The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and has set a goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of to non-perishable food for the entire month of April.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Economic impact round-table planned at eastern branch of county library in Shrewsbury
Business owners affected by superstorm Sandy are invited to an economic impact round-table discussion sponsored by county freeholders Monday night. Merchants are asked to RSVP at Susan.Folta@co.monmouth.nj.us to attend the 6 p.m. session at the eastern branch of the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. “The roundtable is being held to ensure that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) hears directly about what our local businesses have experienced and to move the economic recovery forward,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “I strongly encourage business leaders who are focused on the rebuilding of our local economy to attend.” A county release explains that the federal Department of Commerce, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
While on a tour of New Jersey, Japan's ambassador stopped in Freehold and announced a donation to help rebuild New Jersey.
Images of the damage left from Hurricane Sandy decorated the conference room in the Hall of Records on Wednesday, as the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders sat down with Shigeyuki Hiroki, ambassador and consulate general of Japan in New York. After hearing of the damage suffered by New Jersey residents, Hiroki began visiting with counties to hear how they each fared during the storm. During his tour, he made a stop in Freehold and sat down with the Board of Chosen Freeholders and members of the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to hear how Monmouth County handled Hurricane Sandy. “This storm has drastically changed the landscape of the New Jersey coast,” said Mike Oppegaard, Director of Monmouth County OEM. “3,…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Freeholder director repeated call for resignations after former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham pleaded guilty to official misconduct charges.
Tuesday's guilty plea from former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham has some calling for more financial accountability from the college's board of trustees. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. According to News 12, Burnham made $216,000 in his position at Brookdale. Freeholder Director John Curley, who became the community college's liaison in January, 2011, said he was the one to call attention to personal spending with college money from Burnham's office. Curley called for Burnham, and …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The County has found 3 months of backlogged food stamp applications.
Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley has called for an emergency team to be assembled, to sift through backlogged food stamp applications and continue to take in requests. “I found that food stamp applications and processing were over three months in arrears,” said Curley in a news release. “It is unacceptable in Monmouth County for any of our citizens to go hungry when they are eligible under federal criteria to receive food stamps.” Curley oversees the county Department of Human Services this year, and has authorized a "quick response team," to handle the distribution of food stamps and quickly provide benefits. “I have ordered five part-time employees to be employed within the county’s food stamp division to handle inquiries that …