Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-30, 2014

By Greg Kelly


Monmouth County Post CardWednesday, November 26

  • A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Camelot at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • John Eddie at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • River City Extension at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Railroads: All Aboard! at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • WUF-Wearable, Usable, Functional Holiday Boutique (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Des & the Swagmatics at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO


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Thursday, November 27  


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Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Thanksgiving, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ relies on appeal to clear way for sports betting

Picture 012HACKENSACK, N.J. — With a federal judge once again blocking New Jersey’s latest attempt to allow sports betting, state officials are focusing their efforts on an federal appeals court where they expect to have much better odds of prevailing. Other proponents are setting their sights on a broader goal: getting Congress to revisit the 22-year-old federal… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

NJ sports betting ban upheld by federal judge

As expected, a federal judge on Friday once again upheld a ban on New Jersey’s efforts to allow for sports betting at state racetracks and Atlantic City casinos, setting the stage for a return trip to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. In a summary judgment that sidestepped a full trial on the case,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

The List: 10 Energy Questions in New Jersey That Need to Be Resolved

0102In New Jersey, energy issues have emerged as a high priority for both consumers and businesses, with costs typically ranging in the top 10 most expensive in the nation. The Christie administration’s Energy Master Plan cites cutting those costs as a chief concern, in part, to make New Jersey more competitive with neighboring states. It is… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Energy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Size Doesn’t Matter — Study of NJ Municipal Government Costs Concludes

What do Alpine and Harding, two of the state’s wealthiest enclaves, have in common with Newark, Camden and Trenton, three of New Jersey’s largest and poorest cities? All five spend more than $2,000 per person on municipal government services — 50 percent more than the average for the state’s 513 nonresort communities, Raphael J. Caprio and…

Posted: November 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Property Taxes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino to close by Dec. 12, owners say

atlantic-city-casinoATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The owners of Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City said in a court filing that they expect to close the boardwalk property on or before Dec. 12. The company had been warning for months that the struggling casino might close this fall if it didn’t get significant relief from its biggest… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, New Jersey | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

‘Jersey Girl,’ Bruce Springsteen with Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers


Bruce Springsteen sings “Jersey Girl” at the Tradewinds in Sea Bright, on June 28, 1993

On June 1, 1993, Bruce Springsteen wrapped up his 1992-93 world tour with what has come to be known as his Other Band: A group of mostly non-E Street Band musicians who did a decent job, but still were inevitably compared…

Posted: November 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Art, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Musings from the NJ Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony

By Chris Fotache

On November 13th I had the pleasure of attending for the first time the NJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Class of 2014 was inducted at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, and it was a very fun night out. I was there as a member of the press, and covered both the red carpet arrivals and the show itself. I have to thank NJ Discover for taking me with them, since the organizers don’t accept simply bloggers, just accredited organizations.

NJ Hall of Fame VIncent Pastore Aida Turturro

The most popular red carpet guests were cast members from the Sopranos. Vince Curatola (Johnny Sacks) arrived first and was very friendly with the media. Then Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) spent a lot of time really loving the attention and talking to everybody. Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero) was also cool and not in a rush to leave his media friends. The FBI Agent Guy slipped unnoticed since nobody knew who he was. Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts) was last to arrive and while friendly as well, he seemed to be still in character.

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Posted: November 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Senate Panel Approves Casagrande’s Bill On Life-Saving Allergy Treatment In Schools

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande

School nurses and other trained personnel would be authorized to administer epinephrine to any student having an anaphylactic reaction under legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-11).

Casagrande’s bill, A-304 was passed  in the Assembly, 73-0, on May 22 and was approved by the Senate Education Committee unanimously this morning.  If approved by the full Senate, the bill will go to Governor Chris Christie whose signature will make it law.

“As many as two children in every classroom have at least one food allergy,” said Casagrande, R – Monmouth. “Schools should be able to respond quickly and appropriately to help children with a serious allergic reaction.”

Recent studies suggest that one in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 15 percent of school aged children with food allergies have had a reaction at school.

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Posted: November 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, Caroline Casagrande, Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature, School Safety | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, November 14-16, 2014

Monmouth County Post CardBy Greg Kelly


Friday, November 14

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Open House at Sickles Market (Little Silver) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week – MORE INFO
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Johnny Marr at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Staged Sampler Reading at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: November 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »