Articles Posted in the " Monmouth County " Category

  • 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 […]


  • Preventing Ferguson From Happening Here

    By Charlie Barr | The Save Jersey Blog “Weapons of war have no place on our streets.” President Obama said it in early February 2013 attending an anti-gun rally. While Obama and I have some staunch differences about the definition of “weapons of war,” I would sum it up by looking at recent pictures out […]


  • Unaccompanied Central American Children Showing Up In Freehold

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Between 5 and 10 Central American children, ages 11-16, who have crossed our borders without adults have found their way to Freehold Borough, according to a statement by Rita Dentino, Director of Casa Freehold, an immigrants rights organization that helps newly arrived immigrants integrate into the community. Dentino said that more children […]


  • Marlboro Council Passes Political Sign Restrictions

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Over the objections of citizens who urged them not to restrict their 1st Amendment Rights and to avoid expensive litigation, the Marlboro Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits the placement of temporary political signs on public property and rights of way, limits the time before and after an election that signs may appear […]


  • Marlboro’s Yard Sign Flap

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Yard signs are often as controversial as the politicians that they advertise, Save Jerseyans. Yes, they’re one of the clearest physical manifestations of free speech, but many residents also view them as indistinguishable from litter when they’re left to clutter intersections and bypass ramps for months after the voting ceases. Is one Jersey […]