Incumbent Republican Committeemen Mike Sachs and Scott Aagre beat back a challenge from Democrats Cliff Moore and Audrey Tyler, with all districts reporting.Posted: November 5th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Audrey Tyler, Cliff Moore, Hazlet, Michael Sachs, Scott Aagre | No Comments »
Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal is hoping to be the Gene Michael of politics. Michael, the New York Yankees General Manger in the early 1990′s, rebuilt the mediocre team back to dominant glory by focusing on new talent in the farm system. As a player, Michael was a master of the hidden ball trick. In baseball the hidden ball trick is when a position player fakes throwing the ball back to the pitcher after a play, only to tag out the base runner when he take a lead off the base.
Like Michael, Gopal is trying to build his farm team in Monmouth County municipal races, knowing he can’t win the big show in the short term, with an eye on future dominance of Monmouth County government and the State of New Jersey. Also like Michael, Gopal always has a trick up his sleeve behind his youthful smile and pleasant demeanor.
Gopal hasn’t even fielded a team in 23 races in 16 Monmouth County towns. Yet he has the press and New Jersey’s Democratic leadership convinced he’s building a future empire from the bottom up.
But if he doesn’t deliver the goods tonight, Gopal could end up as a Hardy Peterson, the Yankees General Manager who only lasted in the job for one year, 1990, instead of Michael, and find himself challenged for the county chairmanship when his first term ends in June.
The towns to watch tonight are Red Bank, Aberdeen, Eatontown, Highlands, Hazlet and Marlboro.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: "LaHornicca", Aberdeen, Cliff Moore, Cory Booker, Declan O'Scanlon, Eatontown, Frank LaRocca, Frank Nolan, Hazlet, Highlands, Jennifer Beck, Marlboro, Mary Tyler Moore, Monmouth County Dems, Rebecca Kane, Red Bank, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Courtesey of John Schneider, JerseyBayShore.comPosted: October 6th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election | Tags: Audrey Tyler, Cliff Moore, Hazlet, John Schneider, Mike Sachs, Scot Aagre | No Comments »
The story is that it took him two hours after the Associated Press called the primary for Cory Booker to show up at McLoone’s Pier House because he was holed up in his office, unable to compose himself. It was only after he heard the media was leaving that he was able to pull himself together and join his own party while Senate nominee Cory Booker was delivering his victory speech on live TV from Newark.
But the big story, and what Pallone should really be upset about, is not that he lost a primary few thought he could win, but that he is now exposed as vulnerable for reelection in the 6th Congressional District. Pallone performed poorly in his Middlesex and Monmouth base.Numbers and graphics from Politico.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, Anna Little, Congress, Frank Pallone | Tags: Anna Little, Bayshore Tea Party Group, CD 6 NJ CD 6, Cliff Moore, Frank Pallone, Hazlet, Jun Choi, Mark Falzon, NJ6, Tony Fiore, Victor Scudiery | 35 Comments »
The Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Immediate Care Walk-In, and the Robin Hood Foundation are hosting a Day of Health for Hurricane Sandy survivors on Wednesday, August 14, from 11 am to 2 PM at Immediate Care Walk-In’s medical facility at Airport Plaza in Hazlet.
Area residents are invited to visit the center at 1376 Route 36 for free medical, emotional and crisis support.
The free services provided will included health screenings, health counseling, medication review, education and resource information, integrated services, reiki therapy, stress reduction and maternal child heath.
For additional information, call VNAHG at 800-862-3330.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Hazlet, Health Care, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Hazlet, IMMEDIATE CARE, Immedicate Care Walk-In, Robin Hood Foundation, Visting Nurses Assoc, VNA | No Comments »
He was best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano and his most famous Monmouth County scenes were in Sea Bright and Asbury Park, but James Gandolfini kept working here after the HBO classic ended in 2007.
Gandolfini starred in the independently produced Down the Shore which was shot in Keansburg, Hazlet and Atlantic Highlands in 2008. The film grossed only $4800 when it opened last April.
