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Southern Regional Announces Masks Now Optional for All Students and Staff

June 7, 2021

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — At 4:11 p.m. on Monday, June 7, the Southern Regional School District sent out a text message alert announcing that masks will now be optional for all students and faculty. 

The text message read:

Due to the current heat and humidity trend, Southern Regional student and staff masking is optional for the remainder of this school year. 

This news is ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

Murphy Ends Indoor Mask Mandate for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated; Raises Gathering Limits

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend. 

Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance floors at bars and restaurants, along with the restriction on ordering and ...

RWJ Barnabas Health Mandates COVID Vaccination for Team Members

May 20, 2021

STAFFORD — Earlier today from it's headquarters in West Orange, NJ, RWJBarnabas Health announced new Covid-19 rules for some of their employees.

The company announced it is now mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all team members at the supervisory level and above effective immediately.  The company quoted "... with the anticipation that it will eventually be ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 11, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Meet Princess Ariel this Saturday, June 12 at Wish LBI

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Meet and take photos with Princess Ariel at Wish LBI this Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This is a free event. 

Wish LBI is a boutique in the heart of Beach Haven, NJ featuring trend forward jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Read more about Wish LBI here.

Address: 412 N. Bay Ave

City: Beach Haven

Zip Code: 08008

State: ...

Long Beach Township Police Announce Promotions and Appointment of New Patrolmen

June 8, 2021

BRANT BEACH — The Long Beach Township Police Department announced the following promotions:

Captain Bernhard
Captain Brennan
Lieutenant Hullings
Lieutenant Hartmann
Sergeant Paul Vereb
Sergeant Pollina

The Department also welcomed two new officers:

Patrolman Stambaugh
Patrolman Spagnola

The Department also recently appointed a new Police Chief Kevin Mahon ...

Woman Found Dead on Waretown Trail Identified

TOMS RIVER — The deceased female found June 4 in a wooded section of the Barnegat Branch Trail in Waretown has been identified as Megan Campana, whose last known address was in Seaside Heights.

The Ocean County Prosecutors Office reported on Monday the woman's identity. The post-mortem examination performed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office positively ...

Dead Woman Found in Waretown

WARETOWN - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Bihlmeier released a statement on Saturday about the death of an unidentified woman.

The body was discovered  after the Ocean Township Police Department received a report of an unresponsive female located in a wooded area of the Barnegat Branch Trail near Country Line Road in Waretown on Friday, June 4.  Responding officers found the body of ...

Southern Regional Announces Masks Now Optional for All Students and Staff

June 7, 2021

MANAHAWKIN, NJ — At 4:11 p.m. on Monday, June 7, the Southern Regional School District sent out a text message alert announcing that masks will now be optional for all students and faculty. 

The text message read:

Due to the current heat and humidity trend, Southern Regional student and staff masking is optional for the remainder of this school year. 

This news is ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

Southern Regional Class of 2021 to Participate in Traditional Graduation Ceremony on June 16

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - It's back to business for Southern Regional High School as they prepare for this year's graduation ceremony that will mimic all of history's past besides last year's virtual event due to COVID-19.

"It’s nice to have an actual graduation this year, much better than last year," Senior Steven Langton said, "I wouldn’t like ...

Southern Ocean Memorial Day Services Open to the Public

May 29, 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN — Area townships are hosting Memorial Day events on Sunday and Monday.  

 

BARNEGAT LIGHT: Barnegat Light is hosting a parade Sunday at 6 p.m, The parade route is from  from West 11th Street and Central Avenue to Broadway to the Fishermen's Memorial at Barnegat Inlet.
 
BARNEGAT: A service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

June 9, 2021

TUCKERTON — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey earthquakes usually ...

Walters Group Set to Complete Projects to Benefit the Residents of Stafford

June 12, 2021

STAFFORD — The Walters Group is set to make a number of improvements in Stafford Township in the near future.

The Walters Group has unfinished business in regard to a redevelopment agreement from 2006. These improvements all center around Walters' successful development of the large recovery road area from an old landfill into the large shopping center and major home and apartment ...

Connors, Rumpf and Gove Vote Against Expanding Governor Murphy's Powers

TRENTON — On Thursday, a bill approved by Democrats allowing many of Governor Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers.

Ninth District Legislators Connors, Rumpf and Gove voted against this new legislation which Governor Murphy was expected to sign into law shortly.

The area ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

Main Street Alliance Church Offering Summer Day Camp

May 31, 2021

STAFFORD — Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer or in need of childcare? Main Street Alliance Church at 1000 N. Main Street in Manahawkin is offering a day camp this summer.

Not only will the children have a great time, they will also learn valuable life lessons on character from the Bible. 

The camp if offered Monday through Friday beginning June 21 for ...

Southern Defeats Fair Lawn 2-1, Advance to Monday's State Championship

June 12, 2021

STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Rams, ranked number one in NJ by NJ.com had a tough fight in the overall NJ semifinal against Fair Lawn. 

The Rams overcame a 25-19 loss in the opening set to rally and advance to Monday's championship game Like any good team, Southern didn’t succumb to the pressure of the moment after losing the first set.

An 11-3 run to close out ...

Hunterdon Central Defeats Southern 7-2 in NJSIAA Tourney

EATONTOWN - Coach John Pampalone's Southern Rams was seeking its first state title in its third trip to the final since 2013 but feel short 7-2 to Hunterdon Central on Thursday night at Shore Regional High School.

Joey DeYoung scored two goals for Southern. 

Tyler Sininsky had 14 saves as the Rams had a strong defensive performance. Hunterdon Central's defense was also strong ...

Southern Girls Softball Falls Short 3-1 to Kingsway Regional in SJ Group IV Semifinal

SWEDESBORO — The Southern Regional Softball team has had a great season. They advanced to the SJ Group IV semifinals and lost a tight 3-1 contest to 22-1 Kingsway Regional.

Marina Costello pitched a one hitter to lead Kingsway. Tori Lipka was 3 for 3 with two RBI to lead Kingsway. 

 




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Stafford Conservatives 2021 Claim Victory in Primary

June 8, 2021

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Town Council Republican Primary resulted in Mayor Greg Myhre's slate of candidates gaining victory. The Stafford Conservatives 2021 won easily. 

The only question was whether current Council member George Williams would gather enough votes to defeat one of Myhre's team members. The local Republican organization decided to lock Williams out of the ...

Primary Election Day for Ocean County Voters is Tuesday

SOUTHERN OCEAN — More than 400,000 sample ballots have been mailed in Ocean County providing registered voters with a copy of the official ballot that will appear on voting machines June 8 as well as the polling place location for the 413 County election districts. 

“Voters can once again cast their ballots at their local polling places on a voting machine, now that the ...

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New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

June 9, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

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TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

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Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

June 9, 2021

TUCKERTON — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident. According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey earthquakes usually ...