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The Season: Giving is Contagious

By Greg Kelly

With the nation’s economy now in a very good phase, it’s time to give back to those who are truly in need this holiday season. In good times and bad — generosity is always necessary.

And besides, your efforts at giving can “jumpstart a cascade of generosity through your community.” According to a report from the Greater Good Science Center, “giving is contagious. When we give, we don’t only help the immediate recipient of our gift. We also spur a ripple effect of generosity through our community.”

The following Monmouth County-based charitable/volunteer/service organizations (along with some worthy arts groups) help the needy as well as the community at large. When it comes to giving be sure to remember them this holiday season.

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Posted: December 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, December 14-16, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, Dec. 14

  • Holiday Doo Wop at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Art” at Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
  • Scrooge (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • The Nutcracker by ARB at Two River Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “The Emperor’s New Duds” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Spectacular & Train Display at InfoAge (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Santa Claus at Sickles Market (Little Silver) – MORE INFO
  • August Wilson’s King Hedley II at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Holiday Model Train Display” at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Saving Lives: President Signs Two of Rep Smith’s Bills Into Law

Callista Gingrich, Ambassador to the Holy See, Rep Chris Smith and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for the bill signing ceremony

President Donald Trump signed two bills crafted by Congressman Chris Smith into law on Tuesday: a five-year, $30 billion extension of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, legislation to ensure ISIS genocide victims in Iraq and Syria receive humanitarian relief and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

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Posted: December 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christianity, Donald Trump, News | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, December 7-9, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, Dec. 7

  • Christmas Lantern Tours at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Scrooge (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Spectacular & Train Display at InfoAge (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • August Wilson’s King Hedley II at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “The Outsiders” by Shore Players at SRHS (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Wreath Making Class at Sickles Market (Little Silver) – MORE INFO
  • Colonial Holiday Bazaar (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Historic Lantern Tour at Allen House (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Will the “Women’s March Asbury Park” Protest the Latest “#MeToo Villain” Neil deGrasse Tyson, Appearing Here on Thursday?

By Tom DeSeno

No, they won’t.  The feminist group Women’s March Asbury Park will not protest the appearance of a man now thrice accused of sexual misconduct at his work and school, one woman claiming to have been drugged and raped.

They won’t; the Women’s Convention won’t. The Progressive “outrage team” won’t protest.  The “outrage team” is the political apparat of the Asbury Park City Council, who usually protests any social injustice, real or imagined.  But none of them will protest Tyson.

In fact, in this self-proclaimed haven of woke progressives and social justice warriors known as Asbury Park, not a single tattooed feminist will show up at Paramount Theater this Thursday with a protest sign against Tyson.  There will be ZERO support for women who say they were sexually harassed, molested and raped.   For the love of Bill Cosby, why not?

I’ll tell you why the feminists will fail to show for these women at the end of this piece.  First let’s set the stage.

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Posted: December 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

On the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

By Congressman Chris Smith

President Bush was not only a hero of World War II—brave, tenacious fearless and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism under fire—but he was also an extraordinary family man who deeply loved his wife Barbara and family and spent his entire public life pursuing peace and an end to the cold war.  He inspired selfless public service—a thousand points of light—and generosity and compassion for others, especially those in need.   As both President and Vice President, he visited my district and the biggest takeaway from those experiences as well as working with him in Washington was how gracious and kind and humble he was.  Despite being the most powerful political leader on earth, he regarded the issues and solutions to problems as far more important than himself—truly amazing.

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Posted: December 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 30-December 2, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, Nov. 30

  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Scrooge (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Luann de Lesseps at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • August Wilson’s King Hedley II at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Holiday Model Train Display” at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Magic of Lights” at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Accused Long Branch Shooter Was Arrested Last Week

Marc Zayas

Marc Zayas, the 18 year old man accused of shooting an 18 years old Neptune City man in Long Branch on November 15, was arrested on Monday November 19 following an intense manhunt, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced this morning.

Gramiccioni’s announcement did not say where the arrest occurred.  Spokesman Chris Swendeman said Zayas was arrested in New Jersey.

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The Art of the Veto

By Robert Romano

By last count, Republicans lost at least 32 seats in the House in the midterm elections, and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is once again poised to be elected House Speaker. This means all legislation will now have to be worked out between a Democratic House and a Republican Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

To navigate these new waters in 2019, President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to negotiate but he must remember that his greatest leverage could come in the House minority if he wishes to plot a more conservative path.

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Posted: November 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 9-11, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Nov. 9

  • Hunchback of Notre Dame at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The Drowsy Chaperone at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • The Beatles’ White Album: An International Symposium at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Peter & The Starcatcher” by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Annie the Musical at Axelrod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • “Dice” An Evening of One-Act Plays at JSAC (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • The Castoffs (Howell) – MORE INFO

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