Doherty gets top job at Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been promoted to the top position at the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, just two weeks after he secured the second in command position at the Atlantic City agency, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Matt Doherty Gets Big Atlantic City Job From Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy and Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie on Super Tuesday

 

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has joined the Murphy Administration as the Deputy Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, according to a story posted by NewJerseyGlobe.

Doherty started the job which does not require confirmation by the state Senate on Monday.  His predecessor earned $175,000 per year, according to the NJGlobe report. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Murphy claims bi-partisan support for property tax/charity scheme. Republicans disagree, call for NJ reforms

Marlboro, NJ-With Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie standing behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday — and four other Democrat mayors standing behind him, Governor Phil Murphy today declared he had bi-partisan support for his plan to have the state’s municipalities set up charities to accept donations in lieu of property taxes.  Murphy said that the recent income tax reform passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is a tax increase on New Jersey’s middle class.   The scheme he is proposing would, if allowed by the IRS, reverse the impact of the tax reform law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

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Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Fulton being vetted for top MVC job

Doherty said to have failed the background check for the job

Brenda “Sue” Fulton is being vetted to be Governor Phil Murphy’s MVC Chief

Brenda “Sue” Fulton of Asbury Park is Governor Murphy’s current choice to become Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, according to a source who told MMM that the West Point graduate has consented to four way background check.

Fulton’s 2016 running mate for Monmouth County Freeholder, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, said he “respectfully declined” the Governor’s offer to lead MVC at a Borough Council meeting on Monday night.

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Posted: February 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Doherty to head MVC?

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty is slated to become the Chairman and Chief Administrator of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, according to multiple unsourced reports.

Governor Murphy has not yet nominated Doherty for the position, which requires the advice and consent of the Senate, according to the Legislature’s website.

Doherty is in the final year of his second term as mayor of the borough.

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ MVC | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Video: Dirty Matt Doherty Takes Political Retribution Beyond The Grave

The death of an adversary does not end the battle in Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty’s demented mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Doherty Sued For Fraud

The Emperor and Empress of Belmar

The Emperor and Empress of Belmar.  photo via facebook

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been accused of fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract and breach of covenant in suit filed against Doherty personally and the Borough of Belmar by the landlord of Salt, the Harmon Brothers’ establishment whose liquor license transfer was denied by the Borough last Spring.

The suit filed by William Wolf of Bathgate, Wegener and Wolf on behalf a Loko Co, LLC, a development company owned by Gregory Kapalko, alleges that Doherty urged Kapalko to suspend the permitting applications with the NJ DEP for the construction of the waterfront property that Loko has an agreement with the Borough to redevelop and instead enter into a Joint Venture with Ollie Klein, the owner of Klein’s Fish Market, and Stephen and Mark Coleman, Florida based real estate investors. Doherty promised that the Borough would extend the schedule of the Redevelopment Agreement  if Klein and the Colemans were involved in the project, according to the suit.  Loko complied with Doherty’s suggestion and he reneged on the deal to extend the Redevelopment Agreement.

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Posted: November 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doherty Sued For Fraud

Golden Days: Monmouth GOP dominated county races

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Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Congressman Chris Smith, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Freeholder Tom Arnone celebrate their victories on Election Night

By Art Gallagher

Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership is spinning the shellacking they took last week from Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso as a function of President-elect Donald Trump’s performance in the county.

Vin’s spin is laughable on many levels.  Let’s hope he believes it.

The Monmouth GOP swept the county races because, under Golden’s leadership, they campaign the same way the govern.  They work smarter and harder with less money.

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Posted: November 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Doherty Gives $50K Of His Own Money To His Freeholder Campaign

caughtWhy would someone pay $50,000 to get a job that pays $27,000 per year and promise not to take the health benefits that go with the job?

That’s what Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty did yesterday, according to the report he filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

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Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

“Matt’s Law” Cost Belmar Taxpayers over $200K in legal fees

Dem Freeholder Candidate Sticks Belmar Taxpayers With The Legal Fees To Fund His Ambition

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk last summer. Freeholder Director John Curley, the the background, right, will not be challenged by Doherty this November.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk.

Like his friend Governor Chris Christie, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty stuck taxpayers with the legal bills to fund his political ambition.

Doherty’s unlawful conduct in attempting to hide the identities of donors to his campaign for Monmouth County freeholder has cost the taxpayers of Belmar $122,910 for the legal fees of the citizens who successfully challenged Belmar’s violations of the Faulkner Act and the New Jersey Civil Rights Act in Court. When the borough’s legal fees to defend “Matt Law” are added, Doherty’s folly has cost Belmar taxpayers over $200,000.

Ken Pringle, Belmar’s former mayor and the attorney who represented the citizens who objected to “Matt’s Law” told MMM that Judge Katie Gummer awarded the legal fees to the plaintiffs on Thursday.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »