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Belmar and Lake Como Spring Ahead with Community Yard Sales on May 15 and 16

May 11, 2021

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como will hold their community yard sales on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16.

The Belmar yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. See above for the list of participants. For those not on the list but would like to participate, visit Belmar's Facebook page and add your added in the comments section of its yard sale event ...

Belmar Begins Springtime Flushing of Water System, Switches to Own Wells

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar switches over to its own water wells for the spring and summer, the borough will conduct a routine comprehensive flushing of its water system.

Beginning on April 5, Belmar Public Works Department will oversee the flushing process from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. for several nights, as part of its seasonal change from drawing water from New Jersey American Water ...

Get ‘Egged’ for Easter to Support Belmar Elementary School’s Outdoor Basketball Fundraising Effort

BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Elementary School PTO has enlisted the Easter bunny to help in its fundraising effort to build a full-size basketball court in the school playground.

“Egg My Yard” works like this: On the night of Friday, April 2 or Saturday, April 3, candy-stuffed eggs — and a note from the bunny, himself — will be left at your front door for a ...

Easter Bunny to ‘Hop’ Ride through Belmar and Lake Como with Treats for Kids on March 27

Sign-Up Deadline Is Thursday, March 25 at 3 p.m.

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The Easter bunny will be riding through Belmar and Lake Como on Saturday, March 27, giving treats to children on his special list.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the Easter bunny will travel through Belmar and Lake Como — starting on First Avenue and proceeding south — with his “special helpers” ...

10 Things to Know About Daylight Saving Time

Time to Change the Batteries in Your Home's Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Too

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — March has arrived and thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begn today at 2 a.m. 

Although some may miss the one-hour loss of sleep, most ...

Vitalant's 'Vital to Life' Blood Drive Coming January 2 to Freehold’s iPlay America

Multiple giveaways, including Camelback Mountain raffle, highlight Vitalant blood donation event

FREEHOLD, NJ — The “Vital to Life” blood drive will return on Saturday, January 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to iPlay America in Freehold.

The Vitalant event, which was last held in August, provides residents of Monmouth County and the surrounding areas with another opportunity to ...

Belmar Fire Department Bringing Santa to Town This Afternoon

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Although coronavirus restrictions have forced the Belmar Fire Department to cancel its 93rd annual Christmas Party, it’s not stopping Santa from coming to town atop a fire truck — with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

From noon to 3 p.m. today, December 19, Santa and his helpers will be traveling through Belmar and Lake Como, starting at the north ...

Belmar Fire Department Bringing Santa to Town on Saturday

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Although coronavirus restrictions have forced the Belmar Fire Department to cancel its 93rd annual Christmas Party, it’s not stopping Santa from coming to town atop a fire truck — with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, Santa and his helpers will be traveling through Belmar and Lake Como, starting at the ...

🎅 Santa and His Helpers to Ride through Belmar and Lake Como Tonight

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Santa and his helpers will be delivering gifts today, December 17, beginning at 4 p.m. on the east side of Main Street and continuing through both towns. 

Assisted by Belmar first-responders and public works employees, he will be delivering gifts at the addresses of children on his special list. There are no guaranteed times for Santa's arrival, ...

Judging for 'Light Up Lake Como' Holiday Decorating Contest Tonight

LAKE COMO, NJ — If your house is decked out for the holidays, make sure your lights are turned on shortly after sundown today, December 17. At about 6 p.m., the annual "Light Up Lake Como" holiday decorating contest will kick off with the mayor and council touring the borough in search of the best displays.

But rather than traveling together by trolley — as ...

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Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

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 to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

VIDEO: Protesters Unable to Save Suspended School Nurse’s Job

May 11, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a ...

Sunnyside Manor During National Nurses Week

May 3, 2021

Every year, National Nurses Week (May 6-May 12, 2021) is celebrated to honor the men and women nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, LPNs, and others) across the country that have devoted their lives to the betterment of the lives of others.

Sunnyside Manor in Wall Township’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Joanna Jacobs joined the staff in October of 1984 at just 18 years ...

Over the next decade, what should our concerns be regarding population growth in New Jersey? 

The 2020 census is finally out! And the good news for New Jersey: Unlike our neighbor to the east, the garden state will not be losing any congressional representation. We’ve still got an even dozen reps for the next decade! And we’ve reached 9 million people for the very first time. With all the hullabaloo and hoopla over people leaving the state, we’ve managed to keep a good ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 12, 2021

NEWARK – It is a grand and interesting experiment. If you hand a low-income family $500 a month, with no strings attached, will it change lives? That’s the big question in Newark, where city officials are following Paterson to launch a two-year money give-away. Funded through private donations and charity, the city is planning to issue $500 checks each month to 400 households. This ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...