Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is the best friend New Jersey drivers have in Trenton.
The Monmouth County legislator who defeated red light cameras today announced that he is introducing legislation that will reduce the end of the month waiting lines at Motor Vehicle Commission offices by changing the date that drivers’ licenses expire from the last day of the month to the birthday of the driver.
KEANSBURG — Thousands of small fish, typically used for bait, have washed up in Keansburg over the last few days, leaving some seaside areas smelling quite unpleasant. “We believe they were likely chased into the creek by either bluefish or skates,” Bob Considine, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said in an email.… Read the rest of this entry »
FREEHOLD — A judge sentenced a Neptune Township man Friday to 45 years in state prison for the 2011 murder of an Asbury Park man. Thaddeus Reevey gunned down Eric Freeman, 22, at the Asbury Park Village housing complex on Nov. 8, 2011, authorities said. In March, a jury convicted Reevey of first-degree murder following a… Read the rest of this entry »
Ground spraying to occur in Ocean Township and Spring Lake on Thursday morning
Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso
The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division will be conducting a ground spray operation in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township on residential streets near Palaia Park, specifically, north of Deal Road to Dow Avenue and east of State Highway 35 to Whalepond Road and in Spring Lake on residential streets south of Washington Street to Monmouth Avenue and First Avenue west to the NJ Transit railroad tracks on Thursday morning August 25.
BRIELLE — A 26-year-old borough man was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car on Route 35, police said. Justino Quiroz-Lopez was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of the highway around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2013 Lexus, Brielle police Sergeant Mike Mechler said in a press release. Quiroz-Lopez… Read the rest of this entry »
Justin Rafalko, 25, of Sycamore Drive in Hazlet was charged with robbing the TD Bank branch on Harmony Road in Middletown, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Rafaldo entered the bank at around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, approached a teller with a note that indicated he was armed and demanding money. He fled the scene on a bicycle.
The Keansburg police apprehended Rafalko later on Saturday along the Henry Hudson Trail. He was identified via surveillance video.
The investigation was a cooperative effort of the Monmouth County Prosectuor’s Office, the Middletown Police Department, the Hazlet Police Department and the FBI.
“This was a great team effort by all the law enforcement agencies involved to bring this case to a swift conclusion,” said Prosecutor Gramiccioni.
SANDY HOOK — With a slight grimace and a less than enthusiastic nod, Michael Bishop said he would likely still go to Sandy Hook next summer, even if parking fees increased for the second time in five years. However, Bishop said that he’ll stomach the hike as long as the money is actually put to good… Read the rest of this entry »
OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Joseph Palaia, a former New Jersey senator from Monmouth County, has died. Representatives of the Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune City confirmed Palaia’s death on Sunday, but details were not immediately available. He was 89. Palaia, a Republican, served in the state Senate from 1989 until his retirement in 2008.… Read the rest of this entry »
LONG BRANCH — A school custodian in Long Branch charged with possession and distribution of child pornography in a massive statewide sting has been suspended and banned from school property, according to a report. Randy Hull, 43, of South Toms River, was arrested Aug. 10 as part of a roundup of 40 men charged in a… Read the rest of this entry »