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Sports Trivia: The 'Handshake for the Century' Happened in New Jersey

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- It's been called "The Handshake of the Century," and it took place 75 years ago in Jersey City when the Dodgers farm team visited the Jersey City Giants at Roosevelt Stadium. 

The event occurred on April 18, 1946, when Jackie Robinson, playing for the Montreal Royals, hit his first professional home run. Awaiting him at home plate was George ...

Twitter Temporarily Bans Middletown’s Senator Declan O’Scanlon

July 17, 2021

Cancel culture is knocking on the door of Trenton politicians.

HOLMDEL, NJ - Calls for breaking up big technology companies amid widespread censorship claims may grow louder in the 13th District as their New Jersey Senator Declan O'Scanlon just had his voice silenced. Specifically, Twitter didn't like a tweet of his on vaccine mandates. So they cut him off.

New Jersey ...

Lost Your Vaccine Card? Here's How to Get a Copy of Your Records

TRENTON, NJ — Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? New Jersey residents can obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of Health.

Although the state Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your ...

NJ’s Public Health Emergency Is Officially Over, But What COVID-19 Restrictions Remain?

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s public health emergency officially ended on July 4 — 30 days after Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that allowed for most of his executive orders to expire. However, certain coronavirus restrictions remain in place.

Here’s a rundown of those COVID-19 rules, based on information provided by the governor’s office:

While ...

Go to the Monmouth Fair: Huge Crowds Enjoying the Many Rides and Events

July 24, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - It would be an understatement to say a great time was had as is being had by all for those who have gone to the Monmouth County Fair.

On Friday, spectacular weather provided the fairgrounds location a full house of visitors, food vendors demonstrators and exhibitors for products and services that are used by families and municipalities and agencies across the ...

New Jersey Earns 2021's 3rd Best School System in the Country: WalletHub Study

July 26, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in America, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Middletown Board of Education meetings will return to normal routine. Summer enrichment programs popular, many on waiting lists.

Middletown Township, NJ:  During the July 21, board of educaton meeting, the community members heard about the Middletown Board of Education’s proposal to return their public meetings to the way it was before COVID-19 pandemic (meaning everything and everyone attending in person except for a livestream with no remote call-ins).

The Board proposal, announced at the meeting (held at ...

Monmouth County's Daniella Appolonia, author of 'I am Daphne' is Making Waves

" 'I Am Daphne' is an inspiring book for anyone who has ever felt less than, and encourages children (and adults!) to embrace what makes them unique, through harnessing the power that lies within. " Author, Daniella Appolonia. 

Photo above: Daniella Appolonia, holding her book "I Am Daphne", with CNBA board members at July meeting. 


Holmdel Chamber of Commerce to Host Co-Founder of Booskerdoo; Amelia Caverly, and Monmouth County Clerk; Christine Giordano Hanlon

July 23, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: Join in-person business networking at Bell Works, Tuesday, July 27, at 9am. The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce will host ChamberCast, a video podcast streamed live, AND includes an interactive in-person live audience.  The podcast special guests for Tuesday, July 27 are; Co-founder and president of Booskerdoo Coffee, Amelia Caverly and Monmouth County Clerk; Christine ...

Jersey Shore: Belmar Beachfront Turns into Sea of Creativity for 34th Annual Sandcastle Contest

July 15, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — There were quite a few interesting characters on Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach Wednesday.

Bruce, the fish-friendly shark, was watching the waves come in with Nemo tucked under his fin. Another great white was eating a pork, egg and cheese sandwich for an early lunch. A fire-breathing sea dragon was letting off some steam, and Mickey Mouse was catching some rays between ...

Calling all amateur paleontologists! You Are Welcome to dig up Some Middletown History

July 5, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: A guided fossil hunt is planned for July 14, from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, at Middletown's Poricy Park Fossil Beds, located at 1083 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown. The cost per person is $5.00. The event is hosted by the Middletown Department of Recreation. Sign Up Now!

The guided fossil hunt is open to everyone! So c'mon and dig up some Middletown History at ...

Bayshore Heroes: Hazlet Police Officers Honored, New Recruits Sworn In

July 21, 2021

HAZLET – Hundreds of residents, family members, law enforcement and rescue services officials gathered Tuesday at Veteran’s park to appoint two new officers to the Hazlet Township Police Department, and to celebrate others who went above and beyond the call of the duty to best serve their community.

“At a point in time where some try to catch police officers doing ...

Meet NJ Pageant Title Holders at 'Shop and Sip for a Cause' at The Gathering Shops in Bell Works, July 14.

July 14, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: Accomplished Women New Jersey America Pageant along with the Gathering Shops is hosting a Sip and Shop, today, Wednesday, July 14, from 1pm-6pm. A portion of the sales for today will go towards VictimsVoice, an organization helping people in unhealthy relationships document the accurate information to ultimately get protection, seek legal justice, and help ...

Middletown Lions Club Continues Legacy of Service to Community. Awards two Middletown Students Scholarships.

Middletown, N.J.  The Middletown Lions Club never paused during the pandemic with their support of the local community. The Lions Club regularly performs charitable good deeds and in 2020 created the Harvest of HOPE Community Outreach Initiative to help replenish food pantries in the area during the worst of the pandemic.  

They also secured assistance from other community ...

Frances Foundation 14th Daniel R. Shalloo Picnic and Softball Tournament, July 10. Honoring and Supporting Pediatric Cancer Families.


HOLMDEL, NJ: The Frances Foundation, based in Holmdel, NJ, is dedicated to helping local pediatric cancer families. You can be a part of something really great and the whole family is invited! Children are free!  Adults are a $35.

RESERVE FOR SUMMER CONCERT: An Evening to Benefit Monmouth Park Charity Fund. Enjoy Michael Ghegan, Quincy Mumford & David Alastre.

July 19, 2021


You are Invited to a Live Outdoor Concert at The Blu Grotto Biergarten, July 29th, 7PM

TICKETS NOW ON SALE . RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED. Proceeds to benefit local charities throughout Monmouth County! Support the Monmouth Park Charity Fund; a non-profit supporting local charities since 1946! 

Doors ...

Monmouth County Fair Opens July 21, Something for Everyone With Plenty of Attractions

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ— The 46th annual Monmouth County Fair will make its return on Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25 at the East Freehold Showgrounds.

After its cancellation last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will once again feature plenty for fairgoers to enjoy — from opening-night fireworks, amusement rides, carnival games and live entertainment to a ...

WATCH: Hazlet Pops First Performance at Veterans Park a Success



HAZLET, NJ: On a beautiful summer night where all you want to do is sit outside, what could be better than to have the opportunity to listen to a free band in your community? The Hazlet Pops, a community band in Hazlet, had their first performance at Veterans Park on the evening of Thursday, July 15th. 

“Out of all of the towns that I have worked in, none ...

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund Awards $1.3 Million in Grants Statewide, including Middletown's Monmouth Museum

NEW JERSEY: The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) has awarded $1.3 million in grants to more than 60 nonprofits across the state, as they work to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic. In Monmouth County, the following organizations were awarded: Asbury Park Arts Council, Asbury Park, Holiday Express, Eatontown, Allaire Village, Farmingdale, Monmouth County ...

Rep. Smith Pushing 'Passport Emergency Extension Act' to Tackle Backlog of Travel Docs

July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – New Jersey Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Albio Sires (NJ-8) have partnered up to tackle the enormous and growing backlog for renewed passports faced by Americans eager to travel.  If enacted, the Passport Emergency Extension Act of 2021 (H.R. 4615) will ensure American citizens are able to travel while the State Department addresses serious ...

Pot Ban Introduced: Holmdel follows Middletown, Colts Neck others to ban cannabis

HOLMDEL, NJ - After a short discussion at the July 13th Township Committee meeting, it was decided to ban pot completely in Holmdel.

