Mercedes USA leaving New Jersey for Atlanta; 1,000 workers affected

Georgia-Welcome-Sign-550x412MONTVALE, N.J. — In the latest in a string of corporate departures from northern New Jersey, Mercedes-Benz USA Tuesday confirmed rumors that after 43 years here, it is moving its headquarters to Atlanta to achieve the “profitable growth and efficiencies we require for the decades ahead.” Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Stephen Cannon said in a statement that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Ex-Port Authority head ends suit over ethics probe

assetContent (8)TRENTON — The former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has dropped his lawsuit against New Jersey’s state ethics commission. Court documents show David Samson filed paperwork dropping the suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. His decision was first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Phone calls to Samson’s lawyers were… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, New Jersey, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie and Cuomo Enact Port Authority Reforms, Encourage Legislative Concurrance

MYKWAIN_911_MEMORIAL-8New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released and endorsed a report issued by the Bi-State Panel on the Future of the Port Authority which calls for reforms to the agency that the governors called “comprehensive and wholesale changes” in a joint statement this evening.

In accepting the report by the panel comprised of three current commissioners of the Port Authority and the chief counsels of each governor, Christie and Cuomo said they are reorganizing the overall operations, leadership and management of the multi-billion dollar organization.  They said that the reorganization will “return the Port Authority fully to its original mission – developing and maintaining the world’s largest transportation system and infrastructure.”

Additionally, the governors each vetoed identical legislation approved by the New York and New Jersey Legislatures which calls for increased transparency of the Port Authority. The governors said they “accept and endorse the transparency legislation” “but with some sensible changes to eliminate confusion that would be caused by the bill as currently drafted.” The changes are included in Christie’s Conditional Veto message to the New Jersey Legislature.   New York’s governor does not have conditional veto powers.

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Posted: December 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New York, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Bellew’s Campaign Manager Gets PTI

Texas Gov Rich Perry and Dwayne Horner. Oct 2014 via facebook

Texas Gov Rich Perry and Dwayne Horner. Oct 2014 via facebook

Dwayne Horner, campaign manager for Leigh-Anne Bellew’s 2013 Bayshore Tea Party backed primary campaign against State Senator Joe Kyrillos, received an early Christmas present earlier this month when he was admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program.

The 45 year old resident of Little Elm, Texas woke up thousands of Monmouth County voters with a 4 am robo call on June 4, 2013 the morning of the primary election.  The call purported to be from the campaign of Kyrillos and his running mates Assembly members Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon, informing Repbulican voters that the still had four hours to vote.  The calls were caller ID spoofed to falsely indicate that they came from a phone number owned by the Monmouth County Republican Organization.

Here is a recording of the call:

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Posted: December 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

‘The Interview,’ On A YouTube Near You

The Interview was released on YouTube this aftenoon. Here’s the preview. The full movie can be viewed for $5.99

assetContentUpdate 12:20 p.m. EST: “The Interview” will be released at 1 p.m. Wednesday on YouTube, Google Play, and XBox video, Sony just announced. Original story: YouTube has reached a tentative agreement with Sony Pictures to stream the film “The Interview,” reports CNN Wednesday morning, citing “sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations.” The deal has not… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Union Beach Joins Middletown in Supporting Law Enforcement With Blue Light

 

Blue LightsThe Borough of Union Beach is joining Middletown Township in showing their support of all law enforcement personnel by light their town blue between now and January 1st.

MMM has received an advanced copy of the following statement that the Borough will release on Tuesday:

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Posted: December 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New York, News, NYPD, Police | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

N.J. police union warns officers to ‘take extra caution’ after NYPD killings

assetContentThe killing of two New York City police officers in an ambush attack this weekend prompted New Jersey’s largest police union to issue a warning today, urging its members to “take extra caution and use increased safety in the coming weeks.” The advisory from the state’s Police Benevolent Association comes a day after a 28-year-old man… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New York, News, NJ State Police, Police | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie Demands Chesimard’s Extradition

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has written to President Barack Obama demanding that fugitive Joanne Chesimard be extradited from Cuba as a condition of the United States normalizing relations with the communist island nation 90 miles from our border, according to a report on FoxNews Sunday.

A video of the FoxNews report was posted on Christie’s Youtube channel and was promoted by twitter by the Governor.  Christie posted his letter to the President on twitter two minutes prior to the FoxNews report.

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Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Cuba, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police, U.S.-Cuba relations | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Staples’ Middletown Location Was Hacked

easy buttonThe Staples store at 1515 Route 35 in Middletown is one of 115 of the company’s stores that were hacked during the summer, according to a statement released by the company yesterday, December 19, 2014.

The company said that the point-of-sale software at 115 of its 1400 stores was infected by malware which exposed customers’ payment card information including card holder names, account numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.  Staples believes that 1.16 million customers’ cards were affected.

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Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Middletown, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

11-year-old Freehold girl with cancer gets her wish to meet Pope Francis

Grace West (center) poses with her family at the Vatican in Rome where she received a blessing from Pope Francis on Wednesday in her fight against neuroblastoma. (Facebook)

Grace West (center) poses with her family at the Vatican in Rome where she received a blessing from Pope Francis on Wednesday in her fight against neuroblastoma. (Facebook)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP —In her brave fight against cancer, 11-year-old Grace West holds tightly to the belief that keeping a positive attitude is key to staying strong physically and emotionally. The fifth grader, who has endured seven rounds of chemotherapy in the past year, received a new source of strength on Wednesday through a blessing by Pope… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Freehold, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »