Red Bank Dems Still Ducking Debates

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Juanita Lewis, seated left in the beige pants and dark blouse, and Ed Zipprich looking lonely, at their Broad St, Red Bank campaign headquarters this evening.

Red Bank Council Members Ed Zipprich and Juanita Lewis, both of whom were out of town and too busy to debate their Republican challengers Sean DiSomma and Linda Schwabenbauer last night at the West Side Community Group’s 18th annual forum, were back in town this evening, nearly alone in their Broad Street campaign headquarters with four volunteers.

Zipprich and Lewis have yet to respond to DiSomma and Schwabenbauer’s offer to host a Tele-Town Hall debate for Red Bank voters this weekend.

Zipprich and Lewis invited 230 people to come to their headquarters for phone banking tonight.  Two people RSVP’d via facebook and as of about 7PM, four people showed up.

150 people showed up to hear the candidates debate last night.  Zippy and Lewis should have been there.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Red Bank Democratic Candidates Duck Debate

Republicans challenge incumbents to debate this weekend

Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich

Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich

Red Bank Council members Ed Zipprich and Juanita Lewis were no shows at the 18th annual candidates forum hosted by the Westside Community Group, according to a report on RedBankGreen.

Republican challengers for Borough Council Sean DiSomma and Linda Schwabenbauer fielded questions from the standing room only crowd of about 150 at the River Street Commons senior housing center on Catherine Street.  DiSomma offered Zipprich and Lewis’s chairs to members of the audience.

Mayor Pat Menna, a Democrat running unopposed for reelection, showed up half way through the two hour forum.  RedBankGreen reported Menna was at a campaign fundraiser at the Oyster Point Hotel for the first hour of the debate.

DiSomma, who is also Chairman of the Red Bank Republican Committee, told MMM that Zipprich and Lewis are afraid of facing the voters and are hoping that they can run out the clock of the election without defending their records.

“The Westside Community Group offered Zipprich and Lewis three different dates for the forum,” DiSomma said, “they cancelled last week’s Council Meeting, as they have done for 5 of the last 6 pre-election council meetings. If I had their record, I would want to hide too.”

DiSomma noted that under Zipprich and Lewis, Red Bank’s debt has increased 22% and spending has increased 28%.  “Lewis doesn’t attend council meetings,” DiSomma said, “she literally calls in her votes on important matters to the people of Red Bank.”

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Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

DiSomma: Squash Zipprich DUI Video

Sean DiSomma

Sean DiSomma

Sean DiSomma, the Chairman of the Red Bank Republicans and a candidate for Council in the upcoming election has requested that MMM not to publish the video of Councilman Ed Zipprich’s arrest for Driving Under the Influence and not to release it to any other publications.  Zipprich is one of DiSomma’s opponents in the election.

“Linda (Schwabenbauer, DiSomma’s running mate) and I decided to run our campaign on the issues…making Red Bank’s government more affordable,” said DiSomma, “Zipprich’s allegation that we are responsible for the release of the video to the Asbury Park Press is baseless.  Mr. Zipprich says he’s working every day to be a better person.  I hope that is true and that he retracts the allegation.”

“Last year the Democrats went into the gutter with false allegations against me,” DiSomma continued, referring to Demcratic County Chairman Vin Gopal’s false allegation last October that there was a warrant out for his arrest in Texas for an unpaid speeding ticket, “two wrongs don’t make a right.  If this campaign is on the issues, we win.”

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Posted: October 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Red Bank, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Zipprich blames Republicans for his DUI becoming public

Red Bank Councilman likes to have it both ways

Zipprich arrestWhat do Ed McKenna and Ed Zipprich have in common besides the same first name and being Red Bank Democrats? They both have a record of driving the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway after consuming too much alcohol.

The Red Bank Police should put a DUI check on River Rd on Sunday afternoon as McKenna is holding a fundraiser for Zipprich and his running mates at his home from 4-6.  Red Bank Taxi and Red Bank Limo should make sure their drivers are on standby.  The State Police should increase patrols at Exit 109.

