Nick Coppola – 7/9/2020

Nicholas V. Coppola, 80, passed away on July 9, 2020.

Nick is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Evangeline (Angie), sons Victor ( wife Melissa), and Nicholas, and his grandchildren Michael, Dahlia, Spencer, and Nicholas.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 13 from 6-9 PM @ Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 NJ 88, Brick Township, NJ. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nick’s name to Visiting Nurses Assoc. at, or the charity of your choice.

Patricia (Pat) Dankin, 76 – 6/28/2020.

Pat Dankin, 76 of Manasquan passed away on Sunday June 28, 2020. Pat was born & raised in Perth Amboy, NJ. Pat was a school psychologist for Old Bridge Board of Education for 25 years. When Pat and her husband Bob retired they moved to Manasquan. Pat loved the town and the beach, but most of all she loved her family and grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert Dankin, her two sons and their wives, Daniel & Caren Dankin of Fanwood, NJ, and David & Kristin Dankin of Oradell, NJ. Pat was the cherished grandmother of Lauryn, Jacob, Cian, and Emma.

Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals. All services are private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Church, 3800 Herbertsville Rd., Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742.

Albert Valverde – 6/25/2020

Al Valverde, 95, passed away on June 25, 2020 at his home and surrounded by his loving family. Al was a WWII veteran who received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; and the WWII Victory Medal.

Al was predeceased by his wife Mary and son Edward. He is survived by his loving Joyce and grandson Zachary.

Al is also survived by his partner of 30 years, Carol Notte.

Arrangements were private and handled by Orender Family Home for Funerals.

Gov. Murphy Executive Order 154 allowing personal care facilities to open 6/22/2020.


Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 154, allowing personal care service facilities to reopen to the public on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 a.m., provided the facilities comply with standards issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs and Department of Health.  

  1. Under the Governor’s Executive Order, personal care service facilities include:  
  2. Cosmetology shops;
  3. Barber shops;
  4. Beauty salons;
  5. Hair braiding shops;
  6. Nail salons;
  7. Electrology facilities;
  8. Spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical procedures are performed;
  9. Massage parlors;
  10. Tanning salons; and
  11. Tattoo parlors.  

The Division of Consumer Affairs today issued an Administrative Order that includes comprehensive health and safety standards that personal care services who are licensees of the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling and the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy must abide by. Safeguards include:  

  1. Limiting services to appointment-only;
  2. Performing health screening, including temperature checks, on clients and staff prior to entry to the facility;
  3. Requiring use of personal protective equipment, and requiring clients to wear face coverings at all times, regardless of the service they are receiving, unless face down on a massage table or where doing so would inhibit an individual’s health;
  4. Ensuring that all staff-client pairs maintain at least six feet distance between other staff-client pairs, unless separated by physical barriers;
  5. Adopting enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices; and
  6. Staying informed about new developments and guidance related to COVID-19. 

Nothing in the Order shall prevent the provision of services to a person that is confined to their home and unable to travel due to a disability, if these services 1) are permitted under existing statutes and regulations and 2) are provided in a manner that substantially complies with standards issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs and DOH.  DOH issued an Executive Directive today that includes comprehensive health and safety standards for these locations.

Cosmetology schools or other places that provide instruction and training for personal care services shall remain closed at this time.

Car thefts/break-ins in our area!

We have been informed of recent car thefts and car break-ins in Wall Township ( @ Pheasant Hollow development across from us on Lakewood Road) during the night.

Our Board has spoken with Wall Township Police Department and the Police will make extra passes through our community during the next several evenings.

We recommend that cars are parked in your garage overnight. If your car is parked parked on the driveway, never leave valuables in the car and make sure the car is locked. Also, always make sure your garage door is closed!

Bud Taylor passed away 6/1/2020.

Nelson ” Bud” L Taylor, Jr, 90, of New Providence passed away Monday June 1, 2020 at home.

Born and raised in Rahway he lived in Clark for many years and later Manasquan before moving to New Providence.

Bud was a graduate of Rahway High School where played basketball, baseball, tennis and was co-capitan of the football team. After High School he attended the Peddie School where he was labeled the outstanding newcomer, later Bud graduated from Colgate University Hamilton, NY.

He was a US Army Veteran serving as a SGT during the Korean War.

Bud was employed in his family business, West End Garage, Rahway NJ.

He served on the Board Of Trustees of Rahway Hospital for 41 years and was past chairman of the Rahway Hospital Foundation. He was on the Board of Directors of Liberty Bank, Rahway and Hazelwood Cemetery, Clark. Bud was a longtime member of the Rahway Kiwanis Club serving as Past President.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 60 years Vera (nee Catalano), he was the devoted father of James and Thomas Taylor and Patricia Peacock. He was also loved by eight grandchildren: Emily, Kate, Margy, Jane, Ali, Jack, Anna and Josephine.

Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery, Clark, NJ.