Evangelicals with gay children challenging church


Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered “reparative therapy,” met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gay Marriage, Gender Equality | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Christie Declares Emergency

The storm we are experiencing here in New Jersey has a name;Cato Winter Stom Cato.

Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency this afternoon because Cato is impede transportation and travel throughout the Garden State.

“Today’s storm is expected to produce travel hazards and potentially cause power outages throughout the state,” said Governor Christie. “I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary action to prepare, and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. With higher than normal traffic volume due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I strongly encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully so that they and their families arrive safely at their destinations. ”

The declaration authorizes the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.

On twitter, Christie said the declaration was made as a precaution.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Emergency Management | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-30, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardWednesday, November 26

  • A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Camelot at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • John Eddie at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • River City Extension at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Railroads: All Aboard! at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • WUF-Wearable, Usable, Functional Holiday Boutique (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Des & the Swagmatics at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

 

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Thursday, November 27  

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  FAMILY, FOOD AND FOOTBALL.  Don’t go shopping.

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Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Thanksgiving, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Icahn lends $5 million to help Taj Mahal


atlantic-city-casinoPHILADELPHIA — Investor Carl Icahn has agreed to lend Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. up to $5 million to help the owner of Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., pay its bankruptcy expenses into January. The move, described in a bankruptcy court filing Wednesday, could indicate that a deal is near to keep the Taj… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City | Tags: , , | No Comments »

What The World’s Most Popular Drug Does To Your Health


assetContent (1)According to Villanova University, 90 percent of Americans have some caffeine every day. While most of us are aware of the stimulative effect the world’s most widely used drug has on our brain, its effects on other parts of our body are not as widely known. Here’s a short list of some of the most common… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: | 3 Comments »

Analysis: Partisan and Labor Politics Drive Battle Over Health-Benefits Reform


0014As Gov. Chris Christie’s Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission wrestles with the issue of how much public employees should pay toward their health insurance, New Jersey’s public-employee unions are focused not only on how much they will pay, but also on making sure they win back the right to collective bargaining on healthcare issues. It… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Pallone calls Ferguson Grand Jury decision a “failure of justice”

Pallone njtv senate debateCongressman Frank Pallone issued the following statement regarding the St. Louis County, Missouri Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown:

“The St. Louis County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson is a failure of our justice system.  The principle of ‘Equal Justice under Law’ must apply to all Americans.  My thoughts and prayers are with Michael Brown’s family, especially his parents, who have endured such unimaginable pain and hardship over these past few months.”

Pallone’s statement is disgraceful and beneath his office.  He did not sit on the Grand Jury and hear the evidence.

Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden, Middlesex County GOP Chairman Sam Thompson and the New Jersey Republican Congressional Caucus members should start recruiting a candidate to defeat Pallone in 2016 and start raising money for that campaign immediately.

Pallone is a radical liberal extremist who does not represent the people of the 6th Congressional District.  He can be defeated and he should be defeated.  Defeating him will take a will, a plan and money. It can be done and it should be done.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Chris Christie’s style colors presidential prospects


Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31

Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Suddenly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a Republican miracle worker. For the moment, the Republican establishment is looking past his temper, the George Washington Bridge scandal, his state’s budget problems and the uneasy feeling that he’s not conservative enough to be the nominee. Instead, they hailed Christie at last week’s Republican… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

In Eatontown, Connelly Prevails In Recount

Eatontown "Mayor-elect" Dennis Connelley. photo via facebook with permission.

Eatontown “Mayor-elect” Dennis Connelley. photo via facebook with permission.

Dennnis J. Connelly is the Mayor-elect of Eatontown.

On election night, the Republican Council President was trailing four term incumbent Mayor Gerald J. Tarantolo by one vote.

After the provisional ballots were counted on November 10, Connelly was leading by two votes, 1481 to 1479.

Connelly and Tarantolo each picked up on vote during the recount this morning. Connelly’s a provisional and Tarantolo’s a vote my mail ballot. The final count is 1482 Connelly to 1480 Tarantolo.

Connelly told MMM that Tarantolo congratulated him and assured a smooth transition.

 

Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Republicans governors aware they must deliver on promises


If happy days are here again for Republicans, you couldn’t exactly tell from the GOP governors gathering this week in Boca Raton, Florida, where many of the key voices are warning against postelection hubris and imploring action. “The voters’ message was, ‘We like these Republicans leading our states – but not so much at the federal… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: | 2 Comments »