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Holmdel Community Invited to Three Significant Events Monday: Memorial Day Ceremony at Town Hall, Vietnam Veterans' Museum Re-Opens, Grand Opening of Alexander Ching Memorial Dog Park at Bayonet Farm.

May 30, 2021

Alex pictured above served the Holmdel Community as an EMT with the Holmdel First Aid Squad. Alex loved dogs. As a child fighting cancer he found joy in the therapy dogs, and he had a family dog growing up. When he was living and working in NYC, he was often too sick to take on the responsibility of having his own dog, but he loved to visit the dog parks in NYC. The picture below is of Alex ...

A.J. Perri Cares Program Gives Back to Military Veterans.

TINTON FALLS, NJ—A.J. Perri, a New Jersey-based provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services celebrating its 50th anniversary, gave back to two military veterans by donating and installing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units free of charge in their homes.

Former U.S. Marines Robert Felicito and Thomas Winemiller, both of Brick Township, received ...

Holmdel's Vietnam Era Museum Reopens this Memorial Day

HOLMDEL, NJ – It's been over a year since The Vietnam Era Museum, located at 1 Memorial Lane in Holmdel, closed due to the pandemic. This month the museum will reopen its doors to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Timed tickets for Memorial Day are available through the museum’s website for three time slots throughout the day. This ...

Veteran, NJ Grandfather of 12, Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor.

NEW JERSEY — April is National Donate Life Month: A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life.

Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor — and time is literally running out.

Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney Disease. He also has diabetes, restless ...

Army Veteran's Generosity Would Help Homeless Vets.

BARNEGAT, NJ – A United States Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless vets.

Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to delays in receiving medical care from the Veteran’s Administration.

“Our ...

Free electronic tax filing options for military members and their families

Active duty military personnel have multiple options for free federal tax preparation. One is IRS Free File. This program offers online tax preparation, electronic filing and direct deposit of refunds, at no cost.

Members of military and their families who have income below $72,000 may choose from any of the Free File tax software companies to help them prepare their tax returns ...

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No Smoking Weed on Belmar Beach, Boardwalk and All Public Properties

May 24, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — Smoking marijuana in any form has been banned from all public property in Belmar, including the beachfront.

The borough council on May 18 approved two ordinances that come in response to the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana.

While Belmar has prohibited smoking tobacco on the beach and boardwalk for the past six years, cannabis has now been added as a ...

Shore News: Belmar Goes Digital with Advance Daily Beach Badge Sales for First Time

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar beachgoers can now purchase their daily badges online — before their arrival to the popular summertime destination.

The borough has partnered with WRSTBND, the New Orleans-based technology company, to develop a customized platform to offer digital sales for the first time.

As a result, daily $9 badges are available for purchase — up to two weeks in ...

Brookdale Community College honor student Heather O’Donnell has been named a 2021 Guistwhite Scholar

June 17, 2021

Monmouth County, NJ - Brookdale Community College honor student Heather O’Donnell has been named a 2021 Guistwhite Scholar and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

“The Guistwhite Scholarship that I have recently received as a result of my public health concerns provided me with much-welcomed help to continue my education at Rutgers University,” ...

Jim Fakult, President of JCP&L, Elected Chairman of the N.J. Chamber of Commerce

Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by the Chamber Board on June 3. Fakult will serve a two-year term. 

 

Fakult has been serving as the N.J. Chamber's first vice chair for the past two years. He has been a member ...

The Barn on South Holland: A Special Place for Celebrations, Gatherings and Community Events.

June 15, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: There is an enchanting new event venue on South Holland Road in Holmdel. When Anthony Pesce purchased the property at 279 South Holland Road, in May 2019, he didn't even consider creating a space for private events. Pesce purchased the 9-acre property, with an older ranch style home near the front of the property, and an old barn located out ...

LGBTQ Community Celebrates 'Pride in the Park'

 The local LGBTQ community and friends and family celebrated a “Pride in the Park” event at beautiful Riverside Gardens overlooking the Navesink River, in Red Bank, on Saturday with an enthusiastic and fun crowd of over 100 enjoying the festivities. 

June celebrates Pride Month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community to honor ...

Join the Holmdel Community in Celebrating SuperStar MEGHA GANNE'S LPGA SUCCESS! ! Hosted by Swing Loose Golf in Bell Works, June 16, 4pm.

HOLMDEL, NJ: JOIN THE HOLMDEL COMMUNITY ON JUNE 16, AT 4PM FOR AN EXCITING EVENT! GATHER WITH THE COMMUNITY AT BELL WORKS TO CELEBRATE AND CHEER FOR HOLMDEL'S MEGHA GANNE! EVERYONE WILL MEET IN FRONT OF SWING LOOSE GOLF ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, AT 4:00 PM SHARP. SWING LOOSE GOLF IS LOCATED INSIDE BELL WORKS AT 101 CRAWFORDS CORNER ROAD IN HOLMDEL. Join community members, students, elected ...

Back in Action: Colts Neck Senior Citizens Club Welcomes Folks Back on July 7th

June 7, 2021

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Colts Neck Senior Citizens Club is "Alive & Well"

The Pandemic had curtailed the activities of many organizations, including the Colts Neck Senior Citizens Club.  However, now that restrictions have eased, the group is "back in action"! 

The Memorial Day Parade was like the beginning of a new year for many Colts Neck residents.  ...

Seniors Step It Up at the YMCA

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES, NJ: In an excellent turnout, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the Ocean County YMCA and Senior Citizens Activities Network (SCAN) brought together seniors last Wednesday by hosting numerous activities including educational classes and fitness workshops.  Several programs were offered virtually for those unable to attend.

The YMCA and SCAN partnered with ...

The Arnone Report: Working for You!

June 9, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this past weekend. Please remember to take advantage of these beautiful summer weekends by getting outside and supporting our local small businesses!

I have been extremely busy over the last couple of weeks and would like to provide you with an update of what I have been up to around the County.

I know that ...

Getting Ready for Summer Camp 

Summer vacation is just around the corner and for thousands of New Jersey families that means getting their children ready for a welcomed tradition after a grueling year: summer camp in the great outdoors. 

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and camp operators across the Garden State are busy preparing for a safe and exciting summer for children as coronavirus restrictions are lifting and ...

The Arnone Report: Working for You!

June 9, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents,

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this past weekend. Please remember to take advantage of these beautiful summer weekends by getting outside and supporting our local small businesses!

I have been extremely busy over the last couple of weeks and would like to provide you with an update of what I have been up to around the County.

I know that ...

Getting Ready for Summer Camp 

Summer vacation is just around the corner and for thousands of New Jersey families that means getting their children ready for a welcomed tradition after a grueling year: summer camp in the great outdoors. 

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and camp operators across the Garden State are busy preparing for a safe and exciting summer for children as coronavirus restrictions are lifting and ...

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June 21, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A Traffic Alert is reported at Route 35 & Woodland Dr in Middletown -  Police reporting a multi-vehicle MVA.  Ambulances are en route for injuries. Lanes are down as of 4PM

Fans Can Return: Rutgers Football Returns to Full Capacity at SHI Stadium.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity.

The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, including a primetime kickoff against Temple University to start the Labor Day Weekend on ...

Several Students from SJV Graduate with College Degree Before High School Degree

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Monmouth County, NJ - Imagine being a high school student and celebrating your college graduation!  That was the case with several High school students throughout Monmouth County, including several from Saint John Vianney in Holmdel. These students chose to enhance their traditional high school curriculum with college-level courses through ...

Brookdale Community College honor student Heather O’Donnell has been named a 2021 Guistwhite Scholar

June 17, 2021

Monmouth County, NJ - Brookdale Community College honor student Heather O’Donnell has been named a 2021 Guistwhite Scholar and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

“The Guistwhite Scholarship that I have recently received as a result of my public health concerns provided me with much-welcomed help to continue my education at Rutgers University,” ...

Jim Fakult, President of JCP&L, Elected Chairman of the N.J. Chamber of Commerce

Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by the Chamber Board on June 3. Fakult will serve a two-year term. 

 

Fakult has been serving as the N.J. Chamber's first vice chair for the past two years. He has been a member ...

Obituaries

Mar 19, 1930 - Jun 7, 2021
Josephine “Irene” Dochych, 91, of Holmdel, passed away Monday at home. Irene was ...
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Nov 3, 1955 - May 20, 2021
Frank Louis Torrone, 65, of Staten Island passed away on May 20th. Frank was born and raised on ...
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Jun 16, 1949 - May 9, 2021
Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, Carol Ann Lynn, 71, of Ocean, NJ passed away ...
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Oct 29, 1950 - May 12, 2021
Ming-Kang Hou, 70, of Marlboro, New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Bayshore ...
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