Folks get ready, it’s that time of year again, and the 42nd Annual Monmouth County Fair is set to get underway. Once again you can enjoy all the wonderful fun activities that have become synonymous with the Monmouth County Fair. Congratulations to the Monmouth County Parks system and the Monmouth County 4-H Association for leaving no stone unturned. This year’s fair will prove to be one that you surely will not want to miss, and it will run from Wednesday to Sunday, July 27 – 31 delivering excitement for the entire family. From the 4-H shows & exhibits, home and garden competitions and horse shows to the games, rides and live entertainment, it is guaranteed to be a great time. Additionally, you can expect to see crafters and commercial vendors. You will have many opportunities to sample some delectable food, as well as have an opportunity to make purchases from the farm stands that will be featuring local produce. There is even a climbing wall! I encourage everyone to come out to the Monmouth County Fair and be prepared to be totally entertained with lots of laughs and good surprises along the way.admin | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Lillian Burry, Lillian G. Burry, MonCoLibrary, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County Fair, Monmouth County Library, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | No Comments »
TRENTON — After calling the Senate president’s proposal to end a stalemate over funding for construction projects “ridiculous” earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday delivered a counteroffer. No details of either proposal are known, but a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he is reviewing the latest proposal. The governor and Senate are… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Chris Christie, Gas Tax, New Jersey, Steve Sweeney, TFF, Transportation Trust Fund | No Comments »
Six New Jersey radio stations and another four in Philadelphia have been sold as part of a $240 million deal. Naples, Fla.-based Beasley Broadcasting agreed to buy the stations from Greater Media Inc. in a transaction that includes $100 million in cash and about $25 million in Beasley stock, the company announced Wednesday. The New Jersey… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Greater Media, Greater Media Radio Stations Sold, Monmouth County News | No Comments »
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr is hard at work for the people of Monmouth and Middlesex counties.
The 28 year incumbent and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee along with two other Democrat members of the committee wrote to the president of Niantic, Inc, the developer of the Pokémon Go app, earlier this week inquiring into what the company is doing to ensure that users of the game do not wander outside their home wireless network and incur unexpected data charges on their cell phone bills.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Congressman Frank Pallone, data usage, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Niantic, Pokémon Go | No Comments »
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, speaking at his “Chairman’s Ball” fundraiser in Neptune last night, declared that he is targeting every Monmouth County Republican seat in the legislature in the 2017 election, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.
Gopal singled out Senator Joe Kyrillos, Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblymen Declan O’Scanlon and Dave Rible in his remarks.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Mike Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: Assemblyman Dave Rible, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Dirty Doherty, Freeholder John Curley, Governor Chris Christie, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Democrats, Senator Jennifer Beck, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Vin Gopal | 7 Comments »
Now nearly three full weeks old, the political impasse in Trenton over transportation funding is no closer to being resolved, and there are some signs key leaders may actually be moving further apart Reports out of Cleveland,… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 21st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Gas Tax, New Jersey, TFF, Transportation Trust Fund | No Comments »
By Greg Kelly
Friday, July 22
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
- Butler by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
- “And Then There Were None” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
- Grease at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
- The Little Mermaid at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
- Struck by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
- Hollywood’s Elite with John Ench (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
- Twelfth Night at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey announced that 16 Jewish organizations throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties are among the 58 recipients statewide of nonprofit grants awarded by the Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
The grants are intended for security equipment, such as cameras and surveillance systems, lighting, card access readers, blast film, fencing and bollards (short posts used to protect an area against vehicles).
“In total, New Jersey-based applicants received $4.26 million, more than double than last year,” said Security Taskforce Chair for the Jewish Federation Ken Philmus. “The number of Jewish organizations receiving grants represents a five-fold increase from 2015. It will bring more than a million dollars in security upgrades to the Jewish community.”
The Federation worked closely with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office on the security effort.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden, War on terror | Tags: Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, Ken Philmus, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden | No Comments »
By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone
Summer is in full swing and the weather is extraordinary! I’ve been all over the place the past few weeks with my fellow Freeholders, visiting towns, festivals and businesses throughout our beautiful Monmouth County, and nothing makes me happier than to see businesses thriving and residents and tourists enjoying all that we have to offer here. Speaking of festivals, many of these summer events would not be possible without the support of our law enforcement officers, first responders and volunteers. I’d like to take a moment to thank all of our first responders, especially our law enforcement officers during this sad and tragic time in our country. Thank you all for serving and protecting us every day and making our communities a safe place to live. The officers here in Monmouth County are among the best in the country and I pray you stay safe each and every day.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: 9-1-1 fees, 911 System and Emergency Response Fees, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Monmouth County News, Net 911 Act of 2008, The Arnone Report, Tom Arnone | No Comments »
Breaking news out of Cleveland is that Governor Chris Christie has been admitted to the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall and Museum are actually in Milwaukee, WI, but their representatives are in Cleveland this week selling their wares to RNC delegates and protesters. Presumably they will be in Philadephia next week for the Democratic Convention.
By glaring omission, New Jersey’s 6th District (Monmouth and Middlesex counties) Congressman Frank Pallone has not yet been admitted to the Bobblehead Hall of Fame.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, National Bobblehead Hall of Fame, New Jersey | 1 Comment »