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
BELMAR – In February, borough officials and The Saint Vincent De Paul Society of St. Rose in Belmar announced a fundraising campaign, called “Home by Summer,” aimed at getting the borough’s last two families displaced by Hurricane Sandy back in their own homes by June. Well, June came and went – as did the entire summer… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County | Tags: Belmar, Home by Summer, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, St Vincent De Paul Society of St Rose | Comments Off on Belmar marks Sandy anniversary with return of last 2 displaced families
The Sperber family hopes to be ‘Home by Summer’ with the help of Belmar’s fundraising efforts
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty announced yesterday that the fundraising campaign that he launched two weeks ago to assist the remaining two borough families displaced by Superstorm Sandy move back into their homes by this summer has raised $50,000 of it’s $200,000 goal.
The Keefe and Sperber families sustained significant damage to their homes and have seen the last of the state and federal grant money for Sandy relief programs run out while their home repairs continue to be ongoing and unaffordable.
“The response to this effort has been amazing. Support for these two families has flooded in from all over the country. The initial donations are enough to get contractors back working on these homes and more support is coming in every day. We are building the momentum these families need to get back home by summer.” said Mayor Doherty.
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Posted: February 21st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Belmar, Hurricane Sandy, Matt Doherty, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Home by Summer, Hurricane Sandy, Keefe family, Krista Sperber, Matt Doherty, Sperber family, Superstorm Sandy, Teresa Roberts Keefe | Comments Off on Belmar’s “Home By Summer” Campaign Raises $50K in two weeks