Today is Election Day in Long Branch and Keansburg

Long Branch and Keansburg are holding municipal non-partisan elections today, Tuesday May 8th.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Voters unsure of their polling place can check at MonmouthCountyVotes.com

In Keansburg, the election is uncontested.  James Cocuzza Sr will be elected to his fourth four year term on the borough council.  Judy Ferraro will be elected to her first term on the governing body.

Long Branch is contested.  Voters in The Friendly City will elect a mayor and an entire five member City Council.

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Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Today is Election Day in Long Branch and Keansburg

Law enforcement investigating threat by Keansburg student

A Keansburg student was charged with third degree Terroristic Threats after an alert school security officers overheard a threat made by the boy, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.  An ongoing investigation has concluded that the boy did not have the wherewithal to carry out the threat.

A search of the child’s home found no weapons.  However a school yearbook was discovered with several students photos blocked out. The boy told investigators those classmates were “mean” to him.

Gramiccioni is not identifying the boy because of his young age.

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Posted: March 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Coast Guard rescues four boaters near Keansburg

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Support for Abbie Smith’s Family

The tragic death of 11 year old Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith last week, allegedly at the hands of her 18 year old Keansburg neighbor, Andreas Erazo, has resulted in an outpouring of generous support for Abbie’s family.

A total of $26,055, plus meal donations, has been raised by three social media campaigns since Friday, July 14, the day after Abbie’s remains were found near her home and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced that her death was being investigated as a homicide.

The family is still accepting donations here.

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Posted: July 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Support for Abbie Smith’s Family

Accused killer of Abbie Smith ‘literally had demons,’ friend says

KEANSBURG — The teenager accused of stabbing an 11-year-old borough girl to death this week “literally had demons” and had shown a pattern of lashing out in anger, according to people who knew him and his family. Andreas Erazo, 18, was charged Thursday with murder hours after authorities found AbbieGail “Abbie” Smith’s body behind an apartment… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Accused killer of Abbie Smith ‘literally had demons,’ friend says

Arrest Made In Keansburg Girl’s Murder

Andreas Erazo, 18, who lives in the same Keansburg apartment building that Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith called home, was arrested today for murder of the 11 year old girl.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office posted on their facebook page:

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Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Arrest Made In Keansburg Girl’s Murder

Keansburg Girl’s Death Being Investigated As A Homicide

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said that Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith’s body was found near her Keansburg home at about 10:45 this morning and that her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Speaking outside the Hancock Apartments where Abbie lived, Gramiccioni did not announce the cause or manner of death.

Abbie, 11 years old, was last seen by a family member at home last night at about 8:45 and was reported missing around 10:45, the Prosecutor said.

Gramiccioni  asked anyone with information in regard to Abbiegail’s death to contact Monmouth County Detective Wayne Raynor at 1-800-533-7443 or the Keansburg Police Department at 732-787-0600.

Anonymous tips can be sent to 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or submit information HERE.

Posted: July 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Missing Keansburg Girl Has Been Found, Condition Not Disclosed

UPDATE: Abbie was found dead in the vicinity of her home this morning. Her death in being investigated as a homicide.

A Monmouth County law enforcement source confirmed that Abbie Smith, the 11 year old Keansburg girl who went missing last night, has been located.  The source would not confirm that she is safe and sound. “All I can tell you is that she has been located and that we are talking to her family,” the source said.

Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said that Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni will be meeting the the press at the Keansburg Police Department sometime after 12:30 this afternoon.

 

Posted: July 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Missing Keansburg Girl Has Been Found, Condition Not Disclosed

Keansburg Police Searching For Missing 11 Year Old Girl

UPDATE: ABBIE HAS BEEN LOCATED; CONDITION NOT DISCLOSED

The Keansburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith, an 11 year old resident of the borough who was last seen in her Hancock Street apartment at about 9:45 last night and was noticed missing at 10:50 p.m.

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Posted: July 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Keansburg, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Keansburg Police Searching For Missing 11 Year Old Girl

Marlboro resident, a teacher in Keansburg, is charged with kiddie porn distribution

Marc Marinoff photo via facebook

Marc S. Marinoff, 30, of Pear Drive in Marlboro and a teacher at the Bolger Middle School in Keansburg, was arrested on child pornography charges on Thursday, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Detectives of the Prosecutor’s Computer Crimes Unit conducted a search of Marinoff’s home and various personal electronic devices were seized. An initial preview forensic examination revealed that Marinoff possessed and distributed videos of child pornography via a peer-to-peer file-sharing program – an online connection of computers allowing the sharing of files directly between the individual users.

Marinoff was charged with one count each of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography).  The charges carry penalties of up to 15 years in state prison upon conviction and lifetime parole supervision under Megan’s Law.

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Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Marlboro resident, a teacher in Keansburg, is charged with kiddie porn distribution