Tuesday, January 29, 2013
NJ.com columnist Mark Di Ionno examines the $47,000 a month cost of renting a Catholic school in Hazlet for misplaced elementary students from Memorial School.
Tuesday, January 29
Union Beach's one and only school was not spared by Hurricane Sandy. Memorial School, which serves K-8 students, was flooded with about a foot of water from a small creek nearby, according to NJ columnist Mark Di Ionno. In an attempt to get the students back to school and in a warm, dry place each day, the district began renting space at St. Catherine's for $27,000 a month, according to Di Ionno's article on NJ.com. The school was too small and soon K-5 students were studying at Holy Family School while sixth, seventh and eighth grade students were taken in for free by the Keyport School District. Parents were pleased that their children had a place to call their own, however many were appalled with the $47,000 a month rent at the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jack H. Wegman was allegedly under the influence of marijuana when he crashed into a police car at a DWI checkpoint.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict Jack H. Wegman, 18, of Union Beach on charges he assaulted a Holmdel Police Officer with a vehicle at a DWI checkpoint in October 2012. On Oct. 7, 2011 at approximately 11:42 p.m., officers from the Holmdel Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Brielle Police Department were in the process of preparing a DWI checkpoint on Route 35 just north of Centerville Road. Holmdel Patrolman Michael Michalski observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed toward the checkpoint and not slowing down in response to the warning lights and police vehicles at the scene, according to the press release. Michalski yelled at other officers to get out of the roadway but was unable to …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Does the 2011 storm still impact you?
Sunday marks the first anniversary of the storm that pulled trees from their roots, flooded cars, decimated homes and businesses and left thousands without power. While Irene blew through Matawan, Aberdeen and neighboring Bayshore towns in August 2011, Matawan-Aberdeen Patch was there to cover the hurricane that, despite a devastating aftermath, was downgraded to a tropical storm. One year later, we want to know: Does the storm continue to impact you? What changes did you make in and around your home? Did your business survive the wind and flood damage? Are there still areas that remain unfixed? Share photos of your neighborhood from the storm and from today, so we can see how far we have come since the worst storm to hit New Jersey in …