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WHO THE HECK IS RIK MEHTA?

By Randy Bergmann

Labor Day marked the unofficial end of the COVID summer as well as the unofficial start in earnest of the political campaign season.

The period between Labor Day and Election Day is when voters begin paying more attention to who’s running for which office and trying to catch up on the issues.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Patriots condemn NJ Turnpike Authority’s removal of American flags from overpasses

Photo courtesy of PBA local 344

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso today condemned the NJ Turnpike Authority’s removal of American flags from overpasses and moved forward with legislation that would unequivocally allow the flag to be flown.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Queens Man Arrested For Pot Possession in Middletown Police Department’s Parking Lot

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Arturo Munoz, 25, of Elmhurst, NY was arrested for possession of marijuana in the Middletown Police Department parking lot on Saturday.

Munoz apparently didn’t get the memo that de Blasio doesn’t run Middletown. After parking next to a police vehicle Munoz told Patrolman Daniel Flannigan, who noted the strong odor of raw unburnt marijuana, that the drug was in his vehicle.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Middletown, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Queens Man Arrested For Pot Possession in Middletown Police Department’s Parking Lot

Thousands Gather On Barnegat Bay To Support Law Enforcement, Vets and Trump

Photo via Ocean County Scanner News

Thousands gathered in support of Law Enforcement Officers, U.S. Military Veterans and President Donald J. Trump on Saturday in a boat parade on Barnegat Bay. The flotilla is estimated to have drawn 2,000-2,500 boats carrying 2-10 people each and thousands of spectators along the shoreline and on bridges that span the bay.

The organizers of the event, Chris and Mary Kate Molla of Manhawken, Stafford Township Councilman George Williams and the members of the Jersey Shore Boaters, LEO Support and Vets for Trump facebook group were aiming to set a world record for boat parades.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Smith, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

How Frank Pallone could lose his Chairmanship

Frank Pallone—not a crook

By Art Gallagher

Congressman Frank Pallone is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That makes him one of the most powerful Members of Congress.

The Chairmanship would naturally change hands if Republicans take control of the House. But even if Democrats retain the House, Pallone could lose his coveted position of power due to Governor Murphy’s paper ballot election.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Fat Lady Still Won’t Singh

Hirsh Singh

General election ballots is some parts of New Jersey will be in the mail next week, but Hirsh Singh, a loser in the July 7th Republican U.S. Senate primary, is still fighting to get the Rik Mehta’s nomination to take on Senator Cory Booker overturned.

Singh hasn’t been able to get a Superior Court Judge in any New Jersey County to authorize a recount of the primary results. Yet, this morning he announced that he has filed an official contest of the primary.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Fat Lady Still Won’t Singh

O’Scanlon slams Murphy for allowing smoking in casinos

Governor Phil Murphy is allowing smoking in Atlantic City casinos starting today, along with indoor dining and movie theaters reopening.

Hooray! September 4 is the new July 4.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon says Murphy is hypocrite for allowing small businesses to languish for months but illogically calling for smoking indoors at casinos during the pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Casinos, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon slams Murphy for allowing smoking in casinos

SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS GUARANTEED TO BRING OUT THE SECOND-GUESSERS

By Randy Bergmann

Will students and staff be safe in the schools that fully re-open or adopt the hybrid model? With most set to open next week, the answers should come quickly.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS GUARANTEED TO BRING OUT THE SECOND-GUESSERS

New Jersey Globe Announces Congressional Debates

Monmouth County Congressional Races Deemed Uncompetitive

New Jersey Globe will be host debates in congressional races for districts 3, 5, 7 and 11, Editor David Wildstein announced this morning.

The hour long debates will be live streamed on facebook and youtube on Sunday nights, 9 p.m. The videos will remain on the platforms for voters to view as they choose their representatives in the 117th Congress.

Wildstein will moderate the debates.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on New Jersey Globe Announces Congressional Debates

Murphy’s paper ballot election could make Chris Smith Speaker of the House and acting President

Photo by Pete Souza

By Art Gallagher

Governor Murphy’s election rules have the real potential to make him and New Jersey the laughing stock of the nation and cause constitutional chaos. It is very possible that Jersey ballots will not be tabulated before the Electoral College meets on December 14 or when the President is to be inaugurated on January 20.

House races in districts 2,3,5, 7 and 11 could still be undecided when the House of Representatives is scheduled to be sworn in on January 3.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »