The Toms River rises in the Pine Barrens of northern Ocean County and flows southeast and east, fed by several branches, in a meandering course through wetland area and empties into Barnegat Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The lower 5mi (8km) of the river is a broad tidal estuary navigable within the community of Toms River. The lowest reaches of the river provide convenient locations for marinas and yacht clubs and excellent points from which to go fishing and crabbing. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular pursuits on the Toms. The river can be paddled for 21.7 miles (34.9km) from Don Connor Boulevard below Route 528 all the way to Barnegat Bay.
In the 1960s, the lower river was found to have been polluted for many years from the open discharge of waste from a Ciba Geigy dye manufacturing plant. This was considered to have been the cause of a cancer cluster of leukaemia in the Toms River township that led to multimillion-dollar compensation payments to the families involved. There is a 'great deal of uncertainty' as to if the pollution was a causal factor in the cancer cluster. A 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning book examined the issue in detail. Recent public-private coalitions to restore the river and to purchase and preserve the wetland areas near its source in the Pinelands have resulted in an increase in water quality.
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison CountyState's Attorney Tom Haine said Thursday that the Cross-RiverCrime Task Force, first announced in April, will begin law enforcement efforts this month ...Louis circuit attorney's office said in a statement only that the "CAO is not involved" in the task force efforts.
“It’s up to them what they allow and how they allow it,” said Gene Markin, an attorney with Stark and Stark ... Sean Mack, an attorney with Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, said there’s some ... Others, like Orange and TomsRiver, have considered bans but faced pushback from residents.
She’s a school nurse who claims face masks are dangerous to kids and do nothing to stop the spread of COVID. After refusing to wear a mask herself, ErinPein said she was suspended from her job in the Stafford Township school district ... Gov ... Stanley H ... Pein has already chosen to make public,” said school board attorney MartinBuckley of TomsRiver ... — ... .
attorney’s office also announced Thursday that two people connected to the scheme in New Jersey had pleaded guilty ... An attorney for Hogan declined to comment ... Gatto Jr., 46, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Nicholas Defonte, 72, and Christopher Cirri, 63, both of TomsRiver, New Jersey. An attorney for Cirri declined to comment Friday.
attorney's office also announced Thursday that two people connected to the scheme in New Jersey had pleaded guilty ... An attorney for Hogan declined to comment ... Gatto Jr., 46, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Nicholas Defonte, 72, and Christopher Cirri, 63, both of TomsRiver, New Jersey. An attorney for Cirri declined to comment Friday.