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Nino's Coal Fired Pizza in Toms River closes its doors

Nino's Coal Fired Pizza, a decade-old Italian restaurant at Route 9 and Cox Cro Road in Toms River, has closed. The restaurant, which closed last week, was owned by Anthony Schifilliti. The reason for the closure, he said, was that the lease on the space was set to expire and he wanted to turn his a

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-19 16:51:37

Toms River mayor: Our cops don't show favoritism to Jews

A wave of home sales in neighborhoods in Jackson and Toms River targeted by Orthodox Jewish real estate agents spurs complaints of blockbusting and anti-Semitism. Video by Ryan Ross. TOMS RIVER - A letter township police sent to Toms River's Jewish community last week urging residents to inform po

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-19 20:22:54

Toms River Offers Free Sandbags For Those Concerned About Flooding From Jose

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Residents who are concerned about the risk of flooding from Hurricane Jose can get free sandbags from Toms River Township, officials said Monday. The Toms River Office of Emergency Management said free unfilled sandbags available; call the office at 732-341-1000, ext. 1075 to reserv

PATCH - 2017-09-18 15:30:35

Pleasant Plains fire department to host wine tasting

The Features Team looks at new food items from healthy chocolate (yes, really) to dried cherries to pumpkin swirl toasting bread and more! Volunteer firefighters work hard to keep us safe, so let's toast their dedication with a drink. The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundr

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 12:02:01

Seaside Heights now owns historic carousel

A LOOK BACK: Like many Sandy victims, Dr. Floyd Moreland mourned the damage to his home, but the survival of his beloved Carousel in Seaside Heights kept up his spirits through his months away from his Ortley Home. STAFF VIDEO BY PETER ACKERMAN SEASIDE HEIGHTS -- The borough now owns a carousel. An

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 16:53:38

Que by the Sea returns to Seaside Heights

If you love good barbecue, get to Seaside Heights this weekend for the Ninth annual Que by the Sea BBQ Festival & Competition. The event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Grant Avenue, will feature more than 40 barbecue competition teams, in

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 10:00:05

Senate approves defense bill without McCain amendment to permit base closures

The U.S. Senate has approved its version of an annual defense policy bill, and it left out a controversial amendment that aimed to begin a new round of base closures as early as 2019. The proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 was penned by influential Sens. John McCain


LETTER: Offering amnesty encourages others to break law

I was struck by a recent article in the APP about fraud committed by some members of the Orthodox community. I am very concerned that offering amnesty to lawbreakers for Medicare fraud is both unfair and unwise. I write from the point of view of someone who is Jewish and spent an idealistic childhoo

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 18:48:54

Phillies top-5 minor league position players of 2017

Rhys Hoskins led the International League in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage, OPS and was tied for first in walks at the time of his Aug. 10 major-league call-up. The IronPigs first baseman then made major league history several times with a streak of 18 home runs and 39 RBIs in his first 34 ga

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-20 02:50:00

Brick cops arrest four, uncover 70 decks of heroin

BRICK - After a two-month investigation, police raided a home on North Pier Drive Monday, uncovering 70 decks of heroin, marijuana and cash, authorities said. Crack cocaine was being packaged for distribution in the home, police said. The raid started after police arrested a 33-year-old Brick woman

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 18:01:16

Job fairs coming to Ocean County Mall, Brick Bon-Ton

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Mall will host a job fair on Saturday in a bid to hire dozens of workers for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Stores at the Toms River mall will be hiring for a wide-range of jobs, including managers, cashiers, sales associates and stock clerks. The annual event is par

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 18:21:00

Brick man's lottery ticket worth nearly $1.3 million

BRICK - Keith nearly shouted when he realized that one ticket among his pile of scratch-offs was a big winner, according to the New Jersey Lottery. After buying coffee and lottery tickets, Keith's morning quickly transformed when he sat down at his desk with the scratch-off tickets: among them was o

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-20 18:10:41

Lakewood Department of Public Works announces new days for bulk and trash pickup, starting January 1

Mark your calendars for two important changes, starting January 1, 2018! First, your bulk trash pickup day is now Friday (not Wednesdays), every week according to your zone*. Bulk trash are items, such as brush, metal, leaves, e-waste, and sanitation bulk. The second change: All normal trash (green

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-19 23:07:54

Fourth annual charity dinner dance scheduled

The Ancient Order of Hibernian's Division #32 of Belmar, New Jersey will be holding their fourth Annual Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake, New Jersey. The goal of this event is to raise funds for their annual scholarship programs dedicated to

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-19 23:04:35

6 Shore restaurants that are closing for the season

So many restaurants, so little time! Each summer, I make a list of eateries to visit. Some are brand new, some are new to me, but I am excited to try them all. There is plenty of time, I think. I never make it to the bottom of the list. Summer days just fly by, and when the seasons begin to change,

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-18 16:43:17

Is a backpack injuring your child? 5 safety tips from an expert

Each weekday morning, millions of kids strap on backpacks before they head to school. Is this ritual putting your child at risk for injury? "We see that a lot," Raymond Howard said. Howard is regional director of rehab services for two RWJBarnabas Health facilities: Community Medical Center in Toms

DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 09:00:09

Marina manager stole $2M by selling boats he didn't own, authorities say

PHILADELPHIA -- A convicted felon who managed a Jersey Shore marina stole more than $2 million from 13 people by illegally selling their boats, authorities said. Denis Kelliher, 47, of Toms River, was indicted on counts of wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Pennsylvania's Eastern District sa

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 18:25:46

Newark cop arrested for third time in two years: Report

A longtime Newark police officer who has a home in Toms River was arrested last week on charges of aggravated assault related to a domestic incident in a Newark home, according to a report. Peter Chirico, 48, was arrested Sept. 11, making it his third arrest in two years, according to NJ Advance Me

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-18 17:20:42

Driver And Passenger Injured In One-Car Crash In Bayville Involving Utility Pole

BERKELEY TOWSHIP, NJ - Two people were injured in a one-car crash in Bayville on Monday afternoon when their car struck a utility pole on Route 9 after the driver lost control of the vehicle, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said. Berkeley police officers responded to the area of Route 9 and Buckley

PATCH - 2017-09-19 02:19:07

Brick Memorial Key Club Earns 2 International Awards

BRICK, NJ - The Brick Memorial Key Club takes its mission of service very, very seriously. Over the years, the club has raised thousands of dollars for various causes, from juvenile diabetes to hunger relief, and put in hundreds of hours of community service. For the 2016-17 school year, those effor

PATCH - 2017-09-18 18:26:43