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Barnegat Couple Charged with Narcotics Distribution

July 22, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ — Ongoing investigations into the distribution of narcotics in Ocean County has led to another Barnegat arrest.

The investigation identified a residence in Barnegat as being utilized by Jason Maxson, 50, and Laurie Maxson, 51, to illegally store and distribute pain medication throughout New Jersey, the press release stated.

The arrest took place on Tuesday, July ...

Early Morning Car Robbery on LBI Ends in Collision and Arrest

SHIP BOTTOM — There has been reports this spring and summer of a number of vehicle robberies from Long Beach Island.

The Ship Bottom Police Department reported a vehicle stolen early Monday, July 19 in Long Beach Township.

The stolen vehicle was traveling on Route 72 west, hit a road sign and struck several boat trailers and a boat parked at Hochstrasser's Marina.

The ...

Is Vandalism on LBI Becoming Prevalent? Local Businesses and Residents Speak Out

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Vandalism across Long Beach Island this summer has seemed to be occurring often. Almost every week you can find posts on social media from locals on damages occurring in the late-night hours.

This morning, Shore Good Donuts and the Sandbox Café in Ship Bottom arrived at their business to find that they were both vandalized last ...

Barnegat Father Charged Months after the Sudden Death of a Collin School First Grader

BARNEGAT, NJ — After the sudden passing of Collin School first-grader, Corey Micciolo, 6, in April his family searched for answers.

Corey’s parents, Breanna Micciolo of Englishtown and Christopher Gregor of Barnegat, shared custody of the young child.

Following Corey's death, the Micciolo family hired Christopher Conrad, an attorney at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow ...

Indictment for Aggravated Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide Involving Little Egg Harbor Juveniles

TOMS RIVER — Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 24, 2021, Michael Pillarella, 27, of Manahawkin, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on the charge of Aggravated Manslaughter, in connection with a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Little Egg Harbor Township during the evening hours of January 30, 2021 - resulting in the death of ...

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Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

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New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Governor Murphy Announces Masks Will Not Be Mandated in NJ Schools in September

TRENTON - Governor Murphy announced Monday, June 28 that masks will not be mandatory in New Jersey's schools in the upcoming academic year, 

Murphy made the announcement during a news conference on COVID-19. He said the change depends on there not being any "dramatic" deterioration in coronavirus trends.

Students were required by state guidance to wear masks in their ...

Barnegat Couple Charged with Narcotics Distribution

July 22, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ — Ongoing investigations into the distribution of narcotics in Ocean County has led to another Barnegat arrest.

The investigation identified a residence in Barnegat as being utilized by Jason Maxson, 50, and Laurie Maxson, 51, to illegally store and distribute pain medication throughout New Jersey, the press release stated.

The arrest took place on Tuesday, July ...

Early Morning Car Robbery on LBI Ends in Collision and Arrest

SHIP BOTTOM — There has been reports this spring and summer of a number of vehicle robberies from Long Beach Island.

The Ship Bottom Police Department reported a vehicle stolen early Monday, July 19 in Long Beach Township.

The stolen vehicle was traveling on Route 72 west, hit a road sign and struck several boat trailers and a boat parked at Hochstrasser's Marina.

The ...

CALEA Review Team Hears from Public on Barnegat Police Department

BARNEGAT –  As part of his announcement that the Barnegat Police Department was seeking CALEA reaccreditation, Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain invited the public to comment last night regarding their views on the local department.

Three individuals provided insight into why the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies–CALEA, should once again give its seal ...

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July 14, 2021

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2021 Coquina Jam Female Surf Contest Today in Brant Beach

July 25, 2021

BRANT BEACH -The 13th Annual 2021 Jetty Coquina Jam takes place today, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 68th Street Beach in  Brant Beach. 

There will be a vendor village will include food, beer, cultural sponsors, live music and plenty of Jetty apparel!

100% of the raises funds will benefit female cancer patients through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation ...

Ross Colton Makes A Second LBI Appearance with Stanley Cup at Bird and Betty's

BEACH HAVEN — Robbinsville's Ross Colton helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup scoring the only goal in game five of the finals against the Montreal Canadians. 

Each member of the championship team gets to take the Stanley Cup home for a week. Ross brought the Cup to his hometown of Robbinsville last week. 

On Friday, July 16 Colton visited Long Beach ...

Hotel LBI Welcomes The 2021 Stanley Cup to Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND — The National Hockey League Championship Stanley Cup made it to LBI as part its New Jersey Tour and was greeted in style Friday evening July 16 on the rooftop of Hotel LBI. With the Tampa Bay Lightning win of the 2021 NHL Championship, each player gets to properly celebrate with the cup. Hotel LBI owner Chris Vernon along with family and staff greeted Forward ...

Obituaries

Joseph Thomas Kelly, age 78, of Galloway Township, NJ, bid us farewell on Thursday, July 1, 2021, ...
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New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...