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Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message on Friday.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

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 ...

Barnegat Police Chief Germain Responds to Bear Sightings on Sunday

BARNEGAT, NJ - On Sunday, June 26, multiple bear sightings were reported to the Barnegat Township Police Department.

The American Black Bear was seen in some backyards Sunday, near the high school and even downtown.  

Barnegat Police Chief Germain shared the following letter:

Afternoon Barnegat-- I’m sure you’ve heard the news… While we all love living on ...

New Jersey State Police is Looking for Officers

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Police is looking for officers.

The NJSP Online Application opens July 5 through August 2.  It is not necessary to have a bachelor's degree to apply to become a NJ State Trooper.

While you do need some college credits, there are several ways that you can meet the requirements.

So what are you waiting for?

To find out now about our minimum ...

Ocean Township PBA #371 Offering "Cones with a Cop" on Saturday Evening at Trailside Gardens

WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Police Department, Ocean Township PBA and Trailside Gardens are presenting "Cone with a Cop" on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trailside Gardens located at 112 Wells Mills Road in Waretown. 

This is an opportunity for neighbors and police to come together for conversation.  It is a great opportunity for youth especially to get the chance to talk ...

Three Stafford Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

STAFFORD - Stafford Township Police announced on Thursday, June 23 that the Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit {DEU} was contacted by the United States Postal Service Inspectors about three packages that were seized by the U.S. Customs Border Patrol and Protection Division in June.

The packages were contained Steroids and LSD. The three packages were scheduled to be delivered to three ...

Barnegat Police Sergeant Nicholas Venuto Named Officer of the Month

BARNEGAT, NJ –  Sergeant Nicholas Venuto received recognition at this month’s Barnegat Township Committee meeting as the local department’s Officer of the Month.

“Sergeant Venuto is part of the Operations Division,” shared Committeeman Joseph Marte. “He manages the training division and carries many additional responsibilities to those associated with a ...

Jesse Amirr Newest Officer on the Barnegat Township Police Department

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Chief of Police Keith Germain recently received his newest recruit to join the department at a recent Town Council meeting.

Jesse Amirr, who grew up in Stafford Township and graduated from Southern Regional High School a few years back was sworn in by Mayor Al Cirulli to join the Banregat department. Jesse was accompanied by his father Glenn, a retired Ocean County ...

Ocean Township Police Department Receives NJ 'Public Safety Communications Accreditation' Award

WARETOWN, NJ - The Ocean Township Police Department has been awarded with the "Public Safety Communications Accreditation" by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Ocean Township is only the third agency within the State of New Jersey to receive this designation and the second within Ocean County.

"It with great pride that the Ocean Township Police Department ...

Ocean Township 'Cone with a Cop' is Back

WARETOWN, NJ - The “Cone with a Cop” event runs from 6-9 p.m. on June 25 at Trailside Gardens, located at 112 Wells Mill Road. Ocean Township Local PBA #371 plans to pick up the cost of an ice cream cone for children under the age of 17.

Kids will have the chance to speak with officers and see an assortment of police cars. Waretown Fire and First Aid will be there as ...

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Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message on Friday.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

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 ...

Barnegat Police Chief Germain Responds to Bear Sightings on Sunday

BARNEGAT, NJ - On Sunday, June 26, multiple bear sightings were reported to the Barnegat Township Police Department.

The American Black Bear was seen in some backyards Sunday, near the high school and even downtown.  

Barnegat Police Chief Germain shared the following letter:

Afternoon Barnegat-- I’m sure you’ve heard the news… While we all love living on ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, July 7, 7:00 PM

Waretown

Planning Board Cancelled

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Thu, July 7, 7:00 PM

Ship Bottom Waterfront Park, Ship Bottom

Ship Bottom Thursday Summer Concert Series

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Sat, July 9, 12:00 AM

Barnegat Dock, Barnegat

Barnegat Dock Concerts Every Saturday

Beach Haven Charter Fishing's Junior Mates Fundraising Cruise Upcoming and Fishing News

June 20, 2022

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association President Captain John Lewis is reminding everyone that on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the association’s Junior Mates will host a fundraising cruise on the “Black Pearl” pirate boat from 7:00-8:30 PM. A minimum donation is $75 while children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult will be $25.

Proceeds from ...

Coquina Jam Surf Contest Set for July 24 which Benefits Those Affected by Cancer

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Registration is now open for the 14th annual Coquina Jam - an all women's surf competition with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is held to support women, children and families affected by a Cancer diagnosis via David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and the Jetty Rock ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

June 22, 2022

No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy.
 

Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away.
 

Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount On Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Township of Ocean Seeking Pictures to be Featured in 2023 Community Calendar

June 27, 2022

WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean is preparing for their 2023 Calendar and is asking for help from their community. 

They are seeking colorful, scenic photos of the Township for their 2023 Annual Township Calendar.

This calendar is published and distributed to all Township of Ocean residents every year.

To submit photos please email: clerk@twpoceannj.gov or submit ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America.

The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Safely Shred and Recycle your Documents this Saturday, June 18 in Waretown

WARETOWN, NJ - This Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. safely shred and recycle all documents at the Municipal Complex Lot, located at 50 Railroad Avenue. This is open to all Ocean County Residents, but no businesses. 

All documents will be destroyed confidentially on site. You must stay in your vehicle at all times. 

The event will remain open until the time is up or the ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

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

July 1, 2022

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 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...