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Doherty failed background check

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  1. Guest wrote:

    Another great pick by this favor owing governor.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    now that’s an “interesting” looking purson…

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
  3. Concerned wrote:

    His political career future ‘runway’ landing pad continues to get shorter and shorter. Ultimately and while due process still exists in the state of NJ, I think there will not be too many landing spots available in the near future for a pubic service appointment for Matt. He is talented in certain respects, but all in all – he brought this upon himself. He is a knowledgeable and talented guy in a few respects, but he really F’D up with the pushing of his personal agenda over the years along with a demonstrated lack for compassion for some residents – which includes common decency. Too bad. He could have been one of the best ever to serve Belmar.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:


    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Hmmm? wrote:

    #3. Can you say KARMA?

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:44 pm | Permalink
  6. OLD MAN wrote:

    #3 Are you crazy?

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:07 pm | Permalink
  7. Average Joe wrote:

    Is Brenda a real person or a made up Hollywood character? OMG!!!

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:11 pm | Permalink
  8. Concerned wrote:

    @#6. Maybe. I never voted for him, although I did vote for Kenny a few times. I guess it was my last sentence that had you grabbing for aspirin. I try not to be too cruel surrounding most of the current administration. If I were to write how I really speak I think Admin would not approve. Better daze (sic) I trust are ahead for all of us here in town.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:03 pm | Permalink
  9. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    West Point beats Georgetown

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:42 pm | Permalink
  10. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Open Letter to Grads from LTC(ret) Heffington: – Robert Ulisse – Medium…/open-letter-to-grads-from-ltc-ret-heffington-659dac71511f

    #9- Look at this about West Point. If this is even near true the Point is dead.

    Oct 10, 2017 – (This was written by LTC (USA, ret.) Robert M. Heffington, as an open letter to graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. It has only been edited for format, and may differ in that respect from the original. My apologies to Lt. Colonel Heffington if this has been misrepresented in any way).

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:14 am | Permalink
  11. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #9 Eugene you stole my thunder. All Gov’s get to select loyal party members for appointed jobs which for the most part are easy posts and only good for as long as the Gov is in power. Its a nice gig for 4 years as I believe Phil will be a one term Gov.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:37 am | Permalink
  12. Michael D Druz wrote:

    Please provide the evidence of a “failed” background check. Thank you

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  13. admin wrote:

    Shouldn’t you direct this comment to More Monmouth Musings? I am simply passing along what he is reporting.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:27 am | Permalink
  14. Average Joe wrote:

    Maybe #12 thinks you failed him. #12 Matt failed all of us.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  15. Michael D Druz wrote:

    To the administrator, in my opinion NO ! I should address it to you for publishing the story as ” fact” without doing your ” due diligence ” to insure it is or is not facture.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  16. admin wrote:

    It is a fact that More Monmouth Musings is reporting this. I am reporting that fact. You don’t think I should ever link to any news stories without first independently verifying that every sentence in that story is true but you seem disinterested in ever verifying whether things being told to us by the mayor are true.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  17. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #15 I suggest you review the State of NJ Ethics vs what Matt has been found guilty of, not rocket science, A public official found guilty of violating civil rights has no business being in State or Federal government positions, it is a violation of state ethics.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:53 am | Permalink
  18. Feel good jobs wrote:

    How clever Murphy was in bateing patronage candidates for plum jobs knowing one won’t fit and the other will. Irony is Machiavelli.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  19. OLD MAN wrote:


    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  20. callmecynical wrote:

    It seems to me that hard core Doherty supporters choose to ignore his failings. It is like arguing religion with some people, pointless and a waste of time. Violation of civil rights is HUGE and dismissed as a triviality by some people. Sure, according to the mayor, all lawsuits are frivolous and are being appealed. That is what is done to waste time and not pay certain legal bills.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  21. guest wrote:

    Changing the subject a bit – there was an artist rendering in the Coast Star of what every third light pole along the boardwalk will look like for the next 40 years if this Verizon deal goes through… hideous looking!

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  22. Guest wrote:

    #15 – MMM site has the council meeting as having happened Monday night in the article linked to this post. But yet another article on their site that the meeting was Tuesday. Don’t blame this site for linking information from other news sources. And in this day and age, we’re all responsible for doing our own fact checks!

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    The Verizon deal is terrible ! Who cares if there’s free WiFi on beach ?!!! Providing Free WiFi isn’t Belmar’s duty to beach goers.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm | Permalink
  24. Joe Smolinski wrote:

    MICHAEL D DRUZ probably does green tea shots with Matt at D’jais on Friday nights

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    What state ethics, Can you share the link ?
    I would like to read about it
    Thank you

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  26. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #25 I will spare you searching it refers to standards of conduct for starters, civil rights is in the constitution. You cannot be in a a government position if you violate the constitution.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
  27. scene one, take one wrote:

    Matt’s adventures at the DMV- The Third And Final Act

    The Trenton Headquarters of the Division of Motor Vehicles
    The agency is in shambles. Morale is at an all time low and there are several pending law suits against the institution.
    Matt- Happless political hack
    Stanley- Gov Murphey’s chief of staff. A gifted stratagist and well known political assassin.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm | Permalink
  28. scene one, take one wrote:

    Matt- Hey Stanley! Hows the Gov?
    Stanley- Matt, we need to talk
    Matt- Um, ok. Lets go down to Clancy’s bar. Its right around the corner. They love me there! They have Beach Haus beer there. Believe that? I made that happen.
    Stanley-(looking at watch) It’s 10:30
    Matt- Oh right right. Ok then step into my office (makes a sweeping gesture with his arms) I never get tired of saying that. Never
    Stanley- (sitting) Ok Matt, you are going to resign. You are going to resign today. (hands Matt a slip of paper) this is your resignation letter. It will be leaked to the press. It will save Phil the embarrassment of firing you.
    Matt- What? But we’re doing great.
    Stanley- Matt, we lost one of the best employees this agency has ever had.
    Matt- Who?
    Stanley- Janet! She left because of your behavior.
    Matt- No no, she’s just against our recovery. I’m sorry that she’s against our recovery.
    Stanley- (rubbing his face) Matt, I’m afrraid to ask what that means.
    Matt- It’s an element ya see. Hey, should my wife be here?
    Stanley- No, I spoke with here. She’s aware.
    Matt- But I like it here. We’re doing excellent.
    Stanley- Matt, there are a half dozen law suits against the agency.
    Matt- Frivolous. Element.
    Stanley- (trying to remain calm) Matt, you had them serve jello shots at the Toms River branch. Some kids got a hold of them before thier road test!
    Matt- But…
    Stanley- And why is the DMV in the paper every week? It’s the DMV for God’s sake! And the story is always accompanied by some inane quote attributed to you. It ends now. Today.
    Matt- (news begining to sink in) Can I go back to being Mayor? That was fun.
    Stanley- Matt, I don’t think that is possible. The four million dollar Community Disaster Loan needs to be paid back and FEMA denied payment for the ridiculous pavilion you built. Did you really think that anyone was going to believe that that thing cost five million dollars?!? It has vinyl floors and left over boardwalk planks for railings! Plus you basically gave it to a private company to run. Matt, I don’t know how else to say it but you’re toast.
    Matt- (suddenly looking strangely calm)I’m sorry you’re against our recovery.
    Stanley- Me too, Matt. Me Too. (stands and leaves)

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm | Permalink
  29. For Our Recovery wrote:

    Scene One, Take One – I know this isn’t a dating site but can I buy you a drink sometime?

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  30. Average Joe wrote:

    #28 Very nice

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5:25 am | Permalink
  31. elemental wrote:

    Is that political assassin for hire? Invite him to march in Belmar’s Saint Patricks Day Parade. Heck, build him a float.

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:42 am | Permalink
  32. Ms. Sarcastic wrote:

    #31 I heard they are not fixing the missing rifle on the statue. Matt is having a statue of himself replacing the soldier. He is such a humble man.

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  33. Feelings wrote:

    Parade Day should be worth watching this year!

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  34. Bill Straus wrote:

    Hey Scene one take one maybe you can get Clint Eastwood to direct this, and he can have Matt play himself, cause no one else is this corrupt and would want the part.

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:


    If he got to be the DMV head he would make sure he went to Eatontown to meet the people who called him out when he did wrong, and yell NO License For You as he grabbed it out of their hand.

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
  36. MATT/DMV wrote:

    The only thing Matt should have to do with license plates in making them in the pokey. Too bad he did not get that gig, maybe there is still hope we will be rid of him somehow….

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
  37. Guest wrote:

    36 – Ditto

    Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:26 am | Permalink

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