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News Transcript News Briefs, June 30

As a tribute to those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and to show appreciation to all first responders (active, retired and those who have passed), the Gordon’s Corner Fire Company and Manalapan will host a First Responder Appreciation 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 3.

Proceeds will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Fallen First Responder Home Program, the Gold Star Family Home Program and other first responder charities, according to a press release.

Individuals may register at www.gcfire.org. A T-shirt will be given to everyone registered by Sept. 15. Individuals who finish the event will receive a medal and there will be awards for various category winners. All are welcome to participate and are asked to wear red, blue or orange to show their support.

For more information, contact Eric Nelson at 732-580-4738 or email 5K@gcfire.org

In addition, the Manalapan Recreation Department is conducting an 11-week “COVID Couch to 5K” race prep program to help residents get ready for the event. Participants will meet weekly to get motivated for the Oct. 3 event. The prep program is open to individuals of all ages and abilities. Visit mtnj.org or call 732-446-8355 for more information.

 

There will be a contested race for one three-year term on the Manalapan Township Committee in the November general election.

According to official results of the June 8 primary election posted by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, incumbent Republican Barry Jacobson received 1,671 votes to secure his party’s nomination to run for re-election.

Jacobson will be opposed in November by Democrat Bashir Mohammad, who received 856 votes in the primary election to secure his party’s nomination to run for a seat on the Township Committee.

At present, Republicans have a 5-0 majority on Manalapan’s governing body. Jacobson serves alongside Jack McNaboe, Susan Cohen, Mary Ann Musich and Eric Nelson.

 

There will be a contested race for three four-year terms on the Marlboro Township Council in the November general election.

According to official results of the June 8 primary election posted by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, incumbent Democrats Jeff Cantor, Scott Metzger and Carol Mazzola received 983, 970 and 955 votes, respectively, to secure their party’s nominations to run for re-election.

Cantor, Metzger and Mazzola will be opposed in November by Republicans Antoinette DiNuzzo, Michael Milman and Juned Qazi, who received 1,392, 1,371 and 1,330 votes, respectively, in the primary election to secure their party’s nominations to run for seats on the Township Council.

At present, Democrats have a 5-0 majority on Marlboro’s governing body. Cantor, Metzger and Mazzola serve alongside Michael Scalea and Randi Marder.

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