Week in News: Long Branch Student Arrested for Allegedly Videotaping Girls' Locker Room
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Police: Long Branch High School Student Videotaped Girl Getting Undressed in Locker Room
Long Branch- A Long Branch High School student has been charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly videotaping a female student who was getting undressed in the school's locker room.
Tyler Gabriel, 18, of Washington St. was charged on Monday, Jan. 28, and was released on a summons, according to Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck.
Read more on Long Branch Patch.
Sandy-Flooded Residents Should Apply for This Grant
Point Pleasant- Point Borough is urging its Sandy-flooded residents to apply for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants.
"This is a competitive grant and there is no guarantee that anyone will receive funding," Maffei said.
Read Point Pleasant Patch for more information and the grant application.
Ocean City Pays Former Lifeguard $75,000 to Settle Lawsuit
Ocean City- The city will pay a former Ocean City Beach Patrol lieutenant $75,000 in a confidential settlement to end an age-discrimination lawsuit.
Edwin Yust, 70, of Ocean City, had alleged in the lawsuit that the city deliberately cut back his work days and changed physical requalification standards to force his retirement.
Read more on Ocean City Patch.
Eatontown Residents Angered over Latest Old Orchard Plan
Eatontown- Their message was clear: "No more stores. No more traffic. No house on the golf course."
Eatontown residents came out in force Monday night to voice their opposition to another plan to redevelop the Old Orchard Country Club.
It was a packed house at an informal hearing before the planning board, with no application yet submitted for the redevelopment. The plan, being floated by developer National Realty and Development Corp., is to turn the country club and golf course, which borders Oceanport, into an age-restricted community on one side and retail center along Route 36.
Read more on Long Branch-Eatontown Patch.
Township Officials Blast New FEMA Advisory Flood Elevation Guidelines, Reimbursement Delays
Berkeley- No way.
That pretty much sums up the reaction of Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. and some Township Council members to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's recently-released advisory base flood elevations guidelines.
"Hopefully FEMA will reduce the V zones to A zones," Amato said. "We had a storm that is one in 300 years. It's not fair to force our residents to rebuild to V zones, or face astronomical flood insurance costs. We are going to continue to voice our opposition."
Read more on Berkely Patch.