Celebrating the 9-11 Survivors

By Art Gallagher

Part of me would like to forget September 11, 2001.

It was a horrible day, parts of which I can remember like it happened last week.  The phone call from my assistant asking if I’d heard about the plane crashing into the World Trade Center.  The meeting where we didn’t discuss our work but were listening to the radio reports of the incident when the second plane hit.  The horror when we realized that our country was under attack. The tearful phone call from my father who feared for a family member who worked in downtown Manhattan. The crowd that gathered in my Highlands backyard watching the smoke in the distance and the ferry boats docking with soot covered strangers. Phones stopped working.  Sending my employees home early. The look on my wife’s face. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 9-11, Freedom, Monmouth County News, News, Unite States of America | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Best Hurricane Irma photos, videos and quips from social media

Much of New Jersey showed its support for Florida while it was beset by Hurricane Irma Saturday and Sunday, including Gov. Chris Christie. Everyone in NJ understands how Floridians feel tonight. We have sent NJSP, NJ Nat’l Guard & NJ utility men. We stand with you today & always — Governor Christie (@GovChristie) September 10, 2017… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Media, News, Social Media | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Equifax: Recent data breach exposed personal info belonging to as many as 143 million Americans

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit reporting agencies, has announced a “cybersecurity incident” that could potentially impact roughly 143 million U.S. consumers, according to a statement released on the company’s website. The news comes just months after a breach occurred at an Equifax subsidiary earlier this year, exposing W-2 and payroll data to criminals.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Trump Brings Compassion and Warmth to Flood-Ravaged Texas

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump returned to Texas Saturday to meet with victims whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Harvey and offer their support to the volunteers and officials leading recovery efforts. The Trumps and members of the president’s Cabinet visited the emergency shelter at Houston’s NRG Stadium in Houston where they… Read the rest of this entry »

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Guadagno blasts Murphy over his $1.3 billion tax plan

ROBBINSVILLE — Republican gubernatorial nominee Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signaled Tuesday the top thing she’ll use to attack Democratic rival Phil Murphy between now and November’s election: His proposed $1.3 billion tax hike. Guadagno, speaking alongside the top GOP leaders in the Legislature, blasted Murphy, who she dubbed “the tax man,” over his tax plan he… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Guadagno blasts Murphy over his $1.3 billion tax plan

How N.J. is helping Harvey flood victims in Texas

TRENTON — A day after a New Jersey Office of Emergency Management task force declared it was “ready to answer the call” to support Tropical Storm Harvey recovery efforts in Texas, Gov. Chris Christie declared Sunday night the unit is heading to the storm-tattered state. “As Americans, we come together during times of crisis,” Christie said… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Emergency Management, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on How N.J. is helping Harvey flood victims in Texas

Don’t make same mistake, man who burned retina in 1962 eclipse warns

OREGON CITY, Ore. — A 70-year-old man who burned his retina by staring directly into the sun during a partial solar eclipse in 1962 has a warning for those planning to view the solar eclipse Monday afternoon. Don’t make the same mistake. Lou Tomososki, of Oregon City, told television station KGW.com in Portland that watching the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

New Jersey native Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

LAS VEGAS — Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Publicist Candi Cazau says the Newark native passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas with his family by his side. Lewis made a career unleashing his inner child,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Field of Five Seeks To Replace Rible In The NJ State Assembly

ABC Director Dave Rible

Five candidates have emerged to fill the vacancy in the State Assembly in the 30th Legislative District created by Dave Rible’s resignation to become the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Commission.

Rible, 49 of Wall Township, was the Assembly Republican Conference Leader until his July 17th resignation. The GOP County Committees from the 30th Legislative  District will select a candidate to fill vacancy and take Rible’s place on the general election ballot at a convention that is tentatively scheduled for August 9 at the IBEW #400 Union Hall in Wall.  The 30th District is comprised of Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach,Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall in Monmouth County as well as Lakewood and Point Pleasant in Ocean County.

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Posted: July 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

RIP Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg, Jr, 32, was found deceased in his Lakehurst home this morning, according to an Ocean County law enforcement source.

Rosenberg was a well respected Republican political operative who started working on campaigns while a college student at Rutgers in 2004. Most recently he re-joined the Chris Russell Consulting firm after managing the GOP gubernatorial primary campaign of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli.

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Posted: June 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on RIP Rick Rosenberg