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More Blood Donors Needed in New Jersey, New York State to Help Overcome Critical Shortage

As record numbers of people make plans to get away for Independence Day, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to help relieve a critical blood shortage, reminding the public that patient needs for both routine and emergency blood transfusions don’t take a holiday.

According to AAA estimates, a record 42 million people will ...

New Blood and Platelet Donors Needed to Help Replenish Supply for Patients

As more people plan summer activities, Vitalant is urging all who are eligible to make plans now to donate blood or platelets this summer to ensure every patient need can be met as it arises. The nation’s largest, independent nonprofit blood services provider for nearly 900 hospitals has seen a recent drop in donations, meaning the blood supply is not keeping pace with patients’ ...

Independence Day Celebrations Continue this Week

July 4, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The Fourth of July festivities continue this week.

Check out the lineup below:

Tuesday, July 5

Lacey Township Fireworks held at Lacey Township High School. Festivities begin at 730pm.

Friday, July 8

Surf City Fireworks held at Bay Beach and 16th Street

Saturday, July 9

Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company Block Party 4-10 p.m.

Barnegat Fireworks ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

Due to Impending Weather Barnegat July 2 Fireworks Rescheduled, Concert Moved to Barnegat High School

BARNEGAT, NJ - Due to impending weather on Saturday, July 2, the Independence Day Celebration fireworks are now rescheduled to Saturday, July 9. 

The Barnegat Dock concert featuring Joey D's Rockin Oldies Band will be moved into the Barnegat High School Auditorium for Saturday, July 2nd.

Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 3 Concert at ...

Smoke Filled Air in Southern Ocean County Today

June 21, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - That huge fire burning in Burlington County's Wharton State Forest will be impacting us here in the Long Beach Region today (Tuesday). 

Meteorologist Dan Zarrow from NJ 101.5 reported that the wind shift from north to south will make much of New Jersey vulnerable to smoke-filled air.

Rain is expected tonight, and it is hoped that this will assist ...

Obituaries

Nov 7, 1983 - May 11, 2022
James Timothy Johnson Jr born 11/7/1983 in Neptune NJ died on 05-11-22 from a dirt bike ...
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St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

July 3, 2022

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, July 6, 12:00 AM

Bicentennial Park, Beach Haven

Beach Haven Summer Concert Schedule at ...

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Thu, July 7, 7:00 AM

Ship Bottom

Clamtown Crossfit & Black Sheep Studios Beach ...

Lucky Person Wins $440,000 Lottery Ticket Sold at Manahawkin Exxon

July 5, 2022

STAFFORD -– A $440,336 jackpot from the July 1 drawing.in the Jersey Cash 5 was won by someone who purchased the Jersey Cash 5 ticket at the Manahawkin Exxon.

The tickets matched all five numbers drawn. The winning numbers were: 02, 17, 36, 38 and 45 and the XTRA number was: 02.

 

Tell Congress: Patients with chronic illnesses need innovation

July 5, 2022

Dear editor, 

When so many people think of a migraine, they think of a simple headache — a dull pain in the temples that’s easilyerased with a couple of painkillers and a glass of water. But for those of us who are unlucky enough to suffer from these debilitating episodes, we know that migraines are a far more serious issue. 

When I ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

June 26, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America.

The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Safely Shred and Recycle your Documents this Saturday, June 18 in Waretown

WARETOWN, NJ - This Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. safely shred and recycle all documents at the Municipal Complex Lot, located at 50 Railroad Avenue. This is open to all Ocean County Residents, but no businesses. 

All documents will be destroyed confidentially on site. You must stay in your vehicle at all times. 

The event will remain open until the time is up or the ...

Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market Hosting Garden Photo Contest Through June 18

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market is hosting a Gardening Photo Contest for garden enthusiasts to share their beautiful plants and gardens.

"Share the beauty of the summer season in showcasing the beautiful gardens and container gardens you have created!" Reynolds shared.

Take a photo of your display and post it on your Facebook or Instagram page, ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

July 5, 2022

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Will the Supreme Court Gun Decision Be Making Quick Draw McGraws of Us in New Jersey?

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun permits, meaning you MAY get a gun permit IF law enforcement ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...