MARLBORO — A Marlboro Township High School student claimed he spotted an escaped convict in the area on Friday, forcing the lockdown of the school before police determined he was lying. Michael Ozinitsky, 20, of Marlboro, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law or other governmental functions after police determined he lied about seeing… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Arthur Buckel, Marlboro, Michael Ozinitsky, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Student lied about seeing escaped convict Arthur Buckel in Marlboro, police said
Selika Josiah Gore of Marlboro, NJ has been appointed the Director of Field Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
FMCSA is the federal agency that regulates heavy duty vehicles. Its mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
Gore for the last five years was the Deputy Administrator of Operations at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission where she was responsible for customer service at all 39 MVC branch offices, the vehicle inspection and emissions program, business and motor vehicle dealer licensing, state bus inspections, capital planning. At MVC she oversaw a staff of 1800 and managed an annual budget of $330 million.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission | Tags: Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Marlboro, Marlboro GOP, Monmouth County News, NJ MVC, Selika Josiah Gore | 2 Comments »
MCPFE is reporting that the NJ Jersey State Police Bomb Unit is assisting the Marlboro PD with a suspicious device left on a bus.
Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik confirmed that there is police activity involving a NJ Transit Bus on Route 9
Capt. Stephen Jones of the NJSP Public Affairs Unit told MMM that the Arson and Bomb Unit was wrapping up and preparing to leave the scene as of 10:05 a.m. Jones said that the Marlboro PD is leading the investigation.Posted: December 10th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: Jon Hor, Marlboro, Marlboro Police, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Comments Off on NJ State Police Bomb Unit Assisting Marlboro Police with Route 9 Bus
Standard and Poors, the international credit rating agency, has rated $21.957 million of general obligation bonds, water utility bonds and recreation utility bonds authorized in 2014 and 2015 as AA+. The AA+ differs from the top AAA rating only to a small degree, according to S&P. The rating means that S&P considers Marlboro’s ability to meet its obligations is very strong.
“This is tremendous news for Marlboro”, said Mayor Jonathan Hornik. “This rating upgrade affirms the difficult decisions made over the last eight years to reduce the size of government and run it more efficiently. It also represents a reflection of the overall financial stewardship of the municipality. ”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Standard and Poors | 1 Comment »
Why are the Hornikcrats politicizing Marlboro’s schools?
What else are the Hornikcrats lying about?
In Marlboro, the incumbent Democrats, Mayor Jon Hornik, Councilwoman Randi Marder and Councilman Michael Scalea have raised over $70,000 and counting for their reelection campaign. They are spending aggressively in an apparent pursuit to keep anyone other than an approved member of the Hornikcrats from participating in municipal government.
In contrast, the “Positively Marlboro” Republicans are spending less than $13,000 on their campaign, according to their filings with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
The Hornikcrats have also politicized the highly regarded Marlboro School System by endorsing a slate of Board of Education candidates.
They have further politicized the Schools with two mailers to Marlboro voters in the last week or so, in which they lie about former School Board Member John Dwyer’s role in the property tax increase associated with the School Board Budget. Dwyer, and Sui Allex, are the Republican candidates running against Marder and Scalea.
Dwyer voted NO on the current School Board Budget. Here’s the proof:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Hornikcrats, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Marlboro election, Michael Scalea, Randi Marder, Sui Allex | 11 Comments »
With only $3,000 cash on hand, as of September 30, Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal seems to be abandoning his strategy of concentrating on LD 11, and now appears to be focused on protecting his turf in Marlboro.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, Jon Hornik, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Marlboro, Michael Scalea, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Dems, Positively Marlboro, Randi Marder, Vin Gopal | 15 Comments »
When we last heard from Lawrence “The Lunger” Luttrell, the three time election loser, was scurrying into obscurity while threatening to sue the Monmouth County Republican Committee for a radio ad that claimed his law license was “suspended” when in fact he had been ruled ineligible to practice law.
To our knowledge, no one has actually investigated whether or not Luttrell actually practiced law during his ineligibility. He claimed he was unaware that he had been ruled ineligible, so maybe he did perform legal work when he was not legally authorized to do so. That would be a problem.
Now, nearly a year later, Luttrell has resurfaced in an apparent attempt to keep the voters of Marlboro in the dark about Councilwoman Randi Marder’s ethics violations and worse, the waste of $16,000 of Marlboro tax dollars that Mayor Jon Hornik and the Marlboro Township Council authorized to be spent in legal fees to appeal the New Jersey Local Finance Board’s findings that Marder committed eight ethical violations associated with the Township doing business with her husband’s companies.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: Councilwoman Randi Marder, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, New Jersey Local Finance Board, Randi Marder, Vin Gopal | 6 Comments »
Mayoral and Council Candidates Pledge Solutions, Not Grand Standing
Marlboro, NJ- Ira Goldberg, the Republican candidate for mayor in Marlboro Township issues his congratulations to Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray and the Middletown’s Township Committee for taking decisive action to bring accountability and fairness to their Township’s Property Tax Assessments in the wake of the Asbury Park Press investigation that shed a scandalous light on the state-mandated Assessment Demonstration Program, the controversial new method of setting property values in Monmouth County.
“While Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik has been political grandstanding in the face of a scandal by calling for the ADP to be suspended without offering a replacement, my friends in Middletown have enacted a solution to inequitable tax assessments and put their own credibility on the line,” Goldberg said, “By firing Realty Data Systems, and bringing the home inspection and data collection functions in house, Middletown has offered a solution to the problem. That is leadership.”admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: 2015 Elections, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Mayor Stephanie Murray, Michael Scalea, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Positively Marlboro, Press Release, Property Taxes, Randi Marder, Realty Data Systems, Sui Allex | Comments Off on Marlboro GOP Candidates Congratulate Middletown for Taking Action on Property Taxes
Hornik Campaign: Republicans Don’t Know How Municipal Government Works, Blames Board Of Ed, John Dwyer For Tax Increases
Invoking Abraham Lincoln’s ‘You can fool all of the people’ quote and Congressman Frank Pallone’s promise of affordable healthcare, the Republican “PositivelyMarlboro” team of Ira Goldberg for Mayor and Council candidates John Dwyer and Sui Allex charged that their incumbent Democrat opponents, Mayor Jonathan Hornik and Councilwoman Randi Marder have been deceiving the public regarding their record of taxing and spending. The Republicans noted that Hornik’s own property tax assessment went down in 2015 and that Marder’s assessment is lower now than it was in 2011.
In a press release and postings on their website and on facebook on Friday, the Republicans said that Hornik and his “obedient” and rubber stamp” Township Council are employing election year budgetary gimmicks and deceitful campaign language in an attempt to convince voters that they’ve been fiscally responsible and that others—the Board of Education and the County Tax Board—are responsible for the growing tax burden.
The Republicans disputed Hornik’s recent claim that the new property tax assessment program has “effectively has eliminated the avenue to appeal a tax assessment.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2015 Elections, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Hornik, Marboro, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes, Randi Marder, Sui Allex | 1 Comment »
Freehold, NJ- Robert Honecker, Esq. smiled broadly as he left Judge Ronald Lee Reisner’s courtroom at 9:10 a.m. on Friday morning, followed closely by his client Matthew Kleinstein and the Kleinstein family.
Judge Reisner was not on the bench. A reporter sat in the last row of the courtroom with a perplexed look on her face. Kleinstein, the former Marlboro Camp Counselor who pleaded guilty in August to 4th degree Cyber Harassment after sending images of his penis to four 11-13 female campers in his care the previous summer, had his sentencing hearing outside of the presence of the media.
It is a rare occurrence that Court proceedings start promptly at 9 a.m. when so scheduled. If you’re summoned to Court at 9 a.m. and bring an attorney, chances are pretty good that you’ll be paying for an hour or two of his/her time to work on other cases from his/her phone and/or laptop computer.
Judge Reisner started his calendar promptly on Friday morning. Maybe even early. He dealt with the Kleinstein matter and then apparently left the bench as approximately 30 other defendants patiently waited in the courtroom for their sentencing hearings.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime and Punishment, Marlboro, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Charles Webster, Darrin Kleinstein, Marlboro, Marlboro Township, Marlboro Township Recreation Department, Matthew Kleinstein, Monmouth County News, Robert Honecker, Sexting | 27 Comments »