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Kevin Mahon Sworn In as New Long Beach Township Police Chief

May 3, 2021

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Kevin Mahon was sworn in as the new police chief in Long Beach Township on Monday, May 3. Mahon was sworn in by Mayor Joseph Mancini before the regular scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting with his wife Maureen by his side. 

Mahon replaces former Chief, Anthony Deely who has led the department since September 15, 2016. Deely ...

Barnegat Fire Department Responded to Multiple Calls Last Night

BARNEGAT, NJ — The sounds of sirens and fire trucks raised concerns throughout the night as the Barnegat Fire Department responded to multiple calls. Fortunately, fires were extinguished quickly and without injuries.

The first call came in at 7:06 pm for a structural fire at Patriot's Cove, the apartments located across from Big Lots at the intersection of Route 9 and Barnegat ...

Southern Regional High School Sweethearts Graduate Together Again-This Time From Police Academy

CHARLOTTE, NC — Evan and Miranda Henken (formerly Dougherty) first met and began dating during high school. The couple both attended and graduated from Southern Regional in 2016. Evan and Miranda have been together for 5 years and tied the knot in October 2020. 

After high school they both moved to Virginia and attended Ferrum College. Evan graduated with a Bachelor's ...

Barnegat Ranked Safest City in Ocean County by Independent Study

BARNEGAT, NJ — Barnegat Township is among the top 100 safest cities in New Jersey according to a new report just released by SafeWise, a home safety information website.

Barnegat captured the 58th position in 2021 SafeWise report on the safest cities in the Garden State. It is also the highest-ranking municipality on the list from Ocean County.

According to its website SafeWise uses a ...

Tuckerton Man Injured in Stafford Motorcycle Accident on Saturday

STAFFORD — On Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 6:48 PM, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Route 72 eastbound near the Route 9 ramp involving a solo motorcycle.  

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle operated by Robert Perotti, 53 years old of Tuckerton, N.J. was accessing Route 72 eastbound from Route 9 northbound. 

The motorcycle struck ...

One-Car Crash Lands Vehicle in Woods Just South of Barnegat Parkway Exit

BARNEGAT/STAFFORD, NJ — A 21-year-old man was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center yesterday after his Toyota Scion crashed into the woods at 4:36 pm.

According to New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez, Saed Alasmar was traveling northbound on the Garden State Parkway when the crash occurred at mile marker 65.5.

The Scion struck several trees before it came to a stop.

All US Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Through Tuesday April 6 to Honor Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police

MADISON, NJ —  All US flags will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, April 6, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday.

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol ...

No Injuries in Saturday's Structure Fire in Village Harbor Section of Stafford

STAFFORD — The Stafford Township Police Department reported the following news release.

In the early evening on Saturday at approximately 5:48 PM,  the Stafford Township Police Department responded to 108 Clyde Lane in the Village Harbor section of Manahakwin for a report of a structure fire.

The home was fully engulfed in flames, and its occupants and neighbors were ...

Retired Long Beach Township Police Sergeant Thomas O. Hartman Jr. Dies

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Long Beach Township Police released the following statement about the death of former Sergeant Thomas O. Hartman, Jr.

"It is with great sadness that the Long Beach Township Police Department announces the loss of Retired Sergeant Thomas O. Hartman Jr., who passed away on March 25.  Sergeant Hartman began his career with Long Beach Township Police ...

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Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

April 21, 2021

DATE: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

Today, the jury delivered justice not only for the family and loved ones of George Floyd, but for the millions of Americans of color who for decades have experienced a different reality of uneven treatment by law enforcement. What we witnessed in Minneapolis ...

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NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

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Letter to the Editor: Pumpkins and Your Property Tax Bill

April 26, 2021

To the Editor:

There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact our lives was the "New Jersey Pumpkin Tax."

 In our great ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...