The Arnone Report: Made In Monmouth Returns This Weekend

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Hello, everyone!

We have a lot of exciting events and programs in the coming weeks and months. However, I want to take the time this week to write about one of our biggest and most popular events returning this weekend – Made in Monmouth!

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Posted: April 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Made In Monmouth Returns This Weekend

Monmouth University student dies, another injured in Ocean Township car crash

Dane Fante

A 20-year-old Moorestown man died Saturday after a car veered off the road in Monmouth County and crashed into a tree in the early morning, authorities said. The accident occurred around 2:39 a.m. when Jose R. Rivera, 21, of Lyndhurst, drove his 2006 Audi AA8 off the road in Ocean Township near the 200 block South… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth University student dies, another injured in Ocean Township car crash

Monmouth University Student Used Fake Gun in Hold Up

Keith Williams

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, the 18 year old Monmouth University freshman football player arrested for the armed robbery that occurred on the West Long Branch campus last night, was wielding an imitation handgun that resembles a black semiautomatic handgun, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

At approximately 9:17 p.m., on Tuesday November 1, 2016, Williams approached 2 female Monmouth University students who were walking on campus.

Wearing dark clothing and a mask, Williams demanded that the girls turn over their cellular telephones. The girls attempted to walk away and the individual produced what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it in their direction. The females then began to sprint in the opposite direction of the armed individual, who ultimately also fled the area without the cellphones or any other property.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth University football player accused in campus armed robbery attempt

Keith Williams

Keith Williams

WEST LONG BRANCH — A Monmouth University football player has been arrested in the attempted armed robbery that prompted a campus lockdown Tuesday night, a source told NJ Advance Media. Keith Williams, a freshman offensive lineman who played high school football in Maryland, is in custody, according to the source, who was not permitted to speak… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie and Guadagno to kick off summer season in Monmouth County on Friday

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk last summer.  Freeholder Director John Curley, the the background, right, will not be challenged by Doherty this November.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk in 2011.

Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be celebrating the beginning of the summer season on the Jersey Shore with multiple visits in Monmouth County on Friday..

Christie has a busy morning.  He’s scheduled to co-host the Boomer and Carton Sports Radio Talk Show at 8am and be on hand for the ceremonial opening of the Belmar Boardwalk at 9:30.

In the afternoon, Christie cuts the ribbon on Asbury Park’s new boardwalk at 1:30 and then heads to Ocean County to walk the Seaside Heights boardwalk at 3:30.

Guadagno will address the 89th Annual New Jersey State FFA Convention at Monmouth University’s Pollack Theater at 9 am.  Anyone who knows what the FFA is, without using google or another search engine, gets a free subscription to Greg’s List.  Members of the FFA and the Lt. Gov’s staff are not eligible to win.

Guadagno will visit the Keansburg Amusement Park at noon.  She then heads to Burlington County for a Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown.


Posted: May 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »




Two Shows:  10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live™ takes you on a tour through 
pre-historic Australia, bringing an eye-popping array of ancient 
creatures to life on stage. 

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO™ Live is a unique interactive theater 
performance that stimulates the imagination in a way that connects 
children to their world.  
On Tuesday, April 29
At Monmouth University, Pollak Theatre  
Tickets: $25/adults; $15/children)
Contact:    732-263-6889  

Posted: April 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, West Long Branch | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO™ Live

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes


Come Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on May 1 at Monmouth University

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ (April 25, 2014) – Monmouth University will host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Thursday, May 1 at 4 p.m.

Over 100 students, employees, and community members are expected to participate in the event, which begins on the front steps of Wilson Hall.  Participants will walk one mile within the campus.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence.  The walk is meant to provide a framework to bring awareness for all to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.  The walk is open to all, but there is an emphasis on targeting men.  Men are encouraged to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, and educate their communities.

For more information on this initiative, please visit   http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/.

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Posted: April 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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 www.PreventionFirst.net. Free breakfast, lunch and giveaways will be provided.

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

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Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Free Responsible Bartender Training

Made In Monmouth

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone


Freeholder Director Tom Arone

Freeholder Director Tom Arone

This year’s MADE IN MONMOUTH ANNUAL EVENT now in its second year surpassed last year’s expectations and proved to be a win-win for both Monmouth County vendors and shoppers alike. The second annual ”Made in Monmouth” was held this past Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. The event took place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

            This event was a proactive approach originated as a way to give Monmouth County Vendors an opportunity to display and sell their products. All products were made in Monmouth County and showcased an array of amazingly well crafted products. Many of the vendors were true artists and the creativity brought forth had no end.

            As liaison to the Department of Economic Development, it gave me great pride as I walked around with my fellow Board Members and had an opportunity to meet and speak with the many vendors who participated in this fantastic event.

            There were approximately 140 vendors in all with more than 2000 shoppers in attendance for the day.

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Posted: September 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »