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County Clerk Hanlon Explains New Vote by Mail Law which will impact the November General Election

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is announcing to voters that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August of 2019 has again changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the 2019 November General Election.

The new law mandates that all voters who voted by mail for any election in 2017 and/or 2018 be sent a Mail-In Ballot for the 2019 General Election and all future elections, even if they did not request one. If these voters do not wish to receive Mail-In Ballots for the 2019 General Election and all future elections, they must notify the County Clerk in writing to opt out.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on County Clerk Hanlon Explains New Vote by Mail Law which will impact the November General Election

Neptune City for Sale

By Neptune City Councilman Andrew Wardell

Andrew Wardell

The rules, policies, and procedures of good-governance have almost all been thrown to the wayside in Neptune City under the current majority. An alarming trend which started January 1st as policies have been created without cooperation, special committees formed without proper resolutions, the intentionally keeping of information from other elected officials, and threatening of borough employees. 

This is just a fraction of what has been occurring these past months in Neptune City and calls to rectify the issues have fallen on deaf ears, no matter how hard I have tried. Yet, what transpired at the September 9th Workshop and Council meetings was the final straw and residents have a right to not only know, but be concerned.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that $54 million of new subsidies announced by Governor Phil Murphy to cover the rising cost of childcare due to an increased minimum wage highlights the pain caused by government mandated wage policies to both families and taxpayers.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – raising the minimum wage sounds lovely in theory but stings in reality,” O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said. “While this $54 million childcare subsidy may seem great for a few qualifying families that are struggling to afford childcare, there are many other low- and middle-income families that won’t get a penny of help as their cost of living rises as a direct result of Governor Murphy’s minimum wage increases. The simple fact is that most New Jersey families will be stuck shelling out more of their hard-earned money for a variety of services, including childcare, which have become less affordable as costs have been driven higher by expensive government mandates.”

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Posted: September 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon Announces Archives Week Seminars

MANALAPAN, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is pleased to announce that the County Clerk’s Annual Archives Week seminars will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 with three presentations related to this year’s Archives and History Day theme of “New Jersey in Focus: Four Centuries of Monmouth County Women.” The presentations will take place at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan after Archives and History Day, which will also be held at the library on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon Announces Archives Week Seminars

Marlboro Township Announces Strong Financial Results

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Township’s AAA bond rating was reaffirmed by S&P Global Affairs and the Township received a “clean audit for the seventh year running,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced yesterday.

“I am pleased to once again announce that we have a clean audit for the seventh year running. While it has become almost routine for independent auditors to issue an unqualified opinion with respect to the Township’s financial statements, it still bears mentioning,” Hornik said.

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Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Marlboro Township Announces Strong Financial Results

Rep Smith’s bill addresses veterans recovery, recreation and therapy

WASHINGTON, DC – Supporters of Rep. Chris Smith’s (NJ-04) legislation, H.R. 2435, the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Actconverged on Capitol Hill this week to advocate for the bill, which will provide for increased access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy.

H.R. 2435 would empower a newly created task force to identify barriers veterans face when accessing public lands for treatment, and provide within one year recommendations to Congress on ways to eliminate those barriers. The legislation would help expose barriers to be overcome and new opportunities to be pursued so that public lands are more available for recreational activities, such as hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and biking, which have proven to advance recuperation and healing. Ultimately HR 2435 will supplement the VA’s major medical care programs with outdoor recreational therapy for military veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Press Release, Veterans | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith’s bill addresses veterans recovery, recreation and therapy

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 13-15 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, Sept. 13

  • Belmar Pro Surf Contest ’19 – MORE INFO
  • Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Karen Bright: Throughline at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • St. Benedict Parish Carnival (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Starlight Gala ‘19 (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • “Nice Work … If You Can Get It” by Phoenix Productions (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “A Tale of Two Cities NY/DC” at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Just Beachy/After Sandy at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO

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Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 13-15 2019

Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Monmouth County: Sheriff Shaun Golden is reinforcing the message to prepare, plan, stay informed and get involved as National Preparedness Month gets underway. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is an effort to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies. This year’s National Preparedness theme is: Prepared Not Scared.

“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with numerous agencies, prepares for emergencies such as natural disasters, active shooters, mass casualties and chemical threats throughout the year by conducting drills, training, tabletops exercises and educational programs,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden whose agency runs the Office of Emergency Management. “These types of training exercises are critical in ensuring that we can effectively and efficiently respond to crises situations. It’s vital the public plays a role as well by preparing, planning and staying informed.”

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Posted: September 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

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

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: , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizens Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy