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IMAGE Sheriff's Program Stresses Gang Prevention and Awareness Program For At Risk Juveniles
Thursday, 29 January 2015
photo: Corrections Officers Dennis Cleary & Kent Muller conduct gang prevention program. Ocean Township, NJ - Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden wants at risk youths to be aware of the dangers and negative impacts that come along with joining... Read More...
IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - January 29, 2015
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and until, proven guilty in a court of law. January 22, 2015 – January 29, 2015 CRIMES: Theft occurring on... Read More...
IMAGE Julia Muench, Pianist to Perform March 9th at Middletown Township Public Library
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Julia Muench to perform at Middletown Township Public Library Middletown Township Public Library located at 55 New Monmouth Road, is proud to present Julia Muench,  who will play an exciting program of music from a time when German immigrants... Read More...
IMAGE Parent's Night Out - Drop Off at Central Baptist
Thursday, 29 January 2015
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, Central Baptist Church will host their second Parent’s Night Out on February 13th, from 6-9 PM. Parents can drop their kids off at the church for three hours, and enjoy some... Read More...
IMAGE Albert E. Martin, Jr. Hoops for Horizons 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Scores for Red Bank Youth
Thursday, 29 January 2015
RUMSON, NJ – The 13th annual Hoops for Horizons 3-on-3 basketball tournament will kick off at the Rumson Country Day School on Thursday, March 5th It runs through Saturday, March 7th with all funds raised benefitting the Horizons Student... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Worst Storm Ever? (What’s up widat?)
by Woody Zimmerman
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Somehow – no doubt largely due to the vigilance and timely warnings supplied by our political and media guardians – we have managed to survive... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Into The Woods
by David Prown
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
I saw the Broadway version of "Into the Woods" in the 80's with Bernadette Peters just a few days after I saw "Les Miserables" with the original... Read More...
IMAGE Protest This Super Bowl Commercial
by Anne Mikolay
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Sunday, February 1, the New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks in NFL Super Bowl XLIX. Football fans will tune in to see the... Read More...
IMAGE What’s that Flock in the Bay?
by Joe Reynolds
Sunday, 25 January 2015
This was a week of counting wintering water-birds. The other day I looked out onto New York Harbor and saw a large raft of diving ducks. I counted at... Read More...
IMAGE Just Sayin...
by Anne Mikolay
Sunday, 25 January 2015
While watching this month's news broadcasts, I have concluded the world is steeped in irony. This tendency to fore-go common sense and do the... Read More...

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.