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Ol' Barney!

Nestled on the northern most end of Long Beach Island, adjacent to what is now some of the last of New Jersey’s historical maritime forestry, there is a beacon of light that has deep meaning beyond any ordinary lighthouse. Celebrating its 160th year in existence, the Barnegat Lighthouse, or Ol’ Barney as it is affectionately referred to by locals, is a symbol of times gone by, built on generations of family legacies and repres...

Maybe you surf, maybe you don't. But on one special day each year, when the California-based Waves of Impact sponsors a free surf camp for local children with special needs and disabilities here on the beach in Ship Bottom, it’s impossible not to be moved by the magical effects that the ocean—and surfing in particular—has on our community.

Since it’s inception in 2010, Waves of Impact, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has be...

If you think medical waste and sewage spills are contamination issues limited to waters off the coasts of high pollutant countries like China and Indonesia, then think again. 

It was a fateful day in late July of 1987 when a 50-mile debris slick full of household garbage, discarded biomedical waste, hospital trash and timbers floated 100 yards off the shoreline from Manasquan to northern Long Beach Island. By the time August ro...

Imagine for a moment that LBI didn’t allow any private ownership of land or homes. Instead, picture our Island as a large park with a collection of humble shacks and small domiciles randomly scattered across it. Now imagine that these public homes were available, free of charge, to any and all of us for the summer on a first come, first serve basis. 

Lacking even basic amenities like heat, air conditioning, or running water, ou...

September 1, 2017

written by Anne Green 

Located in the heart of Ocean County, Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center has been caring for the community for more than 40 years. In the past several years, numerous investments to facilities and services have brought new treatments, breakthrough technologies, and skilled expertise right here, and in many locations throughout the community. 

The new Emergency Department, the “front d...

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