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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 ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available to New Jerseyans Age 16+ at Six Vaccine Mega-Sites

NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29.

Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, ...

COVID's Downward Trend: Summer Camps to Open; More Easing of Restrictions Anticipated

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 downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

American Rescue Plan tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines; new fact sheet outlines details

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced  further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

The additional details, provided in a fact sheet released today, spell out some basic facts about the employers eligible for the ...

Middletown's June 8 Primary Election will be Conducted in the Normal Course, In-Person, per Governor Murphy vote

HOLMDEL, NJ: Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all registered voters that the upcoming June 8, 2021 Primary Election will be conducted in the normal course per New Jersey law.

The Primary Election will have in-person voting at all of the State's regularly operated polling locations with the use of voting machines, according to Governor Phil Murphy.

The option ...

New Jersey Opens Vaccinations to Residents Ages 16+

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 this time, those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be ...

Time Lapse Video: Watch Middletown Township's New Town Hall Coming Along

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown is well on their way to complete a project that was long in coming and long in planning. It's their new town hall.

Designed to allow for community growth, officials say that the new Town Hall will be a 72,000 square foot, three-story, energy efficient facility that will consolidate approximately 55,000 square feet of operations currently located in several ...

$10 Million in Grants Available to NJ Child Care Providers Under Legislation Signed by Governor

NEW JERSEY — Child care providers throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need.

“Child care providers are absolutely critical to New Jersey’s workforce, and the COVID-19 ...

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

May 6, 2021

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 ...

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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 ...

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

May 11, 2021

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 ...

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

May 6, 2021

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.

Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

HOLMDEL, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, ...

Obituaries

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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Dec 26, 1953 - Apr 17, 2021
Herman H. Lee (李海羅), 67 of Morganville, died at Vitas Hospice with his family by his side, on ...
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Sep 22, 1947 - Apr 6, 2021
Alice Regina Houston of Holmdel passed away at age 73 on April 6, 2021 following a three-month-long ...
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Mar 3, 1941 - Apr 2, 2021
We lost our beloved Father, Grandfather, Samir Jacob on April 2, 2021 at the age ...
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