Down The Shore

BELMAR, NJ—I was the envy of my new acquaintances during freshman orientation at Trenton State College. (Now The College of New Jersey).

“You’re from down the shore! “ they exclaimed.  Their excitement gave me great appreciation of my life as a “beach kid.”  Our family lived in Long Branch, just a short car ride from the ocean. 
I was ...

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Belmar Board of Education Meeting

Fri, September 23, 7:00 PM

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), New Brunswick


The Gas Tax Holiday is Popular, but What is a Gas Tax?

With gasoline prices and inflation affecting the daily lives of New Jerseyans across the state, activists and officials have focused on the gas tax. The gas tax, which increases the price by as much as half a dollar, could be the key to decreasing gas prices, in turn lowering transportation costs and prices for everyday goods. 

New Jersey’s gas tax is a combination of two taxes: the ...

ICYMI: Jersey 1st TV Host Elizabeth Nader Interviews Fernando Uribe, The Host of "Real Talk"

Previously on Jersey 1st TV’s Nader Narrative, Elizabeth Nader met with Fernando Uribe, the host of “Real Talk” to talk about his start in politics, his current work, and his outlook for New Jersey. Before his career in media, Uribe was asked to run for a state assembly seat in Hudson county in 2011. After he lost the election, the CEO of Hudson County TV approached Uribe and ...

Home of the Week: 30 Mountain Rd., Denville Twp., NJ 07834

Come one, come all to 30 Mountain Road in Denville! This beautiful custom Colonial built in 2016 has everything you’re looking for. Located on a quiet cul de sac, this home is your private oasis. The first floor features a custom kitchen with a quartz center island, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The dining room flows in to the formal living room which ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows updates ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...