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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 16-18, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, August 16

  • Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Matilda (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Train, Goo Goo Dolls & Allen Stone at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • A Chorus Line at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Hi-Tide Summer Holiday (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Real Women Have Curves” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Working Together, We Can End Hunger in Our Community

By Kim Guadagno

Kim Guadagno

Tonight in New Jersey, children will go to bed hungry. Contrary to popular notions about hunger in America, most are not homeless. In fact, most New Jersey families that struggle to put food on the table live in households that have at least one working adult.

In Monmouth County, where I live, and in neighboring Ocean County, one in ten residents don’t know where their next meal will come from, let alone whether if it will be nutritious. One in seven of those ten are children. The anxiety and fear of not knowing is what social services agencies call “food insecurity.”

That is why I am beginning a new chapter in my life this week: leading the effort to end hunger in our community as Chief Executive Officer of Fulfill, formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill aims to not only help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity today, but to provide them with the resources to become self-sufficient for tomorrow. I am excited join a team of 50 employees and 1,400 volunteers whose mission is to “shorten the line” of those in our communities who are hungry.

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Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso: Murphy’s repeal of Shore Rental Tax is “Too little, too late”

Aseemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon

With three weeks left in the summer tourist season Governor Phil Murphy finally signed legislation repealing the tax and surcharge of Jersey Shore short term summer rentals.

Monmouth County legislators Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso say Murphy’s action today is “too little, too late.”

“The Governor made the right call in repealing this short-term rental tax–and we acknowledge that–however it comes way too late,” said O’Scanlon. “We are in August at this point, summer is nearly over and most of the damage of this ill-conceived aspect of this tax has been done. The Governor and his policy folks need to recognize when something is emergent and do their homework up front, so they’re ready to take action the minute such bills land on his desk. This was a total failure of administrative planning and it likely, needlessly, cost the New Jersey economy millions of dollars.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizens Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy

Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that enrollment is open for  the annual Citizens Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy.

A prerequisite to the VISCOMP (Volunteers in Sheriff’s Community Programs), the course is designed to foster and promote an understanding by citizens in Monmouth County of the services offered and challenges facing the law enforcement agencies in the county. It is envisioned that graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will gain awareness and appreciation of the services provided by these agencies and will become “goodwill ambassadors” for the law enforcement and public safety community.

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Posted: August 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 9-11, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, August 9

  • IAATO Italian Festival (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Ocean Grove Historic House Tour – MORE INFO
  • A Chorus Line at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Film Festival ‘19 (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Keyport Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • “Children of Eden” by Premier Theatre Company (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Real Women Have Curves” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Smith will run in 2020

Congressman Chris Smith and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger at the 2016 9/11 remembrance in Middletown

Congressman Chris Smith is running for 21st term in the House of Representatives next year and would be content to run another 4-5 times, according to a interview he had with NJGlobe.

“I’ve never been more enthusiastic about a job in my life,” Smith said.  “I hope to have another decade here.  I love it that much.”

Smith was responding to rumors that he would retire in 2020. In 2018, MoveOn.Org had a fundraising campaign based upon their lie that the Dean of the New Jersey delegation was retiring.

“It’s a type of smear,” Smith told NJGlobe of the retirement rumors.  “It’s factually untrue.  It’s unethical.”

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Posted: August 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Arnone Report: Freeholder Director promotes local businesses

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy August, Monmouth County! It’s hard to believe we are just a few, short weeks away from Labor Day! Soon children will be heading back to school and the cooler weather will be here. However, let’s forget about all of that now and just enjoy the remainder of this great summer season!

The Monmouth County Division of Economic Development has been hard at work this summer connecting with local members of the County’s agriculture industry, sharing with them information about Grown in Monmouth. Last week, we held our first-ever Grown in Monmouth Restaurant Week, which I am proud to say was a tremendous success. We had over 50 restaurants participate, who featured at least one dish that was made with ingredients that have been grown in Monmouth County.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school

Freeholder Pat Impreveduto with students in Long Branch last year

Freeholder Deputy Director Pat Impreveduto, the liaison to the County Superintendent of Schools and a life long educator, is advising parents of children who will be attending kindergarten in September to start preparing their kids now, in early August. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Smith Introduces Bill Named For Braedon Bradforth

Congressman Smith meets with some of the 200 friends, family members and supporters of Braeden’s mother, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, who came out at the Aug. 1 memorial in Neptune. At left is Robert Ingram, Braeden’s step-father, and Jill Greene, Joanne’s attorney.

Bill would create a commission to review heat stroke exertion risk to student athletes

Continuing his career long practice of writing legislation that arises from constituent service, Congressman Chris Smith introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Friday named for Braedon Bradford, the 19 year old Neptune Township football player who died of exertional heat stroke on August 2, 2018 at Garden City Community College in Kansas where he was a freshman scholarship player. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

DWI Task Force In Asbury Park Friday night/Saturday morning

Posted: August 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »