Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

TRENTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave new hope to New Jersey’s years-long effort to legalize sports betting — and to the prospect that such wagering could soon be allowed throughout the country under incoming President Donald Trump. In an unexpected move, the nation’s highest court delayed issuing a decision on whether it will… Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump says he may find a job for Christie in the end

TRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump said during a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that Gov. Chris Christie may end up working in his administration after all. “At some point, we’re going to do something with Chris,” Trump said in a report the newspaper published late Monday. “Don’t forget: We have a lot of positions,”… Read the rest of this entry »

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UConn reneges on scholarship offer, ditches Hazlet football recruit in eleventh hour

Ryan Dickens beamed for the crowd Sunday night, his mind racing over all he had accomplished and the future he was ready to tackle. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior linebacker from Raritan High School had just been honored with a 2016 Mini Max Award for his football excellence, strong academics and devotion to community service, which includes… Read the rest of this entry »

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Ernesto Cullari: Shooting Straight

“To think of shadows is a serious thing.” ~ Victor Hugo


Introducing Marguerite Zohni, MUA and Model. – Makeup provided by Hynt Beauty – the lux vegan organics-based cosmetic and skincare line, based in Monmouth County.

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Image by Ernesto Cullari – commercial photographer, writer and director of social marketing at iconsmarketingmedia.com
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Guadagno’s running for N.J. governor, and away from Christie

KEANSBURG — As Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally launched her 2017 bid for governor Tuesday, she avoided any talk of the unpopular governor who gave her a shot in statewide politics eight years ago. Promising that “better days are ahead in New Jersey,” Guadagno in her 22-minute speech at a Mexican restaurant La Playa did not… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie attempts to step on Guadagno’s launch. Will the press corps go along?

Governor Chris Christie is holding two events tomorrow, according to the daily schedule released by his office.

The first event is in Newark, at 11:30 a.m., one half hour after Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno launches her own campaign for Governor at LaPlaya in Keansburg.  Christie is signing an Executive Order and holding a round-table with recovering addicts at Integrity House.  His second event is a bill signing at outside his office in Trenton at 2:30 p.m.

Christie’s schedule says the events are open to the press but there will be no availability– meaning he won’t take questions from reporters.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno launches gubernatorial campaign

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno will kick off her campaign for the GOP nomination for Governor on Tuesday morning, 11 a.m. in Keansburg, at LaPlaya, 2 Beachway Ave.

The Guadagno campaign released a video on youtube and facebook on Monday evening in anticipation of the launch.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Project Veritas: Leftist domestic terrorists are planning on disrupting Inaugural celebrations

Project Veritas, the investigative journalism organization founded by James O’Keefe, released a video today that revealing that alt-left domestic terrorists are planning to disrupt Inaugural celebrations in Washington later this week by releasing butyric acid into the HVAC systems of celebration venues and/or by rigging the venues’ fire sprinkler systems to go off during the parties.

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O’Scanlon Raises $121K in two months for LD13 State Senate Race

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Middletown Township Committeeman Steve Massell at Monmouth County’s Reorganization, January 5, 2017

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon announced today that he raised $121,075 in the two months since he declared his candidacy for State Senate in New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District.  O’Scanlon is seeking to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate.  Kyrillos announced in late October that he would not seek another term.

“The job of a State Senator is so much more than going to Trenton and voting on bills,” OScanlon said. “The job includes being a leader in the community and the Party.  That means having the resources to support your own campaign, the campaigns of other great candidates and most importantly, civic and charitable organizations in the district.  I am deeply grateful to my friends and supporters who have enabled me to support great candidates and organizations during my eight year career in the Assembly.  I am humbled that they have stepped up so strongly to support my candidacy for Senate.”

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Freehold Man Admits Strangling His Pregnant Girlfriend

Sender Neftali Villatoro-Reyes, 27, of Freehold Borough, pleaded guilty on Friday to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter for the May 16, 2014 strangulation death of Lucenay Fermin Gallegos in their borough home, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Fermin Gallegos, who was 30 years old at the time of her death, was five months pregnant.

Villatoro-Reyes called 911 at about 2:15 a.m. on May 16, 2014 and reported that he killed his girlfriend.  Freehold Borough police officers responded to the couple’s 51 Hudson Street home where they found Fermin Gallegos dead on the couch.  She was pronounced dead at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at 3:27 a.m., according to Gramiccioni’s announcement.  Middlesex County Medical Examiner Diane Karluk ruled the cause of death as asphyxia due to manual strangulation following an autopsy performed the same day.

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