Middletown Street Signs Honor Vets Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

IMG_1420A new program by the Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee will add deeper meaning and clarity to the remembrances of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

For years, many communities, including Middletown, have named streets after fallen heroes.  Now in Middletown there will be a commemorative sign under the official street signs that identifies the hero, their branch of service and the conflict in which they were sacrificed.

Wednesday afternoon in Port Monmouth, Congressman Chris Smith joined Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Tony Fiore joined Veterans Affairs Committee Members James Guerrieri, and Tom Garretson and William Bouw in honoring the life and heroism of Army Sgt Richard Belicose who died as the result of injuries sustained in Vietnam in May of 1967. Sgt Belicose’s brothers Ron and Robert were on hand for the ceremony.

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Posted: October 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

A-Team disenfranchises hundreds?

Asbury Park ballot applications wrong again

Dan Jacobson

Dan Jacobson

By Dan Jacobson

ASBURY PARK — For weeks, I’ve been blasting the A-Team slate for taking custody and control of hundreds of vote-by-mail/absentee ballots, with their supporters and paid operatives delivering them to voters. The voter then completes the ballot and mails it back for counting — or the A-Team delivery person can even take them back. It’s absurd.

The A-Team led by Mayoral candidate Remond Palmer is on track to deliver 500 of these ballots, known as vote-by-mail [VBM] ballots. That’s the election right there. Of course, this law was originally for invalids or shut-ins who had trouble getting their mail and wanted an absentee ballot. The A-Team is trying to drive hundreds of votes through that loophole.

I’ve consistently said they’re doing it wrong. In fact, we went down this road last year, with the Board of Elections disqualifying 250 ballots the A-Team organization delivered to voters in the 2013 election. A Judge agreed and said the applications for the ballots were flawed and the ballots can’t be counted.

Guess what.

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Posted: October 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Asbury Park, Dan Jacobson, Monmouth County, Olivia Nuzzi, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Tinton Falls Leaders Endorse Burry and Rich for Freeholder

Tinton Falls Mayor Gerry Turning, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Tinton Falls Council President Gary Baldwin

Tinton Falls Mayor Gerry Turning, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Tinton Falls Council President Gary Baldwin

Tinton Falls Mayor Gerry Turning and Council President Gary Baldwin threw their support behind Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich in the Freeholder’s bid for reelection next Tuesday.

“Monmouth County has been Tinton Falls partner in controlling the cost of government and in revitalizing our economy in the wake of the great recession and the closure of Fort Monmouth.  Lillian and Gary has been right there in the lead,” Turning said. “I have worked with Lillian at Fort Monmouth and with Gary on solutions for the homeless. They are great people who are tremendously committed with a great work ethic.  I find them very committed and deserving of reelection.”

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Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

MY THOUGHTS AND TODAY’S POLITICS

Reflections on Lillian Burry by the person who knows her best

By Capt. Donald L. Burry, USCG (Retired)

Don BurryMany of you now know that Lillian Burry and I have been married for more than 50 years.  Through the disagreements and pleasant happenings I have learned much about her dedication and commitment to our County.  If I may, I would like to express my observations with respect to Lillian’s political and community activities.  This will take a while and I hope you might have time for my thoughts.

Beginning back in the days of our Matawan Borough life, Lillian started her career in political and social community commitment.  Preserving the 80+ acres around Matawan creek; saving the historical Borrowes Mansion; obtaining Federal funds to purchase and convert the old Central Jersey Bank building into an Improved Borough Hall; spearheading the efforts to stop dumping  and storing waste oil in Burnt Fly Bog and having it declared a Federal contaminated site; establishing a chapter of League of Women voters; elected to the Matawan Borough Council; Appointed to the Monmouth County Planning Board; Appointed to the Monmouth County Library Commission; and other less well known activities were her passions.  I was a sales rep for the Rohm and Haas Company.  My travels afforded her time, in my absence, to raise our daughter and to be politically and community involved.  This was the beginning of Lillian’s political career.  Additionally Lillian became involved in Real Estate sales.  Colts Neck Realty became a new passion.

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Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

The Lucas Farm Deal Explained

By Steve McEnery, Manalapan

Steve McEnery

Steve McEnery

We have been hearing about the Lucas Farm deal for about 4 years now, especially around election time. I wonder why that is? With this letter, I will try and explain what has transpired.

First, let me explain why I believe I know how this unfolded. I was friendly with Mr. Lucas, when the Farm became available. He thought about buying it; placing the property into the States Farmland Preservation Program. One of the first actions he took was to question the State’s Ethics Board to see if it was ok.  They wrote back (he read me their response) that there was nothing illegal or unethical about what he was doing, However, it might be better, politically, if he waited until he was out of office. He chose not to.

He acted then, because the property was zoned for residential use, and homes could be built on the property, adding to the congestion on Route 522A, not far from his home and farm.

This property was also viewed by the County as a prize because of its size and location since 2008. (“Target Farm List update” Sept 17, 2008).

Another Myth was that Andrew voted for this property. The Township vote took place on May 11th, 2011. The vote was Green, Maskowitz, Holland yes, Roth no and Lucas recused himself (from the Manalapan Township meeting notes). Jack McNaboe and Susan Cohen did not vote on the Farmland acquisition, they were not elected at this time.

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Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Manalapan, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

DiMaso: Don’t be fooled by silly season rhetoric

By Freeholder Serena DiMaso

Serena DiMasoThis year’s election season doesn’t carry with it the big ticket names for President or even Governor, but in Monmouth County and Holmdel it certainly does.  Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich have worked diligently for the residents of our county.  In Holmdel, our Mayor Pat Impreveduto and Committeeman Greg Buontempo mirror that work ethic and continue to deliver the best quality of life for our beautiful community.

 

Any one who knows me, knows how often I tell the story of why I chose Holmdel and Monmouth County. BUT,  in case you haven’t heard, here’s the short version, we wanted a place we could raise our children and they could raise their children. We wanted a community that boasted the best school systems, park systems and quality of life in all of New Jersey.  We found it.  It’s all right here in Holmdel Township, Monmouth County. Why?  Because of the leadership of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and the Holmdel Township Committee.

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Posted: October 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, October 24-26, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, October 24

  • Tri-State Theatre Festival: Halloween Edition (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Annie Get Your Gun at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hayrides at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Devil Hunt (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Comedian Amy Schumer at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • World War II Harbor Defense Lantern Tour (Sandy Hook) – MORE INFO
  • Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives Exhibit (Upper Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Little Shop of Horrors at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Creatures of the Night (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Frightland’s Fiendish Circus – MORE INFO
  • Ann Reid at MU School of Science Dean’s Seminar (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Brookdale Haunted Theater (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • InfoAge’s Camp Evans Base of Terror! (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Bus Stop at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Angels & Ministers of Grace at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Rope at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Captain Louie at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFOOO_SeaStreak_fun_nj_attractions
  • T. Thomas Fortune House Fundraiser (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Wine Tasting for Ronald McDonald House (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Ghosts & Legends Downtown Tour (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hall (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Grass Roots” Art Show (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Silent Film Spooktacular (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Church Fall Flea Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Ratchet Fridays at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO
  • Eddie Testa Band at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Josh Zukerman Band at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Through the Roots at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Ticket to Effective Test-Taking at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Downtown Freehold Farmer’s Market – MORE INFO
  • D-Day Exhibit at NJ National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Walking Lantern Ghost Tours (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Intro to Hoopla (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gov. Christie signs revised N.J. sports betting bill

IMG_9501New Jersey Governor Christie on Friday signed a revised sports betting bill, and Monmouth Park officials almost simultaneously said they would offer betting on National Football League games at the horse track on Oct. 26. “The Governor’s signature on S2460 earlier today is a wire-to-wire winner for horse racing, the gaming industry and the people of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Casinos, Horse Racing Industry, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Large Heroin Trafficking Ring Busted

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman

Fourteen members of a major Jersey shore drug trafficking organization (DTO) were arrested this morning by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The DTO is alleged to be a large-scale supplier of heroin and cocaine in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman joined representatives of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the DEA in announcing the arrests at the Prosecutor’s satellite office in Asbury Park.

A total of 22 defendants were charged in two complaints. 7 remain at large and one has been in custody since September on other charges.

Herve Cadet, a/k/a “Gotti,” a/k/a “Bro,” 29, of Neptune and Sayreville, New Jersey; and Eric Smith, a/k/a “EV,” a/k/a “E,” 42, of Manchester, New Jersey are the alleged leaders of the DTO. Smith is the defendant who has been incarcerated since September.

“The criminal complaints describe drug trafficking operations that have been responsible for sizable quantities of illegal narcotics on the streets of Asbury Park, Neptune Township, and the surrounding towns,” U.S. Attorney Fishman said. “We hope and expect that today’s arrests will make a real difference to the drug trafficking trade in these counties. This is not the last that you will hear from us in this fight.”
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Posted: October 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Heroin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, October 17-19, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, October 17

  • MCHA Tavernfest ‘14 (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hayrides at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Tri-State Theatre Festival (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • The Lightning Thief at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Hairspray at Paramount Theatre (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • A Taste of Pier Village (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Brookdale Haunted Theater (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Arts & Crafts Show at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • InfoAge’s Camp Evans Base of Terror! (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Bus Stop at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Rope at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Colts Neck Community Church Fall Fest – MORE INFO
  • Captain Louie at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • “Lizzie Borden Took An Axe” at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • “Hitchcock in the Twilight Zone” at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Downtown Freehold Farmer’s Market – MORE INFO
  • D-Day Exhibit at NJ National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFOOO_SeaStreak_fun_nj_attractions
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Little Shop of Horrors at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Run for Your Wife by Monmouth Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Ghosts & Legends Downtown Tour (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Film Supermensch: Legend of Shep Gordon at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Matty B in Concert (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Get Batty with Your Daddy (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Walking Lantern Ghost Tours (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Bonfire on the Beach (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hall (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Introduction to Yoga (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Matching Smiles Gala (Ocean Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Meet Author Raymond Perrier (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • ARC of Monmouth 65th Anniversary Celebration (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • Hazlet FA & RS Gift Auction – MORE INFO
  • Dramaticat at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Bo Ningen at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off