Community Happenings


SOLD OUT: Belmar Mayor’s Ball to Benefit New Clock Commemorating Borough's Sesquicentennial in 2022

November 19, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Mayor’s Ball will be held on Friday, December 3 at Waterview Pavilion, with proceeds to help fund a commemorative clock on Main Street at Tenth Avenue, marking the borough’s 150th anniversary in 2022.

Mayor Mark Walsifer and the Belmar Council are hosting the holiday gala, where the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore will be honored, ...

Belmar/Lake Como Kids Activity Club's Casino Night This Friday: Largest Fundraiser of Year

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar/Lake Como Kids Activity Club will hold a Casino Night this Friday, November 19 — billed as its largest fundraiser of the year to continue bringing fun and enjoyment to children in the community.

The event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Spring Lake Manor, where attendees will enjoy a night of dining and trying their luck at a variety of ...

With Rain in Forecast, Belmar Moves Today’s Halloween Festivities to Municipal Building

Belmar Elementary School Students Get In Their Parade on Thursday

BELMAR, NJ — It’s not going to rain on Belmar’s Halloween parade and costume contest. Instead, today's festivities, which also includes a trunk-or-treat, have been shifted indoors to the municipal building at 601 Main Street.

Meanwhile, Belmar Elementary School moved up its parade to October ...

Halloween Fun is Free at Beacon of Life: Trunk or Treat, Dog Parade and More on October 27

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — Beacon of Life at 1075 Stephenson Avenue in Oceanport welcomes you to Trunk or Treat 2021 on October 27 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Get your ghoul on and enjoy candy, giveaways, a dog parade and more! Guaranteed fun for all ages! See flier below for details: 

Beacon of LIFE offers senior-focused care. Realizing safe socialization is key to overall wellness ...

One More Day for Belmar and Lake Como Yard Sales

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como's community yard sales will continue on Sunday, September 26.

Belmar's event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Lake Como’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants are asked to adhere to the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como is the official electronic newspaper of both municipalities. As a ...

Belmar Woman’s Club: Ready to ‘Regroup and Restart’ with Friday Meeting at Belmar Public Library

BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Woman’s Club will have its first meeting in more than a year on Friday, September 10 at 12:30 p.m. at the Belmar Public Library.

“After a tough year with COVID-19 and not being able to have meetings, the Belmar Woman's Club is ready to regroup and get restarted,” said club member Janis Keown-Blackburn.

The meeting will be held in the ...

Belmar/Lake Como Road Closure Alert: Belmar Five Mile Run along Ocean Avenue Tomorrow

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — There will be a host of road closures tomorrow morning, September 4, to make way for the Belmar Five Mile Run along Ocean Avenue.

Beginning at 7 a.m., all of Ocean Avenue in Belmar and North Boulevard in Belmar and Lake Como, and Fifth through Ninth Avenues from Ocean Avenue to Main Street will be closed to traffic until the race ends, according to borough ...

Labor Day Weekend Lowdown: Kids Races and Fireworks Today, Belmar Five Mile Run Tomorrow

BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Five Mile Run returns to the beachfront tomorrow, September 4, with its traditional kids races and fireworks to be held later today on the eve of the 45th annual event.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., children age 1 through 14 will participate in the races at Silver Lake Park, located at Ocean and Fifth Avenues. Medals will be awarded to all finishers, and all ...

Belmar/Lake Como Kids Activity Club to Hold Second Summertime Family BBQ at Maclearie Park

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar/Lake Como Kids Activity Club will host another family barbecue on Monday, August 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Maclearie Park.

While attendees are asked to bring food, the club will organize a host of activities for the free event — sack races, water balloon tosses, wheelbarrow races, just to name a few. The first-ever family barbecue, held on ...

Tickets Now On Sale: Adult Prom on Friday to Benefit New Activity Club for Kids in Belmar, Lake Como

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — It will be Adult Prom Night on Friday, July 9 at Spring Lake Manor — a fundraiser to support a new community-based club to bring some good old-fashioned fun to Belmar and Lake Como children this summer.

The evening extravaganza will feature dinner, dancing, wine and beer — and of course, everyone dressed in their prom’s best. It begins at 7 ...


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Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Blood Donation Urged during April, National Donate Life Month

Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate Life Month. For a limited time, Vitalant donors can also find out their COVID-19 antibody status ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...