The Arnone Report: Shop Monmouth this holiday season

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

walk-the-line-arnoneBelieve it or not, the holidays are upon us. We’ve been extremely fortunate as the weather has been mild thus far, allowing many of us to continue to enjoy the outdoor activities we love to do throughout our beautiful county – from the beaches and parks, to local tree and menorah lightings, to shopping in our beautiful downtowns and local shopping centers.

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Posted: December 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Shop Monmouth this holiday season

Monmouth County: A FINANCIAL FORCE MULTIPLIER

By Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

 

Freeholders Tom Arnone and Lillian Burry complete the purchase of Ft. Monmouth with Noreen Dresser, Chief of Real Estate, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, NY Distirct

Freeholders Tom Arnone and Lillian Burry complete the purchase of Ft. Monmouth with Noreen Dresser, Chief of Real Estate, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, NY Distirct

Anyone living in Monmouth County is likely to be aware of the many good things County government provides including our roads, parks and library system.  One of the most important and valuable things the County provides, however, is known to relatively few residents. That’s the role the County plays in enhancing the financial resources of others and it’s a role that’s played quietly, sometimes indirectly, and always with unwavering expertise.

Sometimes it takes the form of a direct payment, providing the County share of the price for preserving farmland that brings far larger amounts of state dollars to a deal. At other times it’s providing a mix of funding and in-kind staff resources as a match for Green Acres dollars used to acquire or develop additional open space or some other worthy grant funded project. And sometimes it’s taking advantage of the AAA bond rating of the County – a rating held by fewer than two dozen of the more than three thousand American counties – to help others borrow money through the Monmouth County Improvement Authority (MCIA) at interest rates that can save significant amounts of dollars in interest payments over the life of a loan.

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Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County: A FINANCIAL FORCE MULTIPLIER

PBA Local 240 Endorses Golden, Arnone and DiMaso for Reelection

shaun-tom-serena1Freehold, NJ- Anthony Anderson, President of the Police Benevolent Association Local #240, Monmouth County’s 300 corrections officers, announced the union’s support of Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso for reelection on November 8.

“Sheriff Shaun Golden is an innovator and an extraordinary leader of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office,” Anderson said. “During his tenure as Sheriff, Golden as achieved what for many government leaders would be unimaginable—he has reduced his department’s budget by millions of dollars while enhancing the working conditions of the men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Monmouth County residents.  As his employees and as taxpayers in Monmouth County, we are proud to encourage our friends and families to vote for him on November 8.

“Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso have proven themselves to be strong stewards of Monmouth County’s government and strong supporters of law enforcement and public safety.

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Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on PBA Local 240 Endorses Golden, Arnone and DiMaso for Reelection

PBA 314 Endorses DiMaso for reelection

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Police Benevolent Association Local #314, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, announced their endorsement of Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso for a second full term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, association President Robert Derasmo announced.

Calling DiMaso “the ideal candidate” for Monmouth County Freeholder, Derasmo cited her education with a law degree and bachelors from St. John’s University, her “vast experience” in public administration as a Freeholder since 2012 and as a former Mayor and Township Committee Member in Holmdel.

The endorsement letter noted that DiMaso is following in her family history as a first responder as a member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad. “Her administrative and front line experience gives Serena great perspective as an advocate for Shared Services in Monmouth County,” Dermaso said.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PBA 314 Endorses DiMaso for reelection

Walking the Line with Tom Arnone

“Walk the Line” is a documentary that chronicles one man’s quest for political identity. Lapell Crank sets out on a journey to become a politically informed citizen. The filming process follows Crank as he interacts with and interviews politicians, media figures and ordinary citizens. The documentary’s videographer, Christian Brown, was gracious enough to put together a clip of Freeholder Director Tom Arnone’s part in the film to help out with his campaign for reelection. Take a look!

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Walking the Line with Tom Arnone

FOP Lodge 30-Monmouth County Superior Officers Endorse Arnone and DiMaso for Freeholder

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Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Serena DiMaso

Freehold, NJ- The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, Monmouth County Superior Officers’ Association supports the reelection of Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso, announced the association’s president, Shawn Reece.

“Public Safety is one of the most important functions of county government,” Reece said. “Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso have always recognized that truth and have 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.”

Freeholder DiMaso is the daughter of a New York City Police Officer and her sister is a NYPD Captain.  As a member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad, DiMaso is a first responder herself—on call 24/7—to save the lives of those facing medical emergencies.  Our work in law enforcement, the sacrifices we make and the risks we take, is not theoretical for Serena and that shows in how she conducts herself as a leader of Monmouth County’s government.

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Posted: October 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on FOP Lodge 30-Monmouth County Superior Officers Endorse Arnone and DiMaso for Freeholder

Desperate Doherty alleges voter suppression

doherty-voter-suppressionBelmar Mayor Matt Doherty, a Democrat candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder, has posted a plea to his supporters on social media to make sure they get out to vote for him because Republicans might try to suppress the vote.

Doherty linked his comment to an Asbury Park Press article about alleged voter suppression during the 1981 New Jersey gubernatorial election when Tom Kean, Sr defeated then Congressman Jim Floro by 1797 votes and the Democratic National Committee’s allegation that Donald Trump’s campaign in attempting to suppress minority turnout in this year’s election.

Lorenzo W. Dangler, president of the Greater Long Branch NAACP, told APP that he was unaware of any real fears of voter suppression in Monmouth County. Dangler emphasized that his organization has not endorsed any candidates.  “We’re neutral,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

PBA Local 314 endorses Freeholder Arnone for reelection

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

NJ State Local Police Benevolent Association # 314 -The Monmouth County Sheriff Officers endorsed Freeholder Director Tom Arnone of a third term.

“PBA Local 314 proudly endoreses Thomas A. Arnone for Monmouth County Freeholder,” wrote President Derasmo. ”

The union cited Arnone’s leadership of the Monmouth County Public Works and Engineering Department, the Office of Public Information and Tourism, Economic Development and the Office of Share Services as a freeholder, as well as his experience and a mayor and councilman in Neptune City where he served as the Director of Emergency Management Services and was part of the Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

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Posted: October 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Belmar’s absentee mayor wants to be a freeholder

dirty_doherty-gone_missingBelmar Mayor Matt Doherty has taken a page out of Governor Chris Christie’s book by neglecting the job he was elected to while running for higher office.

The Asbury Park Press is reporting that Doherty has missed most of the Belmar governing body’s meetings since he became a Democrat nominee for Freeholder in June. The amount of meetings he has missed this year, 8, is more than double all of his absences in the previous five years combined.

Just like Christie said he could govern New Jersey via smart phone from New Hampshire and Iowa, Doherty says his absenteeism is no big deal.

“A council meeting is maybe two hours a month. I spend well over 20 hours a week being the mayor of Belmar. So for two hours a month if I’m not available, that has zero impact on the ability to perform my function as the mayor of the town,” Doherty told The Press.

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Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

DiMaso: No Gas Tax Price Gouging in Monmouth County

serena-weights-and-measuresFreeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso announced today that the County Division of Weights and Measures, which she oversees, is on the look-out for unscrupulous gas stations that are raising their prices on the news that New Jersey Gas Tax has been increased by $.23 per gallon.

The new Trenton money grab does not go into effect until November 1.

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Posted: October 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »