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New Jersey home seen in ‘The Amityville Horror’ sells for $1.5M

in Toms River News

The New Jersey home seen in the 1979 film “The Amityville Horror” has found a buyer. Located in Toms River in Ocean County, the waterfront property at 18 Brooks Road was used as a stand-in in the horror movie for the real-life “haunted” house on Long Island. After first listing for $1.7 million this past September, the four-bedroom home recently closed for $1.46 million.

Toms River to buy downtown, North Dover properties for $2 million

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER – A 7-acre parcel on Silverton Road and a downtown property could soon be part of Toms River’s open space inventory after the Township Council voted Wednesday night to bond $2 million to purchase the two pieces of land.

“We are going to try to preserve as much open space as we can,” Mayor Maurice B. “Mo” Hill Jr. said of the two planned purchases.

The Silverton Road site is vacant and is for sale. An ordinance adopted Wednesday by the council says the township plans to spend $1,040,000 to buy the property, which would be preserved as open space.

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Barrier Island Laundromat Property Gets OK for Residential Subdivision From Planning Board

in Toms River News

The property on which a laundromat has stood on Route 35 for years has been granted approval for a subdivision that will allow for residential development. It is the second parcel of land along the state highway that Toms River planning officials have allowed to be subdivided for such development in as many months, prompting concerns among some residents.

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