The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Toms River, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation’s walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation’s interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Toms River
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home’s walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Toms River:
The “Clay Bowl” Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
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Getting Back On The Winning Tide: 2021 Toms River East High School Football Preview
Cloudy skies can change your whole outlook on a day, the way you prepare, the way others prepare for you, namely on a sports field.When it's clouds mixed with rain and windy conditions, and you happen to be on the water, the vessel starts to rock and you don't have the day you envisioned to have, especially when the last few times you went out, it was sunny skies and calm seas.The Covid-19 pandemic was just one of those cloudy days for the Toms River East Raiders in 2020, who after going 9-2 in 2019 went 3-5 a season later....
Cloudy skies can change your whole outlook on a day, the way you prepare, the way others prepare for you, namely on a sports field.
When it's clouds mixed with rain and windy conditions, and you happen to be on the water, the vessel starts to rock and you don't have the day you envisioned to have, especially when the last few times you went out, it was sunny skies and calm seas.
The Covid-19 pandemic was just one of those cloudy days for the Toms River East Raiders in 2020, who after going 9-2 in 2019 went 3-5 a season later.
Along the way, head coach Kyle Sandberg was sidelined in training camp with his own battle against Covid-19.
"Last year was rough for us because I got Covid early on, at the beginning of camp, and it shut down everything so we didn't have a camp last year at all," Sandberg told Shore Sports Network. "When I came back, we had 3 full days of practice (before we had) to play our first game, and then we had another five days to play our second game, so it was rough last year without camp. It took us time to get to our team and we finished the year strong, obviously, with the pod play and winning that bracket."
It has been a normal training camp for the Raiders in 2021 as they hope to turn the tide onto calmer waters and pick up where they left off after the 2019 season.
"I feel like last year was a blur," Sandberg said. "I feel like 2019 was a decade ago so to me, this year, it feels like a newer year, a lot of coaching with this new group so we obviously have to do a great job with what we've built over the previous five years and yea, we're obviously hoping it continues on the path we left off before Covid."
While they would like to pick up where they left off and build upon that success in order to be back on the winning tide, everyone will have to play their best and trust the guy next to them.
"If we compete with this group, that's a great advantage as well," Sandberg said. "I've always preached that to my kids, to my teams that if we can compete and be in it in the 4th quarter and throughout the game, a lot of good things can happen."
Who lines up where for the Raiders this season -- you'll find out Week 1, maybe. Each position spot is earned through good play on this team, nothing is given. The Raiders are built tough and ready to compete for each other, the team, school, and the TRE community.
QB: Eric Scanlon, Sr.; Joe Scala, Jr.
RB: Dante Carr, Sr.
RB: Anthony Encarnacion, Sr.
RB: Nick Medina, Sr.
RB: David Anema, Jr.
RB: Chris Dineen, Sr.
RB: Aidan Gallipoli, Sr.
RB: Nevin Hart, So.
RB: Amari Phillips, Jr.
RB: Michael Pond, So.
RB: Brian Schnur, Jr.
WR: Mike Bruno, Jr.
WR: Jake Buckman, So.
WR: Mossimo Elboukili, Sr.
WR: Joe McCullough, Sr.
WR: Cam Oliva, Sr.
WR: Aiden Vosper, Sr.
OL: Thomas Pravata, Sr.
OL: Nino Scala, Sr.
OL: Ryan Ushock, Jr.
OL: Derek Weltman, Jr.
OL: Brian Baxter, Sr.
OL: Isaac Claudio, Sr.
OL: Zander Hall, So.
OL: Nick Marinelli, Sr.
OL: Joe Rome, Jr.
OL: MJ Williams. So.
DL: Thomas Pravata, Sr.
DL: Brian Baxter, Sr.
DE: Jake Buckman, So.
DL: Isaac Claudio, Sr.
DL: Zander Hall, So.
DL: Nick Marinelli, Sr.
DL: Joe Rome, Jr.
DL: MJ Williams, So.
LB: Dante Carr, Sr.
LB: Nick Medina, Sr.
LB: David Anema, Jr.
LB: Mike Bruno, Jr.
LB: Aidan Gallipoli, Sr.
LB: Amari Phillips, Jr.
DB: Mehki DeVaughn, Jr.
DB: Anthony Encarnacion, Sr.
DB: Eric Scanlon, Sr.
DB: Chris Dineen, Sr.
DB: Mossimo Elboukili, Sr.
DB: Nevin Hart, So.
DB: Joe McCullough, Sr.
DB: Cam Oliva, Sr.
DB: Michael Pond, So.
DB: Joe Scala, Jr.
DB: Brian Schnur, Jr.
DB: Aiden Vosper, Sr.
K: Mike Bruno; Joe McCullough
P: Mike Bruno; Dante Carr
Head Coach: Kyle Sandberg, 6th season
Career Record: 17-31
Team Record Last Five Seasons:
Assistant Coaches: Joe Arminio Jr. (STC/LB); Andrew Bilodeau (DB); Dan Cicala (DC); Tony Durkin (RB); Frank Giannetti (STC/DL); Matt Hughes (OL); Steve Petrosino (WR); Dylan Rainieri (LB); Mario Steriti (DB); Jake McCartney (Athletic Trainer).
He's been a ball hawk on defense and one of the overall keys to the Raiders success in the last couple seasons. Now it's his senior year and Medina could get a bulk of the carries out of the backfield on offense following the graduations of Yusuf Ahmed, Gino Gallo and Matt Luty after last season. Medina is not just a top player for the Raiders, but someone who could excel at the next level as well with colleges checking in on and recruiting the senior running back/linebacker.
The door is open for Eric Scanlon. Nick Totten and Dennis Holzapfel graduated and Dante Carr, who is a senior this year, may get most of his time at running back. Scanlon has a golden opportunity to take the quarterback job and keep it if he plays well and directs the offense where it needs to go. Along with all that, colleges are checking in on Scanlon as well.
The more solid depth at running back Toms River East has, the more successful they will be on game day. David Anema has a big opportunity to show what he can do this season.
It's been a staple of the program for years and when the running game is creme de la creme, the Raiders are in that same conversation on the field and in the standings. They lost a couple big parts of their running game to graduation again after last season and if players like Nick Medina, Dante Carr, David Anema and Anthony Encarnacion among the stable of running backs for East help fill the void and excel in what they do, the Raiders will be a team to be reckoned with this season.
Yusuf Ahmed, one of the key players at Toms River East in recent seasons, is now at Davidson College playing football. Ahmed was also a track star and is just an all around good athlete. Anthony Encarnacion will be one of the running backs tasked with helping fill the void and excelling in the running game to help propel the Raiders to more wins.
It's always tough to start a season on the road and Southern Regional is a tough first test for the Raiders. Frankly, it's a tough schedule throughout this season but that's the way things were perceived heading into 2019, then the Raiders went 9-2. In order for something like that to happen again, they need to pound the ball into the end zone and never look back.
But it all starts with Week 1.
"They got to have grit and they got to be intense, play with passion and fury," Sandberg said. "That's what I try to preach to these kids, it's a mentality, being tough and scrappy is something I try to implement into their heads. That goes a long way."
Friday, Sept. 2 - at Southern, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 10 -- vs. Toms River South, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 17 -- at St. John Vianney, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 -- vs. Freehold, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2 -- at Long Branch, 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8 -- at Toms River North, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 15 -- vs. Manasquan, 6 p.m.
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NFL money grab, forcing season ticket holders to buy pre season games where stars sit out
If you're a season ticket holder of an NFL team, you are forced to buy tickets to the pre-season games. That means you're paying top dollar to see games filled with backups and guys who will end up getting cut. It's definitely not the caliber of play worth the price of the ticket.It wasn't as bad when at least the teams would play their starters for a quarter or a half but now teams are playing their starters in joint practices that they set up with other teams. So the poor season ticket holder who's already shelled out thousands for ...
If you're a season ticket holder of an NFL team, you are forced to buy tickets to the pre-season games. That means you're paying top dollar to see games filled with backups and guys who will end up getting cut. It's definitely not the caliber of play worth the price of the ticket.
It wasn't as bad when at least the teams would play their starters for a quarter or a half but now teams are playing their starters in joint practices that they set up with other teams. So the poor season ticket holder who's already shelled out thousands for both the game tickets as well as personal seat licenses in many cases is now forced to shell out $70 dollars apiece if not more plus $35 dollars parking which the Giants raised this year. Nothing like taking advantage of a captive audience.
As bad as it is to force people to buy tickets for games where the stars barely play, it's even worse to force them to buy tickets at high prices for games where the stars hardly play at all. If the NFL is going to allow the teams to hold the stars out, then they should not be forcing season ticket holders to buy the pre-season games.
