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Vaccine updates for Monmouth County

Dr. Steven Landers, MD, CEO of VNA Health Group, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Terry Shlimbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the VNA Community Health Centers on Saturday, Jan 2 at the Asbury Park Community Health Center

Over 700 healthcare workers in Monmouth County received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the holiday break as public health officials scrambled to ramp up their infrastructure to widely administer the shots as they become available.

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2021 Predictions

2021 will be a wild year in New Jersey politics, especially in Monmouth and Ocean Counties this spring. Here are some the probable and improbable things that we think will happen.

Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States.

The US Census Bureau will release reapportionment numbers to the States in January, triggering the redistricting of New Jersey’s legislative districts and delaying Democrat and Republican nominating conventions until after the new district lines are drawn.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »

Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

NJ nursing-home residents won’t start COVID-19 vaccinations before next week

photo by Christian Emmer, emmer.com.ar

Long-term-care facilities covered by federal program scheduled to begin next week at earliest

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

Public health officials have repeatedly underscored the importance of protecting vulnerable nursing-home residents from the potentially deadly impacts of the coronavirus, given that nearly half of New Jersey’s confirmed COVID-19 fatalities involve long-term-care residents or staff.

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Tune into the NJ Globe Power Hour on 77 WABC at 5 PM

UPDATE: If you missed the show you can listen to the recording here

at New Jersey Globe.

Tune into 77WABC radio this evening at 5PM as Art Gallagher and State Senator Loretta Weinberg, who represents Art’s childhood home of Bergenfield, join host David Wildstein on the New Jersey Globe Power Hour.

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Doctor Traded Oxy Scripts For Sexual Favors


Dr. Joseph Santiamo

Dr. Joseph Santiamo, 65, a Staten Island doctor with a geriatric practice, pleaded guilty to prescribing oxycodone to patients under 40 in exchange for sexual favors, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Bramnick will not run for Governor

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. MMM file photo

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick will not seek the Republican nomination for New Jersey Governor in 2021, NewJerseyGlobe reports.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

No votes changed in first day of Howell recount

Howell Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury O’Donnell is maintaining her lead in the the election recount

The recount of the election for a seat on the Howell Township Council started on Monday at the Monmouth County Board of Elections office in Freehold. So far the results are unchanged.

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

Gopal launches reelection effort

State Senator Vin Gopal, photo via facebook

State Senator Vin Gopal of the 11th Legislative District renamed his public figure facebook page to Re-elect Senator Vin Gopal this morning and announced a virtual campaign kickoff event for January 21 over the weekend.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

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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