Articles Posted in the " Monmouth County " Category

  • Newly-Rebellious Kyrillos takes on the Port Authority

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s no secret that Governor Christie’s relationship with Republican legislators isn’t what it used to be, Save Jerseyans. So much so, that I’m told there was recently a meeting between the Governor and some of them where it was communicated, in no uncertain terms, that they’re either […]


  • 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, […]


  • 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 […]


  • REPORT: 5-Term Monmouth Clerk French to Retire

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog That’s the word from Art Gallagher over at MMM, Save Jerseyans. Art says M. Claire French, age 77, will step down sometime in March after 5-terms of service to Monmouth County as it Clerk, first appointed back in 1997 to fill a vacancy. Art further reports that Christine […]


  • Republicans Split in Atlantic Highlands

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings A simmering feud within the Atlantic Highlands GOP boiled over into the public eye yesterday afternoon during the Borough’s reorganization meeting as three of the five Republican elected officials split with two of their newly reelected colleagues to elect a Democrat up for reelection this year as Council President. Lt. Governor Kim […]


  • Breakfast with Shaun Golden

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We met for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on a brisk December Saturday but Sheriff Shaun Golden (R-Monmouth) had already held a full meeting earlier in the day before sitting down with your Blogger-in-Chief for eggs and toast at Freehold’s Sweet Lew’s Cafe, a greasy spoon located directly across from the […]


  • DiSomma to Sweeney: Stay out of Red Bank

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Referring to Senate President Steve Sweeney as a conflicted Trenton lobbyist, and Red Bank Councilmen Michael Dupont and Art Murphy as influence peddling shady dealers, Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma, launched a no holds barred attack on New Jersey’s highest ranking Democratic elected official, a presumed contender for the 2017 gubernatorial […]


  • Next up: Gopal wants to take on Casagrande and Angelini

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal was once considered a real up-and-comer in state Democrat political circles. Election 2014 demonstrated that he’s more accurately described as ambitious-and-possible? Certainly not down-and-out, granted, but the wheels have absolutely come off of his Democrat county insurgency. The GOP freeholder slate swept […]


  • Pezzullo is a fan favorite surrogate for Bell

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog He lost to Jeff Bell by only about 3,000 votes in June’s unconventional NJ GOP U.S. Senate primary, Save Jerseyans, with only a handful of lines and little in the way of a formal campaign organization, but since that time, Pezzullo has tirelessly stayed on the campaign trail as […]


  • Young GOP candidates build coalitions in blue towns

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I don’t know if you’ve noticed, Save Jerseyans, but I’ve tried to highlight examples of Republicans doing good things in tough spots this cycle. Fresh sprouts breaking through the concrete if you get my meaning. For starters, I wrote about the NJ GOP’s remarkably diverse 2014 House candidates; […]


  • Wheels Come Off Monmouth Dem Insurgency

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This should have been a competitive year for the Monmouth County Democrats. And it still might be for all we know, Save Jerseyans, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way if you’ve been following along. Let’s back up for a moment. For some time now, we’ve been […]


  • Christie: ‘No’ to Open Space Question

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Plenty of his fellow Republicans voted YEA and, so I’m told, the addition of a costly open space preservation question to this year’s ballot was critical to winning liberal legislative votes for bail reform, a top administration priority. All the same, Governor Chris Christie took a break from […]