Arnone Report: Over the river and through….

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Happy December! I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their family and friends in between all of the shopping.

Personally, I was very pleased to see nearly 1,000 shoppers stopped by our annual Mini Made in Monmouth last weekend at Covered Bridge in Manalapan. A spinoff of our widely popular Made in Monmouth event held each spring at Monmouth University, this smaller version featured 80 small business owners selling their locally made products and goods. It is truly a win-win for all involved – small business owners receive the support they need and shoppers can purchase so many great items right in time for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hillsdale Road in Colts Neck to close December 4 for bridge replacement

The bridge over Big Brook on Hillsdale Road in Colts Neck is scheduled to close on December 4 as Monmouth County replaces the structure.  The work is expected to take until the end of June, 2018 to complete. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hillsdale Road in Colts Neck to close December 4 for bridge replacement

Schoolhouse Road, Neptune and Wall, will close December 1

Schoolhouse Road, which extends from State Route 33 (Corlies Ave) in Neptune Township and Belmar Boulevard in Wall Township, will be open only to local traffic from December 1, 2017 through the end of June, 2018 while Monmouth County replaces the bridge which spans the Shark River. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Schoolhouse Road, Neptune and Wall, will close December 1

Improvements Started At Colts Neck Bottleneck

Federal, state, county and local officials gathered in Colts Neck on Friday for the ground breaking of the long awaited improvements to the intersection of State Route 34 and County Route 537.  The project is designed to ease traffic congestion at the crossroad that is traveled by 37,000 motorists daily and to reduce the use of local roads by the thousands of motorists using alternate routes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Fighting Cancer

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholders proclaim Infinite Love of Kids Fighting Cancer Day

As an elected official, you have the chance to meet hundreds of people during your tenure. I would like to share a story about a few special people I had the honor of recently meeting in person during a meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

It all started a couple weeks ago when I was reading through a local newspaper and came across a story about a charity event held to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. As part of the fundraiser, members of the community, including first responders, volunteered to have their heads shaved by children. Helping to coordinate the event was the Gorsegner family of Middletown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Fighting Cancer

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

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 »

Road Work Continues on Hubbard Ave, Middletown

Utility work on Hubbard Ave between West Front Street and Navesink River Road in the River Plaza section of Middletown will continue through August as New Jersey Natural Gas replaces a six-inch steel gas distribution main with a new eight-inch plastic gas main.  This work comes on the heels of the recently completed work on the road by the American Water Company.

Monmouth County motorists are urged to plan alternate routes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Posted: August 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Shark River Dredging Project Enters Phase II

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Happy August, Monmouth County! It’s hard to believe we are just a few, short weeks away from Labor Day! Soon children will be heading back to school and the cooler weather will be here. However, let’s forget about all of that now and just enjoy the remainder of this great summer season!

I would like to take the time to discuss an important project that will soon be underway and especially noticeable to those living and traveling near Shark River. The second phase of the Shark River dredging project will begin early this month with an anticipated completion time before next summer season. The first phase of this project was completed earlier this year.

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Posted: August 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Shark River Dredging Project Enters Phase II