Murphy claims bi-partisan support for property tax/charity scheme. Republicans disagree, call for NJ reforms

Marlboro, NJ-With Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie standing behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday — and four other Democrat mayors standing behind him, Governor Phil Murphy today declared he had bi-partisan support for his plan to have the state’s municipalities set up charities to accept donations in lieu of property taxes.  Murphy said that the recent income tax reform passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is a tax increase on New Jersey’s middle class.   The scheme he is proposing would, if allowed by the IRS, reverse the impact of the tax reform law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

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Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Fulton being vetted for top MVC job

Doherty said to have failed the background check for the job

Brenda “Sue” Fulton is being vetted to be Governor Phil Murphy’s MVC Chief

Brenda “Sue” Fulton of Asbury Park is Governor Murphy’s current choice to become Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, according to a source who told MMM that the West Point graduate has consented to four way background check.

Fulton’s 2016 running mate for Monmouth County Freeholder, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, said he “respectfully declined” the Governor’s offer to lead MVC at a Borough Council meeting on Monday night.

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Posted: February 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Doherty turns down MVC job

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty announced that he turned down Governor Phil Murphy’s offer to be the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission at the Borough’s Council meeting on Tuesday night.

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Posted: February 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Doherty to head MVC?

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty is slated to become the Chairman and Chief Administrator of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, according to multiple unsourced reports.

Governor Murphy has not yet nominated Doherty for the position, which requires the advice and consent of the Senate, according to the Legislature’s website.

Doherty is in the final year of his second term as mayor of the borough.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ MVC | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Jersey Shore bars battle over bill to extend seasonal liquor licenses

TRENTON – Several popular Jersey Shore bars including D’Jais in Belmar are seeking a permanent extension to seasonal liquor licenses granted temporarily after Hurricane Sandy that allowed them to open earlier in the year. The bill pending in the Legislature would allow the holders of the nine coveted seasonal licenses to open in time for St.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Watch MSNBC: Why you should know about Matt Doherty’s role in the Bridgegate investigation

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty was a “key independent eye witness” in the Mastro Report, the $10 million plus investigation by Governor Chris Christie’s lawyers which purportedly exonerated Christie and other members of his administration of wrongdoing in the Bridgegate matter and other Port Authority related scandals.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Watch MSNBC: Why you should know about Matt Doherty’s role in the Bridgegate investigation

Vin Gopal’s got a problem with powerful women

Boys Club: I bet you can't find a photo of Vin posing with three women

Boys Club: I bet you can’t find a photo of Vin posing with three women

The Monmouth County Democrats women problem goes beyond the fact that the party has only nominated 5 women to county or legislative offices, while nominating 26 men to higher office, since Vin Gopal became the Party Chairman in 2012.  The Monmouth GOP nominated 17 men and 14 women during the same period.

Gopal defended his abysmal record of nominating women by calling his candidates for county and legislative offices “sacrificial lambs” in The Asbury Park Press’s coverage of Democratic Surrogate candidate Vincent Solomeno’s  2007 facebook post bragging about “a swedish whore named cindy.”

“Yes, we do not run women as sacrificial lambs in races just for the sake of running women,” Gopal is quoted as saying to The Asbury Park Press.

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Posted: October 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Doherty’s Lawlessness Costs Belmar Taxpayers

Christie DohertyBelmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty lost in court again this week.

Belmar taxpayers are stuck with a $47,306 legal bill because Doherty placed a fraudulent interpretive statement on a bonding referendum ballot last summer.

Judge Katie Gummer ruled in Monmouth County Superior Court on Wednesday that Belmar taxpayers will pay the legal fees for the citizens who sued Dirty Doherty over the fraudulent statement which Gummer ruled was a Civil Rights violation.  Belmar taxpayers are paying the legal fees for both sides of the case because of Doherty’s sneaky dirty lawlessness.

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Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doherty’s Lawlessness Costs Belmar Taxpayers

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Doherty Over Helicopter Landing

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Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty commemorates the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. photo by Tim Larsen/Governor’s Office

Former Belmar Councilman Jim Bean filed an Ethics Complaint with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Local Finance Board against Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty  on Friday, August 19, alleging that Doherty did not have the authorization of the Borough Council to grant a campaign donor permission to land a helicopter in the Borough or on Borough property.  Additionally, Bean alleges that Doherty did not provide public notice nor notify Monmouth County officials of the temporary landing permit, as is required by the Department of Transportation when applying for said permit.

On July 7, a $2500 donor to Doherty’s campaign for Monmouth County Freeholder landed a helicopter at Silver Lake, a park in the Borough.

A copy of the Ethics Complaint can be found here.

Bean said that Dirty Doherty used “public resources to allow a campaign donor special privilege to land a helicopter in Belmar’s small but very populated Green Acres Silver Lake Park.”

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Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Department of Community Affairs, ethics, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Goofy Gopal Denies Accusing Monmouth GOP, MoreMonmouthMusings of Paying Belmar Protesters

photo via facebook

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Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal drew more attention to the grassroots uprising of Belmar residents against the policies of their mayor, “Lawless Matt” Doherty, yesterday with a post on the Monmouth Democrats facebook page denying the Observer (formerly PolitickerNJ) article that reported that he and Doherty accused the Monmouth GOP and this website of paying protesters to demonstrate outside Doherty’s house during a campaign fundraiser last week featuring Senator Cory Booker.

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Posted: August 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »