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: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Even the Asbury Park Press Advertises on MoreMonmouthMusings!

app ad2The Asbury Park Press wants their readers back so bad that they are advertising on MoreMonmouthMusings!  Their ad sneaked in this morning through a national syndicate we participate in.   We’d have to think long and hard about accepting their ad had they contacted us directly, because we have major reservations about the product they produce.

But, we’ll accept their ad as an endorsement of how well MMM has been able to attract the attention of Monmouth County and New Jersey readers.

To celebrate the endorsement, we’re having a sale.

APP’s ad is offering 50% off on subscriptions for three months.  We promise to keep our content free for three months.

We’re offering 50% off on ads for three months, starting on November 5. We’re sold out until then for most ad packages.  This is a great deal for retailers, restaurants, theaters, car dealers, contractors, real estate brokers, lawyers, accountants and banks, especially as we enter the holiday season.

MMM’s traffic is up 41%, year to date over 2013, and growing.  We’ve already exceeded our 2013 readership by 81,000, and we’re only two weeks into the fourth quarter of the year.

If you want to get in on this great deal, contact Art Gallagher now at artvg@aol.com or 732-208-2240.  Don’t wait.  This offer expires on October 31.

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Posted: October 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Advertisement, Art Gallagher, Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Count Basie Theatre Announces Student Film Competition

Basie Project FX

New Jersey high school and college film students will have a chance to compete for an summer internship with Sony Pictures Classics in a contest announced today by the Count Basie Theatre.

PROJECT FX, the theater’s Statewide Student Film Festival, looks to inspire, invite and recognize emerging talent right in our own back yard and bring it before a panel of judges that can advance New Jersey’s reputation as a breeding ground for fantastic technical, directional and / or creative film making talent.

Students from all New Jersey high schools, public, private and parochial, as well as student is public and private colleges, universities and community colleges are invited to participate.

Entries, which must be no more than 10 minutes long and produced in 2013 or later, will be accepted until February 15, 2014.

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Posted: October 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Count Basie Theatre, Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Today is the last day to register to vote on November 4

voteToday is the last day to register to vote in New Jersey, if you want to vote in the General Election on November 4.

The Monmouth County Clerk of Elections’ Office told MMM that if your Voter Registration Application is post marked today, October 14, your registration will be valid today.  Postage is free, but if you go to the post office, ask the postal clerk to stamp a post mark on the application, just to be sure it is dated accurately.

You can also drop your application off at your municipal clerk’s office.  Three Monmouth County towns have extended hours today to accommodate new voters.  Eatontown is open until 8pm. Freehold Township is open till 7:30pm and Union Beach is open till 7pm.

The County Elections Offices at 300 Halls Mill Rd, Freehold, NJ is open until 9pm to accept Voter Registration Applications.  Download the form here. 

Posted: October 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, October 10-12, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, October 10

  • “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Frankie Avalon/ Fabian/ Bobby Rydell at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • InfoAge’s Camp Evans Base of Terror! (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Bus Stop at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Devil Hunt (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Little Shop of Horrors at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Dinner with the Boys at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Macbeth by the Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Rope at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Walking Lantern Ghost Tours (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The American Flag Poetry (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Tai Chi with Kit Lau (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Bonfire on the Beach (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hall (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Creatures of the Night (Middletown) – MORE INFOOO_SeaStreak_fun_nj_attractions
  • Fall Harvest Tricky Tray (Hazlet) – MORE INFO
  • Sondheim on Sondheim (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Ghosts & Legends Downtown Tour (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Liberty Science Center Bus Trip (Lincroft departure) – MORE INFO
  • Rival at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • The Strumbellas at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Big Rooney Oktoberfest Unplugged at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Neuroscience Symposium (Eatontown) – 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

 

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Posted: October 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Freeholders Address Marlboro Traffic

Freeholder Tom Arnone, Director Lillian Burry, Deputy Director Gary Rich and Freeholder Serena DiMaso

Freeholder Tom Arnone, Director Lillian Burry, Deputy Director Gary Rich and Freeholder Serena DiMaso. file photo

MARLBORO, NJ – Monmouth County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering is working to address traffic concerns on Newman Springs Road (CR 520), at the intersections of State Route 79 and Wyncrest Road.

“The intersection of Route 79 and CR 520 is operated by the State, but since CR 520 is a County road, I have asked the County’s engineering staff to study the traffic at the State controlled intersection,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “The County Engineer has sent a letter to the State detailing the results of their studies and suggested improvements.”

The letter requests that the NJ DOT perform an evaluation of current traffic conditions and implement measures to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection.

“Currently, there is no lead left turn signal onto CR 520,” said Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “This causes traffic delays during peak travel times as drivers attempt to turn left onto CR 520 from State Route 79. We are seeking relief for our motorists.”

A second intersection in Marlboro currently being reviewed by the County is CR 520 at Wyncrest Road.

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Posted: October 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gary Rich, Marlboro, Monmouth County, Press Release, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Democratic Freeholder Candidate Was Arrested In April

“What for?” ~ Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal

Giuseppe "Joe" Grillo, a Democratic candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder, was arrested in Neptune Twp on an outstanding warrant  from Asbury Park last April

Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo, a Democratic candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder, was arrested in Neptune Twp on an outstanding warrant from Asbury Park last April. photo via facebook

Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo, a Democratic candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder and the Chairman of the Asbury Park Democrats, was arrested in Neptune Township on April 28, 2014 on a warrant issued by the Asbury Park Municipal Court.

MoreMonmouthMusings obtained Grillo’s Individual Arrest Record from the Neptune Township Police Department on Friday afternoon.

According to the report, Grillo was arrested by Officer T. Claffey at 10:31 AM on Monday April 28 for violating NJ 2A:10-1C. The report indicates Grillo’s offense was WARO, Warrent Arrest-Other. 

The website law.onecle.com defines NJ 2A:10-1C as Contempt. Disobedience or resistance by any court officer, or by any party, juror, witness or any person whatsoever to any lawful writ, process, judgment, order, or command of the court.

The arrest report does not indicate the underlying offense for which Grillo was initially charged or the amount of bail, if any, he was required to post.

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Posted: October 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, October 3-5, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, October 3

  • An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • InfoAge’s Camp Evans Base of Terror! (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Dinner with the Boys at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • The School for Wives at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Macbeth by the Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Rope at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Sondheim on Sondheim at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Downtown Freehold Farmer’s Market – MORE INFO
  • Walking Lantern Ghost Tours (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Historical Estate Walking Tour of Thompson Park (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Nature in the Dark: Jersey Devil (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey City Revisited: Walk Down Memory Lane (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Seniors: Living on a Fixed Income (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Comedian Mike Birbiglia at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFOhighlandsoctoberfest
  • League of Women Voters Forum at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Comedian Sherry Davey (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Bonfire on the Beach (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Peter Puppets Play (Keyport) – MORE INFO
  • Splintered Sunlight at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Mang at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Tara Elliott and the Red Velvets at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • D-Day Exhibit at NJ National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • The Irish Troubador Steve Reilly (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »