A Caring Community

August 2, 2021

WALL, NJ — After being removed from Belmar’s Third Avenue beach this spring, the COVID-19 memorial begun by borough resident Rima Samman has found a new home. Beginning on Saturday, August 7, the boxes containing hearts of shells filled with the stones bearing the names of several thousand of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Several hours before the crowds began to fill Belmar’s beachfront on Saturday, nearly 400 swimmers took the plunge for a worthy cause — raising funds for Run With Veronica, a local charity dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer research. But they took more than a quick dip into ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Rather than pounding the pavement to support pediatric cancer research, participants in this year's Run With Veronica will be entering the surf on Saturday, July 24 for its first-ever Belmar Ocean Mile Swim. The run-to-swim change was made after Glen Szenzenstein, who started ...

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NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26. Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As the hunt for coronavirus vaccine appointments continues throughout New Jersey, Belmar resident Maria Rondinaro has joined the mission — targeting her efforts in the community she calls home. “Anyone who lives close to Belmar want me to help them schedule a COVID-19 vaccine?” she ...

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Editor's Note: A GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist the Walzer family. Click here  for details. BELMAR, NJ — Belmar firefighters on February 21 quickly put out a fire at 407 12th Avenue that originated in a first-floor bathroom of the two-story home, officials said. At about ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Comedian John Poveromo recently broke a Guinness World Record and spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to explain how it all went down.  Poveromo and his comedic colleagues recently produced a live show on Twitch, a popular streaming platform, and broke the ...

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Deadline to bring in an unwrapped gift to borough hall is Monday, December 14. LAKE COMO, NJ — For the first time in 30 years, there is no giving tree in the lobby of borough hall this holiday season, where the space is needed for social distancing. But in its place is a giving table, complete ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — More than 800 bags of groceries — filled with about 3,000 pounds of food items — were ready for pick up at homes throughout Belmar and Lake Como this past Saturday for the annual Scouting for Food drive. About 25 members of Belmar Boy Scout Troop 40 and Cub Scout Pack 40 ...

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UPDATE: The woman who helped Stephanie Moglino during a car crash that left her seriously injured has been located. She contacted the family on Thursday, November 12.  HOLMDEL, NJ — While traveling on Route 35 north in Oakhurst on November 5, Stephanie Moglino was involved in a major car crash ...

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WALL, NJ — Throughout the coronavirus crisis, the West Belmar Food Pantry has been welcoming countless members of the community who need something from its shelves — canned and paper goods, milk and juice, breakfast and bakery items, produce, and so much more. In fact, its volunteers served 90 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Since opening his hair salon in Belmar more than 16 years ago, Sal Marchese has put his own special touch on this seashore community in so many ways. After spending 20 years in New York City, where he became known in fashion and entertainment circles as one of the best in his field, ...

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UPDATE: Click here for a list of all participants in Lake Como's yard sale, which concludes today, Octover 4, rain or shine. LAKE COMO, NJ — Residents who signed up for Lake Como’s yard sale this weekend did not have to pay a $10 permit fee. Borough officials waived the charge and asked ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — What happens when you mix lemonade with a whole lotta love? A successful fundraiser for a 13-year-old Lake Como girl who has begun treatment for a rare form of cancer. Belmar Elementary School classmates of Jackie Minchala raised nearly $7,200 by setting up two lemonade ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, N J — For the eighth-grade class at Belmar Elementary School, cancer has become personal — just days before the start of the new school year. After learning that classmate Jackie Minchala has a rare form of cancer, they are rallying around her for a day of fundraising to help ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Four-year-old Isabella Pica was visiting a relative on Ninth Avenue in Belmar on Saturday when she saw a large work crew at the end of the block repairing a utility pole.   As August 8 marked the fourth day of power outages throughout the borough caused by Tropical Storm ...

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BELMAR, NJ — When a tree landed atop a 12-year-old girl near Main Street and Ninth Avenue during Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4, it took a collective effort by the Belmar Police Department, Belmar Fire Aid Squad, Belmar Fire Department, Public Works Department and bystanders to free her from the ...

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Companies, Organizations Needed to Host Events MONTVALE, NJ — Because of the current, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the Sun Belt, along with the constant importance of bolstering the local blood supply, there’s now significant need for residents to donate blood and, if ...

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