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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: , , , , | Comments Off on Schmid burns through her campaign kitty

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: , , | Comments Off on How to vote in the Primary Election

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 »

O’Scanlon will dine at 30 restaurants in 30 days

Senator Declan O’Scanlon placing his order at Sissy’s in Atlantic Highlands

State Senator hopes to avoid gaining 30 pounds

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr. announced today that he is celebrating the reopening of New Jersey’s restaurants with by patronizing 30 Monmouth County eateries in 30 days.

O’Scanlon launched his tour this morning at Sissy’s at the Harbor in Atlantic Highlands.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy Ordered the City of Asbury Park not to implement their resolution allowing indoor dining in City restaurants effective Monday, June 15. Judge Lougy’s Order was requested by Governor Phil Murphy who had filed a lawsuit against the City earlier on Friday.

Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn posted an announcement of the Order on facebook and asked restaurants to comply.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

Murphy sues Asbury Park over indoor dining defiance

Two days after Asbury Park revealed it would violate Gov. Phil Murphy executive order and allow indoor dining, Murphy announced the state was suing the Jersey Shore’s premier dining destination to stop the service.

“We have worked with the governing body of Asbury Park to try to amicably resolve the issue of their resolution regarding indoor dining. Unfortunately, they have not done so,” Murphy said at his daily coronavirus briefing on Friday. “We have one set of rules and they are based on one principle — ensuring public health.”The Attorney General will be bringing a lawsuit later [Friday] ag… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News | 5 Comments »

Scharfenberger: Talk of defunding police is “sheer lunacy”

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, PhD, today said that the national talk of defunding or dismantling our country’s police forces is “sheer lunacy.”

“The murder of George Floyd was a sickening display of excessive force by a police officer. That officer has rightly been fired and charged with Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter,” said Scharfenberger.“However, the calls by many in the media and some elected officials to “abolish and defund police departments” is frankly, sheer lunacy.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , | 1 Comment »