Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) presented U.S. Navy veteran Bill Kelly with a U.S. Flag which had flown over the Capitol during a celebration of the WWII hero’s 93rd birthday earlier this week at the Claremont Center in Pt. Pleasant.
Kelly served on the U.S.S. Laffey during World War Two. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received in battle on board the ship on April 16, 1945, when the Laffey endured a large-scale kamikaze air attack by Japanese planes. Read the rest of this entry »
Stuart Veeder, GED teacher, Loren Basselini, Director of Education, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services, inmates from MCCI & Lt. Richard Vilacoba.
Four inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution got their high school diplomas today through an online program administered by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, according to a press release from Sheriff Shaun Golden.
“I am gratified by the commitment made by today’s graduates to use their time at MCCI in a constructive manner that will benefit them for the rest of their lives,” said Sheriff Golden. “The wrong choices that brought the graduates to MCCI have provided these individuals the opportunity to make right choices about furthering their education and changing their lives.” Read the rest of this entry »
Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger are likely GOP running mates for Monmouth County Freeholder
Middletown Township Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger is the only declared candidate for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat vacated by Serena DiMaso taking office as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. The Monmouth County Republican County Committee is scheduled to fill the vacancy in a special election/convention on February 3 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.
Two boys fell through the ice on the Navesink River in Rumson on Monday afternoon, prompting police to issue a plea for people to stay clear of the dangerous conditions. “We are begging people to stay off the ice — begging them,” Rumson police Chief Scott Paterson said said. “It looks safe but it’s not. They… Read the rest of this entry »
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno receives a “Woman of Valor” plaque from Mark Levenson, chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Photo by Robert Wiener Eleven days before leaving office, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno bade a tearful farewell to members of the New Jersey-Israel Commission (NJIC). At its Jan. 5 meeting in Newark, she told the group that… Read the rest of this entry »
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is asking the Township’s Council to support Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s proposal to allow New Jersey residents to make charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes as an end around the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year. The new federal tax law limits the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT) to $10,000.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The holidays always seem to come and go too fast.
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganization meeting was held last week and I am honored to say I was selected to serve as director of the Board. This will be my third term serving in this leadership position. Freeholder Lillian Burry will serve alongside me as deputy director. Read the rest of this entry »