Coast Guard warns boaters and kayakers…the water is COLD!

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic City detachment issued a cold water warning to mid-Atlantic boaters and kayakers this afternoon:

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy nominates Fulton to head MVC

Brenda “Sue” Fulton was nominated to be Governor Phil Murphy’s MVC Chief

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his nomination of B. Sue Fulton of Asbury Park to be the Chair and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

MMM reported that Fulton was being vetted for the job on February 8, two days after her 2016 Democrat running mate for Monmouth County Freeholder, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, announced that he had turned down the job because “it was not a good fit.

“I’m honored — and humbled — to be asked to lead the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, and to be part of Governor Murphy’s administration,” Fulton said in a statement released by the governor’s office, “We will make it our aim every day to better serve the people of New Jersey. There is tremendous opportunity to bring about a positive change in New Jersey and I am excited to be a part of that change.”

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Aberdeen student in police custody after making threat, officials say

A student in a northern Monmouth County school district was taken into police custody Saturday after the student made a “terroristic threat,” school officials and police said. The officials in Aberdeen Township would not disclose the nature of the alleged threat when pressed by NJ Advance Media but said there is “currently no active security threat… Read the rest of this entry »

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THE Thing To In Monmouth County Next Wednesday

Bell Works is quickly becoming downtown Monmouth County.  If you have been there recently, you know what an amazing job Ralph Zucker and his team at Somerset Development are doing in transforming the former historic Bell Labs facility into an powerful economic engine and fun, exciting place to work, play and learn.

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to visit, here it is:

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center Receives National Recogintion

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Undersheriff Robert Dawson were in Washington yesterday to accept the the Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program Award from the NG9-1-1 Institute and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.   The ceremony took place at the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 16-18, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, February 16

  • Bye Bye Birdie at Spring Lake Community House – MORE INFO
  • When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Lovers & Other Strangers by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Free Tax-Aide Program (Shrewsbury, Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Rare Wildlife Revealed Art Exhibit at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Simulcast Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) MORE INFO

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Posted: February 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Murphy fires Scharfenberger for skipping his press conference

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger takes the Oath of Office on Feb 3.

Republican Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger was fired from his job in the Murphy administration this afternoon. PoliticsDW broke the story.

“I paid the price for not attending the press conference,” Scharfenberger said when reached by MMM.  The freeholder was referring to Governor Murphy’s event in Marlboro last week to promote his scheme to convert property taxes into charitable donations as workaround to the new federal tax law which caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.  Murphy claimed bi-partisan support for the scheme, but only five Democrat mayors from Monmouth County showed up to support the governor.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Arnone Report: Freeholders continuing to cut budget

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

I hope everyone is doing well! Despite the Groundhog’s prediction, we are only a few weeks away from the start of spring and warmer weather.

I would like to briefly discuss the budget my colleagues and I on the Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced during our meeting on February 8th.

As it currently stands, County taxes would increase by only 1 percent. However, I cannot stress enough that this budget is still a working draft with the opportunity, rather the goal, to make additional cuts to keep the tax levy as flat as possible. If the budget stayed the same and was adopted as-is, this would be the first slight tax increase in seven years while continuing to keep the great services and infrastructure improvements throughout the County.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Budget, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pezzullo Says He Will Support Hugin For U.S. Senate

Bob Hugin and Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo declared that he would suspend his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate if Bob Hugin, the recently retired Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation becomes a candidate.

Speaking to several hundred Monmouth County Republicans at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Pezzullo, of Freehold, said, ” I actually like the guy and trust him to advance our agenda vigorously and fearlessly. I encourage him to quit waffling and get into the race.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Oceanport Man Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

Kevin A. Long, 27, of Wolfhill Avenue in Oceanport, iwas charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection with the Distribution of Child Pornography and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection with the Possession of Child Pornography, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Long was arrested following a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and federal Homeland Security Investigations. Evidence collected during the investigation suggests Long may have been engaging in inappropriate conversations with children online. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »