Governor Chris Christie said that he his inclined to not renew New Jersey’s Red Light Camera program when the five year experiment expires in December.
Speaking at a press conference in Sea Bright yesterday afternoon, the governor feigned surprise that Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is opposed to the RLC program. O’Scanlon has waged a ferocious multi-year campaign against the cameras, producing independent data showing that the cameras increase accidents at intersections where they are installed, that they are often timed to entrap drivers and alleging that they are nothing more than a money grab on the part of the companies that operate them and the municipalities that deploy them.
Christie said he has not studied the issue to the extent that O’Scanlon has, “but I will, ” he said, “I have some concerns. At this point I am not inclined to allow them to continue, but I haven’t made a final decision yet.”Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, News, Red Light Cameras, Sea Bright | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Chris Christie, Declan O'Scalon, Red Light Camera Program, Red Light Cameras | No Comments »
County office is participating in national pilot program
NEPTUNE, NJ – Chief of the U.S. State Department’s Passport Office, Brenda Sprague, toured the Monmouth County Connection yesterday with County Clerk M. Claire French and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
“It is an honor for the Monmouth County Connection to be recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Leading Acceptance facility and chosen to participate in a national pilot program studying customer service,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. “The Connection’s enhanced services include extended hours, photo services and walk-in availabilities, which provide the American traveling public with a more convenient, seamless passport application process.”
In April 2014, the U.S. Department of State designated the County Connection as a Leading Acceptance Facility. As a result of this honor, the Monmouth County Connection has been chosen to participate in a customer service-oriented pilot program to help the Department of State better understand customer preferences. Only eight passport acceptance facilities, out of 8,500, were chosen to participate.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, News, Press Release | Tags: Brenda Sprague, Claire French, County Connection, Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Press Release, U.S. Passport, U.S. State Department | No Comments »
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Michael Renna, 25 of Avon-by-the Sea, was charged today with the October 2013 overdose death of Christopher L. Pesce, a 25 year old resident of Oxford House, a drug rehabilitation transitional facility located in Rumson.
Renna is charged with one count of first degree Strict Liability for Drug Induced Deaths and one count of third degree Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous. He was released from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution after posting $210,000 in bail as set by Judge John R. Tassini, according to Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News | Tags: Asbury Park, Avon by the Sea, Christopher L. Pesce, Heroin, Heroin Overdose, Marc LeMieux, Michael Renna, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Oxford House, Rumson | No Comments »