Friday, March 1, 2013
Spending cuts take effect on March 1 and education, health and environmental programs in Monmouth could be hit.
Friday, March 1
Sequestration spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1 would halt $85 billion in funding. In a statement issued Sunday, the White House said New Jersey would lose $30 million in education funding and see 11,000 civilian Department of Defense jobs furloughed. This hub article contains links to Matawan-Aberdeen stories about the possible impact of a sequester on our communities and Monmouth County.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
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Saturday, February 23
Long Beach Island- A gray seal was found underweight with some minor abrasions on a Long Beach Island beach, reports the Marine Mammal Stranding Center on its Facebook page. "The male gray seal in LBI was examined by our veterinarian, who diagnosed him as being underweight," the center's Facebook page says. "He also has a few minor abrasions. The seal was brought back to the MMSC for rehabilitation. Check back for updates on his progress." Read more on Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch. Toms River- A 70-year-old woman died Monday after her car crashed into a utility pole on Route 539 in Manchester, police said. Karen Olsen of Allentown, N.J., a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband, died after she was transported to Community Medical …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
State Attorney General says up to $250 will be paid for guns turned in on March 8, 9
In attempt to get illegal guns off the streets and cut into gun violence, the Attorney General’s Office is staging a state-sponsored gun buyback to be held in Monmouth County early next month, officials said Thursday. State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa was in Asbury Park Thursday to announce the March 8 and 9 program would be held in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Asbury Park Police Department, the Keansburg Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and local faith-based community organizations. Monmouth County residents can turn in up to three unloaded guns at the Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministry in Asbury Park – 142 Dewitt Ave. -- or the St. Ann Catholic Church in Keansburg – 267…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Saturday, February 16
Brick- Officials in Brick Township and Mantoloking Borough are both hoping their residents sign easements allowing for an Army Corps of Engineers dune project that will shore up the oceanfront and, hopefully, prevent breaches like the one that occurred near the Mantoloking Bridge during Superstorm Sandy. That breach, which led to a 20 foot-deep inlet forming between the ocean and the base of the county-owned bridge across Barnegat Bay, is largely blamed for the resulting floods in mainland neighborhoods such as Shore Acres and Baywood in Brick Township. Read more on Brick Patch. Berkeley- Berkeley officials will travel to Trenton on Wednesday, to protest the new FEMA advisory base elevations Township Council President James J. Byrnes …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
From skiing and ice skating to game nights, here is a list of fun activities to do with your family in Monmouth County.
Most families are exhibiting signs of cabin fever this time of year. The sibling sniping is at record levels, the toddler whining is incessant and tweens and teens are fixated on their electronic devices. Time to cure your family of cabin fever with these ten fun ideas for activities the whole family will enjoy. 1. Get outside and play. Check out Holmdel Park at Longstreet Road for ski rentals and sledding. Cross-country trails are open at, conditions permitting. Ice skating is permitted at Holmdel Park, Shark River and Turkey Swamp Park if "skating today" signs are up near the ice. The Monmouth County Parks website has rental prices, park hours and more. 2. Family film festival. Celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards with a marathon of …
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Saturday, February 9
Lacey- A Forked River man lost a portion of his ear after a fight erupted in the parking lot of the Forked River House early Saturday morning, police said. Police responded to the Forked River bar and restaurant at 2:55 a.m. Saturday and arrested Brian Schremmer, 24, and Curt Schremmer, 26, both of Bayville. Read more on Lacey Patch. Shewsbury- A stately Sycamore Avenue mansion dating to 1903 went up in flames Monday afternoon in a four-alarm fire. "It came in around 1:15 p.m." Shrewsbury Fire Department Chief Pete Gibson said outside 469 Sycamore, where crews on ladders were dousing the roof with water. Read more on Red Bank Patch. Berkeley- Berkeley Island County Park was already battered by time and tides and in need of "loving care…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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Saturday, February 2
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. 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- The city will pay a former Ocean City Beach Patrol lieutenant $75,000 in a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Three locations in Monmouth County were chosen to host Project Homeless Connect, an event centered around helping those in need and finding out how many Monmouth County residents are struggling.
Over 100 Monmouth County residents who lack permanent shelter gathered at the New Beginnings Agape Christian Center in Freehold on Wednesday, for the annual Project Homeless Connect program. Project Homeless Connect is an annual program hosted by Monmouth County. Aside from the New Beginnings Agape Christian Center in Freehold, the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission in Asbury Park and the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank hosted similar events to the one in Freehold. Mobile vans were also used on Wednesday to help those who were unable to get to one of the locations. Peggy Comfort, Executive Director of Manna House in Neptune, helped organized the Freehold location of Project Homeless Connect, and expressed the importance of this year’s services…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Saturday, January 26
Long Branch- A man has been struck and killed by a train near Branchport Avenue in Long Branch on Monday afternoon. Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck said it "appears to be a suicide," but that NJ Transit should be handling the investigation because it occurred on their property. A NJ Transit spokeswoman said New York Bound North Jersey Coast Line struck an adult male around 3:06 p.m. between the grade crossings of Joline Avenue and Branchport Avenue. Read more on Long Branch Patch. Long Beach Island- On Jan. 29 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV, Driving Jersey premieres an episode all about post-Sandy in Beach Haven West, Long Beach Island and at the Stafford Relief Center. It is the first part of a two-part series, with the second - focusing…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Saturday, January 19
Brick- Becky Grodzki and Matthew Budreck, both of Brick, had planned their June wedding at the waterfront Martell's Waters Edge venue, in Bayville. But when Sandy blew in, portions of the couple's venue were reduced to rubble, and they were told the venue probably wouldn't be ready in time for their wedding. Read more on Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch. Bradley Beach- With the whir of front loaders and bulldozers pushing sand on the beachfront behind him, Gov. Chris Christie pointed to rebuilding an aggressive dune system as perhaps the most important step in restoring and safeguarding tourism, property and residents' lives along the Jersey Shore. Read more on Manasquan Patch. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the …