Government

May 29, 2020

STAFFORD — Mayor Gregory Myhre and Police Chief Tom Dellane signed an executive order on Friday to ease restrictions on bars and restaurants so they can offer additional seating on their properties.  This includes the potential of sidewalk seating and parking space seating.  The application ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township leadership and the NJ Department of Transportation released the following statement today, Wednesday, May 27. Route 72 eastbound lanes reopen tomorrow as the Route 72 East Road project nears completion in Stafford Final milling and paving to be completed in a few ...

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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 ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Coronavirus worldwide pandemic has greatly influenced our lives. The Long Beach Island region is trying to get ready to handle the massive influx of vacationers and visitors this summer.  You can expect a flood of regular visitors from the New York City and Philadelphia region.

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NEW JERSEY: U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, represents district 4, NJ. Smith is demanding the truth from China, and is seeking to legally empower victims of COVID-19. WATCH Rep. Smith here in this Fox News Interview and read press release below for details:  The Chinese government through ...

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TRENTON - Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove issued the following statement regarding New Jersey’s economic future in meeting the challenges created by COVID-19:“New Jersey needs to expedite the process of reopening the state. “The responsibility ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The side effects of COVID-19 extend beyond any physical illness. Since Governor Phil Murphy shut down the state to all non-essential businesses, more than a million workers filed for state unemployment. Meanwhile, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and ...

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STAFFORD — Stafford Mayor Greg Myhre and Council held a special meeting on Friday morning to offer grace to residents impacted with financial fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic. The Mayor and Township Council have instituted a grace period to June 1, 2020 to provide relief to property owners.

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SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Mayor and Council issued order allowing the reopening of beaches to the public today, Friday, April 24.  There are a number of restrictions: 1.  The beach is only open to residents with placards to prove residence.   2.  The only activities allowed are ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — Municipal Clerk Kristy Davis sent out a press notice that the next two meetings of the Ship Bottom Mayor and Council has been changed. The meeting times have changed and the public will not be allowed to attend the meetings. This Tuesdays meeting, April 28 will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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STAFFORD — Stafford Township Mayor Greg Myhre released a video update on issues relevant to residents of Stafford Township during this trying time.  Mayor Myhre released this video on Tuesday, April 21.  The mayor outlines information areas of town that are accessible and encourages us to ...

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STAFFORD - The April 28, 2020, Town Council meeting will again be physically closed to the public.  The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 22 on Comcast Cable as usual. The public portion of the meeting will allow for citizens to call in and ask questions of the Mayor and Council. The ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Township Commissioners put out an emergency order that went into effect on Monday, April 6.  The township has over 12 miles of beaches on the Island.   A summary of the order posted on the Township website reads: ".... the Township of Long Beach ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township announced on their website on Monday, March 30 that all municipal court sessions are suspended through April 26, 2020 in order to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19. For this period, individuals scheduled to appear before the municipal court to contest a traffic or ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY — Southern Ocean County has many people impacted with unemployment after the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. Many of our people are laid off. There are many bar and restaurant, hotel employees and people from other sectors impacted by unemployment in our area.  Faced ...

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STAFFORD, NJ —  Stafford Township Municipal Clerk, Linda Martin, has announced that the council meeting held tonight will not allow public attendance due to the COVID-19 restrictions and executive orders.  The meeting will be held via teleconference and will be available to view at 7 p.m. on ...

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STAFFORD — The two new traffic signals are online today on Route 72 in the Doc Cramer Blvd area.  It is a bit strange to drive past the now closed Doc Cramer Road.  There is a new westbound jug handle for people shopping from Long Beach Island. It is expected that the westbound jug handle will ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - Tuesday, March 24 Ship Borough Council meeting will take place as schedule. There are however a few changes to take notice of. The 6:30 p.m. meeting time has been changed as follows: The caucus portion of the meeting will be opened at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, with ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department released the following statement on Monday, March 16: "Beginning, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Stafford Township Police Department will be taking certain types of minor calls over the phone. Several officers will be staffed at headquarters to ...

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STAFFORD - Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, ALL Stafford Township Buildings - Town Hall, Department of Public Works, Water and Sewer, Community Centers and all parks - will be closed to the public. All township offices will be staffed and ready to assist you. They will only be available ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Office of Emergency Management released a statement about the Coronavirus impact.   The Stafford Township Office of Emergency Management along with our Mayor, Council and Police Department continue to monitor the Coronavirus as it evolves. We would like the ...

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TOMS RIVER — Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer recently announced a county-wide initiative to promote awareness and ride-sharing safety. On March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, Robbinsville, known as Sami, a 21 year old senior at the University of South Carolina, got into a stranger’s ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township released this report for the Doc Cramer Boulevard lane closures which begin on Tuesday.  This is a detailed description of how to expect to get around Stafford this week.  It has been provided by the NJ DOT.  There will be several days of daytime lane closures on Doc ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Prosecutors Office announced today that George LaRosa, 50, of Barnegat, was sentenced today by the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C., to three years New Jersey State Prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Theft by Failure to Make Required ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Beach Haven Hotel and Marina proposal was before the Beach Haven Land Use Board on Monday night. The meeting was held at the Surflight Theater due to the approximately 275 interested spectators in attendance.  Christopher Vernon has submitted plans to build a 102 room hotel at ...

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STAFFORD - CEO and Founder of the SUNSHINE SPORTS PROGRAM, Steve Baselice, has announced that the program is coming to Stafford Township, Ocean County. Coach Steve says the "SUNSHINE SPORTS PROGRAMS is a program for adults with special needs. This program consists of year-round, multiple sports ...

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Connors, Rumpf and Gove: End the Extreme Policies That Are Driving People Out of the State Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove offered the following remarks in response to Governor Murphy’s 2020 State of the State address: Following ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) released the following statement on the vote by the Iraqi Parliament to expel U.S. troops from Iraq: “Qasem Suleimani had a vision for the Middle East without American forces where Iran was the undisputed power of the region.  With the developments ...

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HARVEY CEDARS - Michael Garofalo served in his final Board of Commissioners meeting this week in Harvey Cedars. Commissioner Garofalo, was honored during that meeting. Michael has served Harvey Cedars since 1999 and served as the Public Safety Commissioner since 2011.  Many wished him well and ...

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CAPE MAY — Jeff Van Drew, the Democratic congressman in the U.S. Second Congressional District in Atlantic County, NJ has caused a huge shockwaves throughout the U.S. political landscape. Van Drew finds himself, a Democrat, respected on both sides of the aisle in his district in a tough, tough ...

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