Aberdeen family removes memorial to slain son after bitter fight with township

ABERDEEN — A makeshift memorial that once stood where a 22-year old was murdered was removed Thursday afternoon by the Karecki-Harris family after being forced by township officials to dismantle it. The green memorial, filled with candles, messages from friends and the word “JUSTICE” etched into the side, is a reminder of William Karecki’s unsolved murder,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Old Bridge Man Charged In Aberdeen Shooting

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Tenneyson D. Fairclough, 37, of Old Bridge, was arrested by Aberdeen Township Police on December 24 and charged with shooting a Somerset County man on December 23 outside the Masonic Lodge in the Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Aberdeen Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Masonic Lodge at 9:53 p.m. on Thursday night.  Upon their arrival, officers did not find a victim. A local hospital later notified police that a male gunshot victim was being treated at their facility.  The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later released.

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Posted: December 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Old Bridge Man Charged In Aberdeen Shooting

Sheriff’s Office takes their trucks on the road for kids

Touch a Truck 1 (800x603)The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is increasing public safety awareness by showcasing their trucks and other equipment in a traveling demonstration.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Shaun Golden’s Office, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, participated in the Touch a Truck Program.  Fire Trucks, Public Works Trucks, Police Trucks and the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit visited Jewish communities in Manalapan, Marlboro and Aberdeen to give children the opportunity to learn about the equipment and how it is used for public safety.

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Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County Launches Flooding Awareness Program

John Szeliga, Verizon; Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger; Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Capt. Jay Steingold of Naval Weapons Station Earle; FEMA Region II Administrator Michael Moriarty and Tony MacDonald Director of the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute.

John Szeliga, Verizon; Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger; Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Capt. Jay Steingold of Naval Weapons Station Earle; FEMA Region II Administrator Michael Moriarty and Tony MacDonald Director of the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute.

A countywide collaboration with Monmouth County’s government, FEMA, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, National Park Service, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve at Rutgers University, Navy Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Verizon designed to raise the public’s awareness of flood risks and to encourage the mitigation of those risks was launched this morning in Middletown with the installation of a High Water Mark (HWM) sign at the Belford Ferry Terminal.

FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program’s High Water Mark awareness program gives participating municipalities Community Rating System (CRS) points which result in residents of the community getting a break on their flood insurance premiums.

Municipal participation is voluntary and there is no cost to the towns for participating.

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Posted: June 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Apartments, shops to replace vacant Shore glass factory

Keyport ground breaking 1ABERDEEN — A sprawling mix of retail, housing and entertainment will soon replace an old glass factory that has sat vacant in the township for nearly two decades, officials announced Tuesday. The Glassworks, estimated to cost between $200-250 million, will include 500 townhouses and rental apartments, including 110 affordable-housing units, 75,000 square feet of retail space,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Pair busted with $70K in stolen spices at Aberdeen storage facility

assetContent (6)Two men were arrested after being caught with more than $70,000 in stolen spices at a northern Monmouth County storage facility, State Police said. Luis Rivera, 50, of Jersey City and Samir Helou, 56, of Brooklyn, N.Y. were charged with possession of stolen property, according to a news release. Helou was also charged with possession of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Pair busted with $70K in stolen spices at Aberdeen storage facility

Rabid Pitbull May Have Infected Puppies, County Health Department Seeks Info On Cliffwood Pitbull Pups

lacting pitbullTwo of the four pit bulls that were in contact with the rabid dog that bit three people during the last three weeks in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen Township are lactating, which indicates that they may have may have passed on rabies to their puppies.  The Monmouth County Health Department is asking that anyone who may have acquired, purchased, adopted or come into contact with pit bull puppies in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen in the past three weeks contact them immediately.

The Monmouth County Health Department phone number is 732-431-7456, ext. 8580. After regular business hours, call 732-845-2004.

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Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Rabies confirmed in Aberdeen dog

UPDATE: Health Department Officials are looking for pitbull puppies bought or adopted in the last three weeks.  Anyone who has come in contact with a pit bull puppy from the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen is urged to call the Monmouth County Health Department at 732-432-7456 ext. 8580. After business hours, call 732-845-2004.

angry-pit-bull-2-teeth-92f1240bfd113053Monmouth County officials have confirmed that an Aberdeen dog that bit at least three people in the past three weeks tested positive for rabies.

MoreMonmouthMusings has confirmed that the dog, a 2 year old black male pit bull with a white neck, is from the County Road area of the Cliffwood section of the Township.  The dog was three feet tall and weighed 90 pounds.

The dog did not have a current rabies vaccination. The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) is urging area residents who may have been bitten by a dog in the past three weeks to contact the health department at 732-431-7456, ext. 8580 immediately.

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Posted: February 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Fire at Aberdeen warehouse remains under investigation

assetContent“Mayor Fred Taliarini said on facebook, “I just want you to know that our brave firefighters did a heck of a job last night at the US Mahogany factory on Lloyd Road. They also had the help of many surrounding towns. They fought that fire for hours. I visited these incredible volunteers at site last night to thank them on behalf of a very grateful town. I am so proud of all our first responders who keep Aberdeen safe!”

ABERDEEN — Investigators remained at the scene of a blaze on Sunday morning that forced traffic diversions and caused train delays on Saturday night. Aberdeen Police Chief John Powers said the fire was reported at a warehouse that stocks lumber and hardwoods around 8:40 p.m. The fire was declared under control at 9:45 p.m., he said.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Fire at Aberdeen warehouse remains under investigation

Train service suspended as crews battle blaze in Monmouth County

assetContentABERDEEN — Fire crews were battling a large blaze at a industrial building on Lloyd Road in the township late Saturday. North Jersey Coast Line rail service was suspended between Matawan and Hazlet due to “fire department activity” in the area, NJ Transit said in an advisory around 9:15 p.m. Authorities also blocked Exit 117a, off… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Train service suspended as crews battle blaze in Monmouth County