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Newly Renovated Ocean Acres Lake Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration Set for June 1

May 22, 2018

STAFFORD — Life in Stafford Township will improve with the completion of the renovated Ocean Acres Lake Park scheduled for June. The Ocean Acres Lake area of Stafford is a beautiful portion of the township.

The township is currently completing the work on the park.  

A news release from the local government leadership included the ...

Congressman MacArthur Introduces Amendment to Protect Children on SNAP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill that would protect children from the actions of parents with respect to SNAP work requirements:

“My amendment clarifies that if an adult is deemed ineligible for SNAP due to work requirements, that children in the household will remain eligible for their own benefits,” Congressman MacArthur ...

Congressman MacArthur Hosts Roundtable on Addiction Treatment and Recovery Chief Recovery Specialist from Ocean County Testifies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, ongressman Tom MacArthur chaired the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force roundtable on effective addiction treatment and recovery.

During the roundtable, Members received an update from Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, M.P.H, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), John Brogan, Chief Recovery Specialist from Ocean County, and ...

Stafford Township Announces Upgrades to Nautilus Park Complex at No Cost to Taxpayers

STAFFORD - Mayor John Spodofora and the Stafford Township Council recently announced that a negotiated arrangement with the Walters Group has been put in place for the construction of two additional all-purpose athletic fields at the Nautilus Park Complex.

The fields will be located in the reforested area shown on the map. It is anticipated that these fields will be constructed in the spring ...

Highlights of the State Approved Stafford Township 2018 Municipal Budget

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township governing body recently announced the approval of the 2018 municipal budget.  The tax rate has been reduced by 1.3 cents and $850,796 dollars under the cap.  

Stafford also will have reduced the township debt by the end of 2018 in the past eight years by $45.5 million dollars.

The budget includes general operational expenses and reflects a ...

Arbor Day Recently Celebrated in Stafford Township

STAFFORD - On April 27, 2018 Stafford Township celebrated 29 years of having achieved the designation as a tree city from the National Arbor Day Society. 

Stafford’s Arbor Day celebration is one of the largest in the state bringing together the schools, the township and the community to raise awareness of environmental issues. The Mayor and the Council congratulate all ...

MacArthur Legislation to Help Veterans Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur, whose father served during the Korean War, today announced that bipartisan legislation he introduced to help veterans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions has passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

The Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act (H.R.3605) expands the time frame of eligibility for ...

The Center Lane of Long Beach Boulevard to Be Raised to Combat Increased Flooding

SHIP BOTTOM – The last few years seem to have seen a significant increase of flooding on Long Beach Island. The Ocean County Road Department is scheduled to take action to address one prevalent flooding area in Ship Bottom between 24th Street and 33rd Street in Long Beach Township.   
 
The County plans to raise the crown in the center turn lane on Long Beach ...

Pushcart Players Presents “Peter and the Wolf” at Stafford Branch Library

STAFFORD - The Ocean County Library in Stafford is presenting the Pushcart Players who will present  “Peter and the Wolf.” 

Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, “Peter and the Wolf” at Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Libraries in Manahawkin NJ on Monday, May 7 ...

Local NJ Legislators Provide Information on Reduction in NJ Homestead Rebate

STAFFORD - Responding to complaints from irate homeowners, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are providing background as to why their Homestead Rebates are half of what they were promised when the current budget passed.

“During last year’s State Budget negotiations, a slippery deal was struck to fund only half the Homestead ...

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