That Phil Murphy is one weird dude

It’s no wonder Phil Murphy won’t agree to be interviewed by NJTV’s  Michael Aron or Tommy G.  He’s weird.  He doesn’t get New Jersey and he doesn’t understand state government.

If you missed the debate last night, watch it before you vote on November 7.

Murphy came across as your drunk uncle who knows all the problems but changes the subject or gets combative when pressed on how he’ll actually pull off his magical plans.

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Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

What the number one item in the Murphy-Guadagno debate should be tonight

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Abbott Districts. This was a hairbrained idea created in 1985 by the New Jersey Supreme Court and defined in 1997 that determined that the Constitution required that each and every student in New Jersey must have an absolutely equal education. This wasn’t an issue of race or any other means by which we generally define the need for equal education. It was a determination that poorer school districts have less money to pay for education and therefore the State was required to assure that the poorer districts received state funding to equal the amount paid for education by local wealthier districts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno and former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy will meet in their final required debate prior to election day tonight at 7 p.m.

The debate, which is being held at William Paterson University, will be broadcast on WCBS-TV in the New York market and WKYW-TV in Philadelphia.  WCBS live feed  the debate here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 20-22, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, October 20

  • Mutual Philanthropy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Theater at Brookdale CC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Young Frankenstein at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Camp Evans Base of Terror (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Picnic by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Guys & Dolls at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • “Legend of the Jersey Devil” at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Today, Tuesday October 17, is the last day to register to vote

If you’re not registered to vote and you want to have a say in choosing New Jersey’s next Governor, your next Senator, Assembly members, Freeholders and municipal officials, you need to act today.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon reports that the Supervisor of Elections Office at 300 Halls Mills Rd., Freehold Township,  will be open until 9 p.m. tonight in order to accommodate new voters.   Additionally, the Bradley Beach Municipal Clerk’s Office is staying open till 9 p.m. to accept new registrations.   Ocean Township’s Clerk is staying open until 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Lt. Governor Debate Tonight at 8

The Republican and Democrat candidates for Lt. Governor will debate tonight at 8 PM.


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Posted: October 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Opinion: Vote Yes to fund library construction

By Don Burden

While it is imperative for voters to cast their ballots for all candidates they feel will continue to bring outstanding government to Monmouth County and its municipalities, careful attention should also be paid to the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, the first question on the ballot.   A yes vote here will provide $125,000,000 for construction and renovation projects throughout the state on a matching basis with the library itself.

The goals of the bond issue are to continue to upgrade of public library facilities, a goal that has been paramount to the Monmouth County Library Commission since its inception. Routine upkeep and continued improvements to keep up with the newest technology are necessary to meet community needs and strengthen the state’s economy through the creation of opportunities for New Jersey businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Library, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Pastorgate! Guadagno campaign accuses Murphy campaign of fabricating Hispanic pastors’ press release

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’ gubernatorial campaign today accused former Goldman Sachs backer Phil Murphy’s team of fabricating an organization of Hispanic pastors, and forging real pastors signatures on a press release from the fake group.   The phony release attacked Guadagno’s campaign ad, “Sanctuary.”

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Posted: October 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Aberdeen Mayor Supports O’Scanlon’s Efforts To Limit Property Tax Hikes

Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini

We haven’t heard from Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop since Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon challenged him to pressure Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to put the extension of the 2% limit on arbitration awards for police and firefighter salary contracts up for a vote. But Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini, a Democrat, called to say that he supports O’Scanlon’s effort.

“The 2% arbitration cap is a very powerful tool in stabilizing property taxes,” Tagliarini said in a phone interview with MMM. “I don’t know any mayor, Democrat or Republican, who wants it to expire.  The cap should be extended before it expires in December.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon challenges Jersey City Mayor Fulop to pressure Speaker Prieto to extend Arbitration Cap

Jersey City Police Officers were awarded a 2% pay increase by a state appointed arbitrator this week.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, not the Democrat nominee for Governor, declared that the best interests of his city’s residents and taxpayers prevailed, according to Hudson County View. 

The arbitrator’s decision will enable Mayor Fulop and the city council to keep their budget within the two-percent levy cap and hold the line on property taxes from substantially increasing.

“This is not a day where we say that we won, but rather that the best interest of the city, its residents and the taxpayers prevailed,” Fulop said in a statement reported by HCV.

“We have negotiated successfully with six of the city’s other unions to adopt measures that correct many of the outdated contract provisions and worked productively with the unions for the benefit of their members and the public. Unfortunately, the POBA chose a different route and an independent arbitrator was required.”

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) today called on Fulop to join him in challenging Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to put legislation making the cap permanent up for vote in the Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Jersey City, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Property Taxes, Steve Fulop | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »