Gopal: “I was not a good student”

Goofy Gopal

Vin Gopal went on the Tommy G Show yesterday, his 32nd birthday, and confessed the obvious—he’s not too bright.

“I’ll be the first to confess that I was not a good student,” Gopal told Tommy.”I liked history and entertainment and art, but wasn’t good at math.”

Gopal spent the majority of his hour with Tommy doing the same thing he’s been doing since he declared his candidacy for State Senate in the 11th District—trying to convince people that Governor Chris Christie and Senator Jennifer Beck share a brain.

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Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

TRENTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave new hope to New Jersey’s years-long effort to legalize sports betting — and to the prospect that such wagering could soon be allowed throughout the country under incoming President Donald Trump. In an unexpected move, the nation’s highest court delayed issuing a decision on whether it will… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

N.J. makes another pitch to get Supreme Court to allow sports betting

New Jersey’s chances of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its effort to legalize sports gambling hinge on how a bedrock constitutional principle is applied. The state argued in briefs this week that the federal government is barred from forcing states to repeal or reinstate their own laws. It’s an issue at the heart of… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Sport Betting | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

If casino vote fails, should N.J. put video lottery machines at racetracks?

assetcontent-57TRENTON — A state lawmaker has a backup plan if New Jersey voters reject next month’s ballot referendum to bring casino gambling to the northern part of the state: Installing slot machine-like gaming at the Garden State’s racetracks. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo said Monday that should the referendum fail — as polls predict it will — he… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Fort Monmouth Progress, Monmouth Park needs help

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Fort MonmouthHello Monmouth County! What an incredible few weeks it has been here throughout our beautiful county. The weather has been near perfect, providing great opportunities to visit all the wonderful places and activities we have to offer.

I have some very exciting news to share about the Former Fort Monmouth property. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders provided final approval last week to guarantee $35 million in notes and bonds through the Monmouth County Improvement Authority (MCIA). The funding will be used to revitalize the property which has been closed since 2011 and the potential impact of this redevelopment on our residents is enormous. It was the right thing to do for the region.

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Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Fort Monmouth Progress, Monmouth Park needs help

N.J. loses again in quest to bring sports betting to state

assetContent (45)WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out New Jersey’s sports betting law, once again blocking the state from expanding its gambling options to augment Atlantic City and the horse-racing industry. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that the state’s law violated a 1992 federal ban on sports betting, the Associated… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News, Oceanport | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Bill introduced to put northern New Jersey casinos on 2016 ballot

casino_gamesHACKENSACK, N.J. — A casino could open in the Meadowlands sports and entertainment complex outside New York City as soon as 2017 if New Jersey voters approve a referendum next November allowing for two casinos in the northern part of the state. Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, announced Friday that he has introduced legislation that… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bill introduced to put northern New Jersey casinos on 2016 ballot

The Arnone Report: History made in Monmouth and $45 million in infrastructure grants

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

NHL Star Trevor VanReimsdyk, a CBA graduate, brought the Stanley Club to Middletown

NHL Star Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a CBA graduate, brought the Stanley Club to Middletown on July 30th

What an exciting few weeks for Monmouth County! We are making history and people around the region are taking notice. The weather has been incredible – which means our beaches, restaurants and attractions are packed and in turn, economic rewards for the community.

We even got a visit from the Stanley Cup. Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks and Middletown native, attended a ceremony in his honor at Middletown Arts Center on July 30. Hundreds of fans from the area turned out for this exciting event, where Mayor Stephanie Murray awarded Trevor a key to the city, and myself, along with my fellow Freeholders, dedicated the day in his honor, marking Thursday, July 30, 2015, as Trevor VanRiemsdyk Day.

And let’s not forget history making at the William Haskell Invitational.  With a record setting crowd at Monmouth Racetrack, nearly 61,000 people came out to see triple crown winner, American Pharaoh.  Officials said that is was the largest crowd in the 145-year-old racetrack’s history, with the previous single day attendance record, 53,638, set at the Haskell in 2013. We can now say that Monmouth Park, rich in its own traditions, is part of national horse racing history as well.

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Posted: August 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: History made in Monmouth and $45 million in infrastructure grants

American Pharoah takes the Haskell, but the real winner was Monmouth Park | Politi

assetContentOCEANPORT — The first family of New Jersey thoroughbred racing was weaving through the delirious crowd behind the Winner’s Circle at Monmouth Park, one after another in a long conga line. Security tried to open a path, but the fans — still trying to get one more look at the celebrity racehorse they came here to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on American Pharoah takes the Haskell, but the real winner was Monmouth Park | Politi

What’s next for American Pharoah after convincing Haskell win?

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Could it be possible that American Pharoah is actually getting better? That was the prevailing belief after the recently stamped Triple Crown winner cruised to a 2-1/4-lengths triumph Sunday in the Haskell Invitational, winning the 1 1/8-mile race in a brisk 1:47.95 despite galloping home under wraps. “It was pretty easy,” said jockey Victor Espinoza, who… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on What’s next for American Pharoah after convincing Haskell win?