RED BANK: MENNA OFFERS PROTOCOL FIX

tammy murphy pasquale menna 010120New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy with Mayor Pasquale Menna prior to the start of Wednesday’s reorganization meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna proposed a workaround Wednesday to a year-old protocol covering comments and questions at council meetings: he says he’ll show up an hour early to field them.

At the borough government’s annual New Year’s Day reorganization meeting, attendees also heard Menna heap thanks on Governor Phil Murphy, whose wife, Tammy Murphy, attended the ceremonial session.

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CHRISTIE PUTS M’TWON MAN AT MVC WHEEL

martinezBy TOM HESTER

Does this mean we’ll be treated like visiting dignitaries when we go to renew our driver’s licenses?

Gov. Chris Christie Monday named Raymond Martinez of Middletown, an attorney experienced in arranging White House visits by foreign leaders, as the new administrator of the state Motor Vehicle Commission.

The action fills one of the three remaining openings in the new governor’s cabinet.

Martinez, who will earn over $137,000 annually in the post, brings a unique background to the agency that draws the most ire from New Jerseyans.

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