An inside look at an international ATM scheme targeting these Monmouth County banks

HOWELL – An international scheme to steal thousands of dollars from ATM customers by using a device that captures debit card information has infiltrated Monmouth County, police said. The two, unidentified suspects are responsible for cashing in on more than $70,000 in fraudulent ATM transactions in September at banks around Monmouth County and at least one… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An inside look at an international ATM scheme targeting these Monmouth County banks

WATCH: Whale splashes near personal watercraft off Manasquan beach

MANASQUAN — A Brielle teen on a personal watercraft got an up-close encounter with a whale playfully splashing through the ocean just 75 yards from the beach on Monday afternoon. Taylor Schultz, 17, initially thought the whale might be in distress and pulled her watercraft in for a closer look, according to her father John Schultz.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on WATCH: Whale splashes near personal watercraft off Manasquan beach

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 »

Dozens aid in rescue of man at Manasquan Inlet

assetContentMANASQUAN — Police and firefighters rescued a man who fell off the end of the Manasquan Inlet jetty Monday night. The 26-year-old victim suffered a cut to his head and possible neck and back injuries, according to Manasquan fire chief Ed Hill. The call came in at about 7:15 pm and the rescue took more than… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Dozens aid in rescue of man at Manasquan Inlet

Restrictions on dogs eased at popular beach

assetContent (23)MANASQUAN —Monmouth County officials, faced with a barrage of complaints, relaxed a controversial restriction on dogs at a beach on the Manasquan River. Beginning June 22, dogs will be permitted at all hours year-round at the Fisherman’s Cove Recreation Area in Manasquan but will be restricted to the easternmost section of the beach, said Karen Livingstone,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Park System | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Restrictions on dogs eased at popular beach

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Awards NJ Heroes Grants

OB82-CopyNew Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced today that 18 organizations designated as New Jersey Heroes have been awarded a total of $120,000 in grants to enhance their missions with new programs and services.

A non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded by Mrs. Christie in 2010, NJ Heroes’ mission is to recognize, celebrate, and promote the Heroes of New Jersey who inspire fellow New Jerseyans to give back to their community.  Since its inception, the organization has awarded approximately $320,000 in grants to 24 New Jersey non-profits.

“I am proud our New Jersey Heroes Foundation was able to expand its grant program for 2015 to help these remarkable organizations continue to do good work in their respective communities throughout the Garden State,” said Mrs. Christie. “Our New Jersey Heroes recipients represent such a broad coalition of causes that touch many people in so many ways. With these grants, we’re providing these groups with an opportunity to make an even greater difference by giving them the ability to improve and expand their programs to further reach community members in need.”

Of the 18 groups honored today, 3 are from Monmouth County:

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Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge connecting Brielle and Manasquan reopens 80 days ahead of schedule

Pictured left to right: Kevin Harms, Rob Harms and Jeff Brantly (all from Harms Construction Company, Inc.), Manasquan Mayor George Dempsey, Dan Healey (from Harms Construction Company, Inc.), Assemblyman David P. Rible, Manasquan Councilman Jeff Lee (in sunglasses), Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., Manasquan Councilman Gregg Olivera (partially obscured), Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, Manasquan Councilman Owen McCarthy, County Public Works Director John W. Tobia and County Engineer Joseph Ettore.

Pictured left to right: Kevin Harms, Rob Harms and Jeff Brantly (all from Harms Construction Company, Inc.), Manasquan Mayor George Dempsey, Dan Healey (from Harms Construction Company, Inc.), Assemblyman David P. Rible, Manasquan Councilman Jeff Lee (in sunglasses), Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., Manasquan Councilman Gregg Olivera (partially obscured), Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, Manasquan Councilman Owen McCarthy, County Public Works Director John W. Tobia and County Engineer Joseph Ettore.

MANASQUAN, NJ- The Glimmer Glass Bridge, which had been closed since last August due to significant damage to the bridge deck and immediate safety concerns was re-opened this afternoon, 80 days ahead of schedule.  Repairs to the bridge performed by George Harms Construction Co. of Farmingdale were expected to be completed on May 29 as the summer tourist season kicks off.

“Reopening the Glimmer Glass Bridge is a welcome relief to the nearby residents and the communities of Manasquan and Brielle,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “We appreciate all the work done by George Harms Construction to complete this deck replacement project 80 days ahead of schedule.”

“Harms Construction began work in October and worked weekends and overtime to complete the project well ahead of schedule,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “With this being one of the coldest winters in recent memory, this was no small task.”

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Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge connecting Brielle and Manasquan reopens 80 days ahead of schedule

Charity: N.J. Assemblywoman’s husband owes $11K after seeking aid to build luxury home

assetContentTRENTON — Saying it will “not allow itself to be taken advantage of,” a Monmouth County Habitat for Humanity affiliate today said that state Assemblywoman Linda Stender’s husband owes it $11,000 for demolishing his Manasquan home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The charity, Coastal Habitat for Humanity, which is set up to help low-income homeowners,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Charity: N.J. Assemblywoman’s husband owes $11K after seeking aid to build luxury home

State investigating shore home dispute between N.J. lawmaker’s husband, coastal charity

assetContentTRENTON — The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating the dispute between Assemblywoman Linda Stender’s husband and a Monmouth County charity that claims the Stenders tried to take advantage of it to transform a damaged bungalow into a luxury shore home, NJ Advance Media has learned. As part of the investigation, authorities are looking into whether… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Algonquin Jazz Ensemble in Manasquan

ALGONQUIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE TO SWING AROUND MANASQUAN THIS WEEKEND

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Free Concert at Manasquan’s Main Beach on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.; Jazz Party Hosted at Manasquan Elks Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.

The newly formed Algonquin Jazz Ensemble  swings around Manasquan this weekend with performances on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.

Saturday’s concert will be held at Main Beach in Manasquan at 6 p.m. and is free to attend.

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Posted: July 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Algonquin Jazz Ensemble in Manasquan