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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

NJ Will Require Vaccinations for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings by Sept. 7

August 2, 2021

Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required to Curb the Risk of COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Two Waretown Residents Charged with Drug Distribution

August 4, 2021

WARETOWN — Two Waretown residents were arrested and charged for distributing drugs after police seized methamphetamine and heroin from their home.

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, Ocean Township Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, ...

Southern Regional Senior Megan Campanile Awarded NJ State Police Gold PT Award

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Megan Campanile, a Southern Regional High School student entering her senior year in September was recently awarded with the Gold PT Award in the 112th Graduating Class of The New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week.

"Megan has graciously volunteered her time with us this past year during our Annual DARE Day and this past week at our Youth Police ...

Barnegat Couple Charged with Narcotics Distribution

BARNEGAT, NJ — Ongoing investigations into the distribution of narcotics in Ocean County has led to another Barnegat arrest.

The investigation identified a residence in Barnegat as being utilized by Jason Maxson, 50, and Laurie Maxson, 51, to illegally store and distribute pain medication throughout New Jersey, the press release stated.

The arrest took place on Tuesday, July ...

Mike Gesicki Placed on Dolphins' COVID List

August 2, 2021

MIAMI — Miami Dolphins co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach George Godsey testing positive for COVID-19. The team announced that it has placed three tight ends on the list including Southern Regional alum Mike Gesicki.

Gesicki joins tight ends Cethan Carter, and Adam Shaheen. They are now are on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It is not known for certain whether the players ...

Southern Football Coach Chuck Donohue Reflects on His 48 Years of Coaching and More

STAFFORD — Recently retired Barnegat High School football coach Rob Davis can't keep away from the sport he loves. Davis ws the first football coach at Barnegat High School. He held that position for 18 years. He spent 9 years before that as an assistant at Southern Regional and Lacey High Schools. 

This year he is stepping into a new endeavor of covering high school ...

Local NFL Stars Mike Gesicki and Clark Harris Give Back to Kids in Their Hometown

STAFFORD — Mike Gesicki of the Miami Dolphins and Clark Harris of the Cincinnati Bengals were in town last week to impact young lives in our area. These are two of the finest athletes in Southern Ocean County history. 

Both players began their careers in youth sports in Stafford Township, and it is refreshing to see how they both give back to their hometown each summer. 

The ...


Joseph Thomas Kelly, age 78, of Galloway Township, NJ, bid us farewell on Thursday, July 1, 2021, ...
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New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

National Weather Service Confirms a Tornado in Barnegat, Waretown and High Bar Harbor on LBI

July 31, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND — On Friday, June 30, the National Weather Service released a report which confirmed an F2 tornado hit High Bar Harbor on Thursday, July 29.

That EF 2 EF2 tornado dropped first in Waretown, NJ near Wells Mills Park and continued on the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...