John L. Montgomery Care Center Resident Requests for the Conditions of the Sale of Their Home

By Jennifer Gregory

JLMAs we approach the next phase in the process of privatizing of the long embattled Monmouth County Care Centers, the following items were submitted to the Freeholders, on behalf of the residents and family members of John L. Montgomery, to be included in the Request for Proposal and the Conditions of the Sale of their home:

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Posted: August 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Golden: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

As summer is coming to a close, law enforcement throughout Monmouth County is participating in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign lead by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety, according to Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden.

The campaign to crack down on drunk driving started last Friday and extends through Labor Day, September 7.

“We want everyone to enjoy the remainder of the summer, but, if you are going to drink, don’t drive, it’s as simple as that,” said Golden. “Law enforcement will be out in full force and on the lookout for drunk drivers.”

In an effort to avoid presenting a danger to yourself or others, it’s important to follow these safety tips:

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Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, August 21-23, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, August 21

  • Nobody’s Girl by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Colts Neck Country Fair – MORE INFO
  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • NJ State 4-H Horse Show (Allentown) – MORE INFO
  • Teen Yoga Class (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Campfire on the Beach at Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • ALS Coastal Explorers Program on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 19th, 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: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gopal Surrenders Red Bank

Democratic Councilman Michael DuPont Remains Confident He Will Be Reelected

Vin Gopal: "GOP Will Take Control of Red Bank"

Vin Gopal: “GOP Will Take Control of Red Bank”

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal told The Two River Times  that the Republican Party will win control of the Red Bank municipal government in this November’s election.

Gopal, who launched a campaign of personal destruction against Red Bank GOP Chairman Sean DiSomma in 2013 when he issued a false press release asserting that DiSomma, then a candidate for council, had a warrant for his arrest in Texas over an unpaid traffic violation, whines incessantly to TRT reporter John Burton over the video that led to the resignation of Art Murphy from the borough council. Murphy, the Council President at the time of his resignation last week, also resigned his candidacy for reelection.

Gopal apparently has more of a problem with the fact that Murphy was caught vulgarly belittling his constituents than with the former Council President’s actions.  Regardless of whether or not the Republicans released the video, which they deny, they did not fabricate charges, as Gopal did in 2013 against DiSomma.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Man accused of boating under the influence in Spring Lake boat crash

assetContent (55)SPRING LAKE — The operator of a boat that washed up onto a jetty in Spring Lake, prompting a daring rescue by emergency personnel and lifeguards, has been charged with being under the influence of alcohol at the time, authorities said on Saturday. Thomas McGinley, 51, of Toms River, was charged with boating under the influence… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Man accused of boating under the influence in Spring Lake boat crash

Did John Bennett flip the bird at Joe Irace during Oceanport council meeting?

Bennet's fingerOCEANPORT — An exchange between two borough officials at a special council meeting last week nearly turned violent, with the borough’s mayor having to step in to keep the two apart. During the public comment portion of the Aug. 6 meeting, resident and Board of Education member Jay Coffey was addressing the council about personnel and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, August 14-16, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, August 14

  • Keyport Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Teen Yoga Class (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Hometown Premiere at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Little Mermaid at CBA’s Henderson Theater (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Live Horse Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Bean, Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hanlon announces reforms to Vote By Mail procedures

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced important reforms in how Monmouth County voters can apply for Vote By Mail ballots with the County Clerk and how the Board of Elections can receive voted ballots from voters.

The reforms are effective immediately under a new law signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 10, 2015.

“The new law impacts New Jersey voters who, by necessity or by choice, have another individual submit a Vote By Mail request and/or election ballot on their behalf,” Hanlon said.

The new law reduces number of voters for whom a person can serve as “messenger” from 10 to three.

It also limits the number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by a “bearer” to the County Board of Elections to three ballots.

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Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Mobile County Connection Will Debut In Howell, Weds August 12

Monmouth County Mobile Connection

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden are teaming up and taking their show on the road in a mobile office, aka The Mobile County Connection, starting tomorrow, August 12 at Howell Township Library.

“We are proud to be unveiling such an important outreach program,” said Hanlon. “It is the first of its kind in Monmouth County and features mobile government services in an effort to connect people with government in their communities.”

The Mobile County Connection office will be housed in a large mobile command center and be rolled out for the first time at the Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Rd., August 12, from 11am to 2pm. During the event, residents will be able to apply for and renew their passports as well as have passport photos taken. Residents will also have access to free notary services and voter/election information.

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Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile County Connection Will Debut In Howell, Weds August 12

The Arnone Report: History made in Monmouth and $45 million in infrastructure grants

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

NHL Star Trevor VanReimsdyk, a CBA graduate, brought the Stanley Club to Middletown

NHL Star Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a CBA graduate, brought the Stanley Club to Middletown on July 30th

What an exciting few weeks for Monmouth County! We are making history and people around the region are taking notice. The weather has been incredible – which means our beaches, restaurants and attractions are packed and in turn, economic rewards for the community.

We even got a visit from the Stanley Cup. Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks and Middletown native, attended a ceremony in his honor at Middletown Arts Center on July 30. Hundreds of fans from the area turned out for this exciting event, where Mayor Stephanie Murray awarded Trevor a key to the city, and myself, along with my fellow Freeholders, dedicated the day in his honor, marking Thursday, July 30, 2015, as Trevor VanRiemsdyk Day.

And let’s not forget history making at the William Haskell Invitational.  With a record setting crowd at Monmouth Racetrack, nearly 61,000 people came out to see triple crown winner, American Pharaoh.  Officials said that is was the largest crowd in the 145-year-old racetrack’s history, with the previous single day attendance record, 53,638, set at the Haskell in 2013. We can now say that Monmouth Park, rich in its own traditions, is part of national horse racing history as well.

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Posted: August 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: History made in Monmouth and $45 million in infrastructure grants