Barnegat/Waretown Top Stories

June 24, 2019

Barnegat Police responded to a single-car motor vehicle crash on Warren Grove Road at 11:18pm last night. Responding officers discovered that a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, Ender Lopez-Perez, 20 years of age, from Little Egg Harbor, NJ died in the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BARNEGAT -  The New Jersey State Police announced on Friday morning that they have arrested Marvin Sanders, 37, of Shrewsbury Township, for failure to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. The State Police sought the help of the public by posting a phonto of Sanders on Tuesday through a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - “On June 17, 2019 Ship Bottom Police responded to the Wawa convenience store located at 902 Central Avenue in reference to a male committing a lewd act inside his vehicle,” according to police. Upon their arrival to the scene they were told that the vehicle had already left the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - In honor of National Seafood Month we are celebrating all of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce restaurants that are #nowserving oysters! Check out Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon,  Bistro 14, Delaware Ave Oyster House, Old Causeway Steak and Oyster ...

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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 ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Are you ready for LBI's first and only escape room experience?  Local businessman David Finelli, owner of D. Finelli Construction on LBI was inspired a few months back by an escape room experience he had with his family. David thought this would be good for the LBI area. After ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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), ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SURF CITY, NJ - Dan Malay and his family have owned How You Brewin Coffee Company for a number of years.  It has always been a great place to grab a coffee, eat lunch and hang out by reading, surfing the internet while enjoying some relaxation.  It is a great place for a business meeting with ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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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 ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a campaign encouraging taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup now to make sure they are having the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for 2019. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in December 2017, changed the ...

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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 ...

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