Matt and Jill Zane are two loved and selfless educators in the Wall Township, New Jersey school district. After battling fertility issues for several years, Jill became pregnant with twins through IVF. Eight weeks into the pregnancy, one of the eggs split, giving Matt and Jill triplets in August, 2010.
One of their three children, Caden, is a medically complex, chronically ill disabled little boy. Every day is a serious struggle for Caden, vomiting constantly and often crying through sleepless nights. These are just a few of the many difficulties Caden endures. With very little understanding of Caden’s condition, the Zane family has struggled to get him the help he needs.
Most recently, Jill has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized to her bones and two organs.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Caden Zane, Caden's Christmas, Charity, Fundraising, Jill Zane, Matt Zane, Monmouth County, Wall Township, Wall Township Board of Education | No Comments »
Eatontown Council President Dennis J. Connelly, a Republican, appears to have thwarted Democratic Mayor Gerald J. Tarantolo’s bid for a 5th four year term as the borough’s mayor.
Tarantolo was leading the race by one vote after all the machine and vote by mail ballots were counted in the wee hours last Wednesday. This morning, Connelly picked up four votes when the provisional ballots were counted to Tarantolo’s one vote, leaving the final unofficial count 1,481 for Connelley and 1479 for Tarantolo.
Connelly told MMM that he expects the mayor to demand a recount. Tarantolo has until November 19th to file for a recount.
Of the 13 provisional ballots submitted on election day, 6 were disqualified and 2 did not have votes cast for mayor. Of the five qualified ballots, 4 cast votes for Connelly.Posted: November 10th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Eatontown, Monmouth County | Tags: Dennis Connelly, Dennis J.Connelly, Eatontown, Eatontown Mayors Election, Eatontown Mayors Race, Gerald J. Tarantolo, Monmouth County, New Jersey | 3 Comments »
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER FAVORITES BY ERIC CARLELynn Humphrey | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life | Tags: bizeturtle, children, Eric Carle, Monmouth County, Two River Theater | Comments Off
Art Gallagher thinks I’m a winner. Well, sort of. And while I appreciate the (backhanded) compliment, I’d like to pose a few items of food for thought.
Maybe, just maybe, voters really are tired of the game playing and posturing that exists in much of politics. (I think voters across the county sent that message pretty loud and clear with their votes this Tuesday.)
Maybe all they really want is for us to get back to the business of working on the issues that affect them.
Maybe they don’t care how many hands we have shaken or how many babies have been kissed. Maybe they see through that.
Maybe that’s why—despite suffering “from a perception within the Party’s leadership that [I have] skated by on the backs of others” (a perception that Art clearly seems all too eager to perpetuate)—I have now TWICE been the top vote-getter in each of my races for County Freeholder. (FOUR TIMES if you add my convention victory in March and June’s Primary Election.)admin | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Gary Rich, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: Freeholder Gary Rich, Gary Rich, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Winners, Winners and Losers, Winners: Monmouth County Edition | 10 Comments »
BizEturtle brings you more to do each month, each yearLynn Humphrey | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life | Tags: bizeturtle, events, Monmouth County | Comments Off
Election Results 2014: “In With the New!” 20-Year-Old Vincent Accettola Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Win A Board of Education Seat in New Jersey’s Largest Regional High School District
COLTS NECK, N.J., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty year old Vincent Accettola became the youngest person ever to win a seat on the Board of Education for the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). Accettola, a Colts Neck native and a product of New Jersey public schools, is a 2012 graduate of Biotechnology High School (BTHS) where he graduated at the top of his class. BTHS is ranked as the #1 public high school in NJ and #11 in the nation by US News & World Report. Accettola is currently a junior at Yale University majoring in psychology and neuroscience.
Accettola believes that his age will serve as an advantage by offering the Board a unique perspective as someone who recently experienced the educational system first hand. Said Accettola: “These past few years have allowed my ideas and opinions to germinate, especially on the topic of how to effectively prepare students for college in the modern age.”admin | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Biotechnology High School, BTHS, Colts Neck, Freehold Regional High School District, Monmouth County, Press Release, Vincent Accettola | 6 Comments »
This morning we gave you the winners from the Battle for Monmouth. Without further adieu, the losers:
Vin 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Elections, John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Vin Gopal | Tags: Asbury Park Press, Giuseppe "Joe" Grillo, Heathcare.gov, John Curley, Larry Luttrell, Losers, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, The Battle for Monmouth, Vin Gopal, Winners and Losers | 56 Comments »
In every election there are winners and losers. This year was no exception. On the national scene, the obvious losers will be written about by most pundits – Obama and the Clintons. Obviously Harry Reid has probably seen his last days of power in any form. But there are other losers. The entire Democratic platform — the so-called war on women, the freebie mentality, the irresponsible blind eye to international distress, the cowardly acquiescence of the Democratic congress to Obama’s war on Israel, are all losers. Republicans elected young people, African-Americans, women, as diverse a group as anyone would want to see. In many cases these were the first of such to be elected in their state — an accomplishment the Democrats never managed and never would manage. These Democratic campaign platforms were as fake as their claim for the last forty years that Republicans would overturn Roe v. Wade. The electorate is simply not as naive as they were in 2008 and 2012. No more. Obama has accomplished at least that.admin | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Opinion | Tags: 2014 Election, 2014 Mid-term election, Harry Reid, Manalapan, Monmouth County, News media, Obama, Opinion, Stuart J. Moskovitz | 11 Comments »
With all districts and vote by mail ballots counted, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich have been reelected.
After a major software snafu with the tabulation software that kept election officials up all night, the numbers were reported on County Clerk M. Claire French’s website at 6:13:58 this morning.
Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: Gary Rich, Giuseppe "Joe" Grillo, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | 6 Comments »