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By Jennifer Peacock I have to tell my story. He was calling from his home in Stuart, Florida, the sailfish capital of the world. This Atlantic Coast city once had a house used as a haven for shipwrecked sailors called The House of –Photos courtesy Refuge. It might not Richie Lapinski Jr. be an accident that Richie as a child with his father. Richie Lapinski Jr.

lives in Stuart. Lapinski is fighting a summer cold, but still wants to talk. I have to tell my story. Almost ever yone has heard someone’s version of it: a tight-knit family, involved in sports. Mom and dad sacrifice, the kids thrive. Then comes the injury. Then comes the painkillers. Then for some,

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the downfall comes. Not everyone makes it to the redemption part. The restoration part. This is Lapinski’s story. He grew up with his brother, sister and parents in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was deputy chief of the Jersey City Fire Department, and coached football and baseball.

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By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – At a recent meeting, the Howell Council approved a resolution to negotiate a settlement agreement before the Monmouth County Superior Court to establish Howell’s fair share affordable housing obligation. (Affordable - See Page 4)

Road Improvements Upgrade & Maintain Local Historic District By Kimberly Bosco FREEHOLD – Monmouth County recently hosted a unique event: a traffic light activation ceremony. The event was meant to unveil the new and improved intersection at County Route 50 (Church Street) and County Route 50 (Kings Highway) in the Middletown Village Historic District. On July 2, officials gathered at the site which now includes

four matte black traffic lights, peanut stone curbing, pedestrian crosswalks, ADA compliant curb ramps and a widened roadway to allow for a left-turning lane onto Church Street. The project was designed to lessen the burden on motorists who use the intersection as part of their main commute, according to officials. “There is no question that drivers (Road - See Page 2)

By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – Howell Township School District paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators were recently recognized by the Department of Education for their

–Photos courtesy Howell Township Schools Model ESL Program. Staff administration also welfrom the Ardena School, comed Natalie Nigro back Adelphia School, and Mid- to the Taunton School as dle School North were hon- the Vice Principal and ored at a recent Board of Benjamin Howroyd to the Newbury School as the Education meeting. During the meeting, the Vice Principal.

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Continued From Page 1 His mother was a stay-at-home mom and ran the youth cheerleading squad. “She made sure I never went without and all my needs were met. I went to CCD, played sports every season, had many friends. I loved growing up in Bayonne. I pretty much had a perfect childhood,” Lapinski said. His family moved from Bayonne to Manasquan, which had an excellent secondary school sports program. Lapinski’s older brother played, but his grades didn’t attract the big-name schools. Lapinski learned from that, and made sure his grades and game were top notch. He was an all-state football star and all-county baseball player with 12 varsity letters and four state championships. He was vice president of his high school class, a member of several prestigious high school clubs as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Even with an ACL injury his last football game senior year, Harvard, Princeton, Bucknell and other schools courted him. He won a football scholarship to Lehigh University. “Up until this point in my life most things came easy to me. I was a happy and successful person,” Lapinski said. But he partied. When he wasn’t in sports, Lapinski indulged in alcohol and pills. But he always cleaned up for sports. When he tore his ACL again his sophomore year at Lehigh, his college sports career was over. Now there was no reason not to party. He remembered the numbness he got from the painkillers he took for his ACL injury. Now he needed to numb life. It’s not that Lapinski had NFL dreams. But sports filled his time while he wondered what career path he should take. Should he be a firefighter like his dad? What about a teacher and coach, all things that had such a positive impact on his own young life? Lapinski easily slid from pain killers to heroin. It’s cheap, readily available, and provides the brain a dopamine rush that provides a sense of pleasure and well-being. For a little while. He supported his own habit by selling drugs and stealing from his family. And it eventually all caught up with him. At 22, Lapinski was arrested, convicted, and spent three years in state prison. “Now I can never be a teacher, a coach, a firefighter. I sold drugs, I stole from my family, I would take money from parents’ bank accounts. That’s why I ended up in prison. I glorified the things in life that I know aren’t important now,” Lapinski said. Most addiction recovery programs agree that


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will see a dramatic difference,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “Just those little improvements will be good for traffic flow and pedestrian safety.” Following nearly 20 years of traffic issues in the area, the project officially began construction on February 1 of this year. Part of the reason for the delay was officials’ desire to perfect the plan in a way that would improve the roadways while preserving the history of the district. Construction was performed by Lucas Brothers of Morganville. “It has been tricky to accommodate modern

if a user wants to change, they can’t go back. To anything. But that’s exactly where Lapinski ended up – back - when he was released from prison. He went back to selling drugs and hanging around the same people he did before. He wanted quick money, and got it, and lost it all. His life shipwrecked before he was even 30, Lapinski finally realized he needed to find shore. “I was finally tired. I was tired of being burden to my family. I was tired of feeling like a loser. I didn’t want to live. I truly didn’t want to live. I was so tired of being in so much pain,” Lapinski said. “After 10 years, I was willing to take suggestions from people who got sober.” Lapinski ended up in Florida. He went through a “safe detox” - a medically supervised detoxification from drugs - and entered treatment. He not only had to dump drugs, but “friends, places and things” that were part of his drug-drenched past. He joined AA, got a sponsor, and still attends 4-5 meeting each week. “I started my life completely over,” Lapinski said. He traded his get-rich-quick-by-sellingdrugs ambitions and instead moved furniture all day, and then took an overnight tech job at a rehab center. “I had no car, no license, no cell phone, and just one bag of clothes. I worked 90 hours a week, got my license, got a car, got a phone.” He progressed at the treatment center, and is now the outreach coordinator for Foundations Wellness Center. He’s at the Port St. Lucie location. “I truly believe in our program and the people that work there. Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure clients are given the tools to get sober and live a happy and successful life. Our staff is like a family,” Lapinski said. He’s 34 now. He’s walked his 12 steps over and over, making amends with those he’s hurt over the years. He goes to work. He supports himself. He still thinks his childhood was the greatest. He had the greatest mom and dad. But at his young age, he’s lost so many friends to addiction. He knows what it’s like to rely on drugs. Escaping feels better than dealing with the pain and problems, until it doesn’t, and that escape is now the cause of pain and problems. Lapinski lives his life with willingness, patience, and labor. With those three things, anyone can get their life back. “Today I spend my life telling my story and spreading the message that there is a solution to this terrible problem that is affecting so many families and especially young people. I am able to help people get the help they need. I have a purpose today and I wake up excited and motivated to help my fellow addict and alcoholic that is still suffering. I am living proof that recovery is possible,” Lapinski said.

needs while preserving our historic roots, but the County did a commendable job minimizing the impact to the historic district,” said Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D., former council member of Middletown. “This project has had a high standard for compromise since the beginning.” The matte black traffic signals are a common style used throughout New Jersey in upgraded historic district areas. The project also installed 1,261 linear feet of peanut stone to line the roadways, maintaining that old-fashioned feel. “Drivers and pedestrians are safer and happier and the historical roots still remain intact. It couldn’t have worked out better,” Scharfenberger added.

