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Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Stafford Police Complete Successful Police Unity Tour to Washington, D.C.

STAFFORD - The team of Stafford Township Police Officers raised over $18,000 towards the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. 

The Stafford Team posted the following on its Facebook page on Sunday night.

This year, 600 new names were added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The experience of riding into the memorial, lined with the ...

Little Egg Harbor Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit by Car on Route 72 Monday Night

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department published a press release on Tuesday, May 3 in regards to motor vehicle and bicycle decision on Monday, May 2. 

The accident took place at 9:40 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded and life saving measures were initiated on the bicyclist, who later succumbed to his injuries.

The collision took place on Route 72 ...

Barnegat Man Caught Taking Pictures Of Child Under Bathroom Stall At Costco

STAFFORD  – A Barnegat Township man was caught taking pictures of a 7-year-old child under the bathroom stall at the Manahawkin Costco, according to the Stafford Township Police Department.

On Friday, April 22 at 5:21 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Costco Wholesale, located at 219 Stafford Park Boulevard, for a report of a suspicious person.

“Upon ...

Stafford Police Welcome Caporrino, Rauch and Walker as New Officers

STAFFORD - The newest members of the Stafford Township Police Department were sworn in and introduced at Tuesday night's Township Council meeting.

Theodore Caporrino, was promoted from a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer to full-time Patrolman. 

Teddy is a 2016 graduate of Southern Regional High School, who was highly active in wrestling, baseball, and football. He ...

Ship Bottom Police Achieve NJSACOP Accreditation

SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Borough Council reported that the Police Department received special recognition at its Council meeting on Tuesday, April 26.

After an almost two-year evaluation period with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ship Bottom Police Department officially became an Accredited Agency after achieving a perfect accreditation ...

All Terrain Vehicle Provides Ocean County Sheriffs with New Rescue Tool

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County is known for its open space and its waterways attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. “We now have a new vehicle that can assist in both land and water rescues throughout the County,” said Ocean County Commissioner Gary Quinn, liaison to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

Called a SHERP, the all-terrain vehicle which is a ...

Ship Bottom Police Officer Yostpille Graduates from the Police Academy

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Ship Bottom Police Department announce that SLEO II Officer Yostpille graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy on Wednesday, April 27.

Officer Yostpille is a 2017 graduate from Southern Regional High School and is enrolled at the Ocean County College working towards his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Ship Bottom Police wrote. 

Yostpille was hired by the ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Stafford Police Charge Minor for Crashing into Ocean Acres Home and Fleeing Scene Saturday Night

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Stafford Township Police Department reports that a vehicle had crashed into an Ocean Acres home on Saturday, April 23 at approximately 11:39 p.m.

Patrolman Tyler Szwed was patrolling the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin when he observed a vehicle that had crashed into the residence of 42 Mermaid Drive, the press release stated. 

When Officer Szwed ...

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Blood Donation Urged during April, National Donate Life Month

Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate Life Month. For a limited time, Vitalant donors can also find out their COVID-19 antibody status ...

Barnegat Dock Concert Series to Begin May 28

May 15, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Dock Concert Series is back for 2022 with a great lineup. The concert's will take place at the Barnegat Municipal Dock, located at 427 E. Bay Avenue in Barnegat. 

The concert's begin at 7 p.m. and run throughout the summer beginning with a concert Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 28.

If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved to ...

A New Season of Fun on the Jersey Shore with The Mainland Adventure Park

MANAHAWKIN - The Mainland Adventure Park has officially opened for the 2022 season, with new renovations and additions to the park and onsite Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn lobby and restaurant were both renovated this past winter to incorporate the Mainland Market with convenient snacks and local gifts. The Kitchen and Pub welcomed high-definition, flat-screen TVs to their indoor bar for guests to ...

Something New for Summer 2022 for the LBI Region

LBI REGION, NJ - With Readjusting schedules and returning to routines, it is more important than ever for a trip to beach, and taking in all the benefits of the Jersey Coast. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members invite you to find something new in 2022, and share in its 108th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. Whether this is your first visit or a familiar ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY : Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

Any outdoor furniture should be secured.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns.

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Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Coast Guard Rescues Two After Sailboat Grounds near Little Egg Inlet

LBI REGION, NJ - In a release from the US Coast Guard 5th District Public Affairs North, The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday night after their 33-foot sailing-vessel, Free Bird, grounded and overturned near Little Egg Inlet. A person aboard Free Bird used a VHF-FM marine radio Friday at about 8 p.m. to hail Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders and report that they grounded in ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...

Spring Real Estate Update with Marion Romano

May 6, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - Get the boats in the water and the grill's fired up, Memorial Day weekend is around the corner. Crazy to think 2022 is flying right by. The Summer season will be here before we know it! 

Not only are temperatures rising, but the Stafford Township Real Estate market remains HOT! Buyer's demand is still high while inventory remains low, what a great time ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

TAPinto's ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

New Jersey Senators Propose 'Parents Bill of Rights'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey parents could have more of a say in what their children are learning in school and potentially opt students out of lessons.

Legislation aimed at improving clarity for parents and guardians and allowing comment on any curriculum necessary to implement the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education was cleared by the Senate ...

New Jersey Abortion Access Would Expand Under Gov. Murphy's Proposal, Republicans React to Plan

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy announced new legislation Wednesday that would renew abortion rights in the state and expand access to reproductive care. The proposal would mandate insurance plans in New Jersey to cover abortion procedures with no out-of-pocket costs. Murphy also announced his support to expand the pool of abortion providers to include ...