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Monmouth Freeholders set to launch tourism advertising campaign

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders scheduled to approve a $54,000 advertising campaign to promote tourism, according to their agenda for February 13.

$19,000 is slated to be spent with NJ Advance Media, the owner of NJ.com and The Star Ledger, on a 9 month campaign and $35,000 for a four month campaign with Town Square Media, the owner of 15 radio stations in New Jersey, for a 4 month campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: | No Comments »

Trump Administration Sues Murphy and Grewal over Sanctuary State Policies

The U.S. Justice Department sued the State of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal yesterday, seeking to halt the elements of Grewal’s Immigrant Trust Directive which 1) prohibit law enforcement officers from honoring ICE detention requests on illegal aliens in custody for other crimes and 2) require law enforcement officers to give those aliens written notice in their native language that ICE is looking for them.

“Jurisdictions that adopt sanctuary policies and instead release these criminals put all of Americans in harm’s way,” President Donald Trump said during remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday according to The Washington Post. “I know we have different policies, different feelings, different everything. But sanctuary cities are causing us a tremendous problem in this country. We have stone-cold killers that they don’t want to hand over to us and then they escape into communities and they cause, in some cases, tremendous havoc.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Stephanie Schmid says her ex-boyfriends are funding her congressional campaign

Stephanie Schmid, the apparent establishment Democrat choice to run against Congressman Chris Smith, told a candidates forum sponsored by the Greater Red Bank Women’s Initiative that she her nationwide cortege of ex-boyfriends are funding her congressional campaign. She implied that one of her opponents for the Democrat nomination in CD-4 is tapping her own exes for campaign cash as well.

Schmid was responding to her opponent, Christine Marie Conforti, informing the audience that 85% of Schmid’s donations over $1000 came from donors who do not live in New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Rik Mehta wins U.S. Senate endorsement from Monmouth GOP

Dr. Rikin Mehta was endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Committee for the GOP nomination to unseat Senator Cory Booker this morning at the committee’s annual nominating convention at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

Mehta bested Natalie Rivera and Hirsh Singh, earning 56% (128) of the 230 votes cast. Rivera won the support of 32% (74) of the delegates and Singh 12% (28). 12 delegates present did not cast a vote in the U.S. Senate contest, according to parliamentarian John Lane.

The pharmaceutical entrepreneur/regulator and attorney is undefeated in County GOP contests after also winning Burlington County’s endorsement this morning. He has previously won the endorsements to the Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Camden GOP organizations.

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Posted: February 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 7-9, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 7:

  • “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” Concert at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Inquire Within: Aurora Robson Opening Reception at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • 1776: All Female Cast (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Moon Over Buffalo by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Deep Cut Orchid Show & Sale (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 7-9, 2020

Facebook shuts down Rise Up Ocean County Page

Facebook has shut down the controversial page Rise Up Ocean County, one the the page administrators confirmed.

The page which has a history of opposing development in Ocean County and of ridiculing the Orthodox Jewish community has been condemned as anti-Semitic by the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, Governor Phil Murphy Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and U.S. Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan S. Carr.

Murphy and Grewal released the following joint statement: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Gary Rich endorses Tricia Flanagan

Tricia Flanagan

Former U.S. Senate candidate Gary Rich endorsed Tricia Flanagan for the nomination to take on Cory Booker in November, according to reports on NewJerseyGlobe and InsiderNJ.

“Conservatives in the Republican party need to speak with one voice, and after meeting Tricia Flanagan, I have decided that hers is the voice is the voice that speaks most clearly and powerfully for the principles that compel me to run,” Rich said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

O’Scanlon’s Bill To Protect Seniors From Scammers Advances

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would make scamming a senior citizen or disabled person a more serious crime than it already is advanced through the NJ Senate Law and Public Safety Committee last week.

O’Scanlon’s bill (S-601) would make the fiscal victimization of a senior or disabled person a crime. Under the measure, a person would be guilty of fiscal victimization for committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring with others to commit theft against a senior citizen or a person with a disability.

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Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Gary Rich ends his campaign for U.S. Senate

Gary Rich

Former Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich responded to our text message asking if he is still running for U.S. Senate fourteen hours later with one word: “No.”

He has not yet endorsed another candidate.

Rich cancelled is scheduled interview with the Monmouth GOP screening committee over the weekend and will not appear on the ballot at the Monmouth Republican nominating convention this Saturday morning at iPlayAmerica. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Gary Rich ends his campaign for U.S. Senate

Gary Rich Skips Monmouth County GOP Screening

UPDATE: Gary Rich announced that he is no longer a candidate for U.S. Senate

Former Freeholder Gary Rich

Former Monmouth County Freeholder did not interview with the Monmouth County Republican Screening Committee as scheduled this weekend.  His name will not appear on the ballot for the nomination for U.S. Senate at the Monmouth GOP nominating convention on Saturday, February 8, according to Chairman Shaun Golden.

Golden told MMM that Rich initially confirmed his attendance at the Saturday morning interview and that an email from his campaign on Friday cancelled his appearance.

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Posted: February 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gary Rich Skips Monmouth County GOP Screening