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Holmdel’s 2019 municipal election is finally settled

Committeeman Prakash Santhana prevails and will remain in office

Holmdel Committeeman Prakash Santhana

Prakash Santhana defeated Chiung-Yi Cheng Liu in the 2019 election for Holmdel Township Committee. The election, which was subject to a recount and legal contest was decided in a Court Order issued this morning, December 1, 2020, by Superior Court Judge Kathleen A. Sheedy.

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A Very Special High School Graduation: Sean Goldman Graduates From Holmdel High School

By Art Gallagher

David and Sean Goldman celebrate Sean’s graduation from Holmdel High School

This time of year thousands of New Jersey families, millions throughout the nation, are celebrating a major milestone in the lives of their teen aged children as they graduate from high school.

Twice this week, Sean Goldman’s graduation from Holmdel High School was described to me as a miracle.

It’s not that Sean overcame a disability or extreme hardship–miracles that should be celebrated.  Sean was abducted by his mother, Bruna Bianchi, 14 years ago and taken to Brazil. Bianchi took Sean on what she said was a two week vacation to visit her family in Brazil, but once there, she divorced Sean’s father, David Goldman, and kept the four year old boy from his father.  A Brazilian Court granted Bianchi a divorce. A New Jersey Court granted David custody of his son.

When Bianchi died during childbirth four years later, the international child custody case should have been over, under the terms of the Hague Convention which grants custody to a surviving biological parent.  But Sean’s maternal grandparents and step-father used their wealth and political influence to thwart—temporarily as it turned out–David’s unrelenting commitment to raise his son.

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Posted: June 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Holmdel, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

200 workers to move into Holmdel’s historic Bell Labs building

HOLMDEL — Another company has secured a lease at the historic Bell Laboratories site in Holmdel, adding another 200 employees to a hub that will soon be teeming with tech workers. For nearly 50 years, Bell Labs was home to some of the most innovative minds in technology, churning out seven Nobel Prize winners. Engineers and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

JCP&L relocating regional headquarters to historic N.J. building

assetcontentHOLMDEL – One of the state’s largest energy providers announced Thursday that it plans to relocate its regional headquarters to the 2-million-square-foot Bell Works site on Crawfords Corner Road. Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., formally signed a 10-year lease with Somerset Development on Thursday to occupy 64,000 square feet of the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on JCP&L relocating regional headquarters to historic N.J. building

DiMaso takes leadership role in national non-partisan women legislators group

 Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, delivered backpacks and school supplies to students at Red Bank Primary School, October 19, 2015, in Red Bank, NJ. DiMaso participated in a NFWL school readiness program, handing out the supplies to the school’s pre-K students. The backpacks were donated by Office Depot (photo by Monmouth County Department of Public Information).

Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso delivered backpacks and school supplies to students at Red Bank Primary School, October 19, 2015 as part of a NFWL school readiness program. The backpacks were donated by Office Depot (photo by Monmouth County Department of Public Information).

“I am so proud to take a leadership role in an organization that helps to empower and inspire elected women to become thoughtful leaders who can shape America’s future,” said DiMaso. “I look forward to encouraging woman legislators in New Jersey and throughout the country to join NFWL to develop leadership skills and become more effective elected officials.”

Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.

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Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

PNC Arts Center Shooting Update

assetContentTwo people were shot in Lot 4 of of the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel at 11:14 pm last night, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Both victims transported via Medvac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune where they are in critical but stable condition.  Reports that one of the victims had died last night are inaccurate.

The search for the shooter who fled into a wooded area is continuing .  The State Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact NJSP Detectives at 732-441-4550.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Critelli prevails in Holmdel

Tom Critelli

Tom Critelli

Thomas Critelli was nominated to serve a second term on the Holmdel Township Committee.  The incumbent Republican beat back a challenge from Anne Morrison with 71% of the vote.

Critelli got 318 votes to Morrison’s 130.

Critelli will defend his seat on the Township Committe against Democratic nominee Karen Stickland in the November general election.

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Critelli prevails in Holmdel

Suspicious call prompts Holmdel schools to shelter in place

assetContentHOLMDEL – Police have confirmed that all of the township’s schools were placed in “Shelter in Place” status on Tuesday morning. The action, which means no one many enter or exit any building until police given clearance, was in response to a “suspicious phone call received this morning at Village School,” police said. “All are safe,”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Suspicious call prompts Holmdel schools to shelter in place

Schools get all clear after possible swatting causes lockdowns, police say

assetContentHOLMDEL – The all clear has been given after an apparent hoax caused two township schools to go in lock down for several hours on Tuesday, police said. William R. Satz School and Holmdel High School were placed in lockdown after officers responded a possible swatting incident at the middle school, police said on social media.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Schools get all clear after possible swatting causes lockdowns, police say

2 schools in lockdown after possible swatting incident, police say

assetContentHOLMDEL – A middle school and high school were placed in lock down Tuesday morning after a possible hoax report, police said. In a post on Twitter, Holmdel police said the possible swatting incident happened at The William R. Satz School and both that middle school and Holmdel High School were placed in lockdown. Swatting typically… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 2 schools in lockdown after possible swatting incident, police say