fbpx

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 14-16, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 14:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Valentine’s Day Horse + Carriage Rides (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Same Time, Next Year” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Great Love Songs: A Valentine’s Day Concert (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Valentine’s Day with Tim McLoone& the Shirleys (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Ooh La La! It’s Valentine’s Weekend (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner Show by The Jersey Four (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “12 Angry Jurors” at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Rent” at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • White Elephant Sale (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Inquire Within: Aurora Robson at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon’s Legislation Protecting Seniors Property Tax Break Advances

Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would allow senior citizens to continue to enjoy their “senior freeze” benefit if they downsize to a smaller home was advanced by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

“The Senior Freeze provides needed property tax relief for older homeowners, including many who are struggling to make ends meet on fixed incomes,” said O’Scanlon (R-13). “While the majority of senior citizens live in one- or two-person households, only a small percentage of them reap the savings provided by selling their family home and downsizing.

“This measure will ensure if an eligible homeowner does move to a smaller, more affordable home, it will not jeopardize their reimbursement,” O’Scanlon explained. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 7-9, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 7:

  • “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” Concert at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Inquire Within: Aurora Robson Opening Reception at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • 1776: All Female Cast (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Moon Over Buffalo by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Deep Cut Orchid Show & Sale (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

White House Marks 20th Anniversary of Smith’s Landmark Trafficking Law

 

WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. Chris Smith joined President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other congressional and State Department officials at the White House today to mark the 20th year since enactment of Smith’s landmark Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA, Public Law 106-386). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Human Trafficking | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 31- February 2, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, January 31:

  • 1776: All Female Cast (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Moon Over Buffaloby South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Romeo & Juliet at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • The Pink Unicorn by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
  • Twelfth Night at Two River Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Music That Paints A Picture (Middletown) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 31- February 2, 2020

Smith supports USDOT effort to thwart human trafficking

USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao announced a nationwide initiative to combat human trafficking in the transportation industry this week with an objective of training over 1 million employees in the transportation workforce to spot and report these heinous crimes.

Congressman Chris Smith spoke at the event in Washington this week to support the effort.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Smith supports USDOT effort to thwart human trafficking

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hanlon commemorates 100 years of women voting

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith announces FEMA webinar for non-profit security grants

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