Two year old girl struck and killed in a Lakewood tragedy and more in today's Townsquare Media News for Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Tragedy in Lakewood after a 2 1/2 year old township girl was struck and killed on 11th St. off Rt. 9 while walking with her father and a sibling yesterday afternoon. A van reportedly turning into a driveway accidentally struck the toddler. The investigation is ongoing. It happened just after 2 pm.

Three suspected heroin overdoses in 12 hours in Toms River raise questions of whether the same batch is the source. Police say they administered Narcan in a house, a restaurant parking lot, and a motel from late Wednesday to Thursday morning.

Belmar, Asbury Park, and Island Beach State Park are among the top ten beaches in NJ. These are the results in the annual poll of our state's Top Ten beaches.

NJ's Senate President wants to try to override Governor Christie's veto of the Superstorm Sandy Bill of Rights. Senator Stephen Sweeney made the announcement yesterday at the home of a Manasquan family who is still waiting for aid to make repairs. Christie conditionally vetoed the measure that was crafted by democrats who were concerned over how the state has distributed aid.

You won't see banner planes flying along the shore this weekend. Two major aerial advertising companies that used the private Wall Township Monmouth Executive Airport have been banned by the new owners, as well as sky-diving companies and independent pilots.

Weekly bonfires will return to the beach in Asbury Park after being approved by the city council. Waterfront master developer Madison Marquette will sponsor the bonfires. Asbury officially kicks off the summer with Governor Christie at 1:30 today during the grand opening of the rebuilt boardwalk. The governor was also scheduled to be on the boardwalk in Belmar this morning.

Lakewood Rabbi Mendel Epstein, his son David, and 3 NY men could spend life in prison for allegedly plotting to kidnap and torture Orthodox Jewish men who refused to give their wives religious divorces. The men were indicted on various charges yesterday.

The Lakewood School District is being questioned about how it spent millions in federal and state funding after officials reportedly couldn't provide records. State investigators found enrollment figures were inflated to obtain funding. The district might have to repay $6 million.

Ocean County has approved an additional $764,000 in state funding to help fight and prevent homelessness. The freeholder board used a similar grant last year to provide emergency shelter and financial assistance for rent and mortgage payments.

The Brick Zoning Board has agreed to lift a deed restriction to allow affordable housing on a Brick Boulevard property. An attorney for a developer seeking to build an apartment complex says his client wanted the restriction lifted to avoid a lawsuit by Section 8 housing advocates.