South Toms River

South Toms River, N.J.


Officials Vow to Protect 'Vulnerable' South Toms River from Environmental Inequity

AMANDA OGLESBY / ASBURY PARK PRESS – State and federal officials met with residents of South Toms River and surrounding communities on Wednesday as part of an effort to reduce environmental harms in some of New Jersey’s most underserved neighborhoods.

At the Second Baptist Church on First Street, Shawn M. LaTourette, New Jersey’s commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection; Kandyce Perry, director of the department’s Office of Environmental Justice; and Lisa Garcia, administrator for Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which includes New Jersey, met with local residents …