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This…is what our vaccine dose delivery system will have to ramp up to in order to get us to 70% by the end of June.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr

Goals are endpoints. Missions are plans/strategies to achieve goals. Our “goal”, and it’s one we should shoot for, is to get 70% of the adult NJ population vaccinated by the end of June. We need to understand the mission we’ll need to accomplish to achieve our goal.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

Tony Perry endorses Jack Ciattarelli for Governor

Jack Ciattarelli, presumptive GOP nominee for NJ Governor, and Middletown Mayor Tony Perry, Jan 1, 2021. Photo by Art Gallagher

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry endorsed Jack Ciattarelli for NJ Governor today.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 19th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Tony Perry endorses Jack Ciattarelli for Governor

First responders rescue man trapped on Deal Lake bulkhead

Deal police officers and first responders from the Allenhurst and Asbury Park Fire Departments worked together to rescue a 66 year old man whose leg was caught on the bulkhead of Deal Lake in Interlaken on Friday afternoon.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 16th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on First responders rescue man trapped on Deal Lake bulkhead

Monmouth County Reorganizes

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, left, with County Commissioners Ross Licitra and Lillian Burry at the County’s Reorganization meeting on January 7

As we witnessed our federal government in crisis last week with the unthinkable riot on the Capitol incited by the President, government continued to work well here on the local level here, where we live.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was sworn in for her second five year term in office on Thursday during a socially distanced county reorganization meeting at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College. Ross Licitra was sworn in for his first term as County Commissioner and Lillian Burry took the Oath of Office as a County Commissioner for the first time after serving five terms as a Freeholder–the same office with a new name.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 11th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Reorganizes

Brooklyn man accused of sexually assaulting Lakewood boy


Michael Torenheim

Michael Torenheim, 33, of Brooklyn, New York, stands accused of sexually assaulting a 13 year old Lakewood boy in a Wall Township motel, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 8-10, 2021:

By Greg Kelly

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

Friday, January 8:

• Colossal Street Jamat Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Free Covid-19 Testing (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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Berger and O’Donnell take Oath of Office in Howell

Mayor Theresa Berger and Councilwoman Evelyn Malsbury O’Donnell were sworn into their second terms in office in Howell Township on Tuesday night in a virtual reorganization meeting.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 5th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Berger and O’Donnell take Oath of Office in Howell

Arnone Report: Vaccine update, storm preparedness and support for restaurants

Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone

By Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season!

It’s hard to believe it is already January, but here we are. As we get deeper into the winter months, I want to ensure our residents that the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering has been preparing for inclement weather for months and is ready to serve at a moment’s notice.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 5th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Asbury Park Teenager Missing

UPDATE: Tyler has been located.

Tyler Liggins

Tyler Loggins, 15, of Asbury Park was reported missing by his parents, according to an announcement by the Asbury Park Police Department.

Tyler was last seen at his home on Sunday morning, January 3. He was wearing all black clothing. He did not show up at his job today.

Anyone with information that could assist in locating Tyler is asked to call the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300.

Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Teenager Missing

Vaccine updates for Monmouth County

Dr. Steven Landers, MD, CEO of VNA Health Group, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Terry Shlimbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the VNA Community Health Centers on Saturday, Jan 2 at the Asbury Park Community Health Center

Over 700 healthcare workers in Monmouth County received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the holiday break as public health officials scrambled to ramp up their infrastructure to widely administer the shots as they become available.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vaccine updates for Monmouth County