Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, New Jersey’s top Italian American Freeholder Directors are supporting Jersey Shore businesses by promoting the extension of the summer season through September. Why not push it two more weeks until Columbus Day?!Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: Jersey Shore, Joe Vicari, Monmouth County News, Ocean County News, Tom Arnone | 1 Comment »
Thousands gathered in support of Law Enforcement Officers, U.S. Military Veterans and President Donald J. Trump on Saturday in a boat parade on Barnegat Bay. The flotilla is estimated to have drawn 2,000-2,500 boats carrying 2-10 people each and thousands of spectators along the shoreline and on bridges that span the bay.
The organizers of the event, Chris and Mary Kate Molla of Manhawken, Stafford Township Councilman George Williams and the members of the Jersey Shore Boaters, LEO Support and Vets for Trump facebook group were aiming to set a world record for boat parades.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 6th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Smith, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: Boat Parade, Congressman Chris Smith, David Richter, Frank Holman, Law enforcement, New Jersey | 5 Comments »
David Richter defeated Kate Gibbs, 68-60, at the Ocean County GOP nominating convention on Wednesday evening, securing a favorable ballot position in the Republican primary for the right to take on Congressman Andy Kim in the Ocean portion of the 3rd Congressional District.
Gibbs won the support of the Burlington GOP at a convention last December. The two will now face off in what could be an ugly primary campaign.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Ocean County | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, CD-3, David Richter, Kate Gibbs, Ocean County GOP | 1 Comment »
Former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison and three years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Thompson in Trenton federal court, according to independent journalist Gavin Rozzi who was present at the sentencing hearing.Art Gallagher | Filed under: George Gilmore, NJ GOP, Ocean County | Tags: George Gilmore, New Jersey, Ocean County GOP, Ocean County News | 1 Comment »
By Kim Guadagno
Tonight in New Jersey, children will go to bed hungry. Contrary to popular notions about hunger in America, most are not homeless. In fact, most New Jersey families that struggle to put food on the table live in households that have at least one working adult.
In Monmouth County, where I live, and in neighboring Ocean County, one in ten residents don’t know where their next meal will come from, let alone whether if it will be nutritious. One in seven of those ten are children. The anxiety and fear of not knowing is what social services agencies call “food insecurity.”
That is why I am beginning a new chapter in my life this week: leading the effort to end hunger in our community as Chief Executive Officer of Fulfill, formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill aims to not only help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity today, but to provide them with the resources to become self-sufficient for tomorrow. I am excited join a team of 50 employees and 1,400 volunteers whose mission is to “shorten the line” of those in our communities who are hungry.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: Food Bank, fulfill, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | 2 Comments »
Frank Holman defeated Frank Sadegi 254 -229 in a special election for Ocean County Republican Chairman, according to sources at the convention in Toms River.
Holman replaces George Gilmore who resigned one week after being convicted by a federal jury for failing to pay his employees payroll taxes and lying on a loan application.
The new chairman was supported the County’s legislative delegation and freeholders. Sadeghi was supported by Gilmore.
Former Monmouth County GOP Executive Director Tom Szymanski managed Holman’s campaign. Szymanski had a very good week. He managed Rob Acerra’s winning campaign in Ocean Township too.
Posted: May 15th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Ocean County | Tags: Frank Holman, Frank Sadeghi, Ocean County GOP Chairman's race, Ocean County News, Tom Szymanski | 7 Comments »
George Gilmore, the RINO Chairman of the Ocean County GOP (Resigned In Name Only) is asking U.S. District Court Senior Judge Anne Thompson to throw out his convictions for failing to turn over is employees payroll taxes to the IRS and for lying on a loan application “because no rational jury” could have convicted him based on the evidence, according to brief filed with the Court and a report at New Jersey Law Journal.
Ocean County Republicans will elect a new chairman tonight in Toms River.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Ocean County | Tags: Frank Holman, Frank Sadeghi, George Gilmore, Joe Coronato, Ocean County GOP, Ocean County GOP Chairman's race, Ocean County News | 2 Comments »
George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney who was found guilty last month of twice failing to pay his employees’ payroll taxes to the IRS after withholding the money from their paychecks and also of lying on an application for a $1 million plus loan, is continuing to strong arm and threaten Ocean County Republicans, according to several GOP loyalist who witnessed Gilmore’s behavior at the Ocean County Federation of Republican Women’s Annual Gala last Thursday night.
Gilmore’s criminal defense attorney, Kevin Marino, said his client had no intention of resigning as Ocean Republican Chairman, when the federal jury returned their verdict in Trenton on April 17. On April 24, Gilmore finally submitted his resignation. He continues to control the Chairman’s PAC, and is raising money for the PAC through direct solicitations and through the Ocean GOP Gala which is being held on Thursday evening at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 6th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Ocean County | Tags: George Gilmore, New Jersey, Ocean County News, Ocean GOP, Resigned In Name Only, RINO | 1 Comment »
Fulfill, formerly known as the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, announced today that former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will serve as the President and CEO of the organization starting on Monday, May 6.
“Our mission is driven by a desire to help those who have fallen on hard times,” said Jeremy Grunin, Chair of Fulfill’s Board of Trustees. “In searching for a new CEO, we wanted someone with an established history of charitable giving and involvement; extensive connections that could bring new resources to the organization; and who could help bring greater attention to Fulfill and its programs so we can serve as a model for other non-profits statewide. We have found that and more in Lieutenant Governor Guadagno.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean, fulfill, Jeremy Grunin, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Ocean County News | 2 Comments »
Expected To Resign as GOP Chairman
George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney convicted on tax and bank fraud charges last week, has resigned from the Ocean County Board of Elections, where he was chairman, according to a report at New Jersey Globe. Gilmore is expected to resign as GOP County Chairman today or tomorrow.
Gilmore was defiant upon his conviction last Wednesday, announcing through his attorney that he had no intention of resigning as County Chairman. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Ocean County | Tags: George Gilmore, New Jersey, Ocean County GOP, Ocean County News | 1 Comment »