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Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls Announces Slate for Borough Council

Ron Wollner, Don Michaels and Ken Asmar are Honored to be Running for Council to Represent all Tinton Falls Residents

TINTON FALLS, NJ—The Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls filed petitions to run for the three open seats on the Borough Council for the November 5, 2019 General Election.  The team consists of three longtime Borough residents Ron Wollner, Don Michaels and Ken Asmar.

Tinton Falls municipal elections are non-partisan.

The guiding principles of the Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls is to lower taxes, regulate spending, and promote smart growth to maintain the quality of life for all of the residents of Tinton Falls.

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Posted: September 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Monmouth County: Sheriff Shaun Golden is reinforcing the message to prepare, plan, stay informed and get involved as National Preparedness Month gets underway. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is an effort to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies. This year’s National Preparedness theme is: Prepared Not Scared.

“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with numerous agencies, prepares for emergencies such as natural disasters, active shooters, mass casualties and chemical threats throughout the year by conducting drills, training, tabletops exercises and educational programs,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden whose agency runs the Office of Emergency Management. “These types of training exercises are critical in ensuring that we can effectively and efficiently respond to crises situations. It’s vital the public plays a role as well by preparing, planning and staying informed.”

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Posted: September 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Last week the Middletown Township Committee directed its attorneys to withdraw from court proceedings that commenced in July 2015 to address unrealistic affordable housing obligations imposed upon municipalities throughout New Jersey by the Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Township Attorney applied for an Order of Dismissal, which was entered by the Hon. Jamie S. Perri on July 19, 2019.

As a result of the demise of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”), municipalities have been subjected to proceedings in Superior Court to address ongoing and ever-increasing demands by the Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) to develop more high density affordable housing. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years

HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 25th Annual Clam Fest from August 1st to August 4th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam Fest is a four-day spectacular event featuring a 120’ seafood court serving the freshest food from many of Highlands’ restaurants and establishments including Lusty Lobster and Chilangos. Other festival favorites include the Lions Club Funnel Cakes, and the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine.

The 25th Annual Clam Fest will feature a Beer, Wine and Sangria Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues. Big Mark’s Action Park Amusements will set up the midway with portions of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues closed to street traffic to accommodate the rides, games of chance, specialty vendors and the succulent food court. Every night is “Pay-One-Price Bracelet Night,” when visitors can enjoy the amusement rides all night for $30. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years

Chris Smith’s Lyme Disease Amendment Passes House, Tells DOD IG to Investigate ‘Weaponization’ of Ticks

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The full House of Representatives passed an amendment offered by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) which directs the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Defense to investigate the “possible involvement of DOD biowarfare labs in the weaponization of Lyme disease in ticks and other insects”  from 1950-1975.

According to Smith, he was “inspired to write the amendment”—now part of the House-passed 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—by “a number of books and articles suggesting that significant research had been done at U.S. government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland and Plum Island, New York to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.”

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Posted: July 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Chris Smith’s Lyme Disease Amendment Passes House, Tells DOD IG to Investigate ‘Weaponization’ of Ticks

Int’l Assembly Adopts Smith Resolution to Educate Children on Human Trafficking Threat

1 in 4 Trafficking Victims Are Children

Teaching children to recognize, resist and report any attempt to recruit or coerce them into human trafficking

WASHINGTON, DC—An international parliamentary assembly of leading lawmakers from 54 countries today unanimously adopted an anti-human trafficking initiative authored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) to further protect children by teaching them about the risks of human trafficking.

   Smith offered his “Educating Schoolchildren to Avoid Human Trafficking” resolution at the 28th Annual Session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA) held in Luxemburg July 4-9th and attended by more than 250 international, voting lawmakers including a bipartisan delegation of 17 representing the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Int’l Assembly Adopts Smith Resolution to Educate Children on Human Trafficking Threat

O’Scanlon Calls For Judge Troiano’s Resignation

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) is calling for the resignation of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James Troiano, who recently ruled that a 16-year-old rape survivor was not truly raped since she was not held at gunpoint. Judge Troiano also reportedly urged the survivor to consider that her attacker came from a “good family” before “ruining his life” with assault charges.

“Judge Troiano’s comments are truly abhorrent and clearly highlight the fact that he needs to be removed immediately by the Supreme Court,” O’Scanlon said. “We simply cannot stand by and allow a sitting judge to tell a 16-year-old sexual assault survivor that she doesn’t deserve justice because her attacker might get into a ‘good college.’” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon Calls For Judge Troiano’s Resignation

Sheriff Golden Warns of Fireworks Danger

Sheriff Shaun Golden wants all to celebrate their patriotism with backyard barbecues, family gatherings as well as professional fireworks displays that will be taking place in Monmouth County, to mark the Fourth of July holiday.

During this celebration, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that fireworks are dangerous and illegal, with the exception of certain sparkling devices and novelty items, and should only be handled by the professionals. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average, 180 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Warns of Fireworks Danger

Investors Foundation Donates $5K To Legal Aid

Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq. President of the Legal Aid Society, Peter Leyman Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services, Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Red Bank Branch Manager, and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq. Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation to support the Society’s mission to act as a conduit between the indigent residents of Monmouth County and Pro Bono attorneys willing to accept the assignment.

This $5,000 grant was presented to Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq., President of the Legal Aid Society and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, by Peter Leyman, Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services and Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Branch Manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

YOUNG DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS JOIN FORCES FOR SHORE PROTECTION

Young Professionals join together to support the Jersey Shore Partnership June 10 Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, the annual fundraiser to support the Partnership’s advocacy efforts for beach protection and preservation. Co-chairs Kinn Badger (front row middle) and Jason Sena (back row, 3rd from left) are pictured with committee members.

Sandy Hook, NJ—The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation (Partnership) will kick off its 22nd Annual Summer Celebration on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The Monmouth County Young Democrats and Republicans are heading up the Summer Celebration Young Professionals Committee, bringing together business associates ages 21-35 to support the Partnership’s mission to ensure that our 127 mile beachfront from Sandy Hook to Cape May is preserved and protected.

Committee chairs are Kinn Badger, Executive Director, Monmouth County Democrats, and Jason Sena, Esq., an associate with Cutolo Barros LLC and Treasurer of the Monmouth County Young Republicans.  Kinn states, “It is important to get young professionals involved in the environmental concerns facing our coast in light of sea level rise, climate change, and the prospect of increased storms that all cause beach erosion and infrastructure damage.”   Jason commented, “Preserving our coastline is vital to our local economy and is an issue that we can all get behind.  Kinn and I are pleased with the tremendous support we have received from our members.”

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Posted: May 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on YOUNG DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS JOIN FORCES FOR SHORE PROTECTION