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MoreMonmouthMusings Sold

Art Gallagher

By Art Gallagher

After more than 15 years of providing Monmouth County focused fair and biased news and commentary, I have been called to devote my talents in a different direction. MoreMonmouthMusings has been sold. The new owners will take over early next month.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 24th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 16 Comments »

Chris Christie joins the Mets

Then NJ Governor Chris Christie playing in a 2014 charity softball game

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined the Mets’ Board of Directors on Friday, the team announced in a statement.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 20th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

N.J. small businesses left to fend for themselves by Murphy administration during pandemic, owners say

At the onset of the pandemic, Vinnie Brand, the owner of Stress Factory comedy clubs in New Jersey and Connecticut, had just opened a restaurant adjacent to his Bridgeport club and employed more than 50 full-time employees to whom he proudly provided health insurance. He was also “essentially” debt free, save for a $25,000 line of credit.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 20th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. small businesses left to fend for themselves by Murphy administration during pandemic, owners say

Study: Smith is most effective Republican lawmaker on healthcare in House

Congressman Chris Smith
Independent study by UVA, Vanderbilt measures legislative effectiveness in 116th Congress

A newly published, independent analysis on the legislative effectiveness of members of Congress ranks Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) as the most effective Republican lawmaker on healthcare issues in the House of Representatives. The study also shows that Rep. Smith is the second most effective House Republican lawmaker overall.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 19th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

N.J. restaurant, casino, spa, gym, amusement indoor capacities increase to 50% today

New Jersey’s coronavirus outbreak capacity limits for restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, personal care services and amusement venues increase to 50% beginning Friday.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 19th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , | Comments Off on N.J. restaurant, casino, spa, gym, amusement indoor capacities increase to 50% today

Flynn defeats DiMaso for LD13 Assembly nod at Monmouth GOP convention

Vicky Flynn

Holmdel Board of Education President Vicky Flynn defeated Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso for the Republican endorsement for Assembly in the 13th legislative district tonight during a virtual nominating convention of the Monmouth Republican County Committee.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Flynn defeats DiMaso for LD13 Assembly nod at Monmouth GOP convention

Brookdale ranked in top 25 of all community colleges in USA

Brookdale Community College has been ranked one of the best in the nation by AcademicInfluence.com

The public community college with a main campus in Lincroft and five other locations throughout Monmouth County was ranked number 24 of the top 50 Community Colleges in the United States, which puts it in the top 3% nationally.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Ciattarelli launches TV ads

With the GOP nomination for NJ Governor effectively locked up more than two months before the primary, Jack Ciattarelli launched a TV and digital ad campaign today to introduce himself to New Jersey voters and highlighting Governor Phil Murphy’s failures in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 17th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth GOP to run 3 women against Gopal, Downey and Houghtaling

Lisa Annetta, center, Marilyn Piperno, left and Kim Eulner

The Monmouth County Republican Committee will run a slate of three women against Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling in the 11th Legislative District, Chairman Shaun Golden announced this morning.

Lisa Annetta of Freehold Borough will seek to unseat freshman Senator Vin Gopal. Marilyn Piperno of Colts Neck and Kim Eulner of Shrewsbury will seek to deny Downey and Houghtaling fourth terms in the Assembly.

The 11th is the only district in Monmouth County with more registered Democrats than Republicans.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 15th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

N.J.’s COVID vaccine eligibility expands today. Here’s everyone who can now schedule a shot.

The first of two big expansions this month of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New Jersey begins Monday with transportation workers and several other groups who can now schedule shots, though appointments remain hard to get.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 15th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J.’s COVID vaccine eligibility expands today. Here’s everyone who can now schedule a shot.