Aberdeen student in police custody after making threat, officials say

A student in a northern Monmouth County school district was taken into police custody Saturday after the student made a “terroristic threat,” school officials and police said. The officials in Aberdeen Township would not disclose the nature of the alleged threat when pressed by NJ Advance Media but said there is “currently no active security threat… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Nutley closes all schools Friday due to threat in Instagram video

The Nutley School District has closed all schools on Friday as police investigate a security threat posted to social media. “Because of the nature of the world in which we live, there was no other decision to be made,” Superintendent Julie Glazer said in a statement late Thursday. All evening events planned for Friday have also… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Women Encircle a Crying Mom Whose Toddler Was Having a Meltdown at the Airport

While airports might typically be associated with stress, they can also be places for strangers to help out during those very times of travel anxiety. One such incident happened to Beth Bornstein Dunnington when she was flying out of Los Angeles earlier this month. The mom from Waimea, Hawaii was at LAX waiting to board her… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 8 Comments »

The Right to Treatment Protects All of Us

Twenty years after the closing of Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, thoughts on Parkland, Florida.

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

In 1966, Chief Judge Bazelon of the D.C. Appellate Court reviewed a lower court decision where the judge had said, “My jurisdiction is limited to determining whether [the patient] has recovered his sanity. I don’t think I have a right to consider whether he is getting enough treatment.”

Chief Judge Bazelon stated, “Absent treatment, the hospital is transformed into a penitentiary where one could be held indefinitely for no convicted offense.”

He then went on to note that in 1964 Congress had passed the Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill Act which provides, in part, “A person hospitalized in a public hospital for a mental illness shall, during his hospitalization, be entitled to medical and psychiatric care and treatment.”

He defined that requisite care by saying, “According to leading experts ‘psychiatric care and treatment’ includes not only the contacts with psychiatrists but also activities and contacts with the hospital staff designed to cure or improve the patient.”

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Guns, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Cory Booker just took another step toward a run for president

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, criticized for campaign contributions from Wall Street and the drug industry, has sworn off corporate political action committee donations as he ponders whether to seek a run for the White House. Booker, D-N.J., made the announcement in a Twitter post. He joined three other potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, U.S.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

THE Thing To In Monmouth County Next Wednesday

Bell Works is quickly becoming downtown Monmouth County.  If you have been there recently, you know what an amazing job Ralph Zucker and his team at Somerset Development are doing in transforming the former historic Bell Labs facility into an powerful economic engine and fun, exciting place to work, play and learn.

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to visit, here it is:

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Monmouth Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center Receives National Recogintion

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Undersheriff Robert Dawson were in Washington yesterday to accept the the Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program Award from the NG9-1-1 Institute and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.   The ceremony took place at the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history

The numbers were staggering by any measure. More than 160 million credit card numbers were stolen. According to federal prosecutors, the losses were in excess of $311 million. And at least 17 large financial institutions, retailers and other entities that processed credit card transactions were hacked in an audacious and complex operation that operated under the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, February 16-18, 2018

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, February 16

  • Bye Bye Birdie at Spring Lake Community House – MORE INFO
  • When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Lovers & Other Strangers by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Free Tax-Aide Program (Shrewsbury, Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Rare Wildlife Revealed Art Exhibit at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Simulcast Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) MORE INFO

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Posted: February 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Murphy fires Scharfenberger for skipping his press conference

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger takes the Oath of Office on Feb 3.

Republican Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger was fired from his job in the Murphy administration this afternoon. PoliticsDW broke the story.

“I paid the price for not attending the press conference,” Scharfenberger said when reached by MMM.  The freeholder was referring to Governor Murphy’s event in Marlboro last week to promote his scheme to convert property taxes into charitable donations as workaround to the new federal tax law which caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.  Murphy claimed bi-partisan support for the scheme, but only five Democrat mayors from Monmouth County showed up to support the governor.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments »