Chris Christie at Bachstadt’s Tavern, November 1, 2009
Governor Chris Christie will be returning to Bachstadt’s Tavern in North Middletown on Saturday afternoon, November 2, as his bi-partisan supporters rally to get out the vote for a historic victory.
Bachstadt’s, the traditional venue of Senator Joe Kyrillos’s and his 13th District running mates pre-election rallies, was adopted by Christie for good luck in his 2009 race against Jon Corzine. It was at the Bachstadt’s rally in 2009 that Kyrillos announced that the troubled Corzine campaign was making robo calls for Independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett, in an unsuccessful effort to suppress Christie’s voter turnout. MMM confirmed that the calls were paid for by Democrats and was the first to break that story which became national news.
In addition to Christie, 13th District Legislators Kyrillos and Assembly Members Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon, and Monmouth County candidates, Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso will be present to thank and rally their supporters.
The event is from 1PM-4PM and includes all you can eat and drink for FREE! Voluntary donations to any the 13th District or Monmouth County candidates will be accepted.
Bachstadt’s is located at 8 Bray Ave, North Middletown, NJ.
In addition to Bachstadt’s on Saturday, Christie will visit Monmouth County Republican Headquarters, 2 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, on Monday morning November 4 at 11:45 am.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be meeting voters and volunteers on Friday morning, 10:45 at the Middletown Victory Center, 1715 Rt 35 North, Middletown and at the Blue Swan Diner, 2116 Route 35 South, Oakhurst at 11:45 am.. On Tuesday, Guadagno will stop on Monmouth Republican Headquarters at 2:30 PM.
Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Backstadt's Tavern, Chris Christie, Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Rally, Senator Joe Kryillos, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 6 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden continues to make the safety of children throughout Monmouth County a priority. The agency’s bilingual Dangers of Strangers program is being presented to elementary school students throughout Monmouth County in an effort to promote the safety of children and keep them out of harm’s way. On Oct. 11, the program which makes students aware of the Dangers of Strangers in their communities and elsewhere, was presented to approximately 150 elementary school students at the Midtown Community Elementary School in Neptune.
“The safety and security of our children remains a principle concern for my agency,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “That’s why it is vital that children are made aware, and often reminded, about the dangers of strangers. Strangers have a way of luring children into harmful, or possibly fatal, situations through bribes and false claims such as a family emergency, a fake injury or a lost pet.”
The 45 minute program, which was presented in English and Spanish to students from kindergarten through second grade, teaches them what to do if a stranger tries to engage them in conversation, whether on the street, on the telephone, when home alone or on the internet.
In addition, students learn how to report suspicious activities to local law enforcement by using 9-1-1.
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Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: Blingual, Child Safety, Dangers of Strangers, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Neptunie Township, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 11 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is urging drivers to be alert and stay sober throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend. Along with backyard barbeques and holiday parties, there will be an increase of travelers on the roadways during the extended weekend. Law enforcement will remain vigilant to keep roadways safe and free of drunk drivers.
“We want everyone to enjoy the last weekend of the summer, but, if you are going to drink, don’t drive, it’s as simple as that,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Law enforcement will be out in full force and on the lookout for drunk drivers.”
In an effort to avoid presenting a danger to oneself or others it’s important to follow these safety tips:
• Before going out, designate a driver who will not consume any alcohol the entire night.
• DO NOT DRIVE if you are impaired. Call a cab, a sober friend or family member. If you don’t have a ride stay where you are.
• If you see someone about to get behind the wheel or on a motorcycle after they have been drinking, take their keys and find them a ride with someone who is sober.
• Under no circumstances should adults provide alcohol to a minor or allow anyone under 21 to consume alcohol while at their home.
In New Jersey, an individual is considered over the legal limit if he/she operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2011, there were 193 alcohol impaired driving fatalities in New Jersey, of that 16 occurred in Monmouth County.
“Any fatality on our roads is one too many,” said Sheriff Golden. “Enforcing the law and educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving is the key to keeping our roadways safer.”
Posted: August 30th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: Drinking and Driving, Labor Day Weekend, Press Release, Sheriff Shaun Golden | No Comments »
Freeholder Director Tom Arone
By Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders believes it is imperative to get the word out in an effort to raise awareness on two critical issues we face right here in our county.
First is the growing problem of pediatric cancer. Because of this rising epidemic, Freeholder Serena DiMaso along with the support of The Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sheriff Shaun Golden and families of pediatric cancer victims in Monmouth County joined together at the last Freeholder’s meeting to proclaim September “Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.” Moreover, Monmouth County has the third highest rate of cancer in the state, and it is time to figure out why. The month of September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which was created to bring attention to the caregivers, charities and groups, who spotlight the importance of the need for research and awareness to aid in finding cures for pediatric cancer. As part of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders as well as the communities within will “go gold”, placing gold ribbons and wearing gold clothing to recognize the need for more research in the area of pediatric oncology. We must do everything we can to promote the awareness and research of this disease that is taking the lives of our children. Our hearts go out to the families affected by cancer, and we sincerely hope that by declaring September as “Go Gold Month”, we can start to raise awareness right here in Monmouth. County.
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Posted: August 26th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Pedicatric Cancer, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Suicide Awareness, Tom Arnone | 1 Comment »
Phoenix Feeley on Coney Island NY beach where female toplessness is legal. Photo via JetsNation.
Phoenix Feeley is serving time at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution rather than pay fines for going topless in Spring Lake five years ago.
According to a statement by GoTopless.Org, Feeley is protesting her incarceration with a hunger strike. However, a Monmouth County official said Feeley ate a bologna sandwich yesterday.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said that Feeley, like any hunger striking inmate, in under constant watch. Golden said it is unlikely that Feeley will be assigned to a road crew.
GoTopless , whose motto is Free Your Breasts, Free Your Mind, says it will be staging protests in support of Feeley on August 25 which is International Go Topless Day.
Posted: August 6th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution | Tags: Jill Coccaro, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Phoenix Feeley, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Topless Sunbathing | 16 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office issued 600 youth ID cards during the Monmouth County Fair which was held from July 24 to July 28. The Youth ID program consists of a credit card size photo ID of a child that is carried by a parent or guardian who maintains complete control of the card. In an emergency, the card can be given to local first responders to aid in the rapid location and safe return of a child.
“The Youth ID Program is offered year round and helps ensure the safety of our children, which is a top priority at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.
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Posted: July 29th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: Monmouth County Sheriff, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Youth ID Program | No Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff’s Patrol At Seastreak’s Highlands Ferry Terminal. April 15, 2013. Photo by Art Gallagher. Click for full view.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said that his Law Enforcement Division, the Office of Emergency Management and homeland security personnel are on heightened alert as a precaution in response to the bombing at the Boston Marathon this afternoon.
There is no known specific threat in Monmouth County.
“We routinely patrol transit hubs like the ferry terminals and train stations, as well as they shopping malls, ” Golden said, “when an incident like what happened in Boston today occurs, we take additional precautions. We’ll be monitoring state and federal communications and be on heightened alert at least through tomorrow. We have emergency response assets deployed throughout the county.”
Sheriff’s Office personnel will be meeting with the police departments of the communities that are hosting the May 5 New Jersey Marathon at the Shore to review security protocols, Golden added,
Posted: April 15th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: Boston Marathon Bombing, Highlands, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey Marathon at the Shore, Seastreak Ferry, Shaun Golden, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 18 Comments »
Former Congressional candidate is seeking Democratic nomination for Freeholder. Democrats still looking to fill their Monmouth County slate
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso announced yesterday that they are seeking the Republican nomination for their offices and re-election as a team. There is no known opposition to the incumbents for the GOP nomination. The party will award the organization’s “line” for the June primary at its nomination convention on March 23.
Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Deputy Director Serena DiMaso and Sheriff Shaun Golden
In a joint statement the team cited the county’s reduced spending, its response to Superstorm Sandy, and the positive business climate as the accomplishments of their first terms. Golden and Arnone are completing their first full term in office. DiMaso was elected by the Republican County Commitee in January of 2012 to fill Assemblyman Rob Clifton’s seat when Clifton moved to the Assembly. She was elected by the voters last November to complete the term.
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Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Brian Froelich, Chris Smith, Joe Grillo, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth Republican Committee, Rob Clifton, Serena DiMaso, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Individuals and Business Invited to Drop-off Needed Items
LINCROFT, NJ – Monmouth County has established a donation site for desperately needed items to assist the victims affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The site has been set up at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in Lincroft.
The donation center is located at the service entrance of the park. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to receive donated items.
Items needed include:
• Bottled Water
• Non perishable food
• Pet food
• New clothing
• Personal hygiene items including baby items
Thompson Park is a donation site only – no distribution will be made there. Items will be sorted and taken to three distribution sites in strategic areas in Monmouth County which will be announced as the items have arrived at those locations.
“This is a way for residents to help out during this time of need,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Through this process, donations from those who were fortunate during Hurricane Sandy can assist those who were less fortunate.”
For monetary donations, please use your preferred non-profit organization.
Posted: November 1st, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: Donation, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Thomspon Park | No Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said that the K-9 search for explosives in the Court House this afternoon came up negative and that normal operations will resume tomorrow.
A male caller using a cell phone in Freehold Borough called 9-11 at 12:40 this afternoon and said that there were pipe bombs in the Court House that would explode this afternoon.
Investigators from the sheriff’s office and the prosecutor’s office are investigating the call.
Golden said there is no indication that the incident is in anyway related to the unsolved chemical/environmental event that closed the Court House for a week last June.
Posted: October 25th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Shaun Golden | Tags: Bomb Threat, Monmouth County Court House, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 1 Comment »