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Lighthouse Christian Academy Celebrates National "See You at the Pole" Day

September 28, 2022

STAFFORD - Students and teachers at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Manahawkin gathered this morning outside to pray at the flag pole to lift friends, families, teachers, and the nation to God. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This has been happening in our area for many years. The participation was a bit light ...

Three Barnegat Freshman Students Honored for Drug Prevention Designs

BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat's freshman students were asked to create drug prevention designs that would be narrowed down and chosen to be created into folders to be given to the Brackman Middle School 8th grade students.

The Barnegat Board of Education shared, "Congratulations to the freshman students who were selected as the 2021-2022 Real Media contest winners at ROBMS! Their drug ...

Sex, Blame and Power: What Barnegat Voters Want to Know

BARNEGAT, NJ - At tonight's Barnegat Board of Education Candidates Forum, those vying for five open school board seats will face some tough topics. While the forum is not a debate, there's no doubt the candidates all have diverse opinions and experience.

Barnegat Township High School students were initially scheduled to participate in tonight's forum scheduled at the high school ...

Murphy Announces Land Purchase For Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

September 16, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark's best-known green spot to announce that a nine-mile disused railway line has been officially acquired to create a new state park that will weave a new green open space thread from New Jersey's suburbs to its cities. 

"We had the partners, and we had the plan. But what we did not have was title to the land. But today, ...

Barnegat Township Officials Honor School District Personnel

BARNEGAT, NJ  -  A reporter who first sat down with Police Chief Keith Germain and Mayor Alfonso "Al" Cirulli during his last term as Barnegat mayor, had a déjà vu moment at last night's township committee meeting.

In a private meeting three years ago, both leaders stressed the importance of working in tangent with the local school district.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Chowderfest Announces October 15 as New Date After This Weekend's Postponement

October 1, 2022

BEACH HAVEN - The Southern Ocean County Chamber announced Friday that this weekend's schedule Chowderfest has to be postponed. 

The new date of Saturday, October 15, and the rain date of October 16 has been confirmed by the Chamber.  

Chowderfest is a fundraiser organized since 1989 to provide funding for out-of-area marketing, ongoing business/nonprofit support ...

Chowderfest Postponed Due to Remnants of Hurricane Ian

BEACH HAVEN - The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce announced today that the weather predictions showing unfavorable festival conditions for both Oct 1 and the rain date of Sunday, Oct 2, has resulted in the postponement of the Chowderfest.  The Chamber commented on its Facebook page the following:

We appreciate your support as we move forward, the new date will be confirmed shortly as ...

Chowder Trail Heating up LBI this Fall

LBI Region, NJ - Traveling tasters continue to add the Chowder Trail in the Chowder Capital of NJ  to their itinerary now through September 30th, where tasters can check in, purchase chowder with their dining experience and vote online for their favorite red, white and creative soups.  Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber , there is no cost to vote, get mapping and ...

Organization Representing Mechanical Contractors Donates $150,000 Since Pandemic 

September 28, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — During the summer of 2020, the Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey decided to donate the proceeds from a golf fundraiser to two non-profit organizations, rather than shore up its political action committee.

Three years later, the MCANJ is continuing a tradition that was born in the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now become a celebrated act of goodwill among its ...

Food Drive to Benefit the Military Support Alliance Food Warriors Program. 

STAFFORD – WBNJ 91.9 FM together with the Ocean County Board of Commissioners, and the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau are holding a food drive on October 7th, 2022 at the Ocean County Southern Service Center 179 Main Street/Route 9 in Manahawkin. 

This food drive will benefit the Military Support Alliance Food Warriors Program.  From 8 am to 5 pm October 7th, WBNJ will ...

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County Host UGG Clearance Sale This Saturday Morning

WEST CREEK, NJ - On Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to noon, Family Promise of Southern Ocean County is having a UGG clearance yard sale.

Mostly women and girls boots for sale and will be priced at $30 or less per pair. All sales are final, and no exchanges will be permitted.

The yard sale will take place at 1001 S. Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092.

For more information call ...

