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Hip New Jersey: You are invited to NJ's Star-Studded one hour telethon tonight at 8PM to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund 

May 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More

Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television series, and News ...

Hard Rock Tribute to the '80's: Saturday May 30th, live-stream extravaganza, 7PM, Join David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thom Hazaert

A Rock and Roll Tribute to the 80's! Saturday May 30th, at 7PM EST (6 PM CST) Join David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thom Hazaert for the latest DAVID ELLEFSON YOUTH MUSIC FOUNDATION/GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATION COALITION live-stream extravaganza, THE DECADE THAT ...

TALENT SHOW: SHOW YOUR STUFF AND SUPPORT THE MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER!

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Share your talent and support the gem of Middletown: The Middletown Arts Center! 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm
 

BROADCAST DATE: June 26, 2020 at 7 pm

Enter the Middletown Arts Center Virtual Talent Show, our annual talent competition open to any and all! This year, proceeds and donations from the talent show will directly support ...

CALLING CREATIVE MINDS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES: Join in the "Sign of the Times" public art event, and support the Middletown Arts Center

Middletown, NJ: Have fun, get creative and support the MAC! The Middletown Arts Center is calling for artists of all ages and abilities to decorate lawn signs for the “Sign of the Times” Public Art Event to help celebrate the strength of our community during these difficult times. It's about celebrating the power of art to heal and unite. All entries must be ...

WATCH: Middletown Township invites community to virtual Memorial Day Parade

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, and many of our long standing traditions of parades and family reunions are put on hold. Middletown Township,  with all the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, have decided to host a virtual Memorial Day Parade. Middletown Township and American Legion Post 338 invite the community to participate in our special Virtual Memorial Day ...

Jenkinson's Beach Closed Memorial Day Weekend

Typical summer day at one of Jersey Shore's favorite spots; Jenkinson's Boardwalk! Photo credit Jenkinson's website.  

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - The traditional summer start has been delayed at Jenkinson's famous beach. An announcement was made on May 21st by the organization: "Unfortunately, due to the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach not ...

Join Middletown Arts Center for FREE entertainment, May 16-17,  7PM: The MAC ONE ACTS Community Zoom Festival 

THE MAC ONE ACTS Zoom Festival is Free for everyone, 7PM on May 16 and May 17. If you are in a position to make a donation to support your Arts Center, please click: DONATE TODAY!   Since you can't come to the MAC, we're bringing the MAC to you! MAC Virtual Arts Center: Pull up a chair and enjoy our virtual content. But don't forget if you can please ...

Six Flags Great Adventure re-opening the safari after restrictions begin to relax

JACKSON, NJ - Six Flags Great Adventure is bringing back a drive-through experience that hasn't been available for years. You will be able to see over 1,200 animals from the vantage point of your own car.

According to news released by the company, they are finalizing plans with new procedures to ensure guest safety as well and appropriate procedures for employees and animals. Opening dates ...

Excellence: Holmdel's Madeline Fields Wins Two Performance Awards

The article below is being featured as part of the  Talk About the Good  campaign.

HOLMDEL, NJ - April 22, 2020 - Madeline Fields (junior) demonstrated her superior artistry as a violinist in two recent performance competitions. Last month, Fields was crowned as the first-ever champion of the ArtsMadness Tournament conducted by the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

Nashville Singer and Songwriter Rob Snyder Writes Song "Jersey" About His Time on LBI

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NASHVILLE, TN — There's no doubt that Long Beach Island brings out a sense of nostalgia in so many. Rob Snyder, Singer and Songwriter, originally from West Chester, PA recalls his times on LBI in his new single "Jersey."

"My parents met on LBI and it is ...

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The show will go on! Basie Center announces online format for 2020 Basie Awards, featuring 21 local high schools, presented by Bank of America

May 28, 2020

GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

BANK OF AMERICA-SPONSORED CEREMONY TO BE SHOWN EXCLUSIVELY ON THEBASIE.ORG AND FACEBOOK

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high school theatre presented by Bank of America, will take place ...

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Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

VIDEO: Traveling Swan Family Spotted on Silver Lake in Belmar

May 30, 2020

Below is the video, courtesy of Belmar’s multimedia director John Sabia.

