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LD13 Legislators to Murphy: Guns, Cars and Computers are essential

Assembly Members Gerry Scharfenberger, Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon

District 13 legislators, Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assembly Members Serena DiMaso and Gerry Scharfenberger want Governor Murphy to amend the types of businesses allowed to operate during the COVID-19 shutdown to include gun dealers, car dealers and computer repair shops.

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O’Scanlon: Don’t go to the PNC testing center unless you would be going to a doctor under normal conditions

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and his district mates in LD 13, Assembly Members Serena DiMaso and Gerry Scharfenberger are urging NJ residents not to rush to the PNC Art Center for COVID-19 testing on Monday unless they would be seeking medical treatment under normal circumstances.

“We are happy to see how many entities came together quickly to get this testing site online for Monday, however, we want to prevent the sorts of lines we saw today at Bergen’s testing site and we want to avoid the use of precious resources – testing kits, personal protective equipment, and human resources,” said O’Scanlon. “The lines are likely to be huge, and we have to make sure that the folks we are testing are those that really need it. If you show up without checking the news and verifying that you qualify to be tested, you could wait in line for hours only to be turned away. If you have to exaggerate your symptoms to qualify, don’t do that!” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

PNC Testing Center Not Open Yet

Don’t drive to the PNC Arts Center on the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel looking to get tested for COVID-19 just yet. You’ll be in the way and delay the set up of the coming testing site.

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Posted: March 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

DiMaso and Scharfenberger urge calm and caution in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Assembly Members Serena DiMaso and Gerry Scharfenberger are urging Monmouth County residents to remain calm and to use proper precautions as we deal with the outbreak of  COVID-19 in New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Holmdel patient does not have Coronavirus

The Bayshore Medical Center patient who was being monitored for Coronavirus has tested negative for the bug that has disrupted the world, the NJ Department of Health announced.

The announcement means that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey and that there are no others being monitored.

Monmouth County Deputy Freeholder Director Sue Kiley, the liaison to the  Heath Department, announced the good news on her facebook page and asked that the news be shared.

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Posted: February 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Leinsdorf calls for sidewalks on Route 36

Atlantic Highlands activist Joshua Leinsdorf says that Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Middletown has a higher per capita pedestrian death rate tham Newark and he wants our elected officials to come together to solve the problem rather than blaming other agencies has they have for years.

Leinsdorf posted the following video and narrative on Art Gallagher’s personal facebook page:

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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are the GOP candidates for Assembly in LD13

The New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, R-Holmdel for reelection to the General Assembly representing the 13th legislative district.

The teachers union issued a * endorsement for the second Assembly seat in the district, encouraging teachers to vote for either Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, R-Middletown or Barbara Singer, a Democrat and attorney who lives in Holmdel, to replace Amy Handlin the lower chamber. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

O’Scanlon and DiMaso: Murphy’s repeal of Shore Rental Tax is “Too little, too late”

Aseemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon

With three weeks left in the summer tourist season Governor Phil Murphy finally signed legislation repealing the tax and surcharge of Jersey Shore short term summer rentals.

Monmouth County legislators Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso say Murphy’s action today is “too little, too late.”

“The Governor made the right call in repealing this short-term rental tax–and we acknowledge that–however it comes way too late,” said O’Scanlon. “We are in August at this point, summer is nearly over and most of the damage of this ill-conceived aspect of this tax has been done. The Governor and his policy folks need to recognize when something is emergent and do their homework up front, so they’re ready to take action the minute such bills land on his desk. This was a total failure of administrative planning and it likely, needlessly, cost the New Jersey economy millions of dollars.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso: Murphy’s repeal of Shore Rental Tax is “Too little, too late”

Ethics Committee Dismissed Houghtaling and Downey’s Complaint Against DiMaso

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso

The Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards dismissed a complaint by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey against Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso today, finding that there was no probable cause for the Democrats complaint against their Republican colleague, according to reports on NewJerseyGlobe and APP.

“While this matter never stopped me from doing my job for the people of the 13th district,  I’m glad its behind me,” DiMaso said to MMM in  phone interview.

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Posted: June 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Loose Ass Located in Holmdel

The Holmdel Police Department has located the owner of an ass that they found roaming on Holmdel Ave near Arbor Lane this morning at around 1 a.m.

Posted: June 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »