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January 3, 2014
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Martinho joins Resources Real Estate


RED BANK – Resources Real Estate has welcomed Anne Martinho as a new sales associate in the Red Bank office.

Martinho, a lifelong Monmouth County resident, worked as a CPA in public accounting and private industry before taking time out to raise two children. She is excited to begin her new career in real estate. She grew up in Long Branch, lived in Shrewsbury and now lives in Middletown.


Anne Martinho

Anne Martinho


“We are happy to have someone like Anne on board,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner. “She has a great personality and will be easy to work with.”

“Real estate as a career choice has been an exciting addition to my life,” Martinho said. “I feel my personal approach is one people will feel confident with and my financial background will only add to that confidence.”

“Anne will do well because of her enthusiasm and background as an accountant,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner. “We are excited about her joining our team.”

Resources Real Estate is located at 112 E. River Road in Rumson, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands.

For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit




Red Bank Lawyers Named a Top Firm by Magazines


Trial Lawyer Magazine has named Cohen Placitella & Roth one of the 30 most influential law firms in America. The recognition comes on the heels of the law firm being named one of the top law firms in America by US News & World Report.

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The same publication also named Chris Placitella as one of America’s most influential trial lawyers. The firm and Placitella will receive the award at the Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami in January.

Six Cohen Placitella & Roth lawyers – Placitella, Stewart Cohen, Harry Roth, Joel Rosen, Rachel Placitella, and Jonathan Saidel – also recently were named as Super Lawyers by the Super Lawyers rating service of outstanding lawyers. Four associates, Michael McMahon, William Kuzmin, Mark Goodheart and Michael Noonan, also were named as Rising Stars by the same publication.

The firm’s offices are located at 127 Maple Ave.

Additional information is available by calling 732-747-9003 or visiting


United Teletech Financial donates More than $10K


TINTON FALLS – Four charities will receive donations from United Teletech Financial (UTF) for their participation in UTF’s Million Dollar Community Challenge (MDCC).

The charities involved are: The Arc of Monmouth; Clean Ocean Action; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties; and The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

“We want to do our part to help our local nonprofits continue to live out their missions. These groups do great work in our community and we’re excited to be able to donate for the third year in a row,” said Leo R. Ardine, president/CEO of UTF.

UTF’s MDCC is an annual campaign that strives to save the community $1 million in interest expense, while benefiting local charities. This year’s campaign saved members more than $1.03 million in interest expense by refinancing higher interest loans that had been held at other institutions. Charities will receive more than $10,000 in donations from UTF.

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“The Million Dollar Community Challenge is great example of how when we help each other, we can make a big difference in the community. Through MDCC our members prospered by saving money in interest and our partner charities will also benefit. As a community-based financial institution, this is what it’s all about,” Ardine said.

For more information on the MDCC, visit For information on UTF’s financial services, stop by any of its branches, visit or call 866-GO-ALL-EARS.


Weichert’s Rumson Office, Associate Recognized for Honors


RUMSON – Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Rumson office was recognized for outstanding performance in October.

The office led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, in resale dollar volume.

In addition, Sales Associate Douglas Miller of the Rumson office was individually recognized for his exceptional industry success during the month of October. A top producer, Miller led the entire company for dollar volume, as well as the company the region for resale dollar volume.

For more information, Weichert’s customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD. Weichert franchised offices are independently owned and operated.


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Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Owners and chocolatiers Susan and Stan Hordych accept a proclamation from Middletown Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger, right, congratulating the 1100 Highway 35 South business on marking the milestone.

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