Stafford/LBI Top Stories

April 22, 2019

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Golf team travelled to Pawley’s Island, SC last week to participate in The Palmetto Golf Championship. This event features 32 teams from around the United States. The states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey were all ...

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STAFFORD —  According to a study The The Pew Research Center public trust in the government has been steadily eroding and remains near historic lows, with only 17% of Americans today saying that they can trust the government in Washington, DC to do what is right.  The data goes back as far as ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Lacrosse team defeated Mainland Regional 10-9 on Monday morning in a non-conference contest. Cade Johnson and Ajani Stephenson each scored three goals to lead the Rams to victory.  Ryan Sinisky had one goal and two assists in the winning ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks held its annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday, April 19. John Barrett and his crew of volunteers cooked and served 974 dinners. The Elks raised over $12,000 dollars that will be donated to Elks Camp Moore, which is a Special Needs Summer Camp and Program for ...

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BEACH HAVEN CREST - Joe Rulli has owned Joey's Pizza and Pasta for the past 29 years in Beach Haven Crest. Joey's also has two other locations, one in Ship Bottom and the other at Route 72 West in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin.  Rulli recently sold his Beach Haven Crest location to Long ...

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As we approach Easter, many ponder the meaning of the holiday. Over the years, people have written Billy Graham concerning their questions about its significance. Here, we have chosen several of the most commonly asked questions about this observance—along with Billy Graham’s answers. Q: I’ve ...

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BARNEGAT - Our Gang Players is pleased to present the first production of our 2019 season "The Wizard of Oz" in the Bengal Auditorium at the Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. Barnegat N.J. 08005.  Production dates are Friday and Saturday April 26 & 27 at 7pm & Sunday April 28 at ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 recently sent nine boxes of pre-packaged food, toiletries and gift cards to the flood victims in Nebraska. The Lodge would like to express special thanks to Heather and Matt Kline.  

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Water temperatures in the southern Ocean County area are slowly rising into the mid 50’s, and that means the fish are getting more active. At this point good numbers of striped bass are being caught in the bay waters even though most are still under keeper size. While bluefish have still not made ...

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While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I heard a Muslim imam say that he did not believe in vicarious atonement for sin. In other words, he did not believe the death of Jesus was necessary.   Have you ever heard someone say that there are other ways to God besides Jesus? ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Boys Volleyball suffered their first loss of the season on Thursday, losing 2-1 to Fair Lawn High School. Southern has been ranked No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20.  Fair Lawn was recently ranked as the No. 3 squad.  Southern started out slow in first game, losing 25-13.

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STAFFORD - On Wednesday afternoon the Southern Regional Girls Softball squad defeated Toms River 3-2.  Taylor Bass and Colleen Camburn each had RBI's to lead the Lady Rams. Christina D'Amodio and Elizabeth Gosse combined in pitching to secure the win. Southern's record improves to 7-3 on the ...

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TOMS RIVER - Longtime Republican political boss George C. Gilmore was convicted on Wednesday of three federal tax charges. Gilmore's imprint has had heavy impact on Stafford Township politics in the past 30 years.  A federal jury in Trenton found the 70-year-old Gilmore guilty of three of the ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Recreation invites you on a trip to Broadway’s PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL! The trip is on Sunday, April 28 and tickets are $145 per person Leave the hassle of driving and parking behind to enjoy a day in exciting New York City to see PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL on Broadway and ...

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TOMS RIVER - Ajani Steverson netted three goals and Cade Johnson added two goals as Southern defeated Toms River North, 6-3 on Wednesday afernoon.  Jake Hughes added a goal and an assist while goalie Luke Maul made eight saves for Southern (5-2), which led 3-1 at the half. For the Mariners ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern softball team was held to just 4 hits in a 3-1 loss to Brick Memorial on Tuesday in the second round of the Ocean County Tournament.  Memorial's Jenna Pfister's had  strong outing recording 11 strikeouts in the win. Southern pitcher Tatiyana Ford gave up nine hits and ...

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STAFFORD - Colleen Mason scored her 100th career goal to lead Southern to a 15-5 win over Central Regional on Wednesday at home.  Mason, a senior, finished with seven goals and two assists. Holly Yannacone assisted on the milestone goal. Yannacone poured in four goals and had three assists for the ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties.  Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which ...

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TUCKERTON - The Southern Boys Golf team finished second in Monday's Ocean County Tournament.  The event was held at Sea Oaks Golf Club.  17 schools and 83 players competed on a very windy day that made Sea Oaks even tougher to score well.  Toms River North was the team champion with a score of ...

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STAFFORD - Hop in to see what's blooming at Reynolds Garden Shop on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin for your Easter flowers.  Easter flowers have arrived! There are beautiful Tulips, Hyacinth, Primrose, Ranunculus, Daffodil, Hydrangea and more!               Don't ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Chief of Police Keith Germain reported today that an arrest has been made in the M&T Bank robbery that took place on March 29 in Barnegat. On Sunday afternoon, members of the Barnegat Police Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) along with members of the Nassau County, New York ...

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TRENTON - District NIne lawmakers Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have introduced legislation, S-3352/A-5088, that aims to mandate wage garnishment and participation in enforced community service for certain criminal defendants who fail to ...

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STAFFORD -  The Southern Regional Boys Golf team defeated Manchdster 163-230 on Friday afternoon at the Ocean Acres Country Club.  Southern's season record now stands at 9-0.    Teams, Scores and Records Team Score Wins Losses Ties Southern ...

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STAFFORD — Officials reopened the second lane of Route 72 westbound on the repaired Old Causeway Bridge this past week. The New Jersey Department of Transportation's statement said that although the lane is reopened, it's contractor will occasionally close a single lane for final paving. That ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Bay fishermen are finding small stripers all over the bay. The most consistent spot that I have been hearing of is Graveling Point down in Little Egg Harbor Township at the end of Radio Road. I am not sure if there are more fish there or just a greater concentration of ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Golf team lost a number of key golfers to graduation last year. This season Coach Jeff Reilly had a lot of young golfers in the mix for key positions. Reilly has been pleasantly surprised because the Rams are currently undefeated on the season with a record of ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Southern Regional Boys Golf team defeated Toms River East decisively 169-191 on Wednesday afternoon in Toms River.  The Rams were led by Lasse Lehmann and Jeff Reilly with scores of 41. Peter Fabian followed right behind with a 42. The Rams are 6-0 after Wednesday's ...

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STAFFORD - With Easter just around the corner, there are many events in our area this weekend for the kids and families to enjoy.  Saturday April 13:  9:30-11:30 a.m. Easter Bunny Egg Hunt hosted by the Ocean Acres Civic Association at the Ocean Acres Community Center.  Bring your own ...

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SURF CITY - The Fourth Annual Long Beach Island Job Fair will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for people to find a job or even a career.  Over 40 businesses will be hiring part and full time seasonal and/or year round workers.  14 year ...

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STAFFORD - All are welcome to attend Main Street Alliance's Easter services at 9 and 11 a.m. to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Main Street Alliance Church is located at 1000 North Main St., Route 9 in Manahawkin.  

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