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Softball: Metzger fans 13 in Second Straight Colts Neck Win over No. 10 St. John Vianney

May 6, 2021

COLTS NECK – Following a bottom half of the fifth inning in which Colts Neck scored twice to snap a tied score, Ava Metzger delivered the knockout punch when she struck out the side on 12 pitches, seizing the momentum her club needed to secure a 6-3 victory over divisional rival St. John Vianney.

The victory was the Cougars (6-0) second straight over the Lancers (4-3) – who entered ...

NJ YOUTH SOCCER HOSTS 4v4 CLUB FOUNDATION PROGRAM EVENT IN MIDDLETOWN

MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  New Jersey Youth Soccer recently held another round of its 4v4 Club Foundation Program at the Normandy Turf Field in Middletown. The NJYS 4v4 Club Foundation Program is designed to provide a fun hour of open play and friendly competition to 7U-8U boys and girls.

This event was made up of participants from Marlboro, World Elite, Millstone and Middletown Soccer Clubs. To ...

Softball Community Honors Middletown Teacher at Rick Unterstein Invitational

The Middletown high school softball community gathered at High School North on Saturday for the inaugural Rick Unterstein Invitational, a six-game event featuring some of the top programs in the Shore Conference competing in honor of the late Middletown educator and softball coach, who unexpectedly passed in 2019.

Prior to the Lions 12-0 victory over Red Bank Regional, the Middletown ...

Bye Bye Covid-19: Public Health Emergency Ending Say Guv

May 14, 2021

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month

TRENTON – As New Jersey continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and with state ...

NJ Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

WATCH: Over 3.5 Million Fully Vaccinated in New Jersey, Goal is 4.7 Million by June

HAZLET, NJ - The Governor's briefing is now live on YouTube at 1PM. See it here:

According to New Jersey, over 3.6 million residents are now fully vaccinated.

Kim Guadagno Reportedly Ousted by Non-Profit for Prohibited Political Activity

April 24, 2021

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Fulfill, I would like to thank Kim for her service.  We wish her the best in all future endeavors," Fulfill Board Chairman Lauren Holman said in a written statement.

NEPTUNE, NJ - According to multiple sources, Kim Guadagno was fired from Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean County for her recent political activity as well as grant ...

Volunteer as a School Board Member! Candidate Petition Information Released Friday

May 14, 2021

HAZLET, NJ - Have you ever considered serving as a volunteer on your local Board of Education? The deadline is coming.

During recent times, the challenge for school boards across the state and the country has been tremendous. One of the key ways to gauge the success of a community is by the success of the local school system. How did your school fare during the pandemic? Did they ...

Holmdel Township Committee won't share revenue windfall with Holmdel Schools; Mike Sockol calls them out

HOLMDEL, NJ - The re-imagined Bell Works continues to impress. The Block at Bell Works is open and vibrant while maintaining all safety protocols as New Jersey quickens the pace back to normal. Bell Works is open in person, offering a wide variety of great experiences for the community. Visit  Bell.Works for details. 

Through it all, the folks at Bell Works have also ...

🍅Bon Appétit: Middletown School District implements final phase of re-opening plan, includes controversial lunch time.

For the first time in over one year, Middletown students can eat lunch in school! 

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ: As New Jersey is lifting many pandemic restrictions, and the school year is wrapping up next month, the Middletown Township Public School District’s Administrative team has gone ahead with its proposal, first announced in a memo by Superintendent Mary Ellen Walker on April ...

Middletown Students make sure classmates are in the know about voting rights with help of League of Women's Voters' Program.

Community Leadership Shines With Middletown Students! 

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ:  Middletown High School South students and their teachers worked with the League of Women Voters (LWV) to present the history of enfranchisement in the United States of America. Five Middletown students Jessica Hoffmann, Scott Melski, Charlotte Parauda, Lillian Hardwick and Sophia Luna narrated the ...

💗Join Holmdel Community at 4th Annual Vienna's Day of International SUDC. Community to Gather for Memorial Bench Dedication at Cross Farm Park, May 15.

May 12, 2021

Vienna's mommy, brother and sister prepare for Saturday's Bench Dedication. They made a sibling hand print mold in the cement. Vienna's hand print was recreated using a mold made from her last hand print she made while creating a craft for her daddy. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Dr. Denise Wunderler, her husband, Dr. Michael Savino and their three children moved to Holmdel nearly three ...

Union Beach Teen, Ty Sauer, Found Dead in Virginia National Park

Luray, VA - Tragedy struck the Bayshore this week as 18-year-old Ty Sauer, a Union Beach, NJ resident (and Keyport High School graduate) was found dead in Shenandoah National Park.

Facebook and other outlets had hundreds of comments about the lost young man and prayers for his safe return.

Sadly, the search ended without hope. The details are not clear but may have involved ...

🔔Welcome to In-Person Business Networking at Bell Works! Holmdel ChamberCast Local Entrepreneur Line-Up Includes Linda Lautenberg, DonnaLyn Giegerich, Eugene DeMarco, Willy Sakoutis. Tuesday, April 27, 9am.

April 22, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: Join the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce back in-person networking and ChamberCast, a video podcast, reaching thousands of local businesses and community members! Be a part of the in-person, live audience and networking mix. Engage with the dynamic speaker panel! 

Event is Tuesday, April 27th, 9am sharp. The event is open to all local business folks and community members. Please ...

YMCA and SCAN Bringing Older Adults Together to Focus on Health and Wellness, on May 26.

May 2, 2021

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES:  It’s been a long and often lonely year for senior citizens. From losing family and friends to the coronavirus to enduring long periods of isolation, the pandemic has impacted older adults in unimaginable ways.

But as a wave of vaccinations among the country’s most vulnerable population has occurred, three organizations are reaching out to ...

NJ Tourism Stumbled Last Year During Coronavirus Crisis, Industry Ready for Strong 2021 Rebound.

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a ...

It Takes a Village: New Brew Honors, Helps Fund Journey of Loving Adoption for Source Brewing Team Member.

April 24, 2021

Source Supports Journey of Love, Donates Portion of Proceeds From New Beer. 

Above photo: Eric and Amy Dengelegi toast to soon welcoming their new baby girl. 

COLTS NECK, NJ: They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that love makes a family. Adopting a child is a beautiful expression of love. However, the adoption journey is often full of twists and turns, and in ...

☀️Fun Filled Summer Camp in Hazlet: Camp Coconuts 🥥 Offers Adventure Packed Days for Children and Young Teens.

April 25, 2021

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Camp Coconuts is the premier Monmouth County Summer Camp for kids ages 4-14.

Our beautiful campus situated in Hazlet New Jersey, at the Hazlet Twp Swim and Tennis Club offers four pools: a splash pool, a step pool for beginners, an Olympic size main pool and a diving tank. Additional amenities include a snack stand, shade pavilions, ...

Welcome to The Country Day School of Colts Neck Summer Camp Fun!

THE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF COLTS NECK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER CAMP AND THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR! ENROLL EARLY TO SECURE YOUR CHOICE OF DAYS.

COLTS NECK, NJ: Country Day School of Colts Neck (CDSCN) summer camp is an eight-week program that runs Monday through Friday. Half and full day schedules are offered to accommodate every family’s needs. Each week is designed with different ...

Design Your Own Sunglasses with Anywhere Vision

RED BANK, NJ: Heading on a well-deserved vacation or just getting ready for sunny days ahead?

Then it's a perfect time to create your own stylish look with custom sunglasses.  Whether you want prescription or plano lenses (non-prescription), Anywhere Vision has an impressive selection of frames and lenses, and as a concierge service, they come to you.

Licensed Optician Jerry ...

Brookdale Community College Brings Software Development Bootcamps to New Jersey

April 26, 2021

18-week part-time programs geared to the adult learner looking to transition into the tech industry

Lincroft, New Jersey - Software development claims its title as one of the most in-demand industries in 2021 and is projected to be the fastest growing occupation in this decade. The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at Brookdale Community College will offer part-time coding ...

Don't Miss Your Samra Plastic Surgery Savings! $500 Off Cosmetic Surgery, Now thru May 31st!

 Samra Plastic Surgery, located in Monmouth, Middlesex, and Union Counties, New Jersey, is a premier plastic surgery practice specializing in cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery.

For over 30 years, Samra Plastic Surgery has been providing outstanding surgical care to the community. Allowing no less than the highest standards of moral and intellectual excellence, our ...

🦋 Butterflies for Maddy: A Garden Fashion Show in Rumson, to Benefit Toxic Shock Awareness

May 11, 2021

RUMSON, NJ: Support a fundraiser in honor of Rumson's Maddy Massabni. Nineteen-year-old Maddy Massabni died tragically and suddenly, of toxic shock syndrome, in 2017. Today, her mom Dawn, brother Georgie, and many supporters are gathering to raise funds for Toxic Shock Awareness.

Join the cause for Maddy and you can help save lives! Reserve for May 23, 2021. EDUCATION, ...

Support Local Firefighters and First Aid Squads: Drop Off Donations of Bottled Water to IMA Urgent Care and Primary Care Locations.

IMA Urgent Care and Primary Care Centers are collecting and matching bottled water donations through May 15, to benefit local firefighters and first aid squads. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — IMA Urgent Care Centers and Primary Care, which has doctors' offices from Hazlet to Shrewsbury, will be collecting cases of bottled water to benefit local fire departments and first aid ...

Red Bank YMCA Partners with Clean Ocean Action, Girl Scout Brownie Troop for Shore Clean Up

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County joined Clean Ocean Action, over 50 YMCA Together volunteers and Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60237 picking up plastics and debris on April 17 making our beaches cleaner and safer.

They did a great job, collecting hundreds of pounds of flotsam.  Click HERE to check out the photo album to see the volunteers in action!

Summer Camp ...

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry in Need of Donations.

KEYPORT, NJ: The Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, located at 42 Elizabeth St Keyport, NJ 07735, is in immediate and ongoing need of food donations. The Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry provides temporary and ongoing assistance to persons residing in the Northern Bayshore area of Monmouth County. A representative of the food pantry commented, "We are in need of donations of Cereal, Rice, ...

🍹Introducing… Bar Bella at Bell Works! Bell Works partnered with Axelrod Performing Arts Center to offer live performances all summer long.

May 12, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: The moment Holmdel has been waiting for.... The Grand Opening of Bar Bella at Bell Works!  Bar Bella officially opens May 13th and will be open Wednesdays 1-10pm, so Bell Works Fresh market-goers can enjoy a refreshing sip al fresco after shopping with local vendors, and Thursdays-Saturdays 4-10pm. 

This summer, Bell Works is transforming their beautiful Roof Deck ...

David Salkin Thriller: "Blood From a Stone" Sees Wounded Warrior Unravel a Dark Secret

A remote North Carolina island situated to the south of the Outerbanks is forgotten by the modern world. The Elizabethan English spoken by its inhabitants is a stronger link to the settlers who landed 500 years ago than the southern drawl of outsiders who make port at the ferry launch, the only connection to this secluded community.

The isolation of these curious surroundings serves as a ...

Sondheim by the Shore: Holmdel Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-nominated Broadway Star Melissa Errico, July 17.

Holmdel Theatre Company presents its second installation of 2021 of its Broadway Outside the Barn series with MELISSA ERRICO: Sondheim By the Shore

This socially distanced solo show will be performed outdoors Saturday, July 17th at 8 PM ET 

HOLMDEL, NJ - What can beat professional Broadway entertainment brought local to enjoy? Our Holmdel Theatre Company has announced the next ...

Scharfenberger Introduces Bill A5607 Seeking to Prevent Usage of Vaccine Passports

May 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Passports may be a no go with legislation introduced by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (LD13-R) has introduced bill A5607, a piece of legislation designed to combat the implementation of mandating individuals acquire “vaccine passports” before taking part in common societal activities as well as preventing ...

How About Zero: Middletown Keeps Taxes Flat for 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - There is something about nothing in Middletown Township. Specifically, the taxpayers will enjoy a year with a zero tax increase.

The Middletown Township Committee introduced its $84.4 million budget with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase at the Monday, May 3 Township Committee Workshop Meeting.

The proposed 2021 municipal budget represents an ...

Softball Community Honors Middletown Teacher at Rick Unterstein Invitational

The Middletown high school softball community gathered at High School North on Saturday for the inaugural Rick Unterstein Invitational, a six-game event featuring some of the top programs in the Shore Conference competing in honor of the late Middletown educator and softball coach, who unexpectedly passed in 2019.

Prior to the Lions 12-0 victory over Red Bank Regional, the Middletown ...

Keyport Marina: 185 Unit Residential Housing Project with Automated Parking Deck Proposed.

May 12, 2021

Developer Michael Tennyson (CEO and Founder of Ashling Development) and Tom Galante, (Founder of T.Galante Construction), presented plans for 184 total units; 85% one bedroom and 15% two bedroom on the four acre parcel. There are no three bedrooms planned. Low to moderate income (COAH) housing is currently not proposed. There are 385 parking spaces proposed in buildings that range ...

DiMaso Falsely Attacks Flynn over $40 Million School Debt that Voters Approved

May 14, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - The election is heating up in the 13th Legislative District as charges of some big spending were lodged by Serena DiMaso against Holmdel Board of Education President, Vicky Flynn.

Flynn was recently voted in by several hundred local elected republican women and men to replace DiMaso on the organizational line in the 13th legislative district to run with Assemblyman ...

Middletown: Legislative District 13 Republicans Host Rally for Jack Ciattarelli in Middletown.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The full slate of candidates running on the Monmouth Republican Line in Legislative District 13 stopped by a campaign rally for Gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli at Fountain Ridge Plaza, the location of the Middletown Republican Organization.

TAPinto Middletown connected with the presumptive nominee on Sunday. He shared his appreciation of earning the support of the ...

Rizzo Team Loses Campaign Appeal: No Matching Funds and No Debate Stage

HOLMDEL, NJ - For Republican candidate Phil Rizzo and his local ticket of DiMaso and Scarano, the campaign is experiencing a tough time. This week, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission rejected the appeal of both late and incomplete matching campaign fund paperwork. The impact is the loss of hundreds of thousands of matching dollars and also the removal from ...

Respecting-Honoring-Remembering: National Police Week and Memorial Day, May 15th.

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY: National Police Week 2021 began Sunday, May 9 and commences on May 15. The origin of the event dates back to 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week.

During pre-pandemic years, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world ...

Breaking: Occupants Trapped in Motor Vehicle Accident on Parkway

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - An accident on  Garden State Pkwy express lanes at Northbound mile marker 112.9 has been reported as of about 5pm.

Police reporting that the vehicle up on the guardrail, engine is in the right shoulder. Heavy entrapment is involved according to unverified reports.

Sandy Hook Bay Drowning Claims Life of Scott Sabisch of Glenwood

MIDDLETOWN - Tragedy struck in the surf this past Saturday.

Initially, a call went out for a water rescue in the Sandy Hook Bay. The report was of a man overboard and the Brevent Park rescue boat sprang into action. The boat was reported to be a 38-foot fishing boat. Numerous New York Police Department helicopters converged at the scene. The county dive team was also engaged.

Sadly, ...

Holmdel's Bayshore Medical Center Accepting Walk-Ins for COVID-19 Vaccinations. Available to Ages 12 and Up.

May 14, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: Bayshore Medical Center, located at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel welcomes the community to walk-in visits for COVID-19 vaccinations. Both Pfizer and Moderna are available. Vaccinations are for ages 12 and up (specifically the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for 12-15 year olds).

Walk-ins for vaccinations are currently Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. Beginning ...

Mental Health, Substance Use Visits to ER Reflect ‘a Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ Greatest Toll on the Young

Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Emergency room visits for mental ...

Timelapse Video: Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center Nearing Completion

HOLMDEL, NJ - Exciting developments have been underway at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. You can see them here in a unique time-lapse video released by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

The new emergency care center will include:

Thirty-five private patient bays.
Space for behavioral health patients.
A larger ambulance arrival area that can ...

Small Business Office Symposium at Holmdel's Bell Works, Save the Date-JUNE 24TH.

April 20, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: On June 24th from 5-9pm at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ The Connection Inc. will be hosting a Small Business Office Symposium. You won't want to miss it!

The Small Business Symposium is an event designed to aid area business in gathering information for various needs of your business.

Our lineup of vendors includes representatives from various industries ...

Real Trouble: Real Housewives of New Jersey Ex-Husband Manzo Indicted in Holmdel Robbery

May 11, 2021

FREEHOLD, NJ - The ex-husband of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member is in real hot water. Thomas Manzo, 56, of Franklin Lakes, has been charged in a new indictment - charging as acting as an accomplice in a 2017 home invasion where the TV star Dina Manzo's current husband was beaten with a baseball bat. This was the story that shocked the neighborhood and ...

$93 Million Dollar Healthcare Fraud Scheme Charges 5 for Crimes Spanning From NJ to FL.

NEW JERSEY AND PARKLAND, FL - Parkland FL, resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme. 

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive durable medical equipment and genetic cancer screening kickback fraud ...

🍹Introducing… Bar Bella at Bell Works! Bell Works partnered with Axelrod Performing Arts Center to offer live performances all summer long.

May 12, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: The moment Holmdel has been waiting for.... The Grand Opening of Bar Bella at Bell Works!  Bar Bella officially opens May 13th and will be open Wednesdays 1-10pm, so Bell Works Fresh market-goers can enjoy a refreshing sip al fresco after shopping with local vendors, and Thursdays-Saturdays 4-10pm. 

This summer, Bell Works is transforming their beautiful Roof Deck ...

Many Local Restaurants - Plans to Reopen at Full Capacity this Month

RED BANK, NJ: the town of Red Bank is home to the "local restaurant market". After more than 14 months of closures and capacity limits, Red Bank restaurants are excited to welcome back patrons in a bigger way, in mid-May.

Gov. Phil Murphy on May 3, announced an additional easing of restrictions, removing capacity limits for indoor businesses and ending all limits on outdoor ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Jeff Tittel, a local icon to all things green, is retiring from Sierra Club

May 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Jeff Tittel, a man considered to be synonymous with environmental preservation and advocacy, is retiring.

"In the 23 years that I have been with the New Jersey Sierra Club, we’ve had many accomplishments. We’ve been involved in writing and lobbying for most major environmental legislation, from the passage of the Highlands Act to the Global Warming Response Act.

Middletown Says Happy Earth Month!

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Earth Day 2021 is Thursday and April is Earth Month across the globe. Here in New Jersey, many towns are celebrating Earth Month and Middletown is no exception. Home to beautiful parks and open space, Mayor Tony Perry extended his Happy Earth Month greetings with some local information in a video you can watch here:

 

Said Perry, "Back in 1970, 20 million ...

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association – Come Aboard for a Bird Watching Cruise

RED BANK, NJ – This will be a great trip to learn and see the abundant wildlife on our local rivers and bay, especially for you ornithologists.

Join the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association on a 3-hour Bird Watching Cruise!

The trip will begin with a look at the bayside flats at the tip of Sandy Hook, then it’s a run to the estuary of the picturesque Navesink ...

You Can Grow and Enjoy Edamame for Better Health and Nutrition

May 10, 2021

Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet. Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden.

Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  Plus, the high fiber in soy helps fight colon and some other cancers.

Edamame is an ancient Asian vegetable and is often eaten right from ...

Dress Up Your Landscaping with Spring Flowering Shrubs

Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape.

Make room in mixed borders and gardens for these spring bloomers. Use varieties with slightly different bloom times to create continuous color throughout the spring. Complement these with spring ...

🍅Planting Tips for Growing Success

Increase your growing success by giving your transplants a good start with a few simple planting techniques. Preparing them for the transition outdoors and planting properly will help you grow your best garden yet.

Transplants started indoors from seed or purchased at a local garden center or greenhouse need time to prepare for their outdoor home. Gradually toughen them up with a procedure ...

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Sat, May 15, 10:00 AM

Holmdel Park, Holmdel

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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Bye Bye Covid-19: Public Health Emergency Ending Say Guv

May 14, 2021

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month

TRENTON – As New Jersey continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and with state ...

YMCA Welcomes New Board Members

May 11, 2021

SHREWSBURY, NJ — The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to its board of directors, recently elected to three-year terms.

The board is composed of 42 members who help guide the nonprofit’s strategic direction, set policy, and raise support to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social ...

Middletown Township Committee Introduces 2021 Budget with 0% Municipal Tax Rate Increase

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Middletown Township Committee introduced its $84.4 million budget with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase at the Monday, May 3rd Township Committee Workshop Meeting.

The proposed 2021 municipal budget represents an ongoing commitment to minimizing costs while maximizing tax dollars and services. Despite a loss in revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Fred Voccola to Board of Trustees.

Red Bank, NJ – May 4, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred to this incredibly strong board of trustees,” says Todd Shellenberger, executive director, Riverview Medical Center Foundation.

Obituaries

Apr 14, 1934 - May 8, 2021
John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ. He was born in Paterson, ...
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Jan 15, 1931 - May 6, 2021
Anna M.  (Scalzadonna)  De Sousa, 89 of Colts Neck, New Jersey died on May 6, 2021 at ...
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Nov 27, 1964 - May 7, 2021
Surrounded by Rosy’s Riveters, the strongest 56-year-old warrior peacefully fell asleep in ...
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Mar 24, 1962 - Apr 11, 2021
Ellen Marie Gerlich of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, age 59, died of complications from COVID-19 ...
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Dec 1, 1935 - Apr 29, 2021
Philip DeStasio, 85, of Middletown, NJ passed away Thursday surrounded by his family. Philip was ...
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Feb 12, 1957 - Apr 22, 2021
Gregory Gary Fiederowicz, 64 of Holmdel died peacefully at home on Thursday April 22, 2021.  ...
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