass.net/tomsriver and choose “Toms River” in the drop-down box. Follow the prompts to complete the account. • Visit tomsrivertownship.com. Under “Main Menu” click “downloads” and scroll to “Youth Services” for registration and babysitter forms. • For more information, call Youth Services at 732-341-1000 ext. 8436.
• The program is open to township children ages 5 to 12 • Children must be picked up by 6 p.m. Students at Hooper Avenue Elementary, North Dover Elementary, Walnut Street Elementary, Intermediate North and Intermediate East will be taken directly to Youth Services from their school on district-provided transportation. • The program offers educational assistance, peer interactions, arts and crafts, snacks, educational in-services, TV time and outside activities (weather permitting). • The cost is $150 a month for the 5-day-a-
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of aug 17 - aug 23 By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Conversations with friends might be inspiring or spur your imagination. In the upcoming week you might be empowered by a loved one’s ideas or insights to make your mark in your career or job. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is not be the right time to start an extreme diet, as your self-discipline could be really tested in the week to come. Better results would come with gradual long-term changes in nutritional habits. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You excel at finding practical solutions for financial problems because your mental prowess is enhanced at this time. In the week to come you may be more concerned with business than with love. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stay abreast of news and trends. Show you can be an excellent businessperson by being on top of the latest data. In the week ahead show good taste and spend your money for things you need or want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Start the week off with a bang rather than a whimper. Approach your work or a project with a fearless and fierce attitude and you will make headway. Friends will support your efforts. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep conversations fresh and relevant by having plenty of inspiring stories on hand. As the week unfolds, your wits will grow sharper and it will be easier to put your best ideas into action.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be content to gaze into one another’s eyes for the moment. It is wonderful just to hold hands, but handholding could possibly lead to something more intense as the week progresses. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expand your horizons and be prepared to let go of what no longer serves you well. In the week to come use the opportunities and insights that arise to rid yourself of outworn ideas, attitudes and habits. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Share inspiring stories that will brighten conversations and uplift spirits. In the upcoming week it can be profitable to join forces with others to mastermind a wealth of new ideas. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the week ahead don’t be pressured into making a decision before you have the clarity to be sure it is the right one. Romantic meetings may occur, but it may take time to break an impasse first. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can be completely absorbed in your home and family this week yet still be a go-getter when your career is involved. Share something pleasing but sensible with loved ones. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Make your workplace a happy hub of industry; use your ability to be sympathetic and compassionate to win friends and strengthen alliances. Adventures of the amorous kind might make the upcoming week memorable.
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salt and pepper, and set aside. Before you plan to serve the salad, cut the cherry tomatoes in halves. In separate bowls, toss the tomatoes and cucumbers with a little salt and leave them to sit for a few minutes to release their juices a bit; then put the tomatoes and cucumbers with their juices into a mixing bowl. Just before serving, add to the mixing bowl the purslane, pita chips, parsley, mint and green onion. Lightly toss everything together. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of the dressing, and toss the salad well. Sample a bite, and then keep adding and tossing with more dressing to taste: It should have a nice, strong edge of tart flavor. Transfer to serving plates or bowls, and add a dollop of labneh on the side. HERBED LABNEH Makes about 2 3/4 cups (435 mL)
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First, make the dressing. In a mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, pomegranate molasses, sumac, cumin and allspice, and whisk until evenly combined. Whisking continuously, pour in the olive oil in a thin, steady stream until fully incorporated. Season the dressing to taste with
Put the milk, labneh or yogurt in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, dill, green onion, garlic, and a little salt and pepper. Stir well. Taste, and adjust the seasonings with more salt and pepper as needed. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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