5 Reasons Why I Loved My SeaStreak to Citi Field Trip

By Greg Kelly


Photo_5Baseball and boats. They do go together and in wonderful fashion this past month with me and my two children. Highlands, NJ-based SeaStreak Ferry recently served up a grand helping of sun and fun for me and mine. Here are five grand slam memories of the outing with my fabulous son and daughter:Photo_1


1) Bond Building—Both of my kids are knowledgeable sports fans. Both like the Mets. I’ve been a fan since 1969—the Amazing Mets signature year. My 19-year-old son Kyle (he’s entering his second year at George Washington U in DC) and my 17-year-old daughter, Lauren (soon to be a senior at High Tech High School in Lincroft) and I were the guests of SeaStreak and their superb direct ferry service to Citi Field. That’s the home of the New York Mets. And I’ll remember always the happiness that we shared that day. It was a magic time. I’ve been talking to my kids about the Mets since they were little. Lauren went through a time where she watched all the games and got me back into watching. Kyle has a head for the history of the game and went with me to my first ferry-ballgame excursion.

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Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Franchisee of T.G.I. Friday’s Targeted in “Operation Swill” to Pay $500,000 for Replacing Premium Alcohol with Cheaper Substitutes

-Briad Group Will Employ Compliance Officer and Update Employee Training and Inventory Software –


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TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Director Michael Halfacre today announced that the Briad Group, a franchisee of the T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants in New Jersey raided in May as part of “Operation Swill,” will pay a fine of $500,000 and not contest charges that eight of its restaurants were serving customers alcoholic beverages other than what they ordered.

“Briad’s restaurants were scamming customers by serving them a cheap substitute for what they ordered,” said Acting Attorney General Hoffman. “This unlawful practice took advantage of consumers who were cheated out of what they thought they were purchasing. This fine should send a clear message to every bar and restaurant throughout New Jersey that customers should get what they pay for every time without exception.”

ABC and Division of Criminal Justice Investigators raided 13 T.G.I. Friday’s owned by Briad during “Operation Swill” and seized approximately 250 bottles of spirits from those locations. Eight of those establishments were charged and included in the settlement. Those locations were in West Orange, East Windsor, Old Bridge, Piscataway, Freehold, Marlboro, Hazlet and Linden.

As part of the settlement, Briad will employ an ABC-appointed monitor through June 30, 2014. The compliance officer will have the full cooperation of Briad’s restaurants and its employees as well as access to all books, records, compensation programs and any other information the monitor deems appropriate. The compliance officer will then report his findings to the ABC. In addition, Briad will make internal changes that include updating employee training and inventory software.

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Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: ABC, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Contril, Mike Halfacre, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Nuzzi Accepts Morgan’s Apology Via Twitter

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Barbara Morgan, Anthony Weiner’s potty-mouthed hack, apologized in the press to Olivia Nuzzi for her vulgar rant over the Fordham junior’s New York Daily News spread.  Morgan said she thought she was off the record.

It was reported that Morgan said she called and emailed Nuzzi a personal apology.

Nuzzi wouldn’t confirm that she received the personal apology, but she took to twitter to announce her forgiveness.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Anthony Weiner, Olivia Nuzzi | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend. August 2-4, 2013 #STTS


Monmouth County Post CardBy Greg Kelly


Friday, August 2

Manasquan Summer Sidewalk Sale – MORE INFO

The Diary of Anne Frank by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO

Highlands Clam Festival – MORE INFO

Manasquan Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO

Saving Kitty at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

Shakespeare by the Sea (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO

Memories of Elvis (Middletown) – MORE INFO

The Wizard of Oz at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

Pat Roddy (Belmar) – MORE INFO

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Holmdel) – MORE INFOClamfestpage1 2013

Return to Asbury 2013 – MORE INFO

Children of Eden at St. John’s Community Playhouse (Hazlet) – MORE INFO

Visit Martha’s Vineyard via Seastreak Ferry (Highlands) – MORE INFO

Seining at the Bayshore (Port Monmouth) – MORE INFO

Embroidery for Beginners (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

Red Bank Ghost Tours – MORE INFO

107.1 FM Live Broadcast from Pier Village (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

La Cage Aux Folles (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Exotic Driving Experiences at Raceway Park – MORE INFO

“No Relation Quartet” at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO


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Saturday, August 3

Highlands Clam Festival – MORE INFO

Coin, Card & Currency Show (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO

Manasquan Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO

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

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Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Weiner’s Potty-Mouthed Hack Rips Nuzzi

Pott-Mouthed Barbara Morgan, left. Anthony Weiner's better side, right

Potty-Mouthed Barbara Morgan, left. Anthony Weiner’s better side, right

Weiner for New York Mayor spokeswoman Barbara Morgan was more upset that Olivia Nuzzi wrote in her New York Daily News article that the Weiner campaign staff is inexperienced than she was about Nuzzi’s revelations that Weiner called his interns “Monica” and that much of his staff joined the campaign to curry favor with the candidate’s wife, Huma , who is on Hillary Clinton’s staff, rather than to get Weiner elected, according to a vulgarity laced rant at TalkingPointsMemo.

Which more than proved Nuzzi’s point about inexperience.

Morgan used language in reference to Nuzzi that Dan Jacobson wouldn’t print in the Tri CityNews and that, if uttered by a male spokesperson or Vice President of the United States, would cause more of an uproar than Eliot Spitzer’s socks.

Prior to joining the Weiner campaign, Morgan was the Director of Communications and Media Relations at the New Jersey Department of Education, a job she started in May of 2012 and is still listed as current on her LinkedIn profile.

MMM is not going to inquire with NJ DOE about Morgan’s departure.  We’re just glad she’s gone.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Anthony Weiner, Olivia Nuzzi | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Sen. Rand Paul: Gov Chris Christie Is The King Of Bacon

Christie: New Jersey is a donor state.  Doubts Paul will cut pork he’s bring home to Kentucky

By Matt Rooney, SaveJersey.com

The Christie/Paul 2016 skirmish got ugly on Tuesday evening, Save Jerseyans.

Responding to Christie, who inferred that Paul was a hypocrite for bringing home to Kentucky, Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that ”[t]his is the king of bacon talking about bacon,”



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Posted: July 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Rand Paul | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Let’s get the Weiner Jokes Out Of Our System And Move On To Spitzer

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

weinerspitzerMaybe we can finally put an end to the obsession over Anthony Weiner with these. Then we can have real fun and focus on Spitzer:

1. All those years in Congress and that’s all he has to show for it?

2. How odd that his name is Weiner when he should have been named for the other side.

3. How many years do you think Huda has set back women’s rights?

4. He really has proven the Peter principle, h…asn’t he?

5. Maybe if it were a little more substantial, it wouldn’t have been called a “tweet.”

6. Look, be kind, if no one is buying your product, you have to advertise.

7. We already know what he would do to the City if he were elected, he was merely being metaphorical in showing what he’d use.

8. Ok, so he made a mistake and confused some women with his urologist when tweeting.

9. Oh, like you’ve never accidentally pointed the cell phone in the wrong place when taking a picture?

10. It’s not really his fault. Huda said to him, “why can’t you be more like Hilary’s husband?” This was his interpretation.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Anthony Weiner, Humour | Tags: | Comments Off

Olivia Nuzzi’s first 15 minutes

Highlands-20130730-00038Highlands-20130730-00039I knew this woman was going places.

Former MMM columnist Oliva Nuzzi is on the front page of the New York Daily News today.

“Oh no, what did she do?” said both Dan Jacobson, who stole her away from MMM for $50 bucks, and Vin Gopal, for whom she had her first political internship in 2011, when I asked them if they’d seen it.

Nothing bad at all!  Actually its great for Olivia!  The Daily News saw her piece on NSFW about Anthony Weiner calling her “Monica” when she was his intern and paid her to write an article for them.

Olivia is smarter, funnier and better looking than most TV news personalities and pundits of any ideology or gender.   The Middletown native, now a junior at Fordham, has a lot more than 15 minutes of fame in her future.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Anthony Weiner, Media, NJ Media, Olivia Nuzzi | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »


Youth ID CardMonmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office issued 600 youth ID cards during the Monmouth County Fair which was held from July 24 to July 28. The Youth ID program consists of a credit card size photo ID of a child that is carried by a parent or guardian who maintains complete control of the card. In an emergency, the card can be given to local first responders to aid in the rapid location and safe return of a child.

“The Youth ID Program is offered year round and helps ensure the safety of our children, which is a top priority at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.

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Posted: July 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Tell Me Why I Should Bother Voting In A Gerrymandered District

By Tommy DeSeno

Tommy DeSenoI think I need a political intervention.   I’m apathetic. I can’t find a reason to vote next year in the midterm congressional races.  Upon self-reflection I can’t decide if I’m enlightened or jaded.  Or both.   I just know I no longer care to cast a ballot.

I grew up schooled with the same civic lessons as the rest of America.  Served to me in full measure was that good government is  the result of the patriotic duty of voting and I swallowed it all.

I have been voting for more than 30 years and don’t recall having ever missed an opportunity to vote for a congressman.

Yet I’ve come to realize that I’ve been denied the opportunity to ever vote for a congressman.

Like elsewhere, the year after the census New Jersey gets redistricted.   Some connected political sorts from both parties negotiate in a hotel and as best I can tell, decide how the parties will split the state’s congressional delegation for the next 10 years.   Following that, the rest of us dutifully vote and pretend like it matters, doing nothing more than adding a façade of legitimacy to the literal backroom deal of the redistricting committee.

I lived for many years in what is now New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District (the number of the district has changed but the same suspect remains at-large).

The Congressman in NJ 6 is Democrat Frank Pallone, Jr.   Pallone serves many Monmouth County residents.  On the County level, Monmouth has been overwhelmingly a Republican county for decades.  Pallone represents  28 Monmouth County towns and 9 from Middlesex County.  However, Frank’s district has in it tentacles that grab certain neighborhoods (not even whole towns) from two other counties that are Democrat strongholds (and you can guess why).

In doing so the 6th district lumps together sleepy little shore towns in one county with industrial settings in another, creating a varied constituency where the people have little in common.

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Posted: July 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Congressional Redistricting, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »