Government

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Planning Board last night reviewed and approved plans for the township’s revamped municipal complex. Township officials have already authorized demolishment of the old public works building to clear the way for the new site of the local government offices. Construction ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy took some time in announcing that pools could open for the summer. Like other parts of the state, residents in both Barnegat and Ocean Township welcomed the news. Many began the steps to comply with New Jersey’s COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards. So, how ...

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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 ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Like everyone else, there's a good chance that local Barnegat officials looked forward to dining away from the confines of their home. Governor Murphy's directive allowing for outside dining proved to be a welcome opportunity. Three of the local representatives were recently spotted ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - At this month’s Township Committee meeting, local officials approved the purchase of two new trucks.  Both vehicles are replacements and will be assigned to the Department of Public Works. The Committee first authorized the purchase of a new Roll Off Truck with a snowplow through ...

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WARETOWN, NJ -  Ocean Township eateries found themselves faced with a slight obstacle when Governor Phil Murphy said outdoor dining could start on June 15. The township’s existing code prohibited it. Township committee members quickly set up a special meeting and passed a resolution allowing ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean Township Committee goes virtual tomorrow night at 7pm for their June business meeting.  At that time, local officials should announce plans to resume committee meetings in person. Tomorrow’s agenda can be found on the Township website and begins with a discussion ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - At yesterday’s Township Committee meeting, Barnegat official passed a resolution opposing  A-4175, the “New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act.”  The legislation calls for the issuance of $5B in bonds to respond “to the fiscal exigencies caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The bill ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Throughout the country, protests of outrage began after the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota. The world watched in horror as a policeman pressed down on Floyd’s neck even after he was robbed of his last breath.  Sunday, members of the Barnegat community, clergy and the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - With restrictions still in place regarding indoor occupancy limits, Barnegat residents remain prohibited from attending the township committee in person. The Committee meets Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 am. Those wishing to comment on the agenda or other matters must submit their ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township leadership and the NJ Department of Transportation released the following statement today, Wednesday, May 27. Route 72 eastbound lanes reopen tomorrow as the Route 72 East Road project nears completion in Stafford Final milling and paving to be completed in a few ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Since 2017, Ocean Township has had an ordinance in place targeting vacant and abandoned properties. The local law requires property owners to complete registration statements and pay fees.  As of this month, the township now has the right to assert a lien for non-compliance. The ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  The Township Committee just needs to pass the final reading authorizing the sale of the township property known as Block 250 Lot 23 and the deal is final.  Ken Matthews, the prospective owner already has plans for what was originally a firehouse on East Bay Avenue. Once the ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Coronavirus worldwide pandemic has greatly influenced our lives. The Long Beach Island region is trying to get ready to handle the massive influx of vacationers and visitors this summer.  You can expect a flood of regular visitors from the New York City and Philadelphia region.

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NEW JERSEY: U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, represents district 4, NJ. Smith is demanding the truth from China, and is seeking to legally empower victims of COVID-19. WATCH Rep. Smith here in this Fox News Interview and read press release below for details:  The Chinese government through ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  At the end of last month, Governor Phil Murphy reported on his meeting with President Donald Trump.   New Jersey has been hit hard as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic has gone beyond its physical effects and impacted financial health.  Could passage of the Heroes ...

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WARETOWN, NJ -  As it turns out, it really is the "best-laid plans of mice and men" that can go awry. The Ocean Township Committees strategically planned its Town Wide Yard Sale for June 6th with a Cleanup Days for June 12th and June 13th.  Yesterday, local officials voted to cancel the yard sale, ...

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Work to replace the Morris Boulevard Bridge, here, over Fox Island Creek has been completed and the bridge is now open to traffic. “I am pleased to announce the completion of the work and the reopening of this span,” said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, liaison to the ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean Committee goes video again with its meeting tomorrow. Officials will gather from their own location to discuss municipality business at 10 am.  Public comment will be accepted by email up until 4:30 pm today at Clerk@twpoceannj.gov. The agenda for tomorrow ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Almost eight years ago, Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore and left insurmountable damages. Many communities within Southern Ocean County faced the task of rebuilding as high winds and water gushes destroyed property. Emergency support came in the way of loans and expected ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The side effects of COVID-19 extend beyond any physical illness. Since Governor Phil Murphy shut down the state to all non-essential businesses, more than a million workers filed for state unemployment. Meanwhile, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  As New Jersey continues in its shut down, state and federal legislators know economic recovery represents a critical aspect of recovery.  Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Congressman Paul Cook (CA-08) ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The side effects of COVID-19 extend beyond any physical illness. Since Governor Phil Murphy shut down the state to all non-essential businesses, more than a million workers filed for state unemployment. Meanwhile, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and ...

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BARNEGAT. NJ -  Prior to the pandemic, Barnegat Township Committee meetings averaged at least an hour or more when it came to the length of the meeting. However, with restrictions in place since the coronavirus, the last two open meetings of the Township Committee haven't exceeded forty minutes.

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The physical library buildings may be closed throughout Ocean County. However, that doesn't mean patrons (and those without library cards) can't find nswers from live people. The only requirement is access to a computer or smart phone. It's somewhat the equivalent of dropping ...

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