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February 5, 2024

BEACH HAVEN - Mark your calendars@ The Fourth Annual Beach Haven Tuna Open will take place June 8-15, 2024.  The schedule of events is listed below. More details will be available soon at www.tunaopen.com  

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MEADOWLANDS, NJ - Providing a “tremendous economic boom” for the North Jersey region, the final match of the 2026 World Cup will be held at MetLife Stadium, FIFA announced Sunday. The biggest world soccer event will be played at MetLife Stadium on July 19th, 2026. The Meadowlands beat out Dallas ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The LBI Job Fair returns for its sixth year . This is opportunity to secure Long Beach Island area jobs for summer for people of all ages. The event will take place on Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Boulevard ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Turtle Back Zoo is lit up for the holidays and admission is free, but the zoo are requesting donations of non-perishable food items, new toys and gently used coats for those in need. The holiday celebration is every night through Dec. 31 (except for Dec. 24 and 25) from 5 p.m.

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VALLEY FORGE, PA:  There were lots of reasons for Central New Jersey (Yes, that is a thing!) to be grateful this Thanksgiving Day.  East Brunswick's hometown American Idol finalist JAX appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on a Toy-R-Us float, singing enthusiastically and celebrating the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Glen Rock photographer Eileen Hillock got a sneak peek of the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats on November 14 and shared them with TAPinto. Featured this year, Thursday, November 23, are four new floats, one car and six new balloons. New Floats: Brach’s Palace of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange social media has been abuzz with updates about the township’s local feathered celebrity Turkules the wild turkey. He has his own Facebook page and merch. The timing of his presence is ironic as Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Hopefully he will be safe at a ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Meadowlands Chamber CEO Jim Kirkos held an armchair discussion/conversation last week speaking about the state’s efforts to bolster small business across New Jersey. The Meadowlands Chamber has a membership of more than 1,100 businesses and ...

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According to the New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS), "Sometimes change is a good thing, and it can happen fast!"  In their latest update, issued Friday Oct. 6, most of New Jersey is shown as having "some change." The far northwestern portion of the state is categorized as "mid-peak." Residents ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The rules and regulations for the 69th annual version of the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic have been established, and the three official tournament stations are ready to accept entry applications. The event will commence on Saturday, October 7 and conclude on Sunday, ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Attention Somerset County residents! Explore the most extraordinary trails and nature preserves in your area today. Don't miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in these breathtaking natural settings. It's the perfect opportunity to bring a friend along and discover the ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Celebrities are no strangers to Long Beach Island throughout the summer months, but this event in particular may bring many more than LBI has seen at once before. Friday night, Taylor Swift was spotted entering the popular Black Whale restaurant in Beach Haven with Zoë Kravitz ...

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BEACH HAVEN - It is a 34-year tradition, Chowderfest is set for Saturday, September 30 in Beach Haven.  New this year is that the Southern Ocean Chamber Association has partnered with the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean.  Both of these nonprofit organizations, are set to present the 2023 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - If peaches are your preference, you'll want to visit the Duke Farms Market Sunday morning, where everything will be just peachy. Local farmers and entrepreneurial artisans will be celebrating New Jersey's summer-long peach harvest, which began in June and will continue through ...

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TRENTON - The State of NJ released a letter on Thursday morning report the NJ Route 72 Bridge Project will stop work no later than Monday, July 24. This is a great relief to vacationers, beachgoers, workers and businesses in the area as reported last week.  Construction Nightmare to Continue ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ -- Early Sunday afternoon, Ship Bottom Chief of Police Jonathan Potter released the latest information he has received from the State of New Jersey in regard to the long-lasting LBI Bridge Construction project.  This extension and long project began in 2013 and with some luck ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The 15th annual Coquina Jam - an all women's surf competition with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation kicks off on July 23.  The event is held to support women, children and families affected by a Cancer ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It’s difficult to realize the Fourth of July is only a few days away. It doesn’t seem long ago we were experiencing wintry weather and waiting for the opening of striped bass season on March 1.   Just as these past four months have flown by, so too will the next ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The recent spring fishing action in the Long Beach Island area has been positive for most anglers. With the Summer Solstice arriving Wednesday, June 21, the question is what will summer fishing be like? Early spring was dominated by a strong striped bass bite, both ...

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BEACH HAVEN - The Beach Haven Borough Police Department released a statement today about the death of a pedestrian on Monday in the Borough. At approximately 5:10 p.m. a 78-year-old female from Springbook Township, Pennsylvania was struck and killed while crossing the intersection of Ninth ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION – Smoke from historic and widespread wildfires in Canada is visible throughout the region.  While it may create pretty sunsets, the elevated particulate levels have caused a “Code Orange” air quality alert to be issued by the New Jersey Environmental Protection agency for ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- An iconic Portuguese restaurant known for its seafood is closing after 49 years in Newark’s Ironbound, and its owners are retiring. Iberia Tavern & Restaurant on Ferry Street served its last meals to the public on Sunday, June 4. Ilda Loureiro, with her husband, Joao, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Break out the lobster bibs and oyster forks, because the New Jersey Seafood Festival is returning to Belmar this weekend from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21. Returning to its original spot at Silver Lake Park and Ocean Avenue, residents and visitors alike will flock like seagulls to ...

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BEACH HAVEN - The Bowker family, owners of the long time favorite restaurant in Beach Haven, the Holiday Snack Bar expressed deep concern about the future of the business today on its Facebook page.  They posted the following early on Wednesday, May 10: "We would like you to know that April 20, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association have had quite a bit on their plates recently, and most of it has to do with good fishing. Most of the Association’s boats are in the water, and those that are still on dry land are nearing splash time. For ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State of New Jersey was ranked at the 6th most gambling-addicted state in 2023, according to a study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Gambling disorder affects around 1-3 percent of U.S. adults, with the average debt of a male gambling addict ranging from $55,000 to ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - In a bit of a surprise, the 2023 Long Beach Island fishing season is off to a stronger start than pretty much anyone could have predicted. This statement is borne out by both anecdotal accounts and statistics as shown by entries in the 21st annual LBI Surf Fishing ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Spring has sprung, and the 2023 striped bass fishing in the Long Beach Island area has gotten off to a good start. A prime factor for this is the water temperature being several degrees warmer than usual. There seems to be an abundance of fish in local bay waters as well ...

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TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Commissioners released a statement today calling for a moratorium on Offshore Wind Energy Projects.  Citing the concerns of elected officials, tourism leaders, local residents, business owners and environmental groups, the Ocean County Board of ...

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TITUSVILLE, NJ - A priceless painting depicting Washington’s troops crossing the Delaware, which languished in a dusty basement for 50 years, was recently unearthed and is being restored by the volunteer friends group of Washington Crossing State Park. When the restoration is complete, the ...

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