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Monmouth ACTS to Celebrate August's Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Educational Events Planned.

July 26, 2021

“If breastfeeding did not already exist, someone who invented it today would deserve a dual Nobel Prize in medicine and economics” ~ Keith Hansen, World Bank (2016)

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership organized by the Monmouth County Commissioners to better serve the community, will ...

JOIN ZUMBA CLASS WITH HOLMDEL INSTRUCTOR, AT HAZLET'S VETERANS PARK

HAZLET, NJ: Hazlet Recreation welcomes everyone to Zumba in the Park! Fitness instructor Sandy Molon will lead a six-week Zumba class outdoors at Veterans Park for all to enjoy.  Zumba is a fun, upbeat interval workout. The classes move between high- and low-intensity dance moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardio endurance. So do something great for you and ...

Gov. Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

Monmouth County's John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that ...

Twitter Temporarily Bans Holmdel’s Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Cancel culture is knocking on the door of Trenton politicians.

HOLMDEL, NJ - Calls for breaking up big technology companies amid widespread censorship claims may grow louder in the 13th District as their New Jersey Senator Declan O'Scanlon just had his voice silenced. Specifically, Twitter didn't like a tweet of his on vaccine mandates. So they cut him off.

New Jersey ...

Rep. Smith Pushing 'Passport Emergency Extension Act' to Tackle Backlog of Travel Docs

July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – New Jersey Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Albio Sires (NJ-8) have partnered up to tackle the enormous and growing backlog for renewed passports faced by Americans eager to travel.  If enacted, the Passport Emergency Extension Act of 2021 (H.R. 4615) will ensure American citizens are able to travel while the State Department addresses serious ...

Tax tips for students working summer jobs

During the summer many students focus on making money from a summer job. They may want to gain work experience, earn some spending money or help pay for college. Here are some facts all student workers should know about summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck.

New employees: Employees ...

Preserving Holmdel's Charm: Zoning Relief Approved for Home on Main Street; Zoning Board Votes to Go Back to In-Person

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Zoning Board held their regular meeting by Zoom. They heard various applications for approval. All members were present except member Surekha Collur who was absent from the meeting.

First up on the agenda was a pool for a resident on Crocus Drive. The local land use ordinance requires and according to board staff, a 60-foot setback and the request was to allow a ...

Holmdel: Teachers union spokesperson says kids must wear masks, Holmdel BOE says No

July 29, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Schools will not be requiring masks on your kids faces in school in September. This is not what the teacher's union representatives want, however. 

In a discussion point during the Wednesday BOE report of the Superintendent, parents were advised that masks are optional only. In short, wear them if you want and if you don't want to wear them, ...

Holmdel Schools: New Courses, New Assistant Principal, New Grants and New Superintendent Search

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel parents and students have more data than ever after a busy board meeting on Wednesday night. According to board news released by the district on Thursday and the public meeting last night, a host of activities are under way including a board goal to search for a permanent Full-Time Superintendent to lead the district forward. The post is currently held by ...

New Jersey Earns 2021's 3rd Best School System in the Country: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in America, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Hosts a “Napa Comes to New Jersey” wine tasting event in Holmdel

July 27, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) held a “Napa Comes to New Jersey” wine tasting event at Patricia’s in Holmdel on June 24. Napa Valley vintner Fleury Estate Winery offered a variety of exquisite wines that nearly 140 guests sampled with Italian food provided by the host restaurant. The event raised over $100,000 to advance United Way’s mission ...

Meet NJ Pageant Title Holders at 'Shop and Sip for a Cause' at The Gathering Shops in Holmdel's Bell Works, July 14.

HOLMDEL, NJ: Accomplished Women New Jersey America Pageant, along with the Gathering Shops is hosting a Sip and Shop, today, Wednesday, July 14, from 1pm-6pm. A portion of the sales for today will go towards VictimsVoice, an organization helping people in unhealthy relationships document the accurate information to ultimately get protection, seek legal justice, and help ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Donates $2.2 Million in Personal Protective Equipment to Organizations in Need

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), is donating tens of thousands of face masks, gloves, cleaning supplies, and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the United Way to benefit the health and safety of communities served by the company. Valued at $2.2 million, they will be distributed to 15 United Way chapters across ...

Veterans and Active Military: Enjoy the 5th Annual PLAY HOOK-e! Save the Date: August 21.

July 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY: What a great way to celebrate our Veterans and Active Military! It's the 5th Annual PLAY HOOK-e Day, on August 21, at Lake Julianna, Ponderosa Estates Farm, Millstone Township, NJ. Join Jersey Shore Vietnam Veterans of America, Cardinale Enterprises, Laurita Winery & Jersey Coast Anglers Association for a fun filled fishing day at Lake Julianna, 265 Disbrow Hill ...

Middletown Announces Town-Wide Initiatives to Further Support Veterans. Plans Include New Veteran Housing.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township has added additional ways to enhance ongoing initiatives to benefit the lives of local veterans. The township closed on a property located on Leonardville Road in Belford, that will be transformed into 100 percent affordable housing units for those who served in the military. It's a way to give back to those who made and continue to make ...

Sports Trivia: The 'Handshake for the Century' Happened in New Jersey

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- It's been called "The Handshake of the Century," and it took place 75 years ago in Jersey City when the Dodgers farm team visited the Jersey City Giants at Roosevelt Stadium. 

The event occurred on April 18, 1946, when Jackie Robinson, playing for the Montreal Royals, hit his first professional home run. Awaiting him at home plate was George ...

Star Athlete: Lily Shapiro of Colts Neck Commits to the University of North Carolina

COLTS NECK, NJ: Following a junior campaign in which Lily Shapiro dominated the distance running field in each of the fall, winter and spring seasons, the Colts Neck standout has chosen the University of North Carolina as her home at the NCAA level.

Following a visit to the Chapel Hill campus on a road trip with her middle school travel soccer team, Shapiro said she envisioned a future at the ...

WATCH: Moroccan Sheepherders Entertain Colts Neck Community in Pop-up Concert.

July 30, 2021

TAPinto Video clips above: Moroccan Sheepherders perform at Colts Neck Pop-up Community Concert. Short sampling is example of wide range of talent offered by The Moroccan Sheepherders. 

COLTS NECK, NJ: The community of Colts Neck, enjoyed an evening of entertainment by New Jersey's popular band; The Moroccan Sheepherders, a New Jersey cover band, specializing in ...

Internationally Acclaimed Singer, Actor and Impressionist Christina Bianco to Entertain at Holmdel's Duncan Smith Theatre: 'Me, Myself and Everyone Else'

The internationally acclaimed performer makes her Holmdel debut Saturday, September 18th at 8 PM ET.

Interested? Then don't wait because this will fully reserve! Support your local arts! #SupportHolmdelArts  

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Theatre Company is proud to announce tickets are now on sale for the next installment of their 2021 Broadway At the Barn series with CHRISTINA ...

Come and Experience a Holmdel Cultural Event: Jersey Shore Chinese School Open-House July 24, Phillips Park

HOLMDEL, NJ: At the heart of Holmdel's rich culture is the Jersey Shore Chinese School! The entire community is welcome to attend the complimentary Jersey Shore Chinese School (JSCS) open house this Saturday, July 24, from noon-2:00pm at Holmdel's Phillips Park.  Open house includes performing arts, refreshments and discounted registration! 

There will be many ...

Holmdel's Bell Works Announces 72,000 Square Feet 'Campus' Offering New Flexible Workspace Options

July 26, 2021

HOLMDEL, N.J. — Need work space? Bell Works has it! Somerset Development today announced plans for a new 72,000 square feet work space called “Campus” at Bell Works. The space is set to open by the end of 2021.

According to Bell Works, Campus is a new workspace solution that will be catering to the growing number of medium-sized businesses and enterprises in search of ...

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce: Co-Founder of Booskerdoo; Amelia Caverly, Commissioner Sue Kiley, MOB's Sarah Williams

Monmouth County Deputy Commissioner Kiley will give us an update on COVID-19, the good, the bad and the beware! Kiley can also speak to being a working mom and how she balanced and continues to balance a successful career with a happy family. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Join in-person business networking at Bell Works, Tuesday, July 27, at 9am. The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce will host ...

Calling on Employers for July 20th County Job Fair. Commissioners announce partnership with NJ Courts for JOBS Program.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: In a community effort, the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners have formed a partnership with the New Jersey Courts for the New Jersey Judiciary JOBS program. The Commissioners are asking employers with immediate job openings to participate in a job fair on Tuesday, July 20. In an environment where many companies and organizations are having great ...

Alex's Paw Park in Holmdel Looking to Feature August's Fur Baby Birthdays .

July 26, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: There is a very special dog park at Bayonet Farm, honoring a very special person. The Alexander Ching Memorial Dog Park is all about honoring beautiful memories made, and creating new ones! Every month, the dog park features birthday fur babies! If your dog's birthday is in August and you would like to include him or her in the calendar spread, email ...

Take in the NYC Skyline Aboard a Sunset Cruise

July 27, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Seastreak’s popular NYC Sunset Cocktail Cruises are back for the summer!

Kick back, relax, grab a refreshing drink from the bar and take date night to the next level.   

Board a comfortable and reliable Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ and sail through Sandy Hook Bay admiring the beach and historic landmarks of Fort Handcock as you pass.

The route will ...

Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Offers Free Coffee Day, July 20.

July 11, 2021

After 10 years, Booskerdoo still lives its original goal: “Bring Fresh Roasted Coffee and Bakery Deliciousness to all!”

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – It's Booskerdoo time! Save the date, July 20, for your free cup of brew at any Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. locations! The popular coffee roaster and bakery, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the third week ...

Holmdel Man Leonard J. Mazzarisi, III, Found Guilty of Arson, Weapon Offenses

July 30, 2021

 Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Linskey commended the efforts of the Holmdel Police Department as well as law enforcement agencies from Vermont, New York and Virginia for their work leading up to Mazzarisi's conviction.

HOLMDEL, NJ: A former Holmdel Township man, Leonard J. Mazzarisi, III, 32, formerly of Burgundy Drive,  was found guilty today, of second degree ...

Wait What? Molotov Cocktails at Costco Parking Lot Land Holmdel Man in Jail

FREEHOLD –  They still make these? A homemade makeshift explosive  famously named Molotov Cocktail has a Holmdel Township man facing charges that can result in jail time. It happened at Costco in Hazlet.

Brendan J. Dunne, of Holmdel, allegedly ignited molotov cocktail explosive devices on three nights earlier this week in a business ...

Colts Neck Police Department Invites Community to National Night Out,

July 29, 2021

COLTS NECK, NJ: On August 3, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. the Colts Neck Community is invited to a complimentary event hosted by The Colts Neck Police Department and The Colts Neck Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The event will be held at Colts Neck High School, 59 Five Points Road in Colts Neck.

Colts Neck families are welcome to come and enjoy the food, listen to great music ...

Holmdel: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Holland Road

HOLMDEL, NJ - A pedestrian was reported to be struck by a vehicle at 8AM by Holland Rd & Glenn Way.

EMS has been requested for the pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Head and shoulder injuries were reported and the victim is conscious.

This incident involves an MVA with three total patients at the scene. Additional EMS units were requested for transports.

No further ...

Local Heroes: Hazlet Police Officers Honored, New Recruits Sworn In

HAZLET – Hundreds of residents, family members, law enforcement and rescue services officials gathered Tuesday at Veteran’s park to appoint two new officers to the Hazlet Township Police Department, and to celebrate others who went above and beyond the call of the duty to best serve their community.

“At a point in time where some try to catch police officers doing ...

Beloved Colleen K. Boylan of Spring Lake, passed away Tuesday

July 22, 2021

Colleen K. Boylan
March 23, 1945 - July 20, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  Colleen K. Boylan, 76, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, passed away early Tuesday morning surrounded by her family.

Colleen was born in Milwaukee, but raised in Chicago.  She attended grammar school at St Kilian’s where she was also a parishioner. Colleen went on to graduate from Academy of Our Lady High ...

Holmdel: Open Space Tax Increase Headed to Voters

July 13, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - If you want to keep Holmdel a little greener, you need to pay for it. I'm New Jersey, one way to do that is through a dedicated open space tax.

The Holmdel Township Committee is looking to increase the current tax as a ballot question for November.

According to the ordinance, Holmdel plans to request that "the County Clerk print upon the official ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Vitalant Urges Blood Donations as Back-to-School and Back-to-Work Routines Resume

As many people prepare to go back to school and back to the office, the need for blood donations remains steady. Vitalant urges all eligible blood donors to schedule their next donation appointment into their routines to help ensure patients have access to a readily available blood supply.   

Urgent need for donors of all types 

The need for type O blood is especially ...

Solomeno Earns Support From Building Trades

July 25, 2021

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed Vincent Solomeno for State Senate. The council's unions, representing 150,000 tradesmen and women statewide, selected a bipartisan roster of 78 Democrats and 20 Republicans in New Jersey’s 40 Legislative Districts.

Solomeno is the only challenger to earn the council's ...

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation golf outing raises $475,000 to help create a Neuroscience Institute.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ –  Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation raised $475,000 at its golf outing held on Monday, July 12, at Deal Golf & Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. Funds raised from the event will support Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s continued growth, including the creation of a ...

NJEA Endorses Solomeno in District 13

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Vincent Solomeno, who is running for State Senate in the Thirteenth Legislative District, has been endorsed Wednesday by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The organization represents 200,000 public school teachers and support personnel statewide. 

“I’m honored to stand together with New Jersey’s teachers,” said Solomeno, a ...

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July: A Month of Thanks.

July 14, 2021

Dear Monmouth County,

Happy July! I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday. I’d like to thank all those who have served our great nation and protected our freedom. Your service and commitment is truly appreciated.

To celebrate the holiday, I participated in the annual Ocean Grove Fourth of July Parade. As always, I had a great time walking the route and seeing ...

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July: A Month of Thanks.

July 14, 2021

Dear Monmouth County,

Happy July! I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday. I’d like to thank all those who have served our great nation and protected our freedom. Your service and commitment is truly appreciated.

To celebrate the holiday, I participated in the annual Ocean Grove Fourth of July Parade. As always, I had a great time walking the route and seeing ...

Holmdel Man Leonard J. Mazzarisi, III, Found Guilty of Arson, Weapon Offenses

July 30, 2021

 Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Linskey commended the efforts of the Holmdel Police Department as well as law enforcement agencies from Vermont, New York and Virginia for their work leading up to Mazzarisi's conviction.

HOLMDEL, NJ: A former Holmdel Township man, Leonard J. Mazzarisi, III, 32, formerly of Burgundy Drive,  was found guilty today, of second degree ...

WATCH: Moroccan Sheepherders Entertain Colts Neck Community in Pop-up Concert.

TAPinto Video clips above: Moroccan Sheepherders perform at Colts Neck Pop-up Community Concert. Short sampling is example of wide range of talent offered by The Moroccan Sheepherders. 

COLTS NECK, NJ: The community of Colts Neck, enjoyed an evening of entertainment by New Jersey's popular band; The Moroccan Sheepherders, a New Jersey cover band, specializing in ...

Holmdel: Teachers union spokesperson says kids must wear masks, Holmdel BOE says No

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Schools will not be requiring masks on your kids faces in school in September. This is not what the teacher's union representatives want, however. 

In a discussion point during the Wednesday BOE report of the Superintendent, parents were advised that masks are optional only. In short, wear them if you want and if you don't want to wear them, ...

Solomeno Earns Support From Building Trades

July 25, 2021

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed Vincent Solomeno for State Senate. The council's unions, representing 150,000 tradesmen and women statewide, selected a bipartisan roster of 78 Democrats and 20 Republicans in New Jersey’s 40 Legislative Districts.

Solomeno is the only challenger to earn the council's ...

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation golf outing raises $475,000 to help create a Neuroscience Institute.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ –  Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation raised $475,000 at its golf outing held on Monday, July 12, at Deal Golf & Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. Funds raised from the event will support Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s continued growth, including the creation of a ...

NJEA Endorses Solomeno in District 13

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Vincent Solomeno, who is running for State Senate in the Thirteenth Legislative District, has been endorsed Wednesday by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The organization represents 200,000 public school teachers and support personnel statewide. 

“I’m honored to stand together with New Jersey’s teachers,” said Solomeno, a ...

Obituaries

Dec 13, 1941 - Jul 23, 2021
HOLMDEL, NJ: Robert A. Mariani passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, on ...
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Aug 24, 1964 - Jul 18, 2021
Robert G. Halmi, 56, of Freehold, died at his home on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from pancreatic ...
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Nov 7, 1947 - Jul 15, 2021
Elizabeth (Betsy) Boyle of Colts Neck, NJ, and Hutchinson Island, Florida, formerly of Ocean City, ...
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Dec 13, 1950 - Jul 6, 2021
Fred Farina died peacefully at his home in Red Bank, NJ on Tuesday, July 6th at the age of ...
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