Sunday, November 18, 2012
People from Maine to Hawaii and all points in between join with local volunteers to restore the shore.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Steve Moran
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Even before Sandy’s first gusts reached our shores, volunteers from the entire United States were on their way to southern Ocean County and all East Coast areas soon to be devastated. Many of them are still here or have rotated out to be replaced by others from their organizations. Members of the Fraternal Order of Police had arrived from as far away as Missouri and Louisiana at the Long Beach Township Municipal Complex. They set up a kitchen and for the next two weeks as the building served as the command center for LBI’s Emergency Management Operations and the National Guard, they fed the police, first responders, National Guard and EOC personnel. As the storm passed, more FOP members fanned out with cleaning supplies, equipment and …
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.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Two locations in Southern Ocean are open through the weekend to vote.
Two places are available where people who have been displaced by Sandy can vote. Voters can either go to the Ocean County Administration Building located at 101 Hooper Avenue, Room 116, in Toms River or the Southern Ocean Resource Center at 179 S Main Street in Stafford. People at those locations will be handed a mail in ballot, which can be filled in and handed back. The deadline for mail in ballots to be received for counting is Monday at 3 p.m.. The hours are: today and tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We have relocated our staff from the Ocean County Courthouse to the Ocean County Administration Building at 101 Hooper Avenue," Ocean County Clerk Scott M. …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Home Depot out of certain batteries; stocked with water and sand.
As a resident of Little Egg Harbor, Jen Rogers has seen her fair share of bad storms. But Hurricane Sandy's predicted track "has me a little freaked out," said the manager of the Spirit store in Manahawkin. Business was slow today at Spirit, which specializes in freaking people out in an entirely different way than "Frankenstorm." Specializing in Halloween costumes and decorations, the store would normally be packed on the Sunday before Halloween. But not today. "It's been pretty slow, and we've had people calling out," Rogers said. She noted that some neighborhoods have postponed trick-or-treating activities until next weekend, which may have prompted some people to heed warnings about staying off the roads during the State of Emergency. …