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Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

Ocean County Nonprofits: New Funding for Those Who Help Others

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need.

“We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn. “They ...

A Wonderful Early Mother's Day Story about a Late Ocean County Mom

Editor's Note: We are taking the liberty of sharing a beautiful story in advance of Mother's Day that was written as a gift for a Little Egg mom's 90th birthday. Sadly, Faye Arizzi passed in 2019 — but it seems fitting to remember those who have impacted the lives of local residents. Writefully Inspired and Faye's son, John have granted us permission to reprint a ...

Parker's Army and Tim's Tribe Donate New Southern Boys Lacrosse Scoreboard

STAFFORD — On April 27, it was opening day for the Southern Regional High School Boys Lacrosse squad. It was also a special day as Parker's Army and Tim's Tribe donated a brand-new scoreboard for the team. 

The money was raised by both organizations in 2019, but sat idle for a year due to Covid-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 season.  It was Southern's first ...

Ocean County 5K Race Brings in Big Money for Charity That Helps the Homeless

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The numbers are glaringly coincidental. A 5K race sponsored by Recalibrate, a group that helps vets raised just over $5K in donations.

“We’d like to thank and recognize all those who supported our 5k Race for Just Believe Inc. Together, we raised awareness for the cause,” said Paul Hulse of Just Believe. “The support from the community and our ...

Two Eagle Scouts Get "Drive By" Court of Honor on May 11

OCEAN COUNTY — At a special “Drive By” Eagle Court of Honor to be held on May 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Bayville. Benjamin and William Danielak, of Bayville, will earn the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve and two new Eagle Scouts will take flight.  This honor is but one of the many achievements that makes these young men stand out from the others, and the projects ...

NJ Veteran, Grandfather of 12, Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor by November 20

MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life.

Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out.

Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney Disease. He also has diabetes, restless leg syndrome and high blood pressure.

Vet Support Group Hosting 5K to Help Ocean County Charity

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – An organization that supports disconnected veterans and first responders is on a mission. They’ve come up with a plan to contribute to a charity group that helps the homeless and disenfranchised in Ocean County.

Recalibrate announced earlier this month plans to host a 5K fundraiser on May 1st at Winding River Park, Toms River. They plan to donate proceeds of the ...

Neighbors Plan Vigil for Six Year Old Barnegat Collins Student Who Died This Month

BARNEGAT, NJ — A community in shock and feeling helpless has decided to come together to honor the memory of Corey Micciolo, a first grade student at the Collins School. The circumstances of Corey's death remain under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's office.

More than one person from Barnegat expressed an interest in setting up a vigil for the young boy ...

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Honor Moms, Get Thanked When Giving Blood this May with Vitalant

Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma this May in support of mothers and all patients relying on lifesaving blood transfusions. As a token of thanks, all those who come to give May 1 through May 25 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* or, for the period from May 26 through June 1, a Vitalant ball ...

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Herman “ Bubie” C. Harrison III, age 56 of Manahawkin NJ, passed way Tuesday April 20th ...
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6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

Are you using the Right Realtor to Accomplish Your Real Estate Goals?

May 13, 2021

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — There are many things to consider when choosing a Realtor in today's market.

A FULL time Realtor who is passionate about Real Estate is very important. This ensures they are on the job immediately should anything come up throughout the buying/selling process and readily available to answer all calls/texts/emails. It's not the years in the business; ...