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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Jenny Champion, MS, RD of Red Bank Family Medicine Shares Advice

September 17, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - America's weight gain, particularly in children,  is a health challenge that public and private organizations are mobilizing to address. According to WebMD, Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States and putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health.

If you are a concerned parent and wondering how your child is fairing on the issue of weight, ...

Gastroenterologists Do It With 'GUTS'

RED BANK, NJ - We spoke with Drs. Subha Sundararajan, and Douglas Weine of the Red Bank Gastroenterology group, located at 365 Broad Street. 

If you have an appointment here, your already nervous.


Nice office, great doctors with a terrific and caring staff will put you at ease.

TAP: Please provide a brief history of Red Bank Gastroenterology, how and when it ...

Holmdel Harvest Festival Planned at Bayonet Farm October 6

September 17, 2018

Get A Parking Pass!

HOLMDEL, NJ -  Bayonet Farm is a jewel in Holmdel and this event is always so much fun for the family. The farm has a very special history. Laura Harding was a renowned resident who donated the property and was also friends with Katherine Hepburn. Ms. Hepburn - yes the famous actress - visited her friend Laura often.

It's one of the few places in town where ...

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival - Sunday, September 30th

RED BANK, NJ – One of the best fall events Red Bank has to offer - the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival.

When:  Sunday, September 30th, from noon to 7 p.m.

Where: White Street Parking lot

What: Family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, and a host of children’s rides and games.  Local and regional bands including Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, Brian ...

Leading Hospitality Company to Debut New Property in Historic New Jersey Tech Hub

HOLMDEL, N.J. – Even before this weeks announcement, Holmdel has had a need for upscale, luxury accommodations for business and pleasure. Previously reported by TAPinto, the hotel that has been approved at Bell Works has now gained a famous name as the international boutique and lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality. You can read the article about the approval HERE. 

In an ...

Hornets Wear Down Cougars, Stay Unbeaten on the Season

September 16, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Saturday’s Holmdel and Colts Neck boys soccer game featured a clash of two unbeaten teams with the Hornets being the ones staying undefeated, wearing out the Cougars and rolling to a 3-0 victory.

Holmdel controlled the action throughout the first half but had nothing to show for it because of the stellar play in net by Colts Neck’s goalkeeper Dylan ...

Holmdel Football: Fan Excitement and Team Spirit Highlight a Close Game

HOLMDEL –  Excitement probably doesn't quite capture it. Holmdel came out in full force to support the Holmdel Hornets Football Team as they matched up against Red Bank Regional in a contest that was suitable for prime time television. The final score was 28-25 in Red Bank's favor. A great touchdown pass and the crowds reaction shows the talent and excitement:

From the ...

Sports: Colts Neck Football Heading in the Right Direction

COLTS NECK, N.J. - Going into their season opener against Monmouth Regional this past weekend, many questions surrounded the Colts Neck High School football team.


Under new head coach Matt Ahearn, the Cougars knew they were getting a leader with over 17 years of winning coaching experience, but still needed to find their identity.


On Saturday, Colts Neck got a sense of ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

PARCC Testing in Schools: Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rutgers Raises Record Amount of Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

National MSNBC News Program 'Your Business' to Feature Holmdel Based Company; Hummingbird Sports and Founder Rob Stolker

September 7, 2018

HOLMDEL:  Know your neighbor! In this case, tune into your neighbor this Sunday morning, September 9, at 7:30 a.m. to view MSNBC's program; Your Business.  The business segment will include youth sports safety, specifically with regard to girls. The program will feature Holmdel based Hummingbird Sports, and founder Rob Stolker.  The Stolkers are parents ...

Tech Talk: 4 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 For Free

4 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 for Free

From The Data Pros 

Windows 10 users normally complain that their computers tend to slow down after some time. They can add either a faster hard drive or more memory, but hardware is expensive. If you want to speed up the performance of your computer without spending cash, give the following tips a try.

Prevent programs from launching at ...

Colts Neck Business Association Hosts Successful Networking Event at Trump International Golf Club

COLTS NECK, NJ: On the evening of Tuesday, August 21, the Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA), had the perfect summer weather for hosting an outside networking event, at the beautiful Trump National Golf Club (TNGC). Guests gathered in conversation on the outside terrace that faces the pond. With the large American Flag blowing in the wind as the backdrop, it made a great ...

Bell Works: Fresh Farmers Market Extended Through November

August 29, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - On a recent Wednesday, Bell Works hosted its weekly Fresh Farmers Market featuring the products of twenty local businesses. Like Bell Works, this farmers market was hardly conventional. Its vendors offered unique, one-of-a-kind products.  

For example, Two River Gourmet Mushrooms featured exotic mushrooms from all over the world. Two River was started by two science ...

SAVE THE DATE: Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Oktoberfest Kicks-Off at TEAK in Red Bank

August 24, 2018

RED BANK, NJ: Thursday, August 16, members of the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Foundation, joined with hospital leadership executives and many charitable folks, at TEAK in Red Bank, to discuss details for the October 12th, 2018 Benefit for Bayshore Medical Center emergency services. The event theme is Oktoberfest, A Community ...

Holmdel Paving Continues on Middletown Road

September 17, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - Construction Notice - Middletown Road


Middletown Road Reconstruction

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, weather permitting, there will be construction on Middletown Road between Stillwell Road and McCampbell Road.

The construction is expected to take one day.

The road will be closed from 7:00am to 4:00pm.  Please follow posted ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

HOLMDEL – According to a Press Release by the Holmdel Township Committee,  a complete study of fire operations are underway. It is expected by December. This comes during a time when a  devastating fire burned a house on 6 Barrister Lane to the ground and, In the recent past, at least two other fires caused massive damage. One badly charred a commercial real estate office. The ...

Hazlet Police; 2 Dead and 1 Injured in Swimming Tragedy at Thorne's Creek

September 17, 2018

HAZLET, NJ - Tragedy struck Hazlet Township on September 16th. According to Hazlet Police, they received a call that swimmers were in distress at 2:39 PM  in Thornes Creek near the Henry Hudson Trail which runs from Natco Lake to Raritan Bay. The caller was one of the four men who were swimming at that location. Patrolman William Marvel and Patrolman Patrick Kiley arrived within minutes of ...

Overturned Vehicle Reported Near Veterans Park in Holmdel

HOLMDEL, NJ  - A motor vehicle accident was reported at Telegraph Hill Rd & Phillips Park with the roadway as of 9:10 shut down at Overlook Dr. Two patients reported. EMS has been requested. Reported to be an MVA with an overturned vehicle. Expect delays during event.

Running and Remembering at 17th 911 Memorial Run (9/11/2018)

September 15, 2018

BELMAR/SPRING LAKE, NJ - Running and Remembering at 17th 911 Memorial Run (2018)

In keeping with our nation's annual demonstrations of solemn tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001, locally two hundred twenty five runners/joggers/walkers, some bicyclists, with hand flags for men and stem roses for women participated in the seventeenth anniversary non-competitive 9/11 Memorial Run ...

Huge Indoor Yard Sale Hosted by Colts Neck Woman's Club

Check out this video - Huge Indoor Yard Sale - Bucks Mill Recreation Area 125 Bucks Mill Road Thursday 9/13, Friday 9/14, Sat 9/15 from 9-4pm, Sunday 9AM Everything Half Price.

All Proceeds to Local Charities. Hosted by Colts Neck Woman's Club



Gastroenterologists Do It With 'GUTS'

RED BANK, NJ - We spoke with Drs. Subha Sundararajan, and Douglas Weine of the Red Bank Gastroenterology group, located at 365 Broad Street. 

If you have an appointment here, your already nervous.


Nice office, great doctors with a terrific and caring staff will put you at ease.

TAP: Please provide a brief history of Red Bank Gastroenterology, how and when it ...

September is Suicide Prevention Month: Veterans Ride Horses Through New York City To Raise Awareness Of Suicide

September 18, 2018


NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans.

BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold star father, and three support staff on a 20-mile ride through the ...

College Prep Invitational Horse Show Makes New Jersey Debut

ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J.

USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college fair as well as educational seminars.

A professional horsewoman for more than 38 years, Babick ...

Video: Never Forgotten: Local Towns Remember 9-11

September 11, 2018

MONMOUTH, NJ - Many area communities are acknowledging the solemnity of 9-11 with moments of remembrance. The terrorist attacks of that day will never be forgotten. TAPinto Holmdel, Colts Neck and Middletown share the local times for such reflection.

Colts Neck - 6:30PM Ceremony - Mayor Bartolomeo and the Township Committee - moments of remembrance and prayer for the five Township residents ...

Children's Musician Ray Andersen Sings "I Think About You (Song for Vienna)" at McLoone's Boathouse to Honor Toddler and Sunday September 9th Walk Announced

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On 18 August 2018, long time musicians Ray Andersen and Lee Scott Howard performed the heartfelt song “I Think About You (Song for Vienna)” at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange, NJ. The words were written by Holmdel's Denise Wunderler (Vienna’s mommy), and Ray Andersen wrote the music. Their magical performance captivated the crowd that ...

JCWI School Adoption: Govt. MPPUP School Mysannagudam

September 4, 2018

Title:  “JCWI School Adoption: Govt. MPPUP School Mysannagudam”


Sourish Jasti, reporting from Jangareddygudem, India.


This summer, I am travelling across Southern India and helping over 2,000 students get clean drinking water. Working through the Jasti Clean Water Initiative, I am providing clean drinking water to schools and communities. My latest ...

Holmdel High School Graduate Accomplishes Goal of Welcoming Drivers to Holmdel with a Beautiful ‘Welcome’ Sign.

HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent Holmdel High School graduate Julia Hamwi had an idea. Holmdel Township, a community that dates back to 1857, had no gateway sign to welcome folks to town. She wanted to change that.  

Apparently, it’s all in a days work for this young leader. 

Located on Newman Springs Road, the new sign she inspired welcomes you to town. Years ago, ...

Dramatic Change in Vote By Mail Rules

September 11, 2018

To the Editor:


A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election.


One of the changes involves how a voter can apply for a Mail-In Ballot. Before the change in the law, a voter had three options on the application. The voter ...

Holmdel: Established Land Use Group Citizens For Informed Land Use (CILU) Hosts Annual Barbecue

September 16, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - Citizens for Informed Land Use held a Pot Luck  Barbecue on Saturday. The sunny weather was a perfect break from the recent rain.

Citizens for Informed Land Use was formed about 20 years ago. They were borne out of an urgency that Holmdel was becoming over-developed and that poor land use decisions were being made by governing, zoning and planning bodies in the ...

Public Meeting on Ocean Windmills

RED BANK, NJ - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be hosting three public meetings and a webinar to discuss feedback that we have received from a recently published Call for Information and Nominations (Call) for potential offshore wind energy leasing and development in the New York Bight.

When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 
Where: Long Branch Library, Long Branch, NJ, 328 ...

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Upcoming Events


Thu, September 20, 11:30 AM

JBJ Soul Kitchen, Red Bank

Hope Community Walk: Collier

Giving Back


Fri, September 28, 6:00 PM

Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch

A Night of Inspiration Gala - Community YMCA

Giving Back


Fri, September 28, 7:30 PM

Battleground Country Club, Colts Neck

Colts Neck Sports Foundation: Wall of Fame Award



Mon, October 1

Eagle Oaks , Farmingdale

Collier Golf and Tennis Outing

Education Giving Back

Monmouth County Parks Activities Action

September 19, 2018

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Head over to your county parks for some fun!  There’s plenty to choose from - an evening of square dancing, a day in the gardens of Winterthur, and so much more!


Here are the details:


Open House Barn Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, ...

Colts Neck Seniors On the Move

September 19, 2018

Colts Neck Senior Citizens Enjoy Another Trip

September 12 was a full day for a group of Colts Neck Senior Citizens!  First we visited the Thomas Edison West Orange Laboratory, which “gave birth” to the motion picture camera.  Other accomplishments of this lab are: the improvement of phonographs, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline battery.  It was ...

Holmdel Schools Earn 'Future Ready' Distinction


HOLMDEL, NJ –  “We’re four for four!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert McGarry exclaimed Tuesday afternoon, referring to the notifications the district received from the organizers of the Future Ready Schools New Jersey program. After a year-long application development and submission process, Holmdel ...

Holmdel Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director

HOLMDEL, NJ -  The Holmdel Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome and introduce Kathy Connolly as the company’s new Artistic Director. Connolly began her journey with the company in August of this year, taking the baton from previous Artistic Director, Laurie Devino.


Devino started with the company in 2011 as an actor, later moving up to assume the role of Artistic ...

Lunch Break Fall Gala: You Are Invited


Dining on surf and turf, dancing to the Docs of Rock, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and an incredible silent auction are among the show-stopping reasons to join Lunch Break at its 35th anniversary party of the year -- the Fall Gala on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan.

The Rev. Terrence ...


Sep 3, 1937 - Sep 16, 2018
Benjamin T. Forester, 81 of Colts Neck passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 16. He was born ...
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Sep 10, 1935 - Sep 11, 2018
Laurinda M. Padilla, 83 of Colts Neck, stepped into eternity at her home on Tuesday, September 11 ...
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Jan 28, 1933 - Sep 3, 2018
Ruth A. Pomarico, 85, of Holmdel passed away on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at the Willows in ...
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Colder Weather is Coming – The Top Ten Reasons to Maintain Your Furnace (or Boiler!)

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, most of us in New Jersey begin looking forward to fall. With the promise of cooler autumn evenings, campfires, s’mores, and all things ‘Pumpkin Spice,’ it can be easy for home maintenance tasks to go undone.

Here at A.J. Perri, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your ...