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  • Marlboro Republican Council Candidate Resigns

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Frank DeBlasi, the top vote getter in the Republican primary in Marlboro eariler this month, has withdrawn as a candidate, according to a statement by Selika Josiah Gore, the Chair of the Township’s Republican Committee. Gore said that DeBlasi withdrew because of unforeseen personal circumstances. “Frank was a great candidate […]


  • Ernst Coming to New Jersey to Headline GOPAC Fundraiser

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is coming to New Jersey next week as the headliner for a GOPAC fundraiser. Ernst, a freshman senator who gave the Republican response to the State of the Union address in January, came to national prominence with her unconventional campaign ad. GOPAC is a national […]


  • Rible defends police response to Summer Jam riot

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, stood up for the New Jersey State Police’s response to rioting gate crashers at Sunday night’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium. Responding to ACLU of NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer’s call for the Attorney General to investigate the appropriate use of force at the […]


  • Wildstein makes new accusations against Christie

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com David Wildstein, the former Port Authority official who has pleaded guilty in the Bridgegate scandal, accused Governor Chris Christie of revealing secret Grand Jury testimony during a 2010 meeting about Port Authority Police leadership, a violation of federal law, according to a report in The New York Times. In answering Interrogatories […]


  • Ginsberg defeats Green in Manalapan

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Rebecca Ginsberg has defeated incumbent Committeeman Ryan Green for the GOP nomination for Township Committee in Manalapan. The unoffical vote totals are 321 for Ginsberg and 188 for Green. Ginsberg,  the chair of the Township’s Recreation Committee was backed by the Manalapan and Monmouth County Republican Organizations to fill the […]


  • Federal flood insurance reformer quits

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Brad J. Kieserman, the federal official assigned to reform the National Flood Insurance Plan and to re-open thousands of Superstorm Sandy related claims amid allegations that thousands of homeowners were short changed, has resigned his post in order to take a job at the Red Cross, according to a report […]



  • O’Scanlon: When pumping gas, DON’T SET YOURSELF ON FIRE

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is offended by the argument that New Jerseyans are not capable of pumping their own gas without setting themselves on fire.  But in order to get his legislation that would decriminalize consumer gas pumping passed he in inserting language into the bill that would require signs on […]


  • Incumbents Sweep In Ocean Township

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Mayor Chris Siciliano and his One Ocean Team easily fought off a challenge by Ocean Together in a non-partisan municipal election in Ocean Township. Siciliano was the top vote getter with 3,001 ballots cast for him.  Deputy Mayor William Garofolo earned 2, 793 votes. School Board member Robert Acerra, the only non-incumbent […]


  • 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 […]