Government

October 12, 2018

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, all LBI residents are invited and encouraged to attend a free Community Outreach Program at the Beach Haven Borough Hall. This session will be informative about Flood Insurance and topics of discussion will include: changes to the National Flood ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township Mayor John Spodofora resigned this past week as a member of the Township Republican Club and he has endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Mangino.  Mangino represents the Focus on Stafford Democratic slate of candidates. The Regular Republican team of ...

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STAFFORD, NJ  – The Stafford Conservatives, winners of June’s Stafford Republican primary announce their position in Column A on the November 6 General Election ballot. The Team is comprised of Mayoral candidate Greg Myhre and Council candidates Tom Steadman, Dr. Tony Guariglia, Mike Pfancook, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County ...

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TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of Transportation released a press release last week in regards to the long awaited East Road Route 72 Construction Project. According to the DOT, beginning at 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily for the next few months, NJDOT’s contractor Earle Asphalt Co., is ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island ...

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BEACH HAVEN - The Victoria Rose project was controversial.  Many residents were for the plan and many were against it. Terry Moeller and his partners,Tom and Joan Bertussi were planning to tear down the building and develop the site into a retail and residential complex.  The plan included 22 ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - As the community gets ready to celebrate Labor Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes. Traditional ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — When members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from their sinking recreational vessel in Barnegat Inlet yesterday, they found the boaters prepared for the emergency. A Coast Guard boat on August 30 responded to a radio distress call from the boat, which was taking ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation (A. 1675) that authorizes prescribed burning in New Jersey in certain circumstances. The rationale: Fire is a normal and necessary process helping to ensure healthy habitat in New Jersey forests.. Environmentalists say it is critical for ...

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STAFFORD - Motorists in Ocean Acres can expect one lane closures on Lighthouse Drive this upcoming week.  The closures will take place between Cutter and Atlantis avenues.  The road work is being performed by the Ocean County Road Department.  The work is expected to last one week.g August 27.  ...

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STAFFORD — On November 6, Stafford Township residents will go to the polls to elect new leadership for the township. The incumbent Stafford Regular Republican Club slate of candidates including current Mayor John Spodofora and a number of current councilmen lost to the Stafford Conservative ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township is thrilled to introduce the newly restored Pine Street Recreation Building back to its residents at the grand reopening featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Completion of the Pine Street Recreation Building, located at 25 Pine ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND— On Monday afternoon President Trump spoke at a rally at Fort Drum in New York State and at that event he signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. Area Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement after the signing on Monday ...

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TRENTON - Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove want concerned constituents to know that proposed cuts to the Homestead Benefit Program were avoided in the adopted Fiscal Year 2019 State Budget. In April, the 9th District Delegation alerted ...

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STAFFORD – It is time to keep your reusable shopping bags in your car and have them ready for use. On July 17, the Stafford Council approved an ordinance regulating and limiting the use of plastics in the township at a recent meeting. This ordinance was was worked on for a number of months.  The ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove lambasted the signing of S-2/A-2, a school funding bill that will mandate funding cuts for 14 school districts in the 9th Legislative District. Governor Murphy’s ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Following the conclusion of State budget deliberations which centered on how much to raise taxes, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove reemphasized the pressing need to control government spending and oppose ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Late Saturday afternoon New Jersey hat lawmakers reached a budget agreement avoiding a government shutdown. The deal, after weeks of acrimony includes the following:  10.75% on a $5 million income threshold millionaire’s tax; a “mega millionaire’s” tax. 2.5% hike on the ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways. With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many ...

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STAFFORD -Stafford Councilman Steve Jeffries resigned from Council in early May. The Stafford Council chose Ray Fix from a list of candidates including Pete Slomkowski and Rich Carlson to replace Jeffries.   Fix was sworn in by township attorney and Senator Chris Connors, and accompanied by his ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Summer Thursday Evening Concerts are all set to kick on July 5 at the Waterfront Park located at Tenth Street and Shore Avenue at the “Bayfront” in Ship Bottom. All are invited to bring the entire family for an evening of live entertainment overlooking the ...

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STAFFORD - The emergency closing of one lane on the LBI bridge is now complete.  The work began on June 4.  One eastbound lane was closed during the day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work on the eastbound bridge was complete that same week on Thursday June 7.  The construction crews next went to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing. The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time. “We are ...

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STAFFORD — On Friday June 1, Stafford residents and a number of government officials gathered to mark the grand opening of the Ocean Acres Lake Park with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The residents gathered with their children to celebrate and enjoy the new playground equipment provided ...

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STAFFORD - The entire slate of challengers from the "Stafford Conservatives" were victorious over the Row B Regular Republican candidates in Tuesday's primary election for Stafford Mayor and Council. Mayoral candidate Gregory Myhre defeated Mayor John Spodofora 1318 to 1232. There were twelve ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND — Tuesday, June 5 is finally here and it is primary Election Day in New Jersey. The big race will be fought in Stafford Township in the Republican Mayor and Council primary. The following is a general overview of the contests in the Stafford-LBI area.   There ...

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