We have a lot of exciting events and programs in the coming weeks and months. However, I want to take the time this week to write about one of our biggest and most popular events returning this weekend – Made in Monmouth!
Proposed Rebate Rule Hands a Hefty Payday to Big Pharma Paid for by Patients AND Taxpayers
By Rich Pezzullo
There is full -fledged crisis that is not on the border – it’s in our families and can no longer be ignored. One in four Americans cannot afford their medication.
There is a controversial initiative being pushed in Washington called the Rebate Rule, which affects the ability of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) such as Express Scripts, CVS Caremark and OptumRx to negotiate rebates with drug makers for Medicare recipients. We need leaders from both political parties- including Congressman Frank Pallone, to come out and take a more vocal, stronger stand against this.
The Navy Seal who fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden will be appearing in Monmouth County on Thursday evening, April 11 from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. The doors open at 5.
Robert O’Neill, formerly of Seal Team 6 and author of The Operator: Firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden and my years as a Seal Team Warrior, absorbingly relates the 2011 Navy Seal mission that sealed the fate of Osama bin Laden. O’Neill offers a highly anticipated gripping presentation that you’ll never forget, followed by a public Q&A session and professional photo-opportunity with the American Hero.
Henry G. Cirignano of Wall, the probation officer charged with Official Misconduct and 2 counts of second degree Sexual Assault for coercing a women under his supervision into sexual activity in February, was arrested again on Monday, April 1 and charged with multiple offenses including witness tampering and making terroristic threats, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read the rest of this entry »
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long announced on facebook and twitter this morning that she will not seek a third term leading the borough.
Long has served on the governing body for 16 years, the last 7 as mayor. She led the rescue and recovery from Superstorm Sandy,which is ongoing.
First elected as a Democrat, Long left the party and became an Independent after Vin Gopal, then Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, retaliated against her for endorsing Governor Chris Christie’s reelection in 2013.
She was reelected without partisan opposition in 2015.
The Middletown Township Committee officially opposed New Jersey’s status as a “Sanctuary State” for illegal aliens and pledged that the Township will never become a “Sanctuary City.”
The Committee passed resolution 19-129 on Monday night. The resolution declares that sanctuary policies are “harmful to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Township of Middletown for numerous reasons, including but not limited to undermining law enforcement, encouraging violations of federal immigration law, and jeopardizing receipt of meaningful federal funding.”
Monmouth County Freeholder Sue Kiley announced the County’s annual food drive, in partnership with FulFill this afternoon.
Non-perishable food items will be collected at the Library and most County Government buildings throughout the month of April and at the Made in Monmouth Exhibition at Monmouth University on Saturday, April 13. Read the rest of this entry »
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming to Monmouth County to raise money for the Democrats 2019 campaign, MMM has learned.
“When you drive the Garden State Parkway in parts of Monmouth County, it smells like cow farts,” the freshman congresswoman from New York said in private Snap Chat. “This is the perfect place to elect Democrats to implement the New Green Deal.”
Governor Phil Murphy has offered his Blossom Cove Road home for the fundraiser. “That sounds like it will smell very nice,” Ocasio-Cortez said.