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Middletown North Wins Over Colts Neck

January 7, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: A close game for the Middletown North Lions as they come away with a win over the Colts Neck Cougars 51-45. Under Head Coach Kevin Spies, the Lions were able to come out on top of what was a nail biter against the Cougars and Coach Lou Piccola.

Middletown North played a great defensive game led by forward Tommy Giannone who had multiple blocks on the Cougars. While offensively, ...

Free COVID- 19 Tests: Log in Now While They Last. Ships End of Month

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Get your free test! Four to be exact. 
A nationwide rollout, albeit quite late, is on and there are simple ways to get an at-home COVID-19 test.

Effective Wednesday, the federal government website for free tests will begin accepting orders. 

Omicron had been raging lately but has seen a sharp drop in the last few days with a major reduction on the rate of ...

Good News: New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Continues To Go Down

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since the beginning of the month when it was 1.92 on January 1.  

Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. Trending numbers are moving the right way.

The State Department of ...

Good News: COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Rate of Transmission Down Again

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission has fallen again. That's the number that measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. Here's how the number is trending lower over the past four days.



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Monmouth County Reorganizes: Commissioner Sue Kiley Reappointed Deputy Director. Commissioner Tom Arnone Reappointed Director. Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley Officiates.

January 7, 2022

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Monmouth County Government held its Annual "Sine Die" and Reorganization Meeting January 6, at Brookdale Community College Arena, in Lincroft.

The event was held both in-person and virtually. The entire Monmouth County Commissioner Board was present in-person; Tom Arnone, Sue Kiley, Lillian Burry, Nick DiRocco and Ross F. Licitra. 

During the meeting ...

Brookdale Spring Semester Launches Toyota Technician Education College Support Elite Program

January 17, 2022

Lincroft, NJ - Brookdale Community College has announced the launch of the Toyota Technician Education College Support (TECS) Elite program, a focused automotive technology option now available for Spring Semester registration, that will prepare students for in-demand careers in the automotive industry.

This new program will prepare students to be certified technicians at Toyota and Lexus ...

Oak Hill Academy, K-8, invites you to January 29, Open House. Register Today.

Oak Hill Academy invites you and your family to attend their January 29, Open House. You can register here.

Oak Hill Academy is a co-educational private school located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1981 by current Headmaster and visionary, Mr. Joseph A. Pacelli. Oak Hill Academy is an independent Monmouth County school and is nonsectarian, and nonprofit for grades ...

Welcome to Healthcare Career Discussions With Brookdale Community College

The Community Healthcare Information Session--All are welcome to join a discussion about classes that lead to careers in healthcare.

Wednesday, January 19
6 pm
Via Zoom

Healthcare workers are in high demand so If you are looking for a career in healthcare, please join on-line via Zoom technology to learn about Brookdale's Healthcare Programs. During this information session ...

Middletown Schools Reorganize for 2022, Appoint Frank Capone President, Jacqueline Tobacco Vice President. Discuss Reducing Quarantine Period, Revisiting Calendar

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Board of Education reorganized for the year on January 5th. You can read the agenda HERE.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, the board held a Special Moment of Silence for Abby Dunn, a student in the High School South, Multiple Disabilities program. Sadly, Abby passed away on January 3 after a long battle with medical issues. "We extend our deepest ...

Celebrate the New Year With a Hike!

December 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, free and guided hiking events are offered in state parks across the U.S. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle. Due to COVID-19, many organized First Day Hikes in 2021 were canceled. In 2022, activities are scheduled to include traditional hikes, self-guided hikes and trail ...

Middletown Recreation 2022 Schedule is Now Available

January 5, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Recreation makes community, and community loves recreation! 

The Middletown Recreation 2022 Winter Brochure has fun winter activities at Poricy Park, weekly exercise classes at Croydon Hall, and more! Check it out online or pick it up at the Middletown Recreation offices located at Poricy Park. Register for all events at www.middletownnj.org/signup.

Traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 17, 2022

SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park is comprised of several buildings, and the Visitor Center museum contains multimedia ...

NO REGRETS: Professor Arthur Marshall Retires After 53-Year-Tenure at Brookdale Community College

“I came to Brookdale the morning after the moonwalk for my interview,” said Arthur E. Marshall, professor of Education at Brookdale Community College. “They were just taking the horses out of Barn A.”

Professor Marshall and President Dr. David Stout

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Professor Marshall started making a significant impact when he came to Brookdale in 1969. He ...

Red Bank and Old Bridge YMCA’s Hold Blood Drives. You can save a life, register today.

January 15, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: The ongoing pandemic has resulted in an urgent need for blood donations.

The YMCA continues to open its doors to host blood drives.

Advance registration is required:

To make a blood donation appointment at the Red Bank YMCA, click HERE.

To make a blood donation appointment at the Old Bridge YMCA, click HERE.

Give Blood and Save a Life!

 

Impact 100 Jersey Coast Co-Founders, Deirdre Spiropoulos and Heather Burke announce plans to pass leadership torch

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Founders of Impact 100 Jersey Coast, Deirdre Spiropoulos and Heather Burke have definitely made in an impact in the world of non-profits and charitable giving, in Monmouth County. The impact in fact now stands 400-women strong, granting $2 million to 18 local non-profits, in just six years. 

In 2015, the women brought a unique membership model of giving to ...

Local Fire Company Gives Generous Donation to Brookdale For Students With Disabilities, Honors Memory of T.J. Bruno

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - On December 20, the Little Silver Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (LSVFC) generously donated $16,326.00 to the Brookdale Community College Foundation T. J. Bruno Memorial Scholarship for students with disabilities. Tony and Claudia Bruno and family friends Eleanor and Roger Dolan formed the scholarship in memory of their son, who died in 1999 at age ...

Middletown: 'Project Mrs. Claus', sponsored by the Coconuts Kid Fit Foundation Brings Christmas Joy to Nearly 100 Local Children.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Project Mrs. Claus, sponsored by the Coconuts Kid Fit Foundation, a Middletown based organization, was able to fulfill hundreds of wishes to local families and children who are experiencing financial hardship during this holiday season. Project Mrs. Claus has been a Middletown tradition since 1994, granting thousands of wishes since then. 

Founder of Project Mrs. Claus, ...

Shared Services: Middletown to Continue Animal Control Services in Holmdel

January 14, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Following the trend of municipalities to foster agreements and shared services wherever possible, Middletown will continue to provide Holmdel with animal control services according to a resolution set for approval next Tuesday.

Middletown has provided such services since 2015. The proposed agreement is for three years at a cost of $21,372.50 per year. Shared services help ...

VIDEO: 'God Willing': Murphy calls to the Lord twice for legal permanence on abortions, Scharfenberger calls out killing

NEW JERSEY - In the end, the loudest voices for unborn children were the democrats who outvoted the republicans in the NJ Assembly and Senate on unfettered abortion.

With Republican leader Jon Bramnick a surprise abstention, and Middletown's Democratic Governor Murphy twice invoking God, Democrat legislators voted on Monday to permanently allow abortion access up ...

IRS reminder to many: Make final 2021 quarterly tax payment by Jan. 18; avoid surprise tax bill, possible penalty

The IRS urges taxpayers to check into their options to avoid being subject to estimated tax penalties, which apply when someone underpays their taxes. Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2021 can still avoid a surprise tax-time bill and possible penalty by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the Internal Revenue Service. The deadline for making a payment for the fourth ...

Middletown: Tragic Events Remind Residents of Critical Fire Safety

January 13, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Horrific fires in New York City and Philadelphia provide stark warnings for all of us. These cities are mourning the loss of dozens of lives, including men, women and children. 29 people lost their lives and 17 reportedly were children.

Adding to the tragedy are the freezing winter temperatures. Middletown is speaking out and working to ensure the safety of their ...

Traffic Jam: Truck Strikes Overpass on West Front Street

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A truck struck an overpass at West Front Street in Middletown. As of 11:20AM delays are expected. No further information was available.

VIDEO: Catalytic converter thieves on the prowl as vehicle theft, looting and car-part theft is on the rise. Take Hazlet PD's advice.

FOX 13 VIDEO ABOVE SHOWS AND LETS YOU HEAR WHAT A CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT LOOKS AND SOUNDS LIKE. 

HAZLET, NJ: Our local communities are being targeted for car theft, car smash and loots, like the recent car windows smashed out in Holmdel at Dearborn Farms in broad daylight, for looting, and now car part thefts are on the rise.

They became a national issue in ...

Welcome to Healthcare Career Discussions With Brookdale Community College

January 14, 2022

The Community Healthcare Information Session--All are welcome to join a discussion about classes that lead to careers in healthcare.

Wednesday, January 19
6 pm
Via Zoom

Healthcare workers are in high demand so If you are looking for a career in healthcare, please join on-line via Zoom technology to learn about Brookdale's Healthcare Programs. During this information session ...

YMCA Offers Great Deal – Buy Membership in January – Get February Free!

Red Bank, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is going to give you an incentive to keep you on track with your New Year’s Resolution to stay healthy.

Join in January and get February for FREE!

Membership Includes:

> No Joiner Fee or Contract

> Full Access to 3 State-of-the-Art Wellness Centers in Old Bridge, Red Bank & Freehold

> All Aqua & Group Fitness ...

Community Blood Drive Feb. 7, Register Today: IMA Urgent and Primary Care of Middletown Partners With American Red Cross for Blood Drive in Red Bank.

RED BANK, NJ: IMA Urgent Care & Primary Care of Middletown will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, February 7th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Tower Hill Church In Red Bank. Save the date for this important event as there is a desperate need for blood. According to the American Red Cross, the blood supply shortage is the worst it has been in over a ...

Nature's Vaccine: Omicron Called 'Nature's Vaccine' by Johns Hopkins Professor Dr. Marty Makary

NEW JERSEY —  Covid-19 whiplash is in full swing. Should you wear a double mask on a beach by yourself or go unmasked to a big party and dance the night away? Such is the irony of living in a Covid-19 world.

In New Jersey, a rash of mostly urban schools are now planning to go remote again while most in Monmouth County are staying open to in-person schooling. Does it make sense ...

VIDEO: 'God Willing': Murphy calls to the Lord twice for legal permanence on abortions, Scharfenberger calls out killing

January 11, 2022

NEW JERSEY - In the end, the loudest voices for unborn children were the democrats who outvoted the republicans in the NJ Assembly and Senate on unfettered abortion.

With Republican leader Jon Bramnick a surprise abstention, and Middletown's Democratic Governor Murphy twice invoking God, Democrat legislators voted on Monday to permanently allow abortion access up ...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to Middletown TAPinto Readers

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WHO ARE READING THIS THAT CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS CHRIST!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE! 

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!

CHEERS TO 2022! 

Middletown's Saint Mary, Mother of God Church will celebrate two in-car parking lot Christmas Masses. Come Home for Christmas at St. Mary's.

COME HOME TO SAINT MARY'S FOR CHRISTMAS: WATCH A BRIEF WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JEFF KEGLEY: 

 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Saint Mary, Mother of God Church in Middletown Father Jeff Kegley, Pastor of Saint Mary, Mother of God Church announced that in addition to scheduled in-door masses, the parish will celebrate two IN CAR PARKING LOT CHRISTMAS MASSES. Christmas Eve at ...

Tax Tip: How small business owners can deduct their home office from their taxes

January 18, 2022

The home office deduction allows qualified taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses when they file taxes. To claim the home office deduction on their 2021 tax return, taxpayers generally must exclusively and regularly use part of their home or a separate structure on their property as their primary place of business.

Here are some details about this deduction to help taxpayers determine if ...

A Gas Price War in the Middletown Area Saves Drivers Cash

HOLMDEL NJ -  Ever throw your money down a rathole?

When it comes to fueling up your vehicle, you may be doing it right now. When it comes to gas prices in the area, it's time to pay attention. Major price increases in gasoline has made for a more astute shopper. While Gas prices are all over the map, there is one company who has given prices a serious cut to earn your ...

Anti-Bullying Legislation Motivated by Death of 12-Year-Old Mallory Rose Grossman

January 17, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further under legislation signed into law this month, by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The legislation was championed for years by the parents of Mallory Grossman, a 12-year-old from Rockaway Township who died by suicide in 2017, after what Mallory's family ...

Time to Get Ready for the Big Bag Ban

January 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY: New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, 2022. 

The new law, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all stores and ...

Middletown Green Team: Christmas Tree Recycling Starts Next Week

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - What better way to keep the holiday spirit going by recycling your memory filled Christmas Tree at the end of the season? Let the tree live on in an environmentally friendly way by recycling.

 The Middletown Green Team provided a notice to the public that the south zone of town will have a pickup on January 15th and the north will have a pickup on January 22. You can ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Murphy Allocates Funding For School Security Systems in 60 School Districts, Locally Union Beach and Atlantic Highlands Boro.

NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems. In the Bayshore area the schools designated to received funding are Union Beach and Atlantic Highlants Boro, $28,000.00 and 20,000.00 respectively. 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

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

Now in New Jersey ...

VIDEO: Weeks After Giving Birth, Mom Dies of COVID-19; Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth.  Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time.  Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

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

VIDEO: Mom Dies from COVID-19 Weeks After Giving Birth, Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth. Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time. Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

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

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Happy New Year from TAPinto Middletown. Do you Know the History of Times Square NYE Ball?

January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!  

As we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022, we wish all of our TAPinto readers and their families, a  healthy and happy New Year!

New Year Trivia: Do you know the history of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball?

The first New Year’s Eve Ball lowering celebration atop One Times Square took place in 1907. This proud tradition has been ...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to Middletown TAPinto Readers

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WHO ARE READING THIS THAT CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS CHRIST!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE! 

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!

CHEERS TO 2022! 

Where’s Santa? NORAD Is Tracking His Trek Around the World and You Can Too!

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO — Santa Claus has begun his yuletide journey around the world — and the North American Aerospace Defense Command is already tracking his every move, including when he will be in Middletown!

Starting at 6 a.m. today, children and parents can call 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723), to find out Santa's whereabouts from a live phone operator or ...

Free COVID- 19 Tests: Log in Now While They Last. Ships End of Month

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Get your free test! Four to be exact. 
A nationwide rollout, albeit quite late, is on and there are simple ways to get an at-home COVID-19 test.

Effective Wednesday, the federal government website for free tests will begin accepting orders. 

Omicron had been raging lately but has seen a sharp drop in the last few days with a major reduction on the rate of ...

CareOne is Hiring!

January 5, 2022

It's a new year and time for a new career! Join CareOne for an opportunity to grow your career and change the lives of others. We are proud to have so many team members grow into leadership positions and help mentor their new employees.

To apply, visit our careers page

 

 

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May 2, 1942 - Jan 8, 2022
Anthony “Tony” Cusanelli, passed away suddenly at his home in Pompano Beach on Jan.
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Mario D. Crupi, 87, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at home in Holmdel, NJ. He was born in ...
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Donna Jean Morris, 64, of Freehold, passed away Monday morning at her home with her family at her ...
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Josephine R. “Josie K” Klein, 87 of Hazlet, died on Tuesday, January 4th. She was ...
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