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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Thu, August 25, 7:00 PM


Belmar Board of Education Meeting

Fri, September 23, 7:00 PM

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), New Brunswick


ICYMI: Real Talk w/ Fernando Interviewed Star-Ledger Columnist Paul Mulshine

On the August 1st episode of Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, Fernando interviewed Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine.  The interview was centered around various columns written by Mulshine, involving every level of government from county to federal. 

Fernando and Mulshine kicked off with a local issue- the prevalence of “non-car vehicles” (bicycles, scooters, etc.) on ...

Behind the Scenes: From Citizen to Legislator

Previously on Jersey 1st’s Nader Narrative, Elizabeth Nader met with Assemblyman Christian Barranco and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer to learn about the day-to-day work of the New Jersey Assembly. Assemblywoman Sawyer has a background in real estate and studied political science at Penn State and Assemblyman Barranco also studied political science and has had a career as an electrician and ...

Agent Spotlight: Karen Davis

Karen Davis, Sales Associate in the Hillsborough office, always keeps her word. You can count on her to be your trusted advisor and to respect you and your needs. She will value your time, keep in communication with you and leverage her full experience to serve you. With over 15 years in real estate and over 30 years in customer service roles, Karen has worked nearly every type of transaction and ...

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 South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...