SOUTHERN OCEAN Times Vol. 8 - No. 11
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─Photo courtesy of Robert Alegre Southern Regional High School girls volleyball players pose with their trophy after winning the 2019 Southern Invitational Tournament. Enjoying the plaque are Regina Ingling, Madison Gellis, Adriana Conforti, Emma Gildea, Rachael Pharo, Erin Alegre and Stephanie Soares. By Chris Christopher The Brick Township High School football team’s coaching staﬀ has decided to make something good out of the international catastrophe known as the coronavi-
rus pandemic. The staﬀ has decided to turn the pandemic into a personal responsibility lesson for its Green Dragons. “We had a good talk today (Monday. Aug.
24) about doing the right thing,” said Len Zdanowicz, the team’s head coach. “Our program is following the rules. Teams that don’t follow the rules will put everyone else at risk.”
Zdanowicz, a former Brick player and an assistant coach under the legendary Warren Wolf, said about 50 players are on the team. “We split the team into (Sports - See Page 4)
Amid Increase In Child Predators, Parents Urged To Monitor Children’s Social Media
By Bob Vosseller TRENTON – Various law enforcement agency representatives expressed the need for parents to take a more active role in monitoring their child’s social media and internet use during a virtual press conference where New Jersey At-
torney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced 21 arrests of alleged child predators. Those investigations also included cases of sharing child sexual abuse materials online. He said that online threats continue to rise during the pandemic.
This prompted his oﬃce to warn parents of risks to children as school is about to begin and students are experiencing more screen time. It was recommended by several of the representatives present for parents to have their children’s phones placed in a
charging area during the night to prevent them from using the phone for unsupervised online purposes. An alarming concern noted was an increase in 7, 8 and 9-year old children creating self-produced videos. Grewal said that during this pandemic, “people
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are spending more time online. On the one hand homebound children are spending more time on their devices both for virtual learning and for recreation. At the same time predators are also spending more time online and taking advantage (Child - See Page 8)
By Chris Lundy TRENTON – In his revised budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy restored funding for two key programs that help seniors and homeowners make ends meet. The Senior Freeze program locks in senior property owners at a ﬁxed amount. For example, let’s say the senior has to pay $1,000 in taxes. The program locks in the taxes at that rate. Then, when their taxes go up to $1,050, the senior pays $1,050 and then the state reimburses the senior that $50. The Homestead Rebate Beneﬁt program also provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners. For most homeowners, the beneﬁt is distributed to their municipality in the form of a credit, which reduces their property taxes. However, the state’s proposed supplemental budget had a signiﬁcant reduction in both of these programs. The reason that the state gave for cutting these two programs was that the state lost money due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor had made this announcement on Aug. 25. At the Aug. 24 Berkeley Township Council meeting, the governing body repeated their request to the governor to reinstate the Homestead Rebate and Senior Freeze funding. They had made their ﬁrst request during the summer. “We have to continue to keep pressure on the state,” Mayor Carmen Amato said. The township’s resolutions said that it is precisely because of the pandemic that the state shouldn’t cut funding to residents. Residents are suﬀering economic hardships due to the virus as well and township oﬃcials said Trenton shouldn’t balance its budget on the backs of residents who are already hurting. According to the resolution, Berkeley has 8,700 residents who qualify for Homestead – the most of any municipality in the state. Across the county, 60,906 qualiﬁed for the program, which provided them an average of $221. The Ocean County Freeholders had also urged the governor to fully fund these programs. With more than 173,000 seniors in Ocean (Freeze - See Page 9)
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two groups of about 25 players,” he said. “If anyone tests positive, we have to shut it down. We are teaching the boys about accountability. The boys realize it is on their shoulders and in their hands.” Zdanowicz said he told the players to stick together. “We want our players to avoid contact with those who are not on the team and are not doing the right thing,” he said. The veteran coach said he and his staﬀ have had to make adjustments in the wake of the pandemic. “Early on,” he said, “it was tough as football is such a contact game,” he said. “The new normal is to have everyone stay away from each other during the water breaks. We have always wanted our kids to be part of a group. We have always wanted them fraternizing. Now, you tell your players to stay apart. I have no complaints. The boys are doing exactly what they need to do.” The season normally begins during Labor Day week. It had consisted of nine regular-season games, playoﬀs and consolation contests for teams that don’t qualify for the playoﬀs. This year’s regular season will consist of six games for each team and playoﬀs for teams that qualify. The regular season will begin Oct. 2. There will be no competition for Shore Conference divisional titles. “Not playing for a divisional title stinks,” Zdanowicz said. “The boys know who the better teams are. The boys are just happy they have games right now.” The regular season will conclude during the week of Nov. 6. Regular season schedules are based on the enrollment, locality and the competitive nature of each program. Teams with a scheduled bye week will be permitted to ﬁnd an opponent for that week. A team can also drop a game if its opponent agrees. In that event, the team that agrees will likely not have a make-up game. Playoﬀ games will be determined by New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association guidelines. “We’re trying to get through the season,” Zdanowicz said. “It’s great to be back out there. Now, having a football season is realistic. More and more, it looks like it is going to happen for us.” Toms River South football coach Ron Signorino said his Indians are happy to be back on the Indian Reservation despite the pandemic. “We’re grateful and appreciative at this point just to be playing football,” he said. “It’s not the ideal situation, but we’re out there playing and competing and trying to get back to normal. The guys worked for this and are looking forward to playing high school football. We have an attitude of gratitude that we are getting to play. “The NJSIAA is determined to get all of the athletes back and playing. Is the situation ideal or perfect? Of course not, but we are not in normal times. You adapt, overcome and make the best of it.” Signorino said the closure of schools in March by Gov. Murphy because of the pandemic had an impact on collegiate recruiting. “Colleges normally come in during March in person and the high school coaches, players and college coaches meet each other in school,” he
said. “Because school was closed, there was no in-person contact. Instead, we used emails and text messages. I don’t feel at the end of the day the situation did not prevent guys from playing college football. I don’t see the pandemic as a problem for college football recruiting.” The pandemic has resulted in a diﬀerent practice routine at South. “It has not impacted how we coach,” Signorino said, “but it has impacted the way we coach in terms of social distancing. We are not in normal times. There is a little trial and error and experimenting. The guidelines make coaching a little more challenging. We tell our players to wash their hands. I am in my 10th season as the head coach here and I never had to tell our players that until this year. “We tell them to be aware of diﬀerent situations and to be aware of what goes on in their homes. We tell them to practice good, clean hygiene and to never leave their homes without wearing a mask. We are dealing with young men so we probably have to remind them more than we would adults.” Signorino said the Indians will host Lakewood in a non-divisional contest at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the 101st game of the series between the former Thanksgiving rivals. It will be the ﬁrst night game of the series. The game will take place in Week Two. “We were originally scheduled to play Lakewood in Week One,” Signorino said. “We’re excited to get started. We’re looking forward to having some fun and playing some football.” Boys and girls soccer, girls tennis and ﬁeld hockey regular seasons will begin Oct. 1. They began during the week of Labor Day in the past. Brick Memorial High School girls soccer coach Bill Caruso, who has led the Mustangs to four NJSIAA Group IV championships and a 346-160-32 record in 26 seasons at the helm, said he is keeping his emotions in check. “I am still on edge as the rug can be pulled out from under us at any minute,” he said, “but it’s very encouraging that there will be high school soccer at some point. We would not be able to handle a fall season without soccer. Our lives revolve around it.” Caruso said he and his coaching staﬀ met with their Mustangs. “I told the girls, ‘Let’s just cherish the moments we have together and work hard,’ “ he said. “This pandemic has been a challenge as the players and the coaches are worried. We will do our best and work as hard as we can. We’re all keeping our ﬁngers crossed.” The indoor sports of girls volleyball and girls gymnastics have also felt the sting of the pandemic. Each sport began regular-season play during Labor Day week in the past. This year, regular-season play will begin March 3 in both sports. Postseason play will take place April 15-24. Southern Regional boys and girls volleyball coach Eric Maxwell, who leads the state’s boys mentors in career wins, could be in a bind as boys volleyball is played during the spring season. “The NJSIAA has not come out with the exact starting time for the spring sports season, which will be from mid-April to late June,” said Maxwell, who coached the Rams’ girls team to the NJSIAA state title in 2008. “(Southern athletics director) Chuck Donohue said he does (Sports - See Page 7)
