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Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Endorses O’Scanlon, Handlin and DiMaso in LD 13

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley said she was supporting Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon for State Senate and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Freeholder Serena DiMaso for Assembly in New Jersey’s 13th legislative district.

“I am so pleased that both Declan and Amy will continue to represent us in Trenton,” Kiley said. “They have both been great advocates for the people of Hazlet and available to help us in fighting the so called ‘Monmouth Reliability Project’.  They are both good friends and legislators.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Marchese drops out of LD 13 Assembly race, Endorses Handlin and DiMaso

Fair Haven Councilman Bob Marchese

Fair Haven Councilman Bob Marchese told MMM that he will not submit his Letter of Intent to run for Assembly in the 13th legislative district and that he is throwing his support behind incumbent Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Freeholder Serena DiMaso.

“We are fortunate that Amy Handlin has chosen to continue her career in the Assembly,” Marchese said of Handlin who, until this morning was in a race to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos with her district mate, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon. “Declan was always my guy to replace Senator Kyrillos.  The notion of losing two accomplished incumbents in the district, Kyrillos and either O’Scanlon or Handlin, in one election cycle was not ideal.

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Impreveduto Is Running For Monmouth County Freeholder

Patrick Impreveduto, right, speaking at a Holmdel Memorial Day event

Holmdel Township Committeeman Patrick Impreveduto is running for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat being vacated by Gary Rich.

In his letter to Monmouth GOP County Committee members, Impreveduto said,

“It is with great excitement that I announce my candidacy for Monmouth County Freeholder.  Having served on the Holmdel Township Committee for the past 9 years, I have the experience and dedication necessary to now serve the Monmouth County community as a member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Public service has been a cornerstone of my adult life.  As an educator and academic innovator, I worked tirelessly to provide students with new opportunities for success.  As a community volunteer, I have dedicated countless hours in our great county nurturing a more unified, cooperative environment.  In addition, as an elected official, I have proven to be a passionate advocate, not only for the people of Holmdel, but for citizens across Monmouth County as well.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

Gary Rich will not run for reelection as Monmouth County Freeholder

Gary Rich

Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich announced today that he will not seek a third term on the Board.

Rich released the following statement to MMM:

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Gary Rich, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Golden announces Monmouth GOP nominating convention

Monmouth GOP Chairman Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden has scheduled a nominating convention for State and County Offices for Saturday, March 18. The convention will take place at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township at 8:30 a.m. for registration.  The proceedings will start at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

The GOP County Committee is will endorse candidates for the June 6 Primary for the offices of Governor, State Senate in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 30th legislative districts, General Assembly (two seats per district) in the same districts and the Freeholder seats currently held by Lillian Burry and Gary Rich.

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Posted: February 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

TRENTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave new hope to New Jersey’s years-long effort to legalize sports betting — and to the prospect that such wagering could soon be allowed throughout the country under incoming President Donald Trump. In an unexpected move, the nation’s highest court delayed issuing a decision on whether it will… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

Gopal Quits Dem Chairmanship To Challenge Beck For Senate

Vin Gopal resigned as Monmouth County Chairman in an email to Monmouth Democrats on Sunday night and announced that he is running for NJ State Senate against Senator Jennifer Beck in the 11th Legislative District.

In his email, Gopal, who was reelected Chairman last June, took credit for making Monmouth County politically competitive in the 4 1/2 years he’s been chairman.  He cited the victories of Assembly Members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtailing in the 11th district last year.  He claimed credit for increasing the number of Democrat mayors in the county from 14 to 23, over the last three years.

In this statement to the press which was published on Observer-PolitickerNJGopal said, “Monmouth County needs a Senator who will battle with the insiders in Trenton, not just show up and act like a puppet.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Legislature, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Ex-Belmar Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Taking $34,000 through False Timesheets

by William Skaggs, USDA-NJ BELMAR-A former Borough of Belmar fire marshal and senior lead fire protection inspector with the Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department today pleaded guilty to fraudulently reporting his hours on time cards to the Borough of Belmar, causing it losses of approximately $34,141, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. John Rizzitello, 45, of Nashville,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Giving—Help Yourself and Others this Holiday Season

By Greg Kelly

charitable-giving304xx2400-1600-0-309Want a good reason to make a charitable donation this holiday season? It’s makes for better health—for you. New research by a University at Albany-SUNY economics professor finds that donors have “a lower probability of suffering health-related problems including high blood pressure, cancer, heart attack, and obesity.”

While Professor Baris Yoruk focused more on the receiving of tax deductions for charitable (an important consideration), he also maintains that “donating to charity may actually improve a giver’s physical and emotional wellbeing.” So why not make yourself and others well this holiday season.

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Posted: December 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Giving—Help Yourself and Others this Holiday Season