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'Go Gold' for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: The Brooke Healey Foundation Making a Difference

September 3, 2021

 September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to pediatric cancer. "Awareness leads to action and will get us closer to ...

#EndOverdose: Over 93,000 DEAD in 2020-TALK ABOUT IT, Holmdel Chamber, August 31--Destigmatizing Addiction.

HOLMDEL, NJ: TALK.ACT.SAVE LIVES.REPEAT. #EndOverdose 

The August 31, ChamberCast at Bell Works, 9am Lineup Includes: 

-Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Lindsay Ashwal, an advocate for destigmatizing addiction. Among many initiatives, Ashwal oversees the County's Opioid Diversion Program, Recovery Diversion Program, and a 24/7 Opioid Use ...

Blood Emergency Due to Delta Fears. You Can Help, Donate Blood in Middletown, Tues. August 31.

The region has dropped to a 2-3 day blood supply, similar to levels during the peak of the pandemic

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) today announced a blood emergency as fears of the COVID-19 Delta Variant lead to canceled blood drives and a drop in donations.

“We are deeply worried by the recent drop in donations and blood drive cancelations -- at this ...

Rent Moratorium is Over. What Does it All Mean?

September 1, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The year-and-a-half-long rent moratorium is ending. The moratorium existed due to the economic challenges COVID-19 caused. These protections kept most renters in their homes, even if they were unable to pay rent. Now, as of September 1, the moratorium will lift for many. 

New Jersey households who are considered middle-income, as of September 1, 2021, can be ...

Hackensack Meridian Health is Hosting August 26, Informative Webinar for Back to School Health Concerns Regarding the Delta Variant. Registration is Open.

NEW JERSEY: With all the information we are receiving on the pandemic and the recent Delta variant, it can sometimes be confusing to keep updated during an unprecedented time. In an attempt to provide updated medical information, Hackensack Meridian Health will host on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, a complimentary webinar for parents and guardians, and community ...

Congratulations to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Sworn in as President of Statewide Constitutional Officers Association

September 16, 2021

County Clerk Hanlon Sworn in as President of Statewide Constitutional Officers Association.

Photo above: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Commissioner Ross Licitra, Commissioner Director Tom Arnone. 

NEW JERSEY–  On Thursday, September 16, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was sworn in as President of the ...

Holmdel Discusses Palmer Square Flooding; Committeeman Santhana Suggests Using Open Space Funds to Fix it

"We have to do something about it" - Committeeman Santhana - seeks an exploratory study

HOLMDEL, NJ - After a speedy regular meeting, the perennial topic of flooding at Palmer Square in Holmdel came up. According to the meeting, residents at Palmer Square have been sending letters to the Township asking for help.

"I'm sure you received letters from Palmer Square" ...

Congratulations Middletown Township Committeewoman; Kimberly Kratz, Newly Appointed at Wednesday's Meeting

Newly Appointed Committeewoman Kimberly Kratz with Mayor Perry, her husband Willis, their two sons, and Kratz's parents Mary and Joe Kelly. 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – At the 7:00 p.m. September 7, Middletown Township Committee meeting, the committee voted unanimously to approve Kimberly Kratz, as the new Middletown Township Committeewoman. Kratz will be filling the vacancy ...

Students Facing Learning Challenges Returning to School After the Pandemic, SLS's in NJ Schools Can Help.

September 18, 2021

September means back to school. The fall of 2021 can be an exciting time for parents, teachers and students, many of whom have not attended school in person for a year or more. 

In certain cases, children have experienced learning challenges during the pandemic. Has your child been having trouble with reading and writing (literacy) since or before the emergency ...

Holmdel Based Altrui Foundation Anticipates the Launch of a Newly-Designed “Resource Hub” for the Altrui Education Venture

HOLMDEL, NJ -- Altrui Foundation is a non-profit co-founded by former Holmdel students, Rahul Kavuru (CEO) a rising senior at St.Paul’s School, Shreya Kavuru a rising freshman at Yale University, and Sourish Jasti a sophomore at the Wharton School. 

