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Southern's Matt Maxwell, Shane Bent Named Players of the Year and Matt Jones Receives Honor

June 17, 2018

STAFFORD - Shane Bent of Southern recently was named Shore Conference Volleyball Player of the Year by the Shore Volleyball Coaches Association.

Shane's teammate Matt Maxwell, a junior, was also named Player of the Year by a different organization, the Asbury Park Press.  

Congratulations to both outstanding players. 

Matt's dad, Coach Eric Maxwell last ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Southern's Eric Maxwell Named Shore Conference Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year

STAFFORD — Southern Regional Boys Volleyball Coach Eric Maxwell just received another distinctive honor. The long time Southern Regional Volleyball Coach was named 2018 Coach of the Year by the Shore Conference Volleyball Coaches Association.

Maxwell has been head coach at Southern for 19 years. His overall record is a remarkable 579-97.  

The Rams just ...

Southern Ocean Chamber June 12 Meeting to Feature Live Drone Demo

June 7, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce announced that their June 12 Pop Up meeting will be held at 307 S. Main Street (Rt. 9) in Barnegat beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The afternoon will introduce "How to Best Use Drones for Business," which is a new topic to Southern Ocean County. 

Nino DePasquale of Reel Original Productions will ...

LBI Emergency Bridge Work is Complete

June 16, 2018

STAFFORD - The emergency closing of one lane on the LBI bridge is now complete.  The work began on June 4.  One eastbound lane was closed during the day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work on the eastbound bridge was complete that same week on Thursday June 7. 

The construction crews next went to work on the westbound portion of the bridge. That work began on Monday, June 11 and was ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Stafford Run for Hope Set for Saturday to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

June 11, 2018

STAFFORD - The 7th Annual Stafford Run for Hope benefit for David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation will take place this Saturday, June 16.

This is the first year that a new community sponsor Atanticare will support an event.  Atlanticare is the title sponsor for this years Run for Hope.

This is the 7th year for the Stafford Tri/Du/Aqua event and 4th year that ...

Open House with Marion Romano Saturday at Brand New Beach Haven West Waterfront Home

June 7, 2018

BEACH HAVEN WEST, NJ - This Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. tour the "beautiful brand new construction" of your " waterfront dream home." 

This home is located at 991 Beach Haven West Boulevard in Manahawkin, NJ and the listing agent is Marion Romano of The Van Dyk Group.

See listing below:

$589,900 991 Beach Haven West Boulevard

Credits: Marion Romano - The Van Dyk ...

The "Red Rocker" to be Honored at the Red Rocker Record Fair on Sunday in Manahawkin

June 18, 2018

STAFFORD - This man is a legend in Stafford Township!  Bruce Ciangetti is primarily known as a music legend, but this writer also recalls him being a great softball and basketball player back in the day. Bruce was always enthusiastic, boisterous and spirited on the court and on the field. That is one part of the man's life.

Another is that he was a long time beloved ...

Saturday and Sunday's Long Beach Island and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

LONG BEACH ISLAND – This remainder of this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach is below.  

Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.

 

Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom   

Ryan Zimmerman, Saturday 8 p.m.
Greg Warren, Sunday 6 p.m. 

 

Buckalew’s, Long Beach ...

Chevy Lopez Band Highlights This Weekend's Long Beach Island and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

LONG BEACH ISLAND – This weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach is below.  But first this is a reminder that on Friday, there will be a special "Locals Night" hosted by local band Chevy Lopez.  The party will be held at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar in Ship Bottom. The party starts at 9 p.m. A Drink Wheel will spin every hour with a ...

Open House with Marion Romano Saturday at Brand New Beach Haven West Waterfront Home

June 7, 2018

BEACH HAVEN WEST, NJ - This Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. tour the "beautiful brand new construction" of your " waterfront dream home." 

This home is located at 991 Beach Haven West Boulevard in Manahawkin, NJ and the listing agent is Marion Romano of The Van Dyk Group.

See listing below:

$589,900 991 Beach Haven West Boulevard

Credits: Marion Romano - The Van Dyk ...

Ray Fix Sworn in to Stafford Council

June 19, 2018

STAFFORD -Stafford Councilman Steve Jeffries resigned from Council in early May. The Stafford Council chose Ray Fix from a list of candidates including Pete Slomkowski and Rich Carlson to replace Jeffries.  

Fix was sworn in by township attorney and Senator Chris Connors, and accompanied by his wife.

Jeffries had been under fire in the past 1.5 years for missing a significant ...

Ship Bottom Thursday Night Summer Concerts Set to Kick Off on July 5 at 7 p.m.

SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Summer Thursday Evening Concerts are all set to kick on July 5 at the Waterfront Park located at Tenth Street and Shore Avenue at the “Bayfront” in Ship Bottom.

All are invited to bring the entire family for an evening of live entertainment overlooking the bay.

Remember to bring your favorite beach chair!

Restrooms and portable restrooms (clean ...

LBI Emergency Bridge Work is Complete

STAFFORD - The emergency closing of one lane on the LBI bridge is now complete.  The work began on June 4.  One eastbound lane was closed during the day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work on the eastbound bridge was complete that same week on Thursday June 7. 

The construction crews next went to work on the westbound portion of the bridge. That work began on Monday, June 11 and was ...

New and Improved Ocean Acres Lake Park Now Open for Residents

June 6, 2018

STAFFORD — On Friday June 1, Stafford residents and a number of government officials gathered to mark the grand opening of the Ocean Acres Lake Park with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

The residents gathered with their children to celebrate and enjoy the new playground equipment provided by the Township. The park has a number of ...

Hot Road and Motorcycle Barbeque This Saturday at Main Street Alliance Church

June 10, 2018

STAFFORD - Main Street Alliance Church at 1000 Main Street, Route 9 in Manahawkin is hosting a Hotrod & Motorcycle BBQ
this Saturday, June 16, 2018.  The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. 

The church is inviting anyone from the area to come and celebrate Father's Day. There will be pony ride, games, face painting, a lot of great food, live Doo Wop music and much more ...

Stafford Conservatives Sweep the Regular Republican Incumbents in the Stafford Republican Primary

June 5, 2018

STAFFORD - The entire slate of challengers from the "Stafford Conservatives" were victorious over the Row B Regular Republican candidates in Tuesday's primary election for Stafford Mayor and Council.

Mayoral candidate Gregory Myhre defeated Mayor John Spodofora 1318 to 1232.

There were twelve candidates vying for six Council positions.  The winners are tho top six ...

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NEW JERSEY FISH AND WILDLIFE ANNOUNCES 3RD ANNUAL STATEWIDE YOUTH FISHING CHALLENGE AND FREE FISHING DAY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9

June 6, 2018

TRENTON - Recreational anglers and those new to the pastime can try their hand at freshwater fishing during a statewide challenge and Free Fishing Day, both on Saturday, June 9, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today.

The DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife's Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs Program is hosting the Youth Fishing Challenge statewide to introduce ...