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Stafford Recreation's Pine Street Movie Matinee Friday July 5

June 24, 2019

STAFFORD - Stafford Recreation invites you to join us on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month
 in the Pine Street Recreation Building for our FREE PINE STREET MOVIE MATINEE

Enjoy the show in the congenial comfort of our Community Room with free popcorn!

Coming Attraction:

FRIDAY, July 5th at 1:00 PM

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sometimes you have to lose your way to get back home.

This Weekend's Long Beach Island Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the first weekend of official summertime. Rain all week, but the weekend weather report looks fabulous.  Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Bird and Betty's: Site of former Ketch in Beach Haven
Friday, June ...

Dreamtastic Night Out: An Evening of Fun for Families Affected by Cancer Diagnosis at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

BEACH HAVEN - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation has partnered with Fantasy Island Amusement Park for Dreamtastic Night Out, an evening of fun for families affected by a cancer diagnosis, this Saturday, June 22. 

This event gives individuals & families affected by cancer the opportunity to enjoy a Long Beach Island summer tradition at no cost. We are ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Member Spotlight: Chowder Edition

June 24, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - In honor of National Seafood Month we are celebrating last year’s Chowderfest Grand Champs and 2nd and 3rd place winners that are #nowserving delicious chowder in Southern Ocean County!

Check out Howard’s Restaurant, The Chicken Or The Egg, Country Kettle Chowda, Lefty’s Tavern, Stefano’s ...

New Graduates Will Really Benefit from These Resume Tips

BARNEGAT - New graduates face some challenges when it comes to entering the business world.  Putting a resume together equates to creating a calling card. This pertains to those with degrees at all levels. Meanwhile, those finishing trade schools or certificate programs will also benefit from these critical resume tips.

In years past, most resumes began with the applicant’s ...

New Graduates Will Really Benefit from These Resume Tips

New graduates face some challenges when it comes to entering the business world.  Putting a resume together equates to creating a calling card. This pertains to those with degrees at all levels. Meanwhile, those finishing trade schools or certificate programs will also benefit from these critical resume tips.

In years past, most resumes began with the applicant’s objectives.

New Graduates Will Really Benefit from These Resume Tips

June 23, 2019

BARNEGAT - New graduates face some challenges when it comes to entering the business world.  Putting a resume together equates to creating a calling card. This pertains to those with degrees at all levels. Meanwhile, those finishing trade schools or certificate programs will also benefit from these critical resume tips.

In years past, most resumes began with the applicant’s ...

New Graduates Will Really Benefit from These Resume Tips

New graduates face some challenges when it comes to entering the business world.  Putting a resume together equates to creating a calling card. This pertains to those with degrees at all levels. Meanwhile, those finishing trade schools or certificate programs will also benefit from these critical resume tips.

In years past, most resumes began with the applicant’s objectives.

Ocean Township Offering Summer Camp Program: Register Now!

WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Recreation Department is holding a summer camp program for students entering grades K-6 in September 2019.

Mr. Brett Cunningham is the camp director. The camp takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  The camp hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

Some of the trips scheduled include:

Jenkinson's Aquarium Penguin Pointers,
No Bones About It ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Member Spotlight: Chowder Edition

June 24, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - In honor of National Seafood Month we are celebrating last year’s Chowderfest Grand Champs and 2nd and 3rd place winners that are #nowserving delicious chowder in Southern Ocean County!

Check out Howard’s Restaurant, The Chicken Or The Egg, Country Kettle Chowda, Lefty’s Tavern, Stefano’s ...

Lucille's Country Cooking in Barnegat on Anthony Boudain Food Trail List

HACKENSACK, NJ - Several local, county and state officials were among the many attendees at the official launch of The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail at Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee.  This is just the first of many drop-ins. A couple of stops along the way are local, including Lucille's Country Cooking in Barnegat.  

After his death a year ago, the food trail - ...

2019 Clambake at Manahawkin Elks on July 13

STAFFORD - Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 will be holding their annual Clam Bake on July 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. 10,000 clams have been ordered. Clams will be served fresh or steamed.  This event is open to the public. 

There will also be clam chowder, chicken, corn, burgers, hotdogs, and beverages.

Tickets purchase by July 7 are $30.00.  Tickets the day of the event are ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

June 23, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise Legislative Passage of Superstorm Sandy Foreclosure Assistance Bil

TRENTON - District 9 legislators on Thursday praised the final passage of legislation they sponsor to extend the mortgage forbearance and foreclosure assistance program for Superstorm Sandy victims.

Pictured: damage caused by the storm, (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

The deadline for reauthorization was set for July 1, which meant that without legislative action, the program ...

Noise Levels Getting to You? Here's What You Need to Know

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN - When your babies are safely tucked away in bed, it’s the last thing you want to hear. That said, it could be noise levels deprived you of some well-needed slumber. You have to wonder. Aren’t there noise ordinances in place?

Truth be told, both Barnegat and Waretown ordinances contain references to noise control. You might expect the local police to show up for a ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

June 23, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

2019 Clambake at Manahawkin Elks on July 13

STAFFORD - Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 will be holding their annual Clam Bake on July 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. 10,000 clams have been ordered. Clams will be served fresh or steamed.  This event is open to the public. 

There will also be clam chowder, chicken, corn, burgers, hotdogs, and beverages.

Tickets purchase by July 7 are $30.00.  Tickets the day of the event are ...

Dan Taylor Steps Down, Peg Reynolds Steps Up to Lead the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County

STAFFORD - Dan Taylor has served for ten years as the Board President of The Hunger Foundation Of Southern Ocean. The Foundation recently announced that Taylor is stepping down and turning the over the reins to Peg Cullen. Peg is the Co-owner and General Manager of Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market.

The Association's board unanimousily elected Peg as President at ...

Rutgers Study: Climate Change to Affect Northeast Fishing Communities

June 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a Rutgers study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Some Maine fishing communities are at greatest risk of losing their current fishing options, according to ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Rutgers Study: Exotic Pet Trade Leading To Non-native, Invasive Species

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Thousands of vertebrate animal species and tens of millions of animals are shipped internationally and ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

June 23, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Free Narcan Available in Barnegat and Waretown Area

STAFFORD - Barnegat and Waretown residents are able to obtain free Narcan at the CVS at 955 West Bay Avenue in Barnegat.

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced that beginning this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, New Jersey residents will be able to obtain FREE Naloxone (Narcan) throughout the state.

Naloxone is an opioid overdose reversal drug. This FREE Naloxone program is being ...

Playa Bowls in Beach Haven Settles Sexual Harassment Claim with Teen

June 16, 2019

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) announced on Thursday, June 13 that a Beach Haven restaurant has agreed to make $20,000 settlement payments to resolve an employee complaint of workplace sexual harassment.

Playa Bowls, an eatery located in Beach Haven, paid $20,000 to a 16-year-old girl who alleged she was the victim of unwelcome ...

Harvey Cedars Detective Suspended Without Pay Following Charges

HARVEY CEDARS -  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on Thursday, June 13, 2019, that Christopher Oldham, 32, of Manahawkin, was arrested and charged with Theft of Moveable Property in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a, Tampering With Evidence in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-6(1), and Filing a False Police Report in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-4b(1), in connection with his ...

Burlington Man Arrested for Luring Stafford Minor

STAFFORD – The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office release information about a Marlton man who was arrested after an underage girl accused him of having sex with her. 

The victim, a minor from Stafford told her parents about the assault.  The victim and Torrence had corresponded over social media for about a week before he traveled to her home in Stafford ...

Early Saturday Morning Accident Fatal After 'Erratic Driver' Reaches 100 MPH on Long Beach Boulevard

June 22, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Saturday June 22 at approximately 6 a.m. Ship Bottom police were notified of an "erratic driver" going South on Long Beach Boulevard at over 100 mph. 

The driver was a 60 year old man from Conshohocken, PA who was driving a four door Toyota.

The driver had passed police in excess of 100mph on Long Beach Blvd. 

"That officer ...

Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom Reopened After Major Early Morning Accident

SHIP BOTTOM   The Ship Bottom Police Department has announced that Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom is reopened after it being closed for over five hours due to early morning accident.

Area residents are reporting that a driver was clocked by police driving over 100 m.p.h. and entered Ship Bottom where the crash occurred.  There appears to be one fatality, the driver of the ...

Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom Still Closed Due to Major Early Morning Accident

SHIP BOTTOM - 10:53 a.m.  The Ship Bottom Police Department has been reminding area residents and visitors that Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom is closed from Ninth Street to Twelfth Street.

There was an earlier morning accident and an investigation is ongoing.  All are encouraged to avoid driving through Ship Bottom if possible.  Traffic is moving extremely slowly. 

Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County Gives $100,500 to Local Food Pantries After Successful Hunger Relief Dinner

June 17, 2019

STAFFORD - On May 1, the Hunger Foundatoin of Southern Ocean County held their 24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin.   The theme was "Night at the Derby."

On June 6, the Foundation had a roundtable discussion with the eight food pantries the organizaotin supports. The group also dispersed checks to the eight pantries totalling $100,500 ...

Main Street Alliance Hosting Free Hot Rod and Motorcycle Barbeque to Benefit Southern Regional Students

STAFFORD - Main Street Alliance Church is partnering with Southern Regional High School for the Hot Rod and Motorcycle Barbeque and Family Fun Event. 

Pastor Bob Nash invites the community to this free event. There will be games, live doo-wop music, food, motorcycles, and classic cars!

Everything is free, but all are welcome to donate to and support Southern Regional ...

Stafford's Martin Truex Jr. Wins Fourth Race of Season at Sonoma

June 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Stafford Township's Martin Truex Jr. won his fourth NASCAR race of the season on Sunday defeating Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch at the Sonoma Raceway.

This is Martin's 23rd career victory. Truex won Sonoma second straight year and third time overall. He is tied with Kyle Busch with four wins in NASCAR this season.



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Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer has officially arrived, and the weather in the Southern Ocean County area looks to be very summerlike. This spells good news for the local anglers. As they say at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “the fishing on LBI is in full summertime mode.”

Fish Heads sums It up noting the near shore waters offer up fluke, bluefish, sea bass and resident striped bass ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr

LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA -  As I sit here gathering some information on this week’s local fishing report, I am struck by the poor weather we have been experiencing. Right now, there are winds out of the northwest at over 20 miles per hour. At least the sun is out, however, even though the temperatures are in the low 70’s.

We have gone through a period of storms complete ...

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NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 29, 7:00 PM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

Barnegat Dock 2019 Summer Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment Government

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Wed, July 3, 7:00 PM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

July 3 Concert at the Barnegat Dock

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Sat, July 13, 1:00 PM

Manahawkin Elks, Manahawkin

Manahawkin Elks 2019 Clambake Open to the Public

Food & Drink

Obituaries

Dec 12, 1976 - Jun 22, 2019
Brian Woodruff was called home on June 22, 2019 in Barnegat, NJ at the young age of 42. He is ...
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Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...