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Ready, Set, Pray: Churches approved for private prayer May 13

Pastors determine readiness.

HOLMDEL, NJ - Parishoners of St Catharine's and other local houses of worship are getting closer to opening doors for prayer. Based on information released on Friday, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued instructions for the reopening of churches in the Diocese of Trenton for private prayer only. The rules will be following all public health ...

Colts Neck Community Church Hosts Successful Drive-Thru Prayer Service

COLTS NECK, NJ: On Thursday, May 7th, Colts Neck Community Church in honor of NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER, hosted a Drive Thru Prayer service, from 12PM-3PM. It was a success with cars taking turns through the no contact safe line going into ovetime! Pastor Chris Durkin was in the church driveway with a mask on, and while folks remained in their cars practicing social ...

LAG BA'OMER Holmdel Unity Car Parade: A salute to front-line workers,

Holmdel, NJ: Here is a great way to get out of the house, come and join in a meaningful Jewish Holiday and a display of gratitude.

All from the comfort of your car!

LAG BA'OMER CAR PARADE + SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS!  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 4:30 PM

A Police Escort will lead the procession, followed by a large banner truck and live music.

Meeting at Bell ...

Inviting all to pray for St. Joseph to intercede on behalf of all workers, to keep them safe and healthy

May 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic that has gripped most of the world is a crisis on so many levels that very few parts of our society have been spared its impact.  Our own state has been one of the regions in our country hardest hit, so much so, that the things that have been, and are, an ordinary part of our everyday life have been put “on hold” in virtually ...

Sources of Hope and Inspiration

Sometimes a song is just what I need to reach inside myself and find what wants to be heard.  That happened last week while listening to Sara Thomsen’s new CD, Song Like a Seed.  In “108,” she muses about her childhood home (house number: 108), a place filled with the jewels of family memories.  As I listened, I thought of my home as a comforting sanctuary. This ...

"God Bless each and every one": Murphy pauses - honoring lives

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy suddenly stopped his press conference on Wednesday to honor the lives lost and to reflect on the sheer gravity of death in New Jersey thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moment of silence was held for the unfathomable number of men and women, fellow human beings, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, ...

Keep the right perspective.

Number Your Days

I read recently that more than a million people die every single week.  Think about it.  You made it another week!  You’re better off than a million people.  You can thank God that you’re alive.
    The article also said that if you have a roof over your head, you are better off than 75% of the world’s population.  And ...

Judaism at Home, a five part series




Shalom:

Launching Torah At Home:

Over the next five weeks, the Jewish Learning Institute at Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel will be running a series of classes specially geared to and focused on the home. Let's face it, staying at home is starting to get old, but the inspiration of Judaism and the focus on the home never does! Please click on the ...

Unified Prayer, May 1, 3PM: U.S. Catholic Bishops to renew the consecration of our nation to the care of our Blessed Mother

Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles, in renewing our consecration to Mary. This moment of unified prayer will give the Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the sick, and wisdom for those who work to cure COVID-19. Friday, May 1st ...

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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 ...

Vitalant Urges NJ to Take Action and Save Lives Amidst COVID-19

The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood donations. The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding our community in New Jersey that donations are both safe and essential.

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

May 27, 2020

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 ...

Jersey Shore: Belmar Focuses on Social Distancing along Beachfront as Summer Season Approaches

BELMAR, NJ — Closing Belmar’s boardwalk didn’t work in keeping out-of-towners away during the off-season. Neither did restricting parking to residents only on the streets closest to its beachfront — even with the state’s stay-at-home order in effect.

So now with Memorial Day weekend just weeks away, Belmar officials are changing course on how to manage the ...

O’Scanlon, DiMaso & Scharfenberger Call Toll Hike Vote “Unconscionable”

May 27, 2020

 




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 Turnpike Authority’s vote to approve a toll hike along the Turnpike and ...

IRS.gov helps taxpayers get tax information they need; find tools for filing, paying, checking accounts and answering questions

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 had been visited a record 1 billion times, up 141% compared to the same time last ...

Women’s Heart Fund Hosting Virtual Fundraising Reception, May 29, to raise funds for Hackensack Meridian Health’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

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 can stream live to continue to raise funds for Hackensack ...

Graduation Ceremonies in Holmdel Schools Update

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 follow the restrictions outlined in various executive orders from the governor as well as the ...

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

May 20, 2020

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, ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back, summer camps may take place

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall the state, they’re still ...

#AskAdrienne-EXIT Realty East Coast's Adrienne Marcigliano, an expert agent for all of your real estate needs

“My client’s needs and desires are my top priority. I can assure you that as my client, you will receive the individual attention and care that you deserve.” Adrienne Marcigliano

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: There is certainly no slowing the tenacity of EXIT Realty East Coast agent Adrienne Marcigliano. Always upbeat and smiling, Marcigliano, is known for livening it up and ...

CALLING CREATIVE MINDS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES: Join in the "Sign of the Times" public art event, and support the Middletown Arts Center

Middletown, NJ: Have fun, get creative and support the MAC! The Middletown Arts Center is calling for artists of all ages and abilities to decorate lawn signs for the “Sign of the Times” Public Art Event to help celebrate the strength of our community during these difficult times. It's about celebrating the power of art to heal and unite. All entries must be ...

O’Scanlon, DiMaso & Scharfenberger Call Toll Hike Vote “Unconscionable”

May 27, 2020

 




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 Turnpike Authority’s vote to approve a toll hike along the Turnpike and ...

IRS.gov helps taxpayers get tax information they need; find tools for filing, paying, checking accounts and answering questions

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 had been visited a record 1 billion times, up 141% compared to the same time last ...

Women’s Heart Fund Hosting Virtual Fundraising Reception, May 29, to raise funds for Hackensack Meridian Health’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

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 can stream live to continue to raise funds for Hackensack ...

Obituaries

Feb 18, 1929 - May 19, 2020
Lena Gangarosa, 91, of Middletown, passed away early Tuesday morning.  Lena was born ...
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Nov 10, 1940 - May 16, 2020
Marilyn Patricia Hagner, 79, of Hamilton, formerly of Colts Neck passed away on Saturday evening, ...
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Jun 1, 1918 - May 13, 2020
Linda Costa, 101, of Howell died on Wednesday, May 13. She was born to the late Carmela and John ...
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Sep 28, 1941 - May 10, 2020
Zita Li-Chun Chiang, 78, of Plainsboro, NJ, passed away at Princeton Medical Center on May 10, ...
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