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Keady’s CD-4 candidacy is “day to day” following establishment ambush

Jim Keady told MMM that his candidacy for the Democrat nomination for congress in the 4th district of New Jersey is day to day following what he dubbed as a “well coordinated political ambush” by one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership and two of his former female political allies with whom he has had varying degrees of personal relations.
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Posted: January 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Licitra is running for Monmouth County Freeholder

Ross Licitra can’t get elected dogcatcher, because NJ does not elect dogcatchers, but he is likely to be elected Monmouth County Freeholder in November.

The Executive Director and Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Freeholder this afternoon via press release.

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Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Arnone will be Freeholder Director, Kiley Deputy Director in 2020

Tom Arnone will continue his role as the director of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2020. Sue Kiley will be elected Deputy Director when the Board reorganizes on Tuesday, January 7, 4 p.m., at Bio Technology High School in Freehold Township. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone will be Freeholder Director, Kiley Deputy Director in 2020

Report: Bennett ousted as Woodbridge administrator

John Bennett delivers an impassioned speech at the Monmouth GOP convention on June 11, 2014 before his defeat by Shaun Golden

John O. Bennett III is out of his job as administrator of Woodbridge Township, according to a NewJerseyGlobe report.

The Globe reports that the official word is that Bennett is leaving of his own accord, but that is not entirely true.

Bennett was the last Republican President of the New Jersey Senate.  The Party has been out of power in Trenton since Bennett lost his own seat in the 12th legislative district to Marlboro Council President Ellen Karcher in 2003.

During his 3 1/2 days as Acting Governor in 2002, Bennett delivered the State of the State address, held a party at Drumthwacket for his daughters’ engagements, pardoned a friend, had stationary printed, signed bills and “toured New Jersey like a a conquering Caesar visiting the provinces.”

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Posted: January 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Report: Bennett ousted as Woodbridge administrator

Skudera out as Tinton Falls Administrator

Former Tinton Falls Borough Administrator Michael Skudera

Tinton Falls Mayor Vito Perillo fired Borough Administrator Michael Skudera on December 31, 2019.  Skudera’s termination is effective on January 30, according to the notice obtained by MMM.

Mayor Perillo declined to speak with MMM, stating he was busy with people in his office when we got him on the phone this afternoon.

Skudera, a former mayor of the borough, will get 3 months severance according to a source familiar with his contract.  He has not yet returned our phone call seeking comment.

Perillo and Skudera “were never in sync,” according to a source who asked not to be named.

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Posted: January 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Skudera out as Tinton Falls Administrator

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 3-5, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, January 3:

  • Happy New Year 2020!
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Siena (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Winter Wonderland Model Train Display” (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Job Fair at New Sickles Market (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • For Seniors: Improve Your Gait and Balance (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Arts High School/Middle School Traveling Exhibit (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 3-5, 2020

Shooting reported in Ocean Township

The Ocean Township Police Department report that there was a shooting incident on Sunday evening, 5:15, at the Twinbrook Village apartment complex.

Officers located and treated a male victim with a non-life threating gunshot wound. The victim was treated and released from Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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Posted: December 30th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , | Comments Off on Shooting reported in Ocean Township

Dr. Harry M. Swartz RIP

Dr Harry Swartz was honored by the Monmouth County Freeholders at his retirement party in Middletown in 2017

Dr. Harry Mason Swartz of Rumson passed away on December 27, 2019.  He was 88.

“Dr. Harry,” as he was known to tens of thousands of patients in his Middletown family practice of 59 years, was born in Atlantic Highlands, and graduated as valedictorian of his class at Middletown High School. He graduated at the top of his class from both Ursinus College and Thomas Jefferson Medical School and was inducted into the prestigious AOA medical honors society. He completed his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He later served as a Major in the New Jersey National Guard.

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Posted: December 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Burry undecided about seeking a 6th term on the Monmouth Freeholder Board

Freeholder Lillian Burry celebrating Veteran’s Day last month at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury

Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry has not decided whether or not she will seek a 6th term on the County’s governing body.

First elected in the wake of U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s Operation Bid Rig II in 2005, Burry has been a leader in the transformation of Monmouth County government and the Monmouth GOP from a corrupt swamp to a beacon of good government. In 2005 , the Asbury Park Press had an ongoing investigative series, Club Monmouth, into the wasteful patronage of Monmouth County government.  This year, the APP editorial board said, “It isn’t easy finding major weaknesses in the way the county has been run in recent years. Spending has been kept in check and the county has maintained a triple-A bond rating. It takes shared services between towns seriously and it has made concerted efforts to improve the climate for small businesses.  The county also has one of the finest park systems in the state.” Lillian Burry has been a huge contributor to the reforms which warranted those accolades from a critical source.

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Posted: December 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Greg’s List: Places to Donate this Holiday Season

By Greg Kelly

 

I’ve heard genuine praise — along with masses of web traffic — for my “Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend.” The list has been published here at More Monmouth Musings prior to every weekend for going on 7 years now. I don’t think I’ve missed a weekend.

 

Compliments about the list include: “There’s nothing like it on the web.” “I don’t start my weekend without it.” “It really tells me what’s happening.” “It’s a fantastic resource.” “I get it all in one stop.” “It’s amazing all the good stuff to do for Monmouth County weekends.” “It’s the most complete things-to-do list around.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Places to Donate this Holiday Season