Saturday, May 18, 2013
News from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Clark- Around 6:30 p.m. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, aka Internet celeb "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was arrested at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia, by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. McGillvary has been charged with the homicide of Joseph Galfy, Jr., 73, which occurred in Clark on May 12. Read the entire timeline on Clark Patch. Galloway Township- It was a sunny day in Boston. Jeffrey Bauman was in attendance at the Boston Marathon, watching his girlfriend race when an overdressed man who wasn’t watching the race bumped into him, gave him a head nod, and placed a package at his feet. “He realized he had to move,” Courtney Bauman said. “He tried to …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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Brick- A jury has found Brick resident Anthony DiGilio not guilty of vehicular homicide and assault by vessel in connection with a fatal Aug. 3, 2008 boating accident. The 1 a.m. accident rocked the Jersey Shore boating community and a subsequent investigation led to charges being brought against DiGilio, who was at the helm of a 27-foot Imperial performance boat when the accident occurred in the area where the Metedeconk River converges with Barnegat Bay in Brick. Read more on Brick Patch. Long Branch- The man who barricaded himself inside a Brighton Avenue home and got involved in a long standoff with the Long Branch Long Branch Police on Monday is facing several charges. Robert Powers Jr, was arrested and charged with simple assault, …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Belmar- Belmar is hoping to get on Prince Harry's itinerary for a stateside tour the royal has planned in May. The Prince of Wales has planned a May stop, touring Hurricane-Sandy impacted areas of New Jersey and New York. Read more on Belmar Patch. Middletown- A man who formerly lived in Port Monmouth pleaded guilty today to leading a narcotics network that was responsible for the largest indoor marijuana growing operation ever shut down by police in New Jersey, the state attorney general's office announced. Read more on Middletown Patch. Long Branch- The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and Long Branch Police are still investigating three homicides which occurred in the last three weeks in the city. The double homicide which occurred …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
News you may have missed this week in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Toms River- With the help of his father, Eric Katz spent over three years renovating the house that allowed him to live how he wanted. The 30 year-old paraplegic has been in a wheelchair since age 15, but that never stopped him from living an active and independent life. Then Superstorm Sandy struck. His custom home in Toms River's Green Island section was devastated by flooding. Read more on Toms River Patch. Point Pleasant- These photos and video of the River Avenue Beach in Point Borough, Manasquan Inlet, Point Beach, Lavallette, Manasquan, Asbury Park, the Barnegat Lighthouse and the Casino Pier area in Seaside Heights were shot by a camera strapped to a copter. Specifically, area resident Bob Alberding had his camera strapped …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
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Brick- The fire that destroyed the Camp Osborn neighborhood during Superstorm Sandy was captured in an up-close video and uploaded to YouTube by way of a Mexican news site Oct. 31, 2012, but the video has only recently surfaced locally. The neighborhood, comprised of a mix of vacation bungalows and some newer, year-round homes, was nearly completely destroyed in the storm. Read more on Brick Patch. Lacey- Just more than a week after a car on Lacey Road struck Dunkin, a one-year-old yellow lab, he is safe at home with a cone on his head. On March 15, Margaret Patterson’s son was playing outside with his friends. When a friend came into the Alpine Street home, Dunkin has squeezed through the entry and ran off. The boys had tried to catch him…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Jersey Shore- Visit Ocean City Patch for recovery by the numbers. Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They also can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362. Recovery assistants remain available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Read Ocean City Patch for more. Lakehurst- A groundbreaking has taken place for the New Jersey National Guard’s new Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Congressman Jon Runyan joined military leaders at the groundbreaking for the new Army Aviation Support Facility. Read more on Manchester Patch. Brick- Even one of …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Check Manasquan-Belmar Patch for Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade news and traffic information. Toms River- A meeting by a grassroots organization dedicated to opposing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) flood maps was shut down by Toms River police Saturday after being overwhelmed by large crowds. The group, Stop FEMA Now, is hoping its unified voice will reach elected officials and encourage them to speak out against FEMA's Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps, which were recently adopted by the State. If the maps aren't changed, thousands of residents along New Jersey's coasts will be required to elevate their homes or face potentially financially-crippling flood insurance premiums in the years go come. Read more on Ocean …
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 …
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
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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…