Marlboro Township’s K-8 schools now have armed and uniformed police officers present at all times during school hours under an agreement between the Township and Board of Education that was approved by the Board last night, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced.
“I am pleased that the Board of Education has supported our initiative to station Marlboro police officers in each of our schools. While it is not a solution to the gun debate, it will keep our children and educators safe. As Mayor, I have no more fundamental responsibility than keeping our children and educators safe,” Mayor Hornik said, “Recently in Maryland, a School Resource Officer (SRO), a trained and armed Police Officer, engaged and pursued the shooter and, by all accounts, prevented this incident from being a far greater tragedy. While it would be nice to pretend that that we did not live in a society that requires armed police officers in our schools it is not the reality.”
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Posted: March 28th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Board of Education, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Police in schools, School Safety | 4 Comments »
Selika Josiah Gore is elected unanimously as new Chairwoman
Marlboro GOP Chair Selika Josiah Gore
Marlboro- Christopher Dean resigned as Chairman of the Marlboro Republican committee yesterday. Selika Josiah Gore was unanimously elected by the committee members as the new Chairwoman.
Gore is a wife and mother of two teen-aged boys. An attorney who works as an executive at the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission, she was the Deputy Campaign Manager for Scott Sipprelle’s 2010 run for congress and has considerable experience in state, county and local campaigns. She has served as Vice Chair of the Marlboro Republicans for the last four years.
“I’m honored to have the support of my Committee members, said Gore, “I look forward to working with our county and state partners to continue to build a solid Republican organization in Marlboro. We need to focus on fielding the best candidates to bring our message of smaller government and fiscal responsibility to the people of Marlboro. That is what I plan to do.”
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Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christopher Dean, Marlboro, Marlboro Board of Education, Marlboro GOP, Marlboro Republicans, Monmouth County, Selika Josiah Gore, Victoria Dean | 10 Comments »
Marlboro Board of Ed VP, under political attack, suspects that a second alleged facebook post is a fabrication
Marlboro Board of Ed VP Victoria Dean, right and Marriem Yousef, a Muslim Marlboro High School junior at the conclusion of the March 10, 2015 BOE meeting
Marlboro Board of Education Vice President Victoria Dean last night apologized for racially charged posts made on her facebook page on February 8, during public workshop meeting of the board in the Marlboro Middle School Auditorium.
The offensive post came to light over the weekend when Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal’s Jersey Shore Insider blog posted a story accusing Monmouth GOP Leaders of displaying racist posts on social media. The story accused Union Beach Mayor Paul Smith of posting a “rant” calling President Obama “A Communist, a Muslim and an Illegal Immigrant,” and Dean of displaying and liking a post on her facebook page that stating that “America isn’t America anymore! It’s run by foreigners including THIS RAG HEAD PRESIDENT!”
The Asbury Park Press picked up the story on Monday, attributing Gopal’s blog as the source without citing it as a partisan website as is their custom when they cite this website or other conservative websites.
Smith shared a meme on his facebook page that included a photo of Obama holding a pint of dark beer in one hand and while is other hand was raised with his thumb up. The meme caption was ” A Communist, a Muslim and an Illegal Alien walk into a bar……The Bartender says ‘Hello Mr. President…”
On her facebook page, Dean posted a link to a story about a Waterbury, Connecticut school district honoring the Muslim holidays Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha by not scheduling tests, field trips or major school events on those occasions. Dean added the caption “Pandora’s box opened” and tagged fellow board member Craig Marshall. Mark Garza, a Texas resident who Dean says is a childhood friend, posted the offensive rag head comment which Dean then liked.
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Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County | Tags: BonnieSue Rosenwald, Christopher Dean, Craig Marshall, Facebook, Huffington Post, Ira Levin, John Dwyer, Jon Hornik, Josh Pollak, Marlboro, Marlboro Board of Education, Marlboro Planning Board, Marlboro Zoning Board, Michael Lilonsky, Paul Smith, President Obama, Sami Elmansoury, Social Media, Victoria Dean, Vin Gopal | 21 Comments »
Today was the first day of Marlboro’s Cops in Schools program, the community’s first in the nation response to the Newtown Connecticut School massacre that claimed the lives of 20 school children and 6 adult staff on December 14.
Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik told MMM it was just another school day in Marlboro, with the exception of the media presence and attention. “It was a normal a day as the first day back from vacation can be,”said the Mayor, “the police were not a distraction, however there was a significant media presence.”
Hornik said the media attention is a result of the NRA’s call for Cops in Schools nationwide, which happened a day after he announced the township’s decision to protect their school children with armed police.
Sharon Witchel, Director of Community Relations for the Marlboro Board of Education, told Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch that the cost of the 90 day program would be approximately $100,000.
“During the 90-day period, the district will review current safety and security practices and determine future improvements, which will include fiscal considerations,” Witchel said.
Hornik said that township officials and the school board will review the yet to be released incident report from Newtown before making any long term decisions on school security.
Posted: January 2nd, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Connecticut Murders, Marlboro, Sandy Hook Elementary School | Tags: Cops in schools, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Marlboro Board of Education, Sandy Hook Elementary School | Comments Off on Hornik: Media was more of a distraction than police were as kids went back to Marlboro Schools