Congressman Smith Tours Storm Damage In CD-4

Congressman Chris Smith toured storm damage sites in Wall Township and Howell Township yesterday afternoon to prepare his appeal to the Trump Administration for federal assistance in the recovery, if Governor Phil Murphy asks the President for FEMA’s assistance, as expected.

Smith said his letter to President Trump is already written and that he is prepared to work for federal reimbursement as soon as Governor Murphy makes the request.  The knowledge he gained on yesterday’s tour will help him make his case to Trump Administration officials and FEMA when he meets with them to appeal for federal funds.

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Posted: August 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Flooding, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith Praises NJ Company For Solar Installation and Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

Congressman Chris Smith, GE Solar Executive CEO Erik Schiemann, Plant Manager Cyndi Bray-McDaniel and Ingersoll-Rand Chairman-CEO Michael Lamach

Congressman Chris Smith was in Hamilton on Tuesday to celebrate the installation of a new 1.9 million, 5000 panel, solar power array at Ingersoll-Rand’s Trane Residential HVAC manufacturing facility.

The plant, which has been operational since the 1940’s ,employs almost 1200 people in two shifts. The new solar array will provide 15% of the facility’s electricity and is part of the company’s commitment to reduce their global greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2020.

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Posted: August 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Welle proclaims “deep, strong, progressive convictions” –Video

When Josh Welle, the Democrat trying to unseat Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s 4th district, was competing with former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady for the Democrats’ organizational support (and favorable ballot position in the primary election) he proclaimed his deep, strong, progressive convictions–and bemoaned that the 4th is not a progressive district.

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Posted: August 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Steny Hoyer, career politician, will raise campaign cash for Welle

Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi during President Trump’s first State of the Nation address. photo via Zimbio

Congressman Steny Hoyer, the #2 Democrat in the House of Representatives behind Nancy Pelosi, will be in New York City on Thursday to raise campaign cash for Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district of New Jersey, according to an invitation to the fundraiser obtained by MMM.

Hoyer entered the House in 1981, the same year as Smith.

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Posted: August 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Welle’s Bogus Town Hall Meeting in Jackson-Videos

Josh Welle refers to a flash card while answering a question about solar energy

By Art Gallagher

Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, held a campaign event, dubbed a town hall meeting, in Jackson on Thursday night that appeared to be designed to capture footage for television commercials, rather than to hear from the people of Jackson, as advertised.

Rather than the free wheeling give and take of town hall meetings New Jersey residents are accustomed to, like those of former Governor Chris Christie, and the ObamaCare town halls held by Congressman Frank Pallone and Rush Holt in 2010, Welle’s event featured pre-screened questions read by a moderator.  The person who submitted the question was instructed to stand (for the video cameras) while Welle delivered prepared answers.

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Posted: August 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments »

Welle to hold town hall in community he considers racist

Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith is holding a town hall meeting in Jackson tonight at the Sons of American Vets Post at 1290 Toms River Road in Jackson.

During a gathering of the Monmouth and Ocean County Democrats last February when Welle was competing for the Democrat nomination to challenge Congressman Smith, Welle said that he wants to end discrimination and racism in the district, but that residents of Howell, Jackson, Allentown, Millstone and people who voted for Smith for 37 years, “are not there yet.”

Welle calls residents of Howell, Jackson, Allentown and Millstone racists

Josh Welle, the Democrat candidate for Congress in the 4th district of New Jersey, is holding a town hall in Jackson tonight, a community he said he considers racist and discriminitory.

Posted by More MonmouthMusings on Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Posted: August 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Politics, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 19 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith “more determined now than ever” in face of death threat

Congressman Chris Smith told MMM that he is more determined than ever to serve the people of New Jersey’s 4th congressional district, following an online death threat he received last weekend.  The congressman said the threat is not the first and will not be the last. “We can’t let that kind of tactic win,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Hugin releases new ad hitting Menendez

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin released a new ad this morning which highlights the corruption of Senator Bob Menendez and the senator’s failure to bring home the bacon.

Posted: August 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

O’Scanlon: “This is a crtical moment for our children’s future”

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

So. This is what it’s come to. Incredibly, we just passed one of the largest tax increases in the history of the state…and we’re no more than one, infinitesimal, step closer to sustainable solvency than we were the day before. And trust me, we are very ($ billions) far away. We don’t need infinitesimal steps, we need bold leaps…and we need bold leadership willing to make them.

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Posted: July 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion, Pensions | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

MoreMonmouthMusings and ShoreNewsNetwork Join Forces

Two Jersey Shore local news sites are joining forces in an effort to provide Monmouth and Ocean County residents informative alternatives to legacy media outlets.

Phil Stilton, publisher of ShoreNewsNetwork.com and Art Gallagher, publisher of MoreMonmouthMusings.net announced today that they have created a strategic alliance and content sharing agreement.  Together, the two publishers expect to reach 300,000 Monmouth and Ocean County readers per week through their websites and social media platforms.

“Phil has built and impressive audience in Ocean County,” Gallagher said. “I’m looking to expand my reach in northern Ocean County and southwest Monmouth County. Teaming up with ShoreNewNetwork makes perfect sense.”

“The legacy media in New Jersey offers readers filtered and often slanted reports on what goes on in our community,” Stilton said. “For almost 10 years, we have offered our readers the news without the mainstream media spin.”

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Posted: July 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Media, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »