George Wittmann: New Council President & Maurice "Mo" Hill: Council Vice President

January 04, 2019

During last night's Township Council Reorganization Meeting, George Wittmann was sworn in as Council President and Maurice Hill as Council Vice-President for 2019. Congratulations!

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Virginia Haines: The New Freeholder Director

January 03, 2019

  “She was a trailblazer in a lot of ways, besides being the first female Freeholder Director,” Haines said about Gluck. In total, there have been only six women from Ocean County who have gone to the state legislature. And while Haines said it should be about the character, and not sex, of a person that matters, women do have so much to offer in politics. “Woman have just as much ability to be an elected official. They have just as much to give in that position as anybody, as any man can. Unfortunately, the way society has been through the years, it’s still in a sense a man’s world. It is changing, I think, with the younger generation.”

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Plans to redevelop the downtown Toms River area are moving full steam ahead as we head into 2019.

December 28, 2018

“This project has been a priority for the Township for year, now we have full funding to complete these needed improvements,” Mayor Tom Kelaher said.  “Toms River was the only community in New Jersey to receive a BUILD grant”.

This project's goal is to improve traffic circulation, reduce the number of turning movements at intersections, add pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, improve traffic movement and reduce the number of accidents.

Herflicker Boulevard will be elevated to limit flooding and so it can be used as an evacuation route during flood events.

"We're going to raise it about 2-3 feet and it will act as a dam," Kelaher said.

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Devin Nunes comes to Toms River to support Tom MacArthur

September 29, 2018

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes came by to speak at Congressman Tom MacArthur’s Breakfast event. 

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Judge Jeanine comes by Toms River to talk to Republicans

September 14, 2018


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Toms River Council Ordinances Aimed at Safer Roads

September 13, 2018

TOMS RIVER-The Toms River Township council on Tuesday enacted an ordinance that will reduce speeds along the two access roads to Toms River High School East.

The ordinance will reduce the speed limits on Raider Way and Dunedin Street from their current 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour.

The township council also voted in favor of placing a stop sign in Ortley Beach at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Brinley Avenue.  Currently, the three way intersection has no safety devices.  The sign will be placed on the Brinley Avenue access point to Washington Avenue.

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