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Snapshot of COVID-19 numbers, NJ

March 30, 2020


Positive Cases of COVID-19 in NJ: 13,386. 

Positive Cases in Monmouth County: 840

Deaths: 161

Those who tested and had negative results: 22,216

This info above includes data reported to the state by the state lab plus seven private laboratory entities, representing about 90 percent of private testing capacity in New Jersey.

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Sheriff Golden's concerns validated as one of Governor Murphy's released prisoners is quickly rearrested

"Unacceptable, It is absurd that this court order to release inmates includes cases such as - failure to register as a sex offender, child endangerment, resisting arrest/assault on our Law Enforcement officers with no regard for the victims. Is this really about preventing an outbreak in our jail? No cases (COVID_19) in Monmouth Correctional facility to date." Sheriff Shaun ...

"Stay Calm, Be Smart, Call Your Doctor..." On the Frontline Against COVID-19 With Dr. Brendan Mulholland


Dr. Brendan J. Mulholland

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Locally, nationally and around the world, we are in a war against the COVID-19 Pandemic. Anxiety is through the roof for many, as folks are becoming sick, most getting better, yet every day others are tragically dying. There is also a flood of data to wade through and concerned readers may not ...

NJ COVID-19 Cases over 9,000, Monmouth County at 647, Murphy Issues Urgent Call for Medical Professionals to Volunteer in Combating Coronavirus

BY THE NUMBERS: Positive Cases Reach Nearly 9,000, Statewide Deaths Top 100, One-Third of All Tests Positive

NEW JERSEY— Gov. Phil Murphy has issued an urgent call for health care professionals across the country to sign up as volunteers in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.

During his daily press briefing on March 27, he asked ...

Top 4 Coronavirus Myths

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and it’s easy to get lost or confused. When people don’t have the right information about this pandemic, it can lead to more people getting sick - and more deaths. 

To keep you and your family safe, here’s a list of the top four coronavirus myths that you should know about:

Myth 1: If I ...

Monmouth County has 506 positive cases of COVID-19, NJ Total cases at 6,876 and 81 deaths, new county hotline opens

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ –Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of March 26, there are 506 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.

New Jersey total COVID-19 cases today reached 6,876, with 81 deaths (19 today). Total of 2,492 positive tests came in just today in NJ, 436 of those positive ...

Middletown Health Department Reports Total of 51 COVID-19 Cases, Holmdel has 15

 The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services reported a total of 51 COVID-19 cases as of 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 26th. Direct contact persons, organizations and workplaces will be notified by health officials as they receive information from the patients. To date, the Health Department has received 136 negative cases from laboratory reports. As more information ...

Governor Phil Murphy Accused of ‘Simply Lunacy’ on Prisoner Release by Senator Declan O'Scanlon

HOLMDEL, NJ - Senator Declan O'Scanlon, as well as Assemblywoman DiMaso and Assemblyman Scharfenberger spoke out against Governor Murphy's prisoner release plan during the pandemic. Murphy lives in O'Scanlons district.

Murphy is releasing prisoners who are suspected of being infected by COVID-19 according to court documents.

Additionally, prisoners who may be ...

COVID-19 Surge May Come in 2-3 Weeks For Parts of State

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s top health official said that the number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of New Jersey could peak in the next two or three weeks.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties could soon surge based on a projection made a day earlier by New York Gov. Andrew ...

Monmouth County Officials request your help in donating supplies needed to fight the war on COVID-19

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Today in our state coronavirus cases surged to over 4,400 with 62 deaths.  There are nearly 70,000 cases in our country.  Monmouth County officials at a press conference Wednesday, announced a collection for safety gear, hand sanitizers and antibacterial wipes that it will distribute to first responders and hospitals, fighting the war on ...


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Healthy Blood Donors Are Urgently Needed for Hospital Patients

Amidst novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are urging healthy individuals to donate blood—and organizations to maintain scheduled blood drives—to ensure patients have the lifesaving blood they need.

Healthy people are strongly encouraged to make a blood donation appointment by calling 877-25-VITAL

(877-258-4825) or going ...

Updated: A real quarantine for New Jersey? Trump considers it, then backs off

March 28, 2020


HOLMDEL, NJ - Anyone who actually read the full Executive Orders by Governor Murphy knows there are many holes. The exceptions are long and easy to maneuver.

Trump considered changing that, however. 

On Saturday morning, Trump said, "We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or ...

Governor Murphy Bans Elective Procedures to Help Save Lives, Except Abortions

HOLMDEL. NJ - Governor Murphy signed a new executive order - Executive Order 109 - to ban all elective procedures except aborting unborn children.

“Our new reality calls for aggressive action to reduce the burden on our health care system and protect our frontline medical responders,” said Governor Murphy. “Given the dramatic shortfall in personal protective ...

Holmdel Republican Party Announces Vicky Flynn and DJ Luccarelli as official Republican Candidates for Holmdel Township Committee

March 30, 2020

The Holmdel Republican Party is pleased to announce Vicky Flynn and DJ Luccarelli as their candidates for the upcoming primary election to the Holmdel Township Committee. Vicky and DJ were overwhelmingly endorsed by the Holmdel Republican Committee to serve as a new generation of leadership. Vicky and DJ will provide a collaborative and forward-thinking approach to secure a better future for ...

Smith speaks in favor of Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

President Trump signs historic bill into law, Rep. Smith in favor of CARES Act

WASHINGTON, DC – A comprehensive bipartisan $2 trillion stimulus package to help restore the U.S. economy devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law by President Trump Friday.

     “Containing the ...

YMCA Responds to Severe Blood Shortage Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

SHREWSBURY, NJ – The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County was forced to close its doors to members in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak but continues its vital outreach and support for the community.

After announcing a blood drive for the American Red Cross to help increase supply during a severe shortage, more than 150 donors filled all open appointments for the two-day blood ...

A Call for Letters of Cheer for CareOne Residents from local children

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

ATTENTION School Children: We have a challenge for you!

Our patients and residents miss seeing everyone who came to visit them and have asked us to reach out to you! They are asking for you all to send in hand written notes of love and support. You can send all your wonderful letters and ...

SOME BUNNY is Coming to Green Leaf Pet Resort - all pets welcome! APRIL 5TH

March 11, 2020

OAKHURST, NJ: Some Bunny is coming to Green Leaf Pet Resort! All furry friends and their family are invited! Get your pictures with the EASTER BUNNY! Come join the fun-loving crowd at Green Leaf Pet Resort and make beautiful memories!

Photo opportunity is Sunday, April 5th, at Green Leaf Pet Resort on Route 34 South in Oakhurst, NJ. From 12pm-3pm. 

All pets and their ...

Freshii has something Delicious for YOU! Giving Back to Freshii Fans All Week!

* Mon Mar 9 - Sat Mar 14  * 11am - 8pm Daily *

Freshii Middletown is celebrating its first year of serving up healthy, fast, affordable food to Middletown and the surrounds! Join us all week as we give back to all of our "Freshii fans" who have been so supportive and loyal. Each day we'll be featuring a special giveaway, and on ...

Planning a Wedding? You are invited to the Red Bank Wedding Walk - March 22nd

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Wedding Walk is back again and will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The event is free and open to engaged couples with and without a set wedding date.  Kicking off a new decade, the Red Bank Wedding Walk will provide brides and grooms the opportunity to interact with more than 40 local wedding businesses and professionals providing ...

CareOne Celebrates their Healthcare Heroes

March 26, 2020

CareOne, a leader in post-acute care, long-term care, memory care and assisted living for over 20 years, recognizes that COVID-19 has created an unprecedented time for our healthcare system. And while they have put extensive measures in place to keep patients, residents and staff healthy and safe, CareOne recognizes that they must go beyond the policy and protocols in place to meet physical ...

Maintaining Wellbeing During Senior Isolation

As we are all experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to consider the needs of the seniors in our lives and in our communities.

State and local health agencies are taking steps to ensure that seniors are physically protected from the virus, including directives for those 65 and older to stay home including shelter in place orders and quarantines directed at seniors.

Improve Your Brain Function with a Little Bit of Light Exercise

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: During this COVID-19 time of social distancing, many seniors are isolated and are not receiving their routine cognitive and physical activity. We need to be mindful of keeping up our existing healthy routines, or using this time to make new healthy habits. 

As we age, we tend to experience increasing aches and pains, especially in the ...

What's in The CARES Act for Small Business Owners in NJ

March 28, 2020

CARES ACT: The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides ...

Aberdeen: Our stand against the coronavirus is strong together

A Message to the Township of Aberdeen from your Mayor,  

Our stand against the Coronavirus is strong. All of last week your Town Council Members, Town Manager and Chief of Police have had countless meetings and conference calls with State and Local officials with a single goal in mind, which is to bring the people of Aberdeen, the most comprehensive information we have.

Our ...

Pandemic Politics: Senator Sweeney and NJEA's Trojan Tax Horse

March 17, 2020

Former Holmdel Committeeman Terence Wall on proposed cuts to employee contributions to health insurance.

HOLMDEL, NJ - A national emergency is crippling the country, people are infected, financial markets are temporarily crushed and all public, private and parochial schools are closed. 

This Thursday, however, according to the news, the NJEA and Senate ...

Snapshot of COVID-19 numbers, NJ

March 30, 2020


Positive Cases of COVID-19 in NJ: 13,386. 

Positive Cases in Monmouth County: 840

Deaths: 161

Those who tested and had negative results: 22,216

This info above includes data reported to the state by the state lab plus seven private laboratory entities, representing about 90 percent of private testing capacity in New Jersey.

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Zoom into HOLMDEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Meeting, Tuesday, March 31st, 8am

HOLMDEL, NJ: The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce this month will meet, on Tuesday, March 31, at 8am sharp on the Zoom platform:  If you would like to join the discussion send an email to and you will be sent a link to join the talk.

The current meeting agenda is as follows:

Mortgage update. With interest rates at an all time low, this is the ...

Talk About the Good: Spotlight on Trinity Hall, sanitizing safety goggles from science labs to send to local hospital

This spotlight below was submitted for TAPinto Middletown's Talk About the Good  Campaign. 

Trinity Hall High School security director John Molisso cleaned and sanitized 105 safety goggles from Trinity High School science labs and sent them to Monmouth Medical Center to use for their frontline healthcare workers. 

Thank you for the good ...


Dec 2, 1925 - Mar 26, 2020
John Giordano, 94, of Marlboro died at his home on Thursday March 26th. He was born in the small ...
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Jun 4, 1935 - Mar 20, 2020
Dolores K. Luccarelli, 84 of Holmdel passed away early Friday morning at her home surrounded by her ...
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Karen E. Carson, 45, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, March 21st at Riverview Medical ...
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Harry J. Boudreau, 55, of Lincroft passed away Monday morning, March, 16, 2020 surrounded by his ...
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