Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 19-21, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Oct. 19

  • Tri-State Theatre Festival (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • The Psychedelic Furs at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Silent Film Spooktacular (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Kawasaki MX Race of Champions at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO
  • Sandy Hook Lighthouse Tours – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Allaire! at Allaire Village– MORE INFO
  • “Creatures of the Night” Hayrides (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Hanlon: Nationwide Election Results Could Be Held Up By Murphy’s Vote By Mail Law

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

By Christine Giordano Hanlon

New Jersey’s new Vote by Mail law, signed by Gov. Murphy in August, has the potential to leave voters hanging on Election Night, not just in New Jersey, but across the country.  Candidates and voters should be aware that the results on Election Night may be far from final.

With recent polls suggesting that the New Jersey Senate race is tighter than many anticipated, and with several New Jersey congressional races polling within the margin of error, the new law could cause the entire nation to be left wondering which party will control of the U.S. House or Senate come January.

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Posted: October 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

FOP Lodge 30-Monmouth Superior Officers Endorse Kiley and Scharfenberger for Freeholder

Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger

Freehold, NJ- The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, Monmouth County Superior Officers’ Association is proud to announce the endorsement of Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger for Monmouth County Freeholder in the November 6, 2018 election.

“Public Safety is one of the most important functions of county government,” Lodge President Shawn Reece said.  “Throughout their careers in public service, both Kiley and Scharfenberger have demonstrated their appreciation and support for the men and women who have dedicated themselves to the safety of others.”

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Posted: October 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

WW II Vet Receives High Honor

Walter Pruiksma, center, wearing his Silver Marechausee Medal, Major Gen. Phillip Churn, Sr., left and Congressman Chris Smith, right, Oct 13, 2018, Manasquan Presbyterian Church. -photo by Art Gallagher

Walter “Rookie” Pruiksma, 95 of Brick, was presented with the Silver Marechausse Award for his heroic actions as a Military Police Officer in France and Belgium during World War II, during a moving ceremony at his church, Manasquan Presbyterian on Saturday afternoon October 13.

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

Hugin camp: FBI fingered Menendez with underage girls

The Bob Hugin for U.S. Senate campaign today released its hardest hitting video ad against Senator Bob Menendez yet.

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Posted: October 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

The Arnone Report: Monmouth County leads the way in Shared Services and Generous Hearts

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around Monmouth County.

Last Friday, we hosted our annual Shared Services Summit at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. We had a fantastic turnout, with nearly 80 people attending and representing more than 35 municipalities, school districts, fire districts, police departments and other entities throughout the county. Those who attended were able to learn more about shared services available to them through our Clerk’s office, tax board, Sheriff’s office, purchasing department, department of public works, IT department and the fire academy.

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Posted: October 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Middletown Democrat Arrested For Stealing and Vandalizing GOP and Board of Education Signs

Irv Beaver, 73, of Waterview Way, Belford, a long time Middletown Democrat volunteer, activist and County Committeeman, was arrested on Sunday afternoon for stealing and vandalizing campaign signs supporting Republican candidates for local, county and congressional offices, as well as Middetown Board of Education candidates who the Middletown Democrat organization opposes.

Beaver retired from Middletown Police Department in 1988, at the age of 44.  On his social media pages, facebook and linkedin, he purports to be an investigator for the NJ Attorney General’s Office.

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Posted: October 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments »

Political Wards in Asbury Park:  A Great Idea That Won’t Happen

Tom DeSeno

By Thomas DeSeno

Currently, City Council candidates in Asbury Park run “at-large.”  That means the whole City votes for each candidate.

In a Ward system, the City is broken up into neighborhoods.  The people only vote for candidates from their own neighborhood, or Ward.  It ensures that each neighborhood is guaranteed a representative on the Council.  Newark for example has 5 Wards.  You can have a mixed system too, with some Ward candidates and some at-large candidates.

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Posted: October 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Voters Demand That Welle Tell The Truth

Posted: October 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Spring Lake native, a recovering addict walking from Maine to Key West, is walking the Jersey Shore this weekend

Jessica Grieb in Monmouth Beach this afternoon, on her way to Belmar

A 26 year old recovering addict who is fighting addiction by walking 2575 miles from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida arrived in Highlands last night and his walking from Highlands to Belmar this afternoon and then from Belmar to Brielle on Saturday.

Jessie Grieb, a native of Spring Lake who now lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, was welcomed home by her aunt Karen Grieb Burke last night when she arrived in Highlands from New York City via the Seastreak Ferry.

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Posted: October 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »