Memorial Service for U.S. Marine Crewmaster Daniel Baldassare

A memorial service to honor the life of U.S. Marine Crewmaster Daniel Baldassare will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at Colts Neck High School.  The service will start at 11 a.m.  The Baldassare family has invited all to attend.

Volunteers are requested on Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. to bring American flags to line the football field.  On Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., volunteers are asked to bring a flag a form a line of honor from 5 Points Road to the football field for the Baldassare family’s entrance to the funeral.

Daniel, 20, was one of the 16 U.S. servicemen killed on July 10 when a KC-130 refueling plane crashed in a Mississippi cornfield.  15 U.S Marines and a Navy sailor perished in the accident.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, July 21-23, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, July 21

  • The ManOpause Boys by Holmdel Theatre Company – MORE INFO
  • Space Exploration Week at InfoAge (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • West Side Story at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream on BCC Great Lawn (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Halftime with Don” by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Footloose” by Premier Theatre Company (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Annie at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Peter Pan at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Brookdale Community College celebrates 50 years

 

Brookdale interim president David Stout celebrates the college’s 50th anniversary with Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMaso

LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday with a birthday cake at the College of Visual Arts among well-wishers, County officials, and members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose members were among the strongest advocates for a community college in Monmouth County half a century ago.

Dr. David Stout, interim president of Brookdale, led the brief program that included Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMasa as well as Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger presenting resolutions proclaiming July 18, 2017 as Brookdale Community College Day throughout Monmouth County and in Middletown.  Stout presented framed copies of the original Monmouth County resolution establishing the community collegeto the freeholders and representatives of AAUW.

“The college today is an outgrowth of what came before us,” said Stout, who served as emcee for the birthday party program. “The history of Brookdale reveals that the college has its roots in the community. It is a true community college, in every sense of the word.”

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald Will Not Seek Reelection

By Muriel J. Smith and Art Gallagher

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Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection.

Archibald submitted a letter to the County Committee which was read at a meeting of the borough’s Republican county committee on Monday. In his letter, the councilman stressed he is completing his term which runs out Jan. 1, 2018,  and will continue serving the borough.  However, citing personal reasons and commitments, he said he will not seek another term.

The councilman has been on the governing body for the past 25 years, serving on every committee at some time during his tenure. He has received commendations for work he has done and projects he has instituted or pursued while serving on Harbor, Police, Finance, Public Works , Recreation and  Water and Sewer.

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Video: Phil Murphy explains how he’s different from Jon Corzine

 

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Posted: July 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments »

Saad Doctor Charged With Sexual Contact With 17 year old Girl

Dr. Saad A. Saad, 71 of Red Bank, was charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and fourth degree Criminal Sexual Contact by a Monmouth County Grand Jury last week over an incident that occurred while he was examining a 17 year old female patient at Meridian Pediatric Associates in Eatontown on May 1, 2017.

Saad is the Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief at the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, according to his practice’s website. He is an attending at five hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and is an assistant professor of surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Posted: July 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Support for Abbie Smith’s Family

The tragic death of 11 year old Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith last week, allegedly at the hands of her 18 year old Keansburg neighbor, Andreas Erazo, has resulted in an outpouring of generous support for Abbie’s family.

A total of $26,055, plus meal donations, has been raised by three social media campaigns since Friday, July 14, the day after Abbie’s remains were found near her home and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced that her death was being investigated as a homicide.

The family is still accepting donations here.

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Posted: July 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

2-car crash damages historic building in Shrewsbury

SHREWBURY BOROUGH — The front steps and fence of a a historic building in Shrewbury were damaged after being struck by a car following a crash Sunday afternoon, according to a report on APP.com Two vehicles headed in different directions collided on Sycamore Avenue, sending one of the car spinning through the fence before it came… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Lifeguards rescue, revive girl at Sandy Hook beach

Update: The 12 year old girl died on Monday morning at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

SANDY HOOK – A young girl had to be revived with a defibrillator Sunday after being pulled from the water by lifeguards at a Sandy Hook beach. Lifeguards immediately began CPR after rescuing the girl, who was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. “I… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Accused killer of Abbie Smith ‘literally had demons,’ friend says

KEANSBURG — The teenager accused of stabbing an 11-year-old borough girl to death this week “literally had demons” and had shown a pattern of lashing out in anger, according to people who knew him and his family. Andreas Erazo, 18, was charged Thursday with murder hours after authorities found AbbieGail “Abbie” Smith’s body behind an apartment… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »