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Schmid losing support after endorsing Bloomberg

Stephanie Schmid’s tenuous status as the front runner for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey appears to be in danger due to her endorsement of Mike Bloomberg for President.

Schmid faced an immediate backlash on facebook after announcing her endorsement on Sunday.

Eric Brophy, the Chairman of the Wall Democrats and a Vice Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, rescinded his endorsement of Schmid in the comments of her announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Live Events Coming to Atlantic Highlands Cinema

Atlantic Cinemas will soon be hosting live events–comedy acts, concerts, puppet shows and the like– in one of its five theaters on 1st Ave in Atlantic Highlands.

Owner Fred Rast has installed a stage in his 240 seat playhouse in order to enhance the entertainment offerings provided to northern Monmouth County residents.

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Posted: February 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 14-16, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 14:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Valentine’s Day Horse + Carriage Rides (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Same Time, Next Year” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Great Love Songs: A Valentine’s Day Concert (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Valentine’s Day with Tim McLoone& the Shirleys (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Ooh La La! It’s Valentine’s Weekend (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner Show by The Jersey Four (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “12 Angry Jurors” at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Rent” at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • White Elephant Sale (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Inquire Within: Aurora Robson at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Scharfenberger: New Jersey needs to learn from history — not tear it down

Statue of Gen. Philip Kearny in U.S. Captitol Hall National Statutory Hall. photo via Architect of the Capitol.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-13) is not happy that Democrats in the New Jersey Senate passed legislation this week that could lead to replacing the statute of General Philip Kearny in the U.S. Capitol with a marble or bronze likeness of Alice Paul, a 20th century leader of the women’s suffrage movement which led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Kearny’s monument has been in the Capitol since 1888.  Each state has two statues.  The other New Jersey statute is of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the namesake of Stockton University. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon’s Legislation Protecting Seniors Property Tax Break Advances

Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would allow senior citizens to continue to enjoy their “senior freeze” benefit if they downsize to a smaller home was advanced by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

“The Senior Freeze provides needed property tax relief for older homeowners, including many who are struggling to make ends meet on fixed incomes,” said O’Scanlon (R-13). “While the majority of senior citizens live in one- or two-person households, only a small percentage of them reap the savings provided by selling their family home and downsizing.

“This measure will ensure if an eligible homeowner does move to a smaller, more affordable home, it will not jeopardize their reimbursement,” O’Scanlon explained. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Freeholders set to launch tourism advertising campaign

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders scheduled to approve a $54,000 advertising campaign to promote tourism, according to their agenda for February 13.

$19,000 is slated to be spent with NJ Advance Media, the owner of NJ.com and The Star Ledger, on a 9 month campaign and $35,000 for a four month campaign with Town Square Media, the owner of 15 radio stations in New Jersey, for a 4 month campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: | No Comments »

Stephanie Schmid says her ex-boyfriends are funding her congressional campaign

Stephanie Schmid, the apparent establishment Democrat choice to run against Congressman Chris Smith, told a candidates forum sponsored by the Greater Red Bank Women’s Initiative that she her nationwide cortege of ex-boyfriends are funding her congressional campaign. She implied that one of her opponents for the Democrat nomination in CD-4 is tapping her own exes for campaign cash as well.

Schmid was responding to her opponent, Christine Marie Conforti, informing the audience that 85% of Schmid’s donations over $1000 came from donors who do not live in New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Rik Mehta wins U.S. Senate endorsement from Monmouth GOP

Dr. Rikin Mehta was endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Committee for the GOP nomination to unseat Senator Cory Booker this morning at the committee’s annual nominating convention at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

Mehta bested Natalie Rivera and Hirsh Singh, earning 56% (128) of the 230 votes cast. Rivera won the support of 32% (74) of the delegates and Singh 12% (28). 12 delegates present did not cast a vote in the U.S. Senate contest, according to parliamentarian John Lane.

The pharmaceutical entrepreneur/regulator and attorney is undefeated in County GOP contests after also winning Burlington County’s endorsement this morning. He has previously won the endorsements to the Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Camden GOP organizations.

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Posted: February 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, February 7-9, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, February 7:

  • “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” Concert at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Inquire Within: Aurora Robson Opening Reception at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • 1776: All Female Cast (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Moon Over Buffalo by South Street Players (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Deep Cut Orchid Show & Sale (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon’s Bill To Protect Seniors From Scammers Advances

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would make scamming a senior citizen or disabled person a more serious crime than it already is advanced through the NJ Senate Law and Public Safety Committee last week.

O’Scanlon’s bill (S-601) would make the fiscal victimization of a senior or disabled person a crime. Under the measure, a person would be guilty of fiscal victimization for committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring with others to commit theft against a senior citizen or a person with a disability.

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Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »