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Stafford Sixth Grade Graduation to Remain Virtual on June 10

May 27, 2020

STAFFORD — The leadership of the Stafford Schools has a great program planned to recognize the promotion of their sixth graders into middle school.  Most of those students will attend the Southern Regional Middle School in the fall and others will attend private schools throughout the area. 

Principal Sean Reilly confirmed on Tuesday that the originally scheduled Virtual ...

Southern Regional Will Keep Virtual Graduation on June 12

STAFFORD — Today, Tuesday, May 26, NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will be allowed to hold graduations outdoors effective July 6, 2020.  Proper social distancing must still be maintained.

See article here.

This has thrown a wrench in school districts planning their graduations.

Southern Regional announced today that they will continue with the plan already ...

Murphy Says Outdoor Graduations a Go: Effective July 6

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy has just released information regarding outdoor graduations. They will be permitted after July 6th.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as local schools release their plans.

Fine Print: NJ School Boards’ Report Starts Conversation on Reopening

Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Title: “Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools”

Author: The New Jersey School Boards ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Southern Regional Athletics Honor 2019-20 "Big S" Award Winners

STAFFORD - Southern Regional Athletic Director released the winners of the "Big S" Award winners for the Class of 2020. The "Big S" award is given to student athletes that have accomplished 10 or more Varsity letters during their Athletic career at Southern. 

Keoni Leiter- XC, Indoor Track & Spring Track & Field. Sacred Heart University
Jaelyn ...

Ocean County Library: Part of the Distance Learning Team

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – No doubt many parents and caregivers heard the shutdown of in-class sessions with mixed emotions. Even those who are teachers themselves find distance learning a bit of a balancing act.  When they’re open, local libraries have always played a supplemental role in education. In Ocean County, a little thing like a closed facility just means finding a creative ...

Long Beach Township Presents Virtual Happy Hour with Music & Oysters Saturday, May 9

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Happy Hour filled with music and oysters is all set for this Saturday, May 9.

Long Beach Township is continuing to preview Summer with a Happy Hour Facebook Live Watch Party featuring Chris Fritz from 3-4:30 p.m. and The Pickles from 5:30-7 p.m.  

Immediately following at 7 p.m., Matt Gregg of the Barnegat Bay Oyster Collective and Long Beach ...

TAPinto Editor Gives Barnegat High School Class Insider Tips

BARNEGAT, NJ - When classes were still in session, Stephanie Faughnan, the Editor of TapintoBarnegat/Waretown shared her expertise with Digital Communications students at Barnegat High School. As an experienced journalist who currently writes for TAPinto, she spoke about ethical considerations, plagiarism and bias in the media. Faughnan led a presentation and discussion that ...

Murphy: More Details from the Press Conference on School Closings

Editor's Note: We are working on updated news from Barnegat and Ocean Township School Districts..this is an ongoing news story.

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy announced today that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our ...

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NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 30, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

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Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

Vitalant Urges NJ to Take Action and Save Lives Amidst COVID-19

The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood donations. The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding our community in New Jersey that donations are both safe and essential.

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Obituaries

Oct 17, 1952 - May 25, 2020
Brian C. Sprague, 67, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on May 25, 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month"

May 18, 2020

Dear Editor:

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication and feeding/swallowing issues. 

This year, as we all know, is extremely ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Manage Mosquitoes for a Safer and More Enjoyable Summer

May 31, 2020

Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick.  Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against these pesky insects.

Mosquitoes serve as a carrier (vector) in the spread of certain diseases. It starts ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Stafford Township Parks, Bathrooms, Tennis and Pickleball Courts Among Those Reopening Friday, May 22

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ — On Wednesday, May 20 a Proclamation was signed by Mayor Gregory E. Myhre and Chief Thomas Dellane regarding the State of Emergency and the Parks and Recreation in Stafford Township. 

The Proclamation stated that on Friday, May 22, 2020 Stafford Township will reopen all parks for recreation. This includes the public bathrooms at the parks as well. Masks ...