Beach Haven Beachfest II Arts & Crafts Festival This Saturday, August 20

August 16, 2022

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - This Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. head over to Veteran's Bicentennial Park for the Beach Haven Beachfest II Arts & Crafts Festival.

There will be music, photography, home goods, clothing, food and so much more. 

Veteran's Bicentennial Park is located on Engleside and Beach Avenues in Beach Haven. 

ChowderFest Announces Music & Beer Line Up for October 1

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Get ready for an outstanding day by the bay as the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents a free festival highlighted by top bands and great options of food and drink. On tap this year will be Michelob Ultra,  Jetty Session, Spaten Oktoberfestbier, Blue Point Toasted Lager and Landshark. Wines and Seltzers will also be sold featuring Babe ...

Sunday, August 7 Stafford and LBI Area Music Lineup:

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It's Sunday, August 7 in the LBI region. TAPInto presents to you the area music lineup. This is presented to our readers' thanks to one of our advertisers, The Tide Table Group.

Below is the list of entertainment available in LBI and Stafford for all to enjoy:


Bird and Betty's, Beach Haven: Teen Night 

Black Whale, Beach Haven:  ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, August 18, 11:00 AM

Brant Beach

ALO Critter Round-Up


Thu, August 18, 6:00 PM

Brant Beach

Sunset Yoga

Stafford Council Votes to Appoint A-Academy Services of South Jersey to Temporarily Handle Animal Control Services

August 18, 2022

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Council appointed outside company A-Academy of South Jersey to manage township animal control on a temporary basis at it's August 9 Township Council meeting. Stafford's department also serves Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, and Long Beach Township. A-Academy will also service those municipalities. 

According to town officials, the ...

Thomas Bresnahan Sworn In as New Stafford Township Council Member

STAFFORD, NJ — A new council member was sworn in to the Stafford Township Council on Aug. 1.

The council unanimously approved Thomas Bresnahan's appointment to the council in a special meeting.

Bresnahan was appointed to fill a vacancy after Dr. Anthony Guariglia resigned last month.

Bresnahan, a resident of Stafford since 2015, also serves on the Zoning Board.

"I'm ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Gov Murphy please join your fellow Governors in MD, VA, NC, & DE & protect our coastline

August 16, 2022

Today I noticed an ad in the Livingston TAP - a pretty ocean photo pitch for offshore wind by "Coastal Wind" advocating that Petrochemical Conglomerates' erecting industrial turbines off our beaches is “Best on Land. Best at Sea. Best for NJ.”

What they are not telling you is that NJ’s current plan is on a collision course to destroy the natural beauty of our ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...


August 9, 2022

WALL, NJ – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) announced it has teamed with Google and Energy Federation Inc. (EFI) for a third year in a row to provide the Google Nest Thermostat at no cost* to NJNG’s over half a million residential customers, helping households save energy and money.

As New Jersey residents are impacted by increasing energy costs, this offer reinforces NJNG’s ...

Local Crafters and Creators Day at Reynolds on Saturday

STAFFORD - Reynolds Garden Shop is hosting its First Annual Local Crafters & Creators Day! Join us in celebrating some amazing local crafters and creators that will be at Reynolds showcasing their handicrafts.

You’ll find locally crafted jewelry, clothing, pottery, and more. We’ll have many giveaways, sales, and promotions during the event so be sure to stop by! Come and listen ...

Summer Real Estate Update with Marion Romano

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - More than halfway through 2022 and I hope everyone has been enjoying their Summer!

Here is a Real Estate update as we start to feel a slight shift in the Stafford waterfront market. Homes are sitting on the active market a little longer than they were in the first half of the year, however, values continue to remain historically high!

Please give me a call ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows updates ...

Christine Todd Whitman:  A Former Governor in the Present Tense, Staying Relevant 

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Former Governors of New Jersey have a tendency to mimic what General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell address, that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The New Jersey State Constitution doesn’t allow Governors to be elected forever, limiting them to two terms. So, past Governors generally go into a world of big ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...