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Keyport council adopts bond ordinance to finance local improvements

KEYPORT – The members of the Borough Council in Keyport have appropriated $710,000 to fund the purchase of equipment. During a recent meeting, council members adopted a bond ordinance that appropriates $710,000 and authorizes the issuance of $675,000 in bonds or notes to finance part of the cost. A down payment of $35,000 will finance the remaining costs, according to the ordinance.
KEYPORT, NJ
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Monmouth County News Briefs, July 6

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) announced he has secured $26 million for maintenance dredging of the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development spending bill for Fiscal Year 2023. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the underlying legislation in the upcoming months, according to a press release.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ

Independent Datebook, July 6

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, will conduct the following drives: July 8, Chelsea at Tinton Falls, 1 Hartford Drive, Tinton Falls, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; July 19, Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Middletown, 1-7 p.m.; and July 25, North Centerville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet, 1-7 p.m. To donate blood, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ

Helping New Jersey towns tackle warehouse sprawl

According to an old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Similarly, one should always “look before you leap.” In essence, plan ahead. That’s exactly the advice being given to New Jersey municipalities to help them deal with an onslaught of warehouse proposals.
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Monmouth County News Briefs, June 29

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is seeking nominations for the Monmouth County Jane G. Clayton Award and for the M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation. Any individual who knows a person or an organization that has gone above and beyond to preserve the history of Monmouth...
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ

Independent Datebook, June 29

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, will conduct the following drives: July 2, Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; July 6, Middletown Elks, 251 Church St., Middletown, 1-7 p.m.; July 8, Chelsea at Tinton Falls, 1 Hartford Drive, Tinton Falls, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; July 19, Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Middletown, 1-7 p.m.; and July 25, North Centerville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet, 1-7 p.m. To donate blood, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ

Bout Time closes stoutly for first career stakes victory in Goldwood Stakes

OCEANPORT – If trainer Cherie DeVaux had any doubts about whether Bout Time was ready for graded stakes company in four weeks, she no longer does. The 4-year-old filly took advantage of a stalking trip and fast early fractions to record her first career stakes win, rolling to a two-and-one-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 Goldwood Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 25, according to a press release.
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