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April 5, 2024

NEWARK, NJ - Ten families comprising 25 adults and three children in Newark were displaced due to structural damage resulting from the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that was felt across the region on Friday morning, the city's public safety director said. Firefighters responded to 313, 315, 317 7th ...

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NEW JERSEY - On Friday, April 5 at approximately 10:25 a.m. a Magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred in Hunterdon County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Did you feel it? Many are reporting feeling their homes shake all around New Jersey, along with New York and Pennsylvania.  If your ...

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STAFFORD - It's time to get those leaves out to the front of your property.  Stafford Township has begun the April process of collecting leaves with its automated vacuum trucks.  All leaves must be raked curbside the Monday of your scheduled week.  Schedule and additional info is ...

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STAFFORD - The Easter Bunny will be visiting Reynolds from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 30. Hop on over to our garden center full of spring-blooming flowers for the perfect photo op. For a $10 donation to the Reynolds Family Foundation you’ll receive exclusive access to your photos in ...

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STAFFORD - Ocean County released the following information for residents this week. The Stafford Township Department of Public Works will be hosting the Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2023  on Saturday May 18, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 Haywood Road.  Lacey Township is ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Mayor Robert Henken presented a Mayor's Briefing on February 16, 2024. Mayor Henken shares updates on a number of issues for Stafford Township residents: The new bathrooms that were installed at Nautilus Park,   The Neptune Basin Expansion Project   Township ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market, located at 201 East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin will be hosting special events and workshops every week in February. Wednesday, February 7 from 5-8 p.m., unleash your artistic flair at our Fused Glass Nightlight Workshop led by the talented ...

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As you scour the seed catalogs and websites for new and favorite flower and vegetable seeds, take time to inventory the seeds you have saved from previous years. You’ll save money by not buying more of the seeds you already have so you’ll have more to spend on something new. Starting with fresh ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – With Tuesday’s storm ending the streak of days without measurable snow in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to look at an impending storm that will be arriving in New Jersey late on Thursday and into Friday morning.  Although areas near New York City and north got to see more ...

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There’s no need to visit a spa for a bit of soothing aromatherapy. Grow fragrant plants indoors to improve your mood and promote a sense of relaxation. Gardenias may be the first fragrant flowering plant that comes to mind. They can be challenging but are worth the effort. Grow them in moist ...

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Gardeners are notorious for pushing the limits of their growing zones. Tropical plants, succulents, and other plants that are not hardy to the winter climate often end up indoors for the winter. It usually starts with one or two plants that you just can’t part with or are concerned you won’t be ...

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The New Year is filled with resolutions that usually involve dieting and exercise.  Gardening is a great way to help accomplish those two resolutions, while also improving your mood, reducing blood pressure, managing anger, maintaining flexibility, and more.  Start the new year with a plan to ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Police Department is asking residents and travelers to use caution traveling through the Borough of Ship Bottom due to large bodies of water, sand, mud, and debris created by the State Route 72 project. The Police report that the Borough leadership has been in ...

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STAFFORD - Add a fresh look and fragrance to your holidays with a potted Rosemary plant. This favorite herb of cooks, crafters, and gardeners can be sheared into the shape of a wreath, small tree or orb and found at garden centers and florists.  The pine scent and attractive foliage make it a ...

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STAFFORD - Are you ready for Santa and the Grinch? Stafford Township has published the following area schedule to see Santa and the Grinch.

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Department of Public Works recently released the following information for the leaf collection program in the Township. Leaf collections are handled during your scheduled Zone Week. Leaf collection takes place in October, November, and December. Zone 1 – ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Dealing with pests and rodents in our home can be extremely frustrating, but this local family-owned and operated business is proving it doesn't have to be. Besides running a successful 24/7 pest control business, the LaRusso family is also touching many lives by blessing ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop and Floral Market is hosting a "Girlfriend’s Day" at the Floral Market on Saturday, October 28th. Enjoy 20% off your Entire Purchase throughout the day. There will be raffles and giveaways with a purchase. "Enjoy a mimosa and some sweets with your ...

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BARNEGAT - "Home for the Holidays" defines this Beautifully Kept Center Hall Colonial in desirable Rosehill Section of Barnegat. Welcomed by Curb Appeal Galore, this 2,408sq. ft. House is the Perfect Space to Host Year-Round - from the Upcoming Holiday Season to Summer's in the Backyard, this ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — As the housing crisis gets worse, Marion Romano, a broker associate salesperson with the Van Dyk Group, decided to do what she can to help and urges others to join her in supporting a local nonprofit that helps families facing homelessness. “There are people sleeping in their ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Time always seems to drag when looking forward to something pleasant. Such was the case in recent weeks anticipating the fall fishing action in the Long Beach Island area waters and the historic Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic. Amazingly, October has arrived. We ...

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Charge your cameras, make room on your phone, and plan a weekend excursion or three - we're moving into leaf viewing season in the Garden State.  The New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS) serves as stewards of our forests. Each autumn the NJFS reports  Each Friday during fall the NJFS shares ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - The LBI Fly International Kite Festival is this Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8.  The beach is now closed to vehicle traffic from 65th Street to 72nd Street in Brant Beach and Long Beach Township has installed barriers on the beach. The closures will take ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - All Ocean County residents are invited to properly dispose of their boat flares at this disposal event held by the Department of Solid Waste Management. This free event will run from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 at 208 Volunteer Way in Waretown. Registration is ...

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SURF CITY, NJ - When entering Long Beach Island, just turn left on the Boulevard and head north where you'll find the blinking traffic lights have returned for "Local Summer." Now is a great time to enjoy the Barnegat Lighthouse Park and other beautiful parts of the island on the north end ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Enjoy fall at Reynold's Garden Shop & Floral Market with these following special events and workshops: Saturday, September 16 - Experience the Allure of Autumn Elegance Join us at our exclusive event featuring a captivating blend of fall fashion for both ladies and ...

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TOMS RIVER - There are a number of dates and locations remaining to take advantage of the Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Program.  The remaining dates are September 16, October 14 and November 4.  See the locations and registration information below.  Residents must have an ...

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WARETOWN - Shore Casual Amish Outdoor Furniture is holding a great end of summer selection available for area residents to close out the summer in luxury and style.  Shore Casual has a large selection of in stock inventory of Made in the USA furniture.  Hurry In Now for BEST SELECTION & ...

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STAFFORD - Have you been cleaning up, cleaning out and decluttering over the winter? Are you ready to make some extra cash for all that extra treasure? Then it's time to sign up for the Fall own Wide Yard Sale! Stafford Township's Fall Town Wide Yard Sale is September 9 and 10, 2023. Click ...

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ - Of the 53 Active listings in Stafford Twp., only 20 of them are waterfront and NONE of them priced under $1.2mil offer a location like THIS!  Nestled on a 60 x 80 waterfront lot, this spectacular location offers a second to open bay boat ride, steps to local bay beach and ...

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