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17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

July 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

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Declaration of Independence – What is it?

July 5, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were ...

Manahawkin Man Injured in Auto Accident Monday in Beach Haven West

July 17, 2018

STAFFORD - On Monday afternoon a Stafford Township man was injured when his vehicle struck a construction trailer on Charles Boulevard in the Beach Haven West section of the township.  

The Stafford Township Police Department reported that a Hyundai Elantra driven by Adolph Schlesinger, 89 years old of Manahawkin, NJ, was traveling north on Charles Boulevard approaching Lawrence ...

National Night Out Presented by the Long Beach Township Police Department at Bayview Park in Brant Beach on August 7

BRANT BEACH - The annual National Night Out event will again be hosted by the Long Beach Township Police Department on 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 in by ...

The Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Festival will be held August 11 from 12 to 7 p.m. at Manahawkin Lake Park

STAFFORD- The Manahopkin Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 12 to 7 p.m. 

Discounted tickets are available for $25 online at www.manahopkin.com until Saturday July 14 at midnight.  Tickets at the door will be $35. 

This year will feature 50 craft beers on tap, 25 breweries, 8 bands on two stages, 16+ food trucks and activities for ...

Twenty Sixth Annual St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Begins Tonight Through Sunday in Manahawkin

July 17, 2018

STAFFORD - The Twenty Sixth Annual St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival opens tonight, Tuesday July 17 at 6 p.m.  The carnival runs through Sunday night this week.
  
The carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

All area residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and have a great night with friends an family. 

There is free parking, great food, ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach August 8-12

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 to ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Open House this Sunday with Marion Romano at 'Updated and Move In Ready Waterfront Home' in Village Harbor Section of Stafford

July 12, 2018

STAFFORD, NJ - Open House this Sunday July 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with Realtor Marion Romano at 39 Henry Drive in the Village Harbor section of Stafford Township.

See Listing Below:

$429,900 39 Henry Drive Stafford Township

Credits: Marion Romano - The Van Dyk Group

Listing Stats

Address: 39 Henry Drive
City: Manahawkin
State: NJ
Zip ...

The Kootz Lead Tuesday's Night Entertainment Opportunities on Long Beach Island and in Stafford

July 17, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  The Kootz band are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay. 

Here is the list of Tuesday',s additional entertainment options in Stafford and Long ...

Twenty Sixth Annual St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Begins Tonight Through Sunday in Manahawkin

STAFFORD - The Twenty Sixth Annual St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival opens tonight, Tuesday July 17 at 6 p.m.  The carnival runs through Sunday night this week.
  
The carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

All area residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and have a great night with friends an family. 

There is free parking, great food, ...

Manahawkin Lake and Bayview Park Concerts Lead Monday July 16 Entertainment in Stafford and on Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND –  It is Monday and the Stafford Historical Society in Manahawkin hosts a weekly summer concert at the Manahawkin Lake Park.  The Lovelight Band,  is performing at 7 p.m. Donations are accepted to assist the Historical Society. The Lovelight Band is known for recreating the timeless sound of the Grateful Dead and capturing the beauty and spirituality of ...

Connors, Rumpf and Gove: Budget Process One-Sided Debate – Higher Taxes and No Spending Cuts

July 11, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Following the conclusion of State budget deliberations which centered on how much to raise taxes, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove reemphasized the pressing need to control government spending and oppose extreme taxation policies that drive residents out of the state.

"While we certainly had our ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection ...

Man Dies Swimming in Surf City on the Fourth of July

SURF CITY - On Wednesday, a man died after he was pulled from the ocean in Surf City.  The man was unconscious when reached by lifeguards.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. off the beach near Division Avenue. 

Lifeguards pulled the A 55-year-old man from the ocean and performed CPR on the beach with police officers and other personnel.

He was then ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach August 8-12

July 16, 2018

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 to ...

Yardley, PA Man Charged with Assault on Long Beach Township Beach Badge Checker

July 8, 2018

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - On July 4, a Yardley, Pennsylvania was charged with simple assault against a local beach badge checker.  The Long Beach Township Police Department responded and investigated that alleged act of assault on the beach badge checker. 

The police investigated resulted in the establishment of probable cause to charge Warren Marr, of Yardley, Pennsylvania for the ...

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 17, 2018

TRENTON – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New Jersey Human ...