Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 23-25, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, June 23

  • “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Huey Lewis and the News at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Third Eye Blind at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Halftime with Don” by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “They Call it Gravy, We Call it SAUCE!” (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • St. Leo the Great Carnival (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Greek Festival (Ocean Twp)– MORE INFO
  • “One Good Deed” at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Goofy Gopal Swings and Misses

Goofy Gopal looks to the heavens for inspiration

Goofy Vin Gopal took a swing at Senator Jennifer Beck last week and whiffed.

According to The Asbury Park Press, Goofy Gopal issued a statement on Friday demanding that Beck return campaign donations she received over the years from Donna M. Conroy of Middletown.  Conroy pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud charges last month.

Beck had already donated the funds to Lunch Break, the Red Bank food pantry, when she became aware of Conroy’s guilty plea.

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Posted: June 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | 10 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 16-18, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, June 16

  • Bryan Adams at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Doodle” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • SpringFest ’17 (Monmouth Beach) – MORE INFO
  • “Lincroft Eats” Food Truck Fest & Car Show at BCC – MORE INFO
  • The Little Mermaid Jr. at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Romeo and Juliet by Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • The Ballad of Little Jo at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie nominates Massell and Luttrell for Monmouth County Tax Board

Stephen Massell

Governor Chris Christie this afternoon announced the nominations of Stephen Massell of Middletown and Renee Luttrell of Holmdel to serve five year terms on the Monmouth County Tax Board.   If confirmed by the New Jersey Senate, Massell will fill the Republican seat on the Board currently held by Kathleen Cody Bjelka who term has expired.  Luttrell will take the Democratic seat vacated by the death of Thomas J. Byrne of Spring Lake.

Given the legislative calendar, neither nominee is likely to be confirmed until the lame duck session which starts in November. The State Legislature typically takes the summer off after passing the State Budget which is due by June 30th.  Given that all 120 seats in the legislature are up for election this year, members of the legislature are likely to spend the fall campaigning and not legislating.

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Posted: June 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Guadagno and Murphy Win Gubernatorial Primaries

The next governor of New Jersey will be a Monmouth County resident.

The Associated Press has called the New Jersey gubernatorial primaries for  Republican Lt, Governor Kim Guadagno, of Monmouth Beach and Democrat Phil Murphy, of Middletown, a former Goldman Sachs banker and former Ambassador to Germany.

 

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Vote for Burry and Impreveduto Today

Most of the attention has been on the gubernatorial race in today’s Primary election.  But there is a race for the GOP nominations for Monmouth County Freeholder that could impact the quality of life for local residents more than the governor’s race.

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Holmdel Deputy Mayor Pat Impreveduto are being challenged by a couple of Ciattarelli sycophants that we haven’t heard from since MMM reported their petition fraud to get on the ballot.

No one expects Lillian and Pat to have a problem securing the nomination.  That’s the danger.  In an expected low turnout election, shocking surprises have been know to happen.   In Highlands, our popular Mayor Rick O’Neil once lost primary to a complete unknown because too many of Rick’s supporters figured he had it in the bag and didn’t bother voting.

Vote today.  If you’re a Republican or Unaffiliated voter in Monmouth County, vote for Lillian G. Burry and Patrick Impreveduto for Freeholder.

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The Arnone Report: Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Freeholder Tom Arnone at the Union Beach Memorial Day Parade

As we observe Memorial Day, we should take the time to remember those who lost their lives while bravely serving our country. It is because of these heroic men and women that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms they so bravely fought to defend.

Let it also not be lost on us the sacrifices made by the families of these heroes, including Gold Star Mothers. Through their grief and heartbreak, these women have been pillars of strength in their communities, keeping alive the legacies of their loved ones.

I would also like to thank those who have served and are currently serving our country. I recently had the opportunity to meet some of the men and women who put their lives and safety at risk to defend our country during the Veterans and Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Camp Evans. This was truly a special event.

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Posted: May 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

NJ Fish and Wildlife: Union Beach Bear was behaving normally

O’Scanlon: Bears Hanging out in Monmouth County on Memorial Day Weekend is not “normal behavior”

Male bear killed in Union Beach on Saturday night. photo by Councilman Charlie Cocuzza

In response to our report this morning that NJ DEP’s Fish and Wildlife Division told Union Beach Police officials that “We don’t come out on weekends” and “that is not our protocol,” when the UBPD asked for their assistance in tranquilizing and relocating the bear that was shot and killed last night, DEP spokesman Bob Considine said, “the notion that F&W biologist don’t work weekends is ridiculous and offensive.”

Considine said that had the Union Beach situation been Category 1, i.e., the bear was a threat to public safety or property, that Fish and Wildlife biologists would have been on the scene. He said that the situation in Union Beach last night was a Category 3…a bear exhibiting normal behavior and not a nuisance or threat to public safety.

Considine said that F&W advised UBPD that they would not be disposing of the carcass over the weekend.  The bear’s body is now stored in a locked dumpster on Union Beach Borough property.  “Perhaps something got lost in translation,” he said.

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Posted: May 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Middletown Bear Opens A Twitter Account

The Middletown bear has not been located by Animal Control or the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife yet, according to the Township Police, but there have been several more sightings reported on facebook throughout the Township. According to social media posts, there may be two bears…a cub and an adult.

@MiddletownBear opened a Twitter account last night.  The bear reports that it is just checking out the town and is puzzled why JCP&L wants to build a massive powerline so close to parks, schools and homes.  It posted that it was looking for the beach, but got distracted by a ferry in Belford. #wherearethefish. The bear is thinking of hosting a BBQ in Tantum Park this weekend.

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Posted: May 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Bear Opens A Twitter Account

Christie Nominates Three Monmouth County Attorneys To The Superior Court

Marc LeMieux, left, outside of Monmouth County Courthouse following Phillip Seidle’s guilty plea

Governor Chris Christie today nominated three Monmouth County attorneys to become Superior Court Judges, according to an announcement from his office.

First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux, of Belmar, Lourdes Lucas of Fair Haven and Daniel L. Weiss of Asbury Park will take the bench if confirmed by the State Senate.

LeMieux has been second in command of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office since January of 2014. He has prosecuted high profile cases, including former Neptune Township Police Sergeant Phillip Seidle’s murder of his ex-wife, Tamara Wilson-Seidle, on the streets of Asbury Park in 2015.

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Nominates Three Monmouth County Attorneys To The Superior Court