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


Tue, June 28, 11:00 AM

Rumson County Club, Rumson

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Golf Classic on ...


Sat, July 2, 12:00 AM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

Barnegat Dock Concerts Every Saturday


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, ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

June 26, 2022

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 ...

Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market Hosting Garden Photo Contest Through June 18

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market is hosting a Gardening Photo Contest for garden enthusiasts to share their beautiful plants and gardens.

"Share the beauty of the summer season in showcasing the beautiful gardens and container gardens you have created!" Reynolds shared.

Take a photo of your display and post it on your Facebook or Instagram page, ...

Early Voting, Vote by Mail, In Person Voting, Election Day Ocean County Voters Have Options on Casting Their Votes" has been posted on the Ocean County Website.

June 1, 2022

TOMS RIVER - WITH THE 2022 Primary Election fast approaching, Ocean County wants to raise voter awareness that they have a variety of options on casting their ballots.

"Ocean County voters, for the first time, can cast their ballots for the June 7 Primary in early voting which runs from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5," said Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella.

VIDEO: Eagle Scout Accomplishment, Student Raises Awareness About Blood Donations, Welcoming New Firefighters and A Baseball Team Honored

June 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - An Eagle Scout Project helps insect pollination at a Community Garden.  Plus, a student reminds the community about the importance of blood donation. Also, a baseball team is honored for its achievements this year.  And, new firefighters are welcomed. 

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

VIDEO: Park Renamed for Harriet Tubman, Rutgers Students to Pay More Tuition, More School Police Officers and Burglar Swaps Shoes

NEW JERSEY - A park in the state's largest city is renamed for Harriet Tubman. Plus, Rutgers University announced a tuition hike. Also, one school district announces officers will be stationed in every school until the end of the academic year. And, a burglar steals shoes from a home. 

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

VIDEO: Four Female Athletes Become All-American Competitors, Teen Makes Track History, Revolutionary War Well Damaged and STEAM Tank Challenge Success

NEW JERSEY - Four young female athletes become All-American competitors representing their town while a young runner makes track history for his town. Also, a Revolutionary war well is damaged after a car smashes into it. And, High School Seniors take third place in a STEAM Tank Challenge.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...


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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 ...

State Emergency Evacuation Drill to Affect Thursday Traffic Along 1-195, Main Highways

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- An annual emergency evacuation exercise being conducted on Thursday, June 2 by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and state transportation agencies could cause traffic in the area of I-195 near Robbinsville Township through numerous towns toward the Jersey Shore according to Mercer County officials.

In addition to NJSP, officials from the New Jersey Department of ...

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 ...

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