Toms River, for many the epicenter not just of Superstorm Sandy but of all its ramifications, has rebounded considerably in a year, says Mayor Tom Kelaher. But many obstacles remain and it's likely to change the township's appearance, priorities and even its population.
New and troubling allegations surface in connection with the Jackson man charged with child pornography distribution. Matthew Wolny allegedly used a camera hidden in a gym bag at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River where he maintained membership.
Despite the destruction of Thursday's boardwalk fire just to the south, the Seaside Heights boardwalk is open and members of the Business Improvement District say long-awaited events this weekend will take place, and they predict the same for the full lineup of autumn activities.
Firefighters continue to fight a 10-alarm blaze that started at the Kohr's Custard stand in Seaside Park on Wednesday afternoon and engulfed the boardwalk in Seaside Park at Funtown Pier moved quickly north into Seaside Heights.
Six Ocean County law enforcement agencies, 10 each in Monmouth and Burlington and seven in Atlantic County plan to step up the watch on drunken and impaired drivers during New Jersey's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown that starts Friday and continues through Labor Day Weekend.
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