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Congressman Chris Smith raises over $235K in the first quarter.

Congressman Chris Smith addressing Colts Neck High School students, May 29, 2018

New Jersey’s only Republican representative in Washington posted a strong fundraising result for the first quarter of the 2020 election cycle.

Congressman Chris Smith raised $236,494 in the quarter and has $212,194 cash on hand, New Jersey Globe reports.  Since the 2018 election, Smith has raised $259,388.11.

In the first quarter of 2017 Smith raised $65,277.

Democrat Josh Welle spent $1.8 million trying to unseat Smith in 2018.  Smith spent $1.5 million defending his 4th District seat and won by 12%.

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Posted: April 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Bayshore Heroin Ring Busted

A network of people distributing 20,000 bags of heroin per month throughout the Monmouth County Bayshore and been broken up by law enforcement. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning that 32 people have been charged in “Operation Finished Business.” A 16 month long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies has resulted in 28 arrests while four defendants remain at large.

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Posted: April 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, April 12-14, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, April 12

  • Monmouth County Spring Job Fair at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Spring Swap Meet & Auto Show (Englishtown) – MORE INFO
  • Mary Poppins in Concert with NJSO at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “The Wedding Singer” at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • American Idiot by MU Players at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Club MAC Sing! (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith suspects a cover-up in the death of Braeden Bradforth

Congressman Chris Smith said that the legalistic stonewalling on the part of Garden City Community College “begs the question of a cover-up” of wrong doing or negligence regarding the death of 19 year old football player Braden Bradforth.

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Posted: April 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Where’s Pallone when we need him? 

Proposed Rebate Rule Hands a Hefty Payday to Big Pharma Paid for by Patients AND Taxpayers

By Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

There is full -fledged crisis that is not on the border – it’s in our families and can no longer be ignored.  One in four Americans cannot afford their medication.

There is a controversial initiative being pushed in Washington called the Rebate Rule, which affects the ability of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) such as Express Scripts, CVS Caremark and OptumRx to negotiate rebates with drug makers for Medicare recipients. We need leaders from both political parties- including Congressman Frank Pallone, to come out and take a more vocal, stronger stand against this.

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Posted: April 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Frank Pallone, Health Care, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, April 5-7, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, April 5

  • Engelbert Humperdinck at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “The Wedding Singer” at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Godspell by Premier Theatre Company (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Shakespeare’s Lost Masterpiece by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical” (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Above & Beyond: Medal of Honor Exhibit at NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Girl Scout Cookies Sale at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, April 5-7, 2019

Alleged Rapist/Probation Officer Charged With Witness Tampering

Henry G. Cirignano of Wall, the probation officer charged with Official Misconduct and 2 counts of second degree Sexual Assault for coercing a women under his supervision into sexual activity in February, was arrested again on Monday, April 1 and charged with multiple offenses including witness tampering and making terroristic threats, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Alleged Rapist/Probation Officer Charged With Witness Tampering

Dina Long Will Not Seek Reelection As Sea Bright Mayor

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long announced on facebook and twitter this morning that she will not seek a third term leading the borough.

Long has served on the governing body for 16 years, the last 7 as mayor.  She led the rescue and recovery from Superstorm Sandy,which is ongoing.

First elected as a Democrat, Long left the party and became an Independent after Vin Gopal, then Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, retaliated against her for endorsing Governor Chris Christie’s reelection in 2013.

She was reelected without partisan opposition in 2015.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Monmouth County’s Government Partners with Fulfill for April Food Drive

Monmouth County Freeholder Sue Kiley announced the County’s annual food drive, in partnership with FulFill this afternoon.

Non-perishable food items will be collected at the Library and most County Government buildings throughout the month of April and at the Made in Monmouth Exhibition at Monmouth University on Saturday, April 13. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County’s Government Partners with Fulfill for April Food Drive

Monsignor Vaughan Removed From Ministry Over Sexual Abuse Allegation

Rev Gregory Vaughan. 2018 photo via Trenton Monitor

Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan, the pastor of St. Catherine Parish in Holmdel since 2013, has been removed from ministry by Bishop David M. O’Connell, according to a statement by the Diocese of Trenton that was first reported by TapIntoHolmdel&ColtsNeck.

Vaughan, 72, a priest since 1972,  was “credibly accused” on March 17, 2019 of sexually abusing a minor while he was an assistant pastor at St Ann Parish in Keansburg in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  Vaughan has denied the allegation which has been referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor.  The Prosecutor has not announced any charges against the cleric.

Vaughan has served  exclusively in the Diocese of Trenton, with assignments at St. Ann, Keansburg; St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson; St. Mary, Middletown; St. Raphael, Hamilton, and Church of St. Catharine, Holmdel.  Additionally, Msgr. Vaughan formerly served the Diocese as vicar for Catholic education; chancellor; vicar general; moderator of the curia, and director of vocations.

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Posted: March 31st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »