Leo Salgado

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2 Dogs & 1 Cat Perish In Toms River House Fire

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Toms River NJ House Fire Jillian Messina, TRPD Media Specialist, said that on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at approximately 10:20 AM multiple police and fire units responded to Orchid Court in Toms River for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival the unit was fully involved. Two occupants, who were home at the time of the blaze, were able to safely exit the home and call 911. Police evacuated nearby residences as a precaution. There were no tenant injuries in the incident. Two family dogs, and a cat, did perish in the fire. Toms River Animal Control was able to rescue a cat from the scene in an adjoining home.

Toms River Fire Companies quickly brought the fire under control and were able to save the adjoining homes in the complex. The American Red Cross responded to the scene and provided support for the displaced family. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but not deemed suspicious at this time. It is under investigation by Toms River Fire Inspector Charles Bauer. Please direct further inquiries to the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention.

Toms River Business Owners Give Back To Frontline Workers

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Mosquito Pest Authority Toms River NJ

Bryan & Chris Madigan, owners of Mosquito & Pest Authority are saying thank you by giving back to frontline medical workers.

“Bryan and I have been so impressed with the selfless act that our Frontline medical workers have displayed over the past year that we decided to give away 100 FREE yard treatments per month during our mosquito season to these courageous individuals. We have prepped our office staff and prepared our mosquito service technicians for the challenge! This is our way of saying thank you!”

The Madigan’s who’s Mosquito and Pest Authority company have been serving Ocean County for the past 8 years helping families enjoy their outdoor living spaces free from mosquitoes and ticks.

If you are a front line COVID-19 medical worker and would like to have your yard treated for mosquitoes and ticks please call 732-797-1617 or visit the Mosquito and Pest Authority at

WARNING: Do Not Plant These Seeds!

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WARNING: Do Not Plant These Seeds!

Details below provided by Toms River Police Department & NJDOA.

The following information is provide by Toms River PD and NJDOA

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has received reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry.

Here’s what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
* DO NOT plant the seeds and if they are in sealed packaging do not open the sealed package.
* Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to USDA Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance at
* Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office.

Please see links below for more information and what to do if you receive a package.…/n…/press/2020/approved/press200729.html…/sa_b…/sa-2020/sa-07/seeds-china

(Photo: NJDOA)

Fireworks Near Toms River 2020

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Fireworks Near Toms River 2020

July 4th is right around the corner! As we all know things are a bit different from the norm this year so be sure to check details about your event the day of!

When: July 4th, 2020 9 p.m.

Where: Shelter Cove, Toms River

Sponsored by: Jesse Sipe Owner of Sipe Adjustment Group

Thank you Jesse Sipe for making this happen!

Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s caronavirus orders on July 3rd, 2020 New Jersey, special events, including fireworks displays, at public and private beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lake shores are permitted, subject to the restrictions on outdoor gatherings which will increase to 500.

Beachwood Fireworks Over Toms River are postponed to Labor Day.

Biggest Fireworks Show of the Year
When: July 3rd, 2020
Where: Lakewood BlueClaws Stadium

6 Things You Should Consider When Shopping For A Gym In Toms River

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6 Things You Should Consider Before Choosing A Gym In Toms River


If you care about your health and fitness and have not joined a gym yet this year, you should!

Before you join… here are a few tips to consider when shopping gyms BEFORE you sign up.

  1. Convenience– if it’s not close to home or work, you probably will not go on a regular basis. 
  2. Atmosphere- when you walk in, are your greeted with a friendly staff that makes you feel at home OR do you feel pressure to sign up before you are ready to make a decision and still have not visited the other gyms in  Toms River yet.
  3. Size- big is not always better! Make sure the size and setting is not overwhelming, but rather gives you a feeling of how to navigate your workouts and not waste time trying to find your type of equipment.
  4. Value for your $’s- most gyms are pretty affordable today. When you evaluate a gym, do NOT just look at price. Evaluate based on a gym’s offering and the value for what they offer you.  Too often a promotion may sway you to buy, but it’s not what you really wanted the gym for.
  5. Clean and functional- is the facility kept clean and free of odors and are there OUT OF ORDER signs on many equipment units.
  6. Survey- as you enter and/or leave the gym you are evaluating, stop and ask members coming and going outside the gym on how they feel about their gym.  VERY TELLING!

These tips should help make it easier for you to make the right choice when choosing a gym in Toms River.

5.7 Kids Water Bottles Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

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Kids Water Bottle Recall

From : United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

Contigo is urging consumers who received replacement lids from the August 2019 recall to contact them for a new water bottle as the replacements they sent in the August 2019 recall are a chocking hazard.

Contact Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at or and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

For more details check out: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

Toms River Area Veteran’s Day Discounts 2019

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Veteran's Day Discounts In Toms River

Veterans Day 2019 is on Monday, Nov. 11th, 2019. This Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as we learn about more available Veterans Day discounts, meals, or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to Veterans. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors are aware of all resources available to them in the Toms River Area. This list is accumulated from various sources including the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Veterans Day discounts and meals at restaurants

Applebee’s – November 11, 2019
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11. Dine-in only. Visit the Applebee’s website for details.

IHOP – November 11, 2019
All Active duty and Retired Veterans in observance of Veteran’s Day, November 11, are invited to come in to IHOP and enjoy a “free” breakfast. Visit the IHOP website for details.

TGI Fridays – November 11, 2019
Military guests with a valid military ID will be treated to a free lunch menu item up to $12 on November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. These guests also will receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Call your local TGI Fridays for details.

Subway – November 11, 2019
Military Veterans with a valid ID are being offered a free six-inch sub on November 11 at select locations. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Outback – November 11, 2019
Veterans with a military ID can get a free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on November 11, and 20 percent off their check Nov. 12 to Dec. 31. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Red Robin – November 11, 2019
Veteran’s and Active Duty Military are being offered a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veteran’s Day, 11/11/2019. Visit the Red Robin website for details.

BJs Restaurant Brewhouse – November 11, 2019
Military and Veteran’s with a valid ID are being offered a free entree up to $14.95 and a free Dr. Pepper beverage on November 11. Call your local BJs Restaurant Brewhouse for details.

Manhattan Bagel Company – November 11, 2019
All active, former and retired military personnel with valid identification are invited to enjoy a free bagel and cream cheese at Manhattan Bagel Company’s participating locations on Veterans Day November 11.  No additional purchase is required. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Houlihan’s – November 11, 2019
All military members – both active-duty and Veterans – will receive a free and complimentary meal on Veterans Day. Guests must come with proof of duty by an I.D., photo in uniform, earning receipt or any other form of proof. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Buffalo Wild Wings – November 11, 2019
Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – November 11, 2019
Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.

Chipotle Mexican Grill – November 11, 2019
Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.

Chuck E. Cheese – November 11, 2019
Free personal one-topping pizza Monday.

Dunkin’ – November 11, 2019
Free doughnut Monday.

Friendly’s – November 11, 2019
Free meal from special menu Monday.

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant – November 11, 2019
Veterans and active military get two free entrees Monday – one for themselves and one for a guest.

Olive Garden – November 11, 2019
Free entree from a select menu Monday.

Smashburger – November 11, 2019
Free Double Burger Monday with any purchase.

Starbucks – November 11, 2019
Veterans, active service members and their spouses receive a free cup of coffee Monday.

White Castle – November 11, 2019
Free combo meal Monday.

Veterans Day discounts at grocery stores

BJs Wholesale – November 11, 2019
Active duty military personnel and Veterans receive discounts on November 11, 2019, at BJs wholesale, which include 30% off standard membership fees. Additional incentives like extra money off coupons are occasionally offered for new members. Visit the BJs Wholesale website for details.

Veterans Day discounts for haircuts

Great Clips – November 11, 2019
Veterans and current military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details. Visit the Great Clips website for details.

Sport Clips – November 11, 2019
Some locations will be offering free haircuts on November 11. Visit the Sports Clips website for details.

Veterans Day discounts in retail

The Home Depot – November 11, 2019
Veterans are being offered a 10% military discount on in-store purchases on select items. All veterans are eligible for this discount during the Veterans Day weekend. Visit the Home Depot website for details.

Walgreens – November 8-11, 2019
20% off for military, Veterans and their families. Walgreens also provides free flu shots for VA-enrolled Veterans. Visit the Walgreens website for details.

Dollar General – November 11, 2019
Veterans and families receive an 11 % discount on qualifying items in store and online. See website for details.

Kohls – November 11, 2019
Kohl’s is offering double its military discount for Veterans Day, increasing it from 15% to 30%.

Bed Bath and Beyond – November  9-11, 2019
Military guests with a valid military ID or Bed Bath and Beyond VetRewards Card will receive 25% off your entire in store shopping cart from November 9-11, 2019. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Be sure to check and confirm with your local establishment to confirm discounts posted above.

For a national list of veteran’s discounts check out U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Thank you to all our Veteran’s & those who are currently serving!




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