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 »

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

Political Predictions for 2018

National  Politics:

Defying historical trends and mainstream media polling, the Republican Party will expand its majority in the both U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  Congressman Frank Pallone will not become a Committee Chairman.

President Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings will hover between 35-45%.  His job approval rating will exceed 50% nationally and in NJ as the economy continues to grow and as threats from ISIS and North Korea are neutralized. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Donald Trump, John Curley, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Political Predictions for 2018

Curley will not have Republican support for reelection next year

John P. Curley’s harassment of Monmouth County employees which resulted in his censure and reprimand by his fellow Freeholder last week, has put the County GOP in the position of choosing two new freeholder candidates in 2018.

In a letter sent yesterday to GOP leaders and elected officials, Chairman Shaun Golden made it clear that Curley will not have the Party’s support for reelection in 2018: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Kiley wins big in Hazlet

Sue Kiley defeated Vincent Solomeno, 57% to 43% and was reelected to the Hazlet Township Committee.

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Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

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 »

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Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Vincent Solomeno’s Lies

For the benefit of my readers from Hazlet who are still not convinced that Vincent Solomeno’s character assassination attempt on Mayor Sue Kiley is based upon outright lies, I visited Town Hall yesterday  to get the documentation which proves it.

As “proof” of his allegation that Kiley accepted an illegal campaign contribution from Maser Consulting during her first election in 2014 and then illegally appointed the firm Township Planner, Solomeno has been posting this clip of the Township’s pay to play ordinance: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vincent Solomeno’s Lies

Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2

In the second part of my interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley, she talks about 1) what she wanted to accomplish in her first term on the Township Committee, 2) what she did accomplish, and what she hopes to accomplish if Hazlet voters give her another three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2

Desperate Solomeno Takes His Hazlet Campaign To The Gutter

After being rejected by both his Party and Monmouth County voters, serial candidate Vincent Solomeno is desperate for a win.

The unemployed politician…Solomeno told the Asbury Park Press  he was a full time candidate when he ran for Monmouth County Surrogate last year and the owner of the electrical contractor he currently lists as his full time employer on LinkedIn told us she laid him off in July, after three months in that job… Solomeno was rejected by the Democrats when he sought the nomination for Freeholder in 2010,was ousted as the leader of the Bayshore Democratic Caucus in 2012 and he was the low vote getter..even in Hazlet…when he ran for County Surrogate last year.

Now, apparently thinking he is losing again in his attempt to unseat Mayor Sue Kiley on the Hazlet Township Committee, Solomeno’s campaign has launched a bizarre and deceitful website, HolyFamilyFacts, that slanders Kiley and a respected Monmouth County engineering firm, Maser Consulting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Desperate Solomeno Takes His Hazlet Campaign To The Gutter

Hazlet girl with Downs Syndrome is featured in #LawSyndrome national campaign

Mayor Sue Kiley declares Isla Newton a “Hazlet Hero”

Dori, Isla and Jim Newton with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

She’s 8 years old and has Downs Syndrome.  She’s also one the of faces of a national organization that is fighting to update laws and regulations that hold people with disabilities from reaching their full potential in education, employment and self sufficiency.

Isla Newton lives in Hazlet with her parents Jim and Dori and her younger brother Theo.  She is a student at Raritan Valley Elementary School.  Like most children, Isla dreams of getting married, having good job and being economically independent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet girl with Downs Syndrome is featured in #LawSyndrome national campaign

Hazlet Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Saves RAINE Foundation $4K Per Year

Kyle Mulvey

A Hazlet teenager’s leadership and commitment to his community will have a lasting impact on the RAINE Foundation, the all volunteer local charity that delivers thousands of toys to hundreds of Bayshore families at Christmas and supports families in crisis everyday.

Kyle Mulvey, a Raritan High School junior and a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 66 of the Twin Lights District of the Monmouth County Council, Boy Scouts of America led 80 volunteers….fellow scouts and members of the Raritan wrestling and football teams..in building a new operations center for RAINE. The project, which is part of Mulvey becoming an Eagle Scout, consisted of acquiring a storage trailer, securing a location and rigging it with shelving and solar powered lighting.  RAINE will use the facility to store the supplies it uses to help families in need.

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Posted: June 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, RAINE Foundation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Saves RAINE Foundation $4K Per Year