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Long Branch Official: Mr. Gopal is not listed as a qualified, trained firefighter in the City of Long Branch

Vin Gopal, the candidate for State Senate in the 11th Legislative District, is not a first responder.

Gopal apparently knows he’s been caught lying to the public for months and is now trying, poorly, to explain himself.

The Asbury Park Press knows about Gopal’s misrrepresentations.  Inexplicably, APP has yet to report on Gopal’s dishonesty.   APP endorsed Senator Jennifer Beck for reelection over Gopal.

In his TV commercials, Gopal claims he volunteers as a first responder in Long Branch. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jennifer Beck, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Authorities Discover Guns, Explosives in Howell and Freehold

A three day investigation launched by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office last Thursday led to the seizure of a total of 17 long-guns, 13 handguns, over 21 containers of ammunition and explosives.  Three men were arrested, according to a statement by Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Investigators received information regarding an individual storing explosives and destructive materials in a Howell residence. On Friday night September 16, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Howell Township Police Department executed a search warrant at 191 Ford Road with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit and a K-9 unit from the Bradley Beach Police Department.  Numerous firearms and ammunition, as well as a quantity of marijuana were seized. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Authorities Discover Guns, Explosives in Howell and Freehold

Authorities investigating 2 separate shootings in Freehold

assetContentFREEHOLD — Authorities are investigating two separate shootings that happened within blocks of each other Monday night. A spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Charles Webster, confirmed the shootings but did not have any additional information on Tuesday morning. The first shooting happened on Ford Avenue at around 6 p.m., said a resident in the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Freehold, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Three $50K Powerball Winning Tickets Sold in Monmouth County

assetContentThree Monmouth County retailers sold Powerball tickets that won $50,000 in the January 13 drawing, according to a press release by the  NJ Lottery.

Penny Pantry Food Store, located at 4345 Route 9 North in Freehold,  Keansburg Drugs, 119 Main St., Keansburg, and Welsh Farms, 130 Route 33 W., in Manalapan each sold tickets that match four of five numbers and the Powerball. The winning numbers were 4,8,19,27,34 and the Powerball was 10.

Two tickets that matched the five winning numbers but not the Powerball were sold in New Jersey.  A ticket sold at the Wawa on Spingside Rd in Westhampton, Burlington County is worth $2 million to the player who bet and extra dollar and match the powerplay. A $1 million ticket matching five numbers without the powerplay was sold at the 7-11 on Buckelew Ave in Jamesburg, Middlesex County.

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Posted: January 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Blood drive in Freehold on Thursday

Cassagrande blood drive

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Assemblywoman Caroline Cassagrande is hosting a blood drive at her office at 35 West Main St. in Freehold on Thursday, October 15 from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m.  This the seventh consecutive year that Casagrande has hosted a blood drive in her district.

“The great thing about the Central Jersey Blood Center is that they serve our local hospitals as they treat premature babies, trauma victims and cancer patients” says Casagrande.  “All the blood donated, stays in our communities and helps a neighbor in need.”

More than a million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment. “Cancer patients are the primary recipients of blood transfusions” says Casagrande. “In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, consider a donation in the name of a loved one fighting that disease.”

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Posted: October 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Blood drive in Freehold on Thursday

Man in critical after motorcycle strikes Route 33 guardrail

assetContent (61)HOWELL – A Freehold man was hospitalized Monday after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a Route 33 guardrail, police said. Shortly after 9:20 a.m. on Monday, police and first aid squads responded to Route 33 west for a serious motor vehicle crash. An investigation determined that Manuel Sanchez, 51, of Freehold, was operating a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Man in critical after motorcycle strikes Route 33 guardrail

Robber who targeted women, used pepper spray back in Monmouth?

COLTS NECK — A woman suffered a bizarre pepper-spray attack Tuesday night that is similar to other incidents reported in Freehold and Colts Neck last year, Colts Neck police said. RELATED:Robber in Monmouth uses pepper spray against female victims The victim was driving around midnight near Five Points and Stone Hill roads when another motorist flashed… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Freehold, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Robber who targeted women, used pepper spray back in Monmouth?

Golden: The Next Generation is a Republican Generation

Shaun Golden

Chairman Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden released a statement this morning announcing that his slate of municipal candidates this year included six Young Republican Leaders under the age of 35.

Candidates for local office filed to run with their respective Municipal Clerks all across Monmouth County on Monday. It is clear by the two parties’ selection of nominees, that Republicans in Monmouth County are the only ones offering voters a chance to elect a new generation of leaders with fresh, bold ideas for the future.

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Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Christie’s ‘randomly’ chosen Boy Scout at town hall wasn’t left entirely to chance

IMG_4882 (640x416)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s “randomly” chosen question from a Boy Scout at a town hall meeting last week wasn’t left entirely to chance, though luck did play a small part. In Freehold last Tuesday afternoon, the governor took a question from 12-year-old Zachary Seemar, a Boy Scout from Brick Township whose family lost its home… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie’s ‘randomly’ chosen Boy Scout at town hall wasn’t left entirely to chance

Christie to host town hall in Monmouth County next week

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will continue his recent string of town hall forums focused on the upcoming state budget next week in Monmouth County. Christie will host his 131st town hall forum next Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Freehold Township. The Republican governor and potential presidential candidate is expected to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Freehold, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie to host town hall in Monmouth County next week