Surf fisherman dies after being swept out to sea at Sandy Hook

A fisherman who was swept out to sea Wednesday morning at the Sandy Hook National Gateway Recreation Area died hours after he was pulled from the water by rescuers, authorities said. National Parks Service spokeswoman Daphne Yun said the fisherman was apparently wading in the surf around 8 a.m. when he was swept out. He was… Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, December 8-10, 2017

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, December 8

  • Miseltoe by Monmouth County Historical Association (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Christmas Lantern Tours at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • “Silent Night” by NJ Chamber Singers (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • RCDS Brownstone Boutique Holiday Shopping Weekend (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Gift Gallery at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Bean, Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Curley’s Censure Scheduled For Friday, December 8

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Arnone Report: Over the river and through….

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Happy December! I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their family and friends in between all of the shopping.

Personally, I was very pleased to see nearly 1,000 shoppers stopped by our annual Mini Made in Monmouth last weekend at Covered Bridge in Manalapan. A spinoff of our widely popular Made in Monmouth event held each spring at Monmouth University, this smaller version featured 80 small business owners selling their locally made products and goods. It is truly a win-win for all involved – small business owners receive the support they need and shoppers can purchase so many great items right in time for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Curley asks for money and continued health insurance in exchange for his resignation

Freeholder John Curley is asking for a five figure payment and the continuation of his County provided health insurance in exchange for his resignation from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, according to multiple sources familiar with the proceedings which occurred in federal court in Trenton on Monday.

The settlement, if approved by the freeholders, would potentially cost Monmouth County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars as the County self-insures.

Curley has reportedly been participating in the County’s health plan since his employment with his brother’s car dealership in Lakewood was severed last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

Monmouth County Freeholders prevail in federal court. Will reschedule Curley’s Censure

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Freeholder John Curley lost his bid in federal court today to prevent the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from Censuring him and from updating the County’s sexual harassment and discrimination policy.

The Freeholders will reschedule the Special Meetings which were originally scheduled from this morning within the week.

Jonathan Testa, the attorney hired by the County to defend against Curley’s federal litigation, issued the following statement this afternoon: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Will the Monmouth Dems Take Curley?

By Art Gallagher

Regardless of the outcome of Freeholder John Curley’s federal lawsuit to prevent the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from Censuring him and to seal the investigative report into complaints of his harassment of County employees that he obviously believes will destroy his reputation, it is hard to imagine a scenario where Curley is nominated for reelection by the Monmouth GOP.

Curley’s term is up next year.  The Republican and Democrat Party nominees for the primary will be chosen by early April.

In his lawsuit, Curley alleges that the investigation and proposed censure is a “political hatchet job” by Freeholder Serena DiMaso.  The current mess does nothing for DiMaso politically.  Curley and DiMaso were successful running mates in 2012.  DiMaso is leaving the Board in January when she will be sworn into the State Assembly.  Nothing about this situation benefits DiMaso politically. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Freehold man identified as victim in fatal crash on Route 9 in Howell

Authorities identified the victim in Saturday’s fatal crash in Howell as 53-year-old Juan Santiago Lopez of Freehold Borough. Santiago Lopez was crossing Route 9 at the intersection of New Friendship Road about 12:36 a.m. when he was hit by a 2010 Mini Cooper driven by Juanean Perez, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Things to do in Monmouth County on Sunday instead of watching football

Sunday, December 3

  • Mini Made In Monmouth (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • “Holiday Model Train Display” Opening at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Scrooge at Spring Lake Community House – MORE INFO
  • Sinatra Birthday Bash With Deana Martin at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The Importance of Being Earnest at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Christmas at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Spectacular & Train Display at InfoAge (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Scrooge by the Premier Theater Company (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Freeholders Postpone Curley’s Harassment Censure

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders have postponed the censure of Freeholder John P. Curley for harassing multiple County employees pending the outcome of proceedings in U.S. District Court in Trenton before Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

Curley filed a federal lawsuit against his fellow freeholders, County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald and County Administrator on Friday in which he asked the Court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent his censure.  Judge Matinotti did not issue the TRO but summoned the parties to Trenton for a conference on Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »