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Stil recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Island Beach State Park has some new additions, including the restoration of Fisherman’s Walkway and some property at the entrance to the park.

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP —Bonita Mascola walked off the beach at Island Beach State Park on Thursday afternoon with a few items to add to her collection from years of beach combing.

Mascola and her companion Thom Jankowski are regulars at the state-owned park in Berkeley Township but said they started visiting even more frequently after Hurricane Sandy to see what the storm stirred up and to witness the park’s recovery.

And they’ve been surprised by a few changes there just in the past month, including a new beach walkway and the demolition of a beloved landmark restaurant as the park continues to recover from Sandy’s destruction.

“We’re grateful that we have Island Beach State Park, said Jankowski, a Toms River resident. “Even after two years, there are still so many people struggling.”

Jankowski and Mascola usually do their beach combing at different areas of the park, but on Thursday they took advantage

Family, friends and law enforcement officers from across the region gave a final salute Thursday to Detective John Scott Stevens, who died nearly two weeks after a car crash while on duty.

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STAFFORD – Family, friends and law enforcement officers from across the region gave a final salute today to Detective John Scott Stevens, who died nearly two weeks after a car crash while on duty.

Stevens, 44, of Forked River, served nearly 15 years at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office after working at the state’s Division of Criminal Justice.

In his eulogy about his brother-in-law, Dan DeMichael remembered times with Stevens and advice he gave him, even back in high school.

“Do not let this world forget that Scott was a very loving husband, an incredible father and a hard-working, dedicated public servant,” DeMichael said.

DeMichael said he and his wife were going to ask Stevens to be their child’s Godfather.

“Even though Scott was taken from us in the physical sense, he cannot be taken from our min

Due to lingering effects from Tuesday’s winter storm, schools throughout Ocean County announced that they will have delayed openings on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

School bus snowRob Spahr/NJ.com 

Due to lingering effects from Tuesday’s winter storm, schools throughout Ocean County announced that they will have delayed openings on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Barnegat Township – Two-hour delayed opening

Berkeley Township – Two-hour delayed opening

Brick Township – 90-minute delayed opening

Central Regional – One-hour delayed opening

Donovan Catholic – 90-minute delayed opening

Jackson Township – Two-hour delayed opening

Lacey Township – Delayed opening

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It wasn’t the “potentially historic” blizzard meteorologists predicted but the winter storm moving through the region has prompted many Ocean County towns to close down business for the day due to inclement weather.

It wasn’t the “potentially historic” blizzard meteorologists predicted but the winter storm moving through the region has prompted many Ocean County towns to close down business for the day due to inclement weather.


LIVE BLOG: Get the latest updates on the blizzard

Barnegat Township: Town hall closed and planning board meeting cancelled

Beach Haven Borough: Town hall and library closed

Berkeley Township: Town hall open

Brick Township: Town hall closed

Jackson Township: Town hall closed

Lacey Township: Town hall open but municipal court sessions cancelled

Lakewood To

The viewing and funeral for an Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office detective who died from injuries in a car crash have been rescheduled due to weather, officials said.

John Scott StevensDetective John Scott Stevens, 44, of Forked River, died nearly two weeks after a crash in Lacey, authorities said. (Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)Ashley Peskoe | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 

OCEAN COUNTY – The viewing and funeral for a detective who died from injuries in a car crash have been rescheduled due to weather, officials said.

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Detective John Scott Stevens, 44, of Forked River, was seriously injured in a Jan. 8 crash while on duty and died last week, authorities said.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary of the Pines Churc

A 15-year-old boy was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Stafford on Sunday, authorities said.

ATV crash staffordA 15-year-old boy was injured in an ATV crash on Sunday, police said. (Google Maps)Ashley Peskoe | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 

STAFFORD – A 15-year-old boy was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash at Commodore Road and Cutter Lane on Sunday, authorities said.

Police were called to the intersection around 1:40 p.m. and determined the Waretown resident was trying to turn when the Utlramatic Grizzly 350 quad he was driving rolled over, police said. The boy was ejected, his helmet came loose, and he struck his head on the pavement, causing him to lose consciousness, police said.

The boy was flown to Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin for head, neck,

Ocean County residents woke up Tuesday morning to less snow than expected.


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Ocean County wakes to no major reported power outages from blizzard


OCEAN COUNTY – Residents woke up Tuesday morning to less snow than expected, with reports of as little as 3.5 inches in Manahawkin.

In Point Pleasant, one Twitter user reported having as much as 9 inches of snow, but official totals had not yet been released.

Gov. Chris Christie lifted the travel ban but local police departments have continued to ask motorists to stay off the roads so they can be cleared of snow.

Due to the blizzard that blanketed New Jersey overnight, schools throughout Ocean County have announced that they would be closed Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Due to the blizzard that blanketed New Jersey overnight, schools throughout Ocean County have announced that they would be closed Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Barnegat Township – Closed

Beach Haven – Closed

Berkeley Township– Closed 

Brick Township – Closed

Central Regional – Closed

Eaglewood Township – Closed

Donovan Catholic – Closed

Georgian Court University – Closed

Jackson Township – Closed

Lacey Township – Closed

Lakehurst – Closed

Lakewood – Closed

Lavallete – Closed

Little Egg Harbor – Closed

Long Beach Island – Closed

Manchester Township – Closed

Ocean County College – Closed

Ocean Co. Vocational
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Stafford ATV rollover injures teen

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — A 15-year-old from Waretown remained hospitalized at a trauma center after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving this weekend overturned, police said Monday.

Due to the threat from the approaching winter storm, schools throughout Ocean County announced that they will be closed or having early dismissals on Monday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Due to the threat from the approaching winter storm, schools throughout Ocean County announced that they will be closed or having early dismissals on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Below is our list of the school districts that are affected:

Barnegat Township – Early dismissal

Beach Haven – Early dismissal

Berkeley Township – Early dismissal

Brick Township – Early dismissal

Central Regional – Early dismissal 

Donovan Catholic – Closed

Georgian Court University – Closing at 12:30 p.m., closed Tuesday.

Jackson Township – Early dismissal

Lacey Township – Early dismissal

Lakehurst – Early dismissal

Lavallete – Closed

Little Egg Harbor – Early dismissal

Manchester Township– Early dismissal

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A Manahawkin man was accused of having brass knuckles and a fake gun in his car during a traffic stop.

Frederick MetzgerFrederick Metzger, 26, of Manahawkin, was accused of having a fake gun and brass knuckles on him during a traffic stop, police said. (Ocean County Jail)Ashley Peskoe | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 

STAFFORD – A Manahawkin man was accused of having brass knuckles and a fake gun in his car during a traffic stop.

Frederick Metzger, 26, was a passenger in a car that was pulled over Wednesday around 11 p.m. for making an illegal turn near Stafford Park Boulevard and Cook Road, police said. An investigation determined Metzger had an outstanding warrant out of Ship Bottom.

Authorities also determined Metzger had a fake firearm that had been altered to

John Brown, 45, was arrested Friday afternoon by Point Pleasant police acting on a warrant issued on Thursday accusing him of the carjacking, said Lakewood Detective Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith.

Lakewood police say a …

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