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Brookdale STEM Institute Adds Data Science Option To Mathematics/Science Degree.

February 24, 2021

Monmouth County, NJ - Brookdale Community College STEM Institute announced today the addition of a Data Science Option to their Mathematics/Science Degree. This new program will put Brookdale at the forefront of a growing field and aligns with Brookdale Community College’s mission to offer quality affordable educational programs that lead to transfer and career ...

Sells Out Quickly: Navesink Maritime Heritage Association’s Kids in Canoes Program

RED BANK, NJ: It has sold out for the last 3 years, so don’t let your kids/grandkids get left behind.

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA) has opened up their River Rangers program that put kids on colorful 15-foot wooden canoes for five mornings of exploring the Navesink and Swimming Rivers. 

The canoes allow for social distancing and a chance to get the youngsters ...

YMCA Asks You to “Read to a Child” via ZOOM

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the best organization on the planet, is celebrating literacy and Read Across America Month with a series of virtual events to read to a child. 

They are asking for volunteers for only 15 minutes in a blocked-out time via ZOOM to read to children at Y locations throughout Monmouth County.

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Tuesday, March 2 thru Friday, ...

New Jersey Will Not Tax PPP Loans to Small Businesses

February 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible.

"This is another layer of protection our business owners need to help them get through this pandemic," Murphy said during his press briefing via ZOOM ...

Red Bank RiverCenter Recognized for “Broadwalk” (Video)

February 17, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and their Main Street New Jersey program announced on February 11 supplemental awards as part of their COVID-19 Relief Grants.

The Red Bank RiverCenter was awarded a total of $110,000 for an outstanding job in assisting our downtown to survive and thrive during the shutdown and capacity limitations through their ...

WANTED: High School Students for Red Bank’s Two River Theater “Little Shakespeare”

RED BANK, NJ: The Two River Theater has a casting call out to all high school students to submit videos for their education program, A Little Shakespeare.

For the past eight years, more than 140 students from 28 different schools have participated in seven A Little Shakespeare productions: As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of ...

BREAKING NEWS: Red Bank Residents Challenge Triggiano and Yassin for Council Seats

February 16, 2021

RED BANK, NJ:  Two Red Bank residents have announced their candidacy to challenge Democratic council members Kate Triggiano and Hazim Yassin according to Red Bank Democratic Party Chairman Ed Zipprich.

Bruce Maida and Dr. LeRoi Jones filed letters of intent with the Democratic Municipal Committee.

Incumbent Council members Triggiano and Yassin did not file their letters of intent to ...

Lusty Lobster - Jonah Empress Cocktail Crab Claws, Appetizer Trays, Lunch Combos, Hot Soups and More

February 19, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Lusty Lobster has a limited quantity of mouth watering Jonah Empress Cocktail Crab Claws - delicious! 

Lusty's always fresh seafood that includes Lunch Combos, Hot Soups, Party Platters, crab cake sliders and hot appetizer trays! 

Friends or family coming over?  Serve them a gift of Lusty’s in-season Stone Crab ...

Check out Lusty Lobster's JUMBO Lobster Special for the Weekend ❤️

RED BANK, NJ: Cold weekend coming up and the Lusty Lobster is offering a JUMBO Maine lobster that averages 4 to 6 pounds at the very reasonable price of $12.99/lb.   

That'll warm you up!

Order before 12 noon, and they'll steam it for you for free!

Wait, there's more!

Caught fresh off the coast of Florida - Swordfish with a beautiful peach hue, ...

Restaurants can Keep Expansion of Outdoor Dining for Now

NEW JERSEY — Added outdoor dining in public spaces will continue in New Jersey through November 2022 or until indoor dining returns to full capacity, under coronavirus-related legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The new law applies to restaurants with or without liquor licenses, bars, distilleries and breweries to utilize outdoor spaces or public sidewalks as extensions of ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County has new COO

February 25, 2021

RED BANK, NJ:  Karen Odom has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) that was announced last week.

Responsible for building on BGCM’s culture of safety, Ms. Odom’s role will help lead the organization’s efforts to create a fully integrated trauma-informed best practices into the heart of its ...

YMCA Asks You to “Read to a Child” via ZOOM

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the best organization on the planet, is celebrating literacy and Read Across America Month with a series of virtual events to read to a child. 

They are asking for volunteers for only 15 minutes in a blocked-out time via ZOOM to read to children at Y locations throughout Monmouth County.

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Tuesday, March 2 thru Friday, ...

Giving Back - YMCA Holding Food Drive

RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the best organization on the planet, is the glue that holds our community together in so many ways.

“It's incredible to think we've been navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic for an entire year now. I don't think we could have imagined how different our YMCA would become, expanding support for so many critical needs ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

Red Bank Council Meeting CANCELLED

RED BANK, NJ: Tonight’s (February 24), Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.

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Redevelopment Agency to Review 3 Conceptional Plans on Sr. Center, Borough Hall to Move?

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Redevelopment Agency (RBRA) held their almost two and a half hour ZOOM meeting last night with all members present.

The meeting opened with an announcement by Business Administrator Ziad Shehady that he was resigning as the Executive Director of the Agency, to the surprise of the commissioners. Shehady said he'll stay on for one more meeting and ...

Over $130M Dedicated to Clean Transportation in NJ's Fight Against Climate Change

February 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects.

Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press conference this morning, also signed an executive order creating a climate action office and the New ...

Sustainable Red Bank Hosts "Stormwater Management & Your Community"

RED BANK, NJ: It rains, it snows, it sleets and melts, then where does it go?

Red Bank is holding a community forum to discuss the impacts on the community and environment of stormwater runoff. 

Speakers will include representatives from WATERSPIRIT, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and Clean Ocean Action to talk about potential solutions towns may want to ...

CANCELED - "Pick it Up!"

RED BANK, NJ – Due to inclement weather conditions and for the safety of the community, this month's Pick it Up, scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd has been CANCELED.

The next Pick it Up event is will be on March 3rd, 2021.

An initiative by the Red Bank Business Alliance and the Splendor Design Group wants your help in keeping Red Bank clean and ...

Can COVID-19 Cause a Heart Attack?

February 23, 2021

Clinical Contributors to this Story

David Landers, M.D. contributes to topics such as Interventional Cardiology.

You may think of COVID-19 as a disease that involves the lungs, since many people experience shortness of breath or trouble breathing, but a growing body of research shows that COVID-19 can attack the heart, as well.

Researchers are discovering that a significant ...

The Chelsea at Shrewsbury – Keeping Their Residents and Staff Safe

RED BANK, NJ: When visiting a Chelsea Senior Living community, you are struck by the professionalism and first-class amenities as soon as enter the front entrance.

Always greeted by a cheerful front desk receptionist, your eyes gravitate to the high-class surroundings that have the feel and look of a beautiful and elegant living room.  The furniture is beautifully upholstered and ...

Your Annual Checkup Is More Important Than Ever – Here’s Why

Clinical Contributors to this story: Phylicia Baird, M.D. contributes to topics such as Internal Medicine.

Throughout the past year, many have be diligent about hand-washing, mask-wearing and staying at least six feet away from people to stay as healthy as possible. But there’s one additional step that you should not skip: Seeing your doctor for your annual checkup.

Why ...

Red Bank Police Blotter – Smashed Window, Assaults, Weapon Possession  

February 10, 2021

RED BANK, NJ – The following information was supplied by the Red Bank Police Department and is published as provided.

Crimes Occurring Between January 1, 2021 – January 31, 2021 

CRIMES:

Criminal Mischief: A local store reported a large paver brick was thrown through the front window causing the window to shatter and break sometime during the evening on 01/07/21 in the ...

Red Bank Fireman Frank Sole – 70+ Years of Service

RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women who make Red Bank “work.”  Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the people and the support personnel who perform behind the scenes to keep the town running efficiently and safe, 24/7.  Hence, “Back of ...

Red Bank Reminds Residents to Move Cars

RED BANK, NJ: During a snow event, Red Bank prohibits on-street parking until the snowfall ends and the plows have cleared the street from curb to curb.

Vehicles parked in the streets will be ticketed and/or towed.

Residents without driveways/garages may park vehicles in the East Side Municipal Parking Lots (Mechanic Street and Wallace Street) and the Count Basie Fields Parking ...

Red Bank YMCA - MLK Commemoration Essay Winners & Event Recap

January 30, 2021

RED BANK, NJ:  What is the YMCA really all about?  Love, perseverance and service as expressed at a commemoration to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was live streamed on January 15.

The event was the 32nd year that the Y has brought together community leaders, students, and residents from across Monmouth County to remember Dr. King at the annual ...

Quinn and Baker lead the way in Barnegat’s 64-54 win over Red Bank Regional

February 22, 2021

RED BANK, NJ:- The Barnegat Boys Basketball team woke up early Saturday morning to defend their court against the Bucs of Red Bank Regional.

The Bengals were up by five at halftime. All through the third quarter, the Bengals outscored the Bucs 21-6 which resulted in a 20 point lead for Barnegat entering the fourth. As time was running out, the Bucs went on a run to keep the Bengals within 10.

New Jersey to Reopen High School Sports to Spectators; Parents Will Get to Watch Their Children Compete

RED BANK, NJ: Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors.

"I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been waiting for. I'm signing an Executive Order today, effective immediately by the way, to ...

VIDEO – Red Bank’s North Shrewsbury Iceboat & Yacht Club Historical Presentation

RED BANK, NJ:  The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club (NSIB&YC) partnered with The Society for the Education of American Sailors (SEAS), last week producing a video on iceboating.

Organized in 1880, the NSIB&YC is the longest standing active iceboat club in the world, located at the foot of Iceboat Lane, sharing the property with the Monmouth Boat Club.  

Red ...

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February 25, 2021

“Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.”

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Red Bank's Democratic Challengers Respond

February 18, 2021

To the Editor: 

Red Bank is at a crossroads. We are two long-time residents who want to ensure the path forward embraces our shared future, while celebrating and preserving all that makes our town such a unique, cherished place. 

When we decided, independently and without coercion from any outside influences, to challenge current council members Triggiano and Yassin for their ...

Tax Time Guide: How to do taxes for free and get refunds fast

February 24, 2021

IRS YouTube Videos:

Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return -- English | Spanish | ASL

Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation -- English | Spanish

Do Your Taxes for Free With Free File – English | Spanish | ASL

WASHINGTON –– During this tax season when many people are trying to stay safe at home, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about ways to do their taxes ...

Red Bank Fireman Frank Sole – 70+ Years of Service

February 10, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women who make Red Bank “work.”  Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the people and the support personnel who perform behind the scenes to keep the town running efficiently and safe, 24/7.  Hence, “Back of ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

February 21, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...