Ocean County Celebrates Women's Health Month
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently proclaimed October as Women's Health Month in Ocean County.
The Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to raising the awareness of women's health issues and addressing the health needs of every woman in every stage of her life. In celebration of Women's Health Month, the Commission is partnering with local health care providers, educators and advocates for a county wide calendar of events during the month of October. Womens Health Month Calendar (PDF)
Senior Area Plan Hearing Oct. 9
TOMS RIVER – The services and programs provided to Ocean County seniors will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Oct. 9.
The Ocean County Office of Senior Services will host the hearing on the 2015 Area Plan Contract Update scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 9 at 1027 Hooper Ave., here, Building 2, in the third floor conference room. Click here to read the release Area Plan Contract Update (PDF)
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.