Thursday, May 2, 2013
Store is proposed at the corner of Fischer Boulevard and Bay Avenue
Some residents near a proposed Fischer Boulevard convenience store are concerned that the building's distance to the property line may impact their home values. The 3,000 square foot 7-Eleven store, which would replace a former gas station site on the corner of Fischer Boulevard and Bay Avenue, requires a setback variance since it is proposed to be built closer to the property line than township ordinance allows. Some nearby residents worry that could cause problems for them. "That's going to have a detrimental impact to the people's property values and their quality of life," said Edward Liston, the attorney representing five property owners near the site, after Toms River Planning Board members heard a portion of the applicant's …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Authorities looking into robbery of Fischer Service Center
According to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy, the Toms River Township Police Department are currently investigating a robbery which took place on Friday evening on Fischer Boulevard. "[The robbery] occurred at the Fischer Service Center, at 735 Fischer Boulevard, at 6:15 p.m.on Friday night," said Mastronardy. The chief explained that a white male, wearing a gray ski mask, a white gray zip-up and blue jeans entered the service center, armed with a knife. "The suspect demanded money from an employee, then fled on foot from the station with about $100 in proceeds," the chief explained. Officer Ryan Quinn and Detective Brian Lomer are investigating the robbery at this time.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Barrier island homes reportedly crumble from ocean waves
Don't go out. Stay in your homes. Toms River Office of Emergency Management Director Paul Daley urged residents to stay sheltered indoors as the township grapples with major flooding, widespread loss of power, innumerable fallen trees, pockets of fire and constant calls for rescue in an extreme emergency situation. "We are in survival mode," Daley said. Toms River had nearly 1,800 calls for help overnight, with a bulk of the emergencies coming after midnight Tuesday from Hurricane Sandy. "Silverton is under water," Daley said. "You can assume all roads in Silverton are impassable." A rescue operation is under way in Ortley Beach using a swift boat rescue for a mother and son trapped in an attic, Daley said. They have been awaiting rescue …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A two-car accident at the intersection of Fischer Boulevard and Yellowbank Road takes down light stanchion.
One woman was transported to the hospital for evaluation of minor injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at Fischer Boulevard and Yellowbank Road at approximately 11 a.m. One vehicle collided with the traffic light stanchion, knocking it down which caused it to block the right lane of Fischer Boulevard's southbound lane. East Dover Fire Company, Toms River Police Department, Toms River Police EMS and Ocean County engineering responded to the scene. Be the first to know. Stay up to the minute on the latest Toms River area news by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our newsletter.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
County receives OK on wetlands permits but construction more than a year away
There may come a day where you’ll no longer be able to turn left from Fischer Boulevard to go south on Hooper Avenue. According to Frank Scarantino, Ocean County engineer, that day is a long way off. “Even if we built it tomorrow, it doesn’t mean we’d turn off the light tomorrow,” Scarantino said Tuesday. The county is in the process of designing improvements to the Fischer Boulevard and College Drive jughandles on Hooper Avenue to accommodate increases in traffic expected as a result of the Kean at Ocean partnership at Ocean County College. In April and again in August, residents of Squire Village, a housing development just south of OCC, received letters advising them of the county’s application to the Department of Environmental …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Traffic map, live cameras show conditions as rain pelts mainland and barrier island again
Another afternoon storm heaped more rain atop yesterday's reported eight inches of rainfall, again flooding roadways in Toms River. Traffic continues to be slow around low-lying areas. Today flooding was reported on Route 37 eastbound, Coolidge Avenue and Fischer Boulevard near Hooper Avenue, among other areas. Route 35 is also experiencing heavy flooding. Check our interactive traffic map featuring the Garden State Parkway, Route 37, Route 35 and Route 70 before hitting the road. In this real-time traffic map from Mapquest, green portions mean traffic is flowing freely, while yellow and red indicate traffic delays. Zoom in or out if there's a route where you need a close-up. Note the incident signs on the map and click for more …
A gallery from around Toms River of storm damage Monday night through Tuesday evening
Fischer Boulevard, Coolidge Avenue, and Hooper Avenue were flooded along low lying areas tying up traffic. A home was cracked off its foundation. Power outages gripped several hundred customers. A storm that began Monday night into Tuesday, and a second band of rain that swept Toms River Tuesday afternoon, left residents driving through floods, seeing basements fill with water, and more damage. Here's a gallery of photos from the storms.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Toms River man, 18, airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center
An 18-year-old Toms River man is listed as stable at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune after he was struck early Friday evening on Fischer Boulevard, officials said. Daniel Vonderheyden, 18, of Toms River, was crossing Fischer Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. with his bicycle at Francis Drive when he was hit by a 2011 Honda driven by Victor Cruz, 81, of Toms River, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said. Vonderheyden suffered a head injury and was airlifted to Jersey Shore, Mastronardy said. He was listed as stable this morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Traffic Safety Officers Brian Doyle and Steven Schwartz are investigating the accident and ask anyone who witnessed the accident to call them at 732-349-0150.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Emergency responders illustrating state's "move over" law
A lane and shoulder closure will be in place on Route 37 east of Fischer Boulevard for the next several hours, said Fire District 1 Chief John Lightbody. Police, fire and EMS personnel are on scene in front of Stewarts Root Beer to shoot a promotional video illustrating the state's "move over" law for New Jersey State Police and Department of Transportation use, said police Chief Michael Mastronardy. A car is overturned onto its passenger side in the simulation, which seeks to detail the law that requires motorists to get out of the way of emergency vehicles. "The new law requires motor vehicle operators to reduce their speed and change lanes when approaching authorized vehicles displaying emergency lights. Such vehicles include police, …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4 cats rescued, 1 cat dead in fire at unoccupied unit
A morning alarm for a smell of smoke turned into a structural fire at Water's Edge condominiums off Fischer Boulevard that left one family pet dead and evacuated neighbors. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke billowing from the first-floor unit. The general alarm fire began at 8:28 a.m. and was under control at 9:02 a.m., said Silverton Fire Company Assistant Chief Gus Baxes. Firefighters entered the building and were met with heavy smoke and high heat. The fire was located in the kitchen area and there was some fire extension to adjoining condominiums as well as smoke damage to other units. Initial water supply to Engine 2911 was hampered when units tried to open a Fire Hydrant and found that it was dry, Baxes said. There was another…