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Gilmore Resigns From Ocean County Board of Elections

Expected To Resign as GOP Chairman

George Gilmore

George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney convicted on tax and bank fraud charges last week,  has resigned from the Ocean County Board of Elections, where he was chairman, according to a report at New Jersey Globe.  Gilmore is expected to resign as GOP County Chairman today or tomorrow.

Gilmore was defiant upon his conviction last Wednesday, announcing through his attorney that he had no intention of resigning as County Chairman.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Arnone Report: Made in Monmouth Success! Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Update

By Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder Director

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and was able to enjoy time with family and friends!

I, along with my fellow Freeholders, am proud to announce the eighth annual Made in Monmouth event on April 13th was an absolute success!

This year, more than 5,000 shoppers supported the event, which showcased more than 260 vendors who displayed and sold their locally-made products. From furniture and jewelry to pet products and gourmet specialty foods, there was truly a wide variety of items for attendees to choose from.

Serving as liaison to the Monmouth County Division of Economic Development, I take great pride in hosting events like Made in Monmouth. When I created this program shortly after I joined the Board of Chosen Freeholders, my goal was to focus my attention on small consumer product manufacturers located within Monmouth County to help them grow their businesses. As such, I’m happy to say the County has amassed a list of nearly 700 Made in Monmouth companies and counting!

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Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Why “Medicare for All” Is a Pipe Dream

By Alieta Eck, MD

Dr. Alieta Eck

As I listened to the Town Hall where Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proclaimed his dream of Medicare for All, I realized that he was speaking in vague generalities that were void of realism. Medical care would be “free at the point of service with no co-pays.” Would there be any brakes on the over-utilization of services? He had no answer. He thus needs to understand that the demand for medical services is limitless when other people are paying the bill.

A pipe dream is an allusion to the dreams experienced by smokers of opium pipes. The suggestion that “Medicare for all” would save money is surely an example of a pipe dream promoted by politicians seeking votes.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Law Enforcement Investigating Gun Incidents In Ocean Township

The Ocean Township Police Department is investigating a report of a man armed with a gun in the area of Elberon Blvd and Roosevelt Ave, according to an announcement from the department late on Sunday night.

The call came is at approximately 5 pm on Sunday, the announcement said.  The “caller/victim” was located safe and uninjured and no injuries have been reported in the area. The OTPD, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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Posted: April 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Toms River Official Calls For Gilmore To Resign

Rear Admiral Maurice “Mo” Hill (Retired)

Maurice “Mo” Hill, the Vice President of the Toms River Township Council and a candidate for Mayor in the June 4th Republican primary, this afternoon called upon all Republican elected officials in Ocean County and New Jersey Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt to join him in calling for the resignation of George Gilmore, the Ocean GOP Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman.

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Posted: April 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

George Gilmore convicted of 3 of 6 charges

George Gilmore

Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of the Ocean County Board of Elections, has been convicted by a federal jury in Trenton on three of the six felony charges against him, according to Politico reporter Matt Friedman via twitter.

Gilmore plans to appeal the verdict and “has no intention of resigning,” Friedman reports.

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Posted: April 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith raises over $235K in the first quarter.

Congressman Chris Smith addressing Colts Neck High School students, May 29, 2018

New Jersey’s only Republican representative in Washington posted a strong fundraising result for the first quarter of the 2020 election cycle.

Congressman Chris Smith raised $236,494 in the quarter and has $212,194 cash on hand, New Jersey Globe reports.  Since the 2018 election, Smith has raised $259,388.11.

In the first quarter of 2017 Smith raised $65,277.

Democrat Josh Welle spent $1.8 million trying to unseat Smith in 2018.  Smith spent $1.5 million defending his 4th District seat and won by 12%.

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Posted: April 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Bayshore Heroin Ring Busted

A network of people distributing 20,000 bags of heroin per month throughout the Monmouth County Bayshore and been broken up by law enforcement. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning that 32 people have been charged in “Operation Finished Business.” A 16 month long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies has resulted in 28 arrests while four defendants remain at large.

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Posted: April 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Remembering Senator S. Thomas Gagliano

photo courtesy of the Gagliano family

S. Thomas Gagliano, 87, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully Saturday April 13that home surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born and raised in Long Branch, and graduated Long Branch High School in 1949, where later he would be inducted into the High School Scholastic Hall of Fame. He lived in Holmdel and Rumson before moving to Red Bank in 2001.

Tom served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was a 1954 graduate of Brown University.

In the mid 1950’s, he served as an aide to the U.S. Third District for Congressman James C. Auchincloss, while a student at Georgetown University Law School where he graduated in 1959.

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Posted: April 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

S. Thomas Gagliano, 1931-2019, Rest in Peace

photo courtesy of the Gagliano family

Former State Senator S. Thomas Gagliano passed away last night.  He was 87.

Joe Kyrillos, also a former State Senator, announced his friends passing on facebook this morning.

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Posted: April 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »