Barnegat/Waretown Top Stories

July 4, 2020

STAFFORD — It is an interesting time upon us here in New Jersey and throughout the nation in the arena of childhood education. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it quite obvious that most students will not be attending school five days a week this fall.  There is one area school that satisfies ...

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OCEAN/BURLINGTON COUNTIES, NJ – Despite his years of public service, then candidate Andy Kim was a virtual unknown when he ran for New Jersey’s third district congressional seat two years ago. Now, the Democratic incumbent faces a highly contentious general election after GOP voters select their ...

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Refusals come just as migrant-worker population starts to rise steeply, with as many as 10,000 laborers per week arriving from states where COVID-19 cases are increasing This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday that he has extended New Jersey's public health emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus, even though the spread of the disease has slowed significantly by many important measures. For instance, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis sent an email message to Barnegat school district families earlier this week regarding reopening in September. The district is working on plans for a hybrid model of in-person instruction and remote learning.  Latwis asked parents to ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Barnegat and Ocean Township joined many New Jersey communities in canceling firework displays this year. However, those who can’t imagine an Independence Day without the “rockets red glare” can still find them within Ocean County. There are 33 municipalities within Ocean ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Fire Pit Fridays are back for the summer at 68th Street Beach in Brant Beach.  Every Friday this summer enjoy some free music beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the beach.  Long Beach Township has stated that social distancing will apply to groups not attending together.

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis and Emergency Coordinator William Tromm signed an emergency Executive Order 2020-10 on Wednesday, July 1 with the following highlights: Youths under age 18 now have a 10 p.m. curfew. The youth have not been keeping social distancing in Beach ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County saw a ten percent increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the month of June. Mantoloking remains the only municipality within the county with no reported positive test results. The Ocean County Health Department continues to collect COVID-19 data ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ — In an effort to honor those in Maplewood and South Orange taken by coronavirus, TAPinto SOMA is joining Loved and Lost, a statewide media collaborative with a goal to name and celebrate the life of every New Jersey resident who died of COVID-19. Currently, more than 15,000 ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The threat of getting sick has cast a shadow on some travel plans. However, those heading for a beach vacation on Long Beach Island or the surrounding area can rest assured. The Southern Ocean Medical Center stands equipped to handle their emergent care if something ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — With many towns canceling their Fourth of July fireworks due to COVID-19 crowd concerns, Long Beach Township has decided to present them with social distancing in mind. The firework celebration will take place at 68th Street in Brant Beach on the bay, but Bayview Park ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he signed a three-month $7.6 billion budget extension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic that allows the State to continue spending through September. Murphy said the three-month gap budget, which authorizes state spending through the extended ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Amid the pandemic and various shutdowns, Barnegat and Waretown voters join many others when it comes to confusion regarding this year’s primary election. On a local level, there are two committee seats open with two candidates from each party running for office. However, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident -who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay Beach.  Alicia Bivens says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it. “He told me just to pay ...

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LACEY, NJ – Holtec’s decommissioning work of the former Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant has slowed down since the beginning of this month in compliance with a court-ordered mandate. Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr.’s imposition of temporary restraints on Holtec, puts a temporary ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — One lucky ticket sold at Bay Avenue Farm, located at 93 East Bay Avenue in Manhawkin matched all five numbers drawn winning the $625,590 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, June 28 drawing. Check your tickets. The winning numbers were: 01, 06, 17, 19, and 43 and the XTRA ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Be careful driving in Long Beach Township. Atlantic Avenue, Beach Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach Township will have a new speed limit of 15 m.p.h. This will replace the current 25 m.p.h. limit. The new speed limit will go into effect this Tuesday, June 29.  The ...

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SURF CITY — On Saturday afternoon a small banner plane crashed into the ocean at 13th Street in Surf City.  The Surf City Police Department and Patrolmen Costabile and Rible arrived on scene and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean. Surf City lifeguards, Scott Meggitt and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25.  "Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Long Beach Township had to curtail their normally expansive summer concert options this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, they are offering an opportunity to enjoy live music on the expansive 68th Street Beach this summer on Sunday afternoons. The concerts are ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass the Justice in Policing Act, H.R. 7120, a bill that would make critical reforms to America’s law enforcement system in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and a number of other deaths within communities of color by law ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy defended the state’s new travel advisory amid questions of whether it lacks teeth and suggestions of whether it constitutes retaliation against states that had once imposed restrictions on northeastern states. The advisory, which was announced Wednesday in lockstep ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Dozens of trees have already been cleared at the intersection of West Bay Avenue and Sandpiper Road as developers make way for a new shopping center. The property sits adjacent to the Heritage Bay residential development, and across the street from the Acme Shopping ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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. Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. But ...

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STAFFORD - Tilton Fitness located in Cedar Run on Route 9 South announced on Wednesday that they are permanently closing their facility.  This is another blow to exercise facilities who have not yet been allowed to reopen due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Governor Phil Murphy has not given an ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Plenty to celebrate as Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members prepare for the holiday weekend featuring food, fun and re-openings! The Fourth of July brings even more to celebrate as restrictions continue to lift and calendars begin to fill with endless ...

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NEW JERSEY – The state is hiring more than 200 contact tracers as part of its ongoing fight against COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced at press conference Wednesday afternoon. “There are more than 230 tracers being on-boarded,” Murphy said. This is in addition to the 900 tracers already ...

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