O’Scanlon challenges Jersey City Mayor Fulop to pressure Speaker Prieto to extend Arbitration Cap

Jersey City Police Officers were awarded a 2% pay increase by a state appointed arbitrator this week.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, not the Democrat nominee for Governor, declared that the best interests of his city’s residents and taxpayers prevailed, according to Hudson County View. 

The arbitrator’s decision will enable Mayor Fulop and the city council to keep their budget within the two-percent levy cap and hold the line on property taxes from substantially increasing.

“This is not a day where we say that we won, but rather that the best interest of the city, its residents and the taxpayers prevailed,” Fulop said in a statement reported by HCV.

“We have negotiated successfully with six of the city’s other unions to adopt measures that correct many of the outdated contract provisions and worked productively with the unions for the benefit of their members and the public. Unfortunately, the POBA chose a different route and an independent arbitrator was required.”

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) today called on Fulop to join him in challenging Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to put legislation making the cap permanent up for vote in the Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Jersey City, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Property Taxes, Steve Fulop | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Neptune man admits to ATM theft spree along Jersey Shore

MONMOUTH COUNTY — A New Jersey man faces up to four years in prison after admitting stealing three ATMs, including one at Boardwalk Hall in Asbury Park, in a 10-day span last year, according to a report. Darren Covington, 52, of Neptune, pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary, APP.com… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Opinion: Vote “No” on the Ballot Questions

By Shelly Kennedy

Shelly Kennedy

MONMOUTH COUNTY VOTERS: VOTE NO & NO on the public questions. One disallows income from legal settlements to be used to service general debt… the other INCREASES debt by allowing yet another bond issue for the “cause of the week”.

Here are the two state questions.

New Jersey 2017 ballot measures – Ballotpedia

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Posted: October 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Kim G and Tommy G on the radio

Kim Guadagno,the GOP nominee for NJ Governor, joined the New Jersey’s best afternoon radio host, TommyG, yesterday afternoon.

Kim and Tommy keep it real for a half hour. It is worth a listen, especially if you have never met Kim and don’t have first hand experience with how down to earth she is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Guadagno on Fox and Friends: Sanctuary State would be dangerous for everyone

New Jersey’s gubernatorial race is becoming a referendum on sanctuary for illegal immigrants. The story is getting national attention.

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Posted: October 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Middletown Police: No weapons found at Middletown North student’s home, threat not credible

The Middletown Police Department and the Middletown School District issued a statement on Wednesday night informing parents, faculty and students at High School North that a video was posted on Snapchat Tuesday night has been investigated and deemed to be “non-credible.”

A High School North student posted a video on Snapchat of 38 bullets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Guadagno releases hard hitting TV ad slamming Murphy’s Sanctuary State plan

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the GOP nominee for New Jersey Governor, released a hard hitting television ad this afternoon attacking former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy’s plan to follow California’s lead in becoming a sanctuary state and highlighting the Democrat candidate’s professed bias to “have the back” of New Jersey illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes against children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Murphy would make New Jersey a Sanctuary State, Guadagno would follow the law

Guadagno issues challenge for two additional debates

Former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, the Democrat nominee for NJ Governor, declared unequivocally that he would make New Jersey a sanctuary state, should he be elected and should Congress fail to act on DACA before the March 5, 2018 deadline set by President Trump when he revoked former President Obama’s Executive Order which gave extra-constitutional protections to illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadano, the GOP Gubernatorial nominee, declared she would follow the law, noting that she is a former federal prosecutor, state prosecutor and a former Monmouth County Sheriff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | 4 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 13-15, 201

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, October 13

  • Tavernfest at Allen House (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Theater at Brookdale CC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Fall Soirée Fundraiser ’17 (Monmouth Beach) – MORE INFO
  • Camp Evans Base of Terror (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Picnic by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Young Frankenstein at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” at Allaire Village – MORE INFO

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Bottlenose dolphins wash up dead along Sea Bright, Sandy Hook and Sea Isle City

Three bottle nose dolphins have been found dead along the Jersey Shore in recent days, an official with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center said. One that had been dead for “many days” was discovered Monday in Sea Bright, center director Bob Schoelkopf said Tuesday morning. Another was located Sunday in Sea Isle City, while someone noticed… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »