New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 20, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

New Jersey rated one of the Best States for Working Moms

LBI Region, NJ - With May celebrating moms and 68% of women with children under age 18 having been in the labor force during 2021, the popular website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms . New Jersey ranked among the top states for 8th best in the United States. The top state being Massachusetts with Connecticut, Rhode Island, ...

Spring Fling at Beach Haven Moose Lodge to Benefit Nonprofit 'Hearts of Mercy' This Saturday

May 20, 2022

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. head on over to the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, located at 120 Rt. 72 in Manahawkin, for a Spring Fling event to benefit local nonprofit, Hearts of Mercy. 

There is no admission fee to attend. There will be BBQ, live music, drinks, games, raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

Live music throughout the event will be played by Denise ...

Make Mother's Day Memorable in the LBI Region this May 8

LBI Region, NJ - It's time to make May 8 memorable with activities, gifts and dining for the special women in your life, whether they are moms, grandmothers, aunts, or those close to your heart. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, who represents hundreds of local businesses who serve the Long Beach Island Region remind you to make plans early for this popular ...

Get Ready to Road Show and Party Plan Tomorrow

LBI Region, NJ -  The long awaited one-stop shop is back in person on Sunday, April 24. Decision makers planning milestone celebrations of all kinds will get a closer look at who can provide much-needed goods and reliable services for the big event. To get the best information possible local businesses are once again accessible for one day only with full touring, samples, and expertise.

Classic Rock Bandfest Saturday Night in Manahawkin to Benefit Southern Ocean Rotary

May 20, 2022

STAFFORD - Come on out on a projected warm Saturday evening into the air-conditioned confines of St. Mary's Parish Center and enjoy a night of live bands playing classic rock music. 

This classic Bandfest includes area bands Black Zeppelin, Junkyard Dawgs, and Modern Rewind.

The event benefits the many charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Southern Ocean County.

The event is ...

Spring Fling at Beach Haven Moose Lodge to Benefit Nonprofit 'Hearts of Mercy' This Saturday

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. head on over to the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, located at 120 Rt. 72 in Manahawkin, for a Spring Fling event to benefit local nonprofit, Hearts of Mercy. 

There is no admission fee to attend. There will be BBQ, live music, drinks, games, raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

Live music throughout the event will be played by Denise ...

Atlantic City Electric Can Assist with Energy Bill Payments

LBI Region, NJ - Millions of dollars in energy assistance remains available for customers. Atlantic City Electric reminds its community partners to connect customers with grants and programs like LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP provides grants in varying amounts based on a household's income size, type of fuel, and type of dwelling, with no pay back ...

Classic Rock Bandfest Saturday Night in Manahawkin to Benefit Southern Ocean Rotary

May 20, 2022

STAFFORD - Come on out on a projected warm Saturday evening into the air-conditioned confines of St. Mary's Parish Center and enjoy a night of live bands playing classic rock music. 

This classic Bandfest includes area bands Black Zeppelin, Junkyard Dawgs, and Modern Rewind.

The event benefits the many charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Southern Ocean County.

The event is ...

Spring Fling at Beach Haven Moose Lodge to Benefit Nonprofit 'Hearts of Mercy' This Saturday

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. head on over to the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, located at 120 Rt. 72 in Manahawkin, for a Spring Fling event to benefit local nonprofit, Hearts of Mercy. 

There is no admission fee to attend. There will be BBQ, live music, drinks, games, raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

Live music throughout the event will be played by Denise ...

Doo Wop Legends A Great Gift for Dad

998LBI Region, NJ - Those longing for a taste of Doo Wop do not have to wait for summer concerts to begin. The Stafford Township Arts Center, known as STAC is offering up an afternoon featuring top acts. The Rockin Doo Wop Spectacular will be taking place Sunday June 12 at 4pm in the theater located at 1000 McKinley Avenue in Manahawkin.

Entertainment line up showcases Jay Siegel's Tokens, ...

LBI Spring Surf Fishing Derby in High Gear

April 27, 2022

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is now official. The 2022 version of the LBI Spring Surf Fishing Derby is in high gear. Two fish were weighed in to initiate what appears to be a highly competitive contest.

Pat Gallen got things started on Thursday, April 21, with an 18.12-pound linesider that fell for a salted clam. The fish measured out at 37 7/8-inches, just under the 38-inch cutoff point.

Summer Savings is a Click Away

May 21, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - In time for summer and in response to concerns on rising prices this year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has worked with stakeholders to introduce a free, mobile-exclusive savings passport to for residents and visitors.

This pass shows the importance that small business has in the community with the hopes to introduce their offerings customers and ...

LBI Wedding Road Show Welcomes New Audiences for Future Celebrations

LBI Region, NJ - In an effort to bring event options to fit the various needs of today's consumers, the regional chamber collaborated with over 50 businesses at 13 locations throughout the day to promote milestone celebrations. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce added new features, venues and vendors to the 14th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning tour that was ...

Something new for Summer 2022

LBI Region, NJ - With Readjusting schedules and returning to routines, it is more important than ever for a trip to beach, and taking in all the benefits of the Jersey Coast. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members invite you to find something new in 2022, and share in its 108th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. Whether this is your first visit or a familiar ...

Remember to Bring Your Own Bag

May 5, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - The law to reduce single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam products went into law yesterday, May 4. Keeping reusable totes and bags in your vehicle, so they are available when consumers go shopping is recommended. Rules that went into effect are the following:



Supermarkets and grocery stores These stores will no longer provide single-use plastic bags or ...

Save the Date for upcoming Pinelands Summer Short Course

LBI Region, NJ -  The New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University announce the 6th Annual Pinelands Summer Short Course that will be taking place on Thursday, July 21, 2022. For those not familiar, the  Pinelands National Reserve, created by the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, includes  approximately 1.1 million acres encompassing portions of seven ...

Valuable Trees Provided Free to Atlantic City Electric Customers

LBI Region, NJ - Atlantic City Electric has  been a Tree Line USA member for the last 20 years. Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters that recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing best practices that protect and cultivate America's urban tree canopy. Atlantic City Electric aims to be a sustainable ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...