Altrui’s main venture: Altrui Rx, is in the process of patenting their 2L product, a medication redistribution platform that ...

Mold Delays: Middletown Schools to Open on September 13

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Summer is getting an extension in Middletown but not quite for the reasons one would expect. An investigation by one of the districts environmental consultants determined that there was some surface mold in several classrooms. 

In a letter, Superintendent Mary Walker wrote,  "I am writing today to inform you that surface mold was discovered in several ...

Firefighters Endorse Solomeno for State Senate

September 16, 2021

MIDDLETOWN -- Vincent Solomeno, who’s seeking a seat in the State Senate in the Thirteenth Legislative District, was endorsed Thursday by the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA). The organization represents 5,000 career firefighters, emergency medical technicians and dispatchers statewide. 

“I’m honored that New Jersey’s firefighters, ...

LWV Answers Questions About Voting in 2021 Election

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: There will be changes for Monmouth County voters in November's upcoming general election.  The League of Women Voters virtual webinar on Sunday, Sept. 19th at 3:00 PM will introduce members and residents to information about those changes.  These include early in-person voting at ten polling sites across the county, electronic poll books, new ...

WATCH: Monmouth Park Charity Fund Hosts Concert at Blue Grotto, Supports Local Charities.

September 19, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ It was an evening to remember as Michael Ghegan, Quincy Mumford, & David Alastre performed live on August 25, at the Blu Grotto Biergarten outdoor stage, at Monmouth Park Racetrack, in Oceanport. The event was hosted by the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, an organization that strategically awards funding to various local charities.

Traditionally, the Monmouth Park ...

Temple Shalom Hosts Community Blood Drive

Temple Shalom, 5 Ayrmont Lane in Aberdeen, is hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday, October 3rd from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with RWJ Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Bring a photo ID and be sure to eat and drink prior to donating.  Masks are required.  All donors will receive a tee shirt and will be entered into a $50 gift card ...

Middletown Township Committeeman Ryan Clarke Shaves Head in Honor of Pediatric Cancer Families.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: During the Tuesday evening Township Committee Meeting, something--or rather someone, looked very different. Committeeman Ryan Clarke, sat up on the dais with a freshly shaved head. Those who are familiar with Clarke know that he usually has a thick head of dark hair, and a full beard. Seeing him with a completely bald head and shaved face, was quite shocking to many.

During the ...

U.S. Army Veteran: Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor, by November 20

September 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for a kind, generous and healthy person to help to save his life.

Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor, and time is literally running out. He has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure and also has diabetes and high blood pressure. Because of his ...

State Adjutant Gen. Lisa Hou, a Jersey Shore Resident, is Leading Effort to Assist Afghan Refugees Arriving at South Jersey Military Base

Local Lawmakers Asking NJ Homeland Department to Ensure Refugees Coming to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Are Thoroughly Vetted

TRENTON, NJ — With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be led by Brigadier General Lisa J. Hou, D.O., the Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New ...

Sports: Holmdel Launches Recreational Volleyball League for Grades 5-8

September 8, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - Do your kids want to play volleyball? You may be in the right place. The Holmdel Youth Activities Association has been providing recreation opportunities for Holmdel children for many years. They offer a variety of sports opportunities throughout the year so bookmarking their website would keep you updated.

According to their website - The goal of Holmdel Youth Activities ...

Entertainer Andy Cooney to Headline South Amboy Irish Fest Sept. 25

September 16, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- He’s been on the Irish American music scene for as long as anyone can remember. Entertainer Andy Cooney started his professional career in the mid-1980s at age 17 playing in Kennedy’s as a piano player. Paddy Noonan heard about me and hired me. I worked with him for about 8 years and did four albums with him.  Later, he went out on his own at age 27 ...

Middletown Arts Center: Mark Weiss Inducted to the Metal Hall of Fame. DECADE THAT ROCKED Book Signing, Culmination of Rock and Metal Exhibit, Sept. 12.

“It’s been such a pleasure and so much fun working with Mark this summer and hosting his historic exhibit. We are especially grateful to him for his generosity and support over the past several months, and we are thrilled to celebrate the Rock n’ Roll and Metal era once again with Mark’s closing event." -- Maggie O’Brien, Executive Director, The Middletown ...

Bodnar's Auctions to Hold First Live Sale in 17 Months, Event at Cape May Convention Center.

CAPE MAY, NJ - Bodnar's Auctions will hold its first live sale of antiques, estate items, jewelry, fine art and porcelain in 17 months on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Cape May Convention Center featuring classic views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean.

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 sale, but earlier this year, restrictions were lifted, and Bodnar's quickly booked ...

Monmouth County Offers Cache of Career Services

September 1, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ— With federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits to expire on September 4, Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that career services are available through the Division of Workforce Development.

Free services include assistance with job search, resume and interview skills, career counseling, webinars and information on training grants for ...

A Food Star is Born at CareOne

September 3, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - "It makes my day when a good pot of soup makes someone else's day."

That's pretty much Teresa Gaspar's motto in life, and it works well for her as Director of Culinary Services for CareOne Livingston where she gets to share her passion for food with the residents.

"Food is a choice we all have, and in a lot of ways, it's the last choice we ...

WATCH: Kevin Kelly Salon 'Project Walk' Brings Community Together, Gives Back Locally

August 29, 2021

 

HAZLET, NJ: Kevin Kelly, owner of the popular Kevin Kelly Salon in Keyport, had a plan to bring the community together, with local businesses, to have fun with professional entertainment, and at the same time give back locally. On August 14, from 4pm-8-pm at the Holiday Inn in Hazlet, Kelly successfully pulled off his plan with a fundraiser, "Project Walk," to benefit ...

RECIPE: Butter Bean Burgers

September 3, 2021

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can butter beans, drained and rinsed

1⁄2 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup carrot, grated and finely chopped

1⁄4 cup celery, finely chopped

1 egg, beaten

1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1⁄4 teaspoon each, salt and ...

You Can Put Kitchen Scraps and Landscape Trimmings to Work in Your Garden

September 19, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ  — Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast draining sandy soils. It also promotes healthy plant growth more resistant to insect and disease problems and keeps plant-based kitchen scraps and garden waste out of ...

The Spotted Lanternfly: Rutgers Entomologist to Present Virtual Update on Invasive Insect Sept. 20

NEW JERSEY - Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University will present a virtual program on the spread and management of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 as part of the Option Green lecture series at the East Brunswick Public Library.

The program will be available via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to ask questions. Registration is ...

NJ State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Deceased Male With Unique Tattoo.  

September 6, 2021

SEA BRIGHT, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police Homicide South Unit and Missing Person’s Unit are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a deceased male in Monmouth County. The deceased man has a unique tattoo that can aid in identifying him. 
On Sunday, August 29, at approximately 11:29 a.m., the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau responded to the ...

🎉AMAZING Giveaways and Prizes at Holmdel's Jeunesse Medical Spa Grand Opening Event, Sept. 22.

September 17, 2021

“Beautiful spa with the nicest staff and most caring, talented doctors! My results are beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with my experience here! I am treated like family every time I go! I have referred so many friends & family members because of how wonderful of an experience I have with Dr. Samra!”  -Sara G

HOLMDEL, NJ: There's a Celebration in Holmdel ...

Holmdel Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 14, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country, the community of Holmdel gathered together to never forget and to always remember. The Township of Holmdel was brought to its knees in grief and prayer, on September 11, 2001 as ten beloved community member's precious lives were taken. 

On the evening of September 10, the community of ...

A Must Watch: 'Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath' a Film to Preserve and Honor Our History. Remember the 147 Monmouth County Lives Taken.

147 people who were born in Monmouth County, raised in Monmouth County, or living in Monmouth County died on 9/11 as a result of the terrorist attacks that shook the nation that day. This list of names was originally compiled by Monmouth County's 9/11 Memorial Committee. Click here to view the 147 precious lives taken on that tragic day that changed the world ...

Colts Neck 911 Ceremony and 'Light up the Shore'

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Colts Neck Township Committee is inviting all residents to honor the lives lost in 911. Please click here for more information on attending the Colts Neck Township September 11th Commemorative Service at 6:00 p.m.

As part of the Colts Neck Township September 11th Commemoration, the township will participate in “Light up the Shore” in conjunction ...

'Light up the Shore' Join Your Coastal Communities From Keyport to Manasquan in Remembrance and Honor of 911 Victims.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: The waterfront from Keyport to Manasquan will be lighting up Monmouth County's coastlines on the evening of Saturday, September 11 to “Light Up the Shore,” commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. 

Monmouth County is spearheading the event “in honor of the lives lost and the fearless display of ...

Holmdel Township to Host Special 911 Event on Evening of September 10th

HOLMDEL, NJ: On Friday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m., on the eve of 911, Holmdel Township will be holding a special event commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11th. The memorial will honor and remember of all those who lost their lives during the September 11, terrorist attacks on the United States of America. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. A ...

Wreaths Across America Invites All Americans to Join in National Flag Waving Effort, on Sept. 7, in Preparation for 911 Remembrance Day.

This LIVE event will include stories from Gold Star Families, Veterans, First Responders and their families, whose service, courage, and sacrifice we honor.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) urges all Americans to join together on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in waving the American flag in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of ...

Holmdel Environmental Commission Agenda Lists Potter’s Farm Project by Country Woods and Middletown

September 7, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - On Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. the Environmental Commission will meet in person  in the Court Room at Town Hall. 

The group is all volunteer and appointed to various terms. It's Chaired by Bill Kastning. 

Board Members



Name
Term Length
Term Expiration




William Kastning (Commission ...

Shari LaRosa Publishes 'Ring Tail Raffi' -- MUST HAVE BOOK for parents, counselors and classrooms!

September 14, 2021

Local author, Shari LaRosa, shared some time with TAPinto, after recently launching “Ring Tail Raffi – Mindfulness in Madagascar”. It was wonderful to receive an advance copy of this purposeful rhyming story that is sure to provide a wonderful opportunity for parents to address the topic of anxiety with their children, as well ...

Zoning Board in Red Bank Approves 3-Story, 10 Apartments on Shrewsbury Ave

September 3, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Zoning Board met in person last night and approved the single agenda item, an apartment proposal at 273 Shrewsbury Avenue.  Applicant Warren Diamond will demolish the existing building and construct a 3-story mixed-use structure, with ten, 2-bedroom apartments on the second and third floors.

Also included is 1,410 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 26 ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Vitalant Calls for Blood Donations During September, National Preparedness Month

As back-to-school and work routines resume, blood and platelet donations have slowed, but the need remains strong. Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to make a blood or platelet donation appointment during National Preparedness Month in September to prevent a serious shortage and ensure blood is readily available for disasters large and small, including the everyday needs patients face. As a ...

WATCH: ‘Bragin’ Rights: Edison School Superintendent Tosses Labor Union's Casket Display at Elementary School.

September 3, 2021

EDISON, NJ - Don't let the casket and toe tag banner fool you. The Edison Schools Superintendent isn't playing games when it comes to educating the children.

Recently, a local union unhappy about job contracts in Edison deployed a rather unusual way to protest. They placed an actual coffin with the picture of toe tags in front of an elementary school.

It's Back! The Belmar Five Mile Run, Kids Races, Fireworks to Make Return on Labor Day Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Kicking off the Labor Day weekend, the Belmar Five Mile Run will return to the beachfront on Saturday, September 4, complete with its traditional kids races and fireworks on the eve of the 45th annual event.

After being held virtually last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the race is once again expected to attract thousands of participants, as well as thousands of ...

Even Under the Face Masks, Were Excited Smiles at Rutgers' Move-In Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Alyssa Ehling had snacks, school supplies, bedding and everything else a first-year student could possibly need, all stuffed into a red cart out in front of Rutgers’ Honors College.

And, perhaps most importantly, she brought a box of high-grade face masks.

“I’m just excited,” said the first-year student from North Plainfield. “I was ...

FirstEnergy Foundation Donates $20,000 to Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial

September 10, 2021

On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, The FirstEnergy Foundation is donating $20,000 to the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial in honor of those who lost their lives that fateful day.

Located in Shanksville, Pa., the memorial stands at the crash site of United Flight 93, marking the final resting place of the 40 passengers and crew members who ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Utility Crews Mobilize to Assist Hurricane Ida Power Restoration Efforts in Louisiana

As part of its long-standing tradition of assisting other electric companies during large-scale power outages, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities have sent approximately 500 line workers, forestry crews, support personnel and internal contractors to Louisiana to help Entergy with power restoration efforts following Hurricane Ida. Crews began leaving Sunday morning and expect to arrive in ...

Solomeno: Let’s Create Suburban Enterprise Zones

OCEANPORT, NJ -- Vincent Solomeno, who’s seeking a seat in the State Senate in the Thirteenth Legislative District, on Saturday outlined his plans to stabilize property taxes and improve the local economy. Speaking at the Marina at Oceanport, the Army Veteran proposed the creation of suburban enterprise zones and renewed his call to end annual property tax assessments.

Highlighting the ...

🎉AMAZING Giveaways and Prizes at Holmdel's Jeunesse Medical Spa Grand Opening Event, Sept. 22.

September 17, 2021

“Beautiful spa with the nicest staff and most caring, talented doctors! My results are beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with my experience here! I am treated like family every time I go! I have referred so many friends & family members because of how wonderful of an experience I have with Dr. Samra!”  -Sara G

HOLMDEL, NJ: There's a Celebration in Holmdel ...

The Bayshore: Join Historian John Schneider on a fun history cruise in Sandy Hook Bay and the Shrewsbury River.

THE BAYSHORE: Join Historian John Schneider on another safe, comfortable, and enjoyable History Cruise in Sandy Hook Bay and the Shrewsbury River. Saturday, October 2, 2021, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Departure is from the marina in Atlantic Highlands on the MI-JO II. Guests will go on an adventure exploring some wonderful local history while enjoying a beautiful boat ...

PORT MONMOUTH WIND & SEA FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE BAYSHORE 

PORT MONMOUTH— From kayaking to kite flying, the Monmouth County Park System’s upcoming Wind & Sea Festival is brimming with coastal activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Held on Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., this event will take place at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Visitors are invited to try kayaking, fishing, kite flying, seining, ...

A Food Star is Born at CareOne

September 3, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - "It makes my day when a good pot of soup makes someone else's day."

That's pretty much Teresa Gaspar's motto in life, and it works well for her as Director of Culinary Services for CareOne Livingston where she gets to share her passion for food with the residents.

"Food is a choice we all have, and in a lot of ways, it's the last choice we ...

Red Bank YMCA CEO Update

September 10, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Greetings, YMCA Friends!

Happy Back to School to all eager learners and dedicated educators! Our Y is pleased to be your partner in helping children learn, grow and thrive—particularly through the ongoing pandemic.

Know that we are here with affordable child care, as well as support for physical and mental health as challenges continue and needs grow.

Our Y remains ...

Remembering 9/11 After 20 Years

A Guest Column

“Does anyone have parents who work in New York City?”

            Around me, the little voices responded.

“I’ve been to New York! I went to the circus!”

“I saw ‘The Lion King’ with Simba!”

“Derek Jeter’s a New York Yankee and they’re the ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, September 22, 6:00 PM

Girl Scout Program Activity Center, Farmingdale

Phenomenal Women Under 40

Giving Back

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Wed, September 29, 4:00 PM

Bluegrass Mini Golf, Oceanport

Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce: ...

Business & Finance

Red Bank YMCA CEO Update

September 10, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Greetings, YMCA Friends!

Happy Back to School to all eager learners and dedicated educators! Our Y is pleased to be your partner in helping children learn, grow and thrive—particularly through the ongoing pandemic.

Know that we are here with affordable child care, as well as support for physical and mental health as challenges continue and needs grow.

Our Y remains ...

Remembering 9/11 After 20 Years

A Guest Column

“Does anyone have parents who work in New York City?”

            Around me, the little voices responded.

“I’ve been to New York! I went to the circus!”

“I saw ‘The Lion King’ with Simba!”

“Derek Jeter’s a New York Yankee and they’re the ...

Let's create suburban enterprise zones

I'm running to represent Monmouth County's Thirteenth Legislative District in the State Senate. It's time for the Legislature to create suburban enterprise zones to stimulate revitalization by cutting the sales tax in half and promoting private and public investment in our district's Route 35 and 36 corridors.

Now, more than ever, our elected officials should be focused on ...

You Can Put Kitchen Scraps and Landscape Trimmings to Work in Your Garden

September 19, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ  — Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast draining sandy soils. It also promotes healthy plant growth more resistant to insect and disease problems and keeps plant-based kitchen scraps and garden waste out of ...

WATCH: Monmouth Park Charity Fund Hosts Concert at Blue Grotto, Supports Local Charities.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ It was an evening to remember as Michael Ghegan, Quincy Mumford, & David Alastre performed live on August 25, at the Blu Grotto Biergarten outdoor stage, at Monmouth Park Racetrack, in Oceanport. The event was hosted by the Monmouth Park Charity Fund, an organization that strategically awards funding to various local charities.

Traditionally, the Monmouth Park ...

Students Facing Learning Challenges Returning to School After the Pandemic, SLS's in NJ Schools Can Help.

September means back to school. The fall of 2021 can be an exciting time for parents, teachers and students, many of whom have not attended school in person for a year or more. 

In certain cases, children have experienced learning challenges during the pandemic. Has your child been having trouble with reading and writing (literacy) since or before the emergency ...

FirstEnergy Foundation Donates $20,000 to Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial

September 10, 2021

On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, The FirstEnergy Foundation is donating $20,000 to the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial in honor of those who lost their lives that fateful day.

Located in Shanksville, Pa., the memorial stands at the crash site of United Flight 93, marking the final resting place of the 40 passengers and crew members who ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Utility Crews Mobilize to Assist Hurricane Ida Power Restoration Efforts in Louisiana

As part of its long-standing tradition of assisting other electric companies during large-scale power outages, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities have sent approximately 500 line workers, forestry crews, support personnel and internal contractors to Louisiana to help Entergy with power restoration efforts following Hurricane Ida. Crews began leaving Sunday morning and expect to arrive in ...

Solomeno: Let’s Create Suburban Enterprise Zones

OCEANPORT, NJ -- Vincent Solomeno, who’s seeking a seat in the State Senate in the Thirteenth Legislative District, on Saturday outlined his plans to stabilize property taxes and improve the local economy. Speaking at the Marina at Oceanport, the Army Veteran proposed the creation of suburban enterprise zones and renewed his call to end annual property tax assessments.

Highlighting the ...

Obituaries

May 8, 1927 - Sep 9, 2021
Leonard S. Golon, 94, of Barnegat, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 9th. Born in Korn ...
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Sep 1, 1934 - Sep 7, 2021
William C. Strandberg, 87, of Holmdel, passed away peacefully September 7, 2021 at home, surrounded ...
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Apr 1, 1931 - Sep 6, 2021
Mary (Matina) Mavrookas, 90, of Colts Neck passed away on Monday, September 6th. Born in Tripoli, ...
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Oct 26, 1927 - Sep 2, 2021
On Thursday, September 2, 2021, Herbert Martin Cannon loving husband, father of three children, ...
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