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Southern Regional Announces Masks Now Optional for All Students and Staff

June 7, 2021

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — At 4:11 p.m. on Monday, June 7, the Southern Regional School District sent out a text message alert announcing that masks will now be optional for all students and faculty. 

The text message read:

Due to the current heat and humidity trend, Southern Regional student and staff masking is optional for the remainder of this school year. 

This news is ...

Masks Now Optional for Barnegat School District for Remainder of Year

BARNEGAT, NJ — As of 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June 7 masks are now optional for students and staff at any Barnegat District School for the remainder of the school year.

The Barnegat District sent out an email alert that read:

Good Evening Barnegat Families,

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced via Twitter that, due to excessive heat, the decision to wear masks inside of schools ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

Barnegat Police Chief Starts New Leadership Role with the N.J. State Association of Chiefs of Police

June 20, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ –  Police Chief Keith A. Germain has been elected 4th Vice President of the N.J. State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) that works to improve and enhance the highest professional and ethical standards among the state’s law enforcement agencies.

“It’s an honor to accept this significant leadership role in our Chiefs of Police Association. I am ...

Breaking: Three Car Accident at Acme on West Bay Avenue in Barnegat

BARNEGAT — There is a three car accident at the entrance to ACME on West Bay Avenue. The traffic is backed up, try to avoid the area.  (3:15 p.m. Saturday)

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island— A Rumor that Led the Coast Guard on a Search with No Evidence

LONG BEACH ISLAND — This morning authorities responded to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning.

The crash was rumored to have happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township.

The news was that a glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, June 21, 11:30 AM

Waretown

Senior Advisory Committee

Government

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Mon, June 21, 7:30 PM

Waretown

Historical Society

Government

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Wed, June 23, 10:00 AM

Community Medical Center Auditorium, Toms River

Toms River Blood & Platelet Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 10, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Barnegat Varsity Basketball Coach Nicolini Now Hired as a Full Time Bengal

June 20, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Varsity Basketball head coach has recently taken a position as a Physical Education teacher at the high school beginning in the fall.

Tammy Nicolini has been a teacher for 23 years and just completed her eighth year as the Barnegat varsity head coach. 

"I am leaving Eagleswood Elementary School after 17 ...

Super Soph Fabian Gonzalez Takes First Place in NJSIAA Meet of Champions Discus Competiton

STAFFORD — Southern Regional High School Super Sophomore Fabian Gonzalez won the 2021 NJSIAA Meet of Champions Discus event on Saturday.

Southern's Jackson Braddock, one of the best runners in the nation finished in second place. Jackson will continue his athletic and academic career at the University of Virginia.  

Jackson ran the 3200 at 9:04:47 to finish ...

Southern Regional Boys Track Capture First Overall State Group IV Title

SOMERSET — The Southern Regional Boys Track team captured the first overall Group IV championship in school history last weekend. 

Jackson Braddock broke the meet record in the 3,200, and he took second place in the 800 meter event.  Michael Chanda, Jake Harrison, Andrew Bowker and Timothy Sincavage also combined to take second in the 4x800.

In field events, super ...

Obituaries

Oct 11, 1959 - Jun 2, 2021
Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home is Manahawkin announced the following obituary: Robert ...
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Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

June 9, 2021

TUCKERTON — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey earthquakes usually ...

Ocean Township Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday

WARETOWN - Ocean Township is hosting thier Annual TOWN WIDE YARD SALE on Saturday, June 5th    from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is FREE.  Residents may opt to register their address on an advertising map that will be distributed.  A common Yard Sale area will be set up at the Waretown Lake, for anyone wishing to bring his or her items to sell. 

The Lake setup ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...