PNC Arts Center Shooting Update

assetContentTwo people were shot in Lot 4 of of the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel at 11:14 pm last night, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Both victims transported via Medvac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune where they are in critical but stable condition.  Reports that one of the victims had died last night are inaccurate.

The search for the shooter who fled into a wooded area is continuing .  The State Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact NJSP Detectives at 732-441-4550.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Poll: Trump’s national lead in GOP presidential race widens

Christie is tied for 7th place, will likely make the “Top Ten” debate

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Donald Trump has a 2-1 lead over his next closest competitor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie seems assured of a spot in the “Top Ten” prime time debate sponsored by FoxNews and facebook on Thursday evening, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning.

Pollster Patrick Murray also found that 74% of Republican primary voters do not like the “Top Ten” debate format designed by FoxNews. 45% would prefer to see two back to back debates with the candidates selected randomly and 29% would prefer to see all candidates in one debate.  Only 23% approve of the FoxNews formula.

Trump leads the 17 candidate field with 26% of the voters surveyed favoring him to be the 2016 GOP nominee. Bush is at 12.2% followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 11.1%.  Christie is tied for seventh place with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Florida Senator Marco Rubio at 4.4.%  Ohio Governor John Kasich comfortably holds to 10th spot in the Monmouth Poll with 3.2%.

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Posted: August 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Some Perspective On Trump’s Surge

Donald Trump is Howard Beale with groomed hair, clean clothes and his own Boeing 757.

By Art Gallagher

Donald Trump has the media and political elite on both sides of the aisle in a tissy because he is leading the GOP field for the 2016 presidential nomination after committing two “unforgivable” sins against the politically correct commandments—his disparaging remarks about Mexican illegal immigrants and about Senator John McCain’s heroism.

Trump has already made a contribution to our PC culture as it is now safe to say “illegal immigrant” instead of “undocumented worker,” at least for the time being.

Trump is succeeding in large measure because he has given voice to those who are fed up with the elite PC thought and speech police.  He is expressing the frustration of many who are fed up with mealy mouth “leaders” who use a lot of words not to say anything and put the American people to sleep while fleecing them.  Many who don’t agree with “The Donald” are enjoying the show and are particularly enjoying watching the elites squirm as they try to discredit him…and Republicans in general..in order to retain their cultural and economic power.

Trump’s popularity is surging because he is shouting that the emperors have no clothes and doing so in the manner of the fictional Howard Beale.

Donald Trump is Howard Beale with groomed hair, clean clothes and his own Boeing 757.

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Posted: July 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

USAA Commerial….anyone look familiar?

The latest USAA television commercial features the Gramiccioni family of Wall Township.

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

Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Second Student

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Nicholas DePue, 29 of Jackson, the Monmouth Regional High School teacher and wrestling coach who was charged with having sexual contact with a student under 18 years old last month was arrested today after a second victim came forward, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DePue stands accused of having a year long affair with the second victim, a female between the ages of 16 and 18. He was fired from his teaching position as a result of his arrest last month.

DePue was released on $100,000 bail following his June arrest.  He is in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution today with cash only bail of $250,000. If released again after posting bail, DePue is forbidden from having contact with his victims or returning to the scenes of his alleged crimes.

Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Carolina Moreno, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443, or Detective Joe Shuler, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400.

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Bush Makes Bank In Middletown

State Senator Joe Kyrillos and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Navesink County Club, July 23, 2015. photo via facebook

State Senator Joe Kyrillos and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Navesink County Club, July 23, 2015. photo via facebook

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush held a fundraiser for his 2016 Presidential Campaign at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown yesterday evening.

The Middletown Police were not called upon to provide security at the tax payers expense.

Bush raised “a lot more” than the $500,000 his campaign told the media was raised in Middletown and at a private dinner in Short Hills following the event.  A source familiar with the candidate’s New Jersey operation told MMM that the take in Middletown was $600,000 in “hard money” donated directly to his campaign plus “big money” to the Bush SuperPAC.

In a show of support to State Senator Joe Kyrillos, the first prominent New Jersey Republican to publicly break from Governor Chris Christie’s presidential quest and a Co-Chair of the Bush fundraising effort, Monmouth County’s Republican leadership, which helped Governor Chris Christie get elected twice and some of whom have publicly endorsed Christie for president were well represented, if camera shy, at the Middletown event, according to PolitickerNJ.

 

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Smoke Smell At the Shore

assetContent (42)The smell of smoke at the Jersey Shore this morning is said to be from the massive fire in North Brunswick that broke out yesterday.

The winds have shifted causing the lingering smell of a fire down the Jersey Shore, multiple law enforcement agencies have advised.

If you see smoke, fire or something burning please call 9-1-1.

 

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Lindsey Graham Destroys His Flip Phone

Donald Trump responded to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a fellow candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination,  calling him a jack ass by reading the Senator’s cell phone number on national TV.

Graham responded today by getting together with IJReview and recording a video of himself destroying his flip phone by lighting it on fire, putting it in a blender, hitting it with a golf driver, slicing it with a samurai sword and dropping it off a roof.

It was way past time for Graham to get rid of that flip phone anyway.  Now his challenge will be to learn how to use the email functions of his new smartphone better than Hillary Clinton uses hers.

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie to appear in Spring Lake on Thursday, July 23

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

Governor Chris Christie will be joined by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin in Spring Lake tomorrow to announce a Flood Mitigation Grant.

Christie and Martin are scheduled to appear at Spring Lake Fire Company #1, 1007 5th Ave, Spring Lake at 11:30 a.m., according to announcement from the Governor’s Office.

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

A “robust and aggressive” investigation into the hit and run death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio is ongoing.  It is possible that additional charges…assault by auto or vehicular homicide…could be filed against Toni Ann Marletta, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni in an interview with MoreMonmouthMusings last week.

Marletta has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since July 15 after being charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident July 6th incident on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township which resulted in the death of Procopio.  Her bail is $150,000 with no 10% option.

The Middletown Police Department identified Marletta as the driver of the vehicle that struck Procopio and fled the scene within hours of the incident.

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Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible