RAGE leaders, in Trenton, celebrate the BPU’s decision to nix JCPL’s Monmouth Monster Power Line Project
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities unanimously denied Jersey Central Power and Light’s ‘Monmouth Reliability Project,’ according to Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley who is in Trenton for the BPU meeting.
“This is a great victory for all of the grassroots activists of RAGE (Residents Against Giant Electric), and all of the government officials who fought together through a complex and arduous legal process to produce the right result for Monmouth County residents who live along NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line,” Kiley said. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 22nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Board of Public Utilities, BPU, Congressman Chris Smith, JCP&L, Judy Musa, Kin Gee, Lisa Walsh, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, Monster Power Lines, New Jersey Board of Public Utlities, OAL Judge Gail Cookson, R.A.G.E., Rachel Kanapka, RAGE, Residents Against Giant Electric, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Sue Kiley, Tara Corcoran-Clark, Teri Vilardi | Comments Off on BPU unanimously rejects JCP&L’s Monster Lines project
An administrative law judge yesterday rejected a $111 million, 10-mile, high-voltage line by Jersey Central Power & Light in Monmouth County, handing residents a rare victory in what is usually a losing battle: opposing transmission projects. In stinging language, the judge, Gail Cookson, rebuked the utility for failing to demonstrate the project is needed, for not… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, New Jersey, R.A.G.E., Residents Against Giant Electric | Comments Off on Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan
The Local Finance Board, the entity within the Department of Community Affairs which oversees the ethics of local officials, has ruled that two Jackson Township councilmen did not violate State Ethics or Campaign Finance Laws when they voted to appoint their former campaign manger a job on the Jackson Municipal Utilities Authority, according to a report on Shore News Network.
Cara Glory was the 2012 campaign manager for Councilmen Barry Calogero and Robert Nixon. On January 6, 2014 Calogero, Nixon join the rest of the Jackson governing body in unanimously voting to approve Glory’s appointment to the MUA. Unidentified Jackson residents filed ethics charges with the Local Fiance Board.
The charges were deemed frivolous by Board Chairmen Thomas Neff, according to the Shore News Network report.
“Following preliminary investigation and evaluation of the facts and circumstances relevant to the complaints and upon consideration of the foregoing provisions of Local Government Ethics Law, the Local Finance Board voted to dismiss the complaints as having no reasonable factual basis.”
The state reiterated their stance, adding, “The relationship between an elected officeholder and a campaign deputy treasurer or campaign manager is simply not one, in and of itself, which poses a conflict.”
The charges against the councilmen were dismissed and Glory’s appointment remained as-is.
The issue is of significance in Monmouth County as Democratic freeholder candidates Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo attempt to portray themselves and paragons of virtue in the campaign against Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich.
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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Department of Community Affairs, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Bill Bucco, Cara Glory, Department of Community Affairs, Gary Rich, Jackson, Jackson Municipal Utilities Authority, Joe Grillo, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Local Finance Board, R.A.G.E., Thomas Neff | Comments Off on Jackson Councilmen Cleared Of Ethics Charges Over Appointment
Judge Lawrence M. Lawson
Monmouth County Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson has ruled that “no rational fact-finder could find a conflict of interest” in Freeholder Lillian Burry’s March 2013 vote to fund the purchase of the development rights to former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas’s Burke Farm.
In an opinion dated January 8, Lawson said that Burry did not have a conflict of interest, “real or apparent,” “potential” or “actual” in the controversial farmland preservation purchase that has been a political football in Monmouth County and Manalapan since 2010.
In a Summary Judgment, Lawson dismissed the suit with prejudice, brought by Holmdel attorney Lawrence Luttrell, a Democratic freeholder candidate at the time that he, his wife and mother-in-law formed R.A.G.E (Residents Against Government Exploitation), a non-profit corporation, for the sole purpose of bringing suit against Monmouth County over Burry’s vote on the Lucas farm deal.
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Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Andrew Lucas, Andrew Lucas farm, Burke Farm, Judge Lawrence M. Lawson, Lawrence Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Democrats, R.A.G.E., RAGE, Residents Against Government Exploitation, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | 8 Comments »