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Mayor and Committee Table Tax Abatement Resolution

October 11, 2019

WARETOWN, NJ – It was a civics lesson worthy of classroom discussion. From all appearances, a majority of two planned to reestablish an ordinance allowing a five-year tax abatement in select circumstances. Instead, after listening to local residents, the Ocean Township Committee unanimously voted to table the proposed resolution.

As Mayor Ben LoParo thanked the gathering of over 100 ...

Concerned Citizen Calls Board of Ed’s Budgetary Worries a “Myth”

WARETOWN, NJ – The Township of Ocean has yet another “concerned citizen” on the issue of whether the Township Committee should be able to grant tax relief to properties that include residential development. Recently, the Board of Education passed a resolution against proposed abatements saying the district is already facing the prospect of reduced state aid.  Additionally, ...

Maximillian Foundation Donates to Barnegat Schools MIST Program

BARNEGAT, NJ – Without question, addiction at any age represents much more than a local issue. While a great deal of time and money is spent on recovery, one Ocean County non-profit organization believes in a different approach.  With that in mind, the Maximillian Foundation just donated to the Barnegat School district for the second consecutive year in a row.

 Founded in ...

Barnegat School Board Candidates Set to Debate

BARNEGAT, NJ – All eight Barnegat School Board candidates vying for three open seats have agreed to debate the issues on October 28, 2019.  The forum is sponsored by TapINTOBarnegatWaretown and will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.

The candidates will each have an opportunity to present opening and closing statements. The event is scheduled for 6:30 pm at Barnegat High ...

Barnegat Schools Start off the Year with Student Recognition

BARNEGAT, NJ -  Last year, the Barnegat School District introduced the UPstander initiative. Although classes just started back in session weeks ago, the tradition continues. At the September Board of Education meeting, a student from each of Barnegat’s six schools received special recognition.

Barnegat Schools rewards UPstander recognition to students who are considered altruistic.

Southern Hosts Marching Band Competition: Barnegat Wins Awards

MANAHAWIN, NJ - The Barnegat High School Bengals Marching Band and entourage didn’t have to travel far for their most recent competition. The Southern Regional High School Golden Rams hosted its 27th Annual "Sounds of the Shore" Tournament of Bands on its home turf. And, the Bengals walked away with more than one award.

A total of eleven bands took center stage and performed ...

Barnegat Board of Education Candidates to Debate in October

BARNEGAT, NJ – Eight Board of Education candidates are signed up for three open seats in the upcoming local school board elections. No doubt prospective voters want to know where each of the candidates stands on the issues facing the Barnegat School District. In October, all eight have the opportunity to participate in a debate soon to be scheduled at Barnegat High ...

Local Barnegat Authorities Already Concerned about School Children Vaping

BARNEGAT, NJ – President Trump’s announcement that his administration recognizes the dangers of vaping surely hits home. It’s something the Barnegat Police Department and the Superintendent of Schools have already joined forces to fight. Unfortunately, vaping represents a severe issue among school-aged children.

Meanwhile, there’s something even more alarming.

Why This Jersey Shore School Nurse Went to Summer Camp

WARETOWN, NJ – For more than a decade, Colleen Nauta, RN has encouraged select students and staff to sign up for Camp Nejeda in Stillwater, New Jersey. This past summer, Nauta decided it was her turn to enjoy the camp experience.  Nauta can’t say enough about the positive interactions she saw during just that one week.

Nauta is the school nurse for the Frederic A. Priff ...

Rutgers' Gun Violence Research Center to Study School Building Design, Other Topics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Addressing the national call for research on the causes of firearm violence, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University announced Monday it is launching eight new studies on gun violence and prevention.

The research, led by faculty members from across Rutgers University, will explore correlations between mental health care spending ...


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The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

October 9, 2019

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 13, 10:30 AM

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

47th Annual LBI Commemorative 18 Mile Run Sunday ...



Mon, October 14, 2:00 PM

Barnegat Community/Recreation Center, Barnegat

Sixth Annual Columbus Day Blood Drive


Fri, October 18, 10:00 AM

Ocean Twp Community Center, Waretown

Township of Ocean Flu/Pneu Clinic

Government Health & Wellness

Targeted Medicaid Benefit Provides Family Planning Services to Individuals Not Previously Covered Under Medicaid

October 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced a new family planning benefit program for women and men with incomes that are higher than traditional Medicaid eligibility. 

The benefit, called Plan First, provides coverage for birth control, the HPV vaccine, family planning-related lab testing, and other ...

Candidate Statement for George Fedorczyk for Barnegat School Board

October 4, 2019

This coming Election Day Barnegat residents will have the opportunity to choose from eight candidates to fill three open seats on the school board. After much thought and discussion with family and friends I have decided it is time to become more involved and play a bigger role in the success of our community. I am running for one of the three seats in this year’s school board ...


Marie Eve Conroy (nee Jones), age 79 of Manahawkin NJ, passed away on Thursday, October 3, ...
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Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...