N.J. bail reform opponents lose first challenge to overhaul enacted by Christie

TRENTON — Opponents of the sweeping changes to New Jersey’s bail system that took effect this year suffered a defeat Wednesday when an oversight body threw out their case. The state Council on Local Mandates, an obscure panel with the power to strike down laws if it determines they don’t meet the New Jersey constitution’s “state… Read the rest of this entry »

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Bill to expand seasonal liquor licenses heads to Christie’s desk

TRENTON — A bill that has sparked ire among local bar owners at the Jersey Shore cleared its last legislative hurdle Monday and is now headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The bill (S2606), which will allow the holders of the nine coveted seasonal liquor licenses to open in time for the St. Patrick’s Day parade,… Read the rest of this entry »

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For O’Scanlon, Opioid Addiction Bill is Personal

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Christie Signs Opioid Treatment Mandate, Prescription Limit

Bill highlights differences between O’Scanlon and Handlin in LD-13 Senate Race

Handlin says new law punishes patients for the sins and transgressions of addicts

Governor Chris Christie signed legislation today that compels New Jersey health insurance companies to cover inpatient care to opioid addicts, implements a 5 day limit on the first prescription for opioid painkillers, and requires doctors to discuss the dangers of opioid addiction with patients.

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Will Christie’s bail reform be killed by small but powerful N.J. council?

TRENTON — A small but powerful state oversight body is slated to hear arguments Wednesday in a fight over whether New Jersey’s massive bail system overhaul is unconstitutional. The Council on Local Mandates, which has the power to strike down laws if it determines they don’t meet the New Jersey constitution’s “state mandate, state pay” requirement,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, February 17-19, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, February 17:

  • Seussical at Spring Lake TheatreMORE INFO
  • “The Dinner Party” by Neil Simon at Center Playhouse (Freehold)MORE INFO
  • “Drones by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky” Photo Exhibit at Monmouth U. (WLB)MORE INFO
  • AARP Tax-Aide Program (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Tours (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • President’s Day Weekend Sale at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • Radio Technology Museum Open at InfoAge (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Fiore endorses O’Scanlon for Senate in LD 13

Tony Fiore and Declan O’Scanlon

Tony Fiore, a Monmouth GOP Vice Chairman and a Middletown Township Committeeman announced his endorsement of Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the State Senate next year.

“As a Republican elected official in the largest municipality in the 13th legislative district, the upcoming retirement of Middletown’s Senator Joe Kyrillos is vitally important to us,” Fiore said.  “For the past 28 years we have been extremely fortunate to have Senator Kyrillos representing our district as an advocate for residents and taxpayers of our district and the entire state.  His leadership and advocacy on behalf of our township and our district will be sorely missed.   The next Senator from the 13th must continue to fight for us in Trenton while working with our local leaders to help keep our local municipalities and county under fiscally conservative Republican control.

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Posted: February 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Tony Fiore | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

The breast news of the day

Playboy has reversed its 2015 decision to drop nudes from the magazine, its chief content officer Cooper Hefner, son of Hugh, announced Monday. “I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake,” Hefner tweeted. “Nudity was never the problem because nudity… Read the rest of this entry »

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The Arnone Report: Celebrating the generosity of Monmouth County residents

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, Monmouth County is a great place to live and work. I’ve had the opportunity in the last couple of weeks to see firsthand just how generous and compassionate our residents truly are and I could not be more proud to call this County my home.

One benefit I recently attended helped raise funds for the victims of devastating earthquakes in Italy, specifically in the town of Amatrice. Through the coordination of local residents, this benefit was a great way for our area to pay it forward to those in need. As we witnessed in the days, months and even years since Superstorm Sandy, the generosity of others – especially strangers from all parts of the world – can go a long way to bringing back a sense of normalcy.

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Christie acts to clear names of N.J. defendants found not guilty of crimes

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a new law requiring prosecutors in New Jersey to take down or update public statements about people who have been acquitted of crimes. The bill’s sponsors hailed its passage as a way to clean up the online reputations of those found not guilty, but the measure also raises… Read the rest of this entry »

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