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Ocean Township Elections Results Hold

L-R; Donna Schepiga, Margie Donlon, David Fisher, Christopher Siciliano and John Napolitani after the polls closed on May 14

The number of mail-in ballots that arrived at the Monmouth County Board of Elections at the 8PM Thursday deadline is insufficient to alter to unofficial result of the non-partisan Ocean Township municipal election reported  on Tuesday night, MMM as learned.

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Posted: May 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Mail in Ballots Could Determine 5th Spot on Ocean Township Council

The Advocates for Ocean / Ocean Taxpayer Coalition mystery PAC team waiting for vote counts on Tuesday night

Hundreds of vote by mail ballots for the Ocean Township non-partisan municipal election have yet to be returned to the Board of Elections, according to a Monmouth County election official.  Ballots postmarked on or before May 14 that arrive in Freehold before 8 p.m tonight will be included in the official count under a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

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Posted: May 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Donlon Is Top Vote Getter In Ocean Township

Dr. Margie Donlon

Dr. Margie Donlon is the top vote getter in the non-partisan municipal election in Ocean Township.

If the unofficial results hold once all vote by mail ballots are received and counted, the Ocean Township Council starting on July 1 will be Donlon, Christoper Siciliano, the current Mayor, Dr. David Fisher, Councilman Rob Acerra and Councilman John Napolitani.

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Posted: May 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gopal Endorses Dr. Margie Donlon For Ocean Township Council

Senator Vin Gopal has issued his only endorsement in the Ocean Township municipal election for Dr. Margie Donlon.

The senator shared an advance copy of his endorsement letter with MMM. Ocean voters can expect to receive the letter in the mail tomorrow and Saturday.

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Posted: May 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Siciliano blamed mystery mailer on Gopal

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Sen Vin Gopal and Mayor Christopher Siciliano

Ocean Township Christopher Siciliano, in a phone interview last week with MMM, blamed an inflammatory piece of campaign mail that was paid for by an unregistered political action committee on Senator Vin Gopal .

“It was probably Vin,” Siciliano said when asked who was behind the mailer which depicted Councilman Rob Acerra as the Texas Chainsaw muderer with a paid for disclosure by “Ocean Taxpayer Coalition, 700 Carol Ave, Oakhurst NJ 07755.”

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Posted: May 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Prosecutor To Investigate Ocean Township Property Tax Fraud

Councilman John Napolitani does not deny the fraud when give the opportunity

Councilman John Napolitani did not deny that he is the member of the governing body who directed favorable treatment from the tax department for friends of the community

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating allegations that a member of the Ocean Township governing body had Stephen Gallagher (no relation to this blogger), the Township’s Chief Financial Officer, instruct employees of the Tax Department to remove properties of friends of the community, according to an announcement by Councilman Rob Acerra.

The allegations were made in a lawsuit by Meredith Nelson, Deputy Director of Finance, and first reported by MMM.

Acerra released a letter sent to the Prosecutor requesting the investigation and said he confirmed that the allegations would be investigated.

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Posted: May 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Acerra: Siciliano “should consider” getting out of the Ocean Township Council race

Rob Acerra and Victor Ashkenazi

Ocean Township Councilman Rob Acerra responded to the news of Mayor Christopher Siciliano’s threat to a constituent on social media by demanding that Siciliano apologize and consider resigning.  Acerra said that Ocean Township “voters should strongly consider turning the page on the Siciliano era” in the municipal election on May 14.

“Here in Ocean we have a rich history of non-partisanship and civil political discourse,” said Acerra in a statement released early on Monday afternoon. “To see the Mayor acting like a schoolyard bully toward a constituent he is supposed to be representing raises doubts about his ability to lead. He is responsible for the commentary posted on his facebook profile in his name, period. At the very least Chris needs to apologize for these remarks, if not consider dropping out of the race. Voters don’t deserve a Mayor who solves challenges and bridges divides by threatening Ocean residents. We can and must do better.”

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Posted: April 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Integrity, Hypocrisy and Lawn Signs: The Ocean Township Silly Season Heats Up

Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano questioned the integrity of Councilman Rob Acerra over the placement of lawn signs in a video posted on facebook on Saturday.


When a 22 year year old constituent called Siciliano “Mayor Hypocrite” for talking about integrity, he was challenged to meet up like a real man and discuss it behind headquarters.

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Posted: April 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Incumbents Sweep In Ocean Township

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Donna Schepiga, Rich Long, Chris Siciliano, William Garofolo and and Rob Acerra were elected to a three year term government Ocean Township

Mayor Chris Siciliano and his One Ocean Team easily fought off a challenge by Ocean Together in a non-partisan municipal election in Ocean Township.

Siciliano was the top vote getter with 3,001 ballots cast for him.  Deputy Mayor William Garofolo earned 2, 793 votes. School Board member Robert Acerra, the only non-incumbent council member on the slate came third with 2,775 votes. Councilman Richard Long got 2,614 votes and Councilwoman Donna Schepiga won 2,490 votes.   The five winners were elected to govern the Township through 2019.

4,038 of the Townships registered voters, 21.7%, cast ballots.

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Ocean Township: The polls are open till 8 p.m. Vote Today

All five seats on Ocean Township’s governing body are up for grabs today in a non-partisan municipal election.

There are ten candidates, two slates, running for the five seats.

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Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Ocean Grove | Tags: , | Comments Off on Ocean Township: The polls are open till 8 p.m. Vote Today