Seastreak announced on Monday afternoon that they are canceling their ferry service from Monmouth County on Tuesday, January 9, due to continued ice conditions between Atlantic Highlands and New York City. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 8th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Extreme Cold, Ice Field, Monmouth County News, NYC commute | Comments Off on Ferries Canceled For Second Day
A U.S. Coast Guard heavy weather boatcrew from the Sandy Hook station rescued four men from a boat in the Raritan Bay near Keansburg this afternoon, according to a release from the Guard’s New York Detachment.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report around noon by Perth Amboy 911 dispatch of a disabled 22-foot lake pleasure craft in Raritan Bay, New Jersey with four people aboard, and launched the Sandy Hook heavy weather boatcrew. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Atlantic Highlands Marina, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station | 1 Comment »
By Muriel J. Smith and Art Gallagher
Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection.
Archibald submitted a letter to the County Committee which was read at a meeting of the borough’s Republican county committee on Monday. In his letter, the councilman stressed he is completing his term which runs out Jan. 1, 2018, and will continue serving the borough. However, citing personal reasons and commitments, he said he will not seek another term.
The councilman has been on the governing body for the past 25 years, serving on every committee at some time during his tenure. He has received commendations for work he has done and projects he has instituted or pursued while serving on Harbor, Police, Finance, Public Works , Recreation and Water and Sewer.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, Atlantic Highlands, Jack Archibald, Jane Frotton, Jon Crowley, Monmouth County News, Muriel J. Smith, Peter Doyle, Sue Tidswell, Thomas F. Hayden III | Comments Off on Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald Will Not Seek Reelection
Councilman Peter Doyle has his eye on DiMaso’s Freeholder seat
The entrance of Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger into the race for the GOP nominations for the Assembly seats currently held by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon has prompted one rumored candidate to declare that he is not running for Assembly and to express his interest in DiMaso’s seat on the Freeholder Board should she elected to the legislature on November 7.
Atlantic Highlands Councilman Peter Doyle released this following statement this afternoon:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 13th legislative district, Amy Handlin, Atlantic Highlands, Declan O'Scanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Peter Doyle, Rob Clifton, Serena DiMaso | 2 Comments »
Are you ready for flu season?
Bayshore Pharmacy, Card and Gift Shop is hosting a flu shot clinic at the Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall, 100 First Ave, on Tuesday, September 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m There is no charge for Medicare patients. Most insurances will pay for the shot. Residents not covered for the shot by insurance will be charged $25.00
Richard Stryker, Co-owner of the pharmacy said that the same deal is available at his store, located at 2 Bayshore Plaza (the same location as Foodtown) on Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands for resident who can not attend the clinic at Borough Hall on Tuesday. “No appointments. No excuses,” Stryker said.Posted: September 26th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Bayshore Pharmacy, Bayshore Pharmacy Card and Gift Shop, Flu shot, Monmouth County News, Richard Stryker, Scott Eagelton | Comments Off on Get your flu shots in Atlantic Highlands on Tuesday
Atlantic Highlands-Democrat Candidates for Borough Council, Edward Cetron and Elliot Warren have withdrawn their names from the general election ballot and the local Democrat Party has endorsed incumbent Republican Councilmen Lou Fligor and Jake Hoffmann for reelection. Fligor and Hoffmann are running for as Independents after being denied the Republican endorsement by GOP Municipal Chair Jane Frotton.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: "Jake" Hoffman, Atlantic Highlands, Edward Cetron, Elliot Warren, Fred Rast, Jane Frotton, Lou Fligor, Mayor Randy LeGrice, Monmouth County News, Randi LeGrice, Regina Hawley Keelen, Regina Keelen | 1 Comment »
Seastreak, the company that provides ferry service from to New York and Jersey City from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, announced a $24 million upgrade to its fleet of luxury vessels to commence with the construction of a new 600 passenger catamaran that will be delivered in late 2017.
The new vessel, which is being built by Incat-Crowther of Sydney, Australia, will include 520 interior seats with an additional 206 exterior seats located on the second and third deck. The pilot’s house will be on the third deck, improving the views of passengers on the second deck. There will be seven restrooms located inside the vessel along with ADA compliant accommodations.admin | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Incat Crowther, Monmouth County News, Seastreak, Seastreak Ferry | 4 Comments »
County combats West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Lake Como, West Belmar and Spring Lake
Monmouth County’s Mosquito Control Department has discovered evidence of the West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands and the Hillside section of Middletown.
Residential streets in Atlantic Highlands east of First Avenue to Sears Avenue and north to E. Washington Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, and from Portland Avenue to Grand Avenue north of Hillside Avenue in the Hillside section of Middletown will be ground sprayed on Tuesday morning July 26 from 4 a.m. till 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to an announcement by Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Lake Como, Middletown, Monmouth County Mosquito Control, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake, West Belmar, West Nile Virus | Comments Off on County combats West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Lake Como, West Belmar and Spring Lake
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Avon, Belmar, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Hazlet, Keansburg, Manasquan, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Ocean Township, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Bright | 1 Comment »
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 Ronald 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Danielle Procopio, Hit and run, Hit and run driver, Judge Ronald Reisner, Leonardo, Marissa Procopio, Middletown Township, Monmouth County News, Toni Ann Marletta | Comments Off on Hit and Run Driver Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 15 year Old Atlantic Highlands Girl