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Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood collector—serving hospital patients in the New Jersey and New York region—is providing the test results to donors who complete successful blood donations, which are critically ...

Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

Farmers Against Hunger, More Heroes in the Pandemic

June 1, 2020

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic started ten weeks ago, Farmers Against Hunger has donated 300,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables, ...

VIDEO: Traveling Swan Family Spotted on Silver Lake in Belmar

Below is the video, courtesy of Belmar’s multimedia director John Sabia.

 

JERSEY SHORE — A family of swans on Silver Lake captured the public’s attention this week — and even starred in their own Belmar video.

But is seems that since the adult pair of swans and their cygnets were waddling southbound down the boardwalk on May 28 — escorted in the ...

Good News: NJ Woman and A&S Sanitation Rescue Engagement Ring From Garbage Truck

The article below is being featured as part of the  Talk About the Good  campaign.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Sherry Cronin knew finding her engagement ring and an accompanying earring that found their way in the garbage would be a challenge, but she tried anyway — and her trip to the incinerator paid off.

Cronin, who has been married to her husband, John, for 25 years ...

Assemblyman Scharfenberger Slams Property Tax Surcharge Bond Bill

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 decide on bill A-4175 Thursday (June 4th) ...

NJ SHARING NETWORK INSPIRED THOUSANDS OF ONLINE VIEWERS DURING LIVE CELEBRATION OF LIFE PROGRAM

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 thousands of supporters from all over the world during its LIVE Celebration of Life ...

Important Election Update: July 7, 2020 Primary Election will be Conducted Primarily by Mail, per Executive Order

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 Order, the County Clerk’s Office has provided a postage-paid envelope for the return of the ...

COUNTY CLERK CHRISTINE GIORDANO HANLON, ESQ. SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE MONMOUTH BAR ASSOCIATION

 

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 Monmouth County Courthouse. Each year, the Monmouth Bar Association’s members ...

Visiting Physician Services: House Call Heroes, a Lifeline for Homebound Elderly

June 2, 2020

“It’s more than just medical care we are providing. We form bonds with patients and those who care for them at home. You become like family and you put your heart, mind and soul into it every day.” Dr. Sara Leonard 

Holmdel, NJ  - It’s 7:15 am and Dr. Sara Leonard prepares for the day’s visits:  

Take temperature. Check. Complete ...

Grab a cup of coffee and catch-up with Beacon of Life, June 3rd, 10AM

Get your coffee or tea on and join Beacon of Life for some great conversation and reconnecting! 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Just like always, Beacon of Life, A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, has been here for you! Yes, it's been different, without all the fun social gatherings Beacon of Life normally hosts, but the care and connection has remained Beacon of Life ...

BEACON of LIFE All Inclusive Senior Care is here for you! June 1st enrollment is now to make sure you or a loved one has in-home services

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Just like always, Beacon of Life is here for senior participants! Beacon of Life is working diligently to keep participants healthy and make sure they have everything they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not a Beacon of Life Member? It is not too late to enroll for June 1st to make sure you or a loved one has services in place to get the help ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia, a Glimpse of NJ’s Future ?

May 26, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that ...

Voter ID - The Time is Now

Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!

 

Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was shocked – and with good reason.  With the stakes extremely high in elections at ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia, a Glimpse of NJ’s Future ?

May 26, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that ...

Voter ID - The Time is Now

Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!

 

Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was shocked – and with good reason.  With the stakes extremely high in elections at ...

How to Survive a Department of Labor Audit

Business Enhancement Services & Training Consulting Owner and founder Sherilyn Przelomski, SHRM-SCP brings more than 20 years of HR and business consulting experience to her clients. Her expertise includes professional HR consulting services in the areas of recruitment of professional employees, benefits management, salary administration and job classification, training and development, ...

How is your child's online learning? Anonymous Survey by NJ Dept. of Education

June 4, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

Gov. Murphy Commends NJ's Peaceful Protests for George Floyd

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, NJ saw at least 21 protests across the state on Tuesday. 

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

Answers to your tax questions are just a few clicks away on IRS.gov

There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to IRS.gov.

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

Assemblyman Scharfenberger Slams Property Tax Surcharge Bond Bill

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 decide on bill A-4175 Thursday (June 4th) ...

NJ SHARING NETWORK INSPIRED THOUSANDS OF ONLINE VIEWERS DURING LIVE CELEBRATION OF LIFE PROGRAM

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 thousands of supporters from all over the world during its LIVE Celebration of Life ...

Important Election Update: July 7, 2020 Primary Election will be Conducted Primarily by Mail, per Executive Order

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 Order, the County Clerk’s Office has provided a postage-paid envelope for the return of the ...

Obituaries

May 10, 1934 - May 29, 2020
Joseph J. Yeninas, a newspaper illustrator and cartoonist who worked for The Associated Press and ...
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Dec 21, 1932 - Jun 26, 2020
Josephine P. Allocco, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Holmdel on Tuesday, May ...
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Oct 16, 1948 - May 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Cecero Family announce the passing of Anthony Cecero, age 71, of ...
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Jul 22, 1944 - May 24, 2020
Suzanne Claire Petrizzi, 75, of Manalapan, passed away early Sunday morning surrounded by her ...
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