Red Bank Democratic Candidates Duck Debate

Republicans challenge incumbents to debate this weekend

Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich

Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich

Red Bank Council members Ed Zipprich and Juanita Lewis were no shows at the 18th annual candidates forum hosted by the Westside Community Group, according to a report on RedBankGreen.

Republican challengers for Borough Council Sean DiSomma and Linda Schwabenbauer fielded questions from the standing room only crowd of about 150 at the River Street Commons senior housing center on Catherine Street.  DiSomma offered Zipprich and Lewis’s chairs to members of the audience.

Mayor Pat Menna, a Democrat running unopposed for reelection, showed up half way through the two hour forum.  RedBankGreen reported Menna was at a campaign fundraiser at the Oyster Point Hotel for the first hour of the debate.

DiSomma, who is also Chairman of the Red Bank Republican Committee, told MMM that Zipprich and Lewis are afraid of facing the voters and are hoping that they can run out the clock of the election without defending their records.

“The Westside Community Group offered Zipprich and Lewis three different dates for the forum,” DiSomma said, “they cancelled last week’s Council Meeting, as they have done for 5 of the last 6 pre-election council meetings. If I had their record, I would want to hide too.”

DiSomma noted that under Zipprich and Lewis, Red Bank’s debt has increased 22% and spending has increased 28%.  “Lewis doesn’t attend council meetings,” DiSomma said, “she literally calls in her votes on important matters to the people of Red Bank.”

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Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Do you have a Larry Luttrell horror story?

Grillo Luttrell 102114In recent days MMM has been contacted by readers with horror stories involving their personal and professional dealings with Monmouth County Democratic Freeholder Candidate Lawrence W. Luttrell.

Each person spoke of substantial financial losses, shattered dreams, intimidation and fear of Luttrell’s bullying tactics.

Luttrell wants to be a Monmouth County Freeholder; one of five elected officials responsible for overseeing a $500 million county government with 3300 employees that provides roads, public safety and law enforcement, health and human services, parks and recreation, a world class library system, vocational schools, senior services and much more.

For the people we’ve talked to, the thought of Luttrell in a position of power is frightening.

If you have a Larry Luttrell horror story, or know someone who does, and are willing to share it, please contact Art Gallagher at artvg@aol.com quickly.  Your identity can be kept confidential if you so choose.

 

Posted: October 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »

On the air: Lawbreakers Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo — the Monmouth GOP Hits Back

The Monmouth County Republican Committee has launched a radio ad campaign against Democratic Freeholder Candidates Larry Luttrell and Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo.

The 60 second spots refer to the challengers as “Obama Democrats” who will do to Monmouth County what Obama did to wreck our economy. The ads emphasize “Lawbreakers” Luttrell and Grillo’s difficulties in following the law before ending on a positive note outlining Freeholders Lillian Burry and Gary Rich’s records of fiscal stability while providing outstanding parks, schools and safe communities.

There are three different editions of the ad that will be playing on the radio airwaves in Monmouth County for the next week.  One version of the ad is posted above and another below the photo.

Democratic Freeholder Candidates Giuseppe "Joe" Grillo and Lawrence Luttrell talked about their arrests and the Lincroft Village Green candidates forum

Democratic Freeholder Candidates Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo and Lawrence Luttrell talked about their arrests and the Lincroft Village Green candidates forum

Posted: October 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

White House blames James Madison for patchwork of Ebola quarantine laws


James_MadisonThe White House insisted Monday that policies to contain Ebola within the U.S. must not serve as a “disincentive” for health care workers who are thinking about fighting the virus in West Africa. Outbreaks in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the health care infrastructure is relatively poor, pose the greatest threat to the American homeland,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

DiMaso: Don’t be fooled by silly season rhetoric

By Freeholder Serena DiMaso

Serena DiMasoThis year’s election season doesn’t carry with it the big ticket names for President or even Governor, but in Monmouth County and Holmdel it certainly does.  Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich have worked diligently for the residents of our county.  In Holmdel, our Mayor Pat Impreveduto and Committeeman Greg Buontempo mirror that work ethic and continue to deliver the best quality of life for our beautiful community.

 

Any one who knows me, knows how often I tell the story of why I chose Holmdel and Monmouth County. BUT,  in case you haven’t heard, here’s the short version, we wanted a place we could raise our children and they could raise their children. We wanted a community that boasted the best school systems, park systems and quality of life in all of New Jersey.  We found it.  It’s all right here in Holmdel Township, Monmouth County. Why?  Because of the leadership of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and the Holmdel Township Committee.

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Posted: October 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

THC or treat? Halloween tips include watching out for pot candy


potcandy1111-300x200PUBLIC SAFETY: Time for some basic trick-or-treating tips for parents this Halloween: Reflective costumes or clothing for your youngsters, along with a flashlight or glow stick, are smart; Remind them to use crosswalks, be careful on or near roadways and not run – an uneven sidewalk can do serious damage; Inspect candy, of course – toss… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Medical Marijuana, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Can Monmouth County Voters Be Duped?

Luttrell and Grillo are counting on it

Trenton Democrats are funding the deception

Dems paper 001 (800x438)Monmouth County Democratic Freeholder candidates Lawrence Luttrell and Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo have been saying on the stump that, should they be elected, they would govern the way they campaigned.

Given their latest campaign mailer, Luttrell and Grillo are promising to govern with trickery and deceit.

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Posted: October 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , , | 26 Comments »

Ebola Czar: ‘Overpopulation’ is world’s top challenge

From the ‘You can’t make this up file':

 

Ron Klain, President Obama’s “Ebola Czar”,  said overpopulation is the world’s biggest leadership challenge during a 2008 interview at Georgetown University. (hat tip Got News)

Watch the video.  It’s only 84 seconds.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Judge issues restraining order on N.J. sports betting


A federal judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order that will prevent Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey from offering wagering on National Football League games this weekend, dealing a blow — at least temporarily — to the Christie administration, which has sought to legalize sports gambling to help prop up the state’s failing racetracks… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Health Worker OK After Being Flagged At Newark Airport: Report


Ebola NewarkUpdate, Saturday, 8:40 a.m. EDT: The health-care worker quarantined after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday following her service treating Ebola virus disease victims in West Africa does not have the disease herself, the New Jersey Department of Health said Saturday, according to Reuters. Original Article Appears Below A female health worker who has been… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »