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Republicans Continue Golden Age Dominance In Monmouth County

COLTS NECK, NJ – With huge wins at the County level and 3 legislative districts, the Monmouth County Republican Committee had a decisively strong election night! At the top of the County ticket, Sheriff Shaun Golden won by over a 20 point margin. The GOP County freeholder candidates Tom Arnone and Nick DiRocco dominated as well.

On the local level, the GOP took control in Neptune City, Eatontown, and Atlantic Highlands, and flipped Mayoral seats to GOP in Sea Bright and Spring Lake Heights. The Republicans beat back challenges in Belmar, Hazlet and Shrewsbury Borough, and crushed the anti-law enforcement Democrats in Middletown, the largest municipality in the County, with a 2 to 1 margin. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | 23 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Aberdeen Officials Need to Atone for False, Political Mailing Sent on Taxpayer Dime, Threats to County Officials

Councilman Greg Cannon threatened  County Officials

Taxpayers paid for political mail

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) today sharply criticized Aberdeen Township’s taxpayer-funded distribution of flagrantly misleading information regarding the municipal record on taxes.

In July, Aberdeen’s governing body sent out a mailing to residents blatantly, and falsely, claiming that there was no increase in municipal taxes. The mailing blamed tax increases on schools, Monmouth County, and assessment methodologies.

“I’ve worked well and in good faith with Aberdeen during all my years in the legislature. Our good relationship makes my having to make this statement all the more difficult. But the Aberdeen administration failed its constituents on so many levels revolving around this demonstrably misleading, blatantly political, taxpayer-funded communication that I simply cannot let it stand,” said O’Scanlon

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Posted: October 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

County Clerk Hanlon Explains New Vote by Mail Law which will impact the November General Election

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is announcing to voters that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August of 2019 has again changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the 2019 November General Election.

The new law mandates that all voters who voted by mail for any election in 2017 and/or 2018 be sent a Mail-In Ballot for the 2019 General Election and all future elections, even if they did not request one. If these voters do not wish to receive Mail-In Ballots for the 2019 General Election and all future elections, they must notify the County Clerk in writing to opt out.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on County Clerk Hanlon Explains New Vote by Mail Law which will impact the November General Election

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that $54 million of new subsidies announced by Governor Phil Murphy to cover the rising cost of childcare due to an increased minimum wage highlights the pain caused by government mandated wage policies to both families and taxpayers.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – raising the minimum wage sounds lovely in theory but stings in reality,” O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said. “While this $54 million childcare subsidy may seem great for a few qualifying families that are struggling to afford childcare, there are many other low- and middle-income families that won’t get a penny of help as their cost of living rises as a direct result of Governor Murphy’s minimum wage increases. The simple fact is that most New Jersey families will be stuck shelling out more of their hard-earned money for a variety of services, including childcare, which have become less affordable as costs have been driven higher by expensive government mandates.”

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Posted: September 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon Announces Archives Week Seminars

MANALAPAN, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is pleased to announce that the County Clerk’s Annual Archives Week seminars will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 with three presentations related to this year’s Archives and History Day theme of “New Jersey in Focus: Four Centuries of Monmouth County Women.” The presentations will take place at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan after Archives and History Day, which will also be held at the library on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon Announces Archives Week Seminars

Rep Smith’s bill addresses veterans recovery, recreation and therapy

WASHINGTON, DC – Supporters of Rep. Chris Smith’s (NJ-04) legislation, H.R. 2435, the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Actconverged on Capitol Hill this week to advocate for the bill, which will provide for increased access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy.

H.R. 2435 would empower a newly created task force to identify barriers veterans face when accessing public lands for treatment, and provide within one year recommendations to Congress on ways to eliminate those barriers. The legislation would help expose barriers to be overcome and new opportunities to be pursued so that public lands are more available for recreational activities, such as hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and biking, which have proven to advance recuperation and healing. Ultimately HR 2435 will supplement the VA’s major medical care programs with outdoor recreational therapy for military veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Press Release, Veterans | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith’s bill addresses veterans recovery, recreation and therapy

Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls Announces Slate for Borough Council

Ron Wollner, Don Michaels and Ken Asmar are Honored to be Running for Council to Represent all Tinton Falls Residents

TINTON FALLS, NJ—The Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls filed petitions to run for the three open seats on the Borough Council for the November 5, 2019 General Election.  The team consists of three longtime Borough residents Ron Wollner, Don Michaels and Ken Asmar.

Tinton Falls municipal elections are non-partisan.

The guiding principles of the Taxpayer Team for Tinton Falls is to lower taxes, regulate spending, and promote smart growth to maintain the quality of life for all of the residents of Tinton Falls.

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Posted: September 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Monmouth County: Sheriff Shaun Golden is reinforcing the message to prepare, plan, stay informed and get involved as National Preparedness Month gets underway. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is an effort to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies. This year’s National Preparedness theme is: Prepared Not Scared.

“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with numerous agencies, prepares for emergencies such as natural disasters, active shooters, mass casualties and chemical threats throughout the year by conducting drills, training, tabletops exercises and educational programs,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden whose agency runs the Office of Emergency Management. “These types of training exercises are critical in ensuring that we can effectively and efficiently respond to crises situations. It’s vital the public plays a role as well by preparing, planning and staying informed.”

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Posted: September 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Last week the Middletown Township Committee directed its attorneys to withdraw from court proceedings that commenced in July 2015 to address unrealistic affordable housing obligations imposed upon municipalities throughout New Jersey by the Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Township Attorney applied for an Order of Dismissal, which was entered by the Hon. Jamie S. Perri on July 19, 2019.

As a result of the demise of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”), municipalities have been subjected to proceedings in Superior Court to address ongoing and ever-increasing demands by the Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) to develop more high density affordable housing. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Withdraws from Unfair Affordable Housing Proceedings

Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years

HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 25th Annual Clam Fest from August 1st to August 4th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam Fest is a four-day spectacular event featuring a 120’ seafood court serving the freshest food from many of Highlands’ restaurants and establishments including Lusty Lobster and Chilangos. Other festival favorites include the Lions Club Funnel Cakes, and the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine.

The 25th Annual Clam Fest will feature a Beer, Wine and Sangria Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues. Big Mark’s Action Park Amusements will set up the midway with portions of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues closed to street traffic to accommodate the rides, games of chance, specialty vendors and the succulent food court. Every night is “Pay-One-Price Bracelet Night,” when visitors can enjoy the amusement rides all night for $30. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years