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Some Disappointment; Plenty of Pride in RU Basketball

March 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be?

Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the outdoor white tent was buzzing with more than 100 fans glued to a large screen, as ...

No Shot: J&J Vaccine on Hold Due to Blood Clot Risk

April 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY - In an action that does nothing to help overcome 'vaccine hesitancy', a severe yet rare blood clot risk has stopped J&J's vaccine in its tracks until the matter is further reviewed.

"Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Gov. Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Reports Latest COVID Figures

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

NJ Gets Cleared to Hold Off on School Testing

April 10, 2021

Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger.

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In a bit of a surprise, the Murphy administration ...

Middletown: Team from Mater Dei Prep Headed to 2021 National Academic WorldQuest Competition

A team of high school students from Mater Dei Prep in Middletown along with teams from Biotechnology High School in Freehold and Cherokee High School in Marlton will represent New Jersey for the very first time at the 2021 Academic WorldQuest national competition, which will be held virtually this year on April 17.

The teams qualified to go to the national competition after the World ...

The Academy NJ: Middletown Woman Founder of a new year-round school for children with specific learning needs. Register now for April 10th Information Session.

The Academy NJ is all about enjoyable, colorful learning spaces where the child feels physically and emotionally comfortable. The kids have "movement breaks" after each learning period, where they walk, run, play 15 min of sports, go outside... and return to fun learning. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Bell Works brings so much to our community. Where else can you stop by for a business ...

Split Vote: Middletown Board of Education Approves Reduced Budget

Board Members Giaimo and Donlon Vote No

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A very lean budget is on tap for Middletown residents, based on the voting meeting of the board on March 23rd. The meeting video starts below at approximately 1:30. In the meeting, the administrative staff reviewed additional cuts they made to the budget.

"I wanted to update the board after last weeks' discussion on the ...

Catherine Baldini: Beloved teacher and counselor at Beers St. and Hazlet Middle School Remembered

April 10, 2021

LINCROFT, NJ - A beloved teacher and counselor for the Hazlet School District, passed away recently. Catherine R. Baldini was 67 years old and lived in Lincroft, New Jersey

According to her obituary: "Baldini passed away on April 5th, 2021. She was born on March 16th, 1954, to Michael and Josephine Shadiack where she lived in Paterson, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Joseph John ...

US Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Through Tuesday April 6, to Honor Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police

All US flags will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, April 6, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday.

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police, and left a fellow ...

A Saturday Read: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

April 10, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

Monmouth County is hosting free drive-thru rabies clinic.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ Monmouth County is hosting a free, drive-thru rabies clinic on April 24th. This is a DRIVE- THRU CLINIC- All owners and pets must remain in their vehicle until instructed to proceed to veterinarian area. Owners must be able to properly restrain their pet, otherwise services may be refused in the effort to maintain the safety of all.

Details are a available at ...

Easter Lilies are Lovely, but Lethal to Cats

NEW JERSEY — Although beautiful, especially during the Easter and spring seasons, lilies are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. All species — and parts — of the plant are considered toxic, including petals, stems, pollen and water in the vase. Even sniffing a lily can be dangerous.

Cats can suffer kidney damage from eating even a small portion of any ...

Keyport's 3BR Distillery Introduces New Spirit While Taking Patrons Back to the Past

March 24, 2021

KEYPORT, NJ – When you step into 3BR Distillery, you are immediately immersed in culture. Surrounded by a gigantic Persian rug, antique trinkets and the bar’s original mural inspired by the Berlin Wall, it feels like you have just traveled back in time to the Soviet Union in 1986. The distillery, which has a tasting room, is located at 7 Main St. in Keyport and was founded by twin ...

Belmar is Blossoming! Cherry Trees Create Canopy of Pink Over Memorial Row

April 15, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — Their beauty is fleeting, but well worth the wait. The cherry trees in Belmar’s memorial park on Main Street are in full bloom, bursting in delicate light pink blossoms that stretch for a block from 12th to 13th Avenues.

The flower-covered branches have created a canopy of pink over “Memorial Row” — home to several war monuments and benches honoring ...

Murphy Announces Revised COVID-19 Travel Guidelines.

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume travel ...

🦋 Love Always Wins: Celebrating 22 years of loving Beautiful Hannah Rose Duffy.

March 18, 2021

"Live with no regrets, Love with Compassion, Be Kind, and Never Ever Give up that Fighting Spirit..."

Above Photo: Hannah and her baby brother Robbie. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: March 18th, 2021, celebrates 22 years since the birth of forever 14, Hannah Duffy. According to Hannah's mom Susan Funck, Hannah was curious from her first moments, and her zest for life ...

Whale Learn About Whale Watching Tours on Seastreak - Presented by Red Bank's Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

April 14, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Whales were fairly plentiful off the Jersey coast from the 17th century to the early 19th century with Colonial settlers posting lookouts from Sandy Hook to Delaware Bay.  Once sighted, whalers would set off in small boats to harpoon and kill the mammal, tow it to shore, cut it up and boil the blubber down into oil. Whale oil was used principally as lamp fuel and for ...

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County – Play Pickleball !

RED BANK, NJ: One of the best games ever invented for the young, old and in the middle – Pickleball!

Take a tennis court, divide it in half, lay down new, tighter lines, slightly lower net, use a wood or composite racket and smack a wiffle ball back and forth to your opponents.

Fast, furious and fun!

Best of all, you can play at the numerous courts provided by the YMCA of ...

Hazlet Introduces New Program Honoring Hazlet's Heroes, inspired by Aumack Family Burying Ground.

Above photo: Hazlet file photo of local and county officials at Aumack Family Burying Ground. 

HAZLET, NJ – As a former Navy SEAL, Committeeman James “Skip” McKay has always had a deep gratitude for those serving in the armed forces. He is now transforming his appreciation into action by initiating Honoring Hazlet’s Heroes, a program that will commemorate ...

YMCA: Strong Swimmers are Confident Kids, Register Today.

RED BANK, NJ: One of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn is teaching them how to swim.

Learning to swim not only saves lives, it builds confidence.

To help keep your children safe this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County offers affordable swim lessons.

“When they learn to swim, you are able to see these glowing faces and they just want to go ...

American Civil War: Middletown Historian Gregory Acken Offers Links to the Past

April 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN – Scattered about the Bayshore, across Monmouth County and throughout the state of New Jersey is an abundance of tangible landmarks connecting us to the very beginnings of our country, and various other significant moments in time that rippled around the world.

Propped on the northern tip of Sandy Hook is the oldest operational lighthouse in the United States, which was ...

Entrepreneur Kevin Kelly, Living the Dream at His New Keyport Salon.

March 30, 2021

WATCH: Take a quick video tour of Kevin Kelly Salon in Keyport in this quick video: 


KEYPORT, NJ: Kevin Kelly has it. He has the passion it takes to be successful in business. At the very young age of 22-years-old, Kelly recently opened up Kevin Kelly Salon, at 362 Broadway, in Keyport, NJ.  It's not his first location though. He started out even ...

Local Artists Sponsor “Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break” a fundraiser April 30th-May 9th, 2021

April 15, 2021

RED BANK, NJ — In a compassionate effort to promote goodwill among the arts community and help feed hundreds of community members in need, more than 30 artists are sponsoring the second annual online mixed-media art auction, "Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break,” April 30th through May 9th, 2021.

These artists, among them legendary rock music and celebrity photographer Mark ...

March for the Babies: YMCA of Red Bank Teams Up with the Raritan Bay Ruckers and The Phoenix for Diapers and Essentials Drive.

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the Raritan Bay Ruckers and The Phoenix have joined forces to hold a Ruck March to help stock their baby pantry with essential items.

The Raritan Bay Ruckers is a group of people that like to strap on their rucks and put in some miles together offering ways to connect and engage.  To watch a short video on the Raritan Bay Ruckers, ...

YOU Can Be the Change: Volunteers Needed for Middletown Police Department Domestic Violence Response Team.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: You can be the change you want to see in the world by joining 180’s life-changing mission today. 180’s Volunteer Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide confidential support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police ...

Support Local Camp Sponsorships: YMCA Golf Annual Golf Tournament - Players and Sponsors Wanted

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County has announced its annual Spring Golf Tournament taking place on Monday, May 17 at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ.

The Y is asking for your help to enrich their children’s summer camp experiences by participating in the tournament as a player or sponsor.

All sponsorships include admission to reception, ...

WATCH: Actress and Co-Producer Heather Brittain O'Scanlon, Premieres Thriller Set in 70s New York at the 2021 Garden State Film Festival.

April 7, 2021

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Heather Brittain O’Scanlon spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her latest film, which premiered at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. O’Scanlon is the leading actress and co-producer of “Victim No. 6,” the latest production from SOS Productions.

In the film, a woman meets a random person at a New York bar, ...

Booming NJ Film Industry Showcased at 19th Annual Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with David W. Schoner, Jr., Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at the 2021 Garden State Film Festival. 

Schoner, a board member of the festival, spoke about this year’s hybrid format necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we can look forward to in 2022 when the festival celebrates its 20th ...

Daniel Baldwin on Directing Documentary "My Promise To PJ" at 2021 Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Daniel Baldwin, an American actor, director, and producer, discussed his documentary "My Promise to PJ" at the Garden State Film Festival. The documentary focuses on the aftermath of the drug overdose of PJ Raynor, the son of long-time family friend Barbara Jean, and the effects addiction has on families and friends.

Because Barbara knew Daniel since he was four ...

People should check Get My Payment for status of third EIP and watch their mail

March 29, 2021

The IRS continues to issue the third round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible individuals, with payments being issued as a direct deposit or by mail as a paper check or prepaid EIP debit card. No action is needed by most eligible people to receive a third Economic Impact Payment automatically.

Check Get My Payment to see if a third payment is scheduled
People can check to see if the ...

"Heartbreaking Lack of Empathy": Senator O'Scanlon Calls out Murphy Administration for Broken Unemployment During Hearing

"My staff, after helping people numbering not dozens or hundreds, but thousands – along with Assemblyman Scharfenberger’s staff that helped hundreds more from our district – is worn out physically & emotionally from this tragedy and deserve a special round of thanks for going above and beyond during this past year and will still today and tomorrow and for months to ...

More Economic Impact Payments set for disbursement in coming days; taxpayers should watch mail for paper checks, debit cards

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced the next batch of Economic Impact Payments will be issued to taxpayers this week, with many of these coming by paper check or prepaid debit card.

For taxpayers receiving direct deposit, this batch of payments began processing on Friday and will have an official pay date of Wednesday, March 24, with some people seeing these in their ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

April 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

VIDEO: Republican Candidate for Governor Phil Rizzo Said Catholics are in ‘Bondage to Religion'

April 12, 2021

"I don't know if these people have ever heard the gospel. Not only are they in bondage to their sin but they are in bondage to religion." Phil Rizzo 2011 Video on Catholics.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - According to the Pew Research Center, religion of all types remains a major force in New Jersey communities. Christianity dominates and Catholics are a major part of ...

Hazlet's Solomeno and Little Silver's O'Scanlon Set to Go Head to Head for New Jersey State Senate in LD13

HOLMDEL, NJ - Fair Haven was the new campaign launch site for Monmouth County Democrats on Saturday, March 20th as the competing tickets for LD13 Senate and Assembly are now in full view for voters to review.

The county conventions are over and the party choices have been made.

On the Monmouth Republican side, Senator Declan O'Scanlon has two running ...

Serena DiMaso Loses; Lashes Out After Holmdel and Assembly District Defeat

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden said , "It was a great night for the Monmouth County Republican organization with strong turnout from all of our members. We thank all the candidates for participating and congratulate the winners. We will have a strong and historic ticket going into this year‘s election, which includes 6 women for county and state offices. 
The ...

Trauma Helicopter Sent to Middletown Wreck, 30 Year Old Woman Injured

April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:16 p.m. a three-car crash occurred at the intersection of State Route 35 and Crestview Drive in Middletown, said police. A woman, 30 years of age, was seriously injured, requiring a medical evacuation helicopter. According to reports, she was transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center with unknown injuries.

If you have any details ...

Holmdel and Hazlet First Aid Squads: Coordinated Efforts Helps Save Lives

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company #2 shared its appreciation for teamwork during a recent call at the busy and often dangerous intersection of Laurel Avenue and Route 35. With business entrances and exits so close to the intersection, there are many close calls and, on occasion, accidents.

"At 10am, Wednesday morning, Holmdel First Aid Squad responded to the intersection ...

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Route 35 in Middletown is Identified.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - According to the Middletown Police Department, the pedestrian killed as the result of being struck by a car, at the intersection of Route 35 and Navesink River Road Tuesday evening, has been identified as William McAvoy, 62.

McAvoy, a Middletown resident, died after being struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Route 35, according to Middletown PD. 

Police ...

Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts During the Pandemic

April 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll the pandemic is having, COVID is having a serious impact on mental ...

How Isolation Can Affect Cognitive Function

Since the start of the pandemic, many people are now working from home, caring for children, learning online and having reduced contact with extended family and friends. This social isolation and lack of stimulation can cause significant stress, leading to depression and problems with cognitive functioning. But the good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent and treat these ...

Samra Family of Physicians Dedicated to Community, Bring Highly Advanced Surgical Procedures Local.

An interview with Dr. Fares Samra and his father; Dr. Said Samra.

Samra Plastic Surgery. Left to right: Dr. Salem Samra, Dr. Fares Samra, Dr. Said Samra, Dr. Munjal P Patel, Dr. Asaad Samra. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Chances are that if you live in or around the Holmdel community, you know one or more of the Samra's.  The father and mother and 3 of their 4 sons, are ...

Experts at Rutgers Addressing the Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health, Risk for Suicide.

 Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide.

These most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths by suicide annually in 2018—represented the latest in an ongoing trend of significant increases in the ...

Roll Back the Stone and Awaken Me on Easter Sunday.

April 4, 2021

An Easter Poem 

Awaken Me  

Risen One,

come, meet me

in the garden of my life.

Lure me into elation.

Revive my silent hope.

Coax my dormant dreams.

Raise up my neglected gratitude.

Entice my tired enthusiasm.

Give life to my faltering relationships.

Roll back the stone of my indifference.

Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life.

Impart ...

Monmouth County Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

April 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long ...

VIDEO: No April Fooling! Chick-fil-A is Open Near You! Grand Opening Celebrated With Ribbon Cutting.


HAZLET, NJ: April 1, Chick-fil-A, officially opened its 48th location in New Jersey, and that's no April fool's joke! Thousands of cars lined up throughout the day, to enjoy delicious chicken! 

The mouthwatering moment so many locals have been waiting for is happening now! Chick-fil-A Hazlet is open from 6:30 a.m. (yes they serve breakfast ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

Middletown Man, Formerly a Fanwood Resident ,Charged with Possession of Child Sexual Imagery ; Court Appearance Scheduled for April 7.

March 30, 2021

NEW JERSEY:  A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday. 

Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. 

An investigation into Poutre’s ...

Reversed: Parents Must Now Be Notified of Minor Children's First-Time Marijuana, Alcohol Offenses

Changes to NJ Law Do Not Address Possible Criminal Implications for Police in Conducting Vehicle Searches

TRENTON, NJ — Parents will be notified the first time their underage children are found in possession of marijuana or alcohol, under a change in New Jersey’s new recreational marijuana law.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on March 26 a bill that requires police to provide a ...

Salad Bars Back on the Menu at Grocery Stores, Other Food Retailers in New Jersey

April 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY  — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.

But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience stores and bodegas, they are still prohibited at restaurants and ...

BoonDocks 2-Go – Best Fresh Fish Take Out and Outdoor Dining. Can you say, "Lobster Grilled Cheese Please"?

Publisher's note: TAPinto is proud to announce Boondocks 2 Go as our new marketing partner and sponsor of daily TAPinto news.  Local business advertisers and sponsors stimulate our local economy, provide employment opportunities and keep our community strong

RED BANK, NJ: You’ve got the best of both worlds; BoonDocks To-Go located at 78 Bridge Ave., directly ...

Middletown Mini Grant Clean Communities Program in Recognition of Earth Month to Benefit Non-Profit Groups and Community.

April 8, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – It's always great when one good deed can set off a chain of good events. In recognition of Earth Month, Middletown Township is set to launch its Mini Grant Clean Communities Program. This program will provide local non-profits the opportunity to receive a $500 grant to remove litter from an area in town that has been identified as needing spruced up.

So, the ...

🌸Care for Spring Flowering Bulbs.

April 5, 2021

Bright yellow daffodils, colorful tulips and fragrant hyacinths brighten our spring gardens. Give them the care they need to extend their spring display and keep them coming back for years.

Hybrid tulips and hyacinths are short-lived stars of the spring garden. They bloom profusely the first spring, but the number of flowers decline each year. You may want to treat these like annuals, ...

Early Spring Care for Your Lawn

Now is the time to take a walk around the yard, check the lawn for damage and provide a bit of early spring care to help it recover from winter.

Use a leaf rake to lightly lift and separate the matted grass blades. This helps speed drying, increase airflow, and reduce the risk of pink and gray snow mold developing and damaging your lawn. 

These fungal diseases are most common when ...

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Red Bank RiverCenter – Wedding Walk 2021

March 20, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: Spring is in the air and means the RiverCenter will be kicking off their Red Bank Wedding Walk beginning Sunday, March 21 and runs through Friday, April 30.

As with all events, this year will be a little different, but the goal is the same: to introduce brides, grooms and their families to the fantastic Red Bank-based businesses that can help make your wedding daydreams a ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, April 15, 7:00 PM


Landmarks Commission Meeting



Mon, April 19, 6:00 PM, Middletown

"Green Your Life"- Save Money, Save the Planet

Green Home & Garden

Monmouth Republican Ticket: O’Scanlon, Scharfenberger and Flynn File Petitions

April 6, 2021

"Petitions for the upcoming State Primary are in - excited to be hitting the campaign trail with Declan J. O'Scanlon Jr. and Gerry Scharfenberger to have the opportunity to represent Monmouth County in Trenton!" 
Vicky Flynn, Esq. 


April 10, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented levels of grief and upheaval to our communities. These extraordinary times have created a confluence of factors which have placed tremendous amounts of both financial and emotion stress on everyone. Often, such burdens have meant that too many families have had to say goodbye to loved ones sooner, more often, and unexpectedly. With these sudden expenses ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...

TAPinto Franchise Case Study: Bobbie Peer, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bobbie Peer has established herself as a power house marketer for local businesses in western Union County. 

The Berkeley Heights resident, who started with TAPinto back in 2013 as part of the company’s expansion efforts, has morphed into a three-site franchise owner with hopes of continued growth in the future.

“I was looking for a career that involved ...

Local Artists Sponsor “Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break” a fundraiser April 30th-May 9th, 2021

April 15, 2021

RED BANK, NJ — In a compassionate effort to promote goodwill among the arts community and help feed hundreds of community members in need, more than 30 artists are sponsoring the second annual online mixed-media art auction, "Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break,” April 30th through May 9th, 2021.

These artists, among them legendary rock music and celebrity photographer Mark ...

VNA Offering Vaccination Appointments to New Jersey Cancer Patients, Collaboration will provide vaccine opportunity for Memorial Sloan Kettering patients who reside in New Jersey

April 14, 2021

Asbury Park, NJ (April  13, 2021)-The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (VNACJ-CHC) is collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to administer a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible MSK patients over the course of the next few weeks, Christopher Rinn, CEO of VNACJ-CHC announced.

"The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers is ...

COVID-19 vaccine to be offered to township residents ages 60 and older in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNACJ) Community Health Center are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Township residents ages 60 and older. The Township is scheduling pre-registration appointments - no vaccines will be given at this appointment.  

In order to sign up for a pre-registration appointment, please ...

Sports Management Added to the Curriculum at Brookdale Community College

Sports Management Added to the Curriculum at Brookdale Community College

Monmouth County, NJ  - Brookdale Community College is introducing Sports Management to the fall curriculum as an elective for Business, and Hospitality Management Degrees. Students will explore sports organizations and professions in the field and understand the management of the sports industry and sports ...


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