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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 ...

Woman Found Dead on Waretown Trail Identified

June 8, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The deceased female found June 4 in a wooded section of the Barnegat Branch Trail in Waretown has been identified as Megan Campana, whose last known address was in Seaside Heights.

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office reported on Monday the woman's identity. The post-mortem examination performed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office positively ...

Dead Woman Found in Waretown

WARETOWN - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Bihlmeier released a statement on Saturday about the death of an unidentified woman.

The body was discovered  after the Ocean Township Police Department received a report of an unresponsive female located in a wooded area of the Barnegat Branch Trail near Country Line Road in Waretown on Friday, June 4.  Responding officers found the body of ...

Ocean Township Police Revive 10 Month Old at Dunkin Donuts

WARETOWN — Two police officers from the Ocean Township Police Department performed a life-saving action a few weeks back. 

The officers who have been honored for their incredible work are Patrolman Philip Calanni and Lt. Scott Murphy. The officers joined Sgt. Deleeuw from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department when they met a mom and her 10-month-old son who was not ...

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 ...

Southern Defeats Fair Lawn 2-1, Advance to Monday's State Championship

June 12, 2021

STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Rams, ranked number one in NJ by NJ.com had a tough fight in the overall NJ semifinal against Fair Lawn. 

The Rams overcame a 25-19 loss in the opening set to rally and advance to Monday's championship game Like any good team, Southern didn’t succumb to the pressure of the moment after losing the first set.

An 11-3 run to close out ...

Hunterdon Central Defeats Southern 7-2 in NJSIAA Tourney

EATONTOWN - Coach John Pampalone's Southern Rams was seeking its first state title in its third trip to the final since 2013 but feel short 7-2 to Hunterdon Central on Thursday night at Shore Regional High School.

Joey DeYoung scored two goals for Southern. 

Tyler Sininsky had 14 saves as the Rams had a strong defensive performance. Hunterdon Central's defense was also strong ...

Southern Boys Volleyball Wins South Jersey State Championship

STAFFORD — Coach Eric Maxwell's Southern Rams has reached every South Jersey NJSIAA final in the tournament’s existence dating back to 2010.

Today, Jackson Memorial stood in Southern's way for the state championship. Southern had previously beaten Jackson three times during the season.

Southern convincingly defeated the Jaguars 25-11 and ...


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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 ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

“I decided to partner with TAPinto because they reached Edison ...