West Front Street Bridge Reopened

Traveling through the heart of northeastern Monmouth County got a lot easier this week after State,County and Local officials celebrated the reopening of the West Front Street Bridge, AKA Hubbard’s Bridge, that connects Middletown and Red Bank over the Swimming River.

The five month long replacement project that came in as promised before the Memorial Day weekend.

The opening follows the construction of a new 488-foot long steel girder bridge to the north of the existing West Front Street Bridge.

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Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, May 22

  • Monmouth Civic Chorus Spring Soiree (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • WFAN Radio “Kickoff to Summer” (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Meridian Health “Paint the Town Pink” Month in Monmouth County – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Margie Moore “Relief with Water Colours” Art Show (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • ’70s Summer Cover Show at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Fletcher at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Primal Scream at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Not with Haste” by Stormin’ Arts Players (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘Fallen heroes’ honored at N.J. law enforcement memorial service

assetContentNEPTUNE – Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered Tuesday at The Great Auditorium to honor and remember five officers who died in the line of duty over the past year. During the ceremony, acting state Attorney General John Jay Hoffman said that while his heart was heavy with the loss of the officers,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Ocean Grove, Police | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sandy bill clears Senate; Sweeney says storm victims ‘deserve answers’

0054A bill that aims to address ongoing problems raised by homeowners and advocates about New Jersey’s handling of Hurricane Sandy relief aid cleared the state Senate on Monday. The bill ( S2825), which was introduced by Senate President Stephen Sweeney in March, requires the state to give applicants in certain grant programs personalized timelines showing when… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, RREM, Stephen Sweeney, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Self-serve gas not happening, N.J. senate president says

assetContent (13)TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney has said it before and he’s saying it again: Drivers in New Jersey aren’t going to be pumping their own gas as long as he has any say in the matter. “I continue to support the full service requirement for New Jersey’s gas stations and I will oppose any… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Hundreds say tearful goodbye to Amtrak victim in Holmdel

assetContentHOLMDEL – Robert Gildersleeve Jr.’s humor, enthusiasm for life and love for his family were remembered during an emotional funeral mass at The Church of St. Catharine on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of people from multiple states filled the church to say goodbye the 45-year-old father of two, who was one of eight people killed in the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Suspicious call prompts Holmdel schools to shelter in place

assetContentHOLMDEL – Police have confirmed that all of the township’s schools were placed in “Shelter in Place” status on Tuesday morning. The action, which means no one many enter or exit any building until police given clearance, was in response to a “suspicious phone call received this morning at Village School,” police said. “All are safe,”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

GWB probe: Trial of two former Christie aides delayed until November

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The trial of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accused of using the George Washington Bridge in a political retribution scheme has been pushed back until November. The timing of the case against Christie’s previous deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting

assetContent (12)A young homeowner told NJ Transit officials that a proposed 9 percent fare increase would drive his family out of the state. Ken Ramsey of Matawan said he and his wife commute to New York, where they work for non-profits. They lived in an apartment, and saved their money to buy a modest house in which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

4 standout points made by President Obama in Camden

assetContent (11)President Barack Obama in his speech in Camden Monday touched on four main points, or reforms, he said are needed nationwide. Covering issues including police engagement, crime, youth and students, and the community, the president noted the city’s recent progress stating, “If it’s working here, it can work anywhere.” The cops Obama spoke about Camden County… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Law Enforcement, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »