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Saving Lives: President Signs Two of Rep Smith’s Bills Into Law

Callista Gingrich, Ambassador to the Holy See, Rep Chris Smith and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for the bill signing ceremony

President Donald Trump signed two bills crafted by Congressman Chris Smith into law on Tuesday: a five-year, $30 billion extension of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, legislation to ensure ISIS genocide victims in Iraq and Syria receive humanitarian relief and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

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Posted: December 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christianity, Donald Trump, News | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Over-Brining NJ Roads is a Large-Scale Waste of Taxpayer Funds

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

The lack of government response and preparedness for the first winter storm of the season was clearly a failure,” Senator O’Scanlon said. “Although it was somewhat ameliorated by the moving target forecast, there’s no question we should have been better-prepared, and more on top of the treacherous situation as it evolved.

However, the answer for that failure is NOT to waste obscene amounts of taxpayer money by over-brining roads, every time the temperature dips below 40 degrees.

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Posted: December 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hornik will seek fourth term as Marlboro mayor

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Jonathan Hornik will run for a fourth consecutive term as Mayor of  Marlboro Township.

The mayor announced his candidacy on the Tommy G Show Tuesday afternoon during MMM publisher Art Gallagher’s guest appearance on popular drive time radio show.

First elected in 2007 when he defeated incumbent Republican Dr. Robert Kleinberg in a race that got statewide attention when Kleinberg incurred the pubic wrath radio personality Jim Gearhart and Asbury Park Press columnist Bob Ingle by falsely claiming Gearhart’s endorsement.  Kleinberg then went on the air with Gearhart the day before the election to argue with the host and defend his campaign mail.

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Posted: December 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pearl Lee considering LD 11 Assembly bid

Pearl Lee

Pearl Lee, the Republican candidate for Red Bank Mayor last month, told MMM that she reached out to Monmouth Republican Chairman Shaun Golden to express her interest in challenging Democrat Assembly Members Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey in the 11th legislative district next year.

Lee, 64, a retired small business owner, had never sought elected office before securing the Republican nomination for Red Bank Mayor last year as a write-in candidate in the June primary.  She sought the nomination after learning that  the local party failed to field a candidate to challenge Democrat Mayor Pat Menna.

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Posted: December 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Tune into the Tommy G Show 3PM on Tuesday

Art Gallagher is back on the Tommy G Show on Tuesday afternoon, December 4 at 3 PM.

Tommy’s show is always good for laughs and provocative conversation about local, state and national news.  On the agenda on Tuesday afternoon is a discussion about the horrific murders in Colts Neck late last month and some of the big changes coming to New Jersey courtesy of Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

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Posted: December 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

On the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

By Congressman Chris Smith

President Bush was not only a hero of World War II—brave, tenacious fearless and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism under fire—but he was also an extraordinary family man who deeply loved his wife Barbara and family and spent his entire public life pursuing peace and an end to the cold war.  He inspired selfless public service—a thousand points of light—and generosity and compassion for others, especially those in need.   As both President and Vice President, he visited my district and the biggest takeaway from those experiences as well as working with him in Washington was how gracious and kind and humble he was.  Despite being the most powerful political leader on earth, he regarded the issues and solutions to problems as far more important than himself—truly amazing.

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Posted: December 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

George H. W. Bush, 1924-2018

 

George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died last night at the age of 94.

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Posted: December 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Gramiccioni: Colts Neck Murders Are The Most Brutal Of His Career

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said that the Colts Neck murders of Keith Caneiro and his family were the most brutal he has witnessed in his career and that he would prosecute the case as a Captial Crime if New Jersey had the death penalty.

Paul Caneiro, 51 of Ocean Township, is charged with four counts of murder, aggravated arson and weapons charges, in the deaths of his brother Keith, Jennifer Caneiro, Keith’s wife, and the couples children, Jesse, 11 and Sophia 8, on November 20 at their home in Colts Neck.

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Posted: November 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Long Branch Shooter Still At Large

Marc Zayas

Monmouth County law enforcement authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating Marc Zayas, 18 of Long Branch.  Zayas is accused of shooting a 18-year old Neptune City man last Thursday afternoon, November 15, in the vicinity of in the vicinity of 63 Morris Avenue in Long Branch.

Zayas is at large as of 7:30 Sunday evening, according to Chris Swendeman, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Posted: November 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Shooter Still At Large

Fort Monmouth Tech Company Honored For Employing Veterans

 

Josh Welle should apply to work here.

AASKI Technology, Inc.  of Tinton Falls has been honored by the Department of Labor with the HIRE Vets Medallion for its leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced on Thursday.

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act) was supported by Smith and signed into law by President Trump on May 5, 2017.  The Act created to program which recognizes and honors small, medium and large employers throughout the nation.

AASKI, a Woman and Minority Owned Business founded in 1997, was one of 239 companies recognized during the demonstration phase of the HIRE VETs program in 2018.

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Posted: November 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Fort Monmouth Tech Company Honored For Employing Veterans