While shooting in Down the Shore, Gandolfini shopped at IEI, Victor Scudiery’s retail electronics outlet at Airport Plaza in Hazlet. Scudiery tells us that the actor bought a stereo receiver for his trailer. IEI’s staff let Gandolfini be, not bothering him for autographs or pictures, but they excitedly saved the security footage of his purchase.
Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: James Gandolfini | Tags: Airport Plaza, Atlantic Highlands, Down the Shore, Hazlet, IEI, James Gandolfini, Keansburg, Victor Scudiery | No Comments »
IMMEDIATE CARE Medical Walk-In creates 25 new jobs, provides quality convenient health care in the bayshore
“Our mission is to take the hassle out of going to the doctor.”
“It’s like a hospital in the mall,” exclaimed Sal Cannizzaro of the 4500 square foot medical facility he built in Hazlet’s Airport Plaza. With 10 examination rooms, an digital X-Ray room a phelobotomy lab, the entrepeneur is obviously proud of his new baby. “We’re even paperless with EMR (electronic medical records), the only paper you see in this office is the sign in sheet and your appointment card. We invested $1.5 million in this facility and we’re employing 25 people.
With the real estate market in the tank Cannizzaro, a builder and developer, teamed up with his physican, Dr. Lisa Golding-Granado, MD, who also happened to be his tenant, to create IMMEDIATE CARE Medical Walk-In of Hazlet with the mission of taking the hassle out of going to the doctor.
“Dr. Golding-Granado’s office had a two week wait to get an appointment,” said Cannizzaro, “when you’re suffering and need a doctor, you can’t wait that long and the emergency room costs a forture for the patient and the insurance company.”
“We provide 98% of the top medical services that people regularly need,” said Golding-Granado, the new facility’s medical director, “be it urgent care like an infection, migraines, minor injuries and lacerations, or primary care like checking diabetes, blood pressure and providing physicals.”
“For anyone that leaves within a three to five mile radius, we provide high quality care from board certified physicians, without that hassle,” Cannizzaro explained, “you don’t need an appointment, you’re waiting only 15 minutes and we send you home in 45 minutes. We take all insurances and medicare.”
“Urgent care is for non-emergent, non-traumatic problems that need to be addressed quickly. Major traumas, heart attacks, stokes and the like are for the emergency rooms. Urinary track infections, bronchitis, migranes and the like we can treat here quickly and more affordably,” said Golding-Granado, “we can also check your diabetes and blood pressure, perform X-Rays and Labs and provide vaccines.
The facility is open 84 hours a week, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.
In addition to Golding-Granado, IMMEDIATE CARE is staffed with a board certified orthopedic surgeon, an osteopath certified in Sport and Family Medicine, three nurse practitioners who can prescribed meds and three RN’s. Cannizzaro and Golding-Granado plan to add a Pediatric specialist to their staff soon.
A large crowd of business, government and community leaders were on hand last week to welcome IMMEDIATE CARE at their ceremonial grand opening.
Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce President Cliff Moore is excited to see a new business opening in Hazlet. “It is a beautiful state of the art facility that is using what was a vacant store front on Route 36,” said Moore, “they’re employing more than 25 local residents. That’s a great combination and a welcome additon to the community.”
The grand opening may be the first of many. IMMEDIATE CARE plans to open a physical therapy center and two more health care facilities in Monmouth County in the next 18 months on their way to building 10-12 centers in in Central New Jersey over the next few years.Posted: December 20th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Business, Economy, Health Care | Tags: Dr Lisa Golding -Grandado, Hazlet, IMMEDIATE CARE, Immediate Care Walk-in of Hazlet, Sal Cannizzaro | No Comments »
The Monmouth County Democratic Organization swept races across the county yesterday! U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. for a big 65% district-wide victory! Congressman Pallone also comfortably carried the Monmouth County portion of the district with over 55% of the vote. President Obama and Senator Menendez nearly matched Governor Romney and Senator Kyrillos vote by vote in what analysts had predicted earlier in the year would be a Republican blowout in Monmouth. They were wrong! Monmouth County Democrats delivered over 125,000 votes for President Obama, the 6th highest amount of votes in the state of all 21 counties. Turnout for the election was at an impressive 58% of registered voters despite half the county still not having power and with thousands of people still displaced from their homes.
Monmouth County Democrats scored major municipal wins, defeating 7 incumbent Republicans. NO Democratic incumbents were defeated. Monmouth Dems scored major wins in the Bayshore this year, with wins in Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan, setting up a strong foundation in the Bayshore for future years. Here are some of our major wins
In Atlantic Highlands, Roy Dellosso and Bob Sutton were re-elected, topping two Republican challengers by over 350 votes.
In Belmar, Councilwoman Jennifer Nicolay won nearly 60% of the vote, trouncing her Republican challenger.
In Eatontown, incumbent Councilman Anthony Talerico was top vote-getter by nearly 1,000 votes defeating his Republican challenger. In addition, Janice Kroposky comfortably defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Gonzalez to win the second seat. Welcome to the Eatontown governing body, Councilwoman-Elect Kroposky!
In Farmingdale, 4 Democrats faced 4 Republicans in a showdown for the Western Monmouth community. Democrats Richard Geffken and newcomer Carly Immen defeated their Republican opponents to win 2 of the seats. Democrat Jan Zientek currently trails by just 5 votes behind his Republican challenger for the 3rd seat. Absentee ballots and Provisionals still need to be counted and Monmouth County Democrats’ attorneys are weighing a re-count for Jan’s seat. Still, winning these 2 seats is a huge breakthrough in a town where Republican voter registration outnumbers Democrats 2 to 1.
In Freehold Borough, Democratic newcomer Ron Griffiths outsed Republican incumbent John Newman while Democratic incumbent Sharon Shutzer was re-elected.
In Hazlet, Democrats Jim DiNardo and Barbara Ronchetti beat Republican incumbent Mayor David Tinker and Committeeman Jim Brady to take a 3-2 majority of the Hazlet governing body, a big win for the Bayshore community.
In Highlands, Democratic Councilman Kevin Redmond was re-elected and Democrat Tara Ryan was elected, winning a Republican held seat.
In Keyport, Democratic Councilman Ken McPeek was re-elected and Sophia Lamberson was elected. Councilwoman-Elect Lamberson will take the seat of Council President Christian Bolte who did not seek re-election. The duo beat their GOP challengers by more than 500 votes.
In Matawan, Democratic newcomer Kim Daly was elected to the Borough Council defeating incumbent councilman Andrew Lopez. Democrat Nicholas Nellegar was narrowly defeated for the 2nd seat by just 80 votes. Monmouth County Democrats Attorneys are currently reviewing absentee ballots and provisionals but Democrats have broken the all GOP stronghold in Matawan.
Posted: November 7th, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Andrew Lopez, Anthony Talerico, Atlantic Highlands, Barack Obama, Barbara Ronchetti, Belmar, Bob Menendez, Bob Sutton, Carly Immen, Christian Bolte, David Tinker, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Frank Pallone, Freehold Borough, Hazlet, Jan Zientek, Janice Kroposky, Jennifer Nicolay, Jim Brady, Jim DiNardo, Ken McPeek, Kim Daly, Matawan, Monmouth Democrats, Nicholas Nellegar, Richard Geffken, Ron Griffiths, Roy Dellossa, Sharon Shutzer, Sophia Lambersonn | 7 Comments »
Several readers have asked if I was going to attend and report on the Anna Little/Christine O’Donnell event. None offered the $250 price of admission.
But, because you asked, I drove by Lakeside Manor and took this photo at 6:30, 1/2 hour after the event was scheduled to start.
There were about 35 cars in the lot.
Red Bank GOP Municipal Chairman Jack Minton was outside with a red drink in a martini glass.Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races, Anna Little, Christine O'Donnell | Tags: Anna Little, Christine O'Donnell, Hazlet, Lakeside Manor | 9 Comments »