Atlantic Hub News Briefs, Jan. 13

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Trinity Rehab, an all-inclusive physical therapy and rehabilitation center providing treatment for patients of all ages, walks of life and fitness levels, has opened its newest location in Shrewsbury Plaza, 1130 Broad St. (Route 35), Shrewsbury. The facility will be led by Trinity Rehab director Brendan Gallagher, a doctor of physical therapy for the last decade.

Trinity Rehab combines state-of-the-art technology and a teamwork-oriented, customized treatment plan designed to provide patient-centric treatments for neck and back pain, sports related injuries, post-operative rehab, auto or work accidents, arthritis and other common injuries and conditions. Trinity Rehab participates with Medicare and most commercial insurances. For more information, visit Trinity-Rehab.com or call 800-518-0977.

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Michael Adelberg, author, editor, novelist, essayist and scholar, will present “Rebellion
Before Revolution: Pre-War Tremors in Monmouth County” on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in a virtual
presentation presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association and co-sponsored by the Monmouth County Library.

Adelberg’s presentation is part of the library’s Historically Speaking: A Virtual Lecture Series and will be conducted on Zoom.

Registration and internet access are required to attend, and registration is available at the library’s Upcoming Events list at www.MonmouthCountyLib.org or @MonCoLibrary. Information on how to access the lecture will be emailed after registration.

Adelberg’s research has been recognized by the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and the David Library of the American Revolution, according to a press release. Among his novels is “The Razing of Tinton Falls,” published in 2011.

 

The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) has announced the honorees for the annual Spinnaker Awards. Now in its 29th year, the Spinnaker Awards honor businesses and individuals who give of themselves to make life better for everyone in eastern Monmouth County.

The 2021 Spinnaker Honorees are: Volunteer of the Year, Marie Noglows, of Gloria Woodward Realty, Rumson; Arts and Culture Award, Asbury Park Music Foundation;           Public Service Award, New Jersey Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso of Holmdel;             Community Service Award, Zager Fuchs, P.C. (business with fewer than 50 employees); Corporate Good Neighbor, Guttenplan’s Frozen Dough Inc. (business with 50 or more employees); Nonprofit Organization of the Year, Grunin Foundation; Serving Monmouth County For Over 50 Years, the Curchin Group;  and EMACC’s Next Generation Leader, Bryan Puzzo.

Spinnaker is scheduled for April 28 and will be held at Branches Catering, West Long Branch. To learn more, call the chamber at 732-741-0055 or visit www.emacc.org

 

January is National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern New Jersey (BBBSCNNJ) is inviting community members to celebrate by becoming a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister to a local child.

BBBSCNNJ provides one-to-one mentoring for youths ages 6-18 throughout 10 counties in New Jersey. Volunteer Big Brothers and Sisters spend quality time with their Littles each month, enjoying free or low-cost activities during which the child may learn new skills, explore new interests, or expand their experience beyond their family and neighborhood, according to a press release.

In light of current challenges, BBBSCNNJ case managers continue to conduct volunteer training, match meetings and interviews virtually or in adherence to safety guidelines. BBBSCNNJ created 100 new Big-Little matches in 2020. To learn more, visit mentornj.org and follow the agency on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) has announced that New Jersey will receive more than $591 million to combat the transmission of COVID-19.

The state will receive $511.24 million for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing and $80.26 million for vaccination activities, according to a press release.

The funding will be distributed as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Congress passed in December. Pallone expects additional funds for vaccine distribution will be made available to the state in the coming months.

As chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Pallone authored the health provisions of four bills in the House of Representatives to combat the coronavirus that became law, according to the press release.

They include the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, and an omnibus appropriations and COVID-19 relief package.

 

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