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United States Congressman Representing Stafford-LBI Area Praises President Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

August 22, 2017

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - On Tuesday in Washington D.C., our area United States Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy:

"The President's strategy for Afghanistan will protect our homeland, support our troops, and prevent terror groups from establishing safe havens in Afghanistan. Most importantly, our ...

Long Beach Island Schools Hoping Taxpayers Approve $18.4 Million Dollar School Addition and Renovations

LONG BEACH ISLAND - On Sept. 26, taxpayers in the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District’s five sending municipalities – Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom and Surf City – will be asked to vote on a two-question, $18.4 million bond referendum.

A sample ballot for the special election is now available on the website of the Ocean County ...

U.S. Congressman MacArthur Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange and Other Chemicals

PEMBERTON, NJ - Congressman MacArthur announced as a press conference Tuesday at American Legion Post #294 in Pemberton that he has introduced legislation to help veterans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions. 

The Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act expands the time frame of eligibility for disability compensation for veterans who served at or ...

The Latest Beach Haven West Lagoon Update from Stafford Township Officials on Friday August 11 Beach Haven West Lagoon Update

STAFFORD - Stafford Township officials released a new statement about the water monitoring in the Beach Haven West section of Manahawkin.  It was released to us at approximately 1:00 p.m. today.  The statement reads as follows:

Residents of Stafford Township:

We have been monitoring the water quality issues in Beach Haven West for the last ten days.  At this time, and after ...

Recycling Project Takes Clam and Oyster Shells from Restaurants to the Bay

LONG BEACH ISLAND - When customers at several Long Beach Island restaurants order clams or oysters this summer they are also helping a Stockton University project to restore oysters to the Southern Barnegat watershed.

The used clam and oyster shells are being collected by Long Beach Township employee Joe Mangino three times a week and delivered  to Parsons Mariculture, where they will ...

Beach Haven West Potential Contamination Update from the NJ DEP Friday Afternoon

STAFFORD - On Thursday, Stafford Township issued a warning about potential hazards in a number of lagoons in Beach Haven West and the reports of the death of ducks in the area.

TAPinto Stafford-LBI conducted a phone interview early Friday afternoon with Larry Hajna from the NJ Department of Environment Protection. Mr. Hajna reported that the Department and their Division of Fish and ...

Is This LBI Issue Also? Belmar Looks to Keep ‘Beach-Spreading’ Under Control with Ban on Tents, Canopies

LONG BEACH ISLAND — Many beachgoers bring umbrellas or small pop-up enclosures for young children when going to enjoy a day in the sand and surf.

But beach towns along the Jersey Shore are seeing an increasing number of large tents or canopies rising along the water’s edge on any beach day — some being set up two to three across, creating large covered ...

Unknown Contamination Highly Toxic to Wildlife Reported in Beach Haven West Area Lagoons

STAFFORD - Beach Haven West area residents are receiving phone calls from Stafford Township officials informing them of contamination in some lagoons in the Beach Haven West and Village Harbor section of the township.  The township also posted on Thursday the following statement on the home page of their website:

"Dear Residents of Beach Haven West:

As of this date there appears ...

State of NJ Offering Free Pedestrian and Bicyclist Shuttles This Summer Over Rt. 72 Bridge

STAFFORD – A free shuttle bus if being offered by the NJ Department of Transportation this summer due to the Rt. 72 Causeway Bridge construction project.  

The free shuttle bus into LBI runs from Marsha Drive in Stafford with a stop at 3rd Street on Bonnet Island, and return to the mainland with a stop at the Public Access Parking Lot on Bay Avenue after the bridge crossing.

MacArthur Applauds Passage of Nation’s Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. – United States Congressman Thomas MacArhur, who represents the Stafford-LBI area on Friday applauded the final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018:
 
"Our nation’s defense bill will provide our troops with the tools and resources they need to defend our country both at home and abroad, while also protecting ...

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