Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

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 ...

Graduates from Atlantic City Electric’s South Jersey Utility Training Program Key To Future

LBI Region, NJ -  Atlantic City Electric’s South Jersey Utility Training Program, residents in the region prepare for and ultimately earn careers in the energy industry, such as cable splicer mechanics, helper transformer testers, overhead line workers, meter technicians and many more.

“It takes a dedicated workforce with diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and ...

College Offers New Certificate for Culinary Foundations

June 21, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - For those interested in a career within the culinary industry, Ocean County College would like to help get your start in a professional kitchen or earn credentials to boost your career. The Culinary Foundations Certificate hybrid program consists of online video instruction complimented by live sessions on campus to practice your newly-gained skills. The program is ...

Father's Day is Fast Approaching

LBI Region, NJ - This Sunday brings Father’s Day to families across the country, in our region it also brings many options to celebrate the special men in your life. The nation's first Father's Day was founded on June 19, 1910, by Sonoroa Smart Dodd to honor her father. It took 58 years, for Father's Day to become a nationwide holiday in 1972.

Set for the third Sunday ...

Father's Day Guide

LBI Region, NJ - Make it all about Dad on Sunday, June 19 brings Father’s Day to our shores and we have some great ideas on how to make it special. Using local experts finding the right service, taste and gift is easier than ever. Some 2022 favorites have been suggested, so see your guide below:

Consider getting your favorite guy a Father’s Day shave and hair cut for a fresh ...

Smoke Filled Air in Southern Ocean County Today

June 21, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - That huge fire burning in Burlington County's Wharton State Forest will be impacting us here in the Long Beach Region today (Tuesday). 

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow from NJ 101.5 reported that the wind shift from north to south will make much of New Jersey vulnerable to smoke-filled air.

Rain is expected tonight, and it is hoped that this will assist ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Are You Prepared for Summer Storm Season ?

LBI Region, NJ — With summer around the corner, Atlantic City Electric has been performing essential work to ready the local energy grid to meet increased customer demand and keep homes and businesses powered all summer long. Every day, Atlantic City Electric performs essential maintenance and grid modernization upgrades to further enhance service reliability for its 565,000 South Jersey ...

Community Foundation of South Jersey Welcomes Two New Board Members Representing the Eight-County Region

June 24, 2022

LBI Region, NJ -  The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) is pleased to welcome Jeremy Grunin and Evan Linhardt to the governing board. Since 2013, Jeremy Grunin has been actively engaged in the community as President of the Grunin Foundation, a proactive grantmaker focused on economic growth. Jeremy is also a partner of Grunin Holdings, LLC., a New Jersey company ...

South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund Assists Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

LBI Region, NJ - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey (BBBSCNNJ), which provides one-to-one mentoring for youth ages 6-18, received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Jersey’s (CFSJ) South Jersey Covid-19 Response Fund.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic BBBSCNNJ quickly converted to virtual meetings and programs to continue supporting ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Association Focuses on Resources to Strengthen Businesses and Non Profits

LBI Region, NJ -- The registered 501c3 charity, the Southern Ocean Chamber Association (SOCA) will bring a modernized approach to build on the solid foundation that the LBI Board of Trade/Southern Ocean Chamber has continually provided since 1914. SOCA was founded in 2018 to commemorate the 105th Anniversary of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. Recognizing the changes that will ...

Deadline nears to Register for Pinelands July 4th Parade

June 25, 2022

Tuckerton, NJ -  The Pinelands July 4 Celebration Committee has announced their 4th of July Parade is scheduled for 2022. For those looking to march, ride bicycles or register a vehicle they can register before the deadline of June 27. All applications must be submitted in advance in order to march this July 4. A licensed driver must operate each motor vehicle and provide proof of license, ...

New Jersey Artist Fellowship Application Now Open

LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey State Council On the Arts has opened applications for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. The council has announced that guidelines and application are now available until the deadline of July 14, 2022 5pm EST.  Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their ...

Pinelands School Based Youth Services Summer Offerings

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Pinelands School Based Youth Services Program is a collaborative partnership and funded by the Department. of Children and Families, Pinelands Regional School District, and other local community agencies.The program will once again be offering Summer Recreation for ages 10 years and up to students in the Little Egg Harbor School system. 

The tentative program ...

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

June 21, 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 ...

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 ...

Meet Jessie Gaeta, Compassion Café Employee Representing NJ in the National Special Olympics

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Spunky. That's one word you can use to describe Jessie Gaeta, a 2017 graduate of Cranford High School, Compassion Café employee and part of Team New Jersey for the Special Olympics.

"Yesterday (May 30) we cheered on and sent off our team member, Jessie, as she heads off to compete in the Special Olympics in Orlando," Compassion Cafe co-founder ...

Long Beach Island named NJ's best Summer Travel Destination

June 23, 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 ...

Fishing is Strong in Long Beach Island Region

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Don’t tell the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association that summer has not arrived yet. Their boats are out catching fish in the bay, inshore ocean, and offshore.

Captain Jonathan Kelly of LBI Sportfishing Charters recently moved the “Outcast” down to the Delaware Bay in search of some trophy black drum fish. It paid off well as in ...

HopSauce is Back and Happening This Saturday

LBI Region, NJ -  Ready for its 7th year, HopSauce Festival is a craft beer and hot sauce festival set to the soundtrack of an eclectic mix of original live artists. Tickets are on sale for Saturday June 18 event happening at Veterans Memorial Park in Beach Haven from 11 am to 5pm. This festival is hosted presented by Jetty, the locally based coastal lifestyle apparel brand and Certified B ...

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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