Ocean County

“Ocean county is located close to the center of New Jersey. Ocean county has 628.78 square miles of land area and 286.62 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Ocean county population is 576,567, which has grown 12.85% since 2000.” USA.com

Merrill C. Spencer, 35, of Lakewood. (Photo courtesy of the Ocean County Jail) TOMS RIVER — A Lakewood man has been indicted on charges he shot and killed a township man on the street last year. The grand jury indictment in Ocean County charged Merrill Spencer, …

TOMS RIVER – Voters in Toms River overwhelmingly decided Saturday they don’t want to spend $14 million for a new firehouse. District 1 voters 554 to 306 against building a 33,000-square-foot building on the site of a municipal lot on Irons Street, APP.com said. The district has …

The body of a New Jersey man was pulled from a waterway in Massachusetts on Sunday morning, authorities said. Peter Benya, 59, of Little Egg Harbor was found floating in Saquatucket Harbor off Harwich around 11 a.m., the Cape & Islands District Attorneys Office said in a …

LAKEWOOD — A 49-year-old Seaside Heights man died Saturday morning in a car crash on the Garden State Parkway, police said. Robert McGary was driving a 2008 Honda at 5:51 a.m. northbound on the parkway when his car ran off the left side of the highway, …

STAFFORD — Hundreds of Southern Regional High School students braved a nor’easter Saturday evening for the junior prom.  The students came decked out in formal attire and danced the night away in the gymnasium, which was decorated to mimic scenery from “Beauty and the Beast.” NJ.com was there to …

Fabian Maldonado-Espinosa, 32, of Lakewood. NJOAG  TRENTON — An Ocean County man ensnared in a statewide child pornography sweep last year was sentenced to state prison on Friday after admitting sharing illicit images of minors online. Fabian Maldonado-Espinosa, 32, will have to serve half of …

ORTLEY BEACH — A massive federal beach replenishment project for the northern Ocean County peninsula, already a month overdue, is showing signs of life after construction materials and barges arrived off the coast of Ortley Beach in Toms River on Thursday morning. Township Mayor Thomas Kelaher …

JACKSON — A lawsuit alleges Jackson’s restrictions on dorm and school construction targets the Orthodox Jewish community, the Asbury Park Press reported Wednesday. The suit, filed Monday by Agudath Israel of America and a developer, argued the regulations violate a host of federal regulations and stifle religious …

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood school district, which sent layoff notices to 140 teachers, is requesting the state give it $10 million to “maintain a thorough and efficient budget,” the superintendent said. Superintendent Laura Winters wrote a letter Wednesday to the acting Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington saying …

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