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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.