Christie attempts to step on Guadagno’s launch. Will the press corps go along?

Governor Chris Christie is holding two events tomorrow, according to the daily schedule released by his office.

The first event is in Newark, at 11:30 a.m., one half hour after Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno launches her own campaign for Governor at LaPlaya in Keansburg.  Christie is signing an Executive Order and holding a round-table with recovering addicts at Integrity House.  His second event is a bill signing at outside his office in Trenton at 2:30 p.m.

Christie’s schedule says the events are open to the press but there will be no availability– meaning he won’t take questions from reporters.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno launches gubernatorial campaign

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno will kick off her campaign for the GOP nomination for Governor on Tuesday morning, 11 a.m. in Keansburg, at LaPlaya, 2 Beachway Ave.

The Guadagno campaign released a video on youtube and facebook on Monday evening in anticipation of the launch.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Project Veritas: Leftist domestic terrorists are planning on disrupting Inaugural celebrations

Project Veritas, the investigative journalism organization founded by James O’Keefe, released a video today that revealing that alt-left domestic terrorists are planning to disrupt Inaugural celebrations in Washington later this week by releasing butyric acid into the HVAC systems of celebration venues and/or by rigging the venues’ fire sprinkler systems to go off during the parties.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: James O'Keefe, Project Veritas | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon Raises $121K in two months for LD13 State Senate Race

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Middletown Township Committeeman Steve Massell at Monmouth County’s Reorganization, January 5, 2017

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon announced today that he raised $121,075 in the two months since he declared his candidacy for State Senate in New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District.  O’Scanlon is seeking to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate.  Kyrillos announced in late October that he would not seek another term.

“The job of a State Senator is so much more than going to Trenton and voting on bills,” OScanlon said. “The job includes being a leader in the community and the Party.  That means having the resources to support your own campaign, the campaigns of other great candidates and most importantly, civic and charitable organizations in the district.  I am deeply grateful to my friends and supporters who have enabled me to support great candidates and organizations during my eight year career in the Assembly.  I am humbled that they have stepped up so strongly to support my candidacy for Senate.”

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Freehold Man Admits Strangling His Pregnant Girlfriend

Sender Neftali Villatoro-Reyes, 27, of Freehold Borough, pleaded guilty on Friday to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter for the May 16, 2014 strangulation death of Lucenay Fermin Gallegos in their borough home, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Fermin Gallegos, who was 30 years old at the time of her death, was five months pregnant.

Villatoro-Reyes called 911 at about 2:15 a.m. on May 16, 2014 and reported that he killed his girlfriend.  Freehold Borough police officers responded to the couple’s 51 Hudson Street home where they found Fermin Gallegos dead on the couch.  She was pronounced dead at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at 3:27 a.m., according to Gramiccioni’s announcement.  Middlesex County Medical Examiner Diane Karluk ruled the cause of death as asphyxia due to manual strangulation following an autopsy performed the same day.

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Posted: January 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Sheriff’s Officers Equipped with Body Worn Cameras

photo via Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers deployed in the criminal fugitive warrants section of the Law Enforcement Division were equipped with body worn cameras, effective today, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced.  The Sheriff’s Office joins 17 other law enforcement agencies throughout Monmouth County that are equipped with the cameras purchased through a grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Department of Law and Public Safety and administered by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

“These body worn cameras will build upon the public trust that sheriff’s officers and our partners in law enforcement have in communities, and, enhance the safety of the residents we serve throughout Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden. “In addition to the BWC’s being able to hold all accountable at a scene, they can also help capture quality evidence, recognize officer behavior and decrease complaints filed against members of law enforcement.”

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Posted: January 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Law Enforcement to open conversation with community

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, will open a dialogue with clergy, community leaders, youth groups, high school students Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m., at the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning.

The “Community & Law Enforcement Conversation Seminar” is sponsored by the participating law enforcement agencies as well as by the Social Justice Ministry of Pilgrim Baptist Church and Citizens for A Diverse & Open Society.

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

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, January 13-15, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 13

  • The Jag by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch)MORE INFO
  • “Ice at the Pier” (Long Branch) 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
  • “SHINE: 100 Women of Long Branch” Photo Exhibit MORE INFO
  • Songwriting Workshop (Middletown) MORE INFO
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service (Tinton Falls) MORE INFO
  • Decade: A Tribute to Neil Young (Red Bank) MORE INFO

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Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls

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Public safety will be enhanced and traffic will flow easier on Asbury Ave between Garden State Parkway exit 102 and Shafto Road in Tinton Falls thanks to a new traffic signal that was activated yesterday by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso and employees of the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering.

“Monmouth County’s first traffic improvement for 2017 is the activation of the traffic signal on Asbury Avenue at Fox Chase and Cannonball Drive,” said Freeholder Arnone. “The signal will improve overall safety for motorists and pedestrians while allowing for better traffic flow and operational efficiency at the intersection. We appreciate the support and patience of local residents and the Tinton Falls officials as we worked to improve public safety in the area.”

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NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Chris Christie’s State of the State to Focus on Drug Epidemic

By Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will forego the traditional formula of laying out his achievements and policy goals when he gives his final State of the State address Tuesday.

Instead, he plans to use the entire speech to put forth a plan to fight the nation’s drug epidemic, sources close to the governor told NBC News.

Christie’s approval rating is mired in the teens after the Bridgegate scandal, the investigation that led to the convictions of two allies who conspired to cause a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn’t endorse the governor for re-election.

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Posted: January 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »