Monmouth County Officials Honored By Defense Department For Supporting Citizen Soldiers

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L to R: James Plousis, Chairman N.J. State Parole Board, Michael Ruane, Director Office on Aging, Disabilities & Veterans Services, Col. Carmen Venticinque, NJ ESGR, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Sheriff Shaun Golden & Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. Click photo for larger view

Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni and Michael Ruane, Director of the Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services were each presented the Seven Seals Award by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office during a Show of Strength ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Freehold on Wednesday.

ESGR is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. They develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

With the Seven Seals Award, ESGR recognizes significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission to develop and promote supportive work environments for service members in the Reserve Components.

48 percent of the U.S.Military comes from the National Guard and Reserve.

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Posted: April 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. court rules domestic violence allegations enough to deny gun permit

assetContent (77)A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that merely being accused of domestic violence is enough to deny someone permission to obtain a gun and keep it at home, the New Jersey Law Journal reported. Judges John Kennedy, Amy O’Connor and Jose Fuentes denied the application of a man identified in court papers as Z.L., who… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, April 24-26, 2015

By Greg Kelly


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Friday, April 24

  • A Little Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (Monmouth County restaurants) – MORE INFO
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Discover Bats! (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Arbor Day Tree Walk at Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • The Realization of Emily Linder at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Roger McGuinn at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Health & Fitness Expo at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. Assembly Republicans accuse NJEA of ‘pandering’ to members in pension talk pullout

DeclanTRENTON — Republican members of the state Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday criticized New Jersey’s largest public worker union of taking the easy road by shutting down pension talks and demanding full funding without offering any alternatives. The assemblymen, in a brief news conference following a budget hearing on Department of Education funding, leveled accusations of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Declan O'Scanlon, Government Employees Unions, Legislature, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJEA, Pensions | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Parkway set to unveil plan to fix Exit 109. Here’s a sneak peek

weekend-traffic-on-the-gsp-062511How do Garden State Parkway officials plan to replace four bridges that carry the Garden State Parkway over busy Newman Springs Road in Middletown and unravel Exit 109’s rush hour commuting slipknot? Some of the answers could be revealed Thursday night. Garden State parkway officials will talk one-on-one with drivers and residents from 4:30 to 7:30… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Ten Day Detour For Building Traffic Circle in Colts Neck

The intersection of Crine Road (County Road 4) Dutch Lane (County Road 46) and Heulitt Road in Colts Neck will be closed from April 22 through May 2 for the installation of a roundabout.

Motorist heading east should follow Vanderburg Road to Boundary Road to Cedar Drive to Heyers Mill Road to Flock Road to State Hwy. 34 to Conover Road. Motorists travelling west should use the reverse route. A detour route has been posted.

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Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth County man jumps to death from GWB, police say

assetContentFORT LEE — A 54-year-old Monmouth County man died after he jumped from the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, Port Authority police said. The Long Branch man stopped a car on the eastbound upper level, climbed over the railing and jumped around noon, according to police spokesman Joe Pentangelo. The NYPD’s Harbor Unit pulled the man… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

N.J. Democrats need to show us the pension money, Bramnick says

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick.  MMM file photo

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. MMM file photo

UNION TOWNSHIP — Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick on Tuesday said Democratic legislative leaders shouldn’t side with unions in asking the courts to order the restoration of $1.6 billion in state pension payments cut by Gov. Chris Christie. They should come up with the money themselves. “I think it’s simple: I just don’t think that we… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Assembly Republicans, Jon Bramnick, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie’s N.J. approval rating sinks to historic lows, poll finds

assetContentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval rating is hitting historic lows as the governor continues to take steps toward a likely 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new poll. Fifty-six percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of Christie’s work in the Garden State compared to only 38 percent who approve of it, according to a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

New Book To Reveal Clinton Foundation’s ‘Questionable Deals’

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Several benefactors to the Clinton Foundation — the nonprofit established in 2001 by former U.S. president Bill Clinton — received favors from the U.S. State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, according to a soon-to-be-released book accessed by the New York Times. The book, “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Hillary Clinton | Tags: , | 3 Comments »