Middletown Top Stories

May 3, 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 ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - What a difference a weekend makes. Governor Murphy has begun a wide-ranging lift on COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey according to his press conference today. He has been under tremendous pressure by elected officials across the state to reopen New Jersey. Presumptive Republican ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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“I am who I am. But who do I want to be?  In short, I primarily want to be close to God, a man of great faith. I know it sounds cliché, and unreal, but I honestly want to keep my beliefs no matter who I become or how much I change. I will simply try my hardest and be happy with however I turn out ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including ...

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"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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Monmouth County, NJ - It's time to make your reservations for the July 19th Summer Bash! The Summer Bash is  Brookdale Community College Foundation's premier scholarship fundraiser event. Summer Bash will be held at 5:30 p.m., on July 19, 2021, the date celebrates the college’s ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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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 ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Republican candidate Phil Rizzo is having a tough week, along with his new local running mates who were hoping to count on him. After disclosures that he pays no property taxes on a multi-million dollar home that he sold to his church where he is the pastor and attacking ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) continued offering creative opportunities both in-person and virtual throughout the pandemic. Following a successful spring camp sign-up, the MAC is super excited to offer the community a robust schedule of in-person summer camps.   Middletown ...

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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 ...

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"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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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