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Hanlon commemorates 100 years of women voting

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ –Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is launching a year-long recognition program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

“Since my office oversees a large part of the elections process for Monmouth County, I am proud to launch a county-wide program to celebrate the brave suffragists and all those who contributed to women gaining the right to vote 100 years ago,” said Clerk Hanlon.

Throughout the year, the County Clerk’s Office is working to engage and educate people of all ages through a variety of events, programs, and media. To start off the centennial year, Clerk Hanlon distributed sample resolutions commemorating the centennial to the governing bodies of Monmouth County’s 53 municipalities and to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Middletown to build affordable housing units for veterans on blighted Belford property

The Middletown Township Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to acquire a blighted commercial property on Leonardville Road in Belford and to build 10-20 affordable housing units for veterans in partnership with the Middletown Housing Authority.

The property at 37-45 Leonardville Road, across the street from the Carvel Ice Cream store, was previously the home of Middletown Tool Rental and a gas station before that.  It has been vacant and overgrown for roughly 20 years. The Township acquired a certification from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection that the property is not contaminated prior to approving the acquisition.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith announces FEMA webinar for non-profit security grants

FEMA is holding webinars on January 22, 30 and February 4 to inform faith-based, community and non-profit organizations information regarding grants available for security enhancement, Congressman Chris Smith announced.

“I encourage groups to participate in one of the webinars to learn about a FEMA grant program to improve security,” Smith said. “Faith communities and other non-profits have been targets of hate and violence, and this grant is available to address issues of prevention of and preparation for potential threats.

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Posted: January 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Places to Donate this Holiday Season

By Greg Kelly

 

I’ve heard genuine praise — along with masses of web traffic — for my “Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend.” The list has been published here at More Monmouth Musings prior to every weekend for going on 7 years now. I don’t think I’ve missed a weekend.

 

Compliments about the list include: “There’s nothing like it on the web.” “I don’t start my weekend without it.” “It really tells me what’s happening.” “It’s a fantastic resource.” “I get it all in one stop.” “It’s amazing all the good stuff to do for Monmouth County weekends.” “It’s the most complete things-to-do list around.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Places to Donate this Holiday Season

Rep. Chris Smith Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

Colin Martin, teacher Laura Gesin, Jack Hester and Michael Cielecki of Communications High (missing is Vaughn Battista).

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced the winners of this year’s New Jersey Fourth Congressional District Congressional App Challenge, part of a nationwide competition for middle and high school students to showcase their software app-developing skills and teamwork.

“I am pleased to congratulate Communications High School students Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls, Michael Cielecki of Spring Lake Heights, Jack Hester of Oceanport and Colin Martin of Red Bank for their first place-winning app, ‘Commuitas,’” said Rep. Smith.  “They developed a unique ‘task-sharing’ mobile application which allows users to barter their skills and abilities with other users to share tasks in exchange for a virtual points system. The judges thought it was very unique and well devised.”

Timed to coincide with Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 9-15, 2019, Smith said this year’s contest drew a record number of entries from Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties.

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Posted: December 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Rep. Chris Smith Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

Arnone Report: Recycling Rocky, Education Excellence, Road Improvements and Support for Small Businesses

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy December! I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their family and friends!

The month of November was very busy for me and I would like to share what I have been up to around the County.

You may recall, last year we invited all fourth-grade students in Monmouth County to participate in an essay contest to help name our very own Monmouth County Recycling Mascot. Last April, we announced the first, second and third place winners of the contest. First place was awarded to Kiernan Turbitt of St. Leo the Great School in Lincroft. Kiernan got to name our first-ever recycling mascot, Recycling Rocky!

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Posted: December 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Recycling Rocky, Education Excellence, Road Improvements and Support for Small Businesses

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, November 8-10,2019:

By Greg Kelly

Friday, November 8

  • Frankie Valli at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Little Women the Musical (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Spamalot” by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Mark Weiss: Exhibition of World Renowned Photographer at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Guys & Dolls at Axelrod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week – MORE INFO
  • RED: A Play About Mark Rothko at JSAC (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • “Lily” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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Posted: November 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, November 8-10,2019:

Republicans Continue Golden Age Dominance In Monmouth County

COLTS NECK, NJ – With huge wins at the County level and 3 legislative districts, the Monmouth County Republican Committee had a decisively strong election night! At the top of the County ticket, Sheriff Shaun Golden won by over a 20 point margin. The GOP County freeholder candidates Tom Arnone and Nick DiRocco dominated as well.

On the local level, the GOP took control in Neptune City, Eatontown, and Atlantic Highlands, and flipped Mayoral seats to GOP in Sea Bright and Spring Lake Heights. The Republicans beat back challenges in Belmar, Hazlet and Shrewsbury Borough, and crushed the anti-law enforcement Democrats in Middletown, the largest municipality in the County, with a 2 to 1 margin. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | 23 Comments »

Arnone Report: Freeholder Director Praises County Employees and other good stuff..

By Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder Director

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

While I could say the last few weeks have been very busy, the truth of the matter is that the County stays busy around the year with ongoing projects and initiatives.

I would like to provide a few updates from the departments I oversee, including the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. I’m proud to serve as the liaison to this department and cannot praise enough the tremendous work these – and all – County employees do on a daily basis to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in Monmouth County.

Last week, my fellow Freeholders and I held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Building (HEMB) at the Public Works Complex.

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Posted: October 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Freeholder Director Praises County Employees and other good stuff..

Satan’s Motorized Scooters in Asbury Park

By Tommy DeSeno

Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn

This column will mention Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn as well as her friends.  Nothing is their fault.  There’s just no way to tell the story without them.

This past August, Asbury Park started allowing motorized scooters here.  Deputy Mayor Quinn led the effort.

Quinn, the darling of local Democrats, selected a company called Spin for the scooters. Spin appears to be an eco-friendly San Francisco start-up that fits well with Asbury’s woke progressives who hate oil companies and long for Congresswoman AOC’s Green New Delusion. The reality?  Spin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.  Big Industry.  Big oil.  The transportation equivalent of a Red Lobster on the Boardwalk.

Amy Quinn really, really wants her pet project to do well.  Apparently, so does the Asbury Park Press.

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Posted: October 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »