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Hanlon commemorates 100 years of women voting

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ –Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is launching a year-long recognition program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

“Since my office oversees a large part of the elections process for Monmouth County, I am proud to launch a county-wide program to celebrate the brave suffragists and all those who contributed to women gaining the right to vote 100 years ago,” said Clerk Hanlon.

Throughout the year, the County Clerk’s Office is working to engage and educate people of all ages through a variety of events, programs, and media. To start off the centennial year, Clerk Hanlon distributed sample resolutions commemorating the centennial to the governing bodies of Monmouth County’s 53 municipalities and to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Rep. Chris Smith Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

Colin Martin, teacher Laura Gesin, Jack Hester and Michael Cielecki of Communications High (missing is Vaughn Battista).

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced the winners of this year’s New Jersey Fourth Congressional District Congressional App Challenge, part of a nationwide competition for middle and high school students to showcase their software app-developing skills and teamwork.

“I am pleased to congratulate Communications High School students Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls, Michael Cielecki of Spring Lake Heights, Jack Hester of Oceanport and Colin Martin of Red Bank for their first place-winning app, ‘Commuitas,’” said Rep. Smith.  “They developed a unique ‘task-sharing’ mobile application which allows users to barter their skills and abilities with other users to share tasks in exchange for a virtual points system. The judges thought it was very unique and well devised.”

Timed to coincide with Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 9-15, 2019, Smith said this year’s contest drew a record number of entries from Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties.

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Posted: December 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Rep. Chris Smith Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

Republicans Continue Golden Age Dominance In Monmouth County

COLTS NECK, NJ – With huge wins at the County level and 3 legislative districts, the Monmouth County Republican Committee had a decisively strong election night! At the top of the County ticket, Sheriff Shaun Golden won by over a 20 point margin. The GOP County freeholder candidates Tom Arnone and Nick DiRocco dominated as well.

On the local level, the GOP took control in Neptune City, Eatontown, and Atlantic Highlands, and flipped Mayoral seats to GOP in Sea Bright and Spring Lake Heights. The Republicans beat back challenges in Belmar, Hazlet and Shrewsbury Borough, and crushed the anti-law enforcement Democrats in Middletown, the largest municipality in the County, with a 2 to 1 margin. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | 23 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

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

Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls Announces Slate for Borough Council

Ron Wollner, Don Michaels and Ken Asmar are Honored to be Running for Council to Represent all Tinton Falls Residents

TINTON FALLS, NJ—The Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls filed petitions to run for the three open seats on the Borough Council for the November 5, 2019 General Election.  The team consists of three longtime Borough residents Ron Wollner, Don Michaels and Ken Asmar.

Tinton Falls municipal elections are non-partisan.

The guiding principles of the Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls is to lower taxes, regulate spending, and promote smart growth to maintain the quality of life for all of the residents of Tinton Falls.

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Posted: September 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

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

Sheriff Shaun Golden Announces New Crime Fighting K-9 Team

Mercer County: In the continuing effort to fight crime, Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the newest team to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Sheriff’s Officer Doug Marino and K-9 Blue, a two year old Belgian Malinois, graduated from the New Jersey State Police K-9 Scent Class #34 on June 14, after 14 weeks of intense training in explosive detection.

“It’s an honor to welcome this highly trained K-9 team to our unit. S/O Marino and his partner Blue will prove to be a great asset to Monmouth County and local police departments,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “K-9 teams are extremely essential when it comes to bolstering homeland security capabilities by playing a vital role in protecting our county against criminal and terroristic threats, combatting the proliferation of drugs, as well as assisting in the apprehension of suspects.”

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Posted: June 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Shaun Golden Announces New Crime Fighting K-9 Team

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 »