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State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

The Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Fall More than 35 Cents in the Past Month

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month.

AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week.

Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon than this time last year.

AAA says the drop happened even though there was a slight ...

Stafford Police Chief Tom Dellane Sworn in as 107th President of the NJ Association of Chiefs of Police

ATLANTIC CITY - Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane was sworn in as the 107th President of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday, June 29 in Atlantic City.

Dellane has served in the police force for 35 years in Stafford Township. This is an outstanding honor for Dellane, considering he is one of hundreds of department chiefs in the state. 

The NJ ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

New Jersey Drivers See Record-High Gas Prices Again

NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high.

AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year.

The price of a gallon of diesel in New Jersey is headed down. It's $6.15 per gallon, which is down 9 ...

State Emergency Evacuation Drill to Affect Thursday Traffic Along 1-195, Main Highways

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- An annual emergency evacuation exercise being conducted on Thursday, June 2 by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and state transportation agencies could cause traffic in the area of I-195 near Robbinsville Township through numerous towns toward the Jersey Shore according to Mercer County officials.

In addition to NJSP, officials from the New Jersey Department of ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

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State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

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Booker, Kim Discuss On P.O.I.N.T Program with Ocean County Police Departments and Medical Professionals

August 9, 2022

STAFFORD – On Monday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ-03) joined the Stafford Police Department, Bright Harbor Health Care, and seven area police departments to highlight the On P.O.I.N.T. program, which provides on-site social workers for police departments to address the high volume of mental health, substance abuse, and social service-related calls and ...

Waretown Fire Safely Removes Vehicle that Struck Lunch Box on 9 on Wednesday, August 3

WARETOWN, NJ - On Wednesday, August 3, the Waretown Fire Department was dispatched to Lunch Box on 9, located at 542 Rt.9 in Waretown due to a motor vehicle collision into the building.

When the fire department arrived, they located a vehicle that had struck the front of the business causing damage and shifting of a load bearing wall.

"Waretown firefighters and members of the Ocean ...

Christopher Gregor Indicted for Murder in Son's Death

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on July 19 that Christopher Gregor, 30, of Monroe Township, was indicted for murder July 19 in connection with the death of his 6-year-old son last April.

The father and his son, Corey Micciolo, were living in Barnegat Township at the time in Atlantic Heights. The youngster was a student at the Cecil Collins Elementary ...

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2021-22 Southern Regional High School Wrestlers Honored by Stafford Township Council

August 10, 2022

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Council honored a number of community teams at its August 9 meeting.  

Mayor Myhre and the Stafford Town Council honored the 2021-2022 South Jersey Group 5 Championship team.  

 

 

Coach Donohue Interview with Rob Davis: Southern Regional High School Preseason Football Report

STAFFORD - Recently Southern Regional Football Coach Chuck Donohue Sr. sat down for a lengthy interview with Rob Davis on the Shore Football Report. 

This video was a preview of the 2022 Southern Regional Ram Football season. It also was a chance to hear from Coach Donohue reflect on his many successes in his over 50 year coaching career.

The interview concludes with Davis ...

Professional LAX League Team Coming to New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced.

In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; Charlotte, NC; Elmira, NY; Hampton Roads, VA; New England (Manchester, Springfield); and ...

NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS PROVIDES FREE SMART THERMOSTATS TO CUSTOMERS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR Committed to Helping Customers Lower Energy Bills

August 9, 2022

WALL, NJ – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) announced it has teamed with Google and Energy Federation Inc. (EFI) for a third year in a row to provide the Google Nest Thermostat at no cost* to NJNG’s over half a million residential customers, helping households save energy and money.

As New Jersey residents are impacted by increasing energy costs, this offer reinforces NJNG’s ...

Local Crafters and Creators Day at Reynolds on Saturday

STAFFORD - Reynolds Garden Shop is hosting its First Annual Local Crafters & Creators Day! Join us in celebrating some amazing local crafters and creators that will be at Reynolds showcasing their handicrafts.

You’ll find locally crafted jewelry, clothing, pottery, and more. We’ll have many giveaways, sales, and promotions during the event so be sure to stop by! Come and listen ...

Barnegat Voters to Consider Prohibiting Signs on Public Property

August 10, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ -  This election could be the last time that local residents will see signs of any type placed on public property within the municipality.

At the most recent Barnegat Township committee meeting, the governing body passed a resolution authorizing the Ocean County Clerk to place a non-binding referendum on the November 8th  General Election Ballot.

The public question ...

Ten Candidates to Vie for Five Barnegat BOE Seats

BARNEGAT, NJ – The Ocean County Clerk’s Office has released the unofficial list naming ten candidates for five open Barnegat Township Board of Education seats.

Many of those running for office are either past or present members of the Board of Education. Voters will be able to choose from seven candidates for three-year terms of office. Three individuals have put their names in the ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

The Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...