Government

August 8, 2018

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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HARVEY CEDARS - Harvey Cedars Borough is sponsoring the "Concert in the Park" series each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Wednesday, July 11.   The concerts will take place in the Sunset Park, located at Salem Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard in Harvey Cedars.   July 11:  "Verdict" - ...

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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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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 — There is a compelling primary this Tuesday, June 5 in Stafford Township. There are seven seats including the mayoral position up for grabs in this GOP primary election.  The primary is expected to be critical due to the fact that Stafford Township residents are primarily ...

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STAFFORD – Summer is upon us and the NJ Department of Transportation announced on Friday, June 1 that driving to and from Long Beach Island is going to be difficult with ongoing road construction on Route 72 and on the Manahawkin Bay Bridge. A temporary single lane closure of Route 72 will begin ...

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TRENTON - Consistent with their longstanding record of protecting ratepayers, the 9th District legislative delegation intends to vote against legislation to permit municipalities and counties to finance the creation, operation, and maintenance of stormwater utilities through the imposition of user ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Having voted against illegal aliens receiving in-state tuition and tuition assistance, the 9th District Delegation will be voting against providing driver’s licenses to persons in our country illegally if and when the bill is voted on by the State ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Stafford's own Martin Truex Jr., the 2017 NASCAR champion was honored on Monday at the White House by President Trump.  The President welcomed Martin, his girlfriend Sherry and the entire Furniture Row Racing Team and congratulated them on a great season.   The President began ...

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STAFFORD, NJ -The Southern Regional School District announced their traditional Memorial Day Field of Flags Service this Friday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.   The service takes place to pay tribute to the military men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. One 12” x 18” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON – On Thursday, April 27 the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners charged three new defendants with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. There have been 112 cases charged by the office since March ...

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Belmar to Participate in Today’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth and Ocean were the only counties in the state last year to experience decreases in the use of Narcan in drug overdose cases, according to a New Jersey State Police study. The news was announced ...

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