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Avery Grant Dishes About Joe Ferraina and John Pallone: Long Branch Mayor’s Race

Avery Grant, the Long Branch School Board Member who is running for mayor of Long Branch against incumbent Adam Schneider and Councilman John Pallone invited MMM into his home for an interview on Wednesday afternoon.

In the five minute clip above, Grant reveals how former Superintendent of Schools Joe Ferraina tried to get him to run for council on Pallone’s ticket. Grant said he refused because Pallone “doesn’t exhibit leadership.”   Grant said that Ferraina is a real leader, that he wanted Ferriana to be the candidate to challenge Schneider, but that the former superintendent couldn’t do so because of the scandal surrounding the school board’s $600,000 settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

Grant confirmed that Ferraina’s office was sound proof and had a fancy bathroom, as alleged in the “sex slave” lawsuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Avery Grant Dishes About Joe Ferraina and John Pallone: Long Branch Mayor’s Race

Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider makes his case for another term

Long Branch voters will elect and mayor and council next Tuesday, May 8th.  Adam Schneider, the mayor since 1990, is seeking a 8th term leading the City. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Kelly: Adam Schneider is clearly the best choice for Long Branch

By Greg Kelly

“John Pallone is pathetic and so are all his running mates. They don’t care about anything. They haven’t been in this community working. We’re the ones making this a better city to live in. But I’m done being angry. It’s all about energy — which I’ll use right up to Election Day when we win.”

Long Branch Mayor John Schneider

That was Mayor Adam Schneider speaking to supporters at his lower Broadway campaign headquarters after a recent evening of cold weather but satisfying voter feedback during his door-to-door visits.

“We’re hearing a lot of good things,” explained the man seeking an eighth four-year term as the chief executive of Long Branch. “They think the city is headed in the right direction.”

Clearly, it’s election season in the City of Long Branch. City voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8 to elect a mayor and six council members.

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Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kelly: Adam Schneider is clearly the best choice for Long Branch

Long Branch Official: Mr. Gopal is not listed as a qualified, trained firefighter in the City of Long Branch

Vin Gopal, the candidate for State Senate in the 11th Legislative District, is not a first responder.

Gopal apparently knows he’s been caught lying to the public for months and is now trying, poorly, to explain himself.

The Asbury Park Press knows about Gopal’s misrrepresentations.  Inexplicably, APP has yet to report on Gopal’s dishonesty.   APP endorsed Senator Jennifer Beck for reelection over Gopal.

In his TV commercials, Gopal claims he volunteers as a first responder in Long Branch. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jennifer Beck, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Police in standoff with man at Long Branch house

LONG BRANCH – A man has barricaded himself inside a house Wednesday morning in Long Branch, prompting a large police presence including members of the SWAT team. Police have blocked off a section of Ludlow Street. A woman who lives in the home said the man, who said he was homeless, showed up two days ago… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Police in standoff with man at Long Branch house

Long Branch Man Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 7 Year Old Eatontown Girl

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Edgar Mejia, 54, of Long Branch, was found guilty on Wednesday by a Monmouth County jury of sexually assaulting a seven year old Eatontown girl in 2014, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Mejia faces possible incarceration of 30 years to life when Judge David F. Bauman imposes his sentence on March 17, 2017. Mejia has been in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution with bail set at $300,000 since his arrest on July 21, 2014.

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Man Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 7 Year Old Eatontown Girl

Reward raised to $30K for info in attack on Long Branch cop

assetcontent-63LONG BRANCH – The reward for information in the attack on a Long Branch police officer in September has been increased to $30,000 after nearly two months without an arrest in the case. Long Branch resident Vin Gopal announced Monday that he would commit an additional $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Reward raised to $30K for info in attack on Long Branch cop

Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits

brian-ungerBrian Unger, a former Long Branch Councilman who during his colorful career in Monmouth County politics ran for Mayor of Long Branch, Freeholder and State Senate, admitted in U.S. District Court that he collected over $82,000 of Social Security benefits paid to his wife for four years after she died.

Unger was released on an unsecured bond of $50,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton.  He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on January 18, 2017.

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Posted: October 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits

N.J. police officer attacked, beaten unconscious

assetcontentLONG BRANCH – Authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for attacking and beating Long Branch police officer unconscious early Tuesday. A uniformed Long Branch Police Officer was assaulted around 2 a.m. and left unconscious in the area of Westwood and Bath avenues, according to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. police officer attacked, beaten unconscious

Sheriff Golden Honored By Firefighters

13932691_1177533912288055_1331177746793331857_nMonmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden was honored as the 2016 Man of the Year by the  Long Branch Professional Firefighters Association – FMBA Local 68 last week at the union’s annual fundraising dinner at Rooney’s Oceanfront.

“I’m extremely honored and humbled by this distinction from FMBA Local #68 which represents the career firefighters and officers in the city of Long Branch. Their dedication to residents and contributions to public safety are to be commended,” said Golden. “Monmouth County’s firefighters, paid and volunteer are true heroes, who dedicate their lives day in and day out.”

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Posted: September 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »