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  • 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 […]



  • 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 […]