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Discounts on Broadband Service to Connect to Internet Now Available for Qualifying Households

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Communications Commission has launched a new program that provides qualifying households with a discount for monthly broadband service.

Beginning on May 12, enrollment is being accepted for the Emergency Broadband Benefit — an important and timely program for families to receive assistance to connect to the internet.

“Families in ...

Belmar Elementary PTO Offering 2 Scholarships to High School Grads Heading to College

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School graduates who are planning to attend college in the fall have until Saturday, May 15 to submit an application for a PTO annual scholarship.

High school seniors who live in Belmar or Lake Como, and are graduating this June and planning to continue their education can apply for two $1,000 awards. Recipients will be selected based on several ...

LAST DAY: ‘That’s My Brick!’ Fundraiser to Support Bringing Outdoor Basketball Court to Belmar Elementary School

Deadline is March 30 to Order Personalized Brick for Area Around New Playground Court

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School PTO is jumping into March Madness with a fundraising push to bring a full-size basketball court to the school grounds.

The group is the driving force behind “That’s My Brick!” — a way for anyone to contribute to the project and ...

Belmar Elementary School Pre-K Teachers Jump into Dress-Up Fun for Read Across America Week

BELMAR, NJ — Students at Belmar Elementary have been celebrating Read Across America this week with a daily dress-up challenge to coincide with a favorite Dr. Seuss book.

They came to school on Monday, March 1 in their coolest pajamas for the reading of “Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book,” donned their best sports attire on Tuesday for “Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are ...

Belmar Elementary PTO Rallies Support for Basketball Court Project … Brick by Brick

BELMAR, NJ — Although the coronavirus has stalled fundraising to bring an outdoor basketball court to Belmar Elementary School, there is a new effort under way to pump up donations — with a personal touch.

The school’s PTO is the driving force behind “That’s My Brick!” — a way to contribute to the project and receive a personalized, engraved brick that ...

Belmar Elementary School Goes All-Remote Today

BELMAR, NJ — Sunday’s snow and today's frigid temperatures have prompted Belmar Elementary School to go all-remote to start the school week.

“While our goal this year has been to provide as much in-person instruction as possible, the safety of students and staff is our first priority,” said School Superintendent David Hallman in making the announcement on the ...

Belmar Elementary School Staff Starts New Year with Special Visit from Mask-Making Volunteers

BELMAR, NJ — Four days into the new school year of hybrid learning, Belmar Elementary School faculty and staff members received a special delivery — face masks made just for them by the group of volunteers who have been creating the coverings since the coronavirus crisis began.

And for retired school teacher Sharon Russell-Fowler who spearheaded the mask-making effort, it was a ...

Belmar’s Sarah Caldwell Expresses Her Creativity in Red Bank Regional HS Virtual Photography Show

BELMAR, NJ — Red Bank Regional High School senior Sarah Caldwell shot her photo “Smashing Powders” with a classmate the day school was closed in March because of the coronavirus.

Her colorful piece is now part of the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy annual senior photography show — a culmination of work this school year by 10 graduates studying ...


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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 ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, May 17, 7:00 PM


Belmar Planning Board Meeting on Zoom


Tue, May 18, 6:00 PM


Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting on Zoom


Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

Lake Como

CANCELED: Lake Como Council Meeting on Zoom


Wed, May 19, 4:00 PM

Neptune Senior Center, Neptune

Monmouth County Free COVID-19 Testing


Thu, May 20, 9:30 AM

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...

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 ...