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It’s not over: NJ food banks brace for persistent demand even when pandemic fades

photo via Fulfill’s facebook page

Emergency food assistance expected to stay at record levels for two years or more

By John Hurdle, NJSpotlight

Twelve months of surging demand for emergency food assistance from pandemic-hit workers made for a grueling and unprecedented year for New Jersey’s food banks. And now they are bracing for more of the same over the next two years even if unemployment drops in line with declining COVID-19 infections.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 5th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Pedestrian stuck and killed along Route 35 in Holmdel, authorities say

A 29-year-old New Jersey man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night as he crossed Route 35 in Holmdel, officials said.

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Maureen Raisch is running for Monmouth County Surrogate

Maureen Raisch

Maureen T. Raisch of Middletown is seeking the Republican nomination for Monmouth County Surrogate.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 3rd, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Arnone Report, March 2 , 2021

Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone

By Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone

Happy March! We are just a few short weeks away from Spring.

I want to start my article this week expressing my fellow Commissioners and my strong opposition to the added components of the legalized marijuana bill that was voted through last week. The majority of New Jersey residents last fall voted in favor to legalize marijuana for use by adults at least 21 years of age. There is no question, nor debate, on the outcome of the ballot question.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 2nd, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

DiMaso will seek reelection

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso announced this morning that she is seeking a third term representing the 13th Legislative District in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature.

DiMaso touts a record of accomplishment, leadership and fiscal conservatism in her announcement. “Her record is witness to a public servant who takes action to serve the people of the district,” her campaign’s announcement declared.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 1st, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Vicky Flynn is running for the Assembly seat currently held by Serena DiMaso

Vicky Flynn

Victoria A Flynn, President of the Holmdel Board of Education, announced yesterday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for the LD 13 Assembly seat currently held by two term Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso.

DiMaso, also of Holmdel, has not yet announced if she is seeking reelection, running for another office or not running for office in 2021.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 27th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Holmdel, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 26-28, 2021:

Attention: In keeping with Coronavirus concerns, all attendees should practice social distancing and wear facemasks. And confirm if the event/location is open before going.

Friday, February 26:

• Williams Honor at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Power of African American Stories in the Art of Bisa Butler – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 24th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Rosemarie Peters will not seek reelection as Monmouth County Surrogate

Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters. Photo by Art Gallagher

Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters has informed Republican Party leaders that she will not stand for reelection this year.

Peters, 78, was elected in 2006 after serving on the Middletown Township Committee for 18 years. She was reelected by wide margins in 2011 and 2016.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 21st, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Driver Dumps His Flaming Load In Monmouth Beach

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Eatontown man charged with kidnapping two 13 year old girls for sex

Nathan Cohen

Nathan Cohen, 27, of Eatontown, was arrested in Sea Bright in the early morning hours of Monday, February 15 after a police officer discovered him in the back seat of his idling car embracing two 13 year old girls.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Eatontown man charged with kidnapping two 13 year old girls for sex