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Alumni Invited: Middletown Turkey Soccer Shootout on November 17th

November 13, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - What town doesn't love an old fashioned rivalry. That's planned in Middletown between Middletown North and South. The program announced by Middletown Recreation includes a Kickoff to the Thanksgiving Holiday with an alumni game where former players are invited to attend. Any interested player should email .

According to Middletown ...

Middletown North Girls Soccer Continues its Magical Ride with a Sectional Title

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - You can use many words to describe this fall for the Middletown High School North girls soccer team.


Magical, unbelievable, amazing, historical, the list goes on.


On Friday afternoon in front of their hometown faithful, the No. 1 seeded Lions accomplished what only one other team in program history has done in winning a sectional championship, beating ...

Middletown North Girls Soccer Makes History Rolling to the Finals

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - A trip to the the finals of the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 Tournament, check!

Winning a single-season program record 20 games, check!

Those were the two accomplishments the No. 1 seeded Middletown High School North girls soccer team achieved on Tuesday afternoon in its 2-0 win over No. 4 West Morris.

“The girls went out there and got the job ...

Middletown Guyz Debut at Home First: Reserve for Showing of 'Gone for the Weekend' a Film Produced in Middletown by Troy Burbank Film and Leonardo Boyz Production

November 18, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  Troy Burbank and Andrew Bane, partners in Leonardo Boyz Production, both possess that 'fire in the belly' to create something big. So with a script written by Burbank, together they teamed up with like-minded talented folks and made it happen.  The A-Team includes local guyz; Danny Sanchez, Mark Weiss, Robert Ruvolo, Brad ...

Monmouth Film Festival – Free Event to Review Film Production Tools

RED BANK, NJ - Join 1SourceVideo & The Monmouth Film Festival under the studio lights for an incredible evening of connecting with film industry professionals and getting hands-on with groundbreaking production tech from leading brands including Blackmagic Design, Fujifilm, IndiPRO Tools, HIVE Lighting, Outsight Lighting, AIDA, Videon, Rekeen, and more.

When: Thursday, November ...

Beacon Fine Arts Gallery – Upcoming Exhibition November 9th & 10th

RED BANK, NJ - “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”  Thomas Merton.

David Griswold, the Owner of Beacon Fine Arts lives in a world of art and beauty.

We should all be so lucky.

This eclectic gallery opened in 1999 and located on Monmouth Street, specializes in original art and sculpture from international and national contemporary ...

Who Won? Download the APP for iPhone and Android to Stay in the Know in Monmouth

November 6, 2018

MONMOUTH, NJ -  The big question after an election is who won?

For so many of us, the answer is either in waiting for the paper the next day, websites,  text messages or Facebook. Perhaps an old-fashioned phone. There is another, easy way in Monmouth County. Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon encourages Monmouth County residents to download their mobile elections app, ...

Advisory: Middletown Train Station/Church Street Detour will Begin Thursday

November 15, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - Beginning Thursday, November 15th and continuing through Tuesday, November 20th, Church Street will be closed due to grade crossing work.

The work is anticipated to begin after the AM peak service on Thursday.

The road is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, November 21st (weather permitting).

During this time, vehicles traveling in and out of the parking lots near the ...

Hazlet Movie Theater Evacuated: Fire Alarm Activation

HAZLET, NJ - The Hazlet Movie Theater Cinemark had a bit of a surprise in store as it ordered an evacuation of the building at about 9:45PM. A moviegoer on the scene told TAPinto that "strobe lights went off with an announcement that we had to exit immediately. We don't know why but went straight out to the car. There are hundreds of people outside."

First responders ...

Overturned Auto in Woods with Entrapment at Exit 114 Holmdel/Middletown

Holmdel/Middletown, NJ - An overturned car with entrapment is reported at 9:40pm on the Garden State Pkwy by exit 114 EMS officer on scene reports confirmed entrapment into the woods and a request for chain saws on arrival with a medevac to land at the scene.

10:20PM UPDATE: Medevac cancelled. Two lanes were shut down per State Police. Extrication completed with EMS en route to ...

Turkey Soccer Shootout Event Scores in Middletown

November 18, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A good time was had by all at the Middletown Recreation event 'Turkey Soccer Shootout' and food drive held on Saturday at Croyden Hall at 10AM.

"Think you've got the best Penalty Kick in town?" they said,  "Put it to the test at the Soccer Turkey Shoot Out & Food Drive."

Each player lined up and took 5 shots on the ...

Red Bank Classic 5K Returns for 2019

The Red Bank Business Alliance and Red Bank RiverCenter are pleased to announce the Red Bank Classic 5K will be returning to downtown Red Bank on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Race organizers encourage all in the community to register for a day of fun and healthy activities.

Runners can save by taking advantage of early bird Thanksgiving weekend registration fees - $25 for the 5K and $12 for the ...

Making the Grade: Leapfrog Safety Grade Awards an 'A' in 2018 for Hackensack Meridian Health's Riverview and Bayshore Medical Centers

HOLMDEL, NJ - Local Hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health system have some great news to share - they just got an 'A' from one of the leading scorecards on hospital safety, The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group assessed more than 2,600 hospitals across the country. Their ratings for Riverview and Bayshore are the highest rating possible.

According to the ...

Bayshore Area 'Shore Cuts' Hair Salon Celebrates Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, Offers Discounts to Veterans and First Responders

November 17, 2018

BAYSHORE AREA: The Bayshore has a new hair salon called 'Shore Cuts'. It's in the location of the former salon called 'Carol's Shore Cuts,'  located at 637 Palmer Avenue, in Hazlet. The new owners Lori Wenzel and Jeannine Martinelli previously both worked together at a salon in Holmdel, and decided to open up their own shop together. Martinelli says, ...

Grocery Price War in Monmouth? Lidl Launches Major Push in Holmdel Area with Acquisition of All Best Market Stores

Strategic 27-Store Acquisition Builds on East Coast Expansion

HOLMDEL, NJ  – Lidl US and Best Market today announced an agreement in which Lidl will acquire 27 Best Market stores in New York and New Jersey. This will include the Holmdel location which will be converted to a Lidl store. This is in addition to the Lidl store opening shortly in Hazlet.

The move ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

RED BANK, NJ - The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New ...

School Warning Bells: Suicide Now the Second Leading Cause of Death for Ages 10 to 18

November 18, 2018

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - The chill many feel isn't from the recent snowstorm. It's the glaring statistics on suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18. The number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or suicidal has risen.

Experts say, however, that suicide is preventable and for those ...

Saint John Vianney Participates in the National Letter of Intent Signing Day

HOLMDEL, NJ - In the classic tradition, Saint John Vianney High School participated in the NCAA Letter of Intent Signing Day. Saint John Vianney has twelve SJVHS student-athletes who signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletics in college on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the SJVHS Main Gymnasium. According to information provided by SJV:


Erica ...

VIDEO - Want Yourself (or Your Kids) to be More Successful?  Learn a New Language

RED BANK, NJ – When I arrived early at The Language School to take some pictures of the young students that were due to arrive any minute, all was quiet.

That didn’t last long.

They came flying in with all the energy and enthusiasm that five and six year olds have; happy, motivated and ready to participate in their language class.

Take a look at the VIDEO and see ...

VIDEO - Know a Veteran? Thank Them for Your Freedom

November 11, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11th, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.

Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to ...

Kindness on Cue as Flash Mob Decends on Red Bank

World Wide Flash Mob Dance Promotes KINDNESS with Kick Cancer Overboard by Sending a Family on a Cruise! 

Red Bank, NJ…Dancers and spectators took to the streets of Red Bank on November 11th to promote KINDNESS during World Kindness Week, uniting with over 120 cities, 50 countries and 20,000 participants worldwide.  Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization on a ...

Bring Your Children to the Mama Bear's Play Cafe in Holmdel to Support Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness

Come out to Mama Bear’s Play Cafe on Saturday, November 24th, to support Team Vienna 4 SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) Awareness in memory of Vienna, a healthy, 2 year-old Holmdel child who died in her sleep on Nov 12, 2017. There will be two separate character events. The first event will be from 3pm – 5pm and will feature a PJ Masks character. The second event will be ...

Growing in Faith: Parking Lot Improvements Approved for St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Holmdel

November 18, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel community is comprised of approximately 17,000 residents within about 18 square miles. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all call Holmdel their home. One of many reason folks move to Holmdel is proximity to religious institutions. A recent zoning board application heard on November 7th  reflected ...

Port Monmouth Fire Company Service Awards Dinner

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Port Monmouth Fire Company held a Service Awards Dinner on Friday, November 9th at the Shore Casino to honor members who have hit certain volunteer service milestones, as well as recognize the efforts of the Ladies Auxiliary. Township Committeewoman Pat Snell stopped by the dinner to congratulate the award recipients. 

This year's Service Award recipients are ...

Archives and History Day Winners: County Clerk Honors Three High School Students

MONMOUTH, NJ – It was a day to celebrate at the County Clerk’s 23rd Annual Archives and History Day. Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon honored the First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the 2nd Annual High School Archives and History Day Photography Contest. 

According to information released by the County Clerk, all high school students who reside or ...

Former Kenilworth School Superintendent Pleads Guilty to One Charge, Prosecutors Flush Two Others

October 24, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ –  Former Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini pled guilty to defecating under the bleachers at the Holmdel High School athletic fields.

A pool video from News 12 can be viewed here:

The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

Congressman Smith Advocates for Mental Health Care in Wake of Cyber-Harrassment Guilty Plea

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 43-year old Plainfield man has admitted to posting threatening messages online against U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

DeReal Finklin pleaded guilty on October 19 to one count of fourth-degree cyberharassment before Superior Court Judge Richard W. English on Friday, October 19. Finklin made comments on his ...

Prosecutor: Driver Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU student from Colts Neck

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Growing in Faith: Parking Lot Improvements Approved for St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Holmdel

November 18, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel community is comprised of approximately 17,000 residents within about 18 square miles. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all call Holmdel their home. One of many reason folks move to Holmdel is proximity to religious institutions. A recent zoning board application heard on November 7th  reflected ...

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2018 'Best Practices Checklist': Providing New Jersey Municipalities with a Sound Management Tool

November 17, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ : Are you interested or involved in local government? The New Jersey Division of Local Government Services designs a checklist that reviews a wide range of municipal operations each year. It's a great way for elected officials and citizens to stay informed. This state mandated document is called the "Best Practices Checklist" and applies to ...

Buy-Rite Super Sampler raised $30,000 with a successful tasting of over 500 wines, craft beers and spirits at Eagle Oaks Golf Club

November 18, 2018

Sarala Bathena Foundation and Buy-Rite hosted their 12th Annual Super Sampler, a fundraiser that offered a tasting of over 500 wines, craft beers and spirits.  Over 380 guests attended the event at Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale, NJ on November 10, 2018.  Guests enjoyed music, entertainment and buffet dinner served by Eagle Oaks while they had the chance to sample ...

National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey Honors Collier Youth Services’ Maureen Kale as Public Citizen of the Year

Accolade recognizes Kale’s leadership of the Collier Residential Program

WICKATUNK, NJ – Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that provides educational, residential, and recreational programs to young people in need, is proud to announce that Maureen Kale has earned a prestigious award from the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; networkwith ...


May 9, 1930 - Oct 7, 2018
Betty DeFelice, 88, of Holmdel passed away on October 7th, 2018 at Bayshore Community Hospital in ...
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