New Blood and Platelet Donors Needed to Help Replenish Supply for Patients

As more people plan summer activities, Vitalant is urging all who are eligible to make plans now to donate blood or platelets this summer to ensure every patient need can be met as it arises. The nation’s largest, independent nonprofit blood services provider for nearly 900 hospitals has seen a recent drop in donations, meaning the blood supply is not keeping pace with patients’ ...

Barnegat's Summer and Fall Drive-In Movie Schedule

June 29, 2022

A popular event among residents of Barnegat appears to be a night at the movies. Local officials relocated the outdoor flicks to the Barnegat High School this year to accommodate more viewers.

“At our last drive-in movie at the dock, we had 225 people attend,” said Committeeman Albert “Al” Bille. “We’re relocating the outdoor movies to ...

Long Beach Township's Summer Friday Night and Sunday Concert Schedule

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Long Beach Township Recreation Department has a wide array of concerts to attend this summer. 

There will be concerts on the Beach on Sundays and Fire Pit concerts on the Beach on Friday nights.

 

Fire Pit Friday ~7 to 9 p.m. at the 68th St Beach

June 24th: Super Star Quartet
July 1st: 3AM Tokyo
July 8th: Split Decision
July 15th: Best of the ...

Stafford Township Historical Society Monday Night Summer Concert Series Start on July 11

STAFFORD - The Stafford Recreation Department will again partner with the Stafford Township Historical Society once again for the Summer 2022 Concert Series at Lake Manahawkin.

Concerts are held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in July and August and will begin on July 11 through August 29!
​Performances are made possible in part by a grant received from the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage ...

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 ...

Obituaries

Nov 7, 1983 - May 11, 2022
James Timothy Johnson Jr born 11/7/1983 in Neptune NJ died on 05-11-22 from a dirt bike ...
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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, ...

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 ...

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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, ...

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 ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

June 29, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

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 ...