The Arnone Report: Made in Monmouth Success! More Shared Services Coming

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

I am proud to announce the sixth annual Made in Monmouth event on April 8th was an absolute success!

More people than ever came out to support our small business owners thanks in large part to the local community and fantastic staff and volunteers who helped coordinate this day-long shopping event at Monmouth University.

This year, more than 5,000 shoppers supported the event, which showcased more than 260 vendors who displayed and sold their locally-made products. From furniture and jewelry to pet products and gourmet specialty foods, there were truly a wide variety of items for attendees to choose from.

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Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Mark Your Calendar For April 8—Made In Monmouth

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

I’m sure I join everyone in welcoming the spring season with open arms. It’s always a wonderful time of year to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. It’s also a great opportunity to shop local, which is exactly what everyone can do during the sixth Annual Made in Monmouth event on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University.

I encourage all residents and visitors to take advantage of this free event that features hundreds of consumer products made right here in Monmouth County.

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Posted: March 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Mark Your Calendar For April 8—Made In Monmouth

Monmouth Freeholders Budget Below 2006 Spending Levels

Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders have introduced a budget for 2017 that is $24.6 million lower than the 2016 budget and $11.8 million lower than 2006 spending.

The $445,250,000.00 spending plan will be the subject of public hearings on Thursday, March 9 at the Freeholders’ meeting to be held at the Monmouth County Library on Symmes Drive in Manalapan and on Thursday March 23 at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch at 1001 Rt. 35 North in Shrewsbury.  Both meetings are scheduled for 5 p.m.

The County’s property tax levy is budgeted to be $302,475,000, the same amount it has been for 6 of the last 7 years.

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Posted: March 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be closed overnight Thursday through Friday morning

Murphy’s Tavern and Val’s Tavern in Rumson are likely to have a better night on Thursday than Tommy’s Tavern and Tap Room and Woody’s Grille in Sea Bright due to the fact that the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) will close for maintenance at 8 p.m.  The bridge will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

Uber drivers are advised that the best route to Sea Bright from Rumson is via the Oceanic Bridge into Middletown, right onto Locust Point Road and  right on Locust Ave over the bridge to Navesink Ave (by  the brick church).  Make a right on Navesink and another right on Route 36 in Highlands.  Take Route 36 over the Capt Joe Azzolina Bridge and you’re in Sea Bright.   McCloone’s and Tommy’s will be down the road on your right.

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will be closed overnight Thursday through Friday morning

The Arnone Report: Freeholders Introduce Yet Another Flat Budget And Other Great Stuff

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

I’m proud to announce the Board of Chosen Freeholders has introduced a zero tax-increase budget, while maintaining the high quality of services for our residents. We will be keeping the tax levy flat while keeping spending down. As introduced, the budget is $445 million, in comparison to $493 million in 2010.

As public servants, this is what we strive for – providing residents with the high quality of life and services they deserve at the lowest possible cost.

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Freeholders Introduce Yet Another Flat Budget And Other Great Stuff

Arnone Endorses O’Scanlon in LD 13 Senate Race

Asemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden. Freeholder Serena DiMaso, and Freeholder Tom Arnone

Freeholder Tom Arnone has endorsed Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the upper house of the legislature next year.

“I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Assemblyman O’Scanlon with our shared goal to maintain the high quality of life our residents deserve.” Arnone said. “Serving as the Assembly Republican Budget Officer since 2012, he has consistently made fiscally responsible decisions on behalf of our constituents. Assemblyman O’Scanlon will serve as a tremendous asset and voice for Monmouth County against the special interest groups in Trenton, and I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure our municipalities are being fairly represented. As such, I am proud to endorse Assemblyman O’Scanlon in his bid to replace Senator Kyrillos. He will certainly have big shoes to fill, but I am confident he will serve us well.”

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Posted: February 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Endorses O’Scanlon in LD 13 Senate Race

The Arnone Report: Celebrating the generosity of Monmouth County residents

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, Monmouth County is a great place to live and work. I’ve had the opportunity in the last couple of weeks to see firsthand just how generous and compassionate our residents truly are and I could not be more proud to call this County my home.

One benefit I recently attended helped raise funds for the victims of devastating earthquakes in Italy, specifically in the town of Amatrice. Through the coordination of local residents, this benefit was a great way for our area to pay it forward to those in need. As we witnessed in the days, months and even years since Superstorm Sandy, the generosity of others – especially strangers from all parts of the world – can go a long way to bringing back a sense of normalcy.

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Posted: February 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Celebrating the generosity of Monmouth County residents

Monmouth County Road Crews Are Prepared For Snow

Monmouth County’s Public Works crews are prepared for the anticipated snow storm and the impact it will have on the 1000 lane miles of roads they maintain, according to an announcement by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso.

“The County’s snow room will open this evening and we will monitor the storm’s progress,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Our process helps us manage the personnel needed at the County’s ten highway districts and dispatch crews as needed. We have 135 trucks outfitted with spreading and plowing capabilities.”

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Posted: February 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Road Crews Are Prepared For Snow

Junction Boutique: A Made in Monmouth Success Story in Middletown

Jeanine Riegler, left, and Chris Slater of Junction Boutique

Junction Boutique opened their doors in a small retail space in Belford’s Campbell’s Junction less than two years ago.  The cooperative effort of local artisans selling their homemade jewelry, heirlooms, clothes, candles and bath products and other art started with eight local crafters.

Two months later Chris Slater, the organizer and inspiration of the group, attended a Made in Monmouth trade show at Monmouth University, where she met other Monmouth County based small business owners/artist. They weren’t competitors, they were collaborators.  The number of businesses selling their products at the tiny store quickly grew and by the end of 2016 the 28 participants had outgrown their space.  Slater said that all but a handful of the Junction Boutique artisans were connected through Made in Monmouth and all are New Jersey based.

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Posted: January 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Junction Boutique: A Made in Monmouth Success Story in Middletown

Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls

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Public safety will be enhanced and traffic will flow easier on Asbury Ave between Garden State Parkway exit 102 and Shafto Road in Tinton Falls thanks to a new traffic signal that was activated yesterday by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso and employees of the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering.

“Monmouth County’s first traffic improvement for 2017 is the activation of the traffic signal on Asbury Avenue at Fox Chase and Cannonball Drive,” said Freeholder Arnone. “The signal will improve overall safety for motorists and pedestrians while allowing for better traffic flow and operational efficiency at the intersection. We appreciate the support and patience of local residents and the Tinton Falls officials as we worked to improve public safety in the area.”

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Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls