Scams abound in Monmouth County, so don't believe what you hear over the phone! That story and more in today's Monmouth and Ocean County News from Townsquare Media.

The Christie Administration has announced plans for six housing assistance seminars to be held this month for Sandy-impacted families. The meetings are open to anyone who is participating in the RREM program. The first one takes place in Union Beach on Monday, with future sites including Brick, Point Pleasant, and Toms River.

The scams just keep on coming across our area. Police in Ocean Township and Red Bank say in the latest scheme, the con artists call businesses and residents, claiming to be with JCP&L, then demand immediate payment via a prepaid Greendot card.JCP&L confirms these calls are NOT coming from their offices and you should NOT send the money.

A Brick man is accused of stealing more than $15,000 from the Neptune Post Office. 22-year old Michael Brain is charged with theft for allegedly taking the money between August 1st and September 26th.

Three people are facing charges after police say they were caught at the scene of a burglary in Ocean Township. 23-year old Michael Ramos of Neptune and 20-year old Marquis G. Martin and 19-year old Alex Beaubrun, both of Asbury Park, were arrested just before 1 am Wednesday morning. Officers responding to a call from a tenant at an apartment on Aldrin Road say they discovered two of the men inside the residence. The third was spotted not far from the scene.

Brookdale Community College and Ocean County College will each receive more than $800,000 to train students for jobs in the healthcare industry. A total of $15 million in federal funding was awarded to a dozen community colleges statewide.

The Freehold school board is holding a special meeting next week following Tuesday's defeat of a $33 million bond referendum. Officials Wednesday night will discuss how to move forward with addressing overcrowding issues in the school district.

"Be the voice and not the echo."  That message from former NFL player and Lacey graduate Keith Elias to Point Pleasant middle schoolers. He encouraged students to be leaders during a positive behavior pep rally at Memorial Middle School.

A former toll taker says she is taking a stand for God. 34-year old Cynthia Fernandez is suing the Turnpike after she was told to stop telling motorists "God bless you," as they pulled away from her booth. She is seeking back pay and benefits. No comment from the Turnpike.

The owner of Kelly's Tavern in Neptune is among those who benefited from an auction to prepare the former FBI building for demolition at Fort Monmouth. Kevin Kelly paid under $9,000 for a generator to have power during a future storm like Sandy. That's less than half the cost of a new one.

A good relationship with your neighbors could have a positive effect on your well-being, according to a new study. The study's author says this dynamic can really make a difference for people as they get older. The study finds people rated themselves worse over time if they lost contact with neighbors or had a poor relationship with them.

Sentencing this morning for the Real Housewives of NJ's Joe and Teresa Giudice. They face significant prison time for bankruptcy, wire and mail fraud, and Joe could be deported.