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

TOMS RIVER — Gov. Chris Christie announced $20 million in grants Wednesday to county and local governments, and environmental nonprofits, for continued cleanup and restoration of the Barnegat Bay. Christie made the announcement, along with other environmental measures for the bay, at Cattus Island, an …

In 2016, at least 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, an increase from 52,000 the year before, the Justice Department said. The majority of those deaths can be attributed to opioids, including illicit fentanyl. “Today, we are facing the deadliest drug crisis in American history,” …

LAKEWOOD — Firefighters are battling a massive blaze that has engulfed a condominium complex on Sophee Lane. An army of firefighters are on scene with two ladder trucks dousing the building with powerful jets of water. The smoke could be seen more than a mile …

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