"Ask Laine" is ready for your questions

I am so excited to be writing to you in the first edition of Belmar/Lake Como’s new advice column “Ask Laine.” As a practicing therapist for 10+ years I have seen the benefit and power of self-reflection. Sometimes asking the right question or a question you are too nervous to ask is the opportunity to grow and learn more about yourself and those closest to you. An ...

San Gennaro Festival is an Opportunity to Remember Italian Traditions

As an Italian-American I’m pleased that my hometown of Belmar holds a yearly San Gennaro Festival in September.  This holiday honors Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples. Coincidentally, most of the immigrants who settled here hailed from Naples, and just south of the area. My family members originated from small villages in and around Naples....they were called ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...

Emergency nationwide blood shortage – donors desperately needed

Continued strong patient needs for blood have depleted Vitalant’s supply by nearly 50% since the start of summer, creating an emergency shortage across the country.

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, when fewer donors are typically available, all eligible donors are urged to schedule an appointment now for the coming days and weeks.

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

October 6, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...