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Law Enforcement seeks public’s help in fatal Hazlet traffic incident

photo via Hazlet PD’s facebook page

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is asking witnesses to an early Monday morning traffic fatality in Hazlet to come forward and assist in their investigation.

Robert Pisano, 54, of Neptune, was walking in the area of State Highway 36 just east of Middle Road in Hazlet at approximately 2:24 a.m. Monday morning, when he was struck by a westbound 2008 Dodge Avenger, driven by John F. Hermans, of Yonkers, New York.

Pisano died as a result of his injuries. Hermans was unharmed.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Acerra To Seek Reelection in Ocean Township

Ocean Township Councilman Rob Acerra

Ocean Township Councilman Rob Acerra announced today that he is running for a second four year term on the non-partisan Township Council.  The election will be held on May 14.

In his announcement, Acerra said that he is an independent voice for Ocean residents who has been fighting against higher taxes, over-development and for local government transparency.

“For four years, fighting for Ocean Township Residents has been my top priority, and if reelected on May 14, it will continue to be,” Acerra said.  “With all the burdensome taxes and regulations coming from the politicians in Trenton, Ocean Township must continue fighting to keep local taxes stable and bring down the cost of doing business.  It is imperative that we fight to make Ocean Township more affordable for our seniors and families.”

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Posted: January 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The Arnone Report: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone’s Update on Monmouth County Government

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Millie Gonzalez of Union Beach, Ms Wheelchair NJ, is honored by the Monmouth County Freeholders

I hope everyone is staying warm, happy and healthy this winter season. It sure has been cold the last few days but on the bright side, summer is only a little more than 100 days away!

It has been an eventful few weeks at the County. During our last Freeholder meeting, the Freeholders honored the new Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey, Millie Gonzalez from Union Beach. Millie’s accomplishments are incredible and she is a true inspiration to us all for overcoming so many obstacles and achieving her goals. The Board looks forward to continuing our support for her in Little Rock, Arkansas where she will compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America 2020 competition this July! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Republicans Urging Guadagno To Run For Assembly

 

Kim Guadagno

Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today said Republicans have asked her to run for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district.

So far, Guadagno has politely turned down the overtures, citing family issues and her commitment to her job as a partner as at the Connell Foley law firm.  “Too many non billable hours,” she said in a text when MMM raised the issue with her last month, “Thank you for thinking of me, but the timing is not good for me or my family.”  She also said she would run if she won the lottery.

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Posted: January 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Tinton Falls Woman Gets 33 years for murder of pot dealer

Raquel Garajau

Raquel Garajau, the 21 year old Brookdale student from Tinton Falls convicted last September for the 2017 murder of Trupal Patel, 29 of Brick, was sentenced to 33 years in state prison today by Judge Joseph W. Oxley.

Garajau maintained her innocence in her remarks to Judge Oxley, according to coverage by the coverage by the Asbury Park Press.

Acording to a statement from Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, the sentence carries a minimum of 30 years before Garajau is eligible for release. Once released, Garajau will be under parole supervision for five years.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Golden: No one will be left out in the cold

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that a Code Blue Alert has been issued  in the County as extremely low temperatures and dangerously high winds are forecast.  The Code Blue Alert is in effect starting on Sunday, January 20 at 6:00 a.m and extends through 8:00 a.m on Wednesday January 23.

“Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of all Monmouth County residents throughout this Code Blue Alert and always,” said Sheriff Golden, whose agency oversees the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management. “The necessary plans, procedures and resources are in place to address any emergency situation that is elevated to the level of needing county assistance.”

Residents in need of a warming center are advised to contact their local police department.  The municipality will then coordinate assistance with the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays And Deductables For Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

New Jersey’s largest healthcare network announced today that it is waiving co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members.

“We have seen the financial impact the federal government shut down has had on many families and we want to ensure that people will receive the care they need without worrying about the cost,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.

“We believe that we need to step forward and do our part to help furloughed federal employees and their families,’’ Garrett said.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Michael Sachs Takes Sue Kiley’s Seat On Hazlet Township Committee

Michael Sachs, Sue Kiley and Scott Aagre celelbrate Kiley’s first election to the Hazlet Township Committee in 2014

Long time community leader Michael Sachs returned to the Hazlet Township Committee this week after a two year hiatus.  Sachs, 59, was appointed to the committee to fill the vacancy created when Sue Kiley resigned upon becoming a Monmouth County Freeholder.

Sachs, a Republican, is expected to seek Hazlet voters approval in November to complete the term which expires on December 31, 2020.  He has previously served a combined 15 years on the Township Committee, including four years as mayor, according to The Hazletonian, a local news site published by Two River Times  news and social media editor Christina Johnson.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘TOXIC’ MASCULINITY BELIES COMPLIMENTARY UNIQUE STRENGTHS OF MEN AND WOMEN

By Peter Rosenberger

According to studies, the last ten years reveals an increasing number of men serving as family caregivers.  Up from 35% a decade ago, studies show men now make up more than 45% of those caring for an aging, disabled, or chronically-ill loved one—a number reflecting more masculinity inserted into what traditionally appeared to be a role overwhelming dominated by females.

Yet our country, and now even razor blade companies, seem to assert our society is replete with ‘toxic masculinity.’ Whether a direct or indirect swipe at the President, the debate appears burrowed into the regular discourse of American life.

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Posted: January 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Freeholders Invite Local Charities To Public Employees Giving Appeal

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is inviting local charities to apply to be beneficiaries of the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced this afternoon.

“Independent charitable organizations are invited to join the County’s annual charitable campaign,” said Director Arnone, the Monmouth County 2019/2020 campaign chairman. “We know that there are many local not-for-profit organizations in our community doing phenomenal work that may not know about this fundraising opportunity. This is a chance for local charities to connect with public employees here in Monmouth County.”

In 2018, public employees in Monmouth County and its partners throughout the state donated over $747,000 to support the work of more than 800 charitable organizations.

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Posted: January 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »