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New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Targets $187,000 to Red Bank Borough Public Schools to Close the Digital Divide

November 24, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund announced that it will provide $187,000 to Red Bank Borough Public Schools to help students stay connected during the remote learning.

Red Bank is one of nine districts across the state sharing more than $2.6 million from the NJPRF to help bridge the digital divide exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many New Jersey school ...

Red Bank Public Library Weekly Update

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Library has posted the following information and events.



We will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. We hope you have a great holiday, and we will be reopening at our regular hours next Monday!
We ...

Red Bank Public Schools – Remote Learning until December 4

RED BANK, NJ: The following was released by Dr. Jared Rumage, Superintendent of Red Bank Borough Schools:

Just last week, we planned on releasing information detailing a slow expansion of in-person instruction; however, the recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, Monmouth County, and Red Bank forced us to reconsider.

Additionally, we also opted for a temporary transition to ...

Red Bank RiverCenter Receives Grant of $85k

November 11, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank RiverCenter was notified yesterday by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) that they would receive a grant of $85k to assist them in their continued recovery and revitalization from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

The Red Bank RiverCenter is a non-profit formed in 1991 to support downtown shopping and the local businesses.  The ...

Expand Your Pet Business! Green Leaf Pet Resort & VCA Veterinary Invite Pet Businesses to Join Them

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ: Pet Related Businesses Wanted!  Expand or move your existing professional pet business, by joining our 36,000 square feet state-of-the-art pet resort. Immediately increase your business & client base by offering your pet services at our Ocean Township location. Join the synergy of our growing business, ...

Will Teleworking Redraw the Map for NJ Taxpayers?

RED BANK, NJ: COVID-19 replaced daily commutes to New York with telecommuting from home offices in New Jersey. Lawmakers are saying residents should be taxed where they work

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

The ...

Up in Smoke: New Jersey Ballot Issues Results

November 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- In addition to the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional races, voters in the state of New Jersey had to decide on three ballot questions, including the legalization of marijuana. 

The Associated Press is reporting today that the results of the New Jersey Ballot questions were decisive.
Question 1: A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for ...

Red Bank Councilmen Ballard and Zipprich Re-Elected

RED BANK, NJ: With no opposition candidates, incumbent councilmen Michael Ballard and Ed Zipprich cruised to victory.  Ballard won his second term with 2,238 votes and Zipprich his fifth term, with 2,228 votes. Both were elected to serve a 3-year period.

All election results are unofficial, pending county certification.

To read a previous TAPinto Red Bank article where the ...

Clerk Hanlon Advises of Extended Hours for County Election Offices, Mail-In Ballot Deadlines and Election Day Voting Options

FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising Monmouth County voters of important information as we approach the state-mandated November 3 General Election.

The state has mandated the 2020 General Election be conducted primarily by mail-in ballots, which were sent to all active registered voters. Clerk Hanlon is reminding that voting a mail-in ballot is the ...

Lusty Lobster - In-Season Stone Crabs and Much, Much More

November 19, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: Put them on your bucket list – Stone Crab Claws, fresh from Florida.

Before you check out from this earthly world, make sure you don’t leave without tasting Lusty Lobsters in-season, succulent Stone Crab Claws.  Worth every cent of the price.  One taste of these and you've thought you've gone to heaven!

Hankering and hungry for something ...

Only 2 Left - Open Sunday - Red Bank Farmers Market

RED BANK, NJ: The Market will be open on Sundays from 9am-12pm. 

You can now walk through the market but face masks are required as is social distancing.

You can pre- order from the farmers! 

Pre-ordering is not required, but you can pre-order from several of the farmers:

DR PICKLE – Download the app Whatsgood and sign up for free. Select ...

Lunch Combos + Holidays are Coming – Make them Special with the Best Seafood from the Lusty Lobster

RED BANK, NJ: Hungry and hankering for something different?

Cruise over to the Lusty Lobster for their Lunch Combos.  Choose from two different kinds of soups and three types of seafood salads.

Or, pick their homemade and delicious Seafood Pot Pie made with tender chunks of cod and mixed vegetables, all baked in a flaky crust. Mmmmmmm, so good!

Click HERE to see their updated ...

Red Bank’s HABcore Winner of 100 Jersey Coast Grant - VIDEO

November 24, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: When you’ve got the team, the passion and know your mission, you’re half way there.

HABcore, a non-profit provides homeless families, veterans, and individuals with special needs with housing, meals, and nurturing support, was selected last week to receive a $114k grant from Impact 100 Jersey Coast.

Out of hundreds of applicants, four were selected with each ...

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County Annual Holiday Gift Drive Goes Virtual

Red Bank, NJ – While no one wants to hear the words COVID and Christmas in the same sentence, it looks like the pandemic is going to have a real impact on the holidays and gift drives for needy families in 2020.

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Counseling & Social Services team has kicked off its annual Adopt-A-Family holiday gift drive, and this year it features a ...

First 2020 Coats for Kids Program Huge Success

RED BANK, NJ: The Knights of Columbus’ first ever “Coats for Kids” campaign was a huge success.

They surpassed their goal of $3,000 to provide hundreds of youngsters who did not have the means to purchase coats for the harsh fall and winter months.

The K of C coordinated with the community schools and delivered over 100 jackets to the Red Bank Primary School, Middle School ...

Gov. Murphy Addresses Verbal Confrontation During Family Outing in Red Bank

November 24, 2020

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Watch: Murphy Congratulates 'Old Boss' John Kerry on Joining Joe Biden as a Climate Envoy

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Governor Murphy gave some encouraging news on Monday as the Rate of Transmission, a key measure of infection growth, as gone down from 1.4 to 1.32. This reduction is a just moment in time and the governor has enacted more constraints on the state prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

He also started the meeting with congratulations to John Kerry. "This has nothing ...

Red Bank Council Meeting on Tuesday - $5.885m Bond Issue on Agenda

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council meeting will be held electronically this Tuesday, November 24, 6:30pm.

Highlights of the agenda:

A Resolution to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $5.885m.  $2.664m are designated for general improvements and $3.221m for parking utility bonds.

Payment of bills amounting to over $3.2m.  To see a list of the specific payments, click ...

Last One Before Thanksgiving - Red Bank Farmers Market

November 21, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The Market will be open on Sundays from 9am-12pm. 

You can now walk through the market but face masks are required as is social distancing.

You can pre- order from the farmers! 

Pre-ordering is not required, but you can pre-order from several of the farmers:

DR PICKLE – Download the app Whatsgood and sign up for free. Select ...

Volunteer for "Pick it Up!" and Keep Red Bank Clean and Green

RED BANK, NJ – Looking to help your town of Red Bank? 

Of course, you are!

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

It’s pretty simple.  On the 1st Wednesday of every month, join a group of your fellow citizens to keep Red Bank the place that we are so proud ...

Only 2 Left - Open Sunday - Red Bank Farmers Market

RED BANK, NJ: The Market will be open on Sundays from 9am-12pm. 

You can now walk through the market but face masks are required as is social distancing.

You can pre- order from the farmers! 

Pre-ordering is not required, but you can pre-order from several of the farmers:

DR PICKLE – Download the app Whatsgood and sign up for free. Select ...

How You Can More Safely Celebrate The Holidays This Year

November 22, 2020

It might not feel like the holidays to you unless all of your closest relatives are gathered around your dining room table. However, health experts recommend celebrating differently this year as the coronavirus pandemic reaches record levels in many parts of the country.

Traditional holiday celebrations – with everyone kissing hello, enjoying appetizers from shared plates and crowding ...

COVID-19 Positive? Here’s How to Self-Isolate

Clinical Contributor to this Story Kenneth Sable, M.D.

COVID-19 cases are rising again in many parts of the world, with projections suggesting that more people will become infected this fall and winter.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 – whether you experience mild symptoms, serious illness or no symptoms at all – it’s important to self-isolate, to avoid ...

ChillRx Cryotherapy of Red Bank – New Therapy Destroys Fat and Cellulite

RED BANK, NJ: ChillRx has a new treatment that will literally kill fat & cellulite.

And let’s face it, a lot of us caught the COVID – 10/15 (pounds gained)!

And with the holidays coming up…, oh, oh…, you’re going to need some help.

The ChillBody treatment alternates cold and hot temperature to “shock” the fat into self-destruction.  ...

Red Bank Patrolwoman Grace Maggiulli - Dedicated Officer and Music Lover

November 23, 2020

RED BANK, NJ – TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women of 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 and safe, 24/7/365. 

Hence, “Back ...

Hydrant Flushing

RED BANK, NJ: The borough will conduct a hydrant flow test in area of 11 Tower Hill Drive today, November 16, beginning at 10:00am.

This testing is performed to determine available flow and pressure for fire protection systems.

Anyone seeing discolored water should shut off the tap and wait several minutes.

Check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes and allowing ...

Bayshore: Capsized Boat, CPR in Progress

KEANSBURG, NJ - Capsized Vessel reported at Sandy Hook Bay by buoy 11.  Middletown EMS now has the victim with CPR still in progress. Coast Guard advising there might be a 2nd victim still missing. FDNY & NYPD still on scene at the capsized boat searching for the possible 2nd victim. 

NJSIAA: Winter Sports Pushed Back to January, State Tournaments Cancelled

November 19, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action.

The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments early Thursday morning following the recommendation of the organization’s Sports ...

Murphy and Six Other Governors Jointly Call for Suspension of Interstate Youth Hockey Games

NEW JERSEY -- In response to recent coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities, Gov. Phil Murphy joined with fellow governors, Janet Mills (Maine), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Phil Scott (Vermont), Ned Lamont (Connecticut), and Charlie Baker (Massachusetts) in calling for suspension of interstate hockey ...

NJSIAA Contradicts Report Stating No State Wrestling Tournament

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Once again the NJSIAA has issued guidance on an upcoming sport and its championship, in direct conflict from published reports and an announcement from a sport’s coaches association.

The NJSIAA contradicted an article in which quoted New Jersey Wrestling Coaches Association tournament director Howie O’Neil.

According to the article, ...

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Quote of the Day!

November 24, 2020

If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.

Thomas Jefferson

3 Years in Business, 3 Gifts to the Community

November 23, 2020

LITTLE SILVER, NJ:  — At a time when celebrations are muted, gatherings are limited, and the focus is squarely on the pandemic, a boutique public relations firm in New Jersey is giving back to the community it serves.

Andrea Plaza, LLC, founded three years ago by public relations professional Andrea Plaza is marking its anniversary by giving gifts to three nonprofit organizations in ...


Dec 28, 1934 - Aug 14, 2020
John J. McLaughlin, 85, of Middletown, formerly of Rumson, passed away on Friday, August ...
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Sep 23, 1947 - Apr 5, 2020
Louis H. Wan, of Holmdel, passed away at the Bayshore Medical Center on Sunday, April 5th, 2020, at ...
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Nov 26, 1935 - Apr 6, 2020
Roberta E. Kulesz of Colts Neck passed away on Monday, April 6.  She was born at Flower ...
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NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

November 22, 2020

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...