Middletown cops shut down traffic to rescue ‘panic stricken’ cat

assetContent (1)MIDDLETOWN – Police are asking the public for help locating the owner of a cat that was rescued by authorities and a tow truck mechanic from speeding Route 36 traffic on Saturday. Police Officer Nichola Fenezia responded to a report of a cat “clinging on for its life” on the median divider of the highway near… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Rutgers graduate killed in Mount Everest avalanche after Nepal earthquake

assetContentA Rutgers graduate from Edison who was working as a doctor with a team of climbers on Mount Everest was killed Saturday in an avalanche caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal. Marisa Eve Girawong was a base camp doctor at Madison Mountaineering, a Seattle, Washington-based mountain guide service, according to the organization’s website. Girawong graduated… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Brookdale President Looking for Greener Pastures

Maureen Murphy1

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Brookdale Community College President Maureen Murphy is one of four finalists for the position of president of Blinn College’s Bryan, Texas campus, according to a report on theEagle.com, a Byran-College Station, TX publication.

Murphy and her three competitors will be in Texas to meet members of the public, who will provide feedback on the selection, on May 4 and 5.

In an email to Brookdale’s faculty and staff on Friday, Murphy said, “I entered this search for personal and professional reasons. My commitment to Brookdale is steadfast, but I am exploring select opportunities,” according to a report on APP.com.

The former English professor has an interesting definition of steadfast.

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Posted: April 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Keansburg Historical Society Seeks To Reopen Its Sandy Damaged Museum

Keansburg Historian Doug Foulks, KHS President Ed Balyk and Councilman Arite Boden

Keansburg Historian Doug Foulks, KHS President Ed Balyk and Councilman Arite Boden

The Keansburg Historical Society hopes to reopen its museum for this upcoming summer season.   All they need is a little money.

The artifacts that were salvaged after Sandy have been in storage in an elevated trailer for the last 2 + years. The popular replicas of the early 1900’s Keansburg Steamships which brought tourists and and real estate investors from New York City to the Burg are being restored Hans Mitkaitis of Master Shripwrights in Atlantic Highlands.

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Posted: April 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Keansburg, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. Legislature will fully fund pension in 2016, senate president vows

IMG_9153 (640x391)TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney does not leave room for doubt when he says the Democratic-led state Legislature will fully fund New Jersey’s public worker pension system next year. “We’re going to fund it,” he said. Democratic leaders say they’re forging ahead with plans to make a $3.1 billion contribution into a pension system… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Bruce Jenner is a conservative Republican, Christian woman

Posted: April 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: LGBT | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

NJ First Lady Mary Pat Christie Quits Her Job

Mary Pat Christie,  Governor Chris Christie’s wife, has left her lucrative job at Wall Street hedge fund, Angelo, Gordon & Co, according to multiple media reports citing a statement from the Governor’s spokesman, Kevin Roberts.

photo via nj.gov

photo via nj.gov

“Mrs. Christie has decided to take a hiatus from her work in the finance world to spend more time with her family and young children. She recently resigned her position as a Managing Director at Angelo Gordon.”

The Christies have four children. Two are in college and two…an 11 year old and 14 year old…at home.

Mrs. Christie has been the breadwinner in the family since Governor Christie started his government career as U.S. Attorney in 2002.  In 2013 Mrs. Christie reported earnings of $510, 522.  The Governor’s salary is $175,000.

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Posted: April 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Mary Pat Chrisite | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth County Officials Honored By Defense Department For Supporting Citizen Soldiers

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L to R: James Plousis, Chairman N.J. State Parole Board, Michael Ruane, Director Office on Aging, Disabilities & Veterans Services, Col. Carmen Venticinque, NJ ESGR, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Sheriff Shaun Golden & Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. Click photo for larger view

Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni and Michael Ruane, Director of the Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services were each presented the Seven Seals Award by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office during a Show of Strength ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Freehold on Wednesday.

ESGR is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. They develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

With the Seven Seals Award, ESGR recognizes significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission to develop and promote supportive work environments for service members in the Reserve Components.

48 percent of the U.S.Military comes from the National Guard and Reserve.

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Posted: April 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Shark River Dredging Project Will Go Out To Bid Late Summer

Bids expected in late summer.  Award anticipated in Fall of 2015

Shark River1The long delayed dredging of the Shark River Channels is finally moving forward, according to a statement released today by State Senator Jennifer Beck, Freeholder Tom Arnone and Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources has provided a working timeline for dredging the channels. Requests for proposals (RFP) will be released by DOT in August or September, according to Arnone, and a contract for the project is expected to be awarded in late October.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ DOT, Shark River | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Lucas Sentencing Postponed Till May 1

andrew lucasFormer Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas’s sentencing on federal fraud charges has been postponed for a third time, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Convicted of obstruction of justice and falsifying tax returns and loan application documents last September,  Lucas was to have been sentenced on January 20, but the government had not completed its pre-sentencing report for U.S. District Court Judge Freda L. Wolfson to consider.  Wolfson postponed the March 25 sentencing until tomorrow, April 24, because she was presiding over an unrelated trial.  No reason has been disclosed for the latest postponement.

Lucas could face up to 60 years in federal prison if sentenced to the maximum on all charges.  The obstruction of justice conviction requires a two year mandatory minimum sentence, according to an attorney familiar with the case.

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas | 2 Comments »