Bicycle ride raises funds for Ocean’s Harbor House

Bicycle ride raises funds for Ocean’s Harbor House Area residents were among the participants who completed a five-day, 400-mile bicycle ride to raise funds for Ocean’s Harbor House. Ocean’s Harbor House is an agency that provides short-term shelter and crisis intervention to troubled and abused children and youths between the ages of 10-21. The main …

Plumsted police agree to new contract with town committee

Staff Writer By Kathy Baratta Plumsted police agree to new contract with town committee PLUMSTED — A contract has been signed with the Plumsted-Jackson Patrol-men’s Benevolent Association Local 168 that amends the current police contract that was due to expire in December 2002. The new contract extends the agreement through December 2005. Mayor Ron Dancer …

Ocean County Vo-Tech captures national honor

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, has been named as a National Service Learning Leader School by the Corporation for National Service, based in Washington, D.C. The school is among only 64 schools in the country to gain recognition for projects that integrate community service into their curriculum. The vocational technical school’s selection …

Malone open space bill released by committee

Malone open space bill released by committee Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph R. Malone III (R-30th District) was recently released by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. The bill, A-3517, appropriates $58 million from the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide funding for the …

Cottrell bill to provide funding for kids program

Cottrell bill to provide funding for kids program Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Melvin Cottrell that would provide a $45,000 grant to the Children’s Tournament of Champions was released from the Assembly Senior Issues and Community Services Committee. According to a press release, the Children’s Tournament of Champions provides meaningful athletic competition for learning disabled and …