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Tinton Falls Woman Gets 33 years for murder of pot dealer

Raquel Garajau

Raquel Garajau, the 21 year old Brookdale student from Tinton Falls convicted last September for the 2017 murder of Trupal Patel, 29 of Brick, was sentenced to 33 years in state prison today by Judge Joseph W. Oxley.

Garajau maintained her innocence in her remarks to Judge Oxley, according to coverage by the coverage by the Asbury Park Press.

Acording to a statement from Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, the sentence carries a minimum of 30 years before Garajau is eligible for release. Once released, Garajau will be under parole supervision for five years.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Golden: No one will be left out in the cold

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that a Code Blue Alert has been issued  in the County as extremely low temperatures and dangerously high winds are forecast.  The Code Blue Alert is in effect starting on Sunday, January 20 at 6:00 a.m and extends through 8:00 a.m on Wednesday January 23.

“Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of all Monmouth County residents throughout this Code Blue Alert and always,” said Sheriff Golden, whose agency oversees the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management. “The necessary plans, procedures and resources are in place to address any emergency situation that is elevated to the level of needing county assistance.”

Residents in need of a warming center are advised to contact their local police department.  The municipality will then coordinate assistance with the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays And Deductables For Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

New Jersey’s largest healthcare network announced today that it is waiving co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members.

“We have seen the financial impact the federal government shut down has had on many families and we want to ensure that people will receive the care they need without worrying about the cost,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.

“We believe that we need to step forward and do our part to help furloughed federal employees and their families,’’ Garrett said.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Michael Sachs Takes Sue Kiley’s Seat On Hazlet Township Committee

Michael Sachs, Sue Kiley and Scott Aagre celelbrate Kiley’s first election to the Hazlet Township Committee in 2014

Long time community leader Michael Sachs returned to the Hazlet Township Committee this week after a two year hiatus.  Sachs, 59, was appointed to the committee to fill the vacancy created when Sue Kiley resigned upon becoming a Monmouth County Freeholder.

Sachs, a Republican, is expected to seek Hazlet voters approval in November to complete the term which expires on December 31, 2020.  He has previously served a combined 15 years on the Township Committee, including four years as mayor, according to The Hazletonian, a local news site published by Two River Times  news and social media editor Christina Johnson.

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Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘TOXIC’ MASCULINITY BELIES COMPLIMENTARY UNIQUE STRENGTHS OF MEN AND WOMEN

By Peter Rosenberger

According to studies, the last ten years reveals an increasing number of men serving as family caregivers.  Up from 35% a decade ago, studies show men now make up more than 45% of those caring for an aging, disabled, or chronically-ill loved one—a number reflecting more masculinity inserted into what traditionally appeared to be a role overwhelming dominated by females.

Yet our country, and now even razor blade companies, seem to assert our society is replete with ‘toxic masculinity.’ Whether a direct or indirect swipe at the President, the debate appears burrowed into the regular discourse of American life.

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Posted: January 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Freeholders Invite Local Charities To Public Employees Giving Appeal

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is inviting local charities to apply to be beneficiaries of the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced this afternoon.

“Independent charitable organizations are invited to join the County’s annual charitable campaign,” said Director Arnone, the Monmouth County 2019/2020 campaign chairman. “We know that there are many local not-for-profit organizations in our community doing phenomenal work that may not know about this fundraising opportunity. This is a chance for local charities to connect with public employees here in Monmouth County.”

In 2018, public employees in Monmouth County and its partners throughout the state donated over $747,000 to support the work of more than 800 charitable organizations.

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Posted: January 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, January 18-20, 2019:

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, January 18

  • The Elvis Birthday Bash at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Create Top Notch Resumes & Cover Letters (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • “Apple Season” at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Friday Night Open Ice Skating (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Ice at the Pier (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Collingwood Indoor Flea Market (Farmingdale) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie: Kushner’s vendetta hurt Trump’s presidency

In his soon to be released book, Let Me Finishformer New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claims that he was dismissed as Chairman of the Trump transition team at the behest of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, and that the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today had he, instead of Vice President Mike Pence, overseen the establishment of the Administration, according to a review of the book published at The Guardian.

At the heart of it is Christie’s desire to tell the American people that had his transition plan been adopted after Trump’s shock victory on election night in November 2016, the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today. Once he had been tossed overboard, the new transition team led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a “thrown-together approach” that led to appalling choices of senior personnel “over and over again”.

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Golden Slams O’Scanlon’s Marijuana Effort

In a rare public disagreement among Monmouth County Republicans, Sheriff Shaun Golden, the Party Chairman, slammed Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s effort to win fiscal and public safety reforms from Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney in exchange for three Republican votes in the Senate to legalize recreational marijuana.

Golden took to twitter last night, calling the the proposal “typical Trenton”

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver the annual State of the State address this afternoon at noon from the Statehouse in Trenton.

Watch it here courtesy of NJTV:

Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »