Arnone Report: Kicking off 2018 with gratitude and vision

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The holidays always seem to come and go too fast.

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganization meeting was held last week and I am honored to say I was selected to serve as director of the Board. This will be my third term serving in this leadership position. Freeholder Lillian Burry will serve alongside me as deputy director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, January 12-14, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 12

  • Proper Grocery Shopping with a Doctor (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Soul Food Dinner (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Light of the Day ’18: Asbury Angels at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Kologi Famliy Fundraiser at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Ice Field 15 Inches Thick Prompts Cancellation Of Ferry Service

 photo by Art Gallagher, January 1, 2018

Seastreak has cancelled its ferry service on Monday January 8 due to an ice field that has formed between the Atlantic Highlands and Sandy Hook which extends to Staten Island, according to an announcement by the company.  The ice field is up to 15 inches thick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Curley’s Unhinged Nutty Tantrum

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley was Censured and Reprimanded for, among other offenses, offering to teach a teenager “how to sweat a pipe.”

Kooky Curley calls for massive County spending increase

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley invoked Hubert Humphrey, Mark Twain, his father, brother, mother and God yesterday in a bizarre battle cry against his fellow freeholders and Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden during the County’s annual Reorganization Meeting at Biotechnology High School in Freehold Township.

The audience clapped politely at the end of the rant while Curley glared at Golden who was sitting in the front row.

Missing from the audience was the small troop of supporters who showed up wearing I Stand With John Curley stickers at the Special Meeting last month when the absent Curley was Censured and Reprimanded for sexually harassing County employees and other atrocious behavior. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Sheriff Golden: Stay off the roads

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Posted: January 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden: Stay off the roads

Political Predictions for 2018

National  Politics:

Defying historical trends and mainstream media polling, the Republican Party will expand its majority in the both U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  Congressman Frank Pallone will not become a Committee Chairman.

President Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings will hover between 35-45%.  His job approval rating will exceed 50% nationally and in NJ as the economy continues to grow and as threats from ISIS and North Korea are neutralized. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Donald Trump, John Curley, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Political Predictions for 2018

Curley Harassment Probe Cost $24K

Freeholder John P. Curley

The investigation into disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley’s harassment of Monmouth County employees cost taxpayers $24,075.00, according to documents obtained by MMM via OPRA request.

Former Acting Associate Supreme Court Justice Mary Catherine Cuff commenced the investigation by reviewing the County’s Anti-Discrimination policy on June 15, 2017, according to her invoice dated November 14, 2017.   Judge Cuff conducted four interviews in July and three interviews in August.   She spent 7.25 hours reviewing tape of Board meetings during the month of August. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Curley’s Censure Scheduled For Friday, December 8

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Will the Monmouth Dems Take Curley?

By Art Gallagher

Regardless of the outcome of Freeholder John Curley’s federal lawsuit to prevent the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from Censuring him and to seal the investigative report into complaints of his harassment of County employees that he obviously believes will destroy his reputation, it is hard to imagine a scenario where Curley is nominated for reelection by the Monmouth GOP.

Curley’s term is up next year.  The Republican and Democrat Party nominees for the primary will be chosen by early April.

In his lawsuit, Curley alleges that the investigation and proposed censure is a “political hatchet job” by Freeholder Serena DiMaso.  The current mess does nothing for DiMaso politically.  Curley and DiMaso were successful running mates in 2012.  DiMaso is leaving the Board in January when she will be sworn into the State Assembly.  Nothing about this situation benefits DiMaso politically. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Freeholders Postpone Curley’s Harassment Censure

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders have postponed the censure of Freeholder John P. Curley for harassing multiple County employees pending the outcome of proceedings in U.S. District Court in Trenton before Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

Curley filed a federal lawsuit against his fellow freeholders, County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald and County Administrator on Friday in which he asked the Court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent his censure.  Judge Matinotti did not issue the TRO but summoned the parties to Trenton for a conference on Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »