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Employee of the Month - December 2019


Dear Friend, If you or a friend is looking for a way to better afford the cost of groceries, NJ SNAP, New Jersey's Food Assistance program, may be able to help. A single person that qualifies for NJ SNAP may be eligible for up to $194 a month in benefits, while a family of four could receive up to $646 per month. Click here to see if you qualify, and click here to learn more about how NJ SNAP can help your family. This support can be life-changing for a working family, allowing parents to put food on the table for themselves and their children. Regular, healthy meals can do so much to help our kids succeed at home and at school, and we want to make sure that no New Jersey resident has to go hungry this Thanksgiving season. If your family doesn't need food assistance, you can still help by spreading the word to other families that might be in need. Nearly 900,000 people in New Jersey lack regular access to enough affordable food for themselves and their families, and more than 260,000 children and 200,000 older residents are food insecure. If you can, make sure your friends and neighbors know that NJ SNAP is there to make sure they have enough to eat. Spread the word on social media, and ask your friends to share the link to NJ SNAP. You can also ask your neighborhood grocer or supermarket to help get the word out about NJ SNAP in their stores, advertising and online. If you have any questions about NJ SNAP or other services and programs, feel free to contact our office at (732) 695-3371 for more information. We are always happy to help. Sincerely,            



SHOP LONG BRANCH A program designed to encourage residents to support local businesses. Individuals who sign up for a SHOP LONG BRANCH card will receive discounts at participating businesses. Discounts will be applied directly to the individuals property taxes or provided in the form of a year-end check for non-residents or those who rent. Businesses that have signed up thus far: Bacon Beach Grille (49 Atlantic Avenue) Becca's Cookie Bar (604 2nd Avenue) Bella's Pizza (425 Liberty Street) Butcher's Block Restaurant (235 West Avenue) BR Help Center (489 Broadway, 2nd Floor) Caputo's Italian Pastry Shoppe (444 Ocean Blvd North) Cortez Cigar (23 2nd Avenue) Dancing Through Life (132 West End Avenue) Finer Details (187 Westwood Avenue) Interworld Highway (205 Westwood Avenue) Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (103 Brighton Avenue) John Guire Supply (187 Brighton Avenue) Lapidus Décor (182 Broadway) Leonard P. Kiczek, Esquire (226 Broadway) Natural Healthcare (10 West End Court) Norah's Irie Jamaican Restaurant (530 Springdale Avenue) Sands Dry Cleaners (444 Ocean Boulevard North) Shelly's Jewels (605 2nd Avenue) Sip's Ace Paint & Hardware (700 Joline Avenue) The Link News (176 Broadway) The Peddler (150 Ocean Boulevard North) V & S Auto Brokers (517 Broadway)    And More To Come! Shop Long Branch cards will be available to all residents and city visitors beginning 10am Tuesday July 30 at various municipality locations including: · Long Branch Public Library - Main (328 Broadway) · Long Branch Public Library - Elberon (168 Lincoln Ave) · City Hall - Information Desk (344 Broadway) · Community Development Office (228 Broadway, 2nd Fl) · Senior Citizens Center (85 2nd Ave) · Recreation Department (231 Wilber Ray Ave) · Chamber of Commerce (228 Broadway, ground level) · BR Help Center (489 Broadway) · Finer Detail (187 Westwood Ave) Each participating business will have a window cling identifying itself as a member of the program. If you are a local business and would like to learn more about the program, or to sign up for the program, please contact Roberto Ferragina of Long Branch's Office of Community & Economic Development  / 732.923.2041

Employee of The Month - November 2019