Marqwell Nichols, 27, of Neptune, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose in connection with the attempted shooting of a 26 year old woman on January 30, 2017 at the Pan American Motel on Route 35 in Eatontown, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 29th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Eatontown, Marqwell Nichols, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Neptune, Pan American Motel | Comments Off on Neptune man charged with attempted murder at Eatontown hotel
By James V. Gorman
Due to the long term working relationship I have enjoyed with Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, it is my pleasure to endorse and support her re-election to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Eatontown, FMERA, Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Oceanport, Tinton Falls | Comments Off on FMERA Chairman Endorses Burry’s Reelection As Freeholder
Elizabeth Honig, 52, of the Morganville section of Marlboro Township, pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing $2.8 million from a Veterans Administration program designed to help veterans find employment, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.
Honig enrolled 182 veterans to receive federal funding to attend Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VARP) courses at Computer Insight Learning Center, an Eatontown company that she owns. The vast majority of the veterans were either not eligible for the training or did not attend at all. She collected $750 per month fees from the vets, and collected approximately $1.3 million from them of the $2,831,455 that the federal government distributed for tuition. She allowed the vets to keep the rest of the money paid to them by the VA.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick, Computer Insight Learning Center, Eatontown, Elizabeth Honig, Marlboro, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney | 7 Comments »
Edgar Mejia, 55, of Long Branch, was sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey state prison for the 2014 sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in Eatontown, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Mejia was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury on November 16, 2016 of convicted of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Judge David F. Bauman imposed the sentence on Thursday, April 20. The charges were merged for sentencing.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Eatontown, Edgar Mejia, Judge David F. Bauman, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni | Comments Off on Long Branch Man Gets 30 Years For Sexually Assaulting 7 Year Old Girl
I took a walk around the local strip mall the other day. The only traffic was a guy in a muscle car doing burn-outs. In the old days, the cops would have been on him in a minute. But no one was there to notice him except for me. The parking lot was empty except for… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 6th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Eatontown, Jared Kushner, Mayor Dennis Connelly, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Mall, Opinion, Paul Mulshine | 2 Comments »
Eatontown Mayor Calls For Resignation Of Council President and Municipal Judge
By Eatontown Mayor Dennis J. Connelly
A backroom deal by the newly elected Eatontown Borough Council President Anthony Talerico and 3 of his followers will cost the taxpayers dearly. One of the first deeds of Eatontown Borough Council President was to install his high school friend and local attorney, Eugene Melody III, as the Eatontown Municipal Court judge for a 3-year term. Melody, a general law practitioner, has never held a judgeship, never been a prosecutor, nor has he served as a public defender. At the very least, either of the latter two positions is critical in understanding the workings of a municipal court and would be the logical foundation for qualifications as a municipal court judge. Not so, in Talerico’s mind. Eugene Melody is his go to guy for patronage positions. Melody was appointed as Special Council in 2013 and was pushed for judgeship by Talerico in 2014 before he rescinded his application after realizing he was not getting the appointment.admin | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Anthony Talerico, Dennis Connelly, Eatontown, Eatontown Municipal Court, Eugene Melody III, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls, Tinton Falls Municipal Court | 3 Comments »
Less than two months after Monmouth County financed the purchase of the remaining available acreage of Fort Monmouth, thereby removing federal red tape from the redevelopment decisions of the property, the gates were removed from the entrances on Route 35 in Eatontown and Oceanport Ave in Oceanport as County Road 537 opened for vehicular traffic.
County, state and local officials gathered at the fort on Tuesday morning to commemorate the reopening.
“Government usually doesn’t work this fast. In Monmouth County it does,” declared Freeholder Tom Arnone as he acknowledged the men and women of the County Department of Public Works and Engineering and their director, John Tobia, for their work in opening the road.
The road was closed to the public in 2011 when the U.S. Army moved the operations of the fort to Aberdeen, Maryland following the 2005 decision by the federal BRAC (base realignment and closure) commission decision to close the historic facility.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County News | Tags: Avenue of Memories, Eatontown, Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority, Monmouth County Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Oceanport, Route 537 | 3 Comments »
FREEHOLD — Two men have been charged with the shooting death of a Red Bank man outside an Eatontown apartment complex last year, authorities said Friday. Frederick Reed, 20 of New Castle, Del., and Perry Veney, 30 of Long Branch, were both charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose after investigators… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 31st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Eatontown, Frederick Reed, Gun Violence, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Perry Veney, Rasheem Palmer, Red Bank | Comments Off on 2 men charged in murder of Red Bank man outside Eatontown apartment complex
The man suspected of shooting at police officers during an armed robbery at a Eatontown pharmacy on Tuesday has been apprehended in New York City.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced that Aaron Riley, 31 of Wedgewood Circle in Eatontown, has been charged with two counts of first degree Attempted Murder, and one count each of first degree Armed Robbery, second degree Certain Persons not to have a Weapon and second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
Eatontown police responded to a pair of 911 calls around 6:43 p.m. Tuesday reporting an armed robbery in progress at the AllTown Pharmacy on Wyckoff Road. While the officers were responding, Riley was inside the pharmacy demanding prescription narcotics from an employee. Eatontown police arrived on scene with the suspect inside the pharmacy, but he soon after fled the scene out a rear door without any narcotics.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Aaron Riley, All Town Pharmacy, Eatontown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni | Comments Off on Eatontown Shooter Captured in NYC
Edgar Mejia, 54, of Long Branch, was found guilty on Wednesday by a Monmouth County jury of sexually assaulting a seven year old Eatontown girl in 2014, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Mejia faces possible incarceration of 30 years to life when Judge David F. Bauman imposes his sentence on March 17, 2017. Mejia has been in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution with bail set at $300,000 since his arrest on July 21, 2014.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Eatontown, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Eatontown, Edgar Mejia, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni | Comments Off on Long Branch Man Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 7 Year Old Eatontown Girl