Outsiders Trump & Carson surge as incumbent Christie languishes: Iowa poll

assetContentTRENTON — A new Monmouth University Poll carries bad news for incumbents like Gov. Chris Christie, John Kasich and Scott Walker, and great news for outsiders like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina. Carson and Trump are now tied for the top spot among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers with 23 percent of the vote, with… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Democrats fear Bush or Kasich the most as 2016 opponent

bush_kasich_600MINNEAPOLIS — The Republican that Democrats fear most isn’t Donald Trump. It’s Jeb Bush, with John Kasich coming on fast. Ask members of the Democratic National Committee whom they least want to face in the 2016 presidential election, and they often joke how they hope Trump stays hot. “We are all Trump supporters,” Glen Maxey, a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Former cop runs over man during fight in Wall, cops say

assetContentWALL TOWNSHIP — A Wall Township man was in critical condition after he was hit by a car Friday morning while fighting with the driver, who is a former township police officer, authorities said. Wall Township police were called at 6:09 a.m. to East Hurley Pond Road and Fox Field Circle where they found the injured… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

A reform plan to solve teachers’ pension problem once and for all | Opinion

somerset-county-director-jack-ciattarellijpg-734d8c01280cf4bbBy Jack Ciattarelli For decades, Trenton politicians from both parties have shied away from providing real long-term solutions. We can’t afford to wait any longer. Why are pension systems for municipal and county employees, as well as the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, all solvent? Because the employer pension contributions to these systems are funded by… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Seafood at gunpoint: Why one N.J. group raises oysters on a naval base

LEONARDO — Past the gates and security checkpoints, down the miles of reinforced pier where train cars load ordnance aboard warships, beneath the waves and the watchful eye of the United States Navy, sit the world’s most heavily-guarded shellfish. For three years, the environmental group NY/NJ Baykeeper has been growing tankfuls of oysters at Naval Weapons… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Environment, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Woman lied about being kidnapped at gunpoint, authorities say

assetContentHOWELL — A 911 call reporting a kidnapping last week that prompted a multi-agency police response in the township was a hoax — and the 46-year-old Bergen County woman who placed the call has been arrested, authorities announced Thursday. On Aug. 19 at around 6:30 a.m., police in Monroe Township received a 911 call from a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Neptune City parents indicted for allegedly abducting their 8-year-old son

assetContentSOMERSET — Michael and Amy Streko, the Neptune City couple charged with taking their 8-year-old son from his grandmother, his legal guardian, have been indicted on second-degree interference with custody in Somerset County Superior Court. The pair were extradited from New York and taken to the Somerset County Jail on Aug. 6. Each parent is being… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Trump Is Gone From Atlantic City But Not Forgotten

atlantic-city-casinoNo single figure has been more associated with Atlantic City casinos than Donald Trump, now the Republican presidential frontrunner. WNYC took a trip down to Atlantic City to find out more about his history there, and his legacy. Our guide was Reuben Kramer, who covers the casino industry for The Press of Atlantic City. Reuben Kramer… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Atlantic City, Donald Trump | Tags: , , | No Comments »

John L. Montgomery Care Center Resident Requests for the Conditions of the Sale of Their Home

By Jennifer Gregory

JLMAs we approach the next phase in the process of privatizing of the long embattled Monmouth County Care Centers, the following items were submitted to the Freeholders, on behalf of the residents and family members of John L. Montgomery, to be included in the Request for Proposal and the Conditions of the Sale of their home:

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Posted: August 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, August 28-30, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, August 28

  • Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Fall Home & Lifestyle Show at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • WFAN’s Mike Francesa & Southside Johnny at Bar A (Lake Como) – MORE INFO
  • Nobody’s Girl by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Gregg Allman & The Doobie Brothers at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Sips & Serendipity Art Class: Sunrise Sail (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Campfire on the Beach at Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Civil War Round Table Yard Sale (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »