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Champions of the 2020 Election: Monmouth County Edition

By Art Gallagher

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Congressman Chris Smith

The Presidential election is still being litigated, yet in Monmouth County, NJ where it took 10 days to count and report 97% of the ballots in the unprecedented paper ballot election ordered by Governor Murphy, the Monmouth County Republican Organization has scored huge undisputed victories. The Golden Era in Monmouth County continues stronger than ever.

Congressman Chris Smith and Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon are stand outs this election season.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, November 13-15, 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 13:

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

• “12 Angry Jurors” by CBA’s Pegasus Production Company (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Smith’s bill to assist Veterans with PTSD passes in the Senate

Legislation authored by Congressman Chris Smith that will help military veterans treat their PTSD through enhanced outdoor medical therapy and recreation passed in the U.S. Senate last night, the eve of Veterans Day, and is on its way to the White House to be signed into law.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Veterans | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Arnone Report: Honoring our Veterans and supporting students, the arts and businesses

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I’d like to start by thanking all of the veterans who have served our country. We should continue to recognize their sacrifices throughout the entire year. It is because of their sacrifices we continue to enjoy our freedoms. Let us also not forget the sacrifices made by their families!

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Honoring our Veterans and supporting students, the arts and businesses

Republicans on track to retain control in Howell

Howell Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O’Donnell

Republican Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O’Donell pulled ahead of Democrat Andre de Garmeaux on Monday in the race for a seat on the Howell Township Council which will determine partisan control of the governing body.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Republicans on track to retain control in Howell

Monmouth County Remains Red

With 87% of the mail-in ballots counted, Monmouth County is one of only 7 New Jersey Counties that voted Republican in 2020.

Early returns in the unprecedented paper ballot election indicated that Democrats had scored an upset in the County that reliably votes Republican despite a registration advantage for Democrats. On Election Night, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker and the Democrat Freeholder candidates were leading the paper ballot count. Congressman Chris Smith and County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon were the only Republicans leading above the municipal level.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middlesex County Republicans, Monmouth County News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Remains Red

Smith expected to exceed 60%

Congressman Chris Smith is leading Democrat Stephanie Schmid 59.2%-39.2% as of Friday afternoon and is expected to break the 60% threshold with the late reporting results throughout the 4th congressional district trending Republican.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Republican gains continue in Monmouth returns

Ross Licitra, Lillian Burry and Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Republicans have recovered from the shock of seeing Democrats leading the ballot counts on Election Day and are getting ready to celebrate.

With 296,966 ballots reported at 5:05 on Friday afternoon, Republican County candidates are showing the dominant leads that the GOP has enjoyed in Monmouth for many years.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Republican gains continue in Monmouth returns

Republican Freeholder candidates are pulling ahead in Monmouth County

UPDATE 4:40 p.m. : Afternoon results show substantially widening Republican lead

Republican Freeholder candidates Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra gained over 10,000 votes each in the Thursday afternoon update from the Monmouth County Board of Elections.

Democrats Michael Penna and Moira Nelson gained only 7,000-8,000.

The County race is trending Republican.

Republicans Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra are leading the ballot count in the Monmouth County Freeholder race following an upload of about 11,000 ballots on Thursday morning.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Prisoner release raises concerns about their health during pandemic

High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey released thousands of people from prisons Wednesday to try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in corrections facilities, but questions remained about the state’s ability to support the public health needs of this vulnerable population.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Department of Corrections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »