Jane DeNoble and Al Gubitosi
Bradley Beach Councilman Al Gubitosi and newcomer Jane DeNoble have launched their campaign, “Kindness and Truth, Preserving Bradley Beach,” for two seats on the Borough Council in the November election.
DeNoble has lived in Bradley Beach for more than nine years.
“I love Bradley Beach, our neighborhood, Main Street and most of all, our small town feel,” she said. “I see so many towns around us becoming overdeveloped, it’s time to pull back the reins and preserve Bradley Beach, before it is too late.”
She is a proponent of freedom of speech and inclusiveness, and has posted the council agendas and streamed the council, and Land Use meetings live for the past nine years on Facebook.
“There was a disconnect between what was happening and what the residents knew,” she said. “Many residents do not live here full time or have jobs that didn’t allow them to go to meetings. Thanks to these live streams on Facebook, hundreds of residents have become better informed. They can now ask questions, because no one’s voice should ever be tempered.”
DeNoble studied elementary education and theater at Keene State College in New Hampshire. She continued her studies of theater at Herbert Berghof Studio, NYC. A member of Screen Actors Guild, she went on to perform in film and television, including roles in “The Manchurian Candidate”, “Law and Order-SVU”, and many television commercials.
She formed her own company, and is the CEO of DeNoble Media. She markets and produces presentations of problem solving products on QVC and broadcasts on live television from her home in Bradley Beach. She also spends her days actively volunteering throughout the borough. She is a Shade Tree Commission member and was instrumental in helping the commission plant 60 trees throughout Bradley Beach.
DeNoble served on the Bradley Beach Planning Board and continues to volunteer for many local organizations, including Clean Action Ocean, Friends of the Library, The Bradley Beach Historical Society, The Bradley Beach Garden Club, and Agudath Achim Synagogue. She is a weekly volunteer at the Bradley Beach Food Pantry and is an active member of the Bradley Beach Business Community Alliance and the Senior Club.
Her running mate, Al Gubitosi, is now serving in his third year on the council. This year, he championed for a tax decrease of over $300,000 by questioning increases proposed in salaries and wages. He was a leading voice this year to reinstate Zoom access to town meetings for residents. In a council meeting he stated nothing was more important than providing public access to these meetings. Also, he drafted the ordinance that now requires resident input and council approval before parking related changes can be implemented.
Gubitosi served seven years on the Planning Board. He also organized a Zoning Committee which created ordinance changes to provide more flexibility to owners of smaller lots.
He is a CPA and a J.D. and worked for four decades in corporate America. As a Senior Director for an international Human Resources Consulting Firm, he developed problem-solving solutions for “Fortune 1000” clients. Gubitosi said he draws upon his CPA experience and his legal training to serve residents.
“My objective is solely to serve the residents of Bradley Beach,” he said. “That is all I care about, truth and transparency. I want the people to know.”
DeNoble added, “I’m proud to be running with Al, he asks the right questions and works hard to get results for us residents.”
If elected, DeNoble and Gubitosi want to continue to manage Municipal budgets aggressively to minimize tax increases. They want to see a long-term, strategic plan developed for Main Street — while maintaining our small town feel and individuality. Importantly, they want to see greater strategic planning related to our sewer infrastructure, the evolution of potential parking solutions, and the efficient management of short-term rentals. An increased emphasis on securing grant funding from the State and County is also high on their priority list. Finally, this team would like to see the Borough further strengthen the consistency of Zoning to stop over-development.