10 passengers rescued after boat catches fire

MONMOUTH BEACH — Ten passengers aboard a 22-foot speed boat had to be rescued from the Shrewsbury River Sunday afternoon after the boat caught fire, police said. None of the passengers onboard the Sea Doo, a type of speed boat, were injured in the blaze, which was first reported to police at 2:51 p.m., said New… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Holmdel Shooting Was Murder-Suicide

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Asma Hussain, 42, apparently shot her husband, Arshad Zarak, 52, twice in the head before taking her own life with a shot to the head, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Holmdel Township Police Department responded to a 911 call from a teenage male, at about 1:20 p.m., on August 10, 2017. The caller reported finding the couple unresponsive in the master bedroom of their home at 4 Paddington Court in the township, located within the neighborhood known as “The Reserve at Holmdel.”  The police found the obviously dead bodies of Zarak and Hussain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Flancbaum Responds to McKenna’s Questions About His Background

Justin Flancbaum

Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority and a candidate to replace Dave Rible as a LD 30 State Assemblyman at the GOP County Committee on Monday, August 14, took issue with former Wall Township Mayor Bob McKenna questioning his credentials in a public forum and provided MMM with answers to the questions that McKenna raised in his column published earlier today.

“I would never say anything about someone’s credentials without knowing the person or talking to them,” Flancbaum said in a phone interview with MMM. “I don’t know Mr. McKenna, it’s unfair to pass judgment.”

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McKenna Slams Singer’s Endorsement Of Flancbuam In LD 30 Race, Questions Candidate’s Qualifications

By Bob McKenna

Bob McKenna

So there it is, finally out in the open. In his comments to MMM regarding his endorsement of Mr. Flancbaum for the LD 30 Assembly position, Senator Singer is quoted as saying, “ I had to defend my county “ ( Ocean ). I’m confused, I thought this Assembly seat, as well Senator Singer’s position, was about the representation at the state level of the residents, businesses and taxpayers of the 14 municipalities comprising LD 30, 12 of which are in Monmouth County.

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LD 30 Race Narrows As Rich and Addonizio Withdraw

Ralph Addonizio

Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich and Wall Township Board of Education member Ralph Addonizio will not be on the ballot on Monday night when the GOP County Committee select a candidate to fill Dave Rible’s seat in the General Assembly.

In an email to Wall Township County Committee members, Addionizo wrote, “I just wanted everyone to know that I had a meeting with Shaun Golden this afternoon at my request.   It was a very positive meeting. I informed him that I would be withdrawing my name for consideration for the Assembly seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Singer Endorses Flancbaum In LD 30 Assembly Race

Senator Robert Singer and Justin Flancbaum

Senator Robert Singer answered Assemblyman Sean Kean’s endorsement of former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson to replace Dave Rible in the State Assembly and on the ballot in November with an endorsement of Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority.

Singer told MMM that his endorsement of Flancbaum was prompted by Kean’s nod to Thomson.  “I intended to stay out of the race,” Singer said in a phone interview, “but when Sean jumped in, I had to defend my county.”

Singer is a former mayor of Lakewood.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Asbury Park Fire Displaces Family of Five, Help Them Get On Their Feet

Sherrice Lyles and her children

A fire in Asbury Park yesterday has left a single mother and her four children, ages 2 through 11 without a suitable place to live.

Sherrice Lyles was sitting on the porch of the Prospect Ave home she moved into just last week yesterday afternoon when she smelled smoke and heard the alarms go off inside her home. She entered the house and saw flames in her son’s room and attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

The Asbury Park Fire Department arrived shortly after the 4:25 p.m. call, according to Asbury Park Sun.

The blaze was extinguished quickly and there were no injuries.

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OpEd: Asbury Park’s New Charter School and Religious Funding

By Tommy DeSeno

“College Achieve” charter school is trying to open in Asbury Park. It’s operated by Mike Piscal, who is known in the education field for making charter schools in California go broke, for having lax policy on sexual harassment and choosing spokespeople the likes of Bill Cosby. After California he spent two years in Las Vegas, then recently had a failed attempt to open a charter school in Brooklyn.

Having come back home to New Jersey, he incorporated “College Achieve” charter school with no assets other than the $75.00 filing fee, with an address at his father’s house in Toms River.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Education, Marriage Equality, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 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 »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 11-13, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, August 11

  • Lady Antebellum Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Bill Burr at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Film Festival at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • IAATO Italian Festival (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • “The Boys Next Door” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Sidewalk Sale at Dearborn Market (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • The Fantasticks at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »