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Red Bank Family YMCA Running Club is Off and Running

May 7, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: The Red Bank Family YMCA Running Club is welcoming new and returning runners to train for a Red Bank Classic 5K.

It’s progressive training where you condition yourself by running gradually then increasing speed and building endurance.

Where: Red Bank Family YMCA, 166 Maple Ave

When: Every Friday, next meet-up is May 13, and goes through June 18

Time: 7:00am

The ...

Love Animals? Learn about Brookdale's newly expanded Veterinary Assistant program.

May 22, 2022

Veterinary Assistant Information Session 

To register, visit

https://vetassistfall2022.eventbrite.com

If you are interested in applying to Brookdale's Veterinary Assistant program, you must attend one of these free workshops! Find out about the competitive admission process, the program prerequisites, required documentation, application deadline, timelines for ...

Mater Dei Prep to Close Doors After 61 Years.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: For more than 60-years, Mater Dei Prep, a Catholic High School located on Church Street in Middletown, has provided a faith based education to over 8000 students. Mater Dei Prep students were often referred to by the school as "the sons and daughters of Monmouth County".

Much to the dismay of many local families, Mater Dei Prep announced earlier this week ...

Remembered and Loved: Funeral Services May 12, for Community Leader, Donnalyn Giegerich-Zapcic

May 10, 2022

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Many in our local community are in mourning with the very sad and shocking news that Donnalyn Giegerich-Zapcic passed away suddenly, on May 7. Donna was a friend to so many.

Donnalyn had an energy force about her that was palpable. When Donnalyn walked into any room, her smile made a positive connection. Her voice immediately commanded attention, in a way that ...

Middletown Police Nab Cockapoo Thief!

May 21, 2022

UPDATED: MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Police have officially nabbed the Cockapoo thief. Now, according to unconfirmed reports, local police were summoned back to The Pet Shoppe in Middletown on Saturday, to investigate a report that possibly the same person that stole the female Cockapoo puppy on Thursday, was trying to return the puppy for the posted reward money. 

Mayor Tony ...

Stolen Cockapoo 🐶 Puppy in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  Middletown Police are investigating the theft of a puppy from a pet shop.

According to information released MPD, On May 19, 2022 at approximately 1:15p.m., Middletown Twp. Police responded to The Pet Shop, located at 1284 State Route 35, for a report of a puppy being stolen from the store.  The owner reported that a ...

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

May 19, 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 ...

Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates May as Small Business Month

MONMOUTH COUNTY: For more than 50 years, the United States Small Business Administration has celebrated the contribution of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners in May for National Small Business Week.  The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the area’s small businesses for the month of May.

With small business being the backbone of the ...

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 ...

It's Official: Middletown's Camp Coconuts to Partner With Hazlet Swim Club for Summer 2022

May 23, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -- On Sunday, Camp Coconuts hosted a tour of the Hazlet Swim Club for returning and potential Camp Coconuts families. Everyone had a great time exploring the amenities and learning about the great programs offered. 

At a time when trained lifeguards and certified pool professionals are hard to hire and labor costs keep rising, the Hazlet Township Committee has entered ...

Good Health Happens at the YMCA – Special Priced Summer Memberships, Reserve Now

Red Bank, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is welcoming members this summer with a special-priced membership, May 13 - September 5.

This is a great deal:

No Contract, No Commitment
Unlimited Classes
Swim & Aqua Fitness
Freehold Swim Club

Plus, no joiner fee and access to all 3 branches in Old Bridge, Freehold and Red Bank!

To sign up for the Y’s Special ...

Camp Coconuts Open House, Sunday, May 22. Celebrating 11th Summer of Fun!

Drum roll please - it’s here!! Camp Coconuts Open House is... Sunday, May 22nd from 12 to 4 pm!

Join Camp Coconuts to learn about the amazing summer planned for the 11th season!

Awesome excursions, new programming, and dynamic team additions!

Enrollment savings are available at the open house!

Where: Hazlet Swim and Tennis Club 1766 Union Ave. Hazlet, NJ 07730

When: 12- ...

Is Your Family Ready for a Safer Summer 2022? May is National Water Safety Awareness Month

Do you have big plans for an amazing summer 2022 with your crew? Many families are really looking forward to a fun-filled summer with trips to the local pool, beach vacations and time spent relaxing with family and friends.  If you have plans to be in or around water with your family this summer, know that water safety must be top of mind. May is National Water Safety Awareness Month and ...

Support Kid’s Swim Lessons – Donate New Swimsuits to the YMCA

May 23, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: To ensure that all children are prepared for fun in the sun this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is asking for you to drop off brand-new swimsuits for youth size 5-12

The swimsuits can be placed in at Togetherhood bins in YMCA lobbies now thru June 15.

Host a Party!

Invite your friends to help out providing new swimsuits for the kids so they are ready for their ...

Monmouth Park Charity Fund, 17th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, Wows Them All, Raises Over $300K

Monmouth Park Charity Fund - Community Giving Since 1947. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -- The May 7, 2022 Monmouth Park Charity Fund 17th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, was once again a sold-out-success. Referred to by many supporters as "The Charity Event of the Year" the 2022's Derby Celebration went even beyond the expectations of many enthusiasts.

The event, ...

"Let Them Dream Big" at the Vogel in Red Bank. Support Community Youth Performing Artists, and Enjoy Entertainment by Special Guests. Reserve today for Sunday, May 22.

MAY 22 • 3PM

BUY TICKETS

Tickets: $35, $25 | Limit 8 tickets per mailing address

DOORS 2PM • SHOWTIME 3PM
The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Join the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation as they celebrate five years of connecting children to the performing arts.

Children Funded through the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids ...

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 DontShockMe.org. 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 ...

"Let Them Dream Big" at the Vogel in Red Bank. Support Community Youth Performing Artists, and Enjoy Entertainment by Special Guests. Reserve today for Sunday, May 22.

May 17, 2022

MAY 22 • 3PM

BUY TICKETS

Tickets: $35, $25 | Limit 8 tickets per mailing address

DOORS 2PM • SHOWTIME 3PM
The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Join the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation as they celebrate five years of connecting children to the performing arts.

Children Funded through the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids ...

Award-winning New Jersey Playwright Mike Sockol's Latest Work Promises A “Dangerous” Chemical Reaction

NEW JERSEY - Two would-be matchmakers think they have the discovered the secret for helping people fall in love, as long as it doesn’t kill them in the process.

The Villagers Theatre in Somerset, NJ will present a new romantic comedy by New Jersey playwright, Mike Sockol, In Danger of Falling in Love, in the Zaidi Black Box Theater for two weekends, with performances planned ...

SAVOR INDIA: A Cultural Success, Enjoyed by Hundreds in the Community.

Some of the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council Board Members and Executive Director Maggie O'Brien (second from the left), enjoying SAVOR INDIA at the MAC. 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: There was definitely a Taste of India at The Middletown Arts Center (MAC), on Saturday, May 7. A successful event, "SAVOR India" brought Indian culture, arts and entertainment, ...

Nominees Revealed for 17th Annual 2022 Basie Awards

Red Bank, NJ: Nominees have been revealed for the 2022 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high school theatre presented by Bank of America, taking place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

Tickets for this year’s presentation are on sale now through theBASIE.org, the Basie Center box office or via phone at ...

Luxury Residences at Denholtz Properties: Southbank at the Navesink - 50 Percent Sold Ahead of Q4 2022 Completion

May 14, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: Denholtz Properties, a vertically integrated commercial real estate investment and development company, announced the sale of the first five residences at Southbank at the Navesink, a four-story, ten-unit luxury waterfront condominium project located at 4 Boat Club Court bringing the project to 50 percent sold just seven months after breaking ground.

The project is slated for ...

Traditional Push-In: Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company #2 Hosts Official Ribbon Cutting and Festive Community Open House.

May 23, 2022

Holmdel's Fire Department issued this statement following the Fire Station Dedication and Engine 18-77 Wetdown Day: "Holmdel Fire Rescue would like to take this time to thank the committee who put this dedication together: Deputy Chief Nicholas Rybakowski, President Brian McGraw,Vice President Adam Korda, Captain David Farrell, Joann Farrell, FF Frank Trykowski. The event ...

Middletown Police Nab Cockapoo Thief!

UPDATED: MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Police have officially nabbed the Cockapoo thief. Now, according to unconfirmed reports, local police were summoned back to The Pet Shoppe in Middletown on Saturday, to investigate a report that possibly the same person that stole the female Cockapoo puppy on Thursday, was trying to return the puppy for the posted reward money. 

Mayor Tony ...

Vehicle Crash GSP South

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: TAPinto was on the scene at 7:55 a.m., on the Garden State Parkway South, where a motor vehicle accident had occurred. Traffic remains backed up between Holmdel's exit 114, and Lincroft/Red Bank exit 109. First responders were on the scene quickly. Please avoid area at this time if possible. This article will be updated as details come in.  

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 ...

Hearing Loss Among Young Adults is a Growing Concern, NJSHA Warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise.

During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or wearing earbuds for long periods of time for gaming and listening to music and ...

Mental Health Awareness Month - YMCA Offers Safe, Confidential Support

Red Bank, NJ: During Mental Health Awareness month in May, the Y welcomes all to learn about YMCA Counseling and Social Services, that help adults, children and families overcome difficult situations.

From behavioral conditions, substance use, traumatic loss, and suicide prevention – the YMCA is here 24/7 with safe, confidential support.

Laurie Goganzer, President and CEO of the YMCA ...

YMCA's Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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 ...

Does She Look Familiar? State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Human Remains

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 ...

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 ...

Middletown Township Garden Reservations Full.

May 6, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown residents on a first come first reserve basis, quickly secured all the gardening spots available through the Township. Due to an overwhelming response from gardening enthusiasts, the Middletown Community Garden officially Sold-Out! The Middletown Community Garden is located in Stevenson Park, a beautiful piece of preserved land off of West Front ...

GET PAST PLASTIC: Most progressive bag ban law in the country begins in NJ this week.

NEW JERSEY: The "Bag Up NJ" campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop. This means you can still use plastic bags but it's a BYOB situation: Bring Your Own Bag. Starting on May 4, stores will no longer be allowed to ...

Plant and Protect Trees in Honor of Arbor Day

April 29, 2022

Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and community. This special holiday was first celebrated in 1872. Arbor Day celebrations continue to recognize the important role trees play in our environment and more recently their impact on our mental and emotional well-being.

These long-lived members of our ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

TAPinto's ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

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

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

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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 DontShockMe.org. 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 ...

CNBA Hosts 12th Annual Luncheon at Trump National Golf Club.

April 25, 2022

Colts Neck's famous "Breakfast Club" plus one!  ;-)

COLTS NECK, NJ: Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA), hosted a successful and well attended, 12th Annual Luncheon. The event reunited over 200 local leaders in business, nonprofits, government and community. For many it was the first in-person event they attended, in some time. 

The luncheon was ...

Support Kid’s Swim Lessons – Donate New Swimsuits to the YMCA

May 23, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: To ensure that all children are prepared for fun in the sun this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is asking for you to drop off brand-new swimsuits for youth size 5-12

The swimsuits can be placed in at Togetherhood bins in YMCA lobbies now thru June 15.

Host a Party!

Invite your friends to help out providing new swimsuits for the kids so they are ready for their ...

Discover St. Thomas Aquinas at Summer Showcase

May 12, 2022

With summer just around the corner, that means it's also time to think about your high school plans for when summer is over.

So if you're still undecided about your high school home, we're certain that St. Thomas Aquinas High School's showcase event will make your choice easier. You'll have an opportunity to meet students, faculty, and coaches; tour the building; and ...

Obituaries

Jun 30, 1931 - May 15, 2022
June Bardel Menegus, 90, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 15. She was born to ...
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Feb 1, 1941 - May 15, 2022
Ernie Stass, 81, of Armonk, NY passed away on Sunday, May 15th. He was born in Pyrgos, Greece in ...
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Jun 11, 1930 - May 14, 2022
Frank Baglieri passed away on May 14, 2022, at the age of 91 in Brielle, NJ. In the days before his ...
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May 17, 1944 - May 16, 2022
Arthur Joseph Rescigno Jr., 77, of Marlboro, passed away peacefully late Monday ...
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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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