Murphy promises to raise taxes by $1.3 billion

Former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, the Democrat nominee for NJ Governor, promised to raise taxes on New Jersey citizens by $1.3 billion dollars if elected, according to an Observer report.

Murphy’s law would reinstate the the McGreevey/Corzine era “millionaires tax” to raise $600 million. $300 million would come from taxing legalized marijuana. New Jersey businesses would be on the hook for an additional $290 million and hedge fund managers would be required to chip in an additional $80-$100 million, if they don’t move to Pennsylvania or New York, under Murphy’s plan.

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Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 6 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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Posted: August 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Flancbaum Responds to McKenna’s Questions About His Background

Justin Flancbaum

Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority and a candidate to replace Dave Rible as a LD 30 State Assemblyman at the GOP County Committee on Monday, August 14, took issue with former Wall Township Mayor Bob McKenna questioning his credentials in a public forum and provided MMM with answers to the questions that McKenna raised in his column published earlier today.

“I would never say anything about someone’s credentials without knowing the person or talking to them,” Flancbaum said in a phone interview with MMM. “I don’t know Mr. McKenna, it’s unfair to pass judgment.”

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 11-13, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, August 11

  • Lady Antebellum Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Bill Burr at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Film Festival at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • IAATO Italian Festival (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • “The Boys Next Door” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Sidewalk Sale at Dearborn Market (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • The Fantasticks at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Shark River Dredging Project Enters Phase II

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Happy August, Monmouth County! It’s hard to believe we are just a few, short weeks away from Labor Day! Soon children will be heading back to school and the cooler weather will be here. However, let’s forget about all of that now and just enjoy the remainder of this great summer season!

I would like to take the time to discuss an important project that will soon be underway and especially noticeable to those living and traveling near Shark River. The second phase of the Shark River dredging project will begin early this month with an anticipated completion time before next summer season. The first phase of this project was completed earlier this year.

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Middletown Ranked The Safest City In New Jersey

8th Safest Town In The Nation

Middletown Township is the safest city in New Jersey, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s annual Top 100 Safest Cities in America report.

NCHSS is a national trade association of home security professionals.  They’ve been ranking the safety of America’s communities since 2006 using data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics and their own internal research. Their most recent study includes 764 cities with populations over 50,000 who submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The number of violent crimes and property crimes per 100,000 people determine the cities’ ranking.

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Field of Five Seeks To Replace Rible In The NJ State Assembly

ABC Director Dave Rible

Five candidates have emerged to fill the vacancy in the State Assembly in the 30th Legislative District created by Dave Rible’s resignation to become the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Commission.

Rible, 49 of Wall Township, was the Assembly Republican Conference Leader until his July 17th resignation. The GOP County Committees from the 30th Legislative  District will select a candidate to fill vacancy and take Rible’s place on the general election ballot at a convention that is tentatively scheduled for August 9 at the IBEW #400 Union Hall in Wall.  The 30th District is comprised of Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach,Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall in Monmouth County as well as Lakewood and Point Pleasant in Ocean County.

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Posted: July 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

2-car crash damages historic building in Shrewsbury

SHREWBURY BOROUGH — The front steps and fence of a a historic building in Shrewbury were damaged after being struck by a car following a crash Sunday afternoon, according to a report on APP.com Two vehicles headed in different directions collided on Sycamore Avenue, sending one of the car spinning through the fence before it came… Read the rest of this entry »

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North Jersey Coastline train derails at Penn Station

A New Jersey Transit train with 180 passengers on board derailed at Penn Station on Thursday night. The accident happened at 9:10p.m, when train number 3276 on the North Jersey Coast Line derailed in the Hudson River tunnel into Penn Station. Only one car left the tracks, in what Amtrak called “a slow-speed derailment.” No injuries… Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, July 7-9, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, July 7

  • Zac Brown Band at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Halftime with Don” by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Fireworks on the Beach (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Annie at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Blood Drive at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Happy Day Farm (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • “Sometimes I’m OK” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Highlands Fireworks – MORE INFO

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