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Neff does not believe that Brandt is banned from Markham Place School

Little Silver Mayor Bob Neff and Rick Brandt are facing off in the GOP primary on June 4

Little Silver Mayor Bob Neff contacted MMM this morning, in response to our story about the Meet the Candidates event on May 28, to say he does not believe that Rick Brandt, his opponent in the June 4 Republican primary, is avoiding the forum sponsored by the Little Silver GOP because he is not permitted at the venue.

“I don’t believe that Rick’s access to Markham Place School has ever been restricted in any way, so that’s not standing in the way of a debate,” Neff said in text message.

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Posted: May 20th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Little Silver Candidates Invited To Public Forum At Markham Place School

Rick Brandt is banned from school properties, says he’s “taken aback” by invitation to meet at a school

Little Silver Mayoral Candidates Bob Neff and Rick Brandt

Little Silver Republican Chairman Stuart Van Winkle has invited all candidates in the June 4th Republican Primary to attend a Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, May 28, 8PM at Markham Place School.  The event is open to the public.

Little Silver Democrats do not have any candidates running in their primary, meaning that is is likely that the Republican primary will determine who will be the mayor for the next four years.   Incumbent Mayor Bob Neff is seeking a third term. He is being challenged by Rick Brandt, aka Little Silver’s Superman.

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Posted: May 20th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Andrew Lucas transferred to a halfway house

Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas has been transferred to a residential reentry facility in preparation of his October 23, 2019 release from federal custody, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Lucas, 41, was convicted on 11 counts of wire fraud, making an illegal monetary transaction, loan application fraud, making false statements to the Internal Revenue Service, aggravated identity theft, obstruction of a grand jury investigation and falsification of records on September 18, 2014. 

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Posted: May 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Fligor Not Ruling Out Running For Mayor Of Atlantic Highlands

Councilman F. Lou Fligor

Seven term Atlantic Highlands Councilman F. Lou Fligor told MMM that he has not ruled out running for mayor of the borough as an Independent candidate this year.  He has until June 4 to file nominating petitions.

First elected to the council in 1995 as a Republican, Fligor won his seventh term running as an Independent in 2016 with the support of a bi-partisan coalition led by former Mayor Fred Rast and local Democrat Party Chair Regina Hawley Keelen. 

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Posted: May 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

DWI Checkpoint At Asbury Circle Tonight

Posted: May 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Ocean Township Elections Results Hold

L-R; Donna Schepiga, Margie Donlon, David Fisher, Christopher Siciliano and John Napolitani after the polls closed on May 14

The number of mail-in ballots that arrived at the Monmouth County Board of Elections at the 8PM Thursday deadline is insufficient to alter to unofficial result of the non-partisan Ocean Township municipal election reported  on Tuesday night, MMM as learned.

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Posted: May 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mail in Ballots Could Determine 5th Spot on Ocean Township Council

The Advocates for Ocean / Ocean Taxpayer Coalition mystery PAC team waiting for vote counts on Tuesday night

Hundreds of vote by mail ballots for the Ocean Township non-partisan municipal election have yet to be returned to the Board of Elections, according to a Monmouth County election official.  Ballots postmarked on or before May 14 that arrive in Freehold before 8 p.m tonight will be included in the official count under a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

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Posted: May 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Braeden Bradforth’s Death Will Be Investigated

Brraeden Bradforth and his mother, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, celebrating his graduation from Neptune High School

Garden City Community College, the Kansas school where Braeden Bradforth, a football standout from Neptune died last August 1 following an intense day of workouts, has reversed course after months on stonewalling the cause and circumstances of the tragedy and agreed to fund a $100,000 independent external investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Frank Holman elected Ocean GOP Chairman

Ocean GOP Chairman Frank Holman

Frank Holman defeated Frank Sadegi 254 -229 in a special election for Ocean County Republican Chairman, according to sources at the convention in Toms River.

Holman replaces George Gilmore who resigned one week after being convicted by a federal jury for failing to pay his employees payroll taxes and lying on a loan application.

The new chairman was supported the County’s legislative delegation and freeholders.   Sadeghi was supported by Gilmore.

Former Monmouth County GOP Executive Director Tom Szymanski managed Holman’s campaign.  Szymanski had a very good week.  He managed Rob Acerra’s winning campaign in Ocean Township too.

 

Posted: May 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Gilmore: Irrational Jury Convicted Him

George Gilmore, the RINO Chairman of the Ocean County GOP (Resigned In Name Only) is asking U.S. District Court Senior Judge Anne Thompson to throw out his convictions for failing to turn over is employees payroll taxes to the IRS and for lying on a loan application “because no rational jury” could have convicted him based on the evidence, according to brief filed with the Court and a report at New Jersey Law Journal.

Ocean County Republicans will elect a new chairman tonight in Toms River.

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Posted: May 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »