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September 25, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - In August, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced that alcoholic beverages  including to-go drinks from restaurants can be delivered third-party services like DoorDash, Instacart and Amazon Flex. This Special Ruling (ABC 2022-15) from the Attorney General’s Office ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  The Southern Ocean Chamber hosts an evening of business-to-business promotion, professional networking, chamber programs and latest legislative updates happening tonight, Wednesday, September 14 at The Mainland RT 72 Manahawkin from 5-7pm. By popular member request, the ...

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LBI Region, NJ - A free email service is now available for the Blue Acres program. Subscribers to the Blue Acres e-mail list will receive the latest updates and alerts about buyout progress, post-buyout land use, funding awards and availability, climate resilience planning resources, and related ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has introduced the Blue Acres Flood Buyout Application Portal. Homeowners can now submit buyout applications online in English or Spanish. The new portal allows homeowners to express their interest in a flood buyout, but because Blue ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Mark the weekend with a barbeque, back to school shopping or a trip out on the water. It is a chance to spend time with family and friends and enjoy some quality time. Though this weekend is the unofficial end of summer, it marks the 140th year that Labor Day is celebrated in the ...

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LBI Regon, NJ - 10 day Sales Tax holiday that begain August 27, will end on September 5.  The tax holiday applies to many school necessities bought in-person and online and includes selected computers, electronics, sports equipment and art supplies. Retail sales of the following items are exempt ...

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LBI Region, NJ - With the gaps in test scores between low-poverty and high-poverty elementary schools growing by 15% to 20% during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub released 2022's States with the Best & Worst School Systems. Top five highest states are ...

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LBI Region, NJ- The pandemic didn’t just keep people physically apart, it has also caused lasting financial hardship. This has led some people to become at least temporarily more dependent on support from the federal government. New Jersey ranked 13 overall with Utah, Colorado, Massachusetts, ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Ocean Wind 1, which marks a significant milestone for the project. The 1400-page document assesses the foreseeable impacts on all resources from the construction, ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Senior citizens that receive the state’s Senior Freeze Program reimbursement should not have to start all over again to meet program residency requirements if they move within the state.  Ocean County Commissioner Joseph H. Vicari, Chairman of the Ocean County Office of Senior ...

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LBI Region, NJ – Summer is here, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has kicked off its annual “Secure the Shore” campaign. Officials are cautioning the millions of residents and tourists flocking to area beaches and boardwalks to remain vigilant. “Secure the Shore” ...

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LBI Region, 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 areas throughout Southern Ocean County and the state.  In addition to NJSP, officials from the New ...

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LBI Region, NJ - New Jersey is having one of the most successful recovery from new unemployment claims according to new Wallet hub report. The report shows rankings for the States whose unemployment claims are increasing the most. There were 200,000 new unemployment claims nationwide, which is a ...

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LBI Region, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The Cyper Security & Infrastructure Security Agency has issued guidance for individuals and businesses to prepare for ongoing disruptive cyber activity due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. As the nation’s cyber defense agency, CISA stands ready to help organizations prepare ...

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Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Ocean County 2022 Residential Shredding Program has been announced. Ocean County Commissioner and Former Little Egg Harbor Mayor Barbara Jo Crea is not wht liasion for the Ocean County Recycling Program. The program, sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners, ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Ocean County officials have joined with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to raise awareness of social security scams and other government imposter scams. “With over 200,000 senior residents living in Ocean County, it is imperative that we inform our residents to be aware of ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Act in the pre-pandemic world of March 2019, authorizing the creation of the Secure Choice Savings Program . This is set to be a state-sponsored retirement plan designed to help more private sector employees save for the ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association has set the date for policies and priorties that face one of the state's largest industries. The NJTIA Advocacy Day event is scheduled in person on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 9 to 11am at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple. Tourism ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Businesses looking to hire for multiple positions are urging U.S Representatives to support the Department of State's J-1 BridgeUSA summer work program. In addition to providing valuable cultural exchange opportunities for international students, these programs provide many tourism ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, which was created to establish and enforce the rules and regulations governing the licensing, cultivation, testing, selling, and purchasing of cannabis in the state, has announced regional hearings. The topic will be using social ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Flood insurance has some changes, and a free webinar presented by Cape May County, Greater Atlantic City and Southern Ocean County Chambers of Commerce will help provide answers to homeowners, community leaders and businesses. The National Flood Reauthorization Act Webinar will ...

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LBI Region, NJ —  JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for February 2022 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds coming from the Base. The calendar is broken down into three categories: slight noise, moderate noise and abundant noise.  After a quiet ...

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LBI Region, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that five counties in New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective at 9:00 p.m., in preparation for a storm forecasted to impact the state with severe weather conditions starting in the early morning of Monday, January 3, through late ...

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Little Egg Harbor, NJ -  Starting 2022 off doing business, the Little Egg Harbor Township Reorganization meeting will take place at noon today, January 1, at the Municipal Building. Nominations for Mayor will be heard, as well as Deputy Mayor along with oaths of office.  There is a consent ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst has slight noise maneuvers scheduled at the base that may impact local residents. From January 26 to January 31 ground small arms and light crew weapons training is scheduled.  This may include small arms fire and rifles. Weather conditions ...

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Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ - The Little Egg Harbor Township Department of Public Works reminds residents of the holiday hours that will be taking place over the next few weeks. The Department will be December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1.  The Department manages the recycling ...

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