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Hanlon launches ballot tracking site

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon launched a website yesterday to make it easier for Monmouth voters confirm that their ballots have been received by the Board of Elections.

Be sure to #VoteEarly and to track your ballot! In partnership with the Monmouth County Board of Elections and…

Posted by Christine Giordano Hanlon on Monday, October 19, 2020

MonmouthCounty.BallotTrax.net is simple and easy to use. It took me less than a minute to confirm that my ballot has been received.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Elections | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Schmid gets crushed in APP debate with Smith

Stephanie Schmid, the truth challenged Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, was once again exposed and a blatant liar this afternoon during a facebook live debate hosted by the Asbury Park Press.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

15 arrested for kiddie porn

stock photo via depositphotos

Thirteen Monmouth County men, a juvenile from Freehold and a Mercer County man were all arrested and charged with child abuse offenses between July 21 and October 15, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Christopher Swendemen, spokesperson for the Prosectuor’s Office, told MMM that the arrests were not the result of an organized law enforcement operation or sting.

The following individuals were arrested:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Asbury Park Indigenous People’s Day: A Pretext to Hate Italians

By Tommy DeSeno

“I do not intend to prejudge the past.” – William Whitelaw

There’s a right way to do an Indigenous People’s Day and a wrong way.  Leave it to today’s Asbury Park to choose a bigoted way.

The right way to do Indigenous People’s Day is to host a celebration of them, where all their cultural markers are observed.

The wrong way is to spend most of the event haranguing Italian Americans for celebrating Columbus, which is what the Asbury Park event turned out to be.  What low self-esteem Native Americans must have if all they can muster at a celebration of themselves is a complaint about other people. That’s who you are?  A complainant? That’s how you define yourselves?

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Smith and Van Drew propose Social Security Increases for Seniors

New Jersey’s Republican congressmen, Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) today proposed legislation that would retroactively grant a cost of living (COLA) increase to senior citizens collecting social security for 2020 and further increase seniors’ income in 2021, according to an announcement from Smith office.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Letter: Chris Smith Saved My Brother’s Life

Dan McNamara and Rep Chris Smith

As the election comes upon us, and in response to certain statements made by Congressman Chris Smith’s opponent, Stephanie Schmidt, we have been made aware that Ms. Schmidt has been campaigning on a platform comprised, at least in part, of deceptive untruths regarding the Congressman Chris Smith’s response to the Covid issue.  Contrary to Ms. Schmidt’s claims to the contrary, Congressman Smith has been a champion for those battling the Covid-19 virus; and through his intercedence saved my brother’s life. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ tax collections lag amid hints of an improving economy

September numbers are down from last year as state recoils from COVID-19 shutdown

By John Reitmeyer, NJSpotlight

New Jersey tax collections continue to trail last year’s despite some continued signs of an improving economic outlook.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, October 16-18, 2020:

By Greg Kelly

Note: In keeping with Coronavirus concerns, all attendees should practice social distancing and wear facemasks. And confirm if the event is being held before going.

Friday, October 16

• The Trial of the Chicago 7 at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Jersey Shore, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ Division of Elections transferring voters calls to 83 year old widow’s home phone

By Art Gallagher

UPDATE 10/14/20: The NJ Division of Elections has corrected the issue and Maryanne is no longer getting calls.

Maryanne, an 83 year old widow who lives in Freehold, is getting about 45 phone calls a day on her home phone from Monmouth County voters calling to see if their ballots have been received by the Board of Elections.

The voters did not call the wrong number.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Arnone Report

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around Monmouth County.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , | No Comments »