Watch Phil Murphy’s Inauguration

Phil Murphy of Middletown will be sworn in as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday.  NJTV coverage starts at 11 a.m.

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Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Trump talked to Murphy on Sunday. Here’s what they discussed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spoke to incoming Gov. Phil Murphy on Sunday, two days before the Democrat will be sworn in to succeed Chris Christie. Though Murphy has been critical of Trump, the two men agreed to try to work together and both expressed a desire to improve the nation’s public works, White House spokeswoman… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Rumson cops ‘begging people to stay off the ice’ after 2 boys fall into river

Two boys fell through the ice on the Navesink River in Rumson on Monday afternoon, prompting police to issue a plea for people to stay clear of the dangerous conditions. “We are begging people to stay off the ice — begging them,” Rumson police Chief Scott Paterson said said. “It looks safe but it’s not. They… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie issues 26 Orders of Clemency

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Governor Chris Christie issued 26 clemency orders; 25 pardons and one commutation of sentence, on Friday.  Christie leaves office on Tuesday.

Eleven of the pardons were of individuals convicted on weapons possession charges and eleven were for drug possession charges.  One pardon was for a driving while intoxicated.   The commutation of sentence for was for the 1993 homicide conviction of an Ocean County woman. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brian Aitkin, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Phil Murphy among 10 speakers to appear at the Women’s March on N.J.

New Jersey’s incoming governor and first lady will be among the speakers cheering on thousands of marchers expected to attend next week’s Women’s March on New Jersey in Morristown, organizers said. The Jan. 20 march will be one of the first large events for Gov.-elect Phil Murphy after the Democrat takes office Tuesday. Sheila Oliver, the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

If you prepaid your 2018 property taxes, you can’t deduct them on your 2017 NJ tax return

New Jerseyans who rushed to pay their 2018 property taxes before Dec. 31 won’t be able to deduct the expense from their 2017 state income taxes, the New Jersey Society of CPAs advised Thursday. While the IRS issued instructions last month that some 2018 prepayments are deductible from federal income taxes in 2017 if you’ve already… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno bids tearful farewell to NJ-Israel Commission

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno receives a “Woman of Valor” plaque from Mark Levenson, chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Photo by Robert Wiener Eleven days before leaving office, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno bade a tearful farewell to members of the New Jersey-Israel Commission (NJIC). At its Jan. 5 meeting in Newark, she told the group that… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mayor Jonathan Hornik asks Marlboro Council to support legislation allowing property taxes payments as charitable contributions

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is asking the Township’s Council to support Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s proposal to allow New Jersey residents to make charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes as an end around the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year.   The new federal tax law limits the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT) to $10,000.

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Arnone Report: Kicking off 2018 with gratitude and vision

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The holidays always seem to come and go too fast.

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganization meeting was held last week and I am honored to say I was selected to serve as director of the Board. This will be my third term serving in this leadership position. Freeholder Lillian Burry will serve alongside me as deputy director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, January 12-14, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 12

  • Proper Grocery Shopping with a Doctor (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Soul Food Dinner (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Light of the Day ’18: Asbury Angels at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Kologi Famliy Fundraiser at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »