Barnegat/Waretown Top Stories

July 29, 2020

STAFFORD — The administration and Board of Education at Lighthouse Christian Academy will be hosting a special meeting to explain the school's plan for September.  The meeting will take place tonight, Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  The meeting can also be viewed live ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has planned a live stream session for businesses ready to submit their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness information to their lender. The region's chamber will present  SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat Township Board of Education passed the district’s reopening plan last night at a meeting held in-person and allowed additional participation by virtual access. The plan includes extensive safety protocols for students who are signed up for two days of in-person classroom ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has planned a live stream session for businesses ready to submit their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness information to their lender. The region's chamber will present  SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean County Clerk has marked the 2020 primary results as official. On a local level, Republican Ken Baulderstone ran unopposed and received 1,363 votes for what will be his open seat on the Township Committee.  Democratic candidate Rita Kopacz was also in an uncontested race and ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help. Scelsa used money she got from the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education meets tonight at 6:30 pm in-person at Barnegat High School.  All members of the public attending the meeting will be expected to wear masks and socially distance. Those who would prefer to learn of the district's reopening plans by virtual access have ...

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In a nutshell, there are fluke and blowfish in the bay, fluke and kingfish on the beach, fluke and black sea bass on the inshore structure, and some darn fine fishing for tuna in the mid-range distances. The word from Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom is that the abundance of school ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — On Monday, 11 players on the Miami Marlins major league baseball team were confirmed positive with coronavirus.  This pandemic affects many aspects of life. Long Beach Island is also experiencing a recent Covid-19 outbreak with a total of 35 lifeguards from Harvey Cedars and ...

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Trenton, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings. “We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ –   The July 7th primary election results have been marked official by the Ocean County Clerk’s office. Two Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates ran unopposed in the primary for two open seats on the Barnegat Township Committee. Their names will all appear on the ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. In mid-June, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education issued guidance for New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

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STAFFORD, NJ - Today at 3:47 p.m. the Stafford Township Police Department was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 at milepost 26.4 with injuries, police said. The accident involved a 2012 Hyundai Sonata operated by Hunter L Dyer, 26 of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. The ...

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STAFFORD - There is automobile accident at the bottom of the large Route 72 westbound bridge in Stafford Township at this time of 4:15 p.m. Traffic off of Long Beach Island is at complete standstill.  The accident took place near the Mallard Island Yacht Club. All lanes off Long Beach Island ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Education was a main focus of Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Friday afternoon. Earlier,  he announced that parents who want their children to do online learning only would not be required to send their kids to school. “This is not going to be a normal ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — WHYY reported on Friday that approximately two dozen lifeguards on Long Beach Island have recently tested positive for COVID-19. They received their information from Long Beach Island Health Department officials.   Daniel J. Krupinski, from the department reported that 11 ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks donated $2,500 to Ken's Kitchen at St. Mary's Church in Manahawkin recently.  This donation was made possible by a Gratitude Grant from the Elk's National Foundation.  The mission of the Elk's National Foundation is to help Elks lodges build stronger communities  ...

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TRENTON, NJ --- Gov. Phil Murphy today said he “is pleading for direct (financial) assistance” from the federal government during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, July 24. The governor said he is asking for more than $20 billion for Washington. “We will continue to push ...

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STAFFORD — The Southern Regional School District's website posted a letter last week addressing the cooperative plan of Southern and their sending districts to reopen school in September. The leaders of each district have had meetings throughout the summer attempting to address issues related to ...

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TUCKERTON, NJ -  News of two accidental deaths have left friends and family devastated, as the community struggles to aid children left behind. On Monday, July 20, Stacy and Keith Kaznowski passed away in unrelated incidents just hours apart leaving behind a teenage son and daughter. An online ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - This week's Fire Pit Friday music is brought to you by Bstreetband, the original Springsteen Tribute Band! Concert starts at 7:30, bring your family and friends and get ready to have fun! Kubels Too & Philly Pretzel Factory - Manahawkin will be there for snacks and ...

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TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College announced recently that they have had to cancel the Fall 2020 sports season due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Here is a letter posted on the Ocean Athletics website: Dear Coaches, Students & Our Entire Viking Family — This spring, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat officials were slapped with a lawsuit yesterday filed by Charles Cunliffe, a Democratic nominee for Township Committee. Cunliffe alleges local government authorities deprived him of his right to make public comments during their committee meetings. Cunliffe’s complaint, ...

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STAFFORD - School is in session this summer as the region's chamber and Google present a July 22 Grow with Google Livestream for members and area businesses to participate virtually by bringing back their popular program that brings assists with new COVID19 business practices from noon to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities. “All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 press conference today, slammed U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who is supporting a bill that does not include additional funding for states, such as New Jersey, that have suffered serious economic hardships because of the ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Residents in the Southern Ocean County area have a few choices when it comes to assessing big boom noises today. Complaints about fireworks have simmered down - so there's little chance they'll account for daytime noise. What are the alternatives? Training exercises are ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper ...

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