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No Shot: J&J Vaccine on Hold Due to Blood Clot Risk

April 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY - In an action that does nothing to help overcome 'vaccine hesitancy', a severe yet rare blood clot risk has stopped J&J's vaccine in its tracks until the matter is further reviewed.

"Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Gov. Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Reports Latest COVID Figures

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

Murphy Reports 4 Million Vaccines Administered, Expands Eligibility, Rolls Back Restrictions on Group Gatherings.

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 measures as well as other relevant statewide news and happenings.

The governor opened ...

Rutgers: Students Enrolled in Fall '21 Classes, Must be Vaccinated for COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students enrolled for the 2021 fall semester at Rutgers University will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Those students declining to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons can request an exemption. Students enrolled in fully-remote online degree programs and individuals participating in online-only continuing education programs will not be ...

Murphy: Vaccine Supply Demand Imbalance is ‘Going to Go Away’

UNION, NJ – On the campus of Kean University on Friday, with gusts of wind flowing around him, Gov. Phil Murphy excitedly announced an increase in vaccine doses coming to New Jersey.

“Next week, we're receiving 494,430 total doses that's a nearly 20% increase week-over-week,” said Murphy. “This is in the ballpark of what we were expecting, and I think it only ...

Vaccine Eligibility in NJ Expanded

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect:

Age 55+
Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Higher education educators and staff
Librarians and library staff
Additional ...

NJ Expands In-Person Visitation at Long-Term Care Facilities

TRENTON, NJ — Residents of long-term care facilities can now have in-person visits, regardless of whether they or their visitors have received the coronavirus vaccine — except in those settings where a high level of COVID-19 transmission exists.

Significant drops in coronavirus outbreaks and the increasing vaccination rates prompted the state Department of Health to adopt federal ...

Murphy: Don't Expect More Easing of Restrictions with COVID Variants on the Rise

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease.

On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants and gyms, but the governor said that is unlikely to allow any further increases in ...

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Marine Mammal Stranding Center Warns Beachgoers to Keep Safe Distance from Seals.

March 18, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — With seals venturing onto Jersey Shore beaches in recent weeks, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is cautioning people to stay a safe distance away — and that means keeping at least 150 feet back, which is about the length of three school buses.

“Recently there have been several cases of people and their dogs getting far too close to seals, endangering the seals ...

VNA Offering Vaccination Appointments to New Jersey Cancer Patients, Collaboration will provide vaccine opportunity for Memorial Sloan Kettering patients who reside in New Jersey

April 14, 2021

Asbury Park, NJ (April  13, 2021)-The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (VNACJ-CHC) is collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to administer a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible MSK patients over the course of the next few weeks, Christopher Rinn, CEO of VNACJ-CHC announced.

"The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers is ...

JCP&L 2021 Tree Trimming Program to Enhance Service Reliability

JCP&L 2021 Tree Trimming Program to Enhance Service Reliability Work

Includes trimming along more than 3,700 miles of power lines

Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is conducting tree trimming work along more than 3,700 miles of power lines across its 13-county service territory as part of its annual ...

Sports Management Added to the Curriculum at Brookdale Community College

Sports Management Added to the Curriculum at Brookdale Community College

Monmouth County, NJ  - Brookdale Community College is introducing Sports Management to the fall curriculum as an elective for Business, and Hospitality Management Degrees. Students will explore sports organizations and professions in the field and understand the management of the sports industry and sports ...

Holmdel: Large Item Drop-Off This Saturday

April 10 & 24
May 8 & 22
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11 & 25
October 9 & 23

Regulations

The large item is open on the second and fourth Saturday’s during the months of April, May, September, and October, and on the second Saturday only for the months of June, July and august. The service is not provided during the months of November, December, January, ...

Red Bank RiverCenter – Wedding Walk 2021

March 20, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Spring is in the air and means the RiverCenter will be kicking off their Red Bank Wedding Walk beginning Sunday, March 21 and runs through Friday, April 30.

As with all events, this year will be a little different, but the goal is the same: to introduce brides, grooms and their families to the fantastic Red Bank-based businesses that can help make your wedding daydreams a ...

COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

April 10, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented levels of grief and upheaval to our communities. These extraordinary times have created a confluence of factors which have placed tremendous amounts of both financial and emotion stress on everyone. Often, such burdens have meant that too many families have had to say goodbye to loved ones sooner, more often, and unexpectedly. With these sudden expenses ...

Time For Real Dialogue in Politics

Dear Community, 

It is a sad state of affairs when legitimate political discourse is replaced by name-calling and outright lies designed to shut down discussion of an issue.  For example, whenever you hear an elected or appointed official use terms such as “privilege” or “toxic masculinity” or “voter suppression” or “anti- fill in the ...

COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

April 10, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented levels of grief and upheaval to our communities. These extraordinary times have created a confluence of factors which have placed tremendous amounts of both financial and emotion stress on everyone. Often, such burdens have meant that too many families have had to say goodbye to loved ones sooner, more often, and unexpectedly. With these sudden expenses ...

Time For Real Dialogue in Politics

Dear Community, 

It is a sad state of affairs when legitimate political discourse is replaced by name-calling and outright lies designed to shut down discussion of an issue.  For example, whenever you hear an elected or appointed official use terms such as “privilege” or “toxic masculinity” or “voter suppression” or “anti- fill in the ...

Discovering the Right Summer Day Camp for Your Child

Summertime is just around the corner, and for parents thinking about enrolling their children in camp, now is the time to explore the wide variety of options for outdoor fun and adventure. 

Yet with so many choices - and concerns about the lingering pandemic - searching for the right camp program can feel overwhelming. 

To help families navigate the summer camp journey, ...

Local Artists Sponsor “Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break” a fundraiser April 30th-May 9th, 2021

April 15, 2021

RED BANK, NJ — In a compassionate effort to promote goodwill among the arts community and help feed hundreds of community members in need, more than 30 artists are sponsoring the second annual online mixed-media art auction, "Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break,” April 30th through May 9th, 2021.

These artists, among them legendary rock music and celebrity photographer Mark ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Belmar is Blossoming! Cherry Trees Create Canopy of Pink Over Memorial Row

BELMAR, NJ — Their beauty is fleeting, but well worth the wait. The cherry trees in Belmar’s memorial park on Main Street are in full bloom, bursting in delicate light pink blossoms that stretch for a block from 12th to 13th Avenues.

The flower-covered branches have created a canopy of pink over “Memorial Row” — home to several war monuments and benches honoring ...

VNA Offering Vaccination Appointments to New Jersey Cancer Patients, Collaboration will provide vaccine opportunity for Memorial Sloan Kettering patients who reside in New Jersey

April 14, 2021

Asbury Park, NJ (April  13, 2021)-The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (VNACJ-CHC) is collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to administer a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible MSK patients over the course of the next few weeks, Christopher Rinn, CEO of VNACJ-CHC announced.

"The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers is ...

JCP&L 2021 Tree Trimming Program to Enhance Service Reliability

JCP&L 2021 Tree Trimming Program to Enhance Service Reliability Work

Includes trimming along more than 3,700 miles of power lines

Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is conducting tree trimming work along more than 3,700 miles of power lines across its 13-county service territory as part of its annual ...

Sports Management Added to the Curriculum at Brookdale Community College

Sports Management Added to the Curriculum at Brookdale Community College

Monmouth County, NJ  - Brookdale Community College is introducing Sports Management to the fall curriculum as an elective for Business, and Hospitality Management Degrees. Students will explore sports organizations and professions in the field and understand the management of the sports industry and sports ...

Obituaries

Mar 6, 1932 - Apr 1, 2021
Paul S. Kramer of Manhattan passed away April 1st, 2021. He was surrounded by his family. He was ...
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Sep 22, 1947 - Apr 6, 2021
Alice Regina Houston of Holmdel passed away at age 73 on April 6, 2021 following a three-month-long ...
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Mar 3, 1941 - Apr 2, 2021
We lost our beloved Father, Grandfather, Samir Jacob on April 2, 2021 at the age ...
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Apr 9, 1938 - Apr 2, 2021
Lilyan Dorothy Gassaway, 82, of Colts Neck, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday ...
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