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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 28-March 1, 2020:

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 28:

  • “Cherish the Ladies” Concert at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Back to the 80s Show with Jessie’s Girl at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Pier Village Restaurant Week (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Same Time, Next Year” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Camp Logan” by Dunbar Repertory Company (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Megan Gray Landscapes: Connection (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Smith calls on NJ Leaders to combat human trafficking, return civility to politics, in keynote address

photo courtesy of NJ Chamber of Commerce via facebook

In his keynote address to leaders of New Jersey’s business community and government at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s annual Congressional Diner in Washington, Congressman Chris Smith acknowledged his audience’s efforts in job creation and in combating the coronavirus outbreak before challenging the leaders to step up their efforts to combat human trafficking and to increase the civility of the political discourse in New Jersey and nationwide.

Smith’s remarks as prepared for delivery are below :

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Posted: February 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Burry to propose that Monmouth become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County

Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

Freeholder Lillian Burry will ask her colleagues on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders this afternoon to join the growing nationwide movement supporting the right of citizens to bear arms by declaring Monmouth a “Second Amendment Lawful Gun Owner County.”

Burry told MMM that she will introduce her resolution at the freeholders’ workshop meeting this afternoon at 1 p.m. and ask that it be added to the agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for 5 p.m.

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Posted: February 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Second Amendment | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Minimum Wage Increase Has Created Budget Challenge. What to Watch For In Proposed Budget

Direct Support Professionals Asking for $16.5 Million to Cover Minimum Wage Increase

When the Democrats in Trenton passed legislation in 2019 to increase the state minimum wage incrementally until it reaches $15 per hour in 2024, Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Republicans in both houses warned of the consequences for New Jersey taxpayers, those providing essential services and those that depend on those services.

Two months after the implementation of the second annual increase raising the state hourly minimum from $10 to $11, O’Scanlon’s cautions are being proven. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

WILL DUPLICITOUS POLITICIANS HELP TURN NEW JERSEY TURN RED?

By Rose Ann Scotti 

The Trump administration is suing the state to block its rules that limit law enforcement cooperation with ICE and allow criminal aliens to escape into our communities. According to Attorney General William Barr, these policies are textbook examples of misguided ideology triumphing over common sense law enforcement and are created by “idealistic”public officials who have offered “misleading rhetoric” to justify them. I believe the attorney general is being kind when he views these actions as those of “idealistic public officials”.  I believe they are more the work of disingenuous politicians that will do everything to fool citizens into thinking they are working in their best interest, when they are really counting a vote here, and a vote there, as they march toward their next election victory. The Murphy administration’s policies put the interests of illegal aliens above all legal residents. Granting illegal aliens taxpayer funded legal aid and granting them college tuition assistance are two of the most egregious, and a slap in the face to beleaguered New Jersey taxpayers.

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Posted: February 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Schmid losing support after endorsing Bloomberg

Stephanie Schmid’s tenuous status as the front runner for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey appears to be in danger due to her endorsement of Mike Bloomberg for President.

Schmid faced an immediate backlash on facebook after announcing her endorsement on Sunday.

Eric Brophy, the Chairman of the Wall Democrats and a Vice Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, rescinded his endorsement of Schmid in the comments of her announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Live Events Coming to Atlantic Highlands Cinema

Atlantic Cinemas will soon be hosting live events–comedy acts, concerts, puppet shows and the like– in one of its five theaters on 1st Ave in Atlantic Highlands.

Owner Fred Rast has installed a stage in his 240 seat playhouse in order to enhance the entertainment offerings provided to northern Monmouth County residents.

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Posted: February 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Scharfenberger: New Jersey needs to learn from history — not tear it down

Statue of Gen. Philip Kearny in U.S. Captitol Hall National Statutory Hall. photo via Architect of the Capitol.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-13) is not happy that Democrats in the New Jersey Senate passed legislation this week that could lead to replacing the statute of General Philip Kearny in the U.S. Capitol with a marble or bronze likeness of Alice Paul, a 20th century leader of the women’s suffrage movement which led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Kearny’s monument has been in the Capitol since 1888.  Each state has two statues.  The other New Jersey statute is of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the namesake of Stockton University. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon’s Legislation Protecting Seniors Property Tax Break Advances

Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would allow senior citizens to continue to enjoy their “senior freeze” benefit if they downsize to a smaller home was advanced by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

“The Senior Freeze provides needed property tax relief for older homeowners, including many who are struggling to make ends meet on fixed incomes,” said O’Scanlon (R-13). “While the majority of senior citizens live in one- or two-person households, only a small percentage of them reap the savings provided by selling their family home and downsizing.

“This measure will ensure if an eligible homeowner does move to a smaller, more affordable home, it will not jeopardize their reimbursement,” O’Scanlon explained. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Freeholders set to launch tourism advertising campaign

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders scheduled to approve a $54,000 advertising campaign to promote tourism, according to their agenda for February 13.

$19,000 is slated to be spent with NJ Advance Media, the owner of NJ.com and The Star Ledger, on a 9 month campaign and $35,000 for a four month campaign with Town Square Media, the owner of 15 radio stations in New Jersey, for a 4 month campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: | Comments Off on Monmouth Freeholders set to launch tourism advertising campaign