New Jersey’s coronavirus outbreak capacity limits for restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, personal care services and amusement venues increase to 50% beginning Friday.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 19th, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey American Water Company | Comments Off on N.J. restaurant, casino, spa, gym, amusement indoor capacities increase to 50% today
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.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 15th, 2021 | Author: admin | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Lisa Annetta, Marilyn Piperno, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | 7 Comments »
Asemblywoman Joann Downey, the Chairwoman of the Human Services Committee, has buried a bill in her committee that would require psychiatric health care facilities to provide 24 hour per day monitoring of children under their supervision, according to a report on NJHerald.
The bill is being championed by a Hunterdon County mother whose 7 year old foster son was sexually abused by another patient while under the care of Newark Beth Israel’s psychiatric facility in 2015. It has been buried in Downey’s pile for 18 months.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, A3958, Joann Downey, LD 11, Matt Woolley, Mike Amoroso, Monmouth County News, NJ Assembly | 5 Comments »
The dirty filthy Democrat PAC that is protecting its investment in LD 11 Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey woke Michael Amoroso out of his summer slumber.
The Freehold Board of Education President who is one of the GOP candidates challenging the General Majority PAC’s obedient legislators is fighting mad about the deceptive mailer the Dems sent out last week accusing Amoroso of raising taxes 22% this year.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Eric Houghtaling, General Majority PAC, Joann Downey, LD 11, Michael Amoroso, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Amoroso Fights Back Against Dirty Filthy Democrats
The Monmouth County Democrats held a mini-convention on Saturday in Long Branch to endorse their candidates for Assembly in districts 11,12,13 and 30 for the June 4 primary. The also endorsed primary candidates for Monmouth County Sheriff and and two Freeholder seats.
The Monmouth GOP held their annual nominating convention last Saturday, March 9 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold, where over 400 enthusiastic Republican County Committee members came out to endorse their County and Assembly candidates by acclamation. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 17th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Tucker Friedman, Barbara Singer, Caroline Casagrande, David Lande, Eric Houghtaling, Gerry Scharfenberger, Joann Downey, Kevin Tuohy, Malini Guha, Mary Pat Angelini, Matt Woolley, Michael Penna, Mike Amoroso, Moira Nelson, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Nick DiRocco, Rob Clifton, Ron Dancer, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Steven Farkas, Tom Arnone, Yasin Celik | 1 Comment »
Republican Assembly candidates condemn Murphy’s budget and tax hikes
Matt Woolley and Mike Amoroso, the presumptive Republican nominees for Assembly in the 11th legislative district denounced Governor Murphy’s “reckless state budget proposal”in a statement released on Tuesday evening.
“Despite Governor Murphy’s characterization, there is nothing ‘responsible’ or ‘fair’ about his budget proposal. His irresponsible plan will continue to force residents to flee from New Jersey to low-cost states, amplifying the financial burden for those who remain and already struggle to live here,” said Woolley, 29, of Ocean Township. “$1.2 billion in new spending, in addition to last year’s $2.7 billion budget increase, only hurts the state’s middle class.”
“New Jersey taxpayers should be very worried today,” said Amoroso, 50, the President of the Freehold Township Board of Education. “Instead of adding more taxes on the backs of hardworking residents, our leadership in Trenton needs new, creative talent to finally work toward solving the current tax and spend frenzy.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, LD 11, Matt Woolley, Mike Amoroso, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Assembly, NJ Assembly Republicans | 10 Comments »
By Joe Hadden
These days it seems that in order to oppose someone politically, it is necessary to “ist” them. If they disagree with you they must be a fascist, communist, racist, sexist, socialist, etc. I don’t need to do that to voice my opposition to Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. Demonizing them is not necessary.
Mr. Houghtaling and Ms. Downey are not evil, they’re just incompetent as elected representatives. They voted yes on a budget that took state aid away from many school districts in LD11, including Ocean Township. During the LD11 debate, Mr. Houghtaling was asked if New Jersey should become a Sanctuary State since his party’s candidate for Governor said it should. Mr. Houghtaling responded that he didn’t have an opinion on the issue. I dare say he might be the only person in New Jersey who doesn’t. He still hasn’t come up with an answer. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County Life, Opinion | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 elections, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Joe Hadden, Michael Whalen, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Rob Acerra | Comments Off on Opinion: Elect Rob Acerra and Michael Whelan to Assembly in the 11th District
An eleven year veteran of the Boro’s all Democrat governing body, Sims pointed to Beck’s record of success in delivering results for Freehold Borough and its overcrowded, underfunded schools as the main reason for his across-the-aisle endorsement.
“Senator Jennifer Beck has always been an independent voice who has consistently been an advocate for our residents, our children and our schools. Senator Beck has been instrumental in obtaining additional funding for Freehold Borough’s public schools, culminated in her success in securing $25 million in capital funding to renovate and enlarge Freehold Borough’s schools” said Councilman Sims. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, Councilman Jaye Sims, Freehold Boro, Freehold Borough, Jaye Sims, LD 11, Monmouth County News, Senator Jennifer Beck | Comments Off on Freehold Boro Councilman Jaye Sims, a Democrat, endorses Senator Jennifer Beck
By Michael J. Panter
Like Kevin Asadi and other residents, I recently received the letter from Senate candidate Vin Gopal which denounces the Assessment Demonstration Program (the “ADP”), implemented in 2013, as the source of high property taxes.
Since I have run in four state elections in Monmouth County, I have been in Mr. Gopal’s shoes. Political operatives refer to the weeks before an election as the “silly season”, since candidates will say almost anything about their opponents to generate a headline.
However, there is a line which should never be crossed – candidates should not issue false or misleading information, since it not only subjects them to legal liability, but most importantly, it does a disservice to taxpayers. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 8th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes, Taxes, Vin Gopal | Tags: 11th Legislative District, Assessment Demonstration Program, Assessment Pilot Program, Kevin Asadi, LD 11, Michael J. Panter, Michael Panter, Mike Panter, Monmouth County News, NJ Property Taxes, Property tax assessments, Vin Gopal | 7 Comments »