Recognizing MisInformation and Interpreting “News”

Mary Ann Wallis, our OBVTA secretary, spent more than 40 years in the news media business in New York and New Jersey. She has taught, and continues to teach, journalism. She is currently preparing a summer course for high school students that will be teaching them about ‘How to Spot Misinformation,’.

At the request of the OBVTA board, and as a service to all of you, below are her tips and recommendations for Recognizing and Countering Disinformation:

Countering Disinformation OBVTA May 16 2021

Shorebeat News Article on Surf Club Mediation

At the link below is a great article published by Shorebeat on the Toms River – Surf Club mediation and negotiation which is scheduled to be held on March 5th. As a reminder, because discussions between the Township and the property owners had completely stalled, OBVTA offered to identify and fund a mediator to lead both parties in non-binding negotiation. We sincerely hope that both parties come to the mediation ready to meet somewhere in the middle

Shorebeat Article on Surf Club Mediation

Below are a couple of good recent articles about Ortley Beach and our area.

APP Story about Sunny Day Flooding in Ortley Beach

Article about the Historic Seaside Carousel


Dune Replenishment and Grass Planting Completed!

The beach and dune replenishment project appears to be complete in Ortley Beach!. Hurrah! It looks awesome. If you are not local, come and have a look at this wonderful finished project. In the spring Toms River will be adding beach mats up and over the dunes and on some portions of the beach itself to ease the looong walk to the water.