PHOTO: Start of 2013 Pier House race.
LONG BRANCH, NJ - The revitalized Long Branch beachfront will be the site of the 11th Annual Pier House 5K road race on Labor Day Monday, September 1st. Racetime is 8:30 am. The goal of the event is to bring community-minded runners to Long Branch to witness first-hand the amazing growth and post-Sandy rebirth in the area.
"The Pier House believes deeply in strong community relationships and this is just one indication of that", said co-race founder Tim McLoone, whose restaurant was one of the first projects opened in Pier Village. In the past 10 years, race proceeds of over $20,000 have been donated to several area charities, including Habitat for Humanity, CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Valerie Fund, Long Branch Recreation and the Long Branch Fire Company. The 2014 event will benefit Holiday Express, whose mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.
Participating volunteer groups from Monmouth University, local running clubs and area high school cross country teams have also been presented with donations. The Jersey Shore Running Club is the largest running club in New Jersey with over 1,500 members. Dedicated to both running and to the community, JSRC events support local community and charitable organizations.
PHOTO: Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Gardens. (photo by Lee Beaumont)
MIDDLETOWN – A silent tribute will be paid to Middletown’s residents who died in the World Trade Center tragedy with a wreath-laying at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens on Thursday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m. The time marks the start of the terrorist attacks 13 years ago when the first plane hit the towers.
Township Committee members as well as representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179, American Legion Post 338 and American Legion Post 515 are scheduled to participate.
“At times, silence speaks volumes,” said Mayor Stephanie C. Murray of the commemoration which remains devoid of any words. “Middletown’s 9/11 Tribute enables each of us to have a private moment while still coming together to reflect on the tragedy and loss of the day,”
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Health Department has set dates for the free rabies clinics for cats and dogs.
Free Rabies Clinic for Cats ONLY Sept. 13
The Middletown Township Health Department will hold a cats ONLY free rabies clinic on September 13, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Croydon Hall Gym, 900 Leonardville Rd., Leonardo, NJ 07737. All casts must be in a cat carrier (only one per carrier) and accompanied by an adult. Middletown Township residents may purchase the new 2014 license at the clinic. The free clinic is open to all Monmouth County residents. Call (732) 615-2097 or (732) 615-2094 for more information before clinic date.
Free Rabies Clinic for Dogs ONLY Oct. 4
The Middletown Township Health Dept. will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs ONLY on October 4, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Croydon Hall Gym, 900 Leonardville Rd., Leonardo, NJ 07737. Please be sure all dogs are either on a leash or in a pet carrier (one dog per carrier) and accompanied by an adult. Middletown Township residents may purchase a 2014 license at the clinic. The clinic is open to all Monmouth County residents. Call (732) 615-2097 or (732) 615-2094 for more information before clinic date.
Pictured from left to right: American Red Cross President for Humanitarian Services Cliff Holtz, American Red Cross Divisional Vice President Don Herring, United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey Bishop John Schol, Director of Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group Eric Nedelkoff, Long Branch Council Member Joy Bastelli, Long Branch Covenant Church Pastor Tony Moss, Communication Director of Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund Eileen Lofrese, Lutheran Reformation Church Reverend Matt Cimorelli, Episcopal Dioceses of NJ and Newark Disaster Coordinator Keith Adams, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ Disaster Relief Coordinator Amy Pennenga, Lutheran Reformation Church Sandy Relief Coordinator Debbie Keszler, A Future With Hope Director Bobbie Ridgely, American Red Cross CEO of the South Jersey Region Nancy Orlando.
LONG BRANCH, NJ - It takes cooperation and partnership with all level of non-profit, government and community organizations to make a full recovery from the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. A perfect example of this partnership is the recovery team that has helped April and Russell Woods rebuild their home in Long Branch. The Woods’ home was one of thousands damaged or destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012.
Formerly served at St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands and St. Ann Parish, Keansburg.
PHOTO: Father Romannilo Apura, in green vestment at a church mass in 2012. (image from trentonmonitor.com)
TRENTON, NJ - Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. reported today that a priest from the Diocese of Trenton was arrested and charged for engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage boy.
Shortly after eleven this morning, the Reverend Romannilo Apura, age 67, was taken into custody by detectives with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at his residence at St. Martha Parish in Point Pleasant, NJ.