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Largest Holdout Signs Easement PDF Print E-mail

“This isn’t exactly the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but it’s as close as we’re going to get in Toms River,” said Township Mayor Thomas Kelaher of the much-needed easement signing. Click here for the full release.




JCP&L Scam Alert PDF Print E-mail

The Toms River Police Department has had at least six incidents recently where local businesses and residents have been the victim of a fraud scheme in which a suspect identifies themselves as a Jersey Central Power and Light employee.  One local business was contacted by phone and told that they had an overdue bill in the amount of $2,279 and that if a cash payment was not made, their electricity would be shut off.  The business owner knew that he was not in arrears so he phoned JCP&L and they confirmed that he was being scammed. One business unfortunately fell victim to the fraud and reported paying that scammers by way of “Money Pack” cards.


We urge our residents to be cautious when giving out personal information over the phone and to take notes during any suspicious calls that may be helpful to investigators.  Jersey Central Power and Light advises residents to contact them directly at the phone number on their bill to check the status of their account, if they are ever contacted over the phone.  To read the full release, click here.

Half of Your RREM Grant Is Available Now! PDF Print E-mail

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently approved a major change in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program. This change allows you to receive an advance payment of 50 percent of your RREM grant once you sign your grant agreement (this is for Pathway B applicants who are hiring their own contractor). In order to receive this advance, all you have to do is certify that you have engaged a general contractor or design professional under contract. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) then verifies that the contractor you retained is licensed in New Jersey and not debarred from work. A check for 50 percent of your RREM grant (minus your reimbursement) will then be sent to you to pay your contractor. This advance will considerably speed your repair and reconstruction work so you can get back in your home faster.

Once your contractor invoices or provides receipts for eligible costs that exceed this initial 50 percent advance, you may submit up to two additional payment requests for the remaining balance of your RREM grant.

For more information, please contact your Housing Advisor or call the housing recovery hotline at 1-855-SANDYHM





Free Rabies Clinic Huge Success at New Township Animal Shelter PDF Print E-mail


(Toms River) On Saturday, March 15th, the Toms River Animal Shelter hosted its annual rabies vaccine clinic, for the first time at our new facility, located at 235 Oak Avenue. The rabies clinic was held in prior years inside the Public Works Garage.

It was a spectacular success thanks to our great staff and volunteers. They administered over 100 rabies vaccines to our community’s dogs and cats.

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Christie Administration Announces Significant Change To Housing Recovery Program-- Will Help Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Quickly Pay for Immediate Construction Costs PDF Print E-mail


Trenton, NJ – In an important development that will help thousands of New Jersey residents get back in their homes faster, the Christie Administration today announced a significant change to the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program. The move allows Sandy-impacted homeowners in the RREM Program who are using their own contractor to get grant funding quicker for initial construction costs. It eliminates the requirement that previously forced homeowners to provide proof of construction costs before submitting payment requests.

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New Toms River Animal Shelter Open to the Public PDF Print E-mail


Whitesville location is now closed


TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP- The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Toms River Animal Shelter is still a few months away, but the interior of the facility is open and ready for pet adoptions.


The impressive two-million dollar facility, located at 235 Oak Avenue, next to the Police Station, shutters the antiquated facility on Whitesville Road. “The former location was close to Jackson Township and out of the way for a majority of our residents,” Mayor Tom Kelaher states. “This building not only modernizes the needs of an animal shelter, but it is centrally located for the residents of Toms River.”


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Youth Services Held Family Bonding Nights PDF Print E-mail

Toms River Youth Services recently held two events for parents to spend one-on-one time with their children.


“Back in January, we held our first-ever ‘Daddy and Me’ night at the Toms River Youth Services. ‘Daddy and Me’ was created to help bring dads and their children together, to spend some quality time alone,” said Adam Silversmith, Toms River Youth Services Division Manager.  During their “Daddy and Me” session, families put together wooden crafts such as the Statue of Liberty, butterflies or a jet.  Silversmith added, “The children and dads worked together and when the dads ran into some difficult steps, they sought assistance from other dads.  It was a great time seeing everyone interact and helping out one another.  The children also ate pizza and dessert with their dads.” Click here for more

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