Expect delays on Route 35 South in Hazlet today

The Hazlet Police Department announced this morning that Route 35 southbound between Bethany Road and Miller Ave will be down to one lane from 9 am till 4 pm due to road construction.

Bethany Road and Route 35 is the intersection where the K-Mart/Pathmark shopping center is located.  Miller Ave is just north of Loews.

Traffic could be backed up to the Garden State Parkway if there are a lot of drivers on the road today.

Posted: July 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Expect delays on Route 35 South in Hazlet today

Sheriff Golden Warns Of Fireworks Danger

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is warning County residents of the dangers that fireworks pose to the lives and limbs of residents celebrating our nation’s Independence over the Fourth of July holiday.

“The result of fireworks being handled in the wrong way can cause serious injuries,” Sheriff Golden said. “It’s important to know that the danger is not only limited to general Fourth of July fireworks. Even sparklers, which are now exempt from the state’s fireworks ban, should be kept away from small children, as they can easily cause harm.”

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Posted: June 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Warns Of Fireworks Danger

Brookdale center’s interactive exhibit focuses on Shoah, Rwandan and Armenian genocides

Chhange program manager Nicole Rizzuto, shown by the Holocaust section of “Journeys Beyond Genocide,” will lead tours through the exhibit. Genocide — the ultimate expression of inhumanity — will be going under the microscope at a new permanent exhibit being mounted by Brookdale Community College’s Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange). Slated for… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Brookdale center’s interactive exhibit focuses on Shoah, Rwandan and Armenian genocides

Art G and Tommy G on the radio this afternoon

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be Tommy G’s guest this afternoon at 4:06 PM on the best afternoon drive time radio show in New Jersey.

Tommy and Art will be discussing the tragedy in Parkland, Florida—and the apparent police failure there.  We’ll discuss weather or not schools in NJ should have armed police officers and/or teachers.

We also address the tragic shooting in Asbury Park last week that resulting in the death of 10 year old Yovanni Banos-Merino.

Should prisoner’s be able to vote in New Jersey?  Is that a social justice issue? You’ll love Art’s answer to that question.

If all goes as planned, we’ll finish the segment by grading Governor Phil Murphy’s first month in office.

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Posted: February 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Art G and Tommy G on the radio this afternoon

Matawan man in 10-hour standoff allegedly damaged police robot

An armed man who refused police instructions to leave a home provoked a standoff that shut down a Matawan neighborhood for several hours Monday, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. A family member asked police to conduct a welfare check on Michael “Bean” Geran at the Johnson Avenue residence. When officers arrived around… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Matawan, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Matawan man in 10-hour standoff allegedly damaged police robot

Opinion: Elect Rob Acerra and Michael Whelan to Assembly in the 11th District

By Joe Hadden

These days it seems that in order to oppose someone politically, it is necessary to “ist” them. If they disagree with you they must be a fascist, communist, racist, sexist, socialist, etc. I don’t need to do that to voice my opposition to Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. Demonizing them is not necessary.

Mr. Houghtaling and Ms. Downey are not evil, they’re just incompetent as elected representatives. They voted yes on a budget that took state aid away from many school districts in LD11, including Ocean Township. During the LD11 debate, Mr. Houghtaling was asked if New Jersey should become a Sanctuary State since his party’s candidate for Governor said it should. Mr. Houghtaling responded that he didn’t have an opinion on the issue. I dare say he might be the only person in New Jersey who doesn’t. He still hasn’t come up with an answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County Life, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Opinion: Elect Rob Acerra and Michael Whelan to Assembly in the 11th District

Monmouth Dems Nominate Murphy For Governor

photo via Julie Roginsky, facebook

The Monmouth County Democrats endorsed former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy, of Middletown, to be the Party nominee for Governor in the June 6 Democrat Primary at their secret convention in Wall Township this afternoon, according to a facebook post by Fox News Contributor Julie Roginsky.

The endorsement traditionally gives the favored candidate superior ballot positioning within the County in the Primary election.

Murphy has been considered the runaway front runner for the nomination since Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced he would not seek the nomination last September.  Fulop endorsed Murphy, as did several Democrat County Chairs and Party Leaders.  Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he would not be a candidate in early October and backed Murphy.

Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County Life, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Democrats To Hold Secret Convention To Nominate Gubernatorial Candidate

The Monmouth County Democrat Organization is holding a secret convention this afternoon to choose the County Party’s nominee for Governor.

The  convention will take place at 2 p.m., according to the Party’s website.  Only delegates have been informed of the location. Delegates are Elected officials, Municipal Chairs, State Committee members, Executive Board Members, Caucus Chairs, and Club Presidents.

Only delegates will be allowed into the convention, according to the Dem’s website.

Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Life | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Arnone and DiMaso are Right Choice for Monmouth County

By Freeholder Gary J. Rich, Sr.

Gary Rich, Deputy Director, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freehoders

Freeholder Gary Rich, Sr.

With all the vitriol surrounding this year’s Presidential election, it would be easy for voters to believe that the disfunction of Washington extends down to all levels of government. Fortunately for the residents of Monmouth County, that assumption couldn’t be further from accurate.

Over the last several years,  the all-Republican Freeholder Board in Monmouth County has delivered year after year of the highest caliber of government services, while maintaining the utmost attention to fiscal responsibility. It is no coincidence that Monmouth County is one of only 33 counties in the country to hold a AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies, a distinction we have now held for 18 years in a row. From 2012 through 2014, the current Freeholder Board held the County tax levy flat while simultaneously cutting millions of dollars in operating costs from the County budget.

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Posted: November 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Gary Rich, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone and DiMaso are Right Choice for Monmouth County

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 »