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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association, Serena DiMaso | 1 Comment »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Economy, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Wood, COVID-19, David Burke, New Jersey, NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association, Sea Bright, Serena DiMaso | 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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, High school graduations, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso | Comments Off on O’Scanlon, DiMaso and Scharfenberger demand Murphy allow graduation ceremonies in June, Stop micromanaging
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Bayshore Medical Center, coronavirus, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Hackensack Meridan Health, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, Holmdel, Monmouth County News, Robert C. Garrett, Serena DiMaso, Sue Kiley | 9 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Friedman, Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Barbara Singer, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso | Comments Off on NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Tucker Friedman, Barbara Singer, Caroline Casagrande, David Lande, Eric Houghtaling, Gerry Scharfenberger, Joann Downey, Kevin Tuohy, Malini Guha, Mary Pat Angelini, Matt Woolley, Michael Penna, Mike Amoroso, Moira Nelson, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Nick DiRocco, Rob Clifton, Ron Dancer, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Steven Farkas, Tom Arnone, Yasin Celik | 1 Comment »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Aaron D Davis, Aaron Davis, Declan O'Scanlon, Highlands, Jennifer Vaz, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, River, River's Law, Serena DiMaso | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso Introduce “River’s Law” To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse
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.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: $15 minimum wage, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey Minimum Wage, Serena DiMaso | 8 Comments »
Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will be running for office again in 2019. He will either seek his own full term on the Freeholder Board, having been elected to complete Assemblywoman Serena Dimaso’s term last month, or he will seek the Assembly seat being vacated by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-Middletown).Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 13th legislative district, Amy Handlin, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso, Steve Massell, Tony Fiore | Comments Off on Scharfenberger in no rush to decide which office he will seek next year
Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry said that she is one of the many people who have been abused by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley. “Don’t lose sight of that Freeholder Curley has a history of abusing people, individually and collectively,” Burry said during a meeting of the Board last week.
Burry said that she was personally threatened by Freeholder Curley during a closed meeting in 2013. “With pointed fingers he said, ‘I will get you,’ I mean it was really unnerving and everybody sitting there could feel that way.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, Gary Rich, Gerry Scharfenberger, John Curley, John P. Curley, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Patrick Impreveduto, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone, U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti | 3 Comments »