Barnegat Township Police Sergeant Bryan Nogowski Retires

September 30, 2022

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township Police Sergeant Bryan Nogowski retired on Friday, September 30. He was honored by his fellow officers, family, and friends.

Police Chief Keith Germain wrote the following tribute on his official Facebook page:

While we're very happy for him and his family... Big loss for BTPD and the residents of Barnegat today with the retirement of Sgt. Bryan Nogowski.

Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light Experiences Structure Problem During Wedding Saturday Night

BARNEGAT LIGHT - On Saturday night, emergency crews were dispatched to the Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light. The initial reports were of a collapse of the second floor.

The floor did not collapse but partially caved in. The structure was deemed unsafe.

The Barnegat Light Fire Department reported that the Disc Jockey at the event did an excellent job encouraging all patrons to ...

Rough Surf Saturday Claims Life in Loveladies

LOVELADIES—A perfect beach day lured unsuspecting beachgoers into rough surf yesterday, claiming the life of one 51-year-old swimmer. It is swim-at-you-own-risk on most beaches after Labor Day, and this beach was unguarded. Combined with heavy surf due to a tropical system at sea, this was a recipe for disaster.

According to the man’s sister-in-law, he was swimming with a younger ...

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Elementary PTA Meeting


Thu, October 6, 7:00 PM


Planning Board


Fri, October 7, 8:00 AM

Ocean County Service Center (Former St. Mary's Parish Center), Manahawkin

Food Drive to Benefit the Military Support ...

Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Southern Wrestling & Main Street Youth

October 4, 2022

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Saturday, October 29, take your chances to win big money prizes at the Southern Regional Rams Cornhole Tournament.

The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at Main Street Alliance Church, located at 1000 N. Main Street in Manahawkin. 

Hosted by the Rams Wrestling Parents Association, this tournament will benefit both Southern Regional Rams ...

Southern Defeats Toms River North 25-17 and 25-17

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Lady Rams boosted its season record to 11-0 after defeating Toms River North 25-17 and 25-17 on Tuesday.

Southern was led by Jordyn Hamlin with eight kills, seven digs, three aces and nine service points

Molly Regulski had 19 assists. 

Toms River North (7-2)

Southern (11-0)        ...

Rumson Defeats Southern 27-0 in Friday Night Football Contest at Rumson

RUMSON - Rumson's defense stymied the Rams on Friday night as Southern fell 27-0 to seventh-ranked Rumson.

Rumson's Owen O'Toole completed 14 of 24 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns andlinebacker Luke Mikolajczyk recorded 11 total tackles with a sack and three tackles to lead the Bulldogs to victory. Rumson's record is 3-2. The Rams are ...

Preferred Behavioral Health Group Announces New CEO 

September 29, 2022

LAKEWOOD -- Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) announced the appointment of Dr. Tara A. Chalakani, Psy. D., LPC, RN, ACS, as Chief Executive Officer.  Currently working as the organization’s Deputy CEO, Dr. Chalakani brings 30 years of experience in diverse healthcare fields of nursing, psychology, and mental health.  

PBHG is central New Jersey’s leading ...

The Cottages at Compass Point in Barnegat and Al Bille

October 2, 2022

Dear Editor:

As a concerned Barnegat resident, and especially living in Four Seasons at Mirage, I have been very troubled over the eyesore that is directly across from our development known as the “Cottages at Compass Point”.  The developer cleared every tree and turned this land into what we refer to as the “La Brea Tar Pits” without the charm or history!  I ...

Township of Ocean Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest is Back

September 13, 2022

WARETOWN — The Township of Ocean is holding its annual Halloween House Decorating Contest. 

All homes interested in the competition must submit a registration form via email or by dropping off at the Township Clerk's office.

 A voting link will be placed on the Township website and Facebook page. Voting is October 22-31 and winners will be announced the week of November ...

Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11

STAFFORD - It is the time!  The annual Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday and Sunday all over the Township.  The sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click below for a list of homes in each section of the township listed below:

Ocean Acres to Warren Grove 
Waterfront Areas BHW Colony Lakes Village Harbor
Mayetta ...

Six Weeks to Election Day: BOE Candidate Forum Link

October 3, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ – Ten candidates have put their name in to serve as representatives to the local school district’s school board. Nine participated in a candidates’ forum last week.

George Fedorczyk, Jr. is one of seven candidates seeking three of the three-year open board seats. He submitted a statement in lieu of his personal appearance, which was read into the record. The six ...

Sex, Blame and Power: What Barnegat Voters Want to Know

BARNEGAT, NJ - At tonight's Barnegat Board of Education Candidates Forum, those vying for five open school board seats will face some tough topics. While the forum is not a debate, there's no doubt the candidates all have diverse opinions and experience.

Barnegat Township High School students were initially scheduled to participate in tonight's forum scheduled at the high school ...

Why This School Board Candidate Doesn’t Want You to Vote for Her

WARETOWN  - Most candidates running for office hope they’ll come out ahead when the votes are counted after an election. The same can’t be said for one resident whose name appears on the ballot for the Township of Ocean Board of Education.

Marie Leaming represents the exception. Since she can’t have her name removed from the ballot, Leaming wants to discourage voters ...

It's Time to Vote for Change in Barnegat

September 27, 2022


There has been an explosion of construction in Barnegat Township these last 8 years.  My opponent, Al Bille, claims the overdevelopment is good for the Township coffers, yet municipal taxes have risen each year.  Since my opponent was elected the Municipal Budget has risen over 9 million dollars and the Municipal Tax Rate has increased ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

October 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

TAPinto Journalists Named Finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Awards

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto journalists and their original, hyperlocal stories are finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized for the outstanding journalism produced by TAPinto owner/publishers," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "At TAPinto, it's about ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...