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Bob Hugin for US Senate in 2018

By Greg Kelly, MonmouthBeachLife

The borough of Monmouth Beach has a notable history of connections with United States Senators. At least two have lived there.

Bob Hugin

The first, Alexander G. Cattell, represented NJ in the U.S. Senate from 1866 to 1871. The other, William W. Barbour, was a U.S. Senator for NJ from 1931 to 1943. Both men were Republicans.

Cattell was one of the area’s first major developers as part of the Monmouth Beach Association. He owned a large house on Ocean Avenue. Barbour, a borough native born in July 1888, also served as Rumson’s mayor. He was the son of Colonel William Barbour, who was also an original developer of MB.

A little more digging showed me that the daughter of Senator H. Alexander Smith (a Republican who served NJ from 1944 to 1959) was married at the St. Peter’s Church of Galilee in town. She married a member of the Dominick family, which would produce its own senator, Peter H. Dominick, a Republican who served Colorado from 1963 to 1975. And one more — the uncle of Senator Nicholas F. Brady (a US senator for NJ during 1982) owned a large house on Ocean Avenue in MB.

So Monmouth Beach knows something about US senators.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 2-4, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Nov. 2

  • Roy Orbison: Hologram Tour at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Annie the Musical at Axelrod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week – MORE INFO
  • “You Can’t Take It with You” by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
  • “Whodunit?” At Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • “Wolf at the Door” by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 2-4, 2018:

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 19-21, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Oct. 19

  • Tri-State Theatre Festival (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • The Psychedelic Furs at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Silent Film Spooktacular (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Kawasaki MX Race of Champions at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO
  • Sandy Hook Lighthouse Tours – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Allaire! at Allaire Village– MORE INFO
  • “Creatures of the Night” Hayrides (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 19-21, 2018:

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 12-14, 2018

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Friday, Oct. 12

  • Tavern Fest ‘18 (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • “1776” at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • WW II Harbor Defense Lantern Tour on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • The Adams Family (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • BCC Haunted Theater: “Aftermath” (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Suicide Prevention Info for Everyday People (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 12-14, 2018

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 5-7, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Oct. 5

  • The American Soldier at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Big Gig” by Lakehouse Music Academy (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Gun Love” by American Poetry Theater (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Pamela’s First Musical at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Brian Fallon at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The Secret Garden at JSAC (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Women’s College Field Hockey: Monmouth U. vs. LIU-Brooklyn (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Women’s College Tennis: Monmouth U. vs. UC-Irvine (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Project Homeless Donation Collection (Manalapan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 5-7, 2018

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 28-30, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Sept. 28

  • Fall Swap Meet & Auto Show at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO
  • Lewis Black at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • When the Circus Comes To Town: A Festival of the Arts (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Edible Jersey’s “Eat Drink Local Week” ‘18 – MORE INFO
  • Catapult Children’s Show at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • SCAN: Take Control of Your Health (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Gerry McEntegart & Anita Means Art Show (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Elaine & The Cimarron Sky Band (Howell) – MORE INFO

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Posted: September 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 28-30, 2018

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, September 7-9, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, Sept. 7

  • Belmar Pro Surf Contest ’18 – MORE INFO
  • Asbury Park Oysterfest ‘18 – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Beach Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • “My Night with Marlon Brando” at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Champions of Magic at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Pamela’s First Musical at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Just a Big Mix-Up!” Art Show (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • For Seniors: Storm Preparedness – Are You Ready? (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

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Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 31-Sept. 3, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, August 31

  • College Women’s Soccer: Monmouth U. vs. Lehigh (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Canterbury Art Show (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • “International Drift” Art Exhibit by Michael Short (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Fern Hill by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Collingwood Indoor Flea Market (Farmingdale) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 31-Sept. 3, 2018

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 24-26, 2018

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Friday, August 24

  • WFAN’s Mike Francesa “Summer Send-Off” (Lake Como) – MORE INFO
  • Pier Village Sidewalk Sale (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • Wings of Freedom Tour (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • “International Drift” Art Exhibit by Michael Short (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 24-26, 2018

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 17-19, 2018:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, August 17

  • “International Drift” Art Show by Michael Short (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • 42nd Street at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Family Friendly Campfire on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Bayshore Hooks & Needles (Hazlet) – MORE INFO
  • The Castoffs (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • WWE Presents NXT Live (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Fern Hill by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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