A Sunday afternoon brush fire in Lakewood has forced the closure of several miles of the Garden State Parkway near mile marker 89, authorities announced.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 14th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News | Tags: Brush fire, Garden State Parkway, Lakewood New Jersey, New Jersey | Comments Off on Large brush fire closes portion of GSP in Ocean County
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.
The conservative broadcaster was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Feb. 4, 2020, one day after he announced his diagnosis.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 17th, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: News | Tags: Rush Limbaugh | 2 Comments »
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, were nominated on Sunday for the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in negotiating four normalization deals between Israel and Arab nations known as the “Abraham Accords.”Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 1st, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: News | Tags: Abraham Accords, Jared Kusher, Nobel Peace Prize, Trump Administration | Comments Off on Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize for Israel deals
Republican attacks on a Black minister’s sermons appear to have backfired in Georgia where Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated Senator Kelly Loeffler in the special run off election.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 6th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News | Comments Off on Warnock defeats Loeffler in GA
Nicholas Beauchene, 26, a postal worker who lives in Kearny, New Jersey was arrested by federal authorities for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections and intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
From Carpenito’s announcement:Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 7th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Dumped Ballots, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Nicholas Beauchene, USPS | Comments Off on Postal Employee Arrested For Dumping Ballots, Other Mail
SEATTLE — Just when you think Asian giant hornets’ reputation couldn’t get any worse, they’re about to enter the “slaughter phase” when they attack in force, decapitate their victims and prey upon the brood for days.
Six “murder hornets,” as they’re sometimes called, have been caught, trapped or reported since Sept. 21 in the Blaine area, where they were first spotted in the U.S. last year.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture, or WSDA, is desperate to track down their nest and kill them before they go on their murderous rampage.“Asian giant hornets this time of year start going into w… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 6th, 2020 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: News | Tags: Murder hornets | Comments Off on 2020: Now that Trump is out of the hospital, ‘Murder hornets’ are entering their ‘slaughter phase’
By Art Gallagher
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy dined outdoors at Nicholas Barrel and Roost in Middletown last evening while the indoor Barrel Room was packed with knuckleheads.
Murphy, who seemed aware of my presence, wore a mask at his outdoor table while those dining in the crowded Barrel Room were maskless.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 27th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Indoor dining, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Nicholas Barrel and Roost | 16 Comments »
Monmouth County reported 39 new positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 7,068, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced.
The NJ Department of Health reports that 460 Monmouth County residents have succumbed to the virus.
The town by town breakdown of positive cases is as follows:Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on May 12 Town By Town COVID-19 Cases in Monmouth County
Many New Jerseyans in today’s COVID-19 world will have to observe Mother’s Day Sunday without their mother – and not just because of social distancing requirements. Coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on elderly moms (and dads).
The state’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities for the elderly have accounted for more than half of New Jersey’s 9,116 coronavirus fatalities. Additionally, through Saturday, 26,031 COVID-19 cases have been reported at 515 long-term care facilities across the state, making it impossible for many thousands of Jerseyans to give thanks to their mothers in person.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 9th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: COVID-19, Mother's Day, New Jersey, Opinion, Randy Bergmann | 1 Comment »
Washington (AFP) – The US Justice Department withdrew its case against former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn Thursday, handing President Donald Trump a major political victory.
The department said in a filing Flynn’s December 2017 guilty plea for lying to the FBI in an interview over his Russia contacts was moot because the lies were not significant.
It said the FBI’s original probe of him had no “legitimate investigative basis.
“The decision by the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Bill Barr, came as Flynn was fighting possible imprisonment, and af… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 7th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Attorney General William Barr, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump, U.S. Justice Department | Comments Off on US Justice Dept drops case against ex-Trump aide Flynn