Beach Replenishment Projected Completed In Belmar

Resident Engineer Paul Jalowski with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, discusses how the elevation of a wide beach berm reduces coastal risks to communities behind them at the site of the Belmar to Manasquan beach renourishment project with U.S. Representative Chris Smith and local officials in Manasquan, N.J. Nov 7, 2013

Resident Engineer Paul Jalowski with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, discusses how the elevation of a wide beach berm reduces coastal risks to communities behind them at the site of the Belmar to Manasquan beach renourishment project with U.S. Representative Chris Smith and local officials in Manasquan, N.J. Nov 7, 2013

Congressman Chris Smith announced this afternoon that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has completed a $25 million Southern Monmouth County beach replenishment project in Belmar.  The five mile stretch of beach including Manasquan, Spring Lake, Sea Girt and Belmar was severely eroded by Superstorm Sandy.  The project, which started in November 7, 2013 nourished the beaches to better conditions than existed pre-Sandy.

“I stood on what was left of the beaches in the days after Superstorm Sandy and the immense scope of the damage was a hard to take in,” said Smith, who worked to obtain Sandy recovery funding and hosted a groundbreaking in Manasquan Nov. 7. “The beaches and dunes which offered protection to the shore communities were washed away—leaving the towns vulnerable to future storms. Thankfully, the Army Corps of Engineers has now rebuilt the beaches in Belmar, Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Manasquan to continue the protections they provide for homes and lives.”

The project is funded 100 percent by the federal government through the Army Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) account. The project pumped an estimated 1.3 million cubic yards of sand onto the shoreline.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report


Freeholder Director Tom Arone

Freeholder Director Tom Arone

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone


For the fourth straight year in a row The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has had a 0% tax increase. I am pleased that I have been able to be a part of this budget especially in the hard economic times we are faced with. It has been and always will be a priority of mine as well as the entire Board of Chosen Freeholders to continue this trend of savings to our Monmouth County residents.

Additionally, The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to report we have collected over $1 Million (Actual is $1,022,976.56) in revenues at this early stage in the year from our 911 communications shared service. This amount is based on revenue received from 21 towns. This is a vast increase from prior years where the invoice and revenue collection process typically began in April. This year, the Freeholders in conjunction with the Sheriff through the Office of Shared Services began the process at a much earlier date. The result has been beneficial to all parties as the county has earlier use of funds to help offset our expenses which allows for efficient budgeting for the county as well as for our municipalities. The Board of Chosen Freeholders is extremely pleased with these figures and anticipates the numbers to continue to increase as we receive revenue from the remaining municipalities. The revenue the County receives that is generated through shared services offers relief to the municipalities that translates to lower costs for the services being performed.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and at the last meeting of The Board of Chosen Freeholders a Proclamation was presented to Dr. David Abbott, Superintendent of Schools, for The Shore Center for Students with Autism located in Tinton Falls,. The Proclamation was presented to commemorate Autism Awareness Month in hopes of raising awareness of Autism.

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Posted: April 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Budget, Property Taxes, Taxes, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Earth Day & Arbor Day

Earth Day & Arbor Day

It looks like a great week ahead. Earth day is on Tuesday, April 22nd
and Friday, the 25th is Arbor Day.
Monmouth County is celebrating all over.

It all starts on Monday, the 21st  with two EARTH DAY STORY & CRAFT events. Be sure to Register and get there by 4:15 PM to either the
Holmdel Township Library, RSVP: 732-946-4118 or
to the Marlboro Library, RSVP: 732-536-9406

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Posted: April 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Environment | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Readers Needed for Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Celebration

William Shakespeare


This spring, the Brookdale Community College English Department
completes its four-year celebration of SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH BIRTHDAY.
This event has taken place every April since 2011 with the goal of reading from all 37 of his plays. On Wednesday, April 23rd the actual birthday of William Shakespeare, we will accomplish that goal!

Members of the community, students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to read from the following plays so we may complete the achievement:

Antony and Cleopatra
Timon of Athens
The Winter’s Tale
Henry VIII
The Tempest

All Plays located at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Brookdale Community College | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Too Much Stuff

ced98ff629512e3b13be90f2fe8fa009Is your home feeling cramped lately?

Does it seem your apartment is getting smaller?
Can’t find anywhere to put anything in your dorm room?
Maybe it is time to make room and free yourself from so
much STUFF and make some cash.

MOCEANS Center for Independent Living will be our holding 8th Annual Fundraiser Sale on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8am-4pm in the
parking lot next to our building
Located at 279 Broadway in Long Branch.
MOCEANS gives you a prime location to set up a table and
sell “your stuff”

Individuals can reserve a space for $15 and businesses can reserve
a space for $20 (with a suggested donation of 10% of proceeds.)

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Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Long Branch | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Free Responsible Bartender Training

Prevention First



On Monday, May 5, 10am to 3pm at Monmouth University, Prevention First will hold a free training for owners, managers and employees of Monmouth County businesses that hold liquor licenses (restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs, etc.). Attendees will be taking a leading role in the effort to prevent alcohol misuse by attending this training which will assist local servers and vendors in preventing illegal sales of alcohol to underage youth. Guests can expect to learn more about staying on top of the latest trends in false identification, developing innovative strategies to prevent selling alcohol to underage customers, understanding the legal and social consequences of serving underage youth and helping to protect their community and becoming a part of the Hero Campaign.

Register online for this event at Free breakfast, lunch and giveaways will be provided.

For more information, contact Liza DeJesus, Prevention First, 732.663.1800 ext. 218, or Suanne Schaad, Monmouth University, 732.263.5804,

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Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Flo’s Happy Clipper joins Facade Improvement Program

Groomer receives $1,727 check

EATONTOWN, NJ – The Grow Monmouth Facade Improvement Program recognized Flo’s Happy Clipper for recent upgrades today.

FlosHappy_Clipper_4-8-14“Flo’s is receiving a check for $1,727 for a new awning,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “Every Facade Improvement Program check helps make a needed improvement to a local business. This is the seventh check presented so far.”

Flo’s Happy Clipper is located at 20 Main Street in Eatontown. Owner Robert Ferrara accepted the reimbursement check from Arnone.

The program is part of the successful Grow Monmouth initiative that is utilizing HUD Community Development Block Grant funds to help improve the look of privately held commercial buildings located in HUD eligible areas of Monmouth County. No County funds are being used for the program.

HUD eligible areas include all or part of 26 of the County’s municipalities. Eligible municipalities are: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck (Naval station only), Deal, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Manalapan, Matawan, Neptune City, Neptune Twp., Ocean Twp., Red Bank, Shrewsbury Twp., Tinton Falls (naval station only), Union Beach and West Long Branch.

Asbury Park, Long Branch and Middletown businesses are not eligible for this program because those municipalities receive designated HUD Community Development Block Grants directly.

“No matching funds are required from the business,” Arnone said. “To date, $12,178 has been dispersed out of a total of $85,000 that has been set aside for this program, so businesses should apply now.”

For more information about the Grow Monmouth Façade Improvement Program please contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 or visit the Grow Monmouth section of the County website at

Posted: April 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Press Release, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth Medical Center and SCAN Present ‘Take Control of Your Health’



Is your chronic condition getting the best of you?
Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you
experience your relations and how you deal with your emotions.
Join Monmouth Medical Center and SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) for a free, six-week workshop to learn strategies for
managing daily life when living with chronic conditions such as
arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes and
high blood pressure.
Created by Stanford University, the evidence-based workshop
will teach individuals how to:
Manage stress.
Improve communication.
Cope with depression and fatigue.
Increase energy levels.
Eat healthy and maintain weight.
Get more out of life.

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Posted: April 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Happy Earth Month from EPA!

Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day


Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day, but we’re celebrating all month, sharing a new tip each day to help you act on climate change.

Below, we’ve listed many ways you can take action yourself and
spread the word to your friends and family.
Try one or many, but either way, let’s all #ActOnClimate!

Help us get the message out. Please help us share a message at
12PM on Earth Day, along with the link to a page full of things
everyone can do to act on climate. We’re using a new system called Thunderclap to coordinate, so a message will go out from everyone
at 12PM on Earth Day. Here’s the catch: we need 500 people to sign up or the message won’t go.

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Posted: April 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Environment | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Get a Job!!—Friday, April 4

Find a Job


If you are looking for a job, you should attend the
Monmouth County job fair from 10:00am to 1:00pm Friday, April 4
at the Brookdale Community Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.

This job fair will provide you with access to employers seeking talented candidates in every discipline, from hospitality and health care to finance, education, telecommunications, computer science, and everything in between.
One hundred local employers and employment resource organizations
will be participating in the free event. No registration is required for jobseekers. During the job fair, a panel discussion entitled “Ask the Recruiters” will be presented by the Jersey Shore Association for Human Services.

Registration is not required for the panel discussion.

In addition, resume professionals will be available for one-on-one resume reviews. A registration table for sign-ups will be available for a 15 minute personal resume review. Job seekers are encouraged to make an appointment upon arrival as the reviews will be done on a
first-come, first-served basis.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »