Trump could have 1992-like effect on 2016 race, poll shows

assetContentTRENTON — Could Donald Trump be the Ross Perot of 2016? A new national McClatchy-Marist poll shows Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton beating each of the 17 Republican candidates in head-to-head match-ups if the 2016 presidential election were held today. That includes a 10-point win over Gov. Chris Christie and a 16-point victory over Trump. The survey… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, July 31-August 2, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, July 31

  • Manasquan Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Shakespeare by the Sea (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • A Doll’s House by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Pharoah Phan Phestival” at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Clam Festival ’15 (Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Long Branch Carnival – MORE INFO
  • Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Week – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 28th, 2015 | 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 »

USAA Commerial….anyone look familiar?

The latest USAA television commercial features the Gramiccioni family of Wall Township.

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Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The Arnone Report: Progress on Shark River Dredging and Two River Bike Path

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone is out there enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having. An annual tradition here in Monmouth County is the County Fair. The 41st Monmouth County Fair was a huge success with thousands of residents attending over the five days it was held at the East Freehold Fairgrounds on Kozloski Road.

Monmouth County is the gateway to the Jersey Shore, and you will find more than 50 miles of beaches, revolutionary history sites, nationally recognized parks and golf courses, outdoor dining experiences for all tastes and plenty of places to spend the night.  The Monmouth Park System offers over 30 park areas to explore, please go out and enjoy all our beautiful county has to offer.

While we are on the topic of outdoor activities you can enjoy throughout our County, I would like to take a moment to address several concerns within different regions, including the Shark River dredging and the two-river area bike path.

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Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Neptune Township, Shark River, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Bush Makes Bank In Middletown

State Senator Joe Kyrillos and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Navesink County Club, July 23, 2015. photo via facebook

State Senator Joe Kyrillos and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Navesink County Club, July 23, 2015. photo via facebook

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush held a fundraiser for his 2016 Presidential Campaign at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown yesterday evening.

The Middletown Police were not called upon to provide security at the tax payers expense.

Bush raised “a lot more” than the $500,000 his campaign told the media was raised in Middletown and at a private dinner in Short Hills following the event.  A source familiar with the candidate’s New Jersey operation told MMM that the take in Middletown was $600,000 in “hard money” donated directly to his campaign plus “big money” to the Bush SuperPAC.

In a show of support to State Senator Joe Kyrillos, the first prominent New Jersey Republican to publicly break from Governor Chris Christie’s presidential quest and a Co-Chair of the Bush fundraising effort, Monmouth County’s Republican leadership, which helped Governor Chris Christie get elected twice and some of whom have publicly endorsed Christie for president were well represented, if camera shy, at the Middletown event, according to PolitickerNJ.

 

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, July 24-26, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, July 24

  • Red Bank Sidewalk Sale – MORE INFO
  • Shakespeare by the Sea (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Fair (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Hairspray at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Big: The Musical at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • A Doll’s House by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Mary Poppins at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Shakespeare on the Beach (Bradley Beach) – MORE INFO
  • Twelfth Night by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 21st, 2015 | 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 »

140 Teens Graduate From Sheriff Youth Week

Sheriff Youth WeekMonmouth County’s Sheriff Youth Week is no ordinary summer camp.

For one week each summer, Monmouth County high school students with an interest in law enforcement receive intensive and rigorous police academy type of training.

Last Friday, at the conclusion of this summer’s Sheriff Youth Week, Sheriff Shaun Golden presented 140 graduates certificates recognizing their successful completion of the program which is based out of the Monmouth County Police Academy and provides high school aged students a unique opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy style training, exercise programs and instructional sessions.

“I’m proud of the entire Sheriff Youth Week class for staying the course and commend them for completing this intensive week of law enforcement training,” said Golden. “The program provides the graduates with an opportunity to explore the realm of possibilities of a career in law enforcement.”

Each day began with drill and ended with exercise. During the week, the class learned about various law enforcement topics and agencies. An overview of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division, the 9-1-1 Communications Division and the Monmouth County Correctional Division was provided.

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Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

A “robust and aggressive” investigation into the hit and run death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio is ongoing.  It is possible that additional charges…assault by auto or vehicular homicide…could be filed against Toni Ann Marletta, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni in an interview with MoreMonmouthMusings last week.

Marletta has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since July 15 after being charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident July 6th incident on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township which resulted in the death of Procopio.  Her bail is $150,000 with no 10% option.

The Middletown Police Department identified Marletta as the driver of the vehicle that struck Procopio and fled the scene within hours of the incident.

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Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Fossil hunt 72 million years in the making

assetContentMIDDLETOWN-72 million years is a long time to be buried but it only took a few minutes to find. Finlay Reid, 8, from Collegeville, PA. dug in the cold stream with a small trowel and dug up a fossilized oyster. Poricy Brook has history washed down its banks after every storm unearthing fossils that were alive… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

What you need to know about the mega-hospital merger in N.J.

monmouth-medical-centerTRENTON — The CEOs of Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Health this week announced final plans to merge and create the largest hospital chain in the state, once the state Attorney General’s Office approves the deal. The new not-for-profit entity, RWJ Barnabas Health, will have combined revenues of $5.4 billion from 11 acute care… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »