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.
A state Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted an alleged white supremacist from TomsRiver on charges he tossed smoke bombs and pepper-sprayed attendees of an anti-racism concert held at an Asbury Park church in January ... Mucci, 28, of Toms River, was wearing a black face covering at around 9 p.m.
A former employee at a doctor’s office in Brick who was was allegedly selling drugs stole prescriptions blanks from the physician, forged them and passed the scripts at pharmacies in TomsRiver, officials said ... passed 36 scripts for prescriptions at pharmacies in Toms River.
A 41-year-old off-duty police sergeant caught shoplifting more than $212 in groceries and health care products from Walmart in Brick last month is suspended with pay, authorities said. Joshua H ... Wednesday. His attorney, TomsRiver-based Francis Hodgson, denied Gunnell tried to steal from the Route 88 store ... Our journalism needs your support ... ....
“BrendaRivas’s parents actually gave up all their retirement money to help,” said AshleyLamb, a TomsRiver resident who is advocating for the family ...Searching for an attorney who would advocate on their behalf, Lamb said the couple contacted her husband, attorney Justin Lamb, who is also a Toms River councilman.
State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl said his office, which covers St. Lucie, Martin, IndianRiver and Okeechobee counties in the 19th judicial circuit, in August 2021 asked DeSantis to issue an executive order to appoint an outside state attorney to look into the matter, to avoid a conflict of interest because he works closely with the St.
Tom Trent, attorney for RiverCityVentures, said the plans would move forward, even without City Council’s approval, because the development would be altered to stay on the 3 acres of the property that doesn’t require rezoning.
Stephen Jones, 42, is charged with computer theft, theft by unlawful taking, tampering with public records and falsifying records, the state Office of the Attorney General said Wednesday ... He brought the computer equipment to his home in TomsRiver and the files to his wife’s parents’ home in Edison, authorities said.
RiverCityVenturesLLC, owned by Joseph Tippmann, wants 1.5 acres of 3501 Parnell Ave., along the St. Joseph River, rezoned from residential to limited commercial ... River City ... Tom Trent, an attorney for River City Ventures, was the sole voice to speak in favor of the rezoning.
More than 20 people spoke against a heavily revised plan by RiverCityVenturesLLC, Fort Wayne, which seeks to build a restaurant and dock on the St. Joseph River for 16-passenger pontoon boats ... River City Ventures owner Joey Tippmann and his attorney, Tom Trent, said they altered plans to account for the concerns of city residents.
JosephRiver for 16-passenger pontoon boats, have raised concerns on environmental and procedural grounds. Attorney Tom Trent of Fort Wayne, representing River City and its owner Joey Tippmann, said the plan had been altered to take into account residents’ concerns voiced during a previous hearing and informal meeting.
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