Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey and Davis’s reelection kickoff
A coming referendum in the City of Bayonne could shake things up in the Borough of Oceanport.
NewJerseyGlobe reports that Bayonne residents will decide via referendum whether appointees of the mayor must live in the City. Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey is the appointed Corporation Counsel of Bayonne. Should the referendum succeed, which we are told is likely, Coffey would have to choose between the lucrative job and serving as mayor.
How Coffey’s successor is chosen becomes an interesting question, should he resign. In towns with partisan elections, municipal vacancies are filled by the council or township committee choosing from three candidates submitted by the County Committee of the Party that ran the office holder. Coffey, a registered Democrat, was elected as a write-in candidate. The Oceanport Democrats did not have an candidate for mayor in 2015 when Coffey unseated Republican Michael Mahon, who was unopposed on the general election ballot. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 27th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Oceanport | Tags: Bayonne, Jay Coffey, Mayor Jay Coffey, Michael Mahon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Oceanport | 2 Comments »
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out New Jersey’s sports betting law, once again blocking the state from expanding its gambling options to augment Atlantic City and the horse-racing industry. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that the state’s law violated a 1992 federal ban on sports betting, the Associated… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: Gambling Industry, Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, NJ Sports Betting, Oceanport, Sports Betting, Third Circuit Court of Appeals | 2 Comments »
John O. Bennett III, the former Acting Governor, former Monmouth GOP Chairman and former Borough Administrator of Oceanport is the new Administrator of the Borough of Lavallette in Ocean County.
Bennett’s job in Oceanport ended on April 30th when he was replaced by Ray Poerio, an Edison resident who had been the Recreation Director of Scotch Plains, Union County.
Bennett announced his retirement from the Oceanport job last fall after he, and his part time work as an attorney, became an issue in the local election. After Mayor Michael Mahon was defeated by current Mayor Jay Coffey’s write-in campaign, Bennett reapplied for the Oceanport job.
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Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: John Bennett, Lavallette, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
Oceanport Administrator John Bennett is applying to keep the job that he announced his retirement from in October.
Bennett’s retirement is effective December 31. When I met him at Oceanport’s temporary Borough Hall today, there was no signs of him slowing down. He was working with a borough employee on the town’s debt amortization schedule when I arrived. Over lunch he was excited about the future of Oceanport and proud of what he’s accomplished in his two years as administrator. He was also well aware the that town needs to heal the divisions…that he is in the center of….that resulted in Mayor Michael Mahon going from being unopposed for reelection last month to being defeated by write-in candidate Jay Coffey. “I promised I would give 110% until my last day,” for former Senate President and Acting Governor said.
Bennett is hopeful that his last day will come after December 31. “I love being an administrator,” he said, “I wish I had done this earlier in my career. I submitted my application for the job.”
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Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: Jay Coffey, John Bennett, Mike Mahon, Monmouth County News, Oceanport, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on John Bennett: Not the retiring type
OCEANPORT — Before the summer, John “Jay” Coffey didn’t have any intentions of becoming the borough’s next mayor. A member of the Board of Education, Coffey was an active participant in the community — but he didn’t start regularly attending Borough Council meetings until after a slew of officials in the borough resigned. The resignations caught… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: 2015 Elections, Jay Coffey, Michael Mahon, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | 1 Comment »
Oceanport Mayor-elect Jay Coffey
Attorney John F. Coffey II received 949 of the 988 write-in ballots in the Oceanport election for mayor, according to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. Incumbent Mayor Michael Mahon received 721 votes.
All machine and Vote By Mail ballots have been counted. There were 15 provisional ballots cast in Oceanport, which will be counted on November 9. Jay Coffey is the Mayor-elect of Oceanport.
For Borough Council, full-term, there were 807 write -in votes. Write-in candidate Cullin Wibble received a total of 694 votes. Candidates John A. Patti received 901 votes and Patricia Cooper received 843 votes.
Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: 2015 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Jay Coffey, John F. Coffey II, Michael Mahon, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Comments Off on Jay Coffey is Mayor-elect of Oceanport
Presumed Oceanport Mayor-elect Jay Coffey, center,addresses supporters as Culllin Wible , left, and Councilman Joe Irace,right look on. photo via facebook
In the Oceanport mayoral race, “Write-In” has defeated incumbent Mayor Michael Mahon by a margin of 988 to 721.
Monmouth County Clerk told MoreMonmouthMusings this morning that each of the Write-In votes will be reviewed today in order to determine the winner of the race, subject to the counting of provisional ballots and certification of the election.
A bi-partisan coalition of Oceanport leaders supported Attorney Jay Coffey, a registered Democrat, in his campaign unseat the Republican mayor who was unopposed on the ballot. Coffey is widely expected to be the winner of the campaign. He declared victory last evening.
Oceanport’s all Republican municipal government has been in turmoil for the better part of the year as Mahon stopped communicating with members of the Council, particularly regarding redevelopment issues at Fort Monmouth, and a growing distrust of Borough Administrator John Bennett festered throughout the governing body and members of the public.
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Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Joe Irace, John Bennett, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: Jay Coffey, Joe Irace, John Bennett, Michael Mahon, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Comments Off on Unofficial Oceanport Results Will Be Reported By Days End
By Councilman Joe Irace
Oceanport Councilman Joe Irace
For the past eight years, it has been my privilege to serve the people of Oceanport. At all times, I have done what I felt was best for our borough because I, like you, truly love our collective home. As you know, I have been very outspoken on behalf of Oceanport. I have used my position as Councilman to keep Oceanport residents informed of important issues pertaining to Oceanport, oftentimes to my own personal detriment within the very Council on which I serve.
It has been my honor to help the people of this borough, but now I am asking for your help in return on a matter of critical importance:
THIS TUESDAY, Nov. 3rd, is ELECTION DAY. I am asking all of you to vote for write-in Candidates John F. Coffey II (for mayor) and Cullin Wible (for Councilman, full term). I believe Partisan Politics are irrelevant when it comes to doing what’s best for our town. We need strong leaders who personify the honesty, integrity and inclusiveness that Oceanport Residents deserve.
I fully endorse John F. Coffey II (for mayor) and Cullin Wible (for Councilman, full term). They are committed to getting Oceanport back on track. They have vowed toserve only the best interests of the people of our borough. I have confidence in their abilities to do so.
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Posted: November 2nd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Joe Irace, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: 2015 Elections, Cullin Wible, Joe Irace, John F. Coffey II, Monmouth County News, Oceanport, Write-in campaign | 1 Comment »
OCEANPORT — An exchange between two borough officials at a special council meeting last week nearly turned violent, with the borough’s mayor having to step in to keep the two apart. During the public comment portion of the Aug. 6 meeting, resident and Board of Education member Jay Coffey was addressing the council about personnel and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: Joe Irace, John Bennett, Mayor Michael Mahon, Oceanport | 3 Comments »
OCEANPORT — Several departments were on the scene of a fire involving two local businesses and the post office Friday night. The fire broke out sometime before 9 p.m. at the small strip of businesses at the corner of Lake Avenue and East Main Street. A restaurant, Enzo’s Deli and Pizzeria, as well as an adjoining… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: Enzo's Pizza, Justine Talarico, Monmouth Park, Oceanport, Oceanport fire | Comments Off on Fire tears through businesses near Monmouth Park