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This Weekend's Entertainment Lineup at the OC and Bird and Betty's

June 10, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The Tide Table Group has a lot of entertainment action this weekend.

Friday, 10 p.m. Old Causeway:  DC Duo
Friday, 6 p.m. Bird and Betty's: DJ Funk on the Deck
Friday, 9 p.m.  Bird and Betty's:  Elovators
 
Saturday, 10 p.m. Old Causeway:  Escape Plan
Saturday,  9 p,m.  Bird and ...

Main Street Alliance Church Offering Summer Day Camp

STAFFORD — Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer or in need of childcare? Main Street Alliance Church at 1000 N. Main Street in Manahawkin is offering a day camp this summer.

Not only will the children have a great time, they will also learn valuable life lessons on character from the Bible. 

The camp if offered Monday through Friday beginning June 21 for ...

Southern Ocean Chamber 107th Summer Launch Party Hosted At Fantasy Island

LBI Region, NJ - There were plenty of smiles as the members of the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce welcomed summer with a night out for their families, co workers and colleagues at Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven on May 26. Over 435 members registered to the chamber's "Get Acquainted" party which took place Wednesday, May 26 and were welcomed with unlimited rides, ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 11, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Southern Ocean Chamber 107th Summer Launch Party Hosted At Fantasy Island

LBI Region, NJ - There were plenty of smiles as the members of the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce welcomed summer with a night out for their families, co workers and colleagues at Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven on May 26. Over 435 members registered to the chamber's "Get Acquainted" party which took place Wednesday, May 26 and were welcomed with unlimited rides, ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

Barnegat Cadet Jorge Ramos Presented with Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal

June 10, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ - Joseph Hankins, Sons of the American Revolution, dressed in Colonial Soldiers uniform presented Cadet Jorge Ramos, the Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal.

It is considered quite a distinction to receive this medal.

"Ramos exemplifies high ideals & principles which motivated our patriot ancestors," CWO James Mackey, United States Coast Guard (Retired) Senior ...

Southern Regional Announces Masks Now Optional for All Students and Staff

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — At 4:11 p.m. on Monday, June 7, the Southern Regional School District sent out a text message alert announcing that masks will now be optional for all students and faculty. 

The text message read:

Due to the current heat and humidity trend, Southern Regional student and staff masking is optional for the remainder of this school year. 

This news is ...

Masks Now Optional for Barnegat School District for Remainder of Year

BARNEGAT, NJ — As of 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 7 masks are now optional for students and staff at any Barnegat District School for the remainder of the school year.

The Barnegat District sent out an email alert that read:

Good Evening Barnegat Families,

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced via Twitter that, due to excessive heat, the decision to wear masks inside of schools ...

Primary Election Day for Ocean County Voters is Tuesday

June 6, 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN — More than 400,000 sample ballots have been mailed in Ocean County providing registered voters with a copy of the official ballot that will appear on voting machines June 8 as well as the polling place location for the 413 County election districts. 

“Voters can once again cast their ballots at their local polling places on a voting machine, now that the ...

Stafford Recreation's Farmers Market Coming on Tuesdays Beginning June 22

May 29, 2021

STAFFORD — The Stafford Recreation Department is hosting a Farmers Market this summer. The market will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the historic Heritage Park. The market's grand opening will be on Tuesday, June 22 and will run through Fall.

The Heritage Park is located in Manahawkin on West Bay Ave across from A. Paul King Park

There will be a wide ...

Barnegat Cadet Jorge Ramos Presented with Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal

June 10, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ - Joseph Hankins, Sons of the American Revolution, dressed in Colonial Soldiers uniform presented Cadet Jorge Ramos, the Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal.

It is considered quite a distinction to receive this medal.

"Ramos exemplifies high ideals & principles which motivated our patriot ancestors," CWO James Mackey, United States Coast Guard (Retired) Senior ...

Connors, Rumpf and Gove Vote Against Expanding Governor Murphy's Powers

TRENTON — On Thursday, a bill approved by Democrats allowing many of Governor Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers.

Ninth District Legislators Connors, Rumpf and Gove voted against this new legislation which Governor Murphy was expected to sign into law shortly.

The area ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

Southern Ocean Memorial Day Services Open to the Public

May 29, 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN — Area townships are hosting Memorial Day events on Sunday and Monday.  

 

BARNEGAT LIGHT: Barnegat Light is hosting a parade Sunday at 6 p.m, The parade route is from  from West 11th Street and Central Avenue to Broadway to the Fishermen's Memorial at Barnegat Inlet.
 
BARNEGAT: A service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at ...

Antique Peddler Donating 30% of Memorial Day Weekend Sales to the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County

BRANT BEACH, NJ - The "new and unique" Antique Peddler is having a Memorial Day Weekend sale to benefit the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County.

The Hunger Foundation will receive 30% of all Antique Peddler's sales from Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31. The store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 "Please stop by and say hello to Mitch Baker and support ...

Compassion Café Celebrated Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting with Beach Haven Mayor Lambert

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - On Monday, May 17, Compassion Café kicked off their inaugural season with a huge grand opening celebration at their 2021 host location, Barry's Do Me A Flavor on Centre Street in Beach Haven.

Compassion Café is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit recently founded by Erin Sharkey and Sue Sharkey with the goal of providing meaningful employment for ...

Safely Shred and Recycle your Documents this Saturday, June 5 in Waretown

June 3, 2021

WARETOWN, NJ - This Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. safely shred and recycle all documents at the Municipal Complex Lot, located at 50 Railroad Avenue. 

All documents will be destroyed confidentially on site. You can recycle all non-confidential papers curbside. 

The event will remain open until the time is up or the truck is full, whichever comes first. 

This ...

RWJ Barnabas Health Mandates COVID Vaccination for Team Members

May 20, 2021

STAFFORD — Earlier today from it's headquarters in West Orange, NJ, RWJBarnabas Health announced new Covid-19 rules for some of their employees.

The company announced it is now mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all team members at the supervisory level and above effective immediately.  The company quoted "... with the anticipation that it will eventually be ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

South Amboy Irish Festival to Feature Music, Food, Kids Activities and Fireworks on Sept. 25

June 8, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will include music, food and craft vendors, kid friendly activities, and will culminate in a ...

Ocean County Home Prices Up in April Amid Spike in New Jersey Real Estate Market

June 1, 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The ...

Main Street Alliance Church Offering Summer Day Camp

May 31, 2021

STAFFORD — Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer or in need of childcare? Main Street Alliance Church at 1000 N. Main Street in Manahawkin is offering a day camp this summer.

Not only will the children have a great time, they will also learn valuable life lessons on character from the Bible. 

The camp if offered Monday through Friday beginning June 21 for ...

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Southern Regional Announces Masks Now Optional for All Students and Staff

June 7, 2021

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — At 4:11 p.m. on Monday, June 7, the Southern Regional School District sent out a text message alert announcing that masks will now be optional for all students and faculty. 

The text message read:

Due to the current heat and humidity trend, Southern Regional student and staff masking is optional for the remainder of this school year. 

This news is ...

Masks Now Optional for Barnegat School District for Remainder of Year

BARNEGAT, NJ — As of 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 7 masks are now optional for students and staff at any Barnegat District School for the remainder of the school year.

The Barnegat District sent out an email alert that read:

Good Evening Barnegat Families,

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced via Twitter that, due to excessive heat, the decision to wear masks inside of schools ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

Woman Found Dead on Waretown Trail Identified

June 8, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The deceased female found June 4 in a wooded section of the Barnegat Branch Trail in Waretown has been identified as Megan Campana, whose last known address was in Seaside Heights.

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office reported on Monday the woman's identity. The post-mortem examination performed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office positively ...

Dead Woman Found in Waretown

WARETOWN - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Bihlmeier released a statement on Saturday about the death of an unidentified woman.

The body was discovered  after the Ocean Township Police Department received a report of an unresponsive female located in a wooded area of the Barnegat Branch Trail near Country Line Road in Waretown on Friday, June 4.  Responding officers found the body of ...

Ocean Township Police Revive 10 Month Old at Dunkin Donuts

WARETOWN — Two police officers from the Ocean Township Police Department performed a life-saving action a few weeks back. 

The officers who have been honored for their incredible work are Patrolman Philip Calanni and Lt. Scott Murphy. The officers joined Sgt. Deleeuw from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department when they met a mom and her 10-month-old son who was not ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 10, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Southern Defeats Fair Lawn 2-1, Advance to Monday's State Championship

June 12, 2021

STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Rams, ranked number one in NJ by NJ.com had a tough fight in the overall NJ semifinal against Fair Lawn. 

The Rams overcame a 25-19 loss in the opening set to rally and advance to Monday's championship game Like any good team, Southern didn’t succumb to the pressure of the moment after losing the first set.

An 11-3 run to close out ...

Hunterdon Central Defeats Southern 7-2 in NJSIAA Tourney

EATONTOWN - Coach John Pampalone's Southern Rams was seeking its first state title in its third trip to the final since 2013 but feel short 7-2 to Hunterdon Central on Thursday night at Shore Regional High School.

Joey DeYoung scored two goals for Southern. 

Tyler Sininsky had 14 saves as the Rams had a strong defensive performance. Hunterdon Central's defense was also strong ...

Southern Boys Volleyball Wins South Jersey State Championship

STAFFORD — Coach Eric Maxwell's Southern Rams has reached every South Jersey NJSIAA final in the tournament’s existence dating back to 2010.

Today, Jackson Memorial stood in Southern's way for the state championship. Southern had previously beaten Jackson three times during the season.

Southern convincingly defeated the Jaguars 25-11 and ...

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Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

June 9, 2021

TUCKERTON — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey earthquakes usually ...

Ocean Township Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday

WARETOWN - Ocean Township is hosting thier Annual TOWN WIDE YARD SALE on Saturday, June 5th    from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is FREE.  Residents may opt to register their address on an advertising map that will be distributed.  A common Yard Sale area will be set up at the Waretown Lake, for anyone wishing to bring his or her items to sell. 

The Lake setup ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

“I decided to partner with TAPinto because they reached Edison ...