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Endangered whale, 1 of only 400 left in world, found dead off Long Branch

An endangered species of whale, one of only 400 left in the world, was found dead Thursday morning off the coast of Long Branch, officials said.

The whale was spotted floating in the ocean in the Elberon section of the city and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was able to confirm that it was a North Atlantic Right Whale after photos were sent to the organization.New Jersey’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center was working Thursday with NOAA to find a spot where a necropsy can be performed to find out how the mammal died, authorities said.The discovery was the first confirme… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Endangered whale, 1 of only 400 left in world, found dead off Long Branch

Pallone Adopts Nixon’s Campaign Slogan

Congressman Frank Pallone is using the same reelection slogan that President Richard M. Nixon used in 1972.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

How to vote in the Primary Election

If you are a registered Democrat or Republican in New Jersey, you should have received a ballot for the July 7 ballot in the mail by now.

Take some time and read the directions carefully.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on How to vote in the Primary Election

Applefield: Schmid is “quite objectionable”

David Applefield

In a candid interview with MMM, David Applefield, one of the three candidates vying for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4, said that he found one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, “quite objectionable.” Applefield expressed his respect for his other opponnent, Christine Conforti.

“Stephanie is absent of ideas,” the Red Bank resident and small business owner said. “She is not that kind of leader that will advance us. She does not represent the ideas or leadership to transform the district in a positive direction. She’s not forthright.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

DeSeno Launches Campaign to Buy Safety Vests for APP reporters

Thomas DeSeno, an attorney from Asbury Park and frequent MMM contributor, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to buy safety vest for Asbury Park Press reporters.

DeSeno seeded the $200 campaign with a $20 contribution.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Conforti takes the gloves off in CD-4 Dem primary

By Art Gallagher

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

Middletown Officer Charged With Falsifying Accident Report

Officer Thomas Foster, center, in a 2016 photo. Photo via Middletown PD facebook page

Middletown Police Officer Thomas E. Foster, 33, was charged with fourth degree falsifying records, according to an announcement this morning by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Foster, who has been on the Middletown Police force since August 18, 2014, has been suspended without pay, according to an announcement by the Middletown Police Department.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s Emergency Powers Need To Be Curtailed

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

“Today, I signed onto a resolution that just strikes me as peculiar. Peculiar in the sense that I never would have imagined the need for this to exist in a democracy. SCR-117 is intended to curtail the Governor’s power to issue emergency executive orders without reapproval by the legislature every 15 days. It’s a proposed constitutional amendment that if passed, would create a ballot question potentially altering our State’s constitution and let the public decide whether a Governor needs to have their power more frequently checked by the Legislature.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon will dine at 30 restaurants in 30 days

Senator Declan O’Scanlon placing his order at Sissy’s in Atlantic Highlands

State Senator hopes to avoid gaining 30 pounds

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr. announced today that he is celebrating the reopening of New Jersey’s restaurants with by patronizing 30 Monmouth County eateries in 30 days.

O’Scanlon launched his tour this morning at Sissy’s at the Harbor in Atlantic Highlands.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy Ordered the City of Asbury Park not to implement their resolution allowing indoor dining in City restaurants effective Monday, June 15. Judge Lougy’s Order was requested by Governor Phil Murphy who had filed a lawsuit against the City earlier on Friday.

Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn posted an announcement of the Order on facebook and asked restaurants to comply.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining