New Jersey Opens Vaccinations to Residents Ages 16+

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated. 

"Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be ...

Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Reports Latest COVID Figures

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

Ocean County COVID-19 Cases Up 25% in First Quarter 2021

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The number of positive test results for COVID-19 in Ocean County rose by 25% from the beginning until the end of the first quarter of 2021.

Ocean County Health Department officials report nearly 60,000 total cases since they began counting a little more than a year ago. Authorities currently consider Ocean County residents at a very high risk of contracting the ...

Town Honors Officer Killed in the Line of Duty More Than a Decade Ago

April 19, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The borough's police officers, retired and active duty, along with friends and family honored Mary Ann Collura who was killed in the line of duty on April 17, 2003.

At 8 p.m., people gathered at Van Riper Ellis Church on the corner of Morlot and River Road with glow sticks and an honor guard ceremony to talk about the officer who was shot and killed as she ...

One-Car Crash Lands Vehicle in Woods Just South of Barnegat Parkway Exit

BARNEGAT/STAFFORD, NJ — A 21-year-old man was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center yesterday after his Toyota Scion crashed into the woods at 4:36 pm.

According to New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez, Saed Alasmar was traveling northbound on the Garden State Parkway when the crash occurred at mile marker 65.5.

The Scion struck several trees before it came to a stop.

Barnegat Police Taking Part in National Drug Take Back Day

BARNEGAT, NJ — No doubt it is a coincidence that the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day occurs on the same day as Barnegat’s Town-wide Garage Sale. Both events are scheduled for April 24, 2021.

The Barnegat Police Department plans to participate in the National Drug Take Back Program and will man two separate locations on April 24th from 10am until 2 pm.

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Partnership Health Centers Manages COVID-19 Vaccine Center for Ocean County Public School Personnel

April 14, 2021

Integrity Health, through its Partnership Health Centers, today announced it has vaccinated 939 individuals who work in Ocean County’s public schools as well as members of the general public.

Partnership Health Centers set-up and is managing the vaccination center at the Toms River Schools Arena (RWJ Barnabas) in Toms River. 

“We know many eligible individuals have already ...

Revenge is Sweet as Southern Girls Volleyball Defeats Cherokee in South Jersey Group IV Championship

April 19, 2021

MEDFORD — The Southern Regional Girls Volleyball team defeated Cherokee after losing game one 26-24. The Rams roared back and won the second game 26-24 and 25-20. The victory gives Southern the South Jersey Group IV championship. 

The Rams only blemish this season to their 17-1 record was a loss to the same Cherokee a few weeks back. 

Tonight, the Rams avenged that loss in ...

Barnegat Mayor Al Bille Throws First Pitch as Little League Season Opens

BARNEGAT, NJ — The 2021 Barnegat Little League opened its season this Saturday after skipping a year due to COVID-19 related restrictions. Mayor Al Bille threw out the ceremonial first pitch to open the start of the Intermediate Division's Yankees and Orioles game.

“The Township Committee and I strongly support youth sports in Barnegat,” said Bille. “I consider it a ...

Barnegat Wrestling Gets Past Keansburg 55-24

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Wrestling team returned to the win column Monday afternoon as they defeated Keansburg 55-24.   

Jorge Ramos started the match off for the Bengals at 120lbs with a convincing major decision over David Esquilin 19-8. Anthony Ryan followed at 126lbs securing a 5-2 win over Jeremy Way. Barnegat went on to win eight out of 14 bouts all by ...


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International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Lilies are Lovely but Lethal for Cats

April 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — As you shop for your Easter flowers this year, keep the safety of your furry family members in mind, especially if you have cats in the house.

Although beautiful, especially during the Easter and Spring seasons, lilies are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. All species, and parts, of the plant are considered toxic to cats: petals, stems, pollen and water in the vase.

Are You an Ocean County Resident Facing Eviction? Help is On the Way

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean County officials announced today that help is on the way for residents facing eviction. Grant money paid directly to the renter's landlord could easily bring a sigh of relief.

Just last week, the State of New Jersey opened up its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance. Monies available from the Ocean County are not intended to duplicate federal funds provided ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...