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Continued From Page 1 T he resolut ion not on ly set s t he township’s obligation at 895 affordable housing units, but it also provides the township time to come up with a compliant affordable housing plan and grants them immunity from builder’s remedy litigation. Every town in New Jersey is required to set aside a certain number of homes that are considered “affordable.” This settlement would be the latest update in litigation, which arose out of the State Supreme Court’s Mount Laurel IV case. The Mount Laurel cases stem back to 1975 with Mount Laurel I and Mount Laurel II (1983), which “declared that municipal land use regulations that prevent affordable housing opportunities for the poor are unconstitutional and ordered all New Jersey municipalities to plan, zone for, and take affirmative actions to provide realistic oppor t unities for their “fair share” of the region’s need for afford able housing for low and moderate-income people,” according to the Fair Share Housing Center. “The Township filed a declaratory judgment action…seeking a judicial declaration as to the Township’s fair share obligation – i.e. the number of additional affordable housing units it is required by law to have in the Township…The Fair Share Housing Center, a public interest group that focuses on affordable housing, intervened in our case, as it did in every other case filed in the state,” said Joseph Clark, township attorney. T h e Fa i r S h a r e Hou si ng C e nt e r (FSHC) was established in 1975, the same year as Mount Laurel I, and intervenes in affordable housing obligation cases, as an advocate for the Mount Laurel Doctrine and the rights of the poor against discriminatory or exclusionary housing practices, according to their website. The township’s housing obligation was determined at 895 units, which was calculated from Judge Mary Jacobson of Mercer County’s “fair share methodology,” established earlier this year to “determine the state-wide affordable housing fair share obligation, and the Region 4 fair share obligation, which includes Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties,” as stated in the resolution. This is also known as the “Jacobson Decision.” “The 895 units calculated under Judge Jacobson’s methodology is approximately 400 units fewer than what Fair Share’s expert calculated for Howell Township,” said Clark. “Because Howell has been proactive over the years in adding affordable housing units, many of the 895 have either already been built or are part of currently approved

projects, which lowers the number of units remaining to be built.” This 895 units is applied to Howell’s third round affordable housing obligation period which extends from 1999-2025. Why Settle? The settlement agreement is not only setting the township’s obligation at an amount lower than expected by Fair Share, but it is likely preventing the township and its taxpayers from costly trial, officials said. Clark said that if the town went to trial, it would do so on its own due to county stipulations. It would then require lengthy expert testimony and attorney expenses. “A trial would most likely take as long as the first trial in Mercer County - somewhere around 40 days,” he added. “In the end, it is highly unlikely that a municipality could convince a trial cou r t to aba ndon t he met hodolog y established by Judge Jacobson…and create its own,” said Clark. “Instead, it is probable that the (trial) judge would use the methodology created by Judge Jacobson, which means that the best the township could hope for, after having spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on the trial, might be a small reduction in the number of required affordable housing units.” And if the township were to lose, it might call for more affordable housing. Clark noted that this settlement gives the Township greater control over many aspects of the affordable housing plans, while avoiding litigation costs, which are also a burden on the taxpayer. While the resolution was approved unanimously by the council, the settlement agreement still awaits finalization and approval. Clark also stated that any settlement or plan for affordable housing must be presented and approved in Superior Court. The township currently has 12 projects, or 271 total affordable housing units, proposed and approved towards third round obligations that are built or still viable, according to township records. This amount, 271 units, represents actual units without any bonus credits being factored in, according to Clark. “Bonus credits are credits given to municipalities when certain types of units (for example age restricted units) are constructed as part of an affordable housing project. This means that instead of counting as just one unit, they may count as 1.33 units or even two units,” he explained. With bonus credits, Howell would be able to reach their obligation with compliance without building a full 895 units, as some count for more than just one credit. Howell currently has 568 out of 895 units, leaving it with 327 more units to construct before 2025, said Clark.

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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials From The Desk Of The

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday! I was happy to spend part of the holiday walking in the annual Ocean Grove Fourth of July Parade. As always, I had a great time walking the route and seeing everyone dressed in their best patriotic clothing while holding American flags. It is truly a wonderful parade and I

look forward to next year’s celebration! As everyone is aware, we have experienced hotter than normal weather lately. Heat wave or not, I always advise those who plan on spending time outdoors in the heat to be prepared. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. For those who are not able to be in a cool location, visit

Capitol Comments Senator Robert W. Singer 30th Legislative District, Serving Howell

TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean and Senator Robert Singer that would provide a streamlined reciprocity process for out-of-state professional and occupational

licensing for individuals displaced from a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Maria. “After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, our families saw the horrors of trying to rebuild or relocate their lives,” Kean (R-21st) stated.

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Chris Smith WASHI NGTON, D.C. – On the sideline of a fourday meeting of more than 300 lawmakers from 57 countries, Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th) led a meeting with lawmakers from the Russian Duma (parliament) to discuss what Smith called “highly contested human rights issues.” Smith, who heads the 13-member U.S. delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and is the co-chair of the U.S.

Helsinki Commission, said the Americans “reached out and sought dialogue” with the Russians in the “hope of changing, or at least beginning to mitigate a totally unacceptable status quo.” Pyotr Tolstoy, head of the Russian delegation, stated that the “Russian Federation is open to dialogue that is open and candid, just like in the 1980/90s” and highlighted the fact that a direct communication channel is needed between the two legislative bodies. Smith agreed and recalled past

Warm Weather A Time For County Projects

an air-conditioned mall or library to get relief from the hot weather. For those who are out in the heat, stay hydrated! It is important to drink water before thirst kicks in! While you’re keeping hydrated, don’t forget to take care of your pets, too! Lastly, don’t forget the sunscreen! Keeping with the topic of weather, our Department of Public Works and Engineering has been taking advantage of the warmer months by completing ongoing road projects throughout

the county. It is the time of year when weather permits many of these projects to get done. I ask for your patience while our crews are out there working and for all motorists to drive with caution while traveling around these construction projects. I am pleased to announce one project that was completed just a few years ago, the refurbished Bridge S-17 between Middletown and Red Bank, will soon be named the “Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge.” I made the motion

with the support of my fellow Freeholders at a recent meeting to rename the bridge after former Senator Kyrillos for several reasons. For those who do not know, former Senator Kyrillos helped secure an additional $7 million in funding that assisted the county in completing the bridge reconstruction in 2016. During his tenure, former Senator Kyrillos was an outstanding supporter of County infrastructure projects and we cannot thank him enough for his service

and commitment to Monmouth County residents. I look forward to honoring former Senator Kyrillos during a bridge dedication ceremony on the morning of Friday, July 27. I am certain we will be joined by many members of his family, friends, municipal leaders and colleagues who have had the honor of working alongside our friend. As always, it is an honor to serve as your Freeholder Director. Please stay safe and keep cool!

Families Need A Second Chance After A Natural Disaster

“Now, months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, New Jersey has opened its arms to families from places like Puerto Rico who are in search of a new life. By streamlining the reciprocity process for skilled workers, from the hardworking electrician to a compassionate doctor, we can help people to continue their careers for which they trained for in New Jersey.”

The bipartisan legislation, S-522/A-1531, would allow individuals with an out-of-state professional or occupational licensing, which matches New Jersey’s standards, the ability to apply for a new license in New Jersey. This bill removes difficulties that a person may encounter when attempting to provide the New Jersey licensing board records that have been affected by a natural

disaster. “There are many hurdles that families displaced by Hurricane Maria or other natural disasters have to overcome, but government red tape that prevents them from working should not be one of them,” Singer (R-30th) added. “We can create opportunity and a renewed start by implementing an easy process for natural disaster victims to apply for

new professional or occupational licenses in New Jersey. When fleeing tragedy, grabbing paperwork should not be a requirement for our doctors or teachers.” S-255/A-1531, also clarifies that out-of-state includes the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other territories of possessions of the United States

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meetings he attended in Moscow including during the time of perestroika before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Smith-led bilateral meeting comes eight days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and some of the issues discussed today were likely to be on the table at the Presidential summit. The lawmakers agreed on the importance of the presidential meeting and that the many problems and differences between the two countries cannot be solved solely by presidents in one meeting but that it is the beginning of all important

dialogue between the two super powers. A number of issues were discussed at the bilateral including Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, election interference, fake news, visa s , a dopt ion , trafficking, cyber attacks, terrorism, social media, and the shooting death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Smith said he pressed the Russians “for peace in Syria, unfettered safe access for humanitarian aid workers and accountability - prosecution of those who have committed war crimes.” On Ukraine, Smith said the “unlawful annexation of Crimea coupled with Russian military expansion into other

parts of Ukraine had led to enormous suffering and death. A durable cease-fire - agreed in the Minsk Agreement - and deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the region will save lives.” Smith, as the OSCE PA’s Special Representative for Trafficking Issues, raised the issue of sex trafficking in Russia - which received a Tier 3 rating, the lowest grade, in the latest U.S. annual Trafficking in Persons Report - commenting that “Russian women are suffering across the globe, including in the U.S.,” and that the U.S. Cong ress “wants to work with you in a transparent way to help Russian women.” Smith

authored the first resolution on combating human trafficking passed by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1999 and in 2000 wrote America’s landmark law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The successful meeting concluded with the two leaders of the delegations agreeing on the importance of dialogue. Smith stated “This was a fruitful conversation and dialogue” and Tolstoy concurred, “We’re convinced that democracy is dialogue and tr ust is the result of this dialogue despite the fake news and clichés, let’s keep moving forward.”

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY Letters To The Editor Remembering Different Good Old Days Gosh, the good old days sound nice. Leaving doors unlocked 24/7, having polite people hold the door, or apologizing when they bumped you. Of course, being only 72, I don’t remember leaving doors unlocked. Here’s what I do remember: I remember when a man who worked a forty-hour week had enough money that his wife could stay at home and raise the children. His union made sure that he got overtime pay for working more than a forty-hour week, health care (for himself and his family), healthy and safe working conditions, a two-week vacation every year, paid holidays, and a pension, even in a minimum wage job. I remember when a high school diploma was a guarantee of a job. I remember when those who went to college could work all summer to pay their tuition and have a part time job to pay living expenses. I remember when teenagers got jobs to buy luxuries like cars, instead of working to supplement the family income. I remember when men stayed with their families instead abandoning families. I remember when divorce was a rarity, instead of being 50 percent of all marriages. I remember when a Pres-

ident of the United States was elected by the majority of the people, instead of the electoral college. I remember when his wife was a lady, and the president’s children were not part of the administration. I remember when people would not vote for a man who has a record of groping women, or considered it his right, as sponsor, to walk into dressing rooms of unclad beauty contestants without knocking. I remember when no one would vote for a man who had dodged the draft, five times, in a time of war. I remember when a president did not spend 20 percent of his time playing golf and did not make a profit off those golfing trips by charging hotel fees, in his own hotels, for staffers and security people. I remember when infants were not ripped from their mothers’ arms and given up for adoption when their mothers were convicted for the “crime” of asking to be given refuge from criminal gangs in their country of origin. I remember when we gave political asylum to people, especially women and children, fleeing corr upt governments, dr ug lords, and rebels. I remember beer sales at the ball park stopped until the anthem fi nished. I remember when people, especially the president, knew the words. I remember when people had enough respect for the flag that they

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did not wear it as bikinis, tee shirts, caps, or pants. I remember when it was not flown on the wrong side of the pickup truck, or ragged, or dragging the ground, or used as a picnic blanket, beach towel, or advertising campaign. I remember when civics teachers were allowed to teach more of the Constitution than just the 2nd amendment, and only half of that. I remember when kids were allowed to know what their rights were. I remember when white supremacists were not allowed to spew their lies and hate. I remember when they held their rallies in the dark, with their faces covered, because decent people were ashamed of them. I remember when political correctness was just good manners, and name calling was bad manners. I remember when Congress members and Senators represented the people, not just rich donors, foreign interests, and the NRA. I remember when presidents gave up their own business interests to avoid conflict of interests. I remember when a Speaker of the House did not stall bills in committee but allowed them to come to the floor for a vote. I remember when congress did not start interminable wars. I remember when a Supreme Court nominee was allowed a hearing, even when he was not a right-wing republican. I remember when no politician ever proposed cuts to Social Security and VA. I remember when a president (Richard Nixon) tried to protect clean air and water. I remember when the Congress spent nearly $80 million on an investigation of whether the president had sex with a legal, consenting adult, unlike the groperin-chief, and members of his family and staff, who are being investigated for treason, five of whom have already pled guilty, while sixteen others have been indicted. I can remember when the smartest kid in Sky-

Letters To ofThe Editor pre-existing conditions. line School, Solana Beach California, was an illegal immigrant, who went on to become a math teacher. Today, she would have been deported, and all that talent would have been wasted. That same school and time went on to produce two nurses, one Marine KIA in Vietnam, three Vietnam veterans, one priest, a cop, and a plumbing contractor - all of whom came here illegally, but all of whom were decent, productive citizens. Not one of them became involved with drugs or gangs. In fact, there are more gang members who were born here, of American parents, than there are members who are immigrants, and even the that biggest of bogeymen, MS-13, was actually born in the USA (San Francisco). I remember when presidents did what was best for the country, not just what was best for the corporations that bought them. I remember when they sent young men off to war knowing what those young men were facing, because they had been there, not fivetime draft dodgers who hid behind daddy’s money. I remember presidents who had dignity, not buffoonery. I remember presidents who had strength instead of bluster, spoke truth instead of stupid lies, and made us proud before our allies and strong before our enemies. They relied on integrity, not useless walls. I remember when I was proud to be an American and proud to wear the uniform of the U.S. Army, a uniform that the present occupant of the White House was too chicken to wear. Myrna F. Arnold Whiting

First, They Came For The Health Care Before ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or nicknamed Obamacare) 52 million people were uninsurable because

Calling On Conservative Voters In November

62 percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. were medically related. The Trump Administration continues to unravel the ACA piece by piece. Next to go is protection for pre-existing conditions. Unable to repeal ACA, Trump utilized another tactic. Tucked inside his tax bill, the individual mandate was repealed. People had protested the mandate feeling they were paying for something they didn’t need. We should base our laws on facts, not feelings. The fact that the individual mandate was eradicated results in deconstructing financial support needed to keep ACA viable. In June, Trump began his attack on the pre-existing clause in the ACA. The Department of Justice followed by declaring it is now unconstitutional because the individual mandate has been removed. Have we so soon forgotten how expensive and how many fatalities ensued for Americans who had no health insurance? The ACA is popular because it provides protection for those who have pre-existing conditions. It provides essential health benefits which require insurers to cover; annual physicals, doctor services, in-patient and out-patient hospital care, prescription drugs, pregnancy, child birth, mental health and dental coverage for children. In place of ACA, Trump has proposed cheap, junk plans allowing companies to offer the insured virtually no coverage. Trump’s admitted line is that if you say a lie often enough people will soon believe it as truth. Stand up America! Protest! Trump and his cronies are working to remove another ACA benefit. They’ll stop at nothing.

League of Women Voters Lotte Scharfman is credited with coining the phrase, “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Scharfman, a refugee of Nazi Germany, was the League’s president until her death in 1970. She stated that in order for Democracy to “work” you have to participate, you cannot simply be an observer. As the saying goes Americans will cross an ocean to fight a war, but not cross the street to vote, a right that so many have shed their blood and tears. A low voter turnout is again predicted for this year’s November’s midterm elections. Being a no show at the polls is the same as surrendering your vote to a neighbor who may not share your values. If you are concerned with the direction of our government now is the time to vote for candidates that defend the police, law and order and family values and reject those that advocate to legalize recreational marijuana, open borders, sanctuary cities, drivers licenses for illegal aliens, taxpayer-funded tuition for undocumented immigrants, higher gas and sales tax, abortion on demand, disrespecting our flag and removing religion from our public discourse. Voter turnout decides elections. Go to the polls in November and vote for the lawmakers that will exercise fiscal discipline by lowering our highest in the nation property taxes and fully restore the Homestead credit, a benefit that the disabled and seniors on fixed income need to maintain and keep them in their homes.

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NJ CART MONMOUTH COUNTY – A County Animal Response Team (CART) is a group of volunteers and other entities, such as government agencies and the private sector, with resources and personnel to respond to animal issues in disasters. The CART is organized under each County Office of Emergency Management and is based on the principles for the Incident Command System developed by FEMA. The CART plans, collaborates, and trains with other responder entities to provide a coordinated disaster response. Monmouth County Animal Response Team’s mission is to provide community awareness of disaster planning and preparedness for the families of companion animals as well as large animal disaster preparedness; and to assist in emergency sheltering of companion animals during disasters. We operate under the direction of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer team. The team can be mobilized to provide pet friendly emergency sheltering in conjunction with general population and access and functional needs shelters. In the event of an emergency, residents and their pets should be prepared to take shelter with family and friends outside of the affected area. Information on “pet-friendly” co-shelters will be broadcasted through all available media outlets. The contact people are Christine Seminerio; CART leader; Mike Oppegaard, OEM Coordinator; and Eugene P. Hannafey, OEM Deputy Coordinator. They can be reached at 732-431-7400.

Officials Urge Boater Safety MONMOUTH COU NTY – Sheriff Golden not only wants beachgoers to take to the proper precautions in the water but boaters as well. Sheriff’s Officers along with our partner in law enforcement, New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau, will be out all summer long patrolling the shore areas in an effort to ensure safety and respond to critical water related incidents. As a reminder, it’s important to follow safe boating tips: • Check the weather conditions prior to departure • Have a checklist and follow it prior to departure • Operate at a safe speed, be aware of your surroundings, and stay clear of large vessels • Make sure there is more than one person who can handle operations of the boat and that all know how to swim. • Always wear a lifejacket and make sure your pets have one too. • Do not consume alcohol prior to or while out on a vessel. It is illegal to operate a boat with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher which could result in mandatory loss of boating and driving privileges.

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Freehold Officials Re-Open Park

FREEHOLD – Great things happening at Michael J. Tighe Park! Freehold Township Committee members started the morning of July 2 off with a ribbon

–Photo courtesy Freehold Township cutting for the re-opening of C-Rock Playground and continued the day by celebrating with the summer camp for Freedom Fest 2018.

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• Hair Services (Including hair extensions) –Photo courtesy Howell Police HOWELL – Howell police supervisors attended the Las Vegas Harvest music festival active shooter debrief hosted by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and presented by the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation. This is part of our ongoing education to further enhance our operational and investigative capabilities.

Caregiver Volunteers Of Central Jersey & Comfort Keepers Work At Reducing Loneliness SHREWSBURY – Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey is pleased to announce an exciting and innovative strategic partnership between their in-home visiting therapy dog program Caregiver Canines and Comfort Keepers In Home Senior Care located in Shrewsbury, NJ. Caregiver Canines is a free program which matches seniors, those with dementia and their caregivers for weekly visits with therapy dogs and volunteers in the comfort of their own homes. These visits have been found to reduce loneliness and senior isolation and provide great health benefits to those visited. Comfort Keepers provides compassionate, professional care to seniors and other adults in areas of Red Bank, Monmouth, and Northern Ocean County. Their trained caregivers offer a wide variety of services designed to help individuals live as independently as they wish, right in the comfort of their own home. “With a similar commitment to helping our older community members remain independent we thought it would be a wonderful idea to partner with Comfort Keepers to match our volunteers and therapy dogs to their dog loving clients,” said

Lynette Whiteman, CVCJ Executive Director. “As we age, sometimes there are physical or financial barriers to owning your own dog and that brings a lot of heartache. I have witnessed firsthand how much happiness these weekly visits bring and how great friendships develop with our volunteers. We appreciate this opportunity to reach even more individuals and caregivers.” “I am excited to be supporting Caregiver Canines. My company services seniors on a daily basis and we know first- hand about the effects of isolation of not only the patient but also the caregivers themselves. Many of our clients are no longer able to own and care for their own pets and Caregiver Canines is able to fill this void. We are so lucky to be able to work with this wonderful organization,” said Jim Winn, owner of Comfort Keepers of Shrewsbury. For more information about Caregiver Canines, please call 732-505-2273 or visit You can also find them on Facebook – Caregiver Canines. For more information about Comfort Keepers call 732-530-3636 or visit comfortkeeperscom/ centraljersey.

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Mrs. O’Leary’s class was dedicated throughout the year and held several fundraisers. We are very grateful for the continued support to our K-9s. Money raised in the past has gone to purchasing a bullet proof vest for our K-9s to help keep them out of harm’s way.

Freehold Township Day

FREEHOLD – Freehold Township, in partnership with the Veteran’s Community Alliance invites you to enjoy a Fun Filled Family Day while honoring our military on July 14 from 4-11 p.m. This is a free event including kids rides, teen area with rides

and DJ, The Phil Engel Band and Big Bang Baby on the main stage, Don’t Forget the Vets Car Show, Cornhole Tournament, both food and regular vendors and Fireworks at Dusk. Bring Lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the day at Michael J. Tighe Park.

Master Plan Subcommittee Meeting Rescheduled

HOWELL – Please be advised that the Master Plan Subcommittee meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2018 will be held on August 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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–Photos courtesy Freehold Township FREEHOLD – The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Committee attended the Freehold Township Meeting on June 25, 2018 to present their “Healthy Town to Watch” Award that they received from The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and have it recognized by the Township Committee. Freehold Township commend the Mayor’s Wellness volunteers for their hard work and thank them for keeping our town safe and healthy.”

Blood Drive & Document Shred Event

FREEHOLD – Join First Financial Federal Credit Union for a blood drive and document shred event on August 4. • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Central Jersey Blood Center Blood Drive • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Planet Shred Records Management Shred Truck Requirements for donating blood: • Donors must present photo or signature ID • Donors must drink water and eat a full meal before donating • Donors must be healthy & weigh at least 120 lbs. • Donors must be 16 years of age (with parental consent) or older

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What can be shredded: Mixed office paper Papers with staples or paperclips Papers with small binder clips or rubber bands What cannot be shredded: • Magazines and newspapers • Hardcover books and 3-ring binders • X-rays and MRI’s • Wet, damp or mildewed paper. There is a limit of five boxes/bags per person. All of the material will be recycled. Shred Event is open to members and non-members. If the shred truck reaches 9,500 lbs. of paper before 12 p.m., the shredding portion of the event may end earlier.

Monmouth County 4-H TEEN CERT Training

MONMOUTH COU NTY – Sheriff Golden is pleased to be partnering with the Monmouth County 4-H TEEN (Community Emergency Response Team) CERT Training being held July 31 - August 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MCSONJ, 2500 Kozloski Rd., Freehold. This outstanding youth preparedness program will provide critical support to our overall public safety mission and offer

opportunities for teens to become involved in the community while providing valuable life experience and possible career direction. The training consists of approximately 22 hours and covers basic medical aid, light search and rescue, firefighting, CERT organization, disaster preparedness and disaster psychology. For more information visit the MCSONJ website to register.

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By Kimberly Bosco FREEHOLD – Monmouth County officials urge residents to keep plastic bags out of recycling, and put recyclables in curbside containers. “By correctly recycling, we save the county money and protect the environment from additional landfill space,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “We want to

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make sure all Monmouth County residents are informed of the correct practices and that they are recycling as much as possible.” Residents should reuse plastic bags as much as possible or take them to a local retailer where they can be recycled. “We are finding that many residents are either lining their recycling containers with large bags or placing their recycling into

plastic bags and then into the recycling containers,” said Metzger. “Consequently, the recycling is not getting picked up in many municipalities because it is not disposed of properly.” The following items must be recycled: • Glass bottles and jars • Metal cans: aluminum, tin or bimetal or non-hazardous aerosol cans

Plastic bottles: Only types with pourable neck smaller than body, such as soda, water or detergent bottles. • Paper, cardboard, junk mail, newspapers, magazines • Don’t forget to empty and rinse these materials before recycling. The following items should not be put in recycling: • Plastic bags of any kind • Margarine, yogurt, food storage/takeout plastics or diaper wipe containers • Aluminum foil, plates, trays or cookware or any metal scrap • Lightbulbs, ceramic dishes, glassware or windows • Lids or caps • Leaves or grass clippings • Any paper or cardboard that has been used such as napkins or pizza boxes For more information on recycling do’s and dont’s, see the Monmouth County Resident’s Recycling Guide at visitmonmouth. com or contact the Recycling Department at 732-683-8686. ext. 6721 or 8967.

Howell Officer Retires HOWELL – On July 1, Cpl. Kevin Steinard officially retired and was given his last call ceremony. Officers, administrative assistants, telecommunicators and court personnel greeted Cpl. Steinard as he finished his last day in uniform. Cpl. Steinard began his career in 1989 as a police officer in Manchester. In 1990, he transferred to Howell Police. For the next 28 years, Cpl. Steinard served with professionalism and pride. He was a strong supporter of the Police Athletic League and Explorer Program. He was a field training officer, member of the Howell SWAT team, Honor Guard and a long time school resource officer in both the elementary and high school districts. “As a police explorer, I had the opportunity to go on ride-alongs with then Patrolman Steinard. His calm demeanor, professional conduct and knowledge of the job was always remarkable. He is the perfect example of a police officer. Being able to thank him and be part of his last day will always be a highlight in my tenure as chief,” stated Chief Kudrick in a social media post. The officers and staff of the Howell Police Department wish Cpl. Steinard a happy and healthy retirement.

James P. Allaire’s Birthday & Guild Day

WALL – Join The Historic Village at Allaire to celebrate our founder, James P. Allaire’s birthday on Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy cake, music, and entertainment throughout the village and our historic buildings. All our guilds will be represented and demonstrating their crafts throughout the day. Admission is free for this event, but there is a $5 per car parking fee in effect.

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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

Amazing Facts About Nightmares and Dreaming By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Sleeping is one of the great pleasures in life, unless you have bad dreams or nightmares. Then it’s pure misery. Most of us do dream while sleeping, we just don’t remember it. Luckily, a man named Larry Page remembered his dream. He was a computer scientists and he woke up from a dream when he was 23 wondering if there was a way to ‘download the web’ and rank webpages by inbound links. He went on to become a co-founder of Google! Page’s net worth according to Forbes is 52 billion dollars. Talk about making money when you sleep! So why can’t you remember your dreams? Our brains are trained to forget non-essential facts and the truth is, most of our dreams aren’t that unique. But I bet you do wake up and recall the bizarre scary dreams, don’t you? This is because your brain finds it more “essential” to remember these strange or scary images. They stand out. Here are some other little known facts about dreaming that you may be interested in. By the way, if you’d like a longer version of this article, it’s at my website. If you lost sight later in life, you can like still see images in your dreams and dream visually like when you had your eyesight. Those folks who were born with blindness may not see in pictures but can still dream and experience sounds, touch sensations and emotions during their dream state. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), several brain regions are involved including the amygdala where dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play a role. PTSD nightmares may occur with or without REM sleep.

If you have asthma, for some reason, you are also more prone to nightmares. The bad dreams can intensify with many treatments, including montelukast. Heartburn medications such as ranitidine and famotidine used to treat heartburn can sometimes induce vivid dreams and nightmares. So can allergy drugs like diphenhydramine. Blood pressure pills interfere with sleep. This category has well-documented evidence to show how they trigger nightmares and this side effect alone often causes people to seek other treatments. If you grew up with black and white TVs, most of your dreams occur in black and white. Anxiety is the most common emotion during dreams. You might experience it as falling, flying or feeling unprepared or humiliated in your dream. Dogs dream. You will often hear them whimper or see their paws twitching. More than likely they are running in their dreams. Sleeping pills can and often due induce vivid dreaming and nightmares. Withdrawal from these medications can also induce higher dreaming and/or nightmares for a period of time. Antidepressants such as fluoxetine and paroxetine increase serotonin and may trigger intense or disturbing dreams that seem to go on all night. Some sleep supplements containing melatonin might trigger unpleasant or bizarre dreams. If that happens, take a break from the melatonin because the dose might be too high. Remember, you make this sleep hormone yourself so supplementing has an additive effect.

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Monmouth County Freeholder Establishing Faith-Based Initiative

FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently passed a resolution to establish the Monmouth County Faith-Based Initiative to identify and bring together, in a collaborative way, the services and resources offered by faith-based or other non-governmental organizations to help County residents in

need. The initiative will be modeled after a similar, highly successful program undertaken in Middletown – the Middletown FaithBased Initiative, which was implemented to provide services and assistance to residents without impacting municipal finances. “Our country, since its inception, has relied

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heavily on the resources of faith-based and charitable service organizations to help care for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals of our society,” said Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D. “As state and county budgets continue to tighten, it is important to identify creative ways to save taxpayer dollars without compromising ser-

vices that people need. The least we can do as elected officials is step in to help expand services through partnerships and lend our county’s support wherever possible.” The goal of the resolution is to take steps to promote collaboration between these organizations and the County to conduct an inventory review of the resources and services available throughout the county to help better organize assistance efforts; review County resources and services to find where collaboration can be leveraged to reach more people in need; develop a system to connect residents in need with faith-based institutions or organizations that can help them; develop an “App” for residents so they can easily fi nd information and resources; and identify programs for philanthropic support. “The lessons we learned at the municipal level, in Middletown, will help us formulate what we need to do at the county level,” Scharfenberger continued. “We all benefit when we lessen the need of individuals to depend on government for what can be obtained through the efforts of the private sector.” According to Father Luigi of the Ecumenical Missionary Fathers located in St. Augustine’s Monastery in Belford, “Partnering with Middletown has allowed us to reach those most in need of our services and alert the residents that we are here and willing to help those who may be struggling with hunger or help the parents and families of those fighting opioid addiction.” An advisory committee will be established and stakeholder meetings will take place in the next months to jump start this initiative. Updates will be posted to the County’s website at

Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School

FREEHOLD – It is almost that time again…Vacation Bible School! Mark your family calendar for July 16-20, and join The Abundant Life Church of God for this spectacular free event! Children age 3 and potty-trained - grade 5, are invited to venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Interactive decorations and experiences will anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Registering for Vacation Bible School includes the 5 days listed below and begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.: • July 16 - 5:30-8:30pm • July 17 - 5:30-8:30pm • July 18 - 5:30-8:30pm • July 19 - 5:30-8:30pm • July 20 - 5:30-8:30pm Registration for the event is entirely free and the first 25 registrants will receive a complimentary Shipwrecked T-Shirt. If you have any questions, call 732-4092923 and ask to speak with our Student Ministries Pastor, Savoia Buntin.

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By Michael J. Deem of R.C. Shea and Associates A significant percentage of the motor vehicles that travel though our community are either uninsured or underinsured. To protect against the harms and losses caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists, automobile insurance companies are obligated by law to provide uninsured motorist (UM) coverage to those motorists who purchase Standard policies. Although underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is not mandatory, typically they are sold hand-in-hand with UM endorsements and are found in virtually all Standard automobile insurance policies in New Jersey. As the name suggests, UM /UIM coverage is that element of an insured’s own policy of insurance under which he or his family may be compensated for injuries and losses suffered at the hands of an uninsured or underinsured motorist. This coverage also applies when you are injured as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle. UM/UIM insurance is very inexpensive yet very important. It is designed to protect you and your family. For in-

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Monmouth County Fair Hosts Old-Fashioned Pie Eating Contest

By Kimberly Bosco FREEHOLD – Celebrate the last day of the Monmouth County Fair with as much pie as you can eat! The fair will host a pie-eating contest on July 29, with pies donated by Wemrock Orchards. Children 12 and under will compete at 1 p.m. and ages 13 and up at 1:15 p.m. If you are interested, register inside the Home &

Garden tent starting at 11 a.m. Fair hours: • July 25-27, 5-11 p.m. • July 28, 3-11 p.m. • July 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $8 per person; children 12 and under are free. For more information about the Fair, visit MonmouthCountyFair. com, or call 732-842-4000.

Universal African Festival

ASBURY PARK – The Universal African Festival is an annual celebration of heritage, culture and history. The festival provides a variety of events and family activities. Attendees can watch and listen to an array of live musical vibes, spoken word, and other cultural performances from local and traveling artists at the festival. Unsung heroes will be honored, and college scholarships are awarded to students

from the community. The UAF Market place features a kid’s creativity cafe, face painting, cultural face adorning, henna artists, clothing, textile vendors, jewelry makers, visual artists and a host of culinary artists providing tasty and refreshing food for the soul including vegan foods. This event will be held on August 4, 2018 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Springwood Park, 126 Atkins Avenue, Asbury Park.

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Help Wanted Kitchen/Wait Staff Needed - Apply online at or in person at Magnolia Gardens 1935 Route 9, Toms River. For more info call 732-557-6500 or email (31) Home Health Care Company Now Hiring RN’s, LPN’s and CHHA in Ocean & Monmouth Counties! Flexible scheduling. Work in your community. Weekly pay. Career advancement. Comprehensive benefits. Call 732-505-8000 today. (t/n) Aluminum Installer to build Sunrooms - and screenrooms in Ocean County. 5 years experience minimum. Will not train. Call Porch King 609-607-0008. (t/n) The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River - Is hiring for multiple full time and part time positions! We provide a warm, loving environment for children ages from 6 weeks to 6 years. We are looking for fun, energetic teachers. Must be available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30am-6pm. Looking to hire immediately. Salary based on experience. Benefits include Paid time off, 401K, and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about our available positions or to set up an interview call 732-363-5530 or email your resume to The Ocean County Child Assault Prevention Project - Is looking for people to help empower children to be safe from abuse, bullying and violence. Work part-time presenting workshops to children and adults in schools throughout our county. Training starts soon! Call the Ocean County CAP coordinator for an interview @ 732-270-0056. visit njcap. org for additional information. (32) CHHA/CMA Clinical Services - The Pines is currently looking for a Full Time Certified Home Health Aide (w CMA license) to work in our in-house clinic. This individual will be responsible for providing care to independent living residents including assisting with bathing, dressing, and getting meals. In addition, this position will assist the clinical nurse with general administrative responsibilities. Hours of the position are 3-11, including every other weekend. 2 years of CHHA experience required. Certified Medication Aide license preferred. Full Time positions offer competitive rate (based on experience), and excellent benefits including health, dental, life, Paid Time Off and 401(K) with generous match after 1 year. Apply in Person to: The Pines, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759 or email resume to (30


Landscape Services - Clean ups, dethatching, mulch & stone beds trimming, planting, & tearouts & more Call with needs 732-678-8681. (19)

COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, flatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n)

Job Fair - July 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Immediate Interviews - Food Service: PT Waitstaff, Dietary Aides, and Utility Aides(Day and evening shifts)Light refreshments will be served! We have openings for caring, hardworking individuals looking to make a difference in our community Stop in and see what a great place this is to work! If you are unable to make the job fair, email resume to or apply in person to: The Pines at Whiting 509 Route 530 Whiting, NJ 08759 – 732-849-2047 EOE. (30)

CASH, CASH, CASH! - Instant cash paid for junk cars, trucks, vans. Free removal of any metal items. Discount towing. Call Dano 732-239-3949. (t/n)

Part Time Helper - 8hrs per week in Jackson wire forming shop. Leave message with good time to return call. 732-928-4605. (30)

Gardening Summer Services – Deep water to protect plants, plant care, maintenance, shrub beds trim, fertilize. Experienced - reasonable prices. Richard 732-232-8144. (30)

CASH PAID!! - LP records, stereos, turntables, musical instruments, guitar, saxophone, cassettes, reel tapes, music related items. Come to you. 732-804-8115. (35)

Experienced Landscaper - Who has experience in all areas of residential landscaping. 30-40 hours a week. No lawn cutting. Own transportation. Brick 732-678-7584. (t/n)

Bobs Waterproofing - Basement and crawlspace waterproofing. Mold testing, removal and prevention. Family owned. Fully licensed and insured. Call Bob 732-616-5007. (t/n)

U s e d G u n s Wa n t e d - A l l types: collectibles, military, etc. Call 917-681-6809. (t/n)

PQ Painting & Home Improvement Services - Over 5 decades of service in NJ. Visit us online at See our 2018 specials on our website. Winner of Angie’s List Super Service Award. Free estimates, reasonable rates, fully licensed and insured NJ Lic #13VH06752800. Call 732500-3063 or 609-356-2444. (t/n)

Services Painting - By neat, meticulous craftsman who will beat any written estimate. Interior/exterior. Free estimate. Fully insured. 732506-7787, 646-643-7678. (28) Computer Tutoring for Seniors – Retired, “Microsoft Certified” instructor. Very Reasonable rates. Very patient with slow learners. I’ll teach you in the comfort of your home on your computer. I can trouble shoot your slow computer! I also teach iPhone and iPad. I set up new computers at less than half the price the retailers charge. Windows 10 specialist. I can also build a beautiful small business website at a fraction of the going rates. Special Projects always welcome! Tony 732-997-8192. (t/n) All in 1 General Contracting/Handyman Services - All phases of interior and exterior repair,improvments, renovation. From A-Z, big or small, we do it all. Call Clark 732-850-5060. Lic #13VH06203500. (30) Roofing Etc. - Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Repairs and discounted new installations. Prompt service. Insured. NJ license #13HV01888400. Special spring discounts. Call Joe Wingate 551-804-7391. (27)



All Around Yard And Home Maintenance – Outdoor, indoor work done to your satisfaction. Cleaning, home repairs, yard upgrades, etc. References upon request. Very diligent. Fair estimates. Eddie Zsoka 732-608-4781. (31)

Car Service - 24/7. Doctors, shopping, airports, hospitals, cruise, shops, Atlantic City, family functions, NYC accomodations for large groups. Call for reasonable rates. Kerry 732-606-2725. (32)

Electrician - Licensed/Insured. Will do the jobs the big guys don’t want. Free estimates, senior discount. Call Bob 732608-7702. LIC #12170. (40) Joan’s Dog Training - Certified trainer, insured, experienced. References available. Private in home sessions, behavior issues addressed. Gentle methods. Call 908-759-1196. (31) Nor’easter Painting and Staining, LLC - Interior and exterior. Decks, powerwashing. Affordable. Senior discounts. References. No job too small. Fully insured. 732-691-0123. Lic #13VH09460600. (29) Masonry - 38+yrs experience, small to medium size jobs. Brick replacement, brick pointing, concrete repair and refacing stucco, block, concrete repair and refacing. All kinds of home improvement. Leah Masonry Lic#13VH10059500. (33)

The Original Family Fence A fully licensed and insured company in Ocean County has specialized in unique fence repairs and installations around the Garden State for over 35 years. We want your gate repairs, sectional repairs, and new installation inquiries! No job is too small for us to tend to in a day’s time. Call us today for your free estimate You might just be surprised with what is possible. NJ LIC: 13VH09125800. Phone 732773-3933, 732-674-6644. (37) Super Natural Painting - Interior, exterior, custom painting, powerwashing. 20 years experience. Free estimates. Honest, dependable. D.P. 848992-4108. References available. (32) Need A Ride - Airports, cruise, A.C., doctors. Save $$$. Senior discounts. Tom. Save ad. 551-427-0227. (40) Clean-Outs - Rooms, attics and garages. Call Dominick at 732-3505605 or 732-642-0211. (31)


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Spotlight On Business

The Ocean County Fair

Peace of Mind and Heart Before, During and Beyond Timothy E. Ryan Owner/Senior Director N.J. Lic. No. 3103

Serving Ocean County for Over 50 Years “I have always believed that funeral service was a vocation and not simply a career.” - Tim Ryan

Summer time is Fair time! Make family memories at the Ocean County Fair July 11th thru 15th. 4H animals and exhibits, displays and demonstrations. Come see the museum quality fossil display from Dinosaur Rock. Pan for gold and gemstones. Marvelous Mutts will be showcasing their agility and diving skills. Pig races, chainsaw carver performances and pony rides are always lots of fun. We have horse shows Friday and Saturday nights. ATVs and dirt bikers will display their riding skills. Try your hand with the Remote Control (RC) trucks show off your speed and skills. Watch the baby chicks and duckling hatch in front of your eyes. Carnival rides and games for all ages, all week, with Thursday and Sunday special one price Wristband for unlimited rides. Walk through the vendor tents, get information about several County services and speak with staff.

County Park’s department displays will entertain and inform you about tick and mosquito prevention and control. Food, Food and more Food, Ice Cream too. Music and entertainment under the big tent nightly with Scott DeCarlo, After the Reign, RB Express, Kaotic Control, Simply Three Band and Dr Steven Michaels comedy hypnosis. Ocean County Fair is owned and organized by the volunteers of the Ocean County Board of Agriculture. We are grateful for all the supports we get from the County Parks department, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sheriff’s Department, Department of Tourism and all the 4Her and their families. So come on out to the Ocean County Fair July 11th -15th at the Robert J Miller Airpark Berkeley Route 530 and Mule Rd. Admission is $8 with Children and parking free. www.


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By Kimberly Bosco FREEHOLD – Don’t miss live music at the Monmouth County Fair on July 25-29 at East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road! The fair will kick off with the primal, tribal vibe of the Moroccan Sheepherders on Wednesday, July 25 at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. On July 26, The Chuck Lambert Band is up at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to show off their signature electric blues. Then on July 27, Musicians on a Mission, will continue the blues theme at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Musicians on a Mission is made up of performers dedicated to raising awareness and funds for local charitable organizations. The Jimmy Buffet and Friends Tribute Band will perform covers of famous hits on

Saturday, July 28 at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The last day of the Fair, Sunday, July 29, brings the lively sounds of the ViRAGO Music Celtic Trio to the stage at 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Not only will the fair host live music, but there will be some gret live entertainment, including Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Mutts Gone Nuts, Hell on Wheels, Wheel of Destiny, and others. The fairs hours: • July 25-27, 5-11 p.m. • July 28, 3-11 p.m. • July 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. Children age 12 and under are free. For more information about the Fair, visit, or call 732842-4000.

VFW Picnic

BAYVILLE – Come out to the VFW on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville for the Cpl. William H. Smith Detachment 667 Picnic on August 18 from 12-5:30 p.m. There will be hot dogs, burgers, sausage and peppers, potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad, beer, soda, wine,

watermelon, coffee and tea. The cost is a $12 donation. Children under 12 are free. Open to the public! For more information, call Bob Meola at 732-674-7504, Bill Pivarnick at 848-240-3515, or Chuck Swiers at 973864-0964.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of july 7 - JUly 13 By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may begin the week with extra energy and a willingness to explore uncharted waters and new relationships. Outside influences can’t rock a rock-solid relationship based on mutual trust. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Love fits you like a glove. Your interest in the world around may attract people from diverse backgrounds, but you may attract that special someone you have been looking for as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you perform a job well, you expect to enjoy recognition and adequate compensation. Your efforts might be rewarded with more responsibilities and more tasks this week. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Whether it is a pat on the back or a foot in the door use warmth and assertiveness to your advantage this week. Get plenty of exercise and stay fit especially if you work at a desk all day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nobody remembers people who just go through the motions. The person who goes the extra mile for perfection wins praise. Don’t be shy about showing off your abilities and skills this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Welcome exciting new ideas and talented people into your life in the week ahead. A chance meeting may bring you face-to-face with an ex-

tremely attractive or highly popular person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Loyalty as well as patriotism may be tested in the week ahead. An exciting schedule of social activities may extend your network of contacts and friends. You may face the unexpected. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use your social skills to put others at ease. Share your enthusiasms, hopes, and wishes with those you hold near and dear. This could be a good week to solidify key relationships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change of plans is not necessarily an obstacle to achieving your ambitions this week. There could be something going on behind the scenes that help you come out ahead financially. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your ambitious work ethic may win the notice of those in charge as this week unfolds. At the same time, your newfound success may spark a touch of envy in some colleagues. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t give up too soon. Success may follow a series of failures. The faster you get preliminary mistakes and errors out of the way this week, the sooner you can enjoy the rewards. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may not need to look far to receive the encouragement and support to get ahead. An adventure could await you if you stray from the beaten path in the upcoming week.


wolfgang puck’s kitchen Bunless Burgers: A Healthy Twist On A Summertime Favorite By Wolfgang Puck TURKEY BURGERS IN GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM “BUNS” Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds (750 g) coarsely ground turkey 4 to 8 cloves Roasted Garlic (recipe follows), mashed with a fork 2 tablespoons fi nely chopped Italian parsley 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8 large similarly sized portobello mushrooms, stems removed 4 thin slices provolone cheese 2 fi rm but ripe medium-sized tomatoes, cut crosswise to yield 4 slices about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick Good-quality dill pickle chips Preheat an outdoor grill, an indoor grill or a broiler. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, roasted garlic to taste, parsley, 4 teaspoons olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into four equal burger patties, each about a 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick. When the grill or broiler is hot, brush the burger patties and mushroom caps on both sides with olive oil. Season the mushroom caps with salt and pepper. Grill or broil the burgers and mushroom caps until the burgers are nicely browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side, and the mushrooms are golden, turning everything only once. About halfway through cooking the burgers on the second side, top

each one with a slice of provolone. When the mushrooms are done, place half of them rounded side down on a platter or individual serving plates. Nestle a burger patty inside each of the mushroom caps and top them with tomato slices and pickle chips to taste. Top with the remaining mushrooms, rounded sides up. Secure each burger with a wooden sandwich pick and serve immediately. ROASTED GARLIC Makes about 1/2 cup (125 mL) 2 garlic heads Kosher salt Extra-virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp (preferably serrated) knife, cut off enough of the top of each garlic head to expose the cloves. Place the heads in the center of a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Season with salt. Drizzle well with oil and turn the garlic heads to coat them evenly. Securely close up the foil around the garlic. Place the foil package in the oven and roast the garlic until the heads feel very tender when the package is carefully squeezed, protecting your hand with a folder kitchen towel or oven glove, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven. Set the package aside until it is cool enough to handle but still warm; or, if not using immediately, set aside to cool completely. Squeeze out the roasted garlic pulp by hand; or use a small spoon or table knife to scoop it out. Use immediately, or transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until needed.

(Chef Wolfgang Puck’s TV series,“Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class,” airs Sundays on the Food Network. Also, his latest cookbook, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy,” is now available in bookstores. Write Wolfgang Puck in care of Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207) © 2018 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.



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