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Join Law Enforcement Officials for Hometown Security Seminar June 9

June 8, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - With loosening of restrictions, come new concerns with overall security. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will partner with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year to bring a business safety event to the region on June 9. The Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss information, tools, and resources that ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Gas prices are up ! How Do Our Prices Compare with the rest of NJ?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Southern Ocean County, the price at the pump at stations has hit $3.01 for regular as of May 12, part of a ...

Time to Recognize Small Businesses & National Tourism Week May 3-7

LBI REGION, NJ - Small Business continues to move ahead to overcome the many challenges from the past year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating them as we gear up for National Tourism  Week happening May 3-7 2021.

The Long Beach Island Region comprises hundreds of small businesses that are crucial to the local economy, add in the importance of ...

East Brunswick's Chris Quaglin is Arrested for Assault for January 6 Insurrection at US Capitol

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees; Civil Disorder; and Obstruction of an ...

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden Touts Child Care, Job and Direct Payments Benefits in American Recovery Act

BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Andy Kim ...

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Visit Burlington County on Monday

BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting New Jersey on Monday as her first stop in the "Help is Here" tour touting the recently enacted American Recovery Act. The First Lady will be joined in Burlington County by Governor Phil Murphy to underscore the impact of the recovery plan to the state. 

Details about the location of her visit are ...

JBMDL Airmen Prep for New Roles as Guardians of U.S. Space Force

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ -- There was a time when the sky was the limit for the U.S. Army - literally, until the need to evolve further as a military brought about the U.S. Army Air Corps. From there, a new branch of the armed-services was born on September 18, 1947: the U.S. Air Force.

Now, nearly 74 years later, 15 Airmen across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst have ...

Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton part of National Designation

LBI REGION, NJ - The Pinelands Commission oversees a local treasure, The Pine Barrens Byway is one of eight such byways formally designated by the state, and the Department of Transportation has designed signage that ties them together through the use of similar color schemes and other visual elements embedded in the "personalized" logos for each byway. The Pine Barrens Byway, is ...

A Reminder That Winter Is Not Done Yet

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – What a difference a day makes. Or two.  After the mix of sleet, ice, and a lot of rain from the Monday night storm, we got to enjoy a beautiful day on Tuesday to allow a lot of the existing snow to melt away.  This was a wonderful hint of warmer early spring days ahead.  Not so fast!

As noted in Monday’s weather update, another coastal storm is ...

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Join Law Enforcement Officials for Hometown Security Seminar June 9

June 8, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - With loosening of restrictions, come new concerns with overall security. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will partner with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year to bring a business safety event to the region on June 9. The Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss information, tools, and resources that ...

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Join Law Enforcement Officials for Hometown Security Seminar June 9

June 8, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ - With loosening of restrictions, come new concerns with overall security. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will partner with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year to bring a business safety event to the region on June 9. The Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss information, tools, and resources that ...

"Celebration of Tuckerton" Pig Roast Scheduled

June 5, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ - The volunteers at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum is holding a fundraiser and gathering to replace lost income from the cancellation of the 2020 Ye Ole Clamtown Antique Flea Market. With the hopes that their June 26 Celebration of Tuckerton Pig Roast will help recoup those much-needed museum funds as well as fun community event. The Pig Roast/BBQ Fundraiser will run ...

NJ Human Services to Deliver Extra June Food Assistance Benefits to 430,000 Households

 

(TRENTON) –  Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced the 430,000 New Jersey households who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive $75.2 million in total extra benefits in June.

Human Services has been providing NJ SNAP households with maximum benefits since March 2020 when ...

Support Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation with Taste at Home

LBI Region, NJ -  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is presenting their annual fundraiser with a Taste at Home Dinner. For 2021, the non profit group is hosting a small seating at Ott's Good Earth Garden or a take home meal with virtual component to enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen.

A dinner for two will be prepared for pick up at Stafford Community Garden between 3-5 pm ...

NJ Human Services to Deliver $116M in Food Assistance Benefits for Newly Eligible Children

June 19, 2021

Trenton, NJ - NJ Human services announces First Benefits in Expanded Program is being delivered for 105,000 Children, stated Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman. In total, about $116 million will be delivered to about 105,000 children to enhance nutritional support. The new benefit of $122.76 per child, per month, will be available on the Families First EBT card of households who ...

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics Coming to a Library Near You

LBI Region, NJ - The Ocean County Health Department has partnered with branches of the Ocean County Library to bring Covid-19 Vaccine clinics to Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor branches of the Ocean County Library. 

