Rescue attempt turned fatal near Monmouth Beach dock, sources say

MONMOUTH BEACH – A rescue attempt turned fatal for two people after a man fell into the water near a marina, law enforcement sources said. Authorities identified Saturday the man and woman found dead in the water Friday afternoon near the Channel Club Marina in Monmouth Beach as 59-year-old John J. LoBello of Toms River and… Read the rest of this entry »

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Middletown Woman Survived Initial Train Strike

Blayke Terry, photo via facebook

The woman struck by a train in Middletown on Saturday night has been identified as Blayke Terry, 23, of Middletown, according to a report at app.com.

Terry survived the initial strike, according to Lt. Paul Bailey of the Middletown Township Police Department.  Bailey is not aware of Terry’s current condition.

According to her facebook page, Terry is a graduate of Matawan Regional High School and works as a veterinary technician at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls.

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Woman struck by train in Middletown

A female “trespasser” by struck by a NJ Transit train in Middletown on Saturday night, according to the agency’s twitter feed and a report on NJ.com

The woman, who was struck at the Church Road crossing at 8:20 p.m., was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.  No passengers were injured according to the report.

North Jersey Coast Line service was suspended for about two hours between Hazlet and Red Bank and is now operating close to or on schedule.

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The Arnone Report: Mark Your Calendar For April 8—Made In Monmouth

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

I’m sure I join everyone in welcoming the spring season with open arms. It’s always a wonderful time of year to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. It’s also a great opportunity to shop local, which is exactly what everyone can do during the sixth Annual Made in Monmouth event on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University.

I encourage all residents and visitors to take advantage of this free event that features hundreds of consumer products made right here in Monmouth County.

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This ought to be good: Governor Christie is on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight

Governor Chris Christie will be a guest Tucker Carlson Tonight on FoxNews at 9pm, according to announcement from Christie’s office.

The topic will be the fiasco of the RyanCare vote and the “surveillance mayhem” surrounding President Trump, according to the promo on the FoxNews site.  Charles Krauthammer will also be appearing on the show.

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Seastreak Ferry runs aground near Highlands

A commuter ferry operated by Seastreak ran aground about 200 yards from the Highlands pier on Thursday night, March 23, according to an announcement by the U.S. Coast Guard.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., watchstanders at Sector New York Command Center were that 95 passengers were aboard the grounded vessel.

A rescue crew from the Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station arrived on scene and oversaw the safe transfer of passengers from the ferry vessel Whaling City Express to the ferry vessel New Jersey.

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DiBella resigned from Brookdale Board because threats continue

Joe DiBella

Former Howell Mayor Joe DiBella resigned from the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees because the “personal and professional” threats that prompted him to take a leave of absence last fall have continued and intensified, according to his resignation letter which has been obtained by MMM.

DiBella said that “the loudest voices against” him within the college community “are from those who opposed the needed actions and reforms” that he “recommended as a Trustee…”

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DiBella resigns from Brookdale Board

Joe DiBella

Joe DiBella, the former mayor of Howell, resigned from the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday, according to a report in The Asbury Park Press.

DiBella had been on a leave of absence from the Board since last September following a controversy over his allegedly “liking” racist and sexist posts on twitter. DiBella took his leave of absence after receiving death threats over the tweets.    The tweets had caused an uproar on campus. Students and faculty demanded he resign.

DiBella Resigned From Brookdale Because Threats Continue

DiBella has consistently denied “liking” the tweets.  He has suggested that either his twitter account was hacked or the images were altered to make it appear he “liked” the offensive posts.  At DiBella’s request, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation into the alleged hacking.  The status of the investigation is unknown.

 

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Terrance Weldon, former Ocean Twp Mayor and Asbury Park City Manager Died Today

Terrance D. Weldon, 1948-2017

Terrance Weldon, the former Ocean Township Mayor and Asbury Park city manager who was a central figure in the Operation Bid Rig scandal, died today at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, according to an entry on the website of the Buckley Funeral Home.  Weldon was 68 years old.

On October 10, 2002, Weldon pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting $60,000 in bribes from three developers between 1998 and 2001.  He remained out of prison until January of 2008 while he cooperated with U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s Operation Bid Rig into public corruption in Monmouth County.  His cooperation led to the convictions of Howard Schoor, the principle of the Schoor DePalma engineering firm, and three other guilty pleas.

U.S. District Judge William H. Walls rejected pleas for leniency by both the U.S Attorney’s Office and Weldon’s attorney when sentencing Weldon to 58 months in federal prison and a $20,000 fine on August 27, 2007. New Jersey officials stripped Weldon of his $20,000 per year public pension in February of 2008.

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Posted: March 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 18 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, March 24-26, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, March 24:

  • Godspell at Spring Lake TheatreMORE INFO
  • Multiple Family Dwelling by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch)MORE INFO
  • SCAN’s “Get Wired” Tech Fair at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown)MORE INFO
  • “Kismet” by RBR Theatre Company (Little Silver)MORE INFO
  • “Kiss Me Kate” by Spotlight Players (Matawan)MORE INFO
  • “Of Mice and Men” by Holmdel Theatre CompanyMORE INFO
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor at TRT (Red Bank)MORE INFO

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