Monmouth County News Briefs, Jan. 27

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A series of virtual events geared exclusively for teenagers is offered on a regular basis by the Monmouth County Library.

In February, a Trivia Night with rounds of questions focusing on books, movies, current events and sports will be offered for pre-teens between the ages of 7 and 12, but will be interesting and could be challenging for older teens. The Jeopardy-style night will be offered at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, according to a press release.

For those interested in improving their SAT scores, math classes designed as a prep for the SATs will be offered Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. once a month through March, beginning Jan. 27 and continuing on Feb. 24 and March 31.

Another idea is the “Day in the Life of a Quaranteen.” This is an opportunity for teens who are creating service hours to earn one or two hours by using their talents in writing a song or prose.

Teens can submit articles between now and August, be it an essay, poem, journal entry, song, or anything else personally written, that describes the teen’s life, thoughts and feelings during COVID-19.

Entries will be judged according to the guidelines set for each and participants for this event must hold library card memberships. Two accepted submissions can be accepted from each participant.

Visit to see the guidelines for each program.


The state, Monmouth County and Colts Neck are pooling their resources to purchase a farmland preservation easement on a property in Colts Neck.

During a recent meeting, the county’s governing body passed a resolution authorizing the release of the funding for the acquisition of the easement on a 25.7-acre parcel known as the George and Lillian Mosley property at 164 Laird Road, Colts Neck.

The acquisition of the easement will preclude the property from being developed.

According to the resolution, the Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board “deems it necessary and advisable to acquire and preserve a development easement for agricultural purposes.”

A formal offer of the purchase of a development easement in the total amount of $893,270 has been accepted, contingent upon satisfactory title of the property, and subject to adjustments for taxes and other closing costs, according to the resolution.

The state’s share of the cost will be 60% ($535,962); the county’s share of the cost will be 24% ($214,385); and Colts Neck’s share of the cost will be 16% ($142,923), according to the resolution.


Join N.J. Health Care Networking Group for a Feb. 10 Zoom meeting from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The networking group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Harmony Village at CareOne Jackson is hosting the Feb. 10 meeting. To register, email [email protected] to receive the Zoom code to join the meeting. For more information, visit Meetings take place once a month.


The Howell Office of Emergency Management has released a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites. Appointments are limited and all listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for individuals age 16 and older. The Moderna vaccine is recommended for individuals age 18 and older. Not all sites administer both vaccines. Most of the locations listed have a minimum age of 18.

The locations are: Community Health Center, 1301 Main St., Asbury Park (732-774-6333); Freehold Family Health, 579 Park Ave. (Route 33), Freehold Borough, (732-294-2540); HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune (732-897-7926); Keyport Community Health, 35 Broad St., Keyport (732-888-4149);

And, Monmouth County Health Dept., 50 E. Main St., Freehold Borough (732-431-7456); Ocean Health Initiatives, 3600 Route 66, Neptune (732-363-6655); Red Bank Primary Care, 188 E. Bergen Place, Red Bank (732-219-6620); ShopRite Pharmacy, 280 Route 9, Marlboro; ShopRite Pharmacy, 3120 Route 35, Hazlet; and CHEMMED, 1771 Madison Ave., Lakewood (732-364-6666).