Vitalant Plea: Remember Blood Donation in Holiday Giving

On average, blood donors give about 6,000 fewer donations through Vitalant in December than other months, but patients can’t take a holiday from needing blood. Vitalant urges all donors to make an appointment and make a difference this holiday season. Now through December 5, all presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card and be entered in a weekly drawing for one of ...

Westfield Parents Object to Toni Morrison Book. Curriculum Approval on Hold

November 23, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield School Board on Tuesday held off on approval of an elective course for high school juniors after parents voiced concern about the inclusion of a Toni Morrison novel in the curriculum.

Parents raised concerns about the book “The Bluest Eye” being included in the curriculum for the course entitled “American Studies,” and the school ...

Jack Ciattarelli Concedes Governor's Race to Phil Murphy, Vows to Run Again in 2025

RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ —  With over one million more registered Democrats in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy barely made it through. With the final votes being tallied, he eked out a single digit victory against Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli.

Ciattarelli, who barnstormed the state with his Jersey story, kept it Jersey when he conceded on Friday.

"I hate to lose." ...

2022 TAPinto Advertising Policies for Primary Election Candidates

December 1, 2021

TAPinto is a great way to advertise your campaign. The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2022 Primary Election.  To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher, click here.   

Site Advertising:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 300 x 50 pixels mobile):  $600 per month or $250 per ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Encourage Customers to Shop for Best Energy Deals as Fuel Costs Rise

With higher fuel costs expected to influence energy rates this winter, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is encouraging customers of its utility companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to evaluate electric supply deals that fit their budget and protect against rising energy prices.

The price of natural gas – which makes up the largest share of U.S. electricity generation ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing, except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every vote ...

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Hosts JBIZ Expo

Uniting the world VIA Commerce and Building Bridges Between Communities 

NEW JERSEY:  The 2021 JBIZ Expo, held on Wednesday, November 3rd in Lakewood, New Jersey, brought together a diverse range of business leaders and entrepreneurs from a broad array of industries and sectors. The expo was hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, a global umbrella of businesses that ...

Give the Gift for Seniors That Keeps on Giving: Senior Citizens Activities Network, SCAN Provides Life-Enriching Programs. Honors Community Leaders at Annual Luncheon.

November 30, 2021

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES: So many of us have all the material gifts we could possibly need, especially later in life. The most precious gifts are experiences, especially making memories with loved ones, and being part of an active positive community.

Sometimes the best gifts can be right in front of us and oftentimes the most affordable.

A membership with SCAN, an acronym for Senior ...

#WeLoveGio: A Legacy of Giving as Friends of the Bayshore Remember and Love Keyport's Gio Merla.

KEYPORT, NJ: According to Gio Merla's Dad, John, and Gio's mom Kelly, their son; Giovanni "Gio" Merla as a young boy had a smile that lit up every room he was in. From a young age Gio loved everybody and anyone that met him couldn't help but love him. Gio loved life. He loved his family, his friends and his community."

Gio worked alongside his ...

CNBA 12th Annual Pig Roast Brings Colts Neck Community Together For a Great Time.

COLTS NECK, NJ: - Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA) hosted their 12th Annual Pig Roast at Huddy’s Inn. Over 100 community and business members attended the event, many dressed up in their cowboy hats, boots, and fall flannels. Guests enjoyed live music, and dinner include all the traditional pig roast fixings like baked beans and macaroni salad...with plenty of BBQ sauce to go ...

VIDEO-Holmdel 8th Grader Willy Sakoutis: 'Slick Willy's Dills' Featured on Fox and Friends, for National Pickle Day

HOLMDEL, NJ:  Formerly featured on TAPintoHolmdel, 8th Grade Holmdel Satz School student, Will Sakoutis and his homemade pickle business; Slick Willy's Dills was broadcast around the world Sunday, on the FOX News Network. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE.

While Will was at wrestling practice on Sunday morning in Holmdel, his homemade pickle business was featured on Fox and Friends ...

Get Your Selfie With the Saxum Elfie

December 2, 2021

RED BANK, NJ:  Downtown Red Bank is always enjoyable, full of great restaurants and shops. Red Bank is especially magical during the holiday season. On November 26th, #TheSaxumElf took up residency on the roof of Front and Broad (2-10 Broad Street) in Red Bank, NJ.

From this vantage point, he is able to see the whole of downtown Red Bank and watch the community swell with ...

First Parish Outdoor Christmas Market: Join the Community of Saint Mary's in Middletown Dec. 4th.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  Get your Christmas Gift List Ready! Join the Parish of Saint Mary's for their First Annual Outdoor Christmas Market. The event is on December 4, from 9am-4:30pm, all are welcome! The address is Saint Mary, Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown Township, NJ 07748

The Market will feature craft artisans, unique vendors, and food trucks. This ...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the Parade and more for a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

NEW JERSEY - Happy Thanksgiving 2021! 

Cheers to wishing you the making of many new memories with family and friends, and cheers to all the Thanksgivings past, filled with memories we forever hold dear.

Thanksgiving is one of those special holidays where traditions passed on through the years are celebrated, and new traditions are made. It's a great time to watch the parade ...

Give the Gift for Seniors That Keeps on Giving: Senior Citizens Activities Network, SCAN Provides Life-Enriching Programs. Honors Community Leaders at Annual Luncheon.

November 30, 2021

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES: So many of us have all the material gifts we could possibly need, especially later in life. The most precious gifts are experiences, especially making memories with loved ones, and being part of an active positive community.

Sometimes the best gifts can be right in front of us and oftentimes the most affordable.

A membership with SCAN, an acronym for Senior ...

Beacon of Life Celebrates Beacon Living Resident's 100th Birthday!

Photo above: Beacon Living resident Ann (also called Bunny by friends and family) is celebrated and honored for her 100th birthday. Pictured here with Beacon of Life team members. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: One-hundredth birthday celebrations can be rare, but it seems that enjoying longevity and active living, is often the case at Beacon of Life, located at 1075 Stephenson ...

Happy Holidays from Commissioner Director, Tom Arnone

December 1, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their families! I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Speaking of the holiday season, I want to remind everyone to shop and dine local. I was happy to support some of our local small businesses over the past weekend, in honor of Small Business Saturday. Small businesses account for more ...

Happy Holidays from Commissioner Director, Tom Arnone

December 1, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their families! I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Speaking of the holiday season, I want to remind everyone to shop and dine local. I was happy to support some of our local small businesses over the past weekend, in honor of Small Business Saturday. Small businesses account for more ...

Get Your Selfie With the Saxum Elfie

December 2, 2021

RED BANK, NJ:  Downtown Red Bank is always enjoyable, full of great restaurants and shops. Red Bank is especially magical during the holiday season. On November 26th, #TheSaxumElf took up residency on the roof of Front and Broad (2-10 Broad Street) in Red Bank, NJ.

From this vantage point, he is able to see the whole of downtown Red Bank and watch the community swell with ...

Spruce Up Your Holiday with an Indoor Evergreen, You Can Keep Decorating Throughout the Year.

Add a small-scale living evergreen to your holiday celebrations. Consider one that is suitable for growing indoors, so you can enjoy it throughout the year.

The Lemon cypress makes a great miniature holiday tree, centerpiece or gift for a friend. The fragrant chartreuse foliage of this dwarf evergreen continues to brighten your winter décor long after the holidays are over. You can find ...

Holmdel Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting, Thurs. Dec. 2, at 6PM, at Town Hall. Join the Celebration!

HOLMDEL, NJ: The Holmdel Community will join together for the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Festivities, on Thursday, December 2, at 6PM, at Town Hall! Collecting unwrapped Toys for Tots too! Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!  See details below: 

Join your family, friends and neighbors at the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on Thursday, December 2, at 6pm at Town ...

2022 TAPinto Advertising Policies for Primary Election Candidates

December 1, 2021

TAPinto is a great way to advertise your campaign. The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2022 Primary Election.  To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher, click here.   

Site Advertising:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 300 x 50 pixels mobile):  $600 per month or $250 per ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Encourage Customers to Shop for Best Energy Deals as Fuel Costs Rise

With higher fuel costs expected to influence energy rates this winter, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is encouraging customers of its utility companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to evaluate electric supply deals that fit their budget and protect against rising energy prices.

The price of natural gas – which makes up the largest share of U.S. electricity generation ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing, except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every vote ...

Obituaries

Aug 26, 1938 - Nov 25, 2021
Kathleen Ann Gallagher née Duggan, 83, of Aberdeen, passed away Thursday night surrounded by ...
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Jan 18, 1936 - Nov 18, 2021
Irene Vastardis, 85, of Holmdel, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Her ...
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Aug 12, 1934 - Nov 16, 2021
Susie Mazonis, 87 of Keyport died on Monday, Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. She was born ...
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Apr 23, 1930 - Nov 15, 2021
Ralph N. Battista, 91, of Colts Neck, passed away late Monday night (surrounded by his ...
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