Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry said that she is one of the many people who have been abused by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley. “Don’t lose sight of that Freeholder Curley has a history of abusing people, individually and collectively,” Burry said during a meeting of the Board last week.
Burry said that she was personally threatened by Freeholder Curley during a closed meeting in 2013. “With pointed fingers he said, ‘I will get you,’ I mean it was really unnerving and everybody sitting there could feel that way.”
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Posted: August 28th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, Gary Rich, Gerry Scharfenberger, John Curley, John P. Curley, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Patrick Impreveduto, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone, U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
When I asked Holmdel Township Committeeman Eric J. Hinds if he was behind the slate of Republican County Committee candidates challenging 15 of the 20 Monmouth County Republican Organization candidates with The Holmdel Republican Committee slogan in the primary next Tuesday, June 5, he said, “I’ve been educating people about how to get more involved in their community.”
That evasive answer sounded a lot like the answer that one of the challenging candidates gave me earlier. “I want to learn how to get more involved in my community,” said Mary Vassilakos. When I asked Vassilakos how the team of candidates came together, who was the leader and how was the slogan chosen she said, “The Holmdel Repbublican Committee is the name of the facebook page.” “You named your slate of candidates after a facebook page?” I asked. “You’re making it sound like some kind of conspiracy. I don’t like your questions. You don’t have my permission to quote me.”
Hinds failed to educate his candidates about Off the Record protocol. So I’ll do it: You go off the record and get the reporter’s agreement prior answering a question. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 2nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: Eric Hinds, Holmdel, Holmdel Republicans, Mary Vassilakos, Patrick Impreveduto, Serena DiMaso | 3 Comments »
Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.
The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted. CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.
Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA. The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association. Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: 2017 election predictions, 2017 elections, Amy Handlin, Ann Marie Conte, Chuck Todd, Declan O'Scanlon, Derek DeLuca, Ed Gillespe, Eric Houghtaling, Greg Buontempo, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, John Dwyer, Kim Guadagno, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Michael Whelan, Middletown, Ned Thomson, Patricia Branch, Patrick Impreveduto, Rob Acerra, Rob Clifton, Robert Singer, Rocco Pascucci, Ron Dancer, Sam Thompson, Sean Kean, Serena DiMaso, Stephanie Murray, Steve Sweeney, Sue Kiley, Tony Fiore, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 4 Comments »
FOP Lodge #30, the Monmouth County Superior Officers Association, has endorsed Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto for election to the Freeholder Board in the general election on Tuesday, November 7, according to Shawn Reece, president of the union.
“Throughout his tenure as a leader in Holmdel, both as a member of the Township Committee and the Board of Education, Patrick Impreveduto has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public safety and a strong appreciation for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keep us safe,” Reece said. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, FOP Local #30, Monmouth County Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Pat Impreveduto, Patrick Impreveduto, Shawn Reece | Comments Off on Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Endorses Patrick Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder
Freehold, NJ- Anthony Anderson, President of the Police Benevolent Association Local #240, Monmouth County’s 300 corrections officers, announced the union’s support for the reelection Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and for the election of Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the upcoming general election on November 7. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, Anthony Anderson, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Patrick Impreveduto, PBA Local 240 | Comments Off on PBA Local 240 Endorses Burry and Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder
Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto, a GOP candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder, was the surprise keynote speaker at the annual convocation of the Secaucus School District teachers earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Holmdel, Monmouth County Education Association, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Pat Impreveduto, Patrick Impreveduto, Secaucus, Secaucus School District | 1 Comment »
Rhoda’s photo of Serena and Pat
Freeholder Serena DiMaso announced her endorsement of Patrick Impreveduto for the GOP nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder:
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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2017 elections, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Pat Impreveduto, Patrick Impreveduto, Serena DiMaso | 5 Comments »
Patrick Impreveduto, right, speaking at a Holmdel Memorial Day event
Holmdel Township Committeeman Patrick Impreveduto is running for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat being vacated by Gary Rich.
In his letter to Monmouth GOP County Committee members, Impreveduto said,
“It is with great excitement that I announce my candidacy for Monmouth County Freeholder. Having served on the Holmdel Township Committee for the past 9 years, I have the experience and dedication necessary to now serve the Monmouth County community as a member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Public service has been a cornerstone of my adult life. As an educator and academic innovator, I worked tirelessly to provide students with new opportunities for success. As a community volunteer, I have dedicated countless hours in our great county nurturing a more unified, cooperative environment. In addition, as an elected official, I have proven to be a passionate advocate, not only for the people of Holmdel, but for citizens across Monmouth County as well.”
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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2017, Holmdel, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Pat Impreveduto, Patrick Impreveduto | 16 Comments »