By Greg Kelly
“John Pallone is pathetic and so are all his running mates. They don’t care about anything. They haven’t been in this community working. We’re the ones making this a better city to live in. But I’m done being angry. It’s all about energy — which I’ll use right up to Election Day when we win.”
Long Branch Mayor John Schneider
That was Mayor Adam Schneider speaking to supporters at his lower Broadway campaign headquarters after a recent evening of cold weather but satisfying voter feedback during his door-to-door visits.
“We’re hearing a lot of good things,” explained the man seeking an eighth four-year term as the chief executive of Long Branch. “They think the city is headed in the right direction.”
Clearly, it’s election season in the City of Long Branch. City voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8 to elect a mayor and six council members.
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Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Long Branch, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Adam Schneider, Greg Kelly, John Pallone, Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider, Long Branch Mayors Race, Monmouth County News, Opinion | No Comments »
Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray released a poll yesterday that, he says, indicates New Jersey’s Congressional Republicans are “facing hurricane force winds” and that all five New Jersey Republicans in the House of Representatives have a good chance of losing this year.
“This is pretty astounding. Not only are New Jersey Democrats doing better on the generic House ballot statewide, but the shift is coming almost entirely from districts currently held by the GOP. If these results hold, we could be down to just one or two — or maybe even zero — Republican members in the state congressional delegation after November.”
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Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: 2018 elections, Analysis, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Poll, Monmouth Poll. Patrick Murray, Monmouth University Polling Institute, New Jersey, Opinion, Patrick Murray | 3 Comments »
By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.
Stuart J Moskovitz
Even if you don’t like Trump….
I’ve posted this in Monmouth County News because similar actions have happened not just in Washington, but right out of Red Bank and concerns everyone in this County who believes that a free society should remain so.
We are a divided country. We are a polarized country. That polarization is posing one of the most serious internal dangers to our nation and our notions of democracy.
Like every other attorney, I have told my clients that whatever they tell me is absolutely privileged under the doctrine of attorney-client privilege. That doctrine exists in every state. It exists in the federal system. It is close to sacrosanct. There are extremely few exceptions and they require overcoming the highest burdens imaginable to breach. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, U.S. Constitution | Tags: Attorney-Client Privilege, Bill of Rights, FBI, Michael Cohen, Monmouth County News, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Stuart J. Moskovitz, The U.S. Constitution | 3 Comments »
Twenty years after the closing of Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, thoughts on Parkland, Florida.
By Stuart J. Moskovitz
In 1966, Chief Judge Bazelon of the D.C. Appellate Court reviewed a lower court decision where the judge had said, “My jurisdiction is limited to determining whether [the patient] has recovered his sanity. I don’t think I have a right to consider whether he is getting enough treatment.”
Chief Judge Bazelon stated, “Absent treatment, the hospital is transformed into a penitentiary where one could be held indefinitely for no convicted offense.”
He then went on to note that in 1964 Congress had passed the Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill Act which provides, in part, “A person hospitalized in a public hospital for a mental illness shall, during his hospitalization, be entitled to medical and psychiatric care and treatment.”
He defined that requisite care by saying, “According to leading experts ‘psychiatric care and treatment’ includes not only the contacts with psychiatrists but also activities and contacts with the hospital staff designed to cure or improve the patient.”
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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Guns, Opinion | Tags: Florida, Florida shooting, Guns, Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill Act, Marlboro Pschiatric Hospital, Opinion, Parkland, Psychiatric Treatment, Stuart J. Moskovitz, Stuart Moskovitz | 16 Comments »
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff In politics, being seen to do something is almost as important as actually doing it. So it was perhaps inevitable that aggrieved blue-state leaders in California, New York, and now New Jersey would push half-baked ideas for thwarting or working around the recent federal tax bill’s “devilish” limitation on state and local tax (SALT)… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, New Jersey, Opinion, SALT deduction | 1 Comment »
Joseph Caruso It seems appropriate now, in the wake of the new federal tax law that New Jersey remember the immortal words of Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” The sentiment is directed at all the state politicians who are crying over the “unfairness” of the new federal tax-reform measure that caps… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 3rd, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Joseph Caruso, New Jersey, New Jersey taxes, NJ Property Taxes, Opinion, Salt | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
Regardless of the outcome of Freeholder John Curley’s federal lawsuit to prevent the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from Censuring him and to seal the investigative report into complaints of his harassment of County employees that he obviously believes will destroy his reputation, it is hard to imagine a scenario where Curley is nominated for reelection by the Monmouth GOP.
Curley’s term is up next year. The Republican and Democrat Party nominees for the primary will be chosen by early April.
In his lawsuit, Curley alleges that the investigation and proposed censure is a “political hatchet job” by Freeholder Serena DiMaso. The current mess does nothing for DiMaso politically. Curley and DiMaso were successful running mates in 2012. DiMaso is leaving the Board in January when she will be sworn into the State Assembly. Nothing about this situation benefits DiMaso politically. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: Analysis, Dan Jacobson, Freeholder John Curley, Freeholder John P. Curley, harassment, John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth Dems, Monmouth GOP, Opinion, sexual harassment, The Ink Spots, triCityNews | 1 Comment »
By Tommy DeSeno
When NFL players break the nationwide community standard we codified on how to act during the National Anthem (and obscuring their cause in the process), they unfortunately influence the fecund minds of children who mimic them. So now we have children as young as eight disrespecting America’s flag at football games.
Students’ actions in and out of school today are judged against a school bullying policy. So worried a child may suffer the modern communicable disease called “triggering,” punishments are meted out for hurt feelings or perceived incivility toward another’s unknowable conscience or identity. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 27th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Anti-Bullying Law, Bullying, Monmouth County News, National Anthem, Opinion, Taking a knee, Tommy DeSeno | 2 Comments »
Senator-elect Declan O’Scanlon
By Declan O’Scanlon Republicans must understand our role. It is our job to be skeptical, to challenge, to question, to offer alternatives to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and his incoming administration. But, it is also our moral obligation to root for the administration’s success. To wish for or foment failure is to wish ill for all New… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Gov-elect Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | 3 Comments »
By Tommy DeSeno
Election night we listened to pundit after pundit (some admitting they know little about the 11th District) proclaim Vin Gopal’s victory over Senator Jen Beck was an “upset.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Every indicia of prognostication said Vin Gopal was the favorite, and it starts with the previous census.
I’ve lamented for some time that voting in “districted elections” is like not voting at all. After each census, 10 political big shots, 5 from each party, meet in a hotel room and draw crazy lines that allow them to divvy up the state between the two parties. Democrats having an advantage in this state, their “map” wins, by an 11th man tiebreaker. This is followed by us sheep doing our civic duty and voting even though the pols already stacked the demographic deck. The winning party acts like it was political prowess that won them the election, when in fact the day was won in the hotel room where the map is drawn every 10 years. This system is an inhibitor of democracy. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 16th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: Analysis, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tom DeSeno, Vin Gopal | 8 Comments »