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY Letters To The Editor
E DITORIAL Drug Companies Shouldn’t Make Health Unaffordable Summertime at the Jersey Shore has come and gone, with vacationers and locals alike itching to get out of their houses and feel a sense of normalcy - heightening the risk of COVID-19 transmission with each boardwalk day, outdoor meal, and super market trip. While we’ve f lattened our curve and new cases have plateaued, there is still a stark lack of available treatments, and it can still be a challenge just to get a test. I know too many people who will not seek out medical care simply because it’s too expensive. Many of these are people who are most at risk - our seniors, people with pre-existing conditions, and working class folks who stock our shelves and are caregivers to our loved ones. It’s scary to think about how our health would be impacted if we contract COVID, but I think many people face an impossible choice when they also think about how their ban k accou nts would be impacted. And as the race for a vaccine and treatments marches full speed ahead, we need to keep in mind that a vaccine will only work if everyone can afford it. That’s why Congress needs to take action to stop drug corporations from setting the prices in order to ensure we all can. I know what it’s like to have to make a hard decision about how to afford the care I needed to be healthy. At the beginning of my junior year of high school, my dad became really sick and he wasn’t getting any better. He was worried about what would happen
if he wasn’t able to care for me anymore, so we went to live with his girlf riend. One late evening I was jolted awake by my dad yelling for me to call 911. He was rushed to the emergency room and ended up in the hospital for over three months. In that time my whole life was t ur ned upside down. My father’s medical bills and the cost of his prescription drugs were so expensive that we were really struggling to keep up with the rest of our bills. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college that I realized how much money my family has had to spend on prescription medications or how expensive they actually are. During fall semester last year I got extremely sick and was stranded at school alone. My dad was in the hospital again and I had no one to rely on but myself and my friends. I had been going through a lot of pain for about a week, but since my money went straight to tuition, I avoided going to the hospital as long as possible for fear of more medical bills. Feeling my lowest, I ﬁ nally gathered myself and I went to the school nurse to get some help and was told to go to the emergency room. After spending hours waiting to be seen and ﬁlling out tons of paperwork, the nurse asked me to buy a speciﬁc medication I needed for my stomach. I looked at the price and I looked at the last couple of dollars I had left
Antifa Is This Year’s Migrant Caravan
Remember in 2018, when there was a “migrant caravan” that was making its way to our southern border? Whatever happened to them? Are they still on their way? Did they stop in Mexico and decide to settle down there instead? We don’t know. Because after the election of 2018 we suddenly stopped hearing about them. They were just an election prop. They were just something to scare people in the suburbs into voting Republican. After the election, the caravan just up and vanished. Maybe they skipped the U.S. and went to Canada. No one knows. This year, it’s “Antifa.” It’s just the new thing to scare people in the suburbs into voting Republican. Antifa doesn’t even exist as an organization. It’s just a boogeyman. Any time there’s a protester that does something wrong, they’re labeled Antifa. There was even a rumor that Antifa was going door to door, breaking into people’s houses. That lie was spread about a Black Lives Matter rally in Toms River. The local police had to step up and tell everyone it was a lie. Have there been violent protesters? Of course there have been, but you can’t say that all protesters are the same, just like you can’t say that all Catholics are the same, or people of the same nationality. You can’t judge all protesters by on my account but I really had no choice: I bought the medication. I will never forget that day, having to choose between the last of my money to buy food, or the medication I needed to get better. Nobody should have to make this choice. I know that this isn’t just an issue my family goes through; millions of families in America have to make hard choices about how to afford their good health every day, and it’s
Letters To Editor a candidate for President of anti-Semitic, except for him the few bad apples. That’d be The like judging all police oﬃcers based on the guy who killed George Floyd. There have also been hundreds of protests that have been peaceful. But those don’t get shown on the TV news, do they? A bunch of local protests have been very peaceful. Protesters and police marched side by side. Politicians prey on fear. They want you to be afraid of something. This year, they want you to be afraid of Antifa. Carl Borgnis Manchester
Biden’s Handlers Should Tell The Truth Remember the Seinfeld ﬁnal episode when Jerry and Elaine and everyone went to jail for violating “good Samaritan laws?” They saw a crime being committed, and they did nothing, and it was in a state like Vermont, Minnesota or Rhode Island where a bystander observing a crime is “required to act” in some limited capacity. Similarly, I think that there is a crime being committed when many people and all the media “sit silent” about Biden’s medical condition. They know Joe Biden personally, and think he is mentally not quite right, he has early stages of dementia, or he shows clear signs of old age mentally......or something diminishing his mental capacity......that would certainly disqualify him from being getting worse now that millions of people are losing their jobs and their healthcare during this pandemic. That’s why it’s so important we all stand up and speak out together against drug corporations using this pandemic to price lifesaving medicines out of our reach. Medicines only work if people can aﬀord them, and treatments only work if we all have access. Emmanuella Osei Barnegat
the United States who could actually win. There is a hint of comedy in this letter, but it is really, really true that Biden’s medical records and condition are being kept secret by his “handlers” and others. There is absent a cry out, unbelievably, that he be evaluated medically, and the results shared with the voters. Good Samaritan laws are often broken, and violators don’t go to jail like Jerry Seinfeld et al. We are witnessing a crime in some states, I think. David F. Lipton Beachwood
Ashamed To Be A Jackson Republican Back in the days of Mark Seda, I had several Republicans approach me, and oﬀer me a bribe to spy on a certain Democrat. Of course I said no, but I never forgot that. So, later, when another Republican said he wanted to work with me, and include me in on everything he was doing for Jackson, I was at ﬁrst leery, but I decided to give him a chance, and not paint him with that same Republican brush. Turns out I should have stayed with my ﬁrst instinct. He turned out to be the slimiest snake in the pit! Recently, things went from bad to worse, in that proverbial heartbeat. We had one Council member, under oath, state that our entire administration is
of course. He went on to prove that by pushing through applications that never should have been. Then there was the two Republican Club members who posted things on Facebook that smelled of anti-Semitism, bringing Jackson the attention of the Attorney General. Then came the resignations of three Planning Board members, with again, anti-Semitic overtones. Republicans in Jackson seem to be imploding all over the place, and I decided that I did not want to be painted with that same brush, so, back in December, I quietly went back to being a Democrat. Jackson would beneﬁt from having Democrats on the Council. Mike Kafton needs to return to the political arena. I always learned something when he was, and admired his passion and honesty. He showed patience and grace while on the Council, with a few exceptions of course! Couldn’t blame him, though. He was constantly disrespected by the Republicans, what with all the eye rolls and major sighing whenever he spoke. Our town is definitely not non-partisan, even though it’s supposed to be. We all need to take action to bring Jackson back to the town we’re proud to live in. Used to be people would only recognize Jackson when you mentioned Great Adventure. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Stephanie Brown Jackson
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Continued From Page 4 not feel there will be an overlap. If there is an overlap, we will be able to work it out, but I don’t think it’s going to be a major issue. A lot of coaches in the state coach both girls and boys volleyball.” Maxwell, who has led the Rams’ boys teams to six NJSIAA state championships, said he is taking an upbeat look at the situation. “I felt moving girls volleyball to the spring was doable,” he said. “I am trying to take a positive angle. Perhaps we can travel more and play a higher level schedule if the pandemic eases by the time the season starts. We will work through this. At least the season wasn’t canceled. We will be happy we are playing.” Maxwell said there is plenty of non-high school volleyball available. “Kids will play club ball and travel with their club teams,” he said. “If they play high school ball, maybe we can make it safer. There will be club tournaments. Those who want to play will ﬁnd places to play. Maybe we could have played girls volleyball in the fall. If we played girls volleyball as strictly a varsity sport, we would have 14-16 players on a team. I don’t feel it’s dangerous.” Maxwell said the National Federation of State High School Associations issued guidelines about two months ago. “Girls volleyball players are not on top of each other when they play,” he said. “The federation listed girls volleyball as one of the safer sports. Football will be played during the fall, but girls volleyball will not be played during the fall. There is a lot more contact in football than
