Library Commission Recognizes Burry’s Leadership

The Monmouth County Library Commission honored Freeholder Director Lillian Burry for her ongoing support of the County Library system on Friday, October 20 during a ceremony at the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury.

Commission Chairwoman Renee Swartz, Shrewbury Borough Mayor Donald Burden, a memer of the commission and Library Director Judi Tolchin presented Burry with a Certificate of Honor which declared that the Freeholder Director “is a continuing beacon leading Monmouth County residents to a place of recreation, education and continued cultural expansion.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Library Commission Recognizes Burry’s Leadership

FOP Lodge #30 – Monmouth County Superior Officers Endorses Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry for reelection

Freehold, NJ- The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, Monmouth County Superior Officers’ Association, supports the reelection of Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry announced the association’s president, Shawn Reece.

“Public Safety is one of the most important functions of county government,” Reece said. “Freeholder Director Burry has always recognized that truth and as the liaison to the Sheriff’s Office has made sure that our members have the support, training and resources we need to keep Monmouth County a safe and secure place to live and raise our families. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on FOP Lodge #30 – Monmouth County Superior Officers Endorses Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry for reelection

Jughandle Brewing With Ingredients Grown In Monmouth County

Tinton Falls- Jughandle Brewing Company introduced two new craft beers this weekend that are brewed with ingredients grown on Monmouth County farms. Freeholders Lillian Burry and Tom Arnone, the owners of The Fir Farm in Colts Neck and Jason Carty, Executive Director of the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild were on hand to mark the occasion with bended elbows. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jughandle Brewing With Ingredients Grown In Monmouth County

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry Encourages Monmouth County Residents To Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry issued the following statement today encouraging residents of Monmouth County to support the residents of Texas and Louisiana who are suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey:

“On behalf of Board of Chosen Freeholders, I offer our heartfelt sympathies to the residents of Houston and the numerous surrounding communities who are suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Just five short years ago, Superstorm Sandy ravaged our beautiful Monmouth County shoreline, thrusting our residents into a battle against Mother Nature and a complex and burdensome Federal aid and flood insurance system. Our communities are resilient and through hard work and perseverance our Jersey Shore has come back better than ever. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freeholder Director Lillian Burry Encourages Monmouth County Residents To Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

Arnone Report: Grown in Monmouth

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Happy Labor Day weekend, Monmouth County! As always, the summer months seem to fly by too quickly but lucky for us, there are plenty of fun activities and places to visit throughout the fall.

The Monmouth County Division of Economic Development was hard at work this summer connecting with local members of the County’s agriculture industry, sharing with them information about Grown in Monmouth. I would like to take some time to share a few details of this tremendous initiative that will continue to expand in the coming weeks and months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Grown in Monmouth

Monmouth County Leaders Condemn Local Hate Speech

The Republican leaders of Monmouth County Government issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic and racist flyers posted in Asbury Park last weekend, as reported by The Asbury Park Press:

“It has come to our attention that racist, anti-Semitic, and hateful flyers were recently posted in the City of Asbury Park. Racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, discrimination, or any type of hate have no place in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Such conduct and speech is not consistent with our culture. We are a diverse county with people of all races and religions living together in harmony. These flyers do not reflect the reality of our communities.

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Posted: August 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Freeholders, Legislature Honor Bob Burlew In Union Beach

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Legislature honored Bob Burlew, the recently retired code enforcement and construction official for Union Beach and Keyport, at the Freeholders regular meeting which was held in Union Beach last evening.

Burlew is a real life hero to thousands of Bayshore residents who suffered devastating losses in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. His compassion, commitment and encyclopedic knowledge of the government’s byzantine recovery regulations has eased the burden for many throughout the years long rebuilding process.

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Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Brookdale Community College celebrates 50 years

 

Brookdale interim president David Stout celebrates the college’s 50th anniversary with Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMaso

LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday with a birthday cake at the College of Visual Arts among well-wishers, County officials, and members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose members were among the strongest advocates for a community college in Monmouth County half a century ago.

Dr. David Stout, interim president of Brookdale, led the brief program that included Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMasa as well as Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger presenting resolutions proclaiming July 18, 2017 as Brookdale Community College Day throughout Monmouth County and in Middletown.  Stout presented framed copies of the original Monmouth County resolution establishing the community collegeto the freeholders and representatives of AAUW.

“The college today is an outgrowth of what came before us,” said Stout, who served as emcee for the birthday party program. “The history of Brookdale reveals that the college has its roots in the community. It is a true community college, in every sense of the word.”

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Colts Neck Marine among 16 killed in Mississippi military plane crash

Dan Baldassare, 20, of Colts Neck was one of the 16 U.S. servicemen killed on Monday when a KC-130 refueling plane crashed in a Mississippi cornfield.  15 U.S Marines and a Navy sailor perished in the accident.

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Posted: July 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Colts Neck Marine among 16 killed in Mississippi military plane crash

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry honored by state Federation of Women

By Muriel Smith

Barbara Mitchell of Middletown nominated Lillian for the Honor.

ATLANTIC CITY_ Freeholder Director Lillian Burry was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs at its 123rd annual convention at the Golden Nugget Monday night, the first Monmouth County Freeholder to ever be accorded the honor.

In accepting the honor, Burry joined the ranks of such luminaries as Deborah Tobias Poritz, the first woman to be both Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court and state Attorney General, Virginia Bauer, former state Secretary of Commerce, and Dr. Formica Palma, the first woman president of the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey.

Burry was nominated by Barbara B. Mitchell of Middletown, a long time active member of the Federation and the Women’s Club of Middletown.

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Posted: May 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »