The 18th annual Highlands St. Patrick’s Parade, scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been postponed due to Governor Phil Murphy’s recommendation that events of 250+ people be cancelled.Posted: March 13th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Highlands, Highlands Business Partnership, Highlands St Patrick's Parade, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Highlands Postpones St Patrick’s Parade
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:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Atlantic Highlands, Carolyn Broullon, Gerry Scharfenberger, Governor Phil Murphy, Highlands, Joshua Leinsdorf, Loretta Gluckstein, Middletown, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ DOT, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Tony Perry | 2 Comments »
Our story on Monday claiming that QuickChek is lying to its customers in Highlands regarding its plastic bag ban was not entirely accurate.
QuickChek claims it is not giving its customers shopping bags “due to the recent passing of local legislation.” We reported that “Highlands does not have an ordinance that prohibits stores from providing their customers with shopping bags, plastic or otherwise.”
Both statements are untrue. Highlands passed a plastic bag ban 30 years ago. 30 years is only “recent” in a biblical context. MMM regrets its error.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Carolyn Broullon, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Plastic bag ban, QuickChek | Comments Off on Correction: Highlands Passed A Plastic Shopping Bag Ban 30 Years Ago
The QuickChek convenience store in Highlands is lying to its customers regarding the plastic shopping bag ban imposed on its customers on January 1.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: Highlands, Monmouth County News, QuickChek | 2 Comments »
Highlands Mayor Rick O’Neil has chosen not to contest his one vote loss to Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon in court.
O’Neil conceded in a letter to the residents of Highlands posted Friday on the nation’s first online-only newspaper, ahearald.com:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Anna C. Little, Carolyn Broullon, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Rick O'Neil | Comments Off on O’Neil concedes Highlands election to Broullon
O’Neil undecided on challenging the election results
The results of the election for mayor of the Borough of Highlands remain unchanged following a recount conducted by the Monmouth County Board of Elections in Freehold on Tuesday afternoon.
Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon won the election over Mayor Rick O’Neil by one vote, 603-602.
O’Neil won the majority of the votes cast on voting machines, 534-518. Broullon got 59% of the Vote By Mail votes that arrived by election day, November 5, 71-49. O’Neil got 6 of the 8 VBM ballots that were postmarked by November 5 and were delivered by the post office by November 7. The certified provisional ballots broke for O’Neil, 13-12.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Carolyn Broullon, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Rick O'Neil | Comments Off on Broullon prevails in Highlands mayoral recount
With 25 provisional votes counted, Highlands Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon is leading Mayor Rick O’Neil by one vote.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Carolyn Broullon, Highlands, Highlands Mayor's race, Monmouth County News, Rick O'Neil | Comments Off on Broullon leads Highlands mayoral election by one vote
Highlands Councilwoman Carolyn Broullon leads Mayor Rick O’Neil by 2 votes with late Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots counted, according to results posted on MonmouthCountyVotes.com, the election website of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, and the site’s mobile app.
Broullon led O’Neil by 6 votes when the polls closed on Tuesday, 589-583. VBM ballots postmarked by election day and delivered to the Board of Elections within 48 hours of polls closing are counted. The updated count is 591-589 with 4 write-in votes. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 9th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Carolyn Broullon, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Rick O'Neil | Comments Off on Highlands Mayoral Race Tightens To 2 Votes With Late VBM Ballots Counted
HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 25th Annual Clam Fest from August 1st to August 4th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam Fest is a four-day spectacular event featuring a 120’ seafood court serving the freshest food from many of Highlands’ restaurants and establishments including Lusty Lobster and Chilangos. Other festival favorites include the Lions Club Funnel Cakes, and the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine.
The 25th Annual Clam Fest will feature a Beer, Wine and Sangria Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues. Big Mark’s Action Park Amusements will set up the midway with portions of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues closed to street traffic to accommodate the rides, games of chance, specialty vendors and the succulent food court. Every night is “Pay-One-Price Bracelet Night,” when visitors can enjoy the amusement rides all night for $30. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Highlands, Highlands Business Partnership, Highlands Clam Festival, Highlands Clamfest, Monmouth County News, Press Release | Comments Off on Highlands Clamfest Celebrates 25 Years
Anna C. Little of Highlands, was sworn in as a federal Immigration Judge on Friday, March 15, 2019, during an investiture ceremony in the Great Hall of Main Justice in Washington, DC. Principal Deputy Chief Immigration Judge Christopher Santoro administered the Oath of Office.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Anna Little, Immigration, Justice Department, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Anna C. Little, Anna Little, Highlands, Immigration Law Judge, Monmouth County News | 5 Comments »