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Stafford's Hilliard Boulevard to be Closed Beginning Monday October 16

October 12, 2017

STAFFORD - The Ocean County Road Department will be milling and paving Hilliard Boulevard between Stafford Avenue and East Bay Avenue beginning on Monday October 16th. 

The project will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through the day until 5 p.m.  This project is expected to last two weeks. 

Detour / Closure Information

During the construction, traffic accessing Hilliard ...

New Jersey's Wildlife Management Area System Reaches 350,000 Acres

TRENTON - The state's network of Wildlife Management Areas has reached an important milestone with recent land acquisitions increasing the size of the system to 350,000 acres, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

To put this in perspective, New Jersey has more acreage in its Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system than its much larger neighbor New ...

MacArthur, Roe and Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Manage Opioid Prescribing

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Republican Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), and Democrat Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) introduced the Opioid Addiction and Prevention Act of 2017, legislation to limit initial post-acute care opioid prescribing to ten days. The legislation would not preempt state ...

Ocean County Meals on Wheels to Operate Exclusively Out of the Stafford Township Center on Route 9

STAFFORD – The large Ocean County resource center on Route 9 at the former site of the St. Mary's Parish Center is set to go through renovations.  The Southern Service Center will be renovated to accomodate the entire Meals on Wheels program in Ocean County.

In the past, the majority of the food was prepared and delivered from the center in Lakewood. The southern Ocean County ...

Black Bear Archery and Muzzle-Loading Rifle Season Segment to be Held Next Week in Northwestern and West-Central New Jersey

TRENTON - The fall black bear hunt - an integral part of the state's comprehensive policy to keep bear populations sustainable and enhance public safety - will take place Monday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 14, in northwestern and west-central New Jersey.

Next week's Segment A of the bear season allows archery-only hunting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a combination ...

Ocean County Designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (IDTA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congressman Tom MacArthur, Republican Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, has announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has designated Ocean County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Recently, Congressman Tom MacArthur led a letter to the ONDCP urging the addition of Ocean County to the HIDTA program and has ...

LBI Voters Overwhelmingly Defeat School Construction Referendum

LONG BEACH ISLAND - On Tuesday, voters in five Island municipalities overwhelmingly rejected an $18.4 million referendum for the renovation and new building at the Ethel A. Jacobsen School by a nearly 2-to-1 vote.

In the first question, the votes were 558 for and 1,116 votes against building an addition to the elementary school. Question 1 had to be approved in order for the district to ...

41 Homes Planned for Construction in Holgate at Former Site of LBI Trailer Park

HOLGATE, NJ - The Long Beach Island Trailer Park in Holgate, damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 will be redeveloped as a site to create 41 single-family residential lots on the property.  The developer will be Island’s End, LLC.

At a recent Long Beach Township Planning Board meeting the project received preliminary approval.  Final approval is scheduled for the near future.

Stafford's Pine Street Building to Be Renovated After Recent Reception of FEMA Grant

STAFFORD - There has been a bit of controversy in the past year and a half about the small building at 25 Pine Street in Manahawkin that sits next to the new Bay Avenue Community Center.  

The township purchased the building in March, 2016 for $236,000.  The purpose of that purchase was to meet the demand of small groups with small activities to have an additional practical ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

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