The NFL will tell you that they don't want to risk injury to the starters yet they'll play them in joint practices. They'll tell you they don't want to tip their offensive or defensive strategies in the preseason. That's fine but if that's the way the NFL teams want to play it, then they shouldn't be forcing the season ticket holders to buy the pre-season games, which they end up either eating or giving away.
What the NFL should do, is put them on sale to the general public. Let them see if people would actually buy them. Perhaps they could do donate them to those who would otherwise never afford to see a live game. But then again why do something nice when you could take advantage of the loyal fans you are already overcharging, to begin with?
Such a deal these NFL season tickets. First, you pay thousands of dollars for a personal seat license which is the opportunity to purchase the tickets, then you pay thousands for the tickets themselves including the preseason seats, then parking passes. Personally, I'd rather buy a big screen TV a Red Zone package and enjoy the Giants in the comfort of my own home.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise. Any opinions expressed are Steve's own. Steve Trevelise is on New Jersey 101.5 Monday-Thursday from 7pm-11pm. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.
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The Garden State Philharmonic Announces 2021-22 Season
(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Garden State Philharmonic has announced its 2021-2022 season featuring five performances beginning with "Strike Up The Band" on Sunday, October 3. All concerts will be held at the Grunin Center for the Arts on the campus of Ocean County College on select Sundays at 3:00pm. The Garden State Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry, has grown into a critically acclaimed prof...
(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Garden State Philharmonic has announced its 2021-2022 season featuring five performances beginning with "Strike Up The Band" on Sunday, October 3. All concerts will be held at the Grunin Center for the Arts on the campus of Ocean County College on select Sundays at 3:00pm. The Garden State Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry, has grown into a critically acclaimed professional orchestra that is the “Orchestra In Residence” at Ocean County College,
Strike Up the Band - Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00pm. Enjoy music for Brass Ensemble from Civil War era Marches through Ragtime, New Orleans Jazz, and Blues and Swing music. This concert features music by composers George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, C.W. Handy, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong, performed by the Garden State Philharmonic Brass Quintet and Percussion.
Women in Music - Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 3:00pm. Be moved by the beautiful melodies of the String Quartet in Eb Major by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, sister of Felix Mendelssohn, along with works by, Florence Price, Grazyna Bacewicz, and Gabriela Lena Frank. This concert will be performed by a string quartet comprised of all women from the Garden State Philharmonic.
Peter and the Wolf & Music from Around the World - Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 3:00pm. Serge Prokofiev’s famous story, Peter and the Wolf, is known and loved by people around the world. Experience this classic in the woodwind and percussion version performed by the Garden State Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, as we take a trip around the world with additional music by Claude Debussy, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Scott Joplin, Valerie Coleman, and Zequinha de Abreu. Featuring Narrator and Baritone, Edward Pleasant, this concert is great for people of all ages.
Mozart, Beethoven, and More! - Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 3:00pm. Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Beethoven’s String Quartets are iconic. Hear these favorites performed by the Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet, along with a world premiere piece by Garden State Philharmonic Composer in Residence, Ben Goldberg, a Toms River, NJ native.
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From Bach to the Beatles - Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00pm. Enjoy the intersection of classical and pops melodies from Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev, to music by the Beatles. This concert will be performed by the Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Diane Wittry.
The Grunin Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey.
In addition to the professional orchestra, the Garden State Philharmonic sponsors a three-tiered Youth Orchestra program comprised of more than one hundred students between the ages of 8 and 21, and a Community Chorus. Through its concerts and musical outreach programs, the GSP has served over 20,000 people of all ages throughout the Jersey Shore and the State of New Jersey.
Comprised of professional musicians from New Jersey and New York, the Garden State Philharmonic presents a subscription series of professional orchestral concerts at the Grunin Center for the Arts, a concert series at Spring Lake Community Theatre, a yearly Messiah performance with the GSP Chorus, professional chamber music concerts and recitals, and an open rehearsal series in Maplewood, NJ. Community engagement activities include a “Meet the Music” concert series for young people ages 6-12, a free Fourth of July Concert, participation in Monmouth University’s Summer Music and Arts Festival, and 2 performances yearly of the Youth Orchestras and Youth Chorus. In addition, for the past 7 years, the GSP has partnered with the Atlantic City Ballet for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ.
The Garden State Philharmonic performs concerts in three counties, Ocean, Monmouth, and Essex, and is a cultural resource performing the best in symphonic music throughout the region and the state of New Jersey.
NJ expanding electric vehicle incentives for local governments, schools
New Jersey municipalities and other entities will soon be eligible for a portion of $7 million in grant money to purchase electric vehicles and chargers, as the state takes another step toward Gov. Phil Murphy's administration's goal of 100% clean energy by the year 2050.The new guidelines of the Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, in effect this coming Saturday, aim to spec...
New Jersey municipalities and other entities will soon be eligible for a portion of $7 million in grant money to purchase electric vehicles and chargers, as the state takes another step toward Gov. Phil Murphy's administration's goal of 100% clean energy by the year 2050.
The new guidelines of the Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, in effect this coming Saturday, aim to specifically build toward the milestone of 25% state-owned, plug-in EVs by the end of 2025.
But the big picture is still in view, according to Christine Sadovy, New Jersey Board of Utilities chief of staff.
"That's included in all of the Murphy administration's goals around 100% clean energy, so not just state vehicles but the larger vehicle electrification goals as well," Sadovy said. "Eligible entities include schools, municipal commissions, state agencies, boards, and commissions, state universities, community colleges, and county authorities, and that's in addition to municipalities, municipal utility authorities, and state agencies."
Earlier this year, NJBPU announced a pilot program in Camden and Newark offering vouchers for zero-emission vehicles. And within a week of that, the BPU and PSE&G reached a settlement to boost the state's charging infrastructure.
At the time, PSE&G said New Jersey had the lowest per-capita availability of charging stations of any state that had joined a zero-emission vehicle consortium, although the state received a favorable ranking from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Increasing the quantity of stations over cars isn't what the new stipulations in the Clean Fleet program are necessarily about, Sadovy said.
"That's a little bit of a chicken-and-egg scenario. We are really trying to expand both the vehicles and the charging infrastructure simultaneously, so that there is charging infrastructure available throughout the state," she said. "Many of those chargers, we hope, will be accessible to the public, so that it's not just going to be for the government entity to use, but that for people who are driving EVs, they'll also be able to use those chargers as well."
Moving beyond the 25% EV benchmark by the close of 2025, New Jersey's Electric Vehicle Act of 2020 wants to move to 100% state-owned, non-emergency, light duty electric vehicles by the end of 2035.
NJBPU said transportation remains responsible for 46% of net greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
Sustaining Success: 2021 Toms River South High School Football Preview
Toms River South was one of the real surprises of the 2020 season and it started in Week 1 when it knocked off rival and No. 2-ranked Toms River North. The Indians would go on to post their first winning season since 2013 by going 6-2 and finishing No. 8 in the final Shore Sports Network/Jeep Store Top 10.While the success might have been a surprise to those on the outside it was not to head coach Ron Signorino Jr. because of a strong senior class that had been together since they were freshmen. However, that group, which included Jac...
Toms River South was one of the real surprises of the 2020 season and it started in Week 1 when it knocked off rival and No. 2-ranked Toms River North. The Indians would go on to post their first winning season since 2013 by going 6-2 and finishing No. 8 in the final Shore Sports Network/Jeep Store Top 10.
While the success might have been a surprise to those on the outside it was not to head coach Ron Signorino Jr. because of a strong senior class that had been together since they were freshmen. However, that group, which included Jack Huber, Gerry Ferrigno, Shane Watkins, Tyler Madeo and Ryan Tobin, has graduated so the big question is whether the Indians can replace them and post another winning season.
Signorino, who starts his 11th season at South, admits replacing the Class of 2020 will not be easy with only five starters back on offense and four on defense.
“We are inexperienced in most positions and the key for us being successful is getting all 22 players on the same page.” Signorino Jr. said. “We like our athleticism when it comes to the skill positions as well as both our offensive and defensive lines and hopefully that will help us make some plays.”
Senior Wyatt Sternberg was listed as a receiver last season on offense but he moves to quarterback and takes over the Flexbone attack that has been the Indians signature for many years. While inexperienced at the position, Sternberg measures 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds and has the physical tools to take over the offense, although it might take a game or two to get it rolling. In the backfield, look for senior running back Devin Raevis and junior Mikey Erli to get their share of carries along with slot backs Devon Bond (Jr.), Roy Pappalardo (Sr.) and Terrell Kelly (Sr.). When Sternberg or sophomore Jimmy Alexander takes to the air there are a pair of outstanding receivers in seniors Gavin Migliori (22 receptions, 313 yards) and Elijah Matellus.
Seniors Ryan Florio (6-foot-2, 230 pounds) and Justin Kozak (5-foot-10, 210 pounds) and junior Jimmy Brierly (6-foot, 190 pounds) are back to anchor the offensive line along with juniors Jimmy King and center Dave Lazarro. All have good size and the coaching staff has high expectations that this group will be one of the strongest on the team.
After allowing nearly 37 points per game in 2019 the defense cut that number in half last fall, which was a big part of the overall improvement. Only four starters return in Florio (DL), Sternberg (LB) and defensive backs Metellus and Raevis, both of whom are three-year starters. Up front, look for Kozak and King along with senior Manny Torres and junior Nico Crudup to make an impact while the new-look group of linebackers includes Erli, Joe Simione (Sr.) and Alexander. The defensive backfield is solid with Kelly, Bond, Pappalardo and Migliori all in the mix along with the two returning starters. Three-year starter Camren Stein returns as both the kicker (19 XP, 1FG) and punter.
In what would have to be considered a move up, the Indians find themselves in the Freedom Division with district rivals Toms River North and Toms River East and a schedule that also includes longtime opponents Brick and Brick Memorial.
QB: Wyatt Sternberg, Sr.; Jimmy Alexander, So.
RB: Devin Reavis, Sr.; Mikey Erli, Jr.
SB: Devon Bond, Jr., RS; Roy Pappalardo, Sr.; Terrell Kelly, Sr.; Joe Simione, Sr.
WR: Gavin Migliore, Sr., RS; Elijah Metellus, Sr.; Jake Pavero, Sr.; Dylan Lee, Jr.; Jordan Jones, So.
LT: Jimmy Brierly, Jr., RS; Manny Torres, Sr.
LG: Jimmy King, Jr.; Josue Tecelaro, Sr.
C: Dave Lazarro, Jr.; Noah Schmidt, Sr.
RG: Ryan Florio, Sr., RS
RT: Justin Kozak, Sr., 3RS
DL: Ryan Florio, Sr., RS
DL: Justin Kozak, Sr.
DL: Manny Torres, Sr.
DL: Jimmy King, Jr.
DL: Nico Crudup, Jr.
LB: Wyatt Sternberg, Sr., RS; Dave Lazarro, Jr.
LB: Mikey Erli, Jr,
LB: Joe Simione, Sr.; James Alexander, So.
CB: Terrell Kelly, Sr.; Gavin Migliori, Sr.; Dylan Lee, Jr.
CB: Elijah Metellus, Sr., 3RS
S: Devon Bond, Jr.; Jake Pavero, Sr.
S: Devin Raevis, Sr., 3RS
K/P: Camren Stein, Sr., 3RS
Head Coach: Ron Signorino, Jr., 11th year
Career record: 42-58
Team record last five years:
Assistant coaches: Matt Martin (defensive coordinator/DB); Denis Tobin (Special Teams Coordinator/Slotbacks); Kyle Austin (OL); Bill Malast (OL); Ricky Maldonado (RB); Brian Elias (WR); Joe Kelly LB); Jim Dempsey (DL); Jim Drackwicz (DL); Vinny Arminio (DB); Freshmen coaches: Dave Fanslau, Brett Hardie, Joey Meyers; Athletic Trainer: Dan Crashewsky.
Most of South’s yardage on the ground will likely come from these two who will share the “A Back” spot in the Flexbone offense. Both 185-pounders are not afraid of contact, which helps on the other side of the ball where they will start as well and be counted on to perform at a high level.
Jack Huber (when healthy) played a lot of games during his South career and turned in his best performance last fall when he threw for over 1,000 yards and added a few hundred on the ground. Enter Sternberg, who saw some action as a receiver last fall but last played quarterback as part of an 8-1 freshmen team. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds he can be a punishing runner and the Indians have confidence in his ability to throw it, as well.
There is a large group of seniors who this fall get their first chance to contribute in a big way as they mostly played behind those who have since graduated. This group includes Noah Schmidt (OL), Roy Pappalardo (RB/DB), Terrell Kelly (RB/DB), Manny Torres (OL/DL), Jake Pavero (WR/DB) and Josh Gyimoti (WR/DB). With depth a question mark it’s vital that this group be ready to play.
The Indians are among the most storied programs in Shore Conference history but there have not been nearly enough times in recent years where the victory bell was rung. However, like last year these seniors were part of a winning freshmen program and following last season’s success South just may feel like they are a program back on the rise. An opening week matchup with longtime rival Brick will be important for both teams.
Friday, Sept. 3 – vs. Brick, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 10 – at Toms River East, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 17 – vs. Brick Memorial, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 – vs. St. John Vianney, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2 – at Freehold, 12 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8 – vs. Long Branch, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 15 – at Toms River North, 7 p.m.