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Gov. Murphy, First Lady Cancel Events, Enter Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

October 21, 2020

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, entered a voluntary self-quarantine Wednesday afternoon after a senior staff member - who the governor was in close proximity to Saturday - tested positive for coronavirus. 

Murphy unexpectedly left a press briefing Wednesday at midday in Camden County, after learning of his exposure to the individual - whose ...

With Cases Rising, NJ Hospitals Prepare For What’s Ahead

Masks, gowns and other supplies are stockpiled, but some worry about staffing levels amid a national COVID-19 surge.

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No one anticipates the same surge of patients that flooded hospitals ...

Bars, Restaurants Given Expansion on Liquor Permits as COVID Climb Continues

NEW JERSEY — Bar and restaurant owners across New Jersey will be able to toast this week to the latest expansion on liquor license permits - initially triggered to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic while serving outdoors. 

“For many of our residents having the ability to serve liquor to their customers beyond their normal premises has been meaningful. In ...

Stafford Police Arrest 78 Year Old Stafford Man for Possessing 100 Bags of Heroin

October 22, 2020

STAFFORD — The Stafford Township Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit concluded an extensive narcotics investigation with the arrest of 78 year old Allen Poplawski, Poplawski lives on Whitecap Avenue in the Ocean Acres section of Stafford. The arrest took place on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at approximately 7:50 PM.

The Stafford Police reported on Thurday that ...

Barnegat Police Arrest Driver, Recover Gun and Drugs

BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Police officers and members of the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) arrested a driver last night after discovering both a handgun and cocaine in his possession.

Members of the CRU were in conducting an investigation in the area of Bowline Street. They observed a black Jeep driving recklessly and nearly striking several vehicles.

Hakeem Smith, 31, of Potamic Avenue was ...

Barnegat Police: On the Road to Building Community Relationships

BARNEGAT, NJ – The national news may be overrun with stories about negative interactions between law enforcement and everyday people.  However, that doesn’t appear to be the case in Barnegat, where local officials continue to enhance already exemplary policies and procedures.

Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain took over to lead the department just a few years ago. He ...

Marty Weber is Not Your Ordinary Conservative

October 21, 2020

People are complicated. Each of us has different faces that we show to people in our lives. There is the person we show to our business associates and another that we show to our neighbors and friends and another that we share only with our families and those that we love.

Take me for example. I am many things. First, I am a loving father whose children are the most important thing in the ...

Blueclaws Baseball enters new era at the Jersey Shore

October 22, 2020

Ocean County, NJ- On Thursday evening, on the beach of Asbury Park, the management of local minor league Philadelphia Phillies Single A affiliate made some game changing announcements with the help of their iconic mascot Buster and the world renown Phillies Phanatic. In addition to Shore Town Baseball's managing partner Art Matin and BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti announcing that they ...

Jillian Jankowski Leads Barnegat to 5-0 Soccer Victory Over Lakewood

BARNEGAT — Jillian Jankowski scored two goals to lead Barnegat to a 5-0 victory over Lakewood Tuesday afternoon. Isabel Guiro had a goal and an assist. Hayley Jankowski and Brianna Matos also chipped in with a goal.  Erin Breyta had two assists and Ashley Pringle had one. 

Barnegat's record improves to 5-1-1 on the ...

Barnegat Comes From Behind to Defeat Central 10-7

BARNEGAT — It was the big day to unveil the new turf field at Barnegat High School. Coach Rob Davis' Bengals disappoint as Barnegat recorded a 10-7 victory over Central Regional on Saturday afternoon.

Nik DiLeo scored on a six-yard touchdown run with three seconds left in the third quarter gave Barnegat the winning points.  Both Barnegat and Central were undefeated ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief Senior Freeze Deadline November 2

October 21, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

Meet Township Committee Candidates: Cirulli and Marte

October 10, 2020


My name is Alfonso “Al” Cirulli and I am aa lifetime Republican, seeking reelection to a seat on the Barnegat Township Committee.  I was appointed to an unexpired term in December of 2015 and was subsequently voted in two three-year terms to serve our local government. 

I place God, my family and country as the primary focuses in my ...


Sep 19, 1953 - Oct 15, 2020
Ann Marie Brunner, age 67, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020. She was born in the Bronx, ...
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NJ Native Television Editor Discusses Career and Adapting to Change During Pandemic

October 23, 2020

ORLANDO, FL -- Caldwell, New Jersey native Dave Ammirata reflected on the past decade working with high-profile media clients at East Main Media. After graduating from Duquesne University, Ammirata was hired as an assistant editor and engineer in 2011 and has since become an indispensable member of the EMM team.

"When I think about when I came and met with you the first ...

NJ family grows ‘giant’ 850-pound pumpkin to compete in multi-state competition

October 6, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the spirit of kicking off the fall season, Mayor Al Morgan approves the Pilley pumpkin as the community's BIGGEST pumpkin ever!

New Providence resident Doug Pilley, along with his brother John and son Knevin, grew a “giant pumpkin” in their backyard, estimated to be around 850 pounds, to enter into a multi-state annual weighted competition in Ridgefield, ...