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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his soon to be released book, Let Me Finish, former 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”.