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Barnegat High School Class of 22: A Collection of Graduation Photos

June 17, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - As we offer our congratulations to the Class of 2022, we are pleased to share some of our favorite photos from last night!

Congratulations to Brackman Middle School's Class of 2022

BARNEGAT - Article to follow to supplement these photographs from yesterday's Brackman Middle School graduation. For now, please enjoy some candid shots from the special event.

Barnegat High School Class of 2022: A Graduation Prelude

BARNEGAT, NJ –  The graduation of Barnegat High School’s Class of 2022 later today signifies an end of sorts – with new beginnings on the horizon.

Cheers will undoubtedly add to the traditional pomp and circumstance of the occasion. Despite limitations imposed by a public health emergency, this year’s graduating class made it through with flying colors.

The ...

Lucky Person Wins $440,000 Lottery Ticket Sold at Manahawkin Exxon

July 5, 2022

STAFFORD -– A $440,336 jackpot from the July 1 drawing.in the Jersey Cash 5 was won by someone who purchased the Jersey Cash 5 ticket at the Manahawkin Exxon.

The tickets matched all five numbers drawn. The winning numbers were: 02, 17, 36, 38 and 45 and the XTRA number was: 02.

 

Barnegat’s Cancelled Fireworks: The Backstory

BARNEGAT, NJ -  Claims that local officials fell for bogus weather reports in canceling last night’s fireworks suggest Barnegat township leaders made a bad decision.

But - did they?

Barnegat Township Recreation Director Jean Broadbent, Township Committeeman Albert “Al” Bille, and Township Administrator Martin “Marty” Lisella found themselves under the gun ...

Township of Ocean Seeking Pictures to be Featured in 2023 Community Calendar

WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean is preparing for their 2023 Calendar and is asking for help from their community. 

They are seeking colorful, scenic photos of the Township for their 2023 Annual Township Calendar.

This calendar is published and distributed to all Township of Ocean residents every year.

To submit photos please email: clerk@twpoceannj.gov or submit ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Explore Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market This Saturday for a Chance to Win $300 Gift Card

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, June 11, take a stroll through Reynolds myriad of shops and gardens to be entered to win a $300 Reynolds Gift Card!

Beginning at 9 a.m. you can pick up a punch card at any of their registers. You will begin your journey through their Garden Shop, Garden Center, Gallery, and Floral Market. After your card has been punched at each location, enter your card for a ...

Independence Day Celebrations Continue this Week

July 4, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The Fourth of July festivities continue this week.

Check out the lineup below:

Tuesday, July 5

Lacey Township Fireworks held at Lacey Township High School. Festivities begin at 730pm.

Friday, July 8

Surf City Fireworks held at Bay Beach and 16th Street

Saturday, July 9

Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Block Party 4-10 p.m.

Barnegat Fireworks ...

Barnegat’s Cancelled Fireworks: The Backstory

BARNEGAT, NJ -  Claims that local officials fell for bogus weather reports in canceling last night’s fireworks suggest Barnegat township leaders made a bad decision.

But - did they?

Barnegat Township Recreation Director Jean Broadbent, Township Committeeman Albert “Al” Bille, and Township Administrator Martin “Marty” Lisella found themselves under the gun ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

Shillelagh's Donate $5,000 to Always Supporting Our Military

July 2, 2022

STAFFORD- The Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh presented a $5,000 donation to Always Supporting Our Military.  This organization supports our military by sending out care packages to our troops to try and make their lives a bit easier.

The Shillelagh's are a benevolent organization that contributes to assisting worthwhile causes in our region. 

Manahawkin Elks Host Fishing Trip & BBQ for Area Veterans

BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ - On Tuesday, June 14, the Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 Veterans Committee hosted a four-hour fishing trip aboard the fishing vessel Miss Barnegat Light. 

56 veterans were in attendance and half of them were recommended by MA Deuce Deuce, a non-profit organization that provides restorative and therapeutic ...

Summer Soiree to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Set for August 12

BEACH HAVEN — David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation recently announced that the Fourth  Annual LBI Summer Soiree will be returning to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 12.

This year's theme is: "LBI SUMMER SOIREE EN BLANC"

Please join David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation for a very special LBI Summer Soiree en ...

Summer Soiree to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Set for August 12

June 27, 2022

BEACH HAVEN — David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation recently announced that the Fourth  Annual LBI Summer Soiree will be returning to the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 12.

This year's theme is: "LBI SUMMER SOIREE EN BLANC"

Please join David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation for a very special LBI Summer Soiree en ...

Alana's Lemonade Stand Raises $1,500 for David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

BARNEGAT, NJ - On Sunday, June 19, Skippers Seafood & Sea Dogs Grille had a lemonade stand from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to raise money for David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation. 

Owners, Darren and Bri Schoeneberg have a 4-year-old daughter Alana, who has been looking up to her parents wanting to work at Skippers alongside them. 

"She cleaned a few tables at Sea ...

Save the Date: Ocean County Irish Festival Set for September 10 in Manahawkin

STAFFORD - The 2022 Ocean County Irish Festival will return on Saturday, September 10th at the  Manahawkin Lake Park in Stafford Township. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The Sixth 6th Annual Ocean County Irish Festival is hosted every year by The Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Ocean County Chapter.

Here is some highlighted information for the ...

Clamtown Crossfit & Black Sheep Studios Beach Workout Collab Series Begins Thursday, June 30

June 29, 2022

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Join Clamtown Crossfit and Black Sheep Studios this Summer for a beach workout collaboration. 

Instructor Mary will hold the class from 7-8 a.m. on the 20th Street Beach in Ship Bottom. 

The class will feature buckets, bumper plates and burpees. 

Every Thursday, June 30 - August 25. Class will not be held on July 14 or August 18. 

Cost is ...

Smoke Filled Air in Southern Ocean County Today

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 ...

Neurologist Discusses Treatment Options for Headaches and Migraines and Who’s Most At Risk

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Gerald Ferencz, MD, a board-certified neurologist and the stroke program director at Community Medical Center in Toms River, an RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider, discusses treating headaches and migraines and how treatments have improved in the last decade.

What’s the difference between headaches and ...

Three Stafford Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

June 23, 2022

STAFFORD - Stafford Township Police announced on Thursday, June 23 that the Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit {DEU} was contacted by the United States Postal Service Inspectors about three packages that were seized by the U.S. Customs Border Patrol and Protection Division in June.

The packages were contained Steroids and LSD. The three packages were scheduled to be delivered to three ...

Secure the Shore Program

LBI Region, NJ – Summer is here, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has kicked off its annual “Secure the Shore” campaign. Officials are cautioning the millions of residents and tourists flocking to area beaches and boardwalks to remain vigilant. “Secure the Shore” focuses on municipalities within Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

July 3, 2022

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

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Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message on Friday.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

Stafford Police Chief Tom Dellane Sworn in as 107th President of the NJ Association of Chiefs of Police

ATLANTIC CITY - Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane was sworn in as the 107th President of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday, June 29 in Atlantic City.

Dellane has served in the police force for 35 years in Stafford Township. This is an outstanding honor for Dellane, considering he is one of hundreds of department chiefs in the state. 

The NJ ...

Barnegat Police Chief Germain Responds to Bear Sightings on Sunday

BARNEGAT, NJ - On Sunday, June 26, multiple bear sightings were reported to the Barnegat Township Police Department.

The American Black Bear was seen in some backyards Sunday, near the high school and even downtown.  

Barnegat Police Chief Germain shared the following letter:

Afternoon Barnegat-- I’m sure you’ve heard the news… While we all love living on ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, July 7, 7:00 PM

Waretown

Planning Board Cancelled

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Thu, July 7, 7:00 PM

Ship Bottom Waterfront Park, Ship Bottom

Ship Bottom Thursday Summer Concert Series

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Sat, July 9, 12:00 AM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

Barnegat Dock Concerts Every Saturday

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

June 20, 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 ...

Coquina Jam Surf Contest Set for July 24 which Benefits Those Affected by Cancer

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Registration is now open for the 14th annual Coquina Jam - an all women's surf competition with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is held to support women, children and families affected by a Cancer diagnosis via David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and the Jetty Rock ...

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 ...

Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

June 22, 2022

No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy.
 

Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away.
 

Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount On Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Tell Congress: Patients with chronic illnesses need innovation

July 5, 2022

Dear editor, 

When so many people think of a migraine, they think of a simple headache — a dull pain in the temples that’s easilyerased with a couple of painkillers and a glass of water. But for those of us who are unlucky enough to suffer from these debilitating episodes, we know that migraines are a far more serious issue. 

When I ...

Township of Ocean Seeking Pictures to be Featured in 2023 Community Calendar

June 27, 2022

WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean is preparing for their 2023 Calendar and is asking for help from their community. 

They are seeking colorful, scenic photos of the Township for their 2023 Annual Township Calendar.

This calendar is published and distributed to all Township of Ocean residents every year.

To submit photos please email: clerk@twpoceannj.gov or submit ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

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 ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

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 ...

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Stafford Police Chief Tom Dellane Sworn in as 107th President of the NJ Association of Chiefs of Police

July 1, 2022

ATLANTIC CITY - Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane was sworn in as the 107th President of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday, June 29 in Atlantic City.

Dellane has served in the police force for 35 years in Stafford Township. This is an outstanding honor for Dellane, considering he is one of hundreds of department chiefs in the state. 

The NJ ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

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 ...

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 ...