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Dirty Doherty, Gopal Accuse Monmouth GOP and MoreMonmouthMusings of staging Belmar protest

Monmouth GOP: We’re not run by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz or Hillary Clinton

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Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal has a canny knack for getting otherwise good journalists to print stories based on his libelous allegations that have no basis in fact.

In 2013 Gopal issued a Friday evening press release accusing a Republican Red Bank Council candidate of having a warrant out for his arrest in Texas. MoreMonmouthMusings contacted Texas authorities to confirm the story and found that it was false.  But several respected publications ran with Gopal’s lie before retracting their story after MMM published the truth.

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Posted: August 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Hanlon announces reforms to Vote By Mail procedures

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced important reforms in how Monmouth County voters can apply for Vote By Mail ballots with the County Clerk and how the Board of Elections can receive voted ballots from voters.

The reforms are effective immediately under a new law signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 10, 2015.

“The new law impacts New Jersey voters who, by necessity or by choice, have another individual submit a Vote By Mail request and/or election ballot on their behalf,” Hanlon said.

The new law reduces number of voters for whom a person can serve as “messenger” from 10 to three.

It also limits the number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by a “bearer” to the County Board of Elections to three ballots.

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Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Hit And Run Driver Marletta Released On Bail

Toni Marletta photo via facebook

Toni Marletta
photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, the 49 year old Leonardo woman charged in the July 8th hit and run incident which resulted in the death of Marissa Procopio, a 15 year old girl from Atlantic Highlands, was released from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on Tuesday August 4 after posting $15,000, or 10% of her $150,000 bail.

Marletta was arrested on July 15 and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident. Her bail was set at $150,000.00 with no 10% option set by Judge Honora O’Brien-Kilgallen of the Monmouth County Superior Court.

Marletta’s bail was modified to allow a 10% option by Judge Francis Vernoia on July 23.  She posted $15,000 on August 4th and was released from custody.

Marletta’s trial date will be set after she is indicted by a Grand Jury.

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Posted: August 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hit And Run Driver Marletta Released On Bail

Happy Gerri Popkin Day!

Gerri PopkinToday is Gerri Popkin Day in Monmouth County!

Well, officially it will be (will have been?) tonight when the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders declare it so in a proclamation honoring Gerri’s nearly 30 years of public service.  I never understood why the Freeholders honor people with a day in their name at the end of that day.  Gerri has made a deep enough positive impact in Monmouth County in both her professional career and her political activism that the Freeholders should name an entire month or a building, at the very least a conference room, in her honor.

 

Popkin is retiring as Monmouth County’s Director of Purchasing after 28 years on July 1.  As Director of Purchasing, she supervised a staff of 12 and was responsible for acquiring $100 million in goods and services annually. Prior to becoming Director of Purchasing, Gerri was the Director of Consumer Affairs. For two years in the mid-1980’s, she was a executive with the New Jersey Lottery.

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Posted: June 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth GOP Affiliated Club | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Happy Gerri Popkin Day!

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 12-14, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, June 12

  • New Jersey Seafood Festival (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Gary U.S. Bonds at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Be More Chill at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Strawberry Festival (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Dr. George Sheehan Classic Expo (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Cindy G “Jail Break” Live at Spring Lake Community House Theater – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • West Side Story at Axelrod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 12-14, 2015

A Closer Look at Two Artists at Torche Galerie in Belmar

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley, Art Critic

If you’re at the south end of the Jersey Shore this month, stop by the Torche Galerie in Belmar. Many of the works on display last month in the gallery’s 2nd anniversary exhibition have been either taken down or sold. But it’s worth a stop to see the magnificent interior space—as well as to examine some of the art gems which are still hanging on the wall. The space is the creation of owner/sculptor Roddy Wildeman, who has his own workroom connected to the gallery in the back of the first floor.

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Posted: May 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Belmar, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Closer Look at Two Artists at Torche Galerie in Belmar

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, May 22

  • Monmouth Civic Chorus Spring Soiree (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • WFAN Radio “Kickoff to Summer” (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Meridian Health “Paint the Town Pink” Month in Monmouth County – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Margie Moore “Relief with Water Colours” Art Show (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • ’70s Summer Cover Show at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Fletcher at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Primal Scream at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Not with Haste” by Stormin’ Arts Players (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, April 24-26, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, April 24

  • A Little Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (Monmouth County restaurants) – MORE INFO
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Discover Bats! (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Arbor Day Tree Walk at Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • The Realization of Emily Linder at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Roger McGuinn at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Health & Fitness Expo at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, April 24-26, 2015

Prosecutor: Be on alert for online and phone scams targeting Monmouth County residents

Online-Scams(FREEHOLD) Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni is asking residents to remain on guard for three common phone scams that continue to work their way across the country and within Monmouth County.

“The criminals associated with telephone and online scams are getting more sophisticated and approach consumers with enough legitimate-sounding information to seem credible, even to a savvy consumer. It’s important for the public to be aware of these newest ploys so that they can be on guard to protect their identity and their bank accounts,” Gramiccioni said.

IRS SCAM

It is tax season and one of the most common scams involves a caller posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent claiming that back taxes are owed.  If you are concerned you may owe the IRS back taxes, never provide any information to anyone over the phone.  First, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 to ask about your current tax status. The IRS will send you a letter in the mail, if you owe back taxes. They never make cold calls, and certainly never demand cash or threaten immediate police actions.

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Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Community Announcements, Crime, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutor: Be on alert for online and phone scams targeting Monmouth County residents

ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER FAVORITES BY ERIC CARLE

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Posted: November 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY