Quick Action by Congressman Smith and Mayor Reid Keeps Manasquan Inlet Open This Summer

Pt. Pleasant Beach officials; Councilman Andy Cortes, Mayor Stephen Reid, Council President Bob Santanello meet with Congressman Chris Smith and Ray Bogan, legal counsel for the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, Recreational Fishing Alliance, and United Boatmen of New Jersey, at the Manasquan Inlet. June 1, 1018

Quick action by Pt. Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid and Congressman Chris Smith will ensure that the Manasquan Inlet remains navigable for commercial and recreational marine traffic this summer.

Unexpected shoaling that threatens to block marine traffic has developed in the inlet since January when the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers performed their regularly scheduled survey.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Welle Wins Ocean Dems’ endorsement to challenge Congressman Chris Smith

As expected, the Ocean County Democrats endorsed Joshua Welle over former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady for the nomination to challenge Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District, at their Mini-Convention in Bayville this afternooon.  InsiderNJ reports that Welle was the choice of 46 mini-delegates to Keady’s 16.

Welle will have the ‘party line’ on the June 5 primary ballot in both Ocean and Monmouth Counties.  That means his name will be bracketed in the same ballot column as U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, each county’s freeholder candidates and the party endorsed municipal candidates.  The Mercer County Dems have not yet awarded their endorsement. Hamilton and Robbinsville are the only Mercer County communities that are in CD-4.

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Posted: March 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Kean Endorses Thomson For LD 30 Assembly Seat

Sean Kean and Ned Thomson

Assemblyman Sean Kean has endorsed former Wall Township Mayor Edward “Ned” Thomson to be is running mate and colleague in the Assembly.

Thomson is competing to fill the vacancy created by Dave Rible’s resignation from the Assembly upon being sworn in as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control.   The vacancy will be filled on Monday August 14 at a convention of the LD 30 County Committee to be held at the IBEW Local 400 union hall in Wall.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hospitals Join Law Enforcement In Fight Against Opiate Overdose Deaths

NarcanEvery hospital in Monmouth and Ocean Counties will exchange ready-to-use new doses of the overdose antidote naloxone, free of charge, for the empty syringes used to resuscitate the overdose victims, under a partnership agreement announced today by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

The hospitals affiliated with Barnabas Health, Meridian Health and CentraState Medical Center are absorbing 100% of the cost of the antidotes exchanged with law enforcement officers, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for Gramiccioni’s office.

“Protecting our citizens is our most basic and fundamental function in law enforcement. We can’t do it alone, so we count on help from friends and partners who cooperate with us and who share, in some form or fashion, the same responsibility and commitment in helping to protect human life. It is these partnerships that make us even better.  Through this partnership, our local hospitals are standing with us as we fight the deadly epidemic of heroin or prescription opiates drug overdoses,” Gramiccioni said.

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Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, Ocean County | 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 »

Arrest made in Toms River hit-and-run death of Brookdale Student

assetContent (58)TOMS RIVER — Authorities Wednesday arrested a Lavallette man for the March 6 hit-and-run death of a Brookdale Community College student who was the subject of a viral video late last year, authorities said. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office charged Mark Rothlein, 51, Wednesday following an investigation that included publicizing the make and model of the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County, Ocean County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arrest made in Toms River hit-and-run death of Brookdale Student

N.J. heroin crisis: Christie discusses new tool in battle against overdoses

N.J. heroin crisis: Christie discusses new tool in battle against overdoses (via NJ.com)

BRICK — Police officers and first responders in Ocean and Monmouth counties will begin carrying naloxone, a drug that can counter the effects of an opiate overdose, Gov. Chris Christie said today as New Jersey continues its years-long battle against…

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. heroin crisis: Christie discusses new tool in battle against overdoses