Guadagno: New Jersey voters will vote their pocketbook

 

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the GOP nominee for governor, sat down with MMM’s Art Gallagher for a brief interview this morning following a round table discussion with Fair Haven residents at the home of Tenny and Carol Simmons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

To combat hate, share your love

By Art Gallagher

August 12, 1958 was a big day in my mother’s life. I don’t even remember it

I’ve intentionally stayed out the the raging debate over the terrible events in Virginia last weekend and the adequacy, or lack thereof, of President Trump’s response to them.

I consider most of the ranting, from both the left and the right, to be bullshit political posturing, or ass covering, that will make no positive difference at all in improving our quality of life. It won’t make a positive difference how we relate to people who don’t look like us, dress like us or talk like us.  On the contrary, the raging narrative in the media seems to be increasing our divisions.

The best result, so far, of the current media narrative is that we are apparently no longer on the verge of nuclear war with the crazy fat kid in North Korea and the Russians are apparently no longer attempting to hijack our republic.

I’m inviting my little corner of the Internet to use the upset caused by recent events to create some love and harmony. I think its contagious.

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Posted: August 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Golden Congratulates Thomson, Thanks LD 30 Republicans and NJ GOP

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden issued a statement this morning congratulating newly elected Assemblyman Ned Thomson on his victory at the special election last evening and thanking all involved for a successful and orderly convention.

“Congratulations to Assemblyman Thomson.   I personally thank Ned for his willingness to take on the rigors of being a legislator as well as the demanding community and political commitments the job requires. Ned doesn’t need to do this.  I wholeheartedly welcome him to our leadership team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Seagull rips off man’s testicle as he sunbathes nude

The Suffolk Gazzette is reporting that a seagull swooped from the sky and with one bite of its beak ripped away the right testicle of a UK man who was sunbathing nude in his backyard.

“He woke screaming in agony, and saw the bird flying away with one of his ‘crown jewels’ wedged in its yellow beak,” the English news outlet reported.

My friends at Gunnison Beach and at certain back yards throughout Monmouth County should take precautions.

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Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Humour, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Thomson Is Elected On First Ballot In LD 30

Monmouth GOP Shaun Golden, Assemblyman Sean Kean, Senator Robert Singer, Assemblyman Ned Thomson and Ocean GOP Chairman George Gilmore

Former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson was elected to the State Assembly representing the 30th legislative district tonight at a special election convention of the LD 30 County Committee.

With 83 votes from the 154 delegates present, Assemblyman Thomson easily surpassed the 50% +1 requirement to be elected.

Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the  Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority received 53 votes.  Former Belmar councilman Jim Bean received 18. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Turnout will determine the LD 30 Assembly race

Bean, Flancbaum and Thomson

If a quorum of the the 30th district GOP County Committee members show up at the convention at the IBEW Local #400 union hall tonight, a new member of the State Assembly will be elected.   122 Committee members must show up for the convention to proceed.

The winner must get 50% +1 of the delegates present to vote for him.

Of the three candidates to replace Dave Rible in the Assembly and on the ballot in November, former Belmar Councilman Jim Bean, Lakewood MUA Executive Director Justin Flancbaum, and former Wall Mayor Ned Thomson, only Bean is confident of victory going into the convention.

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Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Holmdel Shooting Was Murder-Suicide

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Asma Hussain, 42, apparently shot her husband, Arshad Zarak, 52, twice in the head before taking her own life with a shot to the head, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Holmdel Township Police Department responded to a 911 call from a teenage male, at about 1:20 p.m., on August 10, 2017. The caller reported finding the couple unresponsive in the master bedroom of their home at 4 Paddington Court in the township, located within the neighborhood known as “The Reserve at Holmdel.”  The police found the obviously dead bodies of Zarak and Hussain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Flancbaum Responds to McKenna’s Questions About His Background

Justin Flancbaum

Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority and a candidate to replace Dave Rible as a LD 30 State Assemblyman at the GOP County Committee on Monday, August 14, took issue with former Wall Township Mayor Bob McKenna questioning his credentials in a public forum and provided MMM with answers to the questions that McKenna raised in his column published earlier today.

“I would never say anything about someone’s credentials without knowing the person or talking to them,” Flancbaum said in a phone interview with MMM. “I don’t know Mr. McKenna, it’s unfair to pass judgment.”

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Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

LD 30 Race Narrows As Rich and Addonizio Withdraw

Ralph Addonizio

Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich and Wall Township Board of Education member Ralph Addonizio will not be on the ballot on Monday night when the GOP County Committee select a candidate to fill Dave Rible’s seat in the General Assembly.

In an email to Wall Township County Committee members, Addionizo wrote, “I just wanted everyone to know that I had a meeting with Shaun Golden this afternoon at my request.   It was a very positive meeting. I informed him that I would be withdrawing my name for consideration for the Assembly seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Singer Endorses Flancbaum In LD 30 Assembly Race

Senator Robert Singer and Justin Flancbaum

Senator Robert Singer answered Assemblyman Sean Kean’s endorsement of former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson to replace Dave Rible in the State Assembly and on the ballot in November with an endorsement of Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority.

Singer told MMM that his endorsement of Flancbaum was prompted by Kean’s nod to Thomson.  “I intended to stay out of the race,” Singer said in a phone interview, “but when Sean jumped in, I had to defend my county.”

Singer is a former mayor of Lakewood.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »