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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 20-22, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, Sept. 20

  • Larry Donsky: Comedian (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Streetfighter: A Rolling Stones Experience at Pier Village (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Nice Work … If You Can Get It” by Phoenix Productions (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Karen Bright: Throughline at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Just Beachy/After Sandy at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Afrofuturist Design: Ancient Dogon to Wakandan Futures at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Collingwood Indoor Flea Market (Farmingdale) – MORE INFO

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Posted: September 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 20-22, 2019

County Clerk Hanlon Explains New Vote by Mail Law which will impact the November General Election

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is announcing to voters that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August of 2019 has again changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the 2019 November General Election.

The new law mandates that all voters who voted by mail for any election in 2017 and/or 2018 be sent a Mail-In Ballot for the 2019 General Election and all future elections, even if they did not request one. If these voters do not wish to receive Mail-In Ballots for the 2019 General Election and all future elections, they must notify the County Clerk in writing to opt out.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on County Clerk Hanlon Explains New Vote by Mail Law which will impact the November General Election

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that $54 million of new subsidies announced by Governor Phil Murphy to cover the rising cost of childcare due to an increased minimum wage highlights the pain caused by government mandated wage policies to both families and taxpayers.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – raising the minimum wage sounds lovely in theory but stings in reality,” O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said. “While this $54 million childcare subsidy may seem great for a few qualifying families that are struggling to afford childcare, there are many other low- and middle-income families that won’t get a penny of help as their cost of living rises as a direct result of Governor Murphy’s minimum wage increases. The simple fact is that most New Jersey families will be stuck shelling out more of their hard-earned money for a variety of services, including childcare, which have become less affordable as costs have been driven higher by expensive government mandates.”

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Posted: September 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 6-8, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, Sept. 6

  • Asbury Park Oysterfest ’19 – MORE INFO
  • Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Library Book Sale (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Beach Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Beatlemania Tribute at Pier Village (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Stephen Barnwell “Capital Offenses” Art Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (Howell) – MORE INFO

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Posted: September 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 6-8, 2019

The Arnone Report: Back to School, Road Improvements and a great man honored in Belmar

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! A new school year is officially upon us and that means it is time to be extra cautious when driving around our communities!

It’s always important – and especially now that children are back in school – that everyone obeys speed limits, stops for pedestrians and avoids distractions when driving. It’s also important that pedestrians and children walking to school use crosswalks or cross at intersections and wait for the walk signal before stepping into the road.

As the school year begins, I will be sending notices to school districts once again to let them know I am always happy to meet with students of all ages to discuss civics and the role of county government. Last year I had the opportunity to meet with students in several towns throughout the county including Red Bank, Belmar, Eatontown, Long Branch, Tinton Falls and Asbury Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Back to School, Road Improvements and a great man honored in Belmar

NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are the GOP candidates for Assembly in LD13

The New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, R-Holmdel for reelection to the General Assembly representing the 13th legislative district.

The teachers union issued a * endorsement for the second Assembly seat in the district, encouraging teachers to vote for either Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, R-Middletown or Barbara Singer, a Democrat and attorney who lives in Holmdel, to replace Amy Handlin the lower chamber. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Meet Michael Amoroso, candidate for Assembly in LD 11

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Posted: August 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Meet Michael Amoroso, candidate for Assembly in LD 11

Sheriff Golden warns swimmers of the dangers of riptides

Labor Day weekend is projected to be beautiful. However, Jersey Shore beaches have been experiencing dangerous riptides recently.  This trend is expected to continue through the weekend.

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden recorded this video earlier this summer with Chief Lifeguard Tim  Harmon of Sea Girt to warn of the dangers of riptides and how to avoid a tragedy in the ocean.

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Posted: August 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keady won’t shut up, Wants to sit down with Christie

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 »