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NJSIAA Announces "Return to Play" Guidelines Phase 2

July 13, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The NJSIAA also released the Phase 2 Guidelines for teams returning to the field. These guidelines will be in place after teams successfully complete Phase 1. 

PHASE 2 GUIDELINES

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Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills development and permits schools to use indoor facilities if approved by the ...

Allison Spaschak Named Assistant Womens Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon College

STAFFORD — Former Southern Regional Girls Basketball player Allison Spaschak was recently named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon College in Virginia. 

Allison graduated from Southern Regional High School in 2014. She was a three-year starter for the Lady Rams. 

Randolph-Macon recently posted information about Allison's hiring.

"I am so ...

Barnegat AD on NJSIAA's "Return to Play" Guidelines for Fall High School Sports

NEW JERSEY - The NJSIAA released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Friday, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 Fall Season one month, while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for Education regarding in-person schooling in the fall, the NJSIAA will be equipped ...

Rutgers President Holloway Addresses Whether There Will Be a Football Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president.

The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note.

“If there is no football season,” one reporter asked Holloway, “will you be going to your peers at Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State and ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., July 6 Update

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY — I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July as we celebrated our great county’s Independence Day. Summer’s crowds are now out in force on the roads, beaches, and waters of Southern Ocean County. It is time to look at the local fishing scene.

Recent reports from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association show the offshore tuna fishing ...

NJSIAA Announces Guidelines For Phase I of Return to High School Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA took one step closer to fall sports in 2020, with the release of the Phase I regulations by the NJSIAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Taskforce. 

The task force is chaired by former NJSIAA Executive Committee president Mary Liz Ivins.  She is joined Dr. Jack Kripsak, chair of the NJSIAA Medical Advisory Committee; Dr. Damion Martins, the Jets team ...

Great News! Southern Regional Summer Basketball Camps Registration is Now Open

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Basketball program will again be offering summer basketball camp this summer. 

They are under the direction of former head coach Eric Fierro and current coach John Pampalone. 

Please spread the word so our area youth can have a great summer.  The weeks are July 13 through 16 and July 27 through 30. 

Please click the flyer and ...

VIDEO: Monster Shark Swims Near Fishing Boat off Jersey Coast

NEW JERSEY: Stanley Watts has a passion for fishing that goes back to his childhood. Growing up the son of a military dad, Watts learned to fish with his father in locations where his family was stationed, like Hawaii. From first through fourth grade, Stanley would fish with his father at Pearl Harbor, off the pier. 

Fast-forward to today, Stanley now lives in ...

Murphy Announces Plan to Restart Youth Sports Monday

TRENTON, NJ – Low-risk competitive youth sports such as golf and tennis can resume as early as Monday as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to steer the state down the road to re-opening.

Other youth sports that are considered medium or high risks of transmission of COVID-19 will be allowed to start up in the coming weeks, Murphy announced Monday at his daily news conference.

The State ...

Understanding, Love and Compassion Create Change: A NJ Football Coach's Inspiring Letter

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPinto has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter.

Dear Raider Family:

I write this to you as the leader of the football community in the district of Scotch ...

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COVID-19 Tried to Kill Him. What Rutgers' Chief Operating Officer Learned From His Ordeal

July 13, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He left the office on Friday looking forward to some relaxation.

Less than 48 hours later, ...

Gov. Murphy 'Nervous' N.J. Could Be Affected By COVID-19 Surges In Other States

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey.

For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory list to self-quarantine upon arrival, although he hinted that State Health ...

Governor Addresses Long Lines at Motor Vehicle Commission Facilities

TRENTON, NJ -- During the press conference in Trenton today, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed the frustrations of New Jerseyans who waited in long lines at the state's Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities when they reopened this week.

"I completely understand the frustration felt by every customer forced to wait on long lines yesterday at New Jersey Motor Vehicle ...

Barnegat Fire Department Looks Forward to Updated Fire Apparatus

July 11, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ -  The Barnegat Fire Department came a step closer to updating its fleet at the Township Committee meeting earlier this week.  Township officials voted unanimously to the first reading of an ordinance providing for the purchase of a 2020 Pierce Enforcer Pumper Fire Engine.

The total cost of the replacement fire apparatus is $608, 622. 78. However, the Township already ...

Barnegat Had Fireworks for July 4th: Just Not Legal Ones

BARNEGAT, NJ - Local residents were already disappointed when news broke that the Township's annual firework display was moved from the docks to the high school.  Amid the pandemic, they were canceled. Nonetheless, "unofficial" boomers had plenty of animals and humans hovering for shelter last night. Some brush off the loud noise as the "sound of ...

Pilot Rescued from Ocean After Plane Crashes

SURF CITY — On Saturday afternoon a small banner plane crashed into the ocean at 13th Street in Surf City. 

The Surf City Police Department and Patrolmen Costabile and Rible arrived on scene and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean.

Surf City lifeguards, Scott Meggitt and Charles Orborne, went right to work and quickly rescued the pilot and brought ...

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Mon, July 27, 2:00 PM

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

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St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

Grandparenting Support Group

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It’s a New World: Girl Scout Gala Moves Outdoors

July 11, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ (July 10, 2020) –  COVID-19 threatened to cancel Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s annual Women of Distinction & Community Partners Gala, originally planned for March. But with a few adjustments, the organization’s most significant fundraising event is set to take place outdoors on July 30 at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club.

Girl Scout ...

NJSIAA Announces "Return to Play" Guidelines Phase 2

July 13, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The NJSIAA also released the Phase 2 Guidelines for teams returning to the field. These guidelines will be in place after teams successfully complete Phase 1. 

PHASE 2 GUIDELINES

Rationale

Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills development and permits schools to use indoor facilities if approved by the ...

Allison Spaschak Named Assistant Womens Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon College

STAFFORD — Former Southern Regional Girls Basketball player Allison Spaschak was recently named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon College in Virginia. 

Allison graduated from Southern Regional High School in 2014. She was a three-year starter for the Lady Rams. 

Randolph-Macon recently posted information about Allison's hiring.

"I am so ...

Barnegat AD on NJSIAA's "Return to Play" Guidelines for Fall High School Sports

NEW JERSEY - The NJSIAA released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Friday, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 Fall Season one month, while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for Education regarding in-person schooling in the fall, the NJSIAA will be equipped ...

Summer Camp: A Place to Build Resiliency in Wake of Pandemic Shutdowns

July 9, 2020

As New Jersey camps reopen and welcome children and teens for summer adventure in the great outdoors, there is a special opportunity to spend time building critical social and emotional skills among campers.

The long months of quarantine have taken a toll on our kids, and health professionals are raising concerns about their social and emotional well-being. Psychology Today recently ...

Obituaries

Audrey C. Anderson (nee Stutzman), age 69, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2020.  Born ...
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NJ Accountant and Tax Coach Explains How Strategic Planning Can Save Businesses Money

July 9, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Ethan Hundley, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) about his firm and how he can help clients proactively structure their taxes to save money.  Brodeur and Hundley spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

Mosquito Control Important in New Jersey After Mild Winter

June 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — As the phased reopening of New Jersey continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and warming weather, the Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said.

With public health in the spotlight as a result of the pandemic, residents doing ...

Senior Tax Freeze Could Be Cut: And That’s Not All

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Many homeowners in both Barnegat and Ocean Township rely on the Senior Freeze Program to make ends meet. In the past, the Homestead Rebate Program has also  provided tax relief to local property taxpayers. Could both programs be in jeopardy thanks to the pandemic’s negative economic impact on the state?

Both Barnegat and Ocean Township are part of the ...

Townwide Yard Sale Back on Ocean Township’s Calendar

WARETOWN, NJ – Generally speaking, yard sales are a win/win situation for both buyers and sellers. Good news for anyone disappointed that Ocean Township’s Annual Townwide Yard Sale was canceled.  Community leaders just rescheduled the popular event for July 25, 2020.

“This is a free event,” said Deputy Mayor Lydia Dodd. “Homeowners can register to have their ...