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Holmdel’s 2019 municipal election is finally settled

Committeeman Prakash Santhana prevails and will remain in office

Holmdel Committeeman Prakash Santhana

Prakash Santhana defeated Chiung-Yi Cheng Liu in the 2019 election for Holmdel Township Committee. The election, which was subject to a recount and legal contest was decided in a Court Order issued this morning, December 1, 2020, by Superior Court Judge Kathleen A. Sheedy.

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Arnone Report: Support for Small Business and COVID-19 testing

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Atlantic Club COO Kevin McHugh

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their families! I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Speaking of the holiday season, I want to remind everyone to shop and dine local. As part of the County’s continuing effort to help small businesses, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a new Made in Monmouth interactive directory just in time for the holiday season.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Pallone continues his opposition and inaction on Fort Hancock rehabilitation

By Art Gallagher

Congressman Frank Pallone is continuing his decades long opposition to the rehabilitation of Fort Hancock, the historic and formerly picturesque military base on Sandy Hook.

Pallone initially supported the National Park Service’s plan to rehabilitate the fort in in the mid-1990’s through a public-private partnership ala The Presidio in San Francisco California. He flipped his position and joined the now deceased Judith Stanley Coleman in organizing opposition to Rumson developer James Wassel’s 60 year lease and proposed $100 million investment to rehab Officer’s Row while maintaining the historic nature of structures in the late 90’s.

This week Pallone spoke against a new proposal to allow private residential development at Sandy Hook, according to a press release by his office.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Democrats want recounts in Eatontown and Howell

Democrats in Eatontown and Howell are hoping that recounts will overturn their narrow losses in municipal races for council seats, NJGlobe reports.

Eatontown council candidate Mariel S. Hufnagel

In Eatontown, Democrat Mariel S. Hufnagel, using the pronoun his, petitioned the court for a recount against Republicans Mark Regan Jr, an incumbent councilman, and James Corcoran. Hufnagel trails Regan by 10 votes, 3,228-3,218 in the unofficial count. Corcoran has 3,105 votes and Democrat Danielle Jones leads the field with 3,250 votes in the election for two seats on the Borough Council.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Neptune City Republicans Call For A Recount

Neptune City Councilman Brian Sullivan, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, candidate Robert Burr, candidate Michaela O’Brien and Sheriff Shaun Golden at a pre-election rally at Kelly’s in Neptune City

With all the votes finally counted the election for control of the Neptune City Council favors the Democrats by a very thin margin. The Republicans are calling for a recount.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune City | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Atlantic Cinemas closes permanently

Atlantic Cinemas, the iconic local theater owned by Fred and Mickey Rast has closed for good. The Atlantic Highlands landmark had been in the Rast’s family since 1923 .

Fred told MMM that the theater had generated only $1000 in revenue since reopening with a new business model on October 15.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, November 20-22, 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 20:

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

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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 »

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

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