Golden: The Next Generation is a Republican Generation

Shaun Golden

Chairman Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden released a statement this morning announcing that his slate of municipal candidates this year included six Young Republican Leaders under the age of 35.

Candidates for local office filed to run with their respective Municipal Clerks all across Monmouth County on Monday. It is clear by the two parties’ selection of nominees, that Republicans in Monmouth County are the only ones offering voters a chance to elect a new generation of leaders with fresh, bold ideas for the future.

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Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

N.J. had to withdraw, resubmit request to change Sandy grant 15 times, federal audit shows

assetContentNew Jersey had to withdraw and resubmit a request to modify a federal emergency grant awarded after Hurricane Sandy 15 times due to technical glitches with the grant’s online system and incomplete information during a seven-month delay in approval that put cleanup efforts at risk, according to an audit released on Monday. The federal audit said… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Stalking Jon Corzine

assetContent (63)Few of the financial titans who ran firms into the ground over the past decade are as deeply connected on Wall Street and in Washington, D.C., as Jon Corzine, onetime New Jersey governor and U.S. senator and the former CEO of both Goldman Sachs and the now-defunct brokerage house MF Global. A testament to that may… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Corzine, MF Global | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Big Gun Comes to Hartshorne Park

Lillian's Big Gun

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The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce that a historic World War II naval gun from the Battleship New Jersey was transported yesterday to Battery Lewis at Hartshorne Woods Park for permanent display as part of the Battery Lewis restoration.   The gun barrel, which is 68 feet long and weighs 120 tons, is almost identical to the 16-inch guns on Battery Lewis during World War II.

Originally on the USS New Jersey and donated by the U.S. Navy to the Monmouth County Park System, the gun barrel has travelled by rail from Norfolk, Virginia to Red Bank, where it will be offloaded onto a tractor trailer for transport to Hartshorne Woods Park.

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Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

N.J. election season begins as more than 100 file for primary Assembly races

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TRENTON — New Jersey’s election season officially kicked off Monday, with 177 major-party candidates filing to run for state Assembly seats — including a flock of contenders who will battle in hotly contested primaries in Hudson and Union counties. All 80 seats in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature are up for grabs this… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , | No Comments »

Prosecutor: Be on alert for online and phone scams targeting Monmouth County residents

Online-Scams(FREEHOLD) Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni is asking residents to remain on guard for three common phone scams that continue to work their way across the country and within Monmouth County.

“The criminals associated with telephone and online scams are getting more sophisticated and approach consumers with enough legitimate-sounding information to seem credible, even to a savvy consumer. It’s important for the public to be aware of these newest ploys so that they can be on guard to protect their identity and their bank accounts,” Gramiccioni said.


It is tax season and one of the most common scams involves a caller posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent claiming that back taxes are owed.  If you are concerned you may owe the IRS back taxes, never provide any information to anyone over the phone.  First, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 to ask about your current tax status. The IRS will send you a letter in the mail, if you owe back taxes. They never make cold calls, and certainly never demand cash or threaten immediate police actions.

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Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Community Announcements, Crime, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Somerset County Authorities: John Sheridan killed his wife, then himself. Family disputes findings

assetContent (62)MONTGOMERY — Nearly six months after John and Joyce Sheridan died under mysterious circumstances at their Skillman home, the case has been ruled a murder-suicide. John Sheridan, CEO of Cooper Health System and a major political figure in New Jersey, killed his wife and then himself, authorities said Friday afternoon. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano,…
Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Immigrants filling the void as residents flee N.J. by the tens of thousands (Interactive Map)

assetContent (61)New Jersey residents are fleeing the state in droves, but the loss is primarily being offset by a continued influx of immigrants from other countries, without which the state’s population would be declining precipitously. Between 2013 and 2014, an estimated 55,000 state residents left New Jersey for other states, the continuation of a trend that’s been… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Flu still hitting N.J. hard, Monmouth County has the most cases

flu-preventionNew Jersey remains one of just seven states where the flu is still widespread, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases of the illness have receded from their seasonal highs in most other regions of the country. “We are trending downward, although not as quickly as the other… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Demand pushing Jersey Shore rental prices higher as peak weeks sell out

assetContentBeachgoers hoping to spend a week at Gary Hunsinger’s home on Philadelphia Avenue in Lavallette this summer are out of luck: the Jersey Shore property advertised online as just 100 yards from the beach has been booked solid from the first Saturday in June through the end of August. Hunsinger, of Westfield, said he had 10… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »