Barnegat/Waretown Top Stories

May 26, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ -  Earlier this month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis announced a new recognition achieved by the Barnegat School district. The Best Communities for Music Education has awarded the school district special designation for demonstrating outstanding achievement in efforts to ...

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STAFFORD — Today, Tuesday, May 26, NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will be allowed to hold graduations outdoors effective July 6, 2020.  Proper social distancing must still be maintained. See article here. This has thrown a wrench in school districts planning their ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  At 5pm tomorrow, the Barnegat Board of Education will hold a special meeting. Like most recent board meetings,it will be a virtual gathering available for public view. Today's 5pm meeting deals with contract awards related to the Russell O. Brackman Middle School HVAC Replacement ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Phi Murphy has just released information regarding outdoor graduations. They will be permitted after July 6th. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as local schools release their plans.    Updated: The Barnegat School district will be sending out a ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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. Title: “Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Like many proud moms, Dee Lynch of Barnegat has some photographs of her children that bring back fond memories. One of those dates back to Memorial Day 2015, a year her son participated in a tribute to fallen soldiers at Barnegat's downtown gazebo.  Amid the pandemic, honoring the ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Nicole Quick of Ocean Acres in Manahawkin readily admits she is an extrovert and overall positive person.  When COVID-19 caused New Jersey to essentially shut down, Quick found it a struggle. She also realized she was not alone and sprang into action. Enter the birth of ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ –   The federal government has issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020. Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Yesterday’s virtual meeting of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable featured two executives from the Southern Ocean Medical Center. Michele Morrison, Chief Hospital Executive at Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Jim Young, Executive Director ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  Today's news that Governor Phil Murphy increased outside gatherings from 10 to 25 people reflects a slowing in the spread of the coronavirus.   The same decline is documented in Ocean County. On Wednesday, the Ocean County Health Department reported a total of 8112 confirmed ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Today, Congressman Andy Kim met virtually with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable participants Chamber’s CEO Lori Pepenella introduced Kim, noting that he was recently appointed to the House Select Committee on COVID-19, and is ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -   In early March, the Township Committee announced the extension of hours for the Barnegat Farmer’s Market. Amid the pandemic, some worried that the popular offering would not open at all. While some adjustments have been made, the Farmer’s Market is back in business starting June ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – During this month’s Ocean Township Committee meeting, Mayor Ken Baulderstone reported on the impact of COVID-19 within the local community. He also offered some reminders concerning the use of face coverings to contain the spread of the potentially dangerous virus. “I ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser tonight at 7:00 ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ  – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) continues to expand its robust COVID-19 response by establishing a new Disease Investigation/Contact Tracing Institute in partnership with Ocean County College. One of the main goals of the institute is to recruit, train and develop ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Dan Higgins was a 2 sport athlete at Southern Regional High School participating in football and baseball and has just returned to his hometown of Manahawkin after finishing his college and professional career to start his new business venture, Higgins Passing Academy. As a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  The Township Committee just needs to pass the final reading authorizing the sale of the township property known as Block 250 Lot 23 and the deal is final.  Ken Matthews, the prospective owner already has plans for what was originally a firehouse on East Bay Avenue. Once the ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - As New Jersey continues to test people regardless of symptoms, the percentage of positive to negative results have dramatically changed. Overall, more than a half a million people have been swabbed for COVID-19 statewide. The total number of confirmed cases is now 150,399. For ...

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JERSEY SHORE, NJ — Peaceful Birth NJ is offering a 5-week virtual class series on HypnoBirthing® on Zoom starting on Saturday, May 30. Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ offers birth services as a labor doula and as a HypnoBirthing® practitioner. "My passion for peaceful birthing stems from my ...

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Ocean County, NJ  – When Jeff Borghoff heard about the need for personal protective equipment (PPE’s) for first responders and public health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he immediately knew he wanted to pitch in and help out. Jeff, a 56 year old from Forked River, not only wanted to help ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  Before the days of virtual learning, it's likely that many parents had no idea their children were afforded this opportunity. High school students may vy for the chance to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol. In Barnegat and Waretown, Congressman Andy Kim ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Coronavirus worldwide pandemic has greatly influenced our lives. The Long Beach Island region is trying to get ready to handle the massive influx of vacationers and visitors this summer.  You can expect a flood of regular visitors from the New York City and Philadelphia region.

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OCEAN/BURLINGTON, NJ –   A Republican debate for the Third Congressional District primary election is in the works, with TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown Editor Stephanie Faughnan and Matt Rooney of Save Jersey acting as moderators. The details, dates, and format will be released as soon as they become ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Yesterday, the Barnegat Board of Education approved a new five-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis. Under the new terms, Latwis receives a one-time salary increase of $5,000 and 2.5 percent annual increases. Although his present contract was not set to ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ — Join the region’s chamber online as this month's Women in Business features reopening safely and a community COVID-19 Q & A with Southern Ocean Medical Center Chief Executive Michele Morrison. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to their ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Since March, the Ocean County Department of Health has maintained a daily list of the number of positive COVID-19 test results. Additionally, the health department provides a tally of all related mortalities within each of the 33 county municipalities. The good news is that the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education will once again conduct its monthly meeting by virtual participation. However, members of the community will need to have some patience as today’s meeting starts in Executive Session at 3:30 pm.  The meeting will open with roll call and the flag ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat will not hold its 2020 Memorial Day Parade because of social distancing concerns. American Legion Post 232 Commander Hector Quinones and VFW Post 10092 Commander Francis J. Healy will maintain another tradition at the gazebo. However, the service honoring the fallen is ...

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