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‘Happy Memorial Day’ Is Not An Oxymoron

By Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

I was just lectured about wishing someone a “Happy Memorial Day”. “Isn’t that an oxymoron,” I was asked, “Right up there with “Jumbo Shrimp” and “Military Intelligence”?

This was as I joined my fellow patriots in stocking up with supplies for the grill and ice chest.  In addition to cheering at parades and participating in celebrations throughout the weekend, we do have responsibilities that extend beyond not showing up at the BBQ empty handed.

At Gettysburg, Lincoln summed up our responsibility pretty clearly.  He commissioned each of us, throughout the ages, to ensure “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Memorial Day

Posted: May 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day | Tags: | No Comments »

Brandt looking to enter Dem 2020 POTUS race

With word leaking out that Rick Brandt has been banned from Markham Place School, even though he wasn’t when MMM screwed up and inferred that he was earlier this week, the 30 year old printing and packaging salesmen is coming to grips with the fact that he is not going to win the Republican nomination for Little Silver Mayor.  MMM has learned that Brandt is now considering becoming the 24th person to enter the race for 2020 Democrat nomination for President of the United States.

When informed that the U.S. Constitution requires that Presidents be 35 years of age, Brandt smiled, put two thumbs up and filed his paperwork anyway.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County News, News, Satire | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Rick Brandt took pictures of Markham Place School Kids Without Permission

Rick ‘The Pretender’ Brandt, the 30 year old challenger to Little Silver Mayor Bob Neff in the Republican primary on June 4 took posed for photos with 8 grade students of Markham Place School today, a violation of the school’s social media policy ( and of common sense and decency), and posted with photos on his campaign facebook page.

Brandt’s action caused a stir among parents in Little Silver facebook groups.  The school was alerted of Brandt’s actions and immediately demanded that he remove the photos.  MMM obtained screenshots of the offense and edited the photos to protect the identity of the children and to maximize the ridicule of Brandt. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Galante emphasizes Republican values to support Neff in Little Silver primary

By Don Galante, Little Silver Councilman

Don Galante

Can we take a minute to contemplate what’s been unfolding in our community with this upcoming Primary election and consider how it highlights the very definition of community service? We see a veteran Mayor who has donated 12 years of his time researching topics so he can make responsible, educated decisions to benefit his community and never looking for any credit for doing so. We see a leader who has been endorsed by every other sitting person on the Governing Body, all the employees of the Borough, a number of state and County elected Officials, members of both political parties, a number of volunteer organizations in our town and so many other informed members of our community. I personally have been fortunate to serve on Town Council, putting me in a position to sit next to Bob for this entire journey and watch his efforts to improve facilities, services and the quality of life in our incredible community. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, May 24-27, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, May 24

  • Bill Maher at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Asbury Park Spring Carnival – MORE INFO
  • ‘19 Jersey Shore Summer Kick Off (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • “Dial M for Murder” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • IAMA Pasta Dinner (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Surfing My DNA by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

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: , , , , | 1 Comment »

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: , , , , , , , | 4 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 »