Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

September 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

Coronavirus Cases Expected in NJ Schools, Elsewhere As People Return Indoors

NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class. 

While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday. 

“We have all the public health protocols and procedures in place to safeguard our children, our educators, ...

Breaking News: Injuries in Accident in Ship Bottom

September 18, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM — 11:40 a.m. Police cars and an ambulance are currently on eastbound Route 72 in Ship Bottom between Central Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. The accident is near the WaWa. 

Police are diverting traffic north or south onto Barnegat Boulevard.

TAPinto will update as more information becomes available. 


Route 539 Closed North of Route 72 Due to Deadly Crash

STAFFORD — Route 539, north of Route 72 in Stafford has been closed for hours after a deadly truck and auto collision between Route 72 and Harry Wright Blvd according to the New Jersey News Netwrok. 

A dump truck and auto collided.  Police report that one person has died. The name of the victim has not been released. 

The alternate route would to ride west on Route 72 ...

Barnegat Chief Formally Announces Hiring of Patrolman Peragine

BARNEGAT, NJ -   News that the Barnegat Township Committee approved the hiring of a new officer came by way of official resolution.  This year the application process was extremely competitive. Barnegat resident Joseph Peragine made it to the top of the list and heads to the academy on September 18th.

Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain formally introduced Patrolman ...

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September 9, 2020

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Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 8 Update

September 7, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Labor Day weekend has just passed in Southern Ocean County, and many vacationers are heading home. The fishing however, continues to be red-hot with action good in the bay, in the surf, and for boaters in the ocean.

The head-boat “Miss Beach Haven” has been scoring well for its anglers on the inshore artificial reefs. Max the first mate, reports ...


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Nancy (Venitucci) Manley, age 81, of Bourne, MA, formerly of Cedar Grove, NJ, passed away in her ...
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UrbEx Photographer Alex Gulino Discusses Her New Book "Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York"

September 17, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Author and UrbEx Photographer, Alex Gulino, appeared on TAPintoTV to discuss her new book Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York.

UrbEx, short for Urban Exploration, refers to the exploration and often the photography of abandoned buildings and structures. In the book, Gulino provides descriptions and writings alongside the featured photographs. "I decided to ...

Amid the Pandemic: What Ocean County Pets Want You to Know

September 15, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – If animals could talk, they might offer a different viewpoint on their experiences amid the pandemic. Many would brag they enjoyed more encounters with their humans. A whole host of former occupants of Ocean County animal shelters would likely credit COVID-19 with connecting them with fur-ever homes and families.

 “The two Ocean County Animal Facilities ...