“Forgive Trump” Signs Stolen in Manalapan

forgive-trump-800x784Custom made signs urging voters to support Donald Trump for President were vandalized and then stolen last week from the Yorktowne Center shopping plaza in Manalapan, according to Michael Dalton, the owner of the plaza.

Dalton said he installed two signs, one 4×6 and one 4×8 on his property encouraging visitors and drivers passing the plaza to forgive the GOP presidential nominee for his vulgar language and to disregard media reports that denigrate the candidate and suggest that he is losing the election.

“Don’t believe the media they are BAD,” the signs declared.

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Posted: October 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

DiMaso expresses disappointment in presidential choices at Manalapan debate

manalapan-debate-800x600Deputy Freeolder Director Serena DiMaso was challenged by her Democrat opponent, Sue Fulton, to declare her differences with the Republican National Platform at a candidates forum on Thursday night at the Four Seasons 55+ community in Manalapan.

Both DiMaso and Fulton were both aware that Democrat operatives were seated in the audience recording the exchange for use in the barrage of TV commercials that will attack DiMaso starting next week and extending through election day.

Rather than get into a same sex marriage or abortion debate by answering the GOP platform question, DiMaso deftly pivoted and addressed the presidential candidates.

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Posted: October 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

The Manalapan Pigs Are Gone

thats-all-folksManalapan Mayor Mary Ann Musich announced during a Township Committee meeting last night that the pigs that arrived at the farm at the corner of Route 33 and Millhurst Road on Tuesday were removed from the property by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Following the meeting, Musich told MoreMonmouthMusings that the pigs were removed after Township Attorney Roger McLaughlin cancelled a meeting with a developer who is preparing a proposal for the property.  McLaughlin informed the developer that there will be no discussions so long as there are pigs present on the farm, according to Musich.

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Posted: October 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The Manalapan Pigs Are Gone

Seeking Manalapan Bank Robber, Prosecutor Releases Video and Photos

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni released surveillance video of the man investigators believe robbed the the Sun National Bank branch on Route 9 southbound between Taylor’s Mills Rd. and Symmes Drive in Manalapan last week.  The video was capture at a nearby retail location about an hour the robbery.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

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Posted: October 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Seeking Manalapan Bank Robber, Prosecutor Releases Video and Photos

Man fatally struck by car in Manalapan

assetContent (36)MANALAPAN — A car fatally struck a township man Sunday night as he crossed Route 33 in the area of Woodward Road, police said. The vehicle, a 2006 Ford Five Hundred, hit 58-year-old Marvin Hodgon in the left lane of the westbound side of Route 33 shortly before 9 p.m., Manalapan police Capt. Thomas Barstow said… Read the rest of this entry »

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Bank Robbery in Manalapan

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The Sun National Bank Branch on Route 9 between Taylors Mill Rd and Symmes Drive was robbed at about 12:45 this afternoon, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

An unshaven white male, described as approximately 50-60 years of age, standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 185 lbs., wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black knit hat and sunglasses entered the bank, said he had a bomb and demanded money from a teller.

The suspect left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in an unknown direction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Bank Robbery in Manalapan

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: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Kindergarten Teacher is Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence

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 »