 

JERSEY SHORE — A family of swans on Silver Lake captured the public’s attention this week — and even starred in their own Belmar video.

But is seems that since the adult pair of swans and their cygnets were waddling southbound down the boardwalk on May 28 — escorted in the ...

Good News: NJ Woman and A&S Sanitation Rescue Engagement Ring From Garbage Truck

The article below is being featured as part of the  Talk About the Good  campaign.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Sherry Cronin knew finding her engagement ring and an accompanying earring that found their way in the garbage would be a challenge, but she tried anyway — and her trip to the incinerator paid off.

Cronin, who has been married to her husband, John, for 25 years ...

A piece of American History in NJ is lost, Historic Location that Housed George Washington destroyed in fire

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An important part of American history made in NJ, went up in flames yesterday. Before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, George Washington and his troops spent two nights at Longbridge Farm near Ridge Road in South Brunswick.  Washington had unseated the British in Philadelphia and was on his way through New Jersey to New York.  Yesterday, the barn on the ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

Holmdel Superintendent Announces Resignation - will be Assistant Superintendent in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Holmdel, NJ – Earlier today, Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry informed the Holmdel Township Board of Education that he is resigning his position, effective August 26, 2020. Dr. McGarry has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.
 

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

House passes Paycheck Protection Program improvements to help small biz & US workers

Key bipartisan legislation to extend and enhance the Paycheck Protection Program, which is helping sustain businesses and pay workers during the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, passed the House of Representatives today.

   Rep. Chris Smith, who supported the creation of the PPP and subsequent legislation nearly doubling its funding, said the new Paycheck Protection ...

Grab a cup of coffee and catch-up with Beacon of Life, June 3rd, 10AM

May 30, 2020

Get your coffee or tea on and join Beacon of Life for some great conversation and reconnecting! 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Just like always, Beacon of Life, A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, has been here for you! Yes, it's been different, without all the fun social gatherings Beacon of Life normally hosts, but the care and connection has remained Beacon of Life ...

BEACON of LIFE All Inclusive Senior Care is here for you! June 1st enrollment is now to make sure you or a loved one has in-home services

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Just like always, Beacon of Life is here for senior participants! Beacon of Life is working diligently to keep participants healthy and make sure they have everything they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not a Beacon of Life Member? It is not too late to enroll for June 1st to make sure you or a loved one has services in place to get the help ...

Like always, Comfort Keepers is here to help ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Care at Home When It’s Needed Most! Senior Care. In-Home Care. Respite Care. Contact Us

Comfort Keepers is here to help ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond. Our empathetic caregivers are specially trained to provide uplifting care from the safety and comfort of home. From picking up prescriptions and grocery ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia, a Glimpse of NJ’s Future ?

May 26, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that ...

Voter ID - The Time is Now

Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!

 

Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was shocked – and with good reason.  With the stakes extremely high in elections at ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia, a Glimpse of NJ’s Future ?

May 26, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that ...

Voter ID - The Time is Now

Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!

 

Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was shocked – and with good reason.  With the stakes extremely high in elections at ...

How to Survive a Department of Labor Audit

Business Enhancement Services & Training Consulting Owner and founder Sherilyn Przelomski, SHRM-SCP brings more than 20 years of HR and business consulting experience to her clients. Her expertise includes professional HR consulting services in the areas of recruitment of professional employees, benefits management, salary administration and job classification, training and development, ...

Hip New Jersey: You are invited to NJ's Star-Studded one hour telethon tonight at 8PM to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund 

May 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More

Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television series, and News ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

A Few Tips for Safe Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

Holmdel Superintendent Announces Resignation - will be Assistant Superintendent in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Holmdel, NJ – Earlier today, Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry informed the Holmdel Township Board of Education that he is resigning his position, effective August 26, 2020. Dr. McGarry has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.
 

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

Obituaries

Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jul 22, 1944 - May 24, 2020
Suzanne Claire Petrizzi, 75, of Manalapan, passed away early Sunday morning surrounded by her ...
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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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Feb 18, 1929 - May 19, 2020
Lena Gangarosa, 91, of Middletown, passed away early Tuesday morning.  Lena was born ...
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