Rumson native bound for Oxford as Rhodes Scholar

Evan Soltas. photo via twitter

Evan Soltas. photo via twitter

RUMSON — In 2012, Rumson native and Princeton University student Evan Soltas started an economics website that earned him a job with Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog at The Washington Post. Three years later, it has led him to a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. The 22-year-old New Jersey man was one of 32… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Rumson native bound for Oxford as Rhodes Scholar

Rumson Cop Who Beat DWI Charge Is Suing To Get His Job Back

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Damien Brennan, a former Rumson Police Sergeant, is asking the Monmouth County Superior Court to force the Borough and its Police Department to give him his gun and badge back.

Brennan, 38 of Howell, was terminated on August 11 of this year after an Internal Affairs inquiry into the single-car traffic accident he had on in the early hours of September 20, 2014 when he left the Dublin House in Red Bank to report to his off-duty assignment protecting Bruce Springsteen’s unoccupied Rumson home.   According to reports on RedBankGreen, Brennan crashed his Chevy Camaro into a dumpster behind Fisher Diamonds at the corner of White and Broad Streets.

The Red Bank Police charged Brennan with DWI.   He pleaded guilty to Reckless Driving and received a 60 day drivers license suspension after his attorney, Peter O’Mara, argued that the blood sample evidence taken at Riverview Medical Center after the accident should be ruled inadmissible because the Red Bank Police did not obtain a warrant for the blood, according to RedBankGreen.

In his suit against Rumson, Brennan blamed his car accident on Meniere’s Disease, a disorder of unknown cause that manifests with spontaneous  episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear, and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear.

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Posted: September 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Oceanic Bridge to close overnight Sunday-Monday, Lanes narrowed Tuesday-Friday

Oceanic Bridge1The Oceanic Bridge, the span that connects Middletown and Rumson over the Navesink River, will be closed overnight starting at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday August 9 through Monday morning August 10 at 6:30 a.m.

The bridge will be closed for needed work on the bascule span, according to a release from Freeholder Tom Arnone.

“Unfortunately, the work on the moveable section of the bridge must be performed while the bridge is closed to public use,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “We are closing the bridge at the tail end of the weekend to reduce the impact on businesses and local commuters.”

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Posted: August 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Share the roads with cyclists and pedestrians

86 year old man charged with sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy

Albert DeCresci

Albert DeCresci

 

Albert DeCresci, 86, a resident of the Seabrook retirement community in Tinton Falls and formerly of Rumson, was charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault and Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child after being caught in the act of sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DeCresci was arrested in a Seabrook dining room by the Tinton Falls Police Department on June 5, 2015.  He is in custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution where he is being held on $250,000 bail with no 10% option as set by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C. O’Brien Kilgallen ordered that DeCresci have no contact with the alleged victim in the event that he makes bail.

Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045, or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.

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Posted: June 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Rumson, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 86 year old man charged with sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy

The Oceanic Bridge Is Open

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Right on schedule, the Oceanic Bridge opened to traffic between Rumson and Middletown this morning.

Working around the clock, in 12-hour shifts, Harms Construction Co. Inc. of Howell has performed repair and restoration work on all four of the bridge’s main bearings that are used to support the bascule and flanking spans on the bridge approaches.

The bridge was closed on May 26 due to the needed repairs that were discovered during an overhaul that was to have been completed in April.  The construction of the emergency repairs was scheduled to allow the bridge to open during the last two weekends.

“We appreciate the patience of the local residents, business owners and visitors while we conducted this necessary repair,” said Freeholder Tom Arnone who “The Oceanic Bridge is an important connector in the Two River area. We need to keep the bridge open and operational as we plan for its eventual replacement.”

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Posted: June 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Oceanic Bridge Is Open

Reminder: Oceanic Bridge Closes May 26

IMG_6653 (640x374)The Oceanic Bridge (S-31), the span that connects Rumson and Middletown over the Navesink River, will close for repairs at 6:00 am on Tuesday morning May 26 and remain closed until the estimated completion date of June 12, according to Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone, liason to the Department of Public Works and Engineering.

The current repair project of the bridge was stated on February 9th and was scheduled to be completed by April 15th.  However, in late April, Arnone announced that while work was being done it was discovered that two of the bridge’s four main bearings need to be repaired. The bearings are part of the mechanism that supports the bascule and flanking spans on the bridge approaches.  The bearings were inaccessible at the beginning of the project.

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Posted: May 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Reminder: Oceanic Bridge Closes May 26

Oceanic Bridge Maintenance To Start On Monday February 9

Oceanic Bridge1The Oceanic Bridge (S-31), the span that connects Rumson and Middletown over the Navesink River will undergo repairs to the structural steel and concrete deck beginning on Monday morning February 9 at about 9am.  The maintenance project is expected to continue through April 15.

Single lane closures during the mid-day and early evening hours will facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic across the busy span.

A full overnight closure will also be in place from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

The Oceanic Bridge schedule from on or about Feb. 9 to April 15 will be:

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Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Historic Rumson Country Club to get a facelift, return to its roots

Historic Rumson Country Club to get a facelift, return to its roots (via NJ.com)

RUMSON – More than 100 years after being founded on the banks of the Shrewsbury River, the historic Rumson County Club is about to get a facelift. Tripp Davis, an Oklahoma-based golf course architect renowned for his work restoring historic golf courses…

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Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Rumson | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Historic Rumson Country Club to get a facelift, return to its roots

Maintenance Work Will Delay Travel Between Middletown and Rumson

OceanBridgeThe Oceanic Bridge which connects Middletown and Rumson over the Navesink River will be raised intermittently for up to 10 minutes at a time today and tomorrow as the Monmouth County Division of Bridges completes regular repairs on the bascule.  The work is being performed between 9:30 am and 3pm, in an effort to minimize the inconvenience to commuters.

Motor vehicle traffic on Bingham Avenue between Rumson and Middletown (CR-8) can either travel west through Fair Haven and Red Bank to Middletown or travel east through Sea Bright and Highlands to Middletown.

 

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Posted: March 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Rumson | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »