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On the passing of Jack Rafferty, a great mayor and friend

Hamilton Mayor Jack Rafferty, background, celebrating Chris Smith’s first election to Congress

By Rep. Chris Smith

Jack Rafferty was an extraordinary leader—a visionary and doer of great deeds—especially for the people of Hamilton Township. He was smart, tenacious, selfless and had a sense of humor that always brought a smile to anyone he met. 

He was kind and caring—and had a great big heart.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Eatontown man charged with kidnapping two 13 year old girls for sex

Nathan Cohen

Nathan Cohen, 27, of Eatontown, was arrested in Sea Bright in the early morning hours of Monday, February 15 after a police officer discovered him in the back seat of his idling car embracing two 13 year old girls.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Using COVID Fear to Divide and Rule

Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

In the 1960s anti-war activists adopted songs like the Eve of Destruction and For What It’s Worth as their anthems. Disenchanted youth feared that the world was on the verge of collapse; we were nearing the end of days. Concurrently, the civil rights activists were singing the hopeful “We Shall Overcome.” (Black folks singing an upbeat and emboldening song written by a white guy would be frowned upon today.) Both groups were buoyed by the blessing of free speech. Their voices were heard. Attempts at silencing them only made their voices louder and more widespread. Even people on the sidelines began to pay attention.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 16th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Congress honors Officer Brian Sicknick

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Words are inadequate to convey my sorrow over the murder of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick who courageously fought the violent mob that stormed the Capitol building on January 6th.

This morning I joined his family, law enforcement officers and my congressional colleagues at a solemn ceremony in the US Capitol honoring Officer Sicknick.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 3rd, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Congress honors Officer Brian Sicknick

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, January 29-31, 2021:

By Greg Kelly

Attention: In keeping with Coronavirus concerns, all attendees should practice social distancing and wear facemasks. And confirm if the event/location is open before going.

Friday, January 29:

• Matt O’Ree Bandat Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• The Elvis Birthday Bash at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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A cry for survival and justice for unborn baby girls and boys

Unborn children need the President of the United States to be their friend and advocate—not another powerful adversary. 

Congressman Chris Smith's remarks to the virtual March for Life rally

Posted by More MonmouthMusings on Friday, January 29, 2021

By Rep Chris Smith

Excerpts from Smith’s remarks at the March for Life rally, January 29, 2021

Just like today, both Presidents Clinton and Obama came into office with Democrat majorities in both houses and sweeping plans to eviscerate all pro-life laws and policies.

And there were significant pro-life setbacks—but pro-lifers absolutely refused to quit or go away.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 29th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Abortion, Chris Smith | Tags: , , | Comments Off on A cry for survival and justice for unborn baby girls and boys

Smith’s anti-Semitism bill becomes law

Congressman Chris Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building on an amendment he wrote in 2004 to create a Special Envoy to combat anti-Semitism, this week Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) successfully pushed enactment of his Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act that expands the authority of the office and elevates the Envoy to that of Ambassador-at-Large, granting the position added clout to fight the rise in worldwide anti-Semitism.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 15th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

REPORT: The Murphy Administration wanted mask wearers penalized at COVID-ravaged N.J. veterans homes

By Save Jersey Staff

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s veterans homes have been among the hardest hit places in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we have more insight into the reasons behind the severity of the outbreaks, and it doesn’t reflect well on the Murphy Administration. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, December 18-20, 2020:

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

By Greg Kelly

Attention: 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, December 18:

• Magic of Lights: Drive-Through Holiday Experience at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

• A Christmas Carol at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

• Tusk at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Repeat Offender Charged In Holmdel Attempted Murder

Julian Lee, 25, of Freehold, was arrested in Atlantic City yesterday, December 3, and charged with Attempted Murder for the Monday, November 30 shooting and stabbing of a 28 year old Holmdel man, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »