Smith and Rubio Press Conference on China

Posted: October 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

More Issues Raised About Welle’s Business Practices—And His Honesty

During a candidates forum last February while competing for the Democrat nomination to challenge Congressman Chris Smith, Josh Welle told Democrat activists that his company, Severn Pacific, Inc., doing business as Crossdeck, was dissolved in the spring of 2017.

But an officer of Harvard Business Services, Severn Pacific’s Delaware business agent told Patch that Welle’s company submitted an address change on March 3, 2017 .  The company, which Welle was the CEO of,  then ignored multiple notices from HBS to pay its 2017 taxes.  The company was finally dissolved last week, after MMM reported the $130,000 past due taxes.

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Posted: October 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Gallagher Named To Top 100 NJ Media List

MMM publisher Art Gallagher has once again been named to InsiderNJ’s Insider 100 Media List…just barely this year, coming in at #99 after being number 47 in the inaugural list in 2017.

Thanks to Editor Max Pizarro for the recognition and especially for using better picture of Gallagher this year.

Congratulations to all the journalists, columnists and bloggers who made the list.

Special thank yous to U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Kivvit  for that ads congratulating all the recipients.



Posted: October 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Media, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ Media | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Of Monmouth Freeholder Candidates, Only Curley Would Stick Property Taxpayers With His Medical Bills

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley

The Democrat and Republican candidates for Monmouth County Freeholder each said they would not accept County funded health insurance if elected to the part time position next month.

Republican candidates, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, have long opposed part-time elected officials exploiting the taxpayers by taking excessive benefits.   Democrat candidates Larry Luttrell and Amber Gesslein each told MMM that would not accept taxpayer funded health benefits if they are elected.

The Independent candidate, disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, has been sticking Monmouth County property taxpayers with the cost of his medical care for most of the last two years and he opposed a recent resolution against the practice.

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Posted: October 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Democrats in the running for Handlin’s Assembly seat

Josh Welle and Amber Gesslein could run for the Dem nominations for Assembly in LD 13 next year.

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin’s announcement that she will not seek reelection next year inevitably creates speculation on who will run to replace her. While party leaders on both sides of the aisle would rather their troops stay focused on the election coming up next month, the jockeying has started given how infrequently a vacancy occurs in the 13th district.

Democrats, who normally lose badly in the district will likely have a contest for the two Assembly nominations next year, given Handlin’s vacancy and Serena DiMaso serving her freshman term.  DiMaso put something of a target on her back with the Dems when she made a robocall criticizing LD 11 Assemblymembers Eric Hougtaling and Joann Downey for voting for Governor Murphy’s tax increases.  Houghtaling and Downey responded to DiMaso’s robocall with an ethics complaint.

With the Assembly on top of the ballot next year, Dems will likely be motivated and funded, even in LD 13.

Potential Democrat Candidates for LD 13 Assembly in 2019 who are running for other offices this year:

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Posted: October 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Assemblywoman Handlin will not seek reelection

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin of the 13th legislative district will not seek another term in Trenton next year.

Handlin told NorthJersey.com that she is serving her last term in the legislature and NewJerseyGlobe that she will not seek reelection.  Handlin has not yet responded to MMM’s call or email.

A Monmouth County freeholder from 1990-2005, Handlin was elected to the Assembly in 2005 after defeating incumbent Assemblyman Joe Azzolina a 13th district Republican primary.  She served one term on the Middletown Township Committee from 1987 till 1990.

Throughout her political career, Handlin has been known as a ethics watchdog and consumer advocate.



Posted: October 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Welle blames company’s status, past due taxes on business agent

Agent disputes Welle campaign’s excuse

Welle the Weasel attacks MMM owner Art Gallagher

Josh Welle declined to answer MMM’s questions about his company, Severn Pacific Inc, when we got him on the phone this morning and again when we met him in Red Bank this afternoon.  However, his company issued a statement to NewJerseyGlobe which blamed the company’s external business agent, Harvard Business Services of Lewes, Delaware, for failing to dissolve the company during the summer of 2017.

Per NewJerseyGlobe:

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Posted: October 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Welle’s company pays back taxes Candidate refuses to disclose where the money came from

Josh Welle can run, but he can’t hide

Developing story…

By Art Gallagher

Josh Welle has been avoiding our phone calls, until this morning, but still won’t say what’s happening with the company he is apparently CEO of, Severn Pacific Inc.

Apparently prompted by our article on Tuesday reporting that the company he said was dissolved still exists and owes the State of Delaware $130,000, Severn Pacific Inc is, as of this morning, a corporation in good standing in Delaware with ZERO taxes now due. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Quinnipiac Poll has Menendez up 11

Senator Bob Menendez is leading GOP nominee Bob Hugin by 11 points, 53-42% in a Quinnipiac University Poll  of likely New Jersey voters released this afternoon.

The 1,058 New Jersey likely voters has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 .

Only 5% said they are undecided, but 13% said they could change their mind between now and the time they vote.

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Posted: October 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 5-7, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Oct. 5

  • The American Soldier at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Big Gig” by Lakehouse Music Academy (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Gun Love” by American Poetry Theater (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Pamela’s First Musical at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Brian Fallon at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The Secret Garden at JSAC (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Women’s College Field Hockey: Monmouth U. vs. LIU-Brooklyn (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Women’s College Tennis: Monmouth U. vs. UC-Irvine (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Project Homeless Donation Collection (Manalapan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »