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Little Silver’s Tale of Two Mayors

By Don Galante

Don Galante

I have had the honor of serving my community as a Borough Councilman for 16 years. During that period, I worked with two incredible people who held the position of Mayor of Little Silver. The first eight years (2000 to 2008) were spent working and collaborating with Suzy Castleman. The second eight years (2011 to present) joining forces with Bob Neff. Although both terms are unique, due to different issues facing our town and our society, there are incredible similarities in both leaders and how they managed Little Silver.

I want to start by clarifying, being Mayor of Little Silver is not a ceremonial job.  The job entails many long hours, lots of hard work, tough decisions and difficult negotiations.  Being Mayor also means doing copious amounts of research in order to make the most educated decisions for the town.  These decisions are usually not the easy or popular ones. And while Suzy and Bob had a completely different approach, I never wavered in my belief that both Mayors have always had only the best interests of their constituents in mind. All decisions were for the greater good, not to win popularity contests or to post photos.

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Posted: April 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Cory Booker Owes the LGBTQ Community an Answer about Sin

By Thomas DeSeno

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Despite Article 6, Clause 3 of the Constitution outlawing religious tests for public office, Democrats have been inquiring about the religious beliefs of government appointees.

This modern Democrat “Star Chamber” has revealed itself in several recent incidents.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., California) told Catholic federal court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern…”.

Then came the double teaming of federal Court nominee Brian Buesher by Senators Kamala Harris (D., California) and Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii).  They questioned Buesher about various Catholic beliefs, followed by Hirono requesting he quit the Catholic fraternity Knights of Columbus before being sworn; a clear violation of his Constitutional rights. Harris and Hirono were formally rebuked by the entire Senate for this religious inquisition.

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Posted: March 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cory Booker Owes the LGBTQ Community an Answer about Sin

Steinhardt: We owe it to New Jersey’s next generation to leave them with opportunity and not debt.

By Doug Steinhardt

NJ GOP Doug Steinhardt

Winston Churchill said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” In New Jersey, as long as we keep electing politicians who feed the State’s bloated budget, none of us are safe.

Phil Murphy calls New Jersey a high tax for high value state. But Democrats are squeezing out what little value is left. Our schools are failing, NJ Transit deteriorating, jobs leaving, and taxes rising. Policies passed to appease progressives instead of provide solutions are chasing businesses and families away.

Last year, Phil Murphy and New Jersey Democrats set the bar for their income ”success tax” at $5 million. One year later, they redefined “success” as a family making $1 million or more. That’s an 80 percent drop. Take 20 percent of that and by 2020 a family earning $200,000 would pay more taxes. By 2021, a family earning just $40,000 could be the next, New Jersey “success”. It sounds crazy, but it’s not. The middle class is next, because government is out of control. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion, Republican Party | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Jeopardy – Politics Style

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq

Stuart J Moskovitz

No matter the category, the answer is always Donald Trump to the liberal media and late night talk show “comedians.” All they need to do is figure out the question.

The latest foray into insanity was CNN’s blaming Trump for the disaster in New Zealand. There is so much wrong with that, it is difficult to know where to begin. The attack on the mosque in New Zealand is unacceptable. It is a tragedy. It is a further example of a world moving away from the civilization we thought had grown since World War II. That it would be exploited by anyone for political purposes is disgusting. That it is exploited by an organization claiming to be a “news” organization is not just reprehensible, it is a red flag that major changes are needed, beginning with the complete remaking of our media institutions.

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Posted: March 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jeopardy – Politics Style

Frankly Speaking: Too Much Information

By Steve Frank, Frankly Chatting

Don’t get me wrong. I love my daughter. Love her to death. We’ve always been there for each other through both our rough patches. I taught her to ride a bike, drive a stick shift. Sat through bone-chilling football games when she was a cheerleader. Fought with her when she was dating knuckleheads. Practiced a dance routine for her wedding. But now, I’ve got to put some distance between us. There has to be boundaries.

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Posted: March 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Why Amazon Did Not Choose New Jersey

By Senator Robert Singer

Senator Robert Singer

A whopping 238 cities across the United States sought to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2.” Of all city applicants, Newark, New Jersey offered Amazon the largest tax benefits in the country. Regardless of being one of twenty cities to make the final cut, Newark was passed over by Amazon not once, but twice. It speaks volumes that a package of tax incentives totaling $7 billion could not entice Amazon to choose New Jersey.

Our state’s prime geographic location, diverse workforce, state-of-the-art infrastructure, convenient transportation, and best-in-the-nation schools should have made the Garden State an easy sell. The New Jersey Legislature’s successful bipartisan effort to top all other competing tax incentive offers nationwide should have made the Garden State an easy choice. The competition was fierce to court HQ2, and New Jersey was in play.

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Posted: February 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Why Amazon Did Not Choose New Jersey

Lying and the Liars who Lie about Lying.

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Stuart J Moskovitz

At the academy awards Sunday night, Barbara Streisand made a comment about lying being in vogue these days. Everyone there knew of whom she spoke, but the reality is, her statement applies to the universe of dialogue in the United States, not just one favorite whipping boy.

If you confine your sources of “news” to the known liberal media, or, as most of America does, late night talk show entertainers, you probably think America’s farmlands are devastated by the trade wars. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Lying and the Liars who Lie about Lying.

What Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln Have in Common

By ROBERT KOFMAN

President Trump likes to compare himself to President Lincoln and indeed there are some similarities. Both won with less than a majority of the popular vote and took office in a deeply divided, polarized country with a substantial portion of the media engaging in virulent personal attacks on their character. They both expanded the President’s executive power to address what they saw as threats to homeland security and they devised new ways to communicate with the people.

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Posted: February 25th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Frankly Chatting: Amazing Grace

By Steve Frank, FranklyChatting.com

A. Tobias Grace, 1945-2019 R.I.P.

It was the autumn of 1964. The social winds of discord were in the air and nowhere more evident than at Trenton State College where the Theta Nu Sigma fraternity roamed the campus with the rebellious attitude that defined the decade. They subsisted on cheap beer and testosterone; ingratiated themselves to the other frats; and enjoyed the affections of the coeds so enchanted by the lure of the “bad boy”. They were loud and ribald; fiercely insular and prone to debauching themselves on weekends.

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Posted: February 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Frankly Chatting: Amazing Grace

DeSeno: Garden State Equality’s Executive Director, Christian Fuscarino, Fails the LGBTQ Community Again

Tom DeSeno

By Tom DeSeno

It is an oft lamented truth about today’s single-issue activists – they put the needs of the Democrat Party above the needs of their cause.

The poster boy for this behavior is Christian Fuscarino, the Executive Director of New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group, Garden State Equality.  Here’s his latest letdown.

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Posted: February 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Garden State Equality, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DeSeno: Garden State Equality’s Executive Director, Christian Fuscarino, Fails the LGBTQ Community Again