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K.E.Y.S. Recovery High School Makes Achieving Graduation Possible for teens who have suffered with substance use disorders.

December 3, 2022


Left to right: Mr. Graber, Math Teacher; Mr. Coppola, Science Teacher; Mr. Stevens, Art Teacher; Mrs. Nieves, KEYS School Assistant Director and Co-Founder; Mr. Cordasco, Social Studies Teacher; Mrs. Ruscavage, District Administrator;  Mrs. Zehnder, Therapist; Mrs. Perez, District Assistant Superintendent and Co-Founder 

Lincroft, NJ - "One day at a ...

Brookdale Community College's 51st edition of Collage, awarded the 2022 Gold Crown for Print Literary Magazines from Columbia University Scholastic Press Association

Monmouth County, NJ - The Brookdale Community College 51st edition of Collage, a magazine that showcases the highest caliber art, design, and literary pieces that Brookdale students create, was awarded the 2022 Gold Crown for Print Literary Magazines from Columbia University Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). In addition, the publication received a Gold Medalist Critique Rating and three ...

Rutgers Clinging to Faint Bowl Hopes as Team Faces Michigan State

November 12, 2022

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Rutgers and Michigan State find themselves in a similar position when they face off Saturday afternoon.

Both squads are 4-5. Both squads have struggled in the Big Ten Conference: Rutgers is 1-5; Michigan State is 2-4. Both squads need at least two more victories to become bowl eligible.

So that makes Saturday’s game even more important to both ...

Oak Hill Academy Girls Soccer Wins Championship!

LINCROFT, NJ: CONGRATULATIONS to Oak Hill Academy's Girl’s Soccer team and coach Josie Larkins for winning the Liberty Conference Championship 4-3 over St. Leo’s in double overtime. 

The girl’s won the F Division in the Monmouth County Intermediate School Soccer League. In the Liberty Conference  playoffs, they defeated Holy Cross (E Division)5-1 in ...

Christmas Movies of 2022 with Georgia the Christmas Pup Continues!

December 3, 2022

Georgia the Christmas Pup!

TAPinto continues Cathy Padilla and Georgia's Christmas Movie coverage and 2022 Christmas Movie Guide 

By Cathy Padilla:

If you’re anything like me and the pup, you’re falling behind on watching all the available Christmas movies. If we add in Netflix and other streaming services, there are more than 150 brand-new movies to ...

Holiday Harmonies: Multiple Music Groups to Lift Spirts

Red Bank, NJ: Get into the holiday spirit as you shop and enjoy performances throughout downtown on Saturday and Sundays, now through December 18!

Sponsored by the Red Bank RIverCenter, traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, handbells, rock, folk and jazz musicians bring their individual flavor of holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank.

Performers will be stationed at various ...

VIDEO: Coming Soon to Your Town, Santa and Mrs Claus Arrive in Red Bank for Official "Light-Up the Town"

Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive in Red Bank to Crowd of Nearly 5000. 

Red Bank, NJ: It was a picture-perfect evening on the Friday after Thanksgiving, as families from all over Monmouth County enjoyed the annual lighting up of downtown Red Bank. Festivities began at 5:30pm over on the west side at the Two River Theater Plaza where the Foundations Performing Arts offered music, ...

Teacher charged with having sexual relationship with student.

November 16, 2022

Micheal F. Canning is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student during his time as an English teacher at Red Bank Regional High School.

FREEHOLD, NJ — An English teacher from Red Bank Regional High School has been arrested and charged for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a student for four years, this according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor ...

Redevelopment: Site of Famous 'Big Bang' Horn Antenna Under Land Use Review in Holmdel Review

December 7, 2022

HOLMDEL, NJ  – A Holmdel property with a famous history is now under review for redevelopment in Holmdel by the Holmdel Planning Board. The Holmdel Committee, led by Mayor Greg Buontempo, approved the initiation of the study. 

The site, known as the Nokia site, has a place in United States history. It is the location of the Holmdel Horn Antenna, a U.S.

169 Million: Clean Water Project Funding Coming to New Jersey

NEW JERSEY - There is some good news for something many of us take for granted. Clean water.

New Jersey has received nearly $169 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve water infrastructure and access clean, safe and reliable drinking water, increase resilience, collect and treat wastewater to protect public health, ...

VIDEO: Superiority Barbershop Studio Opens in Hazlet

December 1, 2022


HAZLET, NJ: A ribbon cutting took place on Friday, November 18th, welcoming Superiority Barbershop Studio to the Hazlet Community! Located at 1440 Rt 36 in Hazlet, Superiority barbershop combines cutting-edge style with traditional barbering techniques. The “halo” light fixtures offer a sense of stardom while you relax to enjoy one of the many services they have to ...

Senators O'Scanlon and Pennachio: Winter moratorium on sales tax on natural gas and electricity for residential customers.

NEW JERSEY - New Jersey residents face steep taxes to reside here. One of the drivers of taxes is the cost of natural resources such as gas and electric. When rates go up, taxes go up. Some legislators think its unfair. Two are sponsoring legislation to take a break from it with the high cost of home heating. The cost of heating homes with natural gas is up by as much as 25 percent.

With the ...

Unwrap the YMCA Gift of Good Health - Join Before Dec. 31!

December 7, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: The  YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, is offering a great deal this holiday season! You can gift the gift of good health to yourself or those you care about, and SAVE BIG!

Buy two months of membership, get one month free!

Gift of Health memberships may be purchased online and in person at the welcome desk and the offer is valid through December 31.

Gift cards ...

Advanced Heart and Vascular of Central Jersey has a challenge for YOU!

Advanced Heart and Vascular of Central Jersey has a challenge for YOU! 

You take care of so much in life, but do you take time to care for your heart? It beats on average 100,000 times per about a hard-working team player! During most of those beats we are not thinking about how our heart is working, yet it just goes about keeping us alive.

This week - as you ...

Enjoy the Full Body Skincare Trend Celebrities Love!

Nails Plus with 4 locations in Monmouth County, is offering a Korean-Style Luxury Full Body Scrub, at Nails Plus in Colts Neck. Mention this article and receive 25% off the Korean-Style Luxury Full Body Scrub. Offer Good Through 12/31/22. Pictured below is the Vichy shower heads to prepare your skin and gently massages your body. 

The centuries-old Korean-Style Luxury ...

High End Vehicle Heisted at Butch’s Car Wash on Newman Springs Road.

November 17, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: On Monday, November 14, the Red Bank Police responded to Butch’s Car Wash, 170 Newman Springs Rd., for a report of a black, 2019 BMW, model 740 that was stolen after getting a wash.

Arriving on the scene law enforcement officers met with the unidentified victim who said that, “While getting his vehicle cleaned, an unknown male jumped into his vehicle and drove away.

Bethany Road is Reopened! Railroad project completed early

HAZLET, NJ - It was one of the more difficult detours for local residents, but the traffic disruption is over - Bethany Road is reopened.

"The Railroad tracks are back in place and smoother than ever!" stated the Hazlet Police Department in a Facebook Post.

"Bethany Road has reopened in both directions as of the time of this post! We thank everyone for their patience and it ...

We can go forth each day being aware of both ourselves and others as lanterns of love.

December 1, 2022

An amazing thing happened on the first Sunday of Advent. During the previous week I was reflecting on what to share in this newsletter, to encourage you to engage wholeheartedly in this sacred season. A lantern aglow with light kept coming to me as a symbol of Emmanuel (God-with-us) dwelling in the sanctuary of our being. As I ...

Join in a Day of Adoration and Prayer for Aaron Van Trease

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: As most of the community is aware, Aaron Van Trease, a Saint John Vianney student, suffered a very serious injury at a recent football game. The community will be gathering on November 15, 2022, at St. Denis Church, to stop in and say a prayer for Aaron Van Trease and his family anytime between 7:30am and 7:30pm.

The 12-hour drop in prayer will include Adoration of ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

JCP&L Completes Winter Readiness Maintenance, Inspections

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed inspections and equipment maintenance across its 3,200-square-mile service area to enhance service reliability for customers ahead of the cold winter months.

Electricity demand increases as temperatures drop, and winter storms have the potential to damage poles, wires and substation ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Utilities Invite Customers to Enter Holiday Lights Contest

As households tap into the magic of the holiday season, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday lighting displays for the chance to win a weekly prize as part of the company's annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Sweepstakes.

Customers can submit a photo or video of their outdoor lighting displays on their ...


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