The Arnone Report: Fort Monmouth Progress, Monmouth Park needs help

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Fort MonmouthHello Monmouth County! What an incredible few weeks it has been here throughout our beautiful county. The weather has been near perfect, providing great opportunities to visit all the wonderful places and activities we have to offer.

I have some very exciting news to share about the Former Fort Monmouth property. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders provided final approval last week to guarantee $35 million in notes and bonds through the Monmouth County Improvement Authority (MCIA). The funding will be used to revitalize the property which has been closed since 2011 and the potential impact of this redevelopment on our residents is enormous. It was the right thing to do for the region.

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Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Doherty, Gopal continue to bully young protester

Gopal likens Belmar protest to a home invasion

17 year old says he wasn’t paid to protest

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Vin Gopal speaks at Doherty fundraiser while Sen Cory Booker and Matt Doherty look on. photo via facebook

Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty and Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal are continuing to use a naive 17 year old boy as a political pawn in an attempt to create sympathy for Doherty because his “safe space” was violated by Belmar residents who protested outside the mayor’s home during a fundraiser featuring Senator Cory Booker on August 10.

The residents were protesting Belmar not authorizing a local restaurant to transfer their liquor license to a new location, despite the fact that the borough had approved the building of the location and the mayor had signed a redevelopment agreement authorizing the location.  They were also protesting the mayor allowing a $2500 campaign contributor to land a helicopter in a borough park without obtaining the consent of the Council or providing public notice.  Doherty said the restaurant owners, the Harmon brothers, made a bad business decision by building out the new location without first obtaining approval of the license transfer.

MMM was the first to report on the protest the morning after it occurred.

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Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Dangerous water conditions at Shore as week begins on hot note

assetContent (10)The last unofficial week of summer is shaping up as mainly dry and begins on a hot note in New Jersey on Monday. Expect sunny skies and temperatures to climb into the low 90s in interior sections of the state, the National Weather Service says. Recalling Irene 5 years later At the shore, temps will be… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Colts Neck police chief reportedly suspended 5 days over conference trip

assetContentCOLTS NECK – The chief of police in Colts Neck has been suspended five days after the township’s committee determined he should have used vacation time to attend an out-of-state conference, according to a report by Chief Kevin Sauter, who earns $116,000 annually, will begin serving the unpaid suspension on Monday following the township committee’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Trump to appear at Hindu charity event in Holmdel

trumpGOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at charity event at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel on Saturday, September 24.  The event, sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition, will raise money for Hindu terror victims, according to an announcement on the RHC’s facebook page.

The Republican Hindu Coalition is modeled after the Republican Jewish Coalition and seeks to become a unique bridge between the Hindu-American community and Republican Leaders.

The event will start at noon and go all day, according to the announcement.  There are 10,000 tickets available @$29 each.


Posted: August 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Cancer free six months later

By Muriel J. Smith              

merrygroround muriel (1)For all of you who followed my five part series on breast cancer, cryoablation, and the trial that may well reduce surgeries for some women, it has been six months since I had the simple procedure which consisted of a radiologist inserting a frozen needle into my breast and killing the cancer that was sitting there.

Although the oncologist, the radiologist, and most of all me, all knew the cancer was long gone, it’s part of the trial procedure to have a mammography six months after to be scientifically sure.  Also as part of the trial, I would meet with the oncologist who had given me the option of having her perform surgery or the radiologist eliminating cancer with the needle.

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Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Breast Cancer, Health Care, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Phony Pallone keeps the $10K, Blames EpiPen price gouging on Republicans

Congressman refuses to address the $10K he’s accepted from EpiPen’s PAC

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When asked to respond to his challenger’s call for him to return the $10K he’s accepted from Mylan Pharmaceuticals,the manufacturer of EpiPen, the lifesaving emergency treatment for anaphylactic shock, Congressman Frank Pallone blamed the 400% wholesale price increase for the drug on congressional Republicans.

“It’s outrageous that drug companies like Mylan continue to dramatically increase the cost of lifesaving drugs, and this is just the latest example of why Congress needs to tackle the overall problem. I’ve been a longtime and outspoken advocate for Congress and my committee to address this issue, but, unfortunately, the Republican majority has repeatedly refused to work with us to solve this problem. We must find a solution to ensure that American’s aren’t subject to the whims of bad actors in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry,” Pallone’s statement to Observer read. (emphasis added)

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Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sunday is GoTopless Day

By Art Gallagher

Not a transgender person

Not a transgender person

If a pre-op transgender person with boobs and male parts goes topless in public, is that person violating anti-nudity ordinances?

I’d ask Congressman Frank Pallone, but he couldn’t tell me if a woman with all the parts she was born with should have the right to go topless wherever a man does when I caught up with him three years ago.  Since then, the president of the GoTopless movement has publicly chastised the congressman and he runs the other way whenever he sees me.

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Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sonnek-Schelmz Slams “Special Interest Money Addict” Pallone For Accepting EpiPen Cash

Congressman Frank Pallone

Congressman Frank Pallone

Republican congressional candidate Brent Sonnek-Schmelz today demanded that Congressman Frank Pallone (Radical Progressive Liberal Democrat-Middlesex and Monmouth Counties) return the $10,000 he has collected from Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ political action committee and that Pallone explain his cozy financial relationships with the companies he is charged with overseeing as the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Mylan and CEO Heather Bresch have come under scrutiny this week after it was reported that the company has increased the wholesale price of EpiPen 400% while Bresch’s salary has increased 671% from $2,453,456 in 2007, the year of the Mylan aquired EpiPen to $18,931,068 in 2015.

EpiPen is a life saving emergency treatment for anaphylactic shock.  Sales of the drug provide 40% of Mylan’s operating profit, according to published reports.

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Posted: August 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sheriff’s staff completes management training

CPM Photo

Capt. Rene Roberts, Sgt. Jose Rivera, Sgt. Denise Palmisano, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Sgt. David Wentworth, Sgt. Joel Fischer & IT Dir. Andrew Calvo

Six staff members of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, five uniformed and one civilian, have successfully completed the prestigious New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program from Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.

Golden himself completed the program in 2004 while he was a police officer in Toms River.

The new graduates are Sgt. David Wentworth, Sgt. Jose Rivera and Sgt. Joel Fischer of the Law Enforcement Division, Capt. Rene Roberts and Lt. Jason McCauley of the Correctional Division and Andrew Calvo, IT Director.  Rivera was nominated for the Askew Award, a top honor from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers that recognizes exemplary work in completing the recipient’s CPM project.

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Posted: August 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »