Expect delays on Route 35 South in Hazlet today

The Hazlet Police Department announced this morning that Route 35 southbound between Bethany Road and Miller Ave will be down to one lane from 9 am till 4 pm due to road construction.

Bethany Road and Route 35 is the intersection where the K-Mart/Pathmark shopping center is located.  Miller Ave is just north of Loews.

Traffic could be backed up to the Garden State Parkway if there are a lot of drivers on the road today.

Posted: July 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Expect delays on Route 35 South in Hazlet today

Hazlet Woman Killed Crossing Rt 36

Crystal Vernon, 34 of Hazlet, was struck by a vehicle and killed on Monday night as she attempted to cross the highway at the marked intersection at Laurel Ave, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Vernon was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:39 p.m.

Margaret Holtz, 67, of North Middletown, was the driver of the 2004 Ford Freestar van  that struck the Hazlet woman.  An 85 year old man was a passenger in the vehicle.  Neither Holtz or he passenger were injured.

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Posted: May 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Woman Killed Crossing Rt 36

Kiley wins big in Hazlet

Sue Kiley defeated Vincent Solomeno, 57% to 43% and was reelected to the Hazlet Township Committee.

Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Vincent Solomeno’s Lies

For the benefit of my readers from Hazlet who are still not convinced that Vincent Solomeno’s character assassination attempt on Mayor Sue Kiley is based upon outright lies, I visited Town Hall yesterday  to get the documentation which proves it.

As “proof” of his allegation that Kiley accepted an illegal campaign contribution from Maser Consulting during her first election in 2014 and then illegally appointed the firm Township Planner, Solomeno has been posting this clip of the Township’s pay to play ordinance: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vincent Solomeno’s Lies

Hazlet Board of Education honors 8 year old Down Syndrome Student

Interim Superintendent Renae LaPrete. Mayor Sue Kiley and Board of Education President William Kolibas Jr with Isla Newton. Isla’s mother Dori is in the background.

The Hazlet Board of Education honored Isla Newton, the 8 year old daughter of Dori and Jim Newton and a student at Raritan Valley Elementary School, on Monday evening at a crowded BOE meeting at the Beers Street School.

Isla is featured in a national campaign by the  National Down Syndrome Society‘, to combat “Law Syndrome”  ….antiquated laws and regulations that limit the life options of individuals with disabilities.

Board President William Kolibas Jr announced that he learned about Isla’s role in NDSS’s campaign during a meeting with Mayor Sue Kiley over last weekend and felt compelled to recognize her and her family.

Kolbias presented Isla with a proclamation that reads as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Board of Education honors 8 year old Down Syndrome Student

Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2

In the second part of my interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley, she talks about 1) what she wanted to accomplish in her first term on the Township Committee, 2) what she did accomplish, and what she hopes to accomplish if Hazlet voters give her another three years. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2

Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley is engaged in a tough race for reelection to the Township Committee.

Her opponent, Vincent Solomeno is up to his old tricks.  Last year when he was a candidate for Monmouth County Surrogate, Solomeno depicted Rosemarie Peters as incompetent, disengaged and indifferent to the concerns of seniors, orphans and grieving families.  He’s using the same playbook this year as he is using social media and mail to try to convince Hazlet voters that Kiley is corrupt and incompetent. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

Hazlet girl with Downs Syndrome is featured in #LawSyndrome national campaign

Mayor Sue Kiley declares Isla Newton a “Hazlet Hero”

Dori, Isla and Jim Newton with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

She’s 8 years old and has Downs Syndrome.  She’s also one the of faces of a national organization that is fighting to update laws and regulations that hold people with disabilities from reaching their full potential in education, employment and self sufficiency.

Isla Newton lives in Hazlet with her parents Jim and Dori and her younger brother Theo.  She is a student at Raritan Valley Elementary School.  Like most children, Isla dreams of getting married, having good job and being economically independent. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet girl with Downs Syndrome is featured in #LawSyndrome national campaign

Solomeno Thwarts Hazlet First Aid Squad’s Fundraising Effort

By Art Gallagher

Vincent Solomeno, last year’s losing Democrat candidate for Monmouth County Surrogate, is running for office again.  This year he wants to unseat Mayor Sue Kiley on the Hazlet Township Committee.

Support the Hazlet First Aid Squad. Click for larger view

Solomeno was the poorest performing Democrat on the County ticket last year, losing badly to Surrogate Rosemarie Peters by a margin of 58%-42%. He performed slightly better in his hometown of Hazlet where he lost to Peters, of Middletown, by 56% to 44%, while losing every election district in the township.  His effort last year was hampered when he denied using prostitutes after a facebook post wherein he announced that a “swedish whore name Cindy usually knows where to find me” was discovered online.

Vincent’s maturity and judgement does not appear to have improved in the last year.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Hazlet Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Saves RAINE Foundation $4K Per Year

Kyle Mulvey

A Hazlet teenager’s leadership and commitment to his community will have a lasting impact on the RAINE Foundation, the all volunteer local charity that delivers thousands of toys to hundreds of Bayshore families at Christmas and supports families in crisis everyday.

Kyle Mulvey, a Raritan High School junior and a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 66 of the Twin Lights District of the Monmouth County Council, Boy Scouts of America led 80 volunteers….fellow scouts and members of the Raritan wrestling and football teams..in building a new operations center for RAINE. The project, which is part of Mulvey becoming an Eagle Scout, consisted of acquiring a storage trailer, securing a location and rigging it with shelving and solar powered lighting.  RAINE will use the facility to store the supplies it uses to help families in need.

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Posted: June 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, RAINE Foundation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Saves RAINE Foundation $4K Per Year