The first, Alexander G. Cattell, represented NJ in the U.S. Senate from 1866 to 1871. The other, William W. Barbour, was a U.S. Senator for NJ from 1931 to 1943. Both men were Republicans.
Cattell was one of the area’s first major developers as part of the Monmouth Beach Association. He owned a large house on Ocean Avenue. Barbour, a borough native born in July 1888, also served as Rumson’s mayor. He was the son of Colonel William Barbour, who was also an original developer of MB.
A little more digging showed me that the daughter of Senator H. Alexander Smith (a Republican who served NJ from 1944 to 1959) was married at the St. Peter’s Church of Galilee in town. She married a member of the Dominick family, which would produce its own senator, Peter H. Dominick, a Republican who served Colorado from 1963 to 1975. And one more — the uncle of Senator Nicholas F. Brady (a US senator for NJ during 1982) owned a large house on Ocean Avenue in MB.
So Monmouth Beach knows something about US senators.
The Monmouth County Clerk’s Election Office and the Board of Elections Office, both located at 300 Halls Mills Road in Freehold Township, have extended their hours to accommodate voters who are not able to make it to the polls on Tuesday.
These offices are open Friday November 2 from 8:30 a.m.till 8 p.m. and on Saturday November 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registered voters can apply for a Vote by Mail ballot at the Clerk’s Office and then go down the hall to the Board of Elections office to cast their ballot during these hours and on Monday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
By NJ law, the deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot is 3 .pm. on Monday.
Martin Fried, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Ocean Township is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark this afternoon on charges of attempting to distribute oxycodone and distribution of Adderall and Xanax outside the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court Fried owned and was the sole practitioner at a medical practice, Healthy Days LLC, at 3300 Sunset Ave, specializing in pediatric gastroenterology, and touting specialties in “nutrition,” “Lyme disease and co-infection,” and “genetic/DNA testing.”
NMDP/BeTheMatch manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, serving thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.
“Representative Smith was nominated and honored with the 2018 Lives Award because of his continued support of the National Marrow Donor Program, and for his efforts in protecting patients’ access to transplant,” saidSusan Leppke, Director of Health and Public Policy at the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match.
Walter Pruiksma, center, wearing his Silver Marechausee Medal, Major Gen. Phillip Churn, Sr., left and Congressman Chris Smith, right, Oct 13, 2018, Manasquan Presbyterian Church. -photo by Art Gallagher
Walter “Rookie” Pruiksma, 95 of Brick, was presented with the Silver Marechausse Award for his heroic actions as a Military Police Officer in France and Belgium during World War II, during a moving ceremony at his church, Manasquan Presbyterian on Saturday afternoon October 13.
Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around Monmouth County.
Last Friday, we hosted our annual Shared Services Summit at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. We had a fantastic turnout, with nearly 80 people attending and representing more than 35 municipalities, school districts, fire districts, police departments and other entities throughout the county. Those who attended were able to learn more about shared services available to them through our Clerk’s office, tax board, Sheriff’s office, purchasing department, department of public works, IT department and the fire academy.