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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, November 6-8, 2020:

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, November 6:

• Emily Grove Band at the Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, October 30-November 1, 2020:

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 30:

•Bradley Boo & Halloween Parade – MORE INFO

• Fall Fest Drive-up Concert (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

• “This is Halloween” Theatrical Experience by Axelrod PAC (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

• Bobby Bandiera: Runnin’ Down A Dream (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, October 30-November 1, 2020:

Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

COVID-19 puts more children at risk of exploitation

                                                                                    By Rep. Chris Smith

            Today—October 28th—marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law that I authored to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.

The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international strategy and established numerous new programs to Protect victims, Prosecute traffickers and to the extent possible,Prevent human trafficking in the first place.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Human Trafficking, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

15 arrested for kiddie porn

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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: , , | 3 Comments »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Smith Endorsed by National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith has been endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, his campaign announced.

A leading national environmental organization, the National Wildlife Federation works to promote clean water and energy initiatives and advocates for solutions to protect and restore wildlife habitats.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Postal Employee Arrested For Dumping Ballots, Other Mail

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Nicholas Beauchene, 26, a postal worker who lives in Kearny, New Jersey was arrested by federal authorities for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections and intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

From Carpenito’s announcement:

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Feds Bust Monmouth Gun Traffickers

Federal authorities charged three Monmouth County men and a Florida man and woman with with conspiring to illegally sell firearms, including handguns and a semi-automatic rifle, in and around Monmouth County, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds Bust Monmouth Gun Traffickers