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Passport Fees Rising April 2

The fee to process your passport application in-person with an authorized agent, including a County Clerk, U.S. Post Office or other government office, is rising from $25 to $35 on April 2, 2018, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced today.

The fee is mandated by the U.S. State Department for application through agents.  Applications sent to the State Department via mail are not subject to the fee increase.

“The April 2 fee increase provides an additional incentive to obtain or update a passport now,” said Clerk Hanlon. “By completing passport transactions at this time of year, Monmouth County residents can not only save money, but they can avoid the last-minute rush of the busy spring travel season.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Passport Fees Rising April 2

Hanlon unveils Veterans discount program

IMG_0154 (800x488)Asbury Park-Monmouth County military veteran are receiving discounts from local businesses participating in a new program, “Honoring our Heroes” that was announced by County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon in Asbury Park yesterday.

“More than 33,000 veterans call Monmouth County home,” said Hanlon. “We want our Veterans to know that we appreciate their service, so my staff and I have created a Veterans Discount Guidebook that is available to every local veteran who has an Veterans ID card issued by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.”

The 20-page guidebook includes a listing of stores, restaurants and other businesses throughout Monmouth County who are committed to offering product and service discounts to Vets.  The business listing will also be published and updated on the County Clerk’s website.  The guidebook is currently available to Veterans and the County Clerk’s Office in Freehold and the County Connection on Rt 66 in Neptune.

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Posted: October 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Burry and Hammond To Receive History Awards

Freeholder Lillian G. Burry photo by Art Gallagher

Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

MANALAPAN, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is pleased to announce that Freeholder Lillian G. Burry has been selected to receive the inaugural M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation and Joseph W. Hammond has been selected to receive the 2015 Jane G. Clayton Award at Archives and History Day.

Both awards will be presented at Monmouth County Archives and History Day on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters.

“Both of these recipients are very deserving of recognition,” Hanlon said. “There is no public servant more deserving of the inaugural M. Claire French award than Lillian Burry. Lillian has been an advocate, champion and enthusiast of historic preservation in Monmouth County as a citizen and throughout her entire career as a public servant and elected official.”

Freeholder Burry has made many notable contributions to historical preservation throughout her career, including heading Matawan’s Historic Preservation Program while serving on the Matawan Council, during which time the group purchased and restored the borough’s most historic 1700’s era mansion. She also founded and chairs the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee.

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Posted: September 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Mobile County Connection To Visit Middletown On Tuesday, August 18

Mobile County ConnectionAfter a successful debut in Howell last week, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters are bringing the Mobile County Connection to the Middletown Library on Tuesday from 10 am till 1 p.m.

The Mobile County Connection office is housed in a large mobile command center.

This is a great opportunity for Middletown area residents who need to renew or apply for their passports, want to update their voting records, need notary services or have questions about wills, estates and guardianship/adoptions to avoid the trek to Freehold or Neptune.

Sheriff’s Officers will be offering Youth and Ident-Adult Identification Cards and information on the proper installation of child safety seats, along with other agency services.  Unarmed fugitives can surrender to Golden if there are no kids around.

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Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile County Connection To Visit Middletown On Tuesday, August 18

Mobile County Connection Will Debut In Howell, Weds August 12

Monmouth County Mobile Connection

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden are teaming up and taking their show on the road in a mobile office, aka The Mobile County Connection, starting tomorrow, August 12 at Howell Township Library.

“We are proud to be unveiling such an important outreach program,” said Hanlon. “It is the first of its kind in Monmouth County and features mobile government services in an effort to connect people with government in their communities.”

The Mobile County Connection office will be housed in a large mobile command center and be rolled out for the first time at the Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Rd., August 12, from 11am to 2pm. During the event, residents will be able to apply for and renew their passports as well as have passport photos taken. Residents will also have access to free notary services and voter/election information.

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Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile County Connection Will Debut In Howell, Weds August 12

Losers: The Battle for Monmouth

This morning we gave you the winners from the Battle for Monmouth.   Without further adieu, the losers:

Vin SmugVin Gopal. Underneath that boyish smile and pleasant demeanor is a nasty, dirty, ruthless political operative.  The Monmouth Democratic Chairman showed his true colors in 2013 with his defamatory allegations against Sean DiSomma in the Red Bank Council race. Give him several hundred thousand dollars, which the NJ Democrats did this year, and he tries to destroy the good names of distinguished public servants simply because they hold offices he wants. Monmouth Republicans, particularly some in the legislative delegation, who are friendly with Gopal should reconsider their judgement about him.  It no longer can be said that Vin is a wolf in sheeps clothing.  He’s a wolf.

The NJ Democratic State Committee, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin, Senator Cory Booker, Assemblyman Joe Cryan, various labor unions and anyone else who gave Gopal money.  They got nothing for it.

The Asbury Park Press. Neptune Nudniks is no longer an appropriate moniker for them.  They are not stupid or incompetent as “nudnik” implies.  They are dishonest and lazy. Their coverage of the Monmouth County Freeholders race was spoon fed or edited by Gopal and his candidates Larry Luttrell and Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo.  Gopal, Luttrell and Grillo used APP to counter MMM’s coverage of the race, which we find hilarious and complimentary.  It didn’t work because APP no longer has influence in Monmouth County.

Their election night coverage was a disaster.  While APP was reporting on software problems at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, MMM was reporting election results.

The Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.  The Monmouth County Election Results website is the New Jersey equivalent of HeathCare.gov.

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Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments »