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Barnegat School Board: The First Weeks of School

September 25, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ – The first few weeks of school are now behind Barnegat public school students, with many still figuring out their schedules. Whether they are enrolled for hybrid or remote learning, the challenges are some they have never faced.

Opponents of the district’s adaption of a grade banding model lament cannot understand why the reconfiguration was not delayed. Proponents ...

Barnegat Schools To Refinance Bonds at Lower Interest Rate

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education held a public hearing and unanimously adopted an ordinance on Tuesday to refund existing school bonds from 2012. The refund allows the district to secure a lower interest rate for the balance of the remaining principal.

“The original bonds were issued to finance an Energy Savings Project (ESIP) conducted in 2012,” explained Stephen J.

As more teachers stay out of classrooms, schools struggle to find substitutes

Many teachers are retiring, asking for leave or not wanting to go to schools in person amid COVID-19 fears

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

There’s been a shortage of substitute teachers for years, but the ...

Election 2020: A Reason to Wait Until October 7 to Vote

BARNEGAT, NJ -  Voters that want to make sure their vote is counted will be in a hurry to get their mail-in ballots in as soon as possible.  Three Board of Education seats are up for grabs with seven candidates on the ballot.  The Board of Ed is non-partisan - and therefore, no hint of voting along party lines. A Candidates Forum on October 6th offers voters the opportunity to make ...

New Technology Hire Cuts Costs for Ocean Township Schools

WARETOWN, NJ - The Ocean Township Board of Education went into Executive Session last month to discuss a personnel issue.  The public was not present when board members came back to pass a resolution appointing a Director of Technology at an annual salary of $90,000.

The decision could save the district as much as $50,000 in the 2020-2021 school year according to Superintendent of Schools ...

A Different Kind Of School Year Gets Mixed Reviews at Ocean Twp BOE Meeting

WARETOWN, NJ –  The 2020-2021 school year began last week with some Ocean Township students reporting in person and others learning exclusively by remote access.  Board of Education members gave their own assessment of the new start at their meeting on Monday night. They also heard from some parents.

“Mrs. (Sue, BOE Vice President) McDowell and I went to visit both Priff ...

Ocean Township BOE Remains Concerned About Funding Loss

WARETOWN, NJ - The first part of last night’s Ocean Township Board of Education meeting was once again a workshop session.  Mary Ann Friedman from the New Jersey School Board Association presented an overview of the local board’s role in budgets and finances within the district. The subject matter will prove to be critical as the year progresses.

Board members admitted to ...

Ocean Township BOE Meeting: No Open Chat Tonight

WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean Township Board of Education meets tonight at the Priff School. Those not able to make it in person have until 5:00 pm today to submit questions or comments to boe@otsdk6.org.

Tonight’s meeting is available realtime by Zoom at 6:15 pm.  Directions are on the district’s website and can accessed by the link ...

Barnegat BOE Candidate Forum Set for October 6th

BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat voters eager to have their votes counted may want to wait until at least October 7th to submit their mail-in ballots.  TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown will host a candidates’ forum on October 6th featuring the seven individuals seeking to fill three open Board of Education positions.

The forum, which will be held in person at Barnegat High School, begins at ...

A Letter from the Barnegat Superintendent of Schools

TapIntoBarnegat/Waretown is pleased to share this letter from the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Latwis

Dear Barnegat Township School District Family, 

  One week into the 2020/21 school year, and I can honestly say I’ve never been prouder to be a Bengal. Seeing students, teachers, and staff back in our schools is something that was sorely missed.  Even ...

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Human Services Opens Applications Monday for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

September 21, 2020

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

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St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

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NJ’s COVID Outbreak on Upswing ‘In Large Part’ Due to Ocean County, Says Murphy

September 29, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in the Jersey Shore county and the state will deploy 20 contact ...

NJ fights new flare-ups as CDC yanks COVID advisory

Health commissioner, others concerned about Lakewood

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

“It scares me.” Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles says, he feels scared because Ocean and Monmouth counties logged more than 730 ...

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

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 ...

Construction Accident on Bayview Avenue in Brant Beach: Two Workers Transported to Hospitals

September 24, 2020

BRANT BEACH — Reports came in on Thursday morning about a construction site accident on 61st Street and Bayview Avenue in Brant Beach.  A home was being renovated when an accident took place in upper floor addition. Two workers were injured. The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. 

The two workers were sent to area trauma centers as a precaution. The extent of the ...

Barnegat Police to Institute Precision Policing Model

BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat Police Department once again made it to the top of the list as far as low crime rate last year in Ocean County. The local agency and Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain have every intention of keeping it that way.

Germain took to Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and announced that the department had decided to adopt a precision policing model. Those who missed ...

Breaking News: Injuries in Accident in Ship Bottom

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. 

 

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 1

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

48th Annual LBI Commemorative 18 Mile Run

Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

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Thu, October 1, 6:00 PM

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

Become a Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate

Education Giving Back Other

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Thu, October 1, 6:00 PM

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

Parenting After

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Human Services Opens Applications Monday for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

September 21, 2020

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

Three Southern Regional Senior Field Hockey Players Set to Compete in College

September 20, 2020

STAFFORD — Southern Regional Field Hockey coach Jen Lombardo-Adams has three seniors all set for college before their final high school season begins.

Southern Regional Director of Athletics Chuck Donohue Jr. recently released some info about three senior athletes setting to compete at the intercollegiate level in the Fall of 2021.

Kacey Kubarewicz on her commitment to continue ...

Manahawkin's Mike Gesicki Has Best Game of NFL Career in Tough Loss

MIAMI — Former Southern Regional and Penn State star football player Mike Gesicki had a great day on the field for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.

Gesicki had 8 catches for 130 yards and scored a touchdown in a tough 31-28 loss to AFC East Division opponent Buffalo Bills.  Gesicki averaged 16.1 yards per catch and one was an incredible one handed grab. 

This was ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 19 Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

Obituaries

Jan 30, 1939 - Aug 26, 2020
Nancy (Venitucci) Manley, age 81, of Bourne, MA, formerly of Cedar Grove, NJ, passed away in her ...
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There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

September 29, 2020

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

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 ...