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Rep. Smith: Signing of peace accords an historic milestone for Middle East


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Congressman Smith at the White House marking the signing of the peace accords

Washington, DC – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, attended today’s historic signing of the Abraham Peace Accords at the White House with President and Melania Trump, Vice President Pence, Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Middle East, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘Soldier On’ Veterans Community Breaks Ground in Tinton Falls

Ross Licitra, Executive Director of Monmouth County SPCA and a candidate for freeholder, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Congressman Chris Smith and Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon celebrate the ground breaking of the Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Village in Tinton Falls, a Soldier On project.

Local leaders and supporters of the Veterans community gathered in Tinton Falls on Saturday for the ceremonial ground breaking of a Gordan H. Mansfield Veterans Community. The $23 million, four story community with 70 one bedroom apartments is a project of Soldier On and WinnDevelopment to be built on a 12.6 acre site on Essex Road that was donated by Seabrook Village.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Murphy signs legislation extending MVC deadlines

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation yesterday that allows the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission to use drivers license photos for twelve years, extended from the previous eight year limit, and limits certain appointment times at MVC locations to senior citizens and persons with certain medical conditions.  The Governor also signed a bill which temporarily extends deadlines to register vehicles and obtain driver’s licenses for new State residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon challenges Murphy to stand on line at MVC

Senator Declan O’Scanlon today challenged New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to stand on line to register at vehicle at MVC.

Murphy has for weeks been sitting on legislation passed by the Senate and the Assembly that would ease the congestion and the long, unhealthy lines at MVC facilities.

O’Scanlon and his district partner, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, believe that Murphy would immediately sign the legislation if he appreciated the suffering that he and MVC Commissioner Sue Fulton are putting New Jersey drivers through.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Tribute in Lights to be displayed at Mt Mitchill in 9/11 remembrance

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders will sponsor a Tribute in Lights in honor of the lives lost and the fearless display of heroism by rescue teams and citizens who responded to the tragedy on September 11, 2001. The lights will beam from the 9/11 Memorial at Mt. Mitchill in Atlantic Highlands from sunset until 11 p.m on September 11, 12, and 13.

9/11 Memorial at Mt. Mitchill, Atlantic Highlands. photo by Art Gallagher
Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

President Donald J. Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to a report in The Jerusalem Times.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

WHO THE HECK IS RIK MEHTA?

By Randy Bergmann

Labor Day marked the unofficial end of the COVID summer as well as the unofficial start in earnest of the political campaign season.

The period between Labor Day and Election Day is when voters begin paying more attention to who’s running for which office and trying to catch up on the issues.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Asbury Park Police Officers Plead Guilty To Criminal Mischief, Retaliation

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Two Asbury Park Police Officers admitted that they vandalized vehicles in retaliation for a citizen’s internal affairs complaint, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced today.

Asbury Park Police Officer Stephen Martinsen, 31, and former SLEO-2 Thomas Dowling, 27, both of Asbury Park, entered guilty pleas virtually today to fourth-degree Criminal Mischief before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Police Officers Plead Guilty To Criminal Mischief, Retaliation

Former Ocean Twp Police Officer Charged With Theft and Forgery


Cory R. Cole

Cory R. Cole, 49, of Brielle, a former Ocean Township Police Officer, was charged with multiple counts of Theft by Deception and Forgery, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning.

Cole previously, in January, charged with Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received and two counts of fourth-degree Forgery. He resigned from the OTPD after the initial charges were filed against him.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Former Ocean Twp Police Officer Charged With Theft and Forgery

Lakewood man charged in shooting of 4 year old Asbury Park girl

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Sciaire N. Jackson, 27, of Lakewood, has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder for the shooting of a 4 year old girl in Asbury Park on Tuesday.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »