Holmdel Mayor and Town Leaders Supporting Shaun Golden for GOP Chair

 

Holmdel Mayor Pat Impreveduto

Holmdel Mayor Pat Impreveduto

Mayor Patrick Impreveduto, Deputy Mayor Eric Hinds, Township Committeeman Greg Buontempo, Joe Ponisi and Municipal Chairwoman Marcy McMullin and Vice Chairman Tom Scarano, are supporting Shaun Golden for Monmouth county Republican Chairman

Shaun Golden’s energy and interest in Monmouth County is evident in his enthusiastic approach to leadership. Shaun’s keen sense of community devotion is consistently demonstrated by his involvement with municipalities at the local level-either by appearing at events or regularly communicating with township officials.“Shaun’s distinguishing attribute is that he communicates a clear desire to offer help or assistance by calling me directly and often”, stated Impreveduto

“In my opinion, communication is paramount to any leadership position.  I’m sure he will use this skill and many more to lead the Republican Party of Monmouth County as GOP Chairman,” Impreveduto added.
We are urging all Holmdel Republican County Committee members to follow our lead and support Shaun Golden on June 10th.
We would be remiss if we didn’t thank, Chairman John Bennett for the hard work he has done to continue to make Monmouth County the leading Republican county in the State of New Jersey.
“But at this time we feel Shaun is the right man for the job”.
 
Posted: May 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Unopposed: Monmouth County’s municipal primaries feature few contested races

Unopposed: Monmouth County’s municipal primaries feature few contested races (via NJ.com)

While 39 Monmouth County municipalities will vote in Tuesday’s primaries, only a scant few of them will feature contested races. Sprawling Howell Township is joined by the tiny communities of Interlaken and Sea Bright in holding contested Republican…

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Posted: May 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Monmouth County, News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Last Day in May

Tomorrow is Saturday, May 31st 
The last day of May and there is so much to do.
It’s up to you to make the choice of what to do and where to go

AAUWNJ BOOK SALE
9:00 AM  –  2:00 PM  
Old First Church
69 Kings Highway, Middletown
Info: 732-933-4855   
A wide selection, including: classics, new releases, 
hardcovers, paperbacks, children’s books,
 fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, garden books, 
art books, dvds and cassettes, games and more!   
Most hardcovers $2, most paperbacks $1
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FREE HOME OWNERSHIP SEMINAR
10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM  
Neptune Public Library
25 Neptune Blvd, Neptune
2nd floor meeting room
Info: 732-618-7877 
Please come out to this free information session and 
get advice from the experts! 
Presented by Asbury Park/Neptune NAACP
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Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Promises Made, Promises Kept

An Open Letter to the Monmouth County Republican Committee From Chairman John O. Bennett

Dear County Committee Member,

The success of a Republican Chairman in Monmouth County has always been ultimately measured by one thing –Being victorious on the first Tuesday in November!

To that end, during the last two election cycles, we – Vice-Chairwoman Susan Cohen and our hardworking volunteers like you – have helped our countywide candidates score resounding victories that have helped the Monmouth County Republican Party restore its brand as one of the state’s best Republican organizations.

Along the way, we have delivered on every promise made during our campaign two years ago:

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Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 31 Comments »

Sweeney in Sea Bright: “Republicans Shaming Themselves” Over Sandy Bill of Rights

Beck: “Hubris and Ego have no place in this recovery process. We have all made some mistakes. Now we need to fix them.”

Thomas P. Largey, 82, and Senate President Steve Sweeney talk in Largey's gutted living room prior to Sweeney's press conference. May 30, 2014. Photo by Art Gallagher

Thomas P. Largey, 82, and Senate President Steve Sweeney talk in Largey’s gutted Sea Bright home prior to Sweeney’s press conference. May 30, 2014. Photo by Art Gallagher

Senate President Steve Sweeney held a politically charged press conference in a partially gutted Sea Bright home this morning, ostensibly to create political pressure on Republicans in the State Legislature to join Democrats in overriding Governor Chris Christie’s conditional veto of the Sandy Bill of Rights.

Sweeney’s comments sounded like a campaign rally against Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Senator Jennifer Beck and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, JR.

The “Sandy Bill of Rights” passed both houses of the State Legislature unanimously in March.  Christie conditionally vetoed the bill earlier this month, making over 150 changes to it.  Some of the changes were to bring the law into compliance with federal Housing and Urban Development regulations, others removed what Christie called “partisan language.”  One of Christie changes removed the requirement on the State that applicants for RREM grants be able to access the status of their applications online.

