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WATCH: Hazlet Congratulates the Raritan High School Class of 2022

June 28, 2022

HAZLET, NJ - With the classic graduation music in the background and a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, the Raritan High School Gradation was underway.

The graduating class and their families and friends were given a warm welcome by Raritan High School Principal Andrew Piotrowski. He quickly acknowledged the incredible challenges these young learners faced on their path to ...

Rutgers: Will Raise Tuition 2.9% as Part of New $5.1B Budget

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year.

According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund academic programs and university services, including academic advising, library services, ...

Brookdale: Ranked Best Community College in New Jersey 

LINCROFT, NJ - Brookdale Community College, with its main campus in the Lincroft section of Middletown, offers the best community college programs in New Jersey, this according to research by This was based on 66 evaluation criteria points. In addition to Brookdale earning the Best Community College in NJ, Brookdale is also ranked in the top 50 ...

Holmdel Sophomore Julia Saporito Breaks All-Time Holmdel High School Discus Record

June 21, 2022

Photo Above: A “Record-Breaking Discus Toss” Ceremony was held at Holmdel High School Monday, in Julia’s honor. Coach Herman, Principal Kukoda and Athletic Director Mr. Longo all congratulated Julia on her achievement. Georgie Fear, who has held the Holmdel High School discus record since 2000, attended virtually appearing on the video screen live, to also ...

The World Cup is 2026 Coming to New Jersey

NEW JERSEY - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to host the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the tournament is ...

Monmouth County Teen, Jacqueline Tanzi, Named NJ Youth Horseperson of the Year

“It’s their ability to listen to you,” Jacqueline said. “They are quiet creatures, but they say so much. They know when things are a little off. I have conversations with a horse that I couldn’t have with the world. When they trust you, their personalities come out, and it’s the most amazing thing to see.”

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Jacqueline Tanzi, ...

Escape Together This Independence Day

June 30, 2022

Book a great Independence Day adventure with Escapology! Enjoy Holmdel's Escapology located inside friendly and fun Bell ...

Hazlet Township welcomes back the Hazlet Pops community band this summer!

Enjoy Free Outdoor Concerts

HAZLET, NJ: In 2021, Hazlet Township announced the formation of an exciting new community band called The Hazlet Pops to perform four free public concerts outdoors, during the summer, at Hazlet parks. The inaugural season was a hit with community members of all ages! 

The band is led by Raymond Lahaye, the leader of the renowned Raritan ...

Marvelous Wonderettes at The Middletown Arts Center in July. Reserve Today!

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: In July, the Middletown Arts Center will feature The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits to move and groove to! The Marvelous Wonderettes, produced by The MAC PLAYERS, will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! Get your tickets today! Visit ...

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Adds Four New Detectives, Two From the Bayshore.

June 28, 2022

Pictured Above: L-R are newly hired MCPO Detectives Connor Johnson and Joseph Friscia, Acting MCPO Chief of Detectives John G. McCabe, Jr., Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey, Acting MCPO First Assistant Prosecutor Michael Wojciechowski, and newly hired MCPO Detectives Nicolas Logothetis and Aaron Shaw.

FREEHOLD – Yesterday may have marked the first day on the job for four ...

Upskirting at Auto Exotica: Monmouth County Jury Returns Five-Count Indictment

Man accused of taking lewd photographs of a juvenile female at the Auto Exotica car dealership last year, in Red Bank.

FREEHOLD, NJ: After what was described as an intensive investigation by the Red Bank Police Department with assistance from the Monmouth County Prosector's Office, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Wednesday, that a Monmouth County Grand Jury has ...

Keyport Council Meets, Approves Funding for Water Main Repairs on Beers Street, Fire Department Gear

June 29, 2022

KEYPORT, NJ - The Keyport Council met for over two and a half hours to move through Borough business on June 21st. The council moved through an agenda which included emergency repairs for a water main break and two bond ordinances to provide for fire department equipment as well as Beers Street water main repairs and improvements. Both ordinances were approved.

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Gov. Murphy Appoints Holmdel Resident Kin Gee to Commission

HOLMDEL, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, of Middletown, announced a slate of appointments to a new commission. It's called the New Jersey Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Commission.

“In New Jersey, we wear our diversity as a badge of honor,” said Governor Murphy. “As our state is home to the third-largest percentage of AAPI residents in the nation, our ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...


June 7, 2022

Happy Primary Election Day!

Dear Monmouth County Voters,

Thank you to all who already cast their Primary Election ballots during early voting this past weekend.

If you have not already done so, I strongly encourage you to get out and vote today, June 7! Neighborhood polling locations are open now until 8 p.m. for in person voting.

To find ...

Red Bank Family YMCA Sponsors Free Fitness in the Park

June 21, 2022

RED BANK, NJ: You can shake it up, stretch it out and clear your mind with Zumba, Pilates, or Yoga outdoors every Wednesday.

Fitness in the Park is hosted by the Red Bank Family YMCA with classes lasting through August 24.

The programs are held on one of the finest venues in Red Bank - Riverside Gardens Park overlooking the beautiful Navesink River, located at 40 West Front ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in State

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Mental Health Advocate: Hazlet's Nicolette Dalhamer Passionate About Helping Others

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in." Desmond Tutu

HAZLET, NJ - Often the most driven and passionate individuals have a personal story to share of overcoming adversity. Anyone who knows Nicolette Dalhamer (Nikki), is aware that she is bursting with energy, which ...

State Police Increase Patrols Statewide for July 4th Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. If you plan on visiting one of our beaches, lakes, state parks, or spending time with friends and family, there will be more cars on our roadways statewide, including ours.

During the July 4th holiday last year, there were eight fatal crashes that resulted in nine deaths, with alcohol or drugs as a ...

Man on the Run: Middletown Man Faces Charges in Hazlet Crash

HAZLET, NJ - The intersection of Laurel Avenue and Route 36 in Hazlet was not a safe spot on Friday, June 17, 2022. According to police, driver James Best crashed his car with a trailer attached, took off and crashed again into a pole and then continued to run away.

At approximately 7:05 pm, police said a vehicle being operated by James E Best 3rd, a 39-year-old male from Middletown, was ...

Woman and Child Seriously Injured in Keyport Crash

KEYPORT, NJ: Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a motor vehicle crash on Route 35, in Keyport was reported.

According to unconfirmed reports a woman and a 6-year-old child were seriously injured. The child was ejected from the car and was airlifted to Jersey Shore Trauma Center, an unconfirmed report said. The woman was transported on ground by EMS crews. This article will be updated as ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

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JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Fifth Annual Vienna‘s Day of International SUDC Awareness a World-Wide Movement.

June 22, 2022

Photo above features a supporter from the South Pole. The southern lights, aka aurora Australis as backdrop. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: The 5th Annual Vienna‘s Day of International SUDC Awareness, connected people around the world, from 7 different continents. All were united in honoring Vienna Carly Savino.  Dr. Denise Wunderler, Vienna's mommy, commented, "We would like to ...

Run, Walk or Chill for Brandon: The Brandon Tyler Narleski Foundation Presents Creating Harmony V11

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ: The Brandon Tyler Narleski Foundation Presents Creating Harmony V11 


Brandon was and is known for his famous smile, love, and loyalty to his family & friends, creative talent, and diligent work ethic. Brandon graduated from Sayreville War Memorial High School in June 2013 and then proceeded to receive his Certificate in Audio ...

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Sep 20, 1936 - Jun 28, 2022
Joanna Helen (nee Yandola) McCartin, 85, of Tinton Falls, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, ...
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Bruce Thomas Rutherford II, 48, of Manalapan, passed away in New York City, Wednesday. Bruce was ...
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Dr. Gérard Breton, 89, of Holmdel, NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  He is ...
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Anna Boffa, 91 of Monroe Township, died on Wednesday, June 22. She was born in 1930 to the late ...
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Alexandria “Alice” Rondinelli 85, of Fair Haven, NJ passed away on June 19, 2022.  ...
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Mar 19, 1936 - Jun 13, 2022
Tullio F. Ferrara, 86, known to close friends as “Chick”, of Holmdel died at his home ...
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May 1, 1938 - Jun 9, 2022
Helen M. Lietz, 84, of Aberdeen (and most recently Tinton Falls), passed away suddenly yet ...
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Karen Coppola, 68, of Holmdel, passed away June 8, 2022. Karen was born and raised in Gerritsen, ...
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Rose “Sissy” DeFelice, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 28th, 2022.  ...
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Rogelio del Carmen Cruz, 84 of Monroe, formerly of Holmdel, died at his home on Wednesday June 1st.
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