Atlantic Hub News Briefs, Dec. 23


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Tinton Falls Borough Council members have authorized a contract with the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to provide animal control services in the borough in 2021.

During a recent meeting, council members passed a resolution which authorizes the one-year contract with the MCSPCA that will be effective from Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021. The MCSPCA will be paid $30,000 ($2,500 per month).

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Through the contract, the MCSPCA will provide daily animal control services to Tinton Falls and a facility where stray animals that have been picked up or injured will be kept.

And, the Tinton Falls council members authorized the execution of a deed of an open space easement to Monmouth County for a 59-acre parcel on Thresher Court.

According to a resolution, the property on Thresher Court has park, recreation and open space values which municipal officials want to be preserved in perpetuity.

By conveying an open space easement to Monmouth County, the property will be retained forever for park, recreation and open space uses. Any proposed use that would significantly impair or interfere with the park, open space and recreation will be prevented from occurring at that location, according to the resolution.


All are welcome to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free virtual event hosted by the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County at 8 a.m. Jan. 15.

The 32nd annual community commemoration will be live on Zoom for the first time due to COVID-19, according to a press release.

The keynote speaker will be Kerwin Webb, the youth and young adult pastor at the Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park, and president of the Greater Red Bank Area NAACP.

A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award to Gwendolyn Love, executive director of Lunch Break, Red Bank. The award honors an individual who reflects King’s principles and ideals in philosophy and action.

The event will also feature the two grand prize winners of the Dr. King student essay contest, who will share their winning essays. Both students will receive a $1,500 education scholarship, sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey Natural Gas and Porter Plus Realty.

To register for the event or to learn more, visit


The Monmouth County Park System has announced that due to current limits on the size of outdoor gatherings, the Holmdel Park sled hill will not open through at least the end of December. The sled hill status will be revisited as the extent of the restrictions change.

Parks will be open every day, from dawn to dusk, for visitors to enjoy nature’s winter beauty. The Thompson Park ski hut will observe normal operation hours, conditions permitting.

For current winter activity information, visit


The Art Society of Monmouth County is calling for entries for the Toni Wilczewski “Virtual” Memorial Photography Exhibit sponsored by Tom Wilczewski

This show and its awards are sponsored by Tom Wilczewski in memory of his wife, Toni, past president of the Art Society of Monmouth County, according to a press release.

Entry is open to “members only” starting Dec. 21 through Jan. 4. The exhibit will be presented on the art society’s website from Jan. 12 through Feb. 28, with a virtual reception on Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m.

The Art Society of Monmouth County is accepting new members for the show. Visit for further information and details regarding the submission process.


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