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School Board Candidates Present Goals

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – There are two seats available on the Board of Education, and six candidates are running for the three-year terms, to be decided in November’s general election. The candidates were emailed and asked about their employment, and if they have any experience in public office and in civic groups. The six were also asked what they believe the biggest issue is in the Brick school district and how they would address that issue. And finally, they were asked if they have any new ideas for the district.

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–Photos by Judy Smestad-Nunn (Above) Brick Police Detective Tim McCarthy leads a training on what to do if there’s an active shooter. (Right) PowerPoint slides during the presentation gave background information and showed photos from an active shooter drill the police held at Brick High School in 2012. By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – What would you do if you suddenly heard gunshots while you were at your workplace, house of worship, a concert, a nightclub, a healthcare facility, or anywhere else there have been active shooters? Startled by the sound of gunfire, most people freeze, said Brick Police Detective Tim McCarthy, who presented a Critical Incident/ Active Shooter Response for Businesses program recently, which was co-sponsored by the Brick Chamber of Commerce. Active shooter is a term used by law enforcement to describe a situation in which a shooting is in progress and implies that both the police and citi-

zens have the potential to affect the outcome of the event, based upon their responses, the detective said. “It’s unfortunate we have to do these kinds of events, but this is happening in our country and around the world,” McCarthy said during the event, which was held at the PAL building on Drum Point Road. “Open your eyes, pay attention to what’s going on around you,” he said. “The faster you react, the better chance you and others will survive.” McCarthy, who is a detective assigned to schools, and who is the municipal counter-terrorism coordinator, said he would not be teaching the audience tactics to “take people down,” but,

rather, how to increase someone’s chance of surviving someone who “wants to kill others indiscriminately.” A semi-trained assailant can discharge a revolver at the rate of 18 rounds in 30 seconds, he said. Most active shooter incidents end within five minutes, and some end within two minutes. Even when police are present or able to respond within minutes, civilians often have to make life or death decisions, and should therefore be engaged in training and discussions on decisions they may face, McCarthy said. When possible, it’s best to run if the path is clear. “Don’t stop running,

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have your hands up and empty when you leave the building, then call the police and give them any information you can,” he said. If you can’t escape, hide, he said, and lock the door, barricade it, stay close to the ground, turn the lights out and call 911, if possible, McCarthy said. “If you’re confronted by the active shooter, fight for your life, search for objects that are heavy and sharp, and don’t hold back, don’t stop fighting until you know you’re safe,” he said. For example, a fire extinguisher could be used in two ways: since

By Bob Vosseller BRICK – The idea was to brighten the day of a man celebrating his birthday with a birthday card for each year of his life, but that meant 102 birthday cards. George Campbell, a resident of the Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, received far more than that number. “I had seen something similar on Facebook about another facility where a resident turned 100. I thought why not do something different and fun,” said the facility’s Activities Director Jenny Campbell (no relation). “We got quite a few groups involved like area Girl Scout Troops,” Jenny Campbell said. The facility also used social media and various area publications to help them with their goal. The idea took off and became a social media viral event. George Campbell received more than 600 birthday cards by Oct. 3 and by Oct. 8 had around 2,000 cards. “He had no idea how things had taken off,” Sandy Crisafulli, Account Manager/Writer of Caryl Communications, Inc. said. Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is

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Continued From Page 1 it’s heavy you could use it to hit someone, or you could spray it as a distraction, he said. “Fight, but only if you are comfortable doing that - but only as a last resort to save your life. Use 150 percent,” McCarthy said. Help others if you can, but don’t let them hinder your escape, he added. McCarthy said that businesses should design an evacuation plan for employees, which could make the difference between life and death. “Have a plan, practice your plan like fire drills.” He said guns are not the only weapons being used to kill innocent civilians. He cited a 2017 attack on the London Bridge where a van was used to drive into pedestrians, followed by three armed men with knives who attacked people on the street. Bombs are also being used to kill people, such as the explosion during the Boston Marathon in 2013, and a pipe bomb that was detonated in a garbage can at the start of a Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park in September 2016. Things started to change after the school shooting at Columbine and Virginia Tech, McCarthy said. “It’s happening way too often. It’s a sad state of affairs we have to live like this.” The mindset of law enforcement is to save hostages and stop the shooter, he said. There are some common traits among shooters, McCarthy said. Active shooter’s motives are often acts of vengeance and achievement of power or status. In most

cases, the individuals are suicidal, homicidal and want to be killed. Many had recently undergone multiple psychological stressors, including rejection, discipline and humiliation. “As a boss or a co-worker, you might start seeing some of these things. Ask that person, are you alright? If it’s a big company, bring it to HR. Say something, you could change the outcome,” he said. Quite often a shooter will tell what they’re planning ahead of time through social media posts. “Statistically, active shooters rarely plan past the initial action. When confronted, most shooters have trouble deviating from their planned path,” McCarthy said. “Throw them off their plan,” McCarthy said, which could be something as superficial as return fire. After his presentation, which included a video that was produced by Homeland Security, McCarthy took questions from the audience. One person asked if active shooters use legal guns. McCarthy said most are legal. “They either get them from family members or they’ve gotten them legally in the past,” he said. Another audience member asked what children should be taught without creating too much anxiety. The detective said the schools hold one fire drill and one security drill a month, which include lockdowns. “They know exactly what they have to do,” he said. “We don’t tell them it’s a drill, so we make it like it’s real every single time. It’s become second nature with kids.”


Continued From Page 1 Joseph Aulisi, Jr. worked as a sergeant in the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office for 23 years and retired in May 2015. Employees of the prosecutor’s office are not allowed to hold public office, he said, so this would be his first time. He is on the executive board of Brick United, which raises money for scholarships for Brick high school students. Aulisi, who has two children in Brick Memorial High School, also served as a volunteer football coach for 18 years at Brick High School. “I plan on going in [as a Board of Education member] without any agenda or specific plan,” he said. “I want to go in and see where the money is being spent, and take a look at the high-end administrative jobs. I’m retired, so I have the time to see why they’re being paid that kind of money.” Aulisi said he wants to personally invite NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney - “who is saying we’re not paying enough taxes - to take a walk through the Brick schools and tell us we need to have our budget cut.” John Barton is a schoolteacher in Jackson. He previously served one three-year term on the Board of Education, and served for three years as County Representative to the NJ School Boards Association. “The biggest issue is having a superintendent to remain with the schools more than one year,” Barton wrote. “I would be sure that board members build a positive working relationship with the newest super once they hire one.” “The superintendent will have to work to figure out what to do in order to have the district

function within the constraints of the budgets that are approved,” he added. Barton said he thinks the issue of “revolving superintendents” can be helped out with a committee as a whole-style board instead of the current separate committee-style board. Cassidy “Cas” Busa and Robert “Rob” Canfield are running together under the “It’s Reform Time” banner. Busa is a patient care representative at Allied Dental and a student at Ocean County College. He is a newcomer to holding a public office, and has no experience in civic groups. Canfield is a realtor with Weichert Realtors and formerly worked at Allied Dental. He has run for mayor and the Board of Education in the past. He is a volunteer pastor at Full Gospel in Wall and is a former Boy Scout. Both candidates say the biggest issue facing the district is the need to create alternative revenue sources for the district. “Raising taxes should not be the solution to this funding crisis,” they wrote. “Merging schools is not a viable option as it would cause strain on the remaining schools. We want to trim the fat from the budget while also creating alternative revenue streams for the school district.” Busa and Canfield say they would create new revenue streams to save the sports and extracurricular clubs and activities. “These should not be affected because of an act of the state,” they said. Melita Gagliardi and Daisy Haffner are currently Board of Education members and are running for reelection under the banner “Making a Difference.” Gagliardi is a Special Education Literacy (Board - See Page 23)

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Continued From Page 1 a client of Caryl Communications. “He is an aware, communicable and a kind, warm-hearted spirit,” Natalie Adis of Marquis Health Services said, describing George Campbell. Campbell is a proud Navy veteran and served in the South Pacific during World War II. His daughter Patricia Campbell-McAvoy said that as an offset of his work in the Navy in aircraft maintenance he went into sheet metal work. “He worked on many diners across the state,” Cambell-McAvoy said. One of those diners was the original O.B. Diner in Point Pleasant considered an Ocean County landmark. Campbell-McAvoy reminded her father that he used to describe his profession as a “tin knocker.” Beyond the many iconic diners he helped build, George Campbell also worked on fabricating stained glass steel for the World Trade Center. George Campbell recalled a heart attack he had at age 63 that led him to retire and also quit smoking cold turkey. “That made me quit,” he said. But he wasn’t going to sit around in his retirement. As a volunteer he joined his daughter who worked at the Thomas Edison Tower and Museum in West Orange. “He would greet people as they came in and this led him to become its curator,” Cambell McAvoy said. “He gave tours and some children even asked him if he knew Thomas Edison,”

The Brick Times, October 12, 2019, Page 5 Campbell-McAvoy said. He remained in that role for 25 years. Recalling those days, George Campbell said, “enough was enough, it was time to retire.” “He retired when he was 88, Earlier in his life he had served as the Asst. Fire Chief of Edison-Menlo Park,” Campbell McAvoy said. “The fi re department police was part of my duties,” George Campbell added. Campbell-McAvoy said her grandparents Mary and George Campbell were also long lived and that her mother Kathleen Coogan Campbell died in Aug. 2012. “He met my mother when they were 15,” Campbell-McAvoy said. “They were married for 63 years.” George Campbell is a family man and was devoted to his late wife and remains close to his children which in addition to Patricia includes his son Robert and his grandchildren Erin, Jonathan and Brenda and two great grandchildren Alice and Clara. “He built a treehouse for his grandchildren without having a design. He just got some wood and started building it one day,” his daughter said. Campbell was born and grew up in Perth Amboy and moved to Point Pleasant Beach before relocating to Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in May. Some of his past and present interests include fishing, gardening and watching Wheel of Fortune.



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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY e DitoRiAL Make Local Changes Matter People are so angry at what’s going on in the world that they overlook the small, solvable problems just outside their door. People watch or read world news but not local news. Why is it that someone can say what’s going on in another country but they have no idea what’s going on in their ow n tow n? They can tell you the names of the movers and shakers in Washington, but couldn’t tell you the name of their own mayor. You might be wellversed in a national debate, but no one on the federal level cares what you think. You are just one voter. One drop of rain in the ocean. Your opinion on the national or international theater means nothing. Now, of course, if you are par t of a g reater

movement that is something. But Donald Trump or Phil Murphy aren’t going to listen to one solitary voter. On the contrar y, if you want to really affect change, start local. I’ve been to some council or board of education meetings where the only people in the audience are reporters. If you have a solution, if there’s a dangerous road, if the taxes are too high, if there are neighbors who are breaking township codes, t hese a re t he changes you can make. It’s a bit hypocritical of me because I can’t get out to my own town meetings as much as I would like, but I want to underscore the importance of getting involved in your own town. Chris Lundy News Editor


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Letters To The Editor Mayor Challenged To Debate My name is Laura Shaw. I am running for the office of Mayor of Berkeley Township. I am a lifelong resident of the Bayville section and this is my first time running for elected office. I am excited and humbled to be running for mayor in the town I grew up in. I have spent the last several months knocking on doors and meeting residents. It has been an enlightening and rewarding experience. I have three terrific running mates, also all first time candidates. We got into this race for all the right reasons; mainly to improve the qualit y of life in our hometown and keep it affordable to live here. I have a lot of ideas to achieve these goals and I would like to share them in a public setting, and cont rast them with our current mayor’s ideas and his eight year record. I have let it be known that I want to have a debate with our current mayor. I have challenged him to a debate on social media several times and have had no response. I think t he voters of Berkeley Township need and deserve to hear their elected officials and those seeking off ice present their platforms. Since I have not received any response to my previous overtures, I want to take this opportunity, in a public newspaper for all to see, to challenge Mayor Amato to a debate. I will comply with any format he wants to use; a moderator, a panel discussion, a voter Q&A. He can pick the date, the time and the location. I k now there are undecided voters in town who would find a mayoral debate to be helpf ul in making this very important decision. So what do you say, Mayor Amato? Shall we give the voters

Letters To The Editor an opportunity to see us m a ny lo c a l non - p r of it Sept. 14, 2019). share our ideas and our contrasting visions? I will await your response.

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Amato’s Leadership, Compassion Got Us Through Sandy I want to express my deep appre ciat ion t o Mayor Car men A mato for his assistance and leadership during Superstorm Sandy. On the 29th of this month, we will mark the 7th ann ive r sa r y si nce Sa ndy decimated our area. I was one of the unlucky ones, as I lost most of my home on that day. Many of my neighbors in Glen Cove, some in Good Luck Point and Berkeley Shores were also vict i ms of Sa ndy, losing everything. Before and during the storm, Mayor Amato kept us residents informed by sending out messages and automated calls. Immediately after the stor m, Mayor Amato personally went into the storm-ravaged areas with dozens of trucks and equipment with public works personnel to start the long clean-up process. T his clean-up was at no cost to any of the residents affected by Sandy. During the long twowe ek bla ckout , Mayor Amato coordinated with JCP&L to have free water and ice for area residents at the recreation center. He was there helping distribute it most evenings a n d we e ke n d s! M ayo r Amato also ordered 24hour police protection and command posts to protect the areas from criminals so only “US” residents had access to our dark neighborhoods. A few weeks later, Mayor A mato held publ ic i nformation seminars and wo r k s h o p s w it h SBA , FEM A, Red Cross and

groups to help and aid our residents in the rebuilding process. The Mayor sol icit e d a nd r e c eive d $200,000 from the Robin Ho o d Fou nd at ion t h at provided mini grants to homeowners. When the state and federal government finally allocated the Sandy Relief funding, it was Mayor Amato who took the ext raordi nar y steps to notify the affected residents of the grants that would be available and how to apply for them. A s P r e sid e nt of t h e Berkeley Township Taxpayers Coalition, I also want to commend Mayor Amato and the Council for the outstanding job they have done in keeping our Township affordable, despite the loss of tens of millions of dollars in retables during Superstorm Sandy. Berkeley Township has the SECOND lowest overall Proper t y Taxes in all of Ocean County, thanks to their hard work. Mayor Amato is running for re-election this year. I wanted to remind the residents of the extraordinary effort he put forth then, during the worst natural disaster to hit our area in my lifetime, and the effort he puts forth each and every day serving our community. Mayor Amato has ear ned my suppor t and I encourage you to vote for Mayor Amato and the entire the Amato Team on Column A. Samuel Cammarato, President Berkeley Township Taxpayers Coalition Superstorm Sandy Survivor

The Corrupt Conservative Media A writer from Manchester talks about the corrupt liberal media, Fake news and silent majority (“Silent Majority Should Stand Up Vs. Media Bias,”

Let’s start with silent majority. Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes. That’s not a majority. His approval rating has never been even close to 50%. As far as being silent I don’t see that from Trump supporters. They are gener ally bu llies spew i ng false claims and they hate facts. On the fake news media that would apply to Fox News who constantly comes out with “alternate facts.” They have been caught over and over making false statements, taking statements out of context to change the meaning and many times outright lies. Their retractions are a lways af t e r m id n ig ht when most of their viewers are not watching. I remember one in particular during the controversy of football players kneeling during the National Anthem where they showed a photo of players from the Philadelphia Eagles k neeling stating it was during the anthem when is act ually was players praying before the game. They made a retraction in writing but never retracted it during the show it was broadcast. I never saw anything that blatant done on any other news show. And of course let’s not forget the King of Fake News Donald Trump himself, the man is pathological liar who gets caught several times a day making false or outrageous statements. Remember he went for two years saying President Obama was not born in the US and he was going to show indisputable proof. W hat ever hap pened to that proof? Fox News and Tr ump harassed Obama daily but I guess you forgot that. I thin k the eight abysmal years you are talking about were the Bush presidency. Joseph Marra Seaside Park

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Donate And Save A Life: Ocean County Mall Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Mall is marking October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by partnering with Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization. As part of Simon’s fall campaign, over 150 Simon Malls, Mills, and Premium Outlets nationwide, including the Ocean County Mall, will be participating in a range of activities during the month of October. “We are thrilled to launch our More Than Pink initiative and have been overwhelmed by the ongoing positive support this movement has garnered with our shoppers, retailers, and employees to support Susan G. Komen in its tireless efforts to save lives and end breast cancer forever,” said

Erin Barbato of Ocean County Mall. If you make a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen during the month of October at the Ocean County Mall, you will receive a discount pass valid at participating retailers. When purchasing a gift card at the Mall Office, Simon will donate $1 to Komen for each specially marked Visa Simon Giftcard purchased. The More Than Pink initiative allows Ocean County Mall to do its part in helping to save lives and helping Komen reach its Bold Goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the United States by 2026. Last year, Simon raised more than $550,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen, all generated through the support and participation of shoppers, retailers, and employees.

Willow Springs Hosts Psychic Night BRICK – AAUW (NOCB) presents a “Psychic Night” on Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Willow Springs Rehabilitation, 1049 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. Psychic Night will feature Tarot Card Reading, Palm Reading, and Reiki

Healing Therapy. Fifteen minute sessions are $20.00. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for women. Refreshments will be served. To schedule appointments in advance, call Willow Springs at 732-840-3700.

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BRICK - The Friends of the Brick Library are sponsoring a bus trip to Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Rich in history and natural beauty it is the only pre-Revolutionary manor house still surviving in New York City. Enjoy lunch at

“The Armory,” located on Perth Amboy’s historic waterfront. The trip is only $88 and includes all fees, taxes and tips. Contact Vicky Aufiero for information, and to reserve your spot at 732-713-6084.


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Continued From Page 5 As to his favorite foods and presidents he said, “I don’t remember. There are so many,” he said. Regarding, the subject of desser ts however, Campbell made it very clear he enjoyed “cheesecake and strawberry shortcake.” “He’s a big one on desserts that’s for sure,” his daughter said. Campbell-McAvoy said of her father.

The Brick Times, October 12, 2019, Page 9 “the older he gets the more I appreciate the stories he tells and the love we have. He is a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.” George Campbell was described by his daughter as a very independent man who when he lived in Point Pleasant Beach prepared his own meals and cleaned his own clothes. He does enjoy those who take care of him at Willow Springs. “They take good care of me and they make sure I don’t trip and fall down and when I don’t feel well,” he said.

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—Photo by Bob Vosseller George Campbell celebrated his 102nd birthday on Thursday, Oct. 10 at his residence at the Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Brick. Joining him is Jenny Campbell, (no relation) the activities director at the facility and George Campbell’s daughter Patricia Campbell-McAvoy.

—Photo courtesy June Chernetz BRICK – Yellowbrick Ice Cream Shop of Brick was recently honored by the Order of the Evergreen Alumnae Association of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore with its distinguished Good Neighbor Community Award. Yellow Brick Ice Cream shop and its owner, the Rose family, have been most generous and supported the Order’s annual gift auction for many years. The Rose Family also have another location in Toms

River at 1857 Hooper Ave. With the proceeds of the gift auction, the Order of the Evergreen is able to provide fi nancial assistance to their campership program, as well as their scholarship fund. In addition, they are often able to support specific projects at the council’s two camps in Monmouth and Ocean County. The next fundraiser gift auction will be May 1, 2020.

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—Photo courtesy Crossroads Realty of Toms River TOMS RIVER – Crossroads Realty of Toms River was recently honored by the Order of the Evergreen Alumnae Association of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore with its distinguished Good Neighbor Community Award. Crossroads Realty and its owner, Mark Kotzas, have been most generous and supported the Order’s annual gift auction for many years. Order of the Evergreen Alumnae Association members Elaine Gregory (left) and June Chernetz (right)

recently presented a plaque to Crossroads Realty owner Mark Kotzas. With the proceeds of the gift auction, the Order of the Evergreen is able to provide financial assistance to their campership program, as well as their scholarship fund. In addition, they are often able to support specific projects at the council’s two camps in Monmouth and Ocean County. The next fundraiser gift auction will be May 1, 2020.

Ocean County Mall Hosts Halloween-Themed Play Date By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Join Ocean County Mall for a Halloween-themed Disney Junior Play Date for children of all ages. The event will take place on October 24, 4-7 p.m. and will feature activities inspired by some of Disney Junior’s most popular television series including Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, and T.O.T.S. This Disney Junior Play Date will provide a host of family-friendly fun activities including

a craft project to create their own Disney Junior character mask and a Halloween themed photo booth. Don’t miss out on great prizes and opportunities to meet local businesses as well. The registration booth opens at 3 p.m. Be one of the first 100 families and receive a goodie bag! The fun starts at 4 p.m. in Center Court. This event does not include live character appearances.

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BRICK – The Brick Township Police would like to remind the public that the Blue Hart Program is available to all persons suffering from heroin, opiate or any substance addiction. The premise of the program is that any person who voluntarily enters the Police Department and requests help with addiction to heroin or opiates or any substance shall be immediately screened for potential participation in Blue HART. Upon completion of the Blue HART screening process the Officer / Shift Supervisor shall provide transportation for the participant to the

designated provider as soon as reasonably possible. The Brick Township Police Department is committed to do whatever it takes to combat addiction in our and surrounding communities. Blue Hart participating Agencies: • Mondays - Ocean Gate and Lacey Township Police • Tuesdays - Stafford Township and Point Pleasant Borough Police • Wednesdays - Manchester Township Police • Thursdays - Brick Township Police

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Georgian Court to Offer New Online Master’s in Communication, Digital Marketing

LAKEWOOD — Georgian Court University this week launched its new Master of Science in Communication and Digital Marketing, a fully online degree designed to help professionals pursue a wide variety of careers, including director-level positions. The program was approved recently week by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and will enroll graduate students beginning in the fall of 2020. Applications are being accepted now. Integrating data-driven decision-making with marketing and communication best practices, the curriculum includes ten 3-credit courses. Classes can be completed online in one year or over two years. Coursework encompasses digital marketing, campaign management, branding, media law, and business analytics, among other topics. “Today’s marketing and communication professionals must combine creativity, expertise in use of digital technology, and business savvy to be successful. This unique program integrates the fields of communication and business (marketing) to satisfy the requirement that these professionals require to gain understanding of the audience or customers,” says Ashley Elmore, Ph.D., GCU associate professor of business and director of graduate business programs in the university’s School of Business & Digital Media. “The curriculum highlights creative process, design, distribution of messages across media, and assessment of results using digital technologies,” she said. Earning the degree from Georgian Court University’s School of Business and Digital Media gives students access to faculty with expert knowledge and demonstrated experience in the fields of communication and marketing. “To be honest, every industry can benefit from

this degree—any organization that is interested in advancing the strength of its marketing and communication strategy,” says Jennifer Edmonds, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business and Digital Media. Mission and Objectives The new online master’s degree in digital communication and marketing provides graduate students with: in-depth knowledge and application in the fields of marketing and communication; experience using industry best practices to select strategies, evaluate and produce content for digital environments, and utilize data to assess and augment creative campaigns; a comprehensive understanding of technology-facilitated communication and marketing; the opportunity to complete scholarly research on topics of interest for the capstone course; development of sense of values and ethical behavior in the marketplace; a curriculum that is broad yet specialized in order to support further study and future careers; tools to exemplify the Mercy core values of justice, integrity, respect, compassion, and service and that will set them apart as leaders in their respective professions. “I am thrilled to offer this new program at Georgian Court University. It gives students a new pathway to further understand today’s business marketing climate while integrating their own creativity and professional strengths,” says Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., university president. “This degree will enhance students’ knowledge of integrated marketing, digital communication, and social media analytics.” For complete program details, contact the GCU Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 732-987-2770 or

Get Your Dog A Park ID OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Dog Park ID’s will be available at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall in Toms River on Saturday and the Ocean County Administration Offices in Toms River, Jake Branch County Park in Beachwood and Wells Mills County Park in Waretown on Monday. Dog Park Rules & Regulations: • The Ocean County Off-Leash dog area is for use by permit only (With valid ID card) • Management reserves the right to close the area due to weather conditions • Children under eight (8) years of age are not permitted within the off-leash dog area. • Children eight (8) years of age and older must be closely supervised by an adult. • There is a limit of two (2) dogs per person. • When others are waiting, please limit your use to thirty (30) minutes. The maximum number of dogs at one time is twenty (20). • Owners are responsible at all times for the behavior and safety of their dogs and should

be considerate of others • Puppies under six (6) months old are prohibited. • Dogs must wear collars displaying valid licenses at all times and have current vaccinations. Choke collars are prohibited in the Off Leash Dog Facilities. • Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving area. Owners must remain with their dogs at all times and must carry a leash for each dog at all times. • Owners must clean up after their dogs. • No dog treats, food or toys are allowed in Off-Leash dog area. • Dogs in heat will not be permitted inside the facility. • Dogs in heat and non-neutered male dogs will not be permitted inside the facility. • All visitors are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations governing the use of facilities within the Ocean County Parks System as adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Brick Library Events for October 2019

BRICK – Join the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library for events throughout the month of October. October’s Art Display presents an exhibit by Brick Artists Studio. • 7 p.m., Every Tuesday: English Conversation Group. All are welcome. • 10 a.m., Friday October 25: Stitch in Time. Please Register. • 2 p.m., Saturday, October 12: An Afternoon at the Opera with Christa Dalmazio. Listen to pieces by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, Gershwin, Verdi, Mozart, and more sung by the Christa Dalmazio, piano accompaniment by John Balme. Please Register. • 11:30 a.m., Mondays, October 14 and 28: Gentle Chair Yoga for Adults with Special Challenges. A gentle yoga practice for adults with wheelchairs or other physical challenges. Day program groups and individuals welcome. Please Register. • 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15: Legal Forms by Gale Cengage. Come see what this legal form database has to offer. Please Register. • 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 16: Medicare Education Workshop. Learn how Medicare works and the differences between plans. Light refreshments will be served. Please Register. • 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 16: Chilton Database Overview. Learn maintenance info, repair specs, recall notices, and more. Please Register. • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 16: Write-In. For adults, teens and older children. Please Register. • 10 a.m., Thursday, October 17: RBdigital. Download popular magazines or listen to audiobooks. Please Register. • 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 17: Poets Corner. Have fun writing poems. Please Register. • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 17: Night Crafting for Adults. Make a fishnet wrapped jar. Please Register. • 1:30 – 3 p.m., Saturday, October 19: Moving and Creating Together. Yoga and art for adults with challenges. Please Register. • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22: How to Develop and Implement Successful Sales Strategies. Presented by Tom Martucci in partnership with Ocean County SCORE. Please Register. • 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 23: Kanopy. Access this free streaming film service. Please Register. • 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 23: Mini Pumpkin Painting. Paint a real mini pumpkin for Fall. Ages 12 – 18. Please Register. • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24: Tech Buddies. Buddy up with a teen volunteer to get help with your cell phone, tablet, or the Internet. Call or visit the reference desk to schedule a one-on-one 30 minute tutorial. Please Register. • 7 p.m., Thursday, October 24: Teen Advisory Board. New members welcome. Ages 12 – 18.

