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Democrats want recounts in Eatontown and Howell

Democrats in Eatontown and Howell are hoping that recounts will overturn their narrow losses in municipal races for council seats, NJGlobe reports.

Eatontown council candidate Mariel S. Hufnagel

In Eatontown, Democrat Mariel S. Hufnagel, using the pronoun his, petitioned the court for a recount against Republicans Mark Regan Jr, an incumbent councilman, and James Corcoran. Hufnagel trails Regan by 10 votes, 3,228-3,218 in the unofficial count. Corcoran has 3,105 votes and Democrat Danielle Jones leads the field with 3,250 votes in the election for two seats on the Borough Council.

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Republicans on track to retain control in Howell

Howell Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O’Donnell

Republican Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O’Donell pulled ahead of Democrat Andre de Garmeaux on Monday in the race for a seat on the Howell Township Council which will determine partisan control of the governing body.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Republicans on track to retain control in Howell

Howell Deputy Mayor seeks Lakewood Mayor’s help with park safety

Howell Deputy Mayor Evelyn O’ Donnell wrote to Lakewood Mayor Raymond Cole on Wednesday seeking his help in communicating the importance of adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols to his Township’s residents.

Howell closed its parks this week due to overcrowding and a lack of social distancing.

O’Donnell’s letter is posted below:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Senator Singer: Gopal is no friend of Howell

Senators Robert Singer and Vin Gopal

Senator Robert Singer, Howell’s Republican state Senator for many years, warned Howell voters against taking the text messages from the young Democrat freshman senator, Vin Gopal, seriously.


“Senator Gopal is an ambitious young man with misplaced priorities,” Senator Singer said. “Gopal’s district has the highest level of gun violence of all of Monmouth County and the smelliest dump in all of New Jersey.  The young senator should focus on his own district’s serious problems instead of lying to my constituents with text messages in support of his puppet, Mayor Theresa Berger.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Howell Police Break Up 300 person party

The Howell Police Department announced on Sunday evening that they are breaking up a “pop-up” party on Wilson Drive in the Ramtown section of the Township.

Police from Wall, Brick, Jackson, Freehold, Monmouth and Ocean County Sheriffs and the State Police have been called for assistance.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Howell, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Howell Police Break Up 300 person party

GOP Mayoral Candidate Applauds Asbury Park, Encourages Howell To Also Defy Murphy On Eateries Reopening On June 15

Suzanne Brennan, GOP candidate for Mayor of Howell, left, and Deputy Mayor Evelyn O’Donnell at Cammareri’s Famous Brooklyn Bakery and Deli on June 5

Suzanne Brennan, the Republican candidate for Mayor of Howell Township, issued the following statement in support of restaurants opening for indoor dining on June 15:

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Howell GOP mayoral candidate proposes framework for high school graduations

Suzanne Brennan, left, and her son Andrew, June 2019

By Suzanne Brennan

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every New Jersey resident. As such, I fully support all responsible measures necessary to protect our residents during the pandemic. That being said, we simply must advance solutions that allow for the safe re-opening of our state on a clear and more accelerated basis. Governor Murphy’s actions to date have been slow and ineffective; we lack crucial details about how and when we will get NJ back online. Among the many more disappointing aspects of the Governor’s response has been his decision to prohibit high school graduations. While we must protect against unmanaged large gatherings, there is no question we that can design safe and efficient solutions to allow for graduation ceremonies. Our high school seniors deserve this.

Toward that end, I am calling on the Governor to set up a state-wide task force of education and school business leaders to design Guidelines for Safe Graduation Ceremonies (“Guidelines”). While we have been given a glimmer of hope that there “may” be graduations in late July, we need to work hard now to ensure that this will become a reality and not an empty promise. Below is a suggested preliminary outline for the task force and certain items for consideration:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Howell GOP mayoral candidate proposes framework for high school graduations

Bob Walsh: 1958-2020, Rest in Peace

Bob Walsh, a former mayor and councilman of Howell Township, passed away this morning after a valiant battle with brain cancer.  He was 61 years old.

Walsh was a passionate public servant, a loyal friend and a fierce adversary.   He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.  His impact on Howell and Monmouth County will be felt for years to come.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Democrats Sending Mixed Messages in Howell Election

By Phil Stilton, ShoreNewsNetwork

HOWELL TOWNSHIP-Howell Township Democrats are sending mixed messages in the 2018 municipal election.    At the local level, Democrats running for municipal council are running a fierce anti-Lakewood, anti-development campaign, blaming Republicans for approved housing, mandated by the State of New Jersey under the Council of Affordable Housing(COAH).

COAH is a mandate which sets a specific amount of affordable homes each town in New Jersey must build in order to become compliant.  COAH is a doctrine championed by New Jersey Democrats who passed the legislation in 1985 and it was reinforced throughout the years by the liberal leaning New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Posted: October 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Congressman Smith Tours Storm Damage In CD-4

Congressman Chris Smith toured storm damage sites in Wall Township and Howell Township yesterday afternoon to prepare his appeal to the Trump Administration for federal assistance in the recovery, if Governor Phil Murphy asks the President for FEMA’s assistance, as expected.

Smith said his letter to President Trump is already written and that he is prepared to work for federal reimbursement as soon as Governor Murphy makes the request.  The knowledge he gained on yesterday’s tour will help him make his case to Trump Administration officials and FEMA when he meets with them to appeal for federal funds.

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Posted: August 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Flooding, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Tours Storm Damage In CD-4