Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, April 27-29, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, April 27

  • Asbury Park Music & Film Festival – MORE INFO
  • Issei, He Say at NJ Repertory Theater (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Annie at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Into the Woods at Spring Lake Community House – MORE INFO
  • The Imaginary Invalid at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • “Much Ado About Nothing” by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
  • NJ Marathon Weekend ’18 – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Shrewsbury Cop Gets Plea Deal

Cullinane is a firefighter in Tinton Falls. Social Media photo

Ryan M. Cullinane, 27, of Tinton Falls and a patrolman with the Shrewsbury Borough Police Department, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to fourth degree Trespass before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr., Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

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Posted: April 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Food Fest At Bell Works on Sunday

The best food, wine and beer in New Jersey will be celebrated and consumed on Sunday, April 29 at the amazing Bell Works in Holmdel during the second annual Garden State Culinary Arts Awards Gala.

Chefs and restaurants, farmers and food artisans, professionals in wine, beer and spirits, specialty food markets and legends in all things culinary in New Jersey have been named finalists for the awards which will be presented by the Garden State Culinary Arts Foundation.

The gala will feature dishes with New Jersey grown ingredients by the 2017  Outstanding Chef winner Drew Araneo, of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro in Keyport, and 2017 Rising Star honoree AJ Capella, formerly of the Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station. Students from New Jersey culinary schools will assist the chefs and their culinary captains with prep work, cooking, plating and serving the dishes.

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Posted: April 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Knowing Your Family’s Cancer Risk—A Community Talk

The Memorial Sloan Kettering – Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership will host a community education talk on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30pm at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth. The evening’s topic is “Knowing Your Family’s Cancer Risk.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Arnone Report: Clean Beaches, Clean Ocean, Fiscal Discipline and Fighting Kids Cancer

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone 

Spring is finally here! It’s great to see the trees and flowers begin to bloom and show signs that warmer weather is on its way. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy time outside and hopefully visit some Grown in Monmouth properties!

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in Earth Day events throughout the County, including beach sweeps and property cleanups. I had the chance to visit with volunteers who were cleaning up the area surrounding Shark River.

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Posted: April 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

William F. Dowd, Longtime Monmouth GOP Chair, Dies at 74

William F. Dowd, 1943-2018

Bill Dowd, the longtime Monmouth Republican Chairman and a former State Assemblyman passed away on Saturday night.  He was 74 years old.

NewJerseyGlobe was the first to report Dowd’s passing.

Born on November 11, 1943 in Long Branch, Dowd graduated from Seton Hall University in 1966 and earned his law degree from Rutgers in 1970. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Kelly: Adam Schneider is clearly the best choice for Long Branch

By Greg Kelly

“John Pallone is pathetic and so are all his running mates. They don’t care about anything. They haven’t been in this community working. We’re the ones making this a better city to live in. But I’m done being angry. It’s all about energy — which I’ll use right up to Election Day when we win.”

Long Branch Mayor John Schneider

That was Mayor Adam Schneider speaking to supporters at his lower Broadway campaign headquarters after a recent evening of cold weather but satisfying voter feedback during his door-to-door visits.

“We’re hearing a lot of good things,” explained the man seeking an eighth four-year term as the chief executive of Long Branch. “They think the city is headed in the right direction.”

Clearly, it’s election season in the City of Long Branch. City voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8 to elect a mayor and six council members.

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Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The NJ tax hike you haven’t heard about and why it’s more politics as usual

Sheriff Shaun Golden points to the monthly charge on phone bills that Trenton globs instead of investing in 9-1-1 systems

Call it the classic Trenton two-step. … to pay for other parts of the state budget. “That’s the typical Trenton solution,” said Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County sheriff. “To lay a tax on top of another tax that won’t go to fixing the problem … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Gopal wants Freeholders to be called County Commissioners

State Senator and honorary volunteer firefighter Vin Gopal finds the term “freeholder” offensive and, for Monmouth County voters in particular, confusing.

Gopal co-sponsored a last minute change–a substitution– in legislation that passed in the Senate last week which, if passed in the Assembly and signed by Governor Murphy, will mandate that the name of the office of Freeholder be changed to County Commissioner. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85K

Graphic by Phil Stilton @ShoreNewsNetwork

Former Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined. The Record reports that Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican who left office after eight years in January. The cost detail was obtained through an open records request.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »