Articles Posted in the " Monmouth County " Category

  • 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 […]


  • OPINION: The Monmouth GOP Facebook Controversy that wasn’t (or shouldn’t)

    By Charles Barr | The Save Jersey Blog  As everyone in Monmouth County as heard by now, Union Beach Mayor Paul Smith and Victoria Dean, the Marlboro Board of Education Vice President, are in the news for “Display[ing] Racist Posts On Social Media.” The unquestionably reliable Jersey Shore Insider first reported how Smith posted a meme via his Facebook account with […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]