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Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks to the Alzheimer’s Community Forum

Delivered via video on January 29, 2019 to the forum held at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank

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Posted: January 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks to the Alzheimer’s Community Forum

Art G and Tommy G on the radio this afternoon at 4

Art Gallagher is back on the Tommy G Show on Tuesday afternoon, January 29 at 4 PM.

Tommy’s show is always good for laughs and provocative conversation about local, state and national news.  On the agenda this afternoon is discussion about the $15 minimum wage bill that Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin  promoted at the press conference in Sayreville this morning.

I wouldn’t be surprised if former Governor Chris Christie’s new book which was released today also comes up in conversation.

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DiMaso and O’Scanlon: $15 minimum wage will be net loss for low-income workers

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, both R-13, today warned that the Democrats’ plan to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour will have net negative consequences for low income wage earners.

The bill to raise the wage to $15 in increments and with exceptions by 2024 passed in committee in both the Assembly and Senate today.  It is scheduled to be voted on in both chambers on Thursday.

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Posted: January 28th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso call for immediate action on NJ Transit issues

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso called upon Governor Phil Murphy to do what ever it takes to resolve NJ Transit numerous ongoing issues quickly.

Murphy said at a press conference last week that NJ commuters will likely suffer with substandard service throughout most of 2019, according to northjersey.com.

“Governor Murphy must take expeditious action to address the major issues plaguing NJ Transit,” Senator O’Scanlon said. “I’m calling on the Governor to take whatever action is necessary, whether it’s declaring a State of Emergency, bringing in out-of-state engineers, or any other solution. We must treat this exigent situation with the seriousness that it demands.”

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Posted: January 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays And Deductables For Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

New Jersey’s largest healthcare network announced today that it is waiving co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members.

“We have seen the financial impact the federal government shut down has had on many families and we want to ensure that people will receive the care they need without worrying about the cost,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.

“We believe that we need to step forward and do our part to help furloughed federal employees and their families,’’ Garrett said.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays And Deductables For Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, January 18-20, 2019:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 18

  • The Elvis Birthday Bash at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Create Top Notch Resumes & Cover Letters (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • “Apple Season” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Friday Night Open Ice Skating (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Ice at the Pier (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Collingwood Indoor Flea Market (Farmingdale) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Golden Slams O’Scanlon’s Marijuana Effort

In a rare public disagreement among Monmouth County Republicans, Sheriff Shaun Golden, the Party Chairman, slammed Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s effort to win fiscal and public safety reforms from Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney in exchange for three Republican votes in the Senate to legalize recreational marijuana.

Golden took to twitter last night, calling the the proposal “typical Trenton”

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver the annual State of the State address this afternoon at noon from the Statehouse in Trenton.

Watch it here courtesy of NJTV:

Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

Three GOP State Senators Willing To Trade Marijuana Support For Fiscal And Public Safety Reforms

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Three  Republican State Senators, including Monmouth County’s Declan O’Scanlon are willing to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey if Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney deliver the return of the Energy Receipts Tax to municipalities, a dedicated 911 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund, funding for addiction recovery services and a guaranteed reimbursement fund for municipalities paying to train police officers as Drug Recognition Experts who can assess if a driver is impaired by cannabis, according to an article on NJ.com

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Posted: January 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Gilmore’s Insanity Defense

By Art Gallagher

George Gilmore, NewJerseyGlobe photo

George Gilmore, the Ocean County Republican Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman who was indicted on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges last week, didn’t pay his taxes and omitted tax debt from a loan application because he has a hoarding disorder, his lawyer told the Asbury Park Press.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office was aware of Gilmore’s disability before it sought an indictment, his lawyer, Kevin Marino told app.

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Posted: January 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gilmore’s Insanity Defense