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Arnone Report: Business, Arts and Baseball

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

While I could say the last few weeks have been very busy, the truth of the matter is that the County stays busy around the year with ongoing projects and initiatives.

Earlier this month, I had the honor of joining Middletown Mayor Tony Perry and the Middletown Committee, as well as, Congressman Chris Smith at a press conference hosted by Middletown to launch their Economic Relief Program to assist their small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Business, Arts and Baseball

This is how Murphy’s budget allocates $2.4 billion in federal COVID funding

Some lawmakers and state-funded organizations worry what will happen when that money is gone

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

For six months the coronavirus pandemic has loomed large over New Jersey, taking an enormous toll on the state’s public health and economy, and affecting nearly every aspect of daily life.

But you won’t find it by name in Gov. Phil Murphy’s $32.4 billion budget proposal.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on This is how Murphy’s budget allocates $2.4 billion in federal COVID funding

Murphy to announce commercial rent relief program in Long Branch

Gov Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy will be in Long Branch on Thursday to announce a rent relief program for New Jersey businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

The program will be funded by federal CARES Act funds, MMM has learned.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Arnone Report: Monmouth Freeholders pledge $10 million for small biz grants

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, left, welcomes the managment and staff of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea to Asbury Park.

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and visited our beaches and restaurants in Monmouth County!

With the holiday weekend approaching, I would like to remind everyone to remain diligent in adhering to the social distancing and safety guidelines implemented by the State.

Our restaurants and retailers – especially seasonal – depend on strong summer weekends to keep their staff employed and businesses open. It’s more important now than ever to support them while remaining safe.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County receives $108 million in federal COVID-19 relief

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County has been awarded $108 million in federal CARES Act funds, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced.

The $107,974,955.70 comes as part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package signed into law last month and is to be used to offset the unexpected expenditures related to COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Smith announces $24 million for CD-4 colleges and career institutes

Colleges and career institutes in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District will receive $24 million in emergency COVID-19 funding from the CARES Act, the $2 trillion stimulus bill to help communities devastated by the coronavirus pandemic  signed by President Trump on March 27, according to an announcement from Congressman Chris Smith.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith announces $24 million for CD-4 colleges and career institutes

Rep Smith: NJ To Receive $1.7 billion for public transportation

Congressman Chris Smith at work in his Hamilton, NJ office

The State of New Jersey was awarded $1.7 billion by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to shore up its mass transit system from the economic upheaval caused of the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced on Friday.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »