Black Friday Political Roundtable on NJ TV

With Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal and Republican strategist Steve Some.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Media, NJNewsCommons, NJTV, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Obama predicts US will see woman president ‘very soon’

Obama predicts US will see woman president ‘very soon’ (via AFP)

A woman in the White House? President Barack Obama says that will happen “very soon,” according to remarks released Friday. “We have some amazing female [public] servants all across the country and there is no doubt that sometime very soon, we’re going…

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Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Chris Christie holds early lead for 2016 Republican presidential nod, new poll shows

Chris Christie holds early lead for 2016 Republican presidential nod, new poll shows (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — With a little less than three years to go before Election Day, Gov. Chris Christie is suddenly the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, according to a new national poll. The CNN/ORC International survey,…

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Posted: November 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 4 Comments »

Rebirth for The Philippines

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Desperately-needed food, water, clothing and other supplies are being rushed to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines.  But as weeks turn into months, perhaps what the hundreds of thousands left homeless will need most is hope. 

 

Superstorm Sandy survivors are uniquely positioned to give that hope, since they understand what it is like to see your community devastated in the blink of an eye.  By writing a simple letter sharing concern and encouragement and mailing it to “Rebirth for the Philippines,” schools, churches, scout troops and other organizations as well as individuals can let the Filipino people know they are not forgotten.  Children who can’t write can draw pictures.  What is important is to do something to brighten the lives of the survivors and reassure them that they are not alone.

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Posted: November 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Kathleen Koch, Typhoon Haiyan | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Smith Announces $3.8 Million in Sandy Recovery Reimbursements

 

Congressman Chris Smith and Monmouth County Shaun Golden prepared to survey Hurricane Sandy damage

Congressman Chris Smith and Monmouth County Shaun Golden prepared to survey Hurricane Sandy damage. file photo

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced that FEMA will be reimbursing the Borough of Belmar and the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority (SMRSA) 90%, instead of the standard 75%, of the cost of repairs to infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  Belmar is slated to receive $1.74 million for repairs to marina buildings, bridges, docks and other facilities, in addition to the $9 million already granted for their boardwalk replacement.  SMRSA will receive $2.083 million to relocate and replace a pump station.

“As someone who has been going to Belmar since I was a young boy, I can easily envision how these improvements will change the Belmar waterfront which was nearly unrecognizable to me when I first saw it days after Superstorm Sandy hit,” said Smith.  “Boardwalks and marina facilities are the critical for many Jersey Shore towns and rebuilding them and restoring them is essential to recovery.”

The Belmar grant will help fund nine construction sites, four of which are completed and the others underway.

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Posted: November 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Chris Smith, FEMA, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, Thanksgiving weekend edition

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Saturday, November 30

• Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

Middlemen at NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• AAUW Used Book Sale (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Holiday & Craft Shop at Poricy Park (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Holiday Weekend Wine Trail at Four JG’s (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO

• 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Chrise’s Dare to Dream 5k (Freehold Twp) – MORE INFO

• Spring Lake Christmas Celebration Kick-off – MORE INFO

• How to Use the eLibrary (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

A Shop Around The Corner at First Ave. Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• After-Thanksgiving Sale at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO

• Ocean Grove Shop Small Business Saturday – MORE INFO

• Asbury Fresh Winter Pop-up Market – MORE INFO

• Holiday Craft Market & Book Fair (Avon) – MORE INFO

• Turkey Derby XXXX at Wall Speedway – MORE INFO

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Posted: November 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Thanksgiving, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Marlboro Teen Is Reunited With Parents

Karwan family photo via News12's facebook page.

Karwan family photo via News12′s facebook page.

Michael Karwan, the missing autistic teenage who was located in Cleveland, Ohio last night, has been reunited with his parents, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Grammiccioni.

Grammiccioni said that Karwan, 19, was reported missing from his parents’ home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, sparking an intensive search of the region that spread into upstate New York. Over the next week, Karwan traveled by bus from Monmouth County to Manhattan and from New York via Philadelphia and Pittsburgh before arriving in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon his arrival in Cleveland on Saturday, Karwan attempted to check-in to an overcrowded men’s shelter run by Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM), but was referred to the Volunteers of America (VoA) shelter.

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Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Autism, Marlboro, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Autistic Marlboro teen Michael Karwan found safe in Ohio

Congressman: Autistic Marlboro teen Michael Karwan found safe in Ohio Demolition contractor faces murder charges in Philadelphia building collapse (via NewsWorks)

Michael Karwan, the autistic Marlboro teeanger who left his home more than week ago after an argument with his parents, was found safe in Ohio Tuesday evening, a congressman said.  “Michael Karwan has been found safe in Cleveland and will soon reunite…

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Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJNewsCommons | Tags: , | Comments Off

RED BANK: LUCKY BREAK’S SHATTERED DREAM

James Hertler, below, shut down Lucky Break Billiards in September, a month after police cracked down over BYOB issues. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD How’s this for an auspicious start for a business?• In early 2011, in an effort to spice up…

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Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJNewsCommons, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

N.J. court bars sex offenders from Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media

N.J. court bars sex offenders from Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media (via NJ.com)

File photo TRENTON — A state appeals court ruled today that sex offenders on parole don’t have the right to use popular online services such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The three-judge panel said that opening up social media to those parolees…

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Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJNewsCommons, Social Media | Tags: , | Comments Off