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 »
Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling said the Democrat Neptune Township Committee candidates have always used police vehicles to promote themselves in parades and that he does not understand what the big deal is when MMM asked him to comment about why he was using taxpayers’equipment for political purposes as depicted the attached photo.
“You don’t need me to send me the photo, we’ve always done that in Neptune. We march with the police,” Houghtaling said. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 19th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune Township | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Eric Houghtaling, Monmouth County News, Neptune NJ, Neptune Township Committee, Serena DiMaso | 4 Comments »
The phones were ringing off the hook at Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey’s Ocean Township office after Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso’s July 5th robocall informing 11th legislative district voters of Houghtaling and Downey’s support for Governor Murphy’s massive tax increases and his cuts to school funding for local school districts.
DiMaso’s July 5 robocall:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 13th legislative district, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Robo Calls, Serena DiMaso | 5 Comments »
Six hours before the polls close in the NJ GOP primary for U.S. Senate in which he is the heavy favorite for victory, Bob Hugin of Summit released a video on facebook and youtube featuring supporters from all 21 counties in New Jersey.
Watch closely or you might miss Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso representing Monmouth County.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
When I asked Holmdel Township Committeeman Eric J. Hinds if he was behind the slate of Republican County Committee candidates challenging 15 of the 20 Monmouth County Republican Organization candidates with The Holmdel Republican Committee slogan in the primary next Tuesday, June 5, he said, “I’ve been educating people about how to get more involved in their community.”
That evasive answer sounded a lot like the answer that one of the challenging candidates gave me earlier. “I want to learn how to get more involved in my community,” said Mary Vassilakos. When I asked Vassilakos how the team of candidates came together, who was the leader and how was the slogan chosen she said, “The Holmdel Repbublican Committee is the name of the facebook page.” “You named your slate of candidates after a facebook page?” I asked. “You’re making it sound like some kind of conspiracy. I don’t like your questions. You don’t have my permission to quote me.”
Hinds failed to educate his candidates about Off the Record protocol. So I’ll do it: You go off the record and get the reporter’s agreement prior answering a question. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 2nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: Eric Hinds, Holmdel, Holmdel Republicans, Mary Vassilakos, Patrick Impreveduto, Serena DiMaso | 3 Comments »
Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley threatened to stab former Freeholder Serena DiMaso with a syringe, referred to DiMaso by an Italian slur,and made fun of an unspecified female County employee’s derriere, according to an Asbury Park Press report.
Curley also lunged at an employee, pointing in her face, and was overhead telling a third-party, “look at her a–,” “Who would want to sleep with her?” and “I wouldn’t touch her with a 40-foot pole,” according to app.com
If you call Curley at 732-683-8838 to demand that he resign, tell him you read about his disgusting conduct in the Asbury Park Press.
Last week at a Freeholder meeting, Curley told a resident who asked him about the allegations levied against him by former Assemblyman Michael Panter last month, that he does not respond to blogs. So far, only MMM has reported on Panter’s letter. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 30th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 732-683-8838, Angelo Genova, Curley Censured and Reprimand, Curley must resign, Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, Freeholder John P. Curley, John P. Curley, Jonathan Testa, Michael Panter, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti | 2 Comments »
Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth), along with her colleagues Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz (R-Union) and Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen), today called on the legislature to take action on a 10 bill package they introduced last week to address school safety in light of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida and other tragic incidents.
The proposed legislation is based on recommendations from two panels of experts that were set-up in the wake of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn, DiMaso and Munoz said in a joint statement. The groups included government officials, education leaders, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers and parents. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Education, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature, School Safety | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Legislature, School Safety, Serena DiMaso | 1 Comment »
Larry ‘The Lunger’ Luttrell , a Democrat lawyer from Holmdel, is running for Monmouth County Freeholder for the third time, according to report at InsiderNJ.
Luttrell earned the moniker The Lunger as a freeholder candidate in 2014. During a debate at the Four Seasons Club House in Manalapan, Luttrell jumped from his seat and lunged towards Freeholder Lillian Burry when she asked him, “Is your name Pinocchio?” in response to a comment he made distorting her record.
This year maybe we’ll call Luttrell The Masochist because he apparently likes to be beaten. In addition to losing his freeholder race to Burry in 2014, he lost to Serena DiMaso in 2013. He lost a bid to be elected to the Holmdel Township Committee in 2012 and again last year.
All those beatings earned Luttrell’s wife, Renee, a five year term on the Monmouth County Tax Board. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Gerry Scharfenberger, John Curley, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Sue Kiley | 3 Comments »
Scharfenberger running for DiMaso’s freeholder seat, Kiley seeking GOP nomination for full freeholder term
Middletown Township Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger is the only declared candidate for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat vacated by Serena DiMaso taking office as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. The Monmouth County Republican County Committee is scheduled to fill the vacancy in a special election/convention on February 3 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.
Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley is seeking the GOP nomination for the full freeholder term of the seat currently held by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley. That nomination is will also be awarded on February 3. Kiley is the only known candidate circulating petitions for the nomination as required by the Party By-Laws. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: Gerry Scharfenberger, John P. Curley, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso, Sue Kiley | 13 Comments »