Swastikas found painted in Howell park, police say

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HOWELL — Nine swastikas were spray-painted at a park frequently visited by members of the Jewish community, police said. Police discovered the swastikas Monday at Echo Lake Park, located at 1205 Maxim Southard Road, after a concerned citizen reported the vandalism and provided a picture to police. Howell police Detective Sgt. Christian Antunez, the police department’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

WATCH: Whale splashes near personal watercraft off Manasquan beach

MANASQUAN — A Brielle teen on a personal watercraft got an up-close encounter with a whale playfully splashing through the ocean just 75 yards from the beach on Monday afternoon. Taylor Schultz, 17, initially thought the whale might be in distress and pulled her watercraft in for a closer look, according to her father John Schultz.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Christie, Democrats take another stab at ending N.J. road funding crisis

assetContentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has resumed talks with Democratic legislative leaders in another attempt to end a stalemate over transportation funding that prompted a statewide road construction shutdown heading into its third month. Christie met with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) on Monday, and will meet with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), as well this… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Fort Monmouth Progress, Monmouth Park needs help

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Fort MonmouthHello Monmouth County! What an incredible few weeks it has been here throughout our beautiful county. The weather has been near perfect, providing great opportunities to visit all the wonderful places and activities we have to offer.

I have some very exciting news to share about the Former Fort Monmouth property. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders provided final approval last week to guarantee $35 million in notes and bonds through the Monmouth County Improvement Authority (MCIA). The funding will be used to revitalize the property which has been closed since 2011 and the potential impact of this redevelopment on our residents is enormous. It was the right thing to do for the region.

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Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Dangerous water conditions at Shore as week begins on hot note

assetContent (10)The last unofficial week of summer is shaping up as mainly dry and begins on a hot note in New Jersey on Monday. Expect sunny skies and temperatures to climb into the low 90s in interior sections of the state, the National Weather Service says. Recalling Irene 5 years later At the shore, temps will be… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Colts Neck police chief reportedly suspended 5 days over conference trip

assetContentCOLTS NECK – The chief of police in Colts Neck has been suspended five days after the township’s committee determined he should have used vacation time to attend an out-of-state conference, according to a report by APP.com. Chief Kevin Sauter, who earns $116,000 annually, will begin serving the unpaid suspension on Monday following the township committee’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Thousands of small fish wash up dead in Keansburg

assetContentKEANSBURG — Thousands of small fish, typically used for bait, have washed up in Keansburg over the last few days, leaving some seaside areas smelling quite unpleasant. “We believe they were likely chased into the creek by either bluefish or skates,” Bob Considine, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said in an email.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Neptune man handed 45-year prison sentence for 2011 murder in Asbury Park

assetContent (1)FREEHOLD — A judge sentenced a Neptune Township man Friday to 45 years in state prison for the 2011 murder of an Asbury Park man. Thaddeus Reevey gunned down Eric Freeman, 22, at the Asbury Park Village housing complex on Nov. 8, 2011, authorities said. In March, a jury convicted Reevey of first-degree murder following a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, August 26-28, 2016

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, August 26

  • Fair Haven Fireman’s FairMORE INFO
  • WFAN Day with Mike Francesa at Bar A (Lake Como) – MORE INFO
  • Oliver! at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Butler by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Chris Turner & Friends (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Iago by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Learn to Skimboard (Sea Bright) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Man killed crossing Route 35

assetContent (36)BRIELLE — A 26-year-old borough man was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car on Route 35, police said. Justino Quiroz-Lopez was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of the highway around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2013 Lexus, Brielle police Sergeant Mike Mechler said in a press release. Quiroz-Lopez… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »