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

July 28, 2021

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 ...

Eleven Candidates to Vie for Three Barnegat Board of Education Seats

BARNEGAT — Eleven candidates met yesterday's filing deadlines to secure their position on the 2021 general election ballot for the Barnegat Board of Education. Voters will have a wide range of selections to pick from to fill three open seats.

George Fedorczyk, Jr. and Justin Deemer are the only two candidates who currently serve on the board. Both received appointments to ...

New Jersey Is 2021's 3rd Best School System in America: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Joseph Medica Named New Southern Regional High School Principal

STAFFORD — Eric Wilhelm recently retired as the long time Principal of Southern Regional High School in June.

Joseph Medica was named to serve as the new Southern Regional High School Principal at the July 14 Board of Education. Medica has served as an assistant principal for 12 years before stepping into his new role for the 2021-22 school year. Medica was a science teacher at Southern ...

Beach Haven's New Jersey Maritime Museum to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of Andrea Doria Sinking

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Survivors, divers, and historians will gather at the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the S.S. Andrea Doria’s tragic sinking.

As part of the program, the Museum will unveil and blow the Andrea Doria’s foghorn, which was recently salvaged by the crew of New ...

Barnegat School Board Replaces Board Member after Long Term Member Resigns

BARNEGAT - After seven years of service as a Barnegat Township School Board member, David Sherman resigned earlier this month. His remaining colleagues selected Sherman’s replacement last night.

Justin Deemer secured a majority vote last night appointing him to a seat on the local board of education until the 2022 reorganizational meeting. All board members were in attendance, with only ...

Governor Murphy Announces Masks Will Not Be Mandated in NJ Schools in September

TRENTON - Governor Murphy announced Monday, June 28 that masks will not be mandatory in New Jersey's schools in the upcoming academic year, 

Murphy made the announcement during a news conference on COVID-19. He said the change depends on there not being any "dramatic" deterioration in coronavirus trends.

Students were required by state guidance to wear masks in their ...

Award Winners Selected for Barnegat School’s Real Media Contest

BARNEGAT - School may be out, but the public service announcements created by a group of Barnegat students continue to bear significance.

At the suggestion of the Barnegat Communities that Cares group, TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown sponsored a Real Media Contest. A team of judges from CTC’s public relations committee selected the winners.

According to Roberta Rapisardi, M.S.Ed., Senior ...

Barnegat Class of 2021: Some Takeaways from Graduation

BARNEGAT – Those who spoke at Barnegat High School’s graduation ceremony last week left behind messages worth repeating and memorialized.

The weather was perfect as the graduates paraded past the home team side of the bleachers. The dignitaries on stage all wore sunglasses – but the glare they saw included the shining faces moving on to the next chapters in their ...

Barnegat Varsity Basketball Coach Nicolini Now Hired as a Full Time Bengal

BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Varsity Basketball head coach has recently taken a position as a Physical Education teacher at the high school beginning in the fall.

Tammy Nicolini has been a teacher for 23 years and just completed her eighth year as the Barnegat varsity head coach. 

"I am leaving Eagleswood Elementary School after 17 ...


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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 ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

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 ...

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

July 28, 2021

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 ...

Early Morning Car Robbery on LBI Ends in Collision and Arrest

SHIP BOTTOM — There has been reports this spring and summer of a number of vehicle robberies from Long Beach Island.

The Ship Bottom Police Department reported a vehicle stolen early Monday, July 19 in Long Beach Township.

The stolen vehicle was traveling on Route 72 west, hit a road sign and struck several boat trailers and a boat parked at Hochstrasser's Marina.

The ...

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

July 27, 2021

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 ...

2021 Coquina Jam Female Surf Contest Today in Brant Beach

BRANT BEACH -The 13th Annual 2021 Jetty Coquina Jam takes place today, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 68th Street Beach in  Brant Beach. 

There will be a vendor village will include food, beer, cultural sponsors, live music and plenty of Jetty apparel!

100% of the raises funds will benefit female cancer patients through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation ...

Ross Colton Makes A Second LBI Appearance with Stanley Cup at Bird and Betty's

BEACH HAVEN — Robbinsville's Ross Colton helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup scoring the only goal in game five of the finals against the Montreal Canadians. 

Each member of the championship team gets to take the Stanley Cup home for a week. Ross brought the Cup to his hometown of Robbinsville last week. 

On Friday, July 16 Colton visited Long Beach ...


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 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 ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...