The Southern Ocean Times, September 5, 2020, Page 7 there is in girls volleyball. “It is what it is. We will be ready for the sport in February. There will be positives and negatives. The people who are in charge make their decisions on what they feel is best. We will be ready to do what we need to do.” Maxwell made it clear he hopes the spring sports season resumes. “I hope the spring sports don’t get shortchanged again as they were already hammered,” he said. “I would hate to see a second straight spring without a state title. It’s a concern of mine. I hope they (the NJSIAA) are thinking it through. Is the moving of girls volleyball to the spring season really a safety issue or is it a ﬁnancial issue? Maybe it’s a little bit of both. The NJSIAA is supposed to look out for all of the athletes in all of the sports. I hope it is done fairly across the board.” In boys and girls cross country, the NJSIAA Group team and state championship meets and the Meet of Champions, an individual event, will not be run. However, there will be sectional team and individual championship meets. The Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational, a boys and girls meet in Jackson Township, has been canceled. Schools that oﬀer virtual instruction are eligible to compete in sports. Under NJSIAA guidelines, competition in winter sports will begin Dec. 21. In past years, it began around Thanksgiving. Postseason play will take place Feb. 5-17. The spring sports season, canceled earlier this year because of the pandemic, does not have a starting date. The NJSIAA has chosen a wait-and-see approach from the fall and winter seasons before determining the dates for practice, regular-season
and postseason play. Athletes who compete in three sports will still have a chance to play all three of their sports. Football, boys and girls cross country, ﬁeld hockey, girls tennis and boys and girls soccer teams will begin practice Sept. 14. Boys and girls gymnastics and girls volleyball teams will begin practice Feb. 16. The NJSIAA said the dates are subject to change based on guidance from Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health. This year’s NJSIAA tournaments in boys and girls soccer will end with the sectional ﬁnal round and will be completed in a span of no more than eight days with just one day oﬀ between rounds. The boys tournament is scheduled for Nov. 14-21. The girls tournament will begin Nov. 16 and conclude Nov. 22. There will be no Group state champions. All matches from the opening round through the sectional ﬁnals will take place at the home of the higher seeded team. The plans are subject to change. Last season’s boys and girls group classiﬁcations will be the model for separating teams into sections. The number of entrants and the proximity between schools could alter the sections relative to what they were in the fall of 2019. The power point model of seeding has also been done away with for this season at least partially. Power points will be one of four criteria considered by a seeding committee that will determine where each team will be seeded. The other three, according to the posted regulations, are record, winning percentage and strength of schedule. The committee will most likely consist of athletics administrators
with the intention of representing diﬀerent parts of the state. The maximum number of games allowed for each team is 14. The regular season will conclude Nov. 12. The tournament cutoﬀ date - the ﬁnal day from which matches will be considered in seeding - is Nov. 2. The seeding meeting will take place Nov. 5. The changes signal the cancellation of the 2020 Shore Conference Tournaments in boys and girls soccer. Meanwhile, oﬃcials will have the discretion to disqualify without warning any player or coach who confronts an oﬃcial in a manner that violates their personal space. Disqualiﬁcations of that type will not carry with them the usual accompanying two-game suspension and will allow the team to replace an oﬀending player. If the violating player or coach persists in their confrontation, the oﬃcial has the discretion to issue a straight red card, which will result in the loss of a player on the ﬁeld if the oﬀender is a player and a two-match suspension. The modiﬁcation will apply to both the regular season and the postseason. In other pandemic related news, the NJSIAA will allow as many spectators at a sporting event as are allowed by executive order of Murphy’s oﬃce. Under those guidelines, 500 fans will be allowed at an event as 500 is the maximum number of people allowed at an outdoor gathering. The limit will not include participants on the ﬁeld, which includes players, coaches, oﬃcials, trainers, scoreboard operators and other game day personnel. NOTE: nj.com and njsiaa.org contributed to this report.
