‘I have to prove my innocence,’ says Asbury Park man charged in shootout with cop

A man accused of attempted murder in an exchange of gunfire with a police officer in Asbury Park that left a young girl with a graze wound rejected a plea deal of 15 years in prison Monday and will instead go to trial. Dante Allen, 23, of Asbury Park, faces up to 36 years in a… Read the rest of this entry »

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The Season for Some Charity

By Greg Kelly

It’s that time of the year when those more fortunate give to those less fortunate. And now more than ever it appears the generosity is needed.

A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy report, How America Gives (which regularly reviews the nation’s charitable ways), shows that only 24% of Americans are now making charitable donations (it was 31% a decade ago).

“Demographic and cultural shifts may also be contributing to the decline,” according to the report. “Millennials have overtaken boomers as the country’s largest generation, and studies widely indicate that they aren’t embracing traditional ideas of giving.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Coward of the County: Curley Doesn’t Show Up For Censure Meeting

John P. Curley went to federal court to get his ban from the Hall of Records lifted. Then he didn’t show up to fight his censure.

Freeholder John P. Curley did not show up to fight his censure at the Special Meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Friday afternoon in Judge Patricia D. Clearly’s courtroom in the Hall of Records. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments »

Garden State’s Homeless Rate Halved During Past Decade

New national data show that homelessness in New Jersey fell by 50.7 percent during the past decade, the biggest decline in any state during that period. The figures came in an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. But Renee Koubiadis, executive director of the Anti-Poverty Network of… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Homelessness, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Things to do in Monmouth County on Sunday instead of watching football

 

Sunday, December 10

  • The Nutcracker by CODA at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Christmas Holly Walk on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Celebration at Taylor-Butler (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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N.J.’s weekend snow forecast just got worse; up to 4 inches possible

A storm system is now expected to move closer to the Atlantic coast than was initially anticipated, upping the probability that most areas of New Jersey will see their first snow accumulations of the season this weekend. In a revised forecast issued Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service forecast office in Mount Holly now calls for… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Watch: Don’t Drink And Drive Home From Your Holiday Party—Today Show Reprise

With the holiday party season upon us, it’s a good time to dust off this Today Show video shot four years ago at Raven and The Peach in Fair Haven.

If you’re reading this, there is really no excuse for drinking and driving. Open your Uber or Lyft app.  AngelLift will get you AND your car home.

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House passes Conceal Carry Reciprocity, Smith and Pallone vote No

The U. S. House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 today, 231-198 with six Democrats voting ‘Aye.’  Fourteen Republicans voted against the bill, including Chris Smith and Leonard Lance of New Jersey.  Congressman Frank Pallone, who along with Smith represents Monmouth County, voted against the bill.

“Today, the House took action to protect our citizens’ Second Amendment rights,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in a statement. “The truth is that concealed carry laws save lives. Right now, current law creates confusion for people who cross state borders with a lawful concealed carry permit. The legislation passed by the House today ensures that people who carry their legal firearm across state borders are protected under the law.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Frank Pallone, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Surf fisherman dies after being swept out to sea at Sandy Hook

A fisherman who was swept out to sea Wednesday morning at the Sandy Hook National Gateway Recreation Area died hours after he was pulled from the water by rescuers, authorities said. National Parks Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun said the fisherman was apparently wading in the surf around 8 a.m. when he was swept out. He was… Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, December 8-10, 2017

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, December 8

  • Miseltoe by Monmouth County Historical Association (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Christmas Lantern Tours at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • “Silent Night” by NJ Chamber Singers (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • RCDS Brownstone Boutique Holiday Shopping Weekend (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Gift Gallery at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Bean, Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »