Government

February 4, 2020

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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STAFFORD — This Friday, December 6, Stafford Township is celebrating their Holiday Tree Lighting at Town Hall from 5 to 8 p.m.  Sip on hot chocolate, listen to the sounds of the Navesink Brass, stroll the beautifully decorated holiday courtyard, check out the gingerbread houses, take a train ...

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BEACH HAVEN — At last week's Borough Council meeting, business was conducted as usual until it came time for public comment. A number of residents shared their complaints and concerns about the approved Developer's Agreement between Hotel Beach Haven and the Borough.  It appeared that those who ...

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BEACH HAVEN — At last week's Borough Council meeting, business was conducted as usual until it came time for public comment. A number of residents shared their complaints and concerns about the approved Developer's Agreement between Hotel Beach Haven and the Borough.  It appeared that those who ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department issued a reminder that starting Monday, Nov. 18, the left lane closure on Route 72 East near the Garden State Parkway will begin at 7 a.m.  It was previously planned for 8 a.m. The lane closure is expected to last approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Please ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Overall, it was a night for incumbents in local and county election results from Tuesday, November 5. Local Elections Party affiliations are not named in Board of Education elections, although some candidates run as teams. Southern Regional High School ...

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STAFFORD- Stafford Recreation is hosting a special gardening workshop.  Did you know that gardening can relieve stress, boost your immune system and mood, and reduce your risk of dementia by 36%. Its great exercise and people who grow vegetables are more conscious of eating a healthy diet (source: ...

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STAFFORD - The Ocean Acres Civic Association invited individuals running for Board of Education seats this November to speak at their monthly meeting at the Ocean Acres Community Center last week. Stafford Board of Education members Walter Jauch and Joe Mangino shared their vision for the ...

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STAFFORD — At the most recent Stafford Township Council meeting on October 1, much information was shared by our leaders. Here are a few topics most notable. Route 72 Construction Councilman George Williams reported about the recent work stoppage on Route 72 construction.  Williams ...

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STAFFORD -  Ron Kessner, owner of Fireplaces Plus in Manahawkin played an extremely important role in the passage of important new legislation in New Jersey. Recently New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S1303/A3118, also known as the “Master Hearth Specialist Bill” into law on Friday, August 23, ...

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STAFFORD -  Have you driven by the Stafford Township Municipal Center on Monday or Tuesday?  If not, you need to check out the work being done by Kevin Treat.  Kevin Treat has been carving the storm damaged Beech tree in front of the Stafford Municipal Building and it is quite a site to behold.

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BARNEGAT, WARETOWN, NJ – With the influx of transplants from North Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, memories of the World Trade Center attacks seemingly hit even closer to home. Even those who didn’t know someone involved in the atrocities can easily recall where they were on that fatal ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means the end of lifeguards at most beaches on the Island. There are however a number of towns and beaches posting lifeguards on duty after Labor Day.  Ship Bottom is offering daily lifeguard coverage until September 30.  That is great ...

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STAFFORD - The leadership in Stafford Township is holding a public meeting on September 9 to discuss drainage issues in the municipality. The Mayor and Council will host the “Drainage Workshop” at 7 p.m. in the Township Council meeting room located at 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ ...

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STAFFORD  – The New Jersey Department of Transportation is currently working on a road paving project on Route 72 in Burlington and Ocean counties.  The work began on Monday night August 19 and is expected to continue until Thursday, August 22.  There will be overnight lane closures and ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ –   Barnegat Mayor Alfonso “Al” Cirulli just blasted a new law requiring public educators to update school curriculums to include contributions made by LGBTQ community members. Meanwhile, Cirulli admitted that he had no idea what would be added to middle school and high school ...

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STAFFORD – Do you have the winner?  Someone bought a ticket in last Friday's Jersey Cash 5 here in Manahawkin. One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $372,803 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, August 2nd drawing. The winning numbers were:  23, 31, 33, 34 and 36 and the ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Recreation Department is presenting the next PINE STREET MOVIE MATINEE on Friday August 2 at 1 p.m.  This is a free movie with free popcorn.  The film being presented is ENCHANTED. The story of a Real Fairy Princess is About to Meet a Real-Life Prince Charming. The film ...

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TRENTON - Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove praised the recent signing of legislation (A-5609) that doubled the veterans’ income tax exemption from $3,000 to $6,000. The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Bruce Land (D-1), was signed into law ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township is inundated with reports of flooding throughout the area.  At 4:24 p.m. Stafford Police were responding to a situation on Route 72 in front of the Holiday Inn with reports of people stuck in car due to flooding. Also at 4:17 p.m. a report came through about a ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Coast Guard is in the Barnegat Bay area to replace damaged aids to navigation throughout our area and largest sections of the Jersey Shore. Approximately 10 channel markers in LBI area waters will be worked on as two teams work to remove and replace the hazardous aids to ...

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