The Arnone Report: Share the roads with cyclists and pedestrians

Setting  the record straight on proposed Two Rivers bike lanes

By Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Now that summer is here, the kids are out of school and the beaches are open. We know a few things are certain while living in our beautiful Monmouth County – sand will find its way into the house, barbeques will be plentiful and many of us will give in to ice cream cravings on the boardwalk. As residents we will also witness a significant increase to our population as our tourism season gets into full swing.  With this population surge, we will also see an increase in cyclists and pedestrians sharing the roads with motorists throughout the county.

I urge you to be aware of the statewide “rules of the road” and other specific rules in your municipality for whatever mode of transportation you choose. This is especially important when traveling on primary and secondary roads that are highly used, like those without designated bike lanes or sidewalks.  It is extremely important for all of us to be diligent when sharing roads so they are safe for all users– pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists – as safe travel for all is of the utmost importance.

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Posted: June 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Fair Haven, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, News, Rumson, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. Senate president turns sprinklers on gun rights protesters

NJ2AS protest outside Sen. Sweeney’s home Video taken by the New Jersey Second Amendment Society shows how a confrontation between their members and state Senate President Steve Sweeney outside his West Deptford home lead to the senator turning on his sprinklers to disperse activists. The protesters had hoped to press Sweeney to relax the state’s gun… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Brian Williams will stay at NBC, but not as anchor, reports say

After months of internal investigation into the “NBC Nightly News” anchor’s work, Brian Williams will stay at NBC, according to a CNN report. When his suspension from the network ends in August, Williams will take on a new role, the report says, citing sources with knowledge of the decision. The specifics of that job are not… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Media, News | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

N.J. officials who serve as church leaders are barred from certain zoning votes, Supreme Court rules

assetContentTRENTON — Public officials in New Jersey who also serve in leadership positions in churches or organizations are barred from voting on zoning applications for sites within 200 feet of their church or organization, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. But New Jersey’s highest court stopped short of saying officials who simply are members of the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ Courts, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. officials who serve as church leaders are barred from certain zoning votes, Supreme Court rules

N.J. Dems pushing major changes to voting laws, an issue riling Christie & Clinton

voteTRENTON — Democratic legislative leaders plan to introduce and fast-track legislation that would make sweeping changes to New Jersey voting laws in an attempt to bring more voters to the polls in a state where turnout and registration rates are in decline, NJ Advance Media has learned. The “Democracy Act” will include about a dozen measures… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ Constitution, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

N.J. court blocks cops’ dashboard videos, many reports from public release

Zipprich arrestTRENTON — The public is not entitled to numerous police records — from investigation reports and dashboard video recordings to daily log sheets and communications between officers — under the state’s public records law, a state appeals panel ruled Thursday. At a time of heightened scrutiny of police actions, the court found those records and more… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, New Jersey, News, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Police officer, public works employee nabbed in massive drug sting

assetContent (22)A police officer and a public works employee were among 32 people arrested in a sting that netted large amounts of cocaine, heroin, painkillers, ecstasy and more than $125,000 in cash, authorities announced Wednesday. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Tidal Wave,” began in October 2014 and honed in on drug-trafficking organizations in Middletown and Beachwood, State Police… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. Supreme Court sides with Christie in billion dollar pension dispute

assetContentTRENTON — The state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie can slash billions of dollars in contributions from New Jersey’s troubled public employee pension system. The court’s ruling caps an intense fight for pension funding and deals a major blow to the state’s labor unions, who challenged Christie’s spending cuts. Christie had sought… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. Supreme Court sides with Christie in billion dollar pension dispute

Troopers clash with large crowds at MetLife; tear gas, bottles thrown; The melee appeared to be over by 11 p.m.

assetContent (1)EAST RUTHERFORD — State Police are sending additional manpower to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday night after reports of fights and large crowds involved in clashes with cops at the Summer Jam music festival. Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the State Police, said troopers will help with crowd control at radio station Hot 97’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Troopers clash with large crowds at MetLife; tear gas, bottles thrown; The melee appeared to be over by 11 p.m.

Violence Erupts At New Jersey Hip Hop Concert

IKRpgJQy4PmIvPYjUPDATE 10:50 p.m. EDT: Multiple arrests were made outside at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where police clashed with concertgoers attempting to attend the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam. State State Police spokesman Sgt. Gregory Williams said additional troopers had been dispatch to the scene, where there were reports of pepper spray being used… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Violence Erupts At New Jersey Hip Hop Concert