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NJ Run for the Fallen to Stop in Belmar on Sunday Morning for Two Tributes

September 25, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — The 13th annual New Jersey Run for the Fallen will pass through Belmar along Ocean Avenue on Sunday, September 26, where they will pay tribute to two service members who lost their lives during America’s global war on terrorism.

The four-day event’s team of military runners is expected to arrive along the oceanfront at about 9:30 a.m., stopping at Ocean ...

NJ Adjutant Gen. Lisa Hou of Belmar Leading Effort to Assist Afghan Refugees Arriving at South Jersey Military Base

Local Lawmakers Asking NJ Homeland Department to Ensure Refugees Coming to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Are Thoroughly Vetted

TRENTON, NJ — With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be led by state Adjutant Gen. Lisa J. Hou, D.O.

The Belmar resident — an Army veteran ...

Afghan Refugees Arrive at U.S. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

TRENTON, NJ — Afghan refugees who are fleeing the Taliban have begun arriving at U.S. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Task force personnel on the night of August 24 welcomed the first group of Afghans for housing, food, medical screening and treatment, and other services with more individuals expected today, August 25 and in the coming days, according to a post on the ...

Belmar and Lake Como Honor America’s Fallen Freedom Fighters During Memorial Day Observances

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como marked Memorial Day with solemn tributes to recognize those who gave their lives in military service to defend our freedoms.

In Belmar, the ceremony kicked off with the traditional commemorative ringing of the bells by the Belmar Fire Department along Monument Row, followed by the laying of wreaths in a service led by the Veterans of Foreign ...

Fleet Week New York 2021 Goes Virtual Through May 31

HOBOKEN, NJ — Normally on the Wednesday before Memorial Day, all variety of U.S. military sea and aircraft would be rolling up the Hudson River to kick off Fleet Week New York. But this year's Parade of Ships has been added to the list of processions that have been canceled due to COVID-19.

 This year's commemoration will be online, as the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard ...

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Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

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 ...

97-yr-old Sunnyside Manor Resident Chats About Her Love of Tattoos

May 10, 2022

Over the years the social stigma surrounding tattoos has seemed to fade away, as more and more people around the world are getting tattoos at every stage of life. In fact, since 2012 there’s been a 21% increase in people having at least one tattoo. 

Sunnyside Manor resident, Violet Leone is no stranger to the tattoo culture. She was 85 years young when she got her first ...

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 ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

May 13, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

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

New Jersey Senators Propose 'Parents Bill of Rights'

May 13, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey parents could have more of a say in what their children are learning in school and potentially opt students out of lessons.

Legislation aimed at improving clarity for parents and guardians and allowing comment on any curriculum necessary to implement the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education was cleared by the Senate ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...