Category Archives: New Jersey

Dave & Buster’s Opens 1st New Jersey Location in Woodbridge

Dave & Buster’s first New Jersey location is now open in the Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The restaurant and entertainment mecca boasts more than 34,000 square feet of new food, new drinks, hundreds of the latest arcade games and state-of-the-art sports viewing. The opening of Dave & Buster’s in New Jersey was made possible by recent passage of legislation in Trenton that ended a 56-year, statewide ban on games-based establishments selling liquor. Continue reading Dave & Buster’s Opens 1st New Jersey Location in Woodbridge

Rebuilding Storm-Resilient Homes in Hurricane, Flood-Prone Areas

The immense property damage resulting from this year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a wake-up call for vulnerable communities, especially along coastal areas. Every year, hurricanes pummel the coastline with torrential downpours, high winds and storm surges. In New Jersey, peak hurricane season begins in mid-August and runs through the end of October. After Hurricane Sandy, homeowners knew that rebuilding efforts had to make resiliency and sustainability a priority. The fear of the next hurricane making landfall weighs heavily as waterfront communities continue to rebuild. Although hurricane season is nearly over, it’s never too early to start preparing for the 2018 season, especially when building a new home.

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19Th Annual Broadcast for the People of New Jersey

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces WRAT-FM will present the 19th annual Broadcast to benefit the People of New Jersey Thanksgiving Season Collection Drive. The event will take place at Shoprite (Route 66, Neptune), on Monday, November 20 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, and Tuesday, November 21 from 6:00 a.m. until 7 p.m. Continue reading 19Th Annual Broadcast for the People of New Jersey

CRISIS HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Crisis Hotline Volunteers needed for CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties’ training beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018, once a week for 12 weeks from 6:30-9:30 P.M.  Training will be held at The Chelsea in Brick. CONTACT is a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline that also provides information & referral to community resources.  All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.  Training is free.  BECOME A VOICE TO THOSE IN DISTRESS–Make a difference in your community! – call 732-240-6104 for additional information and registration.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Heroin Dealers Chief Culprits in Elevating Opioid Addiction to Nation Public Health Emergency

In response to President Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a national public health emergency, the 9th District legislative delegation renewed its call for New Jersey to correct a defect in State law that allows heroin dealers to receive lesser sentences as compared to other drug charges. Continue reading Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Heroin Dealers Chief Culprits in Elevating Opioid Addiction to Nation Public Health Emergency

Connecting with Ocean County Veterans

With more than 60,000 veterans calling Ocean County home, veteran service organizations held a meet and greet event at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall, Toms River, on Nov. 8. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari along with Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau and Ocean County Clerk Scott Colabella joined members of the American Legion, and the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau to talk about veteran service organizations and also programs available to members of the military and their families. “We are happy to act as the conduit for our veterans to access organizations that are there specifically for them,” said Freeholder Little. Pictured from left to right are Director of the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau John P. Dorrity, Freeholder Little, County Clerk Colabella, American Legion Brick Memorial Post 348 Adjutant Ed McBride, Richard Godfrey Sr., American Legion Membership Chairman Department of New Jersey, Ralph Moranz, American Legion Post 129, Toms River and Freeholder Director Vicari.

MIDWEEK JAZZ AT GRUNIN CENTER FEATURES NEW SPIN FOR THE HOLIDAY

Jazz saxophonists Peter & Will Anderson present George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, Ocean County College, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please use Parking Lot #2. Tickets: $24-$20. Purchase tickets online http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.

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Volunteers needed to help at blood drives

NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers, to work blood drives. The blood mobile volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, perform canteen duties and make appointments for their next donation. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Manager of Community Relations & Volunteer Services Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741.

TOMS RIVER’S OWN NEW YORK YANKEE TODD FRAZIER TO SPEAK AT GRUNIN CENTER – JANUARY 19

New York Yankee Todd Frazier comes home to Toms River for An Evening with Todd Frazier on Friday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m. at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. This moderated lecture will take place on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.

Hometown baseball hero Todd Frazier will join fans from his native Toms River for an evening of baseball talk! Along with moderator veteran sports anchor Russ Salzberg, Frazier will discuss his experiences playing baseball and growing up in Toms River all the way through his current Major League Baseball success! Continue reading TOMS RIVER’S OWN NEW YORK YANKEE TODD FRAZIER TO SPEAK AT GRUNIN CENTER – JANUARY 19

REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED, AND ARE SERVING, ON VETERANS DAY NOVEMBER 11

ONE HUNDRED YEARS ago, hundreds of men from Ocean County were among the thousands of American troops fighting among the hellish trenches of the Western Front during the “War to End all Wars.”

One year later, on November 11, 1918 the nightmare that was World War I would finally end.

Today, we remember those veterans, and all of the men and women who have worn, and continue to wear the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces. Continue reading REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED, AND ARE SERVING, ON VETERANS DAY NOVEMBER 11