Government

June 17, 2019

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN - When your babies are safely tucked away in bed, it’s the last thing you want to hear. That said, it could be noise levels deprived you of some well-needed slumber. You have to wonder. Aren’t there noise ordinances in place? Truth be told, both Barnegat and Waretown ordinances ...

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STAFFORD - Barnegat and Waretown residents are able to obtain free Narcan at the CVS at 955 West Bay Avenue in Barnegat. The New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced that beginning this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, New Jersey residents will be able to obtain FREE Naloxone (Narcan) throughout ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a campaign encouraging taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup now to make sure they are having the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for 2019. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in December 2017, changed the ...

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WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Recreation Department is holding a summer camp program for students entering grades K-6 in September 2019. Mr. Brett Cunningham is the camp director. The camp takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  The camp hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Some of ...

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WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School. Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was ...

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SURF CITY - History remembers it as the “Longest Day” – D-Day, June 6, 1944, the beginning of the end for Hitler’s “1,000-Year Reich.” Historian Cornelius Ryan wrote the first definitive account of the landings. According to him, an American general made a prediction on the morning of the ...

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TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Jonathan Price, 41, of Manahawkin, and Scott Cowan, 57, of Demarest, were both arrested and charged with Second Degree Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property (Funds) Received in ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.  - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN - The Barnegat American Legion Post 232 has a parade scheduled this morning. Lineup begins at 9 a.m at the Birdsall Street firehouse; the parade starts at 10 a.m.  The Beach Haven Community Arts Program and the VFW Barnegat Light Post 3729 and Beach Haven borough will honor those ...

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STAFFORD - On Wednesday of this week, Southern Regional High School students and ROTC cadets planted flags on the lawn of the school. Each flag is dedicated to a service member killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. 6,997 flags were planted. Three of those flags represent Southern Regional High School ...

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WARETOWN -  The Ocean Township Founder's Day is this Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Priff Elementary School, 139 Wells Mills Road, Waretown. The Day's Events Include: Free Childrens Inflatable Rides Trackless Train  Over 130 Craft, Business and ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township Recreation will again be having their Barnegat Dock Concerts this summer.  The first concert will be this Saturday, May 25 ar 7 p.m. The last concert will  take place on Pirates Day, Saturday, September 7.

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STAFFORD - Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove today joined in a celebration of the successful completion of the reconstruction of the Old Causeway Bridge and the rehabilitation of Hilliards Thorofare Bridge – part of the Route 72 Manahawkin ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local ...

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WARETOWN - Township of Ocean Municipal Alliance is presenting a Community Movie Night featuring "Ralph Breaks the Internet" on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8 p.m.  There will also be a Touch-A-Truck party at 7 p.m.  http://www.twpoceannj.gov/notices/June-28th-M-A-Drive-in-Movie.pdf The event ...

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WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean is offering Door-to-Door Mall Bus Trips on the fourth Friday of most months this year. Please note there a couple of Thursday trips.  Cost:  $9.00 per person per trip.  No refunds.  Space is limited to 12 people. Residents: Call Michele (609) 693-3302 x 221 to ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township Recreation will again be having their Barnegat Dock Concerts this summer.  The first concert will be on Saturday, May 25 ar 7 p.m. The last concert will  take place on Pirates Day, Saturday, September 7.

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BARNEGAT and WARETOWN - A Tornado Watch is in effect in our area until 9 p.m.  The Watch includes the following areas: Mercer County is Central Jersey. Ocean, Atlantic, Burlington and Cape May counties in South Jersey. This is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are ...

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BARNEGAT - A prayer vigil for the nation will be held in front of Town Hall on Thursday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Township Chamber of Commerce is holding a town wide yard sale tomorrow, Saturday April 27 beginning at 9 a.m. There is NO RAIN DATE for this one day yard sale event. It will be held rain or shine. The town wide yard sale is sponsored by the Barnegat Chamber of Commerce, ...

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TOMS RIVER - Longtime Republican political boss George C. Gilmore was convicted on Wednesday of three federal tax charges. Gilmore's imprint has had heavy impact on Stafford Township politics in the past 30 years.  A federal jury in Trenton found the 70-year-old Gilmore guilty of three of the ...

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WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Recreation Department is holding a summer camp program for students entering grades K-6 in September 2019. Mr. Brett Cunningham is the camp director. The camp takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  The camp hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Some of ...

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TRENTON - District NIne lawmakers Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have introduced legislation, S-3352/A-5088, that aims to mandate wage garnishment and participation in enforced community service for certain criminal defendants who fail to ...

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STAFFORD — Officials reopened the second lane of Route 72 westbound on the repaired Old Causeway Bridge this past week. The New Jersey Department of Transportation's statement said that although the lane is reopened, it's contractor will occasionally close a single lane for final paving. That ...

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WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean is holding their 17th Annual Town Wide Clean Up Weekend on June 14 and 15.   The Clean Up is sponsored by the Environmental Commission. Items must be brought to the Waretown Lake at 182 Wells Mills Road, Waretown Fri., June 14, 2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat., ...

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TRENTON – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that as of today, April 1, NJ Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization before patients can access medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction -- removing a barrier to care and allowing Medicaid ...

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Speaking out against yet another attempt to rig the State Budget process, the 9th District legislative delegation announced that they will continue to oppose legislation (S-3587/A-5210) that would establish the Trenton Capital City Aid Program, which would provide at least $10 million in each State ...

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BARNEGAT -  Barnegat Township released informatoin for it's citizens on Monday.  Reminder: Clean Communities: Residents are asked to keep their property and streets litter free. Barnegat Township is a Bay Front Community and it is important to remember that everything that goes in the rain ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy has announced $22.5 million in proposed new investments to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including new funding for individuals diagnosed with both developmental disabilities and mental health conditions. “Our budget will provide critical ...

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  IRS: Be vigilant against phone scams Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list continues WASHINGTON — As the April filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money ...

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