Watch Carefully For Rip Currents Today

riptideFrom the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office:

6/30/2013 NWS ADVISES: …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK…WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.
… * LOCATION…ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST OF NEW JERSEY.
* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS… HIGH.
* SURF HEIGHT…4 TO 6 FEET.
* TIMING …THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS INCREASING TO HIGH THROUGH TODAY AND CONTINUING INTO THIS EVENING.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIPS CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

 

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Posted: June 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

ABC, Cops in Shops, Preventing Underage Drinking

As Revelers Return to Jersey Shore, Cops in Shops back for 17th Year

 

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Division of Alcohol Beverage Control graphic

BELMAR – With the business of summer getting back to usual at  the Jersey Shore, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control today joined with other  state, county and local officials to announce the summer kickoff of its  successful “Cops in Shops” enforcement initiative.

Under  the program, local police officers work undercover in participating retail  locations. Law enforcement officials either pose as store employees or are positioned  outside the establishment to apprehend adults who attempt to purchase alcohol  for underage drinkers. Cops in Shops is a program designed by the Century  Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers. The New  Jersey Cops in Shops program is recognized nationally as a successful program.

“Hurricane Sandy did some damage, but we are proud to be back here at the Shore,” said Division  of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Michael Halfacre. “Given the incredible  progress this area has made in the last eight months, people are again flocking  to their favorite spots along the Jersey Shore. They’re back, which means we’re back.”

“Attitudes among some adults and young people about the dangers of  underage drinking can range from indifferent to dismissive, making our job that  much more challenging. But that’s a challenge we embrace at the ABC because we  are committed to preserving the physical and emotional health of the young people in New Jersey,”  he said.

This  summer, 28 Shore police departments are participating in the program, with approximately $61,000 in funding provided by the Division of Highway Traffic  Safety.

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Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, ABC, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Jersey Shore, Mike Halfacre, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 11 Comments »

Bobby Can’t Voo Doo Like Drew Do Voo Doo

Keyport Thursdays Kicks Off With 2000+ Visitors At Stronger Than The Storm Throwdown

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With over 2000 Superstorm Sandy survivors cheering him on, Drew Araneo had the home field advantage in the Voo Doo Shrimp Throw Down against celebrity chef Bobby Flay as the Keyport Bayshore Business Cooperative kicked off their Keyport Thursdays promotion with a big assist from the State of New Jersey’s Stronger Than The Storm campaign.

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Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Keyport, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

O’Scanlon Bill Increases Penalties For Phoney Robocalls

Wake voters up with a 4am robocall purporting to be your political opponents and you could go to jail for 3-5 years if legislation proposed by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon becomes law.

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

O’Scanlon and his colleague, Assemblyman Scott Rumana of Wayne, have proposed amending the “Fair Campaign Practices Act,” to provide that no person can direct, order or assist another person to produce, transmit or disseminate any communication that purports to originate from the campaign of a candidate for public office but is actually for the purpose of impeding the campaign of that candidate.  Such activity would become a third degree crime which calls for a 3 to 5 year prison term and a fine of up to $15,000.

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Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Money Can’t Buy Love For Pallone

IMG_8073 (562x640)Congressman Frank Pallone has the weakest support of the four candidates vying the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a Kean University poll released yesterday, three weeks into the ten week campaign for the nod.

Of the 366 likely Democratic voters Kean surveyed, only 6% say they will vote for Pallone of August 13.  49% say they favor Newark Mayor Cory Booker.  Congressman Rush Holt and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver each are supported by 9%.  5% favor an other candidate and 22% are unsure.

In a June 10 Quinnipiac poll that did not include Oliver, Pallone came in last with 9% to Booker’s 53% and Holt’s 10%.

Both polls were taken before Pallone asked for and received MoreMonmouthMusings endorsement.

Pallone had $3.7 million in campaign cash as of his March filing with the Federal Election Commission.  Booker had $1.6 million and Holt had $797 thousand.

Steve Lonegan is leading Dr. Alieta Eck, 45%-15% among the 321 Republican voters Kean surveyed.

