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Thu, June 17, 7:00 PM


Board of Adjustment


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50 Railroad Avenue Waretown, NJ 08758

Sat, June 19, 11:00 AM

Camp Amity Acres, Waretown

Family Fun Fest at Camp Amity Acres


Add to My Calendar 06/19/2021 11:00am 06/19/2021 3:00pm America/New_York Family Fun Fest at Camp Amity Acres

Spend a day with your family at one of our beautiful camps. Pack a picnic and enjoy camp favorites, like archery and boating! Join us at Camp Sacajawea, Saturday, May 8, or at Camp Amity Acres, Saturday, June 19. Register now:

133 Jones Road Waretown, NJ 08005

Mon, June 21, 7:30 PM


Historical Society


Add to My Calendar 06/21/2021 7:30pm 06/22/2021 12:00am America/New_York Historical Society

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50 Railroad Avenue Waretown, NJ 08758

Wed, June 23, 10:00 AM

Community Medical Center Auditorium, Toms River

Toms River Blood & Platelet Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 06/23/2021 10:00am 06/23/2021 6:30pm America/New_York Toms River Blood & Platelet Drive

Our blood bank needs your help! Blood levels are at critically low levels throughout the region. An hour of your time could save three lives.

Appointments are available at or by calling Laurie Diskin at 732-557-8140.

Masks are required. Physical distancing and additional disinfecting guidelines will be in place.

All presenting donors will be entered to win a $100 ...

99 Highway 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755

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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 ...

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island

June 17, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township,

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

It was unclear how many people ...

Pennsylvania Avenue Currently Closed Due to Gas Leak

BARNEGAT, NJ — At approximately 1 p.m. the Barnegat Township Police Department has alerted its residents of a gas leak on Pennsylvania Avenue between Barnegat Boulevard and Ravenwood Boulevard.

The road is temporarily closed until repairs are made.

As of 2:45 p.m. the road is now reopen and safe for travel.

Woman Found Dead on Waretown Trail Identified

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 ...

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 Regional Boys Track Capture First Overall State Group IV Title

June 15, 2021

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 ...

Southern Boys Volleyball Falls to Old Bridge 2-1 in State Title Match

SOUTH BRUNSWICK- The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball team did not see their season the way they would have liked. The Rams faced off against 23-2 Old Bridge in the overall state title game on Monday night. The Rams lost the first game 25-21. Captured the second set 29-27 but fell short in the third 25-21.

The Rams finish another successful season with an overall record of ...

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

STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Rams, ranked number one in NJ by 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 ...


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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 ...

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 ...