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Long Branch Cop Charged With Criminal Sexual Contact

Patrick D. Joyce, Jr., 35, of West Long Branch, a Long Branch Police Officer for 12 years, has been charged with fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact and Harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

The charges are the result of an incident that occurred on February 1 at Jack’s Goal Line Stand during a private party celebrating the promotions of 12 Long Branch Officers.  MMM was the first to report on the incident and the investigation.

It is alleged that at the private party Joyce inappropriately touched a 21-year-old woman without her consent for his own sexual arousal or gratification.

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Posted: February 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso Introduce “River’s Law” To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso have introduced legislation that will increase certain animal abuse crimes to the second degree level.  Convictions for second degree crimes carry penalties of five to 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to $150,000.

The legislation is named for River, a pitbull/mix that was rescued by a Good Samaritan, Jennifer Vaz of Highlands, who discovered the dog caged and left to drown on the banks of the Shrewbury River at Veterans Memorial Park last June.

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Posted: February 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Robert Neff will run for reelection as Little Silver Mayor

Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff announced today that he is seeking a third term leading the Borough.

Neff, a 56 year old attorney has been mayor since 2011.  He and Council members Donald Galante and Corinne Thygeson are running as a team for the Republican nominations in the primary on June 4 with the “overwhelming endorsement” of the local GOP organization, according to their announcement.

“The committee’s support for Bob was extremely strong, and we look forward to working with Bob and his running mates to continue to serve the people of Little Silver,” said Little Silver Republican Chairman Stuart Van Winkle.

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Posted: February 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Little Silver, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Mary Pat Christie for Congress? From the 11th or the 3rd district?

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Former Governor Chris Christie floated the idea of his wife, Mary Pat Christie, running for Congress in the 11th district next year as a challenger to freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.

Sherrill, who flipped the Republican 11th district convincingly with a 57%-42%  victory over Assemblyman Jay Webber, and raised a gazillion dollars to do it, will be tough to beat in 2020.

Mary Pat would have a much easier race against 3rd district freshman Congressman Andy Kim who barely beat Tom MacArthur last year.   The Chrisites own a house in Bay Head, in addition to their home in Mendam.  MacArthur relocated to Ocean County from Morris County to run for the seat after Jon Runyan retired in 2014.

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Posted: February 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 8-10, 2019

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Friday, February 8

  • An Evening with The Celebrity Housewives at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Sylvia by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • “Apple Season” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Beyond #MeToo Exhibit Opening at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Wet as the Atlantic Ocean: Prohibition in NJ” exhibit (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • School Italian Dinner (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • Hunt for the Hearts Festival (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • AARP Tax-Aid Program (Monmouth County Libraries) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 8-10, 2019

State Owned Bank and Legal Weed: Perfect Together?

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On his Ask the Governor show on public radio last night, Governor Phil Murphy said he has a big meeting today about his idea to create a state owned bank, according to reporter Joe Hernandez.

As Hernandez noted in his tweet, the Murphy’s public bank idea has not gotten much attention since his 2017 campaign. So why now?

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Posted: February 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Civil War Hero’s Medal Returned To His Family

The Medal of Honor earned by a Civil War hero from Monmouth County was returned to the possession of his descendant family on Monday by Congressman Chris Smith, in a ceremony in Freehold Borough.

Thomas T. Fallon emigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1859, settling in Freehold.  He entered the service of the U.S. Army at Freehold during the Civil War and became a private in Company K of 37th New York Infantry, the 4th  U.S. Artillery Regiment and served as a sergeant in the 35th New Jersey Infantry until July 1985, three months after the conclusion of the war.

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Posted: February 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Civil War Hero’s Medal Returned To His Family

Long Branch Police Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

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MMM has learned that a Long Branch Police Officer is under investigation for allegedly inappropriately groping a female guest, during a celebration of police promotions on Friday night at Jack’s Goal Line Stand, a popular restaurant on Brighton Ave in the city.

Long Branch Police Chief Jason Roebuck confirmed the incident is being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Posted: February 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Police Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

Christie’s book is worth reading

LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politicsformer Governor Chris Christie’s memoir and plea for a political future is not likely to change any minds about him.  If you’re one of the 15% of New Jersey residents who admire Christie today as much as you did during the early aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, you will love the book and your admiration for Christie will grow.

If you believe that Christie knew about and was involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal known as Bridgegate and that he closed New Jersey’s beaches for all but his family on the July 4th weekend in 2017, his book will tell you why you’re wrong.  Christie is the victim of the two events that define his legacy so far; Bridgegate and Beachgate.

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Posted: February 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Cory Booker is running for the Democrat nomination for President

U.S. Senator Cory Booker has MMM’s full support for the Democrat nomination, unless State Senator Vin Gopal decides to run.

Posted: February 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »