Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, December 27-29, 2013

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By Greg Kelly

 

 

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Friday, December 27

• Hunger Games Meets the Olympics (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

A Wind in The Willows Christmas at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO

The Nutcracker Extra Performance (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Growing History for the Holidays (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• “A Day OFF from School is a Day ON at the MAC” (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Monmouth County Parks Weekend Things to Do – MORE INFO

• Library Lego Party (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• After-Holiday Sales at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO

• Open Swim (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Home for Christmas: Brick soldier surprises mother with early return from Afghanistan

Home for Christmas: Brick soldier surprises mother with early return from Afghanistan (via NJ.com)

BRICK — When Leslie Ann Ruggiero unsealed a red envelope this morning she thought contained a card from the Santa Claus sitting on a bench behind her, she put her hand over her mouth and started to cry. “It’s my baby,” she said, holding a postcard…

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Today in History for December 25th

Today in History for December 25th (via AP Video)

George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. (Dec. 25)

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Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass (via AP Video)

Pope Francis has begun celebrating his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff by placing a baby Jesus statue in a replica of a manger in St. Peter’s Basilica. (Dec. 24)

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Potential Old Orchard Developer Sues Eatontown Planning Board

Potential Old Orchard Developer Sues Eatontown Planning Board (via Long Branch-Eatontown Patch)

A complaint filed by the developer states that the board’s decision to reject a Master Plan change is arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable. By Christopher Sheldon A developer whose plans for Old Orchard Country Club have been stopped twice by the…

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Merry Christmas….Holiday Express and Bruce Springsteen, 1994

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Cory Booker, Rand Paul and a Festivus miracle

Cory Booker, Rand Paul and a Festivus miracle (via NJ.com)

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul had a Festivus exchange yesterday that could one day lead to drug policy and sentencing reforms. It began with Paul’s “airing of the grievances,” a tradition that is part of Festivus, the fictional Dec. 23 holiday…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Jersey Shore (640x425)

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Thirteen 2013 Takeaway Numbers

By Matt Rooney, SaveJersey.com

We had a very busy year, Save Jerseyans, but if there are 13 stats from 2013 that will stay with me into 2014, these ones are at the top of my list:

13.   1,300,000,000 – how much more money the State of New Jersey decided to spend next year over this year.

12.   30,000 – about how many New Jersey and New York residents are still homeless 14-months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.

11.   10,000,000,000 – the funds, representing only 1/5 of the total Sandy federal aid package, that have been disbursed to date.

10.   3,300 – the current rough number of New Jerseyans who have created an account at Healthcare.gov.

9.   800,000 – the approximate number of New Jersey residents who started 2013 with a health care plan that, thanks to Obamacare, will be cancelled by 2014.

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Oceanport Is Advertising For A Borough Administrator

It seems that Monmouth GOP Chairman John Bennett will not be both the Borough Administrator and Borough Attorney in Oceanport after all.

The borough is advertising the borough administrator position on its website and on the League of Municipalities site.  Applications were due last week, but the ads are still running.

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The Borough Attorney, Bennett became the Acting Administrator in early November after the previous Acting Administrator, Phil Huhn, stepped down. Kimberly Jungfer resigned as Borough Administrator and Clerk to take the same job in neighboring Little Silver in June.

Bennett pitched the idea of being both the Borough Attorney and Administrator to Mayor Michael J. Mahon and the Council as a cost saving measure.

“It would be a win-win for everybody,” Bennett said, noting that the borough would save money in legal fees if he held both posts. He said he is not seeking pension credits or health benefits in the proposed position.

But questions about the inherent conflicts put the kibosh on the arrangement, even on a temporary basis.  Scott Arnette  was hired as Acting Borough Attorney for the month of December and Bennett continues as Acting Administrator for the remainder of 2013.

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