N.J. lawmakers move forward on $38.4B state budget

assetContentTRENTON — Senate and Assembly budget committees approved a $34.8 billion Democratic state budget plan for the coming fiscal year that tacks on about $275 million in spending to governor’s plan. With focus on a tax plan to rescue the Transportation Trust Fund, budget talks have been more bridled than in years past. Senate Budget and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 24-26, 2016

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, June 24

  • Jersey Shore Greek Festival (Ocean Twp.)MORE INFO
  • St. Leo the Great Carnival (Lincroft)MORE INFO
  • Nick Clemons Concert (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Man of La Mancha by Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Danny White & Friends Concert (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Shark Challenge ’16 (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • “Seeing Stars: Every Flag Tells A Story” Exhibit (Highlands)MORE INFO

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Posted: June 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

MAST gets another Fort Hancock building, Students will have a gym

By Muriel Smith

Osprey Sandy Hook (510x640)MIDDLETOWN – “We’re a long way away from putting a shovel in the ground, but if we’re able to agree on a project plan that meets our needs, and is acceptable to all community stakeholders, it will be a huge step in the future of our program. We really can’t thank Ms. Burry and the Freeholders enough for recognizing our need for a gymnasium, and offering their support.”

That’s what Earl Moore, principal at MAST, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Fort Hancok said this week when he learned the Monmouth County Vocational Board of Education and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Intent, paving the way  for conversion of Buildings 56 and 23 at Fort Hancock into a new facility.

The announcement, which was signed by all parties involved on Thursday, was made at the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee meeting at Thompson Park Friday.

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Posted: June 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

About 1,000 join at Asbury ParK equality walk in wake of Orlando attack

assetContent (27)ASBURY PARK — Danielle DiNapoli is no stranger to the gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, that was recently attacked by a lone gunman that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured. When she heard about the attack, she said, “It literally felt like my heart was being ripped out.” DiNapoli, 35, of Spring Lake,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Couple faces 552 animal cruelty charges for hoarding dogs

howell dog hoardingHOWELL — A township husband and wife face 552 charges of animal cruelty after authorities found 276 dogs in their split-level home earlier this month. Charlene and Joseph Handrik of Bennett Road are accused of inflicting unnecessary cruelty on the dogs by providing inhumane living conditions, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a statement… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

5 tips to protect you from Orlando charity scammers

scamTRENTON — With sympathy running high for victims of the Orlando night club massacre and their families, acting Attorney General Robert Lougy warned the public to investigate before making charitable donations. Tragedies often bring out scam artists who may use high-pressure tactics or mislead by claiming to create a fund with a similar-sounding name of reputable… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

N.J. lawmakers vote to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

assetContentTRENTON — Responding to pleas from veterans, the state Assembly Thursday passed a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of illnesses that would qualify a person for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee also approved the same legislation, sending it on to the full… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

assetContent (26)FREEHOLD — A year after a Neptune Township police sergeant chased down his ex-wife and opened fire on her in broad daylight on an Asbury Park street, authorities have yet to release a report on how cops responded to the deadly shooting and the history of the couple’s tumultuous relationship. In announcing that the findings into… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 17-19, 2016

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, June 17

  • Earth, Wind & Fire at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Man of La Mancha by Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • “Lincroft Eats” Food Truck Festival at BCC – MORE INFO
  • Horseshoe Crab Twilight Walk on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Taste of Chaos at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • I Remember Mamma at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Live Horse Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Radio Technology Museum Open at InfoAge (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Middletown Man hospitalized after sting from clinging jellyfish in Shrewsbury River

Shrewsbury river from Sandy Hook (800x321)MONMOUTH BEACH — The week after a specimen was discovered in Barnegat Bay, three more clinging jellyfish have been discovered in the Shrewsbury River, the Monmouth Beach Office of Emergency Management said in an alert Wednesday. In its alert, the OEM said the dime-sized samples were believed to be the jellyfish, which are native to the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »