Barnegat Police Chief Germain Responds to Bear Sightings on Sunday

June 26, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - On Sunday, June 26, multiple bear sightings were reported to the Barnegat Township Police Department.

The American Black Bear was seen in some backyards Sunday, near the high school and even downtown.  

Barnegat Police Chief Germain shared the following letter:

Afternoon Barnegat-- I’m sure you’ve heard the news… While we all love living on ...

New Jersey State Police is Looking for Officers

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Police is looking for officers.

The NJSP Online Application opens July 5 through August 2.  It is not necessary to have a bachelor's degree to apply to become a NJ State Trooper.

While you do need some college credits, there are several ways that you can meet the requirements.

So what are you waiting for?

To find out now about our minimum ...

Ocean Township PBA #371 Offering "Cones with a Cop" on Saturday Evening at Trailside Gardens

WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Police Department, Ocean Township PBA and Trailside Gardens are presenting "Cone with a Cop" on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trailside Gardens located at 112 Wells Mills Road in Waretown. 

This is an opportunity for neighbors and police to come together for conversation.  It is a great opportunity for youth especially to get the chance to talk ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, July 2, 12:00 AM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

Barnegat Dock Concerts Every Saturday


Mon, July 4, 7:00 PM

Barnegat Light Bay Breeze Pavillion, Barnegat Light

The Barnegat Light Summer Concert Series kicks ...


Thu, July 7, 7:00 PM

Ship Bottom Waterfront Park, Ship Bottom

Ship Bottom Thursday Summer Concert Series

Beach Haven Charter Fishing's Junior Mates Fundraising Cruise Upcoming and Fishing News

June 20, 2022

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association President Captain John Lewis is reminding everyone that on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the association’s Junior Mates will host a fundraising cruise on the “Black Pearl” pirate boat from 7:00-8:30 PM. A minimum donation is $75 while children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult will be $25.

Proceeds from ...

Coquina Jam Surf Contest Set for July 24 which Benefits Those Affected by Cancer

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Registration is now open for the 14th annual Coquina Jam - an all women's surf competition with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is held to support women, children and families affected by a Cancer diagnosis via David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and the Jetty Rock ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

June 22, 2022

No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy.

Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away.

Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount On Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Celebrates 30 Gold Award Girl Scouts

FARMINGDALE, NJ – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore celebrated its 2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts: 30 teen world-changers who have created a lasting impact on issues that are important to them. Gold Award Girl Scouts identify the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions that address that problem, and lead a team of people who support their success.

The ...

Price Controls Jeopardize Drug Innovation

June 20, 2022

Dear editor, 

This past week, I read that nearly half of all Americans who take prescription medications face serious barriers to care from their insurers. Worse still, once patients are granted access to their life-saving medications, one in three insured Americans still struggle to afford their prescription. 

This is just plain wrong. No American should have to fight, scrimp, ...

Township of Ocean Seeking Pictures to be Featured in 2023 Community Calendar

June 27, 2022

WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean is preparing for their 2023 Calendar and is asking for help from their community. 

They are seeking colorful, scenic photos of the Township for their 2023 Annual Township Calendar.

This calendar is published and distributed to all Township of Ocean residents every year.

To submit photos please email: or submit ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America.

The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Safely Shred and Recycle your Documents this Saturday, June 18 in Waretown

WARETOWN, NJ - This Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. safely shred and recycle all documents at the Municipal Complex Lot, located at 50 Railroad Avenue. This is open to all Ocean County Residents, but no businesses. 

All documents will be destroyed confidentially on site. You must stay in your vehicle at all times. 

The event will remain open until the time is up or the ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

June 29, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Teen Police Chief, First Aid Squad Finishes Training, Balloons for a Cause and Biking for a Birthday

NEW JERSEY - A teen becomes a police chief for a day. Plus, a first aid squad finishes extrication training. And, a ballon professional gets a special task. Also, a Councilman puts the pedal to the metal for his birthday. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up NJ. 

Now ...

VIDEO: Museum Gets Restoration Money, Town Staple Set to Close, Student Scholarships and Lemonade Stand for Charity

NEW JERSEY - A museum with ties to George Washington gets federal funding for restoration. Also, a town staple is set to close its doors after 10 years. Plus, a town awards scholarships to students and a 4-year-old runs a lemonade stand for charity.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...


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Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

June 7, 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

New Jersey Drivers See Record-High Gas Prices Again

NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high.

AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year.

The price of a gallon of diesel in New Jersey is headed down. It's $6.15 per gallon, which is down 9 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...