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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 28-March 1, 2020:

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 28:

  • “Cherish the Ladies” Concert at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Back to the 80s Show with Jessie’s Girl at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Pier Village Restaurant Week (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Same Time, Next Year” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Camp Logan” by Dunbar Repertory Company (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Megan Gray Landscapes: Connection (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Smith calls on NJ Leaders to combat human trafficking, return civility to politics, in keynote address

photo courtesy of NJ Chamber of Commerce via facebook

In his keynote address to leaders of New Jersey’s business community and government at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s annual Congressional Diner in Washington, Congressman Chris Smith acknowledged his audience’s efforts in job creation and in combating the coronavirus outbreak before challenging the leaders to step up their efforts to combat human trafficking and to increase the civility of the political discourse in New Jersey and nationwide.

Smith’s remarks as prepared for delivery are below :

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Posted: February 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Burry to propose that Monmouth become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County

Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

Freeholder Lillian Burry will ask her colleagues on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders this afternoon to join the growing nationwide movement supporting the right of citizens to bear arms by declaring Monmouth a “Second Amendment Lawful Gun Owner County.”

Burry told MMM that she will introduce her resolution at the freeholders’ workshop meeting this afternoon at 1 p.m. and ask that it be added to the agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for 5 p.m.

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Posted: February 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Second Amendment | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Smith statement on coronavirus threat

Congressman Chris Smith, the ranking member of the House global health subcommittee, today called on Congress to immediately act on President Donald Trump’s  request for emergency funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and other agencies’ response to the threat from the coronavirus.

“This week, the Trump administration is requesting at least $2.5 billion in additional funding to combat the coronavirus,” said Smith.  “The President, Secretary Azar, and others have moved swiftly to identify comprehensive ways to protect US citizens and prepare for a potential pandemic.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Health Care | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Governor Murphy has a tumor on his kidney

Governor Phil Murphy has a tumor on his left kidney and will have a partial nephrectomy in early March.

The governor announced his condition on twitter:

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Posted: February 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Richter’s savage ad against Gibbs is a potential preview of Kim’s October ads

By Art Gallagher

The pre-primary for the GOP nomination CD-3 has gotten ugly. Rightfully so.

David Richter, the former international construction executive who is vying for the 3rd district GOP nomination to take on Congressman Andy Kim, released an ad on facebook and youtube this afternoon that highlights his opponents’s arrest record and compares her, Kate Gibbs, to Snooki.  The ad is hard hitting.  Just like Andy Kim’s ads will be in October if Gibbs wins the primary on June 2.

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Posted: February 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Bloomberg’s betting odds of winning the nomination plunged after the debate.

Former NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s odds of winning the Democrat nomination for president took at big hit after his awful performance during the debate this week, according to sportsbetting.ag

Bloomberg’s odd’s of winning the nomination were 2-1 before the debate.  After the widely panned performance the betting line is 4-1. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

WILL DUPLICITOUS POLITICIANS HELP TURN NEW JERSEY TURN RED?

By Rose Ann Scotti 

The Trump administration is suing the state to block its rules that limit law enforcement cooperation with ICE and allow criminal aliens to escape into our communities. According to Attorney General William Barr, these policies are textbook examples of misguided ideology triumphing over common sense law enforcement and are created by “idealistic”public officials who have offered “misleading rhetoric” to justify them. I believe the attorney general is being kind when he views these actions as those of “idealistic public officials”.  I believe they are more the work of disingenuous politicians that will do everything to fool citizens into thinking they are working in their best interest, when they are really counting a vote here, and a vote there, as they march toward their next election victory. The Murphy administration’s policies put the interests of illegal aliens above all legal residents. Granting illegal aliens taxpayer funded legal aid and granting them college tuition assistance are two of the most egregious, and a slap in the face to beleaguered New Jersey taxpayers.

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Posted: February 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Does Bloomberg want to show Booker the door?

Could Mike Bloomberg possibly be supporting Cory Booker’s opponent in the Democrat primary for U.S. Senate?

Larry Hamm, a civil rights activist from Newark, is challenging Booker in the June 2 primary. Hamm is also leading Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in New Jersey.  He does not have much nice to say about Bloomberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Schmid losing support after endorsing Bloomberg

Stephanie Schmid’s tenuous status as the front runner for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey appears to be in danger due to her endorsement of Mike Bloomberg for President.

Schmid faced an immediate backlash on facebook after announcing her endorsement on Sunday.

Eric Brophy, the Chairman of the Wall Democrats and a Vice Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, rescinded his endorsement of Schmid in the comments of her announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »