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County Clerk Announces Sample Ballots Are Available Online

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding Monmouth County voters that sample ballots for the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election are now available for viewing online. The sample ballots for all 53 Monmouth County municipalities can be accessed by visiting the Monmouth County Clerk’s Election Website at MonmouthCountyVotes.com. “The sample ballots are posted online in advance of the traditional mailing of the ballots,” said Hanlon. “The MonmouthCountyVotes website ...

Survivors Sought For “She is…” Project

By Joanne Colella If you could choose just one word to describe yourself, what would it be? That question is difficult enough for many people, but for those who have endured the effects of sexual abuse, finding just the right word can be doubly challenging. It can also be healing and extremely liberating, as it opens the floodgates to other words. That is the idea behind a very special and ambitious project, called “She Is…” that is being planned by Monmouth County resident Maureen ...

Law Firm Congratulates Partner on Judicial Appointment and Welcomes New Associate

Daniel H. Brown, Esq., partner with the Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski, Brown & Murray, a Woodbridge and Red Bank divorce and family law firm, has been sworn in as a judge of the Superior Court. As a result, the name of the firm has changed to the Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murray. Mr. Brown started his legal career with the firm in September 2001. Since that time, he has distinguished himself in the practice of divorce and family law. He is currently assigned to the Family Court in ...

State of Emergency

  By: Lori Draz Although this October marks four years since Superstorm Sandy, the effects of the storm have still not passed for many people. The rebuilding is ongoing and the emotional healing continues. Among the brightest upgrades since the storm is the Monmouth County 9-1-1 Communications Center. The Journal staff was recently treated to a rare glimpse inside this awe-inspiring 45,000-square-foot facility. As a staff of seasoned journalists, The Journal team has collectively ...

Building Character Education Into Curriculum At Ranney Middle School

This fall, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at Ranney School in Tinton Falls will be studying more than algebra, world history, and literature; they will be learning about values and conflict resolution. A new Middle School program called G.R.I.T. is bringing character education to the classroom. Standing for Guided expectations, Respectful communication, Identifying solutions, and Transferring solutions to the community, the G.R.I.T. approach will engage students, advisors, and faculty ...

Science Grows At Oak Hill Academy

Children are not the only thing that has sprouted at Oak Hill Academy (OHA) in Lincroft. The school’s hands-on approach to science allows students to learn by doing. This is the focus of the Lower School science curriculum being taught to grades pre-K through four by former research scientist and elementary teacher, Mrs. Sue Cahalane. She creates her own curriculum and bases it on the Next Generation Science Standards. Lessons often integrate areas of science, technology, engineering, art, ...

Free Youth Suicide Prevention Program In Monmouth County High Schools

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC) will be bringing Lifelines, a comprehensive suicide awareness and prevention program, to Monmouth County high schools at no cost beginning this fall. MHAMC is dedicated to youth suicide prevention and creating competent, compassionate communities that can respond as well as help to prevent suicides across the life cycle. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for New Jersey youth age 10 to 24. With a recent increase in suicides in ...

Voyagers’ Community School To Host Maker Expo 2016

Why let children putter around, tinker, and make things? Should we encourage and support a child with an inclination to take things apart, repurpose found materials, and invent what might resemble useless and accumulated stuff? The Exploratorium, located in San Francisco and described as a studio workshop for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration, describes tinkering as “thinking with hands and learning through doing. It’s slowing down and getting curious about the mechanics ...

K-9 Commandos

By Lori Draz  Monmouth County has tremendous resources, including the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, a team of dedicated   professionals that includes eight sheriff’s officers and their K-9 partners. The Journal staff was recently treated to a remarkable show of skill, loyalty, and devotion from this team of incomparable canine cops. These highly trained and absolutely amazing animals are full-time police dogs, complete with badges, bullet-proof vests, and the ultimate ...

Holmdel Boys’ 7/8 Lacrosse Team Recognized

The Holmdel Township Committee was happy to recognize the Holmdel boys’ 7/8 lacrosse team at the August 15 township committee meeting. The Holmdel boys’ lacrosse program was started in 2013 by commissioner Mike Kapcsos and coaches Chris McCann, Chris Flynn, Bill Dimaio, Joe Donahue, Dan Ferro, and Mike Bair. The program has competitive teams that compete in the Coastal Lacrosse League, which is made up of 16 towns in Monmouth and Ocean County. The K-2 clinic consists of 50 boys, coached ...