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Unanimous Vote: Holmdel Budget Approved with 1.5% Increase, Tax Levy Stays Flat

May 13, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - The 2021 Holmdel Township Municipal Budget has been unanimously adopted. There were no public comments for the hearing. 

During the public meeting, the Finance Committee noted that there was an increase of approximately 1.5% in appropriations, from $14,630,405 to $14,848,687. Committeeman Prakash Santhana lauded the work on the budget and shared his thoughts and ...

Beau Ridge in Holmdel to get New Neighbors: Verde Woods is Approved by Zoning Board and for Sale

HOLMDEL, NJ - Beau Ridge, a neighborhood of 250 Holmdel homes, has been looking over its shoulder to a property next door for a couple years. Called Verde Woods, it is an 8 home subdivision to be built on 3.25 acres. The location is near the back entrance/exit of the development. It is to the right as you enter the development and is currently fully treed (see photo). It is listed for sale at 2.2 ...

Scharfenberger Introduces Bill A5607 Seeking to Prevent Usage of Vaccine Passports

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Passports may be a no go with legislation introduced by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (LD13-R) has introduced bill A5607, a piece of legislation designed to combat the implementation of mandating individuals acquire “vaccine passports” before taking part in common societal activities as well as preventing ...

Holmdel: Chairwoman DiMaso and Planning Board Cancel Meeting for May 4

HOLMDEL, NJ - According to the Township, the May 4 Planning Board meeting for Tuesday has been canceled due to a 'lack of an agenda'. There are impactful applications pending.

An affordable housing project, Barclay Square, assailed by neighboring Hazlet and local residents concerned with flooding on Palmer Avenue, is planned for a vote in the near future.

The application ...

Softball Community Honors Middletown Teacher at Rick Unterstein Invitational

The Middletown high school softball community gathered at High School North on Saturday for the inaugural Rick Unterstein Invitational, a six-game event featuring some of the top programs in the Shore Conference competing in honor of the late Middletown educator and softball coach, who unexpectedly passed in 2019.

Prior to the Lions 12-0 victory over Red Bank Regional, the Middletown ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available to New Jerseyans Age 16+ at Six Vaccine Mega-Sites

NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29.

Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, ...

COVID's Downward Trend: Summer Camps to Open; More Easing of Restrictions Anticipated

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

New Turf Field Location Proposed in Holmdel; Human Relations Committee Ends Issues No Report

Plans pushed for full disclosure to residents over the next few weeks of recreation options

HOLMDEL, NJ - Recreation was on the minds of the Township Committee on Tuesday and Committeeman Critelli and Lucarelli made a push to move it along. Critelli reviewed a half dozen potential sites and what the issues were with each one. He urged the group to move forward for children's ...

American Rescue Plan tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines; new fact sheet outlines details

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced  further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

The additional details, provided in a fact sheet released today, spell out some basic facts about the employers eligible for the ...

Holmdel Planning Board Continues Public Hearing on 60 Unit Apartment Building

HOLMDEL, NJ  - The Planning Board continued to hear the application called Barclay Square at Holmdel. It is  a 60-unit multi-family apartment building which is growing in controversy based on the number of folks expressing concerns on flooding and other related impacts during the public hearing. They are likely to approve it since it is 'conforming.'

Based on ordinances ...

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UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

NJ Woman Kindly Looks to Care for Ailing ‘Mama Fox’

WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in a Westfield neighborhood is in for a treat, along with some treatment for its mange, thanks to a town resident. 

Susana MacLean told TAPinto she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin condition that causes severe itching from mites.

“I decided ...

Suspended NJ School Nurse Has a Passion to "Unmask the Children"

NEW JERSEY — A Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the Stafford School district. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been ...

YMCA Welcomes New Board Members

May 11, 2021

SHREWSBURY, NJ — The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to its board of directors, recently elected to three-year terms.

The board is composed of 42 members who help guide the nonprofit’s strategic direction, set policy, and raise support to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social ...

Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

HOLMDEL, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, ...

The Woman’s Exchange Presents $350,000 For Scholarships To Brookdale Community College 

Monmouth County, NJ - The Board of Directors of the Woman's Exchange of Monmouth County presented a check of $350,000 to Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale Community College. These funds will provide scholarships over ten years to women, age 25 or older, living in Monmouth County enrolling in continuing education ...

Brookdale's Elisa Masiero Selected Top Community College Student in New Jersey 

Monmouth County - Brookdale Community College student Elisa Masiero has been named a 2021 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  

“Congratulations to Elisa Masiero for receiving the highest score in the state of New Jersey and being selected as the top community college ...

YMCA and SCAN Bringing Older Adults Together to Focus on Health and Wellness, on May 26.

May 2, 2021

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES:  It’s been a long and often lonely year for senior citizens. From losing family and friends to the coronavirus to enduring long periods of isolation, the pandemic has impacted older adults in unimaginable ways.

But as a wave of vaccinations among the country’s most vulnerable population has occurred, three organizations are reaching out to ...

CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

Summer Camp for Kids More Important Than Ever.

After more than a year of remote learning, social isolation, canceled activities and school events, summer camp in the great outdoors has never been more important for our children. 

Summer camp gives children so much of what’s been missing since the pandemic began – space to explore nature, time to connect in person with other kids and positive role models, and opportunity to ...

Holmdel's Bayshore Medical Center Accepting Walk-Ins for COVID-19 Vaccinations. Available to Ages 12 and Up.

May 14, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: Bayshore Medical Center, located at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel is now welcoming the community to walk-in visits for COVID-19 vaccinations. Both Pfizer and Moderna are available. Vaccinations are for ages 12 and up. Walk-ins for vaccinations are Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the Pfizer COVID-19 ...

Holmdel Township Committee won't share revenue windfall with Holmdel Schools; Mike Sockol calls them out

HOLMDEL, NJ - The re-imagined Bell Works continues to impress. The Block at Bell Works is open and vibrant while maintaining all safety protocols as New Jersey quickens the pace back to normal. Bell Works is open in person, offering a wide variety of great experiences for the community. Visit  Bell.Works for details. 

Through it all, the folks at Bell Works have also ...

DiMaso Falsely Attacks Flynn over $40 Million School Debt that Voters Approved

HOLMDEL, NJ - The election is heating up in the 13th Legislative District as charges of some big spending were lodged by Serena DiMaso against Holmdel Board of Education President, Vicky Flynn.

Flynn was recently voted in by several hundred local elected republican women and men to replace DiMaso on the organizational line in the 13th legislative district to run with Assemblyman ...

YMCA Welcomes New Board Members

May 11, 2021

SHREWSBURY, NJ — The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to its board of directors, recently elected to three-year terms.

The board is composed of 42 members who help guide the nonprofit’s strategic direction, set policy, and raise support to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social ...

Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

HOLMDEL, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, ...

The Woman’s Exchange Presents $350,000 For Scholarships To Brookdale Community College 

Monmouth County, NJ - The Board of Directors of the Woman's Exchange of Monmouth County presented a check of $350,000 to Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale Community College. These funds will provide scholarships over ten years to women, age 25 or older, living in Monmouth County enrolling in continuing education ...

Obituaries

Apr 14, 1934 - May 8, 2021
John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ. He was born in Paterson, ...
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Jan 15, 1931 - May 6, 2021
Anna M.  (Scalzadonna)  De Sousa, 89 of Colts Neck, New Jersey died on May 6, 2021 at ...
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Nov 27, 1964 - May 7, 2021
Surrounded by Rosy’s Riveters, the strongest 56-year-old warrior peacefully fell asleep in ...
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Dec 1, 1935 - Apr 29, 2021
Philip DeStasio, 85, of Middletown, NJ passed away Thursday surrounded by his family. Philip was ...
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