Jeb Bush could enter presidential contest if Christie falters, report says

Jeb Bush could enter presidential contest if Christie falters, report says (via NJ.com)

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother and son of the former presidents Bush, is considering a run for president, but only if Gov. Chris Christie fails to gain nationwide traction, Politico reports this morning. According to the report, Bush has edged…

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Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, NJNewsCommons | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Bizarre twists in accusations against DiSomma

photo via facebook

photo via facebook

The story of the alleged arrest warrant, for a traffic violation, out of Dallas for Red Bank Republican Council candidate Sean DiSomma took bizarre twist and turns on Friday as Dallas officials confirmed to MMM and RedBankGreen, early in the day, that there had never been a warrant on DiSomma. Late Friday, a Dallas official told RedBankGreen that DiSomma was in “capias warrant status” and the Dallas Court website was updated to reflect that status. The official told RBG that the warrant was issued because DiSomma’s 2011 check paying his traffic violation fine bounced one year after it had been submitted, which would have been in January or February of 2012.

Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal released an audio clip produced on Friday, purported to be a recording on the Dallas Court’s automated response system indicating that there was an “alias warrant” issued for DiSomma.

DiSomma, who provided documentation showing he paid his fines on Thursday evening, hours after he was made aware of the situation by members of the press following up on Gopal’s accusations, said the he was caught up in a “bureaucratic nightmare” with the Dallas Courts and that he was being defamed by the Monmouth Democrats.

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Posted: October 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Media, Red Bank, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments »

Additional Confirmation: No Warrant For DiSomma

Sean DiSommaA Dallas Municipal Court employee told MoreMonmouthMusings this morning that there has never been a warrant issued for the arrest of Sean DiSomma, the Red Bank Republican council candidate, who was defamed by the Monmouth County Democrats, The Asbury Park Press and NJ.com yesterday.

NJ.com updated their headline to include the word “accused” this morning, but has not lifted a finger to verify the accusation, nor have they referenced MMM’s story that disproved the allegation that a warrant for DiSomma’s arrest is outstanding or had ever been issued.  MMM has previously been cited by NJ.com and The Star Ledger on several stories.  They can’t honestly claim that they don’t consider this little blog a reliable news outlet.

The Asbury Park Press doubled down on their defamation of DiSomma in a story updated this morning: (Screenshot from the app.com story)

APP story 102513APP reporter Larry Higgs has not responded to numerous messages via twitter, public and private, asking if he personally confirmed a warrant with the Dallas municipal court.

Such a confirmation would be impossible, because there was never a warrant.

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Posted: October 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth Democrats, NJ Media, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

NJ.com hires Darryl Isherwood, editor of PolitickerNJ.com, as senior political reporter

NJ.com hires Darryl Isherwood, editor of PolitickerNJ.com, as senior political reporter (via NJ.com)

MORRISTOWN — NJ.com, New Jersey’s most popular news-and-information website, announced today that it has hired Darryl Isherwood, the editor of PolitickerNJ.com and State Street Wire, as its senior political reporter. “This is a hugely exciting hire…

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Posted: September 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Media, NJNewsCommons, RePost | Tags: , , | Comments Off on NJ.com hires Darryl Isherwood, editor of PolitickerNJ.com, as senior political reporter

Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City

Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City (via NJ.com)

JERSEY CITY — Steve Lonegan was hoping to scrap with Rahm Emanuel in Jersey City. Instead he ended up complimenting him — sort of. “I want to commend Rahm Emanuel,” Lonegan said, standing outside of the downtown restaurant where Emanuel and…

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Posted: September 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, News, RePost, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City

‘This was a killer’: Seaside looks to regroup after boardwalk fire; Christie touts Jersey grit

‘This was a killer’: Seaside looks to regroup after boardwalk fire; Christie touts Jersey grit (via NJ.com)

By James Queally and Mark Mueller/ The Star-Ledger Daylight revealed the panorama of devastation. Along a four-block stretch of boardwalk in one of New Jersey’s most popular summer playgrounds, almost nothing remained intact. The fire that roared…

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Posted: September 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: RePost, Seaside Fire | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on ‘This was a killer’: Seaside looks to regroup after boardwalk fire; Christie touts Jersey grit

Shooting Epidemic In Asbury Park, Community Resignation Setting In

Monmouth County Needs Regional Law Enforcement

There were three shootings in Asbury Park this afternoon, according to a report at NJ.com.

The shooting happened around noon on Mattison Avenue, near Langford Street, Detective Lt. David DeSane said. As of around 2 p.m., DeSane said he did not know the extent of the injuries.

Two people in the area, who asked not to be identified, said they heard four or five shots, but did not know what happened.

AsburyParkSun photo

AsburyParkSun photo

In the triCityNews last week, publisher Dan Jacobson said there have been four fatal shootings in the city, population 16,132, so far this year.

In their award winning series, Gripped by violence, published last October, four days before Superstorm Sandy, the Asbury Park Press said there had been an average of one shooting per week in Asbury Park through October 25, 2012 and that the city was second only to Camden in terms of violent crimes in New Jersey.  That’s right, Asbury Park is more dangerous than Newark, Trenton and Jersey City, where there were also three shootings today.

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Posted: August 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Dan Jacobson, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Daily Caller Stands By Menendez Hooker Story

menendez dancingThe Daily Caller said that The Washington Post is confusing one prostitute for another in an attempt to debunk the allegations that Senator Robert Menendez paid for sex in the Dominican Republic last Easter.

DC said that the escort whose affidavit that WaPo obtained is not one of the women that the conservative site interviewed via webcam last year.  WaPo also is dealing with a different Dominican lawyer than the one who assisted DC with the story.

New Jersey’s main stream media was slow to report the Menendez prostitution allegations, waiting almost three months from the first report until the story graced their pages.  They were extraordinarily quick in reporting the Washington Post story claiming the prostitute faked it…the story was posted on NJ.com less than 1/2 hour after WaPo reported it.

Let’s see how they handle Daily Caller defending the story.

Statement from The Daily Caller:

The Washington Post falsely reported a story yesterday claiming our source  had recanted her statement, without contacting The Daily Caller for comment  before posting. In reality, the prostitute in the Post’s story does not appear  to be one of the women we interviewed in 2012. Details provided by the  prostitute identified as Ms. Santana in the Post story conflict with the taped  interviews The Daily Caller posted on November 1, including the mention of a  person whose name would not come to light for months afterward. In addition,  Melanio Figueroa, the attorney for TheDC’s sources, has said the Post’s allegations are fabricated and that the  affidavit is false. The Post would not provide TheDC with a copy of the  affidavit, despite our request. We stand by our reporting.


Posted: March 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Media | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Weekend hotel evictions continuing for displaced Sandy victims

Status OF Transition Sheltering Assistance Extension Is Uncertain. Refugees Left To Fend For Themselves With No Notice

By Art Gallagher

Evicitions from FEMA sponsored hotel accommodations are continuing this weekend for New Jersey residents whose homes were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.  MoreMonmouthMusings  reported on Wednesday that some residents have been left to sleep in their cars on weekends.

NJ.com is reporting that the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch is evicting refugees to accomodate a pre-booked scrapbooking retreat.

Highlands residents Angus Mcdougland and Leia Sims have been living at Ocean Place since Sandy destoyed their home.  This morning they received a notice from the hotel that they needed to check out today or pay $260 per night to stay.  Mcdougland told MMM that there is a college basketball team filling the hotel, in addition to the scrapbookers.

Lois Pongo, also of Highlands, was locked out the room where she’s been staying this week at the Holiday Inn in Hazlet this morning.  Hotel employees told her that she was no longer eligible for transitional housing assistance.  Pongo paid for her room for tonight and is scrambling to get her contractors to finish the repairs on her home this weekend.

Pongo visited the FEMA Recovery Center in Leonardo on Thursday to verify that her temporary housing was to be extended. She was left with the impression that her temporary housing was in place.  The Leonardo FEMA office which had been so helpful earlier this week said they could not help her today.

Governor Christie announced on Thursday that FEMA’s transitional housing program had been extended for two weeks until January 25th.  Evidently someone at FEMA gave Christie bad or incomplete information.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sea Bright Devastation

Posted: October 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sea Bright Devastation