U.S. Rep. Chris Smith to hold information session about nominations to military service academies

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith to hold information session about nominations to military service academies (via NJ.com)

It should come as no surprise that the application process to the nation’s five military service academies is more demanding than other colleges and universities. After all, tuition is free, but comes with an obligation of five years of service after…

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Posted: May 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off

Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey’s Schools

Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey’s Schools (via NJSpotlight)

Hover over a district to see its total spent, click for more information. The map does not include charter schools and the county districts and some elementary districts may be obscured by the regional high school districts to which they send students…

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Posted: May 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Pezzullo Backs Bennett

Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

The last man who challenged an incumbent John Bennett is sticking with the Monmouth County Republican Chairman in his race against Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden.

Rich Pezzullo, a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in the June 3 primary, told Save Jersey that he’s all in for Bennett to continue to lead the Monmouth GOP.

“He is the Republican in Monmouth county who has known me as a political figure the longest – almost 20 years,” Pezzullo told Save Jersey on Thursday. “He’s set a good example for me as a professional, politician and organizer. I’ve seen him in his roles as a political opponent and political partner. I’ve known him as he grieved the loss of his father, gave his daughters off to marriage and celebrated the birth of his grandchildren. It would be hard to have so much respect for a person and entertain the thought of not supporting him when his record is full of committed service, personal sacrifice and genuine accomplishments.”

Pezzullo, of Freehold, challenged Bennett in the GOP primary for State Senate in 2003 in what was then the 12th legislative district.  Bennett was the Senate Co-President with Senator Richard Cody in the 20-20 Senate during the first two years of the McGreevey Administration.   Bennett spent $350,000 to beat back Pezzullo’s challenge and the Asbury Park Press, which made Bennett’s $8,000 billing error as Marlboro Township Attorney and nepotism in his legislative office front page news for months.

Bennett prevailed against Pezzullo in the 2003 primary but lost his Senate seat to Ellen Karcher, then Marlboro’s Council President, that November and the GOP lost their equal footing with the Democrats in the Senate.

Pezzullo has the Monmouth County Republican line in his U.S. Senate primary race against Jeff Bell, Brian Goldberg and Murray Sabrin.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, John Bennett, Monmouth County, Shaun Golden, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

9/11 Memorial Museum Opens in Manhattan

9/11 Memorial Museum Opens in Manhattan (via ABC News)

President Obama will attend a dedication ceremony at the site of the World Trade Center.

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Posted: May 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off

Former Gov. Tom Kean to replace Condoleezza Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker

Former Gov. Tom Kean to replace Condoleezza Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker (via NJ.com)

NEW BRUNSWICK — Former Gov. Tom Kean will replace Condoleezza Rice as Rutgers University’s commencement speaker, the school announced today. Kean will deliver the address at the May 18 ceremony at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Rice,…

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Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Rutgers, Tom Kean Sr, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Christie says Obama, Democrats should be careful increasing U.S. minimum wage

Chris Christie says Obama, Democrats should be careful increasing U.S. minimum wage (via NJ.com)

FAIRFIELD — A student asked Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall Wednesday what he thought of a push by President Obama and Democrats in Congress to increase the minimum wage across the U.S. to $10.10 an hour. The Republican governor — and possible…

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Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Bookerism of the day

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Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Port Authority business model is broken, report says

Port Authority business model is broken, report says (via NJ.com)

NEWARK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is broken, according to a report issued yesterday, and unless its mission is drastically reshaped, the bi-state agency’s fortunes are more dubious than a ride on the Pulaski Skyway. The George…

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Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Powerful nor’easter likely to deal NJ a glancing blow, spring arrives afterwards?

Powerful nor’easter likely to deal NJ a glancing blow, spring arrives afterwards? (via NJ.com)

The good news is it could be worse. While a monster of a nor’easter is expected to develop early this week, recent forecast data suggests the storm will remain far enough off the East Coast to spare New Jersey from its worst impacts. “It looks like…

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Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Pezzullo Wins U.S. Senate Nod and Monmouth GOP Convention

Rich Pezzullo and Declan O'Scanlon

Rich Pezzullo and Declan O’Scanlon

Freehold businessman Rich Pezzullo has defeated Ramapo Professor Murray Sabrin from the nomination of the Monmouth GOP for U. Senate.

The final second ballot numbers were 153-101

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off