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Lacey Mayor Named Chair Of Ocean County Library Commission

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ — At the Ocean County Library Commission’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 17, Lacey Mayor Timothy McDonald was named Chair of the Commission, according to a library news release.

At the meeting, Paul Wolleon was chosen to serve as Vice Chair, and Susan Hutler as liaison to the Ocean County Library Foundation.

Hutler was also reappointed to a new five year term as Ocean County Library Commissioner, becoming the Ocean County Library’s longest serving Library Commissioner, with 39 years of dedicated service, according to the library.

Ocean County Library Toms River Branch to Feature Art and Photography by Lorraine Pretty

in Toms River News

(TOMS RIVERNJ) — The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch presents an exhibit, “Art and Photography by Lorraine Pretty,” throughout the month of February. The Ocean County resident’s display will be showcased in the Branch’s Second Floor Gallery.

Lorraine recalled that learning how to work with oils and watercolors in various classes during the past several years allowed her interest to advance from a hobby to a passion. She focuses on florals, landscapes, and still life.

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(OP-ED): After 40-years, New Jersey financial hero (my Dad) is retiring from government

in Toms River News

This is a story that needs to be told and shared because what he has done has impacted so many people and towns across the state of New Jersey and made so many lives better.

He has made direct change everywhere he has been working in local or for state government.

Whenever he moved to the next chapter, things were always in a better place, a place where towns need only find a way to build on success instead of searching for it.

Want To Learn CPR? Toms River Fire Dept. Offering Courses

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ — If you are interested in learning CPR or are part of an organization that wants to offer the training to members, the Toms River Fire Department is hosting training sessions.

The department announced it has training sessions scheduled in February and March at the Fire Training Center, 1780 Church Road, Toms River.

Organizations that want to schedule training sessions can contact the fire department; the training can be held at the organization’s location or at the fire training facility.

These are the warmest and coldest cities in NJ

in Toms River News

Climate change or not, there have always been cities in NJ that just seem warmer. Or cooler. And with the recent odd weather we’ve had here in the state, I decided to do a little research on where it’s actually coldest and warmest.

The overwhelming consensus on is that the warmest part of New Jersey is generally considered to be the southern part of the state.

Far South Jersey, which for these purposes means south of the New Jersey Turnpike and includes Atlantic City and the surrounding coastal communities, seems to be warmer because of its location on the Atlantic coast.

Whoa! This Is Where To Get The Tallest Ice Cream Cone In New Jersey

in Toms River News

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a foot-long sub sandwich and polished off the whole thing.  Everyone has at some point right?  Keeping that in mind, why can’t we do the exact same thing with dessert?  There’s a place in New Jersey that serves up a foot-tall ice cream cone. Come on sport, I know you have it in ya.

I still eat ice cream in the winter.  Do you?  In fact, I think it is better than eating it on a hot summer day because you don’t have the melt factor.  That comes in clutch when you are eating a foot-tall ice cream cone.  Yep, twelve inches of ice cream scooped on top of each other with any flavor combo that tickles your fancy.

Now you would think that you could not do toppings on an ice cream tower like this but you would be mistaken.  Bring on the homemade caramel!

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Horizon Equities Acquires $46M New Jersey Portfolio

in Toms River News

Horizon Equities has purchased a 10-property, 310,023-square-foot retail and medical office portfolio in Ocean County, N.J. Marcus & Millichap, together with Institutional Property Advisors, brokered the $46 million transaction on behalf of the seller, a private investor, and secured the buyer.

The portfolio consists of five multi-tenant and two single-tenant retail properties, together with two medical offices and an asset that is slated for redevelopment.

Most of the traded properties are in Toms River, N.J., with only one located in Brick, N.J. Several assets are in Holiday City, a neighborhood in Toms River that caters to a significant number of senior citizens.

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A Super Sweet Surprise Opens in Monmouth County, NJ

in Toms River News

It’s a busy time for openings in Monmouth County.

This news, however, is extra sweet.

Do you have a sweet tooth?

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Time to get ripped! There’s a gym expanding in this New Jersey town

in Toms River News

Whether you’re riding the new year, new me train or just on board with ongoing lifestyle goals of losing weight, building muscle, heading towards the shape you want to be in, or something else, you have plenty of opportunities out there to run it down.

A blossoming and growing gym franchise is getting a little big bigger and toned in New Jersey.

In an announcement this week, SETS Hybrid Training said they’re moving their setup in Old Bridge over to the Route 9 Plaza which also includes businesses like AutoZone.

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Healthgrades Ranks Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Among Top 5 in New Jersey Across Multiple Specialty Care Areas

in Toms River News

WEST ORANGE, NJ –  Three RWJBarnabas Health facilities rank among the top 5 in New Jersey across various specialty care areas according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The facilities recognized include Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J., Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset in Somerville, N.J.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center ranked first in New Jersey and among the top 5% in the nation for both Pulmonary Care and Gastrointestinal Surgery, first in the state and among the top 10% in the nation for Cardiology, and second in the state for Gastrointestinal Care. Community Medical Center ranked third in the state for Joint Replacement. RWJUH Somerset ranked fourth in New Jersey and among the top 10% in the nation for both Cardiology and GI Medical Treatment.

“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades among the top hospitals in the state across a number of specialty care areas,” said Andy Anderson, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJBarnabas Health. “We are committed to providing the residents of New Jersey safe, high-quality comprehensive care, and these rankings are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff to enhance patient outcomes across our facilities.”

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