Stafford Center in need of new shoes, bedding, tools and cleaning supplies; will make Thanksgiving baskets.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Steve Moran
Thursday, November 15, 2012
UPDATE: Stafford Shelter Director Betti Anne McVey told Patch this week the center is in need of all types of cleaning supplies, especially dust masks and sprays for mold removal, Clorox wipes and laundry detergent. In addition, as people are moving back in, there is a need for donations of household supplies like dishwashing liquid, towels, buckets, large trash cans and new bedding. Also basic hand tools, flashlights and extention cords. "We also need shoes," she said. So many people lost all but the pair they were wearing when they evacuated,she said. All clothing items should be new, in lieu of shoes or clothing the center is also accepting gift cards to local stores to allow people to buy items that fit. In addition, the center will be…
John MacMenamin, former Stafford mayor and police officer, wants to 'contribute back to the community.'
Former Stafford Township Mayor John McMenamin, now living in Surf City, will run as an independent candidate for the office of Ocean County Sheriff currently held by Republican incumbent William L. Polhemus. The incumbent, who is seeking a 10th term, also faces a challenge from Democrat George “Bob” Armstrong in the upcoming November election. McMenamin, 51, is proposing many changes to the way things are run in the Sheriff's Office, including improved officer training, revamped emergency management and a county-wide water rescue program. Stafford Controversies McMenamin’s days both as the mayor of Stafford Township and serving on its police department were marked with controversy. “I’m sure my past will come into play during the campaign…