Monmouth County News

January 20, 2019

FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County officials and volunteers will be in four municipalities on Wednesday, January 23 meeting with people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and offering them food, clothing and various services. Individuals without a permanent residence are encouraged to ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County residents are being warned not to fall victim to telephone scammers claiming to be associated with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and demanding money. According to Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, his office has been receiving calls from residents in ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County Communications Center is now equipped with new technology that can provide first-responders with the locations of most 911 calls originating from wireless phones. Through Rapid SOS, the center’s public safety telecommunication employees are able to receive “fast ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Explore Monmouth County's cultural, environmental and historic heritage through a just-released virtual tour series that covers all 53 towns and nearly every corner of the county. The Monmouth County Division of Planning has launched its Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tour series ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Monmouth County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on August 11 through 13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Loans are being made available because of a disaster declaration made by Gov. Phil ...

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BELMAR, NJ — JB Couture Cupcakes was recently recognized by Monmouth County for brightening up downtown Belmar at its new location at 801 Main Street. Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone recently presented shop owner Jessica Bucceri with a reimbursement check as part of the ...

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MANALAPAN, NJ — “Buildings in Monmouth: Stories and Styles,” is the theme of Monmouth County’s 23rd annual Archives and History Day on Saturday, October 13, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county’s library headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.  “This great event provides the ...

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Child Safety Seat Inspections Conducted Monthly in Freehold FREEHOLD, NJ — During the recent observance of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office underscored the importance of properly using car seats, boosters and seatbelts every day. Its trained child ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — In observance of National Preparedness Month, Monmouth County is encouraging residents to “Know Your Zone” before a weather emergency occurs. The Know Your Zone initiative was implemented by the county’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) two years ago to educate residents, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — Since 2004, New Jersey has “diverted” about $2 billion in fees charged to phone users that were earmarked for improvements to the state’s 911 call centers, putting a burden on property taxpayers and potentially putting lives at risk. That was the message last week from Rep.

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is taking its fight against the opioid epidemic on the road. It has unveiled the Hope One Monmouth Mobile Unit, which will travel into communities several times a week, staffed with a sheriff’s officer, a certified peer recovery specialist and a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — After Fran Hines of Monmouth County’s Project Lifesaver program visited a Middletown family to bring a radio transmitter to an elderly relative with dementia, he didn’t expect to be returning to their home just hours later. At about 7 p.m. on August 16, Hines received a call that ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A new public-private partnership that offers drug counseling and treatment services to inmates battling addiction has been launched in Monmouth County. The first program of its kind in New Jersey, Next Step was recently unveiled at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled yesterday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts. The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Three high school students from Belmar and another from Lake Como completed “anything but an ordinary week of summer camp” when they graduated from Monmouth County’s 26th Annual Sheriff Youth Week program. During commencement ceremonies on July 13 at the Monmouth County Police ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County is looking to collaborate with faith-based and other community groups as a way to reach out to people in need throughout the county. In establishing the Monmouth County Faith-Based Initiative, the board of freeholders on July 5 took the first step in forging a ...

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SANDY HOOK — Nearly six years after the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Sandy Hook was devastated during Superstorm Sandy, a new, state-of-the-art headquarters has opened at the base. The $54 million facility, which sits on much higher land than the previous structure, was unveiled during a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County officials estimate that county residents have paid some $5 million in state-imposed 911 emergency service fees on their phone bills for the past 13 years. However, only $1.14 million has made its way back to upgrading the county’s emergency response system — and ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Now that law enforcement powers in animal cruelty cases now fall under the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the only noticeable change for the community is a new hot line number to report those cases. The new telephone number to report suspected cruelty to animals is ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County high school students with plans to enter law enforcement are invited to apply for the 26th Annual Sheriff Youth Week program. This challenging weeklong program, to be held from July 9 through 13 at the Monmouth County Police Academy, offers youths the opportunity ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” event returns on May 5 and May 6 with 46 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors at the same time — with a virtual twist. Before visiting the featured sites, which include Victorian homes and churches to ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — All fourth-grade students in Monmouth County are invited to enter the “My County” poster contest, illustrating how Monmouth’s unique qualities relate to county government. Since most fourth-graders study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum, all ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — In less than two days, an Avon-by-the-Sea landmark that stood for 130 years was reduced to a huge pile of rubble. The Norwood Inn no longer stands on the corner of Norwood and Second Avenues — the last of the stately hotels that once graced the streets of Avon. As onlookers ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Telephone tax scammers have resurfaced in Monmouth County, claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and threatening their intended victims with arrest if they do not provide them with payment. In response, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden has issued this warning to ...

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OCEAN, NJ — In observance of Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, March 13 at its Jersey Coast donation center, 1540 West Park Avenue, Ocean. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ — A small fire that started in a toaster oven at Bayshore Community Hospital on February 25 caused the transfer of six patients to another hospital, according to officials. While the early Sunday morning fire was quickly placed under control by first-responders, the patients were ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center recently was recognized nationally for excellence in providing emergency services that utilize the latest advancements in new technology. Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden recently traveled to the nation’s capital ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — It recently was graduation day for four inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. After completing a state-of-the-art online program offered by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, they earned their high school equivalency diplomas (GEDs) — an ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — While a new state law gives county prosecutors enforcement powers in animal cruelty cases, the practice has been in place in Monmouth County for quite some time, according to prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. “Monmouth County residents will likely not notice any significant ...

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