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.

 

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

SEA BRIGHT RISING TO HELP REBUILD HOMES

SEA BRIGHT RISING TO HELP REBUILD HOMES (via redbankgreen)

Sea Bright homes being elevated last June. Officials estimate 80 percent of the town’s homes are still vacant. Below, Chris Wood, flanked by Pete Forlenza and Zack Rosenburg, addresses a gathering in Rumson Tuesday night. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN…

Posted: February 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Rumson, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on SEA BRIGHT RISING TO HELP REBUILD HOMES

RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE FOCUS OF COMPLAINTS

RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE FOCUS OF COMPLAINTS (via redbankgreen)

The Rumson house where a man was found dead of a suspected drug overdose Sunday quietly became an addiction recovery residence in August, neighbors say. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Nestled in a quiet Rumson neighborhood still recovering from…

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Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NJNewsCommons, Rumson | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

George Hall Buys Dawkins Estate For $12 Million

Photo credit: homesoftherich.net

Photo credit: homesoftherich.net

By Art Gallagher

The Rumson home of Peter and Judi Dawkins, named Long Point, sold yesterday for $12 million, according to a report in the Asbury Park PressThe 5 bedroom, 9 bath, 6 car garage mansion had been on the market since February 2010 with an original asking price of $29.9 million.

Sources familiar with the transaction told MMM that the new owner is George Hall, founder of the Clinton Group hedge fund and of the Hall Institute of Public Policy – NJ.

One source estimated that the Dawkins lost $10 million on the sale of the home that they built in 2004.

Peter Dawkins,73, a West Point grad and retired Army General, is an investment banker.  He won the Heisman Trophy in 1958 and was the Republican challenger to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg in 1988.

Dawkins was Vice-Chairman of Bain and Company from 1989 through 1991, leaving around the time that Mitt Romney became CEO of the consulting firm that was in financial distress before Romney turned it around.

Hall, a major Democratic donor, was implicated but not charged in a NY pension fund investigation.  Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign was fined by the FEC for accepting over the limit contributions and a deeply discounted private jet flight from Hall.

Posted: June 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Rumson | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »