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Double Trouble State Park Temporarily Closed

August 30, 2022

BAYVILLE - The New Jersey State Park Service temporarily closed Double Trouble State Park in Ocean County for all uses due to the presence of a potentially rabid fox that was behaving erratically and has been involved in encounters with visitors.

Updated Tuesday, August 30 at 1 p.n. 

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife is taking steps to address the situation. The park remains closed until ...

Pinelands Commission Releases July Management Report

LBI REGION - The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose." To accomplish its mission, the Commission implements a comprehensive plan that ...

Atlantic City Electric Upgrading Customers to New Smart Meters

LBI REGION - Atlantic City Electric will start the broad installation of new smart meters for its nearly 565,000 customers beginning in September and continuing through 2024. These upgrades are a key element of Atlantic City Electric’s Smart Energy Network, the company’s efforts to create smarter and more resilient energy infrastructure while providing new tools for an enhanced ...


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Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light Experiences Structure Problem During Wedding Saturday Night

September 18, 2022

BARNEGAT LIGHT - On Saturday night, emergency crews were dispatched to the Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light. The initial reports were of a collapse of the second floor.

The floor did not collapse but partially caved in. The structure was deemed unsafe.

The Barnegat Light Fire Department reported that the Disc Jockey at the event did an excellent job encouraging all patrons to ...

Rough Surf Saturday Claims Life in Loveladies

LOVELADIES—A perfect beach day lured unsuspecting beachgoers into rough surf yesterday, claiming the life of one 51-year-old swimmer. It is swim-at-you-own-risk on most beaches after Labor Day, and this beach was unguarded. Combined with heavy surf due to a tropical system at sea, this was a recipe for disaster.

According to the man’s sister-in-law, he was swimming with a younger ...

Ship Bottom Man Arrested on Weapons Charges

SHIP BOTTOM - During the week of August 29, 2022, the Ship Bottom Police Department Detective Bureau began an investigation involving a residence on West 5th Street. The investigation concluded on August 31, 2022 when a court authorized search warrant was executed by the Detective Bureau and Patrol, leading to arrest warrants being issued for William Harlfinger Jr.

As a result of the ...

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Toms River East Defeats Barnegat 14-0 on Friday Night Football Action

September 24, 2022

TOMS RIVER - Barnegat High School's football team's record dropped to 2-2 after a 14-0 loss to Toms River East Friday night in Toms River.

Brandon Peins threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Nevin Hart just before the end of the first half. In the fourth quarter, Aman Phillips returned a pick-six 25 yards to complete the scoring for Toms River East (2-2).


LBI's Beach Polo Classic is Back October 1

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Last year's inaugural Beach Polo Classic was a hit -- literally.

Come join Long Beach Township and Tinicum Park Polo Club on October 1, 2022, for their 2nd Annual Beach Polo event on 68th Street Oceanside in LBT.

You’ll get to watch an exciting polo match with galloping horses and talented players on our beautiful LBI beach. 

Tickets are ...

Aiden Antonio Leads Southern Boys Soccer to 2-1 Victory Over Jackson Memorial

STAFFORD - Aidan Antonio scored both goals for Southern in a 2-1 victory over Jackson Memorial on Wednesday afternoon at Southern.

Michael Hoosack and Brody Reynolds each had assists for Southern. 

Southern improves to 2-3 while Jackson Memorial is now 3-3-1.


Township of Ocean Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest is Back

September 13, 2022

WARETOWN — The Township of Ocean is holding its annual Halloween House Decorating Contest. 

All homes interested in the competition must submit a registration form via email or by dropping off at the Township Clerk's office.

 A voting link will be placed on the Township website and Facebook page. Voting is October 22-31 and winners will be announced the week of November ...

Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11

STAFFORD - It is the time!  The annual Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday and Sunday all over the Township.  The sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click below for a list of homes in each section of the township listed below:

Ocean Acres to Warren Grove 
Waterfront Areas BHW Colony Lakes Village Harbor
Mayetta ...

Register for September Workshops at Reynolds

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop, Floral Center and Garden Center is offering two special workshops. One is held today, September 6.  Reynolds is located on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

Craft Class with Bette     Tuesday, September 6, 6 pm

Capture your summer memories by creating a driftwood and shell wind chime. Bette Pernal from “Easel on Down” will ...

Barnegat BOE Candidate's Forum: See What's Different for 2022 Event on September 28th

September 22, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - In less than a week, Barnegat Board of Education candidates have the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters and express their opinions. A candidates' forum is set for September 28, 2022, at 6:30 pm and will be moderated by Stephanie Faughnan.

The forum will also be broadcast and saved on the Barnegat Township school district's YouTube ...

Meet the Candidates for Barnegat Board of Education

BARNEGAT, NJ –  No one can claim there’s a lack of interest in community members willing to serve on the Barnegat Township Board of Education.

This year, ten individuals have signed up for a place on the ballot, willing to do a job that offers no monetary compensation. School board members spend hours of their personal time and have specified roles in the district as defined ...

More than 100 Dead Vultures Cause Sussex Branch Trail Closure

August 30, 2022

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing them to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish and Wildlife more than 100 dead vultures have been reported in the area behind Olde Lafayette Village, ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Featured in 'Two Minutes with TAPinto'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto."

September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield.

August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Both tell their TAPinto story and unique background in two minutes.

In all, ...