Devils beat Wave in three quarters – Sports are back!

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
It was a welcomed sight at Long Branch High School on Thursday afternoon as the Army Ippolito Football Field had athletes suited up for a game against visiting Shore Regional High School. However, as a result of the pandemic, the bleachers at Bressett Stadium were only partially occupied with fans.

Jason Corley, Athletic Administrator at Long Branch, stated the NJSIAA has implemented a policy where players get two tickets, and only those fans with tickets are allowed in the stadium. All fans must wear a mask when entering and are encouraged to keep it on during the game. No food will be sold and locker rooms will not be used by the teams at halftime.

All schools only get one scrimmage before the modified six-game schedule goes into effect. The modified schedule was to cut down on travel and have neighboring schools play each other. “We were told the schedule was going to be more local and yet, we’re not playing Neptune and Ocean, but we’re going to Rumson and Mater Dei and Neptune is playing both schools from Jackson,” George said. Long Branch is playing the top teams in the Shore Conference this season.

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Mark Costantino, who is in his 29th season as the Shore Regional head coach, knows all too well how a schedule can impact a season. Blue Devils are a Group 1 school, the smallest in the state and have for years been playing programs. Last season, Shore started off great, but once injuries started plaguing players they didn’t have the depth of larger schools and finished 4-6.

“Today we’re playing Long Branch and the varsity will play three quarters, and then the junior varsity players will have one quarter of play,” said Costantino. The coach added that they don’t have tremendous size on the line, but they have many skilled players returning.

Long Branch kicked off to start the scrimmage, but Shore had to punt after a few plays. Bobby Lawrence took that punt for the Wave from his own 40 to the Devils five-yard line. Michael Bacon, the quarterback for LB, attempted a pass which was intercepted by Shan McLaughlin of Shore.

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George is very familiar with one of the Blue Devil players. His nephew is Jamie Mazzacco, junior running back, who also plays middle linebacker on defense. Mazzacco had some big runs in that opening quarter.

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The rust was evident for both programs during that first quarter which ended scoreless.

The start of the second quarter had Mike McGhee, senior quarterback for the Devils connect on a 40-yard pass play to McLaughlin for the first touchdown of the game. The extra point was good and Shore had a quick 7-0 lead on the Wave.

With 1:50 left in the first half, Bacon threw a perfect pass to sophomore Sekou Kamau, who was tackled at the one-yard line by McLaughlin and Alex Kramer of Shore. One play later the Wave scored and tied the game at seven.

In the third quarter, Shore’s Sean O’Brien intercepted a Long Branch pass and returned it to midfield. McGhee completed a first down pass to Chris Kessler, which was followed by another first down pass to Mazzacco. McGhee then completed another pass to Kessler, for the winning touchdown. Shore missed the extra point, but after three quarters had a 13-7 lead over the Green Wave.

“Overall we are very happy with our performance. Only having one scrimmage is tough, and we made the typical mistakes,” said Costantino. The coach was happy with his quarterback and the running backs. “Shane McLaughlin, Torin Harmon, Dylan Drahos and Jamie Mazzacco were solid, and Mike McGhee did a great job throwing the ball,” he said.

Costantino said the offensive line was physical but needs to be more consistent. Defensively, the Devils need to do a better job of limiting the big play. “Up front we did a good job, Cade Torres, Nahmir Jones and Max White all making plays. We stayed healthy and now focus on Monmouth Regional to open the season,” added Costentino.

“It was a very positive experience for our team. We have a lot of young talent and we’ve been rotating guys in multiple spots so it was nice to see them in a game scrimmage against someone else,” said George. He added that those three quarters went fast. “We will be prepared for our upcoming game at Middletown South to start the season.”

Green Wave schedule
October 2 at Middletown South at 7pm
October 9 at Rumson-Fair Haven at 7pm
October 16 host Middletown North at 7pm
October 24 at Mater Dei at 1pm
October 30 at Red Bank Catholic 7pm
November 16 host Red Bank Regional 7pm

Shore Regional schedule
October 3 at Monmouth Regional 12pm
October 9 host Barnegat at 7pm
October 16 host Keyport at 7pm
October 23 host Point Beach 7pm
October 30 at Asbury Park 6pm
November 7 at Keansburg 2pm

Environmental justice: Clean and green in every community

The State We’re In by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation

Growing up in Camden, Olivia Carpenter Glenn suffered from asthma and allergies. She wasn’t alone: many of her family members, friends and neighbors also had respiratory ailments, a result of breathing the polluted air in their industrial city.

Respiratory health issues were so common in Camden that Olivia gave them little thought until her freshman year at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

“That first fall, being around such fresh air, and just seeing the beauty of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont, really made me start to ask a lot of questions,” she recalled. “Why is this beauty here and it’s not where I’m from? Why do I have persistent respiratory issues when I’m home, but when I’m here I don’t have them?”

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That was the beginning of Olivia’s awareness of environmental justice, a major influence in her decision to major in environmental studies.

Environmental justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people and communities- regardless of race, color, national origin or income – in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. The environmental justice movement emerged in the 1980s and has been gaining momentum in recent years.

Now Olivia is in a position to deliver environmental justice for communities like her hometown, places overburdened with pollution and polluters.

In July, Olivia was appointed deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, in charge of advancing the state’s environmental justice and equity efforts in communities that are disproportionately impacted by pollution and are known to have dirtier air and more public health issues than other parts of New Jersey.

As of last week, this state we’re in has a powerful new tool: a historic environmental justice law aimed at ending the environmental health disparities between New Jersey’s urban, industrial and low-income areas, and its wealthier suburbs and rural communities.

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On Sept. 18, Governor Phil Murphy signed a new law that for the first time enables permitting agencies to consider “cumulative impacts” when reviewing applications to construct or operate. Prominent activists like Dr. Nicky Sheats, of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, describe the ability to consider cumulative impacts as the “Holy Grail of the environmental justice movement.”

The bill would require certain applicants seeking permits from the Department of Environmental Protection to submit an environmental justice impact statement addressing the consequences their project would have on neighboring “overburdened communities.” The Department would then gather public input and weigh the cumulative impacts of pollution on communities when deciding whether to grant permits for new or expanded facilities.

For example, if a community already has stressors like a landfill, sewage treatment plant, power generating plant or incinerator, these impacts would have to be taken into account. The bill also covers trash transfer stations, other solid waste facilities, large recycling facilities, and scrap metal facilities.

Overburdened communities are defined as those where 35 percent of the households qualify as low-income, or 40 percent of households are minority, or 40 percent of households have limited English proficiency. According to the state, there are approximately 310 municipalities, with populations totaling nearly 4.5 million residents, that have overburdened communities within their borders.

The new environmental justice law isn’t really new; it was introduced repeatedly since 2008, with Senator Troy Singleton as its main driving force and Assemblyman John McKeon sponsoring it in the Legislature’s lower house.

Olivia believes a “perfect storm” of circumstances led to the law’s passage after languishing for a dozen years. “One is the political will of the governor, who took the unprecedented stance of publicly stating his position on this piece of legislation before it was even passed,” she said. “The other piece is us being in the midst of this pandemic, which has really illuminated disparities for people in a very tangible way. When we look at the public health crisis, we can see that it impacts some communities more strongly than others.”

She also believes that growing public support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the George Floyd killing was a factor in getting the bill passed.

Now that the environmental justice law is on the books – the strictest such law in the nation – the Department of Environmental Protection must write rules to implement it.

Thanks to Governor Murphy, Senator Singleton, Assemblyman McKeon, DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe, Olivia Glenn, the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance, Clean Water Action and scores of environmental justice advocates who have worked so hard to bring about this sorely needed change.

It’s only fair that officials reviewing applications for new facilities like incinerators and landfills should consider the community’s current environmental quality. For too long, decisions like these were made in a vacuum, as if the existing sources of pollution didn’t count.

“It does feel really good to be a part of something this historic, but what stays on the forefront of my mind is that it’s needful,” commented Olivia. “When we think about the communities that we’re serving, who for a long time have been waiting for us to get to this point, they need this. I’m mindful of the work of wanting to make these changes happen – I’m happy, but I feel like I’ve got to push my sleeves up.”

In addition to the environmental justice law, New Jersey is also advancing new environmental justice guidance to executive agencies in New Jersey state government, under the direction of an executive order from Governor Murphy.

For Olivia, the implications of New Jersey’s environmental justice leadership work go beyond the Garden State.

“We are taking bold steps on behalf of environmental justice communities nationwide,” she says. “We hope this empowers leaders and advocates everywhere to better protect some of our most vulnerable neighbors.”

For more information on the work of New Jersey’s Office of Environmental Justice, go to

And to learn more about preserving New Jersey’s land and natural resources, visit the New Jersey Conservation Foundation website at or contact me at

Man arrested for neglecting thirteen dogs, including ten puppies

FREEHOLD – An Asbury Park man is facing numerous charges of animal cruelty after thirteen dogs were seized from his care due to neglect, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Derek Bussey, 25, is charged with one count of third degree Animal Cruelty and twelve counts of fourth degree Animal Cruelty with respect to the death of one puppy and the neglect of three adult dogs and nine other puppies found on a property in Asbury Park on July 26, 2020.

On that date, the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was alerted by the Asbury Park Police to multiple reports of an adult male dog running at large. The adult male dog was located at a property in the City. A subsequent investigation revealed an adult female dog tied up in the backyard without food or water, and an another adult female dog with her ten puppies being kept in a non-vented enclosed garage, in extreme heat, on a concrete floor with no bedding, and with no access to food and water.

The dogs were in poor health, with one puppy in distress, having difficulty breathing and not moving. The dogs were taken to a local veterinary hospital where they were diagnosed and treated for flea infestation, flea allergic dermatitis and round worm exposure, to go along with dehydration. The puppy that was discovered not moving and having difficulty breathing did not survive. It was later determined that Bussey was the owner of all thirteen dogs and not currently living at the residence where the dogs were being kept.

If convicted of the third degree charge, Bussey faces a sentence of three to five years in in a New Jersey state prison.

This case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Melanie Falco, Director of the Office’s Professional Responsibility and Bias Crimes Unit, and liaison to the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Law Enforcement Division.

Bussey is scheduled for a Detention Hearing on September 30, 2020 in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

Freeholders provide COVID-19, Elections, CARES Act funding updates

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders provided updates on COVID-19, Elections and CARES Act funding at a press conference held today.

“I know that there has been a lot of talk about the recent uptick in COVID cases in Monmouth County and I would like to shed some light on these cases and the reasons they are occurring,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “The Monmouth County Health Department’s (MCHD) case investigations have determined the bulk of exposures are from youth athletic facilities, school sports practices and gatherings that occurred during Labor Day Weekend and almost half of the new cases are young adults between the ages of 16 and 25.”

“It is also important to note that MCHD has conducted a thorough review all the COVID-19 cases in the 29 towns they serve and no cases have been linked to restaurants or retail food establishments at this time,” added Freeholder Director Arnone.

Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley offered updates about the Monmouth County COVID-19 Testing Program at locations in Asbury Park, Freehold Borough, Keansburg, Long Branch, Neptune and Red Bank.

“The County has administered 2,749 tests to date, 57 of those tests have come back positive,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley. “These low positivity percentages can be attributed to wearing masks, practicing social distancing and getting tested for the virus.”


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Freeholder Director Arnone spoke about the upcoming General Election and what the County is doing in preparation.

“I want you to know that Monmouth County is doing everything in our power to make this process as efficient, accessible and secure as possible,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “In an effort to assist with the counting of ballots from the nearly 500,000 registered votes in Monmouth County, we have purchased four additional ballot scanners and the most robust and secure suite of integrated voting software solutions on the market, investing more than $230,000.

Dominion Voting Systems’ software will automatically and digitally route ballots for adjudication. This feature is a first in the industry and eliminates the manual duplicating of ballots. This also protects the ballot chain of custody and limits the handling of voter marked ballots.

“Monmouth County has also hired 60 individuals to assist the Board of Elections with opening the ballots and placing them in the scanners,” said Freeholder Director Arnone.

Freeholder Director Arnone reminded residents that 17 mail-in ballot drop boxes placed throughout the County. For location information, or if you have any questions about how to Vote By Mail or the Election, go to

Freeholder Director Arnone also provided an update on the distribution of grant dollars through the Monmouth County CARES Economic Assistance Grant program and its use for the Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD).

