Guadagno: New Jersey voters will vote their pocketbook

 

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the GOP nominee for governor, sat down with MMM’s Art Gallagher for a brief interview this morning following a round table discussion with Fair Haven residents at the home of Tenny and Carol Simmons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Here’s what your next governor had to say about property taxes, Jersey jobs

MOUNT LAUREL — In dueling speeches at a Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday, New Jersey’s top gubernatorial hopefuls pitched their plans to boost the state’s economy to the business community. Democrat Phil Murphy and GOP Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno discussed the future, rattled off their campaign talking points and, despite not sharing the stage during the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

To combat hate, share your love

By Art Gallagher

August 12, 1958 was a big day in my mother’s life. I don’t even remember it

I’ve intentionally stayed out the the raging debate over the terrible events in Virginia last weekend and the adequacy, or lack thereof, of President Trump’s response to them.

I consider most of the ranting, from both the left and the right, to be bullshit political posturing, or ass covering, that will make no positive difference at all in improving our quality of life. It won’t make a positive difference how we relate to people who don’t look like us, dress like us or talk like us.  On the contrary, the raging narrative in the media seems to be increasing our divisions.

The best result, so far, of the current media narrative is that we are apparently no longer on the verge of nuclear war with the crazy fat kid in North Korea and the Russians are apparently no longer attempting to hijack our republic.

I’m inviting my little corner of the Internet to use the upset caused by recent events to create some love and harmony. I think its contagious.

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Posted: August 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 18-20, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, August 18

  • Goo Goo Dolls at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • F Theory by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “The Boys Next Door” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Family Friendly Campfire on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • “The Fairy Plays” at JSAC (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • The Fantasticks at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Paula Poundstone at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Happy Day Farm (Manalapan) – MORE INFO

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Golden Congratulates Thomson, Thanks LD 30 Republicans and NJ GOP

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden issued a statement this morning congratulating newly elected Assemblyman Ned Thomson on his victory at the special election last evening and thanking all involved for a successful and orderly convention.

“Congratulations to Assemblyman Thomson.   I personally thank Ned for his willingness to take on the rigors of being a legislator as well as the demanding community and political commitments the job requires. Ned doesn’t need to do this.  I wholeheartedly welcome him to our leadership team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Seagull rips off man’s testicle as he sunbathes nude

The Suffolk Gazzette is reporting that a seagull swooped from the sky and with one bite of its beak ripped away the right testicle of a UK man who was sunbathing nude in his backyard.

“He woke screaming in agony, and saw the bird flying away with one of his ‘crown jewels’ wedged in its yellow beak,” the English news outlet reported.

My friends at Gunnison Beach and at certain back yards throughout Monmouth County should take precautions.

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Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Humour, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Thomson Is Elected On First Ballot In LD 30

Monmouth GOP Shaun Golden, Assemblyman Sean Kean, Senator Robert Singer, Assemblyman Ned Thomson and Ocean GOP Chairman George Gilmore

Former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson was elected to the State Assembly representing the 30th legislative district tonight at a special election convention of the LD 30 County Committee.

With 83 votes from the 154 delegates present, Assemblyman Thomson easily surpassed the 50% +1 requirement to be elected.

Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the  Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority received 53 votes.  Former Belmar councilman Jim Bean received 18. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Turnout will determine the LD 30 Assembly race

Bean, Flancbaum and Thomson

If a quorum of the the 30th district GOP County Committee members show up at the convention at the IBEW Local #400 union hall tonight, a new member of the State Assembly will be elected.   122 Committee members must show up for the convention to proceed.

The winner must get 50% +1 of the delegates present to vote for him.

Of the three candidates to replace Dave Rible in the Assembly and on the ballot in November, former Belmar Councilman Jim Bean, Lakewood MUA Executive Director Justin Flancbaum, and former Wall Mayor Ned Thomson, only Bean is confident of victory going into the convention.

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Fort Monmouth memorabilia to go to public auction

OCEANPORT — The public can own a piece of military history when thousands of items from Fort Monmouth go to auction next month. Souvenirs and memorabilia from the closed military base will be offered for sale at a public on Sept. 23 as work continues to redevelop the 1,128-acre former Army post in Oceanport, Eatontown and… Read the rest of this entry »

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10 passengers rescued after boat catches fire

MONMOUTH BEACH — Ten passengers aboard a 22-foot speed boat had to be rescued from the Shrewsbury River Sunday afternoon after the boat caught fire, police said. None of the passengers onboard the Sea Doo, a type of speed boat, were injured in the blaze, which was first reported to police at 2:51 p.m., said New… Read the rest of this entry »

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