Stockton Poll: Guadagno Expands Her Lead in GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Murphy’s lead in Democratic race slips slightly

Kim Guadagno

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno has expanded her lead in the New Jersey GOP gubernatorial primary, according to independent poll by Stockton University released today.

Guadagno is the favorite of 37% of likely Republican primary voters surveyed between May 16 and 23, up from 29% in a Stockton poll taken April 26 though May 1. Guadagno’s surge coincides with her ads running on MMM. Just sayin’.

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarell’s support slipped 1% from 19% t0 18% between the two polls. Undecided voters declined from 41%  to 31%.

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Posted: May 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Ken Kurson Resigns As Observer’s Editor-in-Chief

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Ken Kurson has resigned as Editor-in-Chief of Observeraccording to multiple published reports.

Kurson will be joining Teneo Strategy, a division of Teneo Holdings, a global CEO advisory firm, as a senior managing director.

Described as a close friend of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor who owned Observer prior Trump’s inauguration, Kurson was publisher since 2013.  During his tenure, Observer dropped “New York” from its title, becoming an online only publication. Kurson merged PolitickerNJ, another Kushner property into Observer.

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Posted: May 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Media, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Op-Ed: The Opioid-Addiction Industrial Complex – America’s Dirty Secret

Scott Rudder Turn on any radio or television channel and you will hear a report or an advertisement about the opioid addiction crisis in New Jersey and across the United States. If you continue to stay tuned to that channel, you will hear an advertisement promoting a prescription drug to help you with your pain issues.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Heroin, Medical Marijuana, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Busy N.J. food bank takes new name to reflect expanded duties

NEPTUNE — In the world of hunger relief, helping people in need now requires more than providing them with food to stretch their grocery budgets, advocates say. To be effective, hunger relief also has to be accompanied by help with finding a job signing up for government assistance or filling out their income tax returns to… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

President Trump Meets Pope Francis at Vatican

U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis held a 30-minute meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday, underscoring the emphasis during the first presidential foreign trip on the three Abrahamic (monotheistic) faiths. The two men, meting for the first time, shook hands. The pope appeared somber. The president grinned. “It’s a very great honor,” Trump said to… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, News, Pope Francis | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, May 26

  • Manasquan Spring Sidewalk Sale – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf Course at MP (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Tours (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • & Juliet by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Sandy Hook Stars and Satellites – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Activists take dissent in dangerous direction

By Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith

Who can argue that in 2017, we face an unprecedented number of seemingly insurmountable problems both domestic and international that require wise leadership and sustained problem solving by Congress, the president — and everyone of good will.

Perhaps as in no previous time, however, we live in the age of the perpetual campaign where truth and the common good too often take a back seat to political expediency and personal gain. Enabled by distortion, hyperbole, surface appeal argument and the 24-hour, seven days a week cable news cycle, the public is increasingly ill-served and resolving tough issues has become more elusive.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

N.J. police are cracking down on seat belts

TRENTON — Police across New Jersey will be cracking down on seat belt violations starting Monday, likely handing out more than 20,000 tickets over the next two weeks. Part of a national campaign known as “Click It or Ticket,” New Jersey law enforcement agencies will adopt a “zero tolerance” policy for motorists and passengers not wearing… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

200 workers to move into Holmdel’s historic Bell Labs building

HOLMDEL — Another company has secured a lease at the historic Bell Laboratories site in Holmdel, adding another 200 employees to a hub that will soon be teeming with tech workers. For nearly 50 years, Bell Labs was home to some of the most innovative minds in technology, churning out seven Nobel Prize winners. Engineers and… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Hanlon’s App Gives Voters Easy Access To Election Information

With the primary election coming up on June 6, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon wants all voters in the County to have easy access to the information they need to exercise their right to choose the nominees of their parties.

In addition to the website, Monmouth County Votes, Hanlon’s Office launched a app for smartphone users that is available via the iTunes appstore for iPhones and via the Google Play Store for Android devices.

The app let’s you check to see if you are registered to vote, provides information on how to register and declare you Party declaration, request a mail in ballot, locate your polling place, view a sample ballot and apply to be a poll worker.  As an added bonus, you get Hanlon’s picture on your phone.

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Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »