Press Releases

June 4, 2020

Middletown, N.J. – What we have here is; failure for New Jersey to operate - yet again, according to Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) who decries another excusable course of action, fresh off of the recent toll hikes pursued by the Murphy Administration as New Jersey’s Legislature will ...

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5K Starter Horn sounded by Keyport resident Dawn Burke, a lung transplant recipient. NEW JERSEY: On Sunday, May 17, NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant, inspired ...

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The Monmouth County Clerk's Office has been advised by the New Jersey Secretary of State that the commencement of the mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election to registered and active civilian Republican and Democratic voters will be Friday, June 12, 2020. Per Executive ...

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  FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq. was sworn in as President of the Monmouth Bar Association by Monmouth County Assignment Judge Lisa P. Thornton. The installation ceremony of the Association’s 2020-2021 officers took place on May 21 on the steps of the ...

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During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.    

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The signature virtual event raised funds for Hackensack Meridian Health’s Network-wide COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund   Neptune, NJ – June 3, 2020 – To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation moved its annual Women’s Heart Fund reception to a virtual fundraising ...

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During the height of the pandemic, one small NJ hospital accepted critical  COVID-19 patients from hospitals in 4 states; reports High COVID-19 recovery success   LAKEWOOD, NJ: When coronavirus hit NJ the hardest, the Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey hit back ...

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Annual Fall Gala postponed to October 2021 AND Virtual event to be held August 27th, 2020. MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will host Lunch Break’s virtual fundraising event “Rising Together” live from the organization’s headquarters from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, August ...

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal introduced new legislation this Thursday protecting health care whistleblowers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Under the bill (S2509), no employer can take retaliatory action against a health care professional who speaks out against an employer’s business ...

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$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting ...

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Holmdel Superintendent Announces Resignation - will be Assistant Superintendent in Scotch Plains-Fanwood Holmdel, NJ – Earlier today, Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry informed the Holmdel Township Board of Education that he is resigning his position, effective August 26, 2020. Dr. McGarry has ...

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Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.   OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey ...

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Key bipartisan legislation to extend and enhance the Paycheck Protection Program, which is helping sustain businesses and pay workers during the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, passed the House of Representatives today.    Rep. Chris Smith, who supported the creation of the PPP and ...

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GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANK OF AMERICA-SPONSORED CEREMONY TO BE SHOWN EXCLUSIVELY ON THEBASIE.ORG AND FACEBOOK MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high ...

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  Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Considerations for all Postsecondary Commencement Ceremonies May 27, 2020 To celebrate commencement during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher education should plan for multiple scenarios in order to select the ceremony ...

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  Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) today condemned New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s vote to approve a toll hike along the Turnpike and Parkway. O’Scanlon, DiMaso & Scharfenberger condemned the NJ ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.   More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website ...

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Neptune, NJ – May 14, 2020 – To safeguard supporters, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation has moved its annual Women’s Heart Fund reception to a virtual fundraising event to be held on May 29 at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of the planned reception, the foundation will host a program that donors ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Below is a letter today from the Superintendent to Holmdel families: Dear Holmdel Families, I wanted to give you an update on where we stand regarding graduation ceremonies. We are putting together plans for both an in-person and a virtual ceremony. Naturally, we must ...

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Saying that “Alzheimer’s doesn’t stop and neither do we,” members, friends and advocates from the Alzheimer’s Association met with Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) for a virtual town hall “Coffee with Congress” to receive an update on federal efforts, and thank Smith for his steadfast ...

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Holmdel, NJ, May 7th 2020 - Holmdel High School students were successful at the 72nd Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF, https://drexel.edu/dvsf/). Special congratulations to Benjamin Lin (Junior), who was also named the Silver Medalist of all categories of 11th grade. Lin will be honored as a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents awaiting life-saving transplants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its 5K Celebration of Life events that have been held in multiple ...

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Amid COVID-19, Plan Will Provide $248M in Special Food Assistance to Children Who Normally Receive Free or Reduced-Price School Meals (TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the federal government has approved the Department’s plan to provide $248 million in ...

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP - The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal that would establish a New Jersey Hospitality Emergency Loan Program providing immediate financial assistance to struggling hospitality businesses during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Middletown, N.J. – As feelings of uncertainty and questions grow due to the lack of a real, structured New Jersey economic re-opening plan, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R – Monmouth) has composed a set of common sense protocols small businesses could implement in order to start down the road ...

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The signature virtual event raised funds for the Emergency Department Expansion at Old Bridge   Old Bridge, NJ – May 6, 2020 – On May 1, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation hosted its first ever virtual fundraising event. The online fundraiser was held in lieu of a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of May 6, there are 37 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, bringing the total to 6,558. The Freeholders will be providing updates on County ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ – In recognition of National Nurses Week, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is thanking all nurses, especially the Monmouth County Health Department public nurses and volunteer nurses, for the vital role that they play in healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic.  “As a ...

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Investors Bank, through its charitable foundation, is releasing more than $1.13 million in financial grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey and New York. The Investors Foundation is making the grants as not-for-profit organizations face a doubling and tripling in the demand for the ...

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“We have been planning for this possibility for several weeks, and we are confident that we can adjust our construction schedules, so we increase the possibility for our entire project to be completed before the start of school in the fall,” said School Board President Vicky Flynn.  “In fact, we ...

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