Please Register. • 7 p.m., Thursday, October 24: OCL Website. Learn to use the OCL website. Mouse and keyboard skills required. Please Register • 10 a.m., Saturday, October 26. Second Chance Saturday Crafting. Make an alcohol ink tile. Please Register. • 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26: A Musical Salute to Broadway with Charlie Zahm. Join singer/guitarist Charlie Zahm for an hour of Broadway favorites, black tuxedo, white tie, and all. Please Register. • 2 p.m., Monday, October 28: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Wellness Series – Men’s Health Please Register. • 6 p.m., Monday, October 28: Universal Class. Free continuing courses with an Ocean County Library card. Please Register. • 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 29: Hypnosis and Stress. Join Board Certified Hypnotist, Mary Silvernail, to find out about how hypnosis can help you with stress, pain, and more. Learn a creative visualization technique to help. Please Register. • 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 30: hoopla. Borrow digital movies, music, and eBooks. Please Register. Children’s Programs: • 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, October 15, 22; 9:30 am Wednesdays, October 16, 23: Toddler Funtime. Stories, songs, and other fun. Registration is for the 4 week series. Ages 1 – 2. Please Register. • 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, October 15, 22 or 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, October 16, 23: PreSchool Storytime. Special stories and other fun. Registration is for the 4 week series. Ages 3 – 5. Please Register. • 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 15: Try it Tuesday. A hands on activity. Ages 6 and up • 10 a.m., Monday, October 14: Paws for Reading. Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 6 and up. Please Register. • 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 18: Vampire Storytime. Read stories and do some crafts about vampires. Ages 3 – 5. Please Register. 2 p.m., Friday, October 18. Spooky Green Screen. Drop-in between 2 – 4 pm and have your photo taken in front of a creepy-themed green screen. • 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 21: Ghost Stories. Enjoy some spooky ghost stories and a craft. Ages 3 – 5. Please Register. • 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22: Homeschool Happenings: Create Fall Stained Glass Art. Ages 5 – 11. Please Register. • 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 25: Candy Construction. Let’s see what we can build out of all the candy we’re about to collect. Please Register. • 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 29: Halloween Crafts and Parade. Crafts, a parade and trick or treating. Children and families. Please Register.

Atlantic City Bus Trip

BRICK – The Seaview Village Women’s Club hosts a bus trip to Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget every second Monday of the month. If interested, call 732-864-1151. Bus leaves at 9 a.m., returns at 5 p.m.

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Spooky But Safe: Officials Urge Caution As Halloween Approaches By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – As spooky season descends upon Ocean County, officials are working to ensure that the only Halloween scares residents see are the fun kind. “As Halloween approaches I again ask that our children, parents and drivers pay special attention to safety so everyone can enjoy a safe and spooky holiday,” Freeholder Joseph Vicari said. Vicari reminds parents to check in on the Megan’s Law website to be aware of any potential sex offenders that may live in your neighborhood, or neighborhoods where children may be trick-or-treating for candy. “This only takes a few minutes and can make a big difference in keeping a child safe,” Vicari said. The Megan’s Law website provides a database of up-to-date information on all convicted sex offenders who are residents of New Jersey. Towns, counties, zip codes and even individual streets can be easily reviewed. The database can be accessed through a link on the Ocean County Government Homepage at In addition, Vicari suggests opting for face makeup over a mask for your Halloween costume, as masks can obstruct a child’s vision making it difficult for them to see oncoming traffic. “Wear light-colored clothing or add reflective tape to darker costumes,” he added. “Always carry a flashlight at night.” When trick-or-treating, young children should

be accompanied by an adult and older children should travel in groups for their safety, Vicari added. “Make sure trick-or-treaters know to only approach familiar houses that have outside lights on and never enter a stranger’s home or vehicle,” he said. After bringing home your Halloween candy haul, parents should inspect all treats before letting kids consume them. Vicari also reminds everyone to never eat candy that has been opened already. As the Halloween season gets on, residents will of course be shopping around for that perfect costume. Vicari encourages residents to purchase their Halloween costumes at a reputable business in Ocean County. “It’s important to check every costume for a flame retardant label,” said Vicari. “Some cheap or counterfeit costumes may not be safe to wear.” Lastly, motorists are advised to pay special attention when driving on Halloween. According to federal statistics, children are four times more likely to be struck by an automobile on Halloween than on any other night of the year. “In the excitement of the day, trick-or-treaters probably won’t be paying attention to passing motor vehicles, so slow down and drive cautiously,” he said. Before heading out for nighttime trick-or-treating, stop by the annual Toms River Halloween Parade on October 31.

Brick Garden Club Meeting

BRICK – The next meeting of the Brick Garden Club will be held on Monday, October 14 starting at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Ellen Silverman a Rutgers Master Gardener,

her topic will be “Fall, Putting Your Garden to Bed.” All meetings are held at the Bob Anstett Cultural Arts Center, 515 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.

Paint With Local Artists POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Come paint with local artists at the Band Shell on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Paint with local artists Mary Ellen Savage. Bring your own supplies. All are welcome. Free gathering!


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Freeholders Fight For Affordable Flood Insurance

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – When you live by the water, it is not always beach days and sunshine. Coastal communities such as the Jersey Shore are also at a higher risk for flooding. Ocean County officials say that flood insurance is key to protecting yourself when living in a coastal community. “Flood insurance and mitigation funding from the National Flood Insurance Program was critical to rebuilding Ocean County and other areas of the state affected by Superstorm Sandy which unleashed unprecedented devastation when the storm hit in October of 2012,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, liaison to the Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs. “And while we know the importance of flood insurance, we also know that it has to be affordable for our homeowners.

On August 7, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution calling on federal leaders to extend the National Flood Insurance Program and provide affordable rates and sensible coverage to property owners. The NFIP is due to expire September 30. Congress has introduced two distinct reauthorization bills that would reauthorize it through Sept. 30, 2024 - HR 3167 sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters and S 2187 sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez with a companion bill HR 3872, sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone. “Changes being considered to the national flood insurance program could increase rates substantially leaving homeowners without proper coverage or struggling to pay the bill,” Vicari said. “We want our federal leaders to take a closer look at this legislation so that it doesn’t harm our citizens or the citizens across the U.S. who need to have flood insurance.” According to George Kasimo, an advocate with Stop FEMA Now, the Freeholders are not the first to call for change. Many other municipalities are also asking for affordable flood insurance. “The Freeholders are working for property owners in making sure flood insurance is affordable,” he said. “Under a proposed provision in the Flood Insurance Program, rates could rise 18 to 25 percent. This will have a negative effect on property values and will also affect our taxes.” Companion bills S 2187/HR 3872 propose capping annual rate increases to 9 percent. Kasimo noted there are 53,000 flood insurance policies issued to Ocean County property owners insuring $19 billion in property. In March, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, (FEMA) announced a redesigned risk system, Risk Rating 2.0, which the administration states will better reflect a property’s unique flood risk. “This new rating has the potential to significantly impact homeowners in Ocean County,” Vicari said. “The new rating is also expected to increase the number of properties requiring flood insurance as they expand beyond the current regulated Special Flood Hazard Areas. “It’s important our Congressional representatives hear our concerns and address the issue so flood insurance is affordable and any changes to the program do not have a negative impact on property owners.”


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Ocean County Offering 2020 Census Job Opportunities

By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – For those that are looking for work or perhaps just a little extra income, Ocean County can help. There is still six months left until the 2020 Census and the Census Bureau is looking to recruit hundreds of thousands of workers to help with the count. “The U.S. Census is looking to hire our residents for 2020 Census jobs. Ocean County residents in particular are needed to fill these jobs and help ensure a complete and accurate count in the County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to the 2020 Census. “From neighborhood canvassers to office workers, the U.S. Census is hiring people to make certain a complete count is taken in 2020.” These temporary positions can include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. The 2020 Census will help to determine New Jersey’s representation in the US House of Representatives, as well as direct how over $675 billion in federal funds are distributed to the states annually for Medicaid, Pell Grants, school lunch programs, transit and more. “These jobs are your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted,” said Vicari. “This will ensure our schools, hospitals, and businesses all receive the federal funding needed to best serve you.” If you’re interested in applying, visit To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must: • Be at least 18 years old. • Have a valid Social Security number. • Be a U.S. citizen. • Have a valid email address. • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)

• Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959. • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting. • Commit to completing training. • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends. Many of the 2020 Census positions do require you to have access to a vehicle as well as possess a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available. You must also have access to a computer with internet and an email account. “These temporary positions come with competitive wages, weekly paychecks, flexible hours and paid training,” Vicari said. “They are available to anyone that can meet the requirements.” Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines added that the Census Bureau is committed to hiring people to work in the area where they live. “Working where you live is a benefit to the Census Bureau,” Haines said. “You have a good working knowledge of your area and that is a helpful advantage.” According to the Census Bureau, if you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty. The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference. For more information, contact your area census office at 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855562-2020) and select option 3. You may also use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-8778339 for TTY/ASCII.

Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority Flushing Notice

BRICK – The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority will be flushing its distribution system beginning on or about September 18 and continuing through November. Distribution system flushing is a normal water system maintenance exercise and will help in our effort to continue to provide the best quality water to our customers. During this time, the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority will temporarily modify the disinfection process of water treatment from chloramine residuals to free chlorine. Free chlorine is commonly used in public water supplies as a disinfectant. As a result of the

temporary change in disinfection type, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste and odor in their tap. In addition, you may experience low water pressure and some discoloration of water. This is normal and no cause for concern. During flushing Brick Utilities employees will be working along roadways. If you are driving in areas where flushing is taking place, please drive cautiously for the safety of yourself and other employees. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience while we complete this important annual maintenance program. If you have any questions please call Brick Utilities at 732-458-7000 ext. 5389.

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5 Tips To Keep Your Technology Going Strong Does hearing technology call for ongoing professional upkeep? Can I handle any needed maintenance at home? How can I tell whether my devices are damaged? Where can I take them for replacement or repair? Much like today’s tablets and cell phones, hearing aids are powered by complex technology that may require professional attention in certain circumstances, but a little DIY maintenance can go a long way in keeping your devices in top shape. Read on for five simple tips to maximize your tech’s longevity. Keep ’Em Dry and Sanitized: Water is kryptonite to hearing aids, so remember to remove them before showering or swimming, and use a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier not only to reduce moisture but to sanitize and store your technology at the same time. Wipe Off the Wax: Earwax (also called cerumen) naturally accumulates in the ear and on your hearing aid, but gently wiping your devices each night with a soft, dry cloth and clearing the part of the device that goes into your ear canal with the provided tooth brush will make quick work of the buildup. Check the Batteries: Batteries typically can last from a few days to a couple weeks

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Affecting about 2% of the U.S. population, psoriasis is among the most common skin conditions. It occurs when the immune system causes certain areas of skin to produce new cells more rapidly than normal, leading to skin thickening and scaling. While the underlying cause may be genetic, there are certain triggers that lead to flare-ups, which should be avoided. Chief among these triggers is stress, which causes the body to release chemicals that increase the inflammatory response. Psoriasis tends to worsen with weight gain, certain medications (i.e., beta-blockers used to treat hypertension and lithium used to treat bipolar disorder), strep throat, skin injury, and respiratory infection. While flare-ups cannot be totally avoided, the risk of experiencing them can be lessened. Living with chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis, can cause disruption to day-to-day activities. Depending on the type and severity of psoriasis, patients may require the expertise of a medical professional to help alleviate the symptoms and effects of the skin condition. Our dermatologists provide patients with the highest level of care and dedication to effectively treating skin conditions. We’ve been specially trained to look below the skin’s surface when searching for answers to our patients’ concerns. P.S. With new treatment options, complete clearance is often possible for many patients.

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B Vitamin Deficiency Apparent In The Potty By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

When you think of B complex, you probably think of it as one B vitamin, but “B Complex” refers to a group of B vitamins consisting of B1, B2, B3, B6 and others. The B Complex available as a dietary supplement is intended to fill a nutrient gap that some people develop from malnutrition. This is fine, however most people can eat their way to better B status. The concerns about B vitamin deficiency are frequently overlooked by the most caring practitioners. Remember, the mindset in today’s atrocious health care system is to medicate you, so you’re bound to get a drug for a symptom, even if that symptom stems from a nutrient deficiency! But that’s what you have me for, I have written articles for 20 something years to help you identify nutrient depletion and proper ways of restoration. Here are some signs and symptoms of B deficiency: Fatigue, anemia, diarrhea, hypothyroidism, burning mouth, nerve pain, memory issues, depression, vision/hearing difficulty, hair loss, confusion, agitation and numbness. Do you have a lot of those? One thing that leads to B vitamin deficiency is being a fussy eater. There’s a new case study about a boy who was so fussy about his food that all he ate was fries, white bread, potato chips, slices of ham and sometimes sausage. Perhaps you know a child or adult who has a limited diet? According to the case study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the teenager impacted his hearing and vision. So profound was his B12 deficiency,

injections of it could not save his sight. As adults, B deficiencies could be even more profound due to the oxidative oxidative damage that occurs from drinking alcohol, smoking and taking medicines which deplete B vitamins. Medications that are known to lower B vitamins include oral contraceptives, blood pressure pills, metformin, antibiotics and acid blockers. The first sign of B12 deficiency could be apparent in the potty. I’m referring to diarrhea or loose stools. If you suddenly have this problem, and it’s not related to food poisoning or antibiotic use, then consider a B vitamin deficiency. A balanced diet will give you the full range of B vitamins, so don’t worry if you eat eggs, vegetables, salad, fruits, chicken, seafood, red meat, dairy and nuts. If you have a limited diet for some reason, and you decide to supplement, buy a B complex that offers the B nutrients in their body-ready, biologically active form. For example, “methylfolate,” not folic acid, and “pyridoxal phosphate,” not pyridoxine. Most people don’t realize that some of the most important B vitamins are manufactured in the GI tract by our own microflora (probiotics help restore healthy microflora). So a deficiency in biotin, B12 and other B’s could indicate that you’ve stripped your gut of healthy probiotics. This contributes to the diarrhea, or for some, constipation alternating with diarrhea. If you have pins/needles or neuropathy, or you take the medication metformin, then B vitamins are essential for you.

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Caregiver Support Group

BRICK – Feeling overwhelmed taking care of a loved one? Learn how to care for yourself while caring for others at the Caregiver Support Group & Education program. The support group is led by Mira Ahuja

on the first and third Monday of each month, 1-3 p.m., at Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Willow Springs is located at 1049 Burnt Tavern Road in Brick. To register, call Mira at 732-740-3900.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Compassionate Care Hospice is looking for Volunteers who are willing to give companionship to a patient and or their family. This is a gift one gives to his or her self as the rewards are abounding - to

help one at this time in their lives. For more information please contact Kathleen O’Connell, Volunteer Coordinator 914-275-5766 or Kathleen.oconnell@

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By: Marc S. Galella, Esq. and Robert C. Shea, Esq. of R.C. Shea & Associates

January is the time to consider whether to appeal your residential real estate taxes. This article will address some of the most commonly asked questions about tax appeals. The most important thing to understand about real estate tax appeals is what you can and cannot appeal. Under New Jersey law, you can only appeal that the assessment for your property is in excess of the property’s fair market value. The assessment is the municipality’s determination as to the value of your property. This determination is sent to each taxpayer around February 1 of each year in the form of a post card identifying the property and the current assessment. It is equally important to know what you cannot appeal. You cannot appeal the following: (1) the amount of taxes which you have to pay; (2) whether you can afford to pay the taxes; (3) that another person is paying less taxes than you; and (4) that the assessment of another property is less than yours. Thus, the local County Tax Board can only hear appeals that the property’s assessment is greater than its fair market value. The municipal tax assessment is entitled to a presumption that it is correct. It is up to the taxpayer to prove that the assessment is excessive. To do this, the taxpayer must present evidence to the Tax Board as to the correct fair market value of the property. This evidence

should be in the form of sales of compara- Marc S. Galella Esq. ble properties which occurred on or before October 1 of the year prior to the filing of the appeal. Since most people do not know how to obtain comparable sales, it is best to hire a State licensed or certified real estate appraiser to prepare an appraisal showing the comparable sales. The appraisal must be filed with the Tax Board no later than one week prior to the tax appeal hearing date. The appraiser should also be at the hearing to present the appraisal. In most cases all tax appeals must be filed no later than April 1 of each year. However, the appeal deadline may be earlier or later. It is best to check with the town as to the filing deadline. The filing deadline is strictly enforced and the failure to file by the deadline will result in the appeal being dismissed. Taxpayers seeking to file appeals should begin the process as soon as they receive the assessment card from the tax assessor. Because the laws and procedures regarding tax appeals are complicated, it is a good idea to retain the services of an attorney to assist you in filing and pursuing the appeal. R. C. Shea and Associates has a long history of obtaining reductions in tax assessments for our clients.

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Toms River Hosts Free Makerfest with Area Artists and Technologists

She’s Got Happy Feet And He’s Got Cold Feet

TOMS RIVER – A team of strangers works as a team with duct tape, yarn, soda cans, and cardboard to solve a real world challenge. A child helps his grandfather navigate a virtual reality space station. Two English teachers build a working robot from a box of parts. A panel takes audience questions about the role of arts in building community. It’s all just another day at the Jersey Shore Makerfest, taking place October 12 and now in its fifth year. The festival celebrates the global phenomenon known as the “maker movement,” which brings together artists, crafters, inventors, and educators to share works of imagination and address real world problems. The largest such event, the World Maker Faire in New York City and San Francisco, recently folded, making Makerfest possibly the largest such event on the east coast. “I don’t know of any other opportunity for people of all ages to come together to engage in such diverse experiences, certainly not for free,” says founder Marc Natanagara, assistant superintendent of Toms River Regional Schools, the host of the one-day event. “We build it, they come, and we all benefit from sharing with each other.” In the past four years, Makerfest has drawn over 300 makers and at least 12,000 participants of all ages and backgrounds. The event has grown steadily each year, beginning in what was the Pine Belt Arena in 2015 (now named after sponsor RWJBarnabas Health) and expanding into a gymnasium, an outdoor patio, lawn, and ball field. As the 20,000-square-foot arena buzzes with activity, robotics competitions, live-streamed EdTalks,

drone acrobatics, and the town Green Fair take place in adjacent spaces. Despite a healthy dose of high tech, most of the activities can easily be replicated in the home or classroom at little cost. According to co-founder and Ed Tech Supervisor Tiffany Lucey, “It’s more about having a maker mindset than learning any one tool, and providing open ended challenges for students and even communities where the most important skill set is imagination.” Thanks to generous sponsors, including five year platinum supporters the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, the event is completely free to both attendees and makers. Past participants include giants like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Home Depot, and Microsoft. It also has featured the Beachplum Quilters, Deepcut Bonsai, and the Girl Scouts among its hundreds of makers. Makerfest isn’t a one-off annual event, either. The district continues to partner with the majority of fest participants in student activities, field trips, partnerships, and grants. Says Board President Joe Nardini, “It’s more important than ever for students to be able to have practical, hands-on experience and to open their minds to all kinds of career opportunities. Makerfest is very inspirational in that way.” The 2019 Jersey Shore Makerfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019, at RWJBarnabas Health Arena and High School North, 1245 Old Freehold Road in Toms River, NJ. Though admission is free, online pre-registration is requested at

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Brick Township’s overdose numbers are continuing to decrease and we believe it is a result of all of our efforts which include education, enforcement, drug take back and treatment.

Dear Joel, My husband is a charming man. He’s faithful and loves people, but when we go to parties and he hears music, he’s turns into a dancing machine. The problem is I’m not. He dances with everyone… young or old, family or friends even kids. Am I wrong to feel a little jealous when he’s dancing with other women? I’ll admit I have two left feet, but how should I deal with my resentment? Answer I’ll bet there are some women who are a little jealous of you. Most men hate dancing which may just be why your husband is so popular. I know it’s hard to sit on the sidelines, but what is really disturbing you? Are you afraid he’s flirt-

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TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County College Foundation has received a $4,100 Community Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to bring award-winning social skills educator Brooks Gibbs to the main stage of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, on the OCC campus, this fall. Gibbs will present to school groups at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on October 22. Gibbs teaches students, parents, and teachers how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule. He focuses on two basic principles: Don’t Get Upset (Emotional Resilience) and Treat Them Like A Friend (The Golden Rule). Most youth aggression is non-criminal and consists of name calling, social exclusion, and rumors. These behaviors are inevitable

between siblings at home and peers at school. Despite the pettiness of these behaviors, they can do tremendous emotional harm to a student. Gibbs explains to students how to protect their emotions from the effects of these behaviors through emotional resilience. He also communicates the genius of The Golden Rule. This social instruction teaches students how to make friends and also manage their perceived enemies. The Golden Rule takes advantage of the law of reciprocity; as students learn to treat others as friends, this positive behavior becomes the social norm. Gibbs’ 45-50-minute high-energy keynote is full of excellent information and can be applied to any non-criminal aggression at home, on campus, or online. Gibbs, of course, also encourages students to seek adult intervention when they feel like they are in danger or cannot handle the aggression on their own. For more information, or to book a school group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center at 732-255-0400, ext. 2487, or jwood@

Ocean County Mall Hosts HalloweenThemed Play Date

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Join Ocean County Mall for a Halloween-themed Disney Junior Play Date for children of all ages. The event will take place on October 24, 4-7 p.m. and will feature activities inspired by some of Disney Junior’s most popular television series including Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, and T.O.T.S. This Disney Junior Play Date will provide a host of family-friendly fun activities including a craft project to create their own Disney Junior character mask and a Halloween themed photo booth. Don’t miss out on great prizes and opportunities to meet local businesses as well. The registration booth opens at 3 p.m. Be one of the fi rst 100 families and receive a goodie bag! The fun starts at 4 p.m. in Center Court. This event does not include live character appearances.

Point Pleasant Elks Charity Ball

POINT PLEASANT – Point Pleasant Elks #1698 will host a Charity Ball and 7th Annual Tailgate Party on October 13, 12-4 p.m. There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, last man standing raffle, flat screen TV raffle, ice cream truck, and more. Cost is $25 presale or $30 at the gate and includes beer and soda. For more information, call Joe at 732-233-6601 or Donna at 908-447-7938.

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Continued From Page 4 Teacher at the Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Jackson. She has been a Board member since 2017, and currently serves as the PTA President at Emma Havens Young Elementary School in Brick, where she has been an active member since 2015. “The loss in state aid for the Brick Public Schools is a major concern for parents and members of our community,” she wrote. “As an educator and mother of two children that attend the Brick Public Schools, I know the value and importance of the school community has on our children. One of my goals is to continue to be a supporter for all the children of Brick. I hope to continue to serve and advocate for all our children, therefore ensuring them a quality and efficient education.” She said she would like to continue working collaboratively with the district’s educational leaders to ensure the best education for each student, and wants to ensure that the students get the best academics and are emotionally, socially well-adjusted in order to become productive citizens of society. Haffner previously worked as an accountant at a CPA firm and this year rejoined the workforce after staying home as a full-time mom. She works for Lowy’s Moving Service. She served as PTO president at Midstreams Elementary School from 2013-2016 and is a former co-president of the Mom’s Club of Brick. She has also volunteered for the Mother’s Center of the Jersey Shore, and volunteers with Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation. She has two children who attend Brick schools. “The school board has an obligation to provide

The Brick Times, October 12, 2019, Page 23 our students with safe schools and a quality education, while making sure our tax dollars are not wasted or stolen,” Haffner wrote. “I believe both students and taxpayers have been short changed by a school board that gave too much power to a corrupt superintendent and failed to provide proper oversight,” she said. Haffner said that teachers and staff need the appropriate supplies and tools to teach effectively, and that the buildings and grounds need to be updated so there are no safety issues. “Technology needs to be updated so that our children graduate with skills that will help them in their future endeavors,” she said, and if she is elected, she said she would use her background as an accountant, a mother and a PTO volunteer to ensure that taxpayer money would go where it is most needed and would not be spent wastefully or unnecessarily.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of oct 12 - OCt 18 By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the week to come you should guard against misunderstandings with someone in close connection. You may grow closer to a loved one and have opportunities for romantic togetherness but may differ over certain understandings. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In the week ahead, group outings to shop or accomplish other things may cause you to get sidetracked and frustrated. If you want or need to get things done quickly, go it alone. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are an independent thinker who can develop ideas that are way outside the box. Your judgement is better than usual in the beginning of the week, when your bright ideas and tolerant attitude quickly put others at ease. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You naturally want to please everyone, but you should remember that just isn’t possible. Other peoples’ agendas may not be immediately obvious and might try your patience. You can choose not to take on other peoples’ issues. Go with the flow. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your ability to keep records and be discreet could be tested during the next several days. Don’t begin a new project until the middle of the week when you have double-checked your calculations and are better prepared. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A little organization goes a long way. Write down all your daily, weekly and monthly goals to avoid being sidetracked by fantasies and wishful thinking. You can make your dreams come true if you are careful about timing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be challenged to demonstrate responsibility to your partners as the week starts out. By the end of the week you won’t feel quite as pressured to bow to the rules and can make better decisions and choices. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may be filled with romantic notions in the week ahead, but your busy schedule or frequent interruptions might not allow you the chance to snuggle up with a loving partner. Give it time. This too shall pass. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone’s advice can be extremely helpful. You are wise enough to wait for fully developed opportunities. You may see a need to spend conservatively in the week ahead in order to fulfill a dream or reach a goal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may envision a dream so inspiring that you feel the need to act on it immediately. Bide your time, exercise patience and don’t initiate anything until later in the week for better results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have a pocketful of practical ideas about how to best use your money in the week ahead; a partner might have other ideas. Work to find a good compromise, which could mean giving in a little. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What you plan may not exactly resemble what actually happens. The week ahead may be peaceful and serene, but you might notice that other people are not as pleasant as expected. Navigate speed bumps and obstacles with good grace.




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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Mashed Sweet Potatoes With A Little Spice And Zest By Wolfgang Puck

the puree to a perfect consistency.

Who wants mashed potatoes? I can imagine hands and voices happily raised in response to that question, whether it’s asked around a family table, at a casual diner, or in the finest restaurant.

Of course, if you’re not watching your fat intake that much, you can also stir in some butter at the last minute, suggested here as option. It’s a small indulgence for a side dish that still feels wonderfully healthy.

My sons and I love mashed potatoes (or potato puree, as I was trained to call it during my early years as a chef). Whenever we put them on the menu in Spago or my other restaurants, the number of people who order a dish just because mashed potatoes are part of it may surprise you - or maybe not, if you’re among their legions of fans.


Mashed potatoes are one of the world’s all-time great comfort foods: earthy, creamy, soothing, satisfying. They also become a sort of blank canvas for culinary artistry, welcoming all sorts of seasonings and embellishments, from garlic to chilies, broth to butter and cream, cheeses to bacon or ham - not to mention other root vegetables to make a literal mash-up. It’s when you get into those rich additions, though, that mashed potatoes also become a guilty pleasure. Many people these days are limiting their intake of carbohydrates and others don’t want to pile on fat-rich ingredients. That’s why I’d like to offer you an alternative mashed potato recipe - my Roasted Spiced Sweet Potato Puree with Orange Zest. Not only can sweet potatoes provide big flavor without added richness, but they also offer a little more dietary fiber than regular white potatoes. And they have a lower glycemic index, meaning that the body metabolizes them more slowly, helping to keep blood glucose levels lower. The mellow sweetness of sweet potatoes also makes them ideal for your menus with autumn approaching. Not only do they bring a touch of fall color to your table, but they also go so well with all sorts of seasonal main dishes, from roast turkey or ham to pork chops or lamb. They’re wonderful with beef, chicken, and fish, too. Not to mention the pleasures of including them as part of a vegetarian or vegan meal. So, how do you maximize their flavor without adding lots of butter or cream? It’s simple. I love to roast them, a process that concentrates their flavor, instead of boiling or steaming them. Doing the cooking with a little broth in a covered roasting pan helps keep them moist, providing all the liquid you’ll need to bring

3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into rounds 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1-inch (2.5-cm) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and cut into 4 pieces 1 whole cinnamon stick 1 cup (250-ml) good-quality low-sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Finely grated zest of 1 orange 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (optional) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Set the rack in the middle of the oven. Put the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss them until evenly coated. Spread the sweet potatoes in a roasting pan. Evenly scatter the ginger and cinnamon pieces among the potatoes. Pour in the stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Place the covered roasting pan in the oven. Roast the sweet potatoes until they are tender enough to be pierced easily with a fork, about 45 minutes, very carefully opening a corner of the foil away from you to avoid the steam. When the sweet potatoes are done, remove the pan from the oven and set it aside on the stovetop for about five minutes. Carefully remove the foil. Pick out and discard the pieces of ginger and cinnamon stick. While the potatoes are still hot, use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they are as chunky or smooth as you like. Sprinkle in the orange zest and stir well. If you’d prefer a richer flavor, add butter to taste, stirring to incorporate it as it melts. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed with a little more salt and pepper. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a heated serving bowl or individual serving plates. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.

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

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