Another Christie Hug

Christie hugging HillaryChris Christie reaches out to Hillary Clinton on the CNN stage. (Credit: Twitter) Gov. Chris Christie, who just won high praise for his blunt presidential debate attack on Sen. Marco Rubio, caused a bit of a social media swirl with a photograph that captured him stepping toward Democrat Hillary Clinton, arms stretched wide, poised to give… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Property tax relief bill passes N.J. Assembly committee

Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsored property tax relief legislation

Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsored property tax relief legislation

TRENTON — A bill to restore hundreds of millions of dollars paid by utilities to local governments for property tax relief advanced through a state committee on Monday. The legislation, ( A302), would restore $331 million in cuts to energy tax receipts and Consolidated Municipal Property Tax Relief Aid over five years. But there’s a catch:… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jay Webber, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Obama signs International Megan’s Law

Congressman Chris Smith was the sponsor of the International Megan's Law

Congressman Chris Smith was the sponsor of the International Megan’s Law

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday signed legislation named for a Hamilton girl that’s designed to alert foreign governments when registered sex offenders travel abroad. The International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and cleared by… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Victim critical following Neptune Twp. shooting

 UPDATE: The shooting victim died overnight

assetContentNEPTUNE TOWNSHIP — A person identified only as a male was shot and critically wounded Monday night, police said. The shooting occurred in the 1300 block of 7th Ave.around 8 p.m. The victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with a single gunshot wound. An hour later and several blocks away, shell casings from… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Frank J. Pallone, father of congressman, dies at age 92

Frank Pallone SRWASHINGTON — Frank J. Pallone, father of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Long Branch council member John Pallone, died Sunday at the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. He was 92. The elder Pallone was a longtime Democratic committeeman in Monmouth County and active in the Long Branch Democratic Party. He also served on the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Selika Josiah Gore Joins Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Selika Josiah Gore

Selika Josiah Gore of Marlboro, NJ has been appointed the Director of Field Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  

FMCSA is the federal agency that regulates heavy duty vehicles. Its mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

Gore for the last five years was the Deputy Administrator of Operations at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission where she was responsible for customer service at all 39 MVC branch offices, the vehicle inspection and emissions program, business and motor vehicle dealer licensing, state bus inspections, capital planning.  At MVC she oversaw a staff of 1800 and managed an annual budget of $330 million.

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Posted: February 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

How Chris Christie lost the debate and the nomination Saturday night

By Stuart Moskovitz

Stuart Moskovitz

Stuart Moskovitz

It is amusing to see Christie and his supporters act like Donald Trump in claiming victory out of a resounding defeat. True, Christie landed tough punches against Rubio. it is arguable he may have hurt him with those punches. We will see Tuesday. Frankly, if Rubio still finishes second or third, Christie’s punches will be yesterday’s sushi.

The fundamental truth about the Republican primary is that there is only going to be one nominee coming out of this to face the Democrat. Proving you are almost as good at being Donald Trump as Donald Trump is not going to get you nominated.

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Posted: February 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam rallies

000_7P95NDRESDEN, Germany (AFP) – A march by Germany’s anti-Islamic organization Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities. In Prague, around 5,000 people turned out for a Pegida-inspired march organized by two far-right groups, while in Amsterdam… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Cool iPhone features you might not know about

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Roundup: The ABC Republican Presidential Debate: Marco Rubio’s Big Political Bellyflop?

Will last night ABC’s Republican Presidential debate prove to be Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s downfall? Rubio came out of the Iowa caucuses in a strong third place, with analysts proclaming him as the likely candidate around which “the establishment” and anti-Trump GOPers would coalesce. But at the debate he had a target on his back -… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: | 1 Comment »