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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 22-24, 2019:

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 22

  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Canisius (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Minority Male Initiative Conference: “Charting Your Career Course” at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Pier Village Restaurant Week (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Legally Blonde” The Musical (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Butterflies Are Free by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth County Officials Urge Caution During The Storm

The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering has prepared the 1000 lane miles of County roads for the 2-4 inches of snow expected today, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said in an announcement.

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Posted: February 20th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The Arnone Report: Public Works Keeping Roads Safe, Ongoing Progress At Dump

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone stayed safe and warm during last week’s snow and ice storm. We anticipate more inclement weather this week and as always, the County is prepared for whatever comes our way.

I’d like to thank our department of public works employees for working throughout this recent storm to clear our roads and county-owned properties. As always, these employees did a great job. I’d also like to thank our first responders who were also out working throughout the storm in difficult weather conditions.

It has been a busy and exciting few weeks in the County!

I want to update everyone on our efforts to eliminate the odors being emitted at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. Last week we installed five vapor system stations. It is important to note that these non-toxic vapors do not mask the odors, but rather neutralize the odors, which is more effective.

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Posted: February 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth Young Republicans Announce New Leadership Team

Declaring the dawn of a new era of a strengthened party and ensuring growth for years to come, the Monmouth County Young Republicans announced their new, experienced, leadership team.

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Posted: February 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Arrest Made in Middletown Stabbing

Correction, Feb 19, 2019 10:50 a.m.

Det. Lt. Paul Bailey, the public information officer for the Middletown PD, told MMM that Bland did not stab two people as we previously reported.  One person was stabbed and the other was the victim of a simple assault, Bailey said.

Brennan C. Bland

Brennan C. Bland, 27, has been arrest by Middletown Police and charged with stabbing two people in McMahon Park on Friday afternoon, according to an announcement from the Middletown PD.

Bland is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and terroristic threats.   He is in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold.

A Friday, February 15 at about 4:28 p.m. County dispatch received at least three calls reporting an altercation in McMahon Park in North Middletown.  The first call indicated that two adult males were involved in  fight. A second call reported juveniles fighting and a third caller stated the incident involved a stabbing and all parties had left the scene.

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Posted: February 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith Urges Fire Departments to Apply for SAFER grants

Congressman Chris Smith today urged all fire departments, career and volunteer, to apply for federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grants that are available from FEMA.  The grants are for the recruitment and retention of “front-line” firefighters.  The application period is February 15, 2019 through March 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET.

“All eligible career and volunteer fire departments in the Fourth District are encouraged to apply for these Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, which help increase the number of firefighters and first responders to provide our communities with more security,” Smith said. “As we have already seen, this grant program has strengthened our district’s local fire departments and volunteer organizations in the past.”

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Posted: February 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon’s bill will require full restitution for stealing from taxpayers

Pay up or get locked up

Senator Declan O’Scanlon today announced his plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit State entities from entering into civil settlements for less than the amount that has been stolen from social safety net programs and offering immunity from criminal prosecution.  The legislation comes as a direct result of recent investigations into Medicaid fraud settlements in Lakewood.

“The notion that people who have knowingly received benefits they were not entitled to would only be required to pay back half of that amount of money is completely ludicrous. It’s basically like letting someone get away with stealing from taxpayers. That’s unacceptable.”

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Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 15-17, 2019:

By Greg Kelly

 

Friday, February 15

  • An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Legally Blonde” The Musical (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Butterflies Are Free by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Bobby Collins at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The Castoffs (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Celebrity Activists of the Civil Rights Era (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Tweens: Learn to Code with Mirobot (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Meet Author Rick Geffken (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Frankenstein’s Monster

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Stuart J Moskovitz

The point of Mary Shelley’s novel was that as excited as we may be when we have created a monster, we must recognize that we cannot always control that monster. What we believe is “ours” can easily go another way.

No objective historical scholar can deny that Obama was a media creation. He was an obscure state politician whom the media caused to give a speech at the Democratic convention in 2004. He parlayed that speech, with the media’s help, into the Democratic nomination in 2008. The rest is history. The Democratic party was thrilled at the job the media did, assuring them the election against a far more experienced, far more qualified, far more moderate candidate, a war hero, a committee chairman, a candidate familiar with foreign affairs who had spent his life in Washington, understood federal government finance, military positives and negatives, and had experience with all domestic and foreign matters with which a President needs to deal. Obama, the media creation, served in the Senate for less than one year when he announced he was running for office. As a state senator, he was most known for voting “present.”

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Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy and Howell Democrats, Mayor Theresa Burger and Councilman John
Howell Councilman John Bonevich,

Governor Phil Murphy’s net approval rating has declined 13% after his first year in office and he is less popular than Governors Christie and Corzine were at this stage of their terms, according to a new Monmouth University Poll released this morning.

“Murphy started his term with greater public goodwill than his recent predecessors, but he has now fallen behind them.  The most troubling result may be the large number of his fellow Democrats who continue to take a wait-and-see attitude.  It seems he has yet to score a defining win with his base despite spending a significant amount of energy pushing a progressive agenda,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

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Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »