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Arnone Report: Monmouth Freeholders pledge $10 million for small biz grants

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, left, welcomes the managment and staff of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea to Asbury Park.

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and visited our beaches and restaurants in Monmouth County!

With the holiday weekend approaching, I would like to remind everyone to remain diligent in adhering to the social distancing and safety guidelines implemented by the State.

Our restaurants and retailers – especially seasonal – depend on strong summer weekends to keep their staff employed and businesses open. It’s more important now than ever to support them while remaining safe.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Watermark Asbury Park Owner Wants Donovan’s Reef Shut Down

Russell Lewis, the owner of Watermark Asbury Park, responded to a NJ.com report of a bar fight, a maskless crowd and little if any social distancing at Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright on Saturday night by calling upon State Senator Vin Gopal to get the popular Sea Bright venue shut down.

Gopal responded on facebook:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 18 Comments »

NOAA examining wounds on endangered whale found dead off Long Branch coast

Crews said they were still working Friday to find out how the critically endangered whale that was discovered off the coast of Monmouth County Thursday died.

The whale’s carcass was spotted floating in the ocean near Monmouth Beach at 12:15 p.m. Friday after first being seen a few miles south in the water off of Long Branch, according to a statement from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The organization was working on a plan to tow it to shore so it could be examined and its cause of death could be determined by a team of investigators.A preliminary examination of the mamm… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Endangered whale, 1 of only 400 left in world, found dead off Long Branch

An endangered species of whale, one of only 400 left in the world, was found dead Thursday morning off the coast of Long Branch, officials said.

The whale was spotted floating in the ocean in the Elberon section of the city and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was able to confirm that it was a North Atlantic Right Whale after photos were sent to the organization.New Jersey’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center was working Thursday with NOAA to find a spot where a necropsy can be performed to find out how the mammal died, authorities said.The discovery was the first confirme… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Schmid burns through her campaign kitty

Stephanie Schmid

Stephanie Schmid has burned through most of the money her ex-boyfriends gave her to try to win the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith the the 4th Congressional District.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

How to vote in the Primary Election

If you are a registered Democrat or Republican in New Jersey, you should have received a ballot for the July 7 ballot in the mail by now.

Take some time and read the directions carefully.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Applefield: Schmid is “quite objectionable”

David Applefield

In a candid interview with MMM, David Applefield, one of the three candidates vying for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4, said that he found one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, “quite objectionable.” Applefield expressed his respect for his other opponnent, Christine Conforti.

“Stephanie is absent of ideas,” the Red Bank resident and small business owner said. “She is not that kind of leader that will advance us. She does not represent the ideas or leadership to transform the district in a positive direction. She’s not forthright.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

DeSeno Launches Campaign to Buy Safety Vests for APP reporters

Thomas DeSeno, an attorney from Asbury Park and frequent MMM contributor, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to buy safety vest for Asbury Park Press reporters.

DeSeno seeded the $200 campaign with a $20 contribution.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Middletown Officer Charged With Falsifying Accident Report

Officer Thomas Foster, center, in a 2016 photo. Photo via Middletown PD facebook page

Middletown Police Officer Thomas E. Foster, 33, was charged with fourth degree falsifying records, according to an announcement this morning by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Foster, who has been on the Middletown Police force since August 18, 2014, has been suspended without pay, according to an announcement by the Middletown Police Department.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Gov. Murphy Presented No Scientific Evidence in Lawsuit Against Asbury Park

Asbury Park, NJ, USA – March 5, 2020: Madam Marie’s fortune telling booth on the boardwalk

By Thomas DeSeno

A review of the pleadings filed on Friday in State v Mayor John Moor and Asbury Park, docket number C-56-20, shows that Governor Murphy filed a complaint against the City and sought an emergent preliminary injunction.  The purpose was to restrain Asbury Park from enforcing their resolution of last Wednesday, where they tried to allow Asbury Park restaurants to conduct indoor dining.

People waiting to read the pleadings to finally see the “data that drives the dates” as Murphy likes to put it, were greatly disappointed.  There was no scientific material attached to the pleadings.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »