Top Local News

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

May 28, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as long as they comply with ...

May 26th -- May 29th at the Red Bank Public Library

RED BANK, NJ: In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the physical Red Bank Public Library is closed until further notice. As the situation progresses and we slowly return to normal, we will be offering more services and online programming. For the time being, here's what's currently happening at the RBPL:

What's new: 

Upcoming Zoom Events (These events are registration ...

Rutgers Student's Parent Files Law Suit Seeks to Recoup Tuition, Other Costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The parent of a Rutgers student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking repayment for tuition and other costs Rutgers is withholding in violation of state law, the suit alleges.

The parent, who is represented by the Seattle-based firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, is not identified in the lawsuit that was filed Wednesday in Middlesex ...

EMRG Connects Student Entrepreneurs to Top Tech Investors in the New York Startup Community

May 21, 2020

NEW YORK, NY -- We take a look back to a year ago last May, when TechDay New York was held at the Javits Center in Manhattan. TAPintoTV caught up with organizers, presenters and attendees at the annual technology conference, which is the largest event for tech startups in the country. 

Greg Kaye and Patryk Fusiarz are both founding partners at EMRG, which bridges the gap between ...

Red Bank Assembles "Downtown Red Bank Reopens Committee"

RED BANK, NJ: Borough of Red Bank officials eagerly await the cautious and gradual reopening of our State as part of Governor Murphy’s "Road Back" plan.  

Stage 2, the next stage, includes expanded retail and outdoor dining, which the Governor suggested could return in "a matter of weeks."  With each Executive Order by the Governor, Red Bank officials ...

Red Bank Coastal Building Sold for $6.2m

RED BANK, NJ: The waterfront office Coastal Building, located at 151 Bodman Place, has been sold for $6.2 million by the real estate brokerage firm The Kislak Company to First National Realty Partners, LLC.

The seller was Navesink Investments, LLC with offices at the same address.

“Kislak represented the original builder who occupied space there for almost 40 years.  Our ...

Basie Center Announces 2020 Basie Awards, to Honor Excellence in Monmouth County High School Theater

May 29, 2020

RED BANK, NJ:  The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high school theatre presented by Bank of America, will take place online on Tuesday, June 9 at 8pm exclusively on and Facebook.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding commitment to the arts in ...

Clean Ocean Action Virtual Fundraiser Concert Thursday

RED BANK, NJ: The beaches are opening up, the water is getting warmer and we’ll be swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding real soon.

Clean Ocean Action (COA), the guardian of our ocean and local waters, is having an exciting fundraiser, “Countdown to the Summer SEAson” tomorrow, May 21 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

A live virtual concert, OCEAN RIFFS for Friends of the ...

Nashville Singer, Songwriter Rob Snyder Writes Song "Jersey" About His Time on LBI

NASHVILLE, TN — There's no doubt that Long Beach Island brings out a sense of nostalgia in so many. Rob Snyder, Singer and Songwriter, originally from West Chester, PA recalls his times on LBI in his new single "Jersey."

"My parents met on LBI and it is just home to me. Always has been and always will be," Snyder said. "It is where I first ...

Major Changes to July 7th Primary Election

May 19, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all voters that Governor Murphy announced major changes to the July 7, 2020 Primary Election process. This comes after the initial change in the Primary Election date from June 2nd to July 7th, announced last month. 

According to Executive Order No. 144, all active registered Republicans and ...

Reminder - Red Bank Farmers Market Opens Today

May 17, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Farmer's Market opens today and subsequent Sundays from 9am-12pm. (Note the new hours)

The below list are some rules of the market:

Drive through only – No walk in traffic – No bikes
One way in and one way out
Enter from Bridge Ave and exit on West Front Street
Market hours 9am-12pm
Clients will not be allowed to get out of their ...

Red Bank River Center Offers “Date Night In” Packages

RED BANK, NJ: All right, you're stuck at home, but you still need to let your significant other that you care for them.

The Red Bank River Center is working with local business in the improvement district to present a weekly “Date Night In” that will offer three choices:

Hometown Date Night In - All things Red Bank
Local Selections Date ...

Essential Needs Donation Drive - Ends Friday

May 26, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Parks and Recreation Department is requesting your help in providing food and basic household supplies for those in need.

This drive will last until May 29th.

Canned and boxed goods (non-perishable), food items are being requested. 

Also requested is; toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectants and cleaners, baby supplies (diapers, wipes), and educational ...

Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 Offering Free Masks Monday

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Elks will be giving away free masks packages (5/pkg.) on Memorial Day, Monday, 25, from 12noon to 2:00pm.

You can pick up your masks at the Elks club address, 40 W. Front Street, while supplies last.

If you enjoyed this article please “Like” and “Follow” us on the TAPinto Red Bank Facebook page, and sign up for our daily e-news so ...

Tracey and Jon Stewart Donate their first harvest to Lunch Break


Red Bank, NJ — The Hockhockson Farm Foundation, the charitable initiative of Tracey and Jon Stewart, recently announced their newest endeavor, The Fields at Hockhockson Farm, and it couldn’t have come at a more crucial time.

“One of the most important things we can do to boost our immune systems is to eat a healthy diet with fresh fruits and ...

Correcting a tax return will soon be easier

May 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Red Bank Council Tables BoA Tax Settlement, Street Closures for Pedestrians Only, White Street Improvement Project Update

RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened last nights online council meeting with all members in attendance.

The council voted to table a resolution for a settlement of a tax appeal on a property located at 170 Broad Street, occupied by Bank of America.  The total amount decreased for the assessment period from 2018 to 2020 is $3,470,500.  “There is a need ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Clean Ocean Action Virtual Fundraiser Concert Thursday

May 20, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The beaches are opening up, the water is getting warmer and we’ll be swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding real soon.

Clean Ocean Action (COA), the guardian of our ocean and local waters, is having an exciting fundraiser, “Countdown to the Summer SEAson” tomorrow, May 21 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

A live virtual concert, OCEAN RIFFS for Friends of the ...

Red Bank: What’s Up with all the Dead Fish Along our Shorelines?

RED BANK, NJ: The parks are open and you’re finally able to get outside for some fresh air and exercise, so you walk to Riverside Gardens or Marine Park.

It’s a beautiful view; the mansions of Middletown, power and sailboats cruising by and the abundance of wildlife that calls the water their home.

And then it hits your olfactory senses like a Mack truck – that dead fish ...

Woman Saves Endangered Birds on Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ — It’s a good thing that Gov. Murphy closed the parks in April because on a cold April morning Mei-An Raicer decided to jog on the beach in Belmar, instead of the park. She came across two strange birds wrapped together in braided fishing line.  They were American oystercatchers — beach nesters that are “a species of special concern” in New ...

Operation Hope: Horses Bring Healing Peace

May 26, 2020

The article below is being featured as part of the  Talk About the Good  campaign.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: A piece of HOPE during tough times is something that is so important. We all need something to look forward to and there is something exciting that is galloping towards the near future. What happens when two like-minded individuals come together for a shared dream? ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

RED BANK, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to ...

How Will Coronavirus Impact Summer Fun?

Clinical Contributors to this Story

Scott J. Druckman, D.O. contributes to topics such as Behavioral Health, Nutrition.

Memorial Day weekend! The holiday always signals the start of the summer season at the Jersey Shore. With beaches now open, and physical distancing and other health and safety measures in place to keep beach goers safe, what will our pandemic summer look like, ...

Red Bank Man Admits Role in Multi-State Patient and Bribery Scheme

May 21, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man today admitted participating in a conspiracy to defraud health insurance companies through a multi-state patient brokering scheme in which he bribed drug-addicted individuals to enroll in drug rehabilitation in exchange for referral fees from the rehabilitation centers, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Peter J. Costas, 26, of Red ...

Missing 16-Year-Old New Jersey Girl--found safe

Update: EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department reported on Thursday, May 21 via a Nixle advisory that Miriam Perez was located and safe. The 16-year-old has since been reunited with her family. On Wednesday, the EBPD asked for the public's assistance in locating Perez who was last seen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in South River. Additional details about Perez's ...

Road Closure - W. Front Street Bridge into Red Bank

RED BANK, NJ: Starting at 8:30am, W. Front Street will be closed for approximately 10 hrs to replace a utility pole by the NJ Transit bridge going into Red Bank.

This will be a hard closure with detours in place.

No emergency traffic thru this area.

Expect delays.

Seek alternate routes.

If you enjoyed this article please “Like” and “Follow” us on the TAPinto ...

Gone Fishin’: Governor Signs off on Water Fun Starting Sunday

May 16, 2020

HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions.

"Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said Friday, as he related statistics that continue to improve the state of the ...

Spring Sports Cancelled in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY - Young athletes held out hope that spring sports would have a chance during the pandemic. That changed on Monday as the spring scholastic sports season ended with the announcement by Governor Phil Murphy - schools in the state will remain closed for the rest of academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Murphy also stated that the NJSIAA Medical Board ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

New Jersey Needs Infrastructure to Catalyze Our Recovery

May 21, 2020

New Jersey’s infrastructure has faced decades of underinvestment. Unfortunately, just as we’re finally beginning to make progress on paving our roads, fixing our bridges, and filling potholes around the state, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the state’s economy and risks plunging us back into uncertainty.

That’s why it’s critically important for the New Jersey ...

Quote of the Day!

May 29, 2020

 Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. 

We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream.

It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Ronald Reagan


Upcoming Events


Thu, July 30, 6:00 PM

Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club , Farmingdale

Girl Scouts Women of Distinction & Community ...

Giving Back

10% Municipal Tax Hike for Red Bank: Mayor and Council Should Go Back to School!

May 18, 2020

10% Municipal Tax Hike for Red Bank; Mayor and Council Should Go Back to School!

For the very few who tuned into the May 13th meeting of our Mayor and Council, you may have heard Finance Committee Chair, Councilman Michael Ballard, state the current proposed 2020-2021 municipal budget would raise the municipal budget by 10%.

Editor's Note: To watch the video of the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

May 29, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...


Sep 23, 1947 - Apr 5, 2020
Louis H. Wan, of Holmdel, passed away at the Bayshore Medical Center on Sunday, April 5th, 2020, at ...
Read more
Nov 26, 1935 - Apr 6, 2020
Roberta E. Kulesz of Colts Neck passed away on Monday, April 6.  She was born at Flower ...
Read more

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...