Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bill Brown, Chris Christie, Christie Institute of Public Policy, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, William Brown | No Comments »
By 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: Food Bank, fulfill, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | 2 Comments »
By Greg Kelly
- IAATO Italian Festival (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
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- Monmouth Film Festival ‘19 (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
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- “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
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, 2020 elections, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 7 Comments »
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.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: James S. Gray, Jim Gray, Manalapan, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
By 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.
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Climate Change, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: #100BY50, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, Climate Change, Congressman Frank Pallone, Green New Deal, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Monmouth County News | 2 Comments »
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: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: COAH, Fair Share Housing Center, Middletown Township, New Jersey, Press Release, Tony Fiore, Tony Perry | Comments Off on Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings
Old Bridge Councilman Mark Razzoli, a Democrat, Speaks Powerfully Against Murphy’s Sanctuary PoliciesPosted: July 19th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Mark Razzoli, New Jersey, Old Bridge, Sanctuary State | 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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: bio-weapons, Congressman Chris Smith, Lyme disease, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Weaponize ticks | Comments Off on Chris Smith’s Lyme Disease Amendment Passes House, Tells DOD IG to Investigate ‘Weaponization’ of Ticks