Hoboken – NJ GOP State Committeeman Joshua Sotomayor Einstein invites the Jewish community to join fellow conservatives, libertarians, and Republicans to learn the fundamental tools needed to hold your elected leaders accountable at NJ’s premier Grassroots Activist Workshop. On Sunday, Mach 31, from 11am–5pm, at the beautiful Barsky Gallery (49 Harrison St) in Hoboken, smaller government and tax reform inclined citizens will learn how to get involved and make a difference in local elections and governance. The training will bring together Jews, Christians, Atheists, and people of many backgrounds from across New Jersey who want to build better communication, messaging, advocacy, and leadership skills. Parking is available free of charge; kosher lunch will be provided. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 25th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Press Release | Tags: Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, Ledership Institute, Press Release, Yitz Tendler, Young Jewish Conservatives | 1 Comment »
WASHINGTON, D.C.— High school and college students from the Fourth Congressional District who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy are invited to Congressman Chris Smith’s Service Academy Information Night, to be held Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Naval Weapons Station Earle, 201 Highway 34 in Colts Neck, NJ. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Students, as well as parents, counselors and educators, who wish to learn about competing for a nomination to one of the Service Academies, are invited to attend. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 20th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Annapolis, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, NJ 4, Press Release, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academies, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, West Point | 1 Comment »
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – During the Township of Ocean Council Meeting on Feb. 21, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon made a special presentation to the Mayor and Council to commemorate the Township’s 170th Anniversary. Clerk Hanlon gave the Mayor and Council a digital reproduction of the first recorded map of the Township which was filed in the Office of the Monmouth County Clerk, 170 years ago, on Feb. 21, 1849.admin | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Ocean Township's 170th Anniversary, Press Release | Comments Off on County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon Commemorates Ocean Township’s 170th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Kay Granger (R-TX), Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Peter Roskam (R-IL), the Co-Chairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in reaction to the Saturday attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh:admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Task Force, Congressman Chris Smith, Pittsburgh, Press Release, Tree of Life | Comments Off on Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Taskforce Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Attack
Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (both R-Monmouth) today urged the Legislature to remove punitive language which would discourage sports betting from commencing operations prior to the approval of regulatory framework legislation.
“We understand the motivation to level the playing field which was the apparent goal of this language in the bill, however that goal was achieved already—sports betting has been held off for weeks,” said O’Scanlon. “This language only serves to enable sports betting to get caught up in the complicated—and apparently contentious—budget battle. The Legislature needs to amend, move, and pass this legislation by tomorrow without any unnecessary punitive language.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 6th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, NJ Sports Betting, Oceanport, Press Release, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso Urge Removal of Punitive Language From Sports Betting Bill
TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon released today the report of the Arbitration Award Task Force as recommended by four of the eight members. The report outlines the success of the arbitration award cap in enabling municipal officials to maintain budgets within the 2 percent property-tax cap and curb property-tax increases to historically low levels, and recommends making the cap on arbitration awards permanent before the policy is scheduled to sunset on Dec. 31.
“The data contained in this report is beyond clear and convincing; it is overwhelming,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth). “It would be irresponsible for the Legislature not to take action. In fact, any legislator that fails to advocate for continuation of the arbitration award cap will be, by extension, advocating for the obliteration of the property tax cap and higher property taxes. There is no middle ground here. Mark my words; if the cap isn’t permanently extended taxpayers will unquestionably face much more dramatic property tax increases and cuts to municipal services.”
During a vote Monday to release the report, the task force was deadlocked 4-4. Union representatives blocked the report’s endorsement. O’Scanlon, who voted to release the report, is the only legislator appointed by the governor to sit on the task force. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 28th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: Arbitration Award Task Force, Arbitration Reform, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Declan O'Scanlon, Interest Arbitration Task Force, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Property Taxes, Police and Firemen Salaries, Press Release | 3 Comments »
Long Branch, NJ – “I didn’t expect to have cancer. I didn’t have any symptoms,” says Michele Battista, Jersey Shore Undy Run/Walk volunteer and fierce colon cancer advocate. This year marks Battista’s five-year “Cancer-versary,” as she calls the day when she was diagnosed
with cancer. Checking off her list of things to do once she turned 50, she made an appointment with Red Bank Gastroenterology for a routine colonoscopy. It was during that appointment, she was diagnosed with stage 3c colon cancer at the age of 50.
“It’s bittersweet. Today seems so far away from when I first heard the words ‘you have cancer’, five years ago,” says Battista as she reflects on her Cancer-versary. She is now cancer-free and continually advocating for colon cancer patients and survivors through her work with Colon Cancer Alliance, an organization dedicated to knocking colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: colon cancer, Michele Battista, Michele Young Battista, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release, Undy Walk/Run | 1 Comment »
Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today applauded the Air Force’s decision to begin basing new KC-46A Pegasus air-refueling tankers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in the 2021 fiscal year. This decision will accelerate an infusion of military construction at the Joint Base and prioritizes Joint Base receipt of the aircraft at a time when the Administration is requesting a new base closure round in 2021.
“The Air Force decision is good news for the State of New Jersey and for our national security,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “It is a tribute to the outstanding Air Force and Air National Guard airmen and the important missions they perform.”admin | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, KC-46A Pegasus, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Press Release, U. S. Air Force | Comments Off on Guadagno Applauds Air Forces’s Choice of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst For Refueling Jets
BRADLEY BEACH, NJ –Overlooking the beach and breaking surf, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and local civic leaders outlined their picture of the 2017 summer tourism season and unveiled a new county tourism logo on the Bradley Beach promenade.
“Monmouth County is open for business and ready for Summer!,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Tourism and Economic Development divisions. “Last weekend’s New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar was a great success for the businesses and the food purveyors. We are expecting another solid year for tourism for the rest of the county and the County Tourism Office has been working diligently to connect with potential visitors and let them know that their vacation plans should include Monmouth County.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: #MonmouthSummer, Bradley Beach, Bradley Beach Elementary School, Freeholder John P. Curley, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Monmouth County News, Press Release | Comments Off on Freeholders Kickoff Monmouth County Tourism Season
Red Bank “Tax Queen” Admits She Will Continue to Raise Taxes
Hanlon and O’Bosky Colwell Pledge to Step Down If They Don’t Deliver
In an attempt to distance themselves from their party’s failed record on municipal taxes and spending, Democrats Kathy Horgan and Erik Yngstrom stated, “It is very clear that the local Republicans are trying to distract from their failed record of increasing taxes as soon as they took the majority this past January.”
Horgan and Yngstrom’s statement failed to include the fact that Kathy Horgan voted for the recent budget, and that municipal spending has exploded during Kathy Horgan’s tenure on Council – skyrocketing from a $12 million annual budget to a $22 million annual budget.admin | Filed under: Press Release, Red Bank | Tags: 2016 Elections, Brian Hanlon, Eirk Yngstrom, Kathy Horgan, Kelli O'Bosky Colwell, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Red Bank, Toga Boy | 2 Comments »