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Port Monmouth Wind and Sea Festival is On!

September 13, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Get ready to have a great weekend in Middletown! According to Monmouth County Parks and Recreation, a celebration of all things water, visitors will be able to enjoy many coastal activities, including:

Kayaking • Fishing* • Sailing
Sand Castle Building • Kite Flying • Crabbing*
 Seining • Shelling • Sand Casting
Children’s ...

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival - Sunday, September 30th

RED BANK, NJ – One of the best fall events Red Bank has to offer - the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival.

When:  Sunday, September 30th, from noon to 7 p.m.

Where: White Street Parking lot

What: Family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, and a host of children’s rides and games.  Local and regional bands including Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, Brian ...

Leading Hospitality Company to Debut New Property in Historic New Jersey Tech Hub

HOLMDEL, N.J. – Even before this weeks announcement, Holmdel has had a need for upscale, luxury accommodations for business and pleasure. Previously reported by TAPinto, the hotel that has been approved at Bell Works has now gained a famous name as the international boutique and lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality. You can read the article about the approval HERE. 

In an ...

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce: A Successful Summer Falls into September With a Great Speaker Lineup Planned for the 25th at Bell Works

September 20, 2018

A Summer of Holmdel Chamber of Commerce and an Exciting Fall Ahead

HOLMDEL, NJ - It was a busy summer for the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce. Busy people with busy lives, particularly during a hot July and August, when children are out of school. Even the summer meetings were full at Bell Works, and the September Monthly Meeting is just around the corner, Tuesday, September 25th at 8AM, in ...

National MSNBC News Program 'Your Business' to Feature Holmdel Based Company; Hummingbird Sports and Founder Rob Stolker

HOLMDEL:  Know your neighbor! In this case, tune into your neighbor this Sunday morning, September 9, at 7:30 a.m. to view MSNBC's program; Your Business.  The business segment will include youth sports safety, specifically with regard to girls. The program will feature Holmdel based Hummingbird Sports, and founder Rob Stolker.  The Stolkers are parents ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

PARCC Testing in Schools: Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Dramatic Change in Vote By Mail Rules

September 11, 2018

To the Editor:

 

A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election.

 

One of the changes involves how a voter can apply for a Mail-In Ballot. Before the change in the law, a voter had three options on the application. The voter ...

Running and Remembering at 17th 911 Memorial Run (9/11/2018)

September 15, 2018

BELMAR/SPRING LAKE, NJ - Running and Remembering at 17th 911 Memorial Run (2018)

In keeping with our nation's annual demonstrations of solemn tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001, locally two hundred twenty five runners/joggers/walkers, some bicyclists, with hand flags for men and stem roses for women participated in the seventeenth anniversary non-competitive 9/11 Memorial Run ...

Huge Indoor Yard Sale Hosted by Colts Neck Woman's Club

Check out this video - Huge Indoor Yard Sale - Bucks Mill Recreation Area 125 Bucks Mill Road Thursday 9/13, Friday 9/14, Sat 9/15 from 9-4pm, Sunday 9AM Everything Half Price.

All Proceeds to Local Charities. Hosted by Colts Neck Woman's Club

 

 

Gastroenterologists Do It With 'GUTS'

RED BANK, NJ - We spoke with Drs. Subha Sundararajan, and Douglas Weine of the Red Bank Gastroenterology group, located at 365 Broad Street. 

If you have an appointment here, your already nervous.

Relax,  

Nice office, great doctors with a terrific and caring staff will put you at ease.

TAP: Please provide a brief history of Red Bank Gastroenterology, how and when it ...

Holmdel Paving Continues on Middletown Road

September 17, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - Construction Notice - Middletown Road

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Middletown Road Reconstruction

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, weather permitting, there will be construction on Middletown Road between Stillwell Road and McCampbell Road.

The construction is expected to take one day.

The road will be closed from 7:00am to 4:00pm.  Please follow posted ...

Middletown Honors 9/11 Victims with Silent Wreath Laying & Candlelit Tribute

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, September 11th, Middletown Township held a silent wreath laying and candlelit tribute through the WTC Memorial Gardens located at the Middletown Arts Center to honor the 37 residents we lost in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago.

Close to 500 members of the community, including 9/11 victims’ family members, neighbors, Township Committee members, ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Public Meeting on Ocean Windmills

September 11, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be hosting three public meetings and a webinar to discuss feedback that we have received from a recently published Call for Information and Nominations (Call) for potential offshore wind energy leasing and development in the New York Bight.

When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 
Where: Long Branch Library, Long Branch, NJ, 328 ...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Jenny Champion, MS, RD of Red Bank Family Medicine Shares Advice

September 17, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - America's weight gain, particularly in children,  is a health challenge that public and private organizations are mobilizing to address. According to WebMD, Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States and putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health.

If you are a concerned parent and wondering how your child is fairing on the issue of weight, ...

September is Suicide Awareness Month: Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade Suicides Place Renewed Urgency on Monmouth County Youth Suicide Epidemic

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Recently, the world has lost two more icons in their respective worlds. Anthony Bourdain, a culinary impresario on CNN and earlier, fashion icon Kate Spade. These shocking, head line grabbing losses are the tip of the iceberg. 

 

When one would guess what the 2nd leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear ...

Gastroenterologists Do It With 'GUTS'

RED BANK, NJ - We spoke with Drs. Subha Sundararajan, and Douglas Weine of the Red Bank Gastroenterology group, located at 365 Broad Street. 

If you have an appointment here, your already nervous.

Relax,  

Nice office, great doctors with a terrific and caring staff will put you at ease.

TAP: Please provide a brief history of Red Bank Gastroenterology, how and when it ...

Hazlet Police; 2 Dead and 1 Injured in Swimming Tragedy at Thorne's Creek

September 17, 2018

HAZLET, NJ - Tragedy struck Hazlet Township on September 16th. According to Hazlet Police, they received a call that swimmers were in distress at 2:39 PM  in Thornes Creek near the Henry Hudson Trail which runs from Natco Lake to Raritan Bay. The caller was one of the four men who were swimming at that location. Patrolman William Marvel and Patrolman Patrick Kiley arrived within minutes of ...

Middletown Fire Provides Mutual Aid to Holmdel Home in Three Alarm Blaze

HOLMDEL, NJ - Middletown Fire Department provided mutual aid to a 3 alarm fire that was reported at 6 Barrister drive in Holmdel last month. The property was severely damaged and is now demolished. The family and their two dogs escaped and several members of the response team suffered injuries.

The homeowner reported that they called for help and Holmdel Police ...

MYAA Little League All Stars Meet the Mayor of Middletown

September 15, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Mayor Kevin Settembrino shared time with the MYAA Little League All Stars. See it here:

 

Soccer: Hornets Ready to Defend Their State Title

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Last season the Hornets and the Holmdel community mourned the tragic loss of Holmdel High School student Jack Dowd, as the 2017 fall season began. Playing in Dowd's honor for the rest of the season, the Hornets brought home a victory to Holmdel, marching to a NJSIAA Group 2 championship.

A whirlwind of a season, the Hornets are grateful for what ...

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Congressman Smith Meets with Juvenile Diabetes Advocates

September 20, 2018

 

FREEHOLD, NJ -  Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) met with advocates and representatives from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for an in-depth discussion on Type 1 diabetes (T1D), and his leadership in Congress in pushing for more funding of critical diabetes research.

 

“We had an informative and crucial conversation on the challenges of Type 1 diabetes, the ...