“To date, we have received more than 2,200 applications and handled more than 3,400 phone calls regarding the program. We have approved more than $13.5 million in grant dollars, which goes directly into the pockets of small business owners,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “We still have nearly $6.5 million available, so please submit your application to  All you need is your tax return to get started.”

The County has also allocated $308,000 of CARES Act funding to help MCVSD enter into a contract with BAYADA, a home health care agency, to bring in school nurses into the vocational school district.

“As of today, in speaking with the administration at the Vocational School District, it is anticipated that schools will open on Monday, October 5 with a hybrid in-person model,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “The District is working diligently to resolve any remaining staffing concerns in order to open all schools and is currently accepting applications for possible vacancies throughout the District in a variety of subjects.”

All position and instructions on how to apply are posted at or www.njschoolsjobs.comm. Individuals with 60 college credits requires for substitutes are encouraged to apply.

The Link News Obituaries – 9.18.20 – 9.23.20

Joseph “Junior” Mazza, Jr. 83 of Oceanport and Marco Island, Fl. died on Wednesday September 23rd at his home in Oceanport.

Junior was the Owner and Operator of Trenton Iron and Metal, Neptune Iron and Metal as well as Shore Auto Wreckers.

He enjoyed traveling throughout the country with the love of his life, Dottie, in their RV. He was always happy to return to his beloved Marco Island.  Junior enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and riding throughout, New Jersey and Florida. He enjoyed fine dining wherever he and Dottie traveled. Junior was a student of the stock market and would study the trends of everyday.

Junior loved to be with his family, especially his kids, grandchildren and his many nieces and nephews. He had an ability to put everyone in a good mood with his passion and optimism for life. He proudly served and was honorably discharged from the New Jersey National Guard.

He was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, Long Branch. Junior enjoyed the opera, but his favorite song was the theme from the Godfather.

Joe was pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy Carl Mazza in 2019; daughter, Kathleen Mazza, in 2004; his brothers and sister, Bruno Mazza, Victor Mazza and Marie Massaro.

Surviving is his son, Joseph Mazza, III, Port St. Lucie, Fla; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mario Mazza, James and Cecilia Mazza, Dominick and Nancy Mazza; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret Tuzzio, Eleanor and Thomas Calise, Santa and Peter DeCenzo, Josephine Spaletta and Marianne and Vinnie Carb; his sister-in-law, Suzie Mazza; three grandchildren, Christine Bryant, Joseph Bryant and Taylor Mazza; two great grandchildren, Carter Bryant and Liam Gunther; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Sunday, September 27th, 1 to 5 pm at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday September 28th, 10 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, Corner of Second and Chelsea Avenues, Long Branch. Entombment Woodbine Mausoleum. To share a favorite memory of Junior or send messages of condolence please visit his page of tributes at

In order to accommodate all of Junior’s family and friends, we ask that you please be brief while visiting in order to make room for additional guests to pay their respects; we appreciate your understanding at this difficult time. Masks are required in the funeral home.


Sarah D. Salmon, age 82 of Oakhurst died peacefully on September 19, 2020 at home. Born in Long Branch, she had lived in Oakhurst for the past 50 years. Sarah was a bookkeeper for the Long Branch Trust Company and a receptionist for Dr. Picone. She was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Church in West End.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Emilee and Sheamus. Their love kept her strong during her fight with cancer through the end.

Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Richard in 2016. Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Salmon and Timothy and Leah Salmon; her sister, Janet Jones, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Bette Salmon; 3 grandchildren, Emilee, Sheamus and Hunter many niece and nephews, extended family and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 4 – 7 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral Tuesday, 9 am from the funeral home with a Mass celebrated at 10 am at St. Michael’s Church in West End, Long Branch. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2310 Rt. 34 Suite 1D, Manasquan, NJ 08736 or Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241. Letters of condolence may be sent through the Tribute/Guestbook link above.


Fred H. Salter, Jr., 72, a lifelong resident of Long Branch died on Sunday Sept. 20th. at the Jersey Shore Center, Eatontown.

He graduated Long Branch High School in 1965, where he lettered in Football and Wrestling. He was a regional champion wrestler. Fred proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam as a Helicopter Gunner. He was honorably discharged after obtaining the rank of Sergeant.

Fred went to work for the IBEW Local 400 as an Electrician. Following his retirement from the Union, Fred became an electrical designer for wireless cell towers.  He retired from KMB Design Group in November 2019.  He was the Owner of FHS Stables, which bred and raced thoroughbred racehorses. He raced his horses at Monmouth Park and Philadelphia Park. Fred was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Long Branch, the Long Branch Elks, BPOE #742 and an Exempt member of the Neptune Hose Company, Long Branch Fire Department. Fred was a member of the Monmouth Ski Club as well as the NJ Breeder’s Association.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Kathy Speck Salter in 2004; his parents, Roberta Moody Salter in 2015 and Fred H. Salter, Sr. in 1993; his brother, Wayne B. Salter in 2017 and his father-in-law, John Speck in 2011.

Surviving is his sister and brother-in-law, Marcia Salter Speck and her husband Daniel; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Speck; his sister-in-law, Carol Speck Gough and her husband Tom; nieces and nephews, Kimberly Speck, Carrie and Carl Griffin, Sr., Jamie and Doug Dietz, Kelly Speck, Chad and Stefanie Salter, Tracey and Fred Cistaro, Jenna and Raymond Penzimer and Lori and Vincent St. John; great nieces and nephews; Jake and Aidan Walker, Carl Griffin, Jr., Hailey and Chris Cervantez, Connor and Kyle Dietz, Cassaundra and Alexandra Salter, Dominic and Luke Cistaro and Tessa St. John.


Miguel A. “Papo” Ferrer, age 64 of Long Branch, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at home. Miguel was a pipe layer for D & D Utility Contractors in Long Branch before retiring. Miguel was born and raised in Mayaguez, PR before moving to Long Branch. He loved to play softball and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his father Carlos Ferrer, his brother Carlos and his sister Nilsa. Surviving are his wife Ideliza “Dely” Ferrer; his daughter Ideliza “Lisa” Ferrer; his mother, Milagros Ferrer; 3 brothers, Samuel, Raymond and Manolin Ferrer; 6 sisters, Elisa, Elba, Luz, Ramona, Santia and Lourdes Ferrer; 2 sisters in law, Nilsa Samol and Nancy Clarke; 2 grandchildren, Alexis and Amirah; his “boys” Saco and Jasper, and many loving nieces and nephews.


Rysean Domar Traymon, age 37 of Eatontown, earned his wings on September 18, 2020. He was born on February 25, 1983. Rysean was self-employed as a fabricated welder and loved doing other jobs as well.

Rysean enjoyed outdoor sports such as sailing, dirt biking and riding quads. He also enjoyed repairing cars and doing electrical work.

He was predeceased by his son Brayden Traymon; his father Sean Everett; his  grandmother, Elaine Turner; grandfather, Billy Everett; grandmother Phyllis Traymon Taylor; great grandmother Elizabeth Traymon and his cousin Rochelle Biddle.

Rysean loved his family. Surviving is his mother Angela Traymon; his grandfather, Walter B. Thomas; his children, Aniiyah, Cameron, Ellianna and Davin; his sisters, Rysheania Traymon and Angelique Everett; his niece Ireanna Vasquez; his aunt’s Sue Ann Traymon, Stacey Taylor, Malika Shomo an uncle, Robert Shomo and a host of loving family and friends.


Rochelle Nicole Biddle “Ro”, 41 of Long Branch, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2020 at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.  She was born on June 6, 1979 to Charles H. Biddle and the late Brenda Traymon Biddle. Rochelle attended public school in New Jersey and graduated from Highland Springs High School in Virginia. She was a dedicated employee for Seman Tov Bus Company for 13 years until her illness caused her to stay at home.

Rochelle enjoyed quality time with her boys, listening to music, watching movies, writing poems, and reading books. Anyone who knew Ro, she left an impression and a big smile. She would send you a motivational message daily by text.

Rochelle was predeceased by her mother Brenda Traymon Biddle, her maternal grandmother Elizabeth Traymon, her paternal grandmother Louella Breckenridge and her favorite cousin Rysean Traymon. Those left to cherish her memories are her 2 sons Imir Durant and Nicere Durant of Long Branch; her father Charles H. Biddle of Henrico, Virginia; her sisters Pamela Traymon of Georgia, Keisha Traymon of Eatontown, NJ, Jean Biddle and Nicole Biddle of California; 2 brothers Charles Biddle, III of California and Carlton Biddle of Henrico, Virginia; 2 nieces Tynia Pope and Janecia Williams; 2 nephews Tyron Johnson and Juwan Williams; a great niece, 3 great nephews, her godchild, Aniya Traymon, aunts, uncles, a host of cousins and devoted friends.


Muriel Chambers - It is with great sadness that the family of Muriel Chambers announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 85 after, thankfully, a very short illness.

Muriel loved her job as a federal government employee of the United States Army. She received many awards and commendations during her tenure and was very proud of the work she did supporting our soldiers and government.

She loved her many vacations to locations such as Hawaii, Canada, Bermuda, Bahamas, Las Vegas, Florida, Niagara Falls, and the 1,000 island region of New York. She easily made friends and is known as a loving, giving and kind-hearted woman. One time during a vacation a women she befriended admired her shirt and Muriel later gave her that shirt.

She was always ready to laugh and enjoy life, regardless of hardships that came her way. Not one to complain, she was strong and steady and quick to give comfort to others, not asking for it herself. She loved to read books, do crossword puzzles, knit, travel, listen to country music, and watch old games shows on TV. She loved her family with all her heart and soul. She will be missed.

She is predeceased by her father William, mother Lillian, sisters Naomi and Beth, her beloved son, Kevin and her granddaughter Michelle Ramsey. Surviving family members are sons Roy and Todd; daughters Vicki, Susan and Karen; son-in-law Karl McIntosh; daughter-in-law Aida Poulsen; 8 grandchildren, Kalena Soliman, Brandon Poulsen, Nicole Poulsen, Tyler Whitt, Dana Katz, Jason Katz, Eric Katz, and Tina McIntosh and 9 great-grandchildren, Kai Soliman, Alexander Katz, Devon Katz, Alexa Katz, Bella Katz, Kailee Katz, Silas Katz, Lucas Hausknecht, and Dylan Hausknecht.


Monmouth County has 92 additional positive cases of COVID-19

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of September 24, there are 92 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. There are two new deaths being reported today related to COVID-19 in Monmouth County.


Monmouth County will offer free COVID-19 testing for County residents on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Freehold from 9 a.m. to noon at the Freehold Borough Fire Department, 49 W. Main Street, Rear Annex. Residents should note the clinic has 100 tests and once those are administered, the clinic will close for the day. More information about the County’s COVID-19 testing program is available on


The breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases by municipality is as follows:


24-Sep 23-Sep
Aberdeen: 273 272
Allenhurst: 25 25
Allentown: 19 19
Asbury Park: 354 354
Atlantic Highlands: 50 48
Avon-by-the-Sea: 23 23
Belmar: 73 71
Bradley Beach: 76 76
Brielle: 88 87
Colts Neck: 126 124
Deal: 73 67
Eatontown: 405 401
Englishtown: 51 51
Fair Haven: 57 53
Farmingdale: 16 15
Freehold Borough: 493 492
Freehold Township: 863 855
Hazlet: 401 397
Highlands: 49 46
Holmdel: 378 374
Howell: 916 913
Interlaken: 9 9
Keansburg: 237 238
Keyport: 117 117
Lake Como: 24 24
Little Silver: 78 76
Loch Arbour: 3 4
Long Branch: 748 748
Manalapan: 654 652
Manasquan: 82 82
Marlboro: 667 657
Matawan: 237 237
Middletown: 1032 1028
Millstone Township: 135 131
Monmouth Beach: 37 37
Neptune City: 74 75
Neptune Township: 730 724
Ocean: 515 507
Oceanport: 88 88
Red Bank: 349 346
Roosevelt: 10 10
Rumson: 100 100
Sea Bright: 19 19
Sea Girt: 40 40
Shrewsbury Borough: 80 81
Shrewsbury Township: 11 11
Spring Lake: 42 42
Spring Lake Heights: 61 59
Tinton Falls: 255 255
Union Beach: 45 40
Upper Freehold: 82 82
Wall: 552 551
West Long Branch: 114 111
Unknown: 0 0


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