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STOPit Solutions Empowers Local Communities with 'Cyber Safe Schools Video Series'

May 27, 2020

HOLMDEL, NJ - Schools may be closed but cyber-bullying remains open. Now, a series of powerful videos about Cyber Safe Schools is available to Students, Parents and School Faculty at STOPit Solutions.

STOPit Solutions, located in the iconic #Metroburb of Bell Works in Holmdel, is an award-winning technology company that is sharing many timely resources through ...

WATCH: Holmdel Science Teachers Create Dynamic Virtual Learning Experience for Students

Holmdel, NJ – The halt of traditional teaching and the transition to virtual was sudden. It has been a time of educational change in NJ and throughout the country. However, remote learning hasn’t stopped a team of the Holmdel School District's Indian Hill School science teachers, from delivering an unforgettable learning experience to their students.

Under ...

Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies Approved for July

HOLMDEL, NJ - Get ready graduates!
 

According to Governor Murphy, "beginning July 6th, schools WILL have the opportunity to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing – ensuring the health and safety of all in attendance." 
 

This is sure to be welcome news to all.

Rutgers Student's Parent Files Law Suit Seeking to Recoup Tuition, Other Costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The parent of a Rutgers student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking repayment for tuition and other costs Rutgers is withholding in violation of state law, the suit alleges.

The parent, who is represented by the Seattle-based firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, is not identified in the lawsuit that was filed Wednesday in Middlesex ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for In-Person School Graduation Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Excellence: Holmdel's Madeline Fields Wins Two Performance Awards

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

HOLMDEL, NJ - April 22, 2020 - Madeline Fields (junior) demonstrated her superior artistry as a violinist in two recent performance competitions. Last month, Fields was crowned as the first-ever champion of the ArtsMadness Tournament conducted by the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

Traditions Upended? State Police, NJ Dept. of Education Advise School Boards: HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

New Jersey Schools and Spring Sports to Remain Closed

NEW JERSEY - An anticlimactic message on New Jersey public schools was delivered by Governor Murphy on Monday, May 4th, at12PM. Schools will stay shut and remote learning will continue.

While this is not much of a surprise, he did hold out hope and waited until middle of May. He made the call earlier.

" I had hoped that we could get back to a sense of normal by ...

State Educators Urge Murphy to Keep NJ Schools Closed for Remainder of Year

TRENTON, NJ -- If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations. 

Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on Monday.

Responding to a reporter's question at Saturday's press briefing, Murphy said:

"We ...

High Noon: Final decision on shutting NJ schools on Monday

NEW JERSEY - An anticlimactic message on New Jersey public schools is expected by Governor Murphy on Monday, May 4th, at12PM. 

The message, if his previous messages on timing are accurate, is that schools will be closed for the rest of the year.

While this would not be much of a surprise, he did hold out hope and waited until middle of May. 

Many ...

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Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

May 29, 2020

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 accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

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A letter to Governor Murphy from Holmdel School Board President, Vicky Flynn

May 22, 2020

Dear Governor Murphy,

I have the pleasure to serve as the President of the Holmdel Board of Education. As you can imagine, members of our community are requesting that we do whatever we can to advocate in favor of a live graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 and their families. They fully understand that a graduation ceremony would need to be operated in a manner that conforms with the ...

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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 ...

VIDEO: Traveling Swan Family Spotted on Silver Lake in Belmar

May 30, 2020

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 ...

A piece of American History in NJ is lost, Historic Location that Housed George Washington destroyed in fire

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An important part of American history made in NJ, went up in flames yesterday. Before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, George Washington and his troops spent two nights at Longbridge Farm near Ridge Road in South Brunswick.  Washington had unseated the British in Philadelphia and was on his way through New Jersey to New York.  Yesterday, the barn on the ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$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 health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

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 accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

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 health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

House passes Paycheck Protection Program improvements to help small biz & US workers

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 subsequent legislation nearly doubling its funding, said the new Paycheck Protection ...

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

May 30, 2020

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 ...

Like always, Comfort Keepers is here to help ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Care at Home When It’s Needed Most! Senior Care. In-Home Care. Respite Care. Contact Us

Comfort Keepers is here to help ensure senior safety and wellbeing through the current health crisis and beyond. Our empathetic caregivers are specially trained to provide uplifting care from the safety and comfort of home. From picking up prescriptions and grocery ...

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, ...

Hip New Jersey: You are invited to NJ's Star-Studded one hour telethon tonight at 8PM to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund 

May 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More

Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television series, and News ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

A Few Tips for Safe Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$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 health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Holmdel Superintendent Robert McGarry Resigns

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 accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and ...

Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

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 health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) ...

Obituaries

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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Jan 24, 1922 - May 21, 2020
Theodore Charles Thompson, age 98 of Middletown and most recently East Brunswick, passed away ...
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Feb 18, 1929 - May 19, 2020
Lena Gangarosa, 91, of Middletown, passed away early Tuesday morning.  Lena was born ...
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