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Death of Airman in New York City, N.Y.

An Airman assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., died after being struck by a New York City subway train Sunday.

The identity of the Airman is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

An investigation into the incident is underway and more details will be released as they become available.

All questions should be directed to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs office at (609) 754-2104.

Manahawkin Elks Holds Record Breaking Event

On April 14, (Good Friday) the Manahawkin Elk’s Lodge # 2340 held their annual Fish Fry at the Lodge. This year’s record breaking event served nearly one THOUSAND dinners made up of fresh fish and scallops. Special thanks to the staff at Viking Village, Barnegat Light, and the crew of the commercial fishing vessel, “Ms. Manya”, skippered by Captain Pete Dolan, and the Larson family, the boat owners, for donating the seafood.
Approximately 60 Elks, lead by Elk John Barrett, volunteered to prepare, cook, serve and clean-up making this year’s fish fry an extremely successful event.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to NJ State Elks’ Camp Moore, “A summer Camp for our Special Children”.

Gov. Christie Breaks Ground for Atlantic City Gateway Project with Stockton’s $178M. Campus

The $220 million Atlantic City Gateway Project “demonstrates that we’ve turned the corner” in efforts to revitalize the city, said Gov. Chris Christie today, joining state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Atlantic City Development Corp. (AC Devco) Chairman Jon Hanson, South Jersey Industries President and CEO Michael Renna and Stockton President Harvey Kesselman to break ground for the project, which includes Stockton’s new residential campus.

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Sturdy Savings Bank Presents Donation to Historic Cold Spring Village

Sturdy Savings Bank presented Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV) with a donation for its 17th annual Feasting on History Restaurant Gala, “Down Jersey Fare”, taking place on Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.

Every year, HCSV brings the Cape May County community together at the Gala in support of the Village and its mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism.    Continue reading Sturdy Savings Bank Presents Donation to Historic Cold Spring Village

Immediate Care Announces Opening of their Newest Center in Brick

Immediate Care is proud to announce the opening of their newest urgent care in Brick Township.  Located at 8 Brick Plaza, the facility will open Saturday, April 22 with a full staff of experienced physicians and nurse practitioners. This is the seventh urgent care center for Immediate Care, with other locations in Toms River, Lacey, Hazlet, Red Bank, Edison and East Windsor.

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Stockton Student Named Volunteer of the Year by Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

Jordan Ramos-Farhat, a senior at Stockton University, has been named has been named the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year.

Ramos-Farhat is from Belmar, N.J., and is very active both on and off campus.

“Mental health is an area that has many stigmas associated with it, and I wanted to work toward breaking those stigmas so people could seek the potentially lifesaving support they need,” said Ramos-Farhat, who was successfully treated for depression last year. “I have personally seen mental health negatively impact many peoples’ lives, and wanted to be an advocate for them and others, so they know how to get connected with the resources they need. Continue reading Stockton Student Named Volunteer of the Year by Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Noting that almost 60 percent of Ocean County’s 408,000 acres or 230,682 acres have been preserved for open space including federal, state and county lands, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari is calling on county residents to recognize April 22 as Earth Day. “We take great pride in our environment in Ocean County,” Vicari said. “From our parks to our open space to our efforts to protect and preserve Barnegat Bay, I am asking all of our citizens to take the same pride in their communities as we celebrate Earth Day.” The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 and was created by Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin to raise awareness and educate about the importance of taking care of the environment. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities that day. Vicari, who serves as liaison to Buildings and Grounds recently joined with Ocean County Grounds crews at the large planter at the corner of Hooper Avenue and Washington Street to plant seasonal flowers in honor of Earth Day.

Alzheimer’s Disease and When to Stop Driving

(Mayo Clinic) If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, he or she may not be safe on the road. Explain the risks — then provide other ways to get around.

Driving is a powerful symbol of competence and independence, besides being a routine part of adult life. But the focused concentration and quick reaction time needed for safe driving tends to decline with age. Alzheimer’s disease accelerates this process dramatically. If you’re caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, you may need to modify his or her driving – or stop his or her driving completely.

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