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Pallone Should Fight to Reauthorize Brand USA So They Can Continue to Help Lure International Visitors to Atlantic City and Other New Jersey Cities

By Chris Knudsen

Chris Knudsen

The fall means one thing for sports fans in the Garden State: football is back! And with football comes tourism, both as fans travel to, from or through New Jersey. But it’s not just Giants, Jets and Scarlet Knights fans that are traveling on Game Day. New Jersey also sees an influx of tourism and revenue in Atlantic City related to sports betting.

The state Division of Gaming Enforcement released a report that revealed a total gaming revenue increase 13% in August 2019 compared to the same month last year with the total gaming revenue at $338.8 million. This August marked the 15th consecutive month of gaming revenue increases for casinos in Atlantic City.

In response, the President of the Casino Association of New Jersey Steve Callender said, “The summer of 2019 was the one of the best summers in recent years for Atlantic City. Casinos saw strong employment, visitation and gaming revenue. Two great back-to-back summer seasons continue to demonstrate that the casino industry’s ongoing investment in Atlantic City’s transformation into a first-class resort and business conference destination has staying power.”

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Posted: November 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Monmouth Democrat Chairman Brown Shouldn’t Survive This Cop Hating Hypocrisy

By Tommy DeSeno

Monmouth Democrat Chairman David Brown

The job of a county party chair is to ensure that candidates have no unforced errors, usually handled in the vetting process.  Democrat Chairman David Brown’s candidates this year have self-inflicted wounds.  He has dumped support for several of his own candidates, a sign of his own failure.  The Monmouth Democrat Party needs to strip him of his chairmanship for this collapse.

By the way – the correct pronunciation for “The Monmouth Democrat Party” is “Vin Gopal.” That’s who needs to dump Brown.

Let’s look at how David Brown treated two women very differently for their words about cops.

Jeana Sager is a Democrat candidate for the Township Council in Middletown.  I’m not here to articulate her true feelings about cops because I don’t know them. I don’t know them because David Brown sewed her mouth shut like a character on “A Handmaid’s Tale” before she could explain.

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Posted: November 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Satan’s Motorized Scooters in Asbury Park

By Tommy DeSeno

Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn

This column will mention Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn as well as her friends.  Nothing is their fault.  There’s just no way to tell the story without them.

This past August, Asbury Park started allowing motorized scooters here.  Deputy Mayor Quinn led the effort.

Quinn, the darling of local Democrats, selected a company called Spin for the scooters. Spin appears to be an eco-friendly San Francisco start-up that fits well with Asbury’s woke progressives who hate oil companies and long for Congresswoman AOC’s Green New Delusion. The reality?  Spin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.  Big Industry.  Big oil.  The transportation equivalent of a Red Lobster on the Boardwalk.

Amy Quinn really, really wants her pet project to do well.  Apparently, so does the Asbury Park Press.

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Posted: October 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System

Rich Pezzullo

By Rich Pezzullo

Tell me anything that took 12 years to accomplish in 1960 that takes that long today?  Hmm

Education of a useful productive adult human?  Politicians touting free college are trying to  make the case that now it should take 16 years of education to make a human productive, engaged, happy and, with a nod towards Maslow, capable of self-actualization.

“You say you want a revolution?”, try this on for size. Instead of creating an new economy for the realities of the 21st century, why don’t we create a new education system to feed the economy that has shown itself to be capable of taking every sort of labor input and creating jobs, products and services?

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Posted: September 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System

Neptune City for Sale

By Neptune City Councilman Andrew Wardell

Andrew Wardell

The rules, policies, and procedures of good-governance have almost all been thrown to the wayside in Neptune City under the current majority. An alarming trend which started January 1st as policies have been created without cooperation, special committees formed without proper resolutions, the intentionally keeping of information from other elected officials, and threatening of borough employees. 

This is just a fraction of what has been occurring these past months in Neptune City and calls to rectify the issues have fallen on deaf ears, no matter how hard I have tried. Yet, what transpired at the September 9th Workshop and Council meetings was the final straw and residents have a right to not only know, but be concerned.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

What President Trump understands that Democrats don’t

Adam Geller, President of National Research, addresses Monmouth County Republicans.

As a practitioner of public opinion polling, I’ve studied, poked and analyzed opinions for more than 25 years. I’ve learned and grown to appreciate how fickle and malleable opinions can be. I’ve also come to understand through opinion research, why President Trump is playing a winning hand going into 2020 and why he is better positioned for victory than you might think.

Mr. Trump isn’t playing the opinion game. He is playing on a different field. He is playing on beliefs and values. And his opponents are all too happy to assist him.

Opinions can change, and they often do. Beliefs don’t change. We can change our opinion about a candidate, or a restaurant, or a TV series. But we don’t change our fundamental values. We don’t change our beliefs. Opinions are ephemeral. Beliefs are unwavering.

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Posted: September 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Adam Geller, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Asbury Park Must Lock the Wesley Lake Footbridges Permanently

By Tommy DeSeno

The hot local issue is the 25-year-old practice of Ocean Grove (a section of Neptune Township) locking two footbridges over Wesley Lake that connect to Asbury Park, every night between midnight and 5 am.  Asbury Park, led by councilwoman Eileen Chapman and activist Dani Boglivi Fiori, want Neptune to leave the gates open. Let’s explore the history for context.

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Posted: July 30th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

What if Trump Said…

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

Stuart J Moskovitz

The press had a feeding frenzy over Trump’s stating, after the teleprompter went blank, that the Continental Army took control of the airports. The gaffe is obvious; the obsession with the gaffe is typical.

I just wonder what the press would do if Trump referred to a poor sports performance of his as “It’s like −− it was like Special Olympics or something.” Obama said that.

I just wonder what the press would do if Trump stated, “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died −− an entire town destroyed,” when in actuality, the tornado killed a total of 12 people. Obama said that.

I just wonder what the press would do if Trump stated, “I’ve now been in 57 states −− I think one left to do,” as Obama had said.

 

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Posted: July 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

The Fourth of July Parade

Stuart J Moskovitz

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

Normally, I would be against any parade in America that showcases military apparatus. The military is critical to our freedom and the nation would not exist today without it, but while we truly appreciate the military, it is not the foundation of our nation and it would not be my choice to make it the centerpiece of the celebration.

Be that as it may, the current assault on the celebration of July 4 and all things American has caused me to believe that all stops should be pulled out this July 4 to send a message not to the world, but to ourselves.

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Posted: July 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

‘Happy Memorial Day’ Is Not An Oxymoron

By Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

I was just lectured about wishing someone a “Happy Memorial Day”. “Isn’t that an oxymoron,” I was asked, “Right up there with “Jumbo Shrimp” and “Military Intelligence”?

This was as I joined my fellow patriots in stocking up with supplies for the grill and ice chest.  In addition to cheering at parades and participating in celebrations throughout the weekend, we do have responsibilities that extend beyond not showing up at the BBQ empty handed.

At Gettysburg, Lincoln summed up our responsibility pretty clearly.  He commissioned each of us, throughout the ages, to ensure “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »