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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: , , , | No Comments »

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 »

The Arnone Report: Freeholder Director promotes Grown in Monmouth businesses

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Hello! I hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the summertime sunshine and warm weather!

I would like to take the time to provide an update on the County’s Grown in Monmouth program. As liaison to the County’s division of economic development, I could not be more proud of the success of this program.

For those who have not heard about this initiative, Grown in Monmouth focuses on the retention and expansion of our County’s agricultural industry through the promotion of Monmouth-grown agricultural products and services. We know how important this industry is in Monmouth County and this program helps business owners showcase their products.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Freeholder Director promotes Grown in Monmouth businesses

The Arnone Report: Stay cool and hydrated, Kyrillos bridge dedication on July 27

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone Meeting

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday!

I was happy to spend part of the holiday walking in the annual Ocean Grove Fourth of July Parade. As always, I had a great time walking the route and seeing everyone dressed in their best patriotic clothing while holding American flags. It is truly a wonderful parade and I look forward to next year’s celebration!

As everyone is aware, we have experienced hotter than normal weather lately. Heat wave or not, I always advise those who plan on spending time outdoors in the heat to be prepared. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable.

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Posted: July 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Stay cool and hydrated, Kyrillos bridge dedication on July 27

Arnone confronts Curley for use of gay slur

In an uncharacteristic outburst, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone confronted his disgraced colleague, John P. Curley for disparaging two County employees with a gay slur. “Deny you said it,” Arnone shouted at Curley during a public comment by David D’Amico, a representative of Garden State Equality.

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Posted: June 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

The Arnone Report: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone’s update

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone 

Happy summer! I hope everyone has been enjoying the warmer weather and all the county has to offer! There are so many events and activities throughout the county that there is sure to be something for everyone.

With that being said, I am happy to announce the launch of our new and improved tourism website, which can be viewed by visiting www.tourism.visitmonmouth.com. As the liaison to the Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism, I am truly pleased with this new website and how much information is available. From indoor attractions to outdoor activities, this new website should keep everyone busy all summer long. Please check it out!

In keeping with the topic of making summer plans, don’t forget to check out our Grown in Monmouth website, which can be viewed by visiting www.growninmonmouth.com. Not only can visitors search for restaurants that use products grown in Monmouth County, they can also find pick-your-own destinations and farmers markets, among other events.

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Posted: June 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone’s update

Sheriff Golden, Freeholders, Call On Trenton To Stop Ripping Off 9-1-1 Fees

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Lillian Burry were joined by a bi-partisan group of municipal elected officials, as well as public safety officers, at the County Public Safety Center in Freehold this morning where they called upon Governor Phil Murphy and the State Legislature to restore the $.90 monthly tax on every cell phone line to its intended purpose…the funding of New Jersey’s 192 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »