Government

May 24, 2020

HOLMDEL, NJ - It's budget time in Holmdel. Due to the pandemic, the State of New Jersey moved the deadlines for town budgets to May. The Holmdel Township Committee is now set to consider the introduction of the 2020 Holmdel Township Budget. Each year every municipality starts off with a ...

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"Whether one backs a toll hike or not, there can be no argument that the approval of the action - taken in what’s worse than the proverbial “dead-of-night” - is an outrageous slap in the face to the spirit of public hearing laws & the tax/tollpayers they are supposed to serve." Senator Declan ...

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UPDATED 4/28/20: Rabbi Kotler denies any involvement in the creation or approval of the wedding plans, only 'shared' them to public in a letter. Kotler representative states that authors of plan were Lakewood Police, Lakewood Office of Emergency Management and the Ocean County Prosecutor. NEW ...

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Scharfenberger Requests to Forgo Legislative Salary Until Constituent Unemployment Claims Have Been Fulfilled MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Assemblyman Scharfenberger said he ran to make a difference in New Jersey. Freezing politicians paychecks will do that in one the highest tax states in the USA. He ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - There is a first time for everything during the pandemic and virtual local government services is one of them. This now applies to the Holmdel Zoning Board. Perhaps resulting in an increase in public participation, the meeting will be held virtually this week as the Holmdel ...

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The article below is being featured as part of the HomeTown News  Talk About the Good  campaign. Smith Works Successfully with Families and State Department to Bring Home 17 Trapped in Peru  “I am so grateful,” Ms. Budnick said. “I was getting nervous about getting my son his medicine.

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center COVID-19 testing site had a difficult start - which got worse each day.Tomorrow, it's closed. A modified schedule will begin next week. Supplies and staffing challenges resulted in sick people stuck in long lines facing quick closings each day. This ...

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FEMA Staffed major viral testing site to open Monday in Holmdel - Bergen County site opened today and hit capacity in four hours and started turning cars away by 12:00 noon, and 600 tested. TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is not only going to open a shuttered hospital, but could ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has created a central webpage for official government notifications relating to closures, curfews, and updates about government operations in Monmouth County due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. This page will help ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Murphy just announced a  statewide curfew for all residents and businesses According to the governor - businesses must close at 8 p.m. and New Jersey residents are urged to not leave their homes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 'non-essential' travel. Gov. Phil Murphy announced ...

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Smith strongly supports multi-faceted legislative response to Coronavirus in a 363 to 40 passing vote. WASHINGTON, NJ - It may be daylight somewhere else in the world but Congressman Chris Smith worked late into the night to help craft and approve legislation that launches a massive ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdatesDue to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health have created webpages to address and monitor the emerging situation. If you have questions about the respiratory infection, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The Township Committee meeting scheduled for this coming Tuesday has been postponed until Thursday, February 27th.  The meeting will be held at 7:30pm and the agenda will be posted on Monday, February 24th, in the afternoon. Holmdel typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesday but ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Ready to volunteer your time to help keep Holmdel a great place to live? Then consider two new committees just launched by the Township Committee! Below are the details from the town: TRAFFIC & BIKE SAFETY COMMITTEE The TABS Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity for ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The United States Attorney General is sending a not so subtle message to Middletown resident Governor Phil Murphy on his penchant to ignore federal immigration enforcement - knock it off. They state that New Jersey is interfering with and discriminating against the United States ...

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WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. Chris Smith joined President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other congressional and State Department officials at the White House to mark the 20th year since the enactment of Smith’s landmark ...

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Law Associate Collins drafts resolutions to 'invoke subpoena powers' for the Prosecutor's Office and request new State investigation over bipartisan public objections HOLMDEL, NJ - "Peace on Earth, Good will Towards Men". That may have been the refrain in Holmdel during the holidays for 2020, ...

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HAZLET, N.J. - The Hazlet Township Democratic Committee has tapped Vincent Solomeno, 34, and Mariel DiDato, 28, to lead the party’s local effort heading into the 2020 election.  Solomeno replaces Kevin M. Lavan as Municipal Chairman and DiDato replaces Mary Paraskevas as Municipal Vice ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It's getting dramatic in Trenton. When it comes to vaccinations in public schools, the lines cross political parties and political boundaries. From Republican to Democrat and from Monmouth to Camden, it's getting ugly.  On Monday, January 13th, the New Jersey Senate has a ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - There's a new girl in town, and she's making some big changes.  When Cathy Weber campaigned for office in 2019 she made a number of promises she intended to keep. Now, during the first agenda after reorganization it appears that her initiatives are beginning to take shape.

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HOLMDEL, NJ - An eclectic coalition of lawyers, elected officials, campaign supporters and other professionals gathered at Patricia's, a local eatery in Holmdel, for an expensive, lightly attended, $500 per ticket political fund-raiser Wednesday. Patricia's, typically known to host Republican ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It was a packed house at the Town Hall Main Meeting Room of the Township of Middletown this past Sunday. Middletown's Finest bordered the room as a large part of the community, and local, county and state government officials were gathered for the January 5th, 2020 Annual ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ: It was a busy Saturday afternoon on January 4th, in Colts Neck, where a large part of the community enjoyed their government reorganizing for the New Year, 2020. The afternoon began with a welcome message by 2019 Mayor Tom Orgo. The invocation was given by Rev. Scott D Brown and a ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It was a packed house at Bell works during the 2020 reorganization of the newest Holmdel Township Committee, as two new elected officials were sworn in by the Municipal Clerk; Cathy Weber and Prakash Santhana. The meeting began with an invocation by Father M.J. Patilla, and the ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - 2020 is about to get underway in Holmdel Township government.  The Holmdel Township reorganization meeting is slated for 6 PM on January 2, at the Library and Learning Center Conference Room, in Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Coner Road.  The meeting will reflect a new direction in ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - I trust and hope that you all enjoyed the holidays with friends and family. 'Tis the season to share in the joy of life, cherishing memories of days gone by, and embracing each moment with loved ones. As I write in reflection on my last nine years as a Township Committeeman, I am ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - The annual Reorganization Meeting for the Township Committee will be held in the Colts Neck Township Court House at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

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HOLMDEL, NJ - For 2020 the Holmdel Township committee will go for a fresh start with a new location for reorganization. On January 2, at 6 PM the governing body will reorganize at Bell Works in Holmdel, on Crawford's Corner Road. The agenda will include a host of new appointments to various ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - By the time you've had your morning coffee on Wednesday, 12/18, the Holmdel Township committee may have concluded their special meeting to conduct last-minute business prior to the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. Be there by 9AM if you want to see government in action. It turns ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: After the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the federal government enacted the REAL ID requirements, to better secure identification accepted for domestic travel and access to certain federal facilities. Starting October 1, 2020, you must have a REAL ID compliant driver ...

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