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Belmar’s John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...

$100,000 Donation From Pangaea Health Helps NJ Businesses Get Cannabis Business Training from CHT Accelerator

NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program.

CHT Accelerator is a joint venture by a team of cannabis business veterans who are software engineers ...

Hundreds Join in MAGA Motorcade and Freedom Rally on Saturday that Concluded at the Boatyard

LONG BEACH ISLAND — Hundreds of people gathered at the Boatyard on LBI on Saturday, July 3 to celebrate America on this Fourth of July weekend. These Americans at the Boatyard and Americans around the nation were able to celebrate with a new sense of freedom. The lessening of the impact of Covid-19 pandemic as life is beginning to return to normal. 

It was a beautiful sunny day ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Scenes from the Flag Rally at GSP Overpass in Sayreville

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Members of the Sayreville community held a rally at the Main Street overpass above the Garden State Parkway where the NJ Transit Authority had said that no flags other than the American flag could be placed. Other flags and signs are banned. 

Related: NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Sayreville Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway ...

South Amboy Irish Festival to Feature Music, Food, Kids Activities and Fireworks on Sept. 25

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will include music, food and craft vendors, kid friendly activities, and will culminate in a ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

NJ TRANSIT Fills Its Locomotive Engineer Roster

NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Engineers Since Gov. Murphy Took Office, Total Active Roster Is Now 393

ISELIN, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Dept.of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett today recognized the result of years of dedication to restoring ...

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

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 ...

East Brunswick's Chris Quaglin is Arrested for Assault for January 6 Insurrection at US Capitol

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees; Civil Disorder; and Obstruction of an ...


Belmar’s John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...


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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Southern Regional Senior Megan Campanile Awarded NJ State Police Gold PT Award

July 28, 2021

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Megan Campanile, a Southern Regional High School student entering her senior year in September was recently awarded with the Gold PT Award in the 112th Graduating Class of The New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week.

"Megan has graciously volunteered her time with us this past year during our Annual DARE Day and this past week at our Youth Police ...

Barnegat Couple Charged with Narcotics Distribution

BARNEGAT, NJ — Ongoing investigations into the distribution of narcotics in Ocean County has led to another Barnegat arrest.

The investigation identified a residence in Barnegat as being utilized by Jason Maxson, 50, and Laurie Maxson, 51, to illegally store and distribute pain medication throughout New Jersey, the press release stated.

The arrest took place on Tuesday, July ...

Early Morning Car Robbery on LBI Ends in Collision and Arrest

SHIP BOTTOM — There has been reports this spring and summer of a number of vehicle robberies from Long Beach Island.

The Ship Bottom Police Department reported a vehicle stolen early Monday, July 19 in Long Beach Township.

The stolen vehicle was traveling on Route 72 west, hit a road sign and struck several boat trailers and a boat parked at Hochstrasser's Marina.

The ...

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Local NFL Stars Mike Gesicki and Clark Harris Give Back to Kids in Their Hometown

July 27, 2021

STAFFORD — Mike Gesicki of the Miami Dolphins and Clark Harris of the Cincinnati Bengals were in town last week to impact young lives in our area. These are two of the finest athletes in Southern Ocean County history. 

Both players began their careers in youth sports in Stafford Township, and it is refreshing to see how they both give back to their hometown each summer. 

The ...

2021 Coquina Jam Female Surf Contest Today in Brant Beach

BRANT BEACH -The 13th Annual 2021 Jetty Coquina Jam takes place today, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 68th Street Beach in  Brant Beach. 

There will be a vendor village will include food, beer, cultural sponsors, live music and plenty of Jetty apparel!

100% of the raises funds will benefit female cancer patients through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation ...

Ross Colton Makes A Second LBI Appearance with Stanley Cup at Bird and Betty's

BEACH HAVEN — Robbinsville's Ross Colton helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup scoring the only goal in game five of the finals against the Montreal Canadians. 

Each member of the championship team gets to take the Stanley Cup home for a week. Ross brought the Cup to his hometown of Robbinsville last week. 

On Friday, July 16 Colton visited Long Beach ...


Joseph Thomas Kelly, age 78, of Galloway Township, NJ, bid us farewell on Thursday, July 1, 2021, ...
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New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Barnegat, Waretown and High Bar Harbor on LBI

July 31, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND — On Friday, June 30, the National Weather Service released a report which confirmed an F2 tornado hit High Bar Harbor on Thursday, July 29.


That EF 2 EF2 tornado dropped first in Waretown, NJ near Wells Mills Park and continued on the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...