Monday, March 25, 2013
Full system wide cross-honoring will be in effect Monday to offer customers additional travel options.
With another winter blast zeroing in on the Garden State, NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel are again taking steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. To offer customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring on Monday, March 25, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to reach their final ticketed destination through an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail, as well as on both NJ TRANSIT bus and private bus carriers. Customers who normally take the bus from …
Spring snow starts the week.
The cold winter weather is not done with our area yet as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 a.m. on Monday until midnight with as much as two to four inches of snow possible. Much of the accumulation is expected to stick to unpaved surfaces but that could still make for hazardous conditions on the roads. The high temperature for today is expected to be close to 37 with slightly cooler temperatures expected at night. Most of the precipitation is expected to wind down by Tuesday when the high will reach up near 47 degrees. After sunset the temperature is then expected to drop down near 32 degrees. The rest of the week looks to be pretty similar with sunny spring days and clear crisp nights with no more…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Stay connected with Patch on Facebook.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
As a result of the search warrant, police seized approximately six pounds of marijuana
Stafford and Barnegat police assisted in a drug investigation that led to the arrest of three people and seizure of marijuana. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, along with members of the Little Egg Harbor Police Department and the Stafford Township Police Department, obtained and executed a search warrant for a residence located 21 Atlantis Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor. As a result of the search warrant, police seized approximately six pounds of marijuana having an approximate street value of $30,000. Police also seized drug paraphernalia, specifically packaging materials for CDS. The following individuals were arrested and charged: Michael Ernest age 24 of 21 Atlantis Blvd. Little Egg Harbor. Ernest was charged …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Men were located behind Spirits Liquor Store.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 23
On February 15th at 6:30 p.m., members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Franklin Biddar Jr., 47, of Little Egg Harbor on drug charges and David McIntyre, 44, of Waretown on drug charges and outstanding warrants. The officers observed Biddar smoking hashish in the parking lot behind the Spirits Liquor Store and Bar on Route 9. While the officers were arresting Biddar, McIntyre attempted to intervene in the contact. McIntyre was found to have two warrants out of Barnegat including a no bail warrant. McIntyre was placed under arrest and was also found to be in possession of marijuana. Biddar was charged with possession of hashish under 50 grams and possession of marijuana less than 50 grams. He was processed and released on his …
Friday, February 22, 2013
State says $631K in donations garnered, less than 1 percent went to Hurricane Sandy victims.
The state has filed suit against a Sparta pair who allegedly created a Hurricane Sandy relief fund without properly registering it as a charity, and “unlawfully misled the public,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said. The suit claims John Sandberg and Christina Terraccino diverted public donated funds designed for Sandy relief into their own personal accounts, misleading donors with false claims about the ways donations would be used, falsely claiming that donations are tax-deductible, and otherwise deceiving the public in violation of New Jersey’s charity registration and consumer protection laws. As of January, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, created by the duo, raised more than $631,000 in monetary donations from at least 1,999 …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
It's no Jumbotron, but, hey, it's something!
If candy and flowers feel a bit too commonplace for your special someone, why not show your Valentine some hyperlocal love this holiday by posting a message on the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch? Assert your affection in the comments section below or send an email to your local editor Colleen Platt at email@example.com and we'll help you declare your devotion to your darling in a banner at the top of the site. Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cost of rebuilding after Sandy could affect rates, according to Star-Ledger analysis.
Both Barnegat and Manahawkin's property tax bills were lower than the state average in 2012, according to a published analysis in the Star-Ledger. Barnegat's average tax bill is $5,659.98 and Stafford's average tax bill is $5,728.40, compared to the state average of $7,870.28. The Star-Ledger report noted that property taxes statewide rose 2.4 percent in 2011, the first year Christie’s 2 percent cap was in effect. But the trend of lower increases could be reversed because of Sandy, according to the report and local officials. The current tax base is certain to drop in Stafford, with an estimated 4500 homes and business having their current assessments adjusted due to the damage they suffered during Sandy, Stafford Mayor John Spodofora said…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map of 2011 crime rates in New Jersey.
NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map using the recently released 2011 Uniform Crime Report that plots the total crime rate per 1,000 people for seven index crimes (four violent -- murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- and three non-violent -- burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft). As required by statute, all law enforcement agencies in the state submit monthly and annual summary crime reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, under the NJ State Police. Information about 2012 will be released in December 2013. Stafford Township's total crime index saw a slight uptick from 422 in 2010 to 486 in 2011. Although instances of violent crime fell from 15 in 2010 to 12 in 2011, nonviolent crime increased slightly from …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Capturing holiday lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights and share them on the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your home decorated with holiday lights and post the pictures on Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch! Simply click here and upload! Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.