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Latest Coquina Surf Jam Update: Seven Area Female Cancer Patients Receive over $15,000 in Financial Support in Their Fight Against Cancer

August 8, 2018

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - This is an inspiring story of the great impact of the Tenth Annual Coquina Ladies Surfing Concert just recently held on July 29. 

David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation's Leadership wrote the following recently in gratitude to the surfing contest organizers:

This past Thursday morning, Jetty CEO Jeremy DeFilippis hand-delivered a check for ...

Tenth Annual Jetty Coquina Jam Ladies Surf Contest Raises Big Money for Female Cancer Patients

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The Long Beach Island event held in July or August has donated over $80,000 dollars with this ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

August 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Manahawkin Cub Scouts Pack 61 is Having a Pop Rocket Derby This Sunday, August 19

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Cub Scout Pack 61 is conducting a Pop Rocket Derby and Fall Recruiting Fair this Sunday, August 19 at the Ocean Acres Community Center. The events begins at 12 p.m.

Students will build a soda bottle rocket and the rockets will be launched for all to see. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be available.

The Ocean Acres Community Center is located at 489 Nautilus ...

Hold that Acceptance Letter: Rutgers University Degrees Now Offered at Brookdale in Lincroft

Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft

LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership. 

According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s ...

The Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Festival is Today at the Manahawkin Lake Park from 12 to 7 p.m. at Manahawkin Lake Park

August 10, 2018

STAFFORD- The Manahopkin Craft Beer Festival is here.  The event takes place today, Saturday, August 11 from 12 to 7 p.m. 

Tickets are available today for $35. Non-drinkers will not be charged for entering the park and being part of the festival.  Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and tickets for beer samples, allowing you to sample as many beers as you ...

Tonight Celebrate National Night Out in Long Beach Township

BRANT BEACH - The annual National Night Out event will again be hosted by the Long Beach Township Police Department tonight, August 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. 

The event will take place at Bayview Park, 68 Street and Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach Township.  

This free event features music by Ted Hammock and Jason Booth.  

Kids will have opportunity to join ...

Tonight Celebrate National Night Out in Stafford Township

STAFFORD - Stafford Police and Stafford Recreation invites the entire Stafford Township community to celebrate and attend tonight's 2018 National Night Out at the Manahawkin Lake Park, tonightTuesday, August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Ty Mares will be performing live.  The Stafford Police will do Police and K-9 demonstrations.  There will be BMX Bicycle demonstrations, the Card Board Box ...

Calling All Cyclists: Cycle4Awareness Registration Open For 4th Annual LBI 36-Mile Ride

August 13, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - At just 20-years-old, Michael Mirabella put more miles on his road bike, in just three weeks, than some of us will in a lifetime. 

On August 15, 2012, Temple Students & Rowing Team Members Mirabella and Ryan Rickus set off on an 1900-mile journey from Philadelphia, Pa. to Key West Fl. with nothing but their bikes, supplies, and a dream to raise money and ...

Manahawkin Elks Motorcycle Committee to Host Pig Roast on August 26

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Motorcyle Committee is holding their annual Pig Roast fundraiser.

The PIG ROAST will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 1 to 5 p.m.  Great food will be available including pork, burgers, hot dogs, salads, beverages and more.

Live Music will be presented by The Drunken Clams.

The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids over 12.  Under 12 are ...

The Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Festival is Today at the Manahawkin Lake Park from 12 to 7 p.m. at Manahawkin Lake Park

STAFFORD- The Manahopkin Craft Beer Festival is here.  The event takes place today, Saturday, August 11 from 12 to 7 p.m. 

Tickets are available today for $35. Non-drinkers will not be charged for entering the park and being part of the festival.  Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and tickets for beer samples, allowing you to sample as many beers as you ...

Open House Saturday and $10,000 Closing Cost Credit for Buyer at Beautiful Upgraded Ocean Acres Home

August 16, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ - Open House this Saturday from 12-2 p.m. with Marion Romano of Van Dyk Realty at 30 Catalina Avenue in the Ocean Acres section of Barnegat. 

See listing below:

$349,900 30 Catalina Avenue Barnegat

Credits: Marion Romano - The Van Dyk Group

Credits: Marion Romano - The Van Dyk Group

Listing Stats

Address: 30 Catalina ...

Chris Fritz Leads Friday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

August 17, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND – Chris Fritz will be performing on Friday evening from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the Terrace Tavern.

Ted Hammock and the Pickles, a very popular band will be playing at the Sea Shell Tiki Bar from 4- 7 p.m.

Included below is the complete list of Friday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses ...

Verdict at Ship Bottom Waterfront Park and Thunder Thursday at the Shell Lead Thursday's Entertainment in Stafford and on Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ship Bottom Summer Thursday Evening Concert takes place on Thursday night at the Waterfront Park located at Tenth Street and Shore Avenue at the “Bayfront” in Ship Bottom.  Verdict, a Reggae band is the featured band. 

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

The B-Street Band and the Nerds Lead Wednesday's LBI and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

LONG BEACH ISLAND –  This Wednesday features two of the most popular cover bands in the Northeast.  The B-Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen cover band that has been playing for 37 years will be at the Surf City Hotel at 9 p.m. The legendary Nerds are performing at Joe Pop's Shore Bar in Ship Bottom at 10 p.m. 

Read below for the complete ...

Connors, Rumpf and Gove: Restoration of Homestead Benefit Program Funding is a Small Victory in State Budget Process

August 8, 2018

TRENTON - Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove want concerned constituents to know that proposed cuts to the Homestead Benefit Program were avoided in the adopted Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget.

In April, the 9th District Delegation alerted constituents that Governor Murphy had proposed cutting Homestead rebates in half, and pledged their ...

President Trump Signs Bill to Strengthen Military, Congressman Tom MacArthur Expresses His Support

August 15, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND— On Monday afternoon President Trump spoke at a rally at Fort Drum in New York State and at that event he signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.

Area Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement after the signing on Monday afternoon.

“Today we have reaffirmed our commitment to the men and women at Joint ...

Connors, Rumpf and Gove: Restoration of Homestead Benefit Program Funding is a Small Victory in State Budget Process

TRENTON - Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove want concerned constituents to know that proposed cuts to the Homestead Benefit Program were avoided in the adopted Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget.

In April, the 9th District Delegation alerted constituents that Governor Murphy had proposed cutting Homestead rebates in half, and pledged their ...

Manahawkin Cub Scouts Pack 61 is Having a Pop Rocket Derby This Sunday, August 19

August 15, 2018

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Cub Scout Pack 61 is conducting a Pop Rocket Derby and Fall Recruiting Fair this Sunday, August 19 at the Ocean Acres Community Center. The events begins at 12 p.m.

Students will build a soda bottle rocket and the rockets will be launched for all to see. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be available.

The Ocean Acres Community Center is located at 489 Nautilus ...

Stafford Emergency Medical Service Members Complete Weeklong Incident Response to Terroristic Bombings Training

STAFFORD - On Sunday, August 5th, Stafford EMS had 6 of its members travel to Socorro, New Mexico for a week-long training class called Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB).

This course provides police, fire, EMS and first responders the knowledge and skills to safely respond to terrorist incidents involving explosives.

The IRTB course focuses on public health and safety by ...

Latest Coquina Surf Jam Update: Seven Area Female Cancer Patients Receive over $15,000 in Financial Support in Their Fight Against Cancer

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - This is an inspiring story of the great impact of the Tenth Annual Coquina Ladies Surfing Concert just recently held on July 29. 

David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation's Leadership wrote the following recently in gratitude to the surfing contest organizers:

This past Thursday morning, Jetty CEO Jeremy DeFilippis hand-delivered a check for ...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Students Help With Hurricane Harvey Texas Rebuild

August 10, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ- We have endured our share of natural disasters in New Jersey over the past decade.  So, the selflessness displayed by young local heroes to travel halfway across the country to assist others struggling to recover is truly inspiring.

 

From July 22 to 28, Nutley Fellowship of Christian Athletes embarked on a week-long journey to Rockport, Texas, as 44 volunteers helped ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach Kicks Off Wednesday August 8

BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   

The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August 12. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 ...

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Families Catch Fish and Fun in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Online Fishing Tournament

August 8, 2018

MILLBURN — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey announced six winners Tuesday for its fourth annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament.

Aubrey Hiers of Linwood, Jenn Criscuolo of Manahawkin, Jim Kochman of Eatontown, Tom Moran of Brooklawn, Frank Ruczynski of Monroeville and Amanda Trott of Gloucester City were randomly selected as ...