From the State House: Legislative Updates
Houghtaling & Downey in the News
Freshmen Democrat Legislators Get Feel of 11th District - by John Burton, Two River Times
"It has definitely been a learning curve for freshmen state Assembly members Joann L. Downey and Eric J. Houghtaling, both Democrats, as they get their footing in Trenton and in their district. But at nearly the 100-day mark of their two-year term, they believe they’re on solid ground, working for their constituents."
N.J. drivers should be automatically registered to vote | Editorial - by Times of Trenton Editorial Board
"The measure is sponsored in the Assembly by Democrats Craig Coughlin (Fords), Joann Downey (Ocean Township), Tim Eustace (Maywood) and Gary Schaer (Passaic), with a companion bill in the state Senate sponsored by Joseph Vitale (Woodbridge). The plan's elegance lies in its simplicity. Not only does it increase the opportunity for participatory citizenship, but it also brings voting into the 21st century, depending as it does on technology to do the heavy lifting."
In Your Community: Local News
Major Ocean Township Bridge Reopens - by Chris Sheldon, Word on the Shore
"One of the town's major bridges has reopened in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend. The Sunset Avenue Bridge was closed in January, 2015 and met its originally-scheduled reopening date of May 27 with a ceremony attended by the mayors of the towns it connects as well as county and state officials."
Blades restored to iconic Long Branch WindMill restaurant - by Dan Radel, Asbury Park Press
"The WindMill restaurant is a windmill again now that blades shorn off in a gusty December storm have been restored. The owners of the iconic, old-fashioned hot dog and burger joint said the place just wasn't the same without them."
The Asbury Hotel Opens Today - by Dan Jacobson, Asbury Park Sun
"The long-awaited new hotel at the former Salvation Army building called The Asbury opens today in anticipation of Memorial Day weekend. The hotel, owned by waterfront redeveloper iStar, features 110 rooms, roof-top lounges, pool area and a beer garden with food trucks. There is also an indoor-outdoor event space. Room rates range from $125 to $325 per night."
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Mary's Place by the Sea
This Ocean Grove-based organization is dedicated to supporting women who are receiving treatment for cancer, by providing services to uplift them and complement their medical treatment, all free of charge. They have recently built a new home to provide overnight stays to women in need of respite. They will be holding a Grand Opening at their new location at 22 Main Avenue on June 16th, 2016 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
802 West Park Avenue | Suite 221 | Ocean Township, NJ 07712
Phone: (732) 695-3371
Fax: (732) 695-3374