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Gopal Opposes Independent Contractor Bill As Written

Senator Vin Gopal @ the TommyG show

State Senator Vin Gopal (D-11) told MMM that he is opposed to S4204, a bill introduced and sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney this month, that would classify thousands of small business owners now working as independent contractors to employees of their clients.

“As written, this bill would be devastating to freelance photographers, journalists, truck drivers and even babysitters,” Gopal said in a phone interview. “I am a NO on the bill in its current form.”

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Posted: November 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Smith: Braedon Bradforth’s death was 100% preventable

Joanne Atkins-Ingram, center, her attorney, Jill E. Greene, and Congressman Chris Smith, held a press conference on April 7, to demand an independent investigation into the death Braeden Bradforth, Atkins-Ingram’s son

Congressman Chris Smith said that the independent report into the death of 19 year Braedon Bradforth was “utterly heartbreaking” as the report concluded the the tragedy was 100% preventable.

 “The investigator found that ‘a striking lack of leadership’ by Garden City Community College officials ‘set off a series of events that ended with the death of Braeden Bradforth.’ I can only imagine how difficult this is for Braeden’s mom, Joanne, to read; yet it is exactly what she and I have long requested—a transparent and independent review of the facts so steps can be taken to prevent another death of a student athlete,” Smith said.

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Posted: November 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith: Braedon Bradforth’s death was 100% preventable

College to release report on Braeden Bradforth’s death

Joanne Atkins-Ingram, center, her attorney, Jill E. Green, and Congressman Chris Smith, held a press conference on April 7, to demand an independent investigation into the death Braeden Bradforth, Atkins-Ingram’s son

Garden City Community College, of Garden City, Kansas, announced today that they have received the independent investigation report into the death of Braeden Bradforth and that the report will be released to his family.

Braeden, a Neptune High School football standout was a freshman at GCCC when he died of heat stroke following his first day of practice in August of 2018.

Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ4, said the college was doing the right and compassionate thing by releasing the report of Braeden’s mother, Joanne Atkins-Ingram.

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Posted: November 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on College to release report on Braeden Bradforth’s death

Arnone Report: Honoring Vets, Fighting Cancer and Thanking Voters

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy November! It’s hard to believe we’re just a few weeks away from celebrating the holidays. It’s agreat time of the year and, as always, there is so much going on and so much to do in Monmouth County.

I’d like to start by thanking all of the veterans, past and present, who have served our country. We should continue to recognize their sacrifices throughout the entire year. It is because of their sacrifices we continue to enjoy our freedoms. Let us also not forget the sacrifices made by their families!

To honor our veterans, I spent the day on Monday with Sheriff Shaun Golden at numerous ceremonies throughout Monmouth County. First we joined my fellow Freeholder Sue Kiley and the Manasquan VFW Post 1838 for a brief ceremony before they headed to the NYC Veterans Day Parade. Afterwards, we attended the Asbury Park and Bradley Beach Veterans Day Ceremonies. Thank you to all our veterans for their courage, sacrifice and service to our great country! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Honoring Vets, Fighting Cancer and Thanking Voters

Broullon leads Highlands mayoral election by one vote

With 25 provisional votes counted, Highlands Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon is leading Mayor Rick O’Neil by one vote.

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Posted: November 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Broullon leads Highlands mayoral election by one vote

Keady running for CD-4 2020 Dem nomination

Former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady is taking another shot at the Democrat nomination to challenge  Congressman Chris Smith next year.

Keady lost the nomination to trespasser Josh Welle in 2018.

He announced his candidacy with two fundraising tweets yesterday that did not explicitly say he is running. He confirmed he is a candidate via text message and has registered with the FEC.

An unabashed Bernie Sanders supporter, Keady is running on a platform of Medicare for all, free college for all and the green new deal that would ban cow farts, gasoline and air conditioning.

Five other candidates have filed with the FEC as candidates for the CD-4 Democrat nomination.

 

Posted: November 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Highlands Mayoral Race Tightens To 2 Votes With Late VBM Ballots Counted

Carolyn Broullon and Rick O’Neil. photo courtesy of ShoreGrafx Inc

Highlands Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon leads Mayor Rick O’Neil by 2 votes with late Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots counted, according to results posted on MonmouthCountyVotes.com, the election website of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, and the site’s mobile app.

Broullon led O’Neil by 6 votes when the polls closed on Tuesday, 589-583. VBM ballots postmarked by election day and delivered to the Board of Elections within 48 hours of polls closing are counted. The updated count is 591-589 with 4 write-in votes. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Mayoral Race Tightens To 2 Votes With Late VBM Ballots Counted

Pallone Should Fight to Reauthorize Brand USA So They Can Continue to Help Lure International Visitors to Atlantic City and Other New Jersey Cities

By Chris Knudsen

Chris Knudsen

The fall means one thing for sports fans in the Garden State: football is back! And with football comes tourism, both as fans travel to, from or through New Jersey. But it’s not just Giants, Jets and Scarlet Knights fans that are traveling on Game Day. New Jersey also sees an influx of tourism and revenue in Atlantic City related to sports betting.

The state Division of Gaming Enforcement released a report that revealed a total gaming revenue increase 13% in August 2019 compared to the same month last year with the total gaming revenue at $338.8 million. This August marked the 15th consecutive month of gaming revenue increases for casinos in Atlantic City.

In response, the President of the Casino Association of New Jersey Steve Callender said, “The summer of 2019 was the one of the best summers in recent years for Atlantic City. Casinos saw strong employment, visitation and gaming revenue. Two great back-to-back summer seasons continue to demonstrate that the casino industry’s ongoing investment in Atlantic City’s transformation into a first-class resort and business conference destination has staying power.”

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Posted: November 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Pallone Should Fight to Reauthorize Brand USA So They Can Continue to Help Lure International Visitors to Atlantic City and Other New Jersey Cities

Monmouth Democrat Chairman Brown Shouldn’t Survive This Cop Hating Hypocrisy

By Tommy DeSeno

Monmouth Democrat Chairman David Brown

The job of a county party chair is to ensure that candidates have no unforced errors, usually handled in the vetting process.  Democrat Chairman David Brown’s candidates this year have self-inflicted wounds.  He has dumped support for several of his own candidates, a sign of his own failure.  The Monmouth Democrat Party needs to strip him of his chairmanship for this collapse.

By the way – the correct pronunciation for “The Monmouth Democrat Party” is “Vin Gopal.” That’s who needs to dump Brown.

Let’s look at how David Brown treated two women very differently for their words about cops.

Jeana Sager is a Democrat candidate for the Township Council in Middletown.  I’m not here to articulate her true feelings about cops because I don’t know them. I don’t know them because David Brown sewed her mouth shut like a character on “A Handmaid’s Tale” before she could explain.

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Posted: November 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Authorities seek help in locating missing Freehold woman

Posted: November 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Authorities seek help in locating missing Freehold woman