Thursday, March 7, 2013
An ocean breach had forced a closure from Herbert Street to the Bay Head/Mantoloking border.
Route 35, from Herbert Street to the Bay Head/Mantoloking border, is re-opened, according to the Mantoloking police department. That section of the state highway that had been compromised by an ocean breach in the wee hours of Thursday morning opened up around 11:05 or 11:10 a.m. today, police said. The Ocean County Road Department and the municipality's emergency contractor, RWV Land & Livestock, will haul sand all day from the state Department of Transportation site in Wall, according to the Mantoloking Office of Emergency Management's Facebook page. "Please use caution when driving around town as sections of East Avenue and Barnegat Lane are still covered with sand and debris," the Facebook post says. The town remains open to …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
No spring break in 2013
Like many other area schools, the Ocean County Vocational Technical School district will be closed until Nov. 12. The district includes the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES), in Manahawkin, the Performing Arts Academy (PAA), in Lakehurst, and many other instructional programs offered at multiple sites throughout the county. A recorded phone call made to parents of students at the academies said the closure is due to the many sending districts that are closed this coming week due to damage from Sandy. The message also said that the time off will be made up during the spring break in April, so students will not have off at that time.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Federal holiday for government, post offices
Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, post offices and many banks will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. All county facilities other than parks will be closed. All branches of the Ocean County Library are closed. Toms River's recycling pickup is canceled on Monday. If your collection day falls on one of these days or after, your recycling and garbage will be collected one day later. This will follow through for the whole week, until Friday's collections are completed on the next day, Saturday. Garbage collection today is also canceled. Town hall is closed but municipal parks are open and beaches are staffed. The Motor Vehicle Commission offices, inspection stations and testing centers are closed Labor Day.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Benihana, El Chico haven't been open since Valentine's Day
Hanging on the doorway of Benihana in the Ocean County Mall were red heart decorations, setting the mood for Valentine's Day. But the Japanese restaurant chain and its neighbor, El Chico, have been closed since Feb. 15. The handmade signs on both restaurants' doors read: "Sorry, we're closed." On Feb. 16, furniture was being loaded onto a moving truck from the restaurant, and questions were directed to the public relations firm that represents the Ocean County Mall Simon Property. The public relations specialist for the mall however declined to comment on specific tenants and instead said questions should be directed to the tenants themselves. Calls placed to the corporate headquarters of both Benihana and El Chico chains were not …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Library open, post offices closed
Monday, Jan. 16 is celebrated as a state and federal holiday in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. For those with children enrolled in the Toms River Regional Schools, enjoy sleeping in!