16 Year Old Neptune Boy Charged in Asbury Park Shooting

A 16 year old boy from Neptune Township was arrested at Neptune High School this afternoon and charged in the shooting death of a 10 year old Asbury Park boy and the wounding of the boy’s 39 year old mother, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Armed Officer “never went in,” “did nothing” during Parkland shooting

The armed school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida “never went in” during the Feb. 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says SRO Scot Peterson was suspended and then chose to resign following Thursday reports that he did nothing during the massacre. Israel told reporters Thursday… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Rick Hibell replaces Gerry Scharfenberger on Middletown Township Committee

Rick W. Hibell was appointed to the Middletown Township Committee on Tuesday, February 20.  He replaces Gerry Scharfenberger who resigned from the Committee upon being selected to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

A native of the Belford section of the Township, Hibell is a former Fire Chief and a member of the Planning Board.  He is the owner of E-Z Docks Marine Construction.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

10 year old boy killed in Asbury Park shooting

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A ten year old boy was shot and killed at about 11PM last night on the 400 block of Ridge Ave in Asbury Park, according to multiple news reports.  A 39 year old women, the boys mother according to a source, was wounded in the shooting.

MMM has learned that the child was a student at Bradley Elementary School.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Parkland shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Why didn’t school system do more?

MIAMI — At times, Nikolas Cruz’s behavior could be a school administrator’s nightmare: Teachers and other students said he kicked doors, cursed at teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with bullets to school. He collected a string of discipline for profanity, disobedience, insubordination and disruption. In 2014, administrators transferred Cruz to an… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Sweeney Forges Ahead with State Tax Policy Review, No Input from Murphy Team

Senate President Steve Sweeney. file photo by Art Gallagher

Sens. Steve Oroho (R-Sussex), left, and Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen) have been named to the group that will review NJ’s tax and fiscal policies. Major changes to the federal tax code recently enacted in Washington, D.C. may have significant and unexpected impact on the state economy, according to state lawmakers – particularly in a high-cost place like… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 23-25, 2018

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Friday, February 23

  • Wild Horses by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Girlfriends Getaway Weekend” (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Bye Bye Birdie at Spring Lake Community House – MORE INFO
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Pier Village Restaurant Week (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Wine Weekend (Spring Lake) – MORE INFO
  • Irish Film Festival (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Trump pushes bump stock ban

President Trump announced Tuesday that he is banning “bump stock” accessories for semi-automatic firearms in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida. Mr. Trump said he signed a directive ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning “bump stocks” and other devices that turn semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons. He said the new… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Guns, News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Coast Guard warns boaters and kayakers…the water is COLD!

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Atlantic City detachment issued a cold water warning to mid-Atlantic boaters and kayakers this afternoon:

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy nominates Fulton to head MVC

Brenda “Sue” Fulton was nominated to be Governor Phil Murphy’s MVC Chief

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his nomination of B. Sue Fulton of Asbury Park to be the Chair and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

MMM reported that Fulton was being vetted for the job on February 8, two days after her 2016 Democrat running mate for Monmouth County Freeholder, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, announced that he had turned down the job because “it was not a good fit.

“I’m honored — and humbled — to be asked to lead the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, and to be part of Governor Murphy’s administration,” Fulton said in a statement released by the governor’s office, “We will make it our aim every day to better serve the people of New Jersey. There is tremendous opportunity to bring about a positive change in New Jersey and I am excited to be a part of that change.”

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ MVC, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »