Monmouth Apartments – $3,000 a month

According to a recent hearing, the redevelopment of the Monmouth Mall would feature one- and two-bedroom apartments which would fetch approximately $3,000 a month. This will depend upon the approval of the borough for the project.Related image

Right now the Monmouth Mall, seems to be lacking retail occupants so this is the natural use of its unique and strategic location.

The owners of the Monmouth Mall, which include Kushner Cos. and Brookfield Properties, are looking to modernize and transform this 1960s paradigm into a new destination that would include office space, well over 500 apartments, and retail space.

The bottom line is everybody is attempting to track the next great generation. But right now it seems that the board is going to hold up on making the decision till at least July 2nd.

According to most experts, the Monmouth Mall residents are all downsizing, looking to cut costs and increase traffic.

The apartment complex in the mall would potentially attract a whole new range of residents. Based upon reliable statistics, Eatontown population has declined since 2000. The developers of the new concept would be looking to leverage the property close proximity to the Garden State Parkway, Route 18, the beach, and towns such as Red Bank and Long Branch.


Real Estate Legal Secretary Openings

Counsellors Title knows of several openings at law offices in Ocean and Monmouth County for Real Estate legal secretaries.

If you know of individuals looking for new job opportunities, please forward any resumes to Ralph Aponte at Counsellors Title. Email:

Counsellors Title Agency Holiday Hours

Counsellors Title will close at 4:30pm Tuesday, July 3rd and will reopen Thursday, July 5th, at 8:30am.

We wish all of our friends and clients a fantastic, safe and happy 4th of July.

Celebrating the Greatest Country in the World:
The United States of America

Facts About the Observance of 4th of July

In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships in port were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.

In 1778, from his headquarters at Ross Hall, near New Brunswick, New Jersey, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute (feu de joie). Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.

  • In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.
  • In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.
  • In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled The Psalm of Joy. This is recognized as the first recorded celebration[clarification needed] and is still celebrated there today.
  • In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
  • In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

Monmouth County: A Summer Destination

Monmouth County is jut 52 miles from New York City. This compares to the nearly 100 miles NYC residents have to travel to get to “the Hamptons.” 

The Jersey Shore is the smart choice for a summer destination for fun and sun.

In order to encourage families and friends to visit the storied shore county, Monmouth County launched a new tourism website:

One of the most valuable features is its list of Monmouth County’s towns.

What is great about these snapshots are the descriptions of the things to do, which follow after a great day at the beach.

The website also provides links to upcoming events located on the homepage. By clicking on the images, you will find a full list of all the events happening throughout the year along with an interactive map with the exact location of the events.

Red Bank is a center for the arts and entertainment with two professional theaters, a broad array of restaurants and eateries, and a wide variety of unique retail establishments, ranging from nationally known giants like Tiffany & Co. to trendy boutiques and galleries. Financial and investment firms have made Red Bank their home, providing jobs and customers for the other businesses downtown.

Spring Lake is known for its 2-mile beautiful stretch of beach and boardwalk, perfect for a beach vacation! With an oceanfront hotels and resorts, it offers the perfect accommodations for a weekend getaway.

Asbury Park is home to many attractions and activities of which visitors can take advantage. Explore the arts, experience culture, and visit historic places in addition to relaxing on the beach or hanging out on the boardwalk.

Belmar is a beautiful community blessed with small-town charm, rural beauty, and a rich community life with an abundance of recreational activities enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

Long Branch is home to Pier Village, a center for shopping, vacationing and eating.

Manasquan offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, services, entertainment, and more. So by all means come and explore the town and discover why Manasquan is truly the “Treasure of the Jersey Shore.”

A Snapshot of Monmouth County

Monmouth County was established on March 7, 1683. On October 31, 1693, the county was partitioned into the townships of Freehold, Middletown and Shrewsbury.

As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county’s population was 626,351, making it the state’s fifth-most populous county, representing a decrease of 0.6% from the 2010 Census.

In 2015, the county had a per capita personal income of $69,410, the fifth-highest in New Jersey and ranked 74th of 3,113 counties in the United States. Monmouth County ranked 38th among the highest-income counties in the United States as of 2011, placing it among the top 1.2% of counties by wealth.

According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 665.32 square miles, including 468.79 square miles of land (70.5%) and 196.53 square miles of water (29.5%).

4th of July in Toms River, New Jersey

Planning Your 4th  

June 27 – Berkeley Township Summer Veterans Park, Bill Zimmerman Way, Berkeley. Concert 6 p.m. and Fireworks 9 p.m.

June 30 – Manchester Independence Day Celebration at Harry Wright Lake, Lake Road
Festival 2 p.m. with kids rides, games, contests, food and live music. Fireworks at dusk.

June 30-July 4 – Six Flags Great Adventure’s July 4th Fest. Fireworks nightly at 10 p.m.; USO Show Troupe will perform 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., & 8 p.m. July 3rd and July 4th.

July 1 – In Toms River, Celebrate America! The Garden State Philharmonic will perform at the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, 7 p.m., outside the library. The Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra and the GSP Community Chorus will perform. This event has taken place since the 1960s, where locals bring their own chairs for this outdoor concert.

July 1 – Lavallette Independence Day Celebration at the Lavallette Gazebo, Philadelphia Ave.
Concert begins at 8 p.m. with Fireworks following at 9 p.m.

July 3 – Lakewood Independence Day Celebration. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with Fireworks 9:15 p.m.

July 3 – Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park, New Hampshire and Cedar Bridge Avenues.
Postgame fireworks after the Lakewood BlueClaws vs. Delmarva Shorebirds baseball game.

July 3-4 – Lakehurst Independence Day Fireworks, Parade and Car Show. Fireworks at the lake at dusk on July 3 (July 7 raindate). Parade and car show on July 4 with the parade starting at 11 a.m. down Union Avenue, Lakehurst. Car show goes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakehurst Elementary School.

July 4 – Lavallette Patriotic Bike Parade on President Avenue in Lavallette. Parade begins at 9 a.m.

July 4 – Beachwood’s 4th of July Fireworks over the Toms River on Bayside Ave., Beachwood. Fireworks start at dusk.

July 4 – Pine Beach 4th of July Parade & Family Field Games located at the Pine Beach Firehouse.
Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the firehouse. Games include running races, peanut scramble, women’s balloon blowing contest, sack races, men’s tug of war, water balloon toss.

July 4 – Point Pleasant Beach Independence Day Celebration located at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Beach, 300 Ocean Ave. Fireworks start at dusk.

July 4 – Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks located at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

July 4 – Seaside Park Patriotic Bike Parade. Bayview & 14th Ave. Parade begins at 9 a.m.

July 4 – South Toms River Independence Day Celebration. Celebration 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; free activities for kids.

July 5 – Brick’s 2018 Annual Summerfest Concert located at Windward Beach, Princeton Avenue, Brick. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and the Fireworks at dark.

The Battle of Monmouth – 240th Anniversary

June 28, 1778 – Celebrating the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth

This year marks the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778, in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  

The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House.

At the time, the Americans were having a great deal of difficulty fighting against the British. British commander Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis was able to seize the advantage, but George Washington’s arrival to the battlefield allowed the Americans to establish a perimeter along the hilltop.

Cornwallis pressed on through and captured the hill position in horrific heat.

Washington led his troops to form a new line behind a marshy position.

Major General Nathanael Greene, on nearby Combs Hill, attacked the British line, forcing Cornwallis withdraw.

Washington tried to finish off Cornwallis, but nightfall came, not allowing him to finish off the British there.

Washington fought his opponent to a standstill, representing the first time that Washington’s army had achieved such a result. The battle demonstrated the growing effectiveness of the Continental Army after its six-month encampment at Valley Forge, where constant drilling under officers such as Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Major General Gilbert du Motier, and the Marquis de Lafayette greatly improved discipline and morale.

General George Washington’s soldiers battled the British in the longest land battle of the American Revolutionary War. It was at Monmouth that the tactics and training of von Steuben developed at Valley Forge during the prior winter proved to be a deciding factor.

May Ocean and Monmouth County Sales

Ocean County
Single Family May 2018
Key Market Metrics 2017 2018 Change
■ New Listings 1,326 1,295 – 2.3%
■ Closed Sales 773 698 – 9.7%
■ DOM* 82 72 – 12.2%
■ Median Px $310K $310K + 0.0%
■ % of Px Rec’d 97.3% 97.0% – 0.3%
■ Inventory 4,704 4,103 – 12.8%
■ Months of Inventory 7.4 6.3 – 14.9%
* Days on Market Until Sale

Monmouth County
Single Family May 2018
Key Market Metrics 2017 2018 Change
■ New Listings 1,280 1,131 – 11.6%
■ Closed Sales 662 668 + 0.9%
■ DOM* 65 56 – 13.8%
■ Median Px $425K $435K + 2.4%
■ % of Px Rec’d 97.3% 98.5% + 1.2%
■ Inventory 3,436 2,696 – 21.5%
■ Months of Inventory 6.0 4.5 – 25.0%
* Days on Market Until Sale


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