In the tale of two documents, one may or may not exist but the other is quite real and mentally ill tax cheat, convicted felon and Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore now finds himself with another federal tax lien, this time in the amount of $146,600.90. Gilmore's indebtedness to American taxpayers now exceeds $3.5 MILLON
In what can only be considered a major victory for those parties that rose in opposition to D.R. Horton's proposal to build 59 single family homes on a wooded, 31 acre parcel in Brick Township, Ocean County officials have announced an agreement that will preserve the land as part of the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust inventory.
n what can only be a political ploy on the part of Council President Marty Flemming and his handlers, missing from the agenda is an ordinance that would allow the negotiated land swap between Jackson Township and Bellevue Estates, to relocate four orthodox Jewish schools from a residential area on Leesville Rd. to the Jackson/Lakewood border, to move forward.
If the board was looking for a good ambulance chaser they got one, but if they were looking for someone who could guide the board through perilous land use law waters, including applications that might have Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act implications, well, may God have mercy on all of us because the courts won't.
Contrary to views being share on social media this is not an effort by the Mayor or Council to make attending the Council meeting more difficult, it is an effort to eliminate the conflicting times and thereby encourage residents to attend the Speak Out session. nothing more.
In seeking to fill the vacancy, Gilmore is going to have to navigate the cadre of elected officials who will be clamoring for the chance to run in what is widely considered one of the safest GOP districts in the New Jersey Senate, some of whom Gilmore has already promised the seat.
t ain't easy being Ocean County GOP Chairman and still convicted felon George Gilmore.
After horrific political losses over the last few months, earlier today Superior Court Judge Lisa Thornton, A.J.S.C. cudgelled Gilmore about the head by dismissing as frivolous his lawsuit against attorneys Gregory McGuckin and Jerry Dasti, as well as former Ocean County GOP administrator Pat Lane.
Yesterday the first shoe dropped when Superior Court Judge Susan Thornton denied a motion on the part of Ocean County GOP Chairman and still convicted felon George Gilmore to adjourn a hearing scheduled for tomorrow, a hearing at which it is expected that Thornton will rule on motions to dismiss Gilmore's ill-conceived and frivolous lawsuit against attorneys Gregory McGuckin and Jerry Dasti.
On Tuesday night the Jackson Township Council held it's reorganization meeting and the bloc vote of Martin Flemming, Steve Chisholm jr. and Nino Borrelli muscled it's way to key leadership posts over the protestations of newcomers Jennifer Kuhn and Scott Sargent. In doing so the three mouseketeers assured Jackson residents that they intend to defy the wishes of voters, who overwhelmingly supported a new Council agenda in retiring former Councilman Andy Kern and former Councilwoman Samara Porter-O'Neill
Jackson Township Council will hold it's reorganization meeting. The Council bids farewell to long time Councilman Andy Kern and short time Councilwoman Samara Porter O'Neill and welcomes Jennifer Kuhn and Scott Sargent, both of whom will be sworn in to new, four year terms. Mayor Michael Reina, who won re-election, will also be sworn in to his new four year term. The it's off to the business at hand.
Not since Bill Clinton said "I did not have sex with that woman....Ms. Lewinski" has a politician so blatantly lied in such an easily disprovable fashion as did Jackson Township Councilman Steve Chisholm Jr. last night when he first denied owning Aspen Tree Expert Co. Inc. and second claimed that a revised ordinance governing the authority of the Jackson Township Shade Tree Commission was nothing more than "wordsmithing".
Earlier this month Halberstam delivered on that threat filing a Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) lawsuit that accuses the Town of Forestburgh, its Town Board and Zoning Board of Appeals plus key town officials of anti-Semitism and alleging "they have engaged in a pattern and practice of illegal actions to block Orthodox Hasidic Orthodox Jews from moving to the Town. "
Nonetheless and legal advice be damned, a motion to approve the application was passed on a 4-3 vote that required a 5-2 supermajority and as a result the application was denied.
Fresh off of his do or die victory in Manchester, Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore is feelin' his oats. Or maybe he could only afford to attend one of the two Toms River GOP club Christmas parties but either way, showing up to support the decertified Toms River GOP and failing to show up to support the certified Republicans For Toms River club is a REALLY bad look
On Tuesday December 13, at 8:37pm, which coincided with the time that the meeting ended, the Council then posted a revised agenda to its website that included settlement of the Oris Bais Yaakov civil suit, filed against the Township way back in 2014 and subsequently amended in 2017.
Hudak's steady hand of leadership will now be replaced not by the youthful and inexperienced hand of 29 year old Robert Arace but rather by the trembling hand of mentally ill, thrice convicted felon George Gilmore. Gilmore, 74, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Ocean County Board of Elections and as Ocean County GOP Chairman, orchestrated the funding of Arace's campaign and also contributed to the management of the campaign through National Public Affairs, a Raleigh, North Carolina based political consulting firm run by former Donald Trump advisor and Gilmore savior Bill Stepien.
Maybe it's because, upon conviction on 3 federal counts of fraud, Ocean County GOP Chairman and still convicted felon George Gilmore had lost his law license, had been away from practice for two years and was a little rusty, but when he filed his frivolous lawsuit against various former Ocean County GOP officials and a handful of elected officials, the filing was weak at best.
And so it is that last night the Jackson Township Planning Board heard final testimony on, and granted unanimous approval to, an application to build a 150,000 square foot warehouse on West Commodore Boulevard with not a single resident of Jackson or member of any environmental advocacy group rising in opposition. No, Rise Up Ocean County didn't oppose the proposed development because frankly this project is good for Jackson. More about that in a moment.
Arguments were presented this week about whether Amish families in Lenawee County, Michigan should have to comply with a county health ordinance related to outhouses and waste disposal or if they should be allowed to continue to use their own excrement, in a blend with animal manure, to fertilize their crops
Given the stakes for Ocean County GOP Chairman and still convicted felon George Gilmore, either win in Manchester or suffer a devastating humiliation that would threaten his Chairmanship, it should come as no surprise that his Mayoral candidate, Rob Arace, has resorted to making patently false allegations against current Mayor Bob Hudak, the most egregious of which involves future development of the 7,000+ acre Heritage Minerals site.
Unrelated to Eichorn, who will likely develop at least seven schools in Jackson, there are two new applications currently appearing on the February 6 Planning Board agenda for a total of seven more schools.
After an hour of testimony the Board first approved the preliminary and final major sub-division, then granted the D-3 variance and approved the site plan related to the affordable housing component, and finally agreed to carry the application for the house of worship until January to give the applicant time to make some minor changes to areas of concern expressed during the previous hearing. In all cases Spalthoff was the lone dissenting vote.
For years, according to court documents, neighbors had complained about the property, which sits a mile south of the famed Fountainbleu hotel. They said it was illegally used as a synagogue, and generated excessive traffic and noise. City officials were keen that the property would revert to a single-family home in keeping with the zoning code. According to the homebuyers’ lawyer, the city assured them that the house could be used for prayer services if they remained private — closed to all but friends and guests.
The Zoning Board of Appeal has approved plans by Congregation Khal Tiferes Yosef to move from its current home in its rabbi's basement to a new two-story shul at 49 Bennett St., basically across the street.
Having been selected to serve on a land use board and after five hours of training, members are authorized to determine the fate of all development applications that come before their respective boards
In what is an annual right of passage, Mayor Michael Reina and the Jackson Township Council are calling on residents to offer their time and talent to a number of Boards and Commissions in 2023. Of note: Mayor Michael Reina is delivering on a campaign promise and is requesting volunteers for the soon to be created Jackson Township Open Space Advisory Committee.
When Ocean County GOP Chairman and still convicted felon George Gilmore lost his choice to fill Assemblyman Ron Dancer's seat, it left a mark. When Gilmore lost Jackson's Mayoral contest that saw Mayor Michael Reina re-elected despite no support from Gilmore, it opened a wound. When Manchester Mayor Robert Hudak won handily over Gilmore's hand-picked candidate in the general election, Gilmore was left bleeding in the street. Now, with the run-off election between Hudak and Gilmore's choice, Rob Arace, just a week away, it might be time for the Chairman to start to rethink his vendetta driven, post-felonious leadership.
After almost a decade of participating in land use applications and over 4 years of running Rise Up Ocean County I think it's safe to say that, perish the thought, Lakewood Township's model of presenting planning/zoning documents to the public is far and away the best when it comes to transparency and ease of use. At least here in Ocean County anyway.
Tonight the Jackson Township planning board will consider three applications, none of which are for residential development. In total there 530,000 square feet of warehouses and an additional 75,000 square feet of office space. The meeting begins promptly at 7:30pm and will be held in Council chambers at 95 W. Veterans Highway.
Facing what felt like an insurmountable obstacle, the church embarked on what would become a years-long legal battle, alleging that the city was in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and could therefore not legally prevent them from using the building for worship purposes.
Rather than refile, Ateres Bais Yaakov Academy of Rockland has filed its initial brief in its appeal against the Town of Clarkstown, Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann and CUPON (Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhoods), requesting the appeals court overturn the District Court’s dismissal of its case against the Town of Clarkstown and George Hoehmann.
Tonight the Jackson Township Zoning Board may finally render a decision on an application that has languished for quite some time, Green Apple Holdings. Although the outcome is not assured, it's widely expected that a denial is forthcoming and will likely result in a clean application for a huge religious school instead.
Yes it's the end of the year and no we don't expect a great deal from our elected officials as 2022 winds down but, the Jackson Council has important business to get done and it seems as if some Councilmembers are content to run out the clock and pass along the problems to the incoming Council.
Protestors have sued Chicago’s mayor over the church’s zoning designation, and despite an archdiocesan assessment which says repairs are an insurmountable cost, demonstrators insist that St. Adalbert’s church could become financially sustainable.
Plans by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. have scaled what could be their greatest hurdle in moving toward building a facility that will become home to a working, living, and worship facility for members of the religious order.
For an 11 man force the Lavallette Police Department sure does have a lot of drama and although the Lambs vs. the LaCiceros isn't quite the Hatfields vs. the Mccoys, the recent decision to appoint Christian LaCicero to the position of Chief over Justin Lamb is the talk of the town and was not without controversy.
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