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Smith and VA to hold Telephone Claims Clinic

Congressman Chris Smith and the Veterans Administration are hosting Telephone Claims Clinics for military veterans, active duty personnel and their families on August 18 and 19.

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Golden reelected Monmouth GOP Chair, Says NJ GOP Chairman is Impudent and Ineffective

Shaun Golden

Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County Sheriff, was reelected Chairman of the Monmouth GOP on Tuesday evening during a convention of the County Committee conducted via Zoom. He was unopposed for his fourth two year term as Chairman.

Golden had harsh words for NJ Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt during his remarks to the County Committee.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Feds: Monmouth Marine Engines Inc. Defrauded the Military, Put Troops Lives At Risk

Monmouth Marine Engines, Brielle

Paul and Linda Mika the owners of Monmouth Marine Engines, Inc., and their son/employee Kenneth Mika, 49, have been arrested and charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with delivering cheap and unauthorized military equipment parts to the U.S. Department of Defense under a years long contract, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Middletown Health Department Asks That Teens Get Tested For COVID-19


Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

A July 11 house party on West Front Street in Middletown is believed to be the source of a COVID-19 outbreak among Township area teenagers, according to an announcement by the local health department.

The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services is currently investigating a cluster of approximately 20 COVID-19 cases in young adults ages 15 to 19. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Vietnam Hero Gets Silver Star 50 Years Late

Bart “Doc” Fabian. Photo by Art Gallagher

Bart “Doc” Fabian, 71, a Veteran Army Medic of the Blackhorse Regiment (11th Armored Cavarly), received the Silver Star on July 18, 2020 for his heroic actions in Vietnam on April 13, 1969, during a ceremony at Congressman Chris Smith’s office in Freehold.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gopal abstains on $10 billion borrowing bill – O’Scanlon sues to halt the borrowing

Senator O’Scanlon putting Assemblywoman DiMaso and Senator Gopal to sleep. 2018 photo by John Ward courtesy of RedBankGreen

Senator Vin Gopal did not vote on the controversial bill passed and signed into law yesterday that allows Governor Phil Murphy and four Democrat legislators to borrow up to $9.9 billion without voter approval.

New Jersey’s Constitution requires voters to approve state government debt. New Jersey’s Courts, and therefore its Democrat legislators and Governors, treat the Constitution as book of aphorisms.

UPDATED with Senator Gopal’s statement:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

David Applefield dies suddenly

David Applefield, 1956-2020. RIP

David Applefield, 64, of Red Bank died suddenly today, MMM has learned.

The candidate for Congress in the NJ-4 Democrat primary collapsed while exercising. He was pronounced at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on David Applefield dies suddenly

Murphy to require masks outdoors

Governor Phil Murphy announced on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning that he will sign an Executive Order today requiring that masks be worn outdoors in New Jersey, “if you can’t socially distance.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith’s Chief of Staff Calls Out Schmid’s Lies About Her Internship

Congressional wannabe Stephanie Schmid

Schmid uses totally false narrative about internship in Rep. Chris Smith’s office 23 years ago

By Mary McDermott Noonan

It’s disappointing—even shocking.

Having been exposed as “dishonest,” by one Democrat opponent and “quite objectionable” and “not forthright” by another in the fourth congressional district Democrat Primary on a myriad of issues, Stephanie Schmid has also used a totally false narrative about an internship in Rep. Chris Smith’s office 23 years ago.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith’s Chief of Staff Calls Out Schmid’s Lies About Her Internship

Fireworks in CD-4 Dem Debate

Billed as a discussion/forum, the Democrat candidates for Congress in CD-4 ended up in a heated debate during their hour + with New Jersey Globe editor David Wildstein on Sunday night.

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