An August deadline looms and two competing ordinances were listed on the agenda. One allowed growing of pot, the other banned it.

On one area, all elected officials agreed. They wanted a ban on retail cannabis in town. It was the growing that was ...

IRS: Monthly Child Tax Credit payments began

WASHINGTON —  Millions of American families have started receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes.

This first batch of advance monthly payments worth roughly $15 billion reached about 35 million families across the country. About 86% were sent by direct deposit.

The payments will continue ...

Middletown Welcomes Six New Police Officers.

July 26, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  At the Middletown Township Committee Meeting on Monday, July 19, Police Chief Craig Weber along with Deputy Chiefs; Robert Stefanski, John Kaiser, and Paul Bailey, welcomed six new officers.

Mayor Tony Perry officially swore them in and commented, "Congratulations to Robert Headden, Ryan Bruno, Shane Hosler, John Mania, Dominick Librie and Sean MacDonald! ...

Bayshore Heroes: Hazlet Police Officers Honored, New Recruits Sworn In

HAZLET – Hundreds of residents, family members, law enforcement and rescue services officials gathered Tuesday at Veteran’s park to appoint two new officers to the Hazlet Township Police Department, and to celebrate others who went above and beyond the call of the duty to best serve their community.

“At a point in time where some try to catch police officers doing ...

WATCH IT: Van Fire on Parkway Near Middletown Knocked Down by Firefighters

HOLMDEL/MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  Local firefighters made safety look easy Saturday morning as they quickly extinguished a van in flames. No injuries were reported. It appeared to be a white work van. Everyday heroes from a local fire department converged on the van fire at around 9:30AM. It was located in the shoulder of the southbound lanes on the GSP near exit 114 for ...

Middletown Municipal Alliance Partners with Hope for Children Foundation: 5K Fundraiser to Raise Awareness About Substance Use Disorders.

July 31, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Municipal Alliance (MMA) along with Hope for Children Foundation (HFCF) will host Middletown's first annual Overdose Awareness 5K . This community event is slated for Saturday, August 28th at Poricy Park.

TAPinto spoke with co-founder of Hope for Children Foundation, Marybeth Walz Pritzlaff, "We have an overdose epidemic in our ...

Monmouth ACTS to Celebrate August's Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Educational Events Planned.

“If breastfeeding did not already exist, someone who invented it today would deserve a dual Nobel Prize in medicine and economics” ~ Keith Hansen, World Bank (2016)

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership organized by the Monmouth County Commissioners to better serve the community, will ...

Holmdel's Bell Works Announces 72,000 Square Feet 'Campus' Offering New Flexible Workspace Options

July 26, 2021

HOLMDEL, N.J. — Need work space? Bell Works has it! Somerset Development today announced plans for a new 72,000 square feet work space called “Campus” at Bell Works. The space is set to open by the end of 2021.

According to Bell Works, Campus is a new workspace solution that will be catering to the growing number of medium-sized businesses and enterprises in search of ...

Calling on Employers for July 20th County Job Fair. Commissioners announce partnership with NJ Courts for JOBS Program.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: In a community effort, the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners have formed a partnership with the New Jersey Courts for the New Jersey Judiciary JOBS program. The Commissioners are asking employers with immediate job openings to participate in a job fair on Tuesday, July 20. In an environment where many companies and organizations are having great ...

Bell Works Hosts Successful Small Business Symposium, Co-Sponsored by The Connection Inc. and EIPA. Middletown Administrator Guest Speaker.

Middletown Township Administrator far right, Tony Mercantante, with Deputy Director Commissioner Sue Kiley and far left Bill Atkins of SCORE and Larry Murphy a SCORE mentor.

HOLMDEL, NJ - Knowledge, networking and the emergence of new and better days were on hand at the Small Business Symposium at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ recently. Nearly 150 people gathered on Thursday, ...

Bad Mix: Paul Camarda, 39, of Holmdel, pleads guilty to health care fraud

July 7, 2021

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Holmdel man admitted he conspired to defraud New Jersey county health benefits programs and conspired to engage in money laundering and obstruct justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Paul Camarda, 39, of Holmdel, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to a charge of one count of ...

Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Offers Free Coffee Day, July 20.

July 11, 2021

After 10 years, Booskerdoo still lives its original goal: “Bring Fresh Roasted Coffee and Bakery Deliciousness to all!”

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – It's Booskerdoo time! Save the date, July 20, for your free cup of brew at any Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. locations! The popular coffee roaster and bakery, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the third week ...

Citizens for Informed Land Use Video: Learning About Raising Chickens with Kim Casola

July 5, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - As they say, when you need to make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs. A video below shows you how to get those eggs in the first place - farm fresh! 

Citizens for Informed Land Use held a recent talk about raising chickens. CILU shows in the talk that they are more than land use from a zoning and planning perspective. They are about the actual use of the ...

Keep Mosquitos Away this Fourth of July: Mosquito Tips to Enjoy the Holiday

July 3, 2021

Dine, play, and enjoy your outdoor spaces more than ever this year by managing annoying and disease-spreading mosquitoes. Use a multifaceted approach to boost your enjoyment and help keep mosquitoes away.

Plan your outdoor activities when mosquitoes are less active. Females are the ones looking for a blood meal and are most active at dusk and dawn when looking for warmth and ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

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Activists Assemble at Governor Phil Murphy’s Middletown Mansion to Demand Funding for All Tax-Paying Essential Immigrant Workers

July 24, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Earlier this week at Governor Philip Murphy’s mansion, a large group of immigrant rights’ activists assembled to demand an infusion of $1 billion into the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund. Activists are petitioning the Governor to make a commitment to allocate additional funds to the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund by utilizing funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). View ...

Middletown Municipal Alliance Partners with Hope for Children Foundation: 5K Fundraiser to Raise Awareness About Substance Use Disorders.

July 31, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Municipal Alliance (MMA) along with Hope for Children Foundation (HFCF) will host Middletown's first annual Overdose Awareness 5K . This community event is slated for Saturday, August 28th at Poricy Park.

TAPinto spoke with co-founder of Hope for Children Foundation, Marybeth Walz Pritzlaff, "We have an overdose epidemic in our ...

Solomeno Earns Building Trades Support

July 23, 2021

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed Vincent Solomeno for State Senate. The council's unions, representing 150,000 tradesmen and women statewide, selected a bipartisan roster of 78 Democrats and 20 Republicans in New Jersey’s 40 Legislative Districts.

Solomeno is the only challenger to earn the council's ...

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation golf outing raises $475,000 to help create a Neuroscience Institute.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ –  Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation raised $475,000 at its golf outing held on Monday, July 12, at Deal Golf & Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. Funds raised from the event will support Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s continued growth, including the creation of a ...

NJEA Endorses Solomeno in District 13

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Vincent Solomeno, who is running for State Senate in the Thirteenth Legislative District, has been endorsed Wednesday by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The organization represents 200,000 public school teachers and support personnel statewide. 

“I’m honored to stand together with New Jersey’s teachers,” said Solomeno, a ...


Dec 13, 1941 - Jul 23, 2021
HOLMDEL, NJ: Robert A. Mariani passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, on ...
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Dec 13, 1950 - Jul 6, 2021
Fred Farina died peacefully at his home in Red Bank, NJ on Tuesday, July 6th at the age of ...
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Apr 13, 2000 - Jul 3, 2021
Spencer Earl Estes, a 2018 graduate of Millburn High School and a business psychology major at the ...
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Oct 20, 1943 - Jul 2, 2021
Anthony J. Gonzales Sr., 77, of Holmdel passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving ...
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Mar 19, 1930 - Jun 7, 2021
Josephine “Irene” Dochych, 91, of Holmdel, passed away Monday at home. Irene was ...
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Nov 3, 1955 - May 20, 2021
Frank Louis Torrone, 65, of Staten Island passed away on May 20th. Frank was born and raised on ...
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