Manalapan Kindergarten Teacher is Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence

Congressman Chris Smith and Teresa St. Angelo

Congressman Chris Smith and Teresa St. Angelo

Each year the Library of Congress (LoC) chooses a Teacher-in-Residence to serve in Washington for one year. For the 2016-2017 school year, that one person will be Teresa St. Angelo of Freehold Township, N.J., Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) said today.

Teresa St. Angelo, a kindergarten teacher in Manalapan will work with its Educational Outreach office to help teachers and school librarians incorporate the Library’s digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. The Educational Outreach office is responsible for directing and developing the Library’s efforts to make its resources accessible, relevant and compelling to the nation’s K-12 community to bring the Library’s resources to classrooms across the country.

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Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Education, Freehold, Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith Statement on JCP&L Withdraw of Petition

Congressman Chris Smith and Freeholder Lillian Burry

Congressman Chris Smith and Freeholder Lillian Burry

FREEHOLD, N.J. – Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) today issued a statement regarding Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) and Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC (MAIT) withdrawing their petition to the Board of Public Utilities for the transfer of some of JCP&L’s transmission assets to MAIT.

“I am encouraged that Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) has withdrawn its petition to the Board of Public Utilities for the transfer of some of JCP&L’s transmission assets to a new sister company,” Smith said. “Had it been approved, I believe it would have made it easier for JCP&L to build the Monmouth County Reliability Project, which I believe is ill-conceived and not in the best interest of the residents. There is still more to be done to protect the citizens of Monmouth County from the potential negative effects of these proposed high voltage transmission lines, and I will continue to work with the residents and grassroots efforts to complete this task. I have a meeting with NJ Transit next week to do just that, and will continue working with other officials in this regard.”

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Posted: September 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Statement on JCP&L Withdraw of Petition

Manalapan Attorney: Pig Farm Not Permitted, Spano: Yes It Is

1059009231_3f964fc902_bMANALAPAN- Township Attorney Roger McLaughlin said that the Township’s position regarding the proposed pig farm on the 123 acre property on the corner of Route 33 and Millhurst Road is that a pig farm is not a permitted use.

Speaking during the Township Committee’s public meeting on Wednesday night, McLaughlin said that the Committee had discussed the “press release” about the pig farm that owner Joe Spano plans for his property during executive session and that they had determined that the property, in a VC (Village Commercial) zone is not permitted to be a farm.  “Farming is not a permitted use in the VC zone,” McLaughlin said.  “There has been no application for a farm. If there is an application, it will be denied.  Farming is permitted in most zones, but not the VC zone.”

(MoreMonmouthMusings reported on Spano’s plans last week.  Spano did not issue a press release.)

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Posted: September 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Attorney: Pig Farm Not Permitted, Spano: Yes It Is

PIG FARM PLANNED FOR MANALAPAN

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Developer Joe Spano seems to be resigned that the property he owns at the corner of Route 33 and Millhurst Road will remain a farm, after being thwarted in numerous attempts over the last thirteen years to get an acceptable development approved by the Manalapan Township Committee.  But soy beans and corn crops are not coming close to covering expenses and providing a fair return on the roughly $20 million Spano says has been invested in the property through his former company, Manalapan Retail Realty Partners, and his current company, Village at Manalapan Properties.

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Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments »

In world record pushup attempt, community rallies around boy with rare muscular disease

assetContentMANALAPAN — Jim Raffone and more than 600 others came up a notch short Sunday afternoon in their world-record attempt to have the most people performing pushups simultaneously. But that’s not what the day was really about, Raffone proclaimed. “The record was just one microcosm of our mission,” he shouted from the bleachers at the Manalapan… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on In world record pushup attempt, community rallies around boy with rare muscular disease

The Show Must Go On!

Librarian Steps In As Actress

By Muriel Smith

Jemma Nigh Players: Myra Danon, Donna Mansfield, Martin Moskowitz, Fridel Buxbaum, Bob Landman

Jemma Nigh Players: Myra Danon, Donna Mansfield, Martin Moskowitz, Fridel Buxbaum, Bob Landman

MANALAPAN – Donna Mansfield takes it seriously when she says “The Show must go on!” So seriously, in fact, that the Programming Coordinator at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters did the only thing she could think of to do when she learned a one act play scheduled to go on stage at the headquarters library had to be cancelled because one of the five actors had to drop out.  With scant weeks to go before the event Mansfield had been promoting throughout Monmouth County with great zeal was scheduled, and not wanting to spend as much zeal in announcing its cancellation, Mansfield volunteered to step in and do the job!

Mansfield…who is not an actress and has absolutely no experience on stage….pulled it off beautifully last week when she portrayed Nora in Sisters-in-Pain, a charming comedy written by Myra Danon of Jamesburg. Danon also played a role in this, the first comedy she has written on her own, though she did co-author one other play since she retired as an elementary school teacher in Harlem.

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Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County Library, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ginsberg defeats Green in Manalapan

Rebecca Ginsberg

Rebecca Ginsberg

Rebecca Ginsberg has defeated incumbent Committeeman Ryan Green for the GOP nomination for Township Committee in Manalapan.  The unoffical vote totals are 321 for Ginsberg and 188 for Green.

Ginsberg,  the chair of the Township’s Recreation Committee was backed by the Manalapan and Monmouth County Republican Organizations to fill the seat that Green has held for two terms.

Green fell out of favor with his colleagues on the Township Committee after he “declared war” after not being selected to be Mayor in 2014.  Former Manalapan GOP Chairman Steven McEnery dubbed Green a “petulant pipsqueak” in response the Committeeman’s juvenile behavior.

Ginsberg is slated to face Democratic nominee John Alfano in the November general election.

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Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Prosecutors want charge reinstated against man accused of shooting NYPD cop in Manalapan

assett content2FREEHOLD — Prosecutors in Monmouth County get a chance to have a burglary charge reinstated against a Staten Island man accused of trying to kill a New York City detective in a relationship with his estranged wife. A trial court judge last November dismissed a burglary charge against Robert Dunbar, and now the state’s highest court… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutors want charge reinstated against man accused of shooting NYPD cop in Manalapan

Youth Detention Guard, his wife and one other busted in Workers Comp scheme

Donna Marter. Photo via facebook

Donna Marter. Photo via facebook

Ricky Marter, 51, his wife Donna Marter, 48, both of Tennent Road in Manalapan and Christine Bradach, 45, of  Freehold Township, were arrested this week following their indictments on Monday on insurance fraud charges, according to a statement issued by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Ricky Marter was employed by the County of Monmouth as a supervising detention officer at the Monmouth County Youth Detention Center (YDC) in January 2010 when he claims to have slipped on water on the floor of the detention center – hitting his head and elbow as he fell. As a result of the slip-and-fall, Ricky Marter filed for workers’ compensation benefits and subsequently filed for an accidental disability pension with the State of New Jersey, claiming permanent and total disability as a result of his fall.

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Posted: January 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Freehold, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Youth Detention Guard, his wife and one other busted in Workers Comp scheme

Exclusive: Andrew Lucas’s Sentencing Postponed Till March

By Jeremy Baratta

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Andrew Lucas

Former Manalapan Township Mayor Andrew Lucas told More Monmouth Musings that his sentencing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, has been postponed until March.

Matthew Reilly, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Office, told MMM that Lucas’s sentencing is scheduled for March 25th.

During a telephone interview today, Lucas stated that the reason for the rescheduling is that the United States Probation Office has not prepared his Pre-sentence Investigation Report – which is a detailed account of the defendant’s history and convictions and is used by judges during sentencing.

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Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »