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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 ...

Hornets Early Success Hits Speed Bump Against Rumson Fair-Haven

September 20, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The Holmdel High School girls soccer team has been on a roll to begin the 2018 season, entering Thursday’s game against Rumson Fair-Haven with a 3-1 record. Cruising out of the gate to begin the season, the early season success for the Hornets hit a snag against the Bulldogs who roared to a 5-0 victory over Holmdel to improve to 2-1 on the season.


“I ...

Hornets Wear Down Cougars, Stay Unbeaten on the Season

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 ...

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 ...

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce: A Successful Summer Falls into September With a Great Speaker Lineup Planned for the 25th at Bell Works

September 20, 2018

A Summer of Holmdel Chamber of Commerce and an Exciting Fall Ahead

HOLMDEL, NJ - It was a busy summer for the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce. Busy people with busy lives, particularly during a hot July and August, when children are out of school. Even the summer meetings were full at Bell Works, and the September Monthly Meeting is just around the corner, Tuesday, September 25th at 8AM, in ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Advisory: Emergency Closure-Holland Road is closed indefinitely from Red Hill Road and Laurel Avenue due to a sinkhole

September 20, 2018



Advisory: Emergency Closure-Holland Road is closed indefinitely from Red Hill Road and Laurel Avenue due to a sinkhole.

Holland Road is closed between Red Hill Road and Laurel Avenue due to a sinkhole at a County bridge culvert.

Middletown DPW is working with the Monmouth County Engineer’s office as they inspect ...

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

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 ...

Lunch Break Celebrates 35 Years of Nourishing the Body, the Soul and So Much More

September 21, 2018

RED BANK, NJ: On Monday evening special guests gathered with many of the Board Members, employees and volunteers of Lunch Break, located at 121 Drs James Parker Blvd. in Red Bank.  Lunch Break, founded by a small group of caring individuals in 1983, as a resource to nourish the hungry in our community, is today one of Monmouth County's most important social service ...

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

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



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 ...

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


Tue, September 25, 8:00 AM

Bell Works Wave Room, Holmdel

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce Meeting Tuesday ...


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

Lunch Break Celebrates 35 Years of Nourishing the Body, the Soul and So Much More

September 21, 2018

RED BANK, NJ: On Monday evening special guests gathered with many of the Board Members, employees and volunteers of Lunch Break, located at 121 Drs James Parker Blvd. in Red Bank.  Lunch Break, founded by a small group of caring individuals in 1983, as a resource to nourish the hungry in our community, is today one of Monmouth County's most important social service ...

Smith Announces: NJ Anti-Domestic Violence Coalition Receives Federal Grant

September 20, 2018

HAMILTON, NJ—The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV), headquartered in Rep. Chris Smith’s (R-NJ) Fourth Congressional District, will receive a federal grant of $90,931 from the U.S. Department of Justice for FY 2018, Smith announced on Wednesday.

“The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence performs critical work every day to be a lifeline to victims ...

Congressman Smith Meets with Juvenile Diabetes Advocates


FREEHOLD, NJ -  Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) met with advocates and representatives from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for an in-depth discussion on Type 1 diabetes (T1D), and his leadership in Congress in pushing for more funding of critical diabetes research.


“We had an informative and crucial conversation on the challenges of Type 1 diabetes, the ...

Colts Neck Seniors On the Move

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 ...


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 ...