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Southern Boys Soccer Lose to Raritan in First Round Shore Conference Action 2-1

October 16, 2017

STAFFORD - Coach Guy Lockwood's 14th seeded Southern Regional Boys Soccer team struggled to score in a contest against 19th seeded Raritan at home on Monday afternoon.  It was a frustrating day for Southern. The Rams found themselves behind 2-0 after Nick Bavaro scored a goal in the first half and Anthony Sparacino added what turned out to be a crucial insurance goal for the ...

Southern's Girls Volleyball Squad Defeats Long Branches and Falls to North Hunterdon

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Girls Volleyball team lost 25-18 and 25-21 to North Hunterdon.  In their second contest they defeated Long Branch 25-7 and 25-3. 

Southern's record on the season is 21-4.  

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Team
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3


North Hunterdon (13-5)
25
25
0


Southern ...

Matt Barnett and Joe Miele Lead Southern to 20-7 Victory Over Brick Township

BRICK - The Southern Regional football squad scored a major upset on Friday night defeating Brick 20-7 at Brick.  Brick was in first place in Shore Conference Class A South.  

Southern has had a tough season losing a few close games.  The Rams have been extremely competitive in each contest with the exception of the 35-0 loss to top seeded Manalapan a few weeks ...

Gather at Jetty October 18 during Southern Ocean Chamber Business After Hours

October 17, 2017

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites business professionals to get to know another local business at their After Hours event on October 18.

In partnership with Jetty, the chamber presents a hands on After Hours event which will include tours, a print your own tee with Jetty Ink, appetizers, wine, cocktails, and beer, featuring Jetty's own Jetty Session ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

NEWARK - A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business ...

Chris Vernon's Hotel LBI at the Causeway Entrance to the Island About to Begin Construction

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - In January, it was reported that the owner and developer of three distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI was planning to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.  

The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to take a relaxed approach ...

Stafford Police Issue Special New Phone Call Scam Warning

October 9, 2017

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department released a warning for Stafford residents about a recent and new phone call scam affecting the area. 

The department recently received information from the FBI Philadelphia Division and the US Marshals Service warning law enforcement and the public about a phone scam targeting New Jersey residents.

The phone scam involves the ...

Southern Girls Soccer Defeats Brick Township 3-2 in Double Overtime

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Girls Soccer team had a solid victory on Thursday afternoon at home.  The Rams statistically were the underdogs considering that the Brick Green Dragons came into the contest with a 6-3 record.  The Rams were 3-9. 

But that did not matter, Southern went out and defeated Brick 3-2 in overtime at home.  Megan Lockwood had 2 goals and ...

Stafford's Hilliard Boulevard to be Closed Beginning Monday October 16

October 12, 2017

STAFFORD - The Ocean County Road Department will be milling and paving Hilliard Boulevard between Stafford Avenue and East Bay Avenue beginning on Monday October 16th. 

The project will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through the day until 5 p.m.  This project is expected to last two weeks. 

Detour / Closure Information

During the construction, traffic accessing Hilliard ...

Stafford Police Issue Special New Phone Call Scam Warning

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department released a warning for Stafford residents about a recent and new phone call scam affecting the area. 

The department recently received information from the FBI Philadelphia Division and the US Marshals Service warning law enforcement and the public about a phone scam targeting New Jersey residents.

The phone scam involves the ...

Relief Team of Stafford-LBI Area Residents Making A Difference in Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico

October 15, 2017

STAFFORD - A local businessman, Randy Campoli, his employees, family members and friends have been working diligently providing help to Puerto Rico after the massive Hurricane Irma. This organization "609 Life To The Rescue" is providing critical aid to devastated parts of the island.  The team has been working tirelessly coordinating between volunteers in Manahawkin and Puerto ...

Southern Ocean Rotary Presents Operation Halloween October 27 and 28 at Citta Scout Reservation

STAFFORD - Operation Halloween is a charity Halloween festival that includes both scary and kid-friendly fun that is hosted by the Southern Ocean Rotary Club and The Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America. The event is held Friday and Saturday, October 27-28 at the Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation located at 229 Brookville Road in Barnegat, NJ.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN (4-7 PM)
Pumpkin ...

"Hoops and Hops" Set to Support Southern Regional Middle and High School Boys Basketball Programs

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Basketball program is hosting a Hoops and Hops event on Saturday, October 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. This is a new tradition behind held at ManaFirkin Brewing Company.

All are encouraged to come and hang out with the basketball parents, coaches and alumni to support our middle school and high school basketball teams.

The event will include live viewing of Penn ...

Chris Vernon's Hotel LBI at the Causeway Entrance to the Island About to Begin Construction

October 16, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - In January, it was reported that the owner and developer of three distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI was planning to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.  

The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to take a relaxed approach ...

Relief Team of Stafford-LBI Area Residents Making A Difference in Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico

STAFFORD - A local businessman, Randy Campoli, his employees, family members and friends have been working diligently providing help to Puerto Rico after the massive Hurricane Irma. This organization "609 Life To The Rescue" is providing critical aid to devastated parts of the island.  The team has been working tirelessly coordinating between volunteers in Manahawkin and Puerto ...

"Hoops and Hops" Set to Support Southern Regional Middle and High School Boys Basketball Programs

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Basketball program is hosting a Hoops and Hops event on Saturday, October 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. This is a new tradition behind held at ManaFirkin Brewing Company.

All are encouraged to come and hang out with the basketball parents, coaches and alumni to support our middle school and high school basketball teams.

The event will include live viewing of Penn ...

Chris Vernon's Hotel LBI at the Causeway Entrance to the Island About to Begin Construction

October 16, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - In January, it was reported that the owner and developer of three distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI was planning to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.  

The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to take a relaxed approach ...

Jersey Shore Pavers Create Beautiful Space for their Customers All Year Long

WARETOWN, NJ - Check out some of Jersey Shore Pavers stunning work done this season. 

Here is what their customers had to say:

These guys are awesome. Not only are they hard workers but they are great guys. The work is impeccable. Thanks so very much. -Nancy Armstrong DiVincenzo

I just want to thank you guy's again for the great job you did today . I will definitely ...

Stafford's Hilliard Boulevard to be Closed Beginning Monday October 16

October 12, 2017

STAFFORD - The Ocean County Road Department will be milling and paving Hilliard Boulevard between Stafford Avenue and East Bay Avenue beginning on Monday October 16th. 

The project will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through the day until 5 p.m.  This project is expected to last two weeks. 

Detour / Closure Information

During the construction, traffic accessing Hilliard ...

New Jersey's Wildlife Management Area System Reaches 350,000 Acres

TRENTON - The state's network of Wildlife Management Areas has reached an important milestone with recent land acquisitions increasing the size of the system to 350,000 acres, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

To put this in perspective, New Jersey has more acreage in its Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system than its much larger neighbor New ...

MacArthur, Roe and Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Manage Opioid Prescribing

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Republican Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), and Democrat Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) introduced the Opioid Addiction and Prevention Act of 2017, legislation to limit initial post-acute care opioid prescribing to ten days. The legislation would not preempt state ...

Jackson Defeats Southern Regional 10-8 in Friday Gridiron Action

October 7, 2017

STAFFORD -  Jackson Memorial's Justin Burkert's kicked a 28-yard field goal with 2:45 left in regulation to lead the Jaguars to a 10-8 victory over Southern on Friday night at Southern. 

The Rams trailed 7-0 at halftime but took the lead in the third quarter when it recorded a safety and then Matt Barnett returned the ensuing free kick 72 yards for a touchdown to make it ...

Ocean County Meals on Wheels to Operate Exclusively Out of the Stafford Township Center on Route 9

STAFFORD – The large Ocean County resource center on Route 9 at the former site of the St. Mary's Parish Center is set to go through renovations.  The Southern Service Center will be renovated to accomodate the entire Meals on Wheels program in Ocean County.

In the past, the majority of the food was prepared and delivered from the center in Lakewood. The southern Ocean County ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

October 14, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Chris Vernon's Hotel LBI at the Causeway Entrance to the Island About to Begin Construction

October 16, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - In January, it was reported that the owner and developer of three distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI was planning to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.  

The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to take a relaxed approach ...

Stafford Township Harvest Festival All Set for This Weekend October 14 and 15

STAFFORD - The fall weekends have had marvelous weather.  The Stafford Recreation staff are all hoping that continues this weekend as the FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL takes place this Saturday and Sunday October 14 and 15 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Manahawkin Lake Park.

The event includes hayrides, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, inflatable rides and much more.  .

The day will kick off ...

Stafford Police Issue Special New Phone Call Scam Warning

October 9, 2017

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department released a warning for Stafford residents about a recent and new phone call scam affecting the area. 

The department recently received information from the FBI Philadelphia Division and the US Marshals Service warning law enforcement and the public about a phone scam targeting New Jersey residents.

The phone scam involves the ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

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Wed, October 18, 9:30 AM

St. Francis of Asissi Parish, Long Beach Township

Tropicana Casino Bus Trip Offered by St. Francis ...

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Sat, October 21, 7:00 PM

The Stafford Township Arts Center, Manahawkin

Magical Max's Night of Illusions

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Sun, October 22, 10:30 AM

Victory Church, Barnegat

Worship Service at Victory Church

Religions And Spirituality

Ticket Prices REDUCED for Illusion show at STAC this Saturday 10/21

October 17, 2017

TICKET PRICE HAS JUST BEEN REDUCED...$10 TICKETS are now available to purchase @ tix.stacnj.com

Saturday 10/21 @ 7pm The Maximilian Foundation Presents...."Magical Max's Night of Illusions"

Great Family night out!

If you love the magic and illusions like you see on America's Got Talent come see our show!

Your ticket purchase is tax deductible and will help to fund ...