Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 24-26, 2016

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, June 24

  • Jersey Shore Greek Festival (Ocean Twp.)MORE INFO
  • St. Leo the Great Carnival (Lincroft)MORE INFO
  • Nick Clemons Concert (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Man of La Mancha by Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Danny White & Friends Concert (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Shark Challenge ’16 (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • “Seeing Stars: Every Flag Tells A Story” Exhibit (Highlands)MORE INFO

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Posted: June 22nd, 2016 | 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: , , , , | No Comments »

Highlands Employees Injured When Old Borough Hall Ceiling Collapses

HighlandsHighlands Borough Clerk Carolyn Cummins and Assistant Borough Clerk Debbie Daily were seriously injured this morning when the ceiling of the former borough hall collapsed under them.

The women were in the attic of the Sandy damaged building looking for official documents when the collapse occured.

Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan said that a Medi Vac Helicopter was called for Cummins, but then called off.  Both women have been transported to the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

UPDATE: Both women are expected to make a full recovery.

Highlands’ municipal operations have been conducted in trailers since shortly after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the borough.

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Posted: June 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Hit and Run Driver Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 15 year Old Atlantic Highlands Girl

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Toni Ann Marletta in Judge Ronald Reisner’s Court Room, June 20, 2016

Toni Ann Marletta, the 50 year old Leonardo woman accused of killing Marissa Procopio, 15, of Atlantic Highlands, in a hit and run incident on Rt 36 last July, pleaded not guilty to Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident which resulted in a death, a Second Degree Crime, two counts of Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child this morning during her arraignment in Judge Ronal Reisner’s Courtroom in Freehold.

Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Meghan Doyle told Judge Reisner that the State has offered Marletta a plea deal which carries a 7 year sentence in state prison. Marletta has until September 6, the date of the next case conference, to accept that deal.

Peter M. O’Hara, Esq, Marletta’s defense attorney, said that he would be filing a motion to suppress some the the evidence against his client.

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Posted: June 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

MAST gets another Fort Hancock building, Students will have a gym

By Muriel Smith

Osprey Sandy Hook (510x640)MIDDLETOWN – “We’re a long way away from putting a shovel in the ground, but if we’re able to agree on a project plan that meets our needs, and is acceptable to all community stakeholders, it will be a huge step in the future of our program. We really can’t thank Ms. Burry and the Freeholders enough for recognizing our need for a gymnasium, and offering their support.”

That’s what Earl Moore, principal at MAST, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Fort Hancok said this week when he learned the Monmouth County Vocational Board of Education and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Intent, paving the way  for conversion of Buildings 56 and 23 at Fort Hancock into a new facility.

The announcement, which was signed by all parties involved on Thursday, was made at the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee meeting at Thompson Park Friday.

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Posted: June 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

About 1,000 join at Asbury ParK equality walk in wake of Orlando attack

assetContent (27)ASBURY PARK — Danielle DiNapoli is no stranger to the gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, that was recently attacked by a lone gunman that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured. When she heard about the attack, she said, “It literally felt like my heart was being ripped out.” DiNapoli, 35, of Spring Lake,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

8 things we know about the Jersey Shore’s nasty new jellyfish

assetContentA new and dangerous type of jellyfish has made its first appearance in New Jersey over the past couple weeks. The clinging jellyfish is most likely the creature that stung a Middletown man while he was swimming in the Shrewsbury River in Oceanport on June 11, scientists surmise, based on his response to the sting. He… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Pulling the curtain on Lawless Matt Doherty’s Trickery

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By Art Gallagher

Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty’s first order of business after winning the Democrat primary for Monmouth County freeholder was to promote his record of not raising taxes in the borough.  He’s attempting to put his fiscal credentials up against Republican Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso who, along with their colleagues on the Board, cut county taxes $4.5 million this year and have kept spending flat since 2008.

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Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Middletown Con Man Pleads Guilty Financial Frauds

Christopher D. Biello. photo via facebook

Christopher D. Biello. photo via facebook

Christopher D. Biello, 43, of Coe Place in Middletown, who also uses the alias Christopher Sherman, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree Theft by Deception, seven counts of third degree Theft by Deception, three counts of third degree Impersonation, four counts of third degree Bad Checks, two counts of third degree Theft, one count of fourth degree Forgery, one count of third degree Theft of Services, and one count of third degree Fraudulent Use of Credit Card in Judge Joseph W. Oxley’s Court on Friday, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Biello admitted he deceived and impersonated clients, obtained numerous credit cards in his victims’ names, engaged in fraudulent loan attempts using the victims’ identities and forged documents.

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Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Couple faces 552 animal cruelty charges for hoarding dogs

howell dog hoardingHOWELL — A township husband and wife face 552 charges of animal cruelty after authorities found 276 dogs in their split-level home earlier this month. Charlene and Joseph Handrik of Bennett Road are accused of inflicting unnecessary cruelty on the dogs by providing inhumane living conditions, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a statement… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

5 tips to protect you from Orlando charity scammers

scamTRENTON — With sympathy running high for victims of the Orlando night club massacre and their families, acting Attorney General Robert Lougy warned the public to investigate before making charitable donations. Tragedies often bring out scam artists who may use high-pressure tactics or mislead by claiming to create a fund with a similar-sounding name of reputable… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »