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Ten Helpful Hints for Your Visit to Belmar this Summer

May 27, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is here and with it comes bright sunny days, warm nights, and an energy in town that cannot be denied. Belmar’s population swells dramatically every summer and there are some things that locals are well aware of that our out-of-town guests might not know about. Here at TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como, we want to make sure that everyone visiting our town has the most enjoyable ...

Belmar Police increase presence at schools

In direct response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, that left 19 students and two teachers dead, the Belmar Police Department deployed additional resources to all four schools today in Belmar and Lake Como.  The shooting is the second deadliest in US history, only behind Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Belmar Elementary School, St. Rose ...

Lake Como walkway project will improve access to lake  

Work will begin in the next few months for a new walkway in Lake Como around the lake.  Lake Como applied for and received a 50% matching grant from the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program.  The $200,000 grant will allow the town to install a new walkway similar to the one already in the Spring Lake section of the lake.

Business Administrator Drew Huisman ...

Shared Service EMS Agreement Passed During Belmar Council Meeting

The borough council at its May 17 meeting unanimously passed resolution No. 2022-90, which would enter the borough of Belmar into a shared service agreement with the boroughs of Lake Como, Sea Girt, and Manasquan for Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Conversations surrounding a regional capacity for first aid began back in February of 2021, but it wasn’t until April that ...

Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

WAYNE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

Route 71 Bridge over Shark River Closed for Restriping

BELMAR, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation is closing the Route 71 drawbridge over the Shark River for restriping and other work on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The drawbridge connects Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea.

The closure will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. When the work is completed, traffic will be reduced to one lane going in each ...

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Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

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New Jersey Beaches Ready for Swimmers, State Park Summer Admission Free Starting This Weekend

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - After extensive water quality monitoring, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says New Jersey’s lakes and beaches are ready for swimming.  Just in time for the unofficial start to the summer.

Shawn LaTourette joined other state leaders in Asbury Park for the State of the Shore address, held every year heading into Memorial Day ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on how the process with cannabis legalization is proceeding, and what further concerns or precautions do you think the state legislature should take up this session?

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski.

The key ...