Chowderfest Announces October 15 as New Date After This Weekend's Postponement

October 1, 2022

BEACH HAVEN - The Southern Ocean County Chamber announced Friday that this weekend's schedule Chowderfest has to be postponed. 

The new date of Saturday, October 15, and the rain date of October 16 has been confirmed by the Chamber.  

Chowderfest is a fundraiser organized since 1989 to provide funding for out-of-area marketing, ongoing business/nonprofit support ...

Chowderfest Postponed Due to Remnants of Hurricane Ian

BEACH HAVEN - The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce announced today that the weather predictions showing unfavorable festival conditions for both Oct 1 and the rain date of Sunday, Oct 2, has resulted in the postponement of the Chowderfest.  The Chamber commented on its Facebook page the following:

We appreciate your support as we move forward, the new date will be confirmed shortly as ...

Chowder Trail Heating up LBI this Fall

LBI Region, NJ - Traveling tasters continue to add the Chowder Trail in the Chowder Capital of NJ  to their itinerary now through September 30th, where tasters can check in, purchase chowder with their dining experience and vote online for their favorite red, white and creative soups.  Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber , there is no cost to vote, get mapping and ...

Coastal Flood Warning in our Area Until 9 p.m. Tuesday

October 2, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN - The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, with one to two feet of inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways in our area.

There is a High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 1 to 8 feet in the surf zone and there are dangerous rip currents.

This will run through 9 p.m. Tuesday.  You can ...

Severe Respiratory Illness Increasing in Children: What You Need to Know

NEW JERSEY - Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher Freer, DO, FACEP, Senior Vice President of Emergency and Hospitalist Medicine at RWJBarnabas Health, ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Cold Case Investigation Identifies Killer in 1991 Barnegat Township Murder

September 9, 2022

BARNEGAT - On Wednesday, September 7, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that a collaborative, multi-agency investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police Cold Case Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, has conclusively identified ...

Lighthouse Christian Academy Celebrates National "See You at the Pole" Day

September 28, 2022

STAFFORD - Students and teachers at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Manahawkin gathered this morning outside to pray at the flag pole to lift friends, families, teachers, and the nation to God. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This has been happening in our area for many years. The participation was a bit light ...

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Barnegat Township Police Sergeant Bryan Nogowski Retires

September 30, 2022

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township Police Sergeant Bryan Nogowski retired on Friday, September 30. He was honored by his fellow officers, family, and friends.

Police Chief Keith Germain wrote the following tribute on his official Facebook page:

While we're very happy for him and his family... Big loss for BTPD and the residents of Barnegat today with the retirement of Sgt. Bryan Nogowski.

Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light Experiences Structure Problem During Wedding Saturday Night

BARNEGAT LIGHT - On Saturday night, emergency crews were dispatched to the Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light. The initial reports were of a collapse of the second floor.

The floor did not collapse but partially caved in. The structure was deemed unsafe.

The Barnegat Light Fire Department reported that the Disc Jockey at the event did an excellent job encouraging all patrons to ...

Rough Surf Saturday Claims Life in Loveladies

LOVELADIES—A perfect beach day lured unsuspecting beachgoers into rough surf yesterday, claiming the life of one 51-year-old swimmer. It is swim-at-you-own-risk on most beaches after Labor Day, and this beach was unguarded. Combined with heavy surf due to a tropical system at sea, this was a recipe for disaster.

According to the man’s sister-in-law, he was swimming with a younger ...

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Rumson Defeats Southern 27-0 in Friday Night Football Contest at Rumson

October 1, 2022

RUMSON - Rumson's defense stymied the Rams on Friday night as Southern fell 27-0 to seventh-ranked Rumson.

Rumson's Owen O'Toole completed 14 of 24 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns andlinebacker Luke Mikolajczyk recorded 11 total tackles with a sack and three tackles to lead the Bulldogs to victory. Rumson's record is 3-2. The Rams are ...

Barnegat Defeats Pinelands 3-0 in Wednesday Field Hockey Contest

BARNEGAT - Barnegat led by Allison Sojak and Camryn White defeated Pinelands 3-0 in Field Hockey contest at Barnegat on Wednesday afternoon.

Emma Kohler had 29 saves for Pinelands. Emalie Menegas had 11 saves for Barnegat. Emilia Ercolinla, Jayna Greenblaatt and Petience Mares each had assists for the Lady Bengals. 

 



Pinelands (3-4)        ...

Bruther and Jones Lead Southern Field Hockey to 6-1 Victory Over Central

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Field Hockey team defeated Central 6-1 Tuesday at home. Deirdre Jones and Jessica Bruther each scored twice for Southern.

Avery DiPietro dished out three assists for Southern (5-4), which led 4-0 at halftime. Avery Smith added two assists and Kathleen Brennan made three saves in the win.

Kailey Maynard scored the lone goal for Central Regional ...

Preferred Behavioral Health Group Announces New CEO 

September 29, 2022

LAKEWOOD -- Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) announced the appointment of Dr. Tara A. Chalakani, Psy. D., LPC, RN, ACS, as Chief Executive Officer.  Currently working as the organization’s Deputy CEO, Dr. Chalakani brings 30 years of experience in diverse healthcare fields of nursing, psychology, and mental health.  

PBHG is central New Jersey’s leading ...

The Cottages at Compass Point in Barnegat and Al Bille

October 2, 2022

Dear Editor:

As a concerned Barnegat resident, and especially living in Four Seasons at Mirage, I have been very troubled over the eyesore that is directly across from our development known as the “Cottages at Compass Point”.  The developer cleared every tree and turned this land into what we refer to as the “La Brea Tar Pits” without the charm or history!  I ...

Township of Ocean Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest is Back

September 13, 2022

WARETOWN — The Township of Ocean is holding its annual Halloween House Decorating Contest. 

All homes interested in the competition must submit a registration form via email or by dropping off at the Township Clerk's office.

 A voting link will be placed on the Township website and Facebook page. Voting is October 22-31 and winners will be announced the week of November ...

Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11

STAFFORD - It is the time!  The annual Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday and Sunday all over the Township.  The sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click below for a list of homes in each section of the township listed below:

Ocean Acres to Warren Grove 
 
Waterfront Areas BHW Colony Lakes Village Harbor
 
Mayetta ...

Register for September Workshops at Reynolds

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop, Floral Center and Garden Center is offering two special workshops. One is held today, September 6.  Reynolds is located on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

Craft Class with Bette     Tuesday, September 6, 6 pm

Capture your summer memories by creating a driftwood and shell wind chime. Bette Pernal from “Easel on Down” will ...

Sex, Blame and Power: What Barnegat Voters Want to Know

September 28, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - At tonight's Barnegat Board of Education Candidates Forum, those vying for five open school board seats will face some tough topics. While the forum is not a debate, there's no doubt the candidates all have diverse opinions and experience.

Barnegat Township High School students were initially scheduled to participate in tonight's forum scheduled at the high school ...

Why This School Board Candidate Doesn’t Want You to Vote for Her

WARETOWN  - Most candidates running for office hope they’ll come out ahead when the votes are counted after an election. The same can’t be said for one resident whose name appears on the ballot for the Township of Ocean Board of Education.

Marie Leaming represents the exception. Since she can’t have her name removed from the ballot, Leaming wants to discourage voters ...

Barnegat BOE Candidate's Forum: See What's Different for 2022 Event on September 28th

BARNEGAT, NJ - In less than a week, Barnegat Board of Education candidates have the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters and express their opinions. A candidates' forum is set for September 28, 2022, at 6:30 pm and will be moderated by Stephanie Faughnan.

The forum will also be broadcast and saved on the Barnegat Township school district's YouTube ...

It's Time to Vote for Change in Barnegat

September 27, 2022

IT’S TIME TO VOTE FOR CHANGE IN BARNEGAT

There has been an explosion of construction in Barnegat Township these last 8 years.  My opponent, Al Bille, claims the overdevelopment is good for the Township coffers, yet municipal taxes have risen each year.  Since my opponent was elected the Municipal Budget has risen over 9 million dollars and the Municipal Tax Rate has increased ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

October 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...