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Can COVID-19 Cause a Heart Attack?

February 23, 2021

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David Landers, M.D. contributes to topics such as Interventional Cardiology.

You may think of COVID-19 as a disease that involves the lungs, since many people experience shortness of breath or trouble breathing, but a growing body of research shows that COVID-19 can attack the heart, as well.

Researchers are discovering that a significant ...

❤️ Health - Tune in Live Feb. 23, 9am: Holmdel Chamber of Commerce ChamberCast at Bell Works, Featuring Heart Health Panel.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Everyone needs to learn more about Heart Health, the number one killer of men and women is heart disease. We all can take better care of our ❤️. Tune in to the live video podcast, or be a part of the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce live audience and announce your business, Tuesday, February 23, at 9am sharp. ChamberCast will be broadcast live from Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, ...

VIDEO: Amazing Medical Miracle. NJ Native Joe DiMeo Receives Face and Hand Transplants.

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In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be ...

'Slowly But Surely, The Needle Is Moving in The Right Direction': Gov. Murphy Gives Latest NJ Update

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud that New Jersey has been able to distribute vaccine more equitably than other ...

Good Trends: NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues. Rate of Transmission Continues Down.

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Grounded Planes Cause Delivery Delays of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to New Jersey.

TRENTON, NJ — Severe winter weather across the country this week has delayed the delivery of 6 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine nationwide, including 230,000 shots on their way to New Jersey.

“Because planes at major hubs for both FedEx and UPS have been grounded due to the weather, this week’s delivery has not made it to us on time,” Gov. Murphy said at his ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

Tips to help take some of the stress out of tax season

Every filing season comes with its own set of challenges and 2021 is no different. The IRS wants taxpayers get the information they need as quickly as possible. Taxpayers can keep these tips in mind when they get ready to file. Following them will help get this year's taxes done accurately and refunds issued timely.

Gather records. Good recordkeeping makes preparing a tax return easier.

Puff, Puff, Passed. Murphy Signs Bills to Legalize Marijuana in NJ.

NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months.

The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for anyone previously subject to arrest for petty marijuana possession.

“As of this moment, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

February 24, 2021

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Brookdale STEM Institute Adds Data Science Option To Mathematics/Science Degree.

Monmouth County, NJ - Brookdale Community College STEM Institute announced today the addition of a Data Science Option to their Mathematics/Science Degree. This new program will put Brookdale at the forefront of a growing field and aligns with Brookdale Community College’s mission to offer quality affordable educational programs that lead to transfer and career ...

“The Road Forward” An Initiative to Mitigate Challenges to Students Will Provide $1.2 Billion in Grants for Districts to Address Educational and Mental Health Needs

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey students and ...

Monmouth County Commissioner Sue Kiley Seeks Second Term

February 20, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: 

Commissioner Sue Kiley has served as a Monmouth County Commissioner since 2018, and is

the Board Liaison to the Human Services Department, including the Board of Health, Division of

Aging and Disabilities, Division of County Adjuster, Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Services, Division of Planning and Contracting for Human Services, and Division of ...

Lifting Others: YMCA Wants You to “Read to a Child” via ZOOM

February 24, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the best organization on the planet, is celebrating literacy and Read Across America Month with a series of virtual events to read to a child. 

They are asking for volunteers for only 15 minutes in a blocked-out time via ZOOM to read to children at Y locations throughout Monmouth County.

Time Slots

Tuesday, March 2 thru Friday, ...

Denville Resident in Dire Need of a Kidney

DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many cases, it negatively impacts the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia ...

Operation Gratitude: Preschoolers Show Their Love for Holmdel Police.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Holmdel Preschool students celebrated Friendship Day in a special way on February 12. Twelve children and three teachers participated in Operation Gratitude, during which they presented a banner, Survival Kit bags, and sang songs to Holmdel Ptl. Mike Michalski, Ptl. Darryl Jackson, and K-9 Murph, who represented the Holmdel Police Department. Preschool Director Debbie Morgan ...

Hockey: Kapranov Shines as Marlboro-Holmdel Edges Middletown North

February 20, 2021

MIDDLETOWN – “Nothing special,” was the phrase used by goaltender Dmitrii Kapranov to describe his game-saving stop in the final 10 seconds of a Friday evening meeting between the Marlboro-Holmdel hockey cooperative and Shore Conference Northern Division foe Middletown North.

Those who witnessed the closing moments of this rivalry bout might disagree.

With the ...

NJ to Reopen High School Sports to Spectators; Parents Will Get to Watch Their Children Compete.

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors.

"I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been waiting for. I'm signing an Executive Order today, effective immediately by the way, to ...

Girls Basketball: Positive Takeaways After Holmdel Drops Two to St. John Vianney

HOLMDEL – An undefeated Shore Conference power entering the week of Feb. 8, the Holmdel girls basketball program delivered four consecutive victories over Colts Neck and Middletown North to open this 2021 campaign.

However, back-to-back bouts with the conference’s top ranked team, St. John Vianney, may prove to be a pivotal learning experience for the Hornets, according to head ...

Let's Celebrate Purim. All are Welcome.

February 17, 2021

Purim will look a little different this year,

Let's celebrate safely.

Socially distance Megillah Reading on Thursday February 25, 6:15 PM at the Holmdel Community Center Space is limited RSVP required.

Megillah Reading Slide Show
To Go Boxed Dinner to enjoy in the comfort of your home
RSVP only
Social Distance Soulfully Close
Free of Charge 

Get involved, ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

February 24, 2021

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Rutgers Report: Most Americans Worried About Post-COVID Job Market

 More Americans think that jobs, careers and employment opportunities after the pandemic will be harder to obtain for the next generation than they were following the 2008 Great Recession, according to a new Rutgers report.

The report, published by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, found that less than half -- 46% of Americans surveyed at the end of 2020 -- are optimistic ...

Middletown Disburses $422,500 in COVID-19 Relief Grants to 29 Local Businesses and Non-Profits.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Economic relief grants were awarded to 29 local businesses and nonprofits who qualified and applied for the Middletown Economic Relief Program (MERP). On February 9th the Middletown Township Committee ceremoniously presented 8 small businesses with a check for $15,000: All Natural Dry Cleaners, Code Ninjas, Greens & Grains, Middletown Pancake House, Monmouth ...

Sells Out Quickly: Navesink Maritime Heritage Association Kids in Canoes Program

February 22, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: It has sold out for the last 3 years, so don’t let your kids/grandkids get left behind.

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA) has opened up their River Rangers program that put kids on colorful 15-foot wooden canoes for five mornings of exploring the Navesink and Swimming Rivers. 

The canoes allow for social distancing and a chance to get the youngsters ...

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care and Kindred Hospice Thank Care One Frontline Workers on National Pizza Day.

February 21, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: February 9th marked National Pizza Day 2021, and Comfort Keepers Homecare partnered with Kindred Hospice to deliver love and a slice (or two) to Care One frontline workers. 

Festive heart balloons set the celebratory mood for frontline workers at Care One King James, in the Atlantic Highlands, to enjoy a much deserved pizza break! 

To learn more about ...

There is no Slowing Down at Monmouth and Ocean County's SCAN.

NEW JERSEY: SCAN is an acronym for Social Community Activities Network. SCAN enhances the quality of life for all adults age 50+ in Monmouth and Ocean Counties through socialization, education, technology, and assistance with community resources.

February's first snowstorm didn't slow SCAN participants down! It was an "Ain’t No Stopping Us Now!" day ...

NJ Raises Gym and Restaurant Capacity Limit from 25% to 35%, Ends 10:00 p.m. Curfew

February 4, 2021

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses

Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, Funerals, and Memorial Services 

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed ...

Delicious and Healthy Comfort Food: Spinach and Bean Soup.

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can low-sodium kidney or navy beans, drained and rinsed

1 24-ounce can low-sodium tomatoes, chopped, undrained

2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cups spinach, chopped

Pepper to taste

Nutritional Information 

Per serving

147 calories, 9g ...

NJ Authorities Search for Florida Man Accused of Duping Barnegat Senior of Cash

February 24, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ - A Florida faces charges in New Jersey for duping a Barnegat Township senior citizen of $10K and attempting to scam him for additional funds.. Juan C. Piedrahita, 49, of Hollywood, Florida is accused of violating the criminal portion of New Jersey law that deals with Theft by Deception.

In a joint press release issued by the Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer ...

New Jersey Authorities Uncover International Human Trafficking and Prostitution Ring

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press conference. 

The arrests are the result of a four-month investigation conducted by the Bergen ...

Colts Neck: Overturned Auto on Route 18

February 14, 2021

COLTS NECK, NJ - Overturned Auto is reported at 3:10PM  on Route 18 northbound at mile marker 21 in colts Neck. Police reported on scene with an overturned vehicle that went over the divider with partial ejection. road closure at route 34 on route 18. 

Cancelled: Jeep Drops Bruce Springsteen after DWI Arrest at Sandy Hook

"There's Hope on the Road Ahead" According to Jeep Commercial Featuring Springsteen.

SANDY HOOK, NJ - According to the National Park Service, rock legend Bruce Springsteen will appear in federal court after being charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. For his sponsor Jeep, who hired the liberal musical icon for a Super ...

Don't Drive Impaired: Billboard Message Erected Near Crash Site That Took Lives of Father and Child Five Years Ago.

February 21, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Pam O'Donnell is on a mission to raise awareness of the devastating effects of distracted and impaired driving. It is something that is very often on her mind.

Every morning for the last five years, Pam O’Donnell has walked the bases of the softball field in Stephen Gregg Park where her husband Tim used to coach girls’ softball, remembering him and remembering the ...

Holmdel Funeral Home, Honoring and Celebrating Life.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Holmdel Funeral Home is set in the bucolic southern area of Holmdel, near the Colts Neck border, and just a couple of minutes away from the Lincroft section of Middletown. The property is impeccably landscaped, the large sitting chairs on the front porch and the solid oak double doors create a welcome feel to the home, surrounded by green fields and local small businesses.

Beauty Abounds: Enjoy Your Monmouth County Parks.

February 24, 2021

ENJOY MARCH IN A COUNTY PARK: There really are amazing parks in Monmouth County and they all belong to you, the residents and taxpayers. Enjoy their beauty and great programs! 

Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner!  The Monmouth County Park System invites area residents to welcome the season in a park.  During the month of March, the Park System has planned the ...

Over $130M Dedicated to Clean Transportation in NJ's Battle Against Climate Change

NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects.

Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press conference this morning, also signed an executive order creating a climate action office and the New ...

Injured Seal Pup Found on Snowy Belmar Beach, Now Off to Speedy Recovery

February 22, 2021

BRIGANTINE, NJ — After taking “the bait,” an injured and underweight gray seal pup rescued from the snow-covered Belmar beach on February 11 is off to a speedy recovery.

Found stranded on the beachfront bleeding from her punctured front flipper and weighing only 32 pounds, the pup was brought to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine. Once placed in the ...

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Injured Seal Pup Found on Snowy Belmar Beach, Now Off to Speedy Recovery

February 22, 2021

BRIGANTINE, NJ — After taking “the bait,” an injured and underweight gray seal pup rescued from the snow-covered Belmar beach on February 11 is off to a speedy recovery.

Found stranded on the beachfront bleeding from her punctured front flipper and weighing only 32 pounds, the pup was brought to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine. Once placed in the ...

Hazlet's Solomeno Kicks off Campaign at Middletown Park, Pledges to End Annual Property Tax Assessments.

February 24, 2021

 

MIDDLETOWN -- Surrounded by fresh-fallen snow, looking out at nearly seventy-five supporters, Democrat Vincent Solomeno kicked off his campaign for State Senate in New Jersey’s Thirteenth Legislative District Saturday with a pledge to end annual property tax assessments in Monmouth County. 

At a chilly campaign rally in Middletown, the U.S. Army Veteran and Hazlet ...

Symbol of Hope: Generous Gift to Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation from Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr. and Emergent Medical Solutions, LLC .

NEW JERSEY:  Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest, most comprehensive and integrated health care network in New Jersey, is proud to announce a lead sponsorship gift of $100,000 from Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., and Emergent Medical Solutions (EMS) in support of Hackensack ...

Army Veteran Vincent Solomeno Joins Race for New Jersey Senate Seat

HAZLET -- U.S. Army Veteran Vincent Solomeno announced his bid to challenge Republican Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr. in New Jersey’s Thirteenth Legislative District.

The lifelong Monmouth County resident is seeking the Democratic nomination and pledges to fight for Monmouth County small businesses and working families.  If elected, Solomeno - who still serves in the Army ...

Man arrested for luring two 13-year old girls, kidnapping charges.

FREEHOLD –   A 27 year old Eatontown resident has been charged with luring two 13 year old girls into his vehicle with the purpose of sexually assaulting them, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

            Nathan Cohen, 27, of Eatontown, is charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree ...

Contemporary Motor Cars: Mercedes-Benz. Luxury beyond the vehicle.

February 24, 2021

Contemporary Motor Cars, in Little Silver, NJ, provides customers with an enjoyable car-buying experience. At Contemporary Motor Cars, we know that time is a valuable commodity, and we make buying, leasing, and servicing Mercedes-Benz vehicles fast, efficient, and stress-free. Visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Little Silver, NJ, and treat yourself to the ...

T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, in Red Bank Recognized by Monmouth County.

RED BANK, NJ: Commissioner Lillian G. Burry presented a proclamation to Gilda Rogers, Co-chair of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, in Red Bank. The Cultural Center is a National Historic Landmark. The proclamation was in recognition of the contributions of the Center and its mission to further civil rights and social justice through community outreach, education and public programming.

❤️The History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day, February 14, is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated. February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of ...

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care and Kindred Hospice Thank Care One Frontline Workers on National Pizza Day.

February 21, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: February 9th marked National Pizza Day 2021, and Comfort Keepers Homecare partnered with Kindred Hospice to deliver love and a slice (or two) to Care One frontline workers. 

Festive heart balloons set the celebratory mood for frontline workers at Care One King James, in the Atlantic Highlands, to enjoy a much deserved pizza break! 

To learn more about ...

There is no Slowing Down at Monmouth and Ocean County's SCAN.

NEW JERSEY: SCAN is an acronym for Social Community Activities Network. SCAN enhances the quality of life for all adults age 50+ in Monmouth and Ocean Counties through socialization, education, technology, and assistance with community resources.

February's first snowstorm didn't slow SCAN participants down! It was an "Ain’t No Stopping Us Now!" day ...

The Arnone Report, Working for You!

February 21, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during last week’s snow and ice storm. We anticipate more inclement weather this week and as always, the County is prepared for whatever comes our way.

I’d like to thank our department of public works employees for working throughout this recent storm to clear our roads and county-owned properties. As always, ...

The Arnone Report, Working for You!

February 21, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during last week’s snow and ice storm. We anticipate more inclement weather this week and as always, the County is prepared for whatever comes our way.

I’d like to thank our department of public works employees for working throughout this recent storm to clear our roads and county-owned properties. As always, ...

Contemporary Motor Cars: Mercedes-Benz. Luxury beyond the vehicle.

February 24, 2021

Contemporary Motor Cars, in Little Silver, NJ, provides customers with an enjoyable car-buying experience. At Contemporary Motor Cars, we know that time is a valuable commodity, and we make buying, leasing, and servicing Mercedes-Benz vehicles fast, efficient, and stress-free. Visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Little Silver, NJ, and treat yourself to the ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

Hazlet's Solomeno Kicks off Campaign at Middletown Park, Pledges to End Annual Property Tax Assessments.

February 24, 2021

 

MIDDLETOWN -- Surrounded by fresh-fallen snow, looking out at nearly seventy-five supporters, Democrat Vincent Solomeno kicked off his campaign for State Senate in New Jersey’s Thirteenth Legislative District Saturday with a pledge to end annual property tax assessments in Monmouth County. 

At a chilly campaign rally in Middletown, the U.S. Army Veteran and Hazlet ...

Symbol of Hope: Generous Gift to Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation from Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr. and Emergent Medical Solutions, LLC .

NEW JERSEY:  Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest, most comprehensive and integrated health care network in New Jersey, is proud to announce a lead sponsorship gift of $100,000 from Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., and Emergent Medical Solutions (EMS) in support of Hackensack ...

Army Veteran Vincent Solomeno Joins Race for New Jersey Senate Seat

HAZLET -- U.S. Army Veteran Vincent Solomeno announced his bid to challenge Republican Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr. in New Jersey’s Thirteenth Legislative District.

The lifelong Monmouth County resident is seeking the Democratic nomination and pledges to fight for Monmouth County small businesses and working families.  If elected, Solomeno - who still serves in the Army ...

Obituaries

May 13, 1986 - Feb 13, 2021
Jenna Salvati, 34, of Monmouth County, died Saturday, February 13th at Jersey Shore Medical ...
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Jan 19, 1952 - Feb 8, 2021
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Paul Ahn on February 8, 2021, following ...
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John “Jay” Reagan, Sr., 75 of Middletown died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He was ...
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Sep 16, 1940 - Feb 3, 2021
William S. Gangi, 80, of Holmdel, NJ passed Wednesday, February 3rd at Monmouth Medical ...
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