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Wintry Weather Part of Thursday's Nor'Easter in Southern Ocean County

November 15, 2018

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - Forecasters are predicting a lot of rain and wind in Southern Ocean County today.  Some areas in North Jersey are expecting 3-6 inches of snow.

There is a Wind Advisory has been issued from 3 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. Winds are expected ot be sustained from 25 to 35 mph. There may be gusts of 40 to 50 mph may cause power outages, driving ...

Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote to Stay Unified: Southern Ocean Nurses to Resume Negotiations with Hackensack Meridian

STAFFORD — Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) rejected an attempt to eliminate their union rights with a landslide victory vote on November 13 and 14. Of the 87 percent of nurses who came out to vote, 85 percent voted yes to remain members of HPAE, NJ’s largest union of nurses and healthcare professionals.

“Since our Local’s first vote to form our ...

Stafford Township Now Collecting Items for the Free Little Pantry Project

STAFFORD - Stafford Township is now collecting items to stock the Free Little Pantry. In completing his Eagle Scout achievements, Parker Petty initiated the Free Little Pantry Project in Stafford Township earlier this year.

Petty, his father and fellow Eagle Scouts began building and installing pantry boxes in several locations around town to provide food for those who are in ...

Bu Quach is Still Missing, Saturday's Search Unsuccessful

STAFFORD – Bu Quach is still missing.  

After a strong search on Saturday in Ocean Acres, there was no success finding Mr. Quach.
"Unfortunately we are still searching for our father," wrote his son Johnny Quach on Sunday.  "There are no new leads, the only thing we gained out of this, was the outgoing love and support from everyone.after a strong ...

New Jersey Woman Shares Late Husband's Story of Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey resident Kenya Medard, who lost her husband to male breast cancer, detailed how her husband came to be diagnosed with male breast cancer and their journey through the progress of this disease.

“We started noticing that my husband had a stain in his undershirt. We honestly thought that maybe he had bumped into something and he was just bruised. There was ...

New Jersey Designates "Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day"

TRENTON -  A joint resolution, brought forth by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, to designate the Monday before Thanksgiving as "A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day" was approved Monday, October 29.

JDRF is honored to announce that starting this year, the Monday before Thanksgiving will be known as “A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day” ...

RN Shares Her Story & Why She Chose Hypnobirthing with Peaceful Birth NJ to Prepare for Labor

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Marjorie Catone, a client and friend of Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ shared with us her experience with Christina and her Hypnobirthing classes. 

Catone is an RN and has been for the past 13 years. She has worked at Jersey Shore UMC in the CardioVascular ICU for 12 years and now works at Integrative Health and Medicine as ...

American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Francis Parish on November 28

BRANT BEACH - The American Red Cross will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 for a blood drive.  Hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.   

According to the Red Cross there is a CRITICAL NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS.   To meet patient needs, the Red Cross asks eligible individuals ...

Manahawkin Lake Pavilion Named in Honor of Mayor John R. Spodofora

STAFFORD - At the Tuesday, October 23 meeting of the Stafford Township Council, the meeting began with the dedication of the Manahawkin Lake Pavilion in honor of Mayor John Spodofora. 


The council read a proclamation that the Manahawkin Lake Park Pavilion will now be recognized and known as the John R. Spodofora Lake Pavilion.  The entire council was in support of the ...

Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation Hosting 5K Runraiser on Saturday, November 24 in Beach Haven

BEACH HAVEN - Do you love to run or get good exercise?  There is an opportunity to exercise and contribute to a tremendous cause and need in the Southern Ocean County area.

The Southern Ocean County Hunger Foundation is an organization committed to combating hunger in the area.  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-only organization which hosts ...


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