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Beck, Casagrande and Angelini Praise Signing of Bill Supporting Monmouth Regional Bond

Monmouth County legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini thanked Governor Christie for signing their legislation into law that would validate a successful bond proposal by Monmouth Regional High School.

“This bill validates the bond authorization that was approved by the voters and ensures that important and much needed renovations to Monmouth Regional High School will move forward,” Beck explained. “We met with Monmouth Regional officials to address this issue as soon as it arose, I’m glad the Governor signed this bill expeditiously and I’m happy we were able to help.”

In November of 2012 voters in Eatontown, Tinton Falls and Shrewsbury passed a bond issue proposed by the Monmouth Regional High School District. That bond issue was subject to a legal challenge because the school board did not properly provide the statutorily required notice of 60 days to the county clerk to put the bond on the ballot. That requirement was a change from the previous year’s school election.

Caroline Casagrande

“By signing this bill today essential projects at the High School can advance” says Casagrande. “Those projects include renovating science classrooms and girls’ locker rooms as well as the removal of asbestos. We are grateful for the Governor’s swift action on this legislation.”

“I am pleased that Monmouth Regional will now be able to move forward with the necessary improvements to their school facilities,” said Angelini. “This measure ensures that the will of the voters of this school district cannot be overturned based on a minor technicality.”

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Angelini celebrates century-old Torah scroll with Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore

From: New Jersey Jewish NewsYeshiva at the Jersey Shore welcomed a century-old Torah scroll April 28 with music, dancing, and food.

Donated by Congregation Torat El in Oakhurst, the scroll arrived at the Ocean school after a journey from Europe to the United States in the early 1900s.

Mary Pat Angelini

Joining the celebration were Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and State Sen. Jennifer Beck, two Republican legislators serving District 11.

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Angelini: Beef Up The Agenda, Where’s The Tax Relief?

Press release – Voting for tax relief –  such as the Assembly Republican plan to provide relief to working and middle class families – should be the Legislature’s top priority, Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini said today.

Angelini criticized a legislative agenda that suggests regulating snapping turtles is a higher priority than helping working- and middle-class families afford New Jersey.

Mary Pat Angelini

“New Jersey remains one of the worst-taxed states in the nation and our top priority must be tax relief,” Angelini, R-Monmouth, said. “People are tired of waiting for Trenton politicians to act. We need to beef up the Legislature’s agenda and vote for tax relief today.”

Angelini supports an immediate vote on A-4403, the Direct Tax Relief for New Jersey Families Act, recently introduced by several Assembly Republicans.

“Where was all this the foot dragging when Corzine Democrats increased taxes and fees 115 times last decade?” Angelini said. “It’s unfortunate that the only thing the majority party can do faster than raise taxes is find a reason not to cut them.”


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Beck, Angelini, Casagrande Join Christie in Long Branch to Spur Sandy Recovery

Press release — District 11 legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande (all R-Monmouth) joined Gov. Chris Christie in Long Branch today to continue working with small businesses owners who are struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

“On behalf of local business owners and families, we are so appreciative of Gov. Christie’s leadership, as we continue to do everything possible to help them recover and reopen before the summer season kicks off,” Senator Beck said. “Our county coastline remains a vital resource for New Jersey’s economy, attracting tourists and serving as the livelihood of so many residents. Recovery here will be an integral part of ongoing private-sector job growth happening now in New Jersey.”

Gov. Christie met in Long Branch this afternoon with several restaurant and small business owners in the vicinity of the Monmouth County coast to better understand how the state can respond to their needs and concerns.


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“Not only is New Jersey’s economy on the rebound as today’s jobs data shows continued job creation, but Monmouth County is on track with its recovery from Super Storm Sandy,” said Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Angelini. “Here in Long Branch, and all along the Shore, we are seeing signs of revitalization as we near the summer season. As our economy continues to strengthen and as nearly all of the businesses are open in the area, we need to stay the course by providing additional incentives. Now is the ideal time to implement the governor’s tax-cut proposal.”


Caroline Casagrande

“The governor’s visit to Long Branch shows his continued commitment to the businesses at the Jersey Shore” said Assemblywoman Casagrande. “Today’s jobs report shows another decline in the state’s unemployment rate, reaffirming that we are moving in the right direction to create private-sector jobs and grow the economy.”



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Angelini lauded for work for children, families

From: NJ.com A local state legislator is being honored for her continued advocacy on behalf of children and families.

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Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, will receive the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Advocate of the Year Award on April 25.

“It is a tremendous privilege and honor to be a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Advocate of the Year’ award,” Angelini said in a Wednesday press release. “Helping improve the lives of children is one of the most rewarding experiences I have as a legislator and I am humbled to be recognized for my efforts.”

While representing the 11th district in 2012, Angelini sponsored 94 bills, including the Jessica Lunsford Act, imposing a mandatory 25 years to life sentence for aggravated sexual assault against children under 13 years of age. She also introduced an “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” and a measure establishing more safe havens for newborns.

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Angelini and Governor’s mobile cabinet in Asbury Park

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From: Star-Ledger But state Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-11th, who stopped by the event to hear directly from area storm victims and the representatives from the state and federal organizations in attendance, said the low turnout was only because a majority of the city’s residents were not severely impacted by the storm.

“What we will get here are a lot of the business owners who are still struggling to work their way through the government process,” said Angelini, who is also on the board of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. “And this bringing of everybody together in one spot, at one time is a great way to streamline the help that is available to constituents. It really kind of cuts out the middle man and brings people right to the source that can help them.”

But Angelini said events like the Mobile Cabinet can only do so much.

“The feedback we are hearing from FEMA and the Small Business Association is that not enough folks are not registering, and that many of the have still not accessed some of the opportunities available to them because they feel they don’t want a low-interest loan or they don’t want a handout,” Angelini said. “But it is very important for everybody to at least register. That way they are at least in system, so least’s say six months down the road they find out everything is costing more, they’re able to access some of these programs and incentives.”

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Angelini Urges Residents to Take Advantage of Governor Christie’s Asbury Park Mobile Cabinet Event

Press release – Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini is urging residents to take advantage of Governor Christie’s Mobile Cabinet which will be held at Asbury Park City Hall on Thursday, April 11.

Angelini, who represents Asbury Park and the surrounding communities, had requested the Governor hold the mobile cabinet event in order to provide assistance in the region where many residents and businesses were impacted by Sandy.

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“So many residents and businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet after Sandy devastated our area,” said Angelini.  “I am pleased that the Christie Administration has accepted my invitation to come here and offer vital resources to area residents.”

At the event, members of Governor Christie’s Cabinet as well as staff from various state agencies will be available to assist residents with Sandy-related issues and any other matters of concern.

Angelini noted that, despite the devastation, the majority of businesses along this part of the shore are open for business but many people are still trying to recover from the historic storm.

“Fortunately, the majority of businesses in the area are open and looking forward to a great summer season,” she said.  “However, there are many residents and merchants who can use some assistance and I urge them to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the resources that may be available.”

The Mobile Cabinet will take place between 9am and 5pm and will feature representatives from the Governor’s Office, FEMA, the Business Action Center and the Departments of Environmental Protection, Community Affairs and Banking and Insurance.

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Angelini welcomes spring at Brock Farms

Mary Pat Angelini

From: Patch On one of the first spring like days of the year, NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher came to Brock Farms Home and Garden World in Freehold to officially welcome in the season with a call to support local businesses.

Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder John Curley, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, Freehold Township Mayor Barbara McMorrow, members of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Associations (NJNLA) and Ed Brock all joined Fisher on Monday for a tour of the Freehold  facility and reiterated the importance of shopping local.

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Angelini: Coach Rice’s abuse and bullying is an embarrassment

Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, who was a prime sponsor of New Jersey’s “Anti-Bullying Law” for grade schools, said it was “shocking that someone who is responsible for developing character and integrity believes the goal of winning is the ultimate prize and no price is too great.”

“The abuse and bullying inflicted on the student-athletes at New Jersey’s state university is an embarrassment,” Angelini said.

From: Gannett New Jersey

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Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, who was a prime sponsor of New Jersey’s “Anti-Bullying
Law” that was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie just over one year ago,issued the following statement this morning after it was announced that Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice had been fired for improper behavior that included both verbal and physical abuse of players: 

“It is shocking that someone who is responsible for developing character and integrity believes the goal of winning is the ultimate prize and no price is too great. The abuse and bullying inflicted on the student-athletes at New Jersey’s state university is an embarrassment. Coach Rice should have been dismissed from his position and a full investigation into the matter should be conducted to determine if anyone else is accountable for tolerating behavior that is way out of bounds.”

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