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Posted: October 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Ed Zipprich, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Neptune Nudniks, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

The Monmouth Dems Finally Have An Idea

Democratic Mayors Pan Their Freeholder Candidates’ Call For A County Ethics Board

By Art Gallagher

Democratic Freeholder Candidates Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo with Congressman Frank Pallone and campaign volunteers

Democratic Freeholder Candidates Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo with Congressman Frank Pallone and campaign volunteers

The Monmouth County Democrats have finally put forth a proposal to improve County Government.

It is not a new idea. It is not even a good idea. But at least they have put forth an idea for debate instead of spreading the lies and baseless character assassinations that have comprised their campaign so far this year.

Their campaign had been wholly negative; primarily baseless character attacks on Freeholder Director Lillian Burry.  They lied and said Burry hired an unqualified campaign worker for a mental health position.  Even after their lawsuit alleging that Burry had a conflict of interest over the Andrew Lucas farmland preservation deal was thrown out of court, they continue to beat that drum.  The GOP controlled Freeholder Board has cleaned house at Brookdale Community College since former President Peter Burnham was caught with his hands in the cookie jar. Yet the Democrats have been blaming Burry for Burnham’s transgressions.

Democratic candidate Joe Grillo told The Asbury Park Press that he wants to reinstate a County Ethics Board.   I know I’m being generous by saying this is a proposal to improve County Government instead of calling it an excuse to keep talking about the baseless allegations they are making about Burry.  But what the heck.  MMM is fair and biased. Let’s play along and debunk the idea on its merits.

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Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The School for Wives

Leave it to Two River Theater to open their doors to a night of unexpected theater

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Posted: September 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Red Bank | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

60th Annual Red Bank Sidewalk Sale

Red Bank History

The 60th Annual Red Bank Sidewalk Sale will take place this weekend on 
Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26 from 10AM – 8PM
and on Sunday, July 27 from 10AM-5PM
This special anniversary sale looks to be the best sale ever! 
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Posted: July 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Red Bank | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Summer Jazz Cafe

Summer Jazz Cafe

 

SUMMER JAZZ CAFÉ Presented byJazz Arts Project 

Audiences, artists, and critics alike rave about Summer Jazz Café, citing an excellent atmosphere, great acoustics, and consistently high level of artistry as reasons to return each year. This series has been named a “Pick of the Year” by the Tri-City News. 

A Great Date Night Idea for Summer! Snuggle up with your significant other or a new friend and enjoy an evening of elegant world-class Jazz. You’ll be seated at cozy candle-lit cocktail tables with warm theatrical lighting in an intimate setting. Enjoy coffee, tea and delectable treats available from our café or bring your favorite bottle of wine and share a New York style nightclub atmosphere at a fraction of the price. 

These will surely be the most exciting and romantic evenings you will spend all summer. Drop in after dinner for desert or begin your 
“Night on the town” listening to these great jazz artists. Save the dates and reserve your tickets early. This ever-popular summer series is curated by the non-profit organization Jazz Arts Project. All proceeds help support unique educational programs for area youth. 


For tickets contact the Two River Theater Box Office at 
732-345-1400 General admission tickets, $25, Season series discount (choice of 4 shows) $80 Student discount – $10 per ticket (with student ID) 
Each ticket is subject to a $3 box office fee. 

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Posted: July 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Monthly & Weekly Events from BizEturtle:Events in Monmouth

BizEturtle:Events in Monmouth

 

MILL DEMONSTRATION
See the 19th century mill in action
1PM – 4PM
Saturday July 5 , 12, 19 , 26 & Sunday, July 6, 13,  20, 27
Saturday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Sunday, August  3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Historic Walnford
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold
Info: 609-259-6275
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OPEN HOUSE-HISTORIC SEABROOK-WILSON HOUSE
1PM – 4PM on Sundays through October 26
Bayshore Waterfront Park
719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth
Info: 732-787-3033 , x 2
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Posted: July 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

RED BANK: HANLON QUITS, MINTON STEPS DOWN

RED BANK: HANLON QUITS, MINTON STEPS DOWN (via redbankgreen)

Sean Di Somma, above at lower right, on election night last November. Below, Jack Minton, center, with candidate Joe Mizzi and then-Councilwoman Grace Cangemi in 2010. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Once again, a Red Bank…

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Posted: June 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth GOP, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »