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Local Community Members and Businesses: Join 180 Turning Lives on Wednesday, April 26, Support Victims of Sexual Assault.

March 24, 2023

A message from 180 Turning Lives Around.

Dear Friends of 180:

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26th and wear denim!

Denim Day is the internationally designated day in which employees are encouraged to wear jeans to work in order to raise awareness concerning sexual violence. 

Please ask your place of employment if they would like to ...

Prom Gown and Tuxedo Donations Needed: Gently-Used or New to Benefit Local Teens. Convenient local drop off locations.

Convenient drop off locations in Holmdel, Middletown and Hazlet, regular business hours NOW THROUGH APRIL 3. 2023:

Provident Bank in Hazlet, 765 Poole Avenue, Hazlet, NJ 07730
Escapology in Holmdel's Bell Works,101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748. (near the Middletown train station.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, ...

Emma Grunin Joins Grunin Foundation Board of Trustees 

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES: On March 8, International Women's Day, The Grunin Foundation, a private family philanthropic organization, founded in 2013, officially announced the addition of Emma Grunin to the Grunin Foundation Board of Trustees. Emma is currently a freshman at New York University in the Liberal Studies Core program. 

TAPinto connected with Emma, who ...

Losing is Winning: Ashley Mullins Inspires, Drops 101 Pounds, Keeps it off.

March 30, 2023

This TAPinto publication regularly highlights extraordinary local women who inspire, in the Amazing Women section. During March, which is Women's History Month, and celebrates International Women's Day, the articles covering local amazing women publish more frequently The following interview is with an inspiring young woman from Little Silver. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, ...

Zombie Fungus From 'The Last of Us': Is It Real?

Clinical Contributors to this story:

David S. Perlin, Ph.D.

If you’ve been watching The Last of Us recently, or any other popular zombie apocalypse movie or TV show, you’re probably wondering if this could really happen. 

Our expert, David Perlin, Ph.D., chief scientific officer at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and ...

Colorectal Cancer: 2nd leading cause of cancer death, preventable with routine screenings, early detection key to survival.

COLTS NECK, NJ: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in our country. Early symptoms are silent and cancer screenings and early detection are key to survival. Now, with more people being diagnosed at a younger age, medical experts recommend people at average risk begin screening at 45 years of age, bumping it 5 years earlier from ...

VIDEO: Disconnect - Holmdel Guidance Department Survey Shows Need for Improvement

March 30, 2023

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Board of Education and parent community received an eye-opening presentation at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. Assistant Superintendent Art Howard shared the details. You can watch the video of the entire meeting below.

The survey received a significant number of responses. 606 total. The breakdown was:

Village 175
Indian Hill 121
W.R. Satz ...

Wings Clipped: Monmouth University President Patrick Leahy Criticized by Parents on Lockdown Communications

Editors Note: Be sure to click the links at the bottom of the article to sign up for emergency alerts and to read the emergency management plan. 

MONMOUTH, NJ - After a scary and lengthy false alarm and lockdown last week, the Monmouth University community expressed their appreciation to the Monmouth University Police Department and area law enforcement agencies as well for ...

Holmdel High School Senior Kayla Bunsee excels on the job with KLK Electrical Internship.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Kayla Bunsee is a senior at Holmdel High School, and will soon graduate. She currently is enjoying on the job learning and training as an intern at KLK electrical contracting, where they do energy efficient light design and installation, security systems, and many other electrical services.

The program making "on the job" experience possible is through a ...

S2 Fail: The Double-Edged Sword of School Funding Hits a Wall

March 26, 2023

COLTS NECK, NJ -  Headlines across the state are showing public school funding to be in a crisis. Many blame an obscure piece of legislation, Senate Bill S2. 

Ironically, this piece of legislation that was supposed to fix inequity has instead created a financial fiasco for many districts during the budget season. Along this fault line is the legislative criticism ...

 Historic Walnford Hosting Exhibit: Art of War

March 5, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY:   The Monmouth County Park System is hosting its Art of War exhibit at Historic Walnford, 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold. 

The exhibit is now open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 3, 2023-March 9, 2025. The address is 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, NJ 08501. 

An opening reception is planned on Saturday, March 11 from 3-6 ...

Holmdel Baseball Working Toward Improvement In 2023

March 30, 2023

HOLMDEL, NJ:  The time of the year that members of the Holmdel High School baseball program have looked forward to-and definitely worked hard for is finally about to arrive-opening day of the regular season.

   The Hornets are scheduled to host Raritan in the season opener for both teams on April 3. Two days later, the Hornets are slated for a road contest at ...

Swing Loose Indoor Golf in Bell Works, now outside too!

HOLMDEL, NJ: Swing Loose Indoor Golf, at Bellworks, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, opens Swing Loose OUTDOOR golf driving range, March 26! 

"After months of planning and preparation, we're thrilled to finally open our outside range to golf enthusiasts and beginners alike. Our outdoor range is designed to provide golfers with the perfect space to practice their swings and ...

The Top Ten Baseball Films of All Time

Baseball is finally starting again, albeit with strange new un-baseball like rules. Time clock for the pitcher. Bigger bases. Zone defense required in the outfield. 

Every spring, I fly down to Florida and enjoy several spring-training games with my brother, Paul at George Steinbrenner Field watching my New York Yankees play. Last year, I learned something for the very first time; ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day From TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck

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 ...

21st Annual Garden State Film Festival Features Documentary about Superstorm Sandy.

March 22, 2023

 

ASBURY PARK, NJ — New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival – The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) returns to the city this weekend from March 23 to 26.  

The internationally recognized film festival celebrates the independent film genre by bringing a carefully curated and enriching selection of original works produced locally and globally.

The Top Ten Baseball Films of All Time

Baseball is finally starting again, albeit with strange new un-baseball like rules. Time clock for the pitcher. Bigger bases. Zone defense required in the outfield. 

Every spring, I fly down to Florida and enjoy several spring-training games with my brother, Paul at George Steinbrenner Field watching my New York Yankees play. Last year, I learned something for the very first time; ...

Rock of Ages: The Musical at Brookdale that will take you to back to an awesome 80's party.

LINCROFT, NJ: An exciting musical awaits you at Brookdale's Performing Arts Center! It's the Ultimate 80's party, and you are invited! 

Dates and Times for Brookdale's Musical Rock of Ages:
Friday, April 7 at 8pm
Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm (Senior Saturday $15 for ages 62+)*
Saturday, April 8 at 8 pm
Friday, April 14 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 15 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 16 ...

Inspired Launches 3rd-Party Buildout and Tenant Improvement Services Arm at Bell Works

March 28, 2023

HOLMDEL, NJ: Inspired by Somerset Development is one of the real estate industry’s most dynamic innovators of large-scale mixed-use redevelopment. Most recently Inspired launched its Third-Party Buildout and Tenant Improvement Services for tenants in the office sector, at Holmdel's Bell Works.  Inspired is headquartered at Bell Works Holmdel, however offers its ...

Monmouth County Job Fair Slated for Next Week at Brookdale

LINCROFT, NJ — Monmouth County, specifically the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development, will be putting on its spring job fair next week. The Monmouth County Spring Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookdale Community College’s Robert J. Collins Arena.

The county holds these job fairs over the course of the year to “provide ...

Gun Safety a Priority at Duncan Defense Consultants, Opening Soon in Hazlet

Duncan Defense owners, left Joe Ahlert, with Mike Duncan. They were attending Hazlet's Business Owner's Association meeting at Krib's Bagels in Airport Plaza.

HAZLET, NJ: Crime in our communities is steadily on the rise, NJ's current bail reform has criminals back out on the streets in no time, and now gun ownership in NJ is more popular than ever. With that combo comes a ...

Wanted: Adventure Seeking Kids - June Start for YMCA Summer Camp – Register Now!

March 10, 2023

Red Bank, NJ: At YMCA day camps, your kids make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day.

The youngsters come away with new skills, confidence and friendships that broaden their perspectives and strengthen their character.

Online registration is now open for all Y summer camps!

Camps will run June 26 - August 31 with enrichment and fun for kids ages 3-15, ...

The Art of Turning Your Child's Challenges Into Success is Easier Than You Think 

MONMOUTH COUNTY - WEforum Group, whose mission is to educate, evolve and empower, invites the community to a conversation with Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC, the founder of ImpactParents.com, a virtual company providing resources to parents in more than 100 countries on six continents. 

Navigating challenging behavior with our children can be exhausting and often ...

TAPinto Fur-Baby Friday

March 17, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Once a month this TAPinto publication features pets on Fur-Baby Friday. To feature your fur baby in the monthly wrap up for next month, email a photo HERE before the 10th of any month. Every third Friday will be Fur-Baby-Friday and will feature all participants! 

Who doesn’t love to look at cute pictures of cats, dogs, and the occasional rabbit or horse? We ...

Senior Citizens Activities Network: SCAN to Celebrate National Older Americans Month with 5th Annual Senior Expo and Fashion Show. 

March 22, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Senior Citizens Activities Network (SCAN), New Jersey’s premier non-profit 501© 3 organization serving people 50 and older in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Senior Expo and Fashion Show. 

The event will be held Friday, May 12, from 11am – 3pm at Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, NJ, and will ...

Monmouth County Travel Guide photo contest winner announced

March 19, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY – The County Commissioners would like to congratulate Bill McKim of Belmar for winning the inaugural Monmouth County Travel Guide photo contest with his photo of the Belmar fishing pier.

 

“On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, we would like to congratulate Bill McKim for winning the first-ever Monmouth County Travel Guide photo ...

VIDEO: The World-Famous, Outstanding, Irish Soda Bread Recipe St. Patrick’s Day, 2023

March 15, 2023

 

This year, the East Brunswick Human Relations Committee, EBTV, and TAPinto East Brunswick got together to answer some of your most-asked questions about parades, saints, corned beef and soda bread just in time for St. Patrick's Day this Friday, March 17.

Okay, I'll admit it. I grew up hating Irish soda bread. Too dry. Not good toasted. Weird shape. People brought it to my ...

Keyport man, girlfriend charged with trying to bribe sex assault victim  

March 30, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY– A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned a superseding indictment against Kareem Lee, 32, and Erin Logan, 31, both of Keyport. The Bayshore couple attempted to bribe the victim of a violent sexual assault in order to prevent her from cooperating in Lee's  prosecution. This news was announced Wednesday by Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago, in a press ...

Asbury Park woman indicted for child’s fatal overdose

ASBURY PARK, NJ — A 26-year-old Asbury Park woman has been indicted in the drug overdose death of her 2-year-old son, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Monday.    

A Monmouth County grand jury returned a five-count indictment against Quanique Smith, who was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, two counts of second-degree endangering the ...

Understanding Plant Tags & Seed Packets to Increase Your Gardening Success

March 25, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Gardening is a wonderful way to grow your own food and create a beautiful landscape. Proper plant selection can help you make wise purchases when visiting the garden center or ordering plants online.

Much of the information you need to know can be found on plant tags and seed packets. Understanding this information can help you select plants suited to the growing conditions in ...

Middletown Teen Arrested for Multiple Offenses, including weapon charges from an armed robbery, assault on a police officer.

March 30, 2023

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Wednesday, March 29, detectives from Hazlet Township Police Department arrested a 17-year-old Middletown resident, after executing a search warrant at his home. 

Evidence gathered included a loaded handgun, from an armed robbery which was allegedly committed in Hazlet,on March 18. On that date, the suspect entered a restaurant in Hazlet Township, and ...

The Bayshore's Eduardo “Edward” Murillo, Charged with $60K theft, impersonation.

FREEHOLD – According to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago, a Bayshore man has been criminally charged with stealing more than $61,000 from a local appliance repair company. Eduardo “Edward” Murillo, 46, of Keyport, managed financial matters for several years, at the victim's appliance repair business. 

Murillo is charged with ...

All Clear: Monmouth University lifts lockdown shelter in place from ‘white girl with a curling iron’

UPDATE: ALL CLEAR

Below is a message released by the university.

"Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:

At 9:15 p.m. on March 22, 2023, the Monmouth University Police Department received a call with a report of a person with a possible weapon on campus in the area of Magill Commons. Upon investigation, additional reports of shots fired were unfounded.

Police were ...

$500 OFF BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH SAMRA PLASTIC SURGERY.

March 26, 2023

The summer season is coming quickly! Samra Plastic Surgery is offering $500 off Breast Augmentation. Learn more: call 732.739.2100 now to set up your consultation with one of Samra Plastic Surgery's 5 board-certified plastic surgeons.

Don't miss Jeunesse Medi Spa's March Specials!

Luxurious Jeunesse Medi-Spa awaits you! March specials include Botox, Oxygenating Trio Facial, CoolSculpting, and Kybella. See details below and call today! 732.739.3033

Inspired Launches 3rd-Party Buildout and Tenant Improvement Services Arm at Bell Works

March 28, 2023

HOLMDEL, NJ: Inspired by Somerset Development is one of the real estate industry’s most dynamic innovators of large-scale mixed-use redevelopment. Most recently Inspired launched its Third-Party Buildout and Tenant Improvement Services for tenants in the office sector, at Holmdel's Bell Works.  Inspired is headquartered at Bell Works Holmdel, however offers its ...

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 ...

Tragedy in Belmar: Fatality Reported in Jersey Shore House Fire

March 16, 2023

BELMAR, NJ - A fire tore through a house on Surf Avenue Between 17th and 18th Avenues Wednesday, killing Frances Colie, 93. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital after the blaze.

It appears the fire began between 3 and 4 p.m, and it is not known what caused the destructive fire.

Multiple fire departments responded from surrounding towns to assist the ...

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.  

To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please email your local TAPinto site owner/publisher here.  

Site Advertising:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 320 x 100 pixels mobile): $700 per month or $250 per week per TAPinto site

Bullseye (300 x 250 pixels):  $500 per ...

Termite Swarmers Have Been Seen Across New Jersey: What Does That Mean? What Can be Done About It?

Termite Swarmers, reproductive termites with wings, have been seen this March in across New Jersey. These insects have one purpose and goal: to create new termite colonies. In nature, this is a natural process and is beneficial for a variety of reasons. But if termite swarmers start their colonies in your home or business, they can spell the beginning of a multi-thousand dollar disaster. How do ...

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association Free Presentation: The Two Rivers, Historical Review Through the Lens of Marine Biology.

March 26, 2023

Red Bank, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is inviting the public to a presentation by Richard Kane, a senior at Monmouth University studying Marine Biology and Environmental Policy.

Kane will be exploring the marine biology of the Navesink and Shrewsbury river estuaries from the last glacial maximum to the modern day, through the lens of physical oceanography, ...

Rumson Fairhaven High School Freshman Diagnosed With AML Leukemia. In-Need of a Bone Marrow Transplant.

FAIRHAVEN, NJ: Emmy is a 15-year-old freshman at Rumson Fairhaven high school. In December, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Leukemia, and it was then determined that Emmy needs a bone-marrow transplant.

Emmy loves to sing and is the lead singer in her band. In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, dancing, and skiing. Emmy is looking for her perfect match, so she ...

First Annual Holmdel Township Ramadan Iftar

HOLMDEL, NJ: The Holmdel Heritage Committee is encouraging Holmdel residents to attend the 2023 Ramadan-Iftar event, sponsored by the Muslim Business and Residents of Holmdel. All Holmdel residents are welcome to join in this event celebrating culture and community! Please fill the form found in this link to receive tickets, instructions, and up-to-date information regarding this ...

Senior Citizens Activities Network: SCAN to Celebrate National Older Americans Month with 5th Annual Senior Expo and Fashion Show. 

