Press Releases

June 2, 2020

As New Jersey slowly reopens, concern about COVID-19 has many Middletown residents and business owners proceeding with caution. To ensure staff and customers return to a clean facility and those still quarantining are secure at home, the Monmouth County branch (and other locations) of Western Pest ...

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Annual Fall Gala postponed to October 2021 AND Virtual event to be held August 27th, 2020. MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will host Lunch Break’s virtual fundraising event “Rising Together” live from the organization’s headquarters from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, August ...

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$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 ...

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Middletown Municipal Buildings to Begin Reopening to Public on Monday, June 1 Limited Hours; Employees and Visitors Required to Wear Masks MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township today announced its Phase-In Plan to begin reopening municipal facilities to the public. Town Hall (1 Kings Highway), ...

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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 ...

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GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANK OF AMERICA-SPONSORED CEREMONY TO BE SHOWN EXCLUSIVELY ON THEBASIE.ORG AND FACEBOOK MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high ...

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  Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Considerations for all Postsecondary Commencement Ceremonies May 27, 2020 To celebrate commencement during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher education should plan for multiple scenarios in order to select the ceremony ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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Saying that “Alzheimer’s doesn’t stop and neither do we,” members, friends and advocates from the Alzheimer’s Association met with Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) for a virtual town hall “Coffee with Congress” to receive an update on federal efforts, and thank Smith for his steadfast ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents awaiting life-saving transplants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its 5K Celebration of Life events that have been held in multiple ...

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Amid COVID-19, Plan Will Provide $248M in Special Food Assistance to Children Who Normally Receive Free or Reduced-Price School Meals (TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the federal government has approved the Department’s plan to provide $248 million in ...

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Trenton, NJ– As New Jersey residents are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines put into place to help flatten the curve of the of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident there is work that can be done from home to help our community, state and nation.  From patronizing businesses by ordering ...

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Middletown, N.J. – As feelings of uncertainty and questions grow due to the lack of a real, structured New Jersey economic re-opening plan, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R – Monmouth) has composed a set of common sense protocols small businesses could implement in order to start down the road ...

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The signature virtual event raised funds for the Emergency Department Expansion at Old Bridge   Old Bridge, NJ – May 6, 2020 – On May 1, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation hosted its first ever virtual fundraising event. The online fundraiser was held in lieu of a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of May 6, there are 37 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, bringing the total to 6,558. The Freeholders will be providing updates on County ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ – In recognition of National Nurses Week, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is thanking all nurses, especially the Monmouth County Health Department public nurses and volunteer nurses, for the vital role that they play in healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic.  “As a ...

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Investors Bank, through its charitable foundation, is releasing more than $1.13 million in financial grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey and New York. The Investors Foundation is making the grants as not-for-profit organizations face a doubling and tripling in the demand for the ...

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HAMILTON, N.J. – For the first time ever, the annual Congressional Art Competition held by Rep. Chris Smith as part of a national competition for his district’s high school students, will be a “virtual” online show to ensure the safety of students, parents, teachers and the interested public.   ...

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Cross-Departmental Professionals Spark Inspiration During Challenging Time FREEHOLD, N.J., April 24, 2020 – The healthcare professionals on the front lines during this unprecedented global pandemic are real-life heroes. Anyone seeking an illustration of this truth in action need look no further ...

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As human service needs caused by the COVID-19 crisis expand daily, Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) is working aggressively to identify the most pressing issues throughout Monmouth County and the most effective ways to communicate critical services and support systems to ...

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Monmouth County has 4,669 positive cases of COVID-19 FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of April 19, the State is reporting 141 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, bringing the ...

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WALL, NJ – An ongoing donation drive headed by the New Jersey State Troopers union and the Health Care Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE; representing registered nurses and other health care workers) got a major boost this week receiving thousands of Personal Protection Equipment (gloves and ...

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Holmdel, NJ  - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, VNA Health Group’s Visiting Physician Services team is now offering Telehealth visits in addition to making house calls to older, homebound patients. According to Alex Binder, VP and Practice Manager, “We remain committed to ensuring our patients ...

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SHREWSBURY, NJ (April 15, 2020) - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is now offering telehealth counseling to support children, teens, and adults in need of outpatient behavioral health services, including mental health care and addiction recovery. The shift to ...

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Workers at labor & business trade assns. need inclusion in CARES Act WASHINGTON, DC – As part of their effort to amend the critical COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program and both labor and business member organizations to tap into the loan program and sustain staff during the economic ...

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District 13, Monmouth County, NJ: Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R-Monmouth) called for the Governor and Department of Labor to commit to ending the backlog of unemployment claims as soon as possible in a joint statement ...

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R–Monmouth) called on Governor Phil Murphy to rescind his Executive Order mandating the closure of all State and County Park spaces to the public, which brings with it a penalty for ...

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Monmouth and Ocean Counties----Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG), providing mental health and substance abuse education, prevention, support and treatment, is asking for the community’s support to provide gift cards to be used by people in need. “We are currently living amidst very ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ (April 7, 2020) – The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is responding again to meet additional emergency needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Families of first responders and other essential workers in the community can now turn to the Y for emergency child care. The Y received ...

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