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

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  P.O. Box 2191
  Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

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

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Toms River, NJ 08754
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Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
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Toms River, New Jersey 08753
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Green Acres Public Hearing - April 17

Please take notice that the County of Ocean will hold a public hearing on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Toms River Town Hall, L.M.H. Room, 2nd Floor, located at 33 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey, 08753. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive public comment as to the proposed 3.93 acre diversion of a portion of County-owned lands located at Block 394, Lots 136 and 9 in the Township of Toms River, County of Ocean. The said properties were purchased with Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Funds and are therefore encumbered by State of New Jersey Green Acres regulations.

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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.
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Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Ocean County officials are urging citizens to prepare for continuing cold weather.
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Freeholders Organize

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders organized for the New Year at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6 in Room 119 of the Ocean County Administration Building, 101 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Freeholders John P. Kelly and James F. Lacey were sworn to new three-year terms on the Board. Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari will serve as the Board's Director in 2014 and Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr. will serve as the Board's Deputy Director.

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.
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Beware of Scam Artists

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

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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 and click on "Report an outage."

For Atlantic City Electric customers call 1-800-642-3780 or go online at 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.

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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.


 Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Open

Location : Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Address : Interpretive Center
Address : Broadway
Town : Barnegat Light Township
Phone : 609-494-2016
Open daily
Sun up to Sun Down
Fees are in effect beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
New Jersey State Park, trails through one of the state's last maritime forests, birding site for water fowl, fishing, scheduled nature walks and talks, site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, regarded as one of the most crucial change of course points for coastal vessels, included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.


 Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Wonders of the Seasonal Sky

Location : Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address : Ocean County College
Address : College Drive
Town : Toms River Township
Phone : 732-255-0400
Apr. 4, 5, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30, 31, June 6, 7, 13, 20, 27, 28: 7pm
Apr. 5, 12, 15, 17, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 25, 26, 28: 1pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children (12 and under), and Family Pack $35 (a $41 value) includes two adults and three children.

Tour of the current night sky, beginning with the daytime sky, discuss the Sun, our local star, explore the season’s constellations, bright stars, visible planets, deep sky objects, and celestial highlights, constellation mythology and recent space missions are also included, recommended for ages over 8.


 Robert J. Novins Planetarium

Jenkinson's Aquarium Feeding Schedule

Location : Jenkinsons Aquarium
Address : 300 Ocean Avenue
Town : Point Pleasant Beach Borough
Phone : 732-899-1659
All Year Round
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.


 Jenkinsons Aquarium

Island Beach State Park Open

Location : Island Beach State Park
Address : Route 35
Town : Seaside Park Borough
All Year Round
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.


 Island Beach State Park

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum Open

Location : Tuckerton Seaport
Address : 120 West Main Street
Town : Tuckerton Borough
All Year Round
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.


 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.


 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


 Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ

Time To Get Dirty

Location : Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
Address : 120 Long Beach Boulevard
Town : Loveladies (Long Beach Township)
Phone : 609-494-1241
Fee: $35 per person, Fee with Member Discount: $25 per person, fun evening in the Ceramic Studio, instructor, Kerith Creo, walks you through a few introductory projects, materials are included, BYOB


 Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

OCC Rep. Theatre Company's Romeo & Juliet

Location : Ocean County College - Arts and Community Center
Address : College Drive
Town : Toms River Township
Phone : 732-255-0500
4/24, 25, 5/2: 7:30pm
4/26, 5/3: 8pm
4/27: 2pm
$15, performance of the greatest (and most dangerous) love story ever told by William Shakespeare


 Ocean County College Arts & Community Center

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
2pm - 4pm
$3, Slab and coil building in pottery and sculpture.


 Ocean County Artists Guild

Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit

Location : Georgian Court University
Address : 900 Lakewood Avenue
Town : Lakewood Township
Phone : 732-987-2263
Apr. 1 - 28
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs.: 9am - 8pm, Fri.: 9am - 5pm
Art exhibit.


 Georgian Court University

Diane Caravello Art Exhibit

Location : Ocean County College - Arts and Community Center
Address : College Drive
Town : Toms River Township
Phone : 732-255-0500
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8am - 8pm
Sat.: (when classes are in session): 9am - Noon
Art exhibit by a member of the Crestwood Artists Guild.


 Ocean County College Arts & Community Center

Art Exhibits

Location : Ocean County Library - Waretown Branch
Address : 112 Main Street
Town : Waretown (Ocean Township)
Phone : 609-693-5133
Gallery Hours: Mon.: 1pm - 9pm, Wed.: & Fri.: 1pm - 5pm, Tues. & Thurs.: 10am - 5pm, Sat.: 10am - pm
Display Case - Jeff Ruemeli's art exhibit using glass and wood to create art.
Meeting Room - Annual Waretown Elementary Student Art Show - Talented K - 6 grade students present their own interpretations of famous works of art and the arts of culture.


 Ocean County Library

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


 Ocean County Historical Society / Museum

Six Flags Great Adventure Boy Scouts of America Camporee

Location : Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Life Animal Park
Address : Route 537
Town : Jackson Township
Phone : 732-928-2000
Apr. 25 - 27
Call or check website for details
This event is open to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers and Ventures.


 Jersey Shore Boy Scouts of America

Lakewood Blueclaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Savannah Sand Gnats (New York Mets)

Location : FirstEnergy Park
Address : 2 Stadium Way
Address : Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves.
Town : Lakewood Township
Phone : 732-901-7000
Apr. 24: 6:35pm, Thirsty Thursdays (66MVP), Kentucky Derby Preview (Monmouth Park)
Apr. 25: 7:05pm, Friday Night Fireworks
Apr. 26: 4:05pm, BlueClaws Visors
Apr. 27: 1:05pm, Kids Eat Free (Shoprite), Yo Gabba Gabba Character Appearance

The BlueClaws are a Single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.


 Lakewood BlueClaws

Celebrating 50 Years of the Ford Mustang

Location : Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
Address : 1800 Bay Ave.
Address : Building # 13
Town : Point Pleasant Borough
Phone : 732-899-0012
Month of April
Wed. - Fri.: Noon - 4pm
Sat.: 10am - 4pm
Sun.: Noon - 4pm
Open Tuesday April 1 Noon- 4pm to Kick Off the Celebration.
Showcase of the American Icon to celebrate 50 Years of the Mustang, multi-generational collections presents Mustangs from beginning to today.


 Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ

Laser Vinyl

Location : Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address : Ocean County College
Address : College Drive
Town : Toms River Township
Phone : 732-255-0400
$, Laser show to a musical concert to classic rock.


 Robert J. Novins Planetarium
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