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March 18, 2013
Toms River A Story of Science and Salvation By Dan Fagin Bantam. 560 pp. $28 Reviewed by Dawn Fallik   In a time when parents research the origins of their children's toys and diners ask whether their chicken is free-range, antibiotic-free, and locally bred, the chemicals in the local water and air often remain unquestioned. It's hard to read Dan Fagin's new book, Toms River , without glancing at that cup of water and wondering why we're so complacent about the most common elements in our lives.
SPORTS
August 7, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRISTOL, CONN. - Toms River defeated Newark National (Del.), 11-10, to finish 4-0 in pool play and the top spot in Friday's Mid-Atlantic Little League Regional semifinals. Nicholas DeRose coaxed a walk-off bases loaded walk to win the game. Toms River held a 9-4 lead after four innings before Newark scored six runs in the final two innings to take a 10-9 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. With the win, Toms River enters the Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal as the only undefeated team.
NEWS
March 3, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pickup truck crashed through the icy surface of the Toms River early Sunday, setting off an intense search for its occupants, who turned themselves in unharmed more than 12 hours later at police headquarters, authorities said. But the dog belonging to the man police identified as the driver was not so lucky. Shortly before 3 p.m., state police recovered the body of a pet boxer mix that had been trapped in the submerged truck since it sank shortly after midnight. State police and Coast Guard rescue crews spent much of the day searching for the men with helicopters and dive teams, state police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said.
NEWS
May 25, 2012 | By Peter Mucha and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 67-year-old Toms River man was arrested Wednesday after sexually assaulting a 14-month-old boy while streaming footage over the Internet, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey. Rodford W. Brindley Jr. was charged with sexual exploitation of a child, an offense punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison, with a possible $250,000 fine. Ohio investigators became suspicious of Brindley and set up online chats with him. During a session in late March, he told a female undercover officer that he had been sexually involved with minors on multiple occasions, and once had sex with a six-year-old girl whose mother he met online, according to the criminal complaint.
SPORTS
September 18, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
During a break in the team wrestling championships last year at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, fans were forced to wait outside in the snow for nearly an hour while the facility was rearranged for the final session. "We were thinking that might be a problem," NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said. "And I hate to say it, we were right. " Timko announced at the NJSIAA's first executive committee meeting of the school year on Wednesday that the wrestling team championships would move back to Pine Belt Arena on the campus of Toms River North High School.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - A 6-year-old South Jersey boy who was accidentally shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate died of his wounds Tuesday. Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, confirmed the death of Brandon Holt. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said Brandon was pronounced dead at 5 p.m., nearly 24 hours after the shooting occurred in a neighborhood that residents described as "very quiet. " He declined to provide further details. The two boys were playing outside Monday night when the 4-year-old boy got a .22-caliber rifle from his Toms River home and it accidentally discharged, authorities said.
SPORTS
August 22, 1999 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
For the second consecutive summer, Mark Bernath has watched his friends, neighbors, and now a sibling overcome tremendous odds in leading Toms River, N.J., to a berth in the Little League World Series. So where else would Bernath expect to be this time next year other than squatting behind the plate at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. Tonight, Bernath will celebrate his 10th birthday watching from the stands of the quaint ballpark as his brother, first baseman Steve Bernath, and the other 12-year-olds begin the defense of their world title.
NEWS
January 30, 2000 | By Jon Stenzler, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Michael Gillick, a tiny 18-year-old with cancer, hoisted himself onto the stage and reached for the microphone. On the dais were 20 federal and state health officials. Below, about 1,000 Dover Township residents grew silent. They had packed the Toms River High School North auditorium to find out why 90 of their children had been diagnosed with cancer in 16 years. "I've watched too many of my friends die and too many of my friends get sick over the years to see this all get swept under the rug," the 4-foot-tall teenager said.
SPORTS
August 28, 1999 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
Their dream of winning two consecutive Little League World Series championships died yesterday on a brilliant, sunlit afternoon as the all-stars from the Toms River East American Little League lost, 3-2, to Phenix City, Ala. The South Region champions moved on to face Osaka, Japan, the Far East champ, for the title today (Channel 6, 4:30 p.m.). But the "Beasts of the East" will forever be haunted by visions of the sheets of rain that poured down on Howard J. Lamade Stadium on Thursday night.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A crowded city like nothing New Jersey has ever seen is rising over this once sleepy Ocean County township, and its neighbors are on edge. In adjacent Toms River, those tensions started in late 2014 when bearded men in wide hats began knocking on doors. They had friends in Brooklyn, they said, who would pay top dollar for the houses. "The guy who came around our street called himself 'Charles from Brooklyn,' " homeowner Laurie Venditto recalled. He "must have been here 20 or 30 times" to tell her and others on Hunters Court that his fellow Haredi Jews were moving in. "He said we wouldn't want to live here when he was done," Venditto recalled, speaking in the ground-floor office of her corner home.
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September 10, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When William Hatcher drove onto the campus of the University of Kansas in 1967, he needed directions. "I had arrived from Boston" to become a teaching assistant, he said, "and I didn't know quite where to go" on campus. "Then I saw this striking-looking woman on the sidewalk. So I stopped and asked her for directions. " As a fellow teaching assistant, Mary Gwinn became interested in knowing more about the young man from Boston. "I've been letting her point the way," Hatcher said, "for the last 50 years.
NEWS
August 29, 2016
As many Philadelphians schedule their Labor Day weekend trips down the Shore, consider the story of the John Wanamaker Commercial Institute, a school and New Jersey-based summer camp for its namesake's employees. The postmaster general and retail magnate started the "store school" in 1897 for young workers in his department stores. Ranging in age from 12 to the early 20s, student-employees were provided with "daily opportunities to obtain a working education in the arts and sciences of commerce and trade," Wanamaker wrote in 1909.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Donald Trump's presidential campaign has hired the former campaign manager for Gov. Christie whom the governor dismissed following the George Washington Bridge scandal. Christie, who became a top Trump adviser after dropping out of the GOP nominating race in February, excommunicated Bill Stepien from his political orbit when the bridge scandal erupted in January 2014. The governor had tapped Stepien to lead the New Jersey GOP and hired him as a consultant for the Republican Governors Association, which Christie chaired.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A man was shot after allegedly pulling a gun on police in Toms River overnight, authorities say. The weapon turned out to be an black Airsoft replica pistol without an orange tip, officials said. Toms River police said the incident unfolded after officers approached what authorities described as a suspicious vehicle at Cedar and Haines Drives around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Timothy Sauers, 29, got out of the vehicle and allegedly pulled the replica handgun, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.
TRAVEL
July 4, 2016
Fine crafts Connecticut. Handmade works by more than 180 nationally recognized artists offered in this juried crafts show. Categories include ceramics, wearable and nonwearable fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, and painting. Held outdoors rain or shine. Guilford Art Center Craft Expo , Guilford, July 15-17. www.guilfordartcenter.org . Evening entertainment Delaware. Grab a blanket and dinner for summer concerts at the band shell in Bellevue State Park, with an eclectic line-up from country to funk to indie.
NEWS
July 2, 2016
A New Jersey man was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a relative when she was an elementary school student, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office announced. Christian Powell, 52, of Toms River, was convicted on 22 counts of child sexual assault. His bail was immediately revoked and he was remanded to jail. The now-19-year-old victim, who was assaulted starting when she was in third grade and continuing until eighth grade, testified at the trial. An earlier trial ended with a deadlocked jury last October.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
As a workers' compensation defense lawyer, Michael Huber "was a little like Jimmy Stewart, very earnest, like a Boy Scout," his Haddonfield law partner William T. Freeman said. Freeman recalled that in one case, Mr. Huber won a decision before the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court in Camden. But while Mr. Huber was away, an appellate court "very promptly reversed" the decision, Freeman said, "because of him, because he wasn't there to argue it. " And because of his Stewartian earnestness, Freeman said, Mr. Huber was "someone you could trust with the most delicate of personal information without any fear.
SPORTS
June 13, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - It was way past the time for constructive criticism. Standing in the outfield with his disappointed team around him, St. Augustine Prep coach Mike Bylone wasn't interested in rehashing the mistakes that cost the Hermits their best chance to win the Non-Public A state title. He wasn't interested in discussing a couple of wind-blown fly balls that appeared to confound his outfielders or a pair of baserunning miscues that sucked the air out of the Hermits' last-gasp rally in the seventh inning.
SPORTS
June 13, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Craig Mensinger called it "mystifying. " His Ocean City team was "super confident" entering the Group 3 state championship game Saturday against Northern Highlands. The Red Raiders had won 14 of 15. They had ace Sean Mooney on the mound. They were playing a team with 10 losses. They were on the brink of the first state title in the history of the program. But when Mooney allowed his first two earned runs of the season in the first inning, thanks to a bloop, an opposite-field double, and a windblown double, the Red Raiders never recovered.
SPORTS
June 7, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Highland coach D.J. Gore says the "numbers don't lie" when it comes to Ocean City senior Sean Mooney. So why doesn't anybody believe them? "Unbelievable," Ocean City senior outfielder Dom Fiorentino said of his teammate's pitching statistics. "Unbelievable," echoed veteran coach Craig Mensinger about Mooney's remarkable numbers. Even Mooney seems a little dubious about his own accomplishments. "No [earned] runs? That's a little hard to believe," Mooney said. "But it feels great.
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