The Blue Claws and Atlantic Physical Therapy Center announced that any Jersey Shore resident impacted by Hurricane Sandy can apply for a grant through Blue Claws Charities Restore The Shore efforts.
Applications will be accepted several ways:
- Email the application plus other necessary paperwork to Hannah Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Return the application with necessary paperwork to any Atlantic Physical Therapy Center location.
- Return to the Blue Claws front office.
What to Return– Please complete this form and include proof of claim (FEMA or insurance claim with your name on it).
Recipient Selection– BlueClaws Charities and Atlantic Physical Therapy Center will select recipients randomly
among those that apply. Applying does not guarantee
receiving a grant and number of grants distributed depends on amount of money raised.
The Christie Administration announced Monday that FEMA has awarded the first batch of more than $34 million in Community Disaster Loans to Sandy-devastated local governments in NJ. More loans are expected to be approved in the next several weeks. These loans are going to be capped at $5 million or 25 percent of a local government’s operating expenses, whichever is less, and are frequently forgiven.
The towns that were approved in the first round are:
Atlantic Highlands: $2,108,876
Little Egg Harbor: $4,319,506
Little Silver: $1,829,234
Sea Bright: $1,297,273
Toms River: $5,000,000
Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority: $4,679,306
Toms River Fire District No. 1: $1,550,078
For more information on Community Disaster Loans, log on to http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/13/2013-10.pdf.
The deadline for municipalities to apply for this loan is Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Highlands Council have been asked to address where Highlands is in the process of participating in this type loan approval at Wednesday’s Council meeting.
A Cedar Street Garter Snake was minding his own business sunning itself late Saturday afternoon when a Highlands resident decided to pick him up and manhandle it. The snake retaliated and bite him. Police, Fire, EMS & Animal Control were called to the scene.
The snake was detained in a cooler until it determined he was not venomous. The man was treated at the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation and released.
For more info:
Governor Chris Christie has tasked the NJEDA to administer $460 million of funds to support the recovery of storm-impacted businesses. Of this total, $260 million will fund the Stronger NJ Business Grant program.
Under the Stronger NJ Business Grant program, Highlands small businesses and non-profits may apply forgrants and forgivable loans of up to $50,000 per impacted location. If an entity has multiple locations in NJ incorporated under a single federal tax identification or employer identification (EIN) number, it may use one application to seek funds for all incorporated, impacted locations, and may receive up to $50,000 per impacted location, and caps out at $250,000.
Mayor and Council of the Borough of Highlands will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
for the purpose of taking formal action on the following:
1)Hurricane Sandy Assessments & Recovery Efforts Discussion
2)Resolution -Local Government Resolution for Collateral Security forGovernment Loan
Other formal business may be considered at that meeting. The meeting will begin at 7pm atHenry Hudson Regional High School, 1 Grand Tour,Highlands, NJ.
To review the meeting online
NJ Today’s Anchor and Managing Editor Mike Schneider is Hosting “Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall” – What Worked. What Didn’t. What’s Next.
Where? At the Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University Thursday, May 16th, 2013 7:45PM – 10:00PM
More than six months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the tri-state region, questions remain regarding our infrastructure, our disaster response capabilities and what the future holds. The massive storm – which flooded thousands of homes, cut power to millions of people, and claimed over 100 lives – was the second costliest storm in US history. WNET/Thirteen (New York City), WLIW21 (Long Island), and NJTV (New Jersey), along with other public television stations and local print and radio partners will address community issues and concerns and seek out answers in a multi-platform live two-hour town-hall broadcast with studio audiences at Monmouth University and the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. Panelists will include experts in engineering, real estate, transportation, infrastructure and power, building codes, climate change, non-profits and charities, and government representatives from local mayors to state and federal officials.
Sign up for Tickets http://www.theblacklistnyc.com/sandytownhall.htm#form_anc
Boulders are falling off Bayside Drive onto the Henry Hudson Trail. The trail has been closed since Superstorm Sandy between Highlands and Atlantic Highlands with no firm date of reopening.
Thats one BIG boulder..
Who’s your pick?? Mine is Giants Finish - Rider’s Up..
||D. Wayne Lukas
||Lines of Battle
||Eddie Plesa Jr.
||John Terranova II
||Claude McGaughey III
||Will Take Charge
||D. Wayne Lukas
Sunday May 5th, Chilangos will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with delicious foods,(limited menu) outdoor bar, DJ, and piñata breaking ceremony with chances to win many prizes. In the Mexican tradition, The meaning of breaking the piñata is a symbol of breaking thru and destroying all negativity and bringing in only positive forces. Come and take a swing!!! All festivities will begin at noon in the Chilangos parking lot!
~ I’m sure they’ll be tequila and possibly pork wings