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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 »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso: 25% Indoor Dining Is Too Little Too Late


Senator Declan O’Scanlon, center-right, with Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Christopher Wood, right, owner of Woody’s in Sea Bright and Tinton falls and former Sea Bright Councilman Reid Murphy enjoying a moment at Woody’s in June.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth) today welcomed the news that Governor Phil Murphy is allowing New Jersey restaurants to reopen indoor dining starting this weekend, but criticized the Governor’s delay and his 25% capacity limitation.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso bash Murphy’s slow reopening of restaurants and other small business

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon standing with restaurateurs in Sea Bright, May 29, 2020. Photo by Art Gallagher

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso have blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s slow reopening of the New Jersey restaurant industry, calling the governor’s rules a “slow death” for the small businesses.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Restaurant Owners Plea To Open

Clad is masks and keeping their distance, about 60 restaurant owners from throughout New Jersey gathered in Sea Bright this morning for a press conference during which they pleaded with Governor Phil Murphy to approve their plan to reopen their businesses safely.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Economy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Restaurant Owners Plea To Open

O’Scanlon, DiMaso and Scharfenberger demand Murphy allow graduation ceremonies in June, Stop micromanaging

Joy that Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey high schools could hold graduation ceremonies turned to anger for many high school students, their families and the elected officials who represent them this week, when they realized how impractical, cumbersome and expensive Murphy’s rules would make the ceremonies. Murphy effectively announced that graduations could take place and then issued guidelines that prevent them from happening.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon, DiMaso and Scharfenberger demand Murphy allow graduation ceremonies in June, Stop micromanaging

Holmdel patient does not have Coronavirus

The Bayshore Medical Center patient who was being monitored for Coronavirus has tested negative for the bug that has disrupted the world, the NJ Department of Health announced.

The announcement means that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey and that there are no others being monitored.

Monmouth County Deputy Freeholder Director Sue Kiley, the liaison to the  Heath Department, announced the good news on her facebook page and asked that the news be shared.

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Posted: February 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are the GOP candidates for Assembly in LD13

The New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, R-Holmdel for reelection to the General Assembly representing the 13th legislative district.

The teachers union issued a * endorsement for the second Assembly seat in the district, encouraging teachers to vote for either Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, R-Middletown or Barbara Singer, a Democrat and attorney who lives in Holmdel, to replace Amy Handlin the lower chamber. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Monmouth Dems and Republicans Endorse Their County and Assembly Candidates

GOP Freeholder candidates Nick DiRocco and Tom Arnone and Sheriff Shaun Golden are running to defend Monmouth’s great quality of life

The Monmouth County Democrats held a mini-convention on Saturday in Long Branch to endorse their candidates for Assembly in districts 11,12,13 and 30 for the June 4 primary.  The also endorsed primary candidates for Monmouth County Sheriff and and two Freeholder seats.

The Monmouth GOP held their annual nominating convention last Saturday, March 9 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold, where over 400 enthusiastic Republican County Committee members came out to endorse their County and Assembly candidates by acclamation. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso Introduce “River’s Law” To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse

River

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso have introduced legislation that will increase certain animal abuse crimes to the second degree level.  Convictions for second degree crimes carry penalties of five to 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to $150,000.

The legislation is named for River, a pitbull/mix that was rescued by a Good Samaritan, Jennifer Vaz of Highlands, who discovered the dog caged and left to drown on the banks of the Shrewbury River at Veterans Memorial Park last June.

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Posted: February 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso Introduce “River’s Law” To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse

DiMaso and O’Scanlon: $15 minimum wage will be net loss for low-income workers

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, both R-13, today warned that the Democrats’ plan to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour will have net negative consequences for low income wage earners.

The bill to raise the wage to $15 in increments and with exceptions by 2024 passed in committee in both the Assembly and Senate today.  It is scheduled to be voted on in both chambers on Thursday.

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Posted: January 28th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »