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Gov. Murphy Nominates Belmar Resident to Become First Woman to Lead NJ's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

May 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated Col. Lisa Hou, M.D., to serve as adjutant general and commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Belmar resident would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the adjutant general position in the state's history.

"Col. Hou took the reins of the New Jersey ...

How Barnegat Man’s Generosity Would Help Homeless Veterans

BARNEGAT, NJ — A U.S. Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless veterans.

Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to delays in receiving medical care from the Veterans Administration.

“Our government is ...

VIDEO: Belmar Observes Veterans Day by Honoring 'Defenders of the Nation' ... Past and Present

BELMAR, NJ — As the Belmar community honored the nation’s veterans at Memorial Field this morning, retired Army Col. Jim Bagley left attendees with this advice: “If you really want to thank a vet, be the kind of American worth fighting for.”

It was a poignant message that marked the borough’s annual Veterans Day observance, which attracted several hundred people ...

Rep. Chris Smith Calls for Use of Public Lands for Veterans' Treatment, Therapy

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th District) hailed the recent passage of the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act that would provide increased access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy.

“Research has increasingly shown that outdoor recreation can be an effective form of treatment, rehabilitation ...

Heroes Among Us: Beacon of Life Wounded Warrior Fundraiser Gathers Nice Group in Support of Veterans

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, August 12, Beacon of Life, a PACE Program, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event was appropriately held at the Parade Field at Fort Monmouth and was free to veterans and active military members. A $5 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project was recommended to the public. 

Beacon of Life executive Angela ...

Congressman Smith, Veterans Administration Team Up for Telephone Claims Clinic

Deadline to Sign Up for an Appointment with a VA Representative is Tuesday, August 11

FREEHOLD, NJ — Rep. Chris Smith, in conjunction with the Veterans Administration, will host a Telephone Claims Clinic for veterans, military retirees and their family members, and active-duty service members on August 18 and 19.

During the “clinic,” veterans will be able to talk on the ...


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Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26.

Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...