(FREEHOLD) Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni is asking residents to remain on guard for three common phone scams that continue to work their way across the country and within Monmouth County.
“The criminals associated with telephone and online scams are getting more sophisticated and approach consumers with enough legitimate-sounding information to seem credible, even to a savvy consumer. It’s important for the public to be aware of these newest ploys so that they can be on guard to protect their identity and their bank accounts,” Gramiccioni said.
It is tax season and one of the most common scams involves a caller posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent claiming that back taxes are owed. If you are concerned you may owe the IRS back taxes, never provide any information to anyone over the phone. First, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 to ask about your current tax status. The IRS will send you a letter in the mail, if you owe back taxes. They never make cold calls, and certainly never demand cash or threaten immediate police actions.
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Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements, Crime, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Press Release | Tags: Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Press Release, Scams | Comments Off on Prosecutor: Be on alert for online and phone scams targeting Monmouth County residents
The documentary film Shored Up, which examines the collision between coastal development and severe weather in New Jersey and North Carolina, will be shown Sept. 20 at a special screening in Rumson.
Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New Jersey Future, News, Press Release, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Documentary, Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Dina Long, New Jersey Future, Press Release, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shored Up, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on Documentary About Coastal Development in New Jersey To Be Shown in Rumson
The planning advocacy group New Jersey Future, which is working with Sea Bright and Highlands on long-term recovery planning after Hurricane Sandy, is sponsoring the screening with Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long.
At the conclusion of the film, there will be a panel discussion and question-and-answer session featuring the film’s director and several local coastal and environmental scientists.
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There will be a parade of horses in Freehold on Saturday as the 3rd annual Open Space Pace and Festival of Horses kicks off at 10am.
The free, all day event starts with a parade past the Hall of Records and continuing to Freehold Raceway. At the racetrack, there will be educational exhibits, amateur horse races, under-saddle races, and many more fun events for all ages. The standard race card will begin at 12:30pm. Between races, we will have live music and family-friendly entertainment. After the races there will be a concert and fireworks.
The Open Space Pace seeks to highlight the relationship between the horse and open space in New Jersey. The Open Space Pace is a non-profit corporation seeking 501 (c)(3) status, formed to create an annual event at Freehold Raceway to celebrate the New Jersey State Animal, the Horse, and all of the people that work with this great animal. This event will raise necessary funds for nonprofits that work with horses and other non-profit organizations involved in the promotion of open space.
Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements, Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: Equine Industry, Freehold, Horse Racing Industry, Open Space Pace, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend | 1 Comment »
The Eatontown Lions Club and the Jersey Shore Running Club announce the 9th Annual Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5k Run/Walk for the Blind which will be held on Saturday May 3 on Sandy Hook at 9:30 AM. Proceeds from the race benefit the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association and Camp Happiness. The 2014 race marks a return of the event to Sandy Hook after damage from Hurricane Sandy caused last years race to be relocated to Eatontown.
There will be awards for the top three male and female finishers plus age group awards. Scoring will be posted on the JSRC website. Special guests will include seeing eye dog puppies and their handlers from various clubs in New Jersey. A special post-race gathering will also be held.
Race Director Joe Freeman of Eatontown said, “The Eatontown Lions Club started the event to promote the Association and the good work they do. The event is unique in that Seeing Eye Dog groups that include dogs, puppies and handlers come from all across the state to participate.”
Participants can register online at here or download printable registration forms here.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements | Tags: Camp Happiness, Eatontown Lions Club, Jersey Shore Running Club, Lions Club, Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K Run/Walk for the Blind | Comments Off on 9th Annual 5k Lighthouse Run For the Blind Being Held May 3 On Sandy Hook
The Monmouth County Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice will be holding a legal clinic to assist Sandy survivors on Thursday afternoon, September 19, from 2pm -4:30pm at the Bayshore Activity Center, 719 Port Monmouth Ave, Port Monmouth, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs, FBI, IRS, New Jersey Division of Taxation, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies will be on hand to provide information and assistance to anyone in need.
Attorneys from the Disaster Legal Response Program launched by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice will also be available to consult with people and provide free legal advice. Those requiring further assistance may be referred to volunteer outside counsel (financial eligibility requirements apply).
The hotline for the Monmouth County Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force is (855) SANDY-39. Volunteer Lawyers for Justice may be reached at (855) 301-2525.
Posted: September 17th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Community Announcements, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice | 1 Comment »
As we just passed the middle of September, the “local summer” at the Jersey Shore still continues. Plenty to do around here, with many festivals, car shows and sport events.
Before the weekend events start, Wednesday, September 18 it’s the Jersey Shore Fashion Show Fall 2013 at the Watermark in Asbury Park. Enjoy latest fashions, support Jersey Shore boutiques, watch the most talented local models, and network with business owners.
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Posted: September 17th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements | Tags: Jersey Shore Events, JerseyShorePremiere | Comments Off on Jersey Shore Events on the Weekend of September 20-22, 2013
Americanism and patriotism are cornerstones of the Elks organization. And in September the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 invites our community to 3 events that support and share in those commitments.
Fundraiser for the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Museum
The Red Bank Lodge, in conjunction with other area Elks lodges, will be having a family-friendly fundraiser on Saturday, September 21st, to support the very moving and educational NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Museum in Holmdel.
The memorial and museum recognize and pay tribute to the courage and sacrifices of the NJ Vietnam veterans. From the marble wall surrounding the memorial that includes the 1,562 names of the NJ servicemen who did not make it home, to the US War Dog memorial, there is much to see that honors our heroes.
There will be tours of the memorial and museum, speakers, food, and 3 local live bands playing, Shore Blue, Soul Mojo, and Danny White.
The Elks Fundraiser will be at the Memorial’s parking lot from 12-6pm, with the last guided tour around 4pm. There is a requested $20 donation for adults—children and teenagers are free. So bring the family, take a tour, listen to some music, and most importantly, thank and support the veterans!
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Posted: September 16th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements, Press Release | Tags: First Responders Appreciation Day, NJ Run For The Fallen, NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Press Release, Red Bank Elks | Comments Off on Red Bank Elks Honoring Patriots Throughout September