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Freeholders Invite Local Charities To Public Employees Giving Appeal

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is inviting local charities to apply to be beneficiaries of the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced this afternoon.

“Independent charitable organizations are invited to join the County’s annual charitable campaign,” said Director Arnone, the Monmouth County 2019/2020 campaign chairman. “We know that there are many local not-for-profit organizations in our community doing phenomenal work that may not know about this fundraising opportunity. This is a chance for local charities to connect with public employees here in Monmouth County.”

In 2018, public employees in Monmouth County and its partners throughout the state donated over $747,000 to support the work of more than 800 charitable organizations.

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Posted: January 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Arnone Report: Happy New Year!

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season spent with friends and family.

It’s hard to believe it is already January, but here we are. Thankfully we’ve lucked out so far with no major snowstorms impacting our area. However, as I have noted before, the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering has been preparing for inclement weather for months and is ready to serve at a moment’s notice.

I would like to discuss the county’s annual reorganization meeting that was held last Thursday afternoon. I can’t mention this meeting without first thanking the students in the singing group Stardust from Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Freehold Township. After hearing them sing at an event last fall, I asked if they would like to perform the National Anthem at our reorganization meeting. I can speak for the entire Freeholder Board when I say what a terrific job they did!

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Posted: January 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Happy New Year!

Arnone Report: County supporting business and education, keeping the roads safe and clean

By Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder Director

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! It’s hard to believe the first day of winter is right around the corner when it feels like we just celebrated the end of summer!

As liaison to the department of public works and engineering, I want to ensure everyone that our employees have been preparing for any potential storms during the upcoming winter season. We have the best crews around who all have the same goal in mind – to keep our residents safe during any inclement weather. Our number one priority always has been and always will be safety.

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Posted: December 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: County supporting business and education, keeping the roads safe and clean

The Arnone Report: Monmouth County leads the way in Shared Services and Generous Hearts

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around Monmouth County.

Last Friday, we hosted our annual Shared Services Summit at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. We had a fantastic turnout, with nearly 80 people attending and representing more than 35 municipalities, school districts, fire districts, police departments and other entities throughout the county. Those who attended were able to learn more about shared services available to them through our Clerk’s office, tax board, Sheriff’s office, purchasing department, department of public works, IT department and the fire academy.

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Posted: October 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Monmouth County leads the way in Shared Services and Generous Hearts

The Arnone Report: Pound The Pavement for Puple: Stomp out Pancreatic Cancer

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy October! It’s hard to believe were already in the midst of the fall season but, like all seasons in Monmouth County, there is always plenty to do! Make sure to check out our Grown in Monmouth and Monmouth County Tourism websites for upcoming events and activities.

I’d like to focus on one topic in particular for this week’s letter and that is the upcoming Pound the Pavement for Purple 5k and 2-mile walk in Neptune and Neptune City this Saturday, October 6th. This annual race is presented by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Neptune Township Committee. I’m proud to serve as a co-founder of this race with Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling.

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Posted: October 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Pound The Pavement for Puple: Stomp out Pancreatic Cancer

Control of the House and Senate could hinge on New Jersey provisional ballot counts

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is continuing to get the word out, statewide, about the impact of the new Vote-By-Mail law signed by Governor Murphy last month, which went into effect immediately.

If you voted by mail in the 2016 presidential election, you won’t be able cast your ballot in the voting booth/machine this year, unless you opted out in writing by last Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: 9-11 remembrance, drive safely, especially around schools, and other good stuff

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

A new school year is officially upon us and that means it is time to be extra cautious when driving around our communities!

Last week I attended the kick-off event for Asbury Park’s month-long Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign. The campaign is hosted by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, of which I currently serve as a board member. This campaign has proved to be successful in several other communities throughout the county and I was pleased to be part of their most recent efforts to promote safety.

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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: 9-11 remembrance, drive safely, especially around schools, and other good stuff

The Arnone Report: Freeholder Director acknowledges Public Works Employees, Encourages Shared Services

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

By Tom Arnone
Freeholder Director, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders

I hope everyone is having a great summer! I cannot believe we’re just a few weeks away from Labor Day!

The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering has been extremely busy this summer working on numerous projects throughout the county. As liaison to this department, I am happy to report on the status of several of these projects. I would also like to thank our County employees who worked long hours to repair numerous bridges and roadways damaged during last week’s rain event. It is because of their hard work that nearly all bridges damaged during the storm have since been re-opened.

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Posted: August 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Arnone: “Monmouth County Will Not Tolerate Substandard Work”

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone Meeting

The East End Ave Bridge which connects Neptune City with the Shark River Hills section of Neptune Township will be closed next Weds., August 15 from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. while faulty pavement is repaired.

The bridge was closed for 8 months, October 2017 through May of this year, for a $3.5 million refurbishment project.

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Posted: August 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Curley’s Lawsuit Against Monmouth County Dismissed

Arnone Calls For Curley to Resign

Disgraced Freeholder John Curley’s lawsuit to supress hi Censure and Reprimanded for sexual harassment was dismissed

U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti dismissed all 12 counts of disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley’s lawsuit against Monmouth County today, ruling that Curley failed to make a legal claim.

Curley sued Monmouth County, his fellow freeholders, County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald and County Administrator Teri O’Connor last December, claiming that the investigation employee sexual harassment complaints against him and his subsequent censure by the Freeholder Board violated his Constitutional rights to free speech, due process, and property rights to his elected office.  Judge Martinotti ruled that the defendants did not violate Curley’s Constitutional rights, and that he does not own his office.  Judge Martinotti further ruled that Curley’s claim of reputational damage which would negatively impact his chance to be reelected is without merit.

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone immediately called upon Curley to resign.

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Posted: July 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 29 Comments »