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Toms River Police to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day PDF Print E-mail

The Toms River Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division, would like to invite the public to participate in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Toms River residents who want to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs in a safe and non-hazardous manner will be able to do so between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Toms River Police Department, 255 Oak Avenue, Toms River (Front lobby of the Police Department).

The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

According to the DEA, seventy percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family.

In addition to this growing drug problem, unused and expired prescription medications can also represent an environmental hazard. Most individuals are not aware of methods to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away; both of which have potential safety and health hazards.

The Toms River Police Department would also like to remind residents that they can dispose of unused or expired medication on a year-round basis. The drop-off site at Police Headquarters remains open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 
Toms River to Carry Narcan on all Ambulances PDF Print E-mail

As of Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Toms River Township Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has started carrying Naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to reverse the effects of certain drug overdoses, on all of their ambulances. This follows a waiver granted by the Commissioner of the State Department of Health that allows Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to administer the drug.

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Largest Holdout Signs Easement PDF Print E-mail

“This isn’t exactly the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but it’s as close as we’re going to get in Toms River,” said Township Mayor Thomas Kelaher of the much-needed easement signing. Click here for the full release.

 

 

 

 
JCP&L Scam Alert PDF Print E-mail

The Toms River Police Department has had at least six incidents recently where local businesses and residents have been the victim of a fraud scheme in which a suspect identifies themselves as a Jersey Central Power and Light employee.  One local business was contacted by phone and told that they had an overdue bill in the amount of $2,279 and that if a cash payment was not made, their electricity would be shut off.  The business owner knew that he was not in arrears so he phoned JCP&L and they confirmed that he was being scammed. One business unfortunately fell victim to the fraud and reported paying that scammers by way of “Money Pack” cards.

 

We urge our residents to be cautious when giving out personal information over the phone and to take notes during any suspicious calls that may be helpful to investigators.  Jersey Central Power and Light advises residents to contact them directly at the phone number on their bill to check the status of their account, if they are ever contacted over the phone.  To read the full release, click here.

 
Half of Your RREM Grant Is Available Now! PDF Print E-mail

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently approved a major change in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program. This change allows you to receive an advance payment of 50 percent of your RREM grant once you sign your grant agreement (this is for Pathway B applicants who are hiring their own contractor). In order to receive this advance, all you have to do is certify that you have engaged a general contractor or design professional under contract. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) then verifies that the contractor you retained is licensed in New Jersey and not debarred from work. A check for 50 percent of your RREM grant (minus your reimbursement) will then be sent to you to pay your contractor. This advance will considerably speed your repair and reconstruction work so you can get back in your home faster.

Once your contractor invoices or provides receipts for eligible costs that exceed this initial 50 percent advance, you may submit up to two additional payment requests for the remaining balance of your RREM grant.

For more information, please contact your Housing Advisor or call the housing recovery hotline at 1-855-SANDYHM

 

 

 

 

 
Township Council of the Township of Tomsriver Public Notice of Special Budget Meeting PDF Print E-mail

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Free Rabies Clinic Huge Success at New Township Animal Shelter PDF Print E-mail

 

(Toms River) On Saturday, March 15th, the Toms River Animal Shelter hosted its annual rabies vaccine clinic, for the first time at our new facility, located at 235 Oak Avenue. The rabies clinic was held in prior years inside the Public Works Garage.

It was a spectacular success thanks to our great staff and volunteers. They administered over 100 rabies vaccines to our community’s dogs and cats.

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