WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spoke to incoming Gov. Phil Murphy on Sunday, two days before the Democrat will be sworn in to succeed Chris Christie. Though Murphy has been critical of Trump, the two men agreed to try to work together and both expressed a desire to improve the nation’s public works, White House spokeswoman… Read the rest of this entry »
Two boys fell through the ice on the Navesink River in Rumson on Monday afternoon, prompting police to issue a plea for people to stay clear of the dangerous conditions. “We are begging people to stay off the ice — begging them,” Rumson police Chief Scott Paterson said said. “It looks safe but it’s not. They… Read the rest of this entry »
Governor Chris Christie issued 26 clemency orders; 25 pardons and one commutation of sentence, on Friday. Christie leaves office on Tuesday.
Eleven of the pardons were of individuals convicted on weapons possession charges and eleven were for drug possession charges. One pardon was for a driving while intoxicated. The commutation of sentence for was for the 1993 homicide conviction of an Ocean County woman. Read the rest of this entry »
New Jersey’s incoming governor and first lady will be among the speakers cheering on thousands of marchers expected to attend next week’s Women’s March on New Jersey in Morristown, organizers said. The Jan. 20 march will be one of the first large events for Gov.-elect Phil Murphy after the Democrat takes office Tuesday. Sheila Oliver, the… Read the rest of this entry »
New Jerseyans who rushed to pay their 2018 property taxes before Dec. 31 won’t be able to deduct the expense from their 2017 state income taxes, the New Jersey Society of CPAs advised Thursday. While the IRS issued instructions last month that some 2018 prepayments are deductible from federal income taxes in 2017 if you’ve already… Read the rest of this entry »
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno receives a “Woman of Valor” plaque from Mark Levenson, chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Photo by Robert Wiener Eleven days before leaving office, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno bade a tearful farewell to members of the New Jersey-Israel Commission (NJIC). At its Jan. 5 meeting in Newark, she told the group that… Read the rest of this entry »
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is asking the Township’s Council to support Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s proposal to allow New Jersey residents to make charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes as an end around the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year. The new federal tax law limits the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT) to $10,000.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The holidays always seem to come and go too fast.
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganization meeting was held last week and I am honored to say I was selected to serve as director of the Board. This will be my third term serving in this leadership position. Freeholder Lillian Burry will serve alongside me as deputy director. Read the rest of this entry »