Dem Congressional Candidates Poaching Volunteers From Each Other

Andy Kim, the Democrat candidate running against Congressman Tom MacArthur in the third congressional district is recruiting volunteers for his campaign among the Spring Lake Heights Democrats.  Spring Lake Heights in in the 4th congressional district where Josh Welle, address none of your business, won the nomination to lose to Congressman Chris Smith in November. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

JCP&L Acts to Protect Osprey

photo via JCP&L

Jersey Central Power and Light, the electric utility that services Monmouth County, announced today that they have expanded an environmental program to help protect New Jersey’s threatened ospreys.

The company is surveying their poles and other equipment to determine where osprey are nesting—or have given indication of future nesting–and then building new nesting platforms where the birds will not be in danger due to the proximity to electrical equipment. Specialized equipment is installed to divert and discourage ospreys from nesting in potentially hazardous locations.

Two osprey nests within JCP&L’s Monmouth and Ocean service territories, one in Union Beach and another in Brick, were relocated in 2016.

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Posted: December 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Wall and Spring Lake Heights Mosquito Spray Postponed

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Monmouth County’s Division of Mosquito control has postponed tonight’s  scheduled spray in Wall Township and Spring Lake Heights due to weather.  The operation has been rescheduled for tomorrow, June 29, between 9:30 p.m. and midnight, according the Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, the freeholder who oversees the division.

The spraying is a response to evidence of the West Nile virus in the West Belmar section of Wall and northern Spring Lake Heights. Mosquito Control staff  will conduct a ground spray operation on residential streets south of Belmar Boulevard between Route 35 and Route 71 in Wall Township and on residential streets north of Allaire Road between Old Mill Road and Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights.

“The goal of the ground spray program is to reduce the public health risk from West Nile in the area,” said DiMaso. “It is also important to remember to always wear insect repellant when outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes.”

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Posted: June 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wall and Spring Lake Heights Mosquito Spray Postponed

Wreck Pond Restoration Enters Next Phase

Tom Arnone, Dave Rible Serena DiMasso

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Assembly Dave Rible, Congressman Chris Smith and Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso in Spring Lake, January 19 to kick off Phase 2 of the Wreck Pond Restoration Project

“A huge shared service partnership comprising all levels of government and non-profit partners working together to improve the environment, the safety of residents and their property.”  That is how Freeholder Director Tom Arnone characterized the Wreck Pond Restoration Project, Phase II of which was kicked off yesterday in Spring Lake.

Congressman Chris Smith, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Assemblyman Dave Rible, Arnone, Freeholders Serena DiMaso and Gary Rich, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife field supervisor Eric Schrading and American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham gathered in the cold yesterday to commemorate the progress of the project that is coming to fruition after more than a decade of advocacy, study and planning.

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Posted: January 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Year in review: November 2015

Jonelle Melton

Jonelle Melton

Three Asbury Park Men were charged with the 2009 murder of Jonelle Melton, a 33 year old Red Bank Middle School teacher.

Democrats Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey defeated Republican Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande in the 11th Legislative District.  A Democratic SuperPac funded largely by the NJEA spent $1.5 million in the race, including television commercials implying that Angelini is inappropriately profiting from the drug abuse prevention non-profit that she leads.

For all the special interest money spent on behalf of the Democrats, Angelini lost to Downey by only 253 votes and the top vote getter, Houghtaling had only 713 votes more than the low vote getter, Casagrande.  Low voter turnout in Republican strongholds Freehold Township and Colts Neck was the difference in the election.

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Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Year in review: November 2015

Novak Concedes Spring Lake Hts Council Race

Nate Novak

Nate Novak

Republicans Sarah King and Robert Merriken each picked up votes in the recount by the Board of Elections this morning which was requested by their Democratic opponent, Nathaniel “Nate” Novak.  Novak trailed Merriken by one vote, 638-639 after the provisional ballots were qualified and counted on November 9.

King, an incumbent councilwoman remains the top vote getter at 680. Merriken expanded his lead over Novack to 640-638.

Novak told MoreMonmouthMusings that he accepts the results and does not plan to contest the election. “We just wanted to make sure all the votes were counted, ” Novak said, “I congratulate Robert Merriken on his election.”

Novak said that he hopes to start serving on the Borough Council in January, despite is loss, as the replacement for Councilman Thomas O’Brien who was elected mayor. “I hope to get that appointment and run again next year,” said Novak.

Posted: November 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Novak Concedes Spring Lake Hts Council Race

Recounts scheduled for in Asbury Park, Neptune City and Spring Lake Hts elections

vote-recountThe results of the November 3, 2015 Board of Education election in Asbury Park, and the municipal races in Neptune City and Spring Lake Heights will be rechecked and recounted on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 am, at the Board of Elections Office in Freehold, pursuant to Judge Katie A. Gummer’s Orders.

The rechecks and recounts were requested via Petitions filed by Allan C. Roth, a Springfield, NJ attorney, on behalf of Asbury Park Board of Education candidate Barbara Lesiniski, Spring Lake Heights Council candidate Nathaniel Novak and Michael Skudera, a candidate for Council in Neptune City.

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Posted: November 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Recounts scheduled for in Asbury Park, Neptune City and Spring Lake Hts elections