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December 6, 2013
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Diane Turton, Realtors Launches Turton Toy Drive for Sandy Survivors


This holiday season, Diane Turton, Realtors has joined forces with the Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group (MCLTRG) and the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) to launch Turton Toy Drive for Sandy Survivors, a toy and game drive benefiting the children impacted by Super Storm Sandy.

Now through Wednesday, Dec. 11, each one of the 16 Diane Turton, Realtors offices and corporate headquarters will be collecting unwrapped toys and games for children of all ages. The public is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or games to any Diane Turton, Realtors office, where agents will be collecting the toys and games to distribute to children impacted by Sandy in both counties.

People or businesses who wish to donate toys and/or games can stop by any of the following Diane Turton, Realtors locations and drop off new, unwrapped toys and/or games:

In Monmouth County: Asbury Park, 1 Press Plaza, 732-774-1880; Avon-by-the-Sea, 500 Main St., 732-774-0246; Colts Neck, 411 Route 34 north, 732-308-0111; Ocean Grove, 45 Main St., 732-775-2774; Rumson, 8 West River Road, 732-530-6686; Sea Girt, 512 Washington Blvd., 732-974-8700; Spring Lake, 1216 Third Ave., 732-449-4441; and Wall, 2383 Route 34 South, 732-292-1400.

The toys and games collected at the Diane Turton, Realtors Monmouth County offices will go to Monmouth County families with children impacted by Sandy. The toys and games collected at the Diane Turton, Realtors Ocean County Offices will go to Ocean County families.

For over 27 years, Diane Turton has delivered a message of hope to less fortunate children through the collection of gifts by her real estate agents for children in need at Christmas.

“This year we are thrilled to lead this toy and game drive for children of our own communities and we very much appreciate having the opportunity to partner with both the Monmouth County and Ocean County Long Term Recovery Groups,” said Diane Turton, president/founder Diane Turton, Realtors. “These two nonprofit organizations have been very instrumental in helping those folks impacted by Hurricane Sandy. I very much look forward to having local businesses and individuals join us in helping Hurricane Sandy impacted children reclaim Christmas.”

Additional information is available by contacting any Diane Turton, Realtors office.


Brookdale Professor Named Top Professor in New Jersey


LINCROFT – The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Linda Wang, professor of mathematics at Brookdale County College, the 2013 New Jersey Professor of the Year. Wang was selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States. She was honored at an awards luncheon held Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.

Wang has a bachelor’s in mathematics and a master’s in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a full-time member of the Brookdale faculty since 1992 and joined the college as an adjunct instructor in 1990. Wang has taught basic math, elementary algebra, precalculus, business calculus, and statistics at the college.

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Previously, she taught high school math at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls. Prior to becoming a teacher, she was a programmer for the United State Government Department of Agriculture in California. A resident of Marlboro, she was former principal of the Jersey Shore Chinese School in Holmdel, where she also taught Chinese dance. Wang has two children, Jade and Raemin.

“I feel very honored to receive this award because I love teaching,” Wang said. “I love to be with the students and see how they grow, become successful and move on. They give me energy.”

The U.S. Professors of the Year program honors the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country. It is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Awards are based upon outstanding dedication to undergraduate teaching, as evidenced by impact on students, scholarly approach to teaching and learning, contributions to undergraduate education in the institution, community and profession, and support from colleagues and former students.


EMACC 2014 Spinnaker Award Winners Announced


The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) has announced the honorees for the Annual Spinnaker Awards.

Now in its 22nd year, the Spinnaker Awards honors those businesses and individuals who give of themselves to make life better for everyone in eastern Monmouth County.

Those to be honored are:

Volunteers of the Year: Chris Wood, Ilene Winters and Peter Forlenza of Sea Bright Rising for above and beyond service and dedication by an individual who provides exemplary service to the community.

Arts & Culture Award: The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council in recognition of those individuals and organizations who support and cultivate an appreciation of arts in the community.

Public Service Award: Congressman Frank J. Pallone to honor an individual who is a source of pride to the citizens he/she serves and is consistent with the high principles of the chamber for all who hold a public charge.

Community Service Award: TJ Brustowicz, Shore Flicks, for a business with less than 50 employees which has shown a dedication to the good of the eastern Monmouth community by leadership and spirit in support of our quality of life.

Corporate Good Neigh­bor: Investors Bank for a business with 50 or more employees. Beginning with the CEO, a business whose culture motivates employees to be personally involved as good Samaritans to people in need making eastern Monmouth a better place to live.

Non-Profit Organization of the Year: OceanFirst Foundation to honor an organization that provides quality and consistent programs and services to the community.

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“Spinnaker has become the premier business-to-business signature event in our region and attracts hundreds of people who attend to congratulate the honorees and to network with Monmouth County’s foremost business and community leaders,” said Ray Eckhoff, EMACC chairman and cochair of the Spinnaker Awards.

Ryan Zacharczyk, Spinnaker cochair, said: “We are particularly fortunate in that Monmouth County has so many good and generous individuals and businesses. We never run out of nominees for this award. In fact, it seems to be more difficult each year to select just one in each category.”

The Spinnaker Awards will be bestowed Jan. 16 and will be held along with the annual election and installation of EMACC officers and directors at Branches in West Long Branch. The event will feature film clips and an art exhibit courtesy of The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and the Film One Festival, live entertainment, a full open bar, a plated sit-down dinner and retrospective video featuring current and former Spinnaker winners.

Additional information is available by calling the chamber at 732-741-0055 or visiting


 Monmouth Medical Center Adds Ob/Gyn Specialist to Staff


LONG BRANCH – Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, recently announced the addition of Jessica Fischetti-Galvin, D.O., an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, to the hospital’s medical and dental staff.

Fischetti-Galvin earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune where she served as chief resident and as a resident representative of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Fischetti-Galvin is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

After growing up in Monmouth County, Fischetti-Galvin always wanted to practice in the area. A native of Aberdeen who attended Matawan Regional High School, she now resides in Tinton Falls to care for patients in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

In Monmouth and Ocean counties, more expectant parents turn to Monmouth Medical Center – where a total of 5,000 babies are expected to be delivered in 2013. To keep up with the demand, Monmouth Medical Center recently completed an ambitious project to expand The Eisenberg Family Center to include a new unit featuring additional expansive private postpartum rooms for new mothers recovering from childbirth.

To learn more about The Eisenberg Family Center or to arrange for a tour, call 732-923-7755 or visit For more information about Fischetti-Galvin or for referral information for Monmouth-affiliated ob/gyns, call 888-724-7123.

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