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Happy St. Patrick's Day From TAPinto Hazlet and Keyport.

March 17, 2023

NATIONAL -- During a typical year (meaning pre-pandemic), more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green, according to WalletHub. Overall, billions of dollars typically are spent on clothing, flags, green carnations, dining, and, of course, beer. Guinness estimates that more 13 million pints of its stout ...

THE FESTIVAL OF PURIM: Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel Invites You.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Enjoy international cuisine, entertainment, The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” It is celebrated with Megillah readings, gifts of food, charity, feasting, and merriment. Chabad Jewish Center of ...

The BAT MITZVAH CLUB is for Jewish girls 11-13 years old.


We are excited to present to you The BAT MITZVAH CLUB, for ALL Jewish girls 11-13 years old. This club will allow your daughter to gain inspiration and knowledge about becoming a Bat Mitzvah in a creative and meaningful way. She will have the opportunity to discuss relevant topics, share with others, get artsy and have FUN ...

Musings About Valentine Day

A few months ago a friend went for a walk and noticed a young woman nearby. She was wearing a jacket partially open in the front. It revealed a shirt with the word “ego” on it. My friend was intrigued by someone having this word on her shirt, so she asked the young woman what led her to display that term. The young woman laughed, opened her jacket wider and there was the full word: ...

A Christmas Prayer.

Sensing a Vast Unity 

As I stand in my own small space of the planet

reveling in the power and beauty of the heavens, 

I feel a great unity with all beings.

I know that somewhere there is a herdsman

in the Sahara Desert who is also gazing

at the stars of our common universe.

I know there is a lamb in New Zealand

romping in sunlight that also bathes my skin.

I ...

Festival of Lights: Happy Hanukkah from TAPinto Hazlet and Keyport

Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America.


According to, when the Maccabees entered the Temple in Jerusalem to reclaim it from the Greeks, they immediately relit the ner tamid (eternal light), which burned constantly in the ...

GOD WITH US: The Life of Jesus to air Thursday, December 15, Hosted by  Holmdel's Pete Hegseth.

HOLMDEL AND COLTS NECK, NJ: FOX Nation will debut a two-part special entitled The Life of Jesus hosted by FOX & Friends Weekend co-host, Holmdel resident, Pete Hegseth. Part one of the series, God with Us, will debut, December 15 (streaming on Fox Nation), just in time as Christians around the world, prepare for the birth of the Christ Child.  Note this ...

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

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 ...

I Am Wherever There is Love

A story has been singing in my heart all month. I found this account in The Way of Love,  a book with selections on the topic collected by editors Michael Leach, Doris Goodnough, and Maria Angelini.The experience described in “I Am Wherever There Is Love” took place in 2006. Joy Scribner tells how her daughter Meredith wrote a letter to God after Abbey, their aging dog, died.


FirstEnergy Named Top 50 Diversity Employer by Minority Engineer Magazine

For the first time in company history, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has been designated as a Top 50 Diversity Employer by Minority EngineerTM magazine. The rankings are determined based on a survey of randomly selected Minority Engineer readers who were asked to name the employers where they would most like to work or that they ...

JCP&L Parent FirstEnergy Names Brian X. Tierney President and Chief Executive Officer

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), today announced that the board of directors has unanimously agreed to appoint Brian X. Tierney president and chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2023. He succeeds interim President and Chief Executive Officer John W. Somerhalder II. Mr. Somerhalder also serves as chair of FirstEnergy’s ...

JCP&L Files Rate Review to Continue Service Reliability Enhancements and Support Customer Assistance Programs

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today requested a review of its base electric rates by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The proposed rate adjustment supports an approximately $185 million investment that strengthens the energy grid, enhances the customer experience and funds new low-income and senior citizen customer ...

#WeLoveGio: Legacy of Giving as Friends of the Bayshore Remember and Love Keyport's Gio Merla.

March 27, 2023


KEYPORT, NJ: According to Gio Merla's Dad, John, and Gio's mom Kelly, their son; Giovanni "Gio" Merla as a young boy had a smile that lit up every room he was in. From a young age Gio loved ...

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TAPinto policies and marketing options available to all candidates for the 2023 elections.

March 30, 2023

The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2023 elections.  

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