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Control of the House and Senate could hinge on New Jersey provisional ballot counts

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Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is continuing to get the word out, statewide, about the impact of the new Vote-By-Mail law signed by Governor Murphy last month, which went into effect immediately.

If you voted by mail in the 2016 presidential election, you won’t be able cast your ballot in the voting booth/machine this year, unless you opted out in writing by last Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Cory Booker: So much for stealing second

Originally published in The Stanford Daily SignalFebruary 19, 1992

Telling one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think. When grandiose statements entrenched in politically correct terminology are made, many may listen but few will hear.

When I hesitated in writing this column, I realized I was basking in hypocrisy. So instead I chose to write and risk.

New Year’s Eve 1984 I will never forget. I was 15. As the ball dropped, I leaned over to hug a friend and she met me instead with an overwhelming kiss.

As we fumbled upon the bed, I remember debating my next “move” as if it were a chess game. With the “Top Gun” slogan ringing in my head, I slowly reached for her breast. After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my “mark.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, New Jersey, News, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith: Gay marriage and adoption is settled law

Josh Welle is lying about Chris Smith–again

The Washington Blade, a website that claims to be America’s LGBT News Source, this morning posted a video, which they claimed was exclusive, which purports to represent Congressman Chris Smith telling students at Colts Neck High School that he thinks children would be better off in orphanages than they would be if adopted by a same-sex couple.

The Blade’s video is not exclusive nor does it represent what Congressman Smith said to the Colts Neck students that morning.

MMM attended the student assembly in Colts Neck on the morning of May 29 and recorded Smith’s 53 minute appearance.  The entire unedited recording, with only Smith’s photo added, is here:  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Hugin: Menendez failed with closure of Fort Monmouth

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin was joined by Monmouth County Freeholders Pat Impreveduto and Gerry Scharfenberger at Fort Monmouth this afternoon to highlight the failure of Senator Bob Menendez in letting the fort close.

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Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Bob Menendez, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hanlon makes it easier to opt-out of automatic Vote-By-Mail

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon today posted a form on her website for voters to use if they want to opt-out of the automatic Vote-By-Mail law recently signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

The new law requires that any voter who voted by mail in 2016, the last presidential election, automatically be sent Vote-By-Mail ballots in all future elections unless they opt-out in writing.

Voters who do not opt-out in writing will not be able cast their vote in a voting machine.  They will be able to cast a provisional ballot if they show up at the polling location to vote and find that their name is not in the book.

The form, which we are posting below, should be printed out, signed and mailed or emailed by September 14…this Friday.

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Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

County Clerk Reminds Voters about the New Vote by Mail Law which will affect the November General Election

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding voters that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election.

The new law mandates that all voters who voted by mail in the 2016 General Election be sent a Mail-In Ballot for the 2018 General Election, even if they did not request one. If these voters do not want to receive a 2018 General Election Mail-In Ballot, they must notify the County Clerk in writing to opt out.

“All of these 2016 Mail-In Ballot voters have been sent a letter from the County Clerk’s Office advising of this change, so it is important that voters be on the lookout for this letter,” said Clerk Hanlon.

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Posted: September 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Frank Pallone says his primary residence is in Washington, DC

The Pallone residence in Washington. The pink flamingos are on a neighboring property. Aug 31, 2018

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr and his wife signed mortgage documents and affidavits in 2016, and again this year, in which they represented that the home they have owned in the Glover Park section of Washington, DC since 1992 is their primary residence, according to District of Columbia property records.

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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone, Middlesex County Democrats, Middlesex County Republicans, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

The Arnone Report: 9-11 remembrance, drive safely, especially around schools, and other good stuff

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

A new school year is officially upon us and that means it is time to be extra cautious when driving around our communities!

Last week I attended the kick-off event for Asbury Park’s month-long Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign. The campaign is hosted by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, of which I currently serve as a board member. This campaign has proved to be successful in several other communities throughout the county and I was pleased to be part of their most recent efforts to promote safety.

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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Will Vin Gopal Withdraw His Support Of Larry Luttrell For Freeholder?

State Senator Vin Gopal last week withdrew his support for Teddy Price, 58, a Democrat candidate for Ocean County Freeholder, ostensibly because of Price’s arrest record for alcohol fueled youthful indiscretions 37 years ago.

In a conveniently leaked letter to Ocean County Democrat Chairman Wyatt Earp, Senator Gopal  asked that the $10,000 donation he made to the Ocean Dem coffers not be used for Price’s freeholder campaign because Price was arrested twice in 1981.  The way Gopal tells the story, the charges against Price were pretty serious. “Mr. Price’s criminal history is deeply disturbing,” Gopal wrote. Assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, interfering with and fighting with police were the charges Gopal mentioned in his letter to Earp.

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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments »

Illegal Alien charged in murder of 16 year old Long Branch girl

Bryan Cordero-Castro, the 20 year old Long Branch resident charged in the stabbing death of a 16 year old Long Branch girl, is a native of Guatemala who is in the United States illegally.  MMM has previously reported that Cordero-Castro is a U.S. citizen.

Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor called to correct the inaccurate information on Cordero-Castro’s immigration status and apologized for the error.

Webster said that the immigration status of the 16 year old victim is unknown.

Long Branch police responded to an 10:42 p.m. call reporting the stabbing at 284 Van Pelt Place, Long Branch. The juvenile victim was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where she died at 11:25 p.m.

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Posted: September 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »