Fire fighter Pat Breen and Freeholder Lillian Burry inspect the devastation in Ocean Grove. Feb 7, 2015. Photo by Bob Burlew
Fort Monmouth was designated as an Ebola quarantine site.
Mater Dei Prep was slated to close. The community raised $1 million to save the school.
While in New Hampshire, Governor Chris Christie criticized Governor Maggie Hassan for appearing to be more focused on running for her next job than on governing the state she was elected to lead.
Christine Giordano Hanlon was nominated to replace M.Claire French as Monmouth County Clerk.
Locals remembered Brian Williams’ early exaggerations.
A fire destroyed four businesses and seven apartments in Ocean Grove.
In reaction to 50 Shades of Grey, Tommy DeSeno wrote that sex is the same for everyone, like eating, and that we shouldn’t talk about it so much.
Belmar’s Home By Summer campaign raised $50K in two weeks to assist the last two borough residents who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy get back into their homes.
The year in review: 2015
Posted: December 26th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 50 Shades of Grey, 50 Shades of Useless Sociology, Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Brian Williams, Chris Christie, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Danny Murphy, Ebola, Fort Monmouth, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Home by Summer, M. Claire French, Mater Dei, Monmouth County Clerk, Ocean Grove fire, Pat Breen, Tommy DeSeno, Year in review 2015 | Comments Off on Year in review: February 2015
A patient who was taken overnight to a local hospital because of Ebola-like symptoms has a conventional travel-related illness, not the deadly virus, a spokeswoman for the N.J. Department of Health said. While the patient had recently traveled to Africa, “this person had not even traveled to an Ebola-affected country,” said Donna Leusner, the spokeswoman. Nor… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 8th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey | Tags: Ebola, Lakewood, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Comments Off on Lakewood patient doesn’t have Ebola, state says
LAKEWOOD – A person who recently returned from Africa has been hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms, according to multiple reports. State and local police responded overnight, Tuesday into Wednesday, to what was classified as a “hazmat situation” in the area of Squankum Road and East Kennedy Boulevard, NBC reported. Sources told The Lakewood Scoop that the patient,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 8th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey | Tags: Ebola, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, Lakewood, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Comments Off on Possible Ebola case being investigated in Lakewood, reports say
A possible Ebola patient was transported from Newark-Liberty International Aiport to Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) on Monday night, according to a report by CliffviewPilot.com
HUMC’s emergency room was on lock down at 8:50 p.m. No other ambulances were admitted to the hospital grounds as medical workers in Haz Mat suits brought the patient into a quarantine area.
HUMC is one of three New Jersey hospitals designated as a primary Ebola treatment center.
Posted: June 1st, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey | Tags: Ebola, Hackensack University Medical Center, Newark-Liberty International Airport | Comments Off on Possible Ebola Patient Transported From Newark Airport to Hackensack University Hospital
The legislators representing Monmouth County from the 11th and 13th Districts want the New Jersey Department of Human Services to stop housing asymptomatic Ebola patients at Fort Monmouth at then end of this month when the current agreement to do so expires and they are calling on the members of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority to reject DHS’s request to extend the arrangement.
Senators Joe Kyrillos and Jennifer Beck joined with Assembly Members Amy Handlin, Declan O’Scanlon, Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande in issuing the following statement:
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Posted: June 1st, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, Department of Human Services, Ebola, Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
The legislators of the 11th and 13th districts have jointly written the Acting Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services requesting that the facilities designated to quarantine travelers from Western Africa arriving at Newark-Liberty Airport for 21 days to ensure that they have not contracted the Ebola virus be closed when the agency’s current agreement with the Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority expires on June 30th.
The letter, dated March 1 and signed by Senators Joe Kyrillos (R-13) and Jennifer Beck (R-11) as well as Assembly members Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Amy Handlin (R-11), Caroline Casagrande (R-11) and Mary Pat Angelini (R-11) reiterates the law makers’ concerns expressed in a Februay 3 letter to Commissioner Jennifer Velez, Esq. regarding the lack of notice to the public and elected officials regarding the designation of the facility and the negative impact the facility could have on the marketing of Fort Monmouth properties.
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Posted: March 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Amy Handlin, Bruce Steadman, Caroline Casagrande, Christie Administration, Declan O'Scanlon, Dennis Connelly, Department of Human Services, Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority, Jennifer Beck, Jennifer Velez, Joe Kyrillos, Mary Pat Angelini | 1 Comment »
Freeholder Lillian Burry and Mayors Michael Mahon (Oceanport), Gerry Turning (Tinton Falls) and Dennis Connelly (Eatontown) issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the Ebola quarantine facilities at Fort Monmouth. Burry and the mayors are members of the board of the Fort Monmouth Revitalization Agency (FMERA).
“As the only members of the FMERA board who are elected to office, we wish to clarify some of the recent articles on the proposal to house a quarantine facility at Fort Monmouth for those that are exposed to Ebola while outside the United States. Only those that returned to the U.S. through New Jersey and have no place to reside will potentially be placed in this facility. The articles further state that the Department of Human Services has a 6-month lease with FMERA to use the property which began on January 1st. The elected officials further stated that at no time did they ever vote on or approve such a lease. This lease was imposed on FMERA by the executive branch and was not vetted at a public meeting or voted on by the entire Board. The lease was actually signed by the Attorney General and was not supported by the Board as a whole.
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Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Ebola, Fort Monmouth | Tags: Eatontown, Ebola, Ebola Quarantine, Fort Monmouth, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Mayor Dennis Connelly, Mayor Gerry Turning, Mayor Michael Mahon, Monmouth County, Oceanport, Tinton Falls | 3 Comments »
A top Christie Administration official told the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Agency (FMERA) that they had no choice but to allocate 14 2 story living units in the Suneagles Golf Course area of the fort, located in Eatontown, for use as quarantine housing for travelers returning from West Africa who may have been exposed to Ebola, according to an official familiar with the situation who asked not to be named in this story.
Bruce Steadman, Executive Director of FMERA, and some members for the FMERA board resisted the Ebola quarantine facility being located at Fort Monmouth when they were approached by NJ Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Jennifer Valez Esq. last fall. Michele Brown, then Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority , informed Steadman that the quarantine facility was a fait accompli, according to the source.
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Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Christie Administration, Earthquake, Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County | Tags: Dennis Connelly, Department of Human Services, DHS, Eatontown, Ebola, Ebola Quarantine, EDA, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth Economic Redevitalization Authority, Jennifer Velez, Michele Brown, NJ Economic Development Authority, NJ EDA | 6 Comments »