Mike’s Bikes Owner Killed By Drunk Driver

Drunk Brooklyn dentist was driving on the wrong side of the highway

Michael Gustafson, 66, the owner of Mike’s Bikes Shop at Route 36 and Ave D in Atlantic Highlands, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, following a motor vehicle crash that occurred at the Middletown/Highlands border on Route 36, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Anthony F. Sarlo, 62, a dentist from Brooklyn was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 36 when he crashed into Gustafson who was driving eastbound in a 2017 Honda Fit at approximately 12:46 a.m.  Both the Highlands and Middletown Police Departments responded to the crash, according to a Highlands law enforcement source.  The Middletown PD handled the initial investigation.

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Posted: June 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, June 22-24, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, June 22

  • St. Leo the Great Carnival (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Seining on Sandy Hook Bay – MORE INFO
  • Mercy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “The Fantasticks” at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • In the Heights at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Comedian David Cross at Paramount Theatre (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Cirque Italia” Water Circus (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “The Little Mermaid” by Premier Theatre (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Songbird at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 20th, 2018 | 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: , , , , | No Comments »

Art G discusses the Trenton Budget Circus with Tommy G this afternoon

The budget battle is Trenton is heating up as Governor Phil Murphy is threatening to shut down the government if the legislature doesn’t give him all the tax increases he wants.  Democrats and Republicans in the legislature are talking to each other in preparation of a possible override of Murphy’s threatened veto.  Former Governor Chris Christie is in the mix!

The Trenton budget circus is wilder than it has been since..well since last June when the government shut down while Christie went to the beach.

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be on the Tommy G Show live this afternoon at 4:06 to give Tommy’s listeners an update on the shenanigans. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Sheriff Golden, Freeholders, Call On Trenton To Stop Ripping Off 9-1-1 Fees

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Lillian Burry were joined by a bi-partisan group of municipal elected officials, as well as public safety officers, at the County Public Safety Center in Freehold this morning where they called upon Governor Phil Murphy and the State Legislature to restore the $.90 monthly tax on every cell phone line to its intended purpose…the funding of New Jersey’s 192 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith gives future military leaders a fitting sendoff

Neptune Township– Congressman Chris Smith recognized ten extraordinary students and celebrated their appointments to a United States military service academy yesterday afternoon during a ceremony and reception honoring the future cadets and midshipmen, and their families, at the Monmouth County Clerk’s satellite office.

Capt. Pierre A. Fuller, Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station Earle, joined Rep. Smith in congratulating the young men and women who are embarking on four years of rigorous training to prepare them to lead in the United States military.

 

The students will embark on their military careers at the end of June or in early July, depending upon which academy they are attending, with a 6-7 week intensive basic training regimen during which their physical, emotional and mental limits will be pushed as they transition from civilian to military life. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith urges Senate to pass legislation combating opioid crisis

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith today called upon his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to take swift action on a series of bills that passed this House this week which boost the federal response to the opioid crisis with support for  victims and service providers.

The legislation passed this weeks targets $3.3 billion in funding that was part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Trump earlier this year.

“As the opioid epidemic continues to proliferate, our efforts to treat and prevent this disease at the federal level must be redoubled,” Smith said. “This crisis requires a more aggressive and comprehensive response to the problem, which is exactly what this package of bills will accomplish. The Senate needs to pass this legislation as quickly as possible—the severity of the crisis demands it.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Heroin, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Holmdel Man Charged With Arson, Weapons Offenses

Leonard J. Mazzarisi, III, 29, former of Burgandy Rd in Holmdel is charged with two counts of second degree Aggravated Arson, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, third degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and third degree Criminal Mischief, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Mazzarisi was arrested at a hotel in Fredericksburg, Virginia on May 30, 2018 on outstanding warrants on these charges and held in the custody of  the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford, Virginia until he was extradited back to New Jersey on June 12, 2018. He is currently held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, pending his detention hearing on Tuesday, June 29.

He is accused of setting fire to the  Neuhaus Realty Agency office at 51 Main Street in the township on August  19, 2017 and again on January 27, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Freeholders to name bridge for Kyrillos

The bridge over the Swimming River between Red Bank and Middletown, S-17, will be renamed for former State Senator Joe Kyrillos, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced on facebook last evening.

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Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

NJ AFL-CIO Endorses Congressman Chris Smith For Reelection

Congressman Chris Smith was endorsed for reelection by the New Jersey AFL-CIO at the union’s convention in Atlantic City this week.

Over 600 delegates from 1,000 NJ unions—representing more than one million members and their families— voted to endorse Smith.

New Jersey AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said of the slate that includes Smith, “This year’s endorsed candidates… have the experience and dedication necessary to grow our communities prioritizing education, health care, jobs, infrastructure and investment in our future.”

Smith, the only Republican from New Jersey’s congressional delegation to win the endorsement, addressed the convention delegates on Tuesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, June 15-17, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, June 15

  • “The Little Mermaid” by Premier Theatre (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • PTO SpringFest ’18 (Monmouth Beach) – MORE INFO
  • Mercy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Disney’s Newsies: Broadway Musical at Axlerod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • The Taming of the Shrew by Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Sex & Garbage at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at MP (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Simulcast Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing (Freehold) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »