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Barnegat Township Committee Meeting Moved to Thursday

July 6, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ - The 2020 New Jersey Primary Elections rescheduled by Executive Order, take place tomorrow and has prompted a local calendar change. Barnegat Township Committee members have postponed their July 7th meeting to Thursday, July 9th at 10:00 am.

The Committee will once again convene in Town Hall without in-person participation from members of the public. Comcast subscribers can watch ...

Gov. Murphy Calls on Feds to Mandate Face Coverings

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP,  NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy called upon the federal government to mandate face coverings at the spread of COVID-19 surge across the United States' Sunbelt.

Murphy said New Jersey is seeing a small spike in cases due to travelers coming into the Garden State from Florida and South Carolina during a Sunday morning interview on "Meet the ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency Another 30 Days, Raises Limit on Outdoor Gatherings to 500

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday that he has extended New Jersey's public health emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus, even though the spread of the disease has slowed significantly by many important measures. For instance, hospitalizations are down 94% from New Jersey's peak and 12% from June 17, and the ...

Murphy: Casinos, Amusement Parks, Museums, Libraries, Among Businesses Set to Open July 2

TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses:

Casinos,
Outdoor amusement parks and water parks,
Museums and libraries,
Indoor recreation, and
Gyms/fitness centers (for individualized ...

Murphy Explains Indoor Dining Pause; Signs Extended Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he signed a three-month $7.6 billion budget extension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic that allows the State to continue spending through September.

Murphy said the three-month gap budget, which authorizes state spending through the extended 2020 state fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30, slashes $1.2 billion in previously authorized ...

NJ State Budget 2020: Key Points to Watch in $7.7 Billion Bill

Special to TAPinto.net. 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.

A nearly $8 billion “mini budget” that covers state operations for another three months is slated for final approval in both houses of the ...

Temporary Injunction Slows Holtec’s Work at Closed Nuclear Plant

LACEY, NJ – Holtec’s decommissioning work of the former Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant has slowed down since the beginning of this month in compliance with a court-ordered mandate. Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr.’s imposition of temporary restraints on Holtec, puts a temporary hold on work - other than that permitted by the Nuclear Regulatory ...

One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Sold at Bay Avenue Farm in Manahawkin Wins Jackpot of $625,590

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — One lucky ticket sold at Bay Avenue Farm, located at 93 East Bay Avenue in Manhawkin matched all five numbers drawn winning the $625,590 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, June 28 drawing.

Check your tickets. The winning numbers were: 01, 06, 17, 19, and 43 and the XTRA number was: 04.

Bay Avenue Farm will ...

Long Beach Township Lowers Speed Limit on Ocean Roads to 15 m.p.h.

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Be careful driving in Long Beach Township. Atlantic Avenue, Beach Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach Township will have a new speed limit of 15 m.p.h. This will replace the current 25 m.p.h. limit.

The new speed limit will go into effect this Tuesday, June 29.  The law will be officially put into effect at today's Board of Commissioners ...

Murphy, DOE Issue School Guidance for School Reopenings in September

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25. 

"Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. As we conclude ...

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Keep Economic Impact Payment Notice with Your Other Tax Records

June 24, 2020

People who receive an Economic Impact Payment this year should keep Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment, with their tax records. This notice provides information about the amount of their payment, how the payment was made and how to report any payment that wasn’t received.

For security reasons, the IRS mails this notice to each recipient’s last known address within 15 days ...

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Letter to the Editor: Local Governments Have Lost the Right to Protect Their Citizens

July 1, 2020

Dear Editor

The June 29 article, "Temporary injunction slows Holtec's work at closed nuclear plant" makes clear that local (and even state) governments have lost the ability to protect their citizens.  Lacey Township's dealings with Holtec are a legitimate assertion of local rights.  But Holtec, Exelon, and/or the shell company that is decommissioning ...

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Recent COVID-19 Transmission Flare-Up Could Hit Pause on NJ's Reopening

July 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  — Newly-released COVID-19 figures that show New Jersey maybe heading in the wrong direction could mean the state will be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s coronavirus press briefing that the rate of ...

Murphy Cutting Back COVID-19 Press Briefings to 3 Days A Week

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s daily coronavirus press briefings, which began in March, will now be held three days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday afternoon. 

“Unless you hear otherwise, and sadly given the world right now in the state of COVID in the country we may shift courses, but we're going to go to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule beginning ...

Gov. Murphy Calls on Feds to Mandate Face Coverings

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP,  NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy called upon the federal government to mandate face coverings at the spread of COVID-19 surge across the United States' Sunbelt.

Murphy said New Jersey is seeing a small spike in cases due to travelers coming into the Garden State from Florida and South Carolina during a Sunday morning interview on "Meet the ...

Barnegat Had Fireworks for July 4th: Just Not Legal Ones

July 5, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ - Local residents were already disappointed when news broke that the Township's annual firework display was moved from the docks to the high school.  Amid the pandemic, they were canceled. Nonetheless, "unofficial" boomers had plenty of animals and humans hovering for shelter last night. Some brush off the loud noise as the "sound of ...

Pilot Rescued from Ocean After Plane Crashes

SURF CITY — On Saturday afternoon a small banner plane crashed into the ocean at 13th Street in Surf City. 

The Surf City Police Department and Patrolmen Costabile and Rible arrived on scene and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean.

Surf City lifeguards, Scott Meggitt and Charles Orborne, went right to work and quickly rescued the pilot and brought ...

Congressman Andy Kim Votes to Pass Justice in Police Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass the Justice in Policing Act, H.R. 7120, a bill that would make critical reforms to America’s law enforcement system in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and a number of other deaths within communities of color by law enforcement personnel. Despite three Republicans supporting the legislation, the Senate will ...

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New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists Recognizes TAPinto Journalists with Three Signature Awards

June 24, 2020

The New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists has recognized three TAPinto publishers for their reporting as a part of their annual NJ-SPJ Signature Awards.    

"I am proud that NJ-SPJ has recognized our publishers for providing objective, independent, truly local news reporting," said TAPinto Publisher and CEO Michael Shapiro.  "As ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., July 6 Update

July 6, 2020

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY — I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July as we celebrated our great county’s Independence Day. Summer’s crowds are now out in force on the roads, beaches, and waters of Southern Ocean County. It is time to look at the local fishing scene.

Recent reports from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association show the offshore tuna fishing ...

NJSIAA Announces Guidelines For Phase I of Return to High School Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA took one step closer to fall sports in 2020, with the release of the Phase I regulations by the NJSIAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Taskforce. 

The task force is chaired by former NJSIAA Executive Committee president Mary Liz Ivins.  She is joined Dr. Jack Kripsak, chair of the NJSIAA Medical Advisory Committee; Dr. Damion Martins, the Jets team ...

Great News! Southern Regional Summer Basketball Camps Registration is Now Open

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Basketball program will again be offering summer basketball camp this summer. 

They are under the direction of former head coach Eric Fierro and current coach John Pampalone. 

Please spread the word so our area youth can have a great summer.  The weeks are July 13 through 16 and July 27 through 30. 

Please click the flyer and ...

Obituaries

Audrey C. Anderson (nee Stutzman), age 69, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2020.  Born ...
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NJ Guitarist & Composer Discusses Scoring for Music Libraries, TV and Film

July 6, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with New Jersey composer and sound designer Louis Gentile about his career creating scores for digital music libraries, television and film productions. Brodeur and Gentile spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gentile has ...

Mosquito Control Important in New Jersey After Mild Winter

June 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — As the phased reopening of New Jersey continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and warming weather, the Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said.

With public health in the spotlight as a result of the pandemic, residents doing ...

Senior Tax Freeze Could Be Cut: And That’s Not All

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Many homeowners in both Barnegat and Ocean Township rely on the Senior Freeze Program to make ends meet. In the past, the Homestead Rebate Program has also  provided tax relief to local property taxpayers. Could both programs be in jeopardy thanks to the pandemic’s negative economic impact on the state?

Both Barnegat and Ocean Township are part of the ...

Townwide Yard Sale Back on Ocean Township’s Calendar

WARETOWN, NJ – Generally speaking, yard sales are a win/win situation for both buyers and sellers. Good news for anyone disappointed that Ocean Township’s Annual Townwide Yard Sale was canceled.  Community leaders just rescheduled the popular event for July 25, 2020.

“This is a free event,” said Deputy Mayor Lydia Dodd. “Homeowners can register to have their ...