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Senator Jennifer Beck

Senator Jennifer Beck

12th District Legislators Laud Kershaw Commons Groundbreaking

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The 12th District Legislators are pleased to announce today’s groundbreaking for Kershaw Commons, New Jersey’s first affordable supportive rental housing for people living with Multiple Sclerosis, which took place this morning at 10 a.m. on Applewood Drive, Freehold Township.

“New Jersey Special Needs Trust Fund is helping to fund this project,” said Senator Jennifer Beck, “which, when completed, will offer an alternative for people living with MS, for whom many times the only option is a nursing home. I am proud that District 12 will host the first community of this type in New Jersey.”

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New Jersey Hosts Two Major Horseracing Events in August

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande have issued the following statement about the Haskell and the Hambletonian taking place over the next two weekends:

“Next month New Jersey will be host to two major horseracing events, anticipated to bring millions of dollars in revenue to the State. The Haskell at Monmouth Park and the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands are part of the long history New Jersey has with horseracing, and should serve as a reminder of the role the industry plays in the economy of our State.

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Bill Renaming Red Bank Train Station for Daniel O’Hern Passes Senate Committee

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande are pleased to announce that a bill renaming the Red Bank Train Station the “Daniel O’Hern Station” passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee today.

Daniel O’Hern, a former New Jersey State Supreme Court Justice and former Mayor of Red Bank, passed away on April 1, 2009.

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Bill Renaming Highlands Bridge for Captain Azzolina Passes Senate Committee

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The Route 36 Highlands Bridge, currently under construction, which spans the Shrewsbury River received approval today from the Senate Transportation Committee to be renamed in honor of Joseph Azzolina, the “Captain Joseph Azzolina Memorial Bridge.”

Senator Jennifer Beck was a friend of Captain, Senator and Assemblyman Azzolina, and considered him her mentor, having worked as his chief of staff during his time in the State Assembly. She is very pleased that the man she has always held in such high regard will be honored in this way. The bill renaming the bridge is sponsored by Beck, Senator Joseph Kyrillos and Senator Sean Kean.

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12th District Legislators Issue Statement on FY 2011 State Budget

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande issue the following statement on the passage of New Jersey’s Fiscal Year 2011 State Budget:

The New Jersey State budget has passed both the State Senate and General Assembly, and did so through a bipartisan effort lead by the minority party. There were hard choices, but this is the first step in putting New Jersey on the right course towards economic recovery and prosperity. We firmly believe that by following the plan set forth by Governor Christie, we will see lower taxes, less waste and a brighter future for New Jersey.

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Fort Monmouth Bill Passes Both Houses

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The 12th District Legislators are pleased to announce the passage of the Monmouth Economic Revitalization Act by the State Senate and General Assembly yesterday evening. The bill creates and authority to which the federal government can transfer the Fort Monmouth property after its scheduled 2011 closure.

“When this legislation was first introduced last year,” said Senator Jennifer Beck, “it needed a lot of work to make it something acceptable to all the parties that will be most effected by the fort’s closure. I put my name to it to get those changes made, and we have been able to secure 40 amendments on behalf of local and county officials. Many hours and late night meetings have taken place between then and now, and I am satisfied that all parties have been heard and the best consensus reached. We have made sure that Monmouth County residents will hold five of the nine voting seats on the authority, and that a super majority of seven of nine is needed for any major changes to the redevelopment plan. I am proud of the work that has gone into this bill, and I believe we are in a strong position for when the gates come down at Fort Monmouth.”

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Senate Committee Approves $3.54 Million for Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital Sewerage Treatment Facility

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Senator Jennifer Beck is pleased to announce that a bill appropriating $3.54 million to upgrade the existing sewerage treatment plant at the site of the former Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital has been voted out of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee

“We’ve been working for years to remedy the environmental problems that exist at the former Marlboro Hospital site,” said Beck, “in the hope of being able to use this property in some more constructive manner. This funding will be used to either repair the existing facility, or to rebuild it entirely. Either way, this is a win for the environment and for Marlboro Township.”

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Fort Monmouth Legislation Passed Unanimously by Senate Economic Growth Committee

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Senator Jennifer Beck is pleased to announce that legislation sponsored by her and Sen. Raymond Lesniak that would create the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority passed unanimously out of the Senate Economic Growth Committee today. The bill now includes several amendments that were added in order to address the concerns of the three municipalities that host Fort Monmouth.

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Beck, O’Scanlon & Casagrande: 12th District Schools Receive Nearly $1.7 Million in Construction Grants

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This morning, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon attended a press conference at Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School, Freehold Township, to highlight the $485,000 in grants that have been released to the school district through the School Development Authority’s Regular Operating Districts (ROD) grant program.

SDA Chief Executive Officer Marc Larkins was on hand to publicize the Freehold Township grant as a part of the SDA’s $36.9 million State investment in constructions grants.

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Media Advisory: Press Conference to Kick Off National Night Out Events

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The 12th District Legislators are once again joining with the Red Bank Borough Mayor and Council and the Red Bank Borough Police Department to bring Red Bank residents a series of community-based events culminating in a National Night Out Against Crime event on August 3rd.

Please join Sen. Jennifer Beck, Mayor Pasquale Menna and Police Chief Steven McCarthy for a press conference to kick off this series of events on Tuesday, May 25th at 1 p.m. at the Red Bank Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street, Red Bank.

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