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Summer Shop at the Manahawkin Elks on May 28

May 11, 2022

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks is hosting a Summer Shop on May 28 from 9 to 3 p.m. There will be over 40 vendors at the event.

The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic team

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Salutes Spirit of Small Business Week

LBI Region, NJ - The US Small Business Administration is calling attention the over 31 million small businesses across the country during Small Business Week the first full week of May. Coinciding with National Travel and Tourism Week, the Southern Ocean County Chamber marked both with a series of events from May 3-5 from After Hours networking to Google Live Stream Viewing event. The ...

Something New for Summer 2022 for the LBI Region

LBI REGION, NJ - With Readjusting schedules and returning to routines, it is more important than ever for a trip to beach, and taking in all the benefits of the Jersey Coast. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members invite you to find something new in 2022, and share in its 108th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. Whether this is your first visit or a familiar ...

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Enabling State Certification of Businesses as LGBTQ+-Owned

LAMBERTVILLE – Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 295 which instructs the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to establish a state-backed certification program for LGBTQ+ owned businesses. Murphy signed the executive order today at Union Coffee in Lambertville, an LGBTQ+ owned coffee shop.

Certification, which will be free of charge, would expand access to public and ...

Learn How to Work With the NJ Film Industry at Southern Ocean Chamber After Hours Event

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Tourism & Small Business Week Business After Hours with the Film Commission and Rita's Ice on May 3.  Business After Hours is the best and easiest way to get your name and your business out there and make new connections. The region's chamber hosts these popular networking events to ...

Sea Oaks Purchased to Become LBI National Golf & Resort

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The owners of Renault Winery Resort has announced the purchase of Sea Oaks Country Club and Golf Resort. The 200 acre property was in bankruptcy for several years, and was sold this past Monday. 

The new owner's Accountable Equity based in Egg Harbor plans to renovate and update the property. It will be renamed LBI National Golf & Resort plans to open ...

Auto Crash and Fire at Blue Wave Car Wash and Quick Lube in Barnegat Friday

STAFFORD - The Blue Wave Car Wash and Quick Lube on Route 9 in Barnegat reported that a customer suffered a medical emergency in his vehicle. The auto crashed into the woods behind the car wash and caught on fire. 

The Blue Wave Car Wash and Quick Lube owners wrote: 

We would like to thank our heroic employees and customers who jumped into action and helped remove the victim ...

Surf City Farmers Market Returns This Summer

SURF CITY - The Surf City Farmer's Market is returning in the summer of 2022. The market bringsfresh, local produce and artisans to LBI every Monday. The Market will run from June 21 through September 6.

If interested in more information please call 609-494-6127.



Learn New Ways to Recruit and Re-engage Volunteers During Southern Ocean Chamber Spring Non Profit Forum

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean Chamber announces its Spring Non-Profit Forum scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 with a much requested program "Re-Engaging Volunteers of Every Generation" beginning at 10 a.m. at the Stockton University Manahawkin Campus.

As organizations safely move away from pandemic restrictions, the Spring Non-Profit Forum session will offer a few ...


Paul Ha Announces the Grand Opening of Cornerstone Wealth Partners

February 23, 2022

Forked River, NJ. – February 16, 2022 – Paul Ha, founder of Cornerstone Wealth Management opened his independent investment services practice on August 1, 2022. Located in Forked River, NJ, Ha brings to the table 11 years of industry experience where he helps his client work toward financial freedom.

Having spent the last 10 years at a large institution, Ha felt it was time ...


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Blood Donation Urged during April, National Donate Life Month

Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate Life Month. For a limited time, Vitalant donors can also find out their COVID-19 antibody status ...

Barnegat Dock Concert Series to Begin May 28

May 15, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Dock Concert Series is back for 2022 with a great lineup. The concert's will take place at the Barnegat Municipal Dock, located at 427 E. Bay Avenue in Barnegat. 

The concert's begin at 7 p.m. and run throughout the summer beginning with a concert Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 28.

If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved to ...

A New Season of Fun on the Jersey Shore with The Mainland Adventure Park

MANAHAWKIN - The Mainland Adventure Park has officially opened for the 2022 season, with new renovations and additions to the park and onsite Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn lobby and restaurant were both renovated this past winter to incorporate the Mainland Market with convenient snacks and local gifts. The Kitchen and Pub welcomed high-definition, flat-screen TVs to their indoor bar for guests to ...

Something New for Summer 2022 for the LBI Region

LBI REGION, NJ - With Readjusting schedules and returning to routines, it is more important than ever for a trip to beach, and taking in all the benefits of the Jersey Coast. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members invite you to find something new in 2022, and share in its 108th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. Whether this is your first visit or a familiar ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY : Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

Any outdoor furniture should be secured.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns.


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Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Coast Guard Rescues Two After Sailboat Grounds near Little Egg Inlet

LBI REGION, NJ - In a release from the US Coast Guard 5th District Public Affairs North, The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday night after their 33-foot sailing-vessel, Free Bird, grounded and overturned near Little Egg Inlet. A person aboard Free Bird used a VHF-FM marine radio Friday at about 8 p.m. to hail Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders and report that they grounded in ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

Spring Real Estate Update with Marion Romano

May 6, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - Get the boats in the water and the grill's fired up, Memorial Day weekend is around the corner. Crazy to think 2022 is flying right by. The Summer season will be here before we know it! 

Not only are temperatures rising, but the Stafford Township Real Estate market remains HOT! Buyer's demand is still high while inventory remains low, what a great time ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

TAPinto's ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Volunteer Fire Departments

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

New Jersey Senators Propose 'Parents Bill of Rights'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey parents could have more of a say in what their children are learning in school and potentially opt students out of lessons.

Legislation aimed at improving clarity for parents and guardians and allowing comment on any curriculum necessary to implement the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education was cleared by the Senate ...