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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 23-25, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, August 23

  • Wings of Freedom Tour ’19 (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • WFAN/Mike Francesa “Summer Send-Off” (Lake Como) – MORE INFO
  • Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Pier Village Sidewalk Sale (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Fair Haven Sidewalk Sale – MORE INFO
  • Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Matilda (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | 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 »

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: , , , , | Comments Off on Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school

Celebrating the life of Braeden Bradforth on the 1st anniversary of his death

Joanne Atkins-Ingram remembers her son, Braeden Bradforth , during a celebration of his life on the 1st anniversary of his death.

By Jarrett Branch

A group of about 100 community members, family and friends showed up in force at the Pop Warner Football field in Neptune Township on Thursday evening to celebrate the life of Braeden Bradforth, the 19 year old  football player who died of heatstroke at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas last August 1, during his first day of practice as a scholarship player of the school’s team.

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Posted: August 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrating the life of Braeden Bradforth on the 1st anniversary of his death

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 2-4, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, August 2

  • Crossing Borders Festival at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Clamfest ’19 (Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Manasquan Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Summer Sidewalk Sale (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • “Next to Normal” by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
  • “Grown in Monmouth” Restaurant Week – 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 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 2-4, 2019

Asbury Park Must Lock the Wesley Lake Footbridges Permanently

By Tommy DeSeno

The hot local issue is the 25-year-old practice of Ocean Grove (a section of Neptune Township) locking two footbridges over Wesley Lake that connect to Asbury Park, every night between midnight and 5 am.  Asbury Park, led by councilwoman Eileen Chapman and activist Dani Boglivi Fiori, want Neptune to leave the gates open. Let’s explore the history for context.

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Posted: July 30th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

James S. Gray, 1943-2019

James S. Gray. photo by Rhoda Chodosh

Jim Gray, a former Clerk of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and former Mayor of Manalapan, passed away unexpectedly on July 24 at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick.

Gray served as Clerk of the Board for eight years until 2010.  He was previously Director of Administration for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities from 1995 to 2002, according to NewJerseyGlobe.

Jim was a Manalapan Township Committeeman from 1984 to 1998. He served five terms as Mayor and four terms as Deputy Mayor. He served as police commissioner, planning board member and recreation liaison. He believed that by serving his town and preserving recreational space, he could make Manalapan a better place to live.

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Posted: July 28th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Last week the Middletown Township Committee directed its attorneys to withdraw from court proceedings that commenced in July 2015 to address unrealistic affordable housing obligations imposed upon municipalities throughout New Jersey by the Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Township Attorney applied for an Order of Dismissal, which was entered by the Hon. Jamie S. Perri on July 19, 2019.

As a result of the demise of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”), municipalities have been subjected to proceedings in Superior Court to address ongoing and ever-increasing demands by the Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) to develop more high density affordable housing. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years

HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 25th Annual Clam Fest from August 1st to August 4th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam Fest is a four-day spectacular event featuring a 120’ seafood court serving the freshest food from many of Highlands’ restaurants and establishments including Lusty Lobster and Chilangos. Other festival favorites include the Lions Club Funnel Cakes, and the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine.

The 25th Annual Clam Fest will feature a Beer, Wine and Sangria Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues. Big Mark’s Action Park Amusements will set up the midway with portions of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues closed to street traffic to accommodate the rides, games of chance, specialty vendors and the succulent food court. Every night is “Pay-One-Price Bracelet Night,” when visitors can enjoy the amusement rides all night for $30. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years