O’Scanlon’s Bill Modernizing Emergency Medical Services Becomes Law

Governor Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that brings New Jersey’s Emergency Medical Services into the 21st century by requiring the use of technology for data collection by first responders to deliver the best emergency medical care possible.

“For too long, the emergency medical services system in New Jersey has existed without an overarching mandate to collect the kind of information that is needed in today’s rapidly evolving health care and emergency environments. When calls come into 911 and lives are on the line, we now have the opportunity to collect and assess valuable information that will continually improve the quality of EMS,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth). “This bill puts the patient first, ensuring the best possible care leads to better post-emergency outcomes.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Emergency Management, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, July 28-30, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, July 28

  • Indie Street Film Festival (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Fair (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Red Bank Sidewalk Sale – MORE INFO
  • Stars of Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Charity Vodka Tasting at Knob Hill GC (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Bugsy Malone by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Hundreds say goodbye to Marine from Colts Neck killed in plane crash

COLTS NECK — Daniel Baldassare wanted to be a U.S. Marine for most of life. The 20-year-old corporal from Colts Neck, who was among 16 service members killed when a military plane crashed earlier this month in rural Mississippi, had dreamed of serving his country since at least middle school, family and friends said Tuesday morning.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

3 Jersey Shore beaches closed; 31 with advisories for high bacteria levels

The Jersey Shore had a high number of beach closures and advisories Tuesday because of high bacteria levels following major storms over the past few days. The state Department of Environmental Protection’s website lists three beach closures on the Toms River as well as water quality advisories at 31 ocean, bay or river beaches from Monmouth… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Ocean Twp cops arrest angry property taxpayer over facebook post that threatened mayor

Aseemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Vin Gopal and Mayor Christopher Siciliano

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — A 75-year-old Monmouth County man angry over a property tax increase threatened on Facebook to burn down the mayor’s house, authorities said. Arthur Morse was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, Ocean Township police said in a statement. He was released after being given a summons. Police learned of Morse’s social media… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Middletown Library Board Announces Logo Contest

The Middletown Township Public Library is approaching its 100th Anniversary.  As part of that celebration the Board of Trustees and Director Kim Rinaldi have are asking Township student artists to participate in a logo contest.

The contest is open to all Middletown students in grades 6 -12. Students are asked to design a new logo that symbolizes the mission of the Middletown Public Library and articulates the true identity of the library as a community center offering opportunities for both education and entertainment. Deadline for submissions will be November 30, 2017. Submissions will be judged by the Library Board of Trustees and one winner will be announced at the December 13, 2017 meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The winner will receive a $250 prize and community-wide recognition. The new logo will be used on the library’s website, letterhead, flyers, and other library documents.

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Posted: July 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Middletown Library, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Memorial Service for U.S. Marine Crewmaster Daniel Baldassare

A memorial service to honor the life of U.S. Marine Crewmaster Daniel Baldassare will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at Colts Neck High School.  The service will start at 11 a.m.  The Baldassare family has invited all to attend.

Volunteers are requested on Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. to bring American flags to line the football field.  On Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., volunteers are asked to bring a flag a form a line of honor from 5 Points Road to the football field for the Baldassare family’s entrance to the funeral.

Daniel, 20, was one of the 16 U.S. servicemen killed on July 10 when a KC-130 refueling plane crashed in a Mississippi cornfield.  15 U.S Marines and a Navy sailor perished in the accident.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Brookdale Community College celebrates 50 years

 

Brookdale interim president David Stout celebrates the college’s 50th anniversary with Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMaso

LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday with a birthday cake at the College of Visual Arts among well-wishers, County officials, and members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose members were among the strongest advocates for a community college in Monmouth County half a century ago.

Dr. David Stout, interim president of Brookdale, led the brief program that included Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMasa as well as Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger presenting resolutions proclaiming July 18, 2017 as Brookdale Community College Day throughout Monmouth County and in Middletown.  Stout presented framed copies of the original Monmouth County resolution establishing the community collegeto the freeholders and representatives of AAUW.

“The college today is an outgrowth of what came before us,” said Stout, who served as emcee for the birthday party program. “The history of Brookdale reveals that the college has its roots in the community. It is a true community college, in every sense of the word.”

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald Will Not Seek Reelection

By Muriel J. Smith and Art Gallagher

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Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection.

Archibald submitted a letter to the County Committee which was read at a meeting of the borough’s Republican county committee on Monday. In his letter, the councilman stressed he is completing his term which runs out Jan. 1, 2018,  and will continue serving the borough.  However, citing personal reasons and commitments, he said he will not seek another term.

The councilman has been on the governing body for the past 25 years, serving on every committee at some time during his tenure. He has received commendations for work he has done and projects he has instituted or pursued while serving on Harbor, Police, Finance, Public Works , Recreation and  Water and Sewer.

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Video: Phil Murphy explains how he’s different from Jon Corzine

 

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Posted: July 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments »