N.J. court rules domestic violence allegations enough to deny gun permit

assetContent (77)A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that merely being accused of domestic violence is enough to deny someone permission to obtain a gun and keep it at home, the New Jersey Law Journal reported. Judges John Kennedy, Amy O’Connor and Jose Fuentes denied the application of a man identified in court papers as Z.L., who… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

N.J. Assembly Republicans accuse NJEA of ‘pandering’ to members in pension talk pullout

DeclanTRENTON — Republican members of the state Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday criticized New Jersey’s largest public worker union of taking the easy road by shutting down pension talks and demanding full funding without offering any alternatives. The assemblymen, in a brief news conference following a budget hearing on Department of Education funding, leveled accusations of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Declan O'Scanlon, Government Employees Unions, Legislature, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJEA, Pensions | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. Democrats need to show us the pension money, Bramnick says

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick.  MMM file photo

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. MMM file photo

UNION TOWNSHIP — Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick on Tuesday said Democratic legislative leaders shouldn’t side with unions in asking the courts to order the restoration of $1.6 billion in state pension payments cut by Gov. Chris Christie. They should come up with the money themselves. “I think it’s simple: I just don’t think that we… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Assembly Republicans, Jon Bramnick, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

At 80, former N.J. Gov. Tom Kean is still a force to reckon with

assetContent (76)TRENTON — You could almost hear the gasps in Trenton when former Gov. Tom Kean criticized Gov. Chris Christie. “You assume that if the governor wins by 20 points or more you’d have coattails,” Kean said in November 2013, a week after Christie had won re-election by a landslide. “No governor I know in any state… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Tom Kean Sr | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Behind Christie’s Budget Claims, a More Controversial Legacy

IMG_3433TRENTON, N.J. – In his “tell-it-like-it-is” tour of New Hampshire this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the country needs a president who isn’t afraid to be honest about the tough fiscal choices needed to overhaul entitlement programs and keep deficits from ravaging the Treasury. He pointed… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Thousands of jobs lost in N.J. in March, including losses in the trades

assetContent (73)New Jersey shed 6,400 jobs in March, according to new federal data, with the biggest losses posted in trade, transportation and utilities and professional and business services. The state’s unemployment rate ticked up last month as well, increasing to 6.5 percent, the preliminary data released by the state labor department on Thursday shows. That’s up from… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, April 17-19, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, April 17

  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (Monmouth County restaurants) – MORE INFO
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • South Pacific at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Important Papers: Save or Shred (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Race at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Dentistry From the Heart (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Beyond the Veil Seance (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Defensive Driving Class (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Cancer Survivorship Program (Hazlet) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

More than 600 monitored in N.J. since October for Ebola fears

assetContent (71)As home to one of the handful of international airports through which travelers from Ebola-stricken countries must enter the United States, New Jersey has screened more than a thousand passengers and monitored the health of more than 600 people in their homes. In documents submitted to the Office of Legislative Services, the N.J. Department of Health… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheridans offer $250K reward in parents’ death, would oppose Christie nominee for prosecutor

sheridanmarkMONTGOMERY — The four sons of John and Joyce Sheridan are offering a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in their parents’ deaths. That’s despite the fact that authorities have already finished a six-month investigation into the Sept. 28 deaths of Cooper Hospital CEO and John Sheridan, 72,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sons release trove of evidence in Sheridan deaths, say prosecutor mislead them and the public

assetContent (62)MONTGOMERY — The sons of John and Joyce Sheridan Monday released dozens of pages of documents — DNA analyses, autopsies, lab reports on evidence and other files — they say cast doubt on prosecutors’ conclusion their parents died in a murder-suicide. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has said John Sheridan stabbed his wife to death early… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »