Aberdeen family says mayor is forcing them to remove slain son’s memorial

ABERDEEN — After a bitter fight where it seemed the sides had reached a truce, a family says they are now being forced by the town mayor to dismantle a memorial honoring their slain son. Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini originally agreed to allow the memorial to William Karecki, 22, who was shot dead in 2015, to… Read the rest of this entry »

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Cop hospitalized after woman bites officer, and refuses to let go, police say

assetContentABERDEEN — A 25-year-old township woman bit a police officer and “refused to let go” Saturday night after resisting arrest, police said. Several officers responded at around 10 p.m. to a residence on Hawthorne Street in the Cliffwood Beach section of town after receiving a report of a fight, Chief John Powers said in an email.… Read the rest of this entry »

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22 year old man shot dead in Aberdeen

William KareckiA twenty two year old Old Bridge man was shot to death last night in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen Township.

William Henry Karecki’s death was first reported by his father, Ed Karecki, in the Monmouth County News Group on facebook.

Ed Karecki told The Asbury Park Press that “Billy” was shot nine times in his Ford Explorer in a parking lot off Ocean Boulevard, less than a mile from his home.

Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, said that the Aberdeen Police Department responded to a 911 call at 9:44 p.m. on Sunday which reported a young deceased male in a parking lot near 2 Ocean Boulevard. Upon arrival patrols located and identified Billy Karecki who was obviously deceased.

No arrests have been made. The Prosecutor’s Office and the Aberdeeen Police Department are investigating.

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Monmouth Freeholders Step Up After Port Authority Reneges On Park Funding

Freeholder Lillian Burry, Open Space Champion

Freeholder Lillian Burry, Open Space Champion

Monmouth County will have a new 250 acre park in Aberdeen and Marlboro Townships, despite the fact that Port Authority of NY/NJ backed out of a commitment to fund $5 million to purchase 87.8 acres of the open space from a developer who had approvals to build 250 homes on the property.

Today, the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders approved funding the entire $10.6 million land purchase from Aberdeen/Wilson Associates, LLC through the County’s Open Space Trust Fund.

“The Port Authority appears to be unwilling to honor its commitment of sharing to fund a project that will preserve significant portions of the Matawan Creek watershed and eventually provide a 250-acre park,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County Park System. “The Port Authority’s offer to help move this deal forward appears to have been withdrawn.  Fortunately, Monmouth County has an invaluable Open Space Trust Fund to finance the entire purchase.”

State Senator Joe Kyrillos praised the Freeholder Board, the NY/NJ Baykeeper and Aberdeen Township for making the park a reality and slammed Port Authority for backing out of the deal.

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Posted: February 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »