Toms River School Board to Pay Jailed Former Superintendent Ritacco’s Ex-Girlfriend $150K

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi is the editor of Ocean County Politics and a lifelong Ocean County resident, residing in Lacey Township. Gavin's work centers on the intersection of money and politics in Ocean County, with a focus on public corruption. He can be reached via email at or via phone at (848)-667-0840 or on encrypted phone / text app Signal.

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  • Ken Bank

    Ritacco also served as a member of Chris Christie’s transition team on education. If he hadn’t been convicted he might have ended up as Trump’s secretary of education.

    • Aunt Jacky

      Was Obama telling us the TRUTH then or is he LYING to us NOW???

    • Aunt Jacky

      This man is a Doctor & he’s right on about Hillary. She is such an EVIL EVIL WOMAN!!!

  • TRWatch

    Mr. Rozzi, Why would you have a quote, from a Stilton, praising your website. Everyone, in Toms River, knows the Stilton name, especially Donald.

    • Sarcasm. Go on Stilton’s silly little website and you’ll see why. He’s a first class hypocrite and a backstabber.

    • laceylady

      Who is this bloated pumpkin head doofus in the picture above this article? Is this some kind of a joke or meme? Whoever this chap is, I’m glad he has been enjoying your site like everyone else and is praising your outstanding reporting Gavin. You should post more of these LOL!

    • Ba-Ville

      Seriously, Stiltons website just beat you up in a bad way with a front page article. Why give him credit?

  • Feature

    Disgusting. It’s unbelievable what goes on..Thank you Mr Rozzi for continually showing the people of Ocean County what rally goes on in this county

    • You’re quite welcome! My work here has only just begun.

  • Janice

    What is it with Toms River? They had to pay another lady $140,000 for a harassment suit a few yrs ago, they have to pay out this girl $150,000 for some type of harassment suit, the head of the local Republican party doesn’t even live in the town , the local utilities agencies hire family members of the council people . What is going on in that town? They have an ex-mayor whom has a house that he is hoarding stuff from the same town he was a mayor . The list goes on.

    • guest

      In my honest opinion, first they put people in charge that are just self-serving. Second , they’ve been running un checked for years now, maybe with this website some of the antics, hiring, ecetera may come to light. No one, was paying attention I think.

    • Guest

      NO you don’t say?

  • Shitlord

    The school board (Toms River taxpayers) are quick to settle any allegations when it’s not their money being given away.

    • guest

      Correct. our money.

    • KLM

      Actually it’s the board members’ taxes as well as they are residents of the school district and it’s an unpaid position. They are settling not because they necessarily believe the plaintiff deserves a payout, but it would actually cost the tax payers much more in court fees and even more if she actually wins her suit and according to the documents she kind of has a case.

  • Dr 37

    Ah yes almost forgot, the dysfunctional Toms River government. Town hall, DPW, MUA, School board, the local Republican Club . Seems since this website has been reanimated, there’s many many stories that still have to be told.

  • Bergen

    We have been living in Toms River for approximately11 years, and have consistently been amazed that the voters could basically care less about what goes on in this town in relation to this article and a few other articles that have been posted on Toms River politics. It seems the most egregious in my opinion right or wrong is the constant hiring of relatives family members of those in charge. Reminds me old politics from North Jersey. It almost seems as though they have some of these local entities here solely to hire family members of the Town leaders and also the ones that run the authority. I guess that’s the way it is here, and I’m assuming the voters just don’t care or are not aware.

  • Tommy p

    Remember it’s not who you know in OC. In this case, it’s who you Blow!