Friday, May 3, 2013
Matawan also received one of the 375 grants awarded to New Jersey municipalities, totaling $76.2 million in local aid from the state.
Aberdeen and Matawan are two of 36 municipalities in Monmouth County that will receive a local aid grant from the state government, according to a press release issued by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on Thursday. Local aid grants are allocated to reduce the impact on taxpayers of municipal projects that repair infastructure, advance safety or improve quality of life, the NJDOT explained. Aberdeen will receive $185,000 in funds for improvements to Lakeshore Drive in the Cliffwood Beach section of the township. The road, which runs along the Raritan Bay, is prone to flooding. Matawan will receive $200,000 for roadwork on William Street, which connects Freneau Avenue and Ryers Lane. Keyport and Old Bridge were also …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friendly but competitive league includes all star game, various awards, awards dinner & league picnic.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The approximately 5-acre fire caused state police to close the right lane on the southbound side Thursday morning.
Flames and thick smoke could be seen billowing from Cheesequake State Park by Garden State Parkway commuters Thursday morning as a fire quickly spread through the brush. New Jersey State Police received a call around 9 a.m. alerting them of the fire near the guardrail on the southbound side of the Parkway near milemarker 122. About fifteen minutes later, officers closed the right lane while firefighters from Old Bridge, Laurence Harbor, Cheesequake and Sayreville worked to bring the approximately five acre blaze under control. The traffic lane was reopened at about 10:30 a.m., according to state police, as fire departments finished up at the scene. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service (NJFFS) also responded. Cheesequake State Park …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kitchen appliances, furniture, artwork and tools are just some of the items that will be sold.
Editor's note: Want to promote your garage or estate sale? Add it to our community calendar. Everything except the walls must go at an estate sale Friday in a home located off of Old Bridge-Matawan Road. The sale will include the refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, ceiling fixtures, ceiling fans, furniture, artwork, collectibles, dishes, pots and pans, small kitchen appliances, utensils, household items, clothing and tools. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 22 at Starlight Court in Old Bridge. Read more about the sale on the Matawan-Aberdeen Patch Community Calendar.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Several Old Bridge residents were also among those honored by the Monmouth County Park system for volunteering their time.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, March 11
In 2012, the Monmouth County Park System was lucky enough to receive 1,628 pairs of helping hands thanks to its amazing volunteers. From sorting donations for Sandy Relief Efforts to assisting during races, these volunteers gave 27,000 hours to the Park System. On Sunday, March 3, the Park System honored these dedicated individuals during its Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. Throughout the year, volunteers can be found acting as historic site interpreters, serving as trip leaders, and assisting in offices. They also help remove invasive plant species, lead recreation programs, and monitor endangered bird species. Volunteers are integral to the success of the Park System’s therapeutic riding …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The cancelations are a result of the storm.
Friday, February 8
All after school and evening activities at Old Bridge schools, including the After Care Program, are canceled, according to a post on the district website.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Old Bridge and Aberdeen Police responded to the scene last night, involving two cars.
Update, 10 a.m. Feb. 1: An Asbury Park man was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver and reckless driving after a two vehicle accident on Route 35 in Cliffwood Beach at about 6 p.m. on Thursday. According to Aberdeen Police Chief John Powers, John Ashenbrener, 37, was driving a 2006 Hyundai on Route 35 South when he rear-ended a 1999 Infiniti stopped at a red light on the highway at the intersection of County Road. The Hyundai overturned and came to rest across the intersection on the median of Route 35. Ashenbrener was ejected from the car and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson by MONOC ambulance. The driver of the Infiniti, identified as Edward Thompson of Matawan Road in Old Bridge, was…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Both are former Parking Authority Employees in New Brunswick.
Two former employees of the New Brunswick Parking Authority were convicted of official misconduct on Monday for failing to report or prevent the theft of thousands of dollars in parking fees, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. According to the release, Emil Hanna, 57, and Emad Naguib, 50, both of Old Bridge, face maximum prison sentences of 10 years in state prison with mandatory minumum terms of five years without parole. Hanna previously worked as a security sergeant for the Parking Authority and Naguib was a security officer. Between the dates of July 1, 2007 and June 15, 2010, the duo failed to "report or prevent thefts committed by other employees," according to the release. Hanna was …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The victim was airlifted to the hospital.
A driver suffered severe injuries Thursday during a head-on collision on Disbrow Road shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to Old Bridge Cpt. Art Carullo. A passenger vehicle and a flat bed truck were traveling in opposite directions on the road, which connects Morristown Road and Route 34, when the passenger vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the truck, Carullo explained. The female driver of the car suffered severe injuries and was medevaced to the hospital. It is unknown at this time what caused the driver to cross into the other lane. The collision on Disbrow Road was one of three major accidents in the township Thursday, Carullo noted. At 8:18 a.m., police were called to an accident on Route 9 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
An accident involving a commuter bus and a school bus injured 35 people Thursday morning.
Update 5:45 p.m. Thirty-five people were reported injured after an Academy commuter bus and an Old Bridge school bus collided on Route 9 North in Old Bridge Township Thursday morning, according to Cpt. Art Carullo. The accident was reported to police at 8:18 a.m. No children were on the medium-sized school bus at the time of the accident, he said. The school bus was traveling in the right lane of the highway and turning right into the Stratford Apartments on Arcade Lane when the accident occurred. The Academy bus, identified as bus number 8592, was traveling in the designated bus lane. The cause of the accident remains under investigation and no fault has been determined, Carullo said. When the two buses struck, the school bus rolled and …