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TODAY – Senator Beck held a rally against a proposed gas tax increase this past Tuesday, June 14th, at 5:00PM located at the Freehold Gulf gas station, 376 Stillwell’s Corner Road, Freehold, NJ across the street from the Freehold Township Municipal Building

pumping-gas2-625The rally is held to promote her petition in opposition to a 22 cents a gallon gas tax increase.

More information and Petition can be found at www.nogastaxnj.com.

Help Jennifer Beck help us.

See your neighbors supporting Senator Beck at: www.facebook.com/jenbecknj


BECK’S COMMENTS AT RALLY TO OPPOSE GAS TAX INCREASE at reported by New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

“We’ve already had thousands of people sign our ‘No Gas Tax Increase’ petition online, but we need to do more to demonstrate the massive opposition to higher gas taxes,” said Beck. “Many who live along and commute on the Garden State Parkway will be hit especially hard. If you oppose paying hundreds a year more at the pump, I urge you to contact the legislative leadership in Trenton and make your voice heard loud and clear.”

While some in the Legislature have proposed increasing the gas tax by up to 40 cents per gallon to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), Beck has proposed a detailed 7-year transportation plan that is fully funded with NO gas tax increase.



November 16th, 2015 Meeting – Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley, originally scheduled to speak, due to unforeseen illness was substituted by Freehold Township Deputy Mayor Anthony Ammiano who presented recent election outcomes.  LINK TO POST for more information.

October 26th, 2015 Meeting – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon discussed the role of the County Clerk and the various services that her office provides for the Citizens of Monmouth County. LINK TO POST for more information.

September 28th, 2015 Meeting – Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemary Peters gave a extremely informative presentation of many matters we need to be aware when it comes to passing along assets, and what we should know should we be involved in handling an estate of our loved ones. LINK TO POST for more information.

June 22nd, 2015 Meeting – Paul Smith, owner and president of an identity protection company located in Avenel, NJ  shared his experience in helping clients with fraud, identity theft, wallets stolen, and credit card abuses, just to name a few issues we are all vulnerable. Paul spoke of everyday awareness when we answer an email, use a credit card, answer a solicitation call, and other common activities, that threaten our identities and privacy. While difficult to completely stop, he made suggestions to provide some degree of protective measures we can enact.

Christine Hanlon introduced herself and made a few brief comments on changes within the County Clerk’s office and plans for its future. Ms. Hanlon will return after the summer break on September 8th to expand on the Clerk’s Office. LINK TO POST for more information.

April 27th, 2015 Meeting- Senator Jennifer Beck spoke and answered questions about anticipated poor voter turnout for upcoming election; NJ budget and the impact of public employee pension and health benefits; funding the Transportation Trust Fund and gas tax; education reform and more – LINK TO POST  for more information.

March 23rd, 2015 Meeting- Enhancing Awareness of the Club – Mayor Cook’s potholes update, Committeewomen McMorrow’s announcements  LINK TO POST

February 23rd Meeting – Guest Speaker Joseph M. Ettore of the Monmouth County Engineering Department – LINK TO POST

January 26th, 2015 Meeting – CANCELLED DUE TO BLIZZARD


Wednesday. May 25th, 2016 meeting Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ will present “Caught in the Scammer’s Net.

Jennifer Beck
Freehold Township, NJ – Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ present “Caught in the Scammer’s Net: The Psychology Behind ID Theft and Scams” at Seabrook, an active continuing care retirement community in Freehold, NJ, on Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m.  in Senior Center on Jackson Mills Road. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will receive bags with information and resources during the event.  Following the program, dessert and coffee will be served.
For more information on AARP Fraud Watch Network, visit aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork 
What:   Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ Present: Caught in the Scammer’s Net: The Psychology Behind ID Theft and Scams
When: Wednesday, May 25th  2:30 p.m.
Where: Freehold Township Senior Center on Jackson Mills Road, Tinton Falls, NJ
Cost:      Free and open to the public
Contact:  Petra Shaw at 908-380-9096 or petra.shaw@erickson.com for more information


POST – What’s waiting for New Jersey Voters in 2016. Constitutional Amendments and Redistricting.

Redistricting, some recent statements include:

….Charles Stiles of NorthJersey.Com headline – “Is this redistricting or settling scores?

….According to NJ.Com “likened the plan to something Adolf Hitler would do. Another cried that King George III may as well be involved.”

….State Assembly Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) – “This, in my judgement, is an abuse of power,”  

This is so blatant that Patrick MurphyPatrick Murphy1.jpg, the highly respected and non-partisan Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute, strongly plead to the Senate Committee responsible for government “to table this resolution.” To cite him, “This is a bald-faced attempt to pull the wool over voters’ eyes; making them complicit in a process that will only serve to increase their cynicism about politics.

LINK TO POST to



January 5th, 2016 Reorganization of Freehold Township Leadership

Beginning every year, as decreed by its voters in the past election, the leadership of Freehold Township reorganizes itself. The Township Committee selects a new mayor and deputy mayor from among itself to serve in the ensuing year. Along with appropriate oaths being administered to these individuals is the swearing in of recently elected Committee members as well.

For 2016, Barbara McMorrow will serve as Freehold Township mayor and Lester Preston as the deputy mayor.

Barbara McMurrow being sworn in by Sheriff Golden

Mayor Barbara McMorrow accepts her oath administered by Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden. Standing beside her is husband Patrick McM0rr0w.

Ms. McMorrow, as a former resident of Freehold Borough and currently longtime resident of Freehold Township, has an extensive and respected history of service and dedication to Monmouth County. 

Both as an educator in Freehold Borough High School and retiring as principal of Howell High School, she has helped shape many of our children.

Additionally, Barbara has an esteemed history of public service. As a Democrat, she was a former Councilwoman and Council President of Freehold Borough; Monmouth County Freeholder as well as it’s 2nd woman Director. More recently, a Republican, she has been appointed, and on numerous occasions, elected to the Freehold Township Committee. As in 2016, she has previously served as Mayor. Her list of achievements, appointments to committees and such go on and on.

Apparent throughout her background is a history of treating citizens as neighbors. Barbara does not separate individuals along political lines, religious backgrounds, racial divides, gender, age or economic status. She just sees and treats them as people, with a deep respect and reverence. You’ll know she’s in the room by her smile and style.


Lester Preston being Sworn in Judge Kondrup-Coyle

Deputy Mayor Lester Preston has confirmed his commitment by accepting the Oath of office as Deputy Mayor being administered by Superior Court Judge Theresa Kondrup-Coyle.

Although Deputy Mayor Preston’s elected career began with his first term on the Township Committee in 2015, he is not new to committing to the citizens of Freehold Township. Lester has been a member of the Freehold Fire Department for over 27 years. With his formidable and strong background as a Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer in the private sector, he has brought his wisdom, talent, leadership and coaching abilities to many community organizations such as the Freehold Township Recreation Commission and Freehold Soccer League, to name a few.

He also provides time, expertise, leadership and financial commitment to a local charity. The Graeme Preston Foundation for Life awards scholarships and provides financial support to deserving local community activities. You know Lester is in the room by his eagerness and energy.


Returning to serve on the Township Committee after a resounding election are Anthony Ammiano, for his 16th year, and Thomas Cook, his 4th.  Anthony is being sworn in by Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone and Tom by Superior Court Judge Theresa Kondrup-Coyle.

Anthony Ammiano being sworn in by Freeholder ArnoneThomas Cook being Sworn in Judge Kondrup-Coyle


Along with Committeeman David Salkin, this is the Freehold Township leadership for 2016.

You know they are in the room by their teamwork, long history of leading one the best recognized municipalities for its excellence, overwhelming citizen support and approval, and being around all the time, not just during the election campaign.

Township Committee

You too can be in the room on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to witness their teamwork first hand. Check the website for more information at: http://twp.freehold.nj.us/



veterans day 2015 (2)

As we approach Veteran’s Day every year, sometimes with great ceremonies and sometimes as any other day undistinguished from others, let’s reflect on what some have said about this day.
“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” – Ronald Reagan
“It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year.  It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home.  It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.” – Barack Obama
Here in Freehold Township, at Municipal Hall, at 11:00am sharp, for very many years, and this one as well,  there is a wonderful tradition of honoring all those who have served. And, if you check, there is likely a similar event in Freehold Borough and many other municipalities throughout Monmouth County.
So, try to attend one of the ceremonies, participate in a religious observance or in my case, a parade at my granddaughter’s elementary school, or acknowledge a Vet today with a “Thank you for your service”, it will mean a lot. I want to acknowledge a complete stranger, who behind me at the register, paid for my lunch. It came from her heart and sent a great feeling of warmth to mine.


Color Guard






2015 Ammiano Cook Yard Sign



Tom Cook Election

They’ve been there working for all Freehold Township Residents


Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Unaffiliated


Wherever you go, Anthony and Tom are there promoting Freehold Township. Now that’s LEADERSHIP we can’t forget or afford to lose.



CONGRATULATIONS – Christine Hanlon – Asbury Park Press “ENDORSEMENT: Hanlon for Monmouth County Clerk our endorsement goes to Hanlon, 47, of Ocean Township, who during her short tenure has made the office’s services more convenient to the community”

CONGRATULATIONS – John Curley – Asbury Park Press “ENDORSEMENT:EDITORIAL: Re-elect Curley to Monmouth freeholder board. Curley’s sterling record as a freeholder has earned him another three years on the board.” John will be speaking at the next meeting on Monday, November 16th. He will address Office of Aging and other departments he has responsibilities over. (See announcement below)

CONGRATULATIONS – Anthony Ammiano and Thomas Cook – Asbury Park Press “ACCLAIMED: “Incumbents Cook and Ammiano say they’re constantly working to improve the town and maintain its family-friendly appeal. They’ve brought in new businesses, supported local nonprofit groups and expanded their recreation offerings for kids.”

 WELL DONE   – Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande – having served the 11th District” in the Assembly since 2008, as a formidable team, and are among the strongest legislators in New Jersey who were endorsed by the Asbury Park Press. Still awaiting official confirmation, it appears that although they ran a well fought race, they were not to achieve re-election. The combination of redistricting in 2011, an enormous amount of reported PAC money attributed to New Jersey Education Association, and very low voter turnout of about 21% is described as the cause of this unparalleled experience. While saddened should they lose, we are confident that their hard work will continue to be of great value to the citizens of the State of New Jersey and Monmouth County.



FREEHOLD AIRPORT – The gateway to?

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Dave Segal swearing in


According to the next Guess Who, he’s the reason Freehold Township is served by Cablevision and Freehold Borough has Comcast.  

For the answer and more Click Here



Arthur Kondrup Election (2)

 Mr. Freehold Township Himself – SEE LINK





If you see a pothole that is in need of repair in Freehold Township, please click here to use the form located on the website, or contact the Department of Public Works at 732-294-2160.




March 30, 2015 – Freehold Township –Editorial and articles in the Asbury Park Press.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK – Editorial regarding Tax Assessment Pilot Program – TO SEE LINK

Susanne Cervenka Articles referenced in Editorial TO SEE (3/20/2015) & (3/26/2015).





Al Capone Car.

Who owned this car before it became President Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Car?