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State Department releases 20th annual Trafficking in Persons Report

Rep Smith, author of landmark law, recognised for years of fighting Human Trafficking

China scores lowest possible rating, Ireland does poorly 

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump, and U.S. anti-trafficking ambassador John Richmond today at the State Department for the release of the 20th annual “Trafficking in Persons” or TIP Report mandated by Smith’s groundbreaking human trafficking law enacted in 2000.       

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on State Department releases 20th annual Trafficking in Persons Report

Conforti blasts Schmid for skipping debate

Christine Marie Conforti, one of three Democrats competing in the primary to take on Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District, blasted Stephanie Schmid, the establishment choice of the Monmouth and Ocean County Democrat organizations, for declining to participate in a debate hosted by The Asbury Park Press on facebook Wednesday.

Conforti said Schmid could not be trusted to be a leader in moments of crisis and thanked her other opponent, David Applefield, for modeling courage and integrity with her:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Conforti blasts Schmid for skipping debate

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

Gopal will not endorse a candidate in CD-4 Primary

Sen Vin Gopal, photo by Kevin Sanders, courtesy of NJ Globe.

State Senator Vin Gopal told MMM that he will not endorse a candidate for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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 »

Middletown North Valedictorian Expresses Contradictory Views Of Her Educational Experience

Jada Tulloch, the 2020 valedictorian of Middletown High School North, said she “had a great experience in Middletown public schools” and that she “wouldn’t have it any other way” in an interview with Sophia Haber Brock of Sophia Directs published on May 24.


Jada Tulloch, the 2020 valedictorian of Middletown High School North, caused quite a stir in the Monmouth County, NJ community this week with an angry and inflammatory video posted on Instagram alleging racial discrimination throughout her education.
Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments »

Arnone calls on Murphy to empower Counties to regulate New Jersey’s Reopening

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone wants New Jersey’s economy to reopen safely and he wants County officials, rather than the Murphy Administration, to regulate the reopening of restaurants and retail stores and to provide the safety guidance required.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone calls on Murphy to empower Counties to regulate New Jersey’s Reopening

Neptune stalker is free after sentencing

photo via facebook

Wayde M. Delhagen, 25, of Wayside Road in Neptune Township,  was sentenced on Monday to 364 days in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution and five years probation for one county of burglary and four counts of stalking, according to an announcement by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dalhagen had been locked up in Freehold since his arrest last June. He was released this week on time served and good behavior credits, according to a family member of one of his victims.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Freeholders to beach goers: Know Before You Go

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders have created a web page to inform residents and visitors of the County’s beaches to of the differing social distancing protocols in each town prior to making the trip to the shore.

“Due to social distancing protocols in place, the beach you may have enjoyed in the past may not be selling daily badges or they may only be selling badges online,” said Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said during a chilly press conference in Belmar this morning. “New policies like this that will be in place this summer make it critical for visitors to research their destination to ensure a smooth trip to our part of the Jersey Shore.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Freeholders to beach goers: Know Before You Go

Burry praises Library staff’s response to pandemic

Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

By Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Freeholder

It was both gratifying and astonishing to see how the staff and all employees of the Monmouth County Library system could so readily and efficiently expand the resources it has always offered to meet the at home needs of its thousands of patrons during this coronavirus stay-at-home crisis.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Burry praises Library staff’s response to pandemic