Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, January 30-February 1, 2015

By Greg Kelly


Monmouth County Post CardFriday, January 30

  • David Lindley & John Hammond at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Till Death Do Us Part by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Swimming at the Ritz at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Absurd Person Singular at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U vs. Canisius (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Bedtime Stories at the Park (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Sweetheart Clay Ornament at the Creative Arts Center (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Lunch Break Basketball (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • The Mimi Nowak Project (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Disorderly Conduct Comedy at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • UN Human Trilogy FilmNite (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Prom Fashion Showcase ’15 (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Brush & Brew (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Re-Live The Beatles (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Take Control of Your Health (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Joe Cocker Tribute at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Gov. Scott Walker: Time for ‘new’ approach to governing

scott-walkerWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that ordinary Americans are tired of the heavy hand of Washington and are yearning for elected leaders to take a “fresh” bottom-up approach to governance that empowers states and localities. Mr. Walker’s message coincided with the news that Mitt Romney was taking a pass on a third White House bid… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Scott Walker | Tags: , , | No Comments »


(h/t Matt Rooney @ SaveJersey)

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Posted: January 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Rebate ‘Shell Game’ Makes It Hard to Track Property Tax Facts in New Jersey

 The average New Jersey homeowner paid $8,161 in property taxes last year, according to new data. Determining how much that number has risen is another matter. That’s in part because the Department of Community Affairs stopped publishing property tax rebate information in its annual town-by-town…
Posted: January 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Property Tax Tool Kit, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

‘Jersey Boy,’ Norman Seldin and Steel Breeze

seldinSTORMIN’ NORMAN SELDIN “I’m a Jersey boy with his heart down in New Orleans,” sings Stormin’ Norman Seldin in “Jersey Boy,” which shows the influence of New Orleans R&B on his music (listen below). But Seldin’s deeper roots are in the Asbury Park music scene: The singer-songwriter-pianist one of the architects of the blend of rock… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Asbury Park, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Sweeney slams Christie’s Atlantic City plan, says governor plans bankruptcy for city

assetContent (36)TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney today slammed Gov. Chris Christie for appointing an emergency manager in Atlantic City as a sign that his administration wants the resort to declare bankruptcy, and pledged a “big fight” against such a move. “This state is in trouble. This state has had eight bond rating downgrades. We all know… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Chris Christie, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Youth Detention Guard, his wife and one other busted in Workers Comp scheme

Donna Marter. Photo via facebook

Donna Marter. Photo via facebook

Ricky Marter, 51, his wife Donna Marter, 48, both of Tennent Road in Manalapan and Christine Bradach, 45, of  Freehold Township, were arrested this week following their indictments on Monday on insurance fraud charges, according to a statement issued by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Ricky Marter was employed by the County of Monmouth as a supervising detention officer at the Monmouth County Youth Detention Center (YDC) in January 2010 when he claims to have slipped on water on the floor of the detention center – hitting his head and elbow as he fell. As a result of the slip-and-fall, Ricky Marter filed for workers’ compensation benefits and subsequently filed for an accidental disability pension with the State of New Jersey, claiming permanent and total disability as a result of his fall.

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Posted: January 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Freehold, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Another self-inflicted injury? LMFAO!


Did no one in the Christie camp notice that the acronym for the Governor’s presidential exploratory PAC’s website, LeadershipMattersForAmerica.Org is LMFAO?

Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change and American Bridge and the former communications director of the Democratic National Committee noticed and it only took him an hour to get a graphic out on twitter:

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Posted: January 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

‘There Had Been a Death in the Family’

assetContent (35)On the anniversary of the 1986 Challenger disaster, revisit Mike Pride’s tribute to teacher Christa McAuliffe, who perished in the explosion. This story was originally published in the February 10, 1986, issue of Newsweek. In the journal I keep, the entry for July 20, 1985, begins: “Yesterday was an incredible day to be editor of the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

hydrant_in_snow (1)FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County officials are urging residents to clear away snow from fire hydrants so that the hydrants are easily accessible in case of an emergency.

It is very important for fire hydrants to be kept clear of snow so they are visible and accessible from the street.

“If you’re out shoveling snow, please take some time to help clear a nearby fire hydrant,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the County Fire Marshal’s Office. “Every second counts if a fire breaks out, so a cleared fire hydrant can make a significant difference in helping out firefighters and saving property in your neighborhood.”

A three-foot radius around a hydrant is best. With freezing overnight temperatures, snow can turn into ice, which could freeze the hydrant making it useless when firefighters need it most.

“When a lot of snow has fallen, it may be tempting to move snow from around your car or sidewalk to any available open space; but it is important to keep fire hydrants clear,” said Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III. “Our firefighters thank you in advance!”

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Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »