New School-Funding Case Turns Spotlight on State’s Rural Districts

New Jersey’s school-funding fight is heading back to the courts — again. In yet another foray into the judicial arena that has become central to New Jersey’s school-funding struggles, lawyers have filed a formal complaint against the Christie administration over its failure to fully fund 16 mostly rural districts. Akin to the state’s landmark Abbott v.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Education, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Celebrate Lunch Break’s 31 Years of Service at Their Fifth Annual Gala

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Lunch Break will host its fifth annual Gala, “Hope Happens Here,” celebrating
31 years of dedicated service to the community on Monday, October 20, at the Navesink Country Club, in Middletown NJ. The evening will honor the steadfast commitment to the mission of Lunch Break by several individuals. Specifically, there will be presentations of the “Norma Todd Service Award” to Paul and Margo Hooker, the “Heart to Hand Award” to Inice Hennessy and Pamela Elam, the “Beacon of Service Award” to Carol Ingaro and Leigh Stoecker of Fringe Marketing, and the “Future Charitable Leaders Award” to Katie and Taylor Gill.

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Posted: September 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

2 Weekends of Tri-State Theatre Festival

2 WONDERFUL WEEKENDS OF ONE-ACTS

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Posted: September 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

New Jerseyans Could Be Paying too Much for Power, Report Says

Consumers could be paying up to $1.3 billion more than they should because the operator of the regional power grid fails to account for savings from energy efficiency in its long-term forecasts for electricity demand, according to a new study. The study, commissioned by the Sustainable FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) project, suggested the failure of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Energy, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Kolibas Elected Hazlet Board of Education President

William Kolibas Jr

William Kolibas Jr

William Kolibas, Jr was unanimously elected President of the Hazlet Board of Education on Monday evening, according to a statement by Superintendent Bernard F. Bragen, Jr Ed. D.

Kolibas replaces Stephen F. Willig who stepped down after serving on the Board for nine years due to conflicts with his work schedule.

Lauri O’ Leary was elected to replace Kolibas as Vice President.

The Board is seeking a replacement for Willig and hope to appoint the new member at its November 17, 2014 meeting.  Interested parties should contact Board Secretary Chris Mullins, CMullins@hazlet.org or 732-264-8401 ext. 1109.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, September 26-28, 2014

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By Greg Kelly

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Monmouth County Post CardFriday, September 26

  • Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show – MORE INFO
  • Dinner with the Boys at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • The School for Wives at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • I Ought To Be In Pictures at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Open House Square Dance (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Juke Joint Jonny & Friends (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Highlands Mayor’s Ball – MORE INFO
  • Casino Night (Ocean Twp) – MORE INFO
  • New 2 You Kids Consignment Sale (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Cardboard Box City & Fundraiser (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • 25 Years of Brookdale’s Architecture Program (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Lone Shark at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Pop-Break.com Anniversary at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Teen Suicide Prevention Forum (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Energy Assistance Day (Keansburg) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • D-Day Exhibit at NJ National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFO
  • Walking Lantern Ghost Tours (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Souper Groove 3 Music & Camping Festival (West Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Asbury Park Ghosts & Legends Walking Tour – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Downtown Freehold Farmer’s Market – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • NJ Run for the Fallen (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

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Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Report: Shaneen Allen Admitted to PTI

Single mother is facing eviction, electric has been shut off

Shaneen Allen, the 27 year old Philadelphia single mother facing a New Jersey State Prison term for bringing a Pennsylvania licensed handgun into New Jersey has been offered entry Shaneen-Allen-New-Hopeinto the Pre-Trial Intervention Program, according to a report on NBC10.  (H/T Save Jersey)

Atlantic County Prosecutor James McCain issued a statement which said that, upon review, his rejection of Allen’s application to the PTI program was contrary to a 2008 “Graves Act” directive, according to NBC10. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey, Shaneen Allen | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

A Bad Situation

Sorrentino Brothers Indicted For Tax Exvasion

 

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Middletown Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger cutting the ribbon at the TV personality's Middletown tanning salon

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Middletown Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger cutting the ribbon at the TV personality’s Middletown tanning salon

Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of Jersey Shore fame and his brother Marc have been indicted on federal charges of failing to pay taxes on $8.9 million income from promotional activities, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman. The brothers are expected to surrender to IRS Criminal Investigation Agents in Newark this afternoon prior to an appearance before in U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Mannion.

Both brothers are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States Government and with filing false tax returns for 2010 and 2012.  The Situation faces an additional charge of failing to file a tax return for 2011.

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Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, IRS, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Christie Loses 85 Pounds, Says He’s Fit To Run For President

IMG_9268 (663x1024)After being pressed by conservative donors about his health, New Jersey governor Chris Christie claims he’s lost 85 pounds — ready to potentially run for president for the 2016 elections. The 52-year-old governor is considered by Republicans to be a conservative capable of winning over Democrats after he was re-elected in a landslide victory last year,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Money Magazine Honors Middletown (Again)

Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray, right, and Committeeman Tony Fiore at Memorical Sloan Kettering's ground breaking last week.

Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray, right, and Committeeman Tony Fiore at Memorical Sloan Kettering’s ground breaking last week.

Monmouth County’s largest municipality, Middletown Township, has yet again been named one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine.

Strong economics, a clean environment, a highly educated and stable population, low crime and an abundance of leisure, cultural and recreational opportunities clinched the honor for the Township that has also been named the best run municipality in New Jersey by MoreMonmouthMusings for eight consecutive years.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »