Atrium resident Audrey Haimowitz receiving a vaccine shot Friday. (Photo courtesy of Springpoint Senior Living. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Amid rising numbers of vaccine shots statewide, Monmouth County recorded its 1,200th death from COVID-19, the New Jersey Health Department reported Monday.
The grim milestone was passed as a Red Bank senior facility reported three more pandemic-related fatalities, though all three victims were considered to have recovered from the virus, a representative said.
The Atrium at Navesink Harbor on Riverside Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
State health officials cited a Red Bank longterm care facility that has been the scene of 10 recent COVID-19 deaths for “deficiencies” in its defense against the virus in November, redbankgreen has learned.
State Senator Declan O’Scanlon at an event in Little Silver with Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Vin Gopal in early 2018.(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
With COVID-19 fatalities and cases dropping, Governor Phil Murphy dismissed a call for “rebellion” against his continued near-lockdown of New Jersey’s economic activity Monday.
Meantime, 13th-district state Senator Declan O’Scanlon of Little Silver said his Saturday-night tweet calling on the public to “defy” Murphy’s “stay-home” and other restrictions said he was being “mostly tongue-in-cheek” with the exhortation.
The Atrium Yarn Spinners include chairperson Wendy Gansberg, Dorothy Grossman, Theresa Maresca, Elizabeth Mautner, Carmen Rice, Louise Vetter and Barbara Withers.
Press release from The Atrium at Navesink Harbor
Residents of The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, a Springpoint Senior Living community, continue to expand their outreach to the community of Red Bank, most recently with a nearby adoption agency.
Knitting enthusiasts at The Atrium are designing baby items and donating them to the nearby Family Options Adoption Agency and Counseling Center in Red Bank. The loving hands are weaving multi-hued baby caps, blankets, quilts and soft toys for the local agency.
A proposed addition to the Atrium, at left, would be built between the existing structure and the neighboring Riverview Towers, right. The parking lot in the foreground, bound by Riverside Avenue and West Front Street, is slated for upgrades by the Atrium’s owner. (Click to enlarge)
The owner of a luxury senior citizens’ high-rise in Red Bank has curtailed its plans to nearly double the size of the facility with a proposed 12-story addition on Riverside Avenue, redbankgreen has learned.
Instead, Springpoint Senior Living formerly PHS Senior Living, and before that, Presbyterian Homes will revert to an older, approved plan for just six stories, says Springpoint chief operating officer Chuck Mooney.
The move was driven largely by economics, Mooney said. But it was also taken to head off a battle with residents of the neighboring Riverview Towers high-rise, he acknowledged.
“We are concerned about having a protracted series of hearings” at the zoning board, Mooney said.