Congressman Smith Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

photo-76-630x472Four Monmouth County high school students enrolled in Communications High School in Wall Township were named the winners of the Congressional App Challenge from New Jersey’s 4th District, Congressman Chris Smith announced on Wednesday.

“The App Challenge encourages school students to become active in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, computer science and programming by creating and exhibiting their software applications,” said Smith. “This challenge is an important step to inspire creativity, career skills and teamwork, which can help participating students to be poised for high-tech jobs of the future.”

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Posted: November 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Middletown North blanks Summit in N2G4 semis, reaches sectional final for first time since 1996

assetcontent-69MIDDLETOWN – Middletown North was balanced on offense and relentless on defense Friday night and the second-seeded Lions (8-2) advanced to the North 2, Group 4 finals with a dominating 20-0 victory over third-seeded Summit. Middletown North will play Sayreville, which ousted defending sectional champ Middletown South on Friday night, in the sectional final. North will… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown North blanks Summit in N2G4 semis, reaches sectional final for first time since 1996

Sayreville knocks off Middletown South 42-28 in NJ 2, Group 4 semis as DeMild throws for 345 yards and four TDs

assetcontent-70Senior quarterback Jayson DeMild threw for 345 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another to lead fifth-seeded Sayreville to a 42-28 upset of top-seeded Middletown South, No. 18 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the semifinals of the Sports Care Institute.com North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 playoffs in Middletown. The Bombers will play second-seeded… Read the rest of this entry »

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N.J. to hike salary cap for school superintendents after 5-year freeze

assetcontent-65TRENTON — New Jersey wants to hike the maximum salary for school superintendents to about $191,500 and allow them to make more if they stay in the same district beyond their first contract, the Christie administration announced Wednesday. The proposed increase from the existing $175,000 salary cap for many of the state’s school districts comes as… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Dem Freeholder, Surrogate candidates were recruiting interns at Middletown High School North

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The Monmouth County Democrat candidates for Freeholder and Surrogate were recruiting 14 and 15 year old high school students to be interns for Chairman Vin Gopal’s organization when they made a campaign appearance at Middletown High School North earlier this month.

According to an email from Gopal to members of the Middletown Board of Education and Superintendent William George Ed. D, the Democrats’ Campaign Coordinator, Meaghan Mahoney reached out to Assistant Principal Tyniesha Douglas on August 10 asking if she could advertise open intern positions to the student body and requesting to address a Government, Law and Public Policy Pathway (GLP3) seminar.  Douglas responded the next day offering to arrange for Mahoney to meet the class and asking her to bring possible candidates.

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Posted: September 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gopal blames County Republicans, MoreMonmouthMusings for Middletown High School North controversy

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Monmouth Democratic Chairman “Goofy” Gopal and Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty also blamed a protest at a campaign fundraiser on the Monmouth GOP and this website

In an email to the members of the Middletown Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. William George, Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal blamed the controversy about his candidates for Surrogate and Freeholder campaigning in a Middletown High School North honors Government, Law and Public Policy Program (GLP3) seminar on the Monmouth County Republicans and this website.

“I feel sorry for the school district that the County Republicans and a local blogger are trying to create a witch hunt and create an issue that does not exist,” Gopal wrote in his email last evening.

There he goes again. Whenever things go wrong for Gopal he blames the Republicans, this website and the boogeyman. 

That’s one of the reasons why we call him Goofy.

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Posted: September 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Matt Doherty, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Democrats threaten to sue over the Middletown High School North story

Snapshot 2 (5-26-2016 10-48 AM)For the second time in less than a month, the Monmouth County Democrats have threatened to sue MoreMonmouthMusings.

Earlier this month Maggie Moran, former Governor Corzine’s campaign manager and Deputy Chief of Staff and the wife of Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty threatened to take legal action against us if we did not correct or retract a story wherein we claimed she worked for Ashbritt, the company that made millions cleaning up the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy and the company Belmar hired after Dirty Doherty fired a local clean up contractor.  We responded by publishing her lawyer’s letter and proof that Maggie worked on behalf of Ashbritt, in the form of marketing materials with Maggie’s name and phone number on it.

Yesterday, Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal, threatened to sue, not about something we wrote, but about something we might write.

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Posted: September 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Matt Doherty, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Monmouth Democrats were invited to campaign at Middletown High School North during school hours

Second Middletown Teacher caught engaging in Democrat partisan activity during school hours this year

middletown-north-signA photo of Monmouth County Democrat candidates for Surrogate and Freeholder speaking to a seminar of Middletown High School North freshmen and sophomore participants in the school’s honors Government, Law and Public Policy Program (GLP3) Pathway was posted on the campaign facebook page of Surrogate candidate Vincent Solomeno last Tuesday with the caption “Thrilled to join Matt Doherty and Sue Fulton for Monmouth County Freeholder 2016 and speak to students about county government at Middletown High School North.  Get involved!”

None of the three candidates have any experience in county government.

The seminar was supervised by Patti May, a teacher who is a Democrat candidate for Borough Council in Eatontown.  Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal held a fundraiser for the teacher at the Jumping Brook Country Club in June.

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Posted: September 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Education, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Manalapan Kindergarten Teacher is Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence

Congressman Chris Smith and Teresa St. Angelo

Congressman Chris Smith and Teresa St. Angelo

Each year the Library of Congress (LoC) chooses a Teacher-in-Residence to serve in Washington for one year. For the 2016-2017 school year, that one person will be Teresa St. Angelo of Freehold Township, N.J., Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) said today.

Teresa St. Angelo, a kindergarten teacher in Manalapan will work with its Educational Outreach office to help teachers and school librarians incorporate the Library’s digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. The Educational Outreach office is responsible for directing and developing the Library’s efforts to make its resources accessible, relevant and compelling to the nation’s K-12 community to bring the Library’s resources to classrooms across the country.

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Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Education, Freehold, Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Kindergarten Teacher is Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence

Christie asks Supreme Court to revisit landmark Abbott ruling

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TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is asking the state Supreme Court to reopen the landmark Abbott v. Burke case that redefined school funding and to give the state education chief power to bypass laws and bargaining agreements that protect veteran teachers, the governor’s office announced Thursday. In a legal filing by Attorney General Christopher Porrino, the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie asks Supreme Court to revisit landmark Abbott ruling