Murphy Extending Vaccine Eligibility to Teachers : Barnegat Just Passed Resolution Asking For Action

March 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY— New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.

The order comes one week after the Barnegat Board of Education passed a resolution requesting Murphy to include public school district personnel in the definition of frontline workers. The local ...

Behind the Scenes of Ocean County’s Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Site

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - A name change three years ago morphed into a self-fulfilling prophecy for the arena located on the Toms River North campus.

RWJBarnabas Health paid the Toms River Regional School District a hefty sum for naming rights in January 2018. The hospital system branded the arena with its logo on the exterior signage.

Headliner artists like Richie Sambora and Daughtry attracted ...

'Slowly But Surely, The Needle Is Moving in The Right Direction': Gov. Murphy Gives Latest NJ Update

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud that New Jersey has been able to distribute vaccine more equitably than other ...

Barnegat Police and Fire Report: March Township Meeting

March 3, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat Township Committee members present the highlights of police and fire activity during their monthly meeting. TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown offers this synopsis here – as well as information from other sources.

Please note that anyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.


Statistics: The ...

State PBA: New Jersey's Recreational Marijuana Law 'Dangerously Ties' Law Enforcement's Hands

NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a statement, warning members and law enforcement officers that the 'marijuana legalization ...

Authorities Search for Florida Man Accused of Duping Barnegat Senior of Cash

BARNEGAT, NJ - A Florida man faces charges in New Jersey for duping a Barnegat Township senior citizen of $10K and attempting to scam him for additional funds..Juan C. Piedrahita, 49, of Hollywood, Florida is accused of violating the criminal portion of New Jersey law that deals with Theft by Deception.

In a joint press release issued by the Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D.

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Measure Designating February 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in New Jersey Clears Legislature, Heads to Gov

March 1, 2021

Bill Sponsored by Senators Lagana, Cunningham, Pou & Assembly members Wimberly, Reynolds-Jackson & Quijano

(TRENTON) – Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass cleared the full Assembly on Monday, 70-0. It will now go to the Governor’s desk.

The resolution (AJR-180/SJR-93) will declare February 14 as ‘Frederick Douglass ...

Barnegat Girls Basketball Gets By Asbury Park 42-14 In Postseason Play

March 3, 2021

BARNEGAT — The Barnegat Girls Basketball team defeated Asbury Park 42-14 Tuesday afternoon in Shore Conference postseason pod “E” action.  

Both of Barnegat’s seniors did not play in this game, and a handful of JV players got minutes on Varsity.

Cara McCoy and Isabel Guiro led the Bengals in the victory, scoring 16 and 10 points respectively. 

Ava ...

Barnegat Boys Basketball Comes Up Short In Shore Conference Tournament Loss To Toms River North

TOMS RIVER — The Barnegat Boys Basketball team rode up to Toms River Monday night to take on the Mariners of Toms River North in the opening round of the Shore Conference Pod “B” Tournament. The Bengals were the No.6 seed, and the Mariners were the No.3 seed. 

The Mariners and the Bengals paced each other throughout the entirety of the game, keeping the score within less ...

Southern Boys Swimmers Defeat Toms River East 128-39

TOMS RIVER — The Southern Boys Swim team extended their record to 3-0 after a 128-39 victory over Toms River East on Monday. 

Kristian Werner broke the new school recorded in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.01. Sean White broke the school record in the 200 IM this past Friday with a time of 2:09.50.


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Changing Your Self Image Can Change Your Life

February 21, 2021

What slows down our personal and professional growth? What holds us back from reaching out, making connections, having conversations, and building relationships? Most importantly, what keeps us back from Standing Out? What makes it difficult for us to reach out and talk to people?

I know for myself it was always the hidden self-image that I had. This poor self-image held me back from being the ...


Feb 4, 1930 - Feb 14, 2021
Richard J. Murray passed away peacefully at his home in Barnegat Light, NJ, on February 14, 2021.
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Railroad History Comes Alive at Steamtown Historic National Site in Scranton PA

February 24, 2021

SCRANTON, PA -- Located in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site offers visitors an exciting look into one of the first rail lines built in the northeast. The park is built on the former site of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, one of the earliest and most important rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steamtown features a large collection of ...

Pardon Our Noise: JBMDL Releases March Noise Level Calendar To Gauge What You Hear

March 3, 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ-- If you live in Barnegat, Waretown, Stafford or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL).

JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for March 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds coming from the Base. 

The calendar is broken down ...

Barnegat and Waretown Families: We Want to See How Much You Love Your Pets

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ -  Everyone loves pictures of puppies of the young and old, as well as pretty kitty cats or ones who aren't so beautiful.  Time to make the internet rejoice with literal torrential storms raining cats and dogs. 

Today in National Love Your Pet Today! If your family pet hails from a less domestic breed, it might be fun to explain the sentiments. Are ...

Back To Back Ice Storms On The Way

NEW JERSEY – The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening.  The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast before turning to the northeast away from our area.  As opposed to the major storm of a ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisees: Elizabeth Meyers and Steve Lenox from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisees for March 2021 are Steve Lenox and Elizabeth Meyers from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville. 

Neither Lenox nor Meyers are new to the TAPinto community. 

TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville was the third site Lenox launched, after previously opening TAPinto Paterson and TAPinto Bayonne. Lenox was awarded TAPinto’s 2021 Highest Honor ...

‘All News Is Local’ is More Applicable than Ever Before

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

For instance, when ...

What Is Content Marketing, And How Can It Benefit Your Business?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Having an online presence is a crucial aspect of boosting your business, but a website alone is often not enough to drive engagement and convert leads to customers. In order to effectively market your business, a business needs to invest in content marketing. 

Content marketing is creating and distributing meaningful content, including text, photos and video, that ...