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Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island— A Rumor that Led the Coast Guard on a Search with No Evidence

June 17, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND — This morning authorities responded to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning.

The crash was rumored to have happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township.

The news was that a glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy ...

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township,

The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said.  

It was unclear how many people ...

Dead Women found on Waretown Trail Identified

TOMS RIVER — The deceased female found June 4 in a wooded section of the Barnegat Branch Tral in Waretown has been identified as Megan Campana, whose last known address was in Seaside Heights.

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office reported on Monday the woman's identity. The post-mortem examination performed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office positively ...

Suspicious Death Being Investigated in Waretown

WARETOWN - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Bihlmeier released a statement on Saturday about the death of an unidentified woman.

The body was discovered  after the Ocean Township Police Department received a report of an unresponsive female located in a wooded area of the Barnegat Branch Trail near Country Line Road in Waretown on Friday, June 4.  Responding officers found the body of ...

Forest Fire Contained - Open Fires Banned As Of May 19

LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service announced this evening that it has achieved 100 percent containment of the 617 acre wildfire containment in portions of Bass River State Forest, and Little Egg Township. 

Work crews will remain at the scene for clean up and to maintain public safety. Smoke is expected to remain in the area for several days due to warm and dry weather ...

Forest Fire Services Continue To Contain Wildfire

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service reported this afternoon that it continues work to contain a 617-acre wildfire in areas of Bass River State Forest in Burlington County and Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County. Firefighters have worked through the night to establish a containment area by setting small, controlled fires around the main fire, which was ...

Local Law Enforcement Warns of Brush Fire

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Ocean County Sheriff's Office and the Little Egg Harbor Township Police alerted residents and travelers to avoid Stage Road to Rt 9, Otis Bog Road and Poor Man's Parkway. These roadways are closed due to a brush fire. 

At 637pm The Little Egg Harbor Police Department issued a Voluntary Evacuation Alert due to wildfire south of Stage Road and West ...

Multiple Fire Companies Called to Aid Little Egg Harbor Fire

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - On Thursday, May 13,  Firefighters from across Southern Ocean County responded to a structure fire at an 8 unit apartment building in the Royal Timbers complex. According to the Little Egg Harbor Township Police Officers arrived approx 3pm to Wild Oaks Court where they immediately encountered the fire and began to evacuate and redirect traffic.

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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 ...