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A Familiar Face is Now Running The Library

July 28, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—Dave Hallman, the new Department Head for Belmar Library, has big plans to bring the library to the community. Hallman, who was formerly the Superintendent of Belmar Elementary School, started his new position on Monday, July 25th. He brings over 20 years of experience to the library. Hallman served as Principal of Tinton Falls Middle School from 2001 to 2011, before starting at ...

Belmar Recreation Announces Activities for the Late Summer and Fall

August 7, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—While the summer season may be drawing to a close, the Belmar Recreation Department is still offering summertime yoga classes and gearing up for its fall soccer league. 

Yoga classes are offered every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the Belmar Recreation Gym, located at 601 Main Street. There is a five dollar fee per class and yogis are expected to ...

Saint Rose High School Brings on New Administrators

August 4, 2022

Saint Rose High School’s new principal, Mr. Robert Dougherty, formally welcomed two new administrators this week in a message to parents. Mr. Louis “Del” Dal Pra is St. Rose’s new Athletic Director and Mrs. Crystal Ganley will serve as Vice Principal of Student Affairs.

Earlier this summer, St. Rose Grammar School and High School both installed new ...

Claire Deicke Has a New Column on Overcoming Adversity

July 16, 2022

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Brian Church of Berkshire Hathaway is Now The Sponsor of The TAPinto Real Estate Section

August 6, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—Brian Church has his first column as the Sponsor of the TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como Real Estate Section.  Read Church’s column here

OHI's Second Annual Summer Fundraiser Comes to D'Jais on Wednesday

July 26, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—The  second annual Fiesta Fundraiser will be held at D’Jais this Wednesday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The event will benefit Ocean Health Initiatives  (OHI) and includes a mariachi band, silent auction, live DJ, maracas, sombreros, and a pig roast.

OHI is a nonprofit which consists of seven health centers, a mobile medical unit, and two ...

The Belmar Farmers Market Has Much to Offer

July 19, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—If you think the Belmar Farmers Market is all Jersey corn and tomatoes, think again. While those tasty local favorites might be found at the market any given week, the list of offerings goes far beyond.

With 20 vendors registered to participate, shoppers can load up their bags with everything you need for the family – and those weekend summer guests.

Local produce, ...

Eastern Lines Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Belmar

July 31, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—When you think of Eastern Lines on Ocean Avenue, you would not think it has any connection to a rare coins business that had locations as far away as Bayonne.  But in reality, a boom in silver prices in 1980 led to what is today the only surf shop in Belmar, and one of the most popular surf shops at the Jersey Shore.

Because of a spike in silver prices ...

Book Signing: Liz Alterman at Asbury Park Book Cooperative

July 29, 2022

“Think you know your neighbors? Think again.” is the headline phrase of Liz Alterman’s latest novel The Perfect Neighborhood. The New Jersey based author will be signing copies at Asbury Book Cooperative (644A Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park) Sunday, August 7th.

The novels suspenseful storyline first came to Alterman through a dream, but it took her roughly six ...

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There is Much to Learn From Jim Abbott And His No-Hitter

Once a Yankee fan, always a Yankee fan. I’ve been rooting for this team since childhood. Folks like me are glued to their televisions, and celebrate wins with cheers and applause. 

As exciting as most games are, one match will remain in my heart and mind forever. 

The date was September 4, 1993. The Yankees were up against the Cleveland Indians, and Jim Abbott was on the ...

New Jersey's 2023 State Budget Passed With a Lack of Transparency

At the end of June, New Jersey lawmakers passed the $50.6 billion state budget for the fiscal year 2023. Governor Phil Murphy (D), Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D), and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D) negotiated the budget behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the budget was passed with a lack of transparency for the people, the advocates, and many lawmakers.

On June 27th, the budget ...

ICYMI: Real Talk with Fernando Uribe Hosts Butler Mayor Ryan Martinez

Last week's Jersey 1st TV episode of Real Talk With Fernando Uribe featured an interview with the mayor of Butler (NJ), Ryan Martinez. The two covered a wide array of relevant political topics at different levels of government, offering their thoughts on the most important issues facing not only New Jerseyans but all Americans. 

The duo begin by breaking down the mayor's ...

Agent Spotlight: Kristen Murphy

Kristen Murphy, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is the agent you’ve been looking for! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent, she is there to ensure the best possible outcome. Kristen understands how important and stressful the home search process can be and she’s committed to make it as smooth as possible for all her clients.

A Morris township native, now ...

More Blood Donors Needed in New Jersey, New York State to Help Overcome Critical Shortage

As record numbers of people make plans to get away for Independence Day, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to help relieve a critical blood shortage, reminding the public that patient needs for both routine and emergency blood transfusions don’t take a holiday.

According to AAA estimates, a record 42 million people will ...

Minuteman Press Wall Township Wins Top Overall Performance Award at World Expo 2022

August 7, 2022

Wall Township, NJ – Minuteman Press Wall Township, which is owned and operated by Tom Conner, won the Top Overall Performance Award at Minuteman Press International World Expo 2022. Bringing together Minuteman Press franchise owners with vendors, special guest speakers, and staff, the Minuteman Press World Expo was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, from July 27 – July 30, ...

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

August 9, 2022

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 ...

The Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

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 ...