Barnegat/Waretown Top Stories

July 21, 2020

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Barnegat and Ocean Township both passed resolutions this month, calling on the federal government to move forward with a new VA clinic in Ocean County. Area veterans who should have access to services in Brick experience long waits for medical appointments and care. Plans to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — As of today, travelers coming into the Garden State from 31 states are advised to self-quarantine to cull the spread of COVID-19 with the pandemic intensifying across the country.  “It is critically important that all New Jerseyans remain committed to beating COVID-19 by remaining ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The ...

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STAFFORD — Driving through Stafford Township you may have noticed that there are now two electric automobiles charging stations in town.  If you own a Tesla or other electric vehicle this is great news. There are some Wawa stores that also provide charging stations. There is are stations located at ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Ocean Township Police have been busy handing out citations to local children this summer. However, evidence confirms collusion exists between Trailside Gardens and township law enforcement officials.  Fines dished out require an in-person appearance at Trailside’s soft-serve ice ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday. Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A gunman apparently posing as a delivery man gained entrance to U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ North Brunswick home and shot her husband and their son on Sunday night. The shooting, confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a spokesperson in the FBI’s Newark Office, left ...

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STAFFORD — Two South Jersey High Schools, Middletown South and Point Pleasant Boro, have withdrawn from the Last Dance Baseball Tournament after advancing to the second round after positive COVID-19 tests according to reports in NJ Advance Media. As a result, two play-in games that were ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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NEW JERSEY — With temperatures expected to be high this weekend — peaking at 110 degrees on Sunday — Col. Patrick Callahan, acting superintendent of the State Police, said he is mindful of what it might mean for potential violence.  “For the past several years, heat has had a direct correlation ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I have always been a big proponent in getting kids involved in fishing. It is such a great activity that keeps them active (not glued to a video screen) and teaches them some valuable lessons. They learn hard work pays off, lessons on conservation, how to handle failure, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Air travelers will he be reminded to put their seats and table trays in the upright position, turn off their electronic devices — and as of Monday - fill out their electronic surveys. Despite the latest COVID-19 figures lending to some optimism, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – When the coronavirus was at its peak, some waited for the daily update of positive test results. Ocean County numbers have slowed down considerably since then – as they have in most of New Jersey.  The latest charts reflect changes since the end of June. Overall, Ocean County ...

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LACEY, NJ - Temporary restraints stopping aspects of the decommissioning work at Oyster Creek since June 2 have been lifted. Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr. signed off today on a consent order between Lacey Township and Holtec International. Lacey went to court with complaints that ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - The year of 2020 will be one that goes down in the memory books. Decisions made by the Board of Education in both Barnegat and Ocean Township are among the local issues that have come under fire. Those who want to be part of the solution have a chance to seek a seat on their ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Video footage surfaced Thursday morning of a shark attacking a dolphin right off the shore in Long Beach Township. Video footage was provided by Sean Donohue, who says he witnessed the encounter near 106th Street Beach. There are unconfirmed reports that the dolphin ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Historical Society and Stafford Recreation are sponsoring the Summer 2020 Concert Series at Manahawkin Lake.  This Monday, July 20 the Flim Flam Band — an Outlaw, hippie, California, vintage country band is performing.  The concert begins at 7 p.m.  There is no charge, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Amid the pandemic, schools and government buildings shut down to avoid the spread of the virus. Barnegat Schools will likely return to at least some in-classroom instruction in September. The Township Committee hopes to start the month by opening their September 1 meeting to 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. Reopening schools in New Jersey may  be more than a month away, but districts and families are ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office will be hosting a 21/21 Virtual Town Hall titled “Moving Forward – A Conversation on Law Enforcement and Community Policing” on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. A panel of law enforcement and community leaders will be discussing social justice, use of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Pediatric, as well as developmentally- and intellectually-disabled, residents of long-term care facilities in New Jersey will soon be permitted to visit with loved one's indoors.  Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Wednesday during the state’s ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean Township Board of Education once again turned to a virtual format last night for its July monthly meeting. At least 66 individuals “zoomed” in to learn more about the district’s reopening plans for September. It was the best attended board meeting in at least the last ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ -- The SBA and the Treasury Department released detailed loan-level data regarding the 4.9 million small business loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Overall, PPP made $521 billion in forgivable loans to businesses nationwide. The average loan size was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey. For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The NJSIAA also released the Phase 2 Guidelines for teams returning to the field. These guidelines will be in place after teams successfully complete Phase 1.  PHASE 2 GUIDELINES Rationale Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills ...

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STAFFORD — Former Southern Regional Girls Basketball player Allison Spaschak was recently named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon College in Virginia.  Allison graduated from Southern Regional High School in 2014. She was a three-year starter for the Lady ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Passersby may have wondered about the blue tarp covering the sign outside what was historically known as the Waretown Lake & Recreation Area. Ocean Township officials unveiled the sign this Saturday in a dedication ceremony.  The Wells Mills landmark now bears the name of Corliss ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Few deny that Barnegat’s municipal plaza needs an update – but not everyone is happy with the proposed design change.  Mayor John Novak told critics last week that austerity and cost-effectiveness were the driving forces in the selection process. Barnegat resident Geralynn Dalton ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Officials announced this past week that the Long Beach Island bus shuttle has new hours. The buses will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Long Beach Township officials established a curfew at 9 p.m. on June 23 for youths 17 and under.  Juveniles cannot be outside after 9 p.m. and ...

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