Tuesday, December 11, 2012
In a later interview, Rep. Declan O'Scanlon clarified his earlier remarks about the role proximity will play in selecting who gets into Fort Monmouth housing.
(see bolded text for update) State Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon today clarified a statement that came from the governor's office Monday night, regarding housing for displaced Sandy victims. According to O'Scanlon, the Sandy housing units at Fort Monmouth will all be temporary and will initially total 180 (this includes the 45 currently being prepared for move in on Dec. 20). O'Scanlon told Patch this includes 42 units on Megill Drive in Eatontown and 130 in the lodge area of Oceanport (pictured here), "give or take 10 units." "That might be able to be expanded by another couple of hundred units if the need arises," he said, adding that the expansion would come in the lodge area. All units would only be available for about 18 months. O'…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The governor announced that utilities should be restored to the former military base by the end of this week.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A lottery system will be used to determine which New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be able to find temporary shelter at Fort Monmouth, Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday. Storm evacuees might be moving into the former military base, which closed last year, as early as next week following the restoration of all utility service by the end of this week, according to NJ.com. According to the article, the fort housing could accommodate between 400 and 600 families.
Officials say the answers are forthcoming.
"How can I apply?" Patch readers have been anxious to know how they can secure a spot in Fort Monmouth's housing for themselves or someone they know displaced by the hurricane. We posed that question to the Lt. Governor's office, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority and a local mayor. So far there isn't an answer. In an email this morning, Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said, "This is a fluid situation and answers haven't been provided yet." Mahon did provide an important detail for those who are out of their home. "I suspect the list will develop from the FEMA applications. Residents need to make sure they have indicated they won't be in the home while repairs are made. That triggers a housing need," he said. "In addition, …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Designation announced Wednesday by the Secretary of the Interior
Officials from federal, county and local government gathered Thursday at the Marconi Hotel to celebrate the rich history of Camp Evans, the newest addition to the list of National Historic Landmarks. Camp Evans joined the ranks of Mount Vernon, Pearl Harbor and the Apollo Mission Control Center when Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recognized the former Army camp as a National Historic Landmark on Wednesday. The designation, in the works for more than a year, recognizes the important contribution the camp made to the history of the United States. Officials gathered in a short ceremony Thursday afternoon to mark the occasion. Fred Carl, president of the Camp Evans board of directors and the man chiefly responsible for carrying the Camp…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Training will begin 8 p.m. Monday night
Units from U.S. Army Fort Bragg will be conducting training exercises near Fort Monmouth again this week according to the Oceanport Police Department and Mayor Michael Mahon. The training will begin at 8 p.m. tonight and will continue through Friday evening. "Training will be conducted at various times and lengths over the next several days, similar to the training conducted roughly a month ago," the Oceanport Police state on their Facebook page. "The details of the training cannot be disclosed." The training was previously held in Long Branch on June 4 and Fort Monmouth on June 5 and 6. This week's training will involve helicopters and simulated explosives, according to the Eatontown Borough website. Residents in Tinton Falls, Eatontown, …