Sweeney penned an OpEd published in The Asbury Park Press last week wherein he appealed to Republican legislators who had unanimously voted for his bill “to do something they have yet to do under this (Christie) administration, and that’s to put aside their partisanship and override the governor’s veto.”

O’Scanlon responded with an OpEd of his own, wherein he said, “after further analysis we found a number of critical flaws that the Governor wisely and reasonably addresses in his conditional veto.”

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Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Declan O'Scanlon, Dina Long, Hurricane Sandy, LD 13, Legislature, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

The Arnone Report: Update on Shark River Fish Kill

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

On May 12, 2014, a massive fish kill began in the Shark River.  Over the next 10 days, 310 tons of fish would die and wash ashore.  According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, the cause of the fish kill was due to a large number of bait fish entering the river to seek refuge from bluefish and bass.  The concentration of fish, coupled with warm and shallow waters, depleted the dissolved oxygen levels, resulting in the die-off.  Despite that this event appeared to be a naturally occurring phenomenon, the die-off was a wake-up call that we should not take the health of the River for granted.  While a number of factors working together may have contributed to the event, there are some people that believe this devastating ecological event could have been avoided with preventative maintenance, or more specifically, the long-overdue dredging of the Shark River.

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Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Manalapan Elected Officials Stand With Bennett

The four of the five members of Manalapan’s Township Committee, all Republicans, endorsed Monmouth County Republican Chairman John O. Bennett III for a second term as Chairman yesterday.

In a statement released by Bennett which can be found here, the Mayor Jordan Maskowitz, Deputy Mayor Jack McNaboe, and Committee Members Mary Ann Musich and Susan Cohen, the MCGOP Vice Chairwoman, said:

It is a great honor to stand with John O. Bennett in his campaign to seek a second term as Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman, respectively. The bottom line is that John Bennett has kept all of his campaign promises from two years ago, and the Monmouth County Republican Party is stronger today than it was then.
John’s first promise when running two years ago was to implement a new set of by-laws and move to a convention system when selecting candidates in order to make the entire process more democratic. John has done this, and now County Committee members select our organization’s candidates, not political bosses in the back room.

Manalapan Township Committee Members Mary Ann Musich, Deputy Mayor Jack McNaboe, Mayor Jordan Maskowitz, Susan Cohen and Ryan Green

Manalapan Township Committee Members Mary Ann Musich, Deputy Mayor Jack McNaboe, Mayor Jordan Maskowitz, Susan Cohen and Ryan Green

John also pledged to put in place a Board of Directors to meet and advise the Chairman, and he has met this promise as well. Now, Republican representatives from all over the county have a direct say in the County Party. He also promised to keep our County Party headquarters open and staffed full time, and has done this. The County Party headquarters has been an invaluable resource for Manalapan Township. Last year at the headquarters, our campaign volunteers made phone calls into Manalapan every Monday night on behalf of Governor Christie, our County candidates, and our local Township Committee candidates.

We encourage County Committee members not just of Manalapan, but all of Monmouth County to vote for JohnO. Bennett, a proven leader and party builder, at the June 10th Chairman’s Convention. Thank you.

The fifth Republican on the Township Committee, Ryan Green, has ostracized himself from his colleagues because he wasn’t selected to be Mayor. Maskowtiz has called for Green’s resignation and Manalapan GOP Chairman Steve McEnery likened Green to Edward Snowden while calling him a petulant pipsqueak. 

 

Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

N.J. Congressman: Sandy funds still needed for infrastructure, businesses

N.J. Congressman: Sandy funds still needed for infrastructure, businesses (via NJ.com)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – While public officials welcomed the news that the latest round of Hurricane Sandy recovery money will cover the New Jersey’s unmet need for housing funds, one congressman says that the funding does not go far enough. U.S. Rep…

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Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Hurricane Sandy, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Fifth person shot in Neptune in 5 days

Fifth person shot in Neptune in 5 days (via NJ.com)

NEPTUNE – One person was shot on Milton Avenue late Thursday in the third night of gunfire in the township in less than a week, authorities said. The male victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman…

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Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Crime, Guns | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Opinion: Christie’s Available Options Have Gone From Bad to Worse

Opinion: Christie’s Available Options Have Gone From Bad to Worse (via NJSpotlight)

Being governor is all about having options, settling on a course of action, marshaling legislative and public support, and then implementing it smoothly and effectively. From time to time, though, issues arise for which none of the available options…

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Posted: May 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off