Hillary Clinton VP pick is Tim Kaine, leaving behind N.J. Sen. Cory Booker

assetContentCLEVELAND — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday night chose Tim Kaine as her running mate, bypassing U.S. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and two Hispanic members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Clinton, who next week will become the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Are those sharks or rays swimming along the Jersey Shore? Experts disagree

assetContent (1)MONMOUTH BEACH — Are those sharks or rays swimming along the shore in Monmouth Beach and Belmar? The answer to that question can’t seem to be agreed upon among those in the ocean research community . Police received a call Tuesday when residents spotted dorsal fins less than 10 feet from shore in Monmouth Beach. An… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

County combats West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Lake Como, West Belmar and Spring Lake

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Monmouth County’s Mosquito Control Department has discovered evidence of the West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands and the Hillside section of Middletown.

Residential streets in Atlantic Highlands east of First Avenue to Sears Avenue and north to E. Washington Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, and from Portland Avenue to Grand Avenue north of Hillside Avenue in the Hillside section of Middletown will be ground sprayed on Tuesday morning July 26 from 4 a.m. till 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to an announcement by Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

FROM THE DESK OF LILLIAN G. BURRY: Fair is fair and the library has an app        

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Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

Folks get ready, it’s that time of year again, and the 42nd Annual Monmouth County Fair is set to get underway. Once again you can enjoy all the wonderful fun activities that have become synonymous with the Monmouth County Fair. Congratulations to the Monmouth County Parks system and the Monmouth County 4-H Association for leaving no stone unturned. This year’s fair will prove to be one that you surely will not want to miss, and it will run from Wednesday to Sunday, July 27 – 31 delivering excitement for the entire family. From the 4-H shows & exhibits, home and garden competitions and horse shows to the games, rides and live entertainment, it is guaranteed to be a great time. Additionally, you can expect to see crafters and commercial vendors. You will have many opportunities to sample some delectable food, as well as have an opportunity to make purchases from the farm stands that will be featuring local produce. There is even a climbing wall! I encourage everyone to come out to the Monmouth County Fair and be prepared to be totally entertained with lots of laughs and good surprises along the way.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie makes Senate new offer to end N.J. road project shutdown

assetContent (35)TRENTON — After calling the Senate president’s proposal to end a stalemate over funding for construction projects “ridiculous” earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday delivered a counteroffer. No details of either proposal are known, but a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he is reviewing the latest proposal. The governor and Senate are… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

6 N.J., 4 Philly radio stations sold in $240M deal

assetContentSix New Jersey radio stations and another four in Philadelphia have been sold as part of a $240 million deal. Naples, Fla.-based Beasley Broadcasting agreed to buy the stations from Greater Media Inc. in a transaction that includes $100 million in cash and about $25 million in Beasley stock, the company announced Wednesday. The New Jersey… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Split Over Transportation Funding in New Jersey Appears To Be Growing

Now nearly three full weeks old, the political impasse in Trenton over transportation funding is no closer to being resolved, and there are some signs key leaders may actually be moving further apart Reports out of Cleveland,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, July 22-24, 2016

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, July 22

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Holmdel Theatre CompanyMORE INFO
  • Butler by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “And Then There Were None” by Center Players (Freehold)MORE INFO
  • Grease at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • The Little Mermaid at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan)MORE INFO
  • Struck by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Hollywood’s Elite with John Ench (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Twelfth Night at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Homeland Security awards grants to local Jewish organizations

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Ken Philmus, Security Taskforce Chair for the Jewish Federation and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden address security measures with Jewish leaders

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey announced that 16 Jewish organizations throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties are among the 58 recipients statewide of nonprofit grants awarded by the Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

The grants are intended for security equipment, such as cameras and surveillance systems, lighting, card access readers, blast film, fencing and bollards (short posts used to protect an area against vehicles).

“In total, New Jersey-based applicants received $4.26 million, more than double than last year,” said Security Taskforce Chair for the Jewish Federation Ken Philmus. “The number of Jewish organizations receiving grants represents a five-fold increase from 2015. It will bring more than a million dollars in security upgrades to the Jewish community.”

The Federation worked closely with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office on the security effort.

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Posted: July 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Body found in search for teen reported missing in Shark River Inlet

assetContent (10)AVON-BY-THE-SEA — Divers found a dead body Sunday in the search for a missing 17-year-old, Avon-by-the-Sea Police Chief Terence P. Mahon said. Police are taking the body to the medical examiner’s office, Mahon said. Police and the Coast Guard have searched for the missing boy since Saturday. The 17-year-old was reportedly free diving and spear fishing… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »