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Latino-Owned Businesses Revenues Outpaced Non-Latino-Owned Firms in 2020-21, According to Biz2Credit’s Annual Study

October 16, 2021

NATIONAL/NEW JERSEY – Average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses ($258,251) in 2020-21 was $82,535 lower than their revenues the previous year ($340,787), a 24.2% decline, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study. The analysis also found that average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses was $45,435 greater than for non-Latino-owned companies ...

Five Tips to Prevent Internet Theft and Other Cybercrimes During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021)

RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.

In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern way for businesses to enable their customers to prove their identities with just a phone, ...

Area Businesses Rally to Help Family in Need

STAFFORD — Back in mid-August, TAPinto reported that Mike Rank, a local businessman was on a mission to help a family in need. This time he developed a masterful plan to see the mission accomplished in Stafford Township.

Mike met Stafford resident Alan Litt and was intrigued when he heard his story earlier this summer. 

21 years ago, Alan went out to dinner with a few ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Women in Business meets at Hotel LBI September 28

LBI REGIOIN — Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce rounds out September with their Women In Business set at Hotel LBI in on W8th Street in Ship Bottom beginning at 10am. Plan for a morning of networking and information hosted by Area Sales Director Liz Santoro and the Hotel LBI Management Team.

Get in the swing for fall and holidays plans, as the hosts presents private tours of ...

Manahawkin Elks Makes Wonderful Donation to Compassion Cafe

BEACH HAVEN — On Monday, August 30, the staff at Compassion Café had a number of special visitors at their coffee and breakfast shop in Beach Haven.

A number of leaders from the Manahawkin Elks stopped by to present a generous donation of $2,500.00 to the Café. 

The Manahawkin Elks has over 650 members, and they focus on providing community service and ...

Paving the Way for Future Leaders: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore to Honor and Recognize Phenomenal Role Models on Sept. 22

FARMINGDALE, NJ (Aug. 19, 2021) – Girl Scouts will celebrate, recognize and honor eight Jersey Shore women, four from Ocean County, for their accomplishments at work and in the community at its annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event on Sept. 22 in Farmingdale.

“Our Jersey Shore community is home to many remarkable women,” said Eileen Higgins, chief executive officer of Girl ...

Big Barlow’s BBQ Closing Its Doors Due to Rise in Meat Prices & Employee Shortages

BARNEGAT, NJ - After a tough year and a half for restaurants and small businesses, Big Barlow's BBQ will be closing its doors when they run out of food this week.

Owner, Chris Barlow said "due to the influx in meat prices and shortages on staff we have no control over this."

This is not the end of Big Barlow's BBQ though. He will still offer catering and get back to ...

After 90 Years as a Family Business, Tuckerton Lumber Company Under New Ownership

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — After 90 years of a family legacy, Tuckerton Lumber Company has officially sold to a new ownership group. 

Tuckerton Lumber Company announced on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 that they were officially changing hands. 

Their Facebook post read:

90 years. It seems like a long time, but ask our mom, and she’ll say it went by in the blink of an ...


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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Glen Rock Man Remains Found in Water Off Barnegat Light

October 16, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A four-day search, which spanned from Glen Rock to the Jersey shore, ended tragically when the US Coast Guard recovered the remains of Kiariff Alston, a 26-year-old Glen Rock man, in the water off Barnegat Light, about two miles off the coast of Island Beach State Park, according to police.

Alston of Harristown Road was reported missing by his family in the ...

The Origin of Hoofy’s Fall Fest: You’ll Want to Be There for Its Return

BARNEGAT, NJ – October traditionally brings in its share of festival celebrations throughout the state. However, few come with the bittersweet origins of Hoofy’s Fall Fest scheduled for October 23rd from 11am – 7pm at 11 Birdsall Street.

Barnegat Patrolman Alex Hoffman was just 40 years old when he died suddenly in October 2019. While his death was unrelated to his service to ...

Jaiden Brown Wins 2021 Larry Dunfee Memorial Award

STAFFORD - Running back Jaiden Brown was announced the winner of the 2021 Larry Dunfee Most Valuable Player Award. 

Dunfee was a Stafford Township Police Officer who lost his life on duty a number of years ago. Dunfee also was a Southern graduate and played football for the Rams. 

Southern lost a tough 21-14 battle to Middletown South on Friday night at Southern.  The ...

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Please Vote for Charlie Cunliffe and Marty Weber Barnegat Township Committee

October 13, 2021

Marty and I have run an issues-based non-partisan campaign for Barnegat Township Committee.

We ask for Republicans, Independents, and Democrats to vote for us ...a vote for change!


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Latest Updates on the LBI Fishing Classic That Runs Until December 12

October 17, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Despite rough surf conditions caused by a nasty northeaster, the 67th annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic opened up on Saturday, October 9, and already has three entries on the board.

The Classic offers cash prizes for striped bass, bluefish, kingfish, and red drum. The first entries of 2021

were all kingfish, taken on fresh bloodworms. Topping the chart at this point ...

Southern Defeats Undefeated Central 17-14 in Boyd-Emmert Classic

BAYVILLE - The Southern Regional football team got back to winning after two recent close losses to Manalapan and Middletown South.

Friday night's victory was a solid win over previously undefeated Central Regional 17-14.

Jaiden Brown ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns and Jaden Anthony kicked a 22-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter for the Rams. Southern's ...

Bivins Four Touchdowns Propel the Bengals Back into the Winning Column

POINT PLEASANT -Jojo Bivins scored all four of his team’s touchdowns, as Barnegat returns to winning with a 27-7 victory over Point Beach. The Bengals had loss three straight contests. Their record improves to 4-3 on the season.

Barnegat led 14-0 at the half.  Point Pleasant Beach scored in the fourth quarter to make the score 14-7 on a   Joe Beley touchdown pass to Andrew ...


Agatha A. Marchese (nee Chabala), age 84, of Manahawkin, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at ...
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Ocean Township Halloween House Decorating Contest

October 11, 2021

WARETOWN — The Township of Ocean is holding its annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.  All homes interested in the competition must submit a registration form via email or dropping off at the Township Clerk's office.


 A voting link will be placed on the Township website. Voting is October 23-31. 

For all the information and registration forms, please ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...