Citing the shortage of federal and state funds available to assist Superstorm Sandy impacted homeowners in rebuilding their homes, the Middletown Township Committtee this week joined Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon in calling on the state legislature and Governor Chris Christie to put the more than $100 million in Affordable Housing Funds that are sitting dormant to work.
With a unanimous 5-0 vote, the committee passed a resolution on Monday, April 21, calling for legislation that would reinstate Regional Contribution Agreements (RCAs) “for the limited purpose of getting victims of Superstorm Sandy back in their homes during this time of need.”
RCAs were created in the original 1985 Fair Housing Act whereby towns with funds raised from developer fees or through bonding could transfer up to half of those funds to another community for the purpose of building affordable housing as required by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Mt. Laurel decision.
New Jersey Friends of CLEARWATER FESTIVAL is celebrating
it’s 39th Annual Environmental Festival on
Saturday, September 13, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm &
Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Yes That is Right!! THIRTY-NINE YEARS !!
The NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival is New Jersey Friends of Clearwater’s annual open-air music and arts festival celebrating the spirit of people working and singing together for the environment.
From Sandy Hook to Asbury Park and NOW in Long Branch
The New Jersey Friends of CLEARWATER FESTIVAL has a strong
following of faithful earth-loving attendees.
This Year’s Theme: What Would Pete Do?
A Dedication to Our Founder: Pete Seeger
This year’s Festival is Located at The Great Lawn
Off of Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Near The Beautiful Ocean Place Resort & Spa
The event is handicapped accessible and sign language
interpreters are available.
We are also celebrating Our 40th Anniversary As a Sloop Club.
We would love for you to be a part of our Celebration.
Concern for our environment is becoming more crucial with each passing day. The education ofour youth is so important to all of us. There is a
serious decline in family-friendly entertainment like our festival.
Won’t you take a few moments to consider how you can help make this year’s Clearwater Festival as successful as possible?
Please help us by Sponsoring Us. Write to Ed Dlugosz at email@example.com or call 732-859-5752
New Jersey has 127 miles of beaches along the Atlantic coast, an enticing attraction that helps drive a nearly $40 billion tourism industry. But many parts of the coastline are off limits to the public — a circumstance some lawmakers and conservationists…
The hills of sand are supposed to act as fortresses that protect Jersey Shore communities from the ravages of the sea. In the 18 months since Hurricane Sandy, coastline towns awaiting federal beach replenishment projects have dumped hundreds of thousands…
More than 15 months after Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey has approved awarding little more than a quarter of the money available from the largest housing assistance program it established to help those most affected by the hurricane, and has actually…
Sport’s Illustrated’s annual swim suit edition, usually shot in tropical island locations, features supermodel Hannah Davis enjoying the boardwalk at Seaside Heights and the beaches of Island Beach State Park and Cape May.
It is not known at this time if any federal Sandy Relief funds were used to recruit SI and Davis to the Jersey Shore, but Congressman Frank Pallone will probably call for an investigation.
If this great summer weather holds, it would be a great opportunity to come back to the Jersey Shore. Besides the beaches and the ocean, there are many Jersey Shore events on this upcoming weekend (Sep 14-15, 2013). First, there’s a very diversified mix of competitive events, to appeal to runners, bikers, swimmers, surfers and even more.
Belmar Pro Surf is a Pro competition, 8am-8pm between September 12-15, at the 18th Ave Beach.
Miss America returns this year to Atlantic City. Events leading up to the final Competition on Sunday at the Boardwalk Hall include 3 nights of preliminary competitions on Sep 10, 11 and 12 and the “Show Us Your Shoes Parade” on the Boardwalk on Saturday.
Governor Christie: Part of what I want I’m going to be doing this week, is to get out and around the state with two messages. First, is that for those folks who didn’t believe that we could have a summer in 2013 here in New Jersey, through all the hard work of people at local, state, and federal government, individual citizens, we’ve been able to have a really good summer on the Jersey Shore especially here in the southern part of the state. But secondly, to also remind people that because we had a good summer from a business perspective in many parts of the state, doesn’t mean for a second that we’re forgetting the people whose lives are still turned upside down by this storm. There are still thousands of people who are not back in their homes, people who are still trying to grapple with the damage and the loss from Sandy, and we’re continuing everyday through the grant programs that we have to help those folks. And I won’t rest until all those people are able to make their own decision about whether they want to get back in their home or whether they want to move on to something else. And we have to be able to do both at the same time everybody. If we waited for everyone to have their lives return to normal before we started to market our state and help these businesses, these businesses around us wouldn’t be open. People wouldn’t come. If we haven’t had this tourism campaign that we’ve had, if we hadn’t done the things that we needed to do to let people know that we can walk and chew gum at the same time. You know we can promote our businesses, and promote the good things that we’ve done while also acknowledging that there’s more work to do.
Former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is
Victor V. Scudiery, the Monmouth County businessman and former 23 year Chairman of the Monmouth County Democrats, is backing up his endorsement of Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the August 13 Special U.S. Senate Primary with an aggressive negative endorsement of Congressman Frank Pallone.
Scudiery is launching a personally financed campaign this morning designed to weaken Pallone’s support in his 6th Congressional district home base of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Scudiery’s efforts are independent of and without the prior knowledge of the Booker for Senate campaign.
The $45,000 campaign includes a mailing to 75,000 likely Democratic primary voters, print ads in local weekly newspapers and a web based ad campaign on local websites.
“I might even spend more by the time the 13th (the August 13th primary) comes around,” Scudiery said this morning.
“He’s all about himself, not for the people,” Scudiery said of the congressman whose tenure coincided with his own marathon as party chairman, “When I brought to events, non-political events, like for senior citizens, Italian-Americans or small businesses, people would always say, ‘Frank, you never got back to me, I need your help,’ He’s been an embarrassment. He rarely followed through. When he did follow through, it was usually with excuses, not results.”