Monday, May 20, 2013
Planning on driving down the shore or to a family barbecue on Memorial Day Weekend? Buckle up!
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Monday, May 20
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety is urging everyone to buckle up. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign begins Monday, May 20 and runs through Monday, June 2, according to a news release from the agency. Police departments across New Jersey will crack down on motorists who are not belted. "As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night – no excuses," said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky in a statement. "Officers throughout New Jersey are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt." According to the National …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Barnegat and Manahawkin-area seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An interactive map, produced by NJ Spotlight, breaks down insurance costs by town following Hurricane Sandy.
An interactive map, produced by New Jersey Spotlight and published late last week, provides a complete breakdown of every insurance claim paid in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy by town, giving further insight into the totality of losses suffered during the late-October storm. Information from the color-coded map was compiled using the most recent data from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI). Based on the most recent data, the Barnegat area — encompassing the area with an 08005 ZIP code — incurred nearly $7.9 million in losses, with about $7.4 million paid. A total of 1202 claims were filed, with 800 paid and 301 closed without payment. Based on the most recent data, the Manahawkin area — encompassing the area …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Learn who founded Earth Day and why we celebrate it April 22.
Today marks the 44th annual Earth Day, a celebration that began in 1970 as a protest movement against pollution. Here are five facts about why we "go green" every April 22. 1. We have late U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) to thank for the official Earth Day celebration. But many credit John McConnell, an activist who proposed the day at a National UNESCO Conference in 1969, with founding Earth Day. While McConnell’s earlier Earth Day Proclamation received support from top United Nations officials, Nelson's work to have national teach-ins on April 22, 1970, spurred the national movement that became known as Earth Day. Both men commonly are referred to as Earth Day’s founder. 2. Nelson’s push for Earth Day stemmed from years of frustration …
Want your grass to be greener? Here are some tips from the professionals.
If you want a lawn that is easier to take care of, safe to play on and beautiful to look at, then follow these tips from the pros this spring. Ditch The Chemicals Since 1994 Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual and founder of SafeLawns.org, has helped homeowners get beautiful lawns without harmful chemicals. Tukey became a leader in the natural lawn care industry after becoming sick himself from excessive exposure to pesticides. Tukey says in addition to keeping pets and children safer, “organic lawn care also conserves resources, saves money and ultimately saves time.” Start with the Soil Your first step to a beautiful lawn is a soil test, says Tukey. “Get a soil test and check the most important three factors: Organic …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
New York man attempted to purchase alcohol at Barnegat Wine and Spirits.
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Tuesday, April 9
A 30-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested after he tried to use a fradulent credit card to buy alcohol, police said. On April 2nd at 2:06 p.m., Officer Lauren Keilitz arrested James Louisy, 30, of Brooklyn, NY for fraudulent use of credit card after responding to Barnegat Wine and Spirits for a report of a subject possibly using a stolen credit card. Upon arrival, Keilitz spoke with an employee of Barnegat Wine and Liquor who recognized Louisy from a previously viewed surveillance video related to a fraudulent credit card purchase made at the store on March 15th. After an investigation and interview of Louisy, Keilitz's noted that Louisy had made numerous stops at area liquor stores and had purchased alcohol with numerous fraudulent …
New Jersey Hope and Healing reaching out to Ocean County victims.
It's the door-to-door interaction with Ocean County residents - and the ability to help those in need - that keeps Susan Palmer coming back. As one of more than 600 people who serve as crisis counselors for New Jersey Hope and Healing, a joint effort of the state Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, Palmer said she has been able to interact with dozens of people throughout Ocean County - from Holgate to Seaside - after Sandy. At last night's Manchester Council meeting, Brendan Weiner praised the work the organization does. "If you know anyone who is going through post traumatic stress disorder related to the storm, she's here to help," Weiner said of Palmer's presence at the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Accident occurred on West Bay Avenue and Barnegat Blvd.
Barnegat police are investigating a multicar accident that occurred around 3 p.m. today at West Bay Avenue and Barnegat Boulevard and sent four people to area hospitals - including a mother and her 4-year-old son. The investigation showed that a 2010 Honda Accord operated by Robert Nowicki, 77, of Toms River, was eastbound on West Bay Avenue when it drove into the back of a stopped 2006 Ford Taurus operated by Sheena Longland, 26, of Barnegat. Longland's vehicle, which was stopped at a red light, was forced into the back of a 2003 Ford E350 box truck operated by Charles Antonozzi, 71, of Barnegat. Antonozzi's vehicle was subsequently forced into a 2000 Ford Winstar operated by Arkadiusz Zdiarski, 23, of Jackson. Arriving officers found …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ironically, the DEP's computer isn't smart enough to make the call when it comes to storm-water regulations.
By R. William Potter (R. William Potter is a partner in Potter & Dickson, a Princeton-based law firm. His views are his own and not necessarily those of the firm or of any client.) Ever wonder why there is so much flooding, even after a light rain? You can blame the runoff -- or most of it -- on a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection to let a computer make the call as to whether major development projects comply with key storm-water regulations. What's more, if the computer rules in favor of a developer, the DEP's experts are sidelined. And the public is cut out of the review process. That's all of the public by the way, even downstream property owners who are on the receiving end of the runoff from "impervious surfaces…
Other driving while intoxicated and warrant arrests reported.
A 26-year-old Manahawkin woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and other charges after her car left the roadway, traversed three different lawns and struck two parked cars on Beverly Drive. On March 17th at 10:20 p.m., Patrolman Alex Hoffman arrested Melissa Oldham after an on scene investigation revealed that she was under the influence. Oldham's vehicle was impounded in accordance with John's Law. She was processed and released with summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane of travel. On March 14th at 8:20 p.m., Patrolman Nicholas Venuto arrested Loretta Foster, 69, of Barnegat for driving while intoxicated after responding to a one-car motor vehicle accident on Blueclaw Drive. …