Walk in clients are available at the Little Egg Harbor Branch on July 8 from 10 to 1pm and Tuckerton Branch June 23 and July 21 from 10am to 1pm, No appointment needed, all ...

"Celebration of Tuckerton" Pig Roast Scheduled

June 5, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ - The volunteers at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum is holding a fundraiser and gathering to replace lost income from the cancellation of the 2020 Ye Ole Clamtown Antique Flea Market. With the hopes that their June 26 Celebration of Tuckerton Pig Roast will help recoup those much-needed museum funds as well as fun community event. The Pig Roast/BBQ Fundraiser will run ...

Support Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation with Taste at Home

LBI Region, NJ -  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is presenting their annual fundraiser with a Taste at Home Dinner. For 2021, the non profit group is hosting a small seating at Ott's Good Earth Garden or a take home meal with virtual component to enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen.

A dinner for two will be prepared for pick up at Stafford Community Garden between 3-5 pm ...

Memorial Day Honors

LBI Region, NJ- Unofficially marking the beginning of the summer season, Memorial Day became an official Federal holiday in 1971. With roots drawing back to the Civil War it was a day set aside to honor the men and women who died serving the US military. First recognized as Decoration Day, towns and cities across the United States began holding tributes to the fallen by decorating their graves ...

Pinelands July 4 Committee Plans Parade

June 16, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ -  A parade is being planned by the Pinelands July 4th Committee to celebrate Independence Day on July 3 2021. Homemade floats, vintage cars, marching groups are welcome to register. Animals may also march alongside their handlers if registered. 

The line-up will be at 9am on Marine Street on a first come, first served basis. The parade will begin promptly at 10am under ...

Music on the Green Happening Today

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Students of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School are serving up Music on the Green this Saturday, June 12. Taking place on Cusisine on the Green at Atlantis located at 261 Country Club Blvd from 3 to 8 pm. The day will feature live music from The Benjamins and The Outsiderz along with a silent auction, 50/50, and food prepared by culinary students. Sound ...

Treasure Hunt Tomorrow at Townwide Yard Sale

Tuckerton, NJ - With weather predicted to be cooler tomorrow, all plans are set for the Tuckerton Town wide Yard Sale happening Saturday, June 12. With over 25 addresses registered, the yard sale will be an ambitious for all bargain and treasure hunters. The Tuckerton Pride and Celebration Committee who have orgranized the event has allowed each property to set their own hours for sale. Maps are ...

A Day to Celebrate Dad

June 20, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - This Sunday brings together families honoring Dads across the country. Father's Day became a national holiday in 1972, but it goes back to 1910 founded on the need to celebrate fathers and the importance they have on the lives of those around them. With June weather and lots of ways to gather, people will traveling into our region to spend some quality time with the important ...

The Pine Barren's Musical Tradition Returns

LBI Region, NJ -  Outdoor Music once again can be heard in the pines as Albert Music Hall brings pickin back to the stage. Saturday Night Line-Ups are taking place outdoors in the rear of the Albert Music Hall located at 131 Wells Mills Road in Waretown, weather permitting. The Pinelands Cultural Society has been unable to hold indoor concerts due to the pandemic will provide concerts ...

Southern Ocean Chamber 107th Summer Launch Party Hosted At Fantasy Island

LBI Region, NJ - There were plenty of smiles as the members of the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce welcomed summer with a night out for their families, co workers and colleagues at Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven on May 26. Over 435 members registered to the chamber's "Get Acquainted" party which took place Wednesday, May 26 and were welcomed with unlimited rides, ...

Have Fun in the Pines with Summer Short Course

June 15, 2021

LBI Region, NJ -  A day in the pines learning about bogs, swamps, woods and music is part of the NJ Pinelands Commission happening Thursday, July 15. In partnership with Stockton University this educational event will take place in Whitesbog Village and Wells Mills County Park.  

Expanding from the popularity of the Pinelands Short Course which has been presented for over thirty ...

Walmart Rolling Back On Plastic Bags

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Last summer, Walmart announced its goal to be a zero waste company, and will be slowly removing plastic bags from all stores. Walmart Corporate has detailed an ambitious Environmental approach towards climate change, waste, natural capital and product supply chains. The company plans on finding alternatives to plastic not only in single use bags, but for single use ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

Tuckerton, NJ - Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am. Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey earthquakes usually occur ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...