Governor Christie’s approval rating is 70% and wins reelection over State Senator Barbara Buono by 30 points, according to the Kean poll.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County This Weekend, June 28-30, 2013

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IMG_2552 (800x555)By Greg Kelly

 

Friday, June 28

 

• Colts Neck Country Fair – MORE INFO

• Jersey Shore Greek Festival (Ocean Twp) – MORE INFO

Happy at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

Courtney Love at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Present Laughter at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Wall Township Fair – MORE INFO

• Pier Village Sidewalk Sale (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

Lone Ramblers Country Rock (Belmar) – MORE INFO

David Byrne & St. Vincent at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Peace, Love & Art! (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Sport Literature Association Conference at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO

• Rumson-Fair Haven Run – MORE INFO

• Ice Cream Sundae & Boat Tour (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Seining at the Bayshore (Port Monmouth) – MORE INFO

Nancy Scharff God & Country Concert (MIddletown) – MORE INFO

• New Jersey State Fair (Meadowlands) – MORE INFO

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Saturday, June 29

• Wall Township Fair – MORE INFO

• Summer Flea Market at Allaire Village – MORE INFO

• NY Mets vs. Nationals via Seastreak Ferry (Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Who Makes The Best Vodoo Shrimp? #STTS

Drew Araneo

Drew Araneo

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The Food Network’s Chef Bobby Flay will face off in a Voodoo Shrimp Throw Down against Keyport’s Drew Araneo of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro  Thursday afternoon at Keyport’s Waterfront on American Legion Drive.

The event sponsored by New Jersey Stronger than the Storm and the Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative starts at 2PM.  The gates open at 1pm.  Bring a chair.

Governor Chris Christie will be on hand to kick off the festivities. The Culinary MC, Billy Harris is the Master of Ceremonies.

Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor will survive as a celebrity judge and never says good bye to good shrimp.  James Oseland, editor-in-chef of Saveur Magazine and former NBA star Darryl Dawkins will also be celebrity judges.

There is no charge to attend the event.

 

Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Keyport | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

SCOTUS: Same Sex Marriage Is Legal In California

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on jurisdictional grounds that the Supreme Court of California had the right to overturn the Proposition 8 referendum to amended the State’s which made same sex marriage illegal.

The effect of the ruling is that same sex marriage is legal in California.

From SCOTUSblog:

Here’s a Plain English take on Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage:  After the two same-sex couples filed their challenge to Proposition 8 in federal court in California, the California government officials who would normally have defended the law in court, declined to do so.  So the proponents of Proposition 8 stepped in to defend the law, and the California Supreme Court (in response to a request by the lower court) ruled that they could do so under state law.  But today the Supreme Court held that the proponents do not have the legal right to defend the law in court.  As a result, it held, the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the intermediate appellate court, has no legal force, and it sent the case back to that court with instructions for it to dismiss the case

Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Marriage Equality, Same Sex Marriage, SCOTUS | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Supreme Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

The United States Supreme Court has the struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as an unconstitutional violation of the 5th Amendment’s protection of equal liberty.

“DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled of recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.”

“The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.  By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others.”

The 5-4 decision was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The Court’s 76 page decision can be downloaded here.

 

Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Marriage Equality, Same Sex Marriage, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , | 7 Comments »

SIX YEAR OLD SAVED AFTER TREATMENT FOR SEVERE BREATHING PROBLEM

(Hazlet, NJ) — Immediate Care Medical Walk-in of Hazlet lived up to its name recently, after a frantic mother carried her six year old daughter into the facility for difficulty breathing. “She was on the verge of going into anaphylactic shock, wheezing, had difficulty breathing and had broken out in a rash,” said Stacie Stopen, nurse practitioner.  “We immediately administered oxygen, gave her an injection of steroid and started her on a breathing treatment of a bronchodilator.  She was smiling and breathing normally within the hour.”

The problem started when a classmate offered the little girl a bite of her sandwich that contained a luncheon meat with peanuts, to which she was allergic.  That resulted in an almost immediate difficulty in breathing.   Her teacher quickly contacted the school nurse who, in turn, called her parents.  The mother took the little girl home and soon discovered that the child was progressing to hives even after an Epipen injection and some Benadryl, it still wasn’t helping.  So they drove to Immediate Care Medical Walk-in of Hazlet where they were treated immediately.

“That’s why we’re here,” says Dr. Lisa Golding-Granado, medical director of the facility.  “Our staff is trained for virtually any crisis.  And there’s, typically, little or no wait.”

 

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Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Health Care, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »