Ballot Drawing To Be Held In Freehold On August 13

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced today that the drawing for ballot positions in the November general election will be held on Monmouth August 13 at 3:00 p.m.

The drawing, which by New Jersey law is to occur 85 days before the election, will be conducted by Deputy Clerk Judith Ricci at the Monmouth County Clerk of Elections Office located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold.

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Posted: August 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Senator Menendez Severely Admonished By Ethics Committee

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics issued a four page letter today, signed by all six committee members, three Democrats and three Republicans, that “several admonished” New Jersey’s senior senator for his violations of Senate ethics rules, federal law and his conduct which reflected discredit on the Senate.

The committee found that Menendez accepted valuable gifts from Dr. Salomon Melgen including travel on private jets and commercial airlines, luxury hotel stays and vacations at Melgen’s luxurious villa in the Dominican Republic without Committee approval and without disclosing the gifts as required by law.

They found that Menendez used his office to advance Melgan’s personal and business interests. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sen. Menendez asks Supreme Court to hear his arguments in his corruption case

menendez cryWASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez took his fight against federal corruption charges to the Supreme Court this week, petitioning it to hear his arguments that key evidence and charges should be dismissed. Menendez, D-N.J., has long argued that prosecutors overstepped rules meant to protect the legislative branch from executive branch intimidation. He is hoping to persuade… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Highlands Couple Represents Sandy Victims Cheated By Flood Insurance Adjusters

Kerry and Jamie GowanKerry and Jamie Gowan of Highlands appeared in Hoboken today with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker as the legislators announced the reopening of thousands of flood insurance claims related to Superstorm Sandy.

Kerry spoke to the gathered press about her family’s ordeal swimming from their home on October 29, 2012, and the nightmare that has multiplied since.  She said her flood insurance claim paid about half of what the family was due.

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Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, NJTV, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Couple Represents Sandy Victims Cheated By Flood Insurance Adjusters

Despite Indictment, New Jersey Rates Menendez Higher than Christie

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Gov Chris Christie and Sen Bob Menendez kibitz at the reopening of the Belmar boardwalk as Freeholder Tom Arnone reads the names on the boards,  NJ.com photo

Despite the facts that U.S. Senator Bob Menendez was indicted by federal prosecutors last month and Chris Christie says he’s in the clear after he wasn’t indicted in the Bridgegate scandal, Menendez has a higher job approval rating the Christie, according to Monmouth University Poll releases.

In a poll release issued this morning, Menendez’s job approval rating is 42% positive to 38% negative and 20% unsure among registered voters.

In a release last week based upon the same 500 person survey, Christie’s approval rating is 35% approve, 56% disapprove, and 9% unsure among voters.

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Posted: May 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Most N.J. residents OK with Menendez staying in office for now, poll finds

assetContentTRENTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said he was “not going anywhere” after news of his impending federal corruption indictment leaked. And, according to a new poll, New Jersey residents are fine with that — for now. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll of 433 New Jersey residents, released Tuesday morning, found 58 percent said Menendez (D-N.J.) should be… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: | Comments Off on Most N.J. residents OK with Menendez staying in office for now, poll finds

Menendez says he will step down as ranking member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

assetContent (64)WASHINGTON — Following his indictment Wednesday on federal corruption charges, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said he would temporarily step aside as the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Menendez (D-N.J.), who had been chairman of the committee until Republicans took control of the Senate in January, made the announcement after talking to Senate Democratic… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Menendez says he will step down as ranking member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. Robert Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

assetContentWASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, one of the state’s most powerful politicians and a leading voice for Israel and against Iran in the U.S. Senate, was indicted Wednesday on charges that he intervened on behalf of a campaign donor in exchange for gifts and contributions. The 14-count indictment announced by the Justice Department focused on… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Wall Street Journal: Menendez charges could come this week

Senator Bob Menendez, left, and Congressman Frank Pallone, making like chimpmunks at the 2012 Belmar St. Patrick's parade. Photo credit Charles Measley

Senator Bob Menendez, left, and Congressman Frank Pallone, making like chimpmunks at the 2012 Belmar St. Patrick’s parade. Photo credit Charles Measley

The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon that Washington, DC based federal prosecutors are expected to file criminal corruption charges against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) as early as this week.

WSJ’s anonymous sources did not reveal the specific charges, but indicated that a legal battle over how much the Constitution shields federal legislators and their aides has come to a close.  The charges, which reportedly will be filed in New Jersey’s federal courts, are believed to involve Menendez’s relationship with Florida eye-doctor, Solomon Melgen.

Earlier this month, CNN reported that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the Menendez prosecution.  In a hastily called press conference after the CNN  report broke on March 8, the senator defiantly defended the “appropriateness and lawfulness” of his conduct in office, including his dealings with Melgen.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Menendez plows ahead on Senate foreign relations panel despite reports of looming indictment

assetContent (57)WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez swiveled in his chair to chat briefly with his Senate Foreign Relations Committee chief of staff, Jodi Herman. Then he turned back to face the audience and waited to speak. Sitting before him this morning were Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Gen. Martin Dempsey,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: | Comments Off on Menendez plows ahead on Senate foreign relations panel despite reports of looming indictment