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Keady Quits CD-4 Race

Jim Keady ended his candidacy for the Democrat nomination to lose to Congressman Chris Smith this afternoon.

The former Asbury Park councilman who earned 43% of the vote as an off the line challenger in the 2016 CD-4 Democrat primary released the following statement to his supporters via email:

Keady2020 Supporter:

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Posted: January 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Did Arnone heckle Impeachment Managers?

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone was in the U.S. Capitol today getting a tour from Congressman Chris Smith when the House Impeachment Managers came marching by on their way to the Senate.

Video footage by ABC News shows Arnone apparently laughing and pointing at Chairmen Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
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Posted: January 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Keady’s CD-4 candidacy is “day to day” following establishment ambush

Jim Keady told MMM that his candidacy for the Democrat nomination for congress in the 4th district of New Jersey is day to day following what he dubbed as a “well coordinated political ambush” by one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership and two of his former female political allies with whom he has had varying degrees of personal relations.
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Posted: January 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 17-19, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, January 17:

  • Old Times, New Memories Concert with Singing Cowboy Ronnie Brandt (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Twelfth Night at Two River Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Misery Loves Company: A Night of One Acts by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Light of Day Festival ‘20 (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Arts High School/Middle School Traveling Exhibit (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Ciattarelli invites former and potential opponents to his campaign kickoff

Kim Guadagno and Jack Ciattarelli at the 2017 GOP nominating convention

Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is apparently looking to clear his path to the 2021 Republican gubernatorial nomination by inviting his past and potential political opponents to attend his campaign kickoff.

Ciattarelli, who lost the GOP gubernatorial primary to former Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno in 2017, will ceremonially announce his candidacy at his high school alma matter in Raritan on January 21, according to a NewJerseyGlobe report.  He told the Associated Press that he was running last February and has been a frequent guest at GOP events throughout New Jersey ever since.

MMM has learned that the candidate has personally invited Guadagno, as well and NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County GOP Chairman, Sheriff Shaun Golden, and former U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin to attend the event.

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Posted: January 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Video: O’Scanlon discusses his position on the vaccine bill

In the face of passionate opposition and push back, Senator Declan O’Scanlon issued the following statement regarding the controversial legislation that alters the religious exemption for mandatory vaccines.

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Posted: January 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Ocean Township Sewer Bill Scam

The Ocean Township Police Department is warning residents about an email scam seeking payment of sewer bills.

A township resident reported receiving an email requesting payment of the sewer bill via an attached link, the OTPD said in a nixle announcement.

The Ocean Township Sewer Authority does NOT use any websites or third parties claiming to be a payment reminder. Payments or bills are done only through the mail.

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Posted: January 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Smith opposes Dems’ War Powers Resolution

Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives passed a non-binding War Powers Resolution on Thursday, 224-194, mostly along partisan lines. The resolution purports to limit President Trump’s authority to engage in hostile action against Iran.  Eight Democrats, including NJ Rep Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), voted against the resolution. Three Republicans and an Independent former Republican voted The Squad.

Congressman Chris Smith voted against the resolution and made the following statement on the House floor:

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Posted: January 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , | 12 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 10-12, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, January 10:

  • Artie Lange at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Canisius (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Arts High School/Middle School Traveling Exhibit (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • “Springsteen: His Hometown” Exhibit (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Ice at the Pier (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 10-12, 2020

Correction: Highlands Passed A Plastic Shopping Bag Ban 30 Years Ago

Our story on Monday claiming that QuickChek is lying to its customers in Highlands regarding its plastic bag ban was not entirely accurate.

QuickChek claims it is not giving its customers shopping bags “due to the recent passing of local legislation.” We reported that “Highlands does not have an ordinance that prohibits stores from providing their customers with shopping bags, plastic or otherwise.”

Both statements are untrue.  Highlands passed a plastic bag ban 30 years ago. 30 years is only “recent” in a biblical context.  MMM regrets its error.

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Posted: January 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Correction: Highlands Passed A Plastic Shopping Bag Ban 30 Years Ago