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July 31, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND — On Friday, June 30, the National Weather Service released a report which confirmed an F2 tornado hit High Bar Harbor on Thursday, July 29. https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?new&prod=XXXPNSPHI&wfo=phi That EF 2 EF2 tornado dropped first in ...

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TUCKERTON — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am. Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ Department of ...

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WARETOWN - Ocean Township is hosting thier Annual TOWN WIDE YARD SALE on Saturday, June 5th    from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is FREE.  Residents may opt to register their address on an advertising map that will be distributed.  A common Yard Sale area will be set up at the Waretown Lake, for ...

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NEW JERSEY — As you shop for your Easter flowers this year, keep the safety of your furry family members in mind, especially if you have cats in the house. Although beautiful, especially during the Easter and Spring seasons, lilies are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. All species, and ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean County officials announced today that help is on the way for residents facing eviction. Grant money paid directly to the renter's landlord could easily bring a sigh of relief. Just last week, the State of New Jersey opened up its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.

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Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise. You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — A group that focuses on planting seeds of positivity hopes others will take on their message in a more literal sense in the upcoming weeks. Participants in the Barnegat Communities that Care (CTC) initiative work together to promote positive youth development. The parallels to the ...

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STAFFORD — It could be your lucky day?! We’re making room for all the great new arrivals. Don’t miss our annual Spring Cleaning Sale where you’ll find HUGE savings —20% OFF All Full Priced Merchandise throughout the stores. 50-75% OFF — in both the Garden Shop and Floral Market including a wide ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Anyone who plans on going to bed before 2 am tomorrow may want to make some adjustments now.  It's time to spring ahead. While most won't like losing an hour of sleep, the fact that spring is ahead sounds like welcome news. The bonus is that daylight keeps the world ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ-- If you live in Barnegat, Waretown, Stafford or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for March 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ -  Everyone loves pictures of puppies of the young and old, as well as pretty kitty cats or ones who aren't so beautiful.  Time to make the internet rejoice with literal torrential storms raining cats and dogs.  Today in National Love Your Pet Today! If your family pet ...

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NEW JERSEY – The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening.  The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast before ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ-- If you live in Barnegat, Ocean Township. or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for February 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Well-known developer Chris Vernon knew the objections before he began clearing the land on West Bay Avenue. He plans to change perceptions when he invites neighbors to visit the project’s first model unit in May. The Barnegat Planning Board approved Phase 1 of Vernon’s The ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council heard from landscape artist Roy Diblik, designer of Manhattan's High Line, as they considered possibly streetscaping various spots in the borough. Resident Pam Coles brought the idea to the Council and set up the presentation on February 2. Diblik, who ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN — Residents in Southern Ocean County appear to be missing another bullet, a snow storm. This is expected to have a great impact on other sections of our state. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for inland Ocean County, which means the coast is expected ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat township officials met yesterday for their February meeting. Part of their discussions literally found them talking trash. “Everyone knows that Barnegat is a windy town,” said Mayor Al Bille. “We think it might be best to make a modification on trash rules.” The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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NEW JERSEY– The entire state of New Jersey is now under a winter storm watch for a robust Nor’easter that will commence Wednesday afternoon, and lasting well into Thursday morning.  The storm that is leaving the area today has pulled cold air into the area, and a blocking high pressure system is ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pounded the Jersey shore, at least 100 homeowners continue to struggle with its devastation. Waretown residents Nancy and Tony Caira initially thought they were among the lucky ones. The couple lived within feet of the Barnegat Bay.

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SOUTHERN OCEAN, NJ —  Is your perfectly-carved pumpkin being ravaged by local wildlife? If you don’t remember this being a problem in the past, there’s a lot of speculation as to why squirrels are foraging for food more than usual. Some suspect fewer acorns have left squirrels hungry, while ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the spirit of kicking off the fall season, Mayor Al Morgan approves the Pilley pumpkin as the community's BIGGEST pumpkin ever! New Providence resident Doug Pilley, along with his brother John and son Knevin, grew a “giant pumpkin” in their backyard, estimated to be ...

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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 ...

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