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Continued From Page 1 of this situation.” He said apps and game systems were prime hunting grounds for child predators seeking victims. “Gaming platforms with voice and chat apps are particularly attractive for predators seeking to groom victims for exploitation.” Grewal also noted that children were vulnerable to social media and noted a recent case within the investigation of a predator allegedly soliciting sexual images through Snapchat. “Against this backdrop - and all times for that matter - there is no higher priority for all of us to protect our young people.” “With today’s announcement we are sending a clear message to all child predators and those who share child sexual abuse materials online that you may think you can hide behind the anonymity of the internet but we will ﬁnd you and we will arrest you,” Grewal said. Previously, parents had been told by law enforcement to keep computers in a room where everyone could see what’s on the screen, but with the increased use of phones being used to view videos there is a challenge in younger children taking more self-produced sexually explicit material and sharing it. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said, “one of the things we try to do in Ocean County with our own social media platforms is to educate parents. I think that’s an important component in making sure that parents know what apps to look for on children’s phones in making sure they stay vigilant.” “When we post information about Kik or Snapchat or any of these apps the kids are using, one of the areas we get the most comments on from parents is that they didn’t know to look for it. So we try to make sure that the graphics are clear and parents and guardians can look and see what they should be looking for on their children’s phones,” Billhimer added. “I’m a father as well and we do have a charging station at home and we do have the phones go on the kitchen counter every night. There is no reason why your children should have their phones in their rooms at night. We all have a responsibility here to protect our children and it starts at home,” he said. The operation contributing to the 21 arrests was led by the Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and nine County Prosecutors’ Oﬃces. “Reports to our Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of potential predatory conduct against children are up as much as 50 percent during the COVID emergency as homebound children, starved for outside contact, spend more time on their devices, and opportunistic sexual predators target them online,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We urge parents to be vigilant about the online activities of their children and warn children that the strangers they meet on popular social media sites, apps and gaming platforms may be out to harm them. We will continue to work overtime to arrest child predators and those who participate in the cruel exploitation of children by sharing child sexual abuse materials.” The ICAC Task Force has previously arrested child predators who used the following chat apps: Kik, Skout, Grindr, Whisper, Omegle,
Tinder, Chat Avenue, Chat Roulette, Wishbone, Live.ly, Musical.ly, Paltalk, Yubo, Hot or Not, Down, and Tumblr. Arrests also have been made involving the gaming apps Fortnite, Minecraft, and Discord. Grewal also urged parents to familiarize themselves with these and other apps and warn their children about sharing information with strangers. Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Col. Patrick J. Callahan said, “the State Police will continue to work with our law enforcement partners, and we will be unrelenting in our eﬀorts to keep our children safe, but we cannot do it alone. We urge all parents and guardians to have conversations with your children about the dangers that exist on the internet and to closely monitor their online activity.” “Our relationship with ICAC has proved to be vital in protecting and safeguarding children from sexual predators. We will continue to collaborate with all of our law enforcement partners to do everything we can to root out those individuals that prey on our children,” Billhimer added. The 21 defendants arrested between March 18 and July 31 in “Operation Screen Capture” were charged as follows: Kevin Carrierri, 34, of Toms River. Chef. Arrested July 10. Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). Henry Ziolkowski, 66, of Toms River. Surgery technician. Arrested July 10. Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). Aaron Craiger, 34, of Oklahoma. Gas station attendant. Arrested March 18. Two Counts of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault (2nd degree), Distribution of Child Pornography (2nd degree), Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree), Two Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3rd degree), Two Counts of Attempted Distribution of Marijuana (4th degree), Possession of Marijuana (Disorderly Persons Oﬀense). A registered sex oﬀender, he was arrested on March 18 at a motel in Atlantic City after he allegedly traveled from Oklahoma to meet two men who oﬀered him access to underage girls for sex. In reality, the defendant had communicated with undercover investigators from the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations. One investigator pretended to oﬀer his 12-year-old daughter for sex, and the other, his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. Craiger, who had condoms with him when arrested, also allegedly possessed and distributed child sexual abuse materials. Jason Berry, 40, of Keansburg. Unemployed. Arrested June 18. Manufacturing Child Pornography (1st degree), Sexual Assault (2nd degree), Child Abuse (2nd degree), Distribution of Child Pornography (2nd degree), Theft by Extortion (2nd degree), Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). According to police, he allegedly sexually exploited a 14-year-old girl he met on social media, manipulating her into sending him naked pictures of herself engaging in sexual acts. He allegedly had the girl carve his initials into her legs. He then tricked the girl into revealing her mother’s phone number and sent those images to her mother. Alize Tejada, 21, of Newark. Babysitter. Arrested July 15. Aggravated Sexual Assault (1st degree), Manufacturing Child Pornography (Child - See Page 18t)
Continued From Page 1 County, the loss of this money could be disastrous, said Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari. “When your monthly income is no more than $1,400 from Social Security, taking away these programs will only increase the severe ﬁnancial hardship already experienced by this vulnerable population,” Vicari said. The 9th District legislators – Senator Christopher Connnors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove (R-9th) - started an online petition urging the governor not to cut these two programs. It can be found here: senatenj.com/petitions/ propertytaxrelief/. As of press time, it had been signed 5,656 times. Other Budget Changes There are other changes included in the governor’s spending plan: Imposing the millionaire’s tax on all income above $1 million; Permanently incorporating the 2.5 percent corporation surcharge;
The Southern Ocean Times, September 5, 2020, Page 9 Restoring the sales tax on limousines; Removing the tax cap on boats; Applying a 5 percent surcharge to high-income individuals with federally Qualiﬁed Business Income (QBI) who have beneﬁted from a new deduction for pass-through entities created under the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Baby Bonds – a $1,000 deposit for the approximately 72,000 babies born in 2021 whose family income is less than 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, or $131,000 for a family of four. They gain access to the money at 18. This will assist three of four children born in New Jersey. “This budget proposal is not simply about getting New Jersey back to where it used to be, but moving forward to where we need to be by building a new economy that grows our middle class and works for every single family, while asking the wealthiest among us to pay their fair share in taxes,” said Governor Murphy. Other monies include $60 million for clean drinking water, $4.9 billion for the state pension system, and $2.2 billion in surplus. The state’s spending was cut by $1.25 billion.
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AROUND THE JERSEY SHORE Massage Therapist Loses License Over Sexual Misconduct By Chris Lundy LITTLE EGG HARBOR – An Ocean County man is the latest of nine massage therapists to lose his license due to sexual misconduct in the workplace the last 12 months. John R. Popper, 48, of Little Egg Harbor is permanently barred from working as a massage therapist in New Jersey under a Final Order ﬁled by the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy this week. There have been nine cases of this in the last twelve months, according to a statement by the Division of Consumer Aﬀairs. “No client or patient should ever have to fear for their personal safety while interacting with a licensed professional in this state,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “We are committed to ensuring that all our professional boards hold licensees to the same strict standards, and act swiftly to address allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse involving licensees. By revoking the licenses of massage therapists who prey on their clients, the Board is carrying out its duty to protect the public.” These people losing their licenses have prompted Consumer Aﬀairs to review its 51 professional boards and how they handle sexual misconduct and abuse. The boards oversee approximately 720,000 active licensed professionals, from accountants and doctors to plumbers, veterinarians, and massage therapists. “When you see a massage therapist you put your trust in their hands,” said Paul R. Rodríguez, Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Aﬀairs. “Therapists who violate that trust can cause real and long-lasting damage to their victims and are a danger to our community. We are pleased that the Board, through its actions, is sending a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated.” In reference to the local case, Popper’s license was revoked permanently on July 31. He was criminally convicted of harassment by oﬀensive touching for placing his hand on a client’s genitals during a massage. He was working in Somers Point at the time. In a Final Order ﬁled on Aug. 25, 2020, the Board concluded that Popper’s conduct was “so egregious and morally reprehensible, and so fundamentally at odds with anything that we would expect of a massage therapist that nothing
short of permanent revocation would be suﬃcient to protect the public health, safety and welfare.” The other massage therapists who have lost their licenses are: Asad Aliyev – License permanently revoked on July 25, 2020, for allegedly touching a female client inappropriately during a massage therapy session at a Hand and Stone spa in Allendale. Aaron Coile – License revoked on January 28, 2020, for allegedly inappropriately touching a female client during a massage therapy session at the Sage Body and Mind spa in Voorhees. Premkumar Perumal – License permanently revoked on October 22, 2019, for allegedly touching a female client inappropriately during a massage therapy session at a Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Clark. Perumal also allegedly inappropriately touched another female client while working at a Massage Envy in Hoboken. Magdy Masek – License permanently revoked on October 22, 2019, for allegedly inappropriately touching a female client during a massage therapy session at a Massage Envy in Piscataway. Frank Giordano – License permanently revoked on September 24, 2019, for allegedly touching two female clients inappropriately during massage therapy sessions at Alternative Bodyworks in Nutley. Michael Egan – License permanently revoked on September 19, 2019, for allegedly inappropriately touching a female client during a massage therapy session at a Massage Envy in Closter. Leonardo Drittij – License permanently revoked on September 18, 2019, for allegedly touching a female client inappropriately, engaging in a conversation of an intimate sexual nature with her, and failing to drape her properly during a massage therapy session at a Massage Envy. Jonathan Higgins – License permanently revoked on July 16, 2019, for allegedly inappropriately touching a female client during a massage therapy session at a Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Brick. Higgins has been charged with sexual assault in connection with that alleged incident. Clients who believe that they have been treated by a licensed massage therapist in an inappropriate manner can file a complaint online by visiting the State Division of Consumer Affairs website or by calling 1-800-242-5846 (toll free within New Jersey) or 973504- 6200 to receive a paper complaint form by mail.
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AROUND THE JERSEY SHORE Police: 95-Year-Old Robbed While Sleeping By Chris Lundy LACEY – A 95-year-old woman said that jewelry and items from her purse were stolen while she was sleeping. The incident was reported in the morning of August 13 on Beach Boulevard. Lacey police and the Ocean County Crime Scene Unit found evidence of a burglary. Over the next six days, detectives recovered some of the stolen items and attained an arrest warrant for the neighbor. A search of the neighbor’s home turned up pieces of
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Continued From Page 8 (1st degree). She allegedly videotaped herself performing a sexual act on “a very child” and posted the video on social media. Michael Gilpin, 42, of Union Beach. Pipe ﬁtter. Arrested July 26. Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). Raymond Radziewicz, 53, of Bloomfield. Former teaching assistant at child care center who was terminated as a result of this arrest. Arrested July 7. Distribution of Child Pornography (2nd degree), Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). Brett Warﬁeld, 21, of Carney’s Point. Private security guard. Arrested July 15. Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). Loic Atse, 18, of Aberdeen. College student. Arrested July 23. Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree). Donovan Falconer, 25, of Plainsboro. Employee of marketing ﬁrm. Arrested June 25. Distri-
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Jersey Shore Civil War Round Table Meets Sept. 9
TOMS RIVER – The Jersey Shore Civil War Round Table meets on the second Wednesday of every month, September through May. This month’s program kicks oﬀ the Round Table’s seventh year of operation and will feature Professor Hamish Lutris from Capital City Community College in Hartford, CT. He will be speaking about “The Civil War In The West,” one of the lesser understood regions of conﬂict in the war. The program will be held outdoors at the American Legion Post 129 on Church Road in Toms River. Drinks and food will be available
for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. with the business meeting and Prof. Lutris’ lecture to follow. The program is free to all, including prospective new members. Be advised that seating is limited to the ﬁrst 25 people, social distancing guidelines are to be observed and masks are to be worn. For anyone with questions about Jersey Shore Civil War Round Table programs or to arrange a program with our Speakers Bureau, please call Richard Trimble at 732-528-5387. The JSCWRT was founded in 2014 and as always, this event is co-sponsored by the Ocean County College Military History Institute.
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Omarrâ€™s Astrological Forecast For the week of sept 5 - sept 11
By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (March 21-April 19): As this week unfolds, your popularity may grow and give you an opportunity to hook up with exciting people. You may be motivated to get ahead on the job and might successfully vie for a better position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might experience crossed wires when you try to communicate with loved ones or co-workers. In the upcoming week, you should be able to make a change if faced with a situation that doesnâ€™t live up to your expectations. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your credit card back in your pocket during the ďŹ rst half of the week. Itâ€™s likely that an investment or something you want to buy wonâ€™t be as worthwhile as you think. Focus on meeting your goals. CANCER (June 21-July 22): With Venus in your sign, you might prefer peace at any cost, and you may be overly sensitive to perceived slights in the week to come. To avoid misunderstandings, keep your cool and donâ€™t take anything personally. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone could say the magic word that unlocks your conďŹ dence. Once you are relatively assured that youâ€™re doing the right thing, you can easily handle a ďŹ nancial issue. Try to rely on a consensus of peers in the week ahead. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the week to come, you may have opportunities to connect with people who can enrich your life. People who always honor promises will show their true colors even if there is a slight communication error. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Partners or loved
ones could get all the attention. You might be bothered or bewildered when someone misinterprets your well-intentioned kindnesses. Put your concerns and doubts aside in the upcoming week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Relationships could be fraught with intense emotional content, so itâ€™s in your best interests to be logical and calm. Use objectivity and impartiality to deal with touchy or temperamental people in the week ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You might be challenged by adverse ďŹ nancial situations or a drain on your resources. You can overcome any problem by being open to new ways of handling things. Focus on being innovative as the week unfolds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Itâ€™s usually only in fairy tales that fantasies come true. Keep your dreams and expectations grounded in the realm of the possible. Focus on being more realistic in the week ahead, especially when dealing with partners and loved ones. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As this week goes by, you may notice a transition within your family unit. Perhaps a schedule change will make it easier to have family dinners together, or you can make a positive breakthrough with communications. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The ideas you toss back and forth with a companion might be impractical. Later in the week, a partner may present you with ways to accomplish what you envision. Concentrate on being honorable with ďŹ nancial obligations.
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