Economic impact round-table planned at eastern branch of county library in Shrewsbury
Monday, December 3, 2012
Business owners affected by superstorm Sandy are invited to an economic impact round-table discussion sponsored by county freeholders Monday night. Merchants are asked to RSVP at Susan.Folta@co.monmouth.nj.us to attend the 6 p.m. session at the eastern branch of the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. “The roundtable is being held to ensure that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) hears directly about what our local businesses have experienced and to move the economic recovery forward,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “I strongly encourage business leaders who are focused on the rebuilding of our local economy to attend.” A county release explains that the federal Department of Commerce, …
Freeholder director repeated call for resignations after former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham pleaded guilty to official misconduct charges.
Tuesday's guilty plea from former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham has some calling for more financial accountability from the college's board of trustees. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. According to News 12, Burnham made $216,000 in his position at Brookdale. Freeholder Director John Curley, who became the community college's liaison in January, 2011, said he was the one to call attention to personal spending with college money from Burnham's office. Curley called for Burnham, and …