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Arnone Report: Bridge Repairs, Recycling, Shared Services and other good stuff

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone is staying warm, happy and healthy this winter season. It sure has been a cold one the last few days but there is only a little more than 100 days until the unofficial start to the summer season!

In the meantime, I would like to provide an update of different projects and initiatives taking place throughout Monmouth County.

As of yesterday, Monday January 20th, the Ocean Avenue Shark River Bridge (W-43) has been closed for emergency repairs. During a routine inspection of the Bridge, deterioration of the steel pinions, which support the bridge when it opens and closes, was found. The contract for the project was awarded to Cornell & Company, Inc. of Woodbury, NJ in the amount of $494,000.

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Posted: January 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Keady Quits CD-4 Race

Jim Keady ended his candidacy for the Democrat nomination to lose to Congressman Chris Smith this afternoon.

The former Asbury Park councilman who earned 43% of the vote as an off the line challenger in the 2016 CD-4 Democrat primary released the following statement to his supporters via email:

Keady2020 Supporter:

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Posted: January 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Did Arnone heckle Impeachment Managers?

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone was in the U.S. Capitol today getting a tour from Congressman Chris Smith when the House Impeachment Managers came marching by on their way to the Senate.

Video footage by ABC News shows Arnone apparently laughing and pointing at Chairmen Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
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Posted: January 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Keady’s CD-4 candidacy is “day to day” following establishment ambush

Jim Keady told MMM that his candidacy for the Democrat nomination for congress in the 4th district of New Jersey is day to day following what he dubbed as a “well coordinated political ambush” by one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership and two of his former female political allies with whom he has had varying degrees of personal relations.
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Posted: January 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 17-19, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, January 17:

  • Old Times, New Memories Concert with Singing Cowboy Ronnie Brandt (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Twelfth Night at Two River Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Misery Loves Company: A Night of One Acts by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Light of Day Festival ‘20 (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Arts High School/Middle School Traveling Exhibit (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Ocean Township Sewer Bill Scam

The Ocean Township Police Department is warning residents about an email scam seeking payment of sewer bills.

A township resident reported receiving an email requesting payment of the sewer bill via an attached link, the OTPD said in a nixle announcement.

The Ocean Township Sewer Authority does NOT use any websites or third parties claiming to be a payment reminder. Payments or bills are done only through the mail.

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Posted: January 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ocean Township Sewer Bill Scam

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 10-12, 2020

By Greg Kelly

Friday, January 10:

  • Artie Lange at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Canisius (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Bone on Bone” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth County Arts High School/Middle School Traveling Exhibit (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • “Springsteen: His Hometown” Exhibit (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Ice at the Pier (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 10-12, 2020

Correction: Highlands Passed A Plastic Shopping Bag Ban 30 Years Ago

Our story on Monday claiming that QuickChek is lying to its customers in Highlands regarding its plastic bag ban was not entirely accurate.

QuickChek claims it is not giving its customers shopping bags “due to the recent passing of local legislation.” We reported that “Highlands does not have an ordinance that prohibits stores from providing their customers with shopping bags, plastic or otherwise.”

Both statements are untrue.  Highlands passed a plastic bag ban 30 years ago. 30 years is only “recent” in a biblical context.  MMM regrets its error.

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Posted: January 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Correction: Highlands Passed A Plastic Shopping Bag Ban 30 Years Ago

Licitra is running for Monmouth County Freeholder

Ross Licitra can’t get elected dogcatcher, because NJ does not elect dogcatchers, but he is likely to be elected Monmouth County Freeholder in November.

The Executive Director and Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Freeholder this afternoon via press release.

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Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

QuickChek is lying to customers about shopping bag ban

The QuickChek convenience store in Highlands is lying to its customers regarding the plastic shopping bag ban imposed on its customers on January 1.

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Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »