ASBURY PARK — A police officer sustained minor injuries after he was hit by a bottle while trying to disperse a large crowd in the city Thursday night. Police responded to the 10 block of Borden Avenue at 11:20 p.m. for a report of a large crowd in the area due to a party at a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Monmouth County News | Tags: Acting Police Chief Anthony Salerno, Asbury Park, Borden Ave, Brittany Moore, Crime, Daniel Moore, Devon Moore, Long Branch, Louis Sloan, Melissa Rosa, Ricky Kirchgessner, Ronald Vikers | 1 Comment »
By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone
Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone is out there enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having. An annual tradition here in Monmouth County is the County Fair. The 41st Monmouth County Fair was a huge success with thousands of residents attending over the five days it was held at the East Freehold Fairgrounds on Kozloski Road.
Monmouth County is the gateway to the Jersey Shore, and you will find more than 50 miles of beaches, revolutionary history sites, nationally recognized parks and golf courses, outdoor dining experiences for all tastes and plenty of places to spend the night. The Monmouth Park System offers over 30 park areas to explore, please go out and enjoy all our beautiful county has to offer.
While we are on the topic of outdoor activities you can enjoy throughout our County, I would like to take a moment to address several concerns within different regions, including the Shark River dredging and the two-river area bike path.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Neptune Township, Shark River, Tom Arnone | Tags: Belmar, Cindy Zipf, Clean Ocean Action, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Little Silver, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Neptune Township, NJDOT, Randy Bishop, Rumson, Seaview Island, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shark River, Shark River Dredging, Tom Arnone, Two River, Two River Bike Path | No Comments »
It started with a man in the audience asking Gov. Chris Christie how he’ll prove to gun owners he isn’t “anti-gun.” Soon, Christie was angrily defending his record on guns Saturday morning during a town hall meeting in Iowa as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. “If you want to debate me, come… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Ankeney Iowa, Chris Christie, Christie being Christie, Guns | 3 Comments »
By David Wanetick
During the same week that his administration diluted the commitments required from newly naturalized Americans, President Obama in word and deed baited the scorning of American Jews. Let’s take a look at these issues one at a time.
On July 21, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services modified its naturalization policy to allow immigrants to become citizens while refraining from committing to military service if the country called upon them. With the stroke of a pen, the standards and obligations for becoming an American were lowered. Maybe the intention was to foster a bigger melting pot. A melting pot, the administration would like us to believe, where all Americans will be treated equally. A melting pot where no religious or ethnic group will be the target of government invective and stereotypes. A melting pot where no group will have its, even heretofore higher standards of, loyalty to the United States questioned solely as a function of their religious convictions.admin | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: American Jews, Barack Obama, David Wanetick, Guest columnist, Iran deal, Iran Nuclear Deal, Jonathan Pollard, Opinion, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services | 3 Comments »
Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman whose sexting scandal sunk his political career — twice — is now offering his services to a major public relations firm. MWW, the New Jersey PR firm headed by Michael W. Kempner, a prominent New Jersey Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, said in a release Thursday that it “is pleased to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 25th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Anthony Weiner, Michael W. Kempner, MWW | 1 Comment »
At the start of his first presidential visit to Kenya, his father’s homeland, Barack Obama sat down to a private dinner with extended family members. They included his half-sister Auma and step grandmother – “Mama Sarah”, or “Granny” as he calls the woman who helped raise his now deceased father. The occasion added a personal touch… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 25th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: Kenya, President Barack Obama | No Comments »
The unfinished front stairs to Joseph Ready’s elevated house in Union Beach look like something out of the game “Mousetrap.” Skinny, rickety, with bare-bones framing, the stairs lead to a shaky, rail-less landing 20 feet in the air. Ready worries some kid will climb up on a dare and bring the whole thing down. “It’s an… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Hurricane Sandy, Joseph Ready, Monmouth County News, RREM, RREM grants, Sandy recovery house from hell, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | 1 Comment »
Nicholas DePue, 29 of Jackson, the Monmouth Regional High School teacher and wrestling coach who was charged with having sexual contact with a student under 18 years old last month was arrested today after a second victim came forward, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
DePue stands accused of having a year long affair with the second victim, a female between the ages of 16 and 18. He was fired from his teaching position as a result of his arrest last month.
DePue was released on $100,000 bail following his June arrest. He is in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution today with cash only bail of $250,000. If released again after posting bail, DePue is forbidden from having contact with his victims or returning to the scenes of his alleged crimes.
Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Carolina Moreno, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443, or Detective Joe Shuler, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400.Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Regional High School, Nicholas DePue, Tinton Falls | No Comments »
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush held a fundraiser for his 2016 Presidential Campaign at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown yesterday evening.
Bush raised “a lot more” than the $500,000 his campaign told the media was raised in Middletown and at a private dinner in Short Hills following the event. A source familiar with the candidate’s New Jersey operation told MMM that the take in Middletown was $600,000 in “hard money” donated directly to his campaign plus “big money” to the Bush SuperPAC.
In a show of support to State Senator Joe Kyrillos, the first prominent New Jersey Republican to publicly break from Governor Chris Christie’s presidential quest and a Co-Chair of the Bush fundraising effort, Monmouth County’s Republican leadership, which helped Governor Chris Christie get elected twice and some of whom have publicly endorsed Christie for president were well represented, if camera shy, at the Middletown event, according to PolitickerNJ.
Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Middletown, Sen Joe Kyrillos | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — A bill to force Gov. Chris Christie and all governors who follow him to reimburse New Jersey taxpayers for travel and security expenses associated with their out-of-state political trips easily cleared the Senate’s State Government committee Thursday. “All we are asking for is fairness here,” said Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), the bill’s sponsor. “If… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Christie Security Costs, NJ State Legislature, NJ State Senate | 2 Comments »