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Mitch Little Named New Police Chief for Toms River PDF Print E-mail


Toms River Township Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher will appoint Captain Mitch Little for the Chief of Police position, subject to the advice and consent of the Township council. The Police Chief’s position is being vacated by out-going Chief Mike Mastronardy, as he embarks on his new role as Ocean County Sheriff.

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Generosity in Toms River helps Toys for Tots PDF Print E-mail

“The bins are overflowing with toys,” said Toms River Township Mayor Tom Kelaher. “Once again, our staff and residents have made sure that those less fortunate will have a new toy this holiday season. It’s very heartwarming to see the generosity that abounds this time of year.”

Picking up the Toys for Tots bins from Town Hall is Lance Cpl. Matthew Kelly of Hazlet, NJ.  He is currently on holiday leave from Okinawa, Japan.


(Photo by Debbi Winogracki)


Mayor Tom Kelaher hands over the Toys For Tots bins to U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Kelly. Assisting with the toys are Township employees, Capt. Dan Mackin, Joe Marino and Gus Dimitratos.

Toms River Relief Center Helps Make Christmas Brighter for Those in Need PDF Print E-mail

The holidays are arriving early for hundreds of families in Toms River. The People’s Pantry Relief Center, located on Fischer Boulevard, was able to supply over 400 Ocean County families with all the ingredients of a traditional Christmas dinner for eight people.

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties donated the turkeys and the American Red Cross and members of the community provided everything from fresh produce and canned goods to mashed potatoes and pies.

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FEMA: Toms River Residents Receive Extra Discount on Flood Insurance PDF Print E-mail

Township Recognized for Floodplain Management


TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP- The Township of Toms River has received an accreditation from FEMA that will allow all residents with flood insurance to obtain an extra 5% discount on their rates.


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Toms River Council to Further Reduce Sandy Emergency Appropriation PDF Print E-mail

Christmas is coming early to the taxpayers of Toms River.

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Seniors Hold Christmas Party for Head Start Students PDF Print E-mail

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Toms River Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday PDF Print E-mail

Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher was invited to celebrate the 100th birthday of Toms River resident Lucy Stellatella.

Born Lucy Fortunato, the centenarian spent most of her life in Newark, NJ, where she worked as a secretary in a government position, before retiring. She moved down to Toms River about 15 years ago. Mayor Kelaher went to Lucy’s home to offer his birthday wishes and celebrate this major milestone with her. “She’s a very nice person and I’m glad she has chosen to make Toms River her home.”

Stellatella says she’s fortunate to have so many nieces and nephews to share the holidays with this year.

 Lucy Stellatella celebrating her 100th birthday with Mayor Kelaher.

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