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July 3, 2022

HOLMDEL, NJ - Don't run out for coffee just yet if you are near Laurel Avenue. Local police report that Laurel Ave is completely closed at the NJ Transit RR overpass. Detours being put in place as of 9:20AM. A Water Main Break at NJ-35 South was reported earlier this morning.  

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UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global).  1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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Red Bank, NJ: Nothing better than taking in a free Jazz in the Park concert with a Navesink River breeze cooling you off. Come on over and take in the music at Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens, with a start time of 7:00pm lasting till 8:30pm, just as the sun is setting.  Check out the list of the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. If you plan on visiting one of our beaches, lakes, state parks, or spending time with friends and family, there will be more cars on our roadways statewide, including ours. During the July 4th holiday ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - After another marathon meeting of the Holmdel Zoning Board, the dementia care application from United Methodists edged closer to a vote. The applicant was asked to prepare summaries for the next meeting. Block 49.02, Lots 40, 40Q and 41 in the R40-B Zone is the location where the ...

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NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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This Fourth of July, we might find ourselves barbecuing, congregating with loved ones, and enjoying our precious free time with friends and loved ones. July Fourth is also a time to step back, take stock, and appreciate the deep freedoms we enjoy every day. In honor of Independence Day, please ...

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NATIONAL -- During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely ...

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NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School. "The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability." Among the provisions in the budget: $2 billion ...

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Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen ...

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Book a great Independence Day adventure with Escapology! Enjoy Holmdel's Escapology located inside friendly and fun Bell ...

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Thank you from the Red Bank Family YMCA: CHEERS to all YMCA Togetherhood® volunteers, supporters and Y Team runners of the Red Bank Classic 5K! Our community was thrilled to see this fun run for all ages return to downtown Red Bank, and they ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: John Barrows Presents: Love, Death and Betrayal: The Story of Anna and Vito Genovese. They were both married with children when they fell in love, but they had to be together, no matter what. She was the ultimate mafia wife, but in other ways was so very different from women of ...

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NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful. "I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Coronavirus restrictions are lifted, and more events are happening that are bringing communities together. This was the case of JSA’s Debate Convention - Debate to Devour, which took place Thursday, June 2. Many teams of three attended, with performances from sophomores, juniors, and ...

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Pictured Above: L-R are newly hired MCPO Detectives Connor Johnson and Joseph Friscia, Acting MCPO Chief of Detectives John G. McCabe, Jr., Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey, Acting MCPO First Assistant Prosecutor Michael Wojciechowski, and newly hired MCPO Detectives Nicolas ...

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NEW JERSEY - A teen becomes a police chief for a day. Plus, a first aid squad finishes extrication training. And, a ballon professional gets a special task. Also, a Councilman puts the pedal to the metal for his birthday.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. "This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really ...

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NEW JERSEY - A museum with ties to George Washington gets federal funding for restoration. Also, a town staple is set to close its doors after 10 years. Plus, a town awards scholarships to students and a 4-year-old runs a lemonade stand for charity. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It doesn't get more local and real than a fun video of the Holmdel High School Class of 2022 on their Senior Walk. This tradition brings the students back to their elementary schools to visit the new students who gathered to say hello and many former teachers from their ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The regular meeting of the township for Tuesday June 28th has been canceled. You can follow the meetings and related agendas for the township HERE.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist. "We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year. According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Bell Works is hosting their annual Community Fireworks on Jul 6, 2022.  The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM and Bell Works will remain open until 11:00 PM. Join Bell Works, at 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, on July 6th for the Annual Fireworks event! Bring your own chair ...

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Enjoy Free Outdoor Concerts HAZLET, NJ: In 2021, Hazlet Township announced the formation of an exciting new community band called The Hazlet Pops to perform four free public concerts outdoors, during the summer, at Hazlet parks. The inaugural season was a hit with community members of all ...

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VIDEO: WATCH AS THE HAZLET MAYOR, MIKE SACHS, WITH HBOA PRESIDENT HOLLY SCHULT, AND MEMBERS, OFFICIALLY WELCOME BUBBAKOO'S TO TOWN:  HAZLET, NJ: The Hazlet Business Owners Association (HBOA), is about community connectivity, and helping local businesses thrive.  It was an exciting day for ...

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LINCROFT, NJ - Brookdale Community College, with its main campus in the Lincroft section of Middletown, offers the best community college programs in New Jersey, this according to research by Best-Community-Colleges.com. This was based on 66 evaluation criteria points. In addition to Brookdale ...

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