Humane Society Reinstates Volunteer Program

DogThe Associated Humane Societies announced on facebook this evening that the volunteer program at their Tinton Falls facility has been reinstated.

AHS announced the suspension of the program last Sunday, claiming that volunteers failure to follow protocol for handling animals housed at the shelter cause animal deaths and injuries to both animals and humans.

Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, a volunteer at the facility, called the claims by AHS “outrageous” and dubbed the management of the facility “apathetic” to both guests of the facility looking to adopt pets and the animals themselves. The volunteers was wage a PR campaign against the programs termination throughout the week.  A protest was scheduled for tomorrow at the facility.  It is unclear if the protest will happen, given the reinstatement.

Here is the statement posted today announcing the reinstatement of the program:

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Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Staten Island Scammer Gets 7 Years In Mortgage Scheme

Mario ConigloneMario Coniglione, 51, of the Tottenville section of Staten Island, NY was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison today for stealing more than $187,000 in mortgage payments from two New Jersey couples, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

Posing as a mortgage broker, Coniglione pocketed over $100,000 from a Freehold couple and $75,000 from a Jackson couple over a 33 month period in 2010 through August of 2013 when he was arrested.  He pleaded guilty to two counts of  second degree theft in December.  In addition to the 7 year sentence,  Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr ordered that Coniglione pay restitution of $187,562.40 to the victims.

 

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Babysitter convicted of killing 14-month-old boy

assetContentFREEHOLD — A Toms River woman was convicted Friday afternoon of causing the death of a 14-month-old boy she was babysitting. Michelle Heale, 46, was acquitted of murder but convicted of aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment in the Aug. 28, 2012, death of Mason Hess. In the monthlong trial in Superior Court in Freehold, prosecutors contended… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Investigators Seek Public’s Help With Locating The Mother Of Dead Baby Dumped in Farmingdale

Emma+Grace+H190-14-28West Trenton, N.J. – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are hopeful a composite sketch of a full-term, newborn infant, whose remains were discovered among trash at a recycling center in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, will help identify her mother.

The baby, who was named Emma Grace by the Ardena Baptist Church in Howell, N.J., was 21.5 inches, 7 pounds, and five ounces, when she was discovered more than five months ago by an employee of the ReCommunity Recycling facility on Railroad Avenue, in Farmingdale, N.J. The baby’s remains have been released to the church, which will hold a funeral for her on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.

The headless body of Emma Grace was discovered at approximately 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, prompting an exhaustive search of the surrounding trash. Investigators uncovered the infant’s head, two blood-stained blouses, and a bag from a retail store area in Orange, N.J.  The old blouses had no tags, but their size could be characterized as petite to medium.  Both the clothing and the bag are believed to be connected with the mother of the infant.

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Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses

Brian Thompson of NBC News 4 NY is reporting via facebook that the roof of a historic structure in Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreational Area-Sandy Hook, has collapsed and the building may not be able to be saved.

 

Breaking: major roof collapse at historic Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook barracks. Not clear if building can be saved

Posted by Brian Thompson NBC NY on Friday, April 17, 2015

UPDATE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KNEW OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND EXPECTED THE COLLASPE

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Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Eatontown fire claims 69 year old woman

assetContentBrenda Taylor, 69, died on Monday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in an accidental fire in her Eatontown apartment during the early morning hours of Friday, April 10, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

Gramiccioni said that the fire at the Garrison Apartments, 3 Throckmorton Ave, has been ruled accidental following a joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office,  Eatontown Police Department, Eatontown Fire Bureau, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office.  The fire originated in the electrical baseboard heater of the victim’s bedroom.

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Posted: April 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, April 17-19, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, April 17

  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (Monmouth County restaurants) – MORE INFO
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • South Pacific at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Important Papers: Save or Shred (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Race at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Dentistry From the Heart (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Beyond the Veil Seance (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Defensive Driving Class (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Cancer Survivorship Program (Hazlet) – MORE INFO

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Posted: April 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

More than 600 monitored in N.J. since October for Ebola fears

assetContent (71)As home to one of the handful of international airports through which travelers from Ebola-stricken countries must enter the United States, New Jersey has screened more than a thousand passengers and monitored the health of more than 600 people in their homes. In documents submitted to the Office of Legislative Services, the N.J. Department of Health… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

The Arnone Report: Over the rivers and into the parks

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Spring has sprung and we can finally put the shovels and salt away and begin to enjoy the outdoors!  Take time to visit one of our beautiful county parks – from Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch to Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold, to the Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan. Monmouth County Park System offers over 30 park areas to explore.

Speaking of Manasquan, just up the block from Fisherman’s Cove, I am pleased to announce that on March 13 we reopened the 279-foot Glimmer Glass Bridge (W-9) on Fisk Avenue reconnecting Brielle and Manasquan 80 days ahead of schedule.  Reopening the Glimmer Glass Bridge was a welcome relief to the nearby residents and the communities of Manasquan and Brielle. We appreciate all the work done by George Harms Construction to complete this deck replacement project early, as 10 month closure had been anticipated.  There are many people and agencies that had a hand in moving this repair project along and we thank the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the State Historic Preservation Office for helping to move the permitting process along, as well as the Christie administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation for looking favorably on the Glimmer Glass project.  In October 2014, NJDOT provided a $1.6 million grant from the Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) program to help fund the repair.
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Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Colts Neck Man, 22, Pleads Guilty to Federal Kiddie Porn Charges

gavelChad Weber, 22, of Colts Neck pleaded guilty to one federal count of possession child pornography charges today before U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton.

Weber admitted possessing sexually explicit images of a 12-year old Pennsylvania girl with whom he had an online relationship in 2013, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

The young man was released on unsecured bail of $100,000 and subject to home confinement with electronic monitoring when he surrendered to federal authorities last June.  He remains free on unsecured bail until his sentencing which is scheduled for June 22, 2015.  The electronic monitoring device was removed from Weber today, according to a spokesman for Fishman.

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Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Paul Mulshine | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »