Barnegat/Waretown Top Stories

June 11, 2020

NEW JERSEY — When Stage 2 of New Jersey’s COVID-19 restart and recovery plan takes its first steps Monday, it will allow for outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping. Despite no defined date over indoor dining, the Asbury Park City Council voted Wednesday to allow for it — a decision that ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy today laid out details about one his administration's key efforts to prepare and respond to the second wave of the virus that most public health professionals, and policymakers, have said will come. “It’s not a question of ‘if’ the virus will come back,” ...

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WARETOWN, NJ -  Ocean Township eateries found themselves faced with a slight obstacle when Governor Phil Murphy said outdoor dining could start on June 15. The township’s existing code prohibited it. Township committee members quickly set up a special meeting and passed a resolution allowing ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  With extensive contract tracing happening throughout New Jersey to improve the public health response to COVD-10 (coronavirus), there also comes public concern about privacy of personal information gathered. The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology and Assembly Community ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean Township Committee goes virtual tomorrow night at 7pm for their June business meeting.  At that time, local officials should announce plans to resume committee meetings in person. Tomorrow’s agenda can be found on the Township website and begins with a discussion ...

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 TRENTON, NJ. — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has opened the second stage of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Program. The $45M grant is intended to extend benefits to non-profits supporting veterans, membership-driven business and industry groups.  During Phase I of ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On Monday, the Barnegat Board of Education conducted another virtual meeting on the replacement of the HVAC system at the Brackman Middle School. Previously, the Board awarded a $1.7M contract to Framan Mechanical.  The contract will now go to EACM Corporation for a total amount of ...

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BEACH HAVEN — There have been changes to our world the past months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Two Beach Haven businesses have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. They are the Pearl Street Market and the Chicken or the Egg restaurant.  Pearl Street Market Reed and Abigail Johnson, ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Escape LBI in Beach Haven announced todyay they will be opening for the season on June 18. "We are so excited to have everyone back at Escape LBI," said David and Laurie Finelli, owners. "We look forward to offering a safe environment for you and your family and friends to come and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in effect since March 21 and expanded the number of people allowed in both indoor and outdoor gatherings. The Governor announced the signing of two Executive Orders: Effective at 1 p.m. Tuesday, ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean Township Board of Education has made it clear since the state closed in-classroom learning amid the pandemic. No matter what, they planned on some kind of recognition for sixth graduates of Waretown Elementary School. They are holding true to their promise. It certainly ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Those who don’t go beyond salacious headlines might think that in-depth coverage of anal sex represents a new addition to eighth grade public school curriculum.  One problem. The New Jersey Department of Education says otherwise. Barnegat parents may want to know the big picture when ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — For candidates seeking their party's line in the general elections, campaigning for primaries has meant doing things differently. When it comes to the CD-3 Republican challengers, Katie Gibbs and David Richter have agreed to a virtual debate on June 16th at 8 pm. Both candidates ...

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BEACH HAVEN — A concern has been raised by Beach Haven businesses all spring knowing that the Coronavirus pandemic would have impact on income and jobs. The business owners have been hoping that the Beach Haven Borough Council would come to the aid of various restaurants and bars to increase ...

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NEW JERSEY — While guidance is still forthcoming, municipal and private swimming pools can at least take solace in the fact they can reopen June 22.  “[In addition] summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday during his daily coronavirus ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - According to the Ocean County Health Department, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases now exceeds 9,000, for a total of 9,003. Today, only 25 new positive test results came back throughout all the municipalities in Ocean County. Barnegat is now at 253, which represents a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy have scheduled coronavirus tests after they marched alongside protestors taking to the streets against police brutality Sunday in Hillside and Westfield.  But some in New Jersey, including at least one Republican lawmaker, claim the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education has scheduled a special virtual meeting today at 5 pm. Board members will once again vote on approval of replacing the HVAC system at the Russell O. Brackman Middle School. On May 27th, the board unanimously awarded the $1.7M contract to Framan ...

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WARETOWN, NJ — Tonight's Ocean Township Board of Education heads to Zoom once again at 6:15 pm. The agenda items include a number of issues related to personnel and instruction.  It is available for review here. The Board will first vote on a new contract for Dr. Christopher Lommerin, ...

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NATIONAL -- All states, including New Jersey, have now reopened at least partially as the spread of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has gradually decreased. However, the economic and social effects of the pandemic will be long-lasting. Consumers’ perceptions of their safety – or lack thereof – ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Today's shining sun seemed the perfect day to go to the beach or just take in the rays. However, for a diverse crowd of over 200 individuals, it was a fine day for walking. The group of predominately local people walked with a message of peace. The crowd was led by religious leaders ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Seeking to give a boost to small businesses especially hard hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become live at 9 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) has retrofitted all of its agencies with plexiglass barriers.  It’s one of many changes necessary when operations restart across the state starting June 15.  “Motor vehicle commission used to mean a lot of people crowded into small ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The first week of June has ended and many have concerns about the status of coronavirus cases in Ocean County. After all, things have opened up a bit and protests appear to make social distancing an issue. Before the untimely death of George Floyd shocked  the nation, protesters ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds. “Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - At yesterday’s Township Committee meeting, Barnegat official passed a resolution opposing  A-4175, the “New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act.”  The legislation calls for the issuance of $5B in bonds to respond “to the fiscal exigencies caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The bill ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15. When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - At approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Stafford Police were notified of a black bear sighting near the Regal Cinema in Manahawkin. Stafford Township Police, Animal Control and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife were dispatched to the area where they found the bear in a ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - As a result of last night’s storm, 475 Barnegat residences or businesses remain without power supplied by Jersey Central Power & Light.  In Ocean Township, 632 customers have also experienced power outages.  Those looking for approximate reconnect times should log in to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Throughout the country, protests of outrage began after the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota. The world watched in horror as a policeman pressed down on Floyd’s neck even after he was robbed of his last breath.  Sunday, members of the Barnegat community, clergy and the ...

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