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Neighbors' Calls Avert Dangerous House Fire In Toms River: Chief

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A fire in a pool filter next to a shed full of pool chemicals and propane tanks was quickly extinguished Friday thanks to alert neighbors who saw smoke and called 911, authorities said Saturday.

PATCH - 2018-05-26 23:23:50

Former NFL Player Found Dead Sitting In His Chair

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

THESPUN.COM - 2018-05-26 14:30:10

Young child killed after struck by MTA bus

A young boy, approximately five years old was killed after being struck by an MTA bus in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon, police say.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-05-26 20:31:18

What's Open, Closed On Memorial Day In Toms River

TOMS RIVER, NJ — With Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer beginning at last, here are some reminders about what's open and what's closed Monday due to the federal holiday:

PATCH - 2018-05-25 15:49:53

Beachwood 2018 Memorial Day Parade, EMS Barbecue Set For Monday

BEACHWOOD, NJ — Beachwood's annual Memorial Day commemoration is scheduled for Monday, May 28, and once again there is a barbecue fundraiser following the parade.

PATCH - 2018-05-26 19:42:34

Cops: 3 men allegedly busted with drugs, gun and bullet-proof vest

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Police allegedly caught three men in their 20s with heroin and marijuana intended for sale, a gun and a stolen bullet-resistant vest in Graniteville.

SILIVE.COM - 2018-05-26 07:35:00

Pathmark gone, but Toms River's Indian Head Plaza has multiple new stores

The most recent,Ollie's Bargain Outlet, has leased the plaza's vacant Pathmark store and is expected to open in about three months. Ollie's, a national discount chain with a slogan that touts "Good Stuff Cheap," has three stores in New Jersey. The store is 30,000 square feet.


Manchester Route 70 crash driver flees, shows up in court two hours later: Police

James J. Stanley, 45, of Toms River is facing charges of "leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury and operating a vehicle involved in a crash involving serious bodily injury during a period of license suspension," according to a prepared statement from police Detective Lt. Vince


(2) Hammonton 4, (7) Toms River South 3

Hammonton High School, the No. 3 seed, defeated No. 7 Toms River South 4-3 in the quarterfinals of South Jersey Group III on Wednesday in nine innings. Remy Smith hit a single to left field in the bottom of the ninth to score Mae Trinh from second base and win the game. Mackenzie Edwards (10-2) pitc


Downtown Toms River Trolley Starts Rolling Saturday

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Toms River visitors will have a new way to get around the downtown area, as the Downtown Trolley begins service.


Avoid Route 70-88 Intersection, Traffic Signals Out: Brick Police

BRICK, NJ —Brick Township police are urging motorists to avoid the area of the intersection of Routes 70 and 88 on Friday morning as a power outage has knocked out traffic signals there.A Nixle alert sent about 7:50 a.m. said some roads are closed in the area and police officers are on the scene dir

PATCH - 2018-05-25 12:22:39

Holmdel bus fire blocks local southbound Garden State Parkway lanes

HOLMDEL - A bus fire in has blocked all local southbound lanes around Exit 116, according to 511nj.org, which aggregates traffic alerts from public agencies.


Traffic Nightmares In NJ: Portions Of Major Highways Closed

A charter bus burst into flameson the Garden State Parkway in theHolmdel area, closing the southbound lanes. The bus is pulled over near Exit 116 in Holmdel and is fully engulfed in flames, according to transportation officials.


Ramps At Route 166-Route 37 Intersection Reopen In Toms River

TOMS RIVER, NJ — If you are traveling in and around Toms River Thursday morning, there is a bit of good news: the ramp work at the Route 166-Route 37 intersection is complete.


Tired Of Complaints, Toms River, N.J. Decides To Get Tough On 'Zombie Home' Owners

“You know, some people didn’t have the money to fix their homes,” one neighbor said. “some were fortunate, but some weren’t, so they just abandoned them.”


Cops: Couple Had Sex Outside Seaside Heights Church

The couple, identified as 43-year-old Anthony Getchius, of Newark, and 48-year-old Noelle Smart, of Jersey City, were the subject of a call to police from a priest reporting the incident. A dispatcher sent two officers to the Roman Catholic Parish – located across the street from the police station


Popeyes in Toms River pecks closer to its grand opening

Workers are in the final stages to preparePopeyes Louisiana Kitchenfor an opening. The restaurant hopes to open around June 1 or June 2, Ed Baksh, construction manager for The Parikh Network, told What's Going There recently. The Parikh Network is an Edison-based franchisee that owns 125 Popeyes res


Toms River makes pitch for new veterans clinic

Township officials have made a pitch for a new, expanded medical center for veterans to be located on land off Hooper Avenue, near Caudina Avenue.


Brick Ordinance Would Require Landlords to Screen Tenants Prior to Rental

The ordinance, introduced Tuesday night by the township council, requires landlords to check for several background issues with potential tenants – including all adults who would be living with them. The ordinance mandates a background screening include a check of legal records for past appearances


Crash Closes Route 70, Route 571: Manchester Police

Breaking: Detours are in place on Route 70 while authorities investigate the crash, the sheriff's office said.MANCHESTER, NJ — Authorities are urging motorists to avoid the area of Route 571 and Route 70 following a motor vehicle crash Wednesday morning.The Manchester Township Police Department and