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Surrogate Rosemarie Peters Addresses Shadow Lake Villagers

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Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters

Middletown, NJ- Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters addressed a group of about 50 residents of Shadow Lake Village on Sunday afternoon to introduce the services of her office and to remind residents of importance of preparing proper documents to ensure that they are properly cared for in the event of disability or illness and the proper distribution of the property upon their passing.

The Surrogate’s Office is actually a Court as well as a branch of the Superior Court, Chancery Division. The Surrogate serves as the Deputy Clerk of the Chancery Division, Probate Part, and as the Judge of the Surrogate Court.

According to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey,

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Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Restrictions on dogs eased at popular beach

assetContent (23)MANASQUAN —Monmouth County officials, faced with a barrage of complaints, relaxed a controversial restriction on dogs at a beach on the Manasquan River. Beginning June 22, dogs will be permitted at all hours year-round at the Fisherman’s Cove Recreation Area in Manasquan but will be restricted to the easternmost section of the beach, said Karen Livingstone,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Restrictions on dogs eased at popular beach

Monmouth Freeholders Step Up After Port Authority Reneges On Park Funding

Freeholder Lillian Burry, Open Space Champion

Freeholder Lillian Burry, Open Space Champion

Monmouth County will have a new 250 acre park in Aberdeen and Marlboro Townships, despite the fact that Port Authority of NY/NJ backed out of a commitment to fund $5 million to purchase 87.8 acres of the open space from a developer who had approvals to build 250 homes on the property.

Today, the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders approved funding the entire $10.6 million land purchase from Aberdeen/Wilson Associates, LLC through the County’s Open Space Trust Fund.

“The Port Authority appears to be unwilling to honor its commitment of sharing to fund a project that will preserve significant portions of the Matawan Creek watershed and eventually provide a 250-acre park,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County Park System. “The Port Authority’s offer to help move this deal forward appears to have been withdrawn.  Fortunately, Monmouth County has an invaluable Open Space Trust Fund to finance the entire purchase.”

State Senator Joe Kyrillos praised the Freeholder Board, the NY/NJ Baykeeper and Aberdeen Township for making the park a reality and slammed Port Authority for backing out of the deal.

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Posted: February 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Monthly & Weekly Events from BizEturtle:Events in Monmouth

BizEturtle:Events in Monmouth

 

MILL DEMONSTRATION
See the 19th century mill in action
1PM – 4PM
Saturday July 5 , 12, 19 , 26 & Sunday, July 6, 13,  20, 27
Saturday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Sunday, August  3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Historic Walnford
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold
Info: 609-259-6275
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OPEN HOUSE-HISTORIC SEABROOK-WILSON HOUSE
1PM – 4PM on Sundays through October 26
Bayshore Waterfront Park
719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth
Info: 732-787-3033 , x 2
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Posted: July 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monthly & Weekly Events from BizEturtle:Events in Monmouth

Lillian Burry Opposes Beach Replenishment in Upper Freehold and Millstone

Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry Photo by Vinnie Amessé © www.amessephoto.com

Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry
Photo by Vinnie Amessé © www.amessephoto.com

In a column in the current issue of the triCityNews, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry said that one of her opponents in the coming election was right when he accused Burry of not supporting “agricultural and farmland preservation in “coastal” towns.  “It’s for the same reason I don’t support beach replenishment in Upper Freehold and Millstone. There aren’t any beaches there, just as there aren’t a lot of farms in Red Bank or Long Branch or Asbury Park.”

Burry points out that there in only one parcel in the region qualified for the farmland preservation program, in Long Branch, and that the owner of the property has not applied to sell the development rights to the program which is funded by municipal, county and state dollars.

At issue is beachfront property at the north end of Asbury Park that is slated for residential development.   There is some vocal opposition to the proposed development and Democratic Freeholder candidate Joe Grillo is trying to jump on that band wagon to get traction in his fledgling campaign against Burry and Deputy Freeholder Director Gary Rich.

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Posted: June 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

No-License-Required Fishing Weekend

Fishing Derby

 

2ND ANNUAL FRESHWATER FISHING DERBY
Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15

Take advantage of NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s annual No-License-Required fishing weekend on June 14th & 15th. 

The Monmouth County Park System is hosting it’s second annual fishing derbies at Turkey Swamp Park and Manasquan Reservoir for beginners as well as experienced anglers. So, come out and get hooked on a new hobby! 

No idea how to fish? No problem! Our staff will provide 
FREE hands-on clinics to show you how to cast, how to rig and answer any questions you may have. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three different categories. 

The cost of each fishing derby is $25 per family of 4 or $8 per person.   
Pre-registration is suggested; walk-ins are welcome (cash or check only on site). A container of worms is included with each registration. 
Fishing poles are available for rent for a cost of $5 per pole. 

Saturday, June 14 – Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, 
311 Windeler Road, Howell
FREE hands-on fishing clinic from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Fishing Derby from 2-5 p.m. (#XMF43A) | Register Online

Sunday, June 15 – Turkey Swamp Park, 200 Georgia Road, Freehold   
FREE hands-on fishing clinic from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Fishing Derby from 2-5 p.m. (#XMG43A) | Register Online

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Posted: June 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Freehold, Howell, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on No-License-Required Fishing Weekend

Open Letter to Monmouth Freeholders: You don’t need a park in Asbury

By Tommy De Seno, Asbury Park Historian, proud Blue Bishop and contributor to More Monmouth Musings

 

[PRELIMINARY NOTE TO FREEHOLDERS:  I KNOW YOU ARE BUSY.  IF YOU CAN’T READ ALL OF THIS ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BUY A PARK IN ASBURY, SKIP TO REASON #6 BELOW.  BUT I HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE WHOLE LETTER]

 

Bradley CoveAsbury Park is everyone’s business.  Why?  The rest of the taxpayers in the State of New Jersey spend $60 million annually on the schools.   Even though the High School graduates only about 95 students, they just installed an $800,000.00 turf football field.  Go Blue Bishops.

 

The City turns to the State of New Jersey annually for $10-12 million to close their budget gap.

 

So yes –  the business of Asbury Park is everyone’s business.  We should all closely monitor their elections, but since they hold non-partisan elections in May they get ignored.  

 

Now I’m not here to beat up the City by the Sea, the Urban Sand, my beloved childhood home of Asbury Park.   If anyone cares to know I’ll gladly regale you with lectures on how Asbury Park got to be where it is (it isn’t just their fault) and how they should get to where they need to go.

 

But blog space compels me to limit my words to one issue at a time, and that issue right now has to do with the Monmouth County Parks Commission possibly purchasing a piece of land on Asbury Park’s beachfront.

 

Whatever you do, my dear Freeholders, don’t buy it.

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Posted: March 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Sun, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Animal Activist Steps Up Efforts To Stop Longstreet Farm Breeding

The group that wants the Monmouth County Park System to stop breeding farm animals that will eventually be dinner has purchased advertising on NJ.com and launched an online petition to support their cause.

Neither the advertiser nor the petitioner are identified.  The Asbury Park Press said that “Friend of Longstreet Farm Animals,” lead by Suzanne Dragan of Aberdeen, are leading the effort to have the Monmouth County Park System sterilize the animals presently at Longstreet and to discontinue the breeding and sale of animals for slaughter.

Dragan is an animal activist who used to have a radio show, “Animal Talk” on WCTC 1450AM in New Brunswick. She has been active with United Poultry Concerns in fighting the New Jersey Quail Project’s educational efforts, Quail in the Classroom, for fear that quail chicks hatched in New Jersey schools will end up being hunted.  The Quail Project is sponsored by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and sportsmans groups.  She has fought horse drawn carriages in New York and Ocean County’s geese population control methods.

“Eating ‘humane’ meat & animal-products is like fornicating for virginity,” Dragan said about Whole Foods’ humane meat rating system.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments »

Should County Farm Animals Be Bred and Slaughtered?

A group called Friends of Longstreet Farm Animals wants the livestock animals at the Holmdel park to be neutered so they won’t breed and be sold for slaughter, according to an article in the Asbury Park Press.

The leader of the group, Suzanne Dragan of Aberdeen, says she presented the Freeholder Board with a petition with  1,175 signatures and 100 postcards asking that county raised animals no longer be slaughtered.

Freeholder Director John Curley said he sought a compromise with Dragan’s group.  When no compromise could be reached, Curley said “I love a good BLT,” while announcing that the farm would continue to breed and sell animals that end up as groceries.

Bruce Gollnick, the assistant director of the county park system, said that farm is trying to do a better job managing the breeding program to control the population so that animals do not have to be sold.

Why?

It seems to me that the proceeds of sales should be defraying the cost of operating the park.  No?   A breeding and sale program could be/should be an educational opportunity for Monmouth County students of all ages.

Breed more, sell more, slaughter more and serve Longstreet Burgers at the Monmouth County Fair.

Dragan said, “Shame on the freeholders for not listening to their constituents” by continuing the sale of animals that end up being slaughter.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , | 9 Comments »