Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Labor Day weekend, August 29-September 1, 2014

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By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, August 29

• Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO

• Joan Rivers at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Canterbury Art Show (Rumson) – MORE INFO

• Gabrielle Stravelli (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• Shore Blue Band (Belmar) – MORE INFO

• Campfire on the Beach on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

• Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale at Pier Village (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• Canoeing on Sandy Hook Bay – MORE INFO

• Seining at Horseshoe Cove – MORE INFO

• Lucky Me at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFOInlet300X250

• Bus Stop at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Car Show Art Show (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Ocean Grove Antiques & Collectibles Auction – MORE INFO

• Comedian Frank Santos, Jr. (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• Uncle Funky (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

• D-Day Exhibit at NJ National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFO

• Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

New Jersey Natural Gas announces lower rates

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Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie inclined to nix Red Light Cameras

IMG_9284 (639x800)Governor Chris Christie said that he his inclined to not renew New Jersey’s Red Light Camera program when the five year experiment expires in December.

Speaking at a press conference in Sea Bright yesterday afternoon, the governor feigned surprise that Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is opposed to the RLC program.  O’Scanlon has waged a ferocious multi-year campaign against the cameras, producing independent data showing that the cameras increase accidents at intersections where they are installed, that they are often timed to entrap drivers and alleging that they are nothing more than a money grab on the part of the companies that operate them and the municipalities that deploy them.

Christie said he has not studied the issue to the extent that O’Scanlon has, “but I will, ” he said,  “I have some concerns.  At this point I am not inclined to allow them to continue, but I haven’t made a final decision yet.”

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, News, Red Light Cameras, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Christie rails against open space ballot measure

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Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , | No Comments »

NJ town mourns loss of religion student found dead in Jerusalem Forest

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Freeholder Director Burry, Steve and Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eileen Fouratt honored by Count Basie

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Steven Van Zandt, Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eillen Fouratt, Executive Director of Monmouth Arts at Count Basie Theatre, August 22 for the presentation of the Vanguard Awards.

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Steven Van Zandt, Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eillen Fouratt, Executive Director of Monmouth Arts at Count Basie Theatre, August 22 for the presentation of the Vanguard Awards.

RED BANK, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry was honored with a Vanguard Award by the Count Basie Theatre.

“It is an honor to be chosen as one of the first recipients of the Vanguard Awards,” Burry said. “I believe that art and history are the foundation of our society and it is essential to maintain a strong presence of the arts in our communities.”

The Vanguard Awards took place on Aug. 22. Vanguard Awards were also given to E-Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen Van Zandt and Monmouth County Arts Council executive director Mary Eileen Fouratt.

The evening featured a Rockit Woodstock reprisal performed by students aged 8 to 18.

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Posted: August 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

U.S. State Dept. officials tour County Connection

County office is participating in national pilot program

Freeholder John Curley, County Clerk M. Claire French, U.S. Passport Chief Brenda Sprague, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholder Tom Arnone at the County Connection in Neptune, August 28, 2014

Freeholder John Curley, County Clerk M. Claire French, U.S. Passport Chief Brenda Sprague, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholder Tom Arnone at the County Connection in Neptune, August 28, 2014

NEPTUNE, NJ – Chief of the U.S. State Department’s Passport Office, Brenda Sprague, toured the Monmouth County Connection yesterday with County Clerk M. Claire French and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“It is an honor for the Monmouth County Connection to be recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Leading Acceptance facility and chosen to participate in a national pilot program studying customer service,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. “The Connection’s enhanced services include extended hours, photo services and walk-in availabilities, which provide the American traveling public with a more convenient, seamless passport application process.”

In April 2014, the U.S. Department of State designated the County Connection as a Leading Acceptance Facility. As a result of this honor, the Monmouth County Connection has been chosen to participate in a customer service-oriented pilot program to help the Department of State better understand customer preferences. Only eight passport acceptance facilities, out of 8,500, were chosen to participate.

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Posted: August 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Manhattan DA probes secret settlement between Port Authority, seaport company

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Posted: August 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New York, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Teams Needed for Fundraiser for the Keyport Teams

The Keyport Indians Football & Cheerleading Team is holding a Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

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Posted: August 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Keyport | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon announces new electric meter installation guidelines for flood zones

“Sometimes the process works”

 

declan-oscanlon-budgetAssemblyman O’Scanlon praised the process that led to the comprehensive and sensible solution to the placement of electric meters in flood zones.  “As hard as it is to accept, conflicting concerns will mean we sometimes encounter frustrating rules and regulations” said O’Scanlon. “Sometimes those enshrined rules and regulations can be exceedingly difficult to alter, even in the face of drastically altered conditions.  So when we came across the meter height issue a few weeks ago, I was very concerned.”

O’Scanlon was contacted by a constituent, along with local Sea Bright officials regarding the conflicting guidance pertaining to the placement of her electric meter.  “The original guidance directed her to place the meter above the base flood elevation level, which she did.  The problem arose when JCP&L representatives showed up and informed the homeowner to move the meter down to 5.5 feet above ground level, well below the future flood level. We almost simultaneously encountered the issue during an inspection of rebuilt neighborhoods in Union Beach.  I immediately contacted JCP&L and the Governor’s Office of Rebuilding and Recovery.  Everyone ‘s attitude was immediately open-minded. The JCP&L folks explained the reasoning behind their rules – they must have easy access to meters in case of fire or other emergencies – but understood that a better solution was needed for these flood prone areas and they committed to finding one”.

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Posted: August 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Flood Maps, JCP&L, Press Release, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »