March 27th, 2017 Meeting , iPlayAmerica, Freehold Township – Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Patrick Impreveduto, Holmdel Township Committeeman address the Freehold Township Republican Club focusing on their backgrounds and experience, and their focus as elected officials in continuing the positive reputation on Monmouth County.

 Ms. Burry expressed her gratefulness in the opportunity to serve the public for over 35 years. She especially shared her beginnings in the Matawan leadership in contributing on environmental issues such as the Imperial Oil dumping waste oil in the Burnt Fly Bog water aquifer which also affected the well-being of Aberdeen, Marlboro and Holmdel. This circumstance created the first major Super Fund site in country. Now many years later, that site has been made safe and reclaimed as a recreation park.

As she moved onto Colts Neck and joined its leadership, Lilian, likened to Freehold Township’s principals, expanded her focus on farmland reclamation and retention of open space.

Ms. Burry was called upon to run for Freeholder, when there was doubt a Republican candidate succeeding during the turbulence of “Big Rig”. However, because of her reputation of integrity and hard work, she prevailed and has served as a Freeholder since 2005.

Her commitment, passion, drive and overwhelming support inspires her to seek reelection and continue to serve the residents of Monmouth County.

 

 

Patrick Impreveduto, acknowledged appreciation to be her running mate and spoke of his career in education since 1974. He began his political calling in the early “80’s” by serving on an education committee for the then US Senator Robert Torricelli. Patrick joined the Republican Party upon moving to Monmouth County, and lauded upon witnessing the many accomplishments of the Freeholders, such as keeping expenses and taxes in check, the wonder of its parks and libraries, the professionalism of the Sheriff’s department, just to name a few. His hope is to add a “fresh perspective” to what already exists. His vision of politics is global in wanting to get everyone involved. His personal commitment is to listen to the residents he represents, and promised to give an “ear” to all in the county throughout his tenure when elected.

 

Along with the presentations and dinner, there was a birthday cake celebrating club member, county committee-person, former primary candidate for Governor and U.S. Senator, Rich Pezzullo on his 59th birthday.

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March 27, 2017 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Holmdel Township Committeeman, Patrick Impreveduto will be the guest speakers.

March 27th, 2017 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Holmdel Township Committeeman, Patrick Impreveduto will be the guest speakers.

The meeting will begin with a buffet dinner at 6:30 P.M. at iPlay America  located at the intersection of Schanck and Route 9 South.  Soft drinks are included.  Please note the change in location from our prior meetings.

Lillian Burry, born in New York City, majoring in both Political Science and History graduated cum Laude from Wagner College. She and her husband Donald settled and raised their family in Monmouth County where she began her public service career elected to local government leadership position in both Matawan and Colts Neck. Lillian has a number of firsts which include being the the first women elected to the Matawan Borough Council. where she assisted in restoring Borough Hall, securing wetlands with 80 percent funding from the state Green Acres Program, fighting environmental hazard dumping at the Burnt Fly Bog, headed historic preservation programs.

Of course Lillian brought her talents and untiring service to residents when she moved Colts Neck. She served three terms on Township Committee as a Committeewoman, Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Her experience as a member of the Planning Board, Long-Range Planning Committee, Litigation Steering, Architectural Review, Buildings & Grounds, Finance, Affordable Housing, Environmental Commission and the Farmland, Open Space & Historic Preservation Program, prepared her for the next step in serving the residents of Monmouth County.

Succeeding our own Freehold Township Committeewoman Barbara McMorrow, Ms. Burry was elected to her first three-year term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders in the November 2005 general election. On November 4, 2008 she was elected to a second term, and a third term November 2011 and in her current fourth term in 2014.

She is seeking her fifth term this coming election in November 2017.

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Patrick Impreveduto, along with his wife Judy have resided in Holmdel since 1984. Married for over 36 years and raising two children to adulthood, Patrick has been a major asset to the community reaching well beyond Holmdel.

He retired from the Secaucus School District in 2010 where he was a School Principal, and recently serves as an Associate Director for the Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges.

His strong background as an Educator has served the Board of Education and being a part Holmdel’s inner workings for over a decade continues his ability to be a strong force behind keeping his community as one of New Jersey’s most desirable places to live.

He has Co-Chaired Public Works, Administration, and Finance Committees and also served as Chairman of the Planning Board, and Deputy Mayor for a number of terms.

By seeking his first term as a Monmouth County Freeholder, Patrick is now looking for an opportunity to put his stamp in helping to continue making Monmouth County as one of New Jersey’s most desirable places to live as well.

Join us for this great opportunity to meet our Freeholder candidates and enjoy a nice evening out.

Gas Tax – Not on Senator Jennifer Beck’s Watch – She commented on June 14th, 2016 rally at a Freehold Township Gulf gas station

TODAY – Senator Beck held a small rally against a proposed gas tax increase this past Tuesday, June 14th, at 5:00PM 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 was held to promote her petition in opposition to a proposed 23 cent 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

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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.

May 25th, 2016 Meeting – Freehold Township Senior Center – Senator Jennifer Beck will present AARP Fraud Watch Program.

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 
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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

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May 23rd, 2016 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Senator Jennifer Beck will be the guest speaker.

 

THE NEXT REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETING – Monday. May 23rd, 2016 meeting will present our very own Senator Jennifer Beck.

Senator Jennifer Beck at workDirectSenator Beck, one of our hardest working legislators, continually keeping her constituency updated will again visit Freehold Township.
Considering new budgetary concerns, upcoming constitutional amendments, drug abuse, senior programs, education funding, transportation costs, curtailing real estate taxes, potential gasoline tax increases, and much more, this is an opportunity citizens should not miss.
Not only does she bring clarity and information, but she comes ready to hear us as well.
So whether a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or a Resident, join us at the Szechuan Star Restaurant, Route 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. A nominal fee will be charged for dinner guests.

 

 

April 25th Freehold Township Republican Meeting – Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Roessler, Board Certified ear, nose and throat specialist.

THE NEXT REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETING – 

Monday. April 25th, 2016 meeting will present Dr. Mark Roessler, who is Board Certified identified as specializing in Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology as it’s April guest speaker.

Dr. Mark Roessler

His presentation will be about tinnitus and hearing loss, the causes, prevention, and their treatment.  In addition to his otolaryngology specialty, for us civilians, ear, nose and throat specialist, he is a trained facial plastic surgery and expert in the treatment of sleep apnea.

With a local office in Freehold, CentraState Medical Center is included in over 4 local hospital affiliations.

 Dr Roessler received his Medical Degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City Missouri and Interned at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, His education continued into a Residency at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Grandview Hospital in Dayton, and a Fellowship the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Little Rock, Arkansas

 In addition to receiving many awards, honors and recognitions such as: AAO-HNS Fellow; CMS Stage 1 EHR 2011; CMS Stage 1 EHR 2012; and CMS Stage 1 EHR 2013, he has been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

Attendees, Members, Officials and Guests will begin gathering at approximately 6:00 P.M. at the Szechuan Star RestaurantRoute 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  A nominal fee will be charged for dinner.

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

Considering last year’s voter turnout was in the low 20% range, the prospect for 2016 should be a substantial improvement especially being a Presidential election. New Jerseyans, not unlike others, will be primed from one of the longest and loudest primary campaigns, and likely continuing with minimally the same fervor through to the election on Tuesday, November 8th.

Although it is possible that New Jersey voters will have “skin” in the game with Governor Chris Christie, according to Michael Symons of the Asbury Park Press,

Mike Symonshttp://www.app.com/story/news/politics/new-jersey/2015/12/18/nj-constitutional-amendments-proposed/77588874/ voters will face other important decisions. Perhaps through constitutional amendments balloting, issues such as casinos, public worker pension contributions, redistricting, and gas taxes, will likely be on the list.

So why do we vote for political leaders at all. Maybe we should support a true democracy, as reported was the Roman Empire. We’d vote for everything, not just constitutional amendments. With all that would involve, even considering just hitting the like button on Facebook, if the party in power doesn’t like the outcome, the vote would likely be overturned through some manipulative procedure or partisan Judge’s decision.

We may not even get to that point if the current redistricting plans get adopted. The party in power wants to make it even more difficult to introduce, or oppose their points of view. Under the guise of fairness, a proposal is being moved along with the prose and conviction of a snake oil salesman. I apologize to the snake oil industry. The idea will make it virtually impossible for a member of the opposite party to be heard, or as a matter of fact, be elected. And we’d be blamed for voting it in under the constitutional amendment. That will give New Jersey another first, more slanted politically than Chicago.

This is so blatant that Patrick MurphyPatrick Murphy1.jpg, the highly respected and non-partisan Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute, did the unspeakable as a pollster. Risking his stature, and maybe his job, he took a strong position pleading 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.

So voter beware. Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, be cynical. It’s a complicated process and likely to be explained with the simplicity of other memorable politician’s convictions. Remember “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan”?

 

 

Reorganization of Freehold Township Leadership for 2016

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.

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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.

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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

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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/

February 22nd, 2016 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Timothy Tracey of the Monmouth University Polling Institute will be the guest speaker inaugurating the 2016 season.

Monday. February 22nd, 2016 will be the January meeting rescheduled due winter weather and is the inaugural meeting for 2016 season. Guest presenter will be Timothy Tracey of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Mr. Tracey has been a lifelong Jersey Shore resident who has received both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Monmouth University. Specializing in political science and public policy, and through his work as a Research Associate at the Monmouth University Polling Institute, he has developed a unique insight in understanding the electorate. Timothy Tracey

Tim has direct public policy experience as both an Intern and Staff Associate for Congressman Frank Pallone and as Director of Economic Development for the Borough of Carteret, NJ
 Along with many interesting aspects to his presentation, he may help us better understand how polling is done, what it really means, and how does it affect political campaigns and decisions made by leaders.
 What a great way to begin our 2016 meeting season.
Join us at the Szechuan Star Restaurant, Route 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  A nominal fee will be charged for dinner.

Thanksgiving 20015 – A great time to be thankful in Freehold

Happy-Thanksgiving-from-The-TwineryThanks to the talented graphics department of the University of Connecticut

November 26, 2015 – “A great time to be thankful”.

With Freehold Township Municipal offices closed both Thanksgiving Thursday, and the day after, Friday, maybe it’s a good time to relax and reflect on our fortunes.
And, not to take away from the Black Friday opportunities or FOOTBALL, perhaps we could add to the activity with:
… Calling a family member, friend or an old school buddy who we haven’t spoken to in a while;
… Ring the next door neighbor’s bell and wish them well;
… Visit someone in the hospital;
… Forgive someone. We probably can’t remember what they did, or, they can’t remember why we stopped talking to each other. Even if our memory holds, maybe the grudge shouldn’t.
… Take a walk through one of the 14 Freehold Township municipal parks or Turkey Swamp or Lake Topanemus Parks.
Speaking of Lake Topanemus, the Freehold Running Club is holding their 30th annual 5 mile “Born to Run” event on Friday, November 27th which starts at 9:00am at the Freehold Fire House, 51 W. Main St and loops through the lake. The event benefits the Open Door Food Pantry. See this link for more information
So, we hope you get the best bargains, your team wins handedly, and you do something special and kind that makes you feel good. And yes, most of all, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.