Murphy swears in John Pallone as Long Branch Mayor

The State Legislature is still toiling in Trenton making sure Governor Phil Murphy’s conditional vetoes match what he agreed to with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin yesterday, but Murphy has left the Capitol and returned home to Monmouth County where is issued the Oath of Office to Long Branch Mayor John Pallone moments ago.

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Posted: July 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Adam Schneider: Life is good!

Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider on Friday afternoon

Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider said he was filled with a mix of positive emotions when I spoke with him on Friday, three days after he was defeated for reelection after twenty-eight years leading the city.

“I feel a sense of pride in a way I never have before since my work is now complete,” the mayor said. “A lot of pressure lifted, almost instantly gone. I didn’t even realize how much pressure.”

Schneider said his immediate plans are to put some work into his law practice before taking some time off with his wife, Pat.  Then there will be summer days on the beach as he contemplates what is next for his career. “Sitting on the beach, reading  book and taking a nap is my perfect summer day,” he said. “I hope to have lot of those this summer.”

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Posted: May 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

John Pallone is elected mayor of Long Branch

MMM is calling the Long Branch mayor’s race for Councilman John Pallone.  With 13 of 17 districts reporting the vote totals are as follows:

 

John Pallone: 2010

Adam Schneider 1145

Avery Grant  286

Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Today is Election Day in Long Branch and Keansburg

Long Branch and Keansburg are holding municipal non-partisan elections today, Tuesday May 8th.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Voters unsure of their polling place can check at MonmouthCountyVotes.com

In Keansburg, the election is uncontested.  James Cocuzza Sr will be elected to his fourth four year term on the borough council.  Judy Ferraro will be elected to her first term on the governing body.

Long Branch is contested.  Voters in The Friendly City will elect a mayor and an entire five member City Council.

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Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Today is Election Day in Long Branch and Keansburg

Long Branch Councilman John Pallone’s Interview With MMM

Everyone said John Pallone, candidate for mayor of Long Branch, would never agree to an interview.  They were right, so we took matters into our own hands.

Long Branch voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8th.  Vote!

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Posted: May 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Sex Offender Going Door To Door For John Pallone in Long Branch

Long Branch residents are advised not to let their children answer the door this weekend when canvassers for John Pallone’s mayoral campaign come knocking for votes.

An alert Long Branch resident tipped us off to the fact that Christian Hendrickson, a Tier 2 level registered sex offender who was convicted in 2012 of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possessing and Sharing Child Pornography went door to door last weekend with Pallone and his running mate Bill Dangler.

 

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Posted: May 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Questions For Long Branch Mayoral Candidate John Pallone

Congressman Frank Pallone speaks at his brother’s get out the vote rally, May 3, 2018. Social media photo

John Pallone is the only Long Branch mayoral candidate who has not responded to MMM’s request for an interview.

Mayor Adam Schneider’s interview has been viewed over 5,600 times since we posted it on Monday.  Avery Grant’s interview has been viewed almost 2000 times since we posted yesterday.  Voters are obviously engaged.  In 2014, less than 3,000 votes were cast in the Long Branch mayoral election. This time it will probably be more than double that.

Other outlets have reported that Pallone is dodging questions from the media or that he wants the questions in advance.  In the hopes that Pallone will call back for that interview, we’re posting questions we have for him:

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Posted: May 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Questions For Long Branch Mayoral Candidate John Pallone

Avery Grant Dishes About Joe Ferraina and John Pallone: Long Branch Mayor’s Race

Avery Grant, the Long Branch School Board Member who is running for mayor of Long Branch against incumbent Adam Schneider and Councilman John Pallone invited MMM into his home for an interview on Wednesday afternoon.

In the five minute clip above, Grant reveals how former Superintendent of Schools Joe Ferraina tried to get him to run for council on Pallone’s ticket. Grant said he refused because Pallone “doesn’t exhibit leadership.”   Grant said that Ferraina is a real leader, that he wanted Ferriana to be the candidate to challenge Schneider, but that the former superintendent couldn’t do so because of the scandal surrounding the school board’s $600,000 settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

Grant confirmed that Ferraina’s office was sound proof and had a fancy bathroom, as alleged in the “sex slave” lawsuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Avery Grant Dishes About Joe Ferraina and John Pallone: Long Branch Mayor’s Race

Long Branch candidates finally debate

The candidates for Long Branch Mayor and Council all participated last night in a debate sponsored by The Link News and the League of Women Voters before an audience of voters, mostly supporters of one of the slates, in the auditorium of Long Branch High School.

Mayor Adam Schneider, Council President John Pallone, School Board Member Avery Grant, and their running mates all showed up for the third scheduled debate.  Pallone and his team skip the first two debates.  Schneider and Pallone are both running with a full slate of council candidates.  Grant is running with two council candidates.  Long Branch voters will elect a mayor and full five member council to lead the city next Tuesday, May 8.

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Posted: May 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch candidates finally debate

Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider makes his case for another term

Long Branch voters will elect and mayor and council next Tuesday, May 8th.  Adam Schneider, the mayor since 1990, is seeking a 8th term leading the City. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »