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Southern's Grace Cordasco Big Part of NJ Wrestling History in State Tournament

February 18, 2019

STAFFORD - This is the first year of Girls Wrestling in New Jersey and one of Southern Regional's own was part of history.

Gracie Cordasco wrestled for Southern Regional in the first ever North-South Regional Tournament hosted by the NJSiAA.

Grace came in fourth place in the 147 lb. weight class division.

Woodcock, Pepe, O'Connell, Tatarek, Stout, Cornelius and Jackstadt Win District 29 Wrestling Championships

STAFFORD - The District 29 individual wrestling championships took place on Saturday at Southern Regional High School. 

The area 2019 District 29 champions are:

Robert Woodcock, Southern 138 lbs
Nicholas Pepe, Southern 145 lbs
Nicholas O'Connell, Southern 152 lbs
Haven Tatarek, Southern 160 lbs.
John Stout, Southern 170 lbs. 
JT Cornelius, Southern 220 ...

Southern Girls Fall 51-44 to Red Bank Regional in Shore Conference Basketball Tournament

RED BANK - Southern competed against higher seeded Red Bank with an overall record of 15-7 in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament on Tuesday. 

The Rams started out behind 16-7 at end of the first quarter but could not overcome that deficit and lost 51-44 to the Lady Bucs of Red Bank.

Kaela Curtin led Southern with 16 points. Sam Del Rio scored 10 and Jackie Ward 9 to ...

Ashley Home Store Coming to Stafford to Replace AC Moore in Stafford Square

February 15, 2019

STAFFORD - The Ashley HomeStore is coming to Manahawkin. The store is expected to open May 1,  The store will open in the Stafford Square Shopping Center in the former location of A.C. Moore.

 

 

 

Ashley Furniture HomeStore's are also located in Toms River and Northfield.

Southern Ocean Chamber Closeup: Katie Davis and Kelly Ford of Breaker’s Kitchen & Tap

WARETOWN, NJ - Breaker’s Kitchen & Tap is a bar and restaurant in Waretown featuring fresh food, local craft beer, handmade cocktails and great service.

Owners Katie Davis and Kelly Ford opened Breaker’s a year ago and it has quickly become a hot-spot for locals!

The sisters have lived in Barnegat for over 15 years and were always interested in the restaurant business ...

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Township of Stafford

STAFFORD, NJ - Continuing to expand opportunities created with municipalities, Southern Ocean Downtown Driven program includes Stafford Township to collaborate on business growth and sustainability.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which recently received its global re-accreditation as a Destination Management Organization, continues to build their Downtown Driven Economic ...

Barnegat Police Seeking Public Help Identifying Subjects on Video

February 15, 2019

BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Township Police Departemnt is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two individuals. The departments reports that two unlocked vehicles in Barnegat were burglarized in the overnight hours of Feb. 2 and 3. Wawa video surveillance shows two people walking in the store before using one of the stolen credit cards, police said. 

Both thefts took ...

Stafford EMS Adds 15 New Members to Strengthen Services for Stafford Township Residents

STAFFORD -  The Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services, Squad 38 recently welcomed 15 new members to its ranks during its new member orientation class that took place at their main building on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

The new class enables new probationary members to meet the squad's officers and membership, gain familiarity with apparatus, equipment, and to better ...

Harvey Cedars Welcomes New Officer to the Police Department

HARVEY CEDARS - On Friday, February 8 Officer Ben Mrozinski was sworn in as a full-time regular police officer in Harvey Cedars. Here's to many safe and healthy years serving with us!

Mrozinski is 24 years old and graduated from Lacey Township High School.  He graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

 

 

Stafford Recreation Presents The Aging Brain

February 15, 2019

STAFFORD: The Stafford Township Recreation Department is presenting the program "The Aging Brain."|

Do you ever wish you could understand the changes in our brains as we age?  Do you want to learn how to improve your memory? 

Grab a notebook and join Stafford Recreation for The Aging Brain, a free weekly, six-part video lecture series beginning on Thursday, March ...

24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction on May 1 at the Mainland

February 17, 2019

STAFFORD - Get ready for a special night that goes a long way towards helping people in need in Southern Ocean County. 

The 24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction will take place on May 1, 2019 at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. 

See the details in the flyer below. All are welcome to come and make a huge dent in the battle against hunger in our ...

Margaret E. Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund Beef and Beer Fundraiser This Sunday at the Terrace Tavern

BEACH HAVEN TERRACE - The Margaret E. Lyons Beef and Beer Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will take place this Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12 to 4 p.m.

The cost of the event is $35.00 per person.

Watch the exciting Daytona 500 wth your friends and enjoy oysters, clams, shrimp, chicken wings, turnkey sliders, crabcake sliders and steak bites, beer, wine, soda and prizes. 

Make checks ...

Benefit for Bridgit to be Held at Calloway's Bar and Restaurant on March 30

STAFFORD - Bridgit Romano is battling breast cancer and many of her friends have organized to hold a special fund raiser to help Bridgit in her fight.

The Benefit for Bridgit will be held at Calloway’s Restaurant at 597 Main St., (Route 9) in West Creek on March 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. 

The cost for the event is $35 per person which includes unlimited beer, wine, soda and ...

24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction on May 1 at the Mainland

February 17, 2019

STAFFORD - Get ready for a special night that goes a long way towards helping people in need in Southern Ocean County. 

The 24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction will take place on May 1, 2019 at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. 

See the details in the flyer below. All are welcome to come and make a huge dent in the battle against hunger in our ...

Margaret E. Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund Beef and Beer Fundraiser This Sunday at the Terrace Tavern

BEACH HAVEN TERRACE - The Margaret E. Lyons Beef and Beer Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will take place this Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12 to 4 p.m.

The cost of the event is $35.00 per person.

Watch the exciting Daytona 500 wth your friends and enjoy oysters, clams, shrimp, chicken wings, turnkey sliders, crabcake sliders and steak bites, beer, wine, soda and prizes. 

Make checks ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Member Closeup: Charisma's Cookies

TUCKERTON, NJ - Charisma’s Cookies, located at 455 Rt 9 South in Tuckerton, is a bake shop specializing in cookies.

In addition to their mouth-watering cookies, they offer specialty cakes, macarons, cake pops, donuts and hand pies, granola and pop tarts!

All of their items are made fresh daily and you can now find their sweet treats at The Local Market & ...

Sandy Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft That Includes Ship Bottom Home

February 12, 2019

TOMS RIVER – A Little Egg Harbor contractor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $247,000 from eight homeowners who contracted his services after Superstorm Sandy.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said the state will seek a 5-year prison term for contractor Peter Rinaldi, 57.Rinaldi was the owner of Donovan Mark Custom Builders LLC and Michael Anthony Custom Builders ...

Culinary Herb Garden Class at Reynolds on Saturday

STAFFORD - All are welcome to attend the Reynold's Culinary Herb Garden Class.

Reynolds Culinary Herb Garden Class is a customer favorite! Keep your culinary kitchen ready with fresh herbs to snip when you need them. At this workshop, you’ll create a Culinary Herb Garden featuring the most popular herbs used for cooking. After the workshop, you’ll receive a 25% Off coupon for ...

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Township of Stafford

February 14, 2019

STAFFORD, NJ - Continuing to expand opportunities created with municipalities, Southern Ocean Downtown Driven program includes Stafford Township to collaborate on business growth and sustainability.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which recently received its global re-accreditation as a Destination Management Organization, continues to build their Downtown Driven Economic ...

Gov. Murphy: Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2024

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation recently that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of ...

N.J. Human Services Announces New Medicaid Innovation Office Aimed at Improving Quality, Delivery & Value of Care

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Wednesday announced it has launched a new Office of Medicaid Innovation to improve the quality, delivery and cost of care within the state’s Medicaid program.

The Office will lead New Jersey Medicaid’s work on value-based payment and purchasing strategies.  It will focus on identifying opportunities for innovative ...

Stafford Recreation Presents The Aging Brain

February 15, 2019

STAFFORD: The Stafford Township Recreation Department is presenting the program "The Aging Brain."|

Do you ever wish you could understand the changes in our brains as we age?  Do you want to learn how to improve your memory? 

Grab a notebook and join Stafford Recreation for The Aging Brain, a free weekly, six-part video lecture series beginning on Thursday, March ...

Stafford EMS Adds 15 New Members to Strengthen Services for Stafford Township Residents

STAFFORD -  The Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services, Squad 38 recently welcomed 15 new members to its ranks during its new member orientation class that took place at their main building on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

The new class enables new probationary members to meet the squad's officers and membership, gain familiarity with apparatus, equipment, and to better ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Connors, Rumpf and Gove "Vehemently" Vote Against ‘Rain Tax’ Measure

February 8, 2019

TRENTON - The NJ Ninth Legislative District leaders Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove vehemently opposed and voted against legislation, S-1073/A-2694, that would permit a county or municipality to establish and maintain a stormwater utility which would be authorized to charge fees, commonly referred to as a “rain ...

Sandy Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft That Includes Ship Bottom Home

February 12, 2019

TOMS RIVER – A Little Egg Harbor contractor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $247,000 from eight homeowners who contracted his services after Superstorm Sandy.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said the state will seek a 5-year prison term for contractor Peter Rinaldi, 57.Rinaldi was the owner of Donovan Mark Custom Builders LLC and Michael Anthony Custom Builders ...

Barnegat Man Arrested for Drug Induced Death

BARNEGAT, NJ - A Barnegat residet, Curtis Geather, 33 was arrested on February 7, 2019 by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Narcotics Strike Force, as well as Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced.

They charged Geathers with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death ...

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...