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Gas prices are up in Monmouth County

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Monmouth County, the price at the pump has hit an average of $3.07 as of today, part of a national trend in ...

Irwin Marine: A Red Bank Institution for 137+ Years

RED BANK, NJ: You have to be doing something right to have been serving the boating community for well over 100 years.  Irwin Marine has been nestled on the banks of the Navesink River when Chester Arthur was President of the United States.  Twenty-five presidents later, only three Irwin’s have been at the helm of the marine dealership.

Fun fact: The wizard of Menlo Park, ...

Marijuana Usage and the Workplace – Legalities Clarified

RED BANK, NJ: Pot is now legal in New Jersey, but that doesn’t mean that workplace rules and drug tests are going away for everyone.

Under federal law marijuana is still illegal. This means that the federal government, federally regulated industries and workplaces that get federal funding or grants that require them to drug test will still test employees for marijuana use.

This ...

Red Bank Green Business Recognition Program – Apply Now

RED BANK, NJ: The borough of Red Bank has kicked off a program to formally recognize local companies that make significant efforts to increase the sustainability of their business procedures.

Based on the criteria from the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry (NJSBR), the Red Bank Green Business Recognition Program (GBRP), encourages local businesses to enact sustainable initiatives at a ...

Design Your Own Sunglasses with Anywhere Vision

RED BANK, NJ: Heading on a well-deserved vacation or just getting ready for sunny days ahead?

Then it's a perfect time to create your own stylish look with custom sunglasses.  Whether you want prescription or plano lenses (non-prescription), Anywhere Vision has an impressive selection of frames and lenses, and as a concierge service, they come to you.

Licensed Optician Jerry ...

Monmouth County Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Red Bank Wedding Walk 2021 Starts this Sunday

RED BANK, NJ: Spring is in the air and means the RiverCenter will be kicking off their Red Bank Wedding Walk beginning Sunday, March 21 and runs through Friday, April 30.

As with all events, this year will be a little different, but the goal is the same: to introduce brides, grooms and their families to the fantastic Red Bank-based businesses that can help make your wedding daydreams a ...

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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 14, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

Quote of the Day!

May 15, 2021

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

Citizens should follow what happens in government and politics.

May 11, 2021

Dear Editor: 

According to the Pew Research Center, no matter what your party affiliation, there is equal agreement that citizens should follow what happens in government and politics.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit 101 year old organization, believes that democratic government depends upon informed and active participation of citizens at all levels of ...

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

Red Bank’s Nancy Blackwood Keeping an Eye on the Borough’s Environment

May 12, 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, many who are unpaid volunteers, perform behind the scenes to keep the town looking beautiful and safe, ...

Red Bank Police Sgt. Jorge Torres – Accountable, Mentor and Super Chef

RED BANK, NJ – TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women of the Red Bank Police Department. Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the law enforcement officer (LEO), behind the badge and the support personnel who keep us safe 24/7.  Hence, “Back of the ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...