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Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies Will Help Southern Ocean County Parents Save Money This Summer

August 9, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Most kids probably are not ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the state has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August 27 to September 5. The tax holiday applies to many school ...

Lighthouse Christian Academy Annual Golf Outing Set for September 14

STAFFORD - Lighthouse Christian Academy Annual Golf Outing will be held on September 14, 2022, at 
The Vineyard National Golf Course at Renault Winery.

To sign up to play or become a sponsor please check here. 

Lighthouse Christian is an excellent school for students in preschool to grade eight located in Manahawkin.

LCA is a Christian-Centered Private School ...

Ten Candidates to Vie for Five Barnegat BOE Seats

BARNEGAT, NJ – The Ocean County Clerk’s Office has released the unofficial list naming ten candidates for five open Barnegat Township Board of Education seats.

Many of those running for office are either past or present members of the Board of Education. Voters will be able to choose from seven candidates for three-year terms of office. Three individuals have put their names in the ...

Waretown Historical Society Hosting Fridays at the Museum Events All Summer

WARETOWN - The Waretown Historical is hosting Friday's at the Museum meetings. The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum is open from 1-3 p.m every Friday, from now through August.  Each program is held at the museum and begins around 1 p.m.  All are free, with no registration required.  There will be time afterward for questions and tours.

If you have any ...

Barnegat BOE Approves Shift of Principals and More

BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Township Board of Education announced personnel changes last night, including a number of administrative reassignments. Salaries are noted where available.

Josh Toddings, who most recently served as the principal of the Cecil S. Collins School, takes on the role of middle school principal come this September. As the Russell O. Brackman Middle School head, Toddings ...

Barnegat Township’s PreK Program Receives Highest Rank from State

BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat Township School District is celebrating a top tier rating of its Pre-K program.  The rating comes from Grow NJ Kids, a state-sponsored initiative to raise the quality of early learning and child care throughout the state.

“We are thrilled,” said Jennifer Froehlich, Principal of the Lillian M. Dunfee School, which exclusively houses the Pre-K ...

Southern Ocean Chamber hosts Grow with Google Summer School

LBI REGION,  NJ - For those who are looking to change roles or who are assisting with the transition into new employment, the regional chamber's next Summer School session has been planned to take on those challenges.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, along with their affiliate charitable organization SOCA, announce their July 27 summer school event as part of their ...

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Booker, Kim Discuss On P.O.I.N.T Program with Ocean County Police Departments and Medical Professionals

August 9, 2022

STAFFORD – On Monday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ-03) joined the Stafford Police Department, Bright Harbor Health Care, and seven area police departments to highlight the On P.O.I.N.T. program, which provides on-site social workers for police departments to address the high volume of mental health, substance abuse, and social service-related calls and ...

Waretown Fire Safely Removes Vehicle that Struck Lunch Box on 9 on Wednesday, August 3

WARETOWN, NJ - On Wednesday, August 3, the Waretown Fire Department was dispatched to Lunch Box on 9, located at 542 Rt.9 in Waretown due to a motor vehicle collision into the building.

When the fire department arrived, they located a vehicle that had struck the front of the business causing damage and shifting of a load bearing wall.

"Waretown firefighters and members of the Ocean ...

Christopher Gregor Indicted for Murder in Son's Death

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on July 19 that Christopher Gregor, 30, of Monroe Township, was indicted for murder July 19 in connection with the death of his 6-year-old son last April.

The father and his son, Corey Micciolo, were living in Barnegat Township at the time in Atlantic Heights. The youngster was a student at the Cecil Collins Elementary ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, August 11, 12:00 AM

Ship Bottom Waterfront Park, Ship Bottom

Ship Bottom Thursday Summer Concert Series

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Sat, August 13, 12:00 AM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

Barnegat Dock Concerts Every Saturday

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Mon, August 15

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2021-22 Southern Regional High School Wrestlers Honored by Stafford Township Council

August 10, 2022

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Council honored a number of community teams at its August 9 meeting.  

Mayor Myhre and the Stafford Town Council honored the 2021-2022 South Jersey Group 5 Championship team.  

 

 

Coach Donohue Interview with Rob Davis: Southern Regional High School Preseason Football Report

STAFFORD - Recently Southern Regional Football Coach Chuck Donohue Sr. sat down for a lengthy interview with Rob Davis on the Shore Football Report. 

This video was a preview of the 2022 Southern Regional Ram Football season. It also was a chance to hear from Coach Donohue reflect on his many successes in his over 50 year coaching career.

The interview concludes with Davis ...

Professional LAX League Team Coming to New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced.

In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; Charlotte, NC; Elmira, NY; Hampton Roads, VA; New England (Manchester, Springfield); and ...

NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS PROVIDES FREE SMART THERMOSTATS TO CUSTOMERS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR Committed to Helping Customers Lower Energy Bills

August 9, 2022

WALL, NJ – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) announced it has teamed with Google and Energy Federation Inc. (EFI) for a third year in a row to provide the Google Nest Thermostat at no cost* to NJNG’s over half a million residential customers, helping households save energy and money.

As New Jersey residents are impacted by increasing energy costs, this offer reinforces NJNG’s ...

Local Crafters and Creators Day at Reynolds on Saturday

STAFFORD - Reynolds Garden Shop is hosting its First Annual Local Crafters & Creators Day! Join us in celebrating some amazing local crafters and creators that will be at Reynolds showcasing their handicrafts.

You’ll find locally crafted jewelry, clothing, pottery, and more. We’ll have many giveaways, sales, and promotions during the event so be sure to stop by! Come and listen ...

Barnegat Voters to Consider Prohibiting Signs on Public Property

August 10, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ -  This election could be the last time that local residents will see signs of any type placed on public property within the municipality.

At the most recent Barnegat Township committee meeting, the governing body passed a resolution authorizing the Ocean County Clerk to place a non-binding referendum on the November 8th  General Election Ballot.

The public question ...

Ten Candidates to Vie for Five Barnegat BOE Seats

BARNEGAT, NJ – The Ocean County Clerk’s Office has released the unofficial list naming ten candidates for five open Barnegat Township Board of Education seats.

Many of those running for office are either past or present members of the Board of Education. Voters will be able to choose from seven candidates for three-year terms of office. Three individuals have put their names in the ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

The Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...