Board of Chosen Freeholders
2014 Organization Comments by Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari
 Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari
 Director
 Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr.
 Deputy Director
 Freeholder John P. Kelly
 Freeholder James F. Lacey
 Freeholder Gerry P. Little

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Mailing address:
  P.O. Box 2191
  Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

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  Toms River, NJ
  Phone: (732) 244-2121

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Carl W. Block
101 Hooper Ave. Admin Building
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (732) 929-2147
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P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Phone: (732) 929-2018
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 Joseph D. Coronato
Office of the Prosecutor
119 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Phone: (732)-929-2027
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 Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy
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120 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732)-929-2044
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118 Washington Street
P. O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Phone: (732)-929-2011

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Carousel of Music Cancelled for Aug. 22

The Ocean County Carousel of Music scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 at the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, has been cancelled because of a water main break at the Library. For additional dates and times for upcoming Carousel of Music events, visit the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation website at www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks.

Changes to Hooper Avenue Pedestrian Crossings

Ocean County is currently eliminating the mid-block pedestrian crossings by the Ocean County Justice Complex and Ocean County Administration complex on Hooper Avenue in downtown Toms River. Because of age, the mid-block crossings were in need of replacement and had been causing some potential safety hazards in the area.

In order to improve pedestrian safety on the four-lane roadway, the mid-block crossings will be eliminated within the next two weeks. Pedestrians are instructed to use the pedestrian bridge which crosses over Hooper Avenue or the two nearby intersections that have been upgraded to include pedestrian safety features.

The pedestrian bridge connects the east and west side of Hooper Avenue and can be accessed from the public parking garage in addition to the buildings on each side of the street. The 2 signalized intersections are located at Hooper Avenue and Washington Street and Hooper Avenue and Madison Avenue.

The mid-block pedestrian crossing equipment will be fully removed next Sunday evening. Other repairs will follow and a week after Hooper Avenue from Water Street to Madison Avenue will be milled and paved.

Currently, an officer from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department is assisting with pedestrian traffic while the work takes place.

Document Shredding Program

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is again offering residents the opportunity to get rid of personal documents safely and securely through the annual Residential Document Shredding Program.
 Click here to read the release

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Scheduled

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has scheduled dates for its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.
 Click here to read the release

Officials Urge Use of Prescription Drug Dropoff Boxes

OCEAN COUNTY officials are urging residents to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications at drop-off boxes located throughout the County.
 Click here for program information and a list of dropoff locations

Superstorm Sandy Housing Recovery Centers Open

Beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 8, Housing Recovery Centers will open in each of the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
 Click here for more information and locations

Beware of Scam Artists

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, residents need to be vigilant of scam artists.

 Click here to read information on how to protect yourself from scam artists

Emergency Lines for Emergency Calls Only

The Ocean County Sheriff's Department asks that residents do not call 9-1-1 or the Office of Emergency Management unless it is an actual emergency. Information on evacuations, shelters and other storm-related activities is available on the county and local municipal websites or by calling non-emergency numbers. For county information please call 732-929-2000.

Reporting a power outage or a street light out?

Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari encourages residents to report power outages and streetlight outages to the utility companies servicing the area.

For First Energy customers which include Jersey Central Power & Light call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call Customer Service at 800-662-3115 or visit online at  www.firstenergycorp.com and click on "Report an outage."

For Atlantic City Electric customers call 1-800-642-3780 or go online at  www.atlanticcityelectric.com and click on link to report streetlight outage.

Silver Alert System

Ocean County wants the public to be aware of the state's Silver Alert System which could serve as a lifeline in cases of missing persons who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment.

 Click here to read important information on this program.

Grass Too High on State Road?

To report unattractive weeds and grass too tall that might be causing site distance problems along state Highways in Ocean County including Routes 37, 35, 72 and 70, call the state Department of Transportation dispatch number at 609-588-6212. The call is taped and logged into a state data base.
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Live Comedy Shows

Location : Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club
Address : 520 Arnold Ave.
Town : Point Pleasant Beach Borough
Phone : 732-899-3900
All Year Round
Wed. - Sat.
Call or check website for show times and ticket prices
Ocean County Comedy Club.

Contact:732-899-3900

 Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club

Show Place Ice Cream Parlour Open

Location : Show Place Ice Cream Parlour
Address : Centre St. & Beach Ave.
Town : Beach Haven Township
Phone : 609-492-0018
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
Call or check website for hours and prices
Enjoy a show and dessert as you become part of the entertainment, talented wait staff perform Cabaret, Show Tunes and Improvisation.

Contact:609-492-0018

 Show Place Ice Cream Parlour

Jenkinson's Aquarium Feeding Schedule

Location : Jenkinsons Aquarium
Address : 300 Ocean Avenue
Town : Point Pleasant Beach Borough
Phone : 732-899-1659
All Year Round
Daily
Summer feeding schedule begins on 6/21/13
Seals: 10am, 3pm & 8pm Daily Penguins: 12pm & 7:30 Daily Atlantic Sharks: 9pm Mon., Wed. & Sat.
Off season feeding schedule begins on 9/3/13
Seals: 10am, 1pm & 4pm Daily Penguins: 11am & 3:30 Daily
Atlantic sharks: 1:30pm Mon., Wed. & Sat.
General admission, watch the animals being fed by a staff member.

Contact:732-899-1659

 Jenkinsons Aquarium

Island Beach State Park Open

Location : Island Beach State Park
Address : Route 35
Town : Seaside Park Borough
All Year Round
Daily
Sept. - Apr. - 8am - Dusk
May - Aug. - 8am - 8pm
Park admission, enjoy trails, recreation area, Barnegat Bay access, Island Beach Northern Natural Area (659 acres) and Southern Natural Area (1,237 acres), fishing, waterfowl hunting, canoeing and kayaking, ocean swimming, shower facilities, picnicking, bicycling and horseback riding, sail boarding and surfing, scuba diving, interpretive programs, and Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone.

Contact:732-793-0506

 Island Beach State Park

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum Open

Location : Tuckerton Seaport
Address : 120 West Main Street
Town : Tuckerton Borough
All Year Round
Daily
10am - 5pm
Located on Tuckerton Creek in Historic Tuckerton
$8 Adults, $6 Seniors, Children 6-12 $5, Children 0-5 and Members are free, brings the Jersey Shore's maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits and hands-on activities.

Contact:609-296-8868

 Tuckerton Seaport

NJ Maritime Museum Open

Location : NJ Maritime Museum
Address : Dock & West Streets
Town : Beach Haven Township
Phone : 609-492-3645
All Year Round
June, July, Aug.: Daily: 10am - 5pm
Sept. through May: Fri., Sat., & Sun.: 10am - 4pm
Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey maritime history.

Contact:609-492-0202

 New Jersey Maritime Museum

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey Open

Location : Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
Address : 1800 Bay Ave.
Address : Building # 13
Town : Point Pleasant Borough
Phone : 732-899-0012
All Year Round
Wed. - Fri.: Noon - 4pm
Sat. & Sun.: Noon - 4pm
Free, Antique automobile museum

Contact:732-899-0012

 Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ

Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament

Location : Greater Ocean County Area
Address : Greater Ocean County Area
Town : Greater Ocean County Area
Apr. 1 - Nov. 30
12:01am - 11:59pm
$20 for whole season, Fish saltwater from the beach, inner tube, kayak or from a boat, Stripers, Fluke, Weakfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Kingfish, Tautog and Sea Bass once or everyday with unlimited weigh-ins at over 50 locations, $30,000 in cash and prizes.

 Beach N Boat

Clay Building with Barbara de la Cuesta

Location : Ocean County Artists Guild
Address : 22 Chestnut St
Town : Island Heights Borough
Phone : 732-240-3111
All Year Round
Fridays
2pm - 4pm
$3, Slab and coil building in pottery and sculpture.

Contact:732-270-3111

 Ocean County Artists Guild

Sports in Ocean County Exhibition

Location : Ocean County Historical Society
Address : 26 Hadley Ave.
Town : Toms River Township
Phone : 732-341-1800
April 7 - October 17
Open daily Mon. - Fri.: 10am - 3:30pm and on First Saturday of each month: 1pm - 4pm
Memorabilia highlights more than eighteen Ocean County sports since the late 1800’s, showing sporting events, championship teams, notable Olympians, World Series players, local athletes who’ve become professionals, and professional athletes who’ve chosen Ocean County for their post-career home, Admission: Donations accepted; no reservations required

Contact:732-341-1880

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