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Keady won’t shut up, Wants to sit down with Christie

Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.

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Posted: August 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Working Together, We Can End Hunger in Our Community

By Kim Guadagno

Kim Guadagno

Tonight in New Jersey, children will go to bed hungry. Contrary to popular notions about hunger in America, most are not homeless. In fact, most New Jersey families that struggle to put food on the table live in households that have at least one working adult.

In Monmouth County, where I live, and in neighboring Ocean County, one in ten residents don’t know where their next meal will come from, let alone whether if it will be nutritious. One in seven of those ten are children. The anxiety and fear of not knowing is what social services agencies call “food insecurity.”

That is why I am beginning a new chapter in my life this week: leading the effort to end hunger in our community as Chief Executive Officer of Fulfill, formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill aims to not only help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity today, but to provide them with the resources to become self-sufficient for tomorrow. I am excited join a team of 50 employees and 1,400 volunteers whose mission is to “shorten the line” of those in our communities who are hungry.

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Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 9-11, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, August 9

  • IAATO Italian Festival (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Ocean Grove Historic House Tour – MORE INFO
  • A Chorus Line at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Film Festival ‘19 (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Keyport Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • “Children of Eden” by Premier Theatre Company (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Real Women Have Curves” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Smith will run in 2020

Congressman Chris Smith and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger at the 2016 9/11 remembrance in Middletown

Congressman Chris Smith is running for 21st term in the House of Representatives next year and would be content to run another 4-5 times, according to a interview he had with NJGlobe.

“I’ve never been more enthusiastic about a job in my life,” Smith said.  “I hope to have another decade here.  I love it that much.”

Smith was responding to rumors that he would retire in 2020. In 2018, MoveOn.Org had a fundraising campaign based upon their lie that the Dean of the New Jersey delegation was retiring.

“It’s a type of smear,” Smith told NJGlobe of the retirement rumors.  “It’s factually untrue.  It’s unethical.”

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Posted: August 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

James S. Gray, 1943-2019

James S. Gray. photo by Rhoda Chodosh

Jim Gray, a former Clerk of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and former Mayor of Manalapan, passed away unexpectedly on July 24 at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick.

Gray served as Clerk of the Board for eight years until 2010.  He was previously Director of Administration for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities from 1995 to 2002, according to NewJerseyGlobe.

Jim was a Manalapan Township Committeeman from 1984 to 1998. He served five terms as Mayor and four terms as Deputy Mayor. He served as police commissioner, planning board member and recreation liaison. He believed that by serving his town and preserving recreational space, he could make Manalapan a better place to live.

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Posted: July 28th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Senator O’Scanlon discusses the storm and JCP&L’s response

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

For those who didn’t lose power, or see the fury of Monday night’s storm, be thankful. Your lives went on like a normal summer day with a thunderstorm in the background.  For those who were in the micro-bursts…it was the scariest thing many have seen since Sandy..and more than many of us have ever seen. It lasted 20 minutes through the area…but left more immediate wind devastation than Sandy. Sandy spent hours piling water into our Bayshore and bays and oceanfront. This unnamed…moment…tore down trees and utility poles and the wires near, or attached to, them. And it was block-by-block, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Which made it even harder on those without power. Many neighbors had no inconvenience at all.  I can say now, it was a miracle no one was seriously injured or killed.  For those that didn’t see it, trust me, this isn’t hyperbole.

In the end over 200,000 people had no power. Trees were down. JCP&L on the scramble, tested again.  By Thursday night, all but just over 200 customers in Monmouth County had their power restored.

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Posted: July 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, JCP&L, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Pallone Embraces Green New Deal

Congressman Frank Pallone, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has embraced the Green New Deal promoted by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Pallone’s “100% clean economy” with net-zero carbon emissions is “aggressively” targeted to be achieved by 2050, twenty years following the end of AOC’s world.

With a nod to The Squad, Pallone and six other Democrats on his committee held a press conference in Washington on Tuesday in an effort to convince the world that 2050 is the point of no return from climate change, not 2030, as AOC insists.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Climate Change, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Last week the Middletown Township Committee directed its attorneys to withdraw from court proceedings that commenced in July 2015 to address unrealistic affordable housing obligations imposed upon municipalities throughout New Jersey by the Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Township Attorney applied for an Order of Dismissal, which was entered by the Hon. Jamie S. Perri on July 19, 2019.

As a result of the demise of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”), municipalities have been subjected to proceedings in Superior Court to address ongoing and ever-increasing demands by the Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) to develop more high density affordable housing. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

Old Bridge Councilman Mark Razzoli, a Democrat, Speaks Powerfully Against Murphy’s Sanctuary Policies

Posted: July 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Smith’s Lyme Disease Amendment Passes House, Tells DOD IG to Investigate ‘Weaponization’ of Ticks

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The full House of Representatives passed an amendment offered by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) which directs the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Defense to investigate the “possible involvement of DOD biowarfare labs in the weaponization of Lyme disease in ticks and other insects”  from 1950-1975.

According to Smith, he was “inspired to write the amendment”—now part of the House-passed 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—by “a number of books and articles suggesting that significant research had been done at U.S. government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland and Plum Island, New York to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.”

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Posted: July 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Chris Smith’s Lyme Disease Amendment Passes House, Tells DOD IG to Investigate ‘Weaponization’ of Ticks