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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: , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: 9-11 remembrance, drive safely, especially around schools, and other good stuff

The Arnone Report: Gratitude and Accomplishment

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Let us not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day – remembering those who have served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice. It is because of our servicemen and women that we can continue to live in a safe nation where we can enjoy our freedoms.

Prior to the holiday weekend, my fellow Freeholders and I held our annual summer season kick-off press conference in Manasquan. We host this event each year in a different town and I would like to thank Mayor Ed Donovan for hosting our County event this year. It was truly a great morning spent with members of the public, as well as members of the business and tourism communities. As liaison to the department of tourism, I know just how important a role the tourism industry has on our local economy. Last year alone, tourists spent $2.5 billion in the County.

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Posted: May 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Gratitude and Accomplishment

Monmouth Freeholders Adopt Budget With Small Spending and Tax Increases

Curley votes no. Offers no cuts and defends rejecting $800K savings from State program. Continues to soak taxpayers for health insurance

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders adopted a $448 million budget on Monday, March 19.  The final budget is  $1,450,000 (.03%) lower than originally proposed last month and $2,750,000 (.06%) higher than the County’s 2017 budget.

Property taxpayers will see the County’s portion of the tax bill raise by $1.50 to $25.00 for the year as the tax levy increases by $1,525,000 (.05%) over 2017.  The budget as originally proposed last month included a tax levy increase of $3,024,750.  The 2018 County tax levy is $304 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Budget, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Curley’s Unhinged Nutty Tantrum

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley was Censured and Reprimanded for, among other offenses, offering to teach a teenager “how to sweat a pipe.”

Kooky Curley calls for massive County spending increase

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley invoked Hubert Humphrey, Mark Twain, his father, brother, mother and God yesterday in a bizarre battle cry against his fellow freeholders and Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden during the County’s annual Reorganization Meeting at Biotechnology High School in Freehold Township.

The audience clapped politely at the end of the rant while Curley glared at Golden who was sitting in the front row.

Missing from the audience was the small troop of supporters who showed up wearing I Stand With John Curley stickers at the Special Meeting last month when the absent Curley was Censured and Reprimanded for sexually harassing County employees and other atrocious behavior. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Monmouth Freeholders to strip Curley of most of his duties

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders will strip disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley of most of his duties when the Board reorganizes on Friday afternoon at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, according to the meeting agenda.

Curley, who was Censured and Reprimanded by his colleagues last month for harassment, bullying and using vulgar language toward County employees and constituents—including a teenager, using homophobic slurs, and for lying to the retired Acting Supreme Court Justice who investigated the harassment complaints against him, has been the Freeholder Liaison to Brookdale Community College, The County Fire Marshall and Fire Academy, the Board of Health and the Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Endorses Patrick Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder

Patrick Impreveduto

FOP Lodge #30, the Monmouth County Superior Officers Association, has endorsed Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto for election to the Freeholder Board in the general election on Tuesday, November 7, according to Shawn Reece, president of the union.

“Throughout his tenure as a leader in Holmdel, both as a member of the Township Committee and the Board of Education, Patrick Impreveduto has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public safety and a strong appreciation for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keep us safe,” Reece said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Endorses Patrick Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder

PBA Local 240 Endorses Burry and Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder

Freehold, NJ- Anthony Anderson, President of the Police Benevolent Association Local #240, Monmouth County’s 300 corrections officers, announced the union’s support for the reelection Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and for the election of Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the upcoming general election on November 7. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on PBA Local 240 Endorses Burry and Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder

Monmouth County Honors Its Fallen Firefighters

The Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated at the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Howell on Sunday morning during a moving ceremony that commemorated the courage of the 47 heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the lives and property of county residents from 1881 through 2017.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Honors Its Fallen Firefighters

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 »

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

Job Fair At Brookdale on Friday

Spring Job Fair at Brookdale Community College, April 2014. file photo by Art Gallagher

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, in partnership with the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, Brookdale Community College, and the State of New Jersey, are hosting a job fair at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Friday, September 29, from 10am till 1pm, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Esq. announced today.

“Top employers from throughout the Monmouth County area will be participating and are looking to hire qualified candidates,” said DiMaso, liaison to the County’s Division of Workforce Development.  “Job fairs are one of the ways the County directly helps residents while also working to strengthen our businesses.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Job Fair At Brookdale on Friday