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Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

June 23, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise Legislative Passage of Superstorm Sandy Foreclosure Assistance Bil

TRENTON - District 9 legislators on Thursday praised the final passage of legislation they sponsor to extend the mortgage forbearance and foreclosure assistance program for Superstorm Sandy victims.

Pictured: damage caused by the storm, (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

The deadline for reauthorization was set for July 1, which meant that without legislative action, the program ...

Noise Levels Getting to You? Here's What You Need to Know

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN - When your babies are safely tucked away in bed, it’s the last thing you want to hear. That said, it could be noise levels deprived you of some well-needed slumber. You have to wonder. Aren’t there noise ordinances in place?

Truth be told, both Barnegat and Waretown ordinances contain references to noise control. You might expect the local police to show up for a ...

Free Narcan Available in Barnegat and Waretown Area

STAFFORD - Barnegat and Waretown residents are able to obtain free Narcan at the CVS at 955 West Bay Avenue in Barnegat.

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced that beginning this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, New Jersey residents will be able to obtain FREE Naloxone (Narcan) throughout the state.

Naloxone is an opioid overdose reversal drug. This FREE Naloxone program is being ...

Have You Calculated the Right Amount of Taxes Out of Your Check? Here is IRS Paycheck Checkup Calculator

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a campaign encouraging taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup now to make sure they are having the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for 2019.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in December 2017, changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers. Most TCJA changes took effect in 2018. As a result, ...

Ocean Township Offering Summer Camp Program: Register Now!

WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Recreation Department is holding a summer camp program for students entering grades K-6 in September 2019.

Mr. Brett Cunningham is the camp director. The camp takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  The camp hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

Some of the trips scheduled include:

Jenkinson's Aquarium Penguin Pointers,
No Bones About It ...

West Orange High School Graduate Killed in West Point Accident

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School.

Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was killed and 21 other cadets were injured in the crash that occurred before 7 a.m. Thursday, according to ...

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of ‘Longest Day,’ Local Heroes

SURF CITY - History remembers it as the “Longest Day” – D-Day, June 6, 1944, the beginning of the end for Hitler’s “1,000-Year Reich.”

Historian Cornelius Ryan wrote the first definitive account of the landings. According to him, an American general made a prediction on the morning of the invasion, stating that people would be talking about ...

Two Area Sandy Contractors Charged With Fraud

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Jonathan Price, 41, of Manahawkin, and Scott Cowan, 57, of Demarest, were both arrested and charged with Second Degree Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property (Funds) Received in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9. Price and Cowan were the owners of the now-defunct Price Home Group, ...

Businesses invited to Homeland Security Seminar This Wednesday June 5 at Ship Bottom Fire House

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.  - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local businesses and their employees contribute to the safety and security of the community.

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