DiMaso proposes school safety legislation

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth), along with her colleagues Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz (R-Union) and Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen), today called on the legislature to take action on a 10 bill package they introduced last week to address school safety in light of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida and other tragic incidents.

The proposed legislation is based on recommendations from two panels of experts that were set-up in the wake of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn, DiMaso and Munoz said in a joint statement.   The groups included government officials, education leaders, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers and parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Education, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature, School Safety | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Lunging Larry Luttrell to seek Democrat nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder

Democratic Freeholder Candidate Lawrence Luttrell at the 2014 Four Seasons debate in Manalapan. photo by Rhoda Chodosh

Larry ‘The Lunger’ Luttrell , a Democrat lawyer from Holmdel, is running for Monmouth County Freeholder for the third time, according to  report at InsiderNJ.

Luttrell earned the moniker The Lunger as a freeholder candidate in 2014.  During a debate at the Four Seasons Club House in Manalapan, Luttrell jumped from his seat and lunged towards Freeholder Lillian Burry when she asked him, “Is your name Pinocchio?” in response to a comment he made distorting her record.

This year maybe we’ll call Luttrell The Masochist because he apparently likes to be beaten.   In addition to losing his freeholder race to Burry in 2014, he lost to Serena DiMaso in 2013.  He lost a bid to be elected to the Holmdel Township Committee in 2012 and again last year.

All those beatings earned Luttrell’s wife, Renee, a five year term on the Monmouth County Tax Board. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Scharfenberger running for DiMaso’s freeholder seat, Kiley seeking GOP nomination for full freeholder term

Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger are likely GOP running mates for Monmouth County Freeholder

Middletown Township Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger is the only declared candidate for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat vacated by Serena DiMaso taking office as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.  The Monmouth County Republican County Committee is scheduled to fill the vacancy in a special election/convention on February 3 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley is seeking the GOP nomination for the full freeholder term of the seat currently held by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley.  That nomination is will also be awarded on February 3.  Kiley is the only known candidate circulating petitions for the nomination as required by the Party By-Laws. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Curley Harassment Probe Cost $24K

Freeholder John P. Curley

The investigation into disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley’s harassment of Monmouth County employees cost taxpayers $24,075.00, according to documents obtained by MMM via OPRA request.

Former Acting Associate Supreme Court Justice Mary Catherine Cuff commenced the investigation by reviewing the County’s Anti-Discrimination policy on June 15, 2017, according to her invoice dated November 14, 2017.   Judge Cuff conducted four interviews in July and three interviews in August.   She spent 7.25 hours reviewing tape of Board meetings during the month of August. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Coward of the County: Curley Doesn’t Show Up For Censure Meeting

John P. Curley went to federal court to get his ban from the Hall of Records lifted. Then he didn’t show up to fight his censure.

Freeholder John P. Curley did not show up to fight his censure at the Special Meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Friday afternoon in Judge Patricia D. Clearly’s courtroom in the Hall of Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments »

Election Day Predictions 2017

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: | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

DiMaso Named To Ashley Lauren Foundation Board

Freeholder Serena DiMaso has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ashley Lauren Foundation, according to an announcement by the Spring Lake based charity that provides financial assistance, emotional support and many other programs to children and families throughout New Jersey who are suffering from the hardships of pediatric cancer.

Founder and CEO Monica Vermeulen, Ashely’s mom, states, “We are honored to have Serena DiMaso join our Board. Serena brings a tremendous amount of experience which will help to further our mission of helping children with cancer.”

DiMaso is not newcomer to charitable boards.  She serves on the Meridian Hospital’s Corporation Board of Trustees, is Chairwoman of the Bayshore Hospital Foundation.

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Posted: June 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on DiMaso Named To Ashley Lauren Foundation Board

GOP Leaders Weigh In On LD 13 Slate


Monmouth County and New Jersey Republican Leaders congratulated the GOP legislative team of Declan O’Scanlon, Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso in the 13th district today.

Senator Joe Kyrillos, who created the game of dominoes that has that has had Republican office holders dancing on the district and county levesl when he announced his retirement in October, said, “Looks like things are working out very well for my friend Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to fill my seat next year and I’m proud of him. He’s been a great assemblyman, and together with Amy and Serena, will contribute to the long tradition of Monmouth county’s especially strong legislative delegations to the State House.”

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Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Endorses O’Scanlon, Handlin and DiMaso in LD 13

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley said she was supporting Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon for State Senate and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Freeholder Serena DiMaso for Assembly in New Jersey’s 13th legislative district.

“I am so pleased that both Declan and Amy will continue to represent us in Trenton,” Kiley said. “They have both been great advocates for the people of Hazlet and available to help us in fighting the so called ‘Monmouth Reliability Project’.  They are both good friends and legislators.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

DiMaso Endorses Impreveduto For Freeholder

Rhoda’s photo of Serena and Pat

Freeholder Serena DiMaso announced her endorsement of Patrick Impreveduto for the GOP nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder:

“Pat Impreveduto has been a tireless public servant for the people of Holmdel, as a​n educator, parent, coach,​ Board of Education member, Township Committee-person and Mayor,” DiMasso said.   “Monmouth County is fortunate that my dear friend of more than 20 years as chosen to continue his public service in his run for Freeholder.

“As a leader of the Holmdel Township Committee, Pat has done a remarkable job holding the line on taxes and working diligently on the re-use of Bell Works.  After many years serving together in Holmdel, I have no doubt that the Freeholder Board will be well served with Pat’s insight, passion and conservative values.  As I prepare to represent the 13th district in Trenton, my mind is at ease that Pat Impreveduto will be serving in Freehold.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »