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IMAGE Covenant House Event on April 13 in Rumson
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
RUMSON, NJ - Shining stars from seven high schools around Monmouth County will perform show - stopping tunes alongside Broadway Stars Richard Todd Adams, (Phantom, Les Miserables), David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street) and Darius Kaleb (Motown) to... Read More...
IMAGE Enjoy Spring in a County Park
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
LINCROFT, NJ —  Dust off your golf clubs and grab your fishing poles, it’s time to head outside!  Spring is officially here and there’s no better place to enjoy its warm days than in the Monmouth County Park System.  With its... Read More...
IMAGE Lou Fligor is Announced as Candidate for Atlantic Highlands Mayor
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
PHOTO: Louis F. Fligor Republican Primary Candidate for Atlantic Highlands Mayor. Atlantic Highlands, NJ -  The Committee to Elect Lou Fligor to the office of Mayor of Atlantic Highlands is announcing his candidacy in the June 2nd... Read More...
IMAGE Armed Gunman Threat Met with Full Law Enforcement Response at Holmdel School
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Caller Report of Armed Intruder Prompted Countywide Response FREEHOLD, NJ - A full-scale response to a report of an armed intruder at the Village Elementary School in Holmdel today is now being investigated as an apparent hoax, announced Acting... Read More...
IMAGE Hanlon sworn in as Acting County Clerk
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
PHOTO: Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French, whose retirement is effective later today, holds the bible as Christine Giordano Hanlon, standing next to her husband Robert Hanlon, is sworn-in as Acting County Clerk by Superior Court Judge... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Another Triumphal Procession
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
As a change of pace for the Lenten Season, here’s a reprint of an earlier column-entry. Palm Sunday – occurring on March 29 this year – always... Read More...
IMAGE Making Homes for Fish Hawks
by Joe Reynolds
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Like an old fashioned barn raising, about 15 volunteers  with the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council came together on a clear but chilly Sunday... Read More...
IMAGE Of Food Trucks, Boardwalks, and New Development
by Dennis
Monday, 30 March 2015
Summer is just around the corner, and for those who live at the Jersey Shore, that means two things are guaranteed: the mass influx of tourists is... Read More...
IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...
IMAGE Review - McFarland USA
by David Prown
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
It is common knowledge that I'm a big fan of true sports movies regarding stories that are under the radar and rarely been told. So when I started... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Wed Apr 01 @ 6:30PM -
Middletown Township Planning Board
Wed Apr 01 @ 8:00PM -
Highlands Mayor & Council Mtg
Thu Apr 02 @ 7:30PM -
Highlands Zoning Board Meeting
Fri Apr 03 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Mon Apr 06 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop

Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $15 million in federal grants to Middlesex County, Monmouth County Public Works, Monmouth County, Seaside Heights, Woodbridge Township, and Point Pleasant Beach for Sandy-related emergency costs.

In Middlesex County, the federal funds will be used to repair Old Bridge Waterfront Park’s boardwalk. Monmouth County will receive federal funding to reimburse the Sheriff's Department, which supplied security at shelters, performed search and rescue and manned 9-1-1 call centers. The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering will receive funds for emergency protective measures to pump out reservoirs, clear blocked roads, set up evacuation routes, detours, and block hazardous areas to prevent dangers to the public. In Seaside Heights, funding will be used to reimburse cost associated with citizen rescues, sheltering operation, and around the clock police protection of resident's homes and businesses. The Township of Woodbridge will be reimbursed for contractors to load, haul, and dispose of approximately 22,000 cubic yards of debris. Point Pleasant Beach will use funds to repair the Point Pleasant Beach Borough Boardwalk, which consists of a 5,050 foot long, 16ft wide boardwalk and was damaged in five locations.

The recipients, total project costs and FEMA grant amounts are as follows:

  • Middlesex County - The total cost of the project is $1.67 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.25 million
  • Monmouth County - The total cost of the project is $1.7 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.29 million
  • Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering - The total cost of the project is $4.95 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $3.7 million
  • Seaside Heights (Ocean) - The total cost of the project is $1.85 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.39 million
  • Woodbridge Township (Middlesex) - The total cost of the project is $2.3 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.7 million
  • Point Pleasant Beach (Ocean) - The total cost of the project is $2.8 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $2.1 million

Public Assistance reimburses local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations for eligible disaster-related costs including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair or replacement costs.