- Category: Monmouth County
Trenton, NJ – Demonstrating once again that New Jersey is leading the way with bipartisan solutions for the toughest challenges facing states today, Governor Christie secured final legislative passage tonight for landmark pension and health benefit reform. The reforms passed this evening in the Assembly after receiving passage in the Senate on Monday. The fundamental reforms, passed with bipartisan support from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, will shake up New Jersey’s out-of-date, antiquated and increasingly expensive pension and health benefit systems. These historic reforms bring to an end years of broken promises and fiscal mismanagement by securing the long-term solvency of the pension and benefit systems, while at the same time achieving critical savings for state and local governments. Pension reform alone will provide savings to New Jersey taxpayers of over $120 billion over the next 30 years, and an additional $3.1 billion over the next 10 years from health benefits reform.
“Together, we’re showing New Jersey is serious about providing long-term fiscal stability for our children and grandchildren. We are putting the people first and daring to touch the third rail of politics in order to bring reform to an unsustainable system,” Governor Chris Christie said. “I want to thank Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Oliver for putting aside politics, committing themselves to reform and remaining unwilling to settle for anything less than the real, viable solutions New Jerseyans have been demanding.”
- Category: News
HOLMDEL, NJ - The New Jersey Lions, a local Minor League Football franchise, has embarked on their fourth season of professional football. The Lions play their home games at St. John Vianney High School on Line Road in Holmdel.
The Lions roster is full of former gridiron stars from Middletown HS North and Middletown HS South. Paul Castillo, Jr. is a co-owner and head coach of the squad and has led the Lions to a 29-9 record in the past three years. Standouts on his team are Jeffrey Castillo, also a co-owner (MHSN), Ron Tefteller - (MHSS) Makahi Burns (MHSN), Jeremy Reiley (MHSS) and Mike Meehan (MHSN).
The Lions will be playing their final pre-season scrimmage this Saturday, June 25th when they square off against the New York Predators at St. John Vianney HS. Kickoff will take place at 7 PM. (see attached flyer for details). The regular season will begin on July 16th in a home contest against the BK Mariners.
With the NFL on hold, come out and witness an exciting brand of football featuring your heroes from the past. A 10 game slate features opponents from Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia.
For more information, including the complete schedule and the team roster, go to www.njlionsfootball.com
- Category: Arts & Culture
WALL, NJ - Joan B. Myers' current show is a combination of fine art and photojournalism pertaining to the Decline of Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook. The show features interior photographs of Officer’s Row, and the Officer’s Club. Exterior photographs continue to tell the story.
Photo by Joan B. Myers
Myers says one of her favorite exterior photographs is of a sunset, which filled her with an immediate sense of warmth. However, this feeling was short-lived when heavy winds took over. “The white caps began rolling ashore, as the swirling snow blew across the parade field. What if the bay took the road from me? What if my car failed me? I began to panic, not a soul in site; at least one I could see,” says Myers.
- Category: Monmouth County
The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals Invites Families and Their Pups to Celebrate a Dog Day Afternoon at the Jersey Shore's "Paws" for a Cause Day
Enjoy Free Contests, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Fashions, Films and More
Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Pier Village, Long Branch
Long Branch, NJ – On Saturday, June 25th, the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will host the free family and dog friendly "Paws" for a Cause Day at Pier Village located on One Chelsea Avenue in Long Branch, N.J. Sponsored by The City of Long Branch and Pier Village, "Paws" for a Cause Day celebrates man's best friend by including fido in various activities over the course of the daylong event. Guests can also raise a paw for animals by making donations to support the mission of the non-profit Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Special guest Emcees and Presenters include local pet expert Dick Palazzo of the Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts, Dr. Brian T. Voynick from News 12 NJ's "The Pet Stop" and radio pet personality and expert Greg Kleva from "It's A Dog's Life" on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius XM 110.
Throughout the day, dogs will strike yoga poses, play games with the trainers and pet care technicians from the Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts and lap up canine treats from Jodes Happy Tail and Paws & Pose Pet Boutique. The entire family will also enjoy meeting the Monmouth County SPCA's lovable and adoptable "Village Pups", learning about green tips for pet owners as presented by The Long Branch Environmental Commission and staying cool and creative with arts and crafts and face painting.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau will offer Children Safety Seat Checkpoints this Summer beginning Friday, July 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Police Headquarters, 1 Kings Highway. Police officers trained as child passenger safety technicians will be available to assist motorists with proper child safety seat installation as well as proper positioning and harnessing of a child. Free and open to the public. No appointment necessary. In the event of severe weather, rain dates will be announced. The program is funded through a grant from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Call 732-615-2045 for more information. Additional checkpoints will be held on:
- ·Friday, July 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
- ·Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- ·Wednesday, August 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- ·Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- ·Friday, September 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.