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14 New Jersey Colleges and Universities Now Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations

May 17, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that will require all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The Catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now 14 major New Jersey institutions to require inoculation in some form before the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

The other 13 schools are: Drew University, ...

Belmar Board of Education OKs $9.2 Million Budget for 2021-2022 with 2.44% Rise in School Taxes

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Board of Education has approved a nearly $16.4 million budget for the 2021-2022 school year with $9.2 million to be raised through taxation.

Property owners will see a 2.44 percent hike in their school taxes as the result of the total $228,374 increase in the tax levy, which includes $48,000 in debt service. Based on a tax rate of $0.55 per $100 of assessed valuation, ...

Lake Como’s School Taxes to Climb Nearly 18.4% Under Approved 2021-2022 Budget

LAKE COMO, NJ — Property owners will see their school taxes climb by 18.36% under the $4.1 million budget for the 2021-2022 school year approved by the Lake Como Board of Education.

As a result of the nearly $487,000 jump in the school tax levy — from $2.65 million to $3.14 million — the tax rate will increase to about 0.70 per $100 of assessed value, translating into an ...

Belmar Elementary School Superintendent David Hallman to Retire at End of Year

BELMAR, NJ — David Hallman will retire at the end of the year as superintendent of Belmar Elementary School — a post he has held for a decade.

“The last 10 years have been the most rewarding of my 30 years in education,” Hallman wrote in letter to the Board of Education announcing his decision. “I thoroughly enjoyed watching our passionate and talented teachers ...

Belmar Elementary School Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period

BELMAR, NJ — For the third marking period, 52 Belmar Elementary School students attained honor roll status, with more than one-half achieving the highest level of academic achievement.

These 29 students made the high honor roll, earning a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related arts:

Sixth grade: Myles Carstens, Vianna Escayg, Jayden Linder, Colin Peters, Eugenia ...

On Hold for Now, Statewide Tests Coming in Fall

Schools get details of plan to postpone standardized tests and word on what to expect in the new school year.

 This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

The Murphy administration has wrapped up its plans to postpone ...

NJ Gets Cleared to Hold Off on School Testing

Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger.

Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

In a bit of a surprise, the Murphy administration ...

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DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Assault Arrests in April

May 17, 2021

 Belmar Police Department reported that the following 11 arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 2 to April 27, 2021.

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Darlene Hall, 49, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 2 by Police Officer Peter Speakman, charged with disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

Peter Kelleher, 54, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 3 by Police ...

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 ...

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Mon, May 17, 7:00 PM

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Belmar Planning Board Meeting on Zoom

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Tue, May 18, 6:00 PM

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Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting on Zoom

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Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

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CANCELED: Lake Como Council Meeting on Zoom

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Wed, May 19, 4:00 PM

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Monmouth County Free COVID-19 Testing

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Belmar Public Library's "Storytime with Miss ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – Fake elections? Fake news? Fake this, Fake that. All would agree we are certainly tired of the overuse of such an inflammatory word. Yet, when it comes to elections in New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting the state is behind others in ensuring air-tight elections. We are just one of six states that don’t include a paper trail that would help election officials ensure voting ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...