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Middletown Receives $204,632 State Grant for Recycling Successes
Saturday, 20 December 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Township will receive one of the highest grant awards from the state to implement and further enhance local recycling efforts. The township made the top 10 in this latest round of funding from the state Department of... Read More...
IMAGE Banish the Winter Blues at Park System's 2014 Winterfest
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Photo: Hope for snow because conditions permitting, horse drawn sleigh rides will be part of WinterFest. LINCROFT, NJ -  Looking to banish the winter blues?  Then head over to the Monmouth County Park System’s WinterFest on Saturday, January 10... Read More...
Genovese Organized Crime Family Soldier and Two Crime Family Associates Admit Racketeering Conspiracy
Saturday, 20 December 2014
NEWARK, NJ—Three North Jersey men today admitted conspiring to conduct or participate in the affairs of the Genovese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (the “Genovese family”) through a pattern of racketeering activity, including a... Read More...
Ocean County Man Indicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud
Saturday, 20 December 2014
NEWARK, NJ—An Ocean County, New Jersey, man was indicted today for his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Joseph DiValli, 45, of Jackson, New Jersey, was... Read More...
Hubbard Avenue closed Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 19 December 2014
Detours will be in place Motorist should expect delays due to emergency repairs MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On Saturday, December 20, weather permitting, Hubbard Avenue between West Front Street and Navesink River Road will be closed for emergency repair... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Business Executive Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 20 December 2014
About five years ago, Todd Neva, now of Hancock, Michigan, began having trouble lifting his daughter from her carseat. Over time, this muscle... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 19, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 19 December 2014
It breaks my heart to see yet another article on how my dear #GuyFieri has made Food Network nearly unwatchable: http://bit.ly/1DA59Fm Want to see... Read More...
IMAGE Our Forefathers Knew Better
by George Hancock-Stefan
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
When one does a comparison between the 17th and 20th centuries in regards to the goodness of humanity, one comes with two different views.  The... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Top Five
by David Prown
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other day I was scanning moviefone.com to get a sense of new releases for this weekend. Never heard of Chris Rock's "Top Five" and tried to get a... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Got 60 grand?  Well, you can use it to pay down your debt or buy Burt Reynold's Smokey & The Bandit TransAm: http://usat.ly/1G9j9n6 Parenting... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 21 @10:00AM -
Fair Haven Menorah Lighting
Sun Dec 21 @ 7:00PM -
Blue Christmas Service
Sat Dec 27 @ 3:00AM - 05:00PM
Murray Farmhouse Candlelight Reception -
Sun Jan 04 @12:00PM -
Middletown Reorganization Meeting
Mon Jan 12 @ 7:30PM -
Holmdel Tax Assessor Speaks

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.