March 22, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Senior Citizens Activities Network (SCAN), New Jersey’s premier non-profit 501© 3 organization serving people 50 and older in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Senior Expo and Fashion Show. 

The event will be held Friday, May 12, from 11am – 3pm at Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, NJ, and will ...

TEDxBrookdaleCommunityCollege April 19, Registration Today.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: TEDxBrookdaleCommunityCollege will take place on April 19, 2023, at Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature select Brookdale voices under the theme of Where is There. 

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community ...

Senior Citizens Activities Network: SCAN to Celebrate National Older Americans Month with 5th Annual Senior Expo and Fashion Show. 

March 22, 2023

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Senior Citizens Activities Network (SCAN), New Jersey’s premier non-profit 501© 3 organization serving people 50 and older in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Senior Expo and Fashion Show. 

The event will be held Friday, May 12, from 11am – 3pm at Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, NJ, and will ...

Home of the Week: 32 Summit Rd Verona Twp., NJ 07044

Come see 32 Summit Road in Verona; open house this Sunday 3/26 1-4pm. In the desirable Afterglow section, located on a cul-de-sac lies this beautiful Center Hall Colonial. Sitting on a 1/3 acre, you’ll enter through a many-windowed entry with heated floors into the foyer. The heart of the home is the chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Viking appliances, an eating area, and a beautiful view ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, April 05
11:00 AM — 04:00 PM

Bell Works, Holmdel

Bell Works FRESH Weekly Farmers & ...

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Wed, April 19
03:30 PM — 06:30 PM

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The March 2023 Arnone Report

March 7, 2023

Happy March! Spring is just around the corner, and I am excited to see the weather starting to warm up! Over the last few weeks, I have been keeping busy between ongoing projects and initiatives. 

Last week, I hosted a new segment of Monmouth in Focus where I had the honor to sit down with Elaine R. Bodine, Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Alayna Jayne Foundation to discuss the ...

Middletown Teen Arrested for Multiple Offenses, including weapon charges from an armed robbery, assault on a police officer.

March 30, 2023

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Wednesday, March 29, detectives from Hazlet Township Police Department arrested a 17-year-old Middletown resident, after executing a search warrant at his home. 

Evidence gathered included a loaded handgun, from an armed robbery which was allegedly committed in Hazlet,on March 18. On that date, the suspect entered a restaurant in Hazlet Township, and ...

VIDEO: Disconnect - Holmdel Guidance Department Survey Shows Need for Improvement

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Board of Education and parent community received an eye-opening presentation at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. Assistant Superintendent Art Howard shared the details. You can watch the video of the entire meeting below.

The survey received a significant number of responses. 606 total. The breakdown was:

Village 175
Indian Hill 121
W.R. Satz ...

Keyport man, girlfriend charged with trying to bribe sex assault victim  

MONMOUTH COUNTY– A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned a superseding indictment against Kareem Lee, 32, and Erin Logan, 31, both of Keyport. The Bayshore couple attempted to bribe the victim of a violent sexual assault in order to prevent her from cooperating in Lee's  prosecution. This news was announced Wednesday by Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago, in a press ...

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.  

To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please email your local TAPinto site owner/publisher here.  

Site Advertising:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 320 x 100 pixels mobile): $700 per month or $250 per week per TAPinto site

Bullseye (300 x 250 pixels):  $500 per ...

Termite Swarmers Have Been Seen Across New Jersey: What Does That Mean? What Can be Done About It?

Termite Swarmers, reproductive termites with wings, have been seen this March in across New Jersey. These insects have one purpose and goal: to create new termite colonies. In nature, this is a natural process and is beneficial for a variety of reasons. But if termite swarmers start their colonies in your home or business, they can spell the beginning of a multi-thousand dollar disaster. How do ...

Obituaries

Dec 9, 1935 - Mar 26, 2023
Jun 9, 1955 - Mar 25, 2023
Jun 22, 1930 - Mar 22, 2023
Oct 25, 1942 - Mar 10, 2023