Former mayor dies

Former Holmdel Mayor Peggy Lasky passed away on May 5.  She was 75.  Lasky was elected to the Holmdel Township Committee in 1985 and later served as mayor.  She served on the Monmouth County Planning Board and the Monmouth County Improvement Authority.  Gov. Christine Todd Whitman had appointed her to the Women’s Business Advisory Committee.

Beck working for Schneider in Long Branch mayoral race

Former State Sen. Jennifer Beck was a featured guest at a campaign kickoff last weekend for Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider. Schneider faces a challenge from Councilman John Pallone in the May 8 municipal election.  It is a rematch of a 1994 mayoral race between the two that has become one of the longest-lasting political feuds in Monmouth County history.  Pallone is the brother of Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch).

Monmouth, Passaic GOP picks Hugin

Republicans in Monmouth and Passaic counties have chosen pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin to run on their organization line for U.S. Senate. “Bob Hugin will represent all New Jerseyans with honor in Washington and I’m proud to support his candidacy,” said Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden. “Bob has been a job creator here in New Jersey for decades and I know he’ll continue to fight for New Jersey in the