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Stafford's Own Martin Truex Jr. Wins Fourth Race of Season in the "I LOVE NY 355" Nascar Event at Watkins Glen

August 6, 2017

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Stafford Township’s Martin Truex Jr. was the winner in Sunday’s I LOVE NEW YORK 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

Truex needed to slow down during the closing laps to save fuel following the instructions of his crew chief Cole Pearn. Truex let Brad Keselowski and  Ryan Blaney past his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota during the ...

Another Way onto LBI? Water Taxi Proposed Between Tuckerton and Beach Haven

August 14, 2017

BEACH HAVEN - This past Saturday, August 12 a water taxi provided by LBI Tours was scheduled to transport riders from Tuckerton Creek in Tuckerton to the Morrison's Dock in Beach Haven.  The trips are part of a feasibility study to determine if there is a need for a summer water taxi service between the two towns.

LBI has the Long Beach Island shuttle service, perhaps ...

Recycling Project Takes Clam and Oyster Shells from Restaurants to the Bay

LONG BEACH ISLAND - When customers at several Long Beach Island restaurants order clams or oysters this summer they are also helping a Stockton University project to restore oysters to the Southern Barnegat watershed.

The used clam and oyster shells are being collected by Long Beach Township employee Joe Mangino three times a week and delivered  to Parsons Mariculture, where they will ...

Reality Defies Perception: New Jersey's Public Schools are Still Top Performers

August 9, 2017

STAFFORD, NJ - The New Jersey Public Education system has once again risen to the top in a national evaluation by WalletHub, an online credit evaluation/promotion service used by some consumers and realtors to indicate "the best bang for the buck" for tax revenue. 

In a report issued yesterday, WalletHub released the result of its national review of the public schools.

Recycling Project Takes Clam and Oyster Shells from Restaurants to the Bay

LONG BEACH ISLAND - When customers at several Long Beach Island restaurants order clams or oysters this summer they are also helping a Stockton University project to restore oysters to the Southern Barnegat watershed.

The used clam and oyster shells are being collected by Long Beach Township employee Joe Mangino three times a week and delivered  to Parsons Mariculture, where they will ...

Breaking News: Active Structure Fire in North Beach, Long Beach Boulevard Traffic Extremely Slow

August 18, 2017

NORTH BEACH - The Surf City Police Department has reported that a structure fire is going in North Beach.  Traffic on Long Beach Boulevard is extremely slow.  Traffic is currently moving with one lane open in each direction.  Please drive with caution. 
 

Stafford Man One of 11 Arrested in DEA Heroin Sweep at the Jersey Shore

MANCHESTER, NJ - A Stafford Township man was one of eleven men arrested by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday in a large heroin distribution sweep.  Frank DeSanto of Stafford was one of the 11 taken into custody.  According to the authorities DeSanto faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in the ring.  His alleged role was that of delivering and selling to street ...

Latest Update on Recent Ship Bottom Car Burglaries

SHIP BOTTOM - TAPinto Stafford-LBI released the report on Tuesday morning from Ship Bottom Police about early morning car burglaries in the Borough.  The police are asking residents or visitors who were burglarized to inform them because the investigation is ongoing.  You can contact the police at (609) 494-1518 to inquire or if you have a tip.

The Ship Bottom Police arrested 19 year ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Moving to Manahawkin Lake and Hosted by the New Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh on Saturday September 9

August 19, 2017

STAFFORD - The newly formed Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival this year.  It will not be held in Ship Bottom but instead in a new convenient location, the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.  

The event takes place on one big day, Saturday, September 9.  Please mark your calendars to attend this ...

U.S. Congressman MacArthur Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange and Other Chemicals

PEMBERTON, NJ - Congressman MacArthur announced as a press conference Tuesday at American Legion Post #294 in Pemberton that he has introduced legislation to help veterans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions. 

The Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act expands the time frame of eligibility for disability compensation for veterans who served at or ...

Third Annual Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival at Manahawkin Lake This Saturday August 12

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township PBA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Festival this  Saturday August 12 from 12-7 p.m. at the Manahawkin Lake Park. 

Bands performing on the 2 stages include: Ted Hammock & The Pickles, Funk Shway, Rock Lobsters, The Impulsives, Lovelight Band, Ryan Zimmerman, a Grateful Dead Tribute Band, and Mark ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Moving to Manahawkin Lake and Hosted by the New Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh on Saturday September 9

August 19, 2017

STAFFORD - The newly formed Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival this year.  It will not be held in Ship Bottom but instead in a new convenient location, the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.  

The event takes place on one big day, Saturday, September 9.  Please mark your calendars to attend this ...

Friday 's LBI and Stafford Entertainment Lineup, August 18, 2017

STAFFORD, NJ – Listed below is a list of entertainment for Friday, August 18, 2017 on LBI and in Stafford Township.  Have a great weekend.   

Arlington, Ship Bottom

Matt Fisher, 8 p.m.

Buckalews, Centre Street and Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Jinks Brothers, 4:30 p.m.
Garage Kept,  9:00 p.m.  

Daddy O, Brant Beach

Ted ...

