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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 ...

Plumsted Teen Arrested in New Egypt High School Graduation Threat

June 24, 2018

NEW EGYPT, OCEAN COUNTY - On Thursday, June 21, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Plumsted Township Police Chief Earl Meroney and Plumsted Township Schools Superintendent Gerald North announced the arrest of Matthew Vanderbeek, 19, of Cream Ridge, NJ. 

Vanderbeek was charged with 3rd degree Terroristic Threats with a Threat to Kill and 2nd degree Attempting to Possess ...

Stafford Township Investigating Four Vehicle Fire at the Health Village on Route 72

STAFFORD -  The Stafford Police Department, the Stafford EMS, the Stafford and Barnegat Fire Companies responded on Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. to a report of four vehicles engulfed in flames in the parking lot of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Health Village on Route 72.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vehicle fires were ...

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 ...

Trident Fitness and Performance Center Hosting Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

June 22, 2018

EAGLESWOOD - Trident Fitness and Performance Center on Route 9 in Eagleswood is holding a community event at their new center.  The Health & Wellness Expo is on Saturday June 23 form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. .The public is invited to join Trident in this donation-based, family-friendly event to benefit NJ families battling a cancer diagnosis.

The Trident coaches will run 30 ...

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

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 ...

Red Rocker Fair Leads Sunday's Stafford and Long Beach Island Entertainment Options

June 23, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Red Rocker Record Fair will be a great event on Sunday afternoon from 12-6 p.m. There will be live music at the Manafirkin Brewery and activities outside.

 

 

 

 

There will be live entertainment on the beach at 68 Street in Long Beach Township with Facedown performing from 1 to 3 ...

First Summer Weekend Entertainment Lineup for Long Beach Island and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

LONG BEACH ISLAND – Here we are, it is the first "official" summer weekend.  This is this rundown on this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach.

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

 

Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom   

Matt Fisher, Friday 8 p.m.
Greg Warren, Sunday 6 ...

More than the Fourth of July, Make it a Star Spangled Week in the Long Beach Island Region of NJ

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways.

With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many events surrounding the holiday.

The award winning Surf and Sip Brew Trail itinerary is available ...

Harvey Cedars to Present Wednesday Summer Concert Series Starting July 11

June 21, 2018

HARVEY CEDARS - Harvey Cedars Borough is sponsoring the "Concert in the Park" series each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Wednesday, July 11.  

The concerts will take place in the Sunset Park, located at Salem Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard in Harvey Cedars.
 

July 11:  "Verdict" - Soca music.

July 18:  "Dead ...

More than the Fourth of July, Make it a Star Spangled Week in the Long Beach Island Region of NJ

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways.

With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many events surrounding the holiday.

The award winning Surf and Sip Brew Trail itinerary is available ...

Ray Fix Sworn in to Stafford Council

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 ...

Trident Fitness and Performance Center Hosting Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

June 22, 2018

EAGLESWOOD - Trident Fitness and Performance Center on Route 9 in Eagleswood is holding a community event at their new center.  The Health & Wellness Expo is on Saturday June 23 form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. .The public is invited to join Trident in this donation-based, family-friendly event to benefit NJ families battling a cancer diagnosis.

The Trident coaches will run 30 ...

Blood Drive Volunteers Are Needed

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), which supplies blood to hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to help at blood drives.

The blood drive volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is to assist donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary. 

Volunteers should ...

Man Found Guilty in 2003 Sex Assault Case at Barnegat Boy Scout Camp

June 24, 2018

TOMS RIVER - Alan D. Harbatuk, 71 formerly of Hillsborough, NJ was found guilty by an Ocean Coutny jury of one count of 2nd degree Sexual Assault on June 20. 

Harbatuk was convicted of engaging in sexual relations with a 15 year old in 2003 both in Barnegat at the Citta Boy Scout camp and in Hillsborough Township,Somerset County where Harbatuk resided at the time.

Immediately ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...