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Control of the House and Senate could hinge on New Jersey provisional ballot counts

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is continuing to get the word out, statewide, about the impact of the new Vote-By-Mail law signed by Governor Murphy last month, which went into effect immediately.

If you voted by mail in the 2016 presidential election, you won’t be able cast your ballot in the voting booth/machine this year, unless you opted out in writing by last Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hugin: Menendez failed with closure of Fort Monmouth

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin was joined by Monmouth County Freeholders Pat Impreveduto and Gerry Scharfenberger at Fort Monmouth this afternoon to highlight the failure of Senator Bob Menendez in letting the fort close.

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Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Bob Menendez, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hanlon makes it easier to opt-out of automatic Vote-By-Mail

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon today posted a form on her website for voters to use if they want to opt-out of the automatic Vote-By-Mail law recently signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

The new law requires that any voter who voted by mail in 2016, the last presidential election, automatically be sent Vote-By-Mail ballots in all future elections unless they opt-out in writing.

Voters who do not opt-out in writing will not be able cast their vote in a voting machine.  They will be able to cast a provisional ballot if they show up at the polling location to vote and find that their name is not in the book.

The form, which we are posting below, should be printed out, signed and mailed or emailed by September 14…this Friday.

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Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

County Clerk Reminds Voters about the New Vote by Mail Law which will affect the November General Election

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding voters that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election.

The new law mandates that all voters who voted by mail in the 2016 General Election be sent a Mail-In Ballot for the 2018 General Election, even if they did not request one. If these voters do not want to receive a 2018 General Election Mail-In Ballot, they must notify the County Clerk in writing to opt out.

“All of these 2016 Mail-In Ballot voters have been sent a letter from the County Clerk’s Office advising of this change, so it is important that voters be on the lookout for this letter,” said Clerk Hanlon.

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Posted: September 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

If Cory Booker is Spartacus, Does that Make Menendez Caligula?

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WASHINGTON, DC-New Jersey Senator Cory Booker this week said he had a “Spartacus moment” while falsely claiming to release “confidential” non-confidential papers before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“Spartacus” today has become a rallying cry for blue Dems across the country as Booker ceremoniously kicked off his unofficial Presidential campaign for 2020.

According to the story of Spartacus, he was the leader of a slave uprising against the Roman Empire.

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Posted: September 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Watch Congressman Smith hearing “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection” Live at 2PM

Congressman Chris Smith is chairing a hearing of the House Global Health Subcommittee entitled “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection.”

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Posted: September 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Watch Congressman Smith hearing “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection” Live at 2PM

O’Scanlon’s Legislation Would Increase Prison Terms For Animal Abusers

Seantor Declan O’Scanlon announced this morning that he plans to introduce legislation that would make aggravated animal abuse a second or third degree crime, depending on the severity of the offense.

Second degree crime convictions carry sentences of 5-10 years in state prison and fines of up to $150,000.  Third degree crime convictions do not carry the presumption of incarceration but can carry sentences of 3-5 in state prison and fines up to $15,000.

Senator O’Scanlon said his legislation is spurred by recent reports of animal abuse in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Last month Aaron Davis of Long Branch was arrested and accused of leaving a caged pit bull to die on the banks for the Shrewsbury River in Highlands. Davis was charged with a third degree crime, which does not presume incarceration, though he is in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending trial. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

MoveOn Endorses Welle In CD-4

MoveOn.org, the radical left wing group supported by financier George Soros, has endorsed Josh Welle for congress in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District, which includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Ocean and Mercer Counties.

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Posted: August 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Smith Honors Korean War Vet

Miguel Hernandez Colon, an 85 year old veteran of the Korean War, was honored for his military service by Congressman Chris Smith yesterday afternoon during a surprise ceremony attended by Hernandez’s family and friends at the Active Day Adult Day Health Center, in Hamilton.

Hernandez served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, based in Puerto Rico, from 1952 through 1954 and as a reservist for seven years.  His unit, known and the “Borinqueneers,” was one of the last segregated units in the U.S. Military.

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Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey, Veterans | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Honors Korean War Vet

Hazlet Mayor Takes Affordable Housing Plan Off The Agenda

Hazlet Mayor Scott Aagre and former Senator Joe Kyillos

Hazlet Mayor Scott Aagre posted the following message on the Township’s website this afternoon:

The Hazlet Township Committee has rigorously been fighting a builder’s remedy lawsuit filed by a developer and the State regarding an acceptable compliance plan to meet the township’s housing requirements. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Mayor Takes Affordable Housing Plan Off The Agenda