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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Henry C. Cirignano, Monmouth County News, Probation Division, Probation Officer, sexual assault | Comments Off on Alleged Rapist/Probation Officer Charged With Witness Tampering
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Dina Long, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Sea Bright | Tags: 2019 elections, Dina Long, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long | 3 Comments »
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Middeltown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sanctuary State | 11 Comments »
“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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: April Fools, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, April Fools, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | 4 Comments »
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Gregory D Vaughan, Monmouth County News, Rev Gregory D Vaughan, St Catherine Holmdel | Comments Off on Report: Holmdel Pastor Accused of Sexual Abuse Won’t Be Charged
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Bishop David M O'Connell, Catholic, Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse, Diocese of Trenton, Gregory D Vaughan, Monmouth County News, Rev Gregory D Vaughan, St Ann Keanburg, St Catherine Holmdel, St Mary Middletown | 17 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gas Tax, Little Silver, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Gas Tax, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, NJDOT, NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti | Comments Off on Little Silver Awarded $275K To Repave Markham Place
Kevin Tuohy, the candidate who was endorsed at the Dems mini-convention earlier this month, has withdrawn for health reasons.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Kevin Tuohy, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff, Monmouth Dems, Monmouth GOP, Raymond Dothard, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 3 Comments »
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.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: Legal weed, New Jersey, New Jersey Marijuana, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 3 Comments »
BREAKING: No pot today. pic.twitter.com/T28UGcEpXm
— Matt Arco (@MatthewArco) March 25, 2019
“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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Mueller Report, President Donald Trump, Robert Mueller | 15 Comments »