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 misses victory celebration due to heart surgery

Long Branch Mayor-elect John Pallone

Long Branch Mayor-elect John Pallone did not show up Tuesday night to celebrate his landslide victory over incumbent Mayor Adam Schneider because he had heart surgery earlier in the day.

Councilwoman Mary Jane Celli, one of Pallone’s running mates who was reelected on Tuesday, shocked the enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered at the Italian American Memorial Association clubhouse on West End Ave. with her announcement that the mayor-elect had been hospitalized earlier in the day, according to a source who was present at the party.

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Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, 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

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

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 »

Kelly: Adam Schneider is clearly the best choice for Long Branch

By Greg Kelly

“John Pallone is pathetic and so are all his running mates. They don’t care about anything. They haven’t been in this community working. We’re the ones making this a better city to live in. But I’m done being angry. It’s all about energy — which I’ll use right up to Election Day when we win.”

Long Branch Mayor John Schneider

That was Mayor Adam Schneider speaking to supporters at his lower Broadway campaign headquarters after a recent evening of cold weather but satisfying voter feedback during his door-to-door visits.

“We’re hearing a lot of good things,” explained the man seeking an eighth four-year term as the chief executive of Long Branch. “They think the city is headed in the right direction.”

Clearly, it’s election season in the City of Long Branch. City voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8 to elect a mayor and six council members.

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Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kelly: Adam Schneider is clearly the best choice for Long Branch

Long Branch joins post-Sandy high water mark program

assetcontent-73LONG BRANCH – As Hurricane Sandy was closing in on the Jersey Shore, Darrell Wordelmann – the general manager of Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant – watched surveillance video footage of the Atlantic Ocean splashing increasingly closer to the popular upscale restaurant until the power to the cameras eventually went out. The restaurant, which is slightly elevated and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch joins post-Sandy high water mark program

Vin Gopal’s got a problem with powerful women

Boys Club: I bet you can't find a photo of Vin posing with three women

Boys Club: I bet you can’t find a photo of Vin posing with three women

The Monmouth County Democrats women problem goes beyond the fact that the party has only nominated 5 women to county or legislative offices, while nominating 26 men to higher office, since Vin Gopal became the Party Chairman in 2012.  The Monmouth GOP nominated 17 men and 14 women during the same period.

Gopal defended his abysmal record of nominating women by calling his candidates for county and legislative offices “sacrificial lambs” in The Asbury Park Press’s coverage of Democratic Surrogate candidate Vincent Solomeno’s  2007 facebook post bragging about “a swedish whore named cindy.”

“Yes, we do not run women as sacrificial lambs in races just for the sake of running women,” Gopal is quoted as saying to The Asbury Park Press.

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Posted: October 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Kushner, Pier Village restaurateurs locked in lease dispute

assetContent (12)LONG BRANCH — The new owners of Pier Village in Long Branch are seeking to evict the owners of two restaurants in a lease dispute that calls into question plans for the future of the city’s oceanfront retail area. In response to the eviction attempt by Kushner Companies, businessmen Daniel Pinheiro and Michael Keating have gone… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Gopal vs Beck in 2017?

From PolitickerNJ:

Vin Gopal

Long hailed as one of the most talented up and comers in New Jersey politics, the Monmouth County Democratic Chairman from Long Branch appears poised to run against state Senator Jen Beck (D-11) in 2017. Beck will be a very tough out, but Gopal is a unique politician now emboldened by the loses last night of Beck’s running mates Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande.

That would be a fun race to cover!

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Posted: November 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments »