Manalapan man killed after being thrown from motorcycle in crash

assetContent (44)HOWELL — A 19-year-old Manalapan man was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle as it crashed Friday night with a car in Howell, authorities said. Randall Arvai was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune after the crash but could not be revived after suffering serious injuries, Howell police said Saturday in… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan man killed after being thrown from motorcycle in crash

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 »

Ex-Monmouth County prosecutor charged with drunken driving

assetContent (68)EAST WINDSOR – Former Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin is due in court next week to face drunken driving charges from a December arrest in East Windsor, authorities said Friday. Valentin, 49, who currently works as an attorney in the civil rights division of the Attorney General’s Office, is scheduled to appear in East Windsor Municipal… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Three $50K Powerball Winning Tickets Sold in Monmouth County

assetContentThree Monmouth County retailers sold Powerball tickets that won $50,000 in the January 13 drawing, according to a press release by the  NJ Lottery.

Penny Pantry Food Store, located at 4345 Route 9 North in Freehold,  Keansburg Drugs, 119 Main St., Keansburg, and Welsh Farms, 130 Route 33 W., in Manalapan each sold tickets that match four of five numbers and the Powerball. The winning numbers were 4,8,19,27,34 and the Powerball was 10.

Two tickets that matched the five winning numbers but not the Powerball were sold in New Jersey.  A ticket sold at the Wawa on Spingside Rd in Westhampton, Burlington County is worth $2 million to the player who bet and extra dollar and match the powerplay. A $1 million ticket matching five numbers without the powerplay was sold at the 7-11 on Buckelew Ave in Jamesburg, Middlesex County.

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Posted: January 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Woman lied about being kidnapped at gunpoint, authorities say

assetContentHOWELL — A 911 call reporting a kidnapping last week that prompted a multi-agency police response in the township was a hoax — and the 46-year-old Bergen County woman who placed the call has been arrested, authorities announced Thursday. On Aug. 19 at around 6:30 a.m., police in Monroe Township received a 911 call from a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Woman lied about being kidnapped at gunpoint, authorities say

In world record pushup attempt, community rallies around boy with rare muscular disease

assetContentMANALAPAN — Jim Raffone and more than 600 others came up a notch short Sunday afternoon in their world-record attempt to have the most people performing pushups simultaneously. But that’s not what the day was really about, Raffone proclaimed. “The record was just one microcosm of our mission,” he shouted from the bleachers at the Manalapan… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on In world record pushup attempt, community rallies around boy with rare muscular disease

Ginsberg defeats Green in Manalapan

Rebecca Ginsberg

Rebecca Ginsberg

Rebecca Ginsberg has defeated incumbent Committeeman Ryan Green for the GOP nomination for Township Committee in Manalapan.  The unoffical vote totals are 321 for Ginsberg and 188 for Green.

Ginsberg,  the chair of the Township’s Recreation Committee was backed by the Manalapan and Monmouth County Republican Organizations to fill the seat that Green has held for two terms.

Green fell out of favor with his colleagues on the Township Committee after he “declared war” after not being selected to be Mayor in 2014.  Former Manalapan GOP Chairman Steven McEnery dubbed Green a “petulant pipsqueak” in response the Committeeman’s juvenile behavior.

Ginsberg is slated to face Democratic nominee John Alfano in the November general election.

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Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Prosecutors want charge reinstated against man accused of shooting NYPD cop in Manalapan

assett content2FREEHOLD — Prosecutors in Monmouth County get a chance to have a burglary charge reinstated against a Staten Island man accused of trying to kill a New York City detective in a relationship with his estranged wife. A trial court judge last November dismissed a burglary charge against Robert Dunbar, and now the state’s highest court… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutors want charge reinstated against man accused of shooting NYPD cop in Manalapan

Exclusive: Andrew Lucas’s Sentencing Postponed Till March

By Jeremy Baratta

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Andrew Lucas

Former Manalapan Township Mayor Andrew Lucas told More Monmouth Musings that his sentencing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, has been postponed until March.

Matthew Reilly, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Office, told MMM that Lucas’s sentencing is scheduled for March 25th.

During a telephone interview today, Lucas stated that the reason for the rescheduling is that the United States Probation Office has not prepared his Pre-sentence Investigation Report – which is a detailed account of the defendant’s history and convictions and is used by judges during sentencing.

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Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Now and then, Good does prevail

Stuart MoskovitzBy Stuart J. Moskovitz

In every election there are winners and losers. This year was no exception. On the national scene, the obvious losers will be written about by most pundits – Obama and the Clintons. Obviously Harry Reid has probably seen his last days of power in any form. But there are other losers. The entire Democratic platform — the so-called war on women, the freebie mentality, the irresponsible blind eye to international distress, the cowardly acquiescence of the Democratic congress to Obama’s war on Israel, are all losers. Republicans elected young people, African-Americans, women, as diverse a group as anyone would want to see. In many cases these were the first of such to be elected in their state — an accomplishment the Democrats never managed and never would manage. These Democratic campaign platforms were as fake as their claim for the last forty years that Republicans would overturn Roe v. Wade. The electorate is simply not as naive as they were in 2008 and 2012. No more. Obama has accomplished at least that.

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Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »