Brookdale trustees approve 3.4 percent tuition hike

Brookdale Trustees MeetingMIDDLETOWN – Brookdale Community College students will soon have to pay more for their education. On Thursday, the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees approved a 3.4 percent tuition increase at the college for the 2015-16 school year, effective July 1. For full-time students taking 30 credits per year, the $4-per-credit tuition bump will mean an… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Demolition of Sandy-ravaged Sea Bright apartments clearing way for state land deal

assetContentSEA BRIGHT —One of the most visible reminders of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction in Sea Bright is about to be a footnote in history. Demolition of the Anchorage Apartments, a riverside condominium complex that sat empty behind a chain link fence for two years, began Saturday morning to make way for a park. The site has been… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘Jersey Boy,’ Norman Seldin and Steel Breeze

seldinSTORMIN’ 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 »
Posted: January 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Asbury Park, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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: , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, January 30-February 1, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, January 30

  • David Lindley & John Hammond at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Till Death Do Us Part by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Swimming at the Ritz at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Absurd Person Singular at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: Monmouth U vs. Canisius (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Bedtime Stories at the Park (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Sweetheart Clay Ornament at the Creative Arts Center (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Lunch Break Basketball (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • The Mimi Nowak Project (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Disorderly Conduct Comedy at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • UN Human Trilogy FilmNite (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Prom Fashion Showcase ’15 (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Brush & Brew (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Re-Live The Beatles (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO
  • Take Control of Your Health (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Joe Cocker Tribute at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

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Posted: January 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

hydrant_in_snow (1)FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County officials are urging residents to clear away snow from fire hydrants so that the hydrants are easily accessible in case of an emergency.

It is very important for fire hydrants to be kept clear of snow so they are visible and accessible from the street.

“If you’re out shoveling snow, please take some time to help clear a nearby fire hydrant,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the County Fire Marshal’s Office. “Every second counts if a fire breaks out, so a cleared fire hydrant can make a significant difference in helping out firefighters and saving property in your neighborhood.”

A three-foot radius around a hydrant is best. With freezing overnight temperatures, snow can turn into ice, which could freeze the hydrant making it useless when firefighters need it most.

“When a lot of snow has fallen, it may be tempting to move snow from around your car or sidewalk to any available open space; but it is important to keep fire hydrants clear,” said Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III. “Our firefighters thank you in advance!”

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Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Project Homeless Connect 2015 Rescheduled

               Wednesday, February 4

Project Homeless Connect 2015 that was originally scheduled for
Wednesday, January 28 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 4
On Wednesday, February 4, a team of volunteers and
County staff will be in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keansburg,
Long Branch, Neptune and Red Bank meeting with people
who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and
encouraging them to seek services and resources.

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Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Howell man indicted for kiddie porn, sexual assault on a child

Kevin Motyka. photo via facebook

Kevin Motyka. photo via facebook

Kevin Motyka, 23, of Howell Township, was indicted on Friday by a Monmouth County grand jury, according to Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The 17 count indictment charges Motyka with 2 counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 7 counts of second degree Sexual Assault, 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving the manufacture and distribution of child pornography; as well as permitting a child to engage in child pornography. Motyka is also charged with  2 counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving sexual conduct and the possession of more than 100 items of child pornography, as well as a lone count of fourth degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child related to possession of child pornography.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Commandant Christie Lifts Travel Ban South of I-195

Governor Chris Christie announced via twitter that the statewide travel ban for the blizzard that wasn’t will be lifted for areas south of I-195 effective at 7am.

Seastreak announced that it will provide ferry service to New York City from Highlands (which is north of I-195) at 8am.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Blizzard Cancelled, Travel Ban Still In Effect

The National Weather Service cancelled the blizzard warning for New Jersey at 3:51 this morning. A winter storm warning remains in effect.

The travel ban in New Jersey ordered by the Christie Administration has not been lifted as of 5:55 am.  NJ Transit is closed.  Seastreak crews are standing by to resume ferry service for Monmouth County commuters once the travel restriction has been lifted.

Meteorologist Gary Szatkowski of the National Weather Service in Mt Holly issued an apology to decision makers, politicians and the general public via twitter at about 1 am.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments »