Daily Archives: August 10, 2009

Video: It’s a right, not a privilege

With the health care debate raging and tempers at town hall meeting boiling over, the Corzine campaign has released their latest video highlighting their achievements at making heath care more accessible and affordable for New Jerseyans.

Universal access to health care coverage for children and mandating insurance companies to provide coverage for mammograms for women under 40 with a history of family breast cancer are a few of the highlights featured.

The video then contrasts Governor Corzine’s health care achievements with the do-nothing, status-quo approach of Chris Christie that would cut health benefits for many who live in our state.

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Filed under Breast Cancer, Chris Christie, Corzine'09, Gov. Jon Corzine, Health Care, Lorretta Weinberg, mammograms, New Jersey, universal health care access for children

Byrnes Fundraiser At "The Downtown" Announced

Vin Gopal, Chuck Fallon & Jonathan Lomurro, Esq.
cordially invite you to a reception in support of


for Monmouth County Freeholder
and honoring our Chairman,
Co -Hosted By:

Freeholder Amy A. Mallet

Mayor Pasquale Menna

Councilman Arthur V. Murphy

Councilwoman Sharon Lee

Councilwoman Kathy Horgan

Councilman Michael DuPont

Councilwoman Juanita Lewis

Councilman Ed Zipprich

Middletown Councilman

Patrick Short

Matawan Councilman

Joseph ‘Bud’ Mullaney

Neptune Committeeman

Randy Bishop

Brielle Councilman

Rick Bolger

Mayor Edward J. McKenna

Ocean Township Board of Ed

Member Mike Beson

Middletown Democrats

Chairman Joe Caliendo

Amy Quinn, Esq.

West Long Branch

Democrats Chairman

Lawrence Shapiro, Esq.

April Klimley

Tom Bertoli

Commissioner Raj Mukherji

Michael Murphy, Esq.


Wednesday, August 19th

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Downtown

(10 West Front Street, Red Bank)

Ticket: $100 per person, $175 per couple

($40 for those 30 and under)

RSVP to Vin Gopal, 732-299-5625

or by e-mail to vin.gopal.2008@gmail.com

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Filed under fundraiser, Monmouth County Freeholder Candidate, Red Bank NJ, Sean F. Byrnes, Victor Scudiery

Finally, Residents In Port Monmounth To See Relief From Flooding

Well it’s taken over 30 years for residents in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown to get some much needed action to the flooding problem that exists around the Wilson Ave/ Broadway/Renfrew Place/Pew’s creek section of town, but at last there is relief coming to their neighborhood.

Thanks to efforts of Committeeman Patrick Short and many area residents who have attended township committee meeting over the past few months, the township committee has finally decided to take action against the massive flooding problems in Port Monmouth themselves instead of waiting for the Army Corp of Engineers to come up with $55 million dollars to do it for them.

Middletown’s engineer, Ted Maloney has come up with a 3 phase plan to alleviate the flooding at a fraction of the cost, which is estimated to be $1.1 million.

According to an article in yesterdays Asbury Park Press:

The $77,040 first phase involves building a foot-tall berm along Wilson Avenue, cleaning and repairing all existing pipes, and installing a slide gate, Maloney said. The gate would open during low tide to allow water to seep out of the neighborhood, and close during high tide to keep out water from Pew’s Creek and Raritan Bay, he said.

The $750,000 second phase would add a pump station to help get water out of the neighborhood, a drainage pipe for the water to flow through and a generator to power the system in the event of an outage, according to township documents.

The $315,000 third phase would replace existing pipes and create an underground location for water to settle before draining into the creek, according to township documents. If the first two phases work as planned, the third phase may not be necessary, Maloney said.”

This is an excellent use of township tax dollars that should have gone to allieviating the flooding problem in Port Monmouth years ago. I know that the 80+ households that make up this flooded section of Port Monmouth are extremely happy that something is finally being done for them, instead of having their tax dollars wasted on frivously pet projects of former members of the township committee.


Filed under Army Corps of Engineers, Asbury Park Press, flooding, Middletown NJ, Pew's creek, Port Monmouth