Friday, May 17, 2013
Applications are being accepted from municipalities in Monmouth County. What should Holmdel and Hazlet apply for?
The annual open space grant applications in Monmouth County are about to be reviewed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, as municipalities compete for a portion of the allotted $2 million. The deadline for submitting a matching fund grant application is Sept. 18 and the winners will be announced in December, funded through the Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund. “The freeholders are proud to be a part of successful municipal park projects,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “In the first ten years of the program, 46 towns have participated in 132 different projects.” But what pieces of land would Holmdel and Hazlet residents prefer to preserve?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Serena DiMaso is running to keep her seat ,while Lawrence Luttrell throws his hat in the ring.
Two Holmdel residents are looking for spots on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, as primary ballots become final. Incumbent Freeholder Serena DiMaso (R) filed to run for a full-year term. DiMaso, formerly a Holmdel committeewoman and mayor, filled a vacant Monmouth County Freeholder seat in 2012 and was officially elected in November. DiMaso was named Deputy Director of the board in 2013 after serving for less than a year. Former Holmdel Township Committee candidate Lawrence Luttrell (D) threw his hat in the ring for a full term Freeholder position as well. Luttrell lost the 2012 election for Township Committee, which lead to a Republican controlled Holmdel government. A full-term for Freeholders is three years. The primary …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Roadwork underway ahead of snow arrival
What has started as a wet storm should turn to snow sometime over the night and crews have already set out to work on the roads in Monmouth County. That work has included applying a salt brine to the roads to prevent them from freezing according to a press release from the county. Crews will also be using rock salt on the roads as the snow comes. Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone said the county is being proactive as the county waits to see what the full affect of the storm will be. "We prepare for storms well in advance," he said. "Our snow room is activated and we are monitoring the storm's progress throughout the day and into the weekend." Arnone said there will be "a full complement of crews out clearing the county roads." That …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County urges residents to get ready before inclement weather
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy is not forecasted to affect the local area until late Sunday night into Monday morning. Before then, Monmouth County officials are asking residents to do all their preparation so they are ready for what figures to be extended periods of strong winds and heavy rain. Getting prepared includes having things ready for people of all ages from children to senior citizens as well as making plans for pets if an evacuation becomes necessary. "We are asking all residents to take this weekend to prepare, plan and stay informed," said Freeholder Director John P. Curley. "County staff is working to make sure that we are prepared and can respond effectively, we ask that residents do the same." Sheriff Shaun Golden said in …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rosemarie D. Peters and Shaun Golden named to Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey
Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden have been named President and Vice President, respectively, of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey(COANJ) according to a news release from the county. Golden, a Howell resident, was elected sheriff in 2011 after replacing current Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno when she left for the post in Trenton. Peters is in her sixth year as surrogate and also has been named the Judiciary-Surrogate Liaison Committee for the New Jersey Supreme Court. She also served on the Middletown Township Committee as a committeewoman, deputy mayor and mayor. Peters served as the vice president of the COANJ this year while Golden served as its secretary. The membership of the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
County spokesperson’s absence felt in first freeholders meeting following his death.
Monmouth County spokesperson William ‘Bill’ Heine’s absence in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room was palpable Thursday. During his five-year tenure, the 54-year-old Howell resident regularly sat in the audience with other county department heads during freeholder board meetings, fielding questions before and after such sessions from journalists, residents and freeholders alike. Heine died from a heart attack on Sunday, Sept. 9. In the first meeting of the county board following the county spokesperson’s death, freeholder Director John Curley opened the afternoon workshop session in the Hall of Records Building in Freehold by recalling Heine as a “gentle soul.” “Our family has gone through a very, very difficult period in the loss of our public…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Ban on outdoor water use remains in effect throughout Monmouth County after collapse of three water mains at Swimming River Reservoir
Saturday afternoon: The boil water advisory has been reduced to cover just the towns directly served by New Jersey American Water Company. Towns still under the boil-water advisory are Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor and Neptune. Monmouth Beach, Lake Como and Shrewsbury and Ocean townships were added this morning. For a map of the affected area(s), click here. In these towns, the boil-water advisory pertains to residents, businesses and health care facilities. Affected businesses include hotels, restaurants and bars. The advisory means water should be brought to a rolling boil …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Freeholder board resolution opposes reinstatement of tax on those who work but don’t live in New York City.
Members of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders voiced opposition to any reinstatement of a tax on those who work in New York City but aren't residents. The freeholder board unanimously passed a resolution during its regular meeting in Freehold on Thursday, May 10 opposing the commuter tax. The vote came in response to reports that Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to pass the tax, which was eliminated in 1999 after 33 years on the books. “This just shows mismanagement on the city of New York that they can just go and try to grab a tax dollar from anyone. Unfortunately, We have over 24,000 people from Monmouth County who commute to the city and we need to do everything we possibly …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Freeholder Burry spoke about women’s history in March.
Naval Weapons Station Earle honored Freeholder Lillian Burry during a celebration last week held on the base, celebrating women's history. “Before 1970 the field of women’s history did not exist,” Burry said. “It was probably assumed that women didn’t have a history worth knowing. There was no formal doctoral training in the subject available anywhere in the country. Since then, almost every college offers women’s history courses, and major graduate programs offer doctoral degrees in the field.” The theme for the March 30 event was “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment,” focusing on women’s struggle for equal access to education. According to a county news release: In 1848 a women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. At …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Republicans and Democrats fielded candidates for county clerk and two freeholder seats.
Candidates vying for county offices will not face challenges in the June primary election. The Monmouth County Republican Committee and the Monmouth County Democrats each fielded a single candidate for a three-year, full-term freeholder seat; a one-year unexpired freeholder seat; and a five-year, full-term county clerk seat as of the April 2 primary election filing deadline, according to the Monmouth County Board of Elections. Monmouth County voters will recognize some familiar names on this year’s ballot. Republican Freeholder Director John Curley, a Middletown resident, is seeking his second full term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Monmouth County Democrats tapped William Shea of Howell to challenge Curley in …