Getting to know Tony Fiore and Stephanie Murray of Middletown

Art Gallagher met with Middletown Deputy Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Tony Fiore for an interview last week.  Both up for reelection to the Township Committee next month, Murray is seeking her third term, Fiore his fourth.

In the first two segments of the interview we hope to give Middletown voters a sense of who Fiore and Murray are personally.  In the final segment we cover what they have accomplished for Middletown through their years of service and what they intend to accomplish in the next three years if they are reelected. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Tommy G and Art G on the radio this afternoon

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be joining Tommy G onNew Jersey’s best drive time radio show this afternoon during the 5 o’clock hour.

The Tommy G Show is broadcast in Central New Jersey on 1450 AM WCTC, on the Internet by clicking this link and via the TuneIn app on your smartphone.

With election season upon us, Tommy and Art will likely be discussing the NJ Gubernatorial election between Lt Governor Kim Guadagno and former Goldman Sach banker Phil Murphy.  The 11th district state Senate race between Senator Jennifer Beck and Vin Gopal could come up.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tommy G and Art G on the radio this afternoon

About the Asbury Park Anti-Hate Rally

By Art Gallagher

For this conservative Republican who believes in Dr. King’s dream, there was much more to be hopeful about than to fear at the Anti-Hate rally in Asbury Park yesterday. There was actually nothing to fear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on About the Asbury Park Anti-Hate Rally

Guadagno: New Jersey voters will vote their pocketbook

 

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the GOP nominee for governor, sat down with MMM’s Art Gallagher for a brief interview this morning following a round table discussion with Fair Haven residents at the home of Tenny and Carol Simmons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

To combat hate, share your love

By Art Gallagher

August 12, 1958 was a big day in my mother’s life. I don’t even remember it

I’ve intentionally stayed out the the raging debate over the terrible events in Virginia last weekend and the adequacy, or lack thereof, of President Trump’s response to them.

I consider most of the ranting, from both the left and the right, to be bullshit political posturing, or ass covering, that will make no positive difference at all in improving our quality of life. It won’t make a positive difference how we relate to people who don’t look like us, dress like us or talk like us.  On the contrary, the raging narrative in the media seems to be increasing our divisions.

The best result, so far, of the current media narrative is that we are apparently no longer on the verge of nuclear war with the crazy fat kid in North Korea and the Russians are apparently no longer attempting to hijack our republic.

I’m inviting my little corner of the Internet to use the upset caused by recent events to create some love and harmony. I think its contagious.

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Posted: August 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

Art G Joins Tommy G on the radio this afternoon

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be on the air with Tommy G this afternoon during the 4 o’clock hour.

The Tommy G Show is broadcast in Central New Jersey on 1450 AM WCTC, on the Internet by clicking this link and via the TuneIn app on your smartphone.

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Posted: July 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Art G Joins Tommy G on the radio this afternoon

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be on the air with Tommy G this afternoon during the 4 o’clock hour.

The Tommy G Show is broadcast in Central New Jersey on 1450 AM WCTC, on the Internet by clicking this link and via the TuneIn app on your smartphone.

Tommy’s show is always good for laughs and provocative conversation about local, state and national news. Likely topics today are the New Jersey Gubernatorial primaries, President Trump, the proposed legislation to legalize marijuana in New Jersey, education funding in New Jersey or something completely different…we never know what is going to come up.

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik usually calls in when Art is on with Tommy, but he probably won’t today because he’s six months late in paying off bet and buying the Jersey G’s dinner at Cuzin’s Seafood Clam Bar.  Someone else might call in and surprise us.

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Posted: May 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Art G Joins Tommy G on the radio this afternoon

Shameful fake news: The Asbury Park Press targets local officials with personal problems

By Art Gallagher

On a website promoting his novels, the Senior Regional Content Strategist for The Asbury Park Press says “he gives thanks everyday to New Jersey’s long-line of corrupt officials.”  On another website, the content strategist (Gannett’s 21st century term for “editor”) claims “he has exposed political corruption, insider deals, deadly medical mistakes, bureaucratic bumbling, and wasteful government spending.”

That’s important work.

But lately there must be a shortage of corruption. The Asbury Park Press has taken to publicizing the personal financial problems of municipal officials instead. There has been no evidence reported that those local officials did anything criminal or corrupt while experiencing those financial problems or as a result of them.  In the two recent stories of elected officials’ personal finances, the problems have been going on for years and agreements have been made with the creditors for the successful resolution of the personal issues.

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Posted: December 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Golden Days: Monmouth GOP dominated county races

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Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Congressman Chris Smith, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Freeholder Tom Arnone celebrate their victories on Election Night

By Art Gallagher

Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership is spinning the shellacking they took last week from Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso as a function of President-elect Donald Trump’s performance in the county.

Vin’s spin is laughable on many levels.  Let’s hope he believes it.

The Monmouth GOP swept the county races because, under Golden’s leadership, they campaign the same way the govern.  They work smarter and harder with less money.

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Posted: November 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Trump’s election won’t make Christie great again

By Art Gallagher

assetContentWith the news that President-elect Trump demoted Governor Chris Christie to a secondary role on the Presidential Transition Team, thousands of New Jerseyans breathed a sigh of relief.

The narrative that Christie was demoted because he was stacking the new administration with his own loyalists and had been doing the job with the belief that Trump would lose the election is entirely believable to observers and participants of Christie’s governance of New Jersey.

That Trump quickly and decisively put Vice President-elect Pence in charge of the transition should give comfort to anyone who fears that the Trump Administration will be a reckless frat party.

Yet, New Jerseyans are hopeful that Christie will land and accept a job in the Trump Administration.  The best thing for New Jersey and Christie is for him to get out of Trenton.  The sooner the better.

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Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey, Unitied States of America | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »