The phrase “silly season” is usually used with regret to explain or justify slanderous demagoguery between local politicians trying to convince their neighbors that their opponent, another neighbor, is a dangerous criminal with a communicable disease.
Our friends in Atlantic Highlands, Brian Boms, Jim Murphy and Kim Spatola, have put the silly back in silly season. Well done!
Posted: October 25th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Atlantic Highlands, Brian Boms, Jim Murphy, Kim Spatola, Monmouth County News, silly season | Comments Off on Best Local Political Post Of The Silly Season (So Far)
Atlantic Highlands Councilman Stephen Boracchia took to facebook yesterday evening and demonstrated why the Regular Republicans, who have been controlling the local party for the last several years, have lost 4 of the last 5 contested municipal offices.
Boracchia impugned the integrity of the Monmouth County Republican Organization team of candidates for promoting the fact that they do indeed have the support of the Monmouth County Republican Organization. Boracchia, who’s wife is a Regular Republican candidate for County Committee in District 4, implied that his military service makes him a good arbiter of other people’s integrity, while he inaccurately stated that the Monmouth County Republican Organization slogan is not an endorsement. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: Amy Handlin, Atlantic Highlands GOP, Atlantic Highlands Republicans, Brian Boms, Declan O'Scanlon, James Murphy, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Organization, Penny Hofman-Morris, Rich Colangelo, Stephen Boracchia | 18 Comments »
Boms disavows Frotton’s flyer
Golden affirms his endorsements
In early April the four candidates running for two Republican nominations for Atlantic Highlands Borough Council declared in a facebook group that they would hold a “congenial and productive primary strengthening our Party for 2018 and beyond.” In early May the candidates said that they wanted the primary voters, “not individuals who want to wield control,” to choose the nominees.
The candidates, Penny Hofman-Morris, Richard Colangelo, Brian Boms, and Jim Murphy are all friends. Colangelo and Murphy work together. Boms coaches youth sports with Colangelo and does business him.
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Posted: May 31st, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Brian Boms, Fred Rast, Jane Frotton, Jim Murrary, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Penny Hofman-Morris, Richard Colangelo | 13 Comments »