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Trying to improve the water quality in Barnegat Bay, state lawmakers are considering a number of measures including enticing towns to do away with combined sewer overflow systems, a costly venture

TOMS RIVER — State lawmakers are trying to entice towns that have their storm water lines sharing their sanitary sewer lines into building two separate systems by giving them the authority to levy a fee on property owners.

The proposition, designed to help reduce pollution running into the state’s waterways, didn’t sit well with some Shore communities, though, on Monday in Toms River where a joint meeting of the state Senate and Assembly environment committees took feedback on the proposal.

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Bob Smith (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Senate
Environment and Energy Committee, would allow towns with that combined sewer overflow system to set up a storm water utilities authority that would charge a fee for the use of storm water management systems. The money would be used create, maintain, improve, clean or fix storm water systems.

A similar version of that bill — one that would have used Ocean

A Rutgers University professor told a state legislative panel on Monday that he helped determine those limits and he urged lawmakers to take action on them to save the popular recreational and commercial waterway.

TOMS RIVER —For at least two decades, scientists have known that Barnegat Bay is dying and that an overabundance of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus is what’s killing it.

But what they haven’t known is how much of those nutrients the bay can accept without continuing that downward spiral.

But a Rutgers University professor told a state legislative panel on Monday that he helped determine those limits and he urged lawmakers to take action on them to save the popular recreational and commercial waterway.

“We have a lot of confidence in what we’ve done,” Michael Kennish, professor of estuarine and marine ecology at Rutgers University told a joint meeting of Senate and Assembly environmental committees today in Toms River. “The numbers are clear here.”

Kennish said his studies with the U.S. Geological Survey show that the bay can support a total load of 2,000 kilograms per s

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer at Island Beach State Park

The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, went missing while swimming at a beach not being patrolled by lifeguards around noon

BERKELEY — The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities searched yesterday for a…

Dahmir Jones, 23, was charged Thursday with causing the drug-induced death of Brendan Novak who was found dead of a heroin overdose in his Stafford Township home on June 21, said Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and Stafford Police Chief…

N.J. authorities have now charged 12 people with cheating relief programs.

TRENTON — Four more New Jersey residents were accused today of lying on applications for federal relief funds in the aftermath of Hur…

Rahmel Jones is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, burglary theft and receiving stolen property

Rahmel JonesOcean County jail 

LAKEWOOD — Two Lakewood police officers…

A 50-year-old male and 18-year-old female were found about one mile from where their sailboat overturned in Silver Bay in Toms River.

TOMS RIVER — Emergency crews rescued a 50-year-old man and his daughter’s…

Eugene J. Fisher was already in the Ocean County jail when he was charged Tuesday

Eugene J. FisherOcean County jail 

LACEY — Three weeks after two men jumped out of a stolen Jeep while trying to elude p…

A homeless man was charged with stabbing a 19-year-old man and robbing him and three others on Wednesday night, authorities said.

Seaside Heights Stabbing mapA 19 year old was stabbed in Seaside Heights, police said.Google Maps 

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – A homeless man was charged with stabbing a 19-year-old man and robbing him and three others on Wednesday night, authorities said.

At around 9:30 p.m., three females – ages 16, 18 and 19 – were sitting in a car in the area of Sumner Avenue and the Boulevard while the 19-year-old man was inside a local store when a homeless man approached the car, Detective Steve Korman said.

The man, later identified as Joeuvany Moreno Ramirez, 21, whose last known address was in Puerto Rico, pointed a fake gun at one of the teenagers, demand

The goal of the $23.8 million project is to protect Route 35 and homes in those towns from being washed away in future storms, according to state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin.

MANTOLOKING — Valerie McDowell was all smiles this morning when the yellow pile driver started shoving a 45-foot sheet of steel through an 18-foot high dune on Mantoloking’s beachfront.

“I’m thrilled. I’m so excited because we’re so totally exposed when the water breaches. There’s nothing protecting us,” said the 17-year borough resident.

McDowell’s house, across Route 35 from the Atlantic Ocean, used to be five houses north of the Mantoloking Bridge. After Hurricane Sandy whipped up its destructive storm surge that demolished houses all around her, McDowell is now technically two houses from the bridge.

Now, Mantoloking residents and their southern neighbors in Brick Township won’t have to feel so vulnerable, state environmental officials said today. That’s because that sheet of steel was the start of a 3½-mile-long wall that’s being installed along the shoreline of the two towns to prot

Ramond Jachowski had fallen in Little Egg Harbor Township and was being taken to the hospital to be treated for a facial laceration

A man accused of punching an EMT in an ambulance was arrested by Stafford police S…

Authorities say a southern New Jersey man suffered severe head trauma when he apparently jumped from a moving vehicle.

police-siren-2.jpgAuthorities say a southern New Jersey man suffered severe head trauma when he apparently jumped from a moving vehicle.File photo

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — Authorities say a southern New Jersey man suffered severe head trauma when he apparently jumped from a moving vehicle.

Stafford police tell The Press of Atlantic City that their initial investigation shows 18-year-old Deshawn Powell had been arguing with his girlfriend shortly before he jumped around 8 p.m. Friday. They say his head struck the pavement and he had a seizure.

Powell was flown to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition on Saturday. Further details on his condition were not disclosed.

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