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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, June 21-23, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, June 21

  • Voyager One by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Nancy Scharff: God & Country Concert (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!” at Premier Theatre (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • St. Leo the Great Carnival (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • St. Rose of Lima Parish Carnival (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Vincent DiMattio: DreamPaths & Napkin Drawings at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Investors Foundation Donates $5K To Legal Aid

Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq. President of the Legal Aid Society, Peter Leyman Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services, Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Red Bank Branch Manager, and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq. Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation to support the Society’s mission to act as a conduit between the indigent residents of Monmouth County and Pro Bono attorneys willing to accept the assignment.

This $5,000 grant was presented to Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq., President of the Legal Aid Society and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, by Peter Leyman, Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services and Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Branch Manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Colts Neck Lion’s Club: BEEP Baseball Tournament & Eye Screening Update

Members of the NJ Titans BEEP baseball team

The Colts Neck Lions are thrilled to be able to assist the National Beep Baseball Association with their upcoming tournament that will be played right in our backyard at Dorbrook Recreation Area on July 14th.  We invite the community to come out and support BEEP Baseball, the games will be played at 8:45am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Justin Lotano at 732-616-4747.

The National Beep Baseball Association is an organization committed to fostering competition and camaraderie through the game of beep baseball for the blind and visually impaired. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Marlboro Gets $96K Clean Communities Grant

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Township has been awarded a $95,842 Clean Communities Grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Mayor Jon Hornik announced this afternoon.

“We constantly strive to identify alternate sources of funding for critical needs, and parks and public spaces are essential to the quality of life in our Town,” said Mayor Hornik. “The Clean Communities grant allows us to dedicate additional resources to the maintenance of these areas.”

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Posted: June 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith Recognizes Service Academy Freshman

Rep. Smith on Saturday with some of the 17 students from New Jersey’s Congressional District 4 who will be attending the service academies.

NEPTUNE, NJ—U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) commended a dozen students from the Fourth Congressional District who will soon be leaving to attend the nation’s prestigious military academies. Smith hosted a reception Saturday afternoon for the future cadets and midshipmen, and their families, as they prepare for four years of college at the military service academies and a commitment to serving in our nations Armed Forces upon completion of their education.

“It was hard work that got you here, it will take persistence, commitment, courage and devotion to God and our country to succeed,”Smith said to the nominees present at the forum. “And succeed you will—as the next generation of leaders in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Merchant Marine.”

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Posted: June 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

200 Club Honoring Six Brave Police Officers Today

Officer Adam Sosnowski and K9 Grim

The Monmouth County 200 Club will bestow its highest honor, the Valor Award, on six police officers today during their annual awards luncheon which is taking place at the Spring Lake Golf Club from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“The 200 Club of Monmouth County is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of first responders. Today, we honor more than 100 first responders for exemplary service to our community. Among them are six police officers receiving our highest honor, the Valor Award, in recognition of particularly exceptional bravery, putting their own lives at risk to save and protect others. They deserve, and have earned, our utmost respect and gratitude,” said Kim Guadagno, president of the club.

Of the six officers receiving the valor award, four are members of the Asbury Park Police Department.

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Posted: June 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘Happy Memorial Day’ Is Not An Oxymoron

By Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

I was just lectured about wishing someone a “Happy Memorial Day”. “Isn’t that an oxymoron,” I was asked, “Right up there with “Jumbo Shrimp” and “Military Intelligence”?

This was as I joined my fellow patriots in stocking up with supplies for the grill and ice chest.  In addition to cheering at parades and participating in celebrations throughout the weekend, we do have responsibilities that extend beyond not showing up at the BBQ empty handed.

At Gettysburg, Lincoln summed up our responsibility pretty clearly.  He commissioned each of us, throughout the ages, to ensure “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

YOUNG DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS JOIN FORCES FOR SHORE PROTECTION

Young Professionals join together to support the Jersey Shore Partnership June 10 Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, the annual fundraiser to support the Partnership’s advocacy efforts for beach protection and preservation. Co-chairs Kinn Badger (front row middle) and Jason Sena (back row, 3rd from left) are pictured with committee members.

Sandy Hook, NJ—The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation (Partnership) will kick off its 22nd Annual Summer Celebration on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The Monmouth County Young Democrats and Republicans are heading up the Summer Celebration Young Professionals Committee, bringing together business associates ages 21-35 to support the Partnership’s mission to ensure that our 127 mile beachfront from Sandy Hook to Cape May is preserved and protected.

Committee chairs are Kinn Badger, Executive Director, Monmouth County Democrats, and Jason Sena, Esq., an associate with Cutolo Barros LLC and Treasurer of the Monmouth County Young Republicans.  Kinn states, “It is important to get young professionals involved in the environmental concerns facing our coast in light of sea level rise, climate change, and the prospect of increased storms that all cause beach erosion and infrastructure damage.”   Jason commented, “Preserving our coastline is vital to our local economy and is an issue that we can all get behind.  Kinn and I are pleased with the tremendous support we have received from our members.”

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Posted: May 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on YOUNG DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS JOIN FORCES FOR SHORE PROTECTION

Kossack of Little Silver Honored as 2019 Monmouth County Superintendent of the Year

By Andrew Walsh

Dr. Carolyn M. Kossack and Andrew Walsh, President of the Little Silver Board of Education

Carolyn M. Kossack, Ed.D. was appointed Superintendent of the Little Silver School District in October 2007. She has been a transformative leader for the past twelve years by creating an inspiring vision of the future for our students. Dr. Kossack is a leader who motivates, inspires and helps the community, parents, staff and students to become engaged with Little Silver’s vision. With her passion and commitment, Dr. Kossack has brought about positive changes in support of the district mission to inspire critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, and promote acceptance of individuals, allowing children to achieve their full potential as responsible, contributing citizens of an ever-changing global community.

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Posted: May 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kossack of Little Silver Honored as 2019 Monmouth County Superintendent of the Year

Hey Governor Murphy, There’s a MAGA Hat on Your State Flag

By Thomas DeSeno

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Hello Governor!  I noticed your latest bout of uncontrollable virtue signaling (you should see someone about that).  You have removed the state flag of Mississippi from New Jersey’s display of all 50 49 state flags at Liberty State Park.  You are predictably triggered because Mississippi’s flag bears the Second Confederate Navy Jack in the upper flagstaff canton.

So, you oppose secession of the southern states?  Virtue signal received, Governor.  I suspect we all knew that without rekindling the civil war or vacating amnesty given to southern soldiers.

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Posted: May 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »