Domenic DiPiero, the new owner of the Two River Times. photo via uhnj.org
RedBankGreen is reporting that the news weekly, The Two River Times‘s, ownership has changed hands.
Domenic DiPiero, founder and president of Newport Capital Group bought the paper from Mickey Gooch, founder and president of GFI Group under terms that have not been disclosed.
DiPiero is a lifelong Two Rivers area resident, according to an announcement of the paper’s sale posted on it’s website on Monday.
“I look forward to continuing the great tradition that The Two River Times has built. I want the newspaper to continue to be a source of pride and news in the community,” DiPiero said, according to the TRT announcement.
Gooch, and his now ex-wife Diane, bought the paper from Geraldo Rivera in 2004.
Posted: July 17th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, News, NJ Media, Two River Times | Tags: Diane Gooch, Domenic DePiero, Geraldo Rivera, Mickey Gooch, Two River Times | Comments Off on Two River Times Is Sold
Diane Gooch has stepped down as publisher of the Two River Times in order to focus her efforts on her philanthropic and political activities, according to an article in the weekly newspaper that she owns with her husband Mickey.
“Serving the community is my passion,” said Gooch. “Doing so by publishing The Two River Times™ has been an honor, a pleasure, and a learning experience. I am proud of the journalism we created since I took over as publisher. Helping serve our loyal readers and advertisers has enabled me to grow intimately familiar with the concerns of our neighbors and small business owners. I look forward to continuing to fight for our beautiful corner of New Jersey through my philanthropy and advocacy work.”
The Gooches have hired Ellen McCarthy of Fair Haven to shepherd the newspaper they purchased from Geraldo Rivera in 2004.
McCarthy’s journalism career dates back to 1987 and includes positions with The Asbury Park Press and The Star Ledger.
Posted: June 18th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Diane Gooch, Two River Times | Tags: Diane Gooch, Ellen McCarthy, Mickey Gooch, Two River Times | 17 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Monmouth County GOP events are particularly enjoyable for me because I get to see many MMM readers in person and get face to face feedback, pro and con. Positive feedback usually includes a warm conversation, laughter and a friendly dig. Negative feedback is usually in the form of a cold shoulder, an evil eye or a faux smile. More and more there is agenda driven feedback and requests from people who want an issue covered or exposure for a candidate or cause. All of that happened last night. I appreciate all of it.
There were two related issues that dominated the feedback I received last night.
One was my explusion from the Highlands Republican Club for the treacherous act of accurately reporting Anna Little’s decree that the New Jersey Supreme Court is unconstitutional. I appreciate all the invitations to join or visit other Monmouth County Republican Clubs with no restrictions on what I write about. I also appreciate that none of the “threats” I received to be removed from the dinner via “appropriate measures” were followed through. My friend and fellow blogger Jim Hogan shared some hilarious emails he received from members of the HRC, including one from Mr. Neighbor, in response to Jim’s comments on my banishment.
The other issue that dominated feedback I received last night was my front page exposure and accompanying article in the triCityNews last month.
Senator Sean Kean greeted me with a smile and said, “Hi Art, I see Dan Jacobson likes you better than he likes me.” Dan has been particularly critical of Kean. I told Sean that I heard Jacobson was not the only one who felt that way.
Another party leader said he saw Dan’s article. “Is that for real, you don’t support Anna Little any longer?” he asked. When I told him it was, he was positively giddy. Another leader did not seem so happy about that.
Mickey Gooch gave me a good natured razzing for not including his testimonial about MMM in my journal ad. It is nice to know that someone actually reads the ad journal. Here’s Mickey’s quote:
“MMM is a great source of insider gossip and news in the conservative wing of the Republican Party and the Tea Party. I don’t agree with everything I read, but I keep taking a look- it is definitely entertaining. However, MMM would be better and could have far greater credibility if Art Gallagher didn’t display his biases quite so obviously and ran an unbiased forum for discussion. ” ~ Mickey Gooch, Mickey Gooch
I told Mickey he’s welcome to write another quote now that my biases have shifted.
Thank you for reading MMM, and thanks for your feedback.
Posted: February 14th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, James Hogan, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Highlands Republican Club, Jim Hogan, Mickey Gooch, Monmouth GOP, Sean Kean, triCityNews | 4 Comments »