More than 800 Stockton students, alumni and other volunteers spent the Martin Luther King, J. holiday Monday giving back to their communities at more than 40 public service projects at multiple sites including Tuckerton Seaport, Hammonton and the Atlantic City beach.
“At Stockton, this is a day on, not a day off,” said Dean of Students Pedro Santana in welcoming the volunteers. Continue reading More than 800 volunteers participate in Stockton 14th MLK Day of Service
Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in Central and Southern New Jersey, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. Continue reading We’re Thinking Sunshine! Volunteer as a Fresh Air Host Family
The Ocean County Library offers online professional business courses for all skill levels on Lynda.com through the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org
Lynda.com, is an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills with streaming video on over 3,600 topics taught by recognized industry experts, through engaging, top-quality courses.
This service is free to all Ocean County Library cardholders and is available 24 hours a day on any device with an internet connection.
For information about Lynda.com call the library at 732-349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org, click Resources and Databases.
Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella said a newly signed state law will help residents from being overcharged for certified copies of deeds by private vendors.
“This bill was endorsed by the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey and we are very pleased to see it signed into law,” said Colabella. “This will help many of our residents who have been taken advantage of by vendors charging high prices for a certified copy of deed that can easily be obtained at County Clerk offices for far less.” Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY CLERK APPLAUDS NEW LAW REGULATING DEED PROCUREMENT AND SOLICITATION
Ocean County officials today released preliminary cost estimates associated with the cleanup of Winter Storm Grayson which was elevated to blizzard status by the time it hit the shore in the early morning hours of Jan. 4.
“Our departments were staged and ready to go at midnight,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Road Department. “This was a storm that dropped almost 19 inches of snow on some areas of the county. The snow combined with high winds and frigid temperatures made it difficult to cleanup. But our road crews and county staff got the job done.” Continue reading WINTER STORM GRAYSON CLEANUP COST ESTIMATES OVER $725,000
AS WE REMAIN in the grips of harsh winter weather, Ocean County wants to make certain its senior population, in particular the frail and homebound, is prepared for the extreme cold.
“While snowy weather and plunging temperatures have an effect on everyone, the elderly are often more susceptible to the dangers of winter,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as Chairman of Senior Services. “We cannot stop the winter weather from coming. But we can be prepared for it.”
With about 170,000 seniors calling Ocean County home, Vicari urges any senior who is in need of assistance to contact the Ocean County Office of Senior Services at 732-929-2091 to determine what kind of help may be available. Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY OFFERS HELP FOR SENIORS DURING HARSH WINTER WEATHER
Toms River Regional Schools today announced a multifaceted partnership with RWJBarnabas Health on a five-year agreement to become the official healthcare partner to the Toms River School District. Through this alliance, RWJBarnabas Health will receive naming rights to the district’s arena on the campus of Toms River High School North, and will collaborate with the district on health and wellness initiatives.
The partnership agreement, which was approved and announced at the Dec. 20 school board meeting, totals $637,500 over the span of five years, and officially begins Jan. 1, 2018. Continue reading RWJBarnabas Health and Toms River Regional Schools Announce Partnership to Create Healthier Communities
New and gently worn shoes that New Jersey residents no longer want can help create sustainable jobs many in developing nations need. That’s the message being delivered by Soles4Souls—a Nashville based non-profit social enterprise that has opened a new donation facility in Franklin.
As part of a nationwide initiative, Soles4Souls has launched five new locations across the country to fulfill its mission of disrupting the cycle of poverty. These facilities will collect used shoes to help the organization keep unwanted textiles out of landfills while creating meaningful opportunities for those living in poverty. Continue reading Soles4Souls Announces New Donation Facility in New Jersey
FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari wants everyone to stay off the ice.
With more than 150 miles of inland bays and waterways in Ocean County, the recent cold snap is causing ice to form on many bodies of water. Continue reading THIN ICE POSES SAFETY PROBLEMS ON WATER WAYS
One of the biggest New Jersey stories for 2018 is coming out of Atlantic City, but it isn’t about a casino.
Stockton University will open its residential campus in the fall, bringing beachfront living and learning to students at a brand new Atlantic City campus.
The site features housing on the Boardwalk for more than 500 students, an academic building that can serve as many as 2,000 students, and a parking garage topped by a new headquarters for South Jersey Gas.
The $220 million Atlantic City Gateway project is a public/private partnership developed by the Atlantic City Development Corporation, or ACDevco. It represents the first major new non-casino investment in the city, and demonstrates a statewide commitment to diversifying the local and regional economy, and serving the needs New Jersey’s college-bound students.
The excitement has been building. In fall 2017 Stockton welcomed its largest freshman class ever, more than 1,500 students, a 32 percent increase. Total enrollment now exceeds 9,200 students.
To meet demand, Stockton will also complete new science and allied health buildings as part of the Academic Quad project at the main Galloway Township campus. In January, Stockton will open an expanded site in Manahawkin, Ocean County, offering more opportunities for allied health and nursing students.
PHOTOS: Attached are some photos taken in mid-December that show the housing along the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, the adjacent parking garage, and the academic building under construction.
More information about the project is at stockton.edu/acgateway/