Triple Rail Turn Leads Thursday's Entertainment Lineup in Stafford and LBI

STAFFORD, NJ – Triple Rail Turn, a country music band lead tonight’s entertainment options for Thursday.  The band is performing at the Ship Bottom Boat Ramp at 7 p.m. 

Thunder Thursday at the Seashell in Beach Haven is always a huge event each week.   Be safe and use Uber, Lyft or the LBI Shuttle. 

 Listed below is a list of entertainment for ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

August 17, 2017

STAFFORD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us are living ...

Latest Update on Recent Ship Bottom Car Burglaries

SHIP BOTTOM - TAPinto Stafford-LBI released the report on Tuesday morning from Ship Bottom Police about early morning car burglaries in the Borough.  The police are asking residents or visitors who were burglarized to inform them because the investigation is ongoing.  You can contact the police at (609) 494-1518 to inquire or if you have a tip.

The Ship Bottom Police arrested 19 year ...

U.S. Congressman MacArthur Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange and Other Chemicals

August 15, 2017

PEMBERTON, NJ - Congressman MacArthur announced as a press conference Tuesday at American Legion Post #294 in Pemberton that he has introduced legislation to help veterans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions. 

The Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act expands the time frame of eligibility for disability compensation for veterans who served at or ...

The Latest Beach Haven West Lagoon Update from Stafford Township Officials on Friday August 11 Beach Haven West Lagoon Update

STAFFORD - Stafford Township officials released a new statement about the water monitoring in the Beach Haven West section of Manahawkin.  It was released to us at approximately 1:00 p.m. today.  The statement reads as follows:

Residents of Stafford Township:

We have been monitoring the water quality issues in Beach Haven West for the last ten days.  At this time, and after ...

Recycling Project Takes Clam and Oyster Shells from Restaurants to the Bay

LONG BEACH ISLAND - When customers at several Long Beach Island restaurants order clams or oysters this summer they are also helping a Stockton University project to restore oysters to the Southern Barnegat watershed.

The used clam and oyster shells are being collected by Long Beach Township employee Joe Mangino three times a week and delivered  to Parsons Mariculture, where they will ...

LBI Beach Report Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM - Here is the LBI Beach Report from Jack Bushko at Island Surf and Sail.  There will be rip current issues the next few days due to a hurricane being way out east in the Atlantic.

 

The Latest Beach Haven West Lagoon Update from Stafford Township Officials on Friday August 11 Beach Haven West Lagoon Update

STAFFORD - Stafford Township officials released a new statement about the water monitoring in the Beach Haven West section of Manahawkin.  It was released to us at approximately 1:00 p.m. today.  The statement reads as follows:

Residents of Stafford Township:

We have been monitoring the water quality issues in Beach Haven West for the last ten days.  At this time, and after ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

The Latest Beach Haven West Lagoon Update from Stafford Township Officials on Friday August 11 Beach Haven West Lagoon Update

August 11, 2017

STAFFORD - Stafford Township officials released a new statement about the water monitoring in the Beach Haven West section of Manahawkin.  It was released to us at approximately 1:00 p.m. today.  The statement reads as follows:

Residents of Stafford Township:

We have been monitoring the water quality issues in Beach Haven West for the last ten days.  At this time, and after ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Moving to Manahawkin Lake and Hosted by the New Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh on Saturday September 9

August 19, 2017

STAFFORD - The newly formed Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival this year.  It will not be held in Ship Bottom but instead in a new convenient location, the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.  

The event takes place on one big day, Saturday, September 9.  Please mark your calendars to attend this ...

Friday 's LBI and Stafford Entertainment Lineup, August 18, 2017

STAFFORD, NJ – Listed below is a list of entertainment for Friday, August 18, 2017 on LBI and in Stafford Township.  Have a great weekend.   

Arlington, Ship Bottom

Matt Fisher, 8 p.m.

Buckalews, Centre Street and Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Jinks Brothers, 4:30 p.m.
Garage Kept,  9:00 p.m.  

Daddy O, Brant Beach

Ted ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend in New Jersey

STAFFORD - Perhaps you are traveling up North Jersey this weekend visiting family etc.  Here are a number of events in that section of New Jersey.

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey ...

Trump Supporters Greet NJ State Fair Goers

August 8, 2017

AUGUSTA, NJ – People driving to the New Jersey State Fair or points north in Sussex County on Saturday were greeted by a rally of Trump supporters.  Peacefully holding posters, Trump  and American flags of all sizes, about 30 people stood on the side of the road at the well-traveled intersection of Route 15, Route 206 and Ross Corner Sussex Road.

Many passers-by honked their ...

Stafford Man One of 11 Arrested in DEA Heroin Sweep at the Jersey Shore

August 17, 2017

MANCHESTER, NJ - A Stafford Township man was one of eleven men arrested by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday in a large heroin distribution sweep.  Frank DeSanto of Stafford was one of the 11 taken into custody.  According to the authorities DeSanto faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in the ring.  His alleged role was that of delivering and selling to street ...

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Mon, August 21, 7:00 PM

Manahawkin Lake Park, Manahawkin

Stafford Historical Society Offers Free Monday ...

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Mon, August 21, 7:00 PM

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Bayview Park, Long Beach Township

Tuesday Night Free Concerts at Bayview Park in ...

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