Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal drew more attention to the grassroots uprising of Belmar residents against the policies of their mayor, “Lawless Matt” Doherty, yesterday with a post on the Monmouth Democrats facebook page denying the Observer (formerly PolitickerNJ) article that reported that he and Doherty accused the Monmouth GOP and this website of paying protesters to demonstrate outside Doherty’s house during a campaign fundraiser last week featuring Senator Cory Booker.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Belmar protest, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Dirty Doherty, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Monmouth GOP: We’re not run by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz or Hillary Clinton
Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal has a canny knack for getting otherwise good journalists to print stories based on his libelous allegations that have no basis in fact.
In 2013 Gopal issued a Friday evening press release accusing a Republican Red Bank Council candidate of having a warrant out for his arrest in Texas. MoreMonmouthMusings contacted Texas authorities to confirm the story and found that it was false. But several respected publications ran with Gopal’s lie before retracting their story after MMM published the truth.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Boathouse Bar and Grill, Dirty Doherty, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Salt Waterfront Belma, Senator Cory Booker, Tim Harmon, Vin Gopal | 8 Comments »
Belmar residents protesting the corrupt practices of Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty’s administration of local government were out in force last evening to greet Senator Cory Booker and other Democrats from throughout New Jersey who descended upon the Dirty Doherty home to raise funds for Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal’s quest to turn Monmouth County into Esssex, Hudson and Union counties.
Gopal greeted Booker with a warm embrace when the former Newark Mayor exited the black SUV that drove through the picket line to enter the Doherty estate.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Cory Booker, Mike Doherty, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: Cory Booker, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | 9 Comments »
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, speaking at his “Chairman’s Ball” fundraiser in Neptune last night, declared that he is targeting every Monmouth County Republican seat in the legislature in the 2017 election, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.
Gopal singled out Senator Joe Kyrillos, Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblymen Declan O’Scanlon and Dave Rible in his remarks.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Mike Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: Assemblyman Dave Rible, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Dirty Doherty, Freeholder John Curley, Governor Chris Christie, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Democrats, Senator Jennifer Beck, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Vin Gopal | 7 Comments »
Former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, the man who provoked Governor Chris Christie into his famous “Sit Down and Shut Up” rant and then asked him out to dinner was easily defeated in his bid to become the Democrat nominee for the House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.
Frederick John LaVergne will challenge Congressman Tom MacArthur the November general election. Based on unofficial results, LaVergne was the choice of 62.7% of CD-3 Democrats with 32,493 votes to Keady’s 19,347 votes.
LaVergne, who had the backing on the Burlington County Democrats, reportedly spent $600 on his primary campaign. Keady is reported to have spent $55,000.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblyman Dave Rible, Assemblyman Sean Kean, CD-3, Chris Christie, Congressman Tom MacArthur, Frederick John LaVergne, JerseyShoreInsider, Jim Keady, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, NJ-3, Sit Down and Shut Up, Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Keady is crushed in CD-3 Dem Primary
We’ve been reporting for years on how Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal has been raising special interest money in Trenton as well as from Hudson and Essex Counties so that he can take over our beautiful county, pave it over and award contracts and patronage jobs to his benefactors. Fortunately, he’s had limited success.
Now, thanks to Hudson County View, we have the chairman on tape sharing the next step of his plan. The money is not enough, he needs to bring voters into the county courtesy of the Hudson County boss, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.
A joke! Vin will likely protest. But is it?Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | 9 Comments »
The “Acting” my soon get dropped from Christopher Gramiccioni’s title. Governor Chris Christie has nominated the Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor for a full term. If confirmed by the Democratic State Senate, Gramiccioni will have a five year term.
Gramiccioni, an alumni of Christie’s U.S. Attoney’s Office, joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in 2011 as First Assistant Prosecutor. He was promoted to Acting Prosecutor on July 1, 2012 after his predecessor, Peter Warshaw became a Superior Court Judge.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal blames MMM publisher Art Gallagher for his primary fight
By Art Gallagher
The two Democrat nominees for Monmouth County Freeholder will be decided by voters in the Democrat Primary on June 4 as two candidates affiliated with the Bernie Sanders for President campaign filed to run for the nominations on Monday in Freehold.
Angelica Ashford of Manalapan and Laury Wills of Little Silver will be running against Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty and Brenda Sue Fulton in the Democrat primary. Doherty and Fulton are the choice of Monmouth Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal and will be bracketed on the primary ballot with the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Angelica Ashford, Art Gallagher, Asbury Park Press, Brenda Sue Fulton, Cindy Burnham, Jeff Cantor, Laury Wills, Maria Vaccarella, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Dems, Red Bank Republicans, Rosemarie Peters, Sean DiSomma, Suzanne Cervenka, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 9 Comments »
Belmar, April 1- Mayor Matt Doherty will withdraw as a candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder and resign as mayor of the borough to become Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, according to a confidential memo obtained by MoreMonmouthMusings.
For years, Doherty has declined to run for Freeholder because, like his friend Governor Chris Christie, he prefers to be #1 rather than one of group. He agreed to Monmouth Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal’s plea that he run this year because he needs a quick exit from Belmar where he knows the gimmicks and tricks he has employed as mayor will blow up next year and cause massive tax hikes. Doherty calculated that this would be the year for him to win on a county level because Hillary Clinton, he thinks, do very well with Monmouth County voters and he will benefit from her pant suit tails.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: April Fools, Belmar, Matt Doherty, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »
DEMOCRATS TRY TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT
The all Republican Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a budget which included a $18.2 million spending cut and a $4.5 million property tax cut last Thursday.
“This budget reduces the tax impact on residents and businesses and returns the amount to be raised by taxation to the 2010 level,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “In January, I called for a roll back of last year’s 1.4 percent tax increase and we have achieved that.”
“Cost cutting and belt tightening over the past six years and the sale of the two County care centers have made it possible for this Freeholder Board to present a budget that resets our spending to below the 2007 amount,” Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso said.
Monmouth County’s government now spends $5.5 million less on salaries than it did in 2008 and has 1000 fewer employees than it did seven years ago when the Republican Party won control of the Freeholder Board back from the Democrats.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Jeff Cantor, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Tax Cut, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »