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Barnegat Businesses Gear Up for Scarecrow Decorating Contest

September 10, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat Recreation Department is ushering in the fall season with the help of local business owners. The inaugural year of the “Business Scarecrow Tour Contest” starts October 17 and ends on October 30.

Businesses taking part in the contest will display a scarecrow of their own creation in front of their establishments.  The Barnegat Recreation ...

Pirates Won’t Dock in Barnegat This Year

BARNEGAT, NJ – Pirates Day, always a favorite between locals and visitors, has been called off this year.  Captain Kidd’s descendants did not dock due to inclement weather a couple of years ago. The 2020 Annual Event is cancelled this year as regular buccaneers evaluate the threat of too many masked attendees walking the streets.

As legend has it, the notorious Captain Kidd ...

Arts & Tourism Taking Action to Keep New Jersey Culture Alive

NEW JERSEY —  Arts and tourism covers some of our state's beloved assets. ArtPride NJ and the NJ Tourism Industry Association has put the call out to remind the Murphy Administration that even with a limited budget, appropriations for the upcoming 2021 should be retained. In February when Governor Murphy presented a full twelve-month budget for FY21, it marked the ...

Chevy Lopez Band Performing Today at the 68th Street Beach in Brant Beach

BRANT BEACH — The Chevy Lopez Band is leading afternoon music on the beach in Brant Beach this afternoon (Sunday, August 23).

The band will be performing from 1 to 3 p.m. at the 68th Street Beach in Long Beach Township.

Please remember to social distance and face masks are required (only) on the 68th St walkway to the beach.  A Beach Badge is also required to enter the beach.

New Fund launched to Help New Jersey’s Arts and Culture Industry Survive COVID-19

A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching gift of $1 million from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) to help kick start ...

Fantasy Island Amusement Park Providing Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

BEACH HAVEN - The Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven is inviting everyone to celebrate Labor Day with theirend of summer Fireworks Spectacular!  

An amazing display of fireworks will light up the Beach Haven sky on Sunday, September 6 at 9:00pm between 7th & 8th streets.  Guests are welcome to join others viewers in the park to view the show where social ...


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Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

Breaking News: Injuries in Accident in Ship Bottom

September 18, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM — 11:40 a.m. Police cars and an ambulance are currently on eastbound Route 72 in Ship Bottom between Central Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. The accident is near the WaWa. 

Police are diverting traffic north or south onto Barnegat Boulevard.

TAPinto will update as more information becomes available. 


Route 539 Still Closed North of Route 72 Due to Deadly Crash

STAFFORD — Route 539, north of Route 72 in Stafford has been closed for hours after a deadly truck and auto collision between Route 72 and Harry Wright Blvd according to the New Jersey News Netwrok. 

A dump truck and auto collided.  Police report that one person has died. The name of the victim has not been released.  The Asbury Park Press reported this afternoon that a ...

Barnegat Chief Formally Announces Hiring of Patrolman Peragine

BARNEGAT, NJ -   News that the Barnegat Township Committee approved the hiring of a new officer came by way of official resolution.  This year the application process was extremely competitive. Barnegat resident Joseph Peragine made it to the top of the list and heads to the academy on September 18th.

Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain formally introduced Patrolman ...

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September 9, 2020

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Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 8 Update

September 7, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Labor Day weekend has just passed in Southern Ocean County, and many vacationers are heading home. The fishing however, continues to be red-hot with action good in the bay, in the surf, and for boaters in the ocean.

The head-boat “Miss Beach Haven” has been scoring well for its anglers on the inshore artificial reefs. Max the first mate, reports ...


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Nancy (Venitucci) Manley, age 81, of Bourne, MA, formerly of Cedar Grove, NJ, passed away in her ...
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50 Years After the Death of Jimi Hendrix: New Book Explores the Musical Legacy of the Legendary Guitarist

September 18, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA -- Corey Washington, educator and author of Jimi Hendrix: Black Legacy (A Dream Deferred), recently appeared on TAPintoTV, speaking with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his book, as well as the life and music of Jimi Hendrix, who passed away 50 years ago today.

Brodeur and Washington spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which ...

Amid the Pandemic: What Ocean County Pets Want You to Know

September 15, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – If animals could talk, they might offer a different viewpoint on their experiences amid the pandemic. Many would brag they enjoyed more encounters with their humans. A whole host of former occupants of Ocean County animal shelters would likely credit COVID-19 with connecting them with fur-ever homes and families.

 “The two Ocean County Animal Facilities ...