- Category: Monmouth County
ASBURY PARK, NJ - For the first time ever attendees of Asbury Park’s Jersey Pride festival will see an alternative to the Democratic Party. This year the Reform Party will be on hand for the festivities, bringing a message of fiscal responsibility to the state’s largest LGBT festival, held at the Jersey Shore’s legendary gay resort.
The Reform Party, founded by supporters of Texas billionaire turned presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, has long addressed pertinent issues that the two major parties have ignored. The party has been vocally critical of NAFTA and the WTO, while demanding that term limits be instated on members of Congress.
With many activists feeling betrayed by the Democratic Party’s failure to champion marriage equality, and equally disenfranchised by the astonishingly high taxes that plague New Jersey, this year is a prime example to spread the message of fiscal responsibility, government accountability, and citizen involvement that the Reform Party is so well known for!
While the original New Jersey Reform Party (which once ran legendary rocker Pat DiNizio for Senate) was dissolved in the early 2000s, a group of dedicated activists have revived the once influential entity.
National Chairman David Collison urges voters to consider the newly re-organized Reform Party as an alternative to the two major parties:
“After over 15 years, the major parties have still not faced the reality that their stances and policies are neither viable nor appealing to the majority of Americans.I fully expect us to run local and state candidates in 2012 and to show a clear growth in both membership and influence in many states. Watch our ballot access for the proof!”
The Reform Party will be present at the Jersey Pride festival, June 6th, 2010. Our information booth will be located on the fairgrounds, just steps from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and newly rejuvenated boardwalk.
- Category: News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Highlands Boro Library will have a Grand Opening this Saturday June 5 2010 at noon. The Library is located in the towns’ Community Center on Snug Harbor Ave. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and refreshments will be served.
All are invited to the ceremony.
Highlands has not had a library for almost 15 years. Residents had to travel out of town to Sea Bright, Atlantic Highlands or further to be able to borrow books. Library Committee Chairperson Tara Ryan asked the Highlands Council to re-instate the library for over 13 years. When Mayor Anna Little took office she created the Library Committee to research options. Because of reduced budgets and cutbacks, the committee decided to return to the original library space in the Community Center. The Boro Council passed a resolution on April 21, and the volunteer committee under the direction of Mary Muller took swift action. They met 3x per week to cull and up-date the collection. The books were coded, labeled and shelved. The room is re-newed also. ALL work was done by volunteers, and the library will be run by volunteers. There will be no additional costs to the public to open this Boro Library.
The library is sharing space with other groups using the meeting room. Summer hours are Mon. 1:30-4, Thurs. 3-7 and Sat. 10-1. Membership in the Boro Library is free; residents must show proof of address when they apply.
- Category: News
Area Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parades
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Highlands: Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. from Huddy Park, Route: Bay Avenue ends at Veterans Memorial Park. Sponsored by American Legion Twilight Post.
Keyport: Parade starts at noon on Broad St. Route: Turns left on Broad Street and ends at Fireman's Park on West Front St. American Legion and VFW units will lead.
Union Beach: Parade starts at 1:00 p.m. from Soccer Field behind Borough Hall, 650 Poole Avenue. American Legion Post No. 321 will host.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Matawan: Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clement's Church parking lot. Route: Main St. to Memorial Park.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Atlantic Highlands: Starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Harbor. Route: Along First Avenue to the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, left on E. Washington Ave, right on Third Ave, Right on E. Lincoln, Right on First Ave and end at Veteran's Memorial Park. A new monument will be dedicated by the C. Eugene Allen American Legion Post 141.
Fair Haven: Parade starts at 9:00 a.m. at Knollwood School, Route: Ceremony at Fair Haven Firehouse and parade continues to Memorial Park, River and Fair Haven roads for a ceremony.
Hazlet: A ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Union Ave., Sponsored by Hazlet Recreation Commission.
Holmdel: A ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, Memorial Circle, sponsored by Holmdel VFW Post 5918
Little Silver: Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. at Parker Avenue. Route: Willow Drive to Borough Hall, 480 Prospect Ave. Ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
Middletown: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Route: Leonardville Rd. to Appleton Ave. to Center Ave. to Brevent Ave. Turn right onto Highland Ave.; left on Leonard Avenue and right on Viola Ave. to the American Legion Post 338 on Route 36. Parade scheduled to end about 11:30 a.m. The annual parade is held in cooperation with Middletown Township.
Monmouth Beach: Ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Monmouth Beach Firehouse, 24 Beach Road.
Red Bank: Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Veteran's Monument, 51 Monmouth St.
Rumson: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Route: East on Blackpoint Road to River Road, turn left on River Road and proceed to Victory Park. Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
Sea Bright: Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Sea Bright Fire House, Ocean Avenue.
West Long Branch: Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at West Long Branch Community Center.
- Category: News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - When it comes to school budget cuts, music is among the first to go. This is of great concern to performing artists everywhere. The Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society started a program 5 years ago to help support vocal music in our schools. The Barbershop Festival of Harmony for 4th Graders is a cooperative program between Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School and the Red Bank Area Chapter.
In May, a barbershop quartet visited the 4th grade music class at both schools and demonstrated harmony and sang a few songs to the students.
The Matinee Idles Barbershop Chorus performs for students at Highlands Elementary School.
On Monday, Atlantic Highlands students were bussed to Highlands Elementary for the annual concert. The program began with the students performing songs, a cappella, or without accompaniment, from songbooks entitled Keep America Singing. The books were purchased by the Red Bank Chapter 5 years ago for both schools. The children sang songs like, I Love the Mountains, I Got Rhythm, My Favorite Things, What a Wonderful World and You Are My Sunshine at the performance.
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HIGHLANDS, NJ - Kathryn Fedina has resigned as Superintendent/Principal of Henry Hudson Regional School.
The school board on Wednesday accepted her resignation effective June 30.
The board also accepted the resignation of its board secretary Katherine McDonald and the school's substance abuse awareness coordinator, Karen Van Natten. Both will be leaving early next year.
Fedina's salary is $129,323 and McDonald's salary is $122,623. Fedina has been the superintendent of the school since 2001.
Fedina noted only that there were "other opportunities."
In other business, the board voted in favor of a resolution to trim the 2010-2011 budget of $10,134,452 by $290,000. The budget was defeated by voters in Atlantic Highlands and Highlands.