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O’Scanlon Calls For Judge Troiano’s Resignation

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) is calling for the resignation of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James Troiano, who recently ruled that a 16-year-old rape survivor was not truly raped since she was not held at gunpoint. Judge Troiano also reportedly urged the survivor to consider that her attacker came from a “good family” before “ruining his life” with assault charges.

“Judge Troiano’s comments are truly abhorrent and clearly highlight the fact that he needs to be removed immediately by the Supreme Court,” O’Scanlon said. “We simply cannot stand by and allow a sitting judge to tell a 16-year-old sexual assault survivor that she doesn’t deserve justice because her attacker might get into a ‘good college.’” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon Calls For Judge Troiano’s Resignation

Sheriff Golden Warns of Fireworks Danger

Sheriff Shaun Golden wants all to celebrate their patriotism with backyard barbecues, family gatherings as well as professional fireworks displays that will be taking place in Monmouth County, to mark the Fourth of July holiday.

During this celebration, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that fireworks are dangerous and illegal, with the exception of certain sparkling devices and novelty items, and should only be handled by the professionals. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average, 180 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Warns of Fireworks Danger

Investors Foundation Donates $5K To Legal Aid

Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq. President of the Legal Aid Society, Peter Leyman Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services, Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Red Bank Branch Manager, and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq. Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society

OCEAN TOWNSHIP- The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation to support the Society’s mission to act as a conduit between the indigent residents of Monmouth County and Pro Bono attorneys willing to accept the assignment.

This $5,000 grant was presented to Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq., President of the Legal Aid Society and Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, by Peter Leyman, Investors Bank Vice President Professional Services and Christopher M. Curcia Investors Bank Branch Manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

YOUNG DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS JOIN FORCES FOR SHORE PROTECTION

Young Professionals join together to support the Jersey Shore Partnership June 10 Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, the annual fundraiser to support the Partnership’s advocacy efforts for beach protection and preservation. Co-chairs Kinn Badger (front row middle) and Jason Sena (back row, 3rd from left) are pictured with committee members.

Sandy Hook, NJ—The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation (Partnership) will kick off its 22nd Annual Summer Celebration on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The Monmouth County Young Democrats and Republicans are heading up the Summer Celebration Young Professionals Committee, bringing together business associates ages 21-35 to support the Partnership’s mission to ensure that our 127 mile beachfront from Sandy Hook to Cape May is preserved and protected.

Committee chairs are Kinn Badger, Executive Director, Monmouth County Democrats, and Jason Sena, Esq., an associate with Cutolo Barros LLC and Treasurer of the Monmouth County Young Republicans.  Kinn states, “It is important to get young professionals involved in the environmental concerns facing our coast in light of sea level rise, climate change, and the prospect of increased storms that all cause beach erosion and infrastructure damage.”   Jason commented, “Preserving our coastline is vital to our local economy and is an issue that we can all get behind.  Kinn and I are pleased with the tremendous support we have received from our members.”

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Posted: May 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on YOUNG DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS JOIN FORCES FOR SHORE PROTECTION

Einstein Invites Jewish Community to Grassroots Activist Training

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: | Filed under: Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith Announces Service Academy Info Night On April 18

Class of 2022 Service Academy Students from CD-4 were recognized by Rep Chris Smith and Capt. Pierre A. Fuller in a ceremony in Neptune last June

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: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon Commemorates Ocean Township’s 170th Anniversary

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.

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Posted: March 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon Commemorates Ocean Township’s 170th Anniversary

Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Taskforce Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Attack

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:

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Posted: October 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Taskforce Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Attack

O’Scanlon and DiMaso Urge Removal of Punitive Language From Sports Betting Bill

The William Hill Sports Race & Sports Book at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

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: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso Urge Removal of Punitive Language From Sports Betting Bill

O’Scanlon releases Arbitration Task Force report recommending permanent award cap

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

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: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »