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Early-Morning Earthquake in Freehold Triggers Rumbling

September 9, 2020

FREEHOLD, NJ — East Freehold was the center of a 3.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning that could be felt throughout Central Jersey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at about 2 a.m. on Sept. 9, triggering an influx of nearly 6,000 reports from people who felt the rumbling in at least seven counties in New Jersey, including Burlington, Mercer, ...

NJ Gas Tax Rate Hike begins Oct 1

TRENTON – It was announced today that after a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and consultation with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, the Department of the Treasury will necessitate a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon in order to ensure compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the state’s Transportation Trust ...

NJ ‘In a Good Place’ With Coronavirus Numbers But Not Enough for Indoor Business to Resume

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported several "unquestionably good" coronavirus figures Monday.

A rate of transmission (Rt) of .85 — below the key metric of 1.0 for the third day in a row. A daily positivity rate of 1.33% (below 2% for a fourth day in a row for a fourth consecutive day. And just three deaths statewide.

Nonetheless, the ban on ...

OCEAN COUNTY OFFICIALS CALL FOR REOPENING OF INDOOR DINING

August 29, 2020

Ocean County, NJ - The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders are calling for indoor dining and would like to see it before Labor Day. “Our restaurant owners and their workers have waited long enough and have suffered the greatest economic harm during this pandemic,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who is liaison to tourism and business development.

Chowder Month Count Down! Who is Cooking?

LBI REGION, NJ- Register for free online ballot, purchase chowder and select a Grand Overall Champion

Things are heating up in the kitchens throughout the Long Beach Island Region, as the iconic Chowderfest goes into a hybrid format to support local eateries and merchants. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites all to enjoy their favorite tradition a new way, by visiting ...

Temporary Closure of local Wawa due to Covid-19 Exposure

September 15, 2020

LITTLE EGG HARBOR , NJ - The morning routine was altered for those looking to start the day with Wawa located at 195 Mathistown Road, where an employee was has recently tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the company's protocols, the management took immediate action to close the store. It will be professionally cleaned and disinfected and will reopen with ...

NJ Dept of Agriculture Partners with Food Banks to Help Prevent Food Waste

TRENTON, NJ —    September is Hunger Action Month, which includes New Jersey Food Waste Prevention Day on September 17 and the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction on September 29. Today, the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher  announced the Department is partnering with statewide food banks and service agencies to help prevent ...

Oyster Creek and Potassium Iodide Pills: What You Should Know

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Residents who lived within ten miles of the former Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant may already have a supply of potassium iodide pills (K1) on hand. The Ocean County Health Department distributed them at no cost for more than a decade.  The pills help protect the thyroid gland from injury in the event of a radiation accident.

An issue regarding the ...

Ocean County Honors POW-MIA Day

September 17, 2020

Ocean County, NJ - The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders will join with veterans’ organizations from around the nation to remember these absent heroes on Friday, September 18, National POW-MIA Day. From World War II to the present, nearly 82,000 brave American servicemen and servicewomen remain missing in action.

“The third Friday in September has been ...

Pirates Won’t Dock in Barnegat This Year

September 8, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ – Pirates Day, always a favorite between locals and visitors, has been called off this year.  Captain Kidd’s descendants did not dock due to inclement weather a couple of years ago. The 2020 Annual Event is cancelled this year as regular buccaneers evaluate the threat of too many masked attendees walking the streets.

As legend has it, the notorious Captain Kidd ...

Return of Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters and More Set for Friday

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day.

On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton. 

“I know that it has been ...

NJSIAA Partners with NFL to Host Diversity Workshops for New Jersey High School Officials

September 14, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual diversity, bias, and cultural competence workshop for football game officials. The two-day session’s goal is to increase awareness ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: September 8 Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Labor Day weekend has just passed in Southern Ocean County, and many vacationers are heading home. The fishing however, continues to be red-hot with action good in the bay, in the surf, and for boaters in the ocean.

The head-boat “Miss Beach Haven” has been scoring well for its anglers on the inshore artificial reefs. Max the first mate, reports ...

Long Beach Island Extended Summer Lifeguard Locations and Schedule

September 8, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will stay put here on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the current ...

32nd Chowderfest Gets A Virtual Start this Saturday

Southern Ocean County, NJ- September brings Chowder weather and though COVD19 has prevented the iconic weekend festival from happening, Chowderfest is still in the forecast. Bringing family, friends and food together for 32 years, the event sign up is online for everyone to cast their vote for free in 2020. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is asking chowder tasters to go ...

Chowder Month Count Down! Who is Cooking?

LBI REGION, NJ- Register for free online ballot, purchase chowder and select a Grand Overall Champion

Things are heating up in the kitchens throughout the Long Beach Island Region, as the iconic Chowderfest goes into a hybrid format to support local eateries and merchants. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites all to enjoy their favorite tradition a new way, by visiting ...

Camp in Camp out with the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

September 16, 2020

LBI Region, NJ-  The fall is the perfect time to try the great outdoors, even from your own backyard. The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is offering all families the opportunities to share the Girl Scout spirit under the stars this October 2-4. The Great Fall New Jersey Camp in - Camp out is offering camp songs, spooky scavenger hunts, camp fires, star gazing, and fire building for families ...