By Art Gallagher
David and Sean Goldman celebrate Sean’s graduation from Holmdel High School
This time of year thousands of New Jersey families, millions throughout the nation, are celebrating a major milestone in the lives of their teen aged children as they graduate from high school.
Twice this week, Sean Goldman’s graduation from Holmdel High School was described to me as a miracle.
It’s not that Sean overcame a disability or extreme hardship–miracles that should be celebrated. Sean was abducted by his mother, Bruna Bianchi, 14 years ago and taken to Brazil. Bianchi took Sean on what she said was a two week vacation to visit her family in Brazil, but once there, she divorced Sean’s father, David Goldman, and kept the four year old boy from his father. A Brazilian Court granted Bianchi a divorce. A New Jersey Court granted David custody of his son.
When Bianchi died during childbirth four years later, the international child custody case should have been over, under the terms of the Hague Convention which grants custody to a surviving biological parent. But Sean’s maternal grandparents and step-father used their wealth and political influence to thwart—temporarily as it turned out–David’s unrelenting commitment to raise his son.
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Posted: June 23rd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Holmdel, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, David Goldman, Holmdel High School, International Child Abduction, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Sean Goldman, The Sean and David Goldman Act | 6 Comments »
HOLMDEL — Another company has secured a lease at the historic Bell Laboratories site in Holmdel, adding another 200 employees to a hub that will soon be teeming with tech workers. For nearly 50 years, Bell Labs was home to some of the most innovative minds in technology, churning out seven Nobel Prize winners. Engineers and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 20th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: Bell Labs Property, Bell Works, Holmdel, Monmouth County New | 1 Comment »
HOLMDEL – One of the state’s largest energy providers announced Thursday that it plans to relocate its regional headquarters to the 2-million-square-foot Bell Works site on Crawfords Corner Road. Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., formally signed a 10-year lease with Somerset Development on Thursday to occupy 64,000 square feet of the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: Bell Works, Holmdel, JCP&L, Jersey Central Power & Light, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on JCP&L relocating regional headquarters to historic N.J. building
Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso delivered backpacks and school supplies to students at Red Bank Primary School, October 19, 2015 as part of a NFWL school readiness program. The backpacks were donated by Office Depot (photo by Monmouth County Department of Public Information).
“I am so proud to take a leadership role in an organization that helps to empower and inspire elected women to become thoughtful leaders who can shape America’s future,” said DiMaso. “I look forward to encouraging woman legislators in New Jersey and throughout the country to join NFWL to develop leadership skills and become more effective elected officials.”
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.
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Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | Tags: Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, National Federation of Women Legislators, NFWL, Serena DiMaso | 1 Comment »
Two people were shot in Lot 4 of of the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel at 11:14 pm last night, according to the New Jersey State Police.
Both victims transported via Medvac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune where they are in critical but stable condition. Reports that one of the victims had died last night are inaccurate.
The search for the shooter who fled into a wooded area is continuing . The State Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact NJSP Detectives at 732-441-4550.
Posted: August 4th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: Holmdel, Monmouth County News, New Jersey State Police, PNC Arts Center Shooting | 3 Comments »
Thomas Critelli was nominated to serve a second term on the Holmdel Township Committee. The incumbent Republican beat back a challenge from Anne Morrison with 71% of the vote.
Critelli got 318 votes to Morrison’s 130.
Critelli will defend his seat on the Township Committe against Democratic nominee Karen Stickland in the November general election.
Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: Anne Morrison, Holmdel, Holmdel Township Committee, Karen Strickland, Thomas Critelli, Tom Critelli | Comments Off on Critelli prevails in Holmdel
Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Holmdel, Holmdel Police Department, Monmouth County News, Village School | Comments Off on Suspicious call prompts Holmdel schools to shelter in place
Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: All clear, Holmdel, Holmdel High School, Swatting, William R, William R. Satz School | Comments Off on Schools get all clear after possible swatting causes lockdowns, police say
Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Holmdel, Holmdel High School, Swatting, William R. Satz School | Comments Off on 2 schools in lockdown after possible swatting incident, police say
Suspended Doctor Caught Selling Forged Scripts for $300-$400
The Middletown Police Department in conjunction with investigators from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs broke up a prescription drug enterprise Thursday night following a month long investigation, according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski
Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski, 51, of Tatum Dr , Middletown, was charged with six counts of third degree Conspiracy, six counts of third degree Forgery and the Unlawful Practice of Medicine, also a third degree crime. He was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $140,000 bail as set by Middletown Municipal Judge Richard Thompson.
Lewandowski’s medical license was temporarily suspended last April after he was arrested for DUI three times in the six weeks between February 14 and March 31. His DUI arrests occurred in Middletown, Lakewood and Wall. The Lakewood incident included an accident that resulted in injuries. Lewandowski was charged with Assault by Auto in that case, according to the Order suspending his medical license.
Thomas Menendez, 50, of Geary Drive in Middletown is alleged to be Lewandowski’s partner in the criminal enterprise. Menendez was charged with six counts of third degree Conspiracy and six counts of third degree Forgery. Judge Thompson set Menendez’s bail at $30,000.
Neither Lewandowski or Menendez are currently in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, according to APP’s Data Universe.
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Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Arthur Deeken, Donna Phillips, Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski, Hazlet, Holmdel, Holmdel Police Department, Judge Richard Thompson, Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Paul Boschi, Robert Ruvolo, Thomas Menendez, William Coffey | Comments Off on Middletown Oxy Ring Busted