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Habitat for Humanity Restores Sandy-Damaged Home PDF Print E-mail

“Superstorm Sandy has made construction costs soar.  It’s no longer just simple repairs that our organization works on.  Unfortunately, we are moving quickly through our funds because of the complexity and the construction involved, and we needed to hire more skilled repairmen,” stated Suzan Fichtner, Executive Director for the Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity.  Luckily, Fichtner was able to thank benefactor Wells Fargo for their generous grant of $80,000 to help rehabilitate Sandy-Damaged homes.

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9/11 Memorial Monument Complete-Located at Toms River Town Hall Courtyard PDF Print E-mail

TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP- Last year, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey donated a portion of a steel beam to Toms River Township.  The steel came from inside one of the Twin Towers that was brought down by terrorists on September 11, 2001.   “The beam is a symbol that represents the significance and importance that 9/11 still has for us,” said Toms River Township Mayor Thomas Kelaher. “We needed to find a way to honor those lost in the tragedy and we also needed someone to help us build a formal monument, so we reached out to the Toms River Kiwanis Daybreak, a local civic group, and they built a nice memorial to surround the beam.”

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Ortley Beachfront Barricades Removed PDF Print E-mail

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Toms River EMS First Agency in NJ to Use Narcan to Save Life PDF Print E-mail

 

Antidote put on ambulances just five hours prior to incident.

The Toms River Township Office of Emergency Management EMS Division is the first EMS Agency in the State to administer Narcan, to save the life of an unresponsive victim.

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Toms River to Carry Narcan on all Ambulances PDF Print E-mail

As of Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Toms River Township Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has started carrying Naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to reverse the effects of certain drug overdoses, on all of their ambulances. This follows a waiver granted by the Commissioner of the State Department of Health that allows Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to administer the drug.

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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.

 
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