The number of mail-in ballots that arrived at the Monmouth County Board of Elections at the 8PM Thursday deadline is insufficient to alter to unofficial result of the non-partisan Ocean Township municipal election reported on Tuesday night, MMM as learned.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: Bob Menendez Reelection Protection Act, David Fisher, Donna Schepiga, John Napolitani, Margie Donlon, Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »
Dr. Margie Donlon is the top vote getter in the non-partisan municipal election in Ocean Township.
If the unofficial results hold once all vote by mail ballots are received and counted, the Ocean Township Council starting on July 1 will be Donlon, Christoper Siciliano, the current Mayor, Dr. David Fisher, Councilman Rob Acerra and Councilman John Napolitani.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Christopher Siciliano, David Fisher, Donna Schepiga, John Napolitani, Margie Donlon, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »
Ocean Township Christopher Siciliano, in a phone interview last week with MMM, blamed an inflammatory piece of campaign mail that was paid for by an unregistered political action committee on Senator Vin Gopal .
“It was probably Vin,” Siciliano said when asked who was behind the mailer which depicted Councilman Rob Acerra as the Texas Chainsaw muderer with a paid for disclosure by “Ocean Taxpayer Coalition, 700 Carol Ave, Oakhurst NJ 07755.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News, Ocean Township | Tags: John Napolitani, Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Michael Reilly, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra, Senator Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Councilman John Napolitani does not deny the fraud when give the opportunity
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating allegations that a member of the Ocean Township governing body had Stephen Gallagher (no relation to this blogger), the Township’s Chief Financial Officer, instruct employees of the Tax Department to remove properties of friends of the community, according to an announcement by Councilman Rob Acerra.
Acerra released a letter sent to the Prosecutor requesting the investigation and said he confirmed that the allegations would be investigated.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean Township | Tags: 2019 elections, John Napolitani, Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra | Comments Off on Prosecutor To Investigate Ocean Township Property Tax Fraud
Ocean Township Councilman Rob Acerra responded to the news of Mayor Christopher Siciliano’s threat to a constituent on social media by demanding that Siciliano apologize and consider resigning. Acerra said that Ocean Township “voters should strongly consider turning the page on the Siciliano era” in the municipal election on May 14.
“Here in Ocean we have a rich history of non-partisanship and civil political discourse,” said Acerra in a statement released early on Monday afternoon. “To see the Mayor acting like a schoolyard bully toward a constituent he is supposed to be representing raises doubts about his ability to lead. He is responsible for the commentary posted on his facebook profile in his name, period. At the very least Chris needs to apologize for these remarks, if not consider dropping out of the race. Voters don’t deserve a Mayor who solves challenges and bridges divides by threatening Ocean residents. We can and must do better.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: 2019 elections, Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »
Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano questioned the integrity of Councilman Rob Acerra over the placement of lawn signs in a video posted on facebook on Saturday.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township | Tags: Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra | 4 Comments »
When a 22 year year old constituent called Siciliano “Mayor Hypocrite” for talking about integrity, he was challenged to meet up like a real man and discuss it behind headquarters.
Ocean Township Councilman Rob Acerra announced today that he is running for a second four year term on the non-partisan Township Council. The election will be held on May 14.
In his announcement, Acerra said that he is an independent voice for Ocean residents who has been fighting against higher taxes, over-development and for local government transparency.
“For four years, fighting for Ocean Township Residents has been my top priority, and if reelected on May 14, it will continue to be,” Acerra said. “With all the burdensome taxes and regulations coming from the politicians in Trenton, Ocean Township must continue fighting to keep local taxes stable and bring down the cost of doing business. It is imperative that we fight to make Ocean Township more affordable for our seniors and families.”admin | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News, Ocean Township | Tags: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »
Pearl Lee, the Republican candidate for Red Bank Mayor last month, told MMM that she reached out to Monmouth Republican Chairman Shaun Golden to express her interest in challenging Democrat Assembly Members Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey in the 11th legislative district next year.
Lee, 64, a retired small business owner, had never sought elected office before securing the Republican nomination for Red Bank Mayor last year as a write-in candidate in the June primary. She sought the nomination after learning that the local party failed to field a candidate to challenge Democrat Mayor Pat Menna.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Caroline Casagrande, LD 11, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Assembly, NJ Legislature, Pearl Lee, Red Bank, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »
Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.
The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted. CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.
Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA. The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association. Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: 2017 election predictions, 2017 elections, Amy Handlin, Ann Marie Conte, Chuck Todd, Declan O'Scanlon, Derek DeLuca, Ed Gillespe, Eric Houghtaling, Greg Buontempo, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, John Dwyer, Kim Guadagno, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Michael Whelan, Middletown, Ned Thomson, Patricia Branch, Patrick Impreveduto, Rob Acerra, Rob Clifton, Robert Singer, Rocco Pascucci, Ron Dancer, Sam Thompson, Sean Kean, Serena DiMaso, Stephanie Murray, Steve Sweeney, Sue Kiley, Tony Fiore, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 4 Comments »
By Joe Hadden
These days it seems that in order to oppose someone politically, it is necessary to “ist” them. If they disagree with you they must be a fascist, communist, racist, sexist, socialist, etc. I don’t need to do that to voice my opposition to Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. Demonizing them is not necessary.
Mr. Houghtaling and Ms. Downey are not evil, they’re just incompetent as elected representatives. They voted yes on a budget that took state aid away from many school districts in LD11, including Ocean Township. During the LD11 debate, Mr. Houghtaling was asked if New Jersey should become a Sanctuary State since his party’s candidate for Governor said it should. Mr. Houghtaling responded that he didn’t have an opinion on the issue. I dare say he might be the only person in New Jersey who doesn’t. He still hasn’t come up with an answer. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County Life, Opinion | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 elections, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Joe Hadden, Michael Whalen, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Rob Acerra | Comments Off on Opinion: Elect Rob Acerra and Michael Whelan to Assembly in the 11th District