The Associated Humane Societies announced on facebook this evening that the volunteer program at their Tinton Falls facility has been reinstated.
AHS announced the suspension of the program last Sunday, claiming that volunteers failure to follow protocol for handling animals housed at the shelter cause animal deaths and injuries to both animals and humans.
Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, a volunteer at the facility, called the claims by AHS “outrageous” and dubbed the management of the facility “apathetic” to both guests of the facility looking to adopt pets and the animals themselves. The volunteers was wage a PR campaign against the programs termination throughout the week. A protest was scheduled for tomorrow at the facility. It is unclear if the protest will happen, given the reinstatement.
Here is the statement posted today announcing the reinstatement of the program:
The announcement alleges that volunteers at the facility chronically violated protocols for handing animals which resulted in deaths, human and animal injuries and expensive veterinary bills. Additionally, the announcement alleges that volunteers “solicited funds to be collected as donations for Associated Humane Societies, yet they were never turned in.”
“The animals at our Tinton Falls facility will continue to receive the excellent care and attention that they always have from our dedicated staff while we work hard to formulate a plan for a new volunteer program going forward. Be assured that our dogs will continue to be walked. Volunteers were never responsible for feeding or medicating animals, cleaning or maintaining our facility, and were not involved with the general day to day operations of running the shelter, so none of that will be affected.”
The announcement said that the problems that have occurred at the Tinton Falls facility have not occurred at the organizations animal shelters in Newark or Forked River.
The owner of an Asbury Park daycare center funded by a contract with the city’s Board of Education told the board they hired a janitor for $40,000 but hired an undocumented worker who she paid ‘under the table’ instead, according to a nine count indictment returned by a Monmouth County Grand Jury.
Sylvia Brodrick, 59, of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, is the was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts each of third degree Theft by Deception, third degree Tampering with Public Records, second degree Making False Representations in Payment Claims on a Government Contract, second degree False Material Representation in Connection with Performance of a Government Contract, and one count of third degree Identity Theft. After surrendering to authorities Tuesday morning, Broderick was released by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C. pending a future court date, according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Ocean Township- A four year old child who was left in a running car with his two year old sister climbed into the driver’s seat and put the car in reverse yesterday morning, causing the vehicle to back across a Rustic Drive parking lot before being stopped by a brick stairwell, according to a statement issued by the Ocean Township Police Department. Neither child was hurt and there were no injuries reported.
The children’s father, Travaris S. Reevey, 41 of Ocean, was arrested on the scene by Officer Alisa Martinez and Detective Michael Melody. Reevey was charged with child endangerment. During his arrest it was discovered that he was wanted on a Contempt of Court Warrant in Asbury Park.
STORMIN’ NORMAN SELDIN “I’m a Jersey boy with his heart down in New Orleans,” sings Stormin’ Norman Seldin in “Jersey Boy,” which shows the influence of New Orleans R&B on his music (listen below). But Seldin’s deeper roots are in the Asbury Park music scene: The singer-songwriter-pianist one of the architects of the blend of rock… Read the rest of this entry »
Tyreek Williams, 24, of Asbury Park, was arrested today for the stabbing death of 19 year old Prize R. Johnson, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Williams was charged with first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $1,022,500 bail with no 10% option as set by Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.
Asbury Park police responded to a 911 call around 9:58 p.m. on Monday Jan. 5, 2015, reporting a person had been stabbed on Ridge Avenue before arriving at the apartment. Johnson was found inside Building 1, Apartment 53, at the Washington Village apartments, 1259 Washington Avenue, where he died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:29 p.m.
ASBURY PARK —When most New Year’s revelers were nursing hangovers on Thursday morning, hundreds of daring partiers worked up enough courage to take a plunge into the frigid ocean off Asbury Park. New Year’s Day in Asbury Park means it’s time for the Sons of Ireland’s annual Polar Bear Plunge for brave souls who are willing… Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATE: AsburyParkSun reports that if the Monmouth County Board of Elections decision to not count the disqualified Vote By Mail ballots is overturned, that a runoff election between Mayor John Moor and Remond Palmer could be triggered.
Asbury Park Mayor-elect John Moor told MMM that he was informed by City Attorney Fredrick Raffetto this afternoon that the City has been served with a lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of both the municipal and Board of Education elections that were held on November 4, 2014. According to Moor’s recalculation, the plaintiffs are Remond Palmer, the “A-Team” candidate for mayor and Arva Council, an “A-Team” candidate for Board of Education.
Moor said that his understanding is that the plaintiffs are seeking to have the results of the election overturned and for the 353 Vote By Mail ballots disqualified by the Monmouth County Board of Election to be counted.
If there was any doubt that Asbury Park has the strongest local music scene in New Jersey, just look at the nominees in the 40 – that’s right, 40 – categories for the 2014 Asbury Music Awards. There are at least eight nominees in all categories, and more… Read the rest of this entry »