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  • Lucas Sentencing Postponed Till May 1

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas’s sentencing on federal fraud charges has been postponed for a third time, according to the Asbury Park Press. Convicted of obstruction of justice and falsifying tax returns and loan application documents last September, Lucas was to have been sentenced on January 20, but the government […]


  • Hanlon Sworn In As Acting Monmouth County Clerk

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French started her last day in office by holding the bible as her successor, Christine Giordano Hanlon, was sworn-in this morning by Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley. Hanlon is Governor Chris Christie’s nominee to replace French who announced her retirement effective today in early […]



  • Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long will be unopposed for re-election

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long is poised to lead the tiny coastal borough’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy for another four years. Long, an Independent, will file her nominating petitions this week, over two months before they are due for Independent candidates.  Both the Democratic and Republican municipal chairs  have said […]


  • Middletown PBA takes negotiations to Facebook

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com A rant against Mayor Stephanie Murray and the rest of the Middletown Township Committee was posted anonymously on the business facebook page of the Middletown Township PBA Local 124 yesterday afternoon. Written by “I am a police officer in Middletown Township,” the post alleges that Murray and the Township Committee are not paying […]


  • UPDATE: Victoria Dean apologizes for facebook post

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Marlboro Board of Education Vice President Victoria Dean last night apologized for racially charged posts made on her facebook page on February 8, during public workshop meeting of the board in the Marlboro Middle School Auditorium. The offensive post came to light over the weekend when Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal’s Jersey […]


  • What if Menendez resigns?

    By Art Gallagher | The Save Jersey Blog First of all, Senator Bob Menendez might not even be indicted.  Leaks out of the Justice Department have been notoriously unreliable since Chris Christie resigned as U.S. Attorney in 2008. If Menendez is indicted, he probably will not resign. In his press conference this evening, the Senator […]


  • Christie’s Exxon Mobil deal may not be as bad as reported

    By Art Gallagher | The Save Jersey Blog The Christie Administration has not settled or proposed settling the $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp for only $250 million dollars, as was first reported by The New York Times last week. According to a high ranking government official who is not authorized to speak for […]


  • Monmouth Legislators: Close Fort Monmouth Ebola Houses on June 30th

    By Art Gallagher | The Save Jersey Blog The legislators of the 11th and 13th districts have jointly written the Acting Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services requesting that the facilities designated to quarantine travelers from Western Africa arriving at Newark-Liberty Airport for 21 days to ensure that they have not contracted the […]


  • DiMaso: Stender should resign

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Monmouth County Deputy Freeholder Director Serena Dimaso today called upon the Democratic leadership of the State Legislature to force Assemblywoman  Linda Stender out of office. According to numerous published reports, Stender and her husband Richard concocted a scheme to  have their vacation bungalow in Manasquan demolished  and replaced with a half million […]


  • Christie nominates Hanlon as Monmouth County Clerk

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Governor Chris Christie has nominated Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq., to replace M. Claire French as Monmouth County Clerk. French, who has served as Clerk since 1997 and been elected four times, announced her retirement effective in March last month. Her term was scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. Hanlon, of Ocean Township, […]


  • Congressman Smith: LGBT persons should be treated with respect and compassion

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa and Human Rights, responded to the controversy about a remark concerning homosexual rights and human rights that he made during a hearing last week on combating violence inflicted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigera with a statement […]


  • Goldberg seeks to challenge Hornik in Marlboro

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Ira Goldberg, a 36 year resident of Marlboro Township was in Atlantic City on Monday seeking support for Monmouth County Republicans present for his bid to unseat Marlboro Township’s Democratic mayor, Jonathan Hornik. Goldberg’s son Brian, a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in the primary last year proudly introduced […]