On the September 16th, 2018 edition of This Week in Ocean County with Jack Brogan, we continued our coverage of local campaigns, including the race for Ocean County freeholder, congressional campaigns and municipal issues. Two notable events on the Democratic and Republican sides are taking place this weekend, including the Lacey GOP picnic and a Democratic rally / meet and greet. On the second segment of the show, Brogan spoke with Toms River resident Edmund Di Giovanni, who was highly critical of the Ocean County Library’s recent decision to remove public benches from their main branch in downtown Toms River.
DiGiovanni is a Toms River resident, educator and playwright who has participated in the production of plays up and down the east coast. His primary concern was the recent removal of benches from the public lobby of the county library’s main branch.
The issue is expected to be a topic of discussion at this week’s meeting of the county Library Commission.
He spoke of his experience calling Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari on another local radio program this weekend about the same issue, and DiGiovanni emphasized the importance of attending town council and county freeholder meetings in light of the removal of the benches, which he views as a “quality of life issue.”
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