Friday, March 15, 2013
Incident is the first fatal accident of 2013 in Toms River, according to police
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Friday, March 15
The man struck by a sedan on Route 37 Thursday evening has died from his injuries, becoming the first fatal accident of 2013 in Toms River, police said Friday. A 50-year-old man from North Bergen, identified by police Friday as Trent Peluso, was struck west of the Clifton Avenue intersection by a white sedan traveling westbound at about 5:30 p.m., said Chief Michael Mastronardy. The victim was taken to Community Medical Center where he later was pronounced dead, the chief said. Peluso was staying at the Holiday Inn after Superstorm Sandy forced him to relocate from Seaside Park, Mastronardy said. John Syvarth, 77 of Toms River, was driving the 2007 Hyundai Sonata that struck Peluso. Traffic Safety Officer Brian Doyle is investigating the …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Dramatic pictures include rescue launches from Route 37 area after Hurricane Sandy passed through.
This gallery contains images taken in the Route 37 corridor of Toms River, before and after Hurricane Sandy hit. Included: the damage to Route 37 and Fischer Boulevard and activity on the Mathis bridge to Seaside. Neighborhoods such as Bayshore, Gilford Park, Windsor Park, East Dover, Money Island shown. Most of the images are from Tuesday morning and are east of Hooper Avenue. ------------------ Emergency numbers and other utility company info for Toms River is listed here. For the latest Hurricane Sandy coverage from Toms River Patch visit our topic page here. Stay informed of the latest Toms River area news by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our newsletter.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Some cameras' view impacted by heavy rain
A series of live cameras show a rain-soaked glimpse of the barrier island during Hurricane Sandy. You can check in on a North or South view of the Seaside Heights beach throughout the storm. The cameras are maintained by Seaside Heights Tourism. Joey Harrison's Surf Club hosts a beach camera here but it's down as of noon Monday. The restaurant and club are experiencing heavy winds and high water levels Monday, similar to Hurricane Irene last year. The state Department of Transportation has a traffic camera pointed west over Route 37 at the intersections of Route 35 and at Fischer Boulevard, here. Toms River Office of Emergency Management has activated its Hurricane Emergency Hotline: 732-818-9901. For the latest Hurricane Sandy coverage …
Closed until further notice
The Mathis Bridge, Route 37 eastbound from Toms River, has been closed to all traffic at 9 a.m. Monday Oct. 29, fire officials say. The closure will take place "till further notice at this time," fire officials said. The barrier island is under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy, expected to pelt the Toms River area with 85 mph winds and surging waters with heavy rain. Route 35 southbound of Seaside Heights is also closed, according to the state Department of Transportation. Since yesterday, Toms River Police have been patrolling the area at the base of the bridge near Fischer Boulevard. Today, Office of Emergency Management officials announced the Route 37 bridge eastbound would be closed to traffic. Westbound lanes for …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Police believe multiple aliases used by woman, arrested at Kohl's in Toms River
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - A woman working as a live-in home health aide was arrested after police responded to a shoplifting call and discovered she had random jewelry, including New York Police Department rings, wrapped up in her purse. Toms River Police are hoping to track down the owners of 57 pieces of jewelry believed stolen by the woman, 33 year-old Joyce Ababio of Ghana, Africa. Though Ababio was using a Bronx address, she was using multiple aliases and working as a home health aide in Whiting, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Mastronardy said the health agency that employs the woman is cooperating with police, and investigators are hoping to track down additional owners of the stolen jewelry. “We responded to a …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Photo gallery explores the traffic, jughandles and lights along the state road
One of the busiest roads in Toms River is also a state road: Route 37. The east-west corridor is the major thorofare from the Parkway to Seaside and points throughout town. Here's a view of the highway, whether you are grateful for it or find the commercial strip unsightly, or whether it's just simply the way you get to where you need to go — it's still classic Toms River. The Route 37 corridor is our featured section of town in this Picture This photo gallery. To share your own photos, click the Pics & Clips tab above.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Weekly photo gallery focuses on Seaside bridges, Barnegat Bay
As part of our regular features of photos from around town, this gallery focuses on the waterfront and Seaside bridges in Toms River. Take a look at these images from throughout the season of the Mathis and Tunney bridges, Pelican Island and East Dover/Bayshore, and feel free to add your own pictures to our Pics & Clips section.
Friday, September 7, 2012
9 p.m. Thursday incident led to driving while intoxicated charges
A woman driving through oncoming traffic nearly collided head-on with a police car Thursday night. The police car was then rear-ended by a third vehicle as police attempted to stop the allegedly intoxicated female who was driving east in the Route 37 westbound lanes for about a mile. Officer William Hutton spotted the car driving the wrong way around Brookside Drive on Route 37 and abruptly stopped in the westbound lanes and activated his emergency lights and sirens, said Capt. Steven Henry. The driver veered out of the way, managing to avoid a head-on collision with Hutton's police car, Henry said. But a car driving behind Hutton was unable to stop and rear-ended the officer's vehicle. "Officer Hutton immediately activated his emergency …
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 …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Check out ongoing traffic issues on Mapquest's live traffic map
Traffic may be heavy in the area this weekend as many travel to the shore for Labor Day Weekend, the last hurrah of summer. Check our interactive traffic map featuring the Garden State Parkway, Route 37 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. Besides a map-style glimpse, there are also many traffic cameras and beach cameras you can view. Want to see how crowded the Seaside Heights beaches are? There are two views, one pointing south and another pointing north, so you can check both scenes of how crowded — or not — the beach is. Here's the south …