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Jersey Shore Chinese School, Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning, to Host 'Welcome Back Get-Together' August 13.

August 8, 2022

HOLMDEL, NJ: Enjoy an Open House for Holmdel's Jersey Shore Chinese School, Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning.

The event open to all in the community, will be held on August 13, from 12 noon-2:00 p.m. at Phillips Park, in Holmdel. Please RSVP at and lunch will be provided. This “Welcome Back” get-together at Holmdel's Philips Park ...

Monmouth: Local School Board Elections Shaping Up

HAZLET, NJ - November is shaping up to be a busy election season in local TAPinto towns. In Colts Neck, three seats are up. Candidates include Marian Castner running under the Experienced, Transparent, Pragmatic Banner. Two unaligned candidates are also running, Erin Molinaro and Danielle M. Alpaugh. They are joined on the ballot by three candidates bracketed as the Colts Kids First ticket. They ...

Monmouth University Increases Tuition 3.67% to $41,680, Settlement Possible in Class Action COVID-19 Tuition Lawsuit

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Higher education is coming with something else in recent years, even higher costs. While not the case for all institutions, tuition for some have spiked. 

CARES Act funding in the millions was allocated to local universities during the pandemic. This helped local schools keep a lid on some costs. As such, a number of area colleges and universities had tuition ...

Professional LAX League Team Coming to New Jersey

July 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced.

In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; Charlotte, NC; Elmira, NY; Hampton Roads, VA; New England (Manchester, Springfield); and ...

Holmdel High School Alumni Lacrosse Game in Jack Dowd's Memory

HOLMDEL, NJ: On Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Roggy Field, Holmdel High School Alumni Lacrosse Game will be played in Jack Dowd’s memory. The community is invited to attend this event to remember and celebrate Jack, loved by so many in the Holmdel community. READ MORE ABOUT JACK: Videos: "Get Busy Living" Honoring and Remembering Holmdel's Jack Dowd at Dash ...

VIDEO: 'On Our Own' A New Sitcom Filmed Local, Starring Local Talent.

August 8, 2022


MIDDLETOWN, NJ: A new sitcom, 'On Our Own' created local and starring local talent,is available for streaming on Amazon Prime. 

The full season one of On Our Own is now available streaming on Amazon. TAPinto met up with creator and director, who also stars in On Our Own, Middletown's Troy Burbank, "On Our Own is a comedy, about two middle-aged men, who for ...

Songwriters On The Beach, Enjoy Free Music at the Jersey Shore.

Songwriters On The Beach: Event by 90.5 The Night. 

Dates: Thursdays, July 14 - August 25

Newark Avenue Beach ("The Horseshoe") on the Bradley Beach Broadwalk, Newark Ave and Ocean Ave N, Bradley Beach NJ 07720


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Enjoy Shakespeare On the Great Lawn, at Brookdale Community College

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Great entertainment is often local! 

Enjoy the Twelfth Night William Shakespeare free at Brookdale Community College 

Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:00 pm

On the Great Lawn behind Larrison Hall on the main campus of Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, park in lot # 2.

Free, bring lawn chair or ...

How to Combat Fraud & Protect Yourself from Scams

August 11, 2022

Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs Presents

Talk: How to Combat Fraud & Protect Yourself from Scams
Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Ave., Hazlet
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

About the program:
The Division of Consumer Affairs and their certified investigators will be holding a FREE presentation on how to combat fraud, protect ...

Keyport Man charged with robbery and aggravated sexual assault

FREEHOLD – A Keyport man has been charged with robbery and aggravated sexual assault as a result of an assault and an attempted theft that took place Thursday in Tinton Falls, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Tuesday.

Kareem Lee, 31, was charged with first-degree Robbery, as well as first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault with an Armed Weapon after threatening to ...

Safety Top of Mind: July 19th Keyport Meeting

August 8, 2022

KEYPORT, NJ - The Keyport Council is taking law enforcement seriously, according to comments in the most recent meeting. During the latter part of the meeting, the Keyport Police Chief, Shannon Torres, thanked residents for their inputs and shared a number of initiatives that are ongoing.

"I want to say that we are in the process of rebuilding not only our manpower but our SLEO ...

Flynn & Scharfenberger Demand Answers to Looming Health Insurance Cost Increases

HOLMDEL – Assemblymembers Vicky Flynn and Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth – Rs) are awaiting answers from the New Jersey State Treasurer and the Department of Banking & Insurance Commissioner regarding the startling reports that have surfaced indicating that State Health Benefit Plan recipients could see drastic rises in their premium costs soon.

The impact ...

Hazlet Township Committee Appoints Rob Bengivenga as New Administrator.

HAZLET, NJ: On Tuesday evening, at the Hazlet Township Committee meeting, Rob Bengivenga, 39, was appointed as Hazlet Township's new administrator. He will take the helm at Hazlet Township’s Town Hall starting September 1. His appointment won unanimous support in a vote by the four Township Committee members present.

As the top executive, Bengivenga will have a significant role ...

Go With the Floafers: The Iconic Loafer Reimagined in Comfortable Foam, Opens Store in Bell Works

August 7, 2022

Above photo: Floafers Store Opens in Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ, 07733.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Floafers, a new retail shoe store in Bell Works recently celebrated their grand opening and official ribbon cutting. On the day of the event two gigantic sized foam shoes stood outside the entrance of the glowing store, busy with customers. That's right, the ...

Holmdel Barnes and Noble Moving...but not too far

HOLMDEL, NJ: Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Holmdel Commons is moving soon and everything in the store is 25% off. Barnes & Noble of Holmdel, which has been at 2134 Route 35 for 21 years is preparing for the big move. So many local children grew up frequenting B&N in Holmdel, for many it was an outing to enjoy the Thomas the Train table that used to be set up in the children's ...

Denholtz Properties Announce Brewery as First Lease at Reimagined Ft. Monmouth Commissary Building

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Denholtz Properties, a leading real estate development and investment company, announces it has negotiated a 12,080-square-foot lease with Birdsmouth Beer at The Commissary at Baseline, part of the historic Fort Monmouth redevelopment site located at 675 Oceanport Way in Oceanport, N.J.

Spanning 53,000 square feet, The Commissary is the focal point of District A in the ...

Holmdel Charter Study Commission Disbands: Vote Fails

July 27, 2022

HOLMDEL, NJ - With a strong summer showing of 31% of registered voters in Holmdel, voters turned their nose to a proposal to change their current form of government. The results of the election included (unofficially) 2452 votes against changing the form of government while 1962 voted in favor to switch to a Council-Manager form of government. If passed, the primary election would be ...

New Jerseyans Can Now Dial/Text 988 to Reach National Suicide Prevention Call Centers

July 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY: Mental health in the U.S. has become steadily worse, according to the 2022 State of Mental Health In America report from Mental Health America, which found that an estimated 11.4 million adults have serious suicidal thoughts. 

Suicide is the 12th most common cause of death in the United States. In 2020 alone, nearly 46,000 Americans died by ...

Hazlet PBA Local 189 2022 Car Show and Festival, Saturday, September 10th.

August 8, 2022

HAZLET, NJ: Members of Hazlet PBA Local 189 are hosting their 3rd Annual Car Show & Festival on Saturday September 10th, 2022 from 9AM - 3PM. The rain date is Sunday, September 11th. There are numerous spots for silver sponsorships, car show participants, vendors, and food trucks! Let Hazlet PBA know if you're interested in sponsoring by contacting the ...

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Crisis Training Pays Off for Keyport Police Officers

FREEHOLD – It had all the hallmarks of a call for service that could have easily gone quickly and badly wrong.

Thanks to four Keyport Police Department officers – including three in only their second calendar year of service, one of whom completed MCPO Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training just several months ago – the opposite outcome transpired. It was the second ...

The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry: Enables First Responders to Identify Needs of Individuals More Quickly.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all with disabilities who reside, attend school or are employed in Monmouth County. 

The Special Needs Registry was created to help police officers and other emergency service personnel to better assist residents with special needs in the event of an emergency. Information is gathered ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Serving Up Generosity, Goodwill and Grace at the Jersey Shore

Americans nationwide are feeling the pinch of inflation, but perhaps nowhere more than in our country’s underserved communities.

One such community is Asbury Park, New Jersey, located within FirstEnergy’s Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) service territory, where more than 22 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In February 2022, the New Jersey ...

JCP&L Welcomes New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Programs

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) utilities, have hired 20 graduates of Power Systems Institute (PSI), award-winning, two-year educational program that helps prepare the next generation of line and substation workers for FirstEnergy's 10 electric utility companies.

The new employees include 10 lineworkers and 10 substation electricians who are ...


August 3, 2022


Mayor Michael Sachs and the Hazlet Township Committee are remembering the contributions of former Hazlet Mayor, Kevin Lavan. He died over the weekend after a long illness. 

Lavan, a Democrat, served as Hazlet Township's Deputy Mayor in 2007-2008 and Mayor in 2009. He has stayed active in Hazlet's Democratic Party ever since, and was a Primary candidate for the ...

Donald Raymond Walz Passed Peacefully at Home on Friday.

On Friday July 29th, 2022, The Walz Family lost their hero.

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Donald Raymond Walz of Manchester NJ (formerly Middletown, NJ). After a lengthy battle with health issues, Don passed peacefully at home, with his wife and children by his side. 

Born in Brooklyn, New York on ...

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Wed, August 17, 12:00 AM

Bankier Library Front Lawn, Lincroft

Informational Ice Cream Social for Those ...


Sat, August 27, 9:00 AM

Lake Julianna , Millstone

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Minuteman Press Wall Township Wins Top Overall Performance Award at World Expo 2022

August 6, 2022

Wall Township, NJ – Minuteman Press Wall Township, which is owned and operated by Tom Conner, won the Top Overall Performance Award at Minuteman Press International World Expo 2022. Bringing together Minuteman Press franchise owners with vendors, special guest speakers, and staff, the Minuteman Press World Expo was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, from July 27 – July 30, ...

Time To Stop Being Hyphenated Americans

July 28, 2022

Time To Stop Being Hyphenated Americans

My good friend Darius Mayfield, Congressional candidate for CD-12, has a saying for his campaign; “Not Black, Not White – American.”  The brilliance of that simple credo holds the answer to the perennial question as to how a deeply divided nation can become united once and for all.

Anyone who serves in elected office is quickly ...


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