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Colts Neck Mayor Frank Rizzuto updates citizens on power restoration efforts

August 9, 2020

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - After being in the dark since Tuesday, the list has dwindled of those still without power. Holmdel is still out at a rate of 2% as of midday Sunday. Middletown is less than 1%.

Colts Neck, while far better than recent days, is still 10% down five days after the storm. In a letter to residents this weekend, Colts Neck Mayor Frank Rizzuto shared details of ...

Hot and Bothered in Monmouth County: Area residents still without power on Saturday

Publishers note: be sure to log your outage from your actual address so you can sign up for text and phone alerts about the dispatch status and a (hopefully) more accurate estimate on your return to power.

MONMOUTH, NJ - "You're kidding, right?" This is a common reply from people who got their power back to neighbors who didn't. For those who still don't have power, they ...

Where's the Power? OutRAGEous Reports of Service by August 11th

Cooling Stations Available to Residents at Various Locations and Free Water and Ice Available at Local Supermarkets - see below...

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  Currently, it's a cluster, as officials report that about 550,000 outages remain throughout the state from all electric providers, down from 977,000 yesterday. One of the providers; Jersey Central Power & Light is now estimating ...

Waiting Wednesday: Half of Monmouth County still dark as JCPL works to flip the switch

Get the latest information on outages in your neighborhood by clicking HERE!

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - While the skies are blue and the wind is calm it belies the incredible amount of work going on right now to fix the damage from the storm.

As of 11:30AM over 150,000 still have no power in Monmouth County. That's over 50%.

Colts Neck is 90% out, Holmdel 77% and Middletown still has 57% ...

Holmdel PBA Conducts Annual Fund Drive

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Police Department is conducting its Annual Fund Drive.

The letter to residents states the many programs they support with the dollars raised, such as:

Neighborhood Watch
Holmdel Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Holmdel Youth Sports
Unbroken Warriors

They also fund scholarships to Holmdel and Saint John Vianney high school students.

Great spots to watch the perfect sunset in and around Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The pandemic may have shifted how we have fun this summer, but thankfully, the outdoors provides endless ways to enjoy your summer - for free! Watching the sunset is breathtaking, no matter how many times you've done it before. It always looks different, and the colors are astounding! So grab a blanket, pack a picnic or pick up take out, and enjoy a summer sunset with friends ...

Middletown Rallies Around Assistant Fire Chief's Son, diagnosed with pediatric cancer #BradyStrong

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Waltz family on June 23, heard those four unimaginable words: Your. Child. Has. Cancer.

John Waltz is Middletown’s 2nd Assistant Fire Chief, and is also a Fair Haven Police Officer.  His son Brady was recently diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For the next 10 months, 7-year-old Brady will undergo an intense chemo treatment at the ...

Good News: Search Party Ends in Treasure Recovery at Barnegat Bay Beach

BARNEGAT, NJ — A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident -who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay Beach.  Alicia Bivens says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it.

“He told me just to pay it forward,” said Alicia. “He had the biggest smile after he saw how ...

In Honor of July 4, Flags to Return to Full Staff

NEW JERSEY -  Flags in New Jersey will return to full-staff, announced Governor Murphy. The governor has issued Executive Order Number 160 to direct that all flags across the state be flown high beginning Friday July, 3. 

The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall fly at full staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and ...

VIDEO: Middletown High School South student, Cree Ossner, is the ‘Swish Machine’ creator on YouTube

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - You may have seen the amazing video below that is part genius, part mad scientist and most incredibly talented. If you watched it before you may have certainly shared it with your friends since it is that interesting and fun. However, you may not have known that the video and many like it are the work of an incredibly talented local teenager from right ...

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Escalating Need for Blood Donations; 58 Units Collected at NJ Event

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has played havoc with New Jersey’s and the nation’s blood supply – triggering shortages while simultaneously escalating need – there’s been some good news recently. An exceptional total of 58 units of blood were recently collected at an event hosted by the iPlay America entertainment venue, sponsored by The Jersey ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach, in Avalon

July 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Jackson House Party With Over 700 Guests Subject of Gov. Murphy's Criticism

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings. Murphy and State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan reported on a large house party in Jackson on Sunday night at which approximately 700 people attended and took law enforcement five ...

Life Isn’t Always a Beach for Jersey Shore Employees Dealing with ‘Abusive and Rowdy’ Visitors

JERSEY SHORE— During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar.

Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and police officers to ensure the rules are followed, especially now that hot and humid weather is bringing more visitors to the ocean’s edge.

While ...

Webinar: Opportunity to Own and Operate Your Own TAPinto Site

August 12, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Write your next chapter with TAPinto.   Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Webinars are being offered on:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at noon  Register here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. Register here.

Scharfenberger Seeks to Disrupt “Virtual Bombings” of Meetings & Classrooms

Middletown, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) has introduced legislation which focuses on deterring and disrupting acts of “virtual bombing” as schools, businesses, governments, healthcare systems, etc. expand use of digital meeting platforms due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

"We have seen an unparalleled increase in the use of virtual meetings and ...

Brookdale Hosts 50th Graduation Ceremony: A Drive-in Event to Remember

 

LINCROFT, NJ: Brookdale Community College’s 50th Graduation ceremony, held on July 30, 2020, was certainly memorable. The postponed in-person commencement adhered to the state’s face coverings and social distancing guidelines as graduates and their families remained in their vehicles most of the time.

“Brookdale certainly gleamed with pride and showed our ...

Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee, Lori Ann Davidson

Holmdel, NJ – August 6, 2020 – Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Lori Ann Davidson to the Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“Lori Ann is a fantastic addition to the Bayshore Medical Center Board of Trustees,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian ...

Fourth Annual Kids Wishin' to go Fishin' Event Invites Special Needs Children and Their Families For a Day of Great Fun!

August 7, 2020

 

Millstone, NJ: On August 29th from 10am-2pm, special needs children and their families are invited to the Fourth Annual 'Kids Wishin To Go Fishin' event to be held at Lake Julianna, located at Ponderosa Estates Farm in Millstone Township.

It is an event guaranteed to provide a wonderful free day of nonstop joy for children and their ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Gerry Cooney, Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, and More

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

VNA Health Group’s Visiting Physician Services Provide House Calls, Ease Stress on Caregivers

August 11, 2020

Caring for an aging or seriously ill loved one while juggling family and work responsibilities can be an overwhelming and daunting task.  Yet imagine that instead of coaxing a sick loved one into a car or medical transport you can simply put some tea on and wait for a knock on the door. And imagine on the other side of the door is a doctor toting a black bag, a scene reminiscent of a Norman ...

New Care One Residence Set to Open in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "A lavish lifestyle." That's what Senior Administrator Chris Slavicek promises for residents at the new Care One on Cranbury Road.  Indeed, care one is located right next to the luxurious Park Chateau and the new hotel that is going up beside it.  On a recent tour of the almost-finished residence, it was easy to see the ground plan of a lovely care ...

New Care One Residence Set to Open in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "A lavish lifestyle." That's what Senior Administrator Chris Slavicek promises for residents at the new Care One on Cranbury Road.  Indeed, care one is located right next to the luxurious Park Chateau and the new hotel that is going up beside it.  On a recent tour of the almost-finished residence, it was easy to see the ground plan of a lovely care ...

In Person Voting is a Must for November

August 5, 2020

To put it mildly, July’s all mail-in Primary Election held in New Jersey was a disaster and provides all the evidence needed to show that in-person elections are critical for the General Election in November.  

One of the biggest takeaways from the all mail election “experiment” is that a significant portion of the population wants to vote in- person, ...

In Person Voting is a Must for November

August 5, 2020

To put it mildly, July’s all mail-in Primary Election held in New Jersey was a disaster and provides all the evidence needed to show that in-person elections are critical for the General Election in November.  

One of the biggest takeaways from the all mail election “experiment” is that a significant portion of the population wants to vote in- person, ...

Middletown's Scharfenberger: "Enough Already - Stop Tearing Down Our History!"

Enough Already - Stop Tearing Down Our History!

Anyone who watches the nightly news may think they are watching a science-fiction movie, as roving bands of violent mobs deface and destroy statues, monuments and public buildings.  Sadly, it is real life playing out right before our eyes. One of the first things that totalitarian mobs do is to attack and erase symbols significant to a ...

MIDDLETOWN: Luftman Towers in Lincroft Being Evacuated for Flooding

August 13, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Luftman Towers, across the street from St Leo's Roman Catholic Church, is reported to be under evacuation orders

Units are in the scene of this large 4 story residential building with upper floor water pipe break flooding lower floors. Aid was requested to cool residents. 60+ people being evacuated. Incident ongoing as of 1PM.

Red Bank Monmouth Film Festival Virtual Panels and Seminars - Free! Starts this weekend.

RED BANK, NJ: Maybe you can be the next Steven Spielberg, Julie Dash, Martin Scorsese, Alice Wincour or Alfred Hitchcock.

Want to learn how?

Then take a look at the Monmouth Film Festival’s (MFF) upcoming Panels and Seminars where you'll have the opportunity to absorb the knowledge from industry professionals that will provide insight on how to achieve your dreams and ...

Andrij "Dee" Rudko 45, of Colts Neck passed away unexpectedly, Thursday August 6

Obituary for Andrij "Dee" Rudko

During the current phase of reopening during the New Jersey State of Emergency the funeral home has a maximum capacity of 50 people at any time. Please be understanding of that restriction when coming to pay your respects to the Rudko family. We respectfully ask that you limit the time spent in the funeral home to allow others to pay their ...

Webinar: Opportunity to Own and Operate Your Own TAPinto Site

August 12, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Write your next chapter with TAPinto.   Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Webinars are being offered on:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at noon  Register here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. Register here.

Scharfenberger Seeks to Disrupt “Virtual Bombings” of Meetings & Classrooms

Middletown, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) has introduced legislation which focuses on deterring and disrupting acts of “virtual bombing” as schools, businesses, governments, healthcare systems, etc. expand use of digital meeting platforms due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

"We have seen an unparalleled increase in the use of virtual meetings and ...

Brookdale Hosts 50th Graduation Ceremony: A Drive-in Event to Remember

 

LINCROFT, NJ: Brookdale Community College’s 50th Graduation ceremony, held on July 30, 2020, was certainly memorable. The postponed in-person commencement adhered to the state’s face coverings and social distancing guidelines as graduates and their families remained in their vehicles most of the time.

“Brookdale certainly gleamed with pride and showed our ...

Obituaries

Nov 25, 1927 - Jul 29, 2020
Mario Ferraioli, 92, of Manalapan, died on Wednesday, July 29 at Centra State Medical Center, ...
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Oct 19, 1933 - Jul 24, 2020
It is with broken hearts but also so much love and admiration that we announce the passing of our ...
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Apr 10, 1933 - Jul 25, 2020
Mr. John G. Stapleton, 87, passed away on Saturday morning July 25th, 2020 at the Bayshore ...
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Sep 29, 1956 - Jul 24, 2020
Mrs. Jennifer Sutera, 63, of Manalapan, NJ passed away at home on Friday morning, July 24th, ...
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Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...