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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 ...

Stafford Township Approves Plastic Bag Ban

August 2, 2018

STAFFORD – It is time to keep your reusable shopping bags in your car and have them ready for use. On July 17, the Stafford Council approved an ordinance regulating and limiting the use of plastics in the township at a recent meeting.

This ordinance was was worked on for a number of months.  The council meetings were met with some opposition from residents and an official concern by ...

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

August 12, 2018

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 ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free because of a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration this week. 

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

“Project Aware” Workshop Spreads its Message of Drug and Alcohol Prevention to More Ocean County School Districts

STAFFORD - Stafford Township’s Project Aware team invited administrators, staff and first responders from several other school districts in Ocean County to attend the Project Aware Workshop at the Stafford Township Arts Center (STAC) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Project Aware is a heart wrenching student performance about a group of sixth-graders who first handedly encounter the awful ...

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 ...

The Jimmy and Gene Duo and the Gypsy Moon Band Leads Monday's Entertainment in Stafford and on Long Beach Island

August 13, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND –  The Stafford Historical Society in Manahawkin hosts a weekly summer concert at the Manahawkin Lake Park tonight. The Jimmy and Gene duo is leading tonight's concert. This two-man electric/acoustic guitar band covers a diverse collection of music that spans many genres from the 80’s to today’s pop hits.

The duo will be performing at ...

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 ...

Facedown on the Beach and Shorty Long at the Shell Leads Sunday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12.

Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.  

Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses please feel ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stafford Township Approves Plastic Bag Ban

STAFFORD – It is time to keep your reusable shopping bags in your car and have them ready for use. On July 17, the Stafford Council approved an ordinance regulating and limiting the use of plastics in the township at a recent meeting.

This ordinance was was worked on for a number of months.  The council meetings were met with some opposition from residents and an official concern by ...

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

August 9, 2018

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 ...

Excessive Heat Advisory Issued for Monday

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Heat Advisory, that is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Monday.

The temperatures will be in the low to mid 90's. The heat index will be between 100 and 104 degrees. 

The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. The combination of hot temperatures ...

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 ...