CLEVELAND — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday night chose Tim Kaine as her running mate, bypassing U.S. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and two Hispanic members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Clinton, who next week will become the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 23rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, Senator Cory Booker, Tim Kane | 3 Comments »
By Greg Kelly
Friday, July 22
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
- Butler by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
- “And Then There Were None” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
- Grease at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
- The Little Mermaid at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
- Struck by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
- Hollywood’s Elite with John Ench (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
- Twelfth Night at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s for the next several days, Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management and the Health Department have issued some reminders on how to avoid dehydration and other heat related ailments:
- Stay in the shade;
- If you head to the beach, be sure to bring an umbrella;
- Wear sunscreen and lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect some of the sun’s energy;
- Drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speed dehydration;
- Slow down. Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day – in the morning between 4 and 7 a.m., and
- Eat small meals and eat more often.
Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, the freeholder who overseas OEM, asks that residents watch out for those most susceptible to getting beat by the heat; children under four years old, seniors over sixty-five, overweight people, and those with illnesses and on certain medications.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Dealing with the heat, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder John P. Curley, Monmouth County Health Department, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County OEM, Office of Emergency Management | Comments Off on Tips for dealing with the heat
MONMOUTH BEACH — Are those sharks or rays swimming along the shore in Monmouth Beach and Belmar? The answer to that question can’t seem to be agreed upon among those in the ocean research community . Police received a call Tuesday when residents spotted dorsal fins less than 10 feet from shore in Monmouth Beach. An… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar, Jersey Shore, Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County News, Rays, Sharks | No Comments »
County combats West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Lake Como, West Belmar and Spring Lake
Monmouth County’s Mosquito Control Department has discovered evidence of the West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands and the Hillside section of Middletown.
Residential streets in Atlantic Highlands east of First Avenue to Sears Avenue and north to E. Washington Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, and from Portland Avenue to Grand Avenue north of Hillside Avenue in the Hillside section of Middletown will be ground sprayed on Tuesday morning July 26 from 4 a.m. till 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to an announcement by Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Lake Como, Middletown, Monmouth County Mosquito Control, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake, West Belmar, West Nile Virus | No Comments »
Brian T. Murray, Governor Chris Christie’s spokesman, told MMM in an email that Christie has not seen the Transportation Trust Fund legislation that Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced today.
New Jersey’s infrastructure construction projects have been shut down since July 8 when the TFF was down to a $10 million balance which being held for emergency projects.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Chris Christie, Gas Tax, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Gas Tax, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Transportation Trust Fund | No Comments »
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this afternoon that a recent DNA test proved the Harrell was not the source of the biological evidence found in the 17 year old victim of the 1987 rape. Gramiccioni sad that Harrell’s conviction will be vacated.
Harrell was convicted on March 26, 1993 and released from prison in 1997. He turned 50 years old last week and is homeless, according the the New Jersey Sex Offenders Registry.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Dion Harrell, Dion J. Harrell, DNA evidence, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey, wrongly convicted | 1 Comment »
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth), the leading opponent of a gas tax increase in the legislature, announced her opposition to the compromise legislation out forth by Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. Beck says the Sweeney/Prieto plan is just as bad for taxpayers as the Senate plan that failed last month.
“The tax plan announced by Democrats today would still raise the gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, just as the last failed plan would have,” said Beck. “The cosmetic changes that the Senate President and Assembly Speaker have agreed to are just window dressing on the core $1.2 billion tax increase on drivers that remains largely unchanged from the previous version of the legislation.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Jennifer Beck, Transportation Trust Fund | 1 Comment »
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto have a compromise deal on the Transportation Trust Fund, according to an announcement on the NJ Senate Democrats website.
“We have an agreement on a plan that is needed to address the state’s critical transportation needs at the same time it provides targeted tax savings for retirees, the working poor and middle class families,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Salem/Cumberland/Gloucester). “This is a bipartisan plan that supports a $2 billion a year Transportation Trust Fund and provides affordable tax cuts that will allow us to meet the state’s pension obligations without creating a fiscal crisis. This is an investment plan that will create jobs and support immediate and long-term economic growth.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Gas Tax, New Jersey, NJ Gas Tax, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Transportation Trust Fund | 1 Comment »
Folks get ready, it’s that time of year again, and the 42nd Annual Monmouth County Fair is set to get underway. Once again you can enjoy all the wonderful fun activities that have become synonymous with the Monmouth County Fair. Congratulations to the Monmouth County Parks system and the Monmouth County 4-H Association for leaving no stone unturned. This year’s fair will prove to be one that you surely will not want to miss, and it will run from Wednesday to Sunday, July 27 – 31 delivering excitement for the entire family. From the 4-H shows & exhibits, home and garden competitions and horse shows to the games, rides and live entertainment, it is guaranteed to be a great time. Additionally, you can expect to see crafters and commercial vendors. You will have many opportunities to sample some delectable food, as well as have an opportunity to make purchases from the farm stands that will be featuring local produce. There is even a climbing wall! I encourage everyone to come out to the Monmouth County Fair and be prepared to be totally entertained with lots of laughs and good surprises along the way.admin | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Lillian Burry, Lillian G. Burry, MonCoLibrary, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County Fair, Monmouth County Library, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | No Comments »
TRENTON — After calling the Senate president’s proposal to end a stalemate over funding for construction projects “ridiculous” earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday delivered a counteroffer. No details of either proposal are known, but a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he is reviewing the latest proposal. The governor and Senate are… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Chris Christie, Gas Tax, New Jersey, Steve Sweeney, TFF, Transportation Trust Fund | No Comments »
Six New Jersey radio stations and another four in Philadelphia have been sold as part of a $240 million deal. Naples, Fla.-based Beasley Broadcasting agreed to buy the stations from Greater Media Inc. in a transaction that includes $100 million in cash and about $25 million in Beasley stock, the company announced Wednesday. The New Jersey… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Greater Media, Greater Media Radio Stations Sold, Monmouth County News | No Comments »