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June 1, 2020

Reflection – June 2020
The news media reported last week that over 100,000 people in the U.S. have died of the Covid-19 virus. That staggering amount saddens me, as does the far-reaching effect of those deaths—the thousands and thousands of persons grieving farewell, their goodbyes filled with layers of emotion. Even though I did not personally know any of the deceased individuals, ...

Colts Neck Community Church Hosts Successful Drive-Thru Prayer Service

COLTS NECK, NJ: On Thursday, May 7th, Colts Neck Community Church in honor of NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER, hosted a Drive Thru Prayer service, from 12PM-3PM. It was a success with cars taking turns through the no contact safe line going into ovetime! Pastor Chris Durkin was in the church driveway with a mask on, and while folks remained in their cars practicing social ...

LAG BA'OMER Holmdel Unity Car Parade: A salute to front-line workers,

Holmdel, NJ: Here is a great way to get out of the house, come and join in a meaningful Jewish Holiday and a display of gratitude.

All from the comfort of your car!

LAG BA'OMER CAR PARADE + SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS!  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 4:30 PM

A Police Escort will lead the procession, followed by a large banner truck and live music.

Meeting at Bell ...

Inviting all to pray for St. Joseph to intercede on behalf of all workers, to keep them safe and healthy

May 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic that has gripped most of the world is a crisis on so many levels that very few parts of our society have been spared its impact.  Our own state has been one of the regions in our country hardest hit, so much so, that the things that have been, and are, an ordinary part of our everyday life have been put “on hold” in virtually ...

Sources of Hope and Inspiration

Sometimes a song is just what I need to reach inside myself and find what wants to be heard.  That happened last week while listening to Sara Thomsen’s new CD, Song Like a Seed.  In “108,” she muses about her childhood home (house number: 108), a place filled with the jewels of family memories.  As I listened, I thought of my home as a comforting sanctuary. This ...

"God Bless each and every one": Murphy pauses - honoring lives

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy suddenly stopped his press conference on Wednesday to honor the lives lost and to reflect on the sheer gravity of death in New Jersey thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moment of silence was held for the unfathomable number of men and women, fellow human beings, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, ...

Keep the right perspective.

Number Your Days

I read recently that more than a million people die every single week.  Think about it.  You made it another week!  You’re better off than a million people.  You can thank God that you’re alive.
    The article also said that if you have a roof over your head, you are better off than 75% of the world’s population.  And ...

Unified Prayer, May 1, 3PM: U.S. Catholic Bishops to renew the consecration of our nation to the care of our Blessed Mother

Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles, in renewing our consecration to Mary. This moment of unified prayer will give the Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the sick, and wisdom for those who work to cure COVID-19. Friday, May 1st ...

Ocean County Leaders Point Fingers in Wedding Restart

NEW JERSEY - Are weddings at a catering hall okay during a pandemic? This question has a simple answer from the New Jersey Attorney General.

It is No. 

However, as multiple media reports follow on the heels of a story originally published at TAPinto Middletown, the answer in one town depends on whom you ask. 

According to an Asbury Park Press report, Mayor Coles, ...

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I Photographed a George Floyd Protest in Newark, This is What I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -- I entered Newark, NJ, on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia smoldering occupied my news and Twitter feeds the night before.

Would the same happen in Newark?

It turns out, no. Not on ...

Red Bank Tiffany & Company Board Up Windows

June 2, 2020

Red Bank Tiffany & Company Board’s Up Windows

RED BANK, NJ: In a possible response to the violence that followed the peaceful protest demonstrations in honor of Minnesota police brutality victim George Floyd, Tiffany and Company has boarded up their windows at their Broad Street location.

The action comes as high-end retail neighbors such as Cartier, Versace and Saks Fifth ...

COVID 19 Sanitation- Local Pest Control Company Provides Essential Disinfecting Services

June 2, 2020

As New Jersey slowly reopens, concern about COVID-19 has many Middletown residents and business owners proceeding with caution. To ensure staff and customers return to a clean facility and those still quarantining are secure at home, the Monmouth County branch (and other locations) of Western Pest Services are offering expert disinfecting treatments.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 primarily ...

JON STEWART TO HOST LUNCH BREAK'S VIRTUAL “RISING TOGETHER” EVENT  ON AUGUST. 27th

Annual Fall Gala postponed to October 2021 AND Virtual event to be held August 27th, 2020.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will host Lunch Break’s virtual fundraising event “Rising Together” live from the organization’s headquarters from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th. The evening will feature musical performances by local ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Obituaries

Dec 21, 1932 - Jun 26, 2020
Josephine P. Allocco, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Holmdel on Tuesday, May ...
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Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jul 22, 1944 - May 24, 2020
Suzanne Claire Petrizzi, 75, of Manalapan, passed away early Sunday morning surrounded by her ...
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Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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