Congressman Chris Smith honors WWII Vet on his birthday

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) presented U.S. Navy veteran Bill Kelly with a U.S. Flag which had flown over the Capitol during a celebration of the WWII hero’s 93rd birthday earlier this week at the Claremont Center in Pt. Pleasant.

Kelly served on the U.S.S. Laffey during World War Two. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received in battle on board the ship on April 16, 1945, when the Laffey endured a large-scale kamikaze air attack by Japanese planes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Stuart Veeder, GED teacher, Loren Basselini, Director of Education, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services, inmates from MCCI & Lt. Richard Vilacoba.

Four inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution got their high school diplomas today through an online program administered by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, according to a press release from Sheriff Shaun Golden.

“I am gratified by the commitment made by today’s graduates to use their time at MCCI in a constructive manner that will benefit them for the rest of their lives,” said Sheriff Golden. “The wrong choices that brought the graduates to MCCI have provided these individuals the opportunity to make right choices about furthering their education and changing their lives.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Scharfenberger running for DiMaso’s freeholder seat, Kiley seeking GOP nomination for full freeholder term

Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger are likely GOP running mates for Monmouth County Freeholder

Middletown Township Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger is the only declared candidate for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat vacated by Serena DiMaso taking office as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.  The Monmouth County Republican County Committee is scheduled to fill the vacancy in a special election/convention on February 3 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley is seeking the GOP nomination for the full freeholder term of the seat currently held by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley.  That nomination is will also be awarded on February 3.  Kiley is the only known candidate circulating petitions for the nomination as required by the Party By-Laws. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, January 19-21, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 19

  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Iona (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • The Calling by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • El Coqui Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Harbor Yacht Club Boat Display at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • Shore House Art Exhibit (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Watch Phil Murphy’s Inauguration

Phil Murphy of Middletown will be sworn in as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday.  NJTV coverage starts at 11 a.m.

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Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Rumson cops ‘begging people to stay off the ice’ after 2 boys fall into river

Two boys fell through the ice on the Navesink River in Rumson on Monday afternoon, prompting police to issue a plea for people to stay clear of the dangerous conditions. “We are begging people to stay off the ice — begging them,” Rumson police Chief Scott Paterson said said. “It looks safe but it’s not. They… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Guadagno bids tearful farewell to NJ-Israel Commission

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno receives a “Woman of Valor” plaque from Mark Levenson, chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Photo by Robert Wiener Eleven days before leaving office, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno bade a tearful farewell to members of the New Jersey-Israel Commission (NJIC). At its Jan. 5 meeting in Newark, she told the group that… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mayor Jonathan Hornik asks Marlboro Council to support legislation allowing property taxes payments as charitable contributions

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is asking the Township’s Council to support Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s proposal to allow New Jersey residents to make charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes as an end around the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year.   The new federal tax law limits the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT) to $10,000.

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Arnone Report: Kicking off 2018 with gratitude and vision

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The holidays always seem to come and go too fast.

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganization meeting was held last week and I am honored to say I was selected to serve as director of the Board. This will be my third term serving in this leadership position. Freeholder Lillian Burry will serve alongside me as deputy director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, January 12-14, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 12

  • Proper Grocery Shopping with a Doctor (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Soul Food Dinner (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Light of the Day ’18: Asbury Angels at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Kologi Famliy Fundraiser at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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