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Alleged Rapist/Probation Officer Charged With Witness Tampering

Henry G. Cirignano of Wall, the probation officer charged with Official Misconduct and 2 counts of second degree Sexual Assault for coercing a women under his supervision into sexual activity in February, was arrested again on Monday, April 1 and charged with multiple offenses including witness tampering and making terroristic threats, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Alleged Rapist/Probation Officer Charged With Witness Tampering

Dina Long Will Not Seek Reelection As Sea Bright Mayor

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long announced on facebook and twitter this morning that she will not seek a third term leading the borough.

Long has served on the governing body for 16 years, the last 7 as mayor.  She led the rescue and recovery from Superstorm Sandy,which is ongoing.

First elected as a Democrat, Long left the party and became an Independent after Vin Gopal, then Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, retaliated against her for endorsing Governor Chris Christie’s reelection in 2013.

She was reelected without partisan opposition in 2015.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Middletown Committee Officially Opposes Murphy’s Sanctuary Policies

The Middletown Township Committee officially opposed New Jersey’s status as a “Sanctuary State” for illegal aliens and pledged that the Township will never become a “Sanctuary City.”

The Committee passed resolution 19-129 on Monday night.  The resolution declares that sanctuary policies are  “harmful to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Township of Middletown for numerous reasons, including but not limited to undermining law enforcement, encouraging violations of federal immigration law, and jeopardizing receipt of meaningful federal funding.”

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Posted: April 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 11 Comments »

AOC to raise money for Monmouth Democrats

April 1, 2019

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming to Monmouth County to raise money for the Democrats 2019 campaign, MMM has learned.

“When you drive the Garden State Parkway in parts of Monmouth County, it smells like cow farts,” the freshman congresswoman from New York said in private Snap Chat. “This is the perfect place to elect Democrats to implement the New Green Deal.”

Governor Phil Murphy has offered his Blossom Cove Road home for the fundraiser. “That sounds like it will smell very nice,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

 

Posted: April 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: April Fools, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Report: Holmdel Pastor Accused of Sexual Abuse Won’t Be Charged

Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan will not face criminal charges over the allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, according to a report at NJ.com

Charles Webster, spokesperson of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, said the allegation fell outside the statute of limitations.  Never-the-less, the allegations were “thoroughly investigated.”

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Posted: April 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Report: Holmdel Pastor Accused of Sexual Abuse Won’t Be Charged

Monsignor Vaughan Removed From Ministry Over Sexual Abuse Allegation

Rev Gregory Vaughan. 2018 photo via Trenton Monitor

Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan, the pastor of St. Catherine Parish in Holmdel since 2013, has been removed from ministry by Bishop David M. O’Connell, according to a statement by the Diocese of Trenton that was first reported by TapIntoHolmdel&ColtsNeck.

Vaughan, 72, a priest since 1972,  was “credibly accused” on March 17, 2019 of sexually abusing a minor while he was an assistant pastor at St Ann Parish in Keansburg in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  Vaughan has denied the allegation which has been referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor.  The Prosecutor has not announced any charges against the cleric.

Vaughan has served  exclusively in the Diocese of Trenton, with assignments at St. Ann, Keansburg; St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson; St. Mary, Middletown; St. Raphael, Hamilton, and Church of St. Catharine, Holmdel.  Additionally, Msgr. Vaughan formerly served the Diocese as vicar for Catholic education; chancellor; vicar general; moderator of the curia, and director of vocations.

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Posted: March 31st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Little Silver Awarded $275K To Repave Markham Place

Little Silver Mayor Bob Neff

The Borough of Little Silver has been award $275,000 of Transportation Trust Fund money for the repaving on Markham Place, Mayor Bob Neff announced this afternoon.

The grant is part of the Department of Transportation’s 2019 Municipal Aid Program and is funded by the State gas tax, DOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said in her letter to Neff.  NJDOT received 681 applications requesting $377.9 million this year.  The competitive program only has $161.25 million available in 2019.

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Posted: March 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, Little Silver, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Little Silver Awarded $275K To Repave Markham Place

Raymond Dothard Is Monmouth Dems Candidate For Sheriff

Raymond Dothard of Millstone is the Monmouth County Democrats endorsed candidate for Sheriff in the June 4 primary, MMM has learned.

Kevin Tuohy, the candidate who was endorsed at the Dems mini-convention earlier this month, has withdrawn for health reasons.

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Posted: March 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Marijuana Legalization Stalled In Trenton

Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that the proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey does not have the 21 votes need to pass in the Senate and will not be put to a vote today as planned.

 

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Posted: March 25th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Rep. Chris Smith’s remarks on the Mueller Report

Congressman Chris Smith issued the following statement regarding the Mueller report:

“After almost two years of vigorous investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller—aided by 19 lawyers, about 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants and others—has found that there was no collusion whatsoever by President Trump (or anyone associated with his campaign) with the Russians to influence the 2016 election.  This vindication is good news for America, not so good for the credibility of those who insisted on an almost daily basis that there was ample evidence which demonstrated that the President was guilty of collusion. In the end, Mueller’s Report proves that the truth matters. False charges should have no place in American politics.”

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Posted: March 25th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments »