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Does She Look Familiar? State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Remains of Woman Struck by Train

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Do you recognize the woman in the photo? The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a woman that was fatally struck by a train in Monmouth County, in 2008. Anonymous tips are welcome.

According to the NJ State Police: On June 15, 2008, a female victim was struck by a New ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Middletown Man Who is Former Red Bank Elected Official, Charged With Stealing Funds from Educational Foundation.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  Former Red Bank Councilman Hazim Yassin, currently a resident of the Lincroft section of Middltown, has been criminally charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Red Bank Education Foundation over the course of two years, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor (MCPO), Lori Linskey announced Monday. 

Yassin, 32, is charged with third-degree Theft by Unlawful ...

Elected Officials Gather in Solidarity, Express Outrage Against Surge in Car Thefts, Demand Increased Penalties for Criminals.

“This isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue – this is a public safety issue,” stated Assemblywoman Flynn. “This is not a Monmouth County issue, but a statewide issue.”

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Shockingly, a criminal in NJ, can steal a car, be arrested, go to jail, and is most likely released by the next day. Today's catch and release program is on ...

Bradley Beach Man Charged in Death of Fellow Inmate, from Ocean Grove.

MONMOUTH COUNTY – A 29-year-old male inmate of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution has been charged in the death of a fellow inmate, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Sunday.
Evan Raczkiewicz, of Bradley Beach, is charged with first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of Daniel Ferrara.  An investigation began after Ferrara, 49 of Ocean Grove, ...

Three Men Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault at Marlboro Residence

FREEHOLD – Three men have been arrested and criminally charged in connection with a sexual assault that took place earlier this month at a residence in Marlboro Township, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Monday. 

Andrew J. Gallucci, of Marlboro, Richard S. Gathy, of Manalapan, and Ronald W. Hondo, of Monroe Township (Middlesex County), each 24 years ...


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Blood Donation Urged during April, National Donate Life Month

Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate Life Month. For a limited time, Vitalant donors can also find out their COVID-19 antibody status ...

Is the Baby Formula Shortage Ending Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY: New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Monmouth County grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

Thirteen Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to Residents and Visitors to the State, 21 and Older.

NEW JERSEY — As of Thursday, April 21, 2022, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 ...

Holmdel Chamber to Host Mental Health Awareness Talk at Bell Works, Tues. May 24: Featuring 3 Local Leaders Making an Impact.

May 18, 2022

HOLMDEL, NJ: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Holmdel Chamber of Commerce will feature local leaders joining the talk on ChamberCast, Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., main level near Bar Bella, at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733. All are welcome to attend in person and announce your business/organization on the live video podcast.

The monthly ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

JCP&L’s 2022 Tree-Trimming Program Underway to Enhance Service Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is trimming trees across its 13-county service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe ...

Decision Day? Potters Farm Dementia Center on Center Stage Tonight

HOLMDEL, NJ - The farming gateway to Holmdel and Middletown is now up to the appointed members of the Holmdel Zoning Board tonight as the non-profit United Methodists dementia care center is back for approvals according to the AGENDA . The group is chaired by long time resident Ralph Blumenthal.

Block 49.02, Lots 40, 40Q and 41 in the R40-B Zone is the location where the ...

Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2022

NEW JERSEY: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM TAPINTO! Commemorations to honor mothers and motherhood have been happening for centuries and can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who paid homage to their mother goddesses. Today, tributes to mothers occur all around the world at different times of the year, but the American version of Mother's Day was started in May, 1908 by a woman ...

Butterflies for Beautiful Maddy: 2nd Annual Fashion Show, Reserve Today for May 18. Designs Fashioned by Brookdale Community College Students.

RUMSON, NJ - Reserve today for Butterfllies for Maddy!  the 2nd Annual Fashion Show to benefit The event is on Wednesday, May 18, from 6pm-10pm, at Windows on the Water, at Surfrider Beach Club, Sea Bright, NJ.

The fashion designs are made possible by community partner: Brookdale Community College.

Support your community and give-back to an important cause that ...

Planning a Birthday Party? Escapology in Holmdel's Bell Works Offers an Amazingly Fun Venue for the Whole Family.

WINNER – Best Escapology Franchise Worldwide
WINNER – USA Today Escape Room Award
WINNER – Top 10 Best Places to Have a Birthday Party in NJ

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and the newest form of family fun entertainment hitting NJ.  One of the leaders in this industry, Escapology, has a beautiful, fun, exciting party venue in Holmdel's Bell ...

YMCA and SCAN Join to Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day

May 17, 2022

RED BANK, NJ – Three organizations are reaching out to older adults 55 and older in central New Jersey to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 25.

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the Ocean County YMCA and Senior Citizens Activities Network (SCAN) have joined forces to bring the region’s senior citizens together in person and virtually for a ...

Colts Neck Senior Citizens Visit Historic Smithville

COLTS NECK, NJ:  Historic Smithville is known for it's charming cobblestone pathways, with over 60 unique shoppes and 6 diverse eateries. Among many enjoyable things to do, guests can ride on the train, paddle boats, or the famous carousel.   

Recently Colts Neck Senior Group took a fun trip together to Smithville and thoroughly enjoyed the day! The spring blossoms were ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

How is it Possible? New Jersey Beach Sinkholes May Point to Tragedy of 18 Year Old Levi Caverly

Father Todd Caverly (on his 18-year-old son who died on vacation Tuesday after sand collapsed on he and his sister during mishap at Toms River Beach: “Levi was himself. He was odd. He was quirky. He was not real concerned with what others thought. He knew Jesus Christ. He was involved in the worship team at church, and was the drummer in a teen/ young adult worship band. He was a tech ...

Colts Neck School Board Meets May 18 at 7PM, Budget Adopted

COLTS NECK, NJ - The regular and reorganization meeting of Colts Neck Schools is slated for May 18th. In the Agenda a host of professional and district appointments are ready for approval. You can attend the meeting at Cedar Drive Middle School at 73 Cedar Drive. It starts at 7PM.

In other news, on May 4th, the annual budget was adopted. It was moved by Jacquelyn Hoagland, seconded by ...


Aug 6, 1929 - May 13, 2022
Caroline Josephine Penczak, 92 of Brick, died on Friday, May 13. She was born in Newark to the ...
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Jun 30, 1938 - May 4, 2022
Rosemarie Reddington, 83, of Long Branch, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 4th surrounded ...
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Jun 9, 1932 - May 8, 2022
Carlos Da Costa Martins, 89 of Colts Neck passed Sunday morning surrounded by his family. Carlos ...
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Feb 22, 1930 - May 6, 2022
Veronica H. Gray, 92 of Colts Neck died on Friday, May 6. She was born in Lackawanna, PA in 1930 ...
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