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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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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Posted: March 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Melody is a costly tune for Eatontown’s Court

Eatontown Mayor Calls For Resignation Of Council President and Municipal Judge

By Eatontown Mayor Dennis J. Connelly

Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly

A backroom deal by the newly elected Eatontown Borough Council President Anthony Talerico and 3 of his followers will cost the taxpayers dearly.  One of the first deeds of Eatontown Borough Council President was to install his high school friend and local attorney, Eugene Melody III, as the Eatontown Municipal Court judge for a 3-year term.  Melody, a general law practitioner, has never held a judgeship, never been a prosecutor, nor has he served as a public defender.  At the very least, either of the latter two positions is critical in understanding the workings of a municipal court and would be the logical foundation for qualifications as a municipal court judge.  Not so, in Talerico’s mind. Eugene Melody is his go to guy for patronage positions.  Melody was appointed as Special Council in 2013 and was pushed for judgeship by Talerico in 2014 before he rescinded his application after realizing he was not getting the appointment.

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Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Inside the homeless encampment hidden in woods of Howell

HOWELL – On a recent unusually warm winter day, a handful of people milled about a camp site situated about a half-mile off a bustling stretch of Route 9 in Howell. The shantytown carved out of a township-owned section of woods has all the makings of a weekend camping getaway: a pantry lined with food, a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Housing, Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Next OAL Hearing on 3/29 nothing short of OutRAGEous

By Middletown Township Committeeman Tony Fiore

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On March 29th, thousands of residents and local elected officials from Monmouth County will converge upon the Collins Arena at Brookdale to speak against the proposed Monmouth County Reliability Project as proposed by First Energy and its subsidiary JCP&L.  This additional hearing called for by Office of Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson, follows a meeting held on January 25th at Middletown High School North where thousands attended and many were turned away.  As an elected official in Middletown who will not have the opportunity to speak at this meeting per the Judge’s request, I will not remain silent with the question I would have asked Judge Cookson:  What’s the point of this hearing?

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Live, from New Jersey … is Joe Piscopo actually going to run for governor?

NEW YORK — Joe Piscopo had just gone to a commercial break during his New York City morning radio show when his producer, Frank “Five Boroughs” Morano, interjected with a query. Morano said he spent part of the weekend playing Trivial Pursuit with his parents, only to be stumped by this question: “Which ‘Saturday Night Live’… Read the rest of this entry »

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State Drops Hammer On ‘Ruthless’ Doctors Profiting Off Opioid Addiction

Doctors issuing mass opioid prescriptions in New Jersey are facing a legal crackdown to combat rampant heroin addiction fueled by painkillers. A record number of doctors in the state were sanctioned in 2016 over their irresponsible prescribing habits, resulting in long-term suspensions, permanent revocation of medical licenses and in some cases criminal charges. George Beecher, a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, March 10-12, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, March 10:

  • Multiple Family Dwelling by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch)MORE INFO
  • Red Bank Restaurant Week MORE INFO
  • The Music Man at CBA (Lincroft)MORE INFO
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor at TRT (Red Bank)MORE INFO
  • Peter and the Starcatcher at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) MORE INFO
  • Irish Bagpipers Play Downtown (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • An Evening of Improv and Comedy at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) MORE INFO
  • Betty Buckley at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, March 3-5, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, March 3:

  • The Music Man at CBA (Lincroft)MORE INFO
  • Seussical at Spring Lake TheatreMORE INFO
  • The Laramie Project at BCC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Drones by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky” Photo Exhibit at Monmouth U. (WLB)MORE INFO
  • AARP Tax-Aide Program (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Tours (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • “The Dinner Party” by Neil Simon at Center Playhouse (Freehold)MORE INFO
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor at TRT (Red Bank)MORE INFO

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, March 3-5, 2017

The Arnone Report: Freeholders Introduce Yet Another Flat Budget And Other Great Stuff

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

I’m proud to announce the Board of Chosen Freeholders has introduced a zero tax-increase budget, while maintaining the high quality of services for our residents. We will be keeping the tax levy flat while keeping spending down. As introduced, the budget is $445 million, in comparison to $493 million in 2010.

As public servants, this is what we strive for – providing residents with the high quality of life and services they deserve at the lowest possible cost.

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