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A $101,900 grant has been received by Eatontown municipal officials and the funds will be used to provide the Eatontown Police Department with body-worn cameras.

On July 14, Borough Council members authorized the acceptance of the grant from the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General. According to a resolution, Eatontown officials successfully applied to the Attorney General’s Office for the grant.

The $101,900 grant was received through the 2021 body-worn camera grant program, according to the resolution. The funds will be used for the purchase and implementation of body-worn cameras by and for Eatontown Police Department personnel.

The Borough Council’s action followed a state mandate signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in November 2020 that requires all police officers in New Jersey to wear a body camera. Police departments were required to comply with the mandate by June.


The Jewish  Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will present “Jewish Representation in the Classroom” by Dylan Black on Aug. 8 at 2 p.m., in person or via Zoom. Admission is free.

Dylan was assigned a project by his teacher, Joe Nappi, at Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls, called “Be the Change,” in which he was asked to identify a problem the students were passionate about and help “be the change.” Dylan needed to find a solution for the problem, according to a press release.

Dylan chose to research Jewish representation in the classroom and presents his findings at professional development days. His presentation guides educators in teaching students that Jewish history is more than the Holocaust.

For information about in-person attendance or to receive the Zoom link, call 732-252-6990.


Network with more than 1,500 people in the health care industry at the monthly meeting of N.J. Health Care Networking Group on Aug. 11 at a Zoom meeting from 9:30-10:30 a.m. N.J. Health Care Networking Group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey is hosting the meeting. To register, email Lisa@PreferredCares.com to receive the Zoom code to join the Aug. 11 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, visit www.njhcnet.com


For 45 years, 180 Turning Lives Around, a private nonprofit organization in Monmouth County, has provided confidential support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its response team volunteers throughout Monmouth County.

180’s volunteer Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Victim Advocates are civilian members of the community who work with law enforcement to provide support, information and resources to victims of domestic violence, according to a press release.

The free, confidential service of the DVRT program is available for victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at police departments in Monmouth County.

New DVRT volunteer victim advocates are being sought now. A mandatory 40-hour training course for new volunteer victim advocates is being conducted by 180 staff remotely via Zoom from Oct. 5-28. Training will be provided free of charge to successful applicants.

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply include that they must be 18 years of age or older, have access to reliable transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, submit to background investigations and fingerprinting, and successfully complete the mandatory training.

For an application or additional information, contact Tina Morgan by email at tinam@180nj.org or call 732-264-4360, ext. 4272. Individuals are asked to mention their town of residence